As one of the founding fathers of EX2, Syndrome 228 has not only appeared on Awol One’s "Noise" cassette & the "Three Eyed Cowz" tape but he has also contributed on several other compilations and posse cuts. Most notably on the classic Tommy V (Imprints) crew cut, “Pepsi On The Record”, which included EX2, The Shape Shifters, and Global Phlowtations all on one song together. His involvement with EX2 spawned four albums in the span of twelve years.
Today we are releasing the first in a series of free downloads from Syn 228's upcoming album titled, Exodus. This lead offering, "Hero", showcases Syn's intricate style of writing. Instead of his signature, multi-sylabic/double-time delivery, Syn wedges himself in the trenches to narrate through this soldier's anthem.
"Hero" is produced by Rezult (Tree Dusk Muir). Artist, Trish Toledo, contributes on the chorus. Syn 228 "Exodus", will be made available as a free download, is scheduled for a late fall release. "Exodus" will feature production from Rezult, Mascaria, & Abomination and feature guest appearances from Myka 9 & Gel Roc.
Nico the Beast x Reef the Lost Cauze x Rec Raw - "Crystal Ball"
Following "Deja Vu", the candence-intensive, lead single from Nico the Beast/Vanderslice's True to Form EP, now comes "Crystal Ball". Vanderslice's heavy, slow-flow track, evokes nothing short of being asked "any last words?" by a firing squad ...with certain death courtesy of Philadelphia's Reef the Lost Cauze, Nico the Beast and Rec Raw.
Return Of The Mack Star, Mark Morrison Drops Self-Directed Music Video, Ni**a Ain’t No Good
The ‘King of British R&B’, Mark Morrison has released the music video to his new track “Ni**a Ain’t No Good”, in preparation of his third album ‘I Am What I Am’ due this fall. The video is also directed by Morrison.
“Ni**a Ain’t No Good” (aka “N.A.N.G.”) is a track close to Mark’s heart and the song pays homage to the charity REFUGE, who were a help and support to his cousin who had been subject to a violent relationship.
Earlier this month, Morrison featured on Trae Tha Truth’s “I’m On 2.0”, alongside Big K.R.I.T., Jadakiss, J. Cole. Kendrick Lamar, B.o.B, Tyga, Gudda Gudda, and Bun B. The all-star music video landed MTV’s Jam of the Week.
Mark Morrison was the most successful British R&B singer of the mid-90s and was the first black male solo artist to reach number one in the 90s. His breakthrough single, “Return Of The Mack” became a Top-10 hit worldwide in 1996, and opened the US market for him the following year, where it reached number two, and stayed on the Billboard charts for an incredible 41 weeks. His debut album, also titled Return Of The Mack followed, and became a multiplatinum success, selling 3 million albums worldwide. Further singles “Crazy (Remix)”, “Trippin’”, “Horny” and “Moan & Groan” would all reach the UK Top-10, making him the first artist in British pop history to have five Top-10s from their debut album.
In 2006, Morrison returned with an independent release, “Innocent Man” featuring DMX.
One of the most talked about artists that single-handedly pioneered the UK R&B movement of the 90’s is now back to reclaim his title. With a new album under his belt and ready to go, and his first worldwide tour in motion – The Mack is BACK! .
Artist: Mark Morrison Song: Ni**a Ain’t No Good Official Music Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ch0oU8BP8lY .
Mixtape: M.C - "Bachelor Party" (Hosted by DJ Noize)
Intro Low Loyal! Boomshakalaka Ft. Shaft Do Whatchu Want iFeeLike aStar Ft. Chingy Uncle Willy (Skit) Blend In Freestyle WTF!?! I Wantcha Ft. Aloha Mi'Sho Make You Proud Ft. Bradd Young Bobby Valentino - Hummin' Ft. M.C Chinese Restaurant (Skit) Vega HeartBreak - All Yearound Ft. M.C Married 2The Game Got Sum Money Ft. Vega HeartBreak Crazy Love Ft. Brian McKnight Bachelor Party
Kottonmouth Kings Release New Album 'Mile High' August 14th & Announce Tour With Strange Music's Prozak, Big B & Moonshine Bandits
On Aug 14, 2012, The Kottonmouth Kings will release their most prolific and smashing record to date, "Mile High". The Kottonmouth Kings are flying high and delivering lyrical gymnastics over sonic soundscapes that will blow speakers from coast to coast. To celebrate the release of their most potent album to date, The Kottonmouth Kings are taking their mind bending brand of rip-hop on the road for one of the most anticipated underground packages this year, the Mile High Tour. The Kottonmouth Kings scoured the land and enlisted only the freshest groups to join them for this monumental tour and recruited horror master Prozak, underground heavyweight Big B, and country hip-hop misfits the Moonshine Bandits.
