Free Album feat. Statik Selektah, Donny Goines & More!
Life in Amazin Times is Jimmy ValenTime’s first full length project that is made up of largely original songs. Jimmy ValenTime said, “I feel like people should judge Life in Amazin Times like it’s my first album. I spent over a year recording and touring with these songs. I consider it my defining statement as an artist.”
Life in Amazin Times features original production from Statik Selektah (Action Bronson, Freddie Gibbs), Jay Quest (Skyzoo, Reks), and Willie Green (Soul Khan, C-Rayz Walz). Life in Amazin Times also features a collaboration with emerging artist, Donny Goines on the song titled, “The Come Up Pt. 2”. In addition to working with these diverse artists and producers, the album is filled with many incredible solo records. The previous singles from Life in Amazin Times, “Understand” and “Take It in Blood” have been played on over two dozen radio stations, and have also been successful in international markets such as Germany, Australia, and New Zealand.
Jimmy ValenTime says “Life in Amazin Times lets people who have followed my career have all my most popular songs on one album as well as introducing them to a more diverse style of music that I have produced.” Life In Amazin Times covers diverse topics such as religion (“Time”), relationships (“Your Amazing”), loss (“Far Away”), and growing up in poverty (“Take it in Blood”). Jimmy also addresses his comparison to M.F. Doom on “The DOOM Interlude”, and “I’m Awesome” is a song that displays his signature sarcasm.
The Title Life in Amazin Times has a special significance to Jimmy ValenTime as he explains, “I picked the title because I am finally doing what I always wanted to do, it’s never the right time to chase your dreams, but life can be amazing when you stop making excuses.”
Video: Napoleon Da Legend - "Phoenix" (dir. Crazy Al Cayne)
"Phoenix" is the latest installment from Crazy Al Cayne's "Sugar Cayne Experiment" EP series. DMV MC, Napleon Da Legend is the first subject of the experiment and he spits fresh thought provoking bars over a beat created by Sugar Cayne back in 1995. This combination of ingredients describes the "Phoenix", A new beginning to a style of HipHop that most considered dead. The beat is a direct link to an era in HipHop that HipHop heads hold dear in their hearts. Stay Tuned for the Sugar Cayne Experiment Vol#1 EP dropping real soon!
Los Angeles emcee Monk McNasty defrauds the myth of Santa Claus in the new music video for "Dadda Clause", directed by Emerg McVay. McNasty made his name as a battler on the GrindTime circuit before releasing last year's Full Metal Rapshet mixtape.
Audio: yU "Can't Hide (feat. EyeQ)" New Non-Album Bonus Cut!
Courtesy Mello Music Group.
Today, enjoy the non-album bonus cut from yU "Can't Hide" (ft. EyeQ) produced by Slimkat78. Slimkat78's production features vocal sample and chopped up horns while yU and guest MC, EyeQ, trade verses. The combination between yU, EyeQ, and Slimkat78 seems effortless while yU and EyeQ's chemistry is undeniable. Enjoy!
So after many years of being under the study of Beat-Making John Robinson has finally decided to let the rest of the world hear what he creates outside of writing lyrics and working with various other producers around the world. "My beats are very personal to me, they are like therapy for whenever I am not writing. It is another outlet to express myself creatively." says J.R. when asked why he hasn't put his beats out there sooner.
Welcome to the first installment of Brilliant Soundscapes, enjoy and spread the vibes.
Thanks to everyone who submitted and took the time to comment and vote for their favorite entries. There were some real stand out tracks, and allot of really great efforts all around. We thought that over all Fef had the cleanest sound, and his remix fit the track well. The drums hit hard, it was carried by a dope bassline, and a hypnotic melody. Everyone agreed that Rakmas' remix was the runner up. It changed ths sound of the track, hit hard, had some nice played chops, filtered samples, and dope bassline. Third place was a tie between Kafutchino and Sicktunes. Kafutchino had a dope remix. Drums sounded like sp 1200, hit real hard, and the low fi sample fit the hard hitting drums well. Only thing was, by the second verse the vocals start to drift, but a nice effort. Sicktunes the 3rd place runner up had another dope remix, a sound that fit the track with a eerie change up for Killah Priests part.
Special thanks to Lee, Chris and Soundcloud, Destruments, IDE & Alucard, Creative Juices Music and all the producers.