The sophomore album from Suitland, Maryland's yU (of Diamond District & The 1978ers) has been building steam since it's release before the holidays, earning critical acclaim from a lot of our other favorite sites. Well, 2012 is here and yU's back with more music for the movement! Today's new yU single is Time Machine, a relaxed reminiscing that takes listeners back. Enjoy the music!
Time Machine Featuring Bilal Salaam & Danedra Rowell Produced: Unknown & yU Keys: Drew Kid Cuts: DJ 2Tone Jones
Video: Parody of Naughty By Nature - "You Down With J.P.P."
Courtesy Chris @ E1.
This video is meant as a song parody of "O.P.P" from the 90's greatest rap group Naughty By Nature. It's in honor of Jason Pierre-Paul, the New York Giants and their fans. I do not own the rights to ANY game footage or the instrumental, though the lyrics are original. (Registered WGA East)
I'm going to make this short and sweet. I'm now the sole owner of my own company called "Ink Different Inc." http://inkdifferentinc.com/ and from this day forward ALL of my music and content will be distributed solely by iTunes. I've hired an entire staff to help me to operate this company and will not be able to work in the manner which I am accustomed to. It takes a village as they say, so I had to humble myself and bring in professionals to help make this business venture successful.
We offer marketing, branding, distribution, consultation, creative development, professional videos, website/logo design, album artwork and many other services. Make no mistakes, I am an artist and always will be, but it's time for a change. Happy New Year.
Press Release: Busdriver Premieres New Track Via Spin
Courtesy Geo @ Terrorbird.
Beaus$Eros, the recently-announced seventh full-length from indie rap trailblazer Busdriver, forgoes the lightening-speed rhyming that defined his style in favor of a diverse, off-kilter brand of pop and post-hip-hop. Keeping things technically challenging on the new record, Busdriver has made his most personal and avant-garde work yet with Beaus$Eros. Focusing on a devastating break-up and personal failure, the album is buttered in stirring melodies and complex vocals and are on full display with the new single "Bon Bon Fire," which premiered over the holidays with Spin Magazine . The ultra-surreal video for "Kiss Me Back To Life," is worth a watch if you missed it the first time too, which you can see via Pitchfork. In step with Busdriver's recent work with forward-thinking producers Flying Lotus, Modeselektor, Nosaj Thing and others, the production on Beaus$Eros takes root in beat music, lush IDM, and sythpop. Beaus$Eros has an adjusted North American release date of February 14th, 2012. Busdriver will be hitting the road in 2012... stay tuned.