MP3: DJ Jean Maron & M-Dot f/ Keith Murray, Punchline - "Beautiful (Remix)"
Courtesy Soulspazm Records.
DJ Jean Maron & M-Dot drop their 2nd single "Beautiful", off their remixed duo album "Run MPC (Remix CD)" available now via Soulspazm Records. Punchline (EMC) & Keith Murray (Def Squad) lend vocals to the track.
MP3: Copywrite f/ Jakki Da Mota Mouth - "Swaggot Killaz"(Produced by !llmind)
Courtesy Matt B.
Heavy is the head that wears the crown! Over the course of his now decade long-career, Copywrite has been a lightning rod of controversy, engaged in numerous beefs (some of which have lived out in real time and not just on the microphone). Yet, in life, lessons are learned, you grow and mature; and above all else life has a way of imparting upon you what’s truly important.
For Copywrite, the devastation he felt from the loss of close friends and family members has heavily impacted his view of the world and his place in it. Leaders are bestowed a great deal of responsibility and they can influence those around them to do the right things, or they can lead them astray; Copywrite has chosen the former as his path.
Following the successes of his debut LP (“The High Exhaulted”) and his most recent sophomore album (“The Life and Times of Peter Nelson”), Copywrite found himself at a crossroad. He had first become popular in the underground scene for his battle raps and witty punch lines. With the release of “Life and Times of Peter Nelson” Copywrite found critical success (XXL Magazine, Hiphopdx.com, Thewellversed.com, URB.com etc) by being more honest and candid about his life. Some fans yearned for the Copywrite who ripped other rappers to shreds; while critics and newer fans appreciated the deeper more introspective side of Copywrite. Mix all of that in along with the deaths of a few close friends and family members that have taken place since “The Life and Times of Peter Nelson” was released a year ago emboldened Copywrite to strengthen himself in his faith to change his content moving forward. What this offers the listener is a true look into the artist, who like many of us, starts something one way, but finishes it in a different manner.
With “God Save the King” Copywrite delivers another brutally honest record that reaches for new creative heights. “God Save The King” will be released on February 28th, 2012.
Tracklisting and credits for Copywrite’s God Save The King:
1.) “Post-Apocalyptic Request Box” (produced by Jason Rose) 2.) “Love” f/ Tage Future of MHz (produced by Bronze Nazareth) 3.) “Swaggot Killaz” f/ Jakki Da Motamouth 4.) “Mouth of MHz” (produced by !llmind) 5.) “Sorrow” f/ Illogic & Don Jaga (produced by Stu Bangas) 6.) “Man Made” f/ Rockness Monstah of Heltah Skeltah (produced by Jason Rose) 7.) “J.O.Y.” f/ Jason Rose & Torae (produced by Jason Rose) 8.) “Union Rights” f/ MHz (produced by Khrysis) 9.) “Yo! MTV Raps! (Money for Nothing)” f/ Jason Rose (produced by Jason Rose) 10.) “Blue Ribbon” (produced by Bronze Nazareth) 11.) “Miracle” (produced by S.G. on the Traxxx) 12.) “G$K” (produced by Stu Bangas) 13.) “Workahol” (produced by Stu Bangas) 14.) “White Democrats” f/ Mac Lethal (produced by Jason Rose) 15.) “Golden State (Of Mind)” f/ Evidence, Roc Marciano & Casual (produced by Vanderslice) 16.) “Synesthesia” (produced by RJD2) 17.) “Got to Make It” f/ Tage Future (produced by Stu Bangas) 18.) “Talk With Jesus” (produced by Poetiq Beetz)
MP3/Video: Fatal Lucciauno Announces New Album Respect For February 21 Release
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Brooklyn, NY - Fatal Lucciauno is excited to announce the release of his new album, Respect. A follow-up to his 2007 project, The Only Forgotten Son, Respect will be released on February 21st via Sportn' Life Records.
Born in Chicago and raised in Seattle's Central District (a rough neighborhood nicknamed the Crime District), Fatal Lucciauno brings the perspective of his urban northwest upbringing to listeners, a unique style that weaves street tales while striving to remain spiritually honest. "With this record I wanted to show the musical integrity that drives me to be the best at what I do," says Fatal. "The music is a safe haven for my thoughts and fears. I finally feel free, spiritually, so my creative drive is scary. This album is a jump-start to a new frontier in 'gangsta rap.' I truly believe it will bring an uprising to my northwest hip-hop community."
For Lucciauno, Respect is also an album to show and prove, and the title draws directly from that goal. "I want people to respect my artistic value," Lucciauno explains, "as well as my ability to crush any beat handed to me." Tracks like "Adolf" do just that, "a modern-day twist on a regime change in street politics," according to Lucciauno, that puts on display his ability to bring together concepts and lyricism.
Elsewhere, the album's first single, "Amazing," continues to show off Fatal's diversity as an artist. Produced by Jake One and featuring a chorus from rapper J. Pinder, also both Seattleites, "Amazing" contains a filtered and chopped sample with airy keys and echoing, soulful vocals throughout. For Lucciauno, the song's inspiration came from the undying love bred by nostalgia. "I have love for my community, no matter what I've seen," he notes of his beloved Central District neighborhood. "It's cool to want nice things – that's what the struggle was for – but don't forget where you come from."