Armenia is a small country of fewer than four million people sitting in the south caucus region of Asia and landlocked between Turkey, Azerbadjian, Georgia, and Iran. You should know this because Los Angeles is in fact home to one of the largest Armenian immigrant enclaves in the world. Celebrities Serj Tankian and Kim Kardashian (who both grew up in Los Angeles) have each made a powerful impact on their respective fields of alternative music and reality television, introducing disparate and unique takes on Armenian identity into American pop culture. And now, with lyrical prowess and melodious flow, Los Angeles-born, overtly-Armenian rapper R-Mean is bringing word of his mountainous ancestral republic to one of our biggest cultural expressions of all: hip-hop.
In Early 2013, R-Mean is dropping his most ambitious project to date, 7 Deadly Sins, on Pentagon Records; and he follows up his explosive first single "Lost Angels" f/ Game with “Talkin To You” f/ Joe Budden which is produced by the legendary King Tech.
After treating fans and new listeners to his two previously released leaks "That's Me" (produced by Lord Finesse) and "Always" (feat. Crystalia), the Bronx-bred spitter Butta Verses finally unveils his free fourteen track release Everywhere & Nowhere, for free download. The project boasts production from Marco Polo, The Mighty V.I.C. (The Beatnuts, Groove Merchantz, Ghetto Pros), BeanOne (of Dyme Def) and more, and is being released by Beats & Rhymes, a sub division of DeWolfe Music USA that specializes in music licensing for film and TV. Everywhere & Nowhere is now available for free download, courtesy of DJBooth.net, enjoy!
01. Always (fea.t Crystalia) [prod. by Hannibal Smith]
02. ROTFLMAO (prod. by BeanOne)
03. That's Me (prod. by Lord Finesse)
04. Push Back (prod. by BeanOne)
05. Gimme What You Got (prod. by Hannibal Smith)
06. Make It Happen (prod. by 6th Sense)
07. Don't Stop (Party) [feat. Filth] [prod. by Marco Polo]
08. Conflict (prod. by 6th Sense)
09. Swamp Thing (prod. by VIC)
10. Here It Is (prod. by BeanOne)
11. Love & Hate (prod. by Hannibal Smith)
12. Big Dreams (Marco Polo Remix)
13. Megatron (prod. by Doc Sus)
14. Classic (feat. Lucian) [prod. by BeanOne]
Following up his 2011 debut mixtape, The Unexpected, New Jersey product Wem return’s with his sophomore mixtape Intellectual Arrogance, which features guests and production from Maybach Music Group artist Rockie Fresh, Neako, Nickelus F, Cardo and more.
Video: Supastition "Yada Yada" (Prod. by Marco Polo)
The official music video from Charlotte’s own, Supastition, as he returns with the Marco Polo produced, “Yada Yada”. The music video is directed by Shamus Coneys of Spacecraft Films. The adrenaline-charged “Yada Yada” is the first single off “The Blackboard EP,” which will be released on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 via Supastition's Bandcamp.
It's been six long years, but Wu-Tang Clan's secret weapon is back. Masta Killa's new album Selling My Soul hits physical and digital stores everywhere today, and to celebrate he's debuting a new music video. Produced by PF Cuttin, "Things Just Ain't The Same" is a soulful trip down memory lane for those who remember the good old days. Selling My Soul also features production from the likes of 9th Wonder, Inspectah Deck, and Mathematics.
Video Submission: Kev and Savino - Sounds Of The Deep
This is the 3rd installment to Writeous Ink's "The Mark of A New Era" relaunch. Kev and Savino are both 18 year old rappers that form the rap duo "GODLOVEup". They bring a combination of lyrical English and Spanish content in their rhymes. GODLOVEup joins the W.I. team along with other talented spoken word artists, rappers, videographers and artists of other various genres.
Lega-C Rips Deadbeat Baby Daddy In OFF MY MEDICATION Video Clip
Courtesy Block Starz.
Tulsa, Oklahoma rapper/producer/actress Lega-C, who burst onto the independent music scene with her platinum YouTube video “White Girl Raps Fast”, has released a second video clip from the bonus material featured on her Block Starz Music/Select-O-Hits album, OFF MY MEDICATION, (JAN 22).