2012 continues to shape up as a strong year for DubbleOO Space Age, the rapper who splits his time between the Bay Area and his native Portland. He has two albums forthcoming, an official sophmore solo effort as well as a joint album with Bay figurehead The Jacka, but first, DubbleOO continues to build towards the online release of his latest mixtape, Beast Mode, Vol. 2. Today, DubbleOO is excited to release that tape's latest visual, for the song "Speed Of Sound."
Audio: Dark Time Sunshine - "Take My Hand" Ft. Aesop Rock & Swamburger of Solillaquists of Sound
With the July 24th release date for Dark Time Sunshine's new album, ANX, right around the corner, the duo of rapper Onry Ozzborn and producer Zavala are excited to release their latest single, "Take My Hand", a track that features Aesop Rock and Swamburger (of Solillaquists of Sound). Accompanying the new single, Dark Time Sunshine is also excited to announce that, as of this week, they're embarking on a 31-city tour opening for "Take My Hand" guest Aesop Rock.
The goal for "Take My Hand," according to Dark Time Sunshine, was to make a song that shows depth and style, and for his part, Zavala, with a layering of serene, bubbling synths, eerie vocal samples, and rolling tom-fills, kicks things off nicely. And while Onry and Aesop both impress with their verses ("The most challenging part of the song was having to re-write my verse after hearing Aesop's," jokes Onry), the standout lyric comes from Swamburger, who raps, "I am not the one to make sense of it all/ I'm a tourist, a guide/ Walk along and take my hand." "That lyric sums up the song," says Onry. "We're gonna throw a lot at you, but it's up to you to take it all in, and whatever you get out of it - that's what it is."
The second single from AWAR's up and coming official retail debut, THE LAWS OF NATURE, sees the New York MC team up with Nottz, Murs and P Jericho. Maintaining the momentum kick started with his Alchemist produced smash, Tunnel Vision, Unti the End has already seen this prolific wordsmith featured on some of the webs premier sites as anticipation for his August 7th release date heightens.
This coming Tuesday, July 17th, A-Wax will release his new album, Everybody Loves Me: Chapter 1. Already, the Pittsburg, California, rapper has released videos for singles "Rapper Blood" and "Yeah Right," and just last week, A-Wax released a monster of a track, "Fly Pelican (Remix)", a song that features French Montana, Styles P. and Chinx Drugz. Today, with the weekend nearly upon us, A-Wax is excited to release the album's latest single, "Willy Wonka".
"Willy Wonka" is the opening song on Everybody Loves Me: Chapter 1, and the track, produced by Cardiak, whose other recent production credits include names like Meek Mill and Young Jeezy, is an up-tempo affair that sets the pace for the project as a whole. For his part, A-Wax lays down what he calls, "a dope boy song, plain and simple," and while the subject matter, for A-Wax's fans, may not come across as deep as they're used to, for Wax, it was a conscious decision to keep things loose. "A lot of my music is deep; it's for the streets," says A-Wax. "With this song I was able to let go a little and have some fun with it, so I want my fans to do the same."
PR: Far East Movement Wants Fans to "Turn Up the Love"
Far East Movement are calling on their fans to do something positive in their community and win a chance to be featured in an official fan driven music video that will premiere on their VEVO channel July 27TH.
The "Live My Life" electro-pop group are asking their fans to shoot a video performing a good deed in their community and upload the video to their personal Viddy accounts with the hashtag #TURNUPTHELOVEFM. All video submissions uploaded between July 10-27 will be viewed by Far East Movement who will select the winners.
"We just released a new music video for our single "Turn Up The Love" and we're working with Dosomething.org and Viddy to inspire people to turn up the love in the community and shoot themselves doing anything good in the community," states Kev Nish. "Then we're taking all the footage shot by fans around the globe and releasing an alternative music video on our official VEVO YouTube channel."
Five years after its groundbreaking conception, the Bring it Back Tour is setting the stage for DTR’s latest talent to join their ranks. In collaboration with the 18th annual Vans Warped Tour, Darien Lake will be hosting Mad Dukez and the Bring It Back Tour next Tuesday, July 17th, from 1pm-5pm. The dynamic team-tour vision came to life under Tyler Stark’s mission to change the multitude of negative misconceptions of hip-hop. BIBT has since branded itself as an esteemed troupe of artisans, musicians, educators, and activists, driven to share the original elements of the genre. Known for his contagious positivity and uplifting lyrics, Mad Dukez is all too willing to take the mic and represent the Western New York community and the name of hip-hop at this year's Warped Tour. We hope to see you there.