"It's tour is going to be insane touring around such a powerful record as 'Mile High'. After the last dope run with Twiztid, I think this tour is going to be bananas," said the Dirtball. "The tour is smack in the middle of the summer, and the beats will be banging all night for the crowd! We are ready for action!"
"Mile High" is the Kottonmouth Kings on steroids with a twist of ecstasy and a pot brownie. "Mile High" has the Kings passing the mic around like the Harlem Globetrotters pass a basketball and spitting lyrical fire. To help "Mile High" truly take flight, the Kings were joined in the studio by some of the sickest emcees in the underground including Swollen Members, Jahred from (Hed)p.e., Mickey Avalon, and the demented duo Twiztid. “Mile High” will also contain a deluxe bonus disc that contains all the original Kings together again with Saint Dog on record for the first time since they recorded 1998's "Royal Highness". To tie it all together the Kings created some mind altering X-Rated album artwork for that is only available for a limited time online at http://bit.ly/IX7NlM .
KOTTONMOUTH KINGS TOUR DATES:
7/27 - Las Vegas, NV - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - SRH Fest w/ Hedpe 7/30 - Santa Cruz, CA - Catalyst Atrium 7/31 - Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades 8/01 - Reno, NV - Knitting Factory 8/03 - Boulder, CO - Fox Theatre 8/05 - Fargo, ND - The Venue 8/06 - Des Moines, IA - People's Court 8/07 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave 8/09 - Chicago, IL - The Bottom Lounge 8/11 - Detroit, MI - Harpo's Concert Theatre 8/13 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's 8/14 - Buffalo, NY - Infinity 8/15 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock 8/17 - New York, NY - BB Kings Blues Club 8/18 - Boston, MA - Royale 8/19 - Springfield, VA - Empire 8/21 - Charlotte, NC - Amos Southend 8/22 - Orlando, FL - The Social 8/24 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live 8/26 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater 8/28 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater 8/29 - Flagstaff, AZ - The Orpheum 8/30 - Bakersfield, CA - B Ryders 8/31 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues 9/01 - Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory
Dubstep Duo STINKAHBELL drop their latest ep “losing tracks” on Marco Del Horno’s Bullet Train Imprint. The guys drop 5 tracks showing their versitility and full range of productions skills. From the 4x4 club monster ‘over reactor’ to the chilled ‘Losing Tracks’ to the monster ‘Soothing it down’ .. Stinkahbell are paving the way for the new sound of Dubstep for 2012.
On the EP, Marco said ‘ I was in the studio with the guys and they were playing me all this unreleased stuff and I couldn’t believe how strong it all was. There was like 20+ records there which were all ready for release. When we picked the tracks for the EP it was important that each one had is own identity .. ‘
Early supporters on the EP include bass heavy hitters Borgore, Hatcha, Mistajam and Plastician, DirtyPhonics, Skism, Sukh Knight and Dream
Stinkahbell are a dubstep duo made up of Urban/Hip Hop producer Nutty P and MC/Producer Janset. The pair formed dubstep group Stinkahbell in 2008 while playing around and experimenting with different genres of music and styles. They received strong early support from Dubstep front man Plastician.
In 2010 Bannerworx from Sin City showed a further interest in their production with the use of “Stalker” in a HatchaTV episode, and in 2011 he signed Stinkahbell’s first release to Sin City Recordings ‘Something In Your Eyes’ released on the 19th September 2011. The track received strong support from many DJ’s on the scene including Plastician, MistaJam (Hot Jam record of the Week), Hatcha, Diplo, Joker, P Money but to name a few.
The follow up single ‘Dont Tell Mum About Ibiza’ released 10th October 2011, a collaboration with Psy:am was licensed to Terrorhythm Recordings, a label owned by DJ Plastician. With the support of Plastician playing ‘Dont Tell Mum About Ibiza’ on every one of his Rinse FM shows in late 2010 and early 2011, it had turned from radio plays to a 6 track EP. The DJ support for the EP has been overwhelming with support from Skream, Benga, Plastician, Joker, Rusko, P Money, Trolley Snatcha, Jakes, Hatcha, Kutz, Noah D, El-B, Cotti, Spyro and more.
The third release from the duo ‘Switch Up The Gears’ was been received well by the likes of MistaJam BBC Radio 1Xtra, DJ Target 100% HomeGrown and is accompanied by a strong visual from We Are Kash. The debut music video from STINKAHBELL was released in early January 2012 in both a 2D and 3D format, hitting 10,000 views within 24 hours.
