It's been a busy past few couple of weeks. Before we all break for the weekend, here's some updates to bring you up to speed with what's new from Diamond Media 360, Coalmine Records and our new blog, Takin' Mines...
Feature Story: ISN'T THAT IRONIC: A WHOLLY UNSUBSTANTIATED HISTORY OF HIP-HOP
Brother Ali Releases Free Track "4th King" Over Jake One
Brother Ali releases "4th King" a free weekend download, rhyming over the Jake One beat given to Rick Ross which engendered the current blazing single "3 Kings" featuring Jay-Z and Dr. Dre - Ali puts his own twist on the song.
Artwork: Esohel - Paid Dues feat. Nitty Scott MC (prod. Ricky Dubs)
Courtesy SRNC Management Group.
Lead single off "On Purpose With A Purpose" LP produced by Ricky Dubs has Esohel linking up with Brooklyn's female spitter Nitty Scott, MC for "Paid Dues". The two MC's trade bars schooling rappers on the notion that paying dues is not about money, but more about the grind and work ethic which both artist hold to be most valuable.
Here is Part 2 of the official behind-the-scenes video for Tum Tum's "Yeah Doe" featuring B-Hamp, Dorrough Music and Big Tuck! On this day of the shoot, HULKent's road manager Chucc braved riding a wild bull at the rodeo! Yep, really! And it looks like it was painful...!!
With three critically acclaimed albums, North American & European touring under his belt, and a feature on the latest album of UK Hip Hop band The Herbaliser, MC, Producer & DJ More Or Les is a Hip Hop triple threat. After taking time off his own projects to team up with The Wordburglar on the super-sensational single and video Rhyme O’Clock, More Or Les is putting the finishing touches on Mastication, his upcoming release of mouth-watering proportions. All about food and including several rapped recipes, this early fall 2012 release will feature artists including Timbuktu, the afore- mentioned Wordburglar, Laura Barrett, and early 90’s rapid-fire Rap specialist Chip-Fu (of Fu- Schnickens fame).
Video: Jay Sean Explains Why "Freeze Time" Never Came Out
http://VladTV.com - The YMCMB entertainer explains the details surrounding the delay of his "Freeze Time" album, which he says will be coming out with a different name this year. Jay Sean also reveals what his relationship is like with other YMCMB artists like Nicki Minaj and CEOs Slim and Baby.