Up third in the line of singles from the freshly released Mello Music Group compilation, Helpless Dreamer, is "This Is It." With the track, emcee yU, also known for his work with Diamond District, and producer SlimKat78 manage to again show off the strength and diversity of the MMG roster, while allowing yU to give fans a taste of his own upcoming full-length, The Earn, which will be released on Mello Music Group this coming April.
The song, featuring chopped up vocal and piano samples over a pulsating beat, comes as the result of the strong relationship that yU and Slimkat have built over time. "Slimkat and I have been putting music together for about 10 years now, and we've been striving to get to the point where we could put stuff out at will," yU explains. The lyrics clearly convey this dream, especially in lines like "I'm working as hard as a job/ Using my art as a guide/ Progress in mind," a statement that could just as well act as the pair's credo.
The Mello Music Group compilation, Helpless Dreamer, is available now.
MP3: Johnny Polygon ft. Benjamin Lyman - "Constellations"
Today, Johnny Polygon introduces Benjamin Lyman, a fellow musician from Tulsa, Oklahoma in an upcoming track and live show in December. For years Benjamin has been incubating in the cool stagnation of the dusty flatlands of his hometown. Now, at the virulent age of twenty-one he has relocated east to take music head on in the Big Apple. “I chose NYC for its shear size and abrasiveness, I know that If I can touch people in this city, I can touch everyone,” says Benjamin. This track is not on the Wolf In Cheap Clothing EP.
Last week we gave you a world premiere from Spice 1 that featured 2Pac, Scarface and Devin The Dude. That was also off the Notorious Bastards mixtape that's dropping in 2 weeks so stay tuned for that. Here is another exclusive featuring Twista and The Game. There is A LOT of good music on this mixtape and it's all original music with solid guest appearances and has an album sound. Spice 1 is an OG in the game and he's hitting you guys with consistent heat right now!
Coming from the Garden State, emerging Hip-Hop artist Newmoney has no other choice other than to go hard or go home. To prove that he is here to stay, Newmoney announces the release of his awaited mixtape "No Holding Back", hosted by LA Profecy, on December 14, 2010.
"I put in a lot of hard work to give the people great music. Music that will inspire and provoke thought! I dedicate this project to the people I've lost and the people that thought I couldn't pull this off. Enjoy!"
"No Holding Back" is 13-tracks deep and showcases the New Jersey rapper’s hypnotizing and hard hitting Rap skills and top-notch production by hitmaker LA Profecy, Track Pros, and Hoodfamous.
Slated for December 14, the songs on "No Holding Back" are inspired by real moments in the hard knock life of the New Jersey rapper.
Born in the mid 80s, Newmoney, 26, grew up listening to some of the best emcees to ever touch the mic such as Jay-Z, Biggie, Big L, AZ, Redman, and DMX. Therefore, when he decided to pursue Rap as a career, he knew he had to be a beast and whatever he spit had to be real.
Growing up, Newmoney experienced a lot of peaks and valleys that shaped the person he is today. At age 13, he started to lash out after his parents got divorced. He started getting in trouble in school and with the law and he tragically lost his loving mother due to cancer. After being suspended numerous times and arrested for burglary and assault on two different occasions at the age of 17, he decided college was not in his future and began to pursue Rap as a career.
Newmoney is a breath of fresh air to true Hip-Hop heads in a time when the art form is hardly recognized or represented for that fact. As Newmoney continues to pour his heart and soul out in his music for the world to hear, it’s only a matter of time before he is felt by the masses.
The first single off the latest album "Kraftwerk" from European production powerhouse Snowgoons reunites acclaimed actor/rapper Slaine (of "The Town" & La Coka Nostra fame) and true school legends N.B.S. (E'Flash & V.Knuckles) over pounding basslines and head-cracking drums. "Put Em Up" is pure raw hip-hop with an international appeal, that will have crowds across the world putting their hands in the air.
Det, Illegal, and Sicknature, collectively known as Snowgoons are preserving the essence of real hip-hop in Europe and the world with their tireless work ethic and continuous contributions to the world of independent urban music.
Kraftwerk will be available at UGHH.com, iTunes, and anywhere real hip-hop is sold on Goon MuSick / iHipHop distribution.
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