Once upon a time, gentle readers, there lived a music artist named Sardar. Sardar was a poet at heart. Problem was, his music mostly reflected the very things he was determined to turn his back on; drug dealing, gang banging, the usual trappings of growing up in the mean streets of Los Angeles from whence he hailed. Sardar sought growth but needed direction. One fine day in the fall of 2011, Sardar found himself in the studio with industry veteran, Wendy Day, playing her some music he was working on. As Day listened to an early rendition of "Party Life", she realized that what sat before her was not in fact a gangster rapper, but a pop star. Her input caused Sardar to rethink his musical direction and take "Party Life" back to the drawing board. Thus, a (Pop) star was born.
The powers that be in radio loved "Party Life". So much in fact that it is spinning in wonderful far-off places like Las Vegas, Honolulu, Atlantic City and beyond. The type of places where Pop Stars and partying are a way of life. It spread to Chicago, Boston, Spokane, Corpus Christy and Albuquerque; the types of places where people wile away the hours at their 9-5 and imagine themselves enjoying the party life.
You, gentle readers, may download the single below, and enjoy a slice of the "Party Life" right there in your cubicle:
Rock (of Heltah Skeltah) a/k/a The Rockness Monstah - "Drop 'Em" (prod. by BeanOne)
Rock a/k/a The Rockness Monstah of the famed hip-hop duo Heltah Skeltah delivers his single "Drop 'Em", taken from Coalmine Records forthcoming compilation album, Unearthed. At just 74 BPMs, this low-tempo banger boasts production from Seattle's BeanOne (of Dyme Def) and features cuts, provided by DJ DP ONE of the Turntable Anihilists.
Following two successful collaborative efforts alongside fellow producer/rapper The Alchemist as the power duo Gangrene -2010’s Gutter Water and 2012’s Vodka & Ayahuasca- and the 2011 gem with The Alchemist as Gangrene & Roc Marciano, the Greneberg EP; The Oxnard, California based beat-smith and emcee Oh No returns for a solo mission.
Oh No (born Michael Jackson; younger brother of Madlib and son of singer Otis Jackson) was granted unprecedented access to the Rudy Ray Moore / Dolemite audio archives and given free rein to slice, dice, chop and sample his way through the classic-yet-absolutely-filthy catalog. He was able to use legendary material from The Human Tornado, Petey Wheatstraw, the Dolemite Soundtrack and more, plus a multitude of previously unreleased and alternate acapellas and instrumentals. The end result is Ohnomite (available on 6-5-2012), a 19 track head-banging extravaganza of sloppy funk, dirty soul, and brainy lyricism, all aimed at one thing- making your head nod and your ass shake. And when you add to that guests spots from the likes of MF Doom, Evidence, Phife Dawg, The Alchemist, Erick Sermon, Rapper Pooh, MED, Guilty Simpson, Roc Marciano, Sticky Fingaz, Chino XL, Roc C, Prozack Turner, Termanology, Frank Nitt and more, and you are left with a one of a kind album from a one of a kind musician. Ohnomite- 19 songs of pure whoop ass from Oh No and Dolemite!
MP3: Q (@QDAKID) ft. JD era (@JDEra) - "Life's a Bitch 2.0"
Q (@QDAKID) is at it again this time he hooks up with Canada's own JD era(@JDera), on Nas legendary classic song "Life's a Bitch" they both showcase their talent on this instrumental look out for Q's upcoming Mixtape IAMMATIC which also features a verse from SHYNE on represent stay tuned for Mixtape release date till then check this out.
Audio: Mr. Miranda f/ DJ Madd Rich - "Back Where You Started"
Mr. Miranda hits you with his first official single off the upcoming EP "IHOP" ( International House of Phoenix ), produced by Nin Vibe out of Macedonia and featuring AZ's own DJ Madd Rich!! This EP is coming real soon so stay tuned, but for now, enjoy this new joint!!!