Cali emcee Murs presents the Hobostewd-directed music video for "Animal Style", the Embassy-produced track from his recent BluRoc release Love & Rockets Volume 1: The Transformation. "Animal Style is a song I did for many reasons," Murs explains. "The first was to be an advocate for people close to me who are out, and those who have yet to come out. It's also a love song, which is nothing new for me. But with this one I wanted to challenge the listener to ask themselves: Is the love shared by two people of the same gender, really that different than the love I have for my partner of the opposite sex? And finally, I just felt it was crucial for some of us in the hip hop community to speak up on the issues of teen suicide, bullying, and the overall anti-homosexual sentiment that exist within hip hop culture. I felt so strongly about these issues and this song that I had to do a video that would command some attention, even if it makes some viewers uncomfortable. Even if it came at the cost of my own comfort."
URBNET releases the third volume in its new series of "Certified" compilations. The label’s latest compilation line focuses on a selection of new singles from emerging artists. The series also offers a sampling of songs from URBNET's expanding roster, and this will be an opportunity to hear new music before it appears on full length releases. Certified selections are pulled from URBNET's top 10 best new music list found at urbnet.com. The monthly list highlights the best new music submissions received by URBNET. Volume 3 will be released digitally on Tuesday, June 29, and features 15 full tracks with new music from mcenroe, OPOPO, Plex and Jo Thrillz as well as compilation exclusives from Mcenroe, Moka Only and D-Sisive just to name a few.
01. mcenroe - You Are A Robot 02. Animal Nation - Wooden Roller Coaster 03. Miles Jones - All Lies 04. D-Sisive - Ghetto Bastard 05. John Smith - Thirstday 06. Plex - Warriors 07. Elaquent - On The Rise (feat. Es, O-Phrap & E-yo) 08. Moka Only - The Why Song 09. Bix - Orca 10. Jo Thrillz - Buzzin' 11. OPOPO - Funny N Raw 12. Wordburglar - Fred Broca 13. Ryan Stinson - Dissociative 14. Perfeck Strangers - Work To Do 15 Kae Sun - When The Pot
Parallax is a rapper/producer living in east london. He focuses on bringing that golden era sound back through both raw beats and lyrical content. Well equipped on the beats and the bars he aims to push both elements to create a unique sound of his own. Creating noize on the london scene hitting mic's at events like London Lyricist Lounge, Parallax continues to put ground work in before he releases his solo material! With an e.p of both his production and rhymes and a beat tape coming soon, you will get an understanding of his independence as a artist. Watch this space!
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(Los Angeles, CA) Future Sounds / Blackground Records, the legendary label that brought you stars Timbaland, JoJo, Tank, Static Major and the one and only Aaliyah introduces the newest addition to their family -- the musically gifted soulstress, Jenna. The 23 year old San Diego native, debuted her first single "Falling to Pieces" featuring the acclaimed Southern hip-hop star 2 Chainz exclusively in partnership with Complex - the premiere men's lifestyle magazine, founded by Marc Ecko in 2002. This guaranteed smash successfully impacted Urban radio last week, and is the lead single from Jenna's highly anticipated debut album. Already garnering interest from industry superstars, the video for the single will be directed by Jason Beattie (Mike Posner "Cooler Than Me") and choreographed by Flii Stylz (Chris Brown, Usher, Madonna & Missy Elliott).