Kid Called Quest is getting ready to release his first solo album Put Your Head Phones On. The title of the album has a deeper meaning than most would anticipate. It is a call to experience the music on your own terms, to ignore the endless cycle of hype and gossip that consumes most young artist’s careers. Quest humbly states, "Listen to it for yourself and judge the album on your own thoughts." So go grab your headphones and get ready to enjoy the ride.
Moet had another one of their legendary Moet Rose Lounges in Miami recently and I was chosen to provide the soundtrack for the night. We were honoring T.I. for his new album and the taping of the finale of his reality show. This mix was recorded LIVE (no editing dawg!) at the Bâoli restaurant and features everything from trap to future bass to classic samples and R&B bangers.
Atlanta production collectives, SMKA & The Flush, have once again partnered with the legendary Stankonia Studios to produce Stankonia Sessions: A3C Edition 2012 presented by TrillHD. Stankonia Sessions was launched in 2011 during the A3C Hip-Hop Festival and has become a creative outlet and essential stop for A3C artists.
Little Brother Syndrome, Varyus Waise's debut project name is inspired by two distinct themes close to his heart. The album is about his ambition to grow as an artist, seeing himself as a “newbie.” He wanted to make sure he gave the listener a real album, unlike many fly by night artist who litter the internet with countless half bake ideas and disposable songs. Little Brother Syndrome was worked on for over two years, displaying a rare craftsmanship within its beats and rhymes. Also the title speaks on the people he hopes to affect with his music his music, those young lives he captures in his songs. “You can't earn trust, without honesty. So I felt like sharing my story … People can understand better what I'm trying to do.”
Bama Starz is another young inspiring group out of Huntsville, Alabama and im glad to present you there new video "Cool MF" (Directed by: Jurian Isabelle J-Iproductions.com) off there "Black & Bluntz" Mixtape hosted by Dj New Era set to drop in Feb 2013.
With the year coming to an end, Maryland emcee Sean Born is giving a new offering from his Behind the Scale LP in the form of a bonus track “Flood and Drain.” For the track, Born stays in-house with Low Budget producer Kev Brown and creates a song speaking to the definition of ebb and flow – bringing the flood to a sometimes dry hip-hop landscape.
"When I wrapped up the original EP, I knew I wasn't finished with it just yet. I felt that there was still some life within these tracks and considering I've worked directly with rappers and other producers in the past, I thought that it would be great for them to breathe new life into the project and take it that extra step," says Stinson.