Brooklyn femcee Deena Jonez releases her brand new mixtape "Kings County - Where We From", which is a joint project with her creative partner Milk Plus under the name Kings County. The mixtape, brought to you by MIMS Music Group, is available for download now!
With "Where We From", Deena Jonez gives the listeners a piece of herself and more insight as to who she is as a person and artist. "Kings County means Brooklyn, NYC -- it represents where I'm from and where I'm at. This is where I was born and had all of my life changing experiences. I want to give people the experience of where I'm from and introduce people to Kings County," explains Jonez.
Milk Plus and Jonez hand-picked their favorite music from all around the world and embraces the tracks to show how extremely versatile and creative-minded they are. The lead track "Old School Funk" is now available for download and you may also enjoy watching the music video to the bonus song "Wooo Riddim".
TRACKLISTING 1. Where I'm From (by Lemon) 2. Hometown Glory 3. Holiday 4. Summertime 5. Star 6. Say It (Come Get It) 7. Running 8. Devilish Mode 9. She Likes To 10. They Wanna Know 11. Old School Funk 12. After Midnight 13. Reflections 14. Until We Bleed 15. Handle With Grace 16. Cold Pillow Bonus Track: Woo Riddim
**DISCLAIMER: I’m using Jay-Z, Kanye West and Rihanna as a point of reference because it seems that the 3 of them have been the main focus of all of this over the top Illuminati stuff. Now with that said, let’s get busy.**
Lately the world of Hip Hop has been going a little crazier than usual. “Jay-Z is part of the Illuminati”, “Rihanna is flashing Masonic hand gestures in photo shoots”, “Kanye West is using Illuminati symbolism in his videos”. I even received an email from some random nutjob claiming that myself and Rodney used Illuminati-esque imagery on the cover for Marvelous World Of Color and I secretly wrote about Satan on a song called “The Architect” (Satan is sometimes referred to as the architect of the world in the bible).
Sorry to tell you folks, but you couldn’t be further from the truth.
Is the Illuminati real? Yes. Do they have a plan to form a world government and control everything you say and do? Yes. Are your favorite rappers knowingly included in this grand scheme? ABSOLUTELY NOT.
I don’t even know where to start with this, but being somebody who has studied The Freemasons, The Bohemian Club, The Bildergerg Group and The Illuminati I can tell you that the plan that’s unfolding in front of us is not in the hands of a bunch of musicians. Not even *gasp* Jay-Z.
Let’s begin at the bottom. There are 33 levels or degrees to Freemasonry. At the bottom you have the vast majority of Freemasons, sometimes referred to as “Shriners”. Most people never make it further than the 3rd degree which is the title of “Master Mason”. These people are looked at as a talent pool. It’s a bit like college sports. If you exhibit traits that the people in charge appreciate, you move up to the majors. If not, you just kinda hang around. A lot of Freemasons are members through family or close relationships with other members. Those who are truly devoted to the organization will spend a lifetime slowly moving up in the levels or degrees of membership. They are deeply rooted in the occult and they take their secrets and traditions very seriously.
During the long, drawn out process of moving up through the Freemason organization, members also move up through ranks in various high powered industries like weapons, finance, banking and eventually politics. These people are extremely powerful, highly influential and virtually unknown to most of the general public.
So is Jay-Z a member? Nope. Even if he was, there is no way that he would be anywhere near close enough to being a part of their grand operation. To the average person Jay-Z symbolizes the pinnacle of success. He has hundreds of millions of dollars in the bank and still growing. He’s one of the wealthiest entertainers in North America and has an unbelievable amount of influence. But if you see it from their perspective, he’s not on their level. Being so far up on the social ladder, it’s entirely possible that Jay-Z has rubbed elbows with a few of the power players but there is no way he would ever formally be included in the plan for a one world government or new world order, which is their ultimate goal. Jay-Z plays as big of a part in the new world order as you do.
Yeah, Jay-Z has as much of a hand in the new world order as YOU do.
The role that artists like Jay-Z, Rihanna and Kanye West (even myself to a lesser degree) play in the grand scheme is the role of the distraction. To influence you to consume and buy into the bullshit or what I like to refer to as the “Grand Deception”. What the people in power want you to do is to continue to focus everywhere except on them. In order to do that, musicians, actors, etc., are used as false idols. They are put in place to direct the attention from what’s going on right in front of you. They are there to push an agenda. Even if they don’t know it, and I highly doubt any of them do.
