On July 24th, 40Love will release their latest album, Dreams Don't Sleep, and already the Bay Area foursome, comprised of MC/vocalist Miss Haze, rapper G-OFF, and DJ/Producers Mikos and The Whooligan, have been hard at work spreading the early gospel. Currently, 40Love is in Europe on a month-long, FTC-sponsored tour across the continent, and today, the group is excited to release the album's latest single, "Think Too Much."
Produced by Mikos, "Think Too Much" features a bouncy beat that G-OFF and Miss Haze lace with rapid-fire rhymes, and a refreshingly unique concept that G-OFF conceived while nervously awaiting a show. "It can be a curse and a blessing to over think situations, but its mostly deemed as a curse," observes G-OFF. "But everyone thinks too much, and if you can truly connect with everyone on that level, it diffuses the negative aspects of relating to others," adds Miss Haze.
Executing this concept presented the group with the unique problem of not only adding, as 40Love calls it, a "voice in the back of the head" character to the track, but also giving that voice the appropriate tone. "We ended up making it a self-effacing character," explains Miss Haze. "Making fun of some of our quirks, but it's ultimately a friend, knowing that thinking is a good thing."
Free Download: Jamieson - "I Came, I Saw Vol. 3 (EP)"
Jamieson releases the last installment of the "I Came, I Saw" trilogy. The London rapper has come a long way since the release of volume 1 in 2010, and it has been a journey full of challenges and triumphs, but 2 years later he's proven hard work and persistence pay off.
Jamieson's "I Came, I Saw Vol. 3" features production from some of his favorite producers from the US and abroad, along with features by longtime friend and fellow UK rapper K.I.N.E.T.I. K. , Shareen Amour and R. Notes. The UK rapper has already released 2 videos from volume 3; "Rebel With A Cause" and "I'm Losing Faith," with a couple more on the way including the video for his lead single "I Get Busy," already in rotation on MTV Base.
"Of all three EPs I would have to say this volume is probably the best representation of me musically, and probably the best depiction of my journey thus far. When I started working on the series, I had no idea what the final volume would sound like but I'm proud of how it all turned out and the journey I've been through." - Jamieson
Having toured up and down the country tearing up shows with this image-driven song about aspiration, ABIADE has plunged deep into the history of Cinema (from Monroe to 3D Glasses) to illustrate the message, calling on some of Hollywood’s greats to create 4 minutes of pure energy and clever imagery.
Mega Ran (Random) Summer Tour Announcement - Shows in Different Area Codes!
first of all, I've got 3 AZ shows in the next 3 days with my crew Writers Guild, so be on the lookout:
-Today @ 5pm @ heroes and villains comic shop, Tucson AZ - FREE -Tomorrow @ 9pm @ club red, Tempe AZ w/Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest! $15 -Saturday @ 8pm @ Speedway (Hot Import Nights Car Show), Phoenix AZ
BE THERE!! THe Guild hasn't performed together in a Looooong time!
Today, I'm here to announce my summer plans. I'll be on both coasts with DJ DN3, Open Mike Eagle and on later dates with Richie Branson, who's opening for mc chris.
NOTE: I may not be listed on the mc chris dates when you buy tickets BUT I WILL BE THERE, RAPPING. I'm doing a short set as well as DJing for Richie Branson. I WILL BE THERE, and THERE WILL BE RAPPING. don't worry.
Get Familiar with Open Mike Eagle with this amazing new track called "Cobra Commander" with Danny Brown.
Richie and I are working on a project to commemorate tour..you should hear some stuff soon.
Oh, and don't think i'm too busy to be working on Language Arts. It's done :) In fact, Jason of J1 just sent me the sketch of the new cover for Volume 2. Let me know what ya think!
and add me on instagram, the latest social thingie that i swore i would never join. instagram = randombeats
make sure to pre-order your copy of the Mega Ran Re-release... As you can see by the schedule, I won't actually be at Comic Con :-( but These will only be sold until the end of Comic Con week. once these run out, they're gone. All CD orders get a FREE Poster!