2013 is officially under way, and to celebrate we're debuting a new track featuring three artists who'll be releasing some of the most highly anticipated Nature Sounds projects this year. "Thelonius King" is produced by Bombay and features Tristate of Durag Dynasty, the West Coast trio whose Achelmist-produced debut 360 Waves drops in March; underground kingpin R.A. The Rugged Man, whose long-awaited LP Legends Never Die drops in April; and Blu, whose as-yet-untitled new solo album drops later this year. A limited edition "Thelonius King" 7-inch will be available in time for Record Store Day this spring.
Demigodz Are Back With First Official Full Length LP
Courtesy Matt B.
On 3-5-2013, the Demigodz (Apathy, Celph Titled, Ryu of Styles Of Beyond, Esoteric, Motive, Blacastan) will release there first official full-length LP, KILLMatic, and it will feature appearances from RA The Rugged Man, Termanology, Panchi (of NYG'z), Planetary (of Outerspace), Scoop Deville & Eternia with production from DJ Premier, Marco Polo, The Snowgoons, Apathy, Teddy Roxpin, Chumzilla, Skammadix & Will C.
Video: HARN SOLO featuring Tha Cartel, "Monumental"
Courtesy Dunn Deal PR.
New Orleans-based emcee Harn SOLO presents the Reel Spotlite TV-directed music video for "Monumental" featuring Tha Cartel, the first single from his new album Journey To The Sky, produced with live instrumentation by NOLA musicians - Pro Prospek x Coco Dank. After performing in Europe during 2012, Harn SOLO returned eager to collaborate with fresh talent and sought the services of New Orleans rap group - Tha Cartel.
It's very rare to find an email titled "Unreleased Notorious B.I.G verse?" in your inbox. But that just happened about an hour ago. I was very excited to find that e-mail and so far, it really seems to be an unheard verse by the one and only, the Notorious B.I.G.
You can find the link to the verse below. If you have heard it before of have any idea what project this may have come from, please let us know! Leave a comment on the blog or send an email. We're trying to help solve this mystery ;-)
I always like to share new songs when I launch a tour, so check this one out, it's very important to me.
FLIGHT (feat. Span Phly and Judgement)
"Flight" not only explores the mindstate of the sneaker enthusiast, but the attitude that allows the community to justify spending beyond ones means for "wearable self-esteem." Every day, sneakers are bought, sold and traded on the marketplace for 2, 3 and 5 times their retail value, and regular people go beyond their means, and are even hurt or killed for their taste in rare kicks or colorways; while corporations get richer and refuse to comment. Poignant guest verses by AZ emcees Span Phly and Judgement over the smooth production by the legendary Raphael Saadiq help "Flight" to serve as a great discussion piece to everyone in the sneaker community, from hypebeasts to the consumers, to the corporations themselves. Take Flight.
ALSO! Still taking donations for the monthly EP Series I'm planning. I have some great ideas and I'm working hard for ya.
01/26 Club Red / Red Owl Tempe, AZ
02/01 The Boiler Room Dallas, TX
02/02 BONDS 007 ROCK BAR San Antonio, TX
02/02 BONDS 007 ROCK BAR San Antonio, TX
02/03 Red 7 Austin, TX
02/04 Fitzgerald's Houston, TX
02/06 The Trunk Space Phoenix, AZ
02/07 The Ruby Room San Diego, CA
02/08 California Institute of Abnormal Arts North Hollywood, CA
02/11 DNA LOUNGE San Francisco, CA
MHz Legacy Announces Winners For "Yellow + Blue" Producer Remix
Courtesy Audible Treats.
MHz Legacy, in conjunction with their label, Man Bites Dog Records, is excited to announce the winners for their Yellow + Blue Producer Remix Contest.
The grand prize winner, taking home a unique song recorded by MHz Legacy, a MASCHINE Mikro MK2 from Native Instruments, and a watch courtesy of FLUD Watches, is Psymun. The first runner-up for the contest, winning a watch courtesy of FLUD Watches and clothing courtesy of Akomplice Clothing, is Melvin Junko, and the second runner-up, winning a watch courtesy of FLUD Watches and back catalog courtesy of Man Bites Dog Records, is SenturyStatus.
In December, MHz Legacy, announced the Yellow + Blue Producer Remix Contest. Presented in conjunction with 2DopeBoyz, Native Instruments, FLUD Watches, Akomplice Clothing, Audible Treats, and MHz Legacy's label, Man Bites Dog Records, the contest gave aspiring producers the opportunity to remix "Yellow + Blue," the Blu-featuring standout track from MHz' recent album, MHz Legacy. Over the two weeks in which the contest ran, MHz Legacy received over 200 total submissions, with entries coming from all over the world, including multiple continents. "I really appreciated the number of submissions we received for the contest -- there were hundreds we had to listen to!" notes Tage Future, who, with the rest of the group, judged each individual entry. "The winning submissions needed to be dope, and they needed to move me. There was a lot of strong competition in the mix, and we had fun going through the selection process."
One thing that stands out in particular about each of the winning remix submissions is how different they are, not only from each other but also from the original, something that, according to Copywrite, was an important aspect of the overall judgement process. "I didn't want any of the remixes to have the same vibe as the original," notes Copywrite. "To me, a great remix creates a completely different vibe from its original but still fits 100%. 'Yellow + Blue' is my favorite song on the MHz Legacy album, and we appreciate everybody who took the time out to remix our song."
Audio: Honey Cocaine & The MIDI Mafia, "He's The One" ft. Roxie LS
Courtesy Dunn Deal PR.
Cambodian-Canadian rapper Honey Cocaine presents "He's The One", her new single produced by Grammy-nominated music producers/songwriters/artists The MIDI Mafia, the producers behind records for Justin Bieber, 50 Cent, Frank Ocean, Brandy, Cee-Lo Green and more.
Yo Soy La Mierda: La Subida de un Hombre Negro is the tenth indie release from Quanstar. Teaming up once again with the msuic making super-duo of LexZyne Productions, Quanstar takes listeners on an eclectic journey through his ego.