The truth is, as artists we all start with a dream and there are certain benchmarks that occur throughout our creative lifespan. First there’s the moment that you realize you have “it”. Secondly there’s the first song or album where everything falls together perfectly and you’re officially in your groove. The third benchmark is the big one; the moment you have to make the crucial decision as to what’s more important, your artistic vision or your ability to capitalize from your talent. Due to years of social conditioning, for most Hip Hop artists they never really have to make this choice. Having spent years being at the bottom of our social hierarchy they already have a hunger for material things and the music reflects that. Through no fault of their own they already celebrate the consumer culture musically and so it’s only natural that they continue to do that once they actually have the resources to attain those things. Even with knowledge of all of this, I find myself dreaming of driving a fully restored 1952 Cadillac Deville through the streets of Vancouver right in front of all the people who said I’d never make it.
That’s what it’s all about. As a society we equate a person’s importance to ownership of material goods that we collectively value and they know this. Matter of fact, they created it.
The Illuminati isn’t something that just happened over night. They are generations of people who have been secretly working and executing a plan for over 100 years. The major turning point occured when the Federal Reserve was instituted in 1913. Once they took control of the money and the trade of goods, their plan for world domination went into full-swing and their main tool for brainwashing you into a consumer culture was the media. It was through celebrities and the illusion of the “american dream” that we walked right into the slaughter. Instead of focusing on how the machine worked, we were and still are the oil that keeps it running.
So are Jay-Z, Rihanna, Kanye West and every other person that has supposedly used Masonic imagery in their art a part of this system? Yes. Are they aware of it? Possibly. Are you a part of it as well? Absolutely.
When Jay-Z did his multi-million dollar deal with Live Nation, or any other corporation for that matter, I’m sure he’s well aware of the system he’s a part of. But in his mind I’m sure he views it as good business and nothing more than that. There’s nothing wrong with music or entertainment. I myself am a huge fan of Jay and he’s been a major influence on me not just as an artist but also how I function in the music industry. I actually wasn’t even disappointed in Kingdom Come and thought it was far better than 99% of the Rap albums that came out that year. Kanye, despite how I feel about artists remaining humble and appreciative, is in my opinion one of the few true geniuses that still exist in music. Rihanna…. Well, have you seen her video for “Rude Boy”? Yeah, we’re all fans.
In conclusion, I think it’s great that people are waking up to the evil that exists in our world. I just think that we need to step back and open up to how sick and twisted it all really is and not try to find an easy scapegoat to blame it on. Jay-Z throws up the diamond because it’s a clever way to signal his crew and company, The Roc. Kanye uses all types of different imagery because he’s Kanye. Rihanna throws up the “devil horns” on magazine covers because she wants you to know that she rocks. And finally Rodney and I use the pyramid because it’s a sign of power and a deeper understanding and I wrote “The Architect” to welcome everybody to our view of the world, not because we hang with Satan.
Yes people, sometimes it’s THAT simple. The new world order is a real thing and it’s coming whether you believe it or not. It’s we the people, ALL OF US, who have the choice as to what we’re going to do about it.
And if after all that I wrote here wasn’t convincing enough, just think about the many times Kanye has stormed a stage or spoke his mind on live television. Could you imagine if somehow he felt slighted by another member of the Illuminati? Their whole plan would fall to pieces at that year’s Grammy Awards.
MP3: Willow Smith + Nicki Minaj "Whip My Hair" Remix
Early this morning, a remix of Willow Smith's debut single, "Whip My Hair" featuring Young Money star Nicki Minaj made its way around the internet at a lightning pace. Sharp listeners soon discovered that Nicki's verse, although age appropriate, was recycled from a guest appearance she made in 1999. The remix, created by Connecticut's "Mixtape Marvel" DJ Semi, has come to please fans of both Nicki and the lovely miss Willow Smith.
"It leaked from my SoundCloud account early this morning", explains DJ Semi. Semi was working on a Nicki Minaj remix 'mixtape' to release for free on his website DJSemi.com late last night when he uploaded it to his SoundCloud profile. "I usually make all of my project files private so only me and my partner KG can access them, but I was so exhausted that I didn't wait to make sure it went through all the way". The song soon found its way into the hands of many blogs and an endless number of Twitter users.
"I'm glad millions of people will potentially hear my work, but I wish it didn't cause such a ruckus", says Semi. "My mixtapes are meant to be creative and different. Sometimes the pieces of the remix puzzle fit too well. Keep supporting Willow and Nicki. I can't think of two more incredible artists then these two young ladies. I hope to hear the real collaboration real soon"!
