Superheroes dominate pop culture. From blockbuster summer movies to Halloween costume choices – kids and adults want to identify themselves with humans who exhibit supernatural abilities sacrificially used for the benefit of others. With his third studio album, Florida rapper/producer Brinson aims to proclaim that there are No Other Heroes. The only heroes the world will see is us as Jesus' representatives.
He emphasizes this idea through an album filled with a variety of hip hop, street anthem, and dance hits. No Other Heroes’ first single, “3D Standout,” features Stellar-nominated singer Jai (Trip Lee’s “Hero”) over a synth-driven beat. It forms the background for Brinson’s raps about his desire to live a fully rendered life visualized by God’s redemptive love for others.
The party continues with the energetically joyous “Hit the Floor” (just wait until you see the song’s video treatment) and “Not Too Far” – an 80’s pop-inspired offering featuring vocals from Rossi and NBC’s “The Voice” contestant Niki Dawson.
“Bodyguard” also resonates the album’s hero theme when Brinson and friends celebrate the safety they find in Christ. And later, storytelling dominates tracks like “Gold” and “Shoulda Told ‘Em.”
The album ends with a radio-ready mash-up of rap and worship called “I Am Yours” that is sure to be a Sunday-morning and Christian radio favorite. Finally, No Other Heroes includes the bonus track “Tebowin” - a hip hop tribute to NFL quarterback (and vocal Christ-follower) Tim Tebow that was featured on ESPN.com.
Super Mart Produce presents New Orleans DJ/producer Partymonster's official remix of "Stand Still" by Houserocka and Rroid Drazr. Partymonster is head of Formless Recordings (and the live act Formless Crew) and a central figure in the New Orleans dubstep site NolaDubstep.com. Super Mart Produce is a label run by New Orleanian DJ/producer Quickie Mart, who recently released Space Monkey Radio EP, five artist-approved dubstep remixes of tracks from Freddie Gibbs, Ricky B,Slightly Stoopid and more.
1. Sheet Music
2. A Change Gone Come
3. Ribbon in the Sky featuring Darrius Willrich
4. A Lonely Place featuring Anthony J. Shears
5. For Colored Boys featuring Anthony J. Shears
6. 1,000 Paths featuring Jerry Lee Worthington
Deluxe Editions Bonus Tracks
7. Go Hard
8. We Did It
Deveraux “Sheet Music.” EP will be in stores and available for download and purchase October 30, 2012. Press Release
SEATTLE, WA October 24, 2012 /PR/ -- A new chapter in R&B music begins this month, as Seattle crooner and SMG artist Deveraux releases “1,000 Paths,” the latest single from his debut EP, “Sheet
Music.” “1,000 Paths” is set to debut during Deveraux’s Listening Party hosted at Seattle’s Lucid Lounge on November 11, 2012, with the EP hitting stores on October 30, 2012. The single will also be featured in Olympic Hopeful Norris Frederick’s documentary “Beyond the Stats;” chronicling his road to the 2016 Olympics.
The success of “1,000 Paths” is underscored by Deveraux’s numerous musical talents: being an artist on the newly revitalized SMG; holding a position as a ⅓ of the songwriting group Brill Building 94; and working alongside Anthony J. Shears; Chairman & CEO of SMG, and producer; Marcus the Magnificent, a member of Shear Genius Productions, to name a few.
“Sheet Music” is the next step in Deveraux’s musical accomplishments; following three successful singles and feature spots. His arrival at SMG in 2011 capped an incredible run as an independent artist, during which time, he co-wrote the songs “Dear Hip Hop” by Anthony J. Shears and “Go Hard” by another well-known local artist – both of which hit the Seattle charts.
In addition to his burgeoning career as a recording artist and songwriter, Deveraux also has a passion for increasing awareness of the lives of children who have incarcerated parents. He has committed himself to working alongside organizations like The Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, and the Post-Prison Education Program to help educate the public on the drastic impact incarceration has on the children of those incarcerated..
