A NEW Christmas Story, Ode to Wreck It Ralph & EPOCH update on Hero Muzik 2
Salutations party people & "Happy Holidaze!" Lots to fill you all in on, so here we go...
Available NOW through the holidays is the latest incarnation of my A Christmas Story project; This time replete with 4 new bonus instrumentals, which are originally from the holiday project I produced last year for MC Lars. Shouts out to Random & Mr. Miranda for supplying the guest vocals, as well as Rodrigo Pradel for the amazing art!
While on tour last month, myself & Ran peeped the Disney movie Wreck It Ralph, which is a must-see for all "retro" gamers; We were so inspired that we made "Wreck It Ran" as ode to the movie using samples from composer Henry Jackman's score.
You can also download my instrumental version HERE for free too! https://soundcloud.com/neosonix/mega-ran-wreck-it-ran .
Speaking of me & Mega Ran's collaborations... We're working on a "GAME OF THE YEAR" edition for Forever Famicom, so stay tuned for more details on that- including how YOU can help US pick the album's final artwork!
Lastly, a lot of people been asking me- "K, what's the concept behind the next Hero Muzik album?" Well, take a look above and you should be able to figure it out ;)
Let's just say I got some EPOCH plans for volume 2!! More info wil be revealed at the top of 2k13... till then, K
MP3: Full |REBEL| Jacket - "G.R.I.T.S." Ft. Chalie Boy
Courtesy Audible Treats.
After releasing The REBEL EP earlier this year, Full |REBEL| Jacket have stayed plenty busy, popping up on local Phoenix radio, releasing a string of videos, and more, and now, with new visuals on the way, and a new EP planned for early 2013, the duo is releasing the latest single from The REBEL EP, "G.R.I.T.S." The REBEL EP, throughout, features some strong names (Big Rube, BJ The Chicago Kid, Nikkiya), and "G.R.I.T.S." continues that tradition, with a guest verse from Houston mainstay Chalie Boy.
Ryan Leslie Speaks on $1 Million Jury Verdict Against Him
Courtesy Mitchell Dudley.
As you may or may not know, in 2010, somebody stole all my music from me, out of the back of a black Mercedes-Benz when I was in Cologne, Germany. Initially I put up a reward of $20,000, a reward of $20,000 to get my backpack back. And when it never returned, I upped the reward to a million dollars, because that music was absolutely everything to me, it was everything, it was my life, it was everything.
I upped it to a million dollars.
Eventually somebody did return that backpack to me. But when I plugged in that hard drive to access everything that I had lost, the music just wasn't there, the hard drive wouldn't mound, I couldn't access anything, you know...
[crowd member shouts: 'It just wasn't meant to be...']
And a year later, that same gentleman, I don't know if it's because he misunderstood what the million dollars was for, he filed a lawsuit in federal court, in New York City, demanding that I pay a million dollars for music that I never got back. And yesterday, and the reason why I'm on the front page of the news today, everyone thought I was just a cheap skate or something like that.
A jury of my peers, eight people, they looked me in my face and told me I had to pay this man one million dollars for music that I never got back.
[crowd member: 'f*&k that!']
And so I woke up today to go get me some orange juice man, and the lady who works at the deli was like, 'oh man, you're the guy on the front page of the paper today!' And I looked at the [New York Post] headline, and it said, 'Rap Weasel'...
[Leslie dips his head, collects himself, crowd claps, 'we love you!'... 'keep your head up bro...']
So listen, music always comes from a place of inspiration and I've got to tell you all, never have I been more inspired than when I lost everything than to try and make the most incredible album I could possibly make. And for the last two years, I invested every single penny, every last dollar I had, to make the best artistic offering I possibly could. And October 22nd it came out, it's my album called Les Is More.
And despite what the jury said, that million dollar reward is still out there for anybody who can return all my compositions to me. That's why I never took the video off of YouTube, I never got anything back, but luckily God blessed me with talent I can make the music over again."
1. “Really Real”
2. “Tag, Mae, & Moe” f/ Mae Day & Moe Dirdee (prod. by Astronote)
3. “We Ready” f/ Hustle (prod. by Cyrus The Great)
4. “Jump Around” f/ MAHD
5. “Rap Revelations” f/ Fred Knuxx, Faro, Wordsmith (prod. by Centric) (cuts by DJ Ykcor)
6. “4.9.5 to 3.1.3” f/ DKay DrumMasta (prod. by DKay DrumMasta)
7. “Remember Me” (prod. by Time Stretch)
8. “Talkin' Wit' Sam” (Interview)
Christian Blaizer - All I Want ft Redman, K Koke, Eric Sermon, Metis
Courtesy 730 Promo.
Late last year, Blue Rain emcee Christian Blaizer passed away after losing a battle with cancer. At the time of his death, the Highgate, London native was hard at work on a debut album 'The Oath', which his friend and collaborator Paul “Blue Rain” Yomi, promised to finish and release after his death. Here is the first release off the posthumous album titled 'All I Want'. Produced by Yomi along with Redskull Beats, the record finds Blaizer trading ambitious, boastful bars with Erick Sermon, Redman, Metis and K. Koke.
