The time is finally here and the plan is underway. For a while now I have been talking about the progress of the Gas Galaxy album; writing/producing for what seems like an eternity with my partner Chapter 7. Well, we are in the final stages of it’s completion. HOWEVER, as the times change every day as we know it, so does everything from marketing a project to the way music is released.
So with a great deal of thought and deliberation, we (Chapter 7, Oliver Cartwright, and myself) have decided to bring you the Gas Galaxy LP over the span ofthis entire year. We will be doing an online only release via yakballz.net of one new song per month from Gas Galaxy for the for the rest of 2011 starting now in January.
yes ONE SONG PER MONTH FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR! It will not only allow us to focus and put our energy into each song every month as they individually deserve it, but to give YOU something to put in rotation on your monthly playlists with video’s and other cool additions surrounding the music to look out for all year long. By the end of the year you will have the first phase of the album in it’s entirety. Ultimately we will release it officially for purchase in the second phase with swagged out remixes and even more new songs.
Each song release will be accompanied by new and exclusive artwork by Oliver Cartwright;the man responsible for the art behind our latest leak, Machine, as well as original art for The Compassand the creator behind the innovative music video for it. Think of it as a visual for every trackthat will stand on it’s own and will also connect as part of the big picture to tell a story as it progresses with the music to the end.
To kick things off proper, tomorrow January 27th, we will be releasing the first song of many from the album. The song is titled DSMU and will be available for free download here at yakballz.net!
We have created this mailing list to notify you of events, updates on the song-releases, and when they are made available for download. Spread the word, share the music, and be a part of it as this thing would not be possible without you and your help.
This is a very exciting time for me to be able to release these songs the way I want to with such talented people in my corner. I’d like to thank everyone who has supported the music throughout and this project in advance. If you are a label rep, have a serious business inquiry, or publishing company interested in officially releasing or licensing music from this project please inquire within at email@example.com.
Maro is a Houston rapper turned entrepreneur who created Flycat Music Group in 2010. A indie label based in Houston, the artists on FMG include Wes Coas, T.A. and others have seen there careers reach new heights under the guidance Maro has been able to provide.
With FMG now being a well respected brand in the Houston area, Maro has returned to the mic to release a new mixtape, "Life of a Flycat" hosted by DJ Bankrupt. DJ Bankrupt has teamed with FMG to brand his "Bankrupt Bosses" mixtape series, the first edition being this very tape with Maro.
Awol One and Factor Hit the Road for Landmark Tour
To celebrate of the release of Awol One & Factor's forthcoming LP The Landmark (Fake Four Records), Fake Four Inc invites you to a 9-city tour featuring the amazing veteran acts Awol One, Factor, Ceschi and Cars & Trains.
If the duo’s 2010 record Owl Hours was their celebration of life, then The Landmark is their return back to harsh reality. Awol's words embody the drunken grittiness of life as a touring musician. Between mellow but catchy choruses and raw beautiful beats lie images of the bright highs and deep lows of a musician's manic depression. On the song "The Wasp" Awol sums up his emotional state by chanting: “I lost my self esteem such a very long time ago, but I got back my self esteem just one rhyme ago.
As a solo act and a member of The Shape Shifters, Awol One has collaborated with everyone from Xzibit and Cypress Hill to Aesop Rock and KRS-One. In the early 2000s, when journalists didn't quite know what to make of strange indie hip-hop, Spin magazine tried to pin him down as one of the premiere voices of "emo-rap" while Vice magazine and LA Weekly were singing the praises of his working man's anthems. His 2001 collaboration with Daddy Kev, Souldoubt, quickly became seen as a Los Angeles underground hip hop classic and Awol hasn't slowed down since.
Awol has been making records with Canadian prairie producer Factor who is known for his melodic psychedelic and folk influenced hip-hop beats since 2006. Over the years this duo has released "Only Death Can Kill You" and "Owl Hours" --two very different types of albums that demonstrates the diversity of both of their sounds.
MP3: Kosha Dillz - "Cake Smasher" & U.S. Tour Dates
Kosha Dillz is back with some new music as he gets set to begin campaigning his FreEP Gina, in promotion for his forthcoming EP, Gina & The Garage Sale, which will be produced entirely by Germany's Shuko. Kosha's latest offering comes by the way of a Dibia$e produced banger titled "Cake Smasher". Be sure to download & check out Kosha's upcoming "Gimme Five" tour dates, where Kosha will be raising money through ticket sales and merch for tipitinasfoundation.org, a New Orleans based non-profit that donates instruments for more than 60 area schools.
Phoenix, AZ resident wordsmith and recent Fill in the Breaks Records signee SPAN PHLYis releasing his 2nd yearly release in the Spy Vs Spy Series, this time featuring TeacherRapperHero Random, aka Mega Ran. The 5 track FreEP is full of lyrical dexterity, witty quotables and just flat out good hip-hop. Beats are provided by underground staples SLOPFUNKDUST (Beat Fanatic/Rawkus Records), DN3 (Random's "The Call," Mega Ran), Lost Perception (Ran's new "Black Materia" album) and Span himself. Do Enjoy!