Last month, Kool Keith released Love & Danger, the 13th album of his career. Since then, aside from guest starring in Ice-T's hip-hop documentary, Something From Nothing: The Art Of Rap, he's stayed busy on the road, with two hometown NYC performances (including a reunion date with the legendary Ultramagnetic MCs), and a string of dates throughout Australia, just wrapping this week.Now, as Keith preps for upcoming shows in Dallas and Austin, in addition to a performance at this year's Gathering Of The Juggalos, he is also excited to release a new mixtape, offered for free download as a thank you to fans for their continued support,Total Orgasm.
The tape, which is available as one single mp3 file and can be downloaded via SoundCloud or Bandcamp, includes a mix of unreleased exclusives and recent loosies, in addition to a fan-favorite track, "Extra Thoughts," from Love & Danger, and - as only true Kool Keith fans will know - the ever-rare "Booty's Low," which features Big Sche Eastwood. As with Love & Danger, DJ Junkaz Lou handles production for a number of tracks from the tape, but as an extra special treat for fans, Kool Keith produces over half of the mixtape's tracks himself.
1) The Ultra Legendary (Intro) (Produced by DJ Junkaz Lou) 2) Swag (Produced by Kool Keith) 3) Fat Pussy (Produced by Kool Keith) 4) Jedi Supreme Ft. Big Sche Eastwood (Produced By Mr Sche) 5) Acura Ft. AG (Produced By Dj Junkaz Lou) 6) Locka Locka (Produced By WMS The Sultan) 7) R.I.P Dr Octagon (Death Certificate Rmx) (Produced By Dj Junkaz Lou) 8) Slam Dunk (Produced by Kool Keith) 9) Total Orgasm (Produced by Kool Keith) 10) Extra Thoughts Ft. The I.M.O (Produced By Dj Junkaz Lou) 11) Nice Nasty (Produced by Kool Keith) 12) Flash Gordon (Produced by Kool Keith) 13) Belly Out (Produced by Kool Keith) 14) Bootys Low Ft Big Sche Eastwood (Produced By R.T Music) 15) Bobby Black (Produced by Kool Keith) 16) Prada (Produced by Kool Keith)
A-Wax is excited to release his new album, Everybody Loves Me: Chapter 1. The album, which is out today via Illburn Records, has been a long-time coming for the Pittsburg, California, rapper, who's spent time signed to Akon's Konvict Muzik, and working in studios with the likes of Gucci Mane, Waka Flocka Flame, and more over the past few years. Everybody Loves Me: Chapter 1 is a triumphant, well-rounded offering, with features from French Montana, Styles P, Mistah FAB, and more, and to celebrate today's album release, A-Wax is excited to release a video for the album's latest single, "I Miss You."
DUB MD PROMOTIONS PRESENTS... DON STREAT x KOOL G RAP "VIETNAM KIDZ" PRODUCED BY DICHTER2PRODUCTIONS // + B-SIDE INCL. 'DEVILS WORKSHOP' FEATURING DIRT PLATOON
Don Streat is back with a brand new single 'Vietnam Kidz' in conjunction with WeGoinIn Records and this time with a true Hip-Hop Legend! The legendary Kool G Rap of the world famous Juice Crew. It also features DJ Grazzhoppa in his big band, DJ Iron and Jabbathakut! With hard hitting production from Germanys own and Don's in-house producer Dichter2productions.
The B-Side single 'Devils Workshop' which features Dirt Platoon takes listeners through the streets of Baltimore giving listeners a journey through the alleys, back blocks, and jail cells vicariously through the music. It is a audio pictorial of life in the inner city.
Video: Muzic Class f/ Pate - "Hamburgers" Behind the Scenes
Muzic Class (@MuzicClass) took some time during the shooting of their upcoming music video for Hamburger ft. Space High Pate (@Spacehighpate), to give us a peak behind the scenes and explain their insight for the video. Take a close look at Stark Vader, Gibbs, Marv Mack, Heated and Pate as the work their skill in front of and behind the camera.
Madball's Freddy Cricien Names His Top 5 NYHC Albums
Madball frontman Freddy Cricien recently shared his top five favorite New York Hardcore albums for MetalInsider.net. In this exclusive count-down, Cricien not only lists his five favorite records and tracks (including releases from Sick Of It All, Cro-Mags, Agnostic Front and others), but also recalls each album’s significance to the legendary NYHC scene. Find out which NYHC albums made Freddy’s list via the link below:
If anyone can evoke the spirit of NYHC, it would be Freddy Cricien. By the time he turned 7 years old, Freddy was already performing onstage with his brother Roger Miret (vocalist for Agnostic Front) in front of a packed, sweaty crowd of tatted L.E.S. punks. At the age of 12, Cricien was fronting his own group Madball and had recorded his debut album “Ball Of Destruction” with legendary producer Don Fury, which dropped in 1989.
Freddy has continued to hold the spirit he held when first forming Madball with their new EP “Rebellion,” which in addition to including four new songs also features re-recorded versions of two tracks from Ball Of Destruction “Get Out” and “It’s My Life.” Speaking on the re-recorded songs, Cricien says “We re-did those two tracks because out of the old batch, we've been playing those two the longest. They are part of our set till this day. I think our fans really identify with those.”
Rebellion was released digitally last month via Freddy’s own The Black N Blue Label, with a vinyl pressing due out shortly. Madball will be performing numerous European festivals this Summer, with more dates to come. Meanwhile, Freddy (under his emcee alias Freddy Madball) recently teamed up with DJ Stress to release a new hip hop mixtape titled “The Black n Blueprint.” Free download link below.
DL: Parallel Thought f/ Breeze Brewin - "Ice Cold"
Its not very often you get to hear new music from the criminally slept on Breeze Brewin of the Juggaknots. Please enjoy "Ice Cold" the first solo song from Breeze Brewin in years and the second single from Parallel Thought's "Art Of Sound."
DOWNLOAD : Parallel Thought feat. Breeze Brewin "Ice Cold"
Album: D Strong & Dave Sparkz - "UNFOLD" #BOOMBAP #HIPHOP
Unfold is a Combo of Gritty story telling, spiritual enlightment, aggressive emceeing, and nostalgic hip hop music. Los Angeles Emcee D Strong considers this some of his best work to date and after the first listen you might also agree.
Dave Sparkz is a young producer from Switzerland whose production style lends big drums and a variety of ILL sounds that are seamlessly put together and show and prove quality. D Strong says of the producer: "He is my favorite producer right now out of anyone...Sparkz has a huge collection of beats." Dave Sparkz also released an instrumental lp on Digi Crates Records entitled "Ivory Lounge".
"D Strong & Dave Sparkz" this is definitely a combo you want to be checking for especially if you are looking for some Top Quality BOOM Bap! Keep a close watch for these two both together and separate.
Recently my group Native Sun released our latest Music Video “Gallery Of Dreams” which was filmed in Belgium by Globalfaction. The song was Produced by Thief & Steele and is the second single released from our New album "Indigenous Soundwaves" now available on iTunes and all good digital stores.