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.
RAP ARTIST 'PROLIFIC' ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF FIRST STUDIO SINGLE "SHAM" PRODUCED IN TORONTO
Toronto Indie Rapper Prolific Launches Cutting Musical Response to the Social and Political Realities of 2012
In a world where critical thought is often dismissed as fringe, Prolific's new single "Sham" delivers unapologetic truth that can permeate even the ears of pop audiences. "Sham" draws from pop influences but contextually distances itself from the mainstream. Provocative and politically relevant, Prolific continues to re-invent his introspective art and push the limits of hip hop.
Prolific's musical career has travelled lyrically, sonically and geographically. After a full-length release out of Montreal he is now working to add a new album to the thriving hip hop scene in Toronto. Working with genre-merging producer James Pew at Euphonic Sound, the new album is shaping up to be Prolific's most exciting work to date. "Sham" re-affirms Prolific's hip hop roots while lending to new artistic directions. Lyrically both contemplative and critical; the song creates an inner dialogue for his listeners that questions norms. "Sham" can be likened to work by El-P and Trent Reznor, but distinguishes itself as purely Prolific.
PR: Rockie Fresh Signs w/ Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group
Chicago artist Rockie Fresh officially signed a multi-album record deal with Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group (MMG) distributed through Warner Music yesterday, July 11, 2012. The 21-year-old will join Rick Ross' team that includes Meek Mill, Wale and Omarion.
"This is a monumental moment for me, and I'm thankful for the opportunity to be a part of Maybach Music Group" exclaims Rockie. "It feels great joining such a strong lineup of artists that I respect, and I'm ready to make history. God Is Great. MMG!"
In August, Rockie will embark on his first headlining tour the Electric Highway Tour. The nationwide tour starts August 30TH in Annapolis, MD and hits over 20 major cities across the US with stops in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, and Detroit. Before starting the Electric Highway Tour, Rockie will support his new labelmate Meek Mill for a handful of tour dates on the Dreamchasers tour in August which includes a date in New York at Irving Plaza on August 27TH. Electric Highway Tour tickets are on sale at www.RockieFresh.com and dates and cities for both tours are listed below.
Rockie started his rap career in 2009 when he finished his debut mixtape Rockie's Modern Life at a small recording studio close to his hometown in the South Side of Chicago. He followed with 2010's The Otherside mixtape that was voted 4.6 out of 5 stars by visitors on mixtape site DJBooth.net. Earlier this year, Rockie released his latest mixtape project Driving 88 that received tremendous critical acclaim from media outlets including Complex Magazine, that said "Driving 88 is sure to establish Rockie as a force to be reckoned with" and XXL Magazine praises "From its first song to its last, the project [Driving 88] has a smooth energy" and VIBE Magazine declared "[Rockie] Fresh's career is accelerating at high speeds and he has no intention of slowing down."
Rockie approaches his music with an alternative rock mentality that's been noticed by both major labels and recording artists including Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy. After seeing Rockie perform at the 2011 Bamboozle Festival in New Jersey, Stump asked Rockie to support as the opening act on a 40-plus city national tour. After being introduced to multi-platinum selling Benji and Joel Madden of Good Charlotte, the Madden brothers began working with Rockie and featured him on their mixtape project released October 2011 called Before The Fame: The Madden Brothers.
Rockie announced on MTV earlier this month that he's finishing work on his next mixtape project, Electric Highway, that will contain all original music. He's aiming to release Electric Highway while on his national tour this Fall.
For more information, to purchase tickets for the tour or download Rockie's previous mixtapes, visit: www.RockieFresh.com .
MEEK MILL DREAMCHASERS SUPPORT DATES:
8/8 Los Angeles, CA House Of Blues 8/16 St. Louis, MO The Pageant 8/17 Chicago, IL House Of Blues 8/18 Detroit, MI St. Andrews 8/20 Cleveland, OH House Of Blues 8/27 New York, NY Irving Plaza
ELECTRIC HIGHWAY TOUR HEADLINE DATES:
8/30 Annapolis, MD The Whiskey 8/31 Vienna, VA Jammin' Java 9/4 Richmond, VA Kingdom 9/5 Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle 9/6 Wilmington, NC Soapbox 9/8 Atlanta, GA Vinyl 9/13 New Orleans, LA Hookah 9/15 Austin, TX Lamberts 9/16 Houston, TX House of Blues 9/18 Dallas, TX House of Blues 9/21 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad 9/22 Tucson, AZ Club Congress 9/23 Tempe, AZ Club Red 9/24 West Hollywood, CA Key Club 9/25 Pomona, CA The Glass House 9/27 Sacramento, CA Sole Collective 10/2 Seattle, WA Barboza 10/3 Vancouver, BC Fortune Sound Club 10/9 Denver, CO Marquis Theater 10/10 Colorado Springs, CO The Black Sheep 10/11 Urbana, IL University of Illinois 10/18 Milwaukee, WI University of Wisconsin 10/21 Chicago, IL Metro 10/24 Pittsburgh, PA Shadow Lounge 10/26 Detroit, MI Shelter
Download: Gotham Green & Quickie Mart, "Everything" f. El Prez
NY rapper Gotham Green and New Orleans producer Quickie Mart present "Everything", featuring L.A. emcee El Prez. "Everything" is the first single from the forthcoming fourth installment of their Haze Diaries series, set to feature CTE signee Freddie Gibbs, Columbia Records artist T. Mills, Def Jam rapper Wax, NY's Grafh, OKC's Jabee, singer/songwriter/musician Jes Hudak, L.A.'s BLX Crew and more. Previous Haze Diaries volumes have featured Gibbs (watch the "Tell Me Something" video), Planet Asia (watch the "Game Change" video), Medusa, IamOmni and more. Quickie Mart produces every track on HDV4. Quickie recently released the Space Monkey Radio dubstep remix EP as well as the second volume of Balkan/bounce fusion project Gypsyphonic Disko.
"Everything" on Soundcloud at soundcloud.com/djquickiemart/gotham-everything .