Calling upon a lifetime of experience, Toronto rapper FenaxiZ vividly depicts his hometown with a candid honesty. While some glorify the violence that plagues the city and others hail Toronto as a tourist-friendly destination, FenaxiZ instead offers a metropolis of "students, hustlers, everyday citizens, hard-working immigrants tryna earn dividends" as he guides his audience through areas such as Kensington Market, the Financial district, St. Jamestown, and Rosedale. He finally concludes after seeing "the good, the bad, the beauty, the ugly," that "it is what it is and this the real Toronto."
Trek Life Update: EVENT | Toys 4 Tots x 626ers on Fri Dec 7th
Courtesy Press Life.
Tis the season for dope beats & giving hearts. #626mas is a San Gabriel Valley local event that accomplishes a duel purpose. 1) Do something nice for a lesser fortunate child & 2) Have some of the best local talent rock on the same stage together in the 626 area. The entry fee is an unwrapped, unopened toy of $10 value or a $5 donation. All proceeds from this event will be donated to Toys 4 Tots. See you on Friday!
In 1996, New Orleans rapper Ricky B released the bounce classic "Shake Fa Ya Hood." 16 years later, Ricky has teamed up with New Orleanian producer/deejay Quickie Mart to present the Wylie Whitesides-directed music video for "Hood"'s official dubstep remix. Quickie Mart's "Hood" remix appears on the Space Monkey Radio EP, a collection of artist-approved dubstep remixes of songs also including rapper Freddie Gibbs, California ska-funk outfit Slightly Stoopid and singers Shyvonne and Justina.
In the last two years alone Quickie Mart has released four volumes of the Haze Diaries mixtape series with rapper Gotham Green, featuring Freddie Gibbs and Planet Asia. Gypsyphonic Disko, his klezmer/New Orleans bounce/hip-hop fusion project with Ben Ellman of Galactic, was included in Nerve.com‘s Five Albums You Should Be Listening To Right Now and his Brain Salad Surgery mashup tape was released in late 2009. "Ricky asked me to remix his classic New Orleans bounce tune," Mart says of the "Hood" project. "Naturally, I accepted."
Famed West Coast Producer, Sir Jinx, Unleashes The West Wing!
Courtesy Todd Davis.
As an integral member of not one, but two pioneering Left Coast Hip-Hop collectives; N.W.A. and the Posse, as well as a pre-Ni99az Wit Attitudes Ice Cube led C.I.A. [Cru’ in Action!], triple threat – rapper/deejay/producer - Sir Jinx is a self-professed “West Wing Legend” – And, rightfully so!
Over the course of a 25-plus year career, the renowned multi-platinum South Central Los Angeles native has logged in countless hours of studio time crafting classic hit records for a multitude of rap and R&B luminaries such as Ice Cube, Dr. Dre (who also happens to be his cousin) Kool G. Rap, Xzibit, Kurupt, Too $hort, Jayo Felony, Yo-Yo, WC and the Maad Circle, Coolio, as well as the late, great icons Teena Marie & Gerald Levert.
In July 2011, Sir Jinx released the exceedingly overdue and stellar collection, General Population, with contributions from the aforementioned Jayo Felony [“Rime Scene”], Roscoe/DPGC [“Bump Bump” & “In My Footsteps”], Devin the Dude [“Gather My Thoughts”], Butch Cassidy [“I Don't Take You Serious” & “That Type of Girl”], Ras Kass, Rodney-O & Bone Crusher [“The Time Is Now”] and protégés Tri Star & Dat Boi Hop, with outside production courtesy of The Futuristiks (Eminem, Redman), Thayod Ausar (50 Cent, Xzibit) Jesse West (Bad Boy, KRS-1) and Trevor Lawrence (Dr. Dre, Eminem).
And now, Sir Jinx, in association with his Coastal Contra Music Group venture, has returned with his brand new, soon-to-be unleashed, star-studded musical extravaganza, …Presents The West Wing. This stellar release is chock-full of some of the biggest names in the music industry including Dogg Pound member Kurupt, Jayo Felony, MC Eiht of Compton’s Most Wanted, King T, Public Enemy’s Flavor Flav, Kid Frost, Mr. MayLay, Crooked I of Slaughterhouse, Ya Boy, Yo-Yo, Medusa, Cypress Hill’s B-Real, Xzibit, Skillz, Fabolous, Dru Down, and comedians Dave Chappelle, Mike Epps & Joe Torry round it out. Along with, of course, Sir Jinx, other producers on board to lend a hand are Pockets, Rush, Dae One, Rocko, Thayod Ausar, Jesse West, Battlecat, The Futuristiks, Josef Leimberg, Track Team, Big Foot, Choir Boi and Vito.
In addition to his forthcoming release, Sir Jinx’ Coastal Contra Music Group will be supporting a string of individual high-profile projects from the likes of Animal Channel featuring Deadly Threatz & LA Zu, Boomer Didit, King T, Jusin Time, Tri Star, Dat Boi Hop, Stacee Adams, The Sweat Hoggs, X-Clan and 2nd II None.
Sir Jinx Presents The West Wing is slated for release on December 11th 2012...
Video: Illmaculate - "Walk On Water (Fear Of God)"
Courtesy Sandpeople Music.
"Walk On Water (Fear Of God)" is the first single and video from the upcoming project. Artistic Outlet Media captured the cinematic feel that has defined both CHRON albums, providing the perfect visuals to accompany Illmaculate's heavy examination.