After weeks of promoting, emcee/producer duo Kyle Rapps & Diwon are pleased to finally present their TV-themed, free release 'Syndication.' At 11 tracks, all songs are sampled using the television theme song of the corresponding track title. From Breaking Bad, Dexter and Portlandia, to The Twilight Zone, Addams Family and The Andy Griffith Show, 'Syndication' adds a grimy 'boom-trap' spin to some of TV's most celebrated syndications since the days of coat hanger antennas.
Hip-hop Artist, Co-Owner, Promoter, (Hood Platinum) is one of the most skillful and well established MC’s in the Virginia region. Double XL, born Terry Fenner was born to teenage parents. They were 15 years old. He was raised in the poverty stricken and crime ridden Southeast End of Newport news, Va in project called the Towers. He started rapping at the age of 6. He won every talent show in elementary, middle, and high school. XL found himself in the streets at the very young age 12 years old. Rapping and Playing Football in high school changed his life. College friend and music alliance Rodney “Ceo P” Bailey helped manage his career, assisting with an independent label contract deal with Suthernboi Ent. The label released his debut album Me vs. Me through BCD (FYE distribution). In 2006 Double XL started his own label, Hood Platinum Media Group, his own website rockthemicnews.com and released a string of mixtapes. Double XL is currently working his single Troy P f/ Whop tha Beast which is being played in clubs and radio stations in Virginia.
Free EP: Divinity Roxx 'The Roxx Boxx Experience' f/ Bootsy Collins, Killer Mike
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Divinity Roxx is proud to present the free download for her new EP, The Roxx Boxx Experience! The project features appearances from Killer Mike and funk legend Bootsy Collins, complimenting Divinity's spitfire lyrics and incredible musicianship!
The Roxx Boxx Experience tracklist
01. Bitches Brew
02. Snap ft. Bootsy Collins
03. Ooh Ahh
04. Ghetto Rock ft. Killer Mike
05. Get Here
06. Time and Space
07. Black Betty
08. Get Yo Fix
09. Ghetto Rock Miss Roxx Mixx
veteran legendary UK hip-hop beatmeister INSANE MACBETH sends you his two 2012 street singles.
these feature REVEAL, west LONDON founder member of POISONOUS POETS; and head honcho of
ILL FLAVA RECORDS, KARL HINDS (whose career spans 3 albums).
Here is $hamrock's new video for "Wyte Music", directed by @RespectTheLogo. The song was produced by Ribah on the Beat, and appears on $ham's new album Money Green! The full project is now available online and in stores via Wyte Music/Select-O-Hits.
Carasel breaks down his first solo hip-hop project the Progression LP and talks about the album's producers, guest artists and his background in this insightful short interview filmed on location at Brisfest 2012 and put together by Drum & Bass Arena.
SHA DRA aka Eli Draco, is an American-born, Caucasian/Chinese rapper from Houston, Texas. Blending superhero, drawl, and strangeness, Shaman has a style as out there as his totem: the Dragon.
Starting as an artist, he moved place to place selling paintings in Texas, Arizona, Virginia, and Washington, DC. During that period, he slept on couches and worked every odd job you can imagine. He listened to a lot of southern rap, read books, and experimented with mind altering realities. The whole time he was transforming into something he never anticipated.
Ray Elementary, the combination of Simeon Viltz (Primeridian) and producer Mulatto Patriot are back with some new visuals for the single "Once Again" featuring Pugs Atomz. The artistically appealing video was directed by Pugs Atomz and shot by Race Bannon (Primeridian) with Kenautis Smith.
Audio: Memphis' Own June f/ Rockie Fresh - "We On"
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Memphis MC, June, gets assistance from recent MMG signee Rockie Fresh on track four from his debut EVOL EP, which is available on iTunes now. June's full length project, produced by Teddy Walton, will be released later this month with features from Scolla, Aer, & Skewby.
R.A. the Rugged Man & King Magnetic Planning November-December Tour
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At 18, R.A. signed with Jive Records and then in the mid-1990s signed with Priority Records/EMI. His contract was later absorbed by Capitol Records but he began recording independently in the early 2000s. He has worked with MC's such as the Notorious B.I.G., Mobb Deep, Sadat X, Akinyele, Chuck D of Public Enemy, Jedi Mind Tricks, Kool G Rap, Wu-Tang Clan, Rakim, Killah Priest, and producers Trackmasters, Erick Sermon, DJ Quik, Buckwild, Havoc, Alchemist, and Ayatollah. He was featured on all three of Rawkus’s Soundbombing albums, as well as the platinum-selling WWF Aggression album, performing the theme song for Chris Jericho. In Ego Trip Vol. 1, Issue 3, the Notorious B.I.G. was quoted as saying, "I thought I was the illest," when referring to R.A. He is closely associated to the Wu-tang clan and its various associates.
In 2004 he released the album Die, Rugged Man, Die on Brooklyn based label Nature Sounds. R.A. has cameos in several music videos including Havoc from Mobb Deep's I'm the Boss, Sadat X's Throw the Ball and Old Man featuring Wu-Tang Clan's RZA, Masta Killa and Ol' Dirty Bastard in one of ODB's final video appearances.
The October 2006 issue of The Source featured R.A. The Rugged Man verse on Uncommon Valor: A Vietnam Story as its "Hip-Hop Quotable" of the month and HipHopDX named it as the "Verse of the Year" AllHipHop.com states that "This record will be remembered most for R.A.'s robotic flow recounting his own father's story of war while absolutely murdering the beat." Rolling Stone Magazine recently compared R.A.'s rap flow to that of a blue-eyed Biggie Smalls. When reviewing his song "On the Block", Vibe Magazine said, "I love this song. It give me goosebumps. It's very inventive."
R.A. is currently working on his second studio album called "Legends Never Die", with the lead single/video to be released in November 2012. Confirmed guest appearances include Brother Ali, Masta Ace, Tech N9ne, Talib Kweli, Hopsin, and Krizz Kaliko.
Known from his Shadyville mixtapes, "EAG" series and affiliation with Jedi Mind Tricks/Army of the Pharaohs, Magnetic is promoting his third installment of "Everything's A Gamble" ft. Saigon, Sean Price, Cappadonna, Celph Titled, Ruste Juxx and more. He is currently readying his debut solo album for 2013. Teamed up with GQ and Grim Reaperz, he looks to release another project in 2013 titled "David & Goliath". Footage of D&G studio performance at HHOfficial in Los Angeles and show footage from Europe below.