In Part 2 of DJ Paul's #APersonOfInterest NYC vlog, the KOM flips the script as he interviews The Source staff about why Three 6 Mafia never got the cover! Editor-in-Chief Kim Osorio graciously offers her expertise, and DJ Paul retorts with a hilarious conclusion...
Do you think Three 6 Mafia was overlooked? Watch and let us know!
Following the success of its videos Lockdown, Against the Wall and "Stupid In Yo Area" which aired heavily on MuchVibe and Musique Plus, Nation Ruckus is launching its first album, BOOMBOX MANIFESTO, in stores now on Big Dreamz Records/Selection Distribution.
Emcee & Producer Jai Nitai LoTus Video: "Mingus Clap"
Courtesy Nik @ Ballin PR.
Emcee and producer Jai Nitai (pronounced Thai Nee-tie) Lotus describes his style of music as experimental hip-hop. On his debut solo LP, Something You Feel, due out November 6, Jai draws on samples, dark synthesized pieces, and off-kilter drums with meaningful lyrics to create new, soulful soundscapes that are distinctly his own. The LP features guests such as Georgia Anne Muldrow, Declaime (Dudley Perkins), The Narcicyst (Freeway, Shadia Mansour, Omar Offendum), and Sarah Linhares (Om'Mas Keith from Sa-Ra Creative Partners, Moonstarr, RBMA). Jai held down the role of emcee, recording engineer and producer on Something You Feel, except for one track produced by Simahlak (The Lonely Island, DJ A-Trak, 4th Pyramid).
Zion I's seventh album ShadowBoxing is now available online and in stores. Zumbi and Amp Live seamlessly blend a mix of Hip-hop and Electronic music together, a task often attempted but rarely accomplished and produced with an organic sound. Zumbi's lyrics creatively express the endurance and perseverance of internal conflicts, a theme present throughout the album named after the same concept. ShadowBoxing features Collie Buddz, Goapele, D.U.S.T., The Grouch & Eligh, Martian Luther, and production from Amp Live, Dexbeats, Traxamillion, and Timeline, along with a Bassnectar edit.
Support your local independent record store and pick up ShadowBoxing at one of the following locations
Amoeba Records - San Francisco and Berkeley, CA
Streetlight Records San Jose and Santa Cruz, CA
Music Millennium - Portland, OR
Twist and Shout Denver, CO
Access Music San Diego, CA
Dimple Records - Sacramento, CA
The Music Coop Ashland, OR
Independent Records Colorado
Rasputin CA, NV
Silver Platters Seattle, WA
Boo Boo Records San Luis Obispo, CA
Fifth Element Minneapolis, MN
Angelo's CDs & More - Colorado
Waterloo Records Austin, TX
Reckless Records Chicago, IL
The Works Eureka, CA
Lou's Records - Encinitas, CA
Everyday Music - Bellingham, WA
Video: Amalgam Digital Presents "GO! The Nobodies Story"
A short film documenting the uprising of Dutch Rebelle (Amalgam Digitals newest signee and 1st female), Dj Real P and Chris Brook, collectively known as The Famous Nobodies. See the early beginnings of Bostons premier Hip Hop group, how it all started and what took to change the underground hip-hop culture of an entire city.
Today Esohel has unleashed the visuals for "Paid Dues", the lead single for Esohel & Ricky Dub's forthcoming project 'On Purpose With A Purpose', features Brooklyn's female spitter Nitty Scott, whom alongside Esohel trade bars schooling rappers on the notion that paying dues is not about money, but more about the grind and work ethic which both artist hold to be most valuable.
US Hip-Hop Producer Moonchild has released his mixtape "Love for the Game." The 15 track project is now available for download and features Michigan rising artist Drew32 (Quarter to infinity), Jus Ra, C Reid, Crom Royale, Moe Dirdee, Majestik Legend, Noveliss (Clear Soul Forces), Glory, Hood, Trav Williams, P. Dub, and more.
Configured to operate like a unpowered drone unit it still finds eficiency through human conduitness. 8 unreleased tracks from Angerville & royceBIRTH forshadowing the future release of the much anticipated sequel Blood, Sweat & Tears Part 2. Wet your beak. http://www.box.com/s/7f6k3psf1o26ujg4hykq .
Today, german producer team JR&PH7 drop their second single to their upcoming third full length album entitled "The Good Life". The brand new track is called "Who Want what" and features emcee heavyweights Freeway, Saigon and Ras Kass.
Check out and buy the single "Who Want What" feat. Freeway, Saigon and Ras Kass on iTunes (incl. Instrumental, Accapella and Remixes by Shuko and Hade): bit.ly/WhoWantWhat .