REKS new LP, Straight, No Chaser, which is entirely produced by Statik Selektah and features appearances by Slaine, Termanology and this banger below featuring Action Bronson is now available where fine music is sold!
Milwaukee-bred NYC resident SigNif presents the Darren Cole/self-directed video for "Like My Style", the Gee Wiz-produced cut from her most recent release Embracing Rejection, which features J. Nolan, Haz Solo, Tay Lee, Gee Wiz, Keno, IzReal, HPThaHybrid, JBM, Radio Raheim, Thaddeus Otts, Knowsum, DJ Puerto Roc, Sauce Fonda, Sudan Life and Gambitt. "[Like My Style] is me explaining how I don’t fit the typical rapper mode, and how I’m 100% fine with that," says SigNif. "Embracing Rejection is about the trials and tribulations of a starving artist trying to pave her way into an industry that’s not particularly in her favor. Rejection is a big part of life and once I was able to except it, I was able to use if for encouragement." Rejection is the follow-up to last year's Significant Wizdom EP, produced entirely by Gee Wiz, which was preceded by The Transition (see her videos for "Lovely Imperfections" and "Drifting"). SigNif performs in NYC Wednesday April 25 at Lit Lounge (93 2nd Avenue) with J. Philippe, Laurensara, Ane, Yoshi Thetalent and K Rizz.
Video: Rewd Adams & Last Skeptik - "Everything's OK"
Everything's OK is the new single from rapper Rewd Adams and DJ/producer The Last Skeptik, and taken from their stupendously anticipated forthcoming album ‘How Not To Make A Living’. There is no other way to describe ‘Everything’s OK’ apart from ‘massive’. It is a 120bpm behemoth-like banger of a track with the undeniable bounce of Outkast and a hook so infectious you may have to apply some anti-bac gel to your mind after listening to it. The song brings an industrial vat full of vibes in an ode to what could be a woman, but could also be a metaphor for Rewd’s love of writing. Listen closely and decide for yourselves, you clever people.
Apollo Brown & OC - People's Champ + Trophies Album Release
Fast rising production star Apollo Brown and the legendary OC debuted their new album "Trophies" a week early today on itunes (the official wide release is May 1st). The project is one of the most anticipated of the year and has garnered high praise from DJ Premier all the way to Dame Dash. The record is 16 raw tracks with no guest features and 3 verses per song - no frills, just beats and rhymes. To kick things off Apollo & OC are giving away the single "People's Champ."
Intro is by DJ Premier, courtesy of "Live @ Headquarters radio." Gang Starr Foundation Legends Big Shug & Krumb Snatcha come together on a record for the first time in 10 years. They bring rising Boston MC's & frequent collaborators/protégé's M-Dot & Singapore Kane along for the ride. Av'rex (of Krumb's group WOLVES) also adds a verse to the posse cut. Track is Produced by Reef Ali. Cuts by DJ Grazzhoppa. Video Directed by Benny Guzman, filmed by Jeff Miranda, & Edited by DJ TyQuoddy.
Today, Chicago MC Rockie Fresh premiered a music video for the song "Into The Future" off his latest release Driving 88. The Nem Perez directed music video is the third visual off Driving 88 following "How We Do" that features King Louie and "No Fear." "Into The Future" picks up where "How We Do" left off, recreating classic scenes from the Back To The Future movie trilogy. This clip shows an updated Chicago take on Marty McFly's time-travel escapades including the clock-tower, a tricked out Delorean, Nike Air Mags and more. "How We Do" saw the recreation of the Biff & Marty McFly feuds and this is a continuation of the saga. We hope you enjoy it.
Earlier this year, SL Jones and DJ Burn One announced the forthcoming release of a collaborative EP, Paraphernalia. Since the announcement, the Little Rock rapper and Atlanta producer have grown the EP into a full-length mixtape (still titled Paraphernalia), which will be released as a free download for fans in the coming weeks. Today, to celebrate the new announcement, SL Jones & DJ Burn One are excited to release the debut visual from Paraphernalia, "D.A.R.E."
The song, which serves as the intro track from Paraphernalia, is a tone-setter for the project, and the title of the song, an acronym for "Do Anything, Risk Everything," is an out-the-gate statement for a project that continues to show the Little Rock rapper getting more personal and reflective in his music. "Daring to dream, you have to sacrifice so much; you face doubt, adversity, and fear of failure," remarks SL. "You want it so bad that you're willing to almost do anything and risk everything to achieve it."
The video for "D.A.R.E.," directed and edited by Red Audio, keeps it simple with a black and white visual that adds power to the song's lyrics. "I wanted to keep the visuals subtle but honest," explains SL. "DJ Burn One's beat is so raw, so the video really accents the music and compliments the lyrics."