Two decades and countless classic albums into their already legendary careers, A.G. of Diggin' In The Crates (D.I.T.C.), Sadat X of Brand Nubian, and DJ Jab, owner and founder of Fat Beats Records, continue to show and prove as the super group Trinity, and step it up again with their new single, "20 In," which celebrates the group's roots and turns the mirror on today's hollow hustlers by begging the simple question: "If you have nothing to say, why are you in the game?"
The "20 In" music video, directed by Young Studios, provides perfectly adequate visuals to accompany Trinity's true-school aesthetic; an antenna-sporting television, Adidas signature shell-toe sneakers draped over-top, is bustling static before the group's three members break through. Atop DJ Jab's thumping bass, boisterous brass, and well-placed organ wails, A.G. and Sadat X throw their weight around in brazen call-and-response verses that detail the intense amount of legwork that the trio has put in the game. "You make your name a brand, do you think you can?/ Build a legacy it better be your own hands," A.G. and Sadat take turns rapping. "What's your strategy can I see your playbook?/ It has to be more than MySpace and Facebook."
Future talks about his hip hop past, from learning about production - song formats and melodies - through his cousin Rico Wade of the Dungeon Family, to signing to Rocko's A1 Recordings imprint after a friendly relationship of gambling and kicking it.
Los Angeles, CA - May 2011 - Grammy nominated Los Angeles rapper Game will premiere the music video for "Red Nation," the lead single off his highly anticipated R.E.D. Album on Thursday, May 12th. The music video will premiere online through music video website VEVO as well as Game's official website (www.comptongame.com) and twitter account (www.twitter.com/thegame). The "Red Nation" music video will be available online only as it was deemed too controversial and was banned by MTV and BET networks. Game is confident that this will not stop fans from seeing the Parris directed music video.
"No love is lost for BET and MTV" states Game. "I know they have standards for all ages watching the networks. I didn't want to change the artistic integrity of the music video and with the amount of people watching videos online, I know that all my fans will still be able to find it."
"Red Nation's" behind the scenes footage will premiere on May 12th with content provider AOL.
Game will release the R.E.D. Album later this summer.
Boston based group @Rushya617 is preparing to drop their latest mixtape "Rushin Enemy 2". Featuring group members Sean Hines, Wrath, Hit and Hasheesh, this mixtape is a tribute to classic 90's Hip-Hop by using production from some of the biggest acts of that era (Such as Mobb Deep, Wu-Tang Clan, Dr. Dre, Biggie, Gang Starr among many others.). The second leak from the mixtape is titled "Pray For Tomorrow" by Wrath and features Hit.
Things look a little different over at tanyamorgan.net. We've relaunched the site and will be hosting new bells and whistles there every month. Check it out to find out what Von and Don are dwelling on these days. You know, stuff like birthday cakes made out of their artwork, their love-hate relationship with music & more. Also available on the site is their online store which will feature NEW(!!!) Tanya Morgan product this month.
DONWILL x "SHAKE IT EASY" Music Video
It seems like it was only last month that we brought you Donwill's music video for "Breathe" ft. Nicky Guiland of HEAVy. On the heels of that, we have another video fromDon Cusack In High Fidelity. In collaboration with5846 Films, Donwill shot a video for "Shake It Easy" which you can check outhere. A lot of us have been there before but don't feel too sorry for Don. As the rest of the album explains, things end okay for he & Laura.
VON PEA REVISITS GRAND VONYE WITH GRANDER VONYE
Sure, Von's record of Kanye flips from 2007 was amazing. It was grand, even. But ever the perfectionist, Von has revisited the project and released the new collection of songs as GRANDER VONYE. As Von puts it, "I'd recorded the original Grand Vonye over a bunch of Kanye beats but then decided to do it with my own. I started on April 20th, 2007 around 7pm and finished on April 21st, 2007 around 7pm. I did this for fun back then and never released it because it was done so quick, but since it still sounds good to me here it is." And there it is. Another great one from Von Pea to add to the rotation.
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Four times a year the seasons change and carry a shift in atmosphere. The spring roars in on the wings of fertility. Summer consumes us with play before the heat fades, leaves change, and the first hints of autumn bring a bold crisp chill. And then it all lays still, like a steady drum beating a silence that envelopes us in calm through the end of our annual cycle - winter.
Washington DC producer & emcee Oddisee palpably captures each season's feel and offers it up in a lively collection of beats, bass lines, vocal layers, and rhymes. "Odd Seasons" is the culmination of four separate seasonal EPs created over the course of a year featuring some of the brightest names in Hip Hop today. Widely followed by legions of fans as the project was being created, now, for the first time, all four seasons have been mixed, mastered, refined and polished in this deluxe edition of "Odd Seasons."
Today, enjoy the official music video for the song "Ci'iy Life" featuring London emcee, Tranqill, who Oddisee describes as his favorite UK rapper. The music video features great animation from Mark Phillips which captures the dark and moody essence of the song.
BURNTmd Organizes Fundraiser for House-Fire Victim
BURNTmd, one of our Northeastern United States' premier underground hip hop artists, is at it again. "The hardest working man in local hip hop" not only makes mind altering sounds but organizes some of the best hip hop concerts Vermont has ever seen. BURNTmd is not bound to his residential state like many, he travels often with notable acts such as Keith Murray, Inspectah Deck of Wu Tang Clan, Tash of Tha Alkaholiks, Devin The Dude, Copywrite, and more.
This Saturday, May 14 BURNTmd will be in Houston, TX with J Period's "The Live Mixtape" ft Black Thought of The Roots.
The following Monday, BURNTmd will be throwing a fundraiser for a local Vermont house-fire victim. The victim, who prefers not to be identified, lost her home some 3 weeks ago when her building was woken up in the middle of the night by fire alarms. Luckily they made it out alive, though she lost most of her belongings. As an employee of the Vermont Educational System, she more than deserves to be supported, as she is on the front lines working with our children, the wave of the future.
When asked what drove him to produce this benefit, BURNTmd replied, "When I heard about this tragic event from a friend, and after realizing I knew the victim, the first thing that came to mind was how can I help. So I did what I do best. Throw a party!" This fundraiser will be held May 16th in downtown Burlington, VT at Ruben James (RJ's) hosted by WHY NOT MONDAYs with DJ Dakota. There will be raffles and prizes from many local Vermont businesses including clothing, food, and head shops!
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