Hey, the first episode of the Closed Sessions documentary is streaming at Ruby Hornet, documenting the making of the Closed Sessions: ATX album that dropped on Decon in March (the one recorded in a mansion during SXSW). This one features Chicago representers Freddie Gibbs and GLC.
Album/MP3: Casual - The Hierophant & "Mic Memorial"
New Album Released With DJ Toure; Casual Preps He STILL Think He Raw For Fall Release
Long time fans and supporters of the Hieroglyphics will be stoked to hear that Casual, prolific MC and original member of the mighty Hieroglyphics crew, is back with a new release, The Hierophant, a collaborative project with Hiero DJ and producer DJ Toure. "A Hierophant is a person who deciphers arcane knowledge," explains Casual when discussing the title of the album. "I'm releasing this album to help fund my next album, He STILL Think He Raw. Please support. With this, as well as my other albums, I attempt to make classics." Currently, He STILL Think He Raw is scheduled for a fall release.
The Hierophant is available now for download through Casual's Bandcamp page and features Tajai of Souls of Mischief, fellow Hiero member Pep Love, and Thomas Pridgen, former drummer of The Mars Volta.
MP3: Dominique Larue - We Are feat. M-Dot & Revalation
After many scheduling setbacks, Dominique Larue finally drops the first of two leaks off of The Sam Jackson Project. We Are features Boston's very own M-Dot (Winner of 2010 "Hip-Hop Artist of the Year" at 23rd Annual Boston Music Awards) and Revalation of EMS with production from Onederkid hailing from Dade County.
The Sam Jackson Project is scheduled to be released on August 29, 2011 with Dub MD Promotions and cuts by DJ Bern from Larue's hometown of Columbus, Ohio. Stay tuned!
We Are feat. MDot & Revalation (Produced by Onederkid)
On April 14, Canadian label Wandering Worx released rapper/producer Moka Only's Airport 5 album, kicking off with the lead single "Grab Grab Grab." Here, they present the official "Grab" remix courtesy of fellow Canadian and WW artist Rel!g!on, who most recently produced two tracks for Planet Asia’s forthcoming WW full-length Black Belt Theatre which features Talib Kweli, Raekwon, Paul Wall and more. Rel!g!on is also the president of WW, a film production company as well as a record label. WW is home to Moka Only, Planet Asia, Gold Chain Military emcee TriState, Pittsburgh’s Jasiri X and emcee/producer DaiN.