Born Donté Beasley from East Cleveland, Ohio, Portiya began to develop the skill for rap at age 17 and soon began recording and collaborating with a partner, The duo named after the city's area code forming the group "216" captured the attention of musical veteran Derek Jackson which would lead to a deal with Universal Records but due to creative differences, Beez Portiya decided a solo career was in his best interest.
In the current state of music, where record sells are determined by the click of button, the Cleveland MC is solo and having dropped hot singles “White Girl” and current radio favorite, “Antedope”, is ready to take the game by storm.
Madchild Releases Video For Grenade Launcher f/ Slaine
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Madchild from Swollen Members continues to soar to new heights with his debut solo album "Dope Sick", as the record has been nominated for a 2013 Juno Award in the category of "Rap Recording of the Year" alongside Classified, JD Era, Maestro Fresh Wes and Rich Kidd/SonReal. To celebrate Madchild's Juno nomination he has released his video for the song "Grenade Launcher" featuring Slaine.
The “Papi Wardrobe Kings” renaissance continues as he commingled with his Wu-Tang comrades on RZA’s “The Man With The Iron Fists” OST on the Wu-Tang Clan reunion track “Six Directions Of Boxing” and with his appearance on the Wu-Tang Clan & D-Block project "Wu-Block,” Wu-Tang Clan's tenth official member, Cappadonna, returns with his double-CD, 'Eyrth, Wynd & Fyre,' which is now available on RBC Records.
SP1200 producer Gensu Dean and Cali-Microphone legend Planet Asia have released their new album Abrasions. The hard hitting album is 17 tracks deep with no filler. Featuring Grammy Award Winner David Banner as well as the Gold Chain Military, Tristate, Killa Kali, Shawn Pen, Twin Gambino, Tragedy Khadafi, and more, Abrasions is one of the hardest hitting new records of the year.
Kick off joint "Bar Mitzvah" - we are giving away the single free to those who need a taste before jumping into the whole album. Listen and enjoy, Abrasions is the first real contender of 2013!
Hot on the heels of his 2012 hit, “All On Me,” the Connecticut born and residing multi-faceted entertainer, Damon Daye, is proud to unleash his latest single, “Move That Body.” Accompanied by a uniquely impressive video, the radio and club friendly anthem is the second single from the impending EP; A Daye is Forever, which will be available in the spring.
Video: Alpha Male Society - "Marvelous" (prod. Millie Vaughn)
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This spring, AMSOC is launching their latest project, Background Check 2, a compilation of their most potent tracks from 2012. The whole project is getting re-mixed and mastered by famed Serbian audio engineer, JanZoo, and will feature fresh new guest appearances from some of NC’s most formidable emcees. The first visual leak is brought to you by @TravByDaWay. Check out the video for “Marvelous” below.
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