This is the 2nd leak/title-track from "Mute Dialogue," an instrumental project compiled by J57 of the Brown Bag AllStars. The "Mute Dialogue" project(full project will be released for free tomorrow) features many talented up & coming producers from all over North America. But for now, please enjoy the title-track!
They replaced George Washington and his militia with RZA, GZA, Old Dirty Bastard and a legion of ninjas in 'Victory Or Death', the limited edition fine art piece the Village Voice called "The finest painting of 2010". And today, When Art Imitates Life (WAIL), the trailblazing art label founded by King Tech of the Wake Up Show and MTV's Sway Calloway, unveils 'The Valley Of Kings', a new project conceptualized and directed by all members of the Cali underground collective Hieroglyphics, of which only 300 canvases exist. Each piece is a whopping 40 x 40, signed by all crew members, and comes with an authenticity certificate. Sign up now for information at www.whenartimitateslife.com and you will receive a link to an an exclusive downloadable Hiero megamix from DJ Equal, along with a link to download the never-before-heard Hiero posse cut, "Hiero Reputation".
'The Valley Of Kings' represents another creative leap for Sway & King Tech's WAIL, the burgeoning art imprint committed to giving the hip-hop pioneers the chance to immortalize themselves on canvas as well as wax. Sway & Tech personally handpick every artist in the WAIL series, and act as intermediary between them and WAIL's team of graphic designers as they work together to create a portrait worthy of a legend. The creation of "The Valley Of Kings" from conception to sign-off of the final artist proof took 12 months and involved everything from greenscreening to drawing to Egyptian iconography. WAIL brought the Hiero crew members to the table with famed aerosol artist Eaz One to brainstorm and flesh out the creative core of the piece, which is said to represent the crew's 20-year journey, as well as the "supernatural" union between the members. More information at www.whenartimitateslife.com.
Title: One Day in Heaven ft. Skyzoo & Jaiden Artist: John Regan Album: Sorry I'm Late Producer: YZ Label: Culture VI Records/Fat Beats
Quick story. I want to congratulate Jaiden, who just signed a deal with Interscope/Geffen. I actually thought I had "discovered" him when I stumbled across his music. Turns out, I discovered him about as much as Christopher Columbus discovered America. I used to spend hours on MySpace just listening to hundreds of artists in the hope of finding some talented, yet undiscovered, artists. I just love good music. I had gotten an email from his manager Delaney blasting out his mixtape, coincidentally at the same time I stumbled across his MySpace.
Well, I was instantly blown away. I became a fan. Asked him about doing a record, to which he was down. I told him I wanted to interview him - at the time thinking I was giving him some big break and newfound exposure.
We sit down to talk, where he begins telling me about recording, writing and touring with artists such as Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Diddy and Lauryn Hill. Turns out, this guy's resume is deeper than most "successful" artists. Go figure!
So, while I didn't exactly "discover" him, I'm proud that I became a fan before I knew of his extensive experience. I went to watch him perform a couple of weeks ago in LA at the R&B Live show (where I also ran into Macy Gray, Chico DeBarge and a host of other huge names) - the same night he agreed to a deal with Interscope/Geffen. He won the highly competitive event, by the way, and had the biggest applause and best performance, by far.
Huge shouts to Skyzoo, who has dropped two of hip-hop's best recent projects in the past 12 months - The Salvation and Live from the Tape Deck with Illmind. He's not only one of the most talented dudes (his verse on Heaven is amazing) - but one of the coolest, most down-to-earth artists I've ever had the pleasure of working with. Please go support his projects. Shouts to everybody over at Duck Down.
Young Cash aka Joey Galaxy feat. Shawn Jay (Field Mob) Kanye West "Runaway" G-Mix
With two remixes each at over 1 million views on YouTube (Day n Nite, Best I Ever Had) Young Cash drops another classic G-mix this time to Kanye's "Runaway" with the help of a nasty verse from fellow Winsquad member Field Mob's Shawn Jay. Young Cash aka Joey Galaxy is preparing for an 18 month bid in federal prison which begins on Nov 11. His mixtape "The Vacation" is getting wrapped up now to be released during his "vacation".
Aspiring actor/filmmaker/rapper and NY native DL further pushes the official lead single, "Fresh (Shawty…Move Sumthin')", produced by Jimi Kendrix (Jay-Z, 50 Cent, R. Kelly), from the critically-acclaimed Crime/Drama film "King Of Paper Chasin'", presented by Triplebeam Pictures in conjunction with E1 Entertainment and AllHipHop.com that debuted on October 15 in New York. Furthermore, DL is currently working on his forthcoming EP "They Call Me Carte Blanche", which is expected to hit shelves on November 17.
The semi-biopic "King Of Paper Chasin'" is a New York City Crime/Drama inspired by actual events and is brilliantly captured and told by first time feature film director La Monte Edwards, executive produced by Dwayne "DL" Clark himself, who plays the role of main character "Carter Blanche". The movie will be available on DVD at the beginning of next year. To view the trailer, please visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_sOAQkeybE .
At heart, DL is a true rap artist who continues to create a name for himself in this industry as a talented emcee that talks the talk, but more importantly, walks the walk. Having released several successful mixtapes has allowed for his fan base to grow worldwide and has given him the opportunity to have them hosted by some of today's best renowned DJ's. With the success of the Billboard chart-topping single "Bossman", DL has been able to generate a huge street-buzz while maintaining the respect from his peers.
The sky is the limit for where DL's destiny will take him, but one thing he knows for sure is that "A winner can't lose". "I live by that quote day to day as it fuels me to keep on going when the going gets rough," he says.
Besides his rap and acting career, DL is a motivated community member who is involved in the Positive Direction Organization. Positive Direction provides kids with academic scholarships, mentorship opportunities and a basketball program. Kids are given the opportunity to travel across the country to compete in basketball tournaments.
In today's entertainment industry you may find many that live by flossing cars, money and jewelry, but in DL's world you will find a focused, determined and consistent man, that is ready to share his god-given talents.