D Banga was a hit with the college DJs all around the world when he pushed his single Shorty earlier this year, peaking in the top five on both college charts. He then went on to land placements on various websites with his follow up Put Your Hands Up as well as appearing on the In Da Streets mixtape from Sirius XM DJ KD aka Han D Man.
The pressure was on to create an entire project to prove that he was more than just a one or two hit wonder and to assist in that he enlisted the help of Justo Award winning DJ Furious Styles. Impressed by the collection of tracks which D Banga provided, it was a no-brainer for the Washington DC based DJ to jump on board to host and mix the project.
Bursting at the seams with the music D Banga is becoming known for, TAKE IT BACK HOME is about enjoying life and not letting the daily struggle beat you up. The energy and enthusiasm the Brownsville rapper advocates is about using music for enjoyment. His storytelling combined with catchy hooks and impressive production from the Cash Entertainment stable of producers is forever present on each of the ten tracks on the project, which will be released digitally on iTunes later in the Summer with bonus material.
Enjoying the attention of the ladies and happy to provide songs that the ladies will appreciate, TAKE IT BACK HOME makes sure the fairer sex are catered for with songs such as Waiting on You, When You Coming Over and I'm Not Like the Other Guys. Bringing a more uptempo vibe to the ten track offering are songs such as All We Do is Party, the single currently being promoted, Famous and the infectious Put Your Hands Up.
While he may just be starting to grab people's attention with the solid stream of music he is putting out, the release of TAKE IT BACK HOME next week is guaranteed to put him under the spotlight.
Track List - Take It Back Home
Famous Shorty Put Your Hands Up I’m Not Like the Other Guys Criminal Mind All We Do is Party What You Want I Do It Better Waiting on You When you Coming Over
There is no doubting that Chicago based producer Rediculus is making some serious noise on the underground both in the States and in Europe. With a strong back catalogue under his belt, he now looks to the future as he plans an onslaught of releases on his well respected Knowledge Giving Birth label including the superb EP and album from his artist Pair-a-Dyce.
To wet our appetite's we kick off with this excellent single entitled 'Tradition' produced by Todd 'Rediculus' Dahn. This awesome slice of soulful Hip-Hop is immediately appealing to any real Hip-Hop fan or anyone who just enjoys good music. This is just a taste of what's to come from this talented emcee born in Florida and now residing in Dallas. This is powerful music.
Also as a bonus Rediculus has made his deejay mix of the Masters Of Conversation release 'ReVerb' available. Mixed to perfection by the legendary Bronx DJ 'DJ Ready Cee', this is now available for FREE download! With contributions come from the likes of Doc Remedy, Proh the Problem, DJ Offbeatz, Rich Malone, Lewi Ldn, 72 the Sign, Capital R, Pair-a-Dyce, Brown Bag AllSstars, V.E.R, Prome, Dame, Kayser9soze and Nizm this is a must! If you missed it make sure you grab it now!
On a sunny friday afternoon, after a long catalog shoot at the Halseyan fashion office in Downtown LA, JNaturaL, photographer/beat maker extraordinaire Jeff Wonder, and producer Kim Ryan chop it up over sushi in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles. The three talk about JNaturaL's new short film "DESIRE", how it ties into her new album "LOVE IS ON HIATUS" and why youre going to want to be at the Premiere Party on 6/29/11.
Dancehall/Hip-Hop artist Winstrong is dropping his explosive track and video "Rude Boy" on M9 Entertainment today. The Bay Area based by way of South American is in the studio finishing his Fall 2011 LP, Ghetto Hymns, which features Jah Dan, M1 of Dead Prez, Haiku De Tat and more.
Winstrong has been delivering his brand of “singjay” (a combination of singer and deejay) for a minute. After migrating to the US in his late teens in 94, he started recording at Conscious Sound Productions (Ursa Minor) with Benjamin Grand Depaux and later recorded a Jazz-fusion album Noble Nature.
It was his 2008 debut album, Eye of the Storm, that propelled Winstrong, a devout Rastafarian, onto the national music scene. The single “Sounds of the Gun” (aka "Boom Boom Blah Blah") solidified his place in Reggae history. He has performed with and is featured on compilations with some of the industry’s best, from Capleton, Sizzla, Prince Malachi, Tony Rebel and Black Uhuru’s Mikal Rose to Hip-Hop artists Wu Tang Clan, Snoop Dogg, Warren G and the bay area’s own Delinquents.
Born Winston van Ewyk in 1971 in Paramaribo, Surinam, Winstrong was raised in a family of musicians. His mother was a schoolteacher who always took the time to sing falsetto around family and friends. It was her influence that encouraged Winstrong’s love of music. “My moms used to tell everyone, “Dis kid has something…watch dis…and I’d come up with songs and performances for dem…”
Armed only with his guitar and his voice, Winstrong’s music will inspire and entertain. Ghetto Hymns coming this Fall.