DJ Semi and DJ KG are currently working on a yet untitled, Nicki Minaj remix project. It will be available on djsemi.com and djkg.net Tuesday, October 26th.
Mixtape: Kanye West & DJ Dub - Style & Grace Vol. 7
1. INTRO - DJ DUB 2. DIAMOND SIZED PROPS (DUB MIX) - KANYE WEST 3. RUNAWAY LOVE REMIX - JUSTIN BIEBER / KANYE WEST / RAEKWON 4. LIVE FAST DIE YOUNG - KANYE WEST / RICK ROSS 5. WHOLE CITY BEHIND US - KANYE WEST 6. WHATEVER YOU WANT (DUB MIX) - BIG SEAN / KANYE WEST 7. FANCY FALLS (DUB MIX) - KANYE WEST 8. FIND YOUR LOVE (DUB MIX) - DRAKE / KANYE WEST 9. YOUR LOVE (DUB MIX) - NICKI MINAJ / KANYE WEST 10. EXHIBIT 2 (DUB MIX) - KANYE WEST / MOS DEF / FREEWAY 11. DEVIL IN A NEW DRESS - KANYE WEST 12. SEE ME NOW - KANYE WEST / BEYONCE / CHARLIE WILSON 13. WYLIN CAUSE IM YOUNG - KID CUDI / KANYE WEST 14. ERASE ME - KID CUDI / KANYE WEST 15. YOU KNOW THEY KNOW (DUB MIX) - KANYE WEST / SHAWTY LO 16. POWER REMIX - KANYE WEST / JAY-Z / SWIZZ BEATZ 17. NOTHIN ON YOU (DUB MIX) - B.O.B. / KANYE WEST / LUPE FIASCO 18. MONSTER - KANYE WEST / RICK ROSS / JAY-Z / NICKI MINAJ 19. COMFORTABLE (DUB MIX) - KANYE WEST / BABYFACE / LIL WAYNE 20. GOOD FRIDAY - KANYE WEST / COMMON / BIG SEAN / KID CUDI / PUSHA T 21. RUNAWAY (TOIS DE NOISE MIX) - KANYE WEST / PUSHA T 22. LORD LORD LORD - KANYE WEST / RAEKWON / MOS DEF 23. IM SO APPALLED - KANYE WEST / SWIZZ BEATZ / JAY-Z / PUSHA T / CYHI DA PRINCE / RZA 24. BE CLEVE IN YOURSELF - KANYE WEST / CLEVELAND BROWN 25. LOST IN THE WORLD - KANYE WEST 26. GOLDEN STATE - LAW 27. ALL OF THE LIGHTS - KANYE WEST / DRAKE / TONY WILLIAMS
P-Wonda is poised and in position to shake up the rap game. Working with rappers DMX, Busta Rhymes and Krazie Bone (Bone-Thugs-N-Harmony) helped P-Wonda hone his stage performance skills early on in his career. P-Wonda recently won the Single of The Year Award at North Carolina’s Underground Music Awards Show for his hot like summer single, “I Do #’s”, which at it’s peak garnered over 1000+ spins in the Middle East Region. P-Wonda put on a high energy performance to a packed house during the awards; he had the entire audience on their feet.
The breakout single “I Do #’s” sets the tone for the latest mixtape release from P-Wonda, Wondabread The Mix Tape. All twenty-five songs on the mixtape showcase impeccable production and relentless rhymes. The hood anthem “All My G’s” features Ricky Ruckus, Blac Boi & Tigo-B, produced by Rio Production. “I Do #’s” was produced by Mario Jones for Rio Productions. On the sexy smooth track “Roc Wit You”, P-Wonda talks to the ladies, showing his diverse appeal. The single features C-Bone (Outkast Purple Ribbon label) and Rico Barrino.
DJBooth.net and VTech present Luck-One's "True Theory Outtakes"
In anticipation of the 2011 release of his latest full-length, True Theory, Portland representative Luck-One has joined forces with DJBooth.net and VTech to give fans a sneak peek at the project’sOuttakes. This FREE download features seven choice cuts that won’t be included on the album’s final tracklist, including reader-acclaimed leak "More".
Providing beats on these Outtakes are such producers as Good Will, Gen.Erik, T Mak, Terry Harris, Nonstop, and Sir So Fresh. Guest appearances come courtesy of Gen.Erik (Animal Farm), Mic Crenshaw, and DJ Flip Flop (CunninLynguists).
