PR: Bless Scores 55K Views in Germany for April Showers
Courtesy Melanie J. Cornish.
Montreal based MC Bless saw his video for the poignant April Showers featured on some of the most prominent Hip-Hop sites when it was unveiled last month, but the success it has secured on German video channel MyVideo.de has been unbelievable. The site premiered the video on Friday and it has secured 55,000 views since.
"I'm super excited about the New Year and overwhelmed by all the support April Showers is getting overseas, particularly in Germany," Bless shared. It just goes to show that there is still a great market in Europe for quality independent hip-hop and I am happy to be able to provide that."
April Showers was written after Bless lost two significant people in his life, his sister and Guru from Gangstarr who was a huge influence in the emergence of the Canadian lyricist back in the early days of his career.
"The idea for April Showers was already in the back of my mind after losing my sister, but strangely, I was unable to come up with a third verse. Guru ended up passing away in April so I found it only fitting to call the song 'April Showers,' and dedicate the rest of the track to him. This song represents the changing of seasons, the cycle of life, and new beginnings."
MP3: Tanya Morgan & John Blake - Heat (Remix) (prod. dRes)
For the second leak off Wild Produce, the Newark by way of Philly beat conductor drops some "Heat" with a remix featuring Tanya Morgan & John Blake. Wild Produce drops next Tuesday (1/17) and features guest appearances from Homeboy Sandman, Guilty Simpson, Truck North, Stalley, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Count Bass D, Wordsworth, L.E.G.A.C.Y., Median, Declaime and others...stay tuned!
GOD SAVE THE KING WILL BE RELEASED ON FEBRUARY 28th, 2012 & WILL FEATURE APPEARANCES FROM EVIDENCE, ROC MARCIANO, MAC LETHAL, TORAE, ROCK (of HELTAH SKELTAH) & CASUAL AND PRODUCTION FROM RJD2, !llMIND, KHRYSIS, BRONZE NAZARETH, STU BANGAS & VANDERSLICE
Heavy is the head that wears the crown! Over the course of his now decade long-career, Copywrite has been a lightning rod of controversy, engaged in numerous beefs (some of which have lived out in real time and not just on the microphone). Yet, in life, lessons are learned, you grow and mature; and above all else life has a way of imparting upon you what’s truly important. For Copywrite, the devastation he felt from the loss of close friends and family members has heavily impacted his view of the world and his place in it. Leaders are bestowed a great deal of responsibility and they can influence those around them to do the right things, or they can lead them astray; Copywrite has chosen the former as his path.
Following the successes of his debut LP (“The High Exhaulted”) and his most recent sophomore album (“The Life and Times of Peter Nelson”), Copywrite found himself at a crossroad. He had first become popular in the underground scene for his battle raps and witty punch lines. With the release of “Life and Times of Peter Nelson” Copywrite has found critical success (XXL Magazine, Hiphopdx.com, Thewellversed.com, URB.com etc) by being more honest and candid about his life. Some fans yearned for the Copywrite who ripped other rappers to shreds; while critics and newer fans appreciated the deeper more introspective side of Copywrite. Mix all of that in along with the deaths of a few close friends and family members that have taken place since “The Life and Times of Peter Nelson” was released a year ago emboldened Copywrite to strengthen himself in his faith to change his content moving forward. What this offers the listener is a true look into the artist, who like many of us, starts something one way, but finishes it in a different manner.
Most artists lack the dexterity to make a shift such as the one Copywrite has embarked upon, but this is not an issue for him. No matter the topic, Copy stays to true his art form and offers plenty of proof that he is still one of the great wordsmiths in the industry today. “God Save The King” is an intimately honest record filled with deep concepts like “Talk With Jesus” and the RJD2 produced “Synesthesia.” Classic Hip-hop tracks still abound, such as “Golden State (Of Mind)” with Evidence, Roc Marciano and Casual and “White Democrats” with Mac Lethal. Copywrite broadens his horizons on collaborations with fellow Man Bites Dog Records artist Jason Rose, who produced and sang on the pop slanted “J.O.Y” featuring Torae and the Dire Straits cover song “Yo! MTV Raps! (Money for Nothing)”; both of these tracks cast a wider net than Copywrite has aimed for in the past.
With “God Save the King” Copywrite delivers another brutally honest record that reaches for new creative heights with all of the crazy punch lines, deep metaphors, true wordsmithing and all of the technical razzle dazzle anyone could ever ask for.
Man Bites Dog Records is proud to announce the release of Copywrite’s “God Save The King” which will be released on February 28th, 2012.
We're less than two weeks into 2012 and Moe Green's already on a roll. After releasing his "Out With The Out Crowd" webisode yesterday, Moe is right back at it with a brand new video, this one for a track from his December-released Free Water EP. In keeping with the wrestling themes and undertones that permeated his Rocky Maivia: Non-Title Match mixtape and Lionheart EP, this latest track, "Mean Green Okerlund," is a reference to 'Mean' Gene Okerlund, the famous wrestling interviewer and announcer, recently inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. The video, a quick one-minute clip, is Moe at his lyrical finest, mixing self-awareness with slick witted bravado and an always-healthy dose of '90s cartoon- and sitcom-themed punchlines.