I was notified that the vinyl is shipping this week. Because it's been sooooo long, I called BS and made them take a picture of it before they sent it. Here it is! I'll have it out to you before next week. Thank you for your patience, this will be soooo worth it!
DESTRUCTOID gets the EXCLUSIVE first Black Materia Remix leak
Check out my favorite gaming culture site Destructoid for an exclusive first listen to the first leak from BLACK MATERIA: THE REMIXES. It's called "Ninja Girl," and is produced by DN3.
Thanks for hanging out, and for reading this far. If you're in Cali, be sure to come out and see myself with the man himself, performing at the famous Key Club in Hollywood with Elzhi this Thursday. Should be a classic show.
Did I not give you any free music? shame on me. Check out Frelance's remix of "Year of the Dragon."
First leak from Blacastan’s forthcoming LP "The Master Builder Part II." 2 X CD (disc 1-full length album; disc 2-mixtape version of full album plus bonus cuts) dropping on 3/13/12, hosted & mixed by Doo Wop & Mr. Peter Parker. Blacastan’s "The Master Builder Part II" features appearances from Slaine, Celph Titled, Moe Pope, OuterSpace, Mr. Green, Reef The Lost Cauze & more.
Video: L.E.P. Bogus Boys Ft. Waka Flocka Flame & French Montana - Recording At Daddy's House, NYC
Courtesy Audible Treats.
In December, the L.E.P. Bogus Boys traveled to New York City to participate in the Urban Wrestling Federation, and while in town, the duo of Count & Moonie hit the Daddy's House recording studio to work on new music with Waka Flocka Flame and recently signed Bad Boy rapper French Montana. Their latest webisode captures the action, as the L.E.P., Waka, and French chop it up in the studio, work on music, and much more.
#Justsayin' Ft. Sadat X (of the Legendary Brand Nubian Crew) is the second single off Fokis' upcoming "A Vintage State Of Mind" Mix Tape (Hosted By Sadat X & Mixed By DJ Chonz) which will be available 2/21/12. Scratches performed by DJ Chonz.
MGK Joins Record-Setting Tech N9ne '2012 Hostile Takeover Tour' - Lace Up Debut Album Coming Soon!
Courtesy Greg Miller.
MTV's 2011 HOTTEST BREAK-THROUGH MC SETS OUT CROSS-COUNTRY FOR 90 SHOWS IN 99 DAYS!
Los Angeles, CA--January 23, 2012-- EST 19XX/Bad Boy/Interscope Records signee MGK (aka Machine Gun Kelly) will be joining Tech N9ne on the record-setting hip-hop tour for consecutive show dates in a 99 day span. The 2012 Hostile Takeover Tour will consist of an astonishing 90 tour dates in 99 days that kicks off March 22 with stops in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Atlanta, Dallas, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Baltimore, Denver and Seattle. With his highly energetic persona and entertaining live performances, MGK promises to put on an unforgettable show for music fans during this record-breaking run.
"Touring with Tech N9ne is going to be wild. I'm going to Lace Up and bring the energy to so many cities across the country. I'm thankful to be able to play to in a bunch of new cities and give them a crazy memorable show," exclaims MGK.
MGK is having a hot winter with the mega success of his single "Wild Boy" featuring Waka Flocka and the 2011 title of MTV's Hottest Breakthrough MC competition along with the announcement of joining the 2012 Van's Warped tour this summer. As the leader of the Lace Up Movement, MGK passionately sets out to inspire fans from all walks of life with his music and story.
Born Richard Colson Baker in Texas, MGK and his missionary parents took up residence in multiple countries around the world including Egypt and Germany before settling in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. In 2009, MGK won audiences nationwide after being the only rapper ever to win New York's famed Apollo Theatre Amateur talent show and MGK won twice. He earth-quaked the standstill mid-west Hip-Hop landscape in early 2010 with a series of loud and fierce mixtapes 100 Words And Running and the Lace Up mixtape.
Already attaining commercial success, MGK's "Invincible" song is featured in television and radio advertisements for the new HTC Rezound smartphone from Verizon Wireless with Beats Audio. MGK was recently honored again when "Invincible" was selected as the WWE Wrestlemania 28 Official Theme Song. Wrestlemania 28 is taking place April 1, 2012 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida.
MGK will release his Lace Up debut on EST 19XX/Bad Boy/Interscope Records.
A complete list of all 90 shows of the Hostile Takeover tour will be announced later this week.
On Friday, January 20th, RapReviews' own Adam Bernard was part of Rise Up Radio’s roundtable discussion on hip-hop journalism with Manny Faces of BirthplaceMag.com, and Thembisa S. Mshaka, author of Put Your Dreams First. The discussion aired live from 7pm - 8pm est on WBAI 99.5FM-NY and wbai.org, and covered a wide range of topics under the hip-hop journalism umbrella.
Because the conversation was so fantastic, and covered so many aspects of hip-hop journalism, I’ve posted the entire roundtable in two sections for listening pleasure.