Luck-One - True Theory Outtakes Tracklist
01. Lions and Primates (Cuts by DJ Flip Flop) [prod. Sonny for Groove Cartel LLC] 02. Shine So Bright (Cuts by DJ Gen.Erik) [prod. Good Will for Good Will Beats] 03. Ribbon [prod. Terry Harris for New Ideah] 04. They Say [prod. Sir So Fresh for Epitomy Ent.] 05. Dream [prod. Nonstop for Keyboard Koke] 06. Move On (ft. Gen.Erik & Mic Crenshaw) [prod. Gen.Erik for Focused Noise Productions) 07. More [prod. T Mak]
Sam Adams and Live Nation Team Up For US Winter Tour
21 CITY TOUR TO KICK OFF NOVEMBER 19 VIP PACKAGE PRE-SALE BEGINS TODAY
Los Angeles, CA - Since his phenomenal sales debut in March of this year, electro pop rapper Sam Adams has sold out almost every show he has performed in the US. With multiple sold out shows in Boston, including the House of Blues and two sold out nights at NYC's Gramercy Theater, Adams has now teamed up with Live Nation for a headlining winter tour. Set to kick off November 19th in Boulder, Colorado; the 21 city major market tour includes stops in Chicago, New York, DC, Dallas, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and San Diego. A special VIP package pre-sale is available today here: http://tix.concertmaps.com/samadams/ .
Most recently, Adams released a free mixtape, Party Records, A Mixtape which received approximately 200,000 downloads in the first week just from its original site posting. "Party Records" is hosted by DJ Whoo kid and DJ Cash. The full track listing is below and the full release can be downloaded here: http://bostonsboy.bandcamp.com/ .
Sam Adams' EP, Boston's Boy was released digitally in March as the flagship artist for startup label, 1st Round Records and immediately landed the #1 iTunes Hip-Hop spot and #2 overall. As an independent artist with no mainstream radio support who seemingly came out of nowhere, Adams' debut was met with much controversy however he subsequently received offers from multiple major labels. Adams and the 1st Round Records team have opted to remain independent for the time being and released a physical bonus track edition of Boston's Boy in July via a distribution deal with Fontana.
Along with all of the changes in his life this past year, Adams spent the first half of 2010 juggling his schoolwork as a student at Trinity College where he was also captain of the soccer team and his flourishing music career. He is taking this year off to focus on touring and recording his upcoming full length release.
Tour dates are below and tickets are available in the following locations:
Get Tickets at LiveNation.com, Ticketmaster.com, at Live Nation and Ticketmaster retail locations, plus via charge-by-phone (800.745.3000) All dates, acts and ticket prices subject to change.
11/19- Boulder, CO- Fox Theatre 11/20 - Lawrence, KS - Granada Theatre 11/22 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues 11/23 - Detroit, IL - Saint Andrews Hall 11/24- Cleveland, OH- House of Blues 11/26- New York, NY- Irving Plaza 11/27- Boston, MA- House of Blues 11/28 - Philadelphia PA - Theatre of Living Arts 11/29 - Asbury Park, NJ - Paramount Theatre 11/30 - Washington DC - 9:30 Club 12/3 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Revolution 12/4 - Orlando, FL - House of Blues 12/6 - Houston, TX - House of Blues 12/7 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues 12/10 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues 12/11- Los Angeles, CA- House of Blues 12/12 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues 12/13- Anaheim, CA - House of Blues 12/15 - Flagstaff, AZ Orpheum 12/16 - Phoenix, AZ Martini Ranch 12/17 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre
Party Records, A Mixtape track listing:
1. Living The Dream- (Doctor P) 2. Hold On - (RUSKO) 3. Lemonade - (Bangladesh) 4. Some Chordz - (Deadmau5) 5. Share your Dolla - (Vision) 6. Bass head - (Bassnectar) 7. Summer Techno-Produced by Sam Adams 8. No Speak Americano - (Yolanda Be Cool) 9. I Got'em Like - (RUSKO) 10. Heads Will Roll - (A-track and YEAH YEAH YEAHs) 11. I'm On - (SKI BEATS) 12. Gonna Be OK - (Vision) 13. Lonely People - (Matt Caprio) 14. Frat Music - (Clinton Sparks) 15. All That - (Poobs)
The latest installment from the Jersey born, left-field rapper Alex “misterthumbs” Smith, brings the rants of a post-graduate cubicle lurker by day – underground rapper by night. The mixtape features production by label mates Dead Geoff and Chi’ Akai, as well as collaborations with New York producers WHITE MAGICK and Hartley Lewis and Natural Ingredients’ teammate Entricut. The unassuming, middle class rapper engages a variety of topics ranging from his phobia of waking up in the morning to reminiscing about childhood memories of “Saved by the Bell” and “Boy Meets World.” He even dedicates a track to explain his interest in leaving the lights on when entertaining female guests.
