ILL SEVENZ MUSIC GROUP presents the official video for "PANIC!" by Aarophat. The Youngstown, Ohio MC collaborated with Bronx, NY bred producer Lex Boogie for this gritty anthem featuring cuts by Chinch 33. The single is from Aarophat's INVICTUS, LP which also features production from C-Dubb, Mok Vurban, Illmind and guest appearances from Kendra Ross, Dynas, Karniege and more.
Matty's 8th full-length album "Mr. Nice Guy 2" releases April 13, 2013. It will be available exclusively on ThisisMatty.com and weouthere.net. Edited and Filmed by Matty himself, he brings you a "teaser" video for the album.
UK Runnings Presents Lost Alliance 'Dare 2 Win' (Hosted by Tricksta)
Courtesy Park Street PR.
Lost Alliance are a talented rap duo from Wolverhampton City in the West Midlands, UK who comprise of Hot Rox and Pact Prolific who both rap and produce. They start writing and making music at a young age and met each other in 2005 and immediately connected through their personal love for the traditional boom-bap hip-hop sound. They say music brings people together and that's exactly what happened here and in 2007 they hit the studio perfecting their beats and rhyme structures, production and lyrics, working and developing on a sound that is now known as Lost Alliance. The scene had been set. It was time for the birth of Lost Alliance.
Man Bites Dog Records Announces First Official SXSW Showcase
Courtesy Audible Treats.
Burgeoning hip-hop label Man Bites Dog Records is proud to announce the label's first ever Official SXSW Showcase. The showcase will take place on Wednesday, March 13th, from 8:00pm – 2:00am, at The Jr. Headliners for the show include Roc Marciano, Copywrite, and Eddie B & Harry Fraud, and joining the bill is the full label roster, with performances scheduled from Bronze Nazareth, Wais P, Double AB & Dub Sonata, Hayze, Curly Castro, Spit Gemz, Snak The Ripper, and Playdough. As an official SXSW-sponsored showcase all badge and wristband holders will be admitted for free.
As the first official showcase for the label, it’s an historic moment for Man Bites Dog Records, and so it's only right for the label to celebrate the moment by giving fans a night full of music that shows off the entirety of what Man Bites Dog Records brings to the table. "The strength of our line up is in the sound; all of these artist's their sound meshes so well with one another, its a fantastic playlist unfolding in front of you live," says label founder R.M.L. "And the showcase is a great opportunity to open our fans up to the new artists that we're starting to work with."
As an extra special treat, Man Bites Dog Records will give away a special SXSW Survival Kit to the first 200 fans that arrive at the venue. Not only does the SXSW Survival Kit come equipped with SXSW essentials like sun screen, beef jerky, and energy drinks, but the kit, which comes in a special Man Bites Dog DJ tote bag, also includes a number of limited edition, SXSW-only cassettes, including Eddie B & Harry Fraud's Horse Power EP, Hayze's The Smoker's Section mixtape, Curly Castro's FIDEL album, Wais P's PV$$Y RICH mixtape. Also included will be the cassette-only release of Copywrite's new LP, Carbon Copy Phony Art Pub Scam, which Copy will also be performing live at the showcase. "So many people spend so much money to take the pilgrimage to SXSW," says R.M.L., speaking on what inspired the Surival Kits. "From MBDR-branded beer koozies and bottle openers, to tasty beef jerky from Krave, to the custom Surf School shot glass to the exclusive cassette tapes to the special MBDR tot bag that everything comes in - we wanted to help to make sure the experience is memorable."
When: Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 8PM - 2AM
What: Man Bites Dog Records Official SXSW Showcase
Where: The Jr., 603-1 Red River Street, Austin, TX
Who: Roc Marciano, Copywrite, Eddie B. & Harry Fraud, Bronze Nazareth, Wais P, Double AB & Dub Sonata, Hayze, Curly Castro, Spit Gemz, Snak The Ripper and Playdough
Seattle Rapper Q Dot Selected for BET Music Matters
Tacoma,WA -- Senior Executives at BET Networks have invited Seattle MC/Pianist/Producer Q Dot to perform at the networks Music Matters showcase in New York City In May. Music Matters is a platform BET started to help nurture and launch the careers of new artists and has played an instrumental role in helping break artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Elle Varner, Stalley and Grammy nominee Miguel.
Q Dot's inclusion in the program includes the aforementioned showcase which is free and will be held at S.O.B's (Sounds of Brazil) May 14th in New York, New York.
After releasing a handful of mixtapes, San Francisco native and now a Los Angeles resident, Meko McAfee will be releasing his debut long-player “Player Music” on 5-7-2013 and it features appearances from Big Pooh, El Prez, DaVinci, Brandun Deshay and others and production from Cardo, Jelly Roll, Young Shun & more.
Audio: Substantial - Golden Lady (Jill Scott Tribute)
Courtesy Mello Music Group.
Back in 2011 Baltimore emcee Substantial was facing the possibility of cancer. He ended up having preventive surgery and while laid up, decided to start working on a tribute album to Jill Scott, one of his biggest influences. It was his was of staying busy while healing, and at the same time to give people their roses while they could still smell them. The result is a free project Substantial calls "Jackin' Jill" - a tribute project from built by "Jackin" music from various Jill Scott releases. This collection of reworks and remixes of her work blended by DJ Jav form a cohesive pseudo collaboration focused on life, love & music.