Here’s the first video from Proe’s upcoming album, “Be Brave, Gladiator”. The song was produced and recorded by Proe. The video was conceived, and edited by Proe. Not much this man can’t do. Sit back and enjoy the ride. “Be Brave, Gladiator” is in your eardrums January 1st.
After releasing several internet leaks, the emcee x dj/producer trifecta of Kyle Rapps, Y-Love and Diwon, collectively known as Hood Samaritan, are pleased to release their debut FreEP Honey Dijon to the masses. The four track extended play includes both original composition from the likes of Blockhead, along with remixes of "Colourless Colour" from La Roux, "Riot Rhythm" from Sleigh Bells and Janye Zest's "Ni@@as In Paris", courtesy of Diwon.
Who Is Hood Samaritan?
Kyle Rapps: Princeton NJ native and former poetry slam champ Kyle Rapps is eager to show people the benefits of combining Hip-Hop with education, unifying strong concepts with socially-sharp raw hip-hop delivery.
Diwon: Diwon is a worldwide DJ, tastemaker, and CEO of Shemspeed Entertainment, one of the most innovative and versatile Producer/DJs performing and recording music today. Diwon’s music is known for fusing elements of Diplo and Cheb i Sabbah.
Y-Love: "Y-Love keeps his songs ready for the mainstream while still pushing positive and constructive energy in his signature multi-lingual style — making hip-hop kosher” (XXL Magazine)
Tracklist: 1. La Roux 2. Rise Up 3. Sleigh Bells 4. Paris
PR: A-Alikes f/ Afayah & J.Ivy - "Bridges to Nowhere"
Courtesy Semp Rok.
For Immediate Release – (New York, NY – 2011) – A-Alikes release single "Bridges to Nowhere" off forthcoming album Us Against Them.
Known for their politically-rooted lyrics, Occupy Wall Street was the appropriate backdrop for the "Bridges to Nowhere" video shoot capturing the sign of the times and radical change for which the revolutionary-spirited hip-hop group is known. "Bridges to Nowhere" was produced by the late DJ Metaphysic [June, 2011 passing], who also produced for such artists as Immortal Technique, Dead Prez and Action Bronson to name a few.
A-Alikes branched off into film after the release of their last album I Eat You Eat  with "Ballot or the Bullet" documentary chronicling President Obama's election [screened countrywide and abroad, 2008]. Ness, one half of the A-Alike duo, cites DJ Metaphysic as the catalyst for completing the album and further attests, "Us Against Them is about a world in transition… it's about conflict, it's about community, it's about us and it's about them."
The video shot by Exile Ramirez, features Afaya (also featured on previous lp I Eat You Eat), as well as spoken word poet, J. IVY (featured on Kanye West's first project) and cameo appearance by Russell Simmons.
Promise, from Toronto, Canada, is a new artist working with Duck Down Music. Promise has recently been featured in Duck Down collaboration tracks, such as "Run To Remember" with Buckshot & Smif N Wessun (proceeds from the sales of this song went to the Alzheimer's Research Foundation) and also "Better Than You," with Buckshot, Skyzoo & Sean Price, that was included in the soundtrack for NBA 2K11.