Jarren Benton & OG Ron C - Freebasing With Kevin Bacon
Jarren Benton and legendary Texas DJ, OG Ron C, have linked up to chopped and screw Jarren's latest project. Today we are proud to release Freebasing With Kevin Bacon [Chopped Not Slopped]. The deluxe version of the project with 8 additional tracks will be released on iTunes very soon. Jarren Benton is currently recording his first Funk Volume release, which is schedule to drop in the first quarter of 2013.
Since first emerging in the late-1990s with songs like "World Premier" and "Rocket Science," hip-hop's most committed and dedicated underground rap fans have awaited this moment: This week, longtime favorites MHz Legacy, comprised of rappers Copywrite, Tage Future, Jakki Da Motamouth, and producer RJD2, are releasing their first official full-length album, the self-titled MHz Legacy. (MHz' fifth and final member, Camu Tao, who passed away in 2008 following a bout with lung cancer, also appears on the album with a number of never-before-heard verses.) The album features the likes of Danny Brown, Blu, Slug (of Atmosphere), ILL BILL, Slaine, and Oh No, along with outside production from Harry Fraud, Marco Polo, and !llmind.
"R U Down?" marks Chippy's newest material following the release of her eclectic, party-inducing EP, #MONEYDANCE101. Never one to do the expected, Chippy swaps her feisty hypersexuality for a more Lolita vibe with this track, offering a glimpse of what the firecracker from The Bay is like once the strobe lights dim. Ryan Hemsworth lends his talents to Chippy's latest track and infuses it with the hazy, ethereal, and whimsical sound that he has become known for. All trapness is not lost, however: while Chippy purrs romantically, Antwon comes through with a solid party rap verse that is reminiscent of Method Man's "All I Need."
June links up with fellow Memphis native Skewby to assist him on the MLK sampled One Day. "One Day" is one of the fan favorite's off his successful debut mixtape EVOL, which is available on Datpiff. EVOL has garnered almost 25,000 streams/downloads since it's 10/25 release.
On the morning of October 28th, Richie Cunning and John Coyne hit the SF streets at sunrise to shoot this video for Richie's song "City Boy" from the Late Night Special Mixtape. Later that day, the San Francisco Giants won the World Series... I'm just sayin.. RIchie Cunning, born in raised in San Francisco, flips the Journey classic into his own anthem.
"When I first heard the "spoken" beat, it immediately put me in a New York State of mind. As soon as the drums hit, It took me back to that classic East Coast sound that I grew up with as a kid. Being from Cali, I can recall a time when that whole East vs West conflict dominated the rap scene. When I think about it now, its funny but back then their were actually cats getting mad at the way me and my crew got down. They felt we were too caught up in the East Coast, rocking Timberlands and hoodies like we just hopped off the subway. It was no secret that we were fans of that rugged NYC sound. We repped it to the point that we defended it as if it were our own. When a lot of folks out west turned away from East Coast hip hop, we gravitated to it even more.
This is a promotional video for the documentary, Twenty. Twenty is a documentary about the way people in their twenties think about dating, being single, relationships, sex and marriage. For this promotional video J-Rod asks his question for the ladies that he was never sure about. Make sure you check it out. Twenty is brought to you by Shod Harris of Revo Media/The Rebel Society. Powered by Revo Media.
I know that a number of you are still dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. I was fortunate enough to randomly leave Manhattan on vacation to Florida, missing the entire storm. My thoughts are with all of you in this very difficult time. I hope that by the time I send this email next week, most of you will be back to your normal routines.
In 2009, I had an argument with a friend about the merits of Girl Talk (who I think is amazing). As the conclusion to this disagreement, I bet him that I could do what Girl Talk does, but with turntables. Months (and hundreds of hours of work) later, I released this mix. I am sharing it again now because Volume 2 will be released in the coming weeks - and this is the 48 minute mix that started it all. http://soundcloud.com/scottmelker/the-melker-project .