What’s his next step you ask – a move to Los Angeles in November to continue his part in the rebirth of R&B alongside SMG’s CEO, Anthony J. Shears.
Masta Killa may not be the most high-profile member of the Wu-Tang Clan, but he's undoubtedly among the most consistent. The last original member to go solo, Killa has released two critically acclaimed albums in No Said Date and Made In Brooklyn, and has repeatedly stolen the show on recent Wu classics like Ghostface's Fishscale, Raekwon's Only Built 4 Cuban Linx Pt. 2 and RZA's Man With The Iron Fists soundtrack. Now, more than six years after the release of his last studio album, Masta Killa is back with Selling My Soul, a brand new collection to be released December 11th, 2012 through Nature Sounds and Royal Lion Music.
The title Selling My Soul may imply something sinister, but it has a deeper meaning for Masta Killa. "The music for this project was more in a soulful chamber," he explains. "Anything from the inner self is a part of the soul. I put my soul into my music, and I'm in the business of selling it." Featuring production from 9th Wonder, Mathematics, PF Cuttin, and more, Selling My Soul is a cohesive collection from an artist who doesn't feel pressured to change his sound. "I would describe it as soul and substance," says MK. "Soulful music and lyrics of substance."
In addition to the new album, Masta Killa is also launching a new website, which currently has exclusive pre-orders of the album. At mastakillamusic.com, fans can now order the standard edition of the album, as well as a deluxe version. Limited to only 200 copies, the deluxe edition comes in a custom hand-numbered box with a lyric book, autographed poster, MK wool cap, and download card giving access to all three MK albums plus his live album. In addition, Masta Killa has teamed up with RAW Rolling Papers to include a handful of RAW papers and an exclusive "Ooh Baby I Like It RAW" T-shirt in each deluxe box, paying tribute to the late Ol' Dirty Bastard, who is featured on Selling My Soul. Both the standard and deluxe versions will ship from mastakillamusic.com by December 4th, one week prior to the album hitting stores.
Street Level Records Signs Seattle Rapper Mac Minati
Seattle, WA – Seattle based STREET LEVEL RECORDS—known to fans worldwide as an independent force in hardcore Hip-Hop—is proud to announce the signing of rapper/actor/comedian MAC MINATI, their first artist signing since SLR's reactivation in 2011. Mac's comedic style and sly street wit is a perfect fit for Street Level, one of the Northwest's oldest and foremost indie Hip-Hop labels, whose catalog has been in high demand by lovers of quality street poetry since the 1990's.
Formerly known as Mac Gamer, the rapper came up in the Rainier Beach neighborhood of Seattle’s notorious Southend, under the wings of Seattle street supergroup Lac of Respect. Now known as Mac Minati, he's a force all his own, with a hardcore sound and streetwise vision for 2012 and beyond. This versatile artist also recently wrapped up filming on a pilot for a new FOX TV sitcom called “The Carter Family,” starring opposite of Nickelodeon teen star Ariana Grande.
On October 31st, just in time to scare all shook ones, Street Level Records will present Mac Minati’s street album, “Paranormal Mactivity,” which features guest appearances by Crooked I, Game, E-40, Birdman, 151 and more. Mac's as-yet untitled next project, due out in January 2013, will feature high-powered production from platinum producer Kane Beatz, Cash Money producer I.N.F.O., Seattle Hip-Hop veteran D-Sane, as well as guest appearances from Young Jeezy, Crooked I, Freeway, Seattle notables Grynch, Neema and Wizdom alongside Mac's own stand-alone rhymes. More news and music is coming from Mac and SLR—so stay tuned and get ready!
About Street Level Records
Street Level Records (SLR) is an independent Hip-Hop & urban record label founded in 1998 by owner and in-house producer/engineer Dave "D-Sane" Severance III. SLR has been a leader in the Northwest music scene since its beginnings and was the first NW Hip-Hop label to go online in 1999 with www.streetlevelrecords.com. SLR also boasts one of the largest catalogs in NW Hip-Hop with 27 full length albums and several mixtapes.
