Video: Sureshot Symphony Solution - "Chair on the Ceiling"
Courtesy Nature Sounds.
The Sureshot Symphony Solution is the highly anticipated new project from San Francisco's DJ Sureshot (Sharpshooters/Status Breaks/Soundbwoy Reggae Breaks), blending hard-hitting hip hop beats seemlessly with lush live jazz-rock instrumentation. A perfect marriage of modern funk and psychadelic boom bap, SSS is a nod to classic 1960s/70s soul production, mixed with a heavy dose of future style.
To celebrate the launch of the project, we've got a limited-edition vinyl EP containing some of the songs that have grown the SSS buzz, including tracks with Coultrain (Platinum Pied Pipers/Hawthorne Headhunters), Moeses Soulright (SF battle champ MC), Ohmega Watts (Ubiquity), The Mighty Pope (OG Jamaican funk don and Northern Soul legend) and Myron & E (Now Again / Timmion).
Devin The Dude Presents: Java Starr (feat. Too Short) "3 Shots of Patron"
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Devin the Dude protegee Java Starr releases a new single featuring Too Short titled "3 Shots of Patron." Java's upcoming mixtape, "Devin the Dude Presents: Radio 420" drops for free on January 28th and features appearances from Twista, Devin, Too Short, Yukmouth, The Legendary Traxster and more.
Free LP: Jimmy ValenTime f/ Statik Selektah, Donny Goines
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Life in Amazin Times features original production from Statik Selektah (Action Bronson, Freddie Gibbs), Jay Quest (Skyzoo, Reks), and Willie Green (Soul Khan, C-Rayz Walz). Life in Amazin Times also features a collaboration with emerging artist, Donny Goines on the song titled, “The Come Up Pt. 2”.
In addition to working with these diverse artists and producers, the album is filled with many incredible solo records. The previous singles from Life in Amazin Times, “Understand” and “Take It in Blood” have been played on over two dozen radio stations, and have also been successful in international markets such as Germany, Australia, and New Zealand.
Your Amazing The Come Up Pt 2 Feat Donny Goines & Lyrical Blades Hey Young Blood Understand (Prod. By Statik Selektah) The Town Feat Lyrical Blades, Urban Miracle, & Carlos Ferragamo The DOOM Interlude Time I’m Awesome (Prod. By Willie Green) MC SERCH (Prod. By Newo The Kid) Far Away Feat Ronnie James (Prod. By Beats Of Reen) Take It In Blood feat Carlos Ferragamo (Prod. By Jay Quest) All I Need (Prod. By Jordan Davis)
Video: Copywrite f/ Jakki Da Mota Mouth - "Swaggot Killaz"
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With “God Save the King” Copywrite delivers another brutally honest record that reaches for new creative heights with all of the crazy punch lines, deep metaphors, true wordsmithing and all of the technical razzle dazzle anyone could ever ask for.
Man Bites Dog Records is proud to announce the release of Copywrite’s “God Save The King” which will be released on February 28th, 2012. Included is the video for the LP’s first single “Swaggot Killaz” featuring Jakki Da Mota Mouth and produced by !llmind.
Make Me Worse is the brand new video by Kings Of The City. Described by one critic as "Wu Tang Clan meets The Beatles", KOTC blend rap, grime and rock in their own fresh style. The video co-stars actor Vas Blackwood, best known for his roles in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (in which he played Rory Breaker) Only Fools and Horses, The Lenny Henry Show, new film Mercenaries and many more. Directed and produced by burgeoning film company LEV Collective, the video tells a dark tale with a twist.
M-Phazes drops the first official single for his remix album Phazed Out, which drops digitally on February 14th and on CD on February 28th through Coalmine Records. The single is a remix of Coalmine's inaugural single "The Raw", which features Saigon, Inspectah Deck and Bekay with an updated scratch chorus provided by DJ Boogie Blind (X-ecutioners, Pharoahe Monch).
Phazed Out is a compilation of select singles taken from Coalmine’s catalog, remixed by the Aria Award winning M-Phazes and mixed/arranged by DJ Rhettmatic, former DMC West Coast Champion. Guest features on Phazed Out include Heltah Skeltah, CL Smooth, Emilio Rojas, Skyzoo, Sadat X, El Da Sensei, Torae, Brown Bag AllStars, Chubb Rock, DJ Revolution, Mela Machinko, Krondon, Phil The Agony, Mista Sinista, J-Live & more.
2011 was quite the prolific year for West Oakland rapper Shady Nate. In July, Nate teamed up with DJ Fresh to release Still Based On A True Story, and just three months later, on October 11th, Nate released his latest solo album, Son Of The Hood. He continues to release a string of visuals from both projects, and this latest video, for the single "Getting Paid" from Son Of The Hood, continues Nate's streak of gritty, street visuals.