In late May, SL Jones & DJ Burn One released their first collaborative mixtape, Paraphernalia, and now, as accolades continue to roll in, and as SL Jones stays busy on the road, including an upcoming performance at the Atlanta Indie Fest on August 19th, the Little Rock, Arkansas, rapper and Atlanta, Georgia, producer are releasing a video for the tape's latest single, "HellaTrill AF."
Since teaming up with the Oakland-based record label, HyperSpace Music, KnowItAll, has been steady putting the final touches on his upcoming Weekend Rapstar EP. The EP introduces the rapper/producer, who also serves as a member of genre-bending electro-hip-hop group League510, as a solo artist, and details the true-to-life account an artist struggling to juggle his dreams with the reality of his day-to-day life.
In announcing the EP, KnowItAll and HyperSpace Music have also launched a Kickstarter campaign for the project, allowing fans the opportunity to pledge their support for the music in amounts as small as $10 or as large as $200. In return, KnowItAll and HyperSpace are offering fans a range of prizes and value added, including free music, t-shirts, and even the chance to win a specially designed HyperSpace bicycle. "There are millions of people just like me all over the world: part-time artists, writers, musicians, designers, dancers, techies, etc. Most of us are passionate, talented people just looking to catch a break and live out a dream," writes KnowItAll, explaining his Kickstarter campaign. "With Weekend Rapstar, I want to reach those people."
With the launch of the Kickstarter campaign, KnowItAll and HyperSpace are also excited to unveil the debut single from the Weekend Rapstar EP, "Crack & Powder." KnowItAll refers to the self-produced track – a mix of eerie, industrial synths and pounding drums – as his "State Of The Union address to Ghetto America." The song, KnowItAll says, "is a bit of social satire on how racism, police brutality, discrimination, social injustice and the efforts of the crack cocaine epidemic of the 80's still have many lingering effects on minorities, the at-risk and the disenfranchised of today."
Zach89 Launches Fan Site! MTV Run's House Star & Queens Indie MC Goes Digital!
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Queens rapper Zach89 has come a long way as an indie artist since his days on MTV's Run's House and major deal with the group Team Blackout! He recently released his mixtape The Zach89 Files, and now Zach has launched his official website, IamZach89.com!
Serving as a platform for his ever-growing movement, the site is already attracting Zach89 fans from around the world. From video games and movies, to music and every day life, Zach promises to deliver interesting content on the daily!
Everlast Releases New Digital EP More Songs of the Ungrateful Living
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Grammy-winner EVERLAST has released his new digital EP "More Songs of the Ungrateful Living" online at http://bit.ly/RlGwSe . The EP features classic Everlast songs like "What It's Like", "White Trash Beautiful" and "Long Time" performed acoustically for the first time on record, as well as previously unavailable tracks that fans have been clamoring for.
Everlast continues to support his new studio album, “Songs of the Ungrateful Living”, which was released via his own Martyr Inc. Records in partnership with EMI. Although there have been albums in between, “Songs of the Ungrateful Living” is the spiritual follow-up to his 1998 breakthrough, the multi-platinum “Whitey Ford Sings the Blues”, an eclectic mix of rock, blues, country, pop and hip-hop, which topped the Billboard charts and sold more than 3 million copies on the strength of its crossover hit, “What It’s Like.”Lead single, “I Get By” has been hailed as an anthem for these troubled times, and prompted Vibe Magazine to proclaim, “On his sixth solo studio work the groundbreaking white MC is making a no-nonsense return-to-form.”Everlast's new video for "Little Miss America” can be seen online at http://yhoo.it/MiM0xC .