Another artist. Wooh Da Kid, from Waka Flocka’s Brick Squad Monopoly, tweeted that Slim Dunkin, who is also part of BSM, has passed away. Early reports are saying that Slim was shot at a Gucci Mane video shoot. More details will be updated as they become available. R.I.P. Slim Dunkin.
Are you ready to launch into 2012? MAX BURGUNDY sure is. Making quite an impression amongst music listeners in 2011, the next year is only going to be bigger and better for the Indie Hip Hopper who is already on fire.
Hailing from the Bronx and now residing in Brooklyn, this all around New Yorker is ready to take on the world. Raised by a lone wolf of a single mother, petty street violence, John Singleton movies and the only genre he's ever known, MAX BURGUNDY has never stopped paying attention to himself and his surroundings, and it shows in his music. With a sound described by some as equal parts Slug, MURS and Del tha Funkee Homosapien, Burgundy has a stage presence that is neither subtle nor ordinary. Max brings the emotion and anxiety of a tortured adolescence and early adulthood to his music and performance art.
Max has shared the stage with Pitbull, Das Racist, Chromeo, Gordon Voidwell, Atomosphere, Twin Shadow, MURS, Eyedea and countless others. He has collaborated with esteemed producers OMEN (Drake, Lil Wayne, Ludacris), KHRYSIS!!! (9th Wonder, The Away Team, Little Brother) Cookin Soul (Nipsey Hustle, 50 Cent), and the Fyre Dept (Adam Deitch, 50 Cent, Talib Kweli).
And that's not all.........2011 was a HUGE year for Max. Not only did he release his debut EP, #Waiting, but opportunity seemed to be present everywhere he looked. This year saw Max's first video for "Life Ain't Funny," premiere on Mashable. Max's follow up single for "Save Ferris (Fuck My Job)," premiered on Baeble Music, and the video for the song made an impressive premiere on CMJ.com.
The Deli Magazine has featured him as a NYC Rapper on the Rise, and he was just voted by Sonicbids into the Number One Spot for their top 5 Hip Hop artists of 2011. Max has also done a guest feature in the MTV.com Blog....wait...make that TWO guest features! This year saw Max playing shows at CMJ, Pop Montreal, and AC3 which are impressive to say the least.
As we speak he is currently in the studio recording his new album, which will feature a collaboration with Aaron Pfenning (Chairlift, Rewards), for one of the most anticipated collaborations of 2012. “Life Ain’t Funny” will also appear in the trailer for the Kevin Hart and Big Boy movie titled "Exit Strategy," and on the soundtrack released by Snoop Dogg's Doggystyle Records. 2012 also sees Max accepted into SXSW, Canadian Music Fest, and a chance to play Midem in Cannes.
2012 is going to be a colossal year for MAX BURGUNDY. Listen up and listen closely. If #Waiting was his Ace Ventura, expect the Freshman rapper to drop an Eternal Sunshine at the top of the year. Max is a definite artist to be on the look out for in 2012. Don’t miss out on what he has to offer!
24 hours after the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, Los Angeles-based emcee Malkovich drops "Jim Kong Ill", the second single and title track from his forthcoming album based on the life of the infamous dictator. Malkovich dropped the Ayatollah Presley mixtape earlier this year, hosted by House Shoes and featuring Prince Po of Organized Konfusion, Dibia$e, Killer Reese of King Fantastic, P.U.D.G.E., Sum, IamOmni and many more.
Neighborhood Children. This dynamic hip hop/folk rock project consisting of DJ Phoecus and Mizzy the Wildchild bring forward an elevated approach to appreciating a mix of layered beats and underground hip-hop. Phoecus drew all his concentration to music after he recovered from a tragic car accident, in which he fell under a traumatic wave of coma. To everyone's surprise, that only hyped the rambunctious 18 year old to gain an even more immense interest in writing, creating, and mixing. Phoecus won a following that expanded him to set off DJing in spots ranging from screechy dive bars to big name events. The collaboration creates an alternate outlook of what's appropriate, leaving the shock factor as the main ingredient that they feed to the audience. Neighborhood Children have no fear, their only goal is to keep moving forward, no matter what the danger is.
*DOWNLOAD “HI MY NAME’S MIKE FREESTYLE,” “BANG URSELF,” and “DUNKIN DONUTS ANTHEM”*