While holed up in the lab putting the final touches on his soon-to-be-released eighth studio collection, The Beauty of It All, Central Islip, Long Island's own prodigal son, Keith Murray, returns with his brand new lead entry, "Strange Encounters." The Beauty Of It All also features the stellar production expertise of top tier beat-makers; RZA, Mr. Walt & DJ Evil Dee [Da Beatminerz], M-Phazes, The Sultan, among others.
In addition to the new LP, Murray has also recently entered into a business partnership with Paris, France, based 3headz, where he will follow in the footsteps of luminaries like Dr. Dre and Jay-Z by endorsing his very own line of state-of-the-art headphones.
It has been well over sixteen years since "your favorite rapper's favorite rapper" dropped his, now gold certified, solo debut, The Most Beautfullist Thing in This World, and after an additional five respectable individual outings; Enigma, It's a Beautiful Thing, He's Keith Murray, Rap-Murr-Phobia (The Fear of Real Hip-Hop) and mix-tape offering Intellectual Violence, a popular joint effort with mentor Erick Sermon & Redman [Def Squad], as well as high profile collaborations with Mary J. Blige, LL Cool J, R. Kelly, Kelly Price, Puff Daddy, Ludacris, George Clinton, Jamie Foxx, and Too $hort, to name some, the iconic emcee is back like he never left.
St. Petersburg rapper Famous Kid Brick always knew that he was destined to have his name in neon lights. Over the past 2 years, he has had the teen and college kids bombarding dance floors with his two scorching singles “The Anthem” and “I’m On It.” And with the upcoming release of the debut Youtube Mixtape On CD, Brick will soon have the world at his fingertips.
Already off to a great start, Famous Kid Brick shows no signs of letting up anytime soon. He has performed in more than 100 shows around the Tampa Bay area and he has overwhelming support from DJs like King JB, Dj Shurefire, DJ Christion, Dj Winn, DJ Coz, DJ Royce, Davi and more. Recently he has signed with a local label Hussch Boy Productions, which consists of well-known Florida artists Cristol, Blackboi and Mike Gomes. With four varying flavors, they all have something different and unique to bring to the table. In 2011, they will do nothing less than continue to take the industry by storm.
MP3: Barrington Levy f/ Khago, Vybez - "Gangsters"
It is finally here, the most highly anticipated soundtrack from the movie Gangsters starring the legendary singer Barrington Levy and dance hall's most controversial artist and alleged bleacher - Vibez Kartel (Say what you may about Kartel, but he is the driving force in today's dance hall music.) and upcoming Reggae superstar, Khago. This song will explode on the airwaves on the first day.
(VP RECORDS, NEW YORK) - German reggae star Gentleman is set to see the U.S. release of his fifth studio album Diversity with reggae's premier record label, VP Records, this year. The renowned international star first serves up a digital EP, Changes, which will be released by VP Records on February 22, 2011.
The digital EP Changes features three hits from the full-length album, all of which are bonafide smashes ever since hitting the airwaves from Germany to Jamaica. The sizzling singles "Changes" and "Lonely Days" were both produced by Jamaican hit maker Don Corleon, and the electro-dance fusion "To The Top" features Jamaican singer Christopher Martin. Its video has recorded almost five million views since its release on YouTube in July 2010.
Placing reggae on the pop charts in his native country, Gentleman continues to seamlessly fuse cultures and blend genres to create his own eclectic sound while staying true to his roots reggae foundation. This latest collection of works proves the diversity of his artistry. The digital EP Changes will be available on iTunes and other major online retailers, including VP Records' own PlanetReggae.com.