In the left field hip-hop game, misterthumbs is a veteran outfielder; an MC of the organic hip hop duo Natural Ingredients, as well as the glitch-hop team, The Opposables. For the first time in his career, misterthumbs finds himself in his own light on his first solo release. Holstering his AK-47-esque articulation, misterthumbs opts on the side of clarity and diction over rapid rhythm for his new mixtape. Flows and delivery come in a variety of tones: from the assertive and confident (“Just Chill” and “238”) to the honest and insecure (“Ninja Without His Nunchucks”) to the playful anti-thug routine (“Party with the Lights On” and “Fist Pump City.”)
The mixtape is an ethnography on the life of a rapper with no secrets, fronts, or misconceptions. misterthumbs tells his story from the streets, albeit suburban streets lined with big houses or swank apartment buildings. The first single off the mixtape, “Stay Runnin” is a testament to self-inflicted insomnia and the resulting consequences that the rising sun brings with it. Rushed dressing, chugging cheerios, and a groggy eyed run to the subway – all to sit in a cubicle for the rest of the day.
misterthumbs has been featured on WNYU 89.1FM and WRUV 90.1FM. He signed to Purple Bird Music in 2009 and has had over 2,000 unique downloads over his first two EPs. misterthumbs has played at venues through Burlington, Vermont and New York City, New York including: Higher Ground, Nectars, Club Metronome, Lake Johnson, Cin-M-Art Space 17, and the Sidewalk Café.
Louie P. Newton's first release off of "Here For a Reason" was titled "The Bottom". The track was received well and was posted on numerous websites as well as record spins on the radio stations and in the club. Louie P. Newton's second single off of his mixtape is titled "David Ruffin". This is an all around dynamic track. Excellent production, and rememberable hook and bars for days. While keeping up with the theme of "The Bottom", the track "David Ruffin" gives you more and leaves you also wanting more.
The reason that I am contacting you is that you hold the power of letting this track be heard. I think it is more than important that the voices of Detroit music is heard again and the resources that you use can help do so. Whether it is posting this track on your website, spins on the radio, interviews or word of mouth you can help the track "David Ruffin" spread not only in the United States, but over seas as well.
My hopes is that you have pressed play on this track and you are tapping your foot to this smooth track and that you enjoy it enough to work your magic. This message includes the download links, dirty and clean.
(VP RECORDS, NEW YORK) - Reggae star Gyptian continues to sizzle this year as he now joins forces with the iconic Mary J. Blige. Gyptian will be breaking from his tour schedule to join the R&B queen on the England leg of her UK tour. He takes the stage on November 2 at The O2 Arena in London, the same venue Michael Jackson was slated to headline for his infamous 'This Is It' concert. Gyptian then heads with Blige to the LG Arena in Birmingham on November 3, before resuming his own tour. Gyptian has been touring consistently since releasing his current album Hold You this summer, even joining Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley and Nas on several dates of their recent 'Distant Relatives' tour in the US.
Gyptian was enlisted for Blige's new single, "Anything You Want," which is expected to be on her new album. The reggae-infused track also features Busta Rhymes and has been receiving steady airplay since its release in early September.
This exciting concert collaboration was secured by Planet Reggae, the new booking division of VP Records/Greensleeves Records, with AEG, the world's #1 concert production company.
"These are the opportunities that come about by having the #1 record label in reggae enter the live-touring business," states Neil Robertson, head of Planet Reggae. "Our brand lends credibility and comfort for the major international talent buyers. When you combine that with a great artist like Gyptian and a manager like Ivor Ruddock, who both understand the bigger picture, you can expect more high profile opportunities which are good for the whole genre."
Gyptian has been heating up the UK scene recently, with his performance at BBC Radio 1Xtra Live in late September, and will return on October 20 for the MOBO Awards, where he's nominated for 'Reggae Artist of the Year.'