After releasing numerous critically acclaimed albums and dominating the Seattle area retail stores for many years, SLR went on a six year hiatus in 2005, so D-Sane could focus on his production and audio engineering company, Not 2 Sane Productions. SLR was re-launched in 2011 and is back to reclaim its spot at the forefront of NW music. Be on the lookout for much more music from SLR in 2013.
Video: "What You Need" (Freestyle) - Youngin da SP
New exclusive Youngin da SP Freestyle, He kills The Weekends track "What You Need" going in depth with his passion for a woman, mixed with witty metaphors and graphic imagery doing it only the way Youngin da SP can, hitting a lot of points in the beginning stages of a relationship. We appreciate the support and all the post as we lead up to the release of the full length mix tape "Swaggin & BackPackin pt. 2".
New Audio: Broadway Barrett "Your Favorite Rapper"
Courtesy Matt B.
Broadway Barrett is a Hip-Hop artist and producer, born in raised in Sunset Park, Brooklyn and he is not your average rapper. He is also the newest member of Fokis' Local-Mu12 Crew and with his latest and second single "Your Favorite Rapper" he goes crazy over a symphonic style beat. Broadway Barrett’s mixtape "The Intervention" is set for release this winter.
Mickey Factz releases his freestyle mixtape, “#Y,” on Oct 22nd on datpiff.com. “#Y” is a freestyle mixtape that is the prelude to Mickey’s Nov 5th mixtape release “#Ynot.” In Mickey’s words: “I wanted to show people that I am still capable of great productivity at a fast pace. #Y is for my true fans. So when they ask ME why I’m doing the project, I can respond “#Ynot?”
Fans can purchase a limited-edition boxset titled “Mickey Factz: The Artistic Collection,” which contains CDs with all the artwork of his 9 previous mixtapes and “Ynot.” The twist- The CDs will be blank. Fans are given the power to choose how they want to organize & receive the music. Datpiff.com is hosting the mixtapes for free download and sponsoring “Ynot” with a countdown to the release. In order, the countdown features and revisits each mixtape. Each mixtape will contain never before released tracks such as “Locked Away (NERD Remix).” The “Limited-Edition Boxset” will be available on amazon.com on Nov 5th. All information is available at MickeyFactz-TheArtisticCollection.com.
“BET alum Mickey Factz made his name by flooding the Internet with music before it was status quo. The Bronx native has earned accolades including a spot on [the cover of] XXL’s Freshmen Class of 2009 thanks to his highly artistic approach to music and his willingness to stand out from the crowd.” –BET.com
Mickey Factz is long known for his prominence on the mixtape scene and is one of the first rappers to get signed from YouTube when Jive Records picked him up in 2010. Mickey Factz is internationally known from his single “Paradise” that has nearly 2 million hits on YouTube and from his sponsorship with Honda’s “Rhymes and Reason” campaign. Mickey Factz has collaborated with artists such as; Drake, Travis McCoy, John Legend, Marsha Ambrosius, B.O.B, Kid CuDi, etc.
About Mickey Factz:
Mickey Factz mixtape releases spans from “In Search of the N.E.R.D. (2006)” to the 9th critically acclaimed “Mickey Mause” (2012). To date, “Heaven’s Fallout,” is arguably the most critically acclaimed mixtape for the groundbreaking use of Euro style electronic beats. In contrast to the futuristic Heaven’s Fallout, the concept mixtape of Mickey Mause goes back in time to the 1980’s sub-pop culture.
About the Mixtape Boxset:
All 10 mixtapes will be sponsored & hosted for download on Datpiff.com. “Ynot” is Mickey’s 10th edition to the boxset; “Ynot” departs from the tedious conceptual process and has a “Why not?” attitude. The mixtape features a remix of the song “Promise,” produced by the band Z that is also known for being NaS’ official live band on the “Life is Good” tour.