Toronto MC FenaxiZ debuts his first full-length album called "Vintage," a 15-track collection of original songs carefully crafted with an appreciation for mid-90s Hip-Hop. Songs like the nostalgic "Golden Age" or the introspective "Empty Bottle" best display the sincerity and profound lyricism FenaxiZ is known for while the smooth "Queen (feat. August Rigo)" and posse-cut "Go For Broke (feat. Alex Dimez & Wylie)" serve as prime examples of his throwback flow. Production is provided by AmiR, Anonymous Twist, Incise, Jobe Wan Kenobi, The Quarter Inch Kings, and royceBIRTH as they fuse soul, jazz, and funk samples with neck-breaking boom-bap drums.
Equipped with an old school delivery and poetic insight, FenaxiZ commands the microphone with an honesty and bravado rarely seen. As a golden child of east Toronto, he became known for vividly depicting intricate inner-city life narratives through densely-layered multi-syllabic rhyme schemes on "The Audiobiography" EP (2004) and "The Strongest Link" mixtape (2006). In 2012, FenaxiZ returns with the "Vintage" album in which he effortlessly weaves through tracks with a mature outlook, sentimental reflection, Filipino militancy, and utmost reverence for the Hip-Hop culture that raised him.
Matty is currently in the process of completeing the sequal to his best recieved work to date "Mr Nice Guy" which is titled "Mr. Nice Guy 2" (Cleaver huh). While you patiently wait on the release of that album, Matty decided to release some new visuals today. The song is called "Look How Far" and was heard on his album "That Moment" which was released in July of 2011. Produced by Goodwill who is based in Vancouver, "Look How Far" touches on the fact that sometimes you must look back and be proud of what you've accomplished regardless of how far you have to go. "Mr Nice Guy 2" should be out by September and is shaping up to be Matty's best work yet. With features from Dizz, Tope, Luck-One and much more, it is definately something to look forward to. Matty will be releasing additional visuals to coincide with the release. Enjoy these new visuals for now and stay tuned . . .
Senor Kaos Performing FRIDAY July 27th w/ Stalley @ THE LOFT!
What's going on party people. Just a friendly reminder... This Friday night July 27th, 2012 STALLEY (MMG) Live In Concert Along with myself Señor Kaos and some of ATL's finest: Jarren Benton, Stanza, Methuzullah, Mighty Network, & Jay Prime @ The Loft 1374 West Peachtree Street (At the corner of 17th & W. Peachtree) Early Show. Doors open at 8pm. Show starts at 9pm.
Hosted by Fort Knox. Music by DJ Kerosene. Tickets $15 @ (theloftatl). Doors at 8pm. See you there.
The first single from the new Angerville mixtape THIS HITS FOR FREE PART 4 now available free at http://angerville.bandcamp.com. Video produced by Angerville Entertainment and edited by Concrete Guerilla Films. Beat by CFC Productions, shot on location in beautiful Toronto, Canada. Follow us @angerville @consciousthott @masterlunatic and Like our Facebook Fanpage http://facebook.com/angervillespage .
Rediculus Announces Lost Things Debut Single and Knowledge Giving Birth First Re-Education Tour
Courtesy Park Street PR.
Rediculus isn't missing a beat this year. Fresh off the success of Masters of Conversations: Punchlines and Parables and Big Dutty Deeze: The English Gentleman, Rediculus wastes no time hitting us with something dope and new, Lost Things: The Search for Lost Things.
Lost Things is Rediculus's new project featuring Prome on the vocals and Rediculus on the production. Prome matches intense verses laced with pop culture references, spirituality and self-awareness perfectly over the soulful sample driven sonic landscapes that Rediculus is known to provide.
The first single, Red Road, is a big taste of what the album has in store. Clocking in at just 1:50, it's short, hot and to the point. The track blasts you from the first kick to the last piano hit with raw boom bap crunch and grit. Prome takes the music to a new level with darts like "Father forgive us/knew better/we'd do better/but ain't no mo' teachers". The 10 track debut EP is slated to drop by the end of the month.
Knowledge Giving Birth Productions is also proud to announce its first KGB Re-Education tour which will feature Lost Things, Rich Malone, The Day Laborers and Notoriety. Making stops in Chicago, Cleveland, Boston, Connecticut and Brookyln NYC, this tour promises to bring great music to each venue and re-educate people on how they see hip hop and the future it holds.
Brenton Brown is back with the final release before the debut of The Brenton Brown Affair. "Capulets & Montagues," is a twist on the classic tragedy Romeo & Juilet as told through the words of Brenton, New Jersey emcee Ess Vee and Miami lyricist Quest. The hook is sung by Bryan Black over a beat produced by Dj Brothawolf.
MP3: The Niceguys for Best Group at HPMA's + #Overtoast Single from James Kelley!
Houston Hip Hop quartet The Niceguys are proud to be nominated for a 2012 Houston Press Music Award for "Best Rap Group" - the same award they won last year! The group's DJ Candlestick is also nominated in the "Best DJ" category. Fans can vote now on the Houston Press website, and on August 5 winners will be announced! Also on Sunday, August 5 The Niceguys will perform in the HPMA Showcase at The House of Blues' Bronze Peacock Room at 8:00pm alongside their fellow nominees.
As the September 11 release date nears for their album James Kelley, The Niceguys are filming new videos for the project. In the meantime, they are sharing the single "#Overtoast" (music and artwork below), a fan favorite at this year's SxSW conference. They also just released the song "Magick" (music and artwork below), and have more singles to come!