Brooklyn Hip Hop Fest '11 performer Eternia sat down with Brooklyn Bodega to discuss the importance of her stage show. Whether in a small venue or rocking a crowd of thousands, the Juno Award & Polaris Prize nominee breaks down barriers (figuratively & literally) with her passionate performances.
MP3: Big Sid f/ Big KRIT, Killer Mike - "Born on the Block"
Texas artist and event promoter extraordinaire, Big Sid, finally follows up his successful single, "Felt Right ft. Brian Angel", which enjoyed a great run on MTV Jams, with something much harder - designed to blow the speakers right out of your iPod- "Born on the Block ft. Killer Mike and Big K.R.I.T."
The song, which was produced by Yung Chill, with co-production credits going to Big Sid (live instrumentation), is the 1st single from his upcoming street album, "Failure Is Not An Option", expected out this fall.
Sid has been a fixture on the Texas independent music scene for the past couple of years, putting San Antonio on the map both as a well-respected artist and sought-after event promoter, responsible for bringing marquis artists like The Game, Yung Joc, Chamillionaire, Paul Wall, Bun B, Nipsey Hussle and Yung Berg to the San Antonio/San Angelo market. His next shows are this Thursday and Friday, which Big K.R.I.T. is headlining.
Big Sid will also be a featured artist at this years Texas Summer Music Conference in Dallas, Tx on July 16th.
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Maino Readies "The Day After Tomorrow" for 10-4-2011
NEW SINGLE "LET IT FLY" FEAT. ROSCOE DASH HEATS UP RADIO AIRWAVES
(New York, NY) – New York hip-hop star recording artist and native, Maino burst back again into mainstream success with his infectious new single, "Let It Fly" featuring Rosco Dash from the Hustle/Atlantic Records/eOne Music labels. The bass-thumping single, produced by Shawn St. Cyr, is from the much anticipated album, ‘The Day After Tomorrow,' which will be Maino's sophomore U.S. release to date on October 4th, 2011.
Maino's "Let It Fly" featuring Roscoe Dash digital single is now available for purchase on iTunes, please visit: http://bit.ly/LetItFly .
The Day After Tomorrow is the follow-up to Maino's successful debut If Tomorrow Comes, which spawned the explosive debut moniker anthem "Hi Hater." Additional hit singles from the Brooklyn native's debut release included, "Million Bucks" (featuring Swizz Beatz) and the platinum-plus selling chart-topper, "All the Above" (featuring T-Pain).
Showing promising indications of radio success with nearly 600 spins, "Let It Fly" has already been receiving tremendous support across the nation from New York's #1 rhythmic and urban stations, WQHT (Hot 97) and WWPR (Power 105) in addition to Philadelphia's WPHI, Washington DC's WKYS, Atlanta's WVEE, San Francisco's KMEL and added at over 80 stations nationwide. Maino proudly states, "Let It Fly" is my fastest moving radio single to date."
Following String of Performances With XV, Rockwell Introduces His Bullet Train Army To The World
Rockwell Knuckles has certainly been living life in the fast lane. Since dropping his latest album, You're Fucking Out, I'm Fucking In, the talented MC has released a behind-the-scenes video, guest featured on a variety of projects, and recently finished a series of performances with XV and Casey Veggies, the last of which was in his hometown of St. Louis on the 4th of July. With all that, Rockwell has no plans to slow down either, and his new single "Bullet Train Army" is a testament to his unyielding drive for success. This synthy, anthemic track showcases Rockwell's lyricism as he introduces the world to his "Bullet Train Army." Clever lines like "Onlookers loving the lifestyle we leading/ That's because every record you can hear my soul bleeding," and "Every lane is us see, total solidarity/ Meaning it's a business, this is not a charity," turn into declarations when paired with the production's escalating synthesizer and epically rising hook.
MP3: Cold Heat f/ Blacastan & Craig G - "Raising the Bar"
PRESS RELEASE – July 2011 – Queens based hip-hop duo Jak D (MC) and Jay W (producer), better known as Cold Heat get set to drop their third LP, Raising The Bar, on July 19th through Soulspazm Digital. Raising The Bar continues in the tradition of both of their previous ‘bar' themed releases, Bar Hoppin and LIfe Behind Bars, respectively. With their latest effort, the duo declare their emancipation, showcasing a discernible maturation as artist and producer. The duplicity of the title suggests that they have raised their own quality standards, but have also upped the ante in the game as whole "…the price of liquor just went up" says Jak D.
When asked about their approach to recording Raising The Bar, Jak W states: _"This album means striving to do what I love at the highest level it can be done. It means pushing myself to step outside of my comfort zone so that I can grow as an artist and more importantly as a person."_ Jay W adds: "There's no doubt that we raised the bar on this album – this is our best effort to date."
There is no question that the Queens-duo break new ground with their latest effort. Cold Heat deliver their benchmark album that is as conceptually diverse and honest as it is braggadocio and animated. On July 19th, the there is a new gold standard - the bar has officially been raised.
In promotion for the album's release, we're pleased to present the LP's title track "Raising The Bar", which features Blacastan and the legendary Craig G. This track represents lyrical warfare at its finest as hour as the three emcee's blitzkrieg over Jay W's apocalyptic production.
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MP3: Trae Tha Truth f/ Big Boi, Lupe Fiasco - "I'm On"
Hope everyone had a Happy 4th! In honor of Trae's birthday party tonight I am liberating the CD quality (that one that leaked is just a 2 track) version to his new record "I'm On" featuring Lupe, Big Boi, Wale, Wiz, and MDMA produced by Cy Fyre! Street King is in stores July 12th.