MP3: IMAKEMADBEATS - "I Bet" f/ Von Pea, J Freedome & Xodus
IMAKEMADBEATS Kick-Starts 2011 With First Leak From Self-Titled Debut, Launches Stickering Contest
Following the 2010 two-part EP Daylight/Nightlight, IMAKEMADBEATS is getting ready to drop his debut solo album, self titled IMAKEMADBEATS, with the release of the album's first leak "I Bet." Co-produced with Greg Barbone, the track sees Brooklynite Von Pea of Tanya Morgan, Toronto's own J Freedome, and Xodus on the vocals, giving a soulful laid back introduction to first time listeners and a hint as to what fans can expect from IMMB's new album. The producer, who splits his time between Orlando and his current hometown Memphis, knew exactly what he wanted this song to encompass once the beat was made and so brought together these particular MCs to make it happen, "I wanted Von Pea on the song because I love his laid-back carefree style," says IMMB of his goal for the track, noting that he "thought it would mesh perfectly with fellow Doxside artist J Freedome's approach."
To coincide with the release of IMMB's album, Doxside Music Group are launching a stickering contest, giving fans a chance to get involved in the IMAKEMADBEATS movement. With prizing and special limited-edition giveaways to be awarded for the most creative, funny and daring tags, fans have added incentive to get involved and can find out more info by visiting imakemadbeats.com.
IMAKEMADBEATS' self-titled debut will be available January 18th via Doxside Music Group.
Tanya Morgan Announces New Tour w/ Big Pooh, Hall of Justus & More
Tanya Morgan And Big Pooh Hit The Road Again For Ten-Date Tour Hitting West Coast This January
(January 6, 2011 - Brooklyn, NY) As 2011 kicks off, Tanya Morgan is excited to announce a brand new tour for the New Year, the Value Menu Tour, with Big Pooh, Hall Of Justus as well as The Young Americans (Big Pooh and Roc C). The 10-stop, 11-day tour will kick off in the Pacific Northwest at Habana Sodo in Seattle before making stops in Portland, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Phoenix, Los Angeles, and more.
After making stops in the Mid-West and down the East Coast for their So Motivational Tour, Tanya Morgan is hitting the road again for the Value Menu Tour. Making their way down the West Coast this January, Tanya Morgan will be joined by the likes of Big Pooh, who also joined the group for their winter outing. "I'm looking to continue building that good road chemistry with Tanya Morgan as we embark to the west this month," Big Pooh explains, before adding, "To actually be on the road with people whom you get along with is very important at this level." Also looking forward to the West Coast outing is Brooklyn residents Tanya Morgan. "A West Coast trip in the middle of New York City winter is perfect timing," adds Donwill. "I'm most looking forward to In-N-Out Burger in California, Voodoo Doughnut in Portland and the warm weather in Phoenix."
VTech and NBA2K11 will sponsor the tour. To celebrate the event, not only will fans get the opportunity to see a collection of their favorite hip-hop acts in the same room, but thanks to tour sponsor NBA2K11, fans who purchase advance tickets will automatically be entered into a raffle to win a copy of the video game. Fans will also receive an exclusive Tanya Morgan/Big Pooh collaboration track appropriately titled "The Value Menu." "The track is the first time we have ever worked together - expect dopeness," Donwill explains of the collaboration.
For additional information on tour and ticketing, check out TanyaMorgan.net.
"Stop!" is the first leak off the Stereo Boyz (Detroit) upcoming EP "Live from the Ghettoblaster", dropping January 22nd 2011.
It is a high energy song, carried by a futuristic sounding beat and is supposed to "serve as a wake up call for all Hip Hop lovers and artists alike to stop supporting the tons of wack music, that are flooding the market."
“When I set out to begin recording this record two years ago, I really wanted to create my own version of a classic hip-hop record,” commented Dirtball. “Albums like Eazy-E's ‘Eazy-Duz It’ and Dr. Dre’s ‘The Chronic’ are both timeless and those records were the standard that I used when I created my album. My goal was to make a record that listeners could come back to a decade later and it would still sound fresh.”
The Kottonmouth Kings’ own Dirtball is asking fans to join him on a journey through the complex, twisted psyche of his mind on his new solo album “Nervous System”. The album plays out like a twisted audio sequel to "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas", as Dirtball uses his machinegun delivery to attack a collection of banging West Coast beats with monstrous results. Dirtball is joined on the album by Psychopathic Records’ Blaze Ya Dead Homie, Big B, and Kottonmouth Kings’ alumni Johnny Richter and Daddy X.
DJ EFN x Pitbull x DJ Khaled x Flo Rida - "My Block (Miami Remix)"
Here's another one off DJ EFN's recent project; "Diggin in the Tapes". This one is a Miami Beat Wave remix of a DJ EFN mixtape classic which features Pitbull, Dj Khaled, Flo Rida, Brisco, Gunplay (of Triple C's), Smitty, Garcia, Heckler and Cubo. Check out the entire "Diggin in the Tapes" project which features Cam'ron, Lil Jon, Capone-n-Noreaga, Wyclef, Redman, Bun B, Joe Budden and more for free download at www.djbooth.net.
This story was sent to us by staff writer Matt Jost and originally featured on TheBoombox.com. To summarize, a listener-supported non-profit radio station in Hungary named Tilos Radio reportedly received an 8-page letter on Dec. 13th cautioning them for playing the Ice-T songs 'Warning' and 'It's On' over the air back in September of 2010. Radio policy in Hungary is that songs with explicit language are not to be played before 9 PM local time but 'Warning' features an expletive-filled introduction where Ice-T states "If you are offended by words like shit, bitch, fuck, dick, asshole..." et cetera. Tilos released a statement in response to the media authority in Hungary contending that the majority of their listeners are not proficient in English, and can not comprehend the curse words used. The station also claims that only four percent of their listeners are under the age of 18, and would not have been adversely affected.
Ice-T's response? "I love it! The world still fears me." You can follow Ice-T on Twitter HERE.
Here's a classic old school Ice-T video for the hip-hop heads. "Now I'ma write this song though the radio won't play it/but I got freedom of speech so I'ma say it."