MP3: Shady Nate - "Real Ni**a Recipe" Feat. Jay Jonah (Prod. By DJ Fresh)
New Collaborative Album With DJ Fresh Scheduled For July 19th Release
Shady Nate & DJ Fresh recently released a video for the single, "Gimmie Da Loot," and took the opportunity to announce the forthcoming release of their new album, Still Based On A True Story. The project will be the second collaborative album between Nate and Fresh, a follow-up to 2007's Based On A True Story, and while the Bay Area pair have a handful of new videos planned, they're releasing this new single first, to hold fans over as the July 19th release date for Still Based On A True Story approaches.
"Real Ni**a Recipe," a song that also features fellow lyricist Jay Jonah, opens strong, with thick drumbeats providing a foundation for Nate's heady, graveled vocals. DJ Fresh fills things out on the beat with pitched and echoed synth flutters, just enough to keep things interesting but skeletal enough to keep the focus firmly on Nate's winding, quick-fire flow. And kudos to Fresh for playing the background so well; Nate didn't earn the nickname Gasman for no reason, after all, and uses his time here well, laying out the ingredients for keeping things kosher when on the hustle: "Recipe for mobbin'/ I'm just doin' my job and / When I say I'm on the run/ I ain't talking about joggin'."
Shady Nate's new album Still Based On A True Story comes out July 19, via Fresh In The Flesh/Shady Nation.
MP3: The Artifacts - "Turn It Out" (prod. King I Divine)
After nearly a fifteen year hiatus, the New Jeruz trifecta consisting of El Da Sensei, Tame One & DJ Kaos, better known at The Artifacts are back on the scene with "Turn It Out". Produced by King I Divine, this hard hitting banger that is also featured on The Official SXSW Mixtape, presented by UniqueSquared.com & DJBooth.net is now available for individual download.
Kae Sun Drops Free Download June 29th: "Outside the Barcode" EP
01. Firefly Dance 02. When The Pot 03. Burden Of Love 04. Interlude 05. Weh-Weh (Release Date: June 29, 2011, free via kaesunmusic.com)
Toronto based singer songwriter Kae Sun turned to his native Ghana for inspiration for his new EP, Outside the Barcode. The return to his homeland after nine years of living in Canada renewed his drive for creating the raw and non-commoditized artistic experiences that shaped his passion for music.
Outside the Barcode is an authentic and reflective collection of songs that showcase Kae's growth as a songwriter, storyteller and guitarist. Recorded on 2-inch tape on a farm in Ontario the raw acoustic songs recall the sense of community and authenticity that inspired the tracks. Kae's focus was to create a more shared listening experience rather than dictating his audience's experiences.
"It's not about making music to get something out of people, but rather sharing experiences, capturing moments and communicating through music and lyrics," he says. The result is an EP that conjures the collaborative spirit and culture of sharing that Kae experienced in Ghana.
This new effort by the singer-songwriter builds on the success of his previous releases. Lion on a Leash (2009), the well-received follow up to his EP Ghost Town (2007) landed on the iTunes 2009 Rewind List and earned esteemed reviews from Exclaim, The Montreal Gazette, OkayPlayer.com and topped many critic's lists for top indie release of the year. The success of Kae's work has led him to play venues and festivals across Canada, UK, Dubai and Ghana.
06.23.2011 Open Roof Festival - Amsterdam Brewery - Toronto, ON 15 • 8 PM 07.07.2011 GLC - Whistler, BC w/ Kymani Marley 19+ 07.08.2011 Diversity Festival - Texeda Island, BC - www.diversityfestival.ca 07.09.2011 Market Square - Victoria, BC - www.victoriaskafest.ca w/ Kymani Marley 07.15.2011 Calabash Bistro - Vancouver, BC 08.05.2011 Yonge & Dundas Square - Toronto, ON Free • 12 Noon • All Ages 08.18.2011 Calgary Reggae Festival - Calgary, AB - www.calgaryreggaefestival.com 19+ 08.21.2011 Ironwood Bar & Grill - Calgary, AB $10 • 9 PM 08.22.2011 Rockwater Bar & Grill - Golden, BC Free 08.27.2011 Open Sky Festival - Edmonton, AB - www.openskymusicfestival.com 08.28.2011 Eaglewood Folk Festival - Pefferlaw, ON
Check the BTS from the "Booty Work" video shoot in ATL directed by Erik White. The clip stars comedian Kevin Hart and was shot in one continuous shot w/ special effects by T-Pain himself. Also features cameos from Nappy Boy / Booty Work producer Young Fyre & T-Pain's touring DJ; DJ Lil Boy. Be on the lookout for the video to drop this week.
Some of you may remember JUNE before as he was featured on Royce Da 5"9's The Bar Exam 3 record "Drama." Now he's back doing his own thing with a new single titled "Told U So”, this Asar Beats produced record is featured on his album JUNE's 1st, 2011 which is executive produced by Royce Da 5"9' himself.