Critically acclaimed mc/producer and Soul Position frontman Blueprint, returns with his highly anticipated sophomore solo release Adventures in Counter-Culture. Experimenting with synths, keyboards, and drum machines, Adventures in Counter-Culture touches on Blueprint's cynicism with the world, his disdain for pop culture, the state of politics and an apathetic, uninspired society. The album encompasses every facet of music Blueprint knows. It blurs genre lines and connects his hip hop pedigree with his early days in the church choir, to the R&B bands he was a part of in high school, to his new found interest in rock and electronic music.
After a five year musical journey, Blueprint has emerged with his greatest effort to date. A culmination of self discovery and societal critique, Adventures in Counter-Culture is just that. The adventure begins March 1st, 2011.
December 17th, 2010, Hot Rod released his single "Dance With Me" to the world on 50 Cent's new label G Note Records.
In 2008 Hot Rod's "I Like To F*ck" leaked onto the web and instantly won worldwide applause and attention. Underground clubs and online sites rang off with posts and conversation of how different it was. Perez Hilton posted it front-and-center on his site for the entire Memorial Day Weekend and Youtube lit up as well.
Since then, Hot Rod has toured the world doing shows in markets such as Turkey, England, France, Australia, United Arab Emerites, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, Switzerland, China, Denmark and countless territories around the world. As his underground hit grew, Tila Tequila jumped on board and rapped a verse adding to the fanfare of "I Like To F*ck". The world took notice.
Calls continued to come in from areas all around the globe. Even though Rod was freestyling to and remixing hits from artists such as David Guetta and Swedish House Mafia as far back as 2006 and 2007, he began rapping on even more from artists such as Lykki Li, La Roux, Portishead, and others. Rod grew to love his new flavor of music and went full speed ahead carving a place for himself among his peers
FEAT. 2MINDZ x DASAN AHANU x THAT KID ERA x C-NEIL x BAKER "CO-PRODUCED BY 2MINDZ // THE ELION SHOW VOL.1 OUT NOW"
"The Elion Show Two" has been some time in the making. North Carolina based emcee Elion The Great wanted to make sure this mixtape sounded more like an album and show off his different dimensions as an artist, for this project he teams up once again with producer 2mindz (Michigan) and the combination equals classics.
Their first project "The Elion Show" in 2008 was successful and people wanted a sequel. Real hip hop to the fullest, point blank, period. This download features Dasan Ahanu, C.Neil and Baker (VA). Elion would like to welcome you all to the Elion Show.
01.) The Elion Show 2 (Intro) (Produced By 2mindz) 02.) Poetic License (feat. Dasan Ahanu) (Produced By 2mindz) 03.) Ron Burgundy Speaks 04.) Lovely Ladies (Produced By 2mindz) 05.) Matinee (Produced By 2mindz) 06.) Better Know That (Produced By 2mindz) 07.) Time 2 Time (feat. That Kid Era) (Produced By 2mindz) 08.) Don't Come Close (feat. C-Neil) (Produced By 2mindz) 09.) Tainted (Produced By 2mindz) 10.) Mine (Produced By 2mindz) 11.) I'm On It (Produced By 2mindz) 12.) The Letter To My Ex's 13.) My Baby 14.) Cheats On You (With A Basketball Player) (Remix) 15.) In Your Dreams 16.) How Many MC's 2010 (feat. Baker) 17.) Fergie and Jesus 18.) Picture Perfect (Snippet) (Produced By Duke Hugh)
Up and coming New York based rapper/performer/emcee, NOTAR just dropped this gem called "Bills, Bills, Bills." It's a take on Jay-Z's "Girls Girls Girls" and he pretty much kills it. It's a tale about being broke and dealing with, you guessed it, bills to pay.
MP3: Random a/k/a Mega Ran w/ Storyville - "Bedrock City"
Happy Holidays! Is all of your shopping done yet? Mine is nowhere near. But lucky for me, I'm off this week, so I'll handle that, as well as all of the other things I've been trying to get done like sleeping.... Winter Break FTW.
Yo, did I tell you that we recorded a song IN A COMIC BOOK SHOP while on tour last month? well it's true, we did. That should go in a Guiness book or something...pretty sure that's never been done.
Anyway,that song is here, and FREE for ALL to enjoy!
Big shout out to everyone in Houston, especially those who came out to the THREE events we had there, at Cactus Music, Super Happy Fun Land and Bedrock City Comics.
speaking of comics, if any of you read comics, or haven't in a while, make sure you readY: THE LAST MAN. It's mad old, and I'm late, I know, but I can't put it down! I'm on book 4 and there are like 10, so if anyone wants to get me a present, there ya go :-)
I hear that there will be a movie next year with Shia LeBouf and Alicia Keys...should be interesting.
already read it ? then get The Goon and Walking Dead.
More music will be coming this week, as the FIRST single from my next project, a FREE EP based on one of the greatest video game experiences of all time, will drop.
Feel free to send me your guesses, but if you listen to my music or interviews at all, I've mentioned it several times... in fact I'm not even sure why I'm being secretive about it. But anyway, it'll be on iTunes and Amazon Tuesday.