MP3/Video: Steven A. Clark x Mr. Familiar - "Chemistry"
To date, Steven A. Clark has released two singles from his forthcoming album, Fornication Under Consent Of The King, the Miami-based singer's second album in as many years. First came "Don't Have You," followed by "Lonely Roller," and with videos on the way for both and a June 11th release date that's fast approaching, Steven is excited to give fans a new, non-album single "Chemistry." For “Chemistry,” Steven teamed with frequent collaborators Mr. Familiar, who also helped co-produce Steven's 2011 album, Stripes. The original version of "Chemistry" was released as an instrumental in promotion for Mr. Familiar's own forthcoming EP, Time Traveler, and when Steven heard the track, he became inspired to add his own twist. "The original was so dope I had to write to it,” Steven notes, adding that the track inspired him to explore the laws of attraction. "Sometimes," he says, "you may not know what it is about someone you like. You can’t always expect it, but that’s ok – it’s just chemistry."
Accompanying the new track from Steven is the singer's latest webisode, "Brunch With Steven A. Clark." Shot by directors Oaklyn during Steven's recent trip to the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY, the webisode finds Steven catching up with friends for a quick meal, before he takes a moment for himself by the waterfront to discuss his songwriting process.
A member of Fokis’ bi-coastal conglomerate Local MU12, Bronx representative NOM ventures out on his own for the release of his first single, “Ride,” from his upcoming mixtape Different Breed. Fokis’ work with Nom goes back a few years, as the pair have collaborated previously on cuts such as “Monumental” (from Fokis’ A Walk Thru Myspace Vol. 2) and on the Vanderslice produced “I Got A Crush” as he quips “NOM is a very dope artist, he is a young cat with an old soul.”
I go by the name of Politiks and i'm a Hip Hop Producer from Stuttgart, Germany. I've been making beats since 2006 and have worked with numerous artists from Europe and overseas, including a collabo with hip hop legend Sadat X in 2011. I'm getting in touch with you cause I wan't to showcase you a project I've released May 1st. It's a Beat Tape entitled "Symphony Vol. 2" and features 19 beats entirely produced by me. You can Stream or Download it for free through my Bandcamp Site.
Bobby Gene Walton Jr, also known as June, is a born and raised native from the great state of Memphis, Tennessee. On April 14, 1989 a new kind of soul was brought to this world to produce his own style of hip hop. Coming from a long list of renowned musicians roaming the streets of Memphis, there were big shoes to fill and new limits to reach. With the help of his younger brother, Travis "Teddy" Walton, by his side producing new beats and mix mastered hits, the simplicity and rawness of soul music's roots are reborn.
June II Real is the definition of "One Hundred", always being himself one hundred percent of the time making it a way of life, and creating his own path. With his new free album June 2 Real being released early summer of 2012, you can find collaborations with Chicago's native, Rockie Fresh, hometown Memphis's very own, Skewby, and one of the strongest new ambassadors to Detroit hip hop, Scolla. "I want to let them know I'm different, bringing a new genre of hip hop, Urban Epic," says June. His first new single, City Love was released on April 20, 2012. Be on the lookout for June all year. #100.
Video: Brockton Cypher 2.5 ft. Mike Militia, Kevlar Dollars, Kenny Kosha, Bussy & Phat Peazy
@PhatPeazy recently took part in cypher displaying some of his hometown's best talent. The Brockton, MA native can be seen alongside Mike Militia, Kevlar Dollars, Kenny Kosha, and Bussy in what they are calling "The Brockton Cypher 2.5".
Dollarmentary - Indie Flow [Prod. by RDB Soul Controller]
Dollarmentary lets loose another joint off his upcoming "America's Baby: Amero Dollar Vol.2" project which is now an EP with digital distribution. Definitely listen to the lyrics, there's a powerful message in there. This soulful cut was produced by RDB Soul Controller.
New Audio: Moe Pope f/ Sun Kil Moon - "Grey Clouds"
Moe Pope's career first took off in the early 2000s with the Bay Area-based hip-hop band Mission (who later became known as Crown City Rockers). After a series of 12"s, Pope appeared on the group's LP, One, in 2001, before deciding to return to Boston in order to look after his daughter. Back in his hometown, he connected with rapper/producer Insight and his five-man outfit, Electric (aka Electric Company).
Along with members Anonymous and Raheem Jamal, Pope broke off from Electric to form Project Move, issuing their debut album, Love Gone Wrong/Butterfly Theory, in 2006. As each group member went off to make solo records, Pope reunited with his former Crown City cohort Headnodic for the well received collaborative album Megaphone in 2008.
In 2010, Moe released his critically acclaimed Life After God LP, which was highlighted by iTunes on its 2010 “Rewind List.” Currently, Moe Pope is working on a few new projects, with a new production partner and a new label for his latest and most mature works to date. Here is a sampling of some of that new work, from Moe’s upcoming The Shit You Shoulda Heard Vol. 1 (coming soon) as Moe collaborates with acclaimed Indy band Sun Kil Moon.
First Dirt has teamed up with accredited videographer, Mark Gallegos, and the world renown shoe company, Vlado Footwear, to release a series of short interviews with recording artist, Timothy Rhyme, about the top hip hop albums of all time that influenced him to make his next album release with producer Phil The Pain, Vintage. This release will coincide with his 1st ever US tour so stay tuned for dates. In this episode, Timothy Rhyme gives credit to legendary Wu-Tang member Raekwon for Only Built 4 Cuban Linx.