Music Submission: Esohel "It's Yours" (Prod. Ricky Dubs)
For the 3rd single off the forthcoming LP "On Purpose With A Purpose" which will be released on October 9th, 2012, Esohel let's us know that nothing can get in our way; if we truly want it, it's ours. Over production by Ricky Dubs, who produced the entire LP, Esohel drops gems on the 3rd single, It's Yours.
Video: Rockie Fresh f/ Rick Ross "You A Lie (Remix)"
Courtesy Greg Miller.
Rockie Fresh (MMG/Warner Music) will unleash the World Premiere to the "You A Lie (remix)" music video featuring Maybach Music Group boss Rick Ross on BET 106 and Park today, September 18 at 6PM EST. The visual will serve as Rockie's first official music video since signing to Maybach Music Group in July. Soon after the signing, Ross recorded a verse to Rockie's original "You A Lie" from his Driving 88 mixtape and recently the two artists took to the streets in Miami to shoot a sleek black-and-white video directed by Spiff & Dre of Maybach films.
Today, the good folks at SPIN Magazine hosted 7evenThirty's "Heaven's Computer" album for their FIRST SPIN full album stream feature.
The Jackson, Mississippi native, currently residing in Dallas, TX created an apocalyptic Sci-Fi Journey with his album "Heaven's Computer" featuring production from Sweeden's own Erik L, long time friend and collaborator 5-D and Mr. Slago. The album narrative flows from beginning to end expanding the boundaries of the hip hop album, while solidifying 7evenThirty's place as one of hip hop's most progressive artists.
7evenThirty's album "Heaven's Computer" will be officially released on September 25th via Mello Music Group.
"We know you still have MidaZ's excellent LOOPS project on…well, loop, so here's a little visual treat to feast your eyes on. Director Varras Tower delivers a fresh looking music video for "The Duelist," featuring MidaZ and his Ozone crew. Be on the look out for more visuals from the project coming soon, and if you haven't already peeped LOOPS, download it for free today!"
Video + MP3: 40Love - "Dynasty" + Mass Appeal Video
Courtesy Audible Treats.
Just over a month after the release of 40Love’s latest album, Dreams Don’t Sleep, the Bay Area group is already pushing out new content as their name is starting to pick up more and more speed. Comprised of MC’s Miss Haze and G-Off and producers Mikos and Whooligan, the four member hip-hop machine is excited to release their latest single, "Dynasty" along with the Mass Appeal video featuring Miss Haze for their coveted Miss Appeal section this month.
Mass Appeal's Miss Appeal section is where they spotlight females from the industry they feel are not only beautiful, but also interesting. Capturing Haze in her element during her recent NYC press visit, the video shows Haze speaking about how she uses poetry to express herself. "People might say, 'It's too abstract...' Well, that's the way I actually feel it," says Haze, who was introduced to poetry through a non-profit organization called Youth Speaks, where she currently volunteers as a youth mentor. "Poetry is the way to truly understand someone."
The song "Dynasty" exclusively features Miss Haze on the mic. Known for juxtaposing inspiring and spiritual messages with unapologetic, futuristc beats, 40Love's Mikos carries on the torch with the song's trappy, sexy screwed production that perfectly complements Haze's unapologetic flow. "The song is about fire and rebirth," says Miss Haze. "It's about autumn, returning to glory, and starting a dynasty of absolute happiness from within. Rising up out of pain and stepping into destiny."
Good*Fella Media present “Behind These Bars” video series with Nutso. We sat down with the queens native and had a track by track break down of his thoughts and creation behind his new project EP “Behind these Bars“, available out now!
NYCE Announces Canadian Tour Dates w/ ONYX + FREE DL
Courtesy Jon Asher.
Montreal hip hop artist NYCE is proud to announce he will be performing the following tour dates with ONYX, Beatnuts, Alkaholiks.