The pair have received high acclaim for official remixes such as Chrome ‘Wake Up’, Baby Sol vs Stinkahbell ‘Always’, Ty feat Sway ‘Heart Is Breaking’, JP Tronik ‘Jungle Skank 2010′, Selah ‘Woman’s World, Wretch 32 ‘Forgiveness’ and Effie ‘Lonely’. 2012 will see the pair release more solo material as well as collaborations with the likes of Swindle, Psy:am, OG’z, and Mighty Moe plus remixes for Sam Frank, Maverick Sabre, Taio Cruz, Skepta, Cover Drive plus more.
Wizzle started out when he was 13 years old writing songs and making music. At first sampling and being in a couple groups that didn't work out, he decided to go solo.
EARLY SUMMER 2007: HIGH-DEF RECORDS IS BORN! Wizzle released his 15 song, all original beats record, "Addicted" to much delight and success!
2008: Wizzle put out 5 records in 2008, a 5 song PURE PUNK influence EP titled "The Operation Freedom EP" and the Punk-Hop style returned with Wizzle's full length, "White Trash With Tattoos", a 12 song full-length, filled with comedic, fucked up funny songs and a tiny political presence and some VERY DEEP AND PERSONAL STUFF! High-Def Records also collectively released the LONG-AWAITED AUDIO BRAIN-FRY ALBUM, "TALLEY HO! LALALA" IN JUNE 2008 WITH 10 TRACKS OF PURE FUCKED UP INSANITY WITH MOSTLY WIZZLE & DIZZY DOING THEIR FUNNY IMPERSONATIONS! THE CD IS AVAILABLE FOR FREE! HIGH-DEF RECORDS THEN PUT OUT WIZZLE'S 22-SONG, 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY ULTIMATE STONER EXPERIENCE ALBUM, "DIME BAG" ON NOVEMBER 25TH, 2008 AND IT CAME WITH A FREE 17 SONG MIXTAPE CALLED "THE SMOKE SESSIONS: RE-DO'S, RE-DUBS, OLD & NEW SHIT!!"
2009: 2009 brought Wizzle’s newest record, “HallucinoGenesis Paradox”, a 10-track CD that was released on September 29th! The record has a “Dime Bag” feel to it, but has more quality music and less skits to it and has a more TRIPPY sound to it as well.
2010: In 2010, High-Def Records released Wizzle's FREE EP, "The GreenHouse Effect". The Cd came out for free on 4:20 with many other gifts, artwork, videos etc. from Wizzle & The Godfather and features an Intro and 4 songs that didn't make it to Wizzle's last couple releases, "Dime Bag" and "HallucinoGenesis Paradox". We at High-Def closed out a fun 2010 with the release of Wizzle's "Visions", his best of from 2007-2010, its ONLY $5, and features 17 tracks, our favorites and the people\'s favorites!
2011: High-Def welcomes new artists to the Fam, Spazz and Brutal B,! We worked hard in 2011, did many, many shows, promoted, and Brutal B. put out a FREE HALLOWEEN EP that\'s available through us and him at select stores and Spazz currently has his SMASH SUCCESS, free cd, \"Re-Born Mixtape\" available now too!
2012: Wizzle's new album "Altered States of Mind: The Travels of Dusty Baker" and the FREE BONUS MIXTAPE CD "Toxik Kommunikationz: The Lost Thoughts of Dusty Baker" WILL BE AVAILABLE THIS YEAR! Both CD's are COMPLETE, ALBUM ARTWORK AND PACKAGING STILL BEING FINISHED UP, DELAYS, DELAYS, LOL!
***Wizzle and Spazz have OFFICIALLY joined forces to form RipTyde!!!! THE ALBUM IS ALREADY HALFWAY RECORDED, THESE 2 ARE MAKING COMPLETE DEVASTATION BLENDING THEIR UNIQUE STYLES! Artwork from The Godfather and Brutal B. to be featured and Brutal B. on a few tracks! STAY POSTED FOR MORE UPDATES! HDX, RIPTYDE, 2012 IS OUR YEAR!
FREE Video/Song: Dynamic Duo x Dumbfoundead x Kero One
After touring in Korea, Seattle, and Los Angeles with Dynamic Duo (Korea's equivalent of Kanye+Jay-Z), Kero One decided to get Dynamic Duo back into the studio during their stay in Los Angeles to make a new song. Produced by Kero One, this song “Loves Gonna Getcha” would be Dynamic Duo and Kero One’s first collaboration since “Jigaboon Music” from Dynamic Duo’s Enlightened album. This time, Dumbfoundead would join the collaboration to help craft an epic moment between Korean and Korean/American rappers. Enjoy the video from the studio session and the free download of the song below: