Get to know Joe Columbo through his music. His lyrics are poetry written from life experiences; both bitter and sweet. His lyrics compel you to listen while his beats command you to move. However, life for this Brooklyn born MC has been far from easy. Having been neglected by his father, Joe was forced to care for himself. He was introduced to street life and gang related activities when he was practically still a child. By age 17, Joe had been expelled from several of the worst schools in Brooklyn. Following the birth and near death of his brother, Columbo began to seek a different path, one that did not involve gang warfare or violence.
Joe’s life altering revelation led him to enroll in Military School and it was there that he began writing, creating music and battling. After leaving school, he grew interested in establishing a music career. He has auditioned for MTV Blaze, 106 & Park’s Freestyle Friday and Making the Band. However, despite all the obstacles he’s encountered, he is always optimistic, persistent and confident. He remains true to himself, his music, and is always working to improve his skills. It is clear that this young MC is lyrically blessed and he is ready for the world to get to know him through his music.
Over the years Wu-Tang affiliate Remedy has drawn widespread acclaim for his work on everything from production work for ESPN to his renowned holocaust tribute “Never Again", which was featured on the platinum selling Wu-Tang Killa Bees The Swarm compilation album. Both as a gift to this long time fans, and as a slap in the face to those caught sleeping, Remedy has now released his It All Comes Down to This mixtape, as a collection of new tracks, freestyles, previously released material and remixes.
It All Comes Down To This is presented by Code Red Entertainment, Diamond Music Group and RefinedHype. Guest appearances include Killah Priest, JoJo Pelligrino, King Just, R.A. The Rugged Man, Blaq Poet, Trife Diesel and more. Producers tapped include Remedy, RZA, Frank Dukes, J. Glaze, Godzwrath among others. In other words, this is that real real hip-hop. Get to downloading.
01. Hip Hop's Holiest 02. Streets Are Watchin 03. Saturday Night (feat. Trife Diesel) 04. You Ain’t A Hustler 05. Transporting (feat. JoJo Pellegrino) *06. 2010 Re-Emergence (feat. King Just) *07. Black and White Millionaires (feat. Lounge Lo & King Just) 08. Mob Pirates 09. Sinnin (feat. Shawn Wigs & JoJo Pellegrino) 10. Tonites Still The Nite 11. Behind Those Eyes (feat. AC) 12. Testimony (feat. Killah Priest) 13. Never Again – Flashback 14. I Love My Land 15. All A Dream 16. StupidDumbRetarded (feat. King Just & Lounge Lo) 17. Startin Something (feat. King Just, Solomon Childs) 18. Posse Cut [Remix] (feat. RA the Rugged Man, Hell Razah, JoJo Pellegrino & Blaq Poet) 19. Ambush Revisited 20. The Duelist 21. Danger Outro
MP3: Ghetto the Plug f/ Princess of Crime Mob - "Look Like Money"
Ghetto The Plug burst on the scene recently with hot collaborations featuring Tity Boi, Gorilla Zoe & Big Gee. With many more to come, this week we release "Look Like Money", the catchiest leak yet and it features Princess of Crime Mob. Dopish the mixtape hosted by DJ Bobby Black is coming soon.
"Look Like Money" (featuring Princess of Crime Mob)
In the world of instrumental hip-hop, Ayatollah needs no introduction. Since making his name producing tracks for hip-hop icons like Mos Def, Pharoahe Monch, Sean Price, Rakim, Smif N Wessun, Ghostface Killah, and Talib Kweli, the New York beatsmith has turned his attention to vocal-less music. “I get peace of mind from doing instrumental albums,” explains Tollah. “There’s no words to lead you in any one direction. Plus I don’t have to wait on rappers to finish the creations. I like the freedom of it.” After eight acclaimed instrumental collections, Ayatollah is proud to announce his first vinyl offering in over five years, Fingertips.
Musically, Fingetips reflects the gritty sound the producer has become known for. Horns blare, drums pound, basslines rumble, and vocal snippets drift in and out. “It’s raw, it’s cutting edge, and it’s soulful,” describes Tollah. As has been well-documented, Ayatollah still uses his trusty Akai MPC 60, meaning the music on the album did in fact come straight from the tips of some famously dusty fingers. Tollah Music will release Fingertips exclusively on vinyl and digital download on February 1st, 2011.
Fingertips RELEASE DATE: 02/01/2011
TRACKLIST 1. The Entrance 2. Some Superfly Shit 3. Brotherly Love 4. Change 5. The Battle 6. Listen To This 7. It Came From His Fingertips 8. Atlantis 9. Waiting For A Miracle 10. Nod Your Head 11. I Am What I Am 12. Funky Fresh 13. A Penny For Your Thoughts 14. Black 15. Taking A Walk 16. Illmatic 17. Nothing But The Best 18. Plain As Day 19. Could It Be Him 20. Relaxation
PR: Gonja - "Approach With Caution (The UK Edition)"
The UK’s number one Hip-Hop label Wolftown Recordings team up with Cincinnati’s leading independent label Def Side Records for this special UK edition of Gonja’s latest street album ‘Approach With Caution’. This project is hosted by UK rapper LATE who is currently blowing up the spot with his current ‘Street Product EP’ which features Gonja and is mixed by leading UK mixtape DJ Tricksta. This twenty track street album sees the talented Gonja step up with a superb collection of bangers. The project features a string of other talented rappers such as Paydro, Rob G, B-Muney, Gotti Asiago, Kenny P, Ni–a, Jai Boo, Ant-Thraxx, K-Riley, Doe Boy, Money Mo, Project, Swerv, Delow-G, Don Ave and the UK’s very own Jai Boo and LATE from Wolftown Recordings.
Gonja has had the streets on fire since he released his 2008 single and music video ‘Goonz’ which he filmed in Winton Terrace, the neighborhood he was born and raised in. Gonja recently released his two new singles ‘D.O.A (Dead or Alive)’ which is hosted by one of the biggest artists in the city, Kenny P, and ‘Lights Out’ which is burning up the clubs, mixtapes and YouTube. Gonja is labeled as one of the best rappers/producers ever to come from Cincinnati, OH and know with his new independent record label Def Side Records up and running, he is scheduled to release this album both sides of the Atlantic. Gonja has also announced that he will dropped his first ever ‘GonjaTV.com Hoodz DVD’ real soon. 2011 is going to be a big year for this talented rapper.
Gonja – Approach With Caution (The UK Edition) – (Hosted by LATE & Mixed by Tricksta)
01 – D.O.A (Dead Or Alive) 02 – Stay Strapped Feat Paydro 03 – Lights Out 04 – Always On My Hustle Feat Rob G 05 – Goonz 06 – Breaking Em Down Feat B-Muney & Gotti Asiago 07 – They Gone Get You 08 – Im Fresh Feat Kenny P 09 – Another Dead Ni**a 10 – Getting 2 The Money 11 – Take It To The Street Feat Jai Boo 12 – Back Against The Wall Feat Ant-Thraxx 13 – Bust Yo Head 14 – Geek’ed Up Feat K-Riley & Doe Boy 15 – It’s Working 16 – Don’t Look At Me Feat Jai Boo & LATE 17 – Im A Gangsta Feat Money Mo, Project & Swerv 18 – Lost 19 – What U Ni***z Gone Do Feat Delow-G & Don Ave 20 – Rush
The Niceguys Start The Year Off With The Release Of An Ode To Celebration And Reflection
As we reflect on the highs and lows of the past year, The Niceguys' are treating fans with the latest single "Toast," as well as some fresh artwork courtesy of JaQ DuTcH , from their debut album The Show, just in time to celebrate the New Year. "The crux of this whole song is celebration," reveals Yves Saint, the rapper of the group. "It's looking back on your life honestly and truly being thankful for what you have now."
The bluesy, horn heavy beat captures the essence of the lyrics creating a backdrop of triumph and achievement. The lyrics are inspirational and reflect on the early success of the group while paying homage to the struggles endured to get to where they are. "And I appreciate the love, cause I felt the hate/ And I appreciate the hugs, cause I felt the scrapes," Yves Saint rhymes. "Always remember to count your blessings, celebrate life, enjoy your youth, and make the most of the time you have on this earth," states Free, one-half of the group's producer core (along with Christoph). The Niceguys just wrapped a shoot for the official music video for "Toast," which will drop in the coming weeks.
Also, check out The Niceguys' brand new website, thenicelook.com, for all news, music, and media from the Houston foursome, including their recently launched Nice Look t-shirt line, seen recently on model Maliah Michel.