This past sunday, Rochester, NY emcee, Emilio Rojas graced Houston with his presence for the first time. The RLES Media Team, SCKNOWS caught up with him from the moment he landed to his instore at SF2 and the show that he bodied later on at The Engine Room.
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Sav Killz - Bangers and B-Sides hosted by DJ J-Ronin coming soon.
MP3: Lana Del Rey - "Born to Die (Kyle Rapps & Diwon Remix)"
Media darling Lana Del Rey undergoes a facelift to her exalted album titled single "Born To Die", by the emcee/producer duo of Kyle Rapps and Diwon. Originally consisting of haunting string quartets and weighty percussion, Diwon's production overhaul adds a sampled violin progression coupled with a "golden era" influenced drum track. Lyrically, Rapps takes a walk on the wild side with verses that detail both his drive towards success while confronting a past checkered by substance abuse. "Rap was criminal music before it got pretentious, son I'm not a profit, I just like to drop a gem inside a sentence."
Mickey Avalon Continues His Tale of Rock N' Roll Excess With The Release Of A New Live Video For "Drugs"
After six long years, Mickey Avalon released his sophomore album, Loaded via Suburban Noize Records on April 24th. Loaded is available at physical retailers (Amazon / Newbury Comics) and also available digitally on iTunes, where fans will receive an exclusive bonus track "When Avalon Comes." Mickey continues to celebrate the release of Loaded with the release of his new live video for the song "Drugs." The video features live footage from Mickey Avalon's CD release show at the legendary Key Club in Hollywood, CA.
Using his life experiences as fuel for his intense X-rated rhymes, Loaded is Mickey Avalon's honest invitation to those who are bold enough to step into his world of women and drugs. The album takes fans on a journey through the seedy streets of Hollywood and the party lifestyle.
Mickey Avalon Loaded Tour Dates:
Jun 02 - San Diego, CA @ Stingaree Jun 03 - Corona, CA @ Marquee 15 Jun 07 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's Jun 08 - Reno, NV @ Cargo In CommRow Jun 09 - Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades Jun 10 - Bend, OR @ Domino Room Jun 12 - Portland, OR @ Dante's Jun 13 - Portland, OR @ Dante's Jun 14 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market Jun 15 - Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Jun 17 - Aspen, CO @ Belly Up Jun 20 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater Jun 22 - Witchita, KS @ The Scenery Jun 23 - Kansas City, MO @ Hotel Nightclub Jun 24 - St. Louis, MO @ Firebird Jun 26 - St Paul, MN @ Station 4 Jun 28 - Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge Jun 29 - Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom Jun 30 - Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop Jul 01 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
A few weeks back, SL Jones & DJ Burn One released the video for "D.A.R.E.," the debut visual from Paraphernalia. The project, which first started as an EP, has since developed into a 12-track mixtape that is scheduled for a May 23rd release. Today, SL Jones & DJ Burn One are excited to release the tape's latest visual, for the track "Dope Man." While the "D.A.R.E." video was a strictly solo clip, with SL using the track to touch on a number of more personal topics, "Dope Man" features SL and Burn One in the clip together, a rare in-video cameo for the producer. "It's rare in the music world, but Burn One and me, we're actually homies," says SL. "The whole Paraphernalia tape has been a truly collaborative effort between he and I, so it was important to make sure he's represented in the visuals."
The video, directed by Red Audio, is a quick-cutting clip shot that captures SL and Burn One in their natural environment, during a recent day spent out in Atlanta, and, despite the song's title, viewers won't see any inflated kingpin dreams here. "I wanted to represent 'all things dope' with this video; not just 'Dope Man' in the literal sense of drugs," explains SL. "And the way that Red shot and edited the video has a lot to do with that. All we had to do was turn up, and Red took care of the rest."
Dollarmentary hooks up with Livin Proof over a Vinny Idol instrumental for an infectious collaboration titled "Forever Fresh." Dollarmentary is putting the finishing touches on his upcoming EP "America's Baby: Amero Dollar Vol.2" which will be digitally distributed.
Video: DJ Touré - "She Like It" Ft. B-Legit, D-Lo & London
On July 17th, Hieroglyphics producer/DJ DJ Touré will release a new album, Touré's Theory: Session One, as joint venture between his own 101% Music imprint and Clear Label Records. When he first announced the album, earlier this month, he did so by releasing the album's lead single, "She Like It," featuring B-Legit, D-Lo, and London, and today, Touré is excited to release the official video for that single.
Touré co-produced the track with Grammy-winning producer Bobby Ozuna, and together the two blended and chopped together a mix of guitar and horn samples for a soulful, bouncy instrumental that serves as the perfect backdrop for bringing together the Bay's old and new guard. The video, directed by Dylan Freitas-D'Louhy, is a straightforward clip that captures the artists in their most natural elements, splitting time between the studio grind and laid back west coast living.