September 21, 2012 - Le Belmont - Montreal, QC - ICON Music Fest w/ Onyx - Show Details September 22, 2012 - Mikados - Niagara Falls, ON w/ Beatnuts, Alkaholiks September 24, 2012 - Rockpile - Toronto, ON w/ Onyx
NYCE recently revealed his cover artwork and track listing from his upcoming mixtape 'D2: Loyal 2 Da Streets' hosted by DJ SMALLZ set for release by MTL label Hustle Cartel Ent on Tuesday, September 25th to follow up NYCE's first mixtape 'D'Boy Music' released last year. A FREE DOWNLOAD of his latest track 'Swagged Out' is now available at the following link.
With a catalogue that is unmatched by many, Moka Only is often considered to be a pioneer and driving force behind Canadian West Coast hip hop, as well as an important component in popularizing the art of freestyling in Victoria and Vancouver. In the 13+ years since his debut, Moka Only has released more than 50 albums, both solo and collaborative. He records under a variety of aliases, with the most popular being Ron Contour, Flow Torch and The Durable Mammal. He has been a contributing member of numerous groups and collectives, including Perfect Strangers, Code Name: Scorpion, Cryptic Souls Crew, The Dominant Mammals, City Planners, Nowfolk and Swollen Members, along with many others. Amongst all of that, Moka has worked with underground hip hop heroes like J Dilla, Aceyalone, OH NO, MF Doom, Buck 65, K-Os, Sixtoo and more.
But it all began rather humbly in his hometown of Victoria, BC, where Moka Only discovered hip hop culture at an early age, starting out as a graffiti artist before switching to rhyming at house parties and freestyling anywhere and everywhere alongside partner K-Prevail (recording together as Splitsphere). In 1994, Moka made the move to San Diego in order to further his rap career, creating a number of connections that he would later use to his advantage. Upon moving back to Canada in 1995 and taking up residence in Vancouver, Moka met Mad Child, and along with K-Prevail, now just Prevail, the three emcees founded Swollen Members one night at a Denny's, with Moka coining their multiple meaning name. However, a group dynamic was not for Moka and he soon moved on to a solo career.
In 1995, Moka Only started flooding the local scene with a myriad of music, quickly earning himself the nickname of "The Most Prolific" by self-releasing cassettes on an almost seasonal basis, which led to a few vinyl releases and finally album deals with a variety of labels. All the while, Moka was building a name for himself as a strong and skillful emcee with down-to-earth subject matter ranging from hip hop to fashion, from food to travel, and from love to sex. Although best known for his rapping, Moka was also building his resume as a a quirky producer with a knack for mixing live and sampled instruments. While the majority of Moka's musical output has been self-produced, his beats are also sought after by a wide range of underground artists.
With his solo career as both rapper and producer on the rise, Moka Only participated in a few collaborations with Swollen Members resulting in Moka rejoining the group for Monsters in the Closet, their 2002 collection of b-sides and rarities featuring three new songs. He remained on board for Heavy in 2003 but left again prior to the recording of Black Magic. Once again Moka had found himself confined as part of a group.
His time with Swollen Members, which also saw him signed to the Battle Axe label, resulted in three consecutive Junos, but it also meant a decrease in the amount of solo music from Moka. "The Most Prolific" returned in 2005 beginning with the release of The Desired Effect, his Nettwerk debut that realized a much greater pop potential for Moka. Unhappy with the label interference, Moka released a Japan-only alternate version under the title Dirty Jazz that was more to his liking, marking Moka's return to releasing the nearly seasonal albums of gritty, underground jams he has always been known for through labels like Camobear, Legendary Entertainment and Urbnet, as well as an occasional one-off project for various other indie labels.
MP3: Chino XL "Eye (The Stomp)" (prod. House Shoes)
Courtesy Nancy B.
New leak from Chino XL, produced by Detroit's own, House Shoes, from the upcoming double CD RICANstruction "The Black Rosary", releasing on 9/25 via Viper Records. This song pays homage to the late J Dilla and Proof, with whom both Chino and House Shoes were friends and collaborators.