SAN FRANCISCO, CA- Oakland, CA's own Flipsyde have just released the video for their single "Laserbeam", off their new EP, The Phoenix, the long awaited follow up to group's highly successful debut from 2005, We The People. This time around, Flipsyde turned to their fans to submit their own extreme sports footage and become a part of the video themselves. "All of the extreme footage you see was sent from Flipsyde fans all over the world. "Laserbeam is a song about focus, inner strength, and perseverance," says Piper, the group's MC. ""You can see that mentality in the kids that sent in their own footage. These guys are out there risking their lives to fly. That's how much freedom is worth. As a group, we strive to create an inspirational soundtrack to any life worth living."
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Rolling Stoned is a pseudonym for a group of Miami MC's originally including Shottie, Salazar El Tabaquero, and Joey Duz produced by Brooklyn based TeV95. What was first a two song pop up project has grown by the help of a 1000 watts HPS light light into a larger movement that now includes MC's Marii Jane, and Lidls.
J.Gunn x Daniel Joseph x Edge x The Jake = The Hit & Run
Courtesy of Jacob H.
Three top shottas touch the track, as frequent collaborator J.Gunn, Daniel Joseph and the one like Edge each go for theirs over this one, taking the "dream season" idea and really bringing their own spin to the proceedings. Again, be sure to grab Dream Season if you haven't already! Links to "The Hit & Run" are below as well as a link to Dream Season EP on iTunes. Thanks for your time and support, I truly appreciate it! (also, sorry if you already got this from Khal, can't be too thorough lol)
01. Calm Before The Storm Intro (ft. T.D. Francis) 02. Freestyle 1 (ft. B. Down) 03. Revolution (ft. Slept On Fam) 04. Come Over To My Place (ft. Grey Matter)* 05. I Want You (ft. John Graham) 06. Like That (ft. Tone Liv, Respect (Tha God) and Godilla) 07. Lie To Kick It (ft. Big Meridox) 08. The One (ft. Gramma Marksman) 09. Same Bullshit (ft. Nut Kaze) 10. We On Fire (ft. Jaz Kahina) 11. Suicide Kingdom (feat. Bishop and Sicarii) 12. Freestyle 2 (ft. Dom Zilla) 13. There Goes The Sunshine (ft. Corporal Asskick and Rockaway Jah) 14. Watch the Throne (ft. Jesal) 15. Freestyle 3 (ft. Cheeba) 16. Thousands To Calm Me (ft. T. D. Francis) 17. Back 2 Basics (ft. John Graham) 18. For The Love (ft. Mark Deez and Arsenal) 19. Rose On Ya Grave (ft. Sicarii) 20. Make It (ft. Fatale)
All tracks Produced, Arranged and Mixed by Configa for Configaration Productions* *except for track 4: Co-Produced with Grey Matter
After getting into Hip-Hop around 1988, UK based Configa first saw his future in radio presenting his own show on a local unlicensed station, but ultimately the draw of the microphone proved too much and by the age of 16 he started writing rhymes under the pseudonym 'M.C. Unique'. After releasing various mixtapes on the underground as well as getting involved in local freestyle battles 'Unique' decided to build upon his buzz and release his debut album 'Baptizm Of Fire' in 2000. Aside from mic duties, the album was also self-produced/mixed/manufactured and financed by himself and the album featured a collaboration with B. Down the CEO of LA based 'Rap Junkie Records' who then signed 'Unique' to his label in 2001. 'M.C. Unique' went on to feature on two releases on the LA label, 'Independent Game 1' (2001) and 'Independent Game 2' (2002) and then released his second album, 'The King Of Linguistics' in 2002. The album was mainly self produced and gained favourable reviews and including a mention on MTV.com alongside the '8 Mile' Soundtrack and Christina Aguilera upon its release date and was distributed in Europe and all across North America.
In 2003 'M.C Unique' decided to take a back seat on mic duties and rebranded himself 'Configa' a new vibe where focused almost exclusively on production work . In 2004, Configa formed, along with Wargasms, Arsenal and C-Gully, the crew 'Slept On Fam' and went on to release the album 'Audio Crack' was released late 2006. The album received excellent reviews such as "What makes Configa so good?" Rapreviews.com, "Configa serves up the production crack for those audio canals" UKHH.com and Blues & Soul mentioning "Configa's stirring production". Slept On Fam then went on to win 'Group of The Year' in 2007 at the second annual 'Get 'Em Magazine' music awards in Florida hosted by the legendary boxer Roy Jones Jr, beating such luminaries as recent Oscar winners Three 6 Mafia. After a lengthy music hiatus where Configa had a weekly on-line radio show while getting his PhD on a thesis about hip hop and ethnicity, Configa released a 2Pac remix album entitled "Configa Presents...Pac To The Essence Vol. 1" in 2010 to mark the 14th year of 2Pac's passing.
Configa then set up his own independent record label Configaration Records and began work on his solo album entitled "Inside The Echo Chamber" which will be entirely produced by Configa alongside a host of different MC's guesting on the tracks. Notable confirmed guests so far include stateside legends Craig G, Chino XL, Nine and Kurtis Blow along with UK legend Scorzayzee and the album is due for release early 2012. In the meantime we have this brand new mixtape 'Calm Before The Storm' to keep us going! This is a twenty track collection of the underground's finest MC's spittin' flamez over his boom-bap driven beats. There are artists from both the UK and the USA on here and the music speaks for itself and all of the beats are original Configa compositions. This release stands alone by itself, with its strength and depth and is the perfect prelude to the album "Inside The Echo Chamber". Configa is about rhythmic "Golden Era Real Hip-Hop" with that unique head nodding instrumentation.