For the past few months I've been dabbling with other genres of music as well as fashion to better express my current artistic mind set. For my first offering I present you with 'Filip's Revolutionary Etude In D Minor' - an instrumental piece produced by Chinese erhu player Jonathan Lee with my assistance on the piano. I have been taking piano lessons (in secret) for the last few months to evolve my musical prowess and basically get on my grown man shit. The visuals were put together by the talented Mr. Sejat of Woodside, Queens.
Video: Shawnna - "2 Chainz' Success Is Much Deserved"
http://VladTV.com - The former DTP rapper speaks on 2 Chainz's success in recent months and why she thinks timing had something do with his current fame. She also reveals that 2 Chainz will be featured on her upcoming mixtape, "She's Alive."
MP3: The Black Opera - "Black Superstar" (prod. yU)
The Black Superstar has always been a paradox in American Culture. African-Americans, and many racialized ‘others’, have for a long time held this odd allure as naturally cool, while at the same time suffering the effects of a body that is instantly criminalized. This is a dangerous duality that can serve as simultaneous impetus and hindrance. This polarization drives an ill collaboration between yU and the mysterious outfit known as The Black Opera, hosted by Mello Music Group.
Barmageddon (UK Battle Rap Event) This Saturday May 19th, Wolverhampton
After the great response to their first event in January 2012, Barmageddon returns with another massive line-up of some of the most established names from UK Battle Rap scene, as well as showcasing plenty of new faces. If you live in the Midlands area and have never witnessed a Battle event, then you have no idea on what you've been missing out on. Big, big shout to Don't Flop, Jump Off and all other battle events pushing the movement forward.
Barmageddon 2 - Saturday 19th May 2012 @Quadrant Bar & Lounge, Lichfield Street, Wolverhampton Times: 3pm Til 9pm Entrance Fee: £3.00
Free Download: Kosha Dillz - "The Jet Lag EP" + New Video
What's up everybody? Dillzionaires and Dillzionettes... Its your favorite hustlin' rapping homie Kosha Dillz here with some great news for you, including a new project called "The Jet Lag EP" that you can download for free!
Being from Minnesota, warm weather has a special significance for me. This is why I am very excited to release the All My Life EP just in time for summer via Parisian record label Kitsuné. If you haven't heard the soundcloud sampler, check it out and leave a comment telling me what you think. It will be available on all digital music retailers May 28th and is currently available for sale exclusively through Beatport. As a special treat, I'm unveiling a video I just completed for Dream On, the last song on the EP. Feel free to share it far & wide!
Video: C-Note f/ Dem One, IL Twice - "Power of the Third"
A video released by Open University Productions out of San Jose CA. The Track is produced by C Note and features Dem One, IL Twice, and Noah Deeakili. The Track is off of C-Note's debut album "Keepin It 100."