If you can judge how “gnarly” or “tubular” a rap group is based on the length between album releases, then Styles of Beyond shreds brah! The S.O.B. Crew was conceived nearly sixteen years ago and since then has only released two full length albums. But while others may drop records quicker, so shall they fall. Styles of Beyond consistently keeps their boards waxed and polished, perfecting their sound to ensure bitchin' trips down the pipeline. So put on your Oakley Razor-Blades and dowse your nose with some PDF-30 because is S.O.B. is back with their junior release Reseda Beach which will be released on 10-23-2012 on Dirty Version Records.
Styles Of Beyond’s long-delayed Reseda Beach LP has achieved mythical type status due to the fact that the group started work on the project so many years ago we lost track; as it was recorded for Warner Brother’s Records under Mike Shinoda’s (Fort Minor/Linkin Park) Machine Shop Recordings imprint.
Executive produced by Mike Shinoda, with production from J. Dilla, Mike Shinoda, Apathy, Scoop Deville, and Aqua as well as group members Vin Skully & Cheapshot, Reseda Beach is by far the most refreshing album hip-hop has heard in some time.
Tracklisting and credits for Styles Of Beyond’s Reseda Beach:
1.) Here We Go (Produced by Scoop Deville) 2.) Hard (Produced by J. Dilla) 3.) Sugar Honey Iced Tea (Produced by Vin Skully & Co-Produced by Cheapshot) 4.) Take That f/ Celph Titled (Produced by Aqua) 5.) Call My Name (Produced by Apathy) 6.) Bumble Bee (Skit) Starring Alex 2Tone 7.) The Pirate Song (Produced by Vin Skully & Co-Produced by Apathy) 8.) Damn (Produced by Vin Skully & Co-Produced by Cheapshot) 9.) Dumb It Down (Produced by Apathy & Co-Produced by Mike Shinoda) 10.) Howdy Doody (Produced by Cheapshot & Co-Produced by Vin Skully) 11.) Live from Ibiza (Skit) Starring Alex 2Tone 12.) You Love Us f/ Somaya Reece (Produced by Vin Skully) 13.) Shut Everything Down f/ Celph Titled (Produced by Vin Skully & Co-Produced by Apathy) 14.) Dunky Fividends f/ Apathy (Produced by Vin Skully) 15.) Second To None f/ Mike Shinoda (Produced by Mike Shinoda) 16.) The Valley (Outro) Starring Alex 2Tone
While the new TxE album gets the finishing touches, producer Calvin Valentine and MCs Epp and TOPE, decided to get together and make a brand new project to hold fans over. Tetherball is a five track EP; all produced, written, and recorded within a 24-hour span, with scratch assist from DJ Celsius. Be on the look out for the Tetherball EP this October and a new full-length project to follow. Check out the trailer video below filmed and edited by Noah Porter.
The Plexiglass Fountain Release New Album Concrete Mythology
Concrete Mythology (The Year Of The Dragon) is a collaborative project between eccentric emcee/producer Tokyo Cigar and poetic emcee Cyclops. The project is produced entirely by Tokyo Cigar.
A few months back the talented duo released the first single "The It".
Concrete Mythology (The Year of the Dragon) boosts stellar beats and stellar rhymes. Concrete Mythology is bolstered by guest features from Donny Goines, The Cause, Cee, Czarina, Kyle Hubbard and Keb0.
"Me for Me" is a standout that features the sultry vocals of Czarina (the switch up at 4:45 is crazy).
Music Submission: Esohel "It's Yours" (Prod. Ricky Dubs)
For the 3rd single off the forthcoming LP "On Purpose With A Purpose" which will be released on October 9th, 2012, Esohel let's us know that nothing can get in our way; if we truly want it, it's ours. Over production by Ricky Dubs, who produced the entire LP, Esohel drops gems on the 3rd single, It's Yours.
Video: Rockie Fresh f/ Rick Ross "You A Lie (Remix)"
Courtesy Greg Miller.
Rockie Fresh (MMG/Warner Music) will unleash the World Premiere to the "You A Lie (remix)" music video featuring Maybach Music Group boss Rick Ross on BET 106 and Park today, September 18 at 6PM EST. The visual will serve as Rockie's first official music video since signing to Maybach Music Group in July. Soon after the signing, Ross recorded a verse to Rockie's original "You A Lie" from his Driving 88 mixtape and recently the two artists took to the streets in Miami to shoot a sleek black-and-white video directed by Spiff & Dre of Maybach films.
Today, the good folks at SPIN Magazine hosted 7evenThirty's "Heaven's Computer" album for their FIRST SPIN full album stream feature.
The Jackson, Mississippi native, currently residing in Dallas, TX created an apocalyptic Sci-Fi Journey with his album "Heaven's Computer" featuring production from Sweeden's own Erik L, long time friend and collaborator 5-D and Mr. Slago. The album narrative flows from beginning to end expanding the boundaries of the hip hop album, while solidifying 7evenThirty's place as one of hip hop's most progressive artists.
7evenThirty's album "Heaven's Computer" will be officially released on September 25th via Mello Music Group.
"We know you still have MidaZ's excellent LOOPS project on…well, loop, so here's a little visual treat to feast your eyes on. Director Varras Tower delivers a fresh looking music video for "The Duelist," featuring MidaZ and his Ozone crew. Be on the look out for more visuals from the project coming soon, and if you haven't already peeped LOOPS, download it for free today!"
Video + MP3: 40Love - "Dynasty" + Mass Appeal Video
Courtesy Audible Treats.
Just over a month after the release of 40Love’s latest album, Dreams Don’t Sleep, the Bay Area group is already pushing out new content as their name is starting to pick up more and more speed. Comprised of MC’s Miss Haze and G-Off and producers Mikos and Whooligan, the four member hip-hop machine is excited to release their latest single, "Dynasty" along with the Mass Appeal video featuring Miss Haze for their coveted Miss Appeal section this month.
Mass Appeal's Miss Appeal section is where they spotlight females from the industry they feel are not only beautiful, but also interesting. Capturing Haze in her element during her recent NYC press visit, the video shows Haze speaking about how she uses poetry to express herself. "People might say, 'It's too abstract...' Well, that's the way I actually feel it," says Haze, who was introduced to poetry through a non-profit organization called Youth Speaks, where she currently volunteers as a youth mentor. "Poetry is the way to truly understand someone."
The song "Dynasty" exclusively features Miss Haze on the mic. Known for juxtaposing inspiring and spiritual messages with unapologetic, futuristc beats, 40Love's Mikos carries on the torch with the song's trappy, sexy screwed production that perfectly complements Haze's unapologetic flow. "The song is about fire and rebirth," says Miss Haze. "It's about autumn, returning to glory, and starting a dynasty of absolute happiness from within. Rising up out of pain and stepping into destiny."
Good*Fella Media present “Behind These Bars” video series with Nutso. We sat down with the queens native and had a track by track break down of his thoughts and creation behind his new project EP “Behind these Bars“, available out now!