Sellassie announces the release of Stop Hatin' in the Bay Remix on January 1, 2012. You may ask yourself, what does Sellassie mean when he says "Stop Hatin' in the Bay." If you're a native to the San Francisco bay area, you've seen the posters. They are on thousands of poles in your neighborhood and on hundreds of liquor store and smoke shop windows across the Bay Area. Stop Hatin' in the Bay is Sellassie's plea to independent artists to support each other's music and movement, by first and foremost; LISTENING TO EACH OTHER. Stop Hatin' in the Bay is not just Sellassie's new single, it's a representation of who he is as an independent artist and entrepreneur, making marks in the bay area scene and nationally. It is a movement. Sellassie has built a name out of no name, a career from scratch as one of the most progressive and popular independent emcees in the Bay Area, while dealing with the same issues he describes in the song. As an innovator, Sellassie is the creator of the 2Racks Rap Contest and We All We Got Independent Concert Series. He has booked over 85 events with over 1,000 independent artists from across the country since mid-2009, creating opportunities as a young entrepreneur. At these shows, he's been exposed to upcoming, talented artists, some that can be easily be household names if the industry was more inviting and had the intentions of exposing new talent. Creating his own movement, Sellassie's trademark is to include not to exclude.
An aggressive and progressive lyricist, Sellassie's message in this song is positive and inspirational. It puts you in the shoes of the struggling independent artist trying to make it in today's unwelcoming and uninviting rap industry. Sellassie says, "I don't speculate on someone's music if I haven't listen to it, I think that's the fundamental problem with Hip Hop today. From mainstream to independent, somewhere along the line, we stopped listening to each other"
Initially released on the Sins of Your Forefathers Album, Stop Hatin' in the Bay remix offers a new sound to those familiar with Sellassie. The beat, produced by one of the West Coast's hottest music producers, Traxamillion is so unique, full of energy and sonically charged. Sellassie is defining as a voice of an independent artist, and as the underdog, consistently working to bridge gaps. Sellassie travels with his music and sees the same challenges across the country and plans to release additional remixes this fall for Stop Hatin' in LA and Stop Hatin' in the A (Atlanta).
"I Can Dig It" is yet another in a long run of collaborations between the Rec-League team in San Francisco and the group of amazing musicians out in the Lone Star State. Throw this on in the box and get your head boppin'.
After radiating radio, clubs and the streets of the Sunshine State and all across the globe with his seething lead single “Heatin It Up,” Tampa, Fla. native J Swift turns up temperatures once again with the recent release of his much-anticipated new single “Lay You Down” ft. JC, produced by Lexi Banks.
It’s getting harder and harder to ignore the effects of human carelessness on the world around us. Unwilling to sit back and watch as everything goes to sh*t, Ras Kass raises consciousness regarding the former issue while doing his part to combat the latter on single numero uno off his forthcoming full-length.
Making its world premiere as entry #17 in The DJBooth and Event Electronics’ 20/20 Music Series, this jam finds Doc Hollywood crafting a dreamy, retro-informed instrumental backdrop (complete with an eerily familiar sitar riff) as the Cali underground mainstay uses ecology as a springboard for some characteristically irreverent, allusive lyrical flames. Holes is just one of many quality cuts set for inclusion on Ras Kass’ FILA (F*ck It Loseit All) LP, which is set for a December release. Additionally, keep it locked for further world premieres throughout the remainder of November.
PR: Denzil Porter's 3rd Project - "Home Made Music"
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BRONX, NEW YORK NOVEMBER 22, 2011 – Rap artist Denzil Porter has just released his 3rd project titled Home Made Music that is now available for download here:http://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/y3gyu7 . Home Made Music features 14 original songs plus 1 bonus track including some of Denzil Porter's most popular hits such as "Haymaker", "Intuition" and "Kanye West", gaining recognition from their music videos on YouTube which have over 120,000 views collectively. The track list features names of some of the hottest underground producers including Christopher "Claws" Stevens of WreckHouse Ent., Mark XLnce of LXG, Hitman D, Trent and more.
Home Made Music is a collection of songs written, recorded, engineered and mastered by Denzil Porter in his bedroom studio making this mixtape literally "homemade". Denzil gives his listeners a great quality of music that was made straight from scratch. "I'm cooking up that raw music to give to the people," Denzil Porter says. "It's the food for thought. I'm hoping this food can bring the listeners to life". With two mixtapes under his belt: On My Way Home and Live From The Other Side, Home Made Music is the first project released after Denzil changed his name from "Young Flame" to "Denzil Porter". Home Made Music combines Denzil Porter's witty lyrics, abstract thoughts and clever punch lines while still maintaining the fun in hip-hop which is the missing element in much of today's music.
When making Home Made Music, Denzil Porter wanted to introduce his listeners to all aspects of his art. Not only is Denzil able to write ingenious lyrics, but he can also formulate them into great songs. He can naturally make different types of music without ever contradicting who he is. Denzil Porter beams, "I really think people are going to love Home Made Music because it's a breath of fresh air. It's just artistic. Home Made Music will be a collectors item".
With Home Made Music being released just two days before Thanksgiving, this is the perfect 14-course meal to fill every listener's appetite. We all know food is the way to the soul and the best type to cook up is always homemade. Join the fun on Twitter and tweet #HMM along with all the homemade food you will be devouring this week while bumping that new Denzil Porter Home Made Music.
About Denzil Porter Denzil Porter, formerly known as "Young Flame", grew up in the north Bronx, NY with a passion for Hip-Hop music from a young age. In high school Denzil Porter began freestyling and battling, defeating all competitors. In 2004 Denzil Porter founded WreckHouse Entertainment, which produces music out of his in-house studio and hosts parties and events. With two mixtapes under his belt: On My Way Home and Live From The Other Side, and Home Made Music being his 3rd newly released project, Denzil Porter is definitely a force to be reckoned with.
On the heels of releasing two critically acclaimed projects (2008's "Children of God" and 2011's collaborative effort with Rugged N Raw "Mohammed Dangerfield" which featured the well-circulated cut with Immortal Technique "Break Of A Star"), Hasan Salaam returns with a new EP "Music Is My Weapon" (appearances by Steele of Smif N Wessun, Chace Infinite, Reef The Lost Cauze, Eternia and production by Snowgoons) which is scheduled to be released on 12-6-2011; and even loftier goals.
The concept behind Hasan Salaam's EP "Music Is My Weapon" is the belief that music can be used as a powerful tool in the pursuit of freedom, justice, and equality. With the release of the project, Hasan is aiming to prove that music can change people's lives, literally. All profits from the sale of the EP will be used to fund a school, clean water well, and medical clinic in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa. In November 2010, Hasan became the first U.S hip hop artist to ever perform in Bissau. On the same trip he worked with the young artists, taught creative writing to the youth, and headlined a concert to promote freedom of speech. The "Music Is My Weapon" project is the next step, in an effort to provide change to a country that remains one of the poorest and least politically stable in the world.