2011 is here ... and here is the first song in a series entitled Chicago Hip Hop History by Chicago artist VISUAL, produced by VonGrim & sponsored by Community Service, Fakeshoredrive & Ynotmydream.
This will be a series of songs from the perspective of the artist. From growing up around Chicago legends like the Molemen, Vakill, Rhymefest, Cap D & Juice to MC battles, concerts, and other experiences.
In typical fashion, Bekay addresses the highlights and lowlights of another year gone by. To close out the decade, the Brooklyn MC spits over J. Cole's "Who Dat" instrumental, making this his 7th consecutive year in review…and quite possibly his best!
Finga Bandit is a west coast emcee on the rise who just dropped his "Dustin' 4 Fingaprints" album on iTunes featuring Kurupt, Knoc-turn'al, Kam, Kokane and more.
Finga Bandit's "Dustin 4 Fingaprints" album is available on iTunes now. Here goes the first leaked single, "Cali Push" featuring west coast legends Kurupt & Kam. The track is produced by Rich The Ripper and the entire album also features Knoc-turn'al, Kokane and others. The album can be purchased on iTunes now.
Here is the new single from Butch Cassidy. One of the most consistent go to guys for a hook is back in 2011 with some new projects on the horizon.
To kick the year off right, Butch Cassidy is releasing his street album "I'm Here" at the top of the year. The project features Snoop Dogg, Kurupt, Daz Dillinger, Pr1me and more, with production from Dae One among others. Today, we have the title track to leak, "I'm Here."
I’m celebrating the new year with a new web site and a new song.
--== NEW SONG: HALF ASSED RAPPER ==-- --== WEB SITE RELAUNCH ==-- --== MILLENNIUM MUSIC CONFERENCE ==--
--== NEW SONG: HALF ASSED RAPPER ==-- So there I was, driving around northern New Jersey, listening to a New York radio station, and I was absolutely shocked by what passes for Hip Hop these days. Most of the rappers I heard sounded like they weren't even trying. They sounded like they just rolled out of bed, stumbled into the studio, mumbled a few lines, then went back to bed. I began amusing myself by mocking them. After I came up with the half-assedly sung chorus I realized I had a song to write.
The end result is now posted as a free download over at The FuMP. Just go to http://www.thefump.com and you’ll see it as the first song at the top of the page. I will also be posting it as the song of the month over on my newly relaunched web site.
Speaking of which...
--== WEB SITE RELAUNCH ==-- I didn’t do a full site redesign, although my site badly needs it. What I did do is overhaul the entire site, simplified it, added some new features and content, and tried my best to secure the site to prevent a certain Iranian douchebag from hacking me again.
Some highlights: - All the high quality MP3s are now encoded at 320k. That’s near-CD quality audio for the high quality downloads available for $.99, or as part of your Spice Rack subscription.
- More free downloads. The Music page which has my 2 songs of the month along with the 4 featured songs now has 6 featured songs. I added I’m Not Your Personal IT Guy and Platform Wars to the Featured Songs section so you can listen to and download those songs for free whenever you feel like it.
- NSFW shirts now $10. I only have 4 NSFW shirts left (1 S, 1 M, 1 L, and 1 XXXL) and I want to get rid of them so I marked them down. I also added the I Want TILE shirts to the merchandise section.
The rest of it was some content updates and a general security overhaul that you probably don’t want to hear the details about, so I’ll spare you. Let’s hope I’ve done enough to keep that little Iranian turd out of the site.
--== MILLENNIUM MUSIC CONFERENCE ==-- Finally, I’ve been selected to perform at the Millennium Music Conference which is taking place in Harrisburg, PA the weekend of February 19th. I don’t know when or where my showcase is going to be yet, but when I know anything I’ll post the details on my web site. I’ll also tweet, and blurp, and flype, and whatever else I need to do to get the word out.