To celebrate the release of his new 2-CD album Oakwood Grain I & II, Maspyke and Low Budget producer Roddy Rod is launching a new mash-up contest, giving fans a chance to win a copy of the album plus a Nature Sounds DJ Prize Pack. While rappers are usually targeted for contests, Roddy's inviting all the DJs for this one.
Grab 5 free Oakwood Grain beats at bandcamp, then mash them up with your favorite acapella vocal tracks. Next, submit your mash-up to us via soundcloud, and Roddy will pick the winner based on creativity and originality. We'll even be posting all the entries on our soundcloud page so everyone can check out the mash-ups, get inspired, and "favorite" the best ones. Winner gets a copy of the album, two serato control records, two slipmats, and three Nature Sounds instrumentals albums on vinyl! Entries are due by March 31st.
Oakwood Grain I & II features 39 thumping instrumentals, plus a few choice vocal guests (including Finale, Muhsinah, Bilal Salaam, Wayna, and more). It hits stores everywhere on March 13th, 2012. Order here: http://bit.ly/roddyrod.
MMG's Stalley - "Everything New" (prod. Chad Hugo)
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DJ's here is a brand new heat rock for you from MMG's own Stalley. This joint is called "Everything New" and is produced by the one and only Chad Hugo from the legendary Neptunes. We've given you the clean and dirty versions of the record so you can flood the streets and introduce it into your mixshows as well. Let's get this record in motion. Don't sleep on Stalley or the MMG team because there is a lot of heat coming from them. Let's work!
MP3: John Paul - "Mutha-F***'n Right" (Biggie Sample)
Courtesy J Melo.
With the legendary Notorious B.I.G.'s 15th death anniversary this weekend, March 9th, South Florida Rap/Hip-Hop artist John Paul is paying homage with a Biggie sample on his new single titled "Mutha F***'N Right." The track features an energetic vibe and was produced by Chris McClain. http://www.sharebeast.com/k77u1yggvlfh .
New Audio: Jaecyn Bayne f/ Styles P & Kojoe - "Body Down"
Courtesy Matt B.
Signed to renowned Jazz label “Owl Studios”, Jaecyn Bayne’s debut LP, Audio Therapy, is slated for a 4-24-2012 release date and will feature guest appearances from Styles P, Fred the Godson, Canibus & Keith Murray alongside production from Streetrunner and Bronze Nazareth among others.
In addition, to the release of his debut LP, Bayne will also be releasing a free mixtape and Audio Therapy’s first video “Family Thang” which is expected to debut in March and he will be embarking on a US tour with the likes of Canibus, Planet Asia, & Rusty Redenbacher (ATFU).
The second leak from Jaecyn Bayne’s debut LP Audio Therapy can be heard here:
It's been just two short weeks since the release of bell hooks, the Mad Decent- and Mishka Records-presented mixtape from Chicago's BBU, and the accolades have been rolling in from SPIN, Pitchfork, and more. BBU recently performed to a packed house at Glasslands Gallery in Brooklyn, and with a handful of new show dates forthcoming, the foursome of Epic, Illekt, Jasson Perez, and DJ Esquire are excited to release the tape's first official music video, for "The Hood" featuring GLC.
Fly Moon Royalty continues to receive accolades for their recently released, self-titled album, and while the Seattle-based duo of singer AdraBoo and producer Action Jackson continue to put the finishing touches on their official music video for debut single "Lemonade," they're excited to release the album's latest single, "In The Woods."
many places Fly Moon Royalty, the album is one of love and loss, but musically, the electrosoul backdrops keep an up-tempo feel. This latest single, however, eschews that vibe for a more moody, somber feel, as AdraBoo sings, "I can feel you deep down in the core of me...gotta drop you, hard...need to get my whole mind back completely." AdraBoo, in speaking about the single, explains it as a song about coming back to reality, while being lost in a relationship, confused about whether to stay or leave.
"Action Jackson and I were both in parallel dating situations, both looking grim," says AdraBoo. "The song kind of wrote us, it was exposing to a point. Whenever we perform it, we fall into the song, having to shake off the memories when the song ends."
Jasmine Solano & Nina B Honor Queen Latifah and Monie Love
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To celebrate March being “Women's History” month, Jasmine Solano and Nina B celebrate it by paying tribute to Queen Latifah and Monie Love and perform their classic "Ladies First" at Bosslady's Sound and Style Event Presented by Reebox and Monster Cable.
Double XL and the Hood Platinum give a big announcement in regards to their future, make sure you check it out. Also make sure you request Double XL's single, Troy P, at your local radio station. Powered by Revo Media.
Rest In Peace to Notorious B.I.G. being born in Brooklyn not far from his neighborhood makes it only right to honor the G.O.A.T. with a new rendition of one of my favorite songs off his Classic debut album Ready To Die. So on behalf of myself and my homie Thomas Prime, we present Still Strugglin'. Please feel free to post to your well respected blogs and websites.