Check out this new Hip Hop Banger by C-Boy "Gripped Up" Produced by Louie Skeemz. Already getting a great number of Downloads and we wanna keep it going! We would appreciate your feedback on this new record! DJ's and Bloggers feel free to post and place in your rotations! Download Link is below!
Los Angeles emcee/producer Menacin Johnson presents "Hear Me Now", the Alpha MC-produced official first single from his forthcoming full-length Brand New Headsets 2, featuring A-Plus of Souls Of Mischief, Abstract Rude (Rhymesayers/ATU), Oh No, Prince Po of Organized Konfusion, Cookbook of L.A. Symphony, Ariano & LD, Terem, Duke Westlake and more. A product of L.A.'s Project Blowed movement which also spawned Aceyalone, Mikah Nine and Freestyle Fellowship, he dropped his debut album Still Here in 2007 on No Threshold Records, following up with the first installment of Brand New Headsets in 2009.
This new single is entitled "Back 2 Basics" taken from the critically acclaimed release "Configa Presents: Calm Before The Storm" produced by Configa and featuring the vocal talents of John Graham. The track expresses an observation on the state of the game today, representing for true hip hop in the face of "appealing lies" and "avatars".
yU (of Diamond District) Releases New Album "The EARN"
Courtesy Mello Music Group.
Today, yU (of Diamond District) and iTunes teamed up for an exclusive early album release of The EARN. The accolades are starting to pour in even before the official release: About.com's Henry Adaso put The EARN on his Top 10 of December list and Kevin Nottingham reviewed the album 9/10. To celebrate the sophomore release from yU, we are giving away the song Blind which NahRight featured in a special sneak preview. Enjoy the song & be sure to support the album!
For Blind, yU enlists fellow DMV resident and Low Budget legend Kev Brown to produce. The track is a powerful exploration of the heightened sensory awareness to sound that is present when one's sight is taken and to the myriad of blessings in life we miss when not tuned in.
"I may not say nothing, but u better believe that I'm listening, To the sound of your vibration with my mind, Now you may use your eyes to see, But I just let my senses lead me to destinations They say that I'm blind - Wo...ohh.. Oh.. ohhhh"
The Album: After garnering success with Oddisee and Diamond District, then his solo debut Before Taxes, which was named to the Best of 2010 List by HipHopDX, Al Lindstrom, About.com, Passion Weiss, and Above Ground Mag, yU sharpened his skills through performances on a European tour and appearances at CMJ, SXSW, A3C, and the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival. Now, yU is back with his sophomore pro ject The EARN a progression that is as fluid, lyrical, and thought provoking as his critically acclaimed debut. His new album, The E ARN, is a timely meditation on the struggle to advance, set afire by yU's potent wordplay. The EARN features production from Grammy Nominated Kokayi, Kev Brown, Charlie Ross, Slimkat78, Roddy Rod, 00Genesis, The Unknown, Usef Dinero, Cho ppy Chope, and yU himself. The new album also features vocals from Nicholas Ryan Gant, Duff, Imani Bilal, King Tut, Bilal Salaam, Danedra Rowell, and Diamond District. Save room on your Best of 2011 list for The EARN!
MP3: Chaundon w/ Daily Planet, Cymarshall Law & M-Dot - "El Mariachi" (prod. by Reef Ali)
Courtesy Chris Figueroa.
Hall of Justice vet Chaundon, gathers up a lyricist heavy lineup for this new Desperado inspired joint. Daily Planet, who recently returned home from a long stay behind a different set of bars, sets it off (DP work with 9th Wonder, as well as appearing on Jean Grae's "Jeanius" album over the aforementioned producers' beat). The second verse belongs to long time Little Brother affiliate Chaundon, followed by Jersey storyteller Cymarshall Law & closed out by Boston tongue twister M-Dot.
MP3: Tru Fam - "Denim Cashmere" (prod. Teddy Roxpin)
Courtesy J Melo.
Tru Fam is gearing up to release the mix tape, "Bowties and Applause" on the 20th of December, after touring the country with the likes of Yelawolf and Wiz Khalifa. The lead single for the project is "Denim Cashmere" Produced by Teddy Roxpin (Mac Miller).