The SAS (Streets All Salute) duo have gone from battle rapping in Staten Island (NY) in their early years to collaborating on tunes with Young Money’s Nikki Minaj, The DiplomatsCam’ron and Jules Santana in the years that followed.
After solidifying reputations in the US as Global superstars the British Hip-Hop movement toured around Europe and Canada with video’s popping all over MTV channels around the world providing cameos in movies such as State Property 2.
With endorsements from Lyle and Scott, Futura Laboratories, Maharishi and Yoropikomym keeping them comfy and having opened for Kanye West’s first UK concert they’d created enough heat by themselves and realising their relationship with The Diplomats was at a standstill the brothers regrouped as Eurogang and released Eurogang volume 1, 2 and 3.
Now residing in North London the two have learnt from their journey, which led to their deal with The Diplomatsand Roc-A-Fella being cast to the side, and are back to re introduce themselves with more good music to showcasing the lyrical talent they have to the amazing network of fans they have built up throughout their career.
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PR: Electorlightz, "The Future" MP3 on MOG Music Network
Electrolightz: It Happened Over Night; "The Future" MP3 Premiered on MOG Music Network Today!
Listening to Electrolightz’s debut , It Happened Over Night, has the same effect as going into every party in town on a Saturday night! The Los Angeles band’s effortless cocktail of electro buzz and energy, hip hop banger rhymes, and pop sheen goes down smooth and packs a punch. Singer Rami Dearest, rapper Namebrand, producer erOc, and drummer Barry Romance released their “Electrolightz presents Electronightz” mix tape this year which featured the band’s originals along with their remixes of La Roux and Lady Gaga. Their “Telephone” remix ended up on Gaga’s Telephone remix album. The mix tape was merely a tease!
The pulsating and stuttering synths of album opener, “Written All Over Your Face” transport you to a steamy dance floor even before Rami and Namebrand start seducing the woman in the song. “I Love You” brings an element of nostalgic melancholy into the mix and adds a moving iciness to the synths. The ode to wild girls, “Miss Outta Control”, drags you right back out to the floor to get tipsy. Electrolightz never sacrifice the fun or melodies even when dealing with heartbreak. Get your first taste of the album at MOG Music Network where the MP3 of "The Future" premiered today or go here.
All four members of Electrolightz have had a great deal of independent success. Rami Dearest, son of renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman, fronted the band Something for Rockets, who were featured on MTV’s You Hear It First, and gained consistent radio play on college radio and LA stations such as Indie 103.1 and KCRW. SFR’s second album was produced by Blink 182 front man Mark Hoppus. Rapper Namebrand gained his rapping chops as the protégé of notorious Hip Hop artist Rass Kass which enabled Namebrand to travel the world on tour along with Rass Kass and legendary rapper Rakim. He has been described as putting out high energy music with innovative lyrics and delivery. ErOc has has had commercial success with his production team called Da Riffs. He and partner Zed Kelly, have produced a number of video game scores for EA Sports in addition to producing tracks for well-known rappers such as 50 Cent, Young Buck, Pitbull, Chamillionaire, and Method Man.
League510 Release First of Pre-Album Tracks As They Prepare Solo Debut To The Beat
Bay area hip-hop group and leaders of the burgeoning Town Techno movement League510 teams up with vocalist Chris "CT" Turner for the League's latest single, "They Stuck." . League510 -- a self-contained unit comprised of TK, Mont, Mr. Knowitall, and DJ Blacksmith -- flex their lyrical muscles once again, delivering party anthem energy and a message of playful bravado. "This new song is about being fly, turning heads and having everybody stuck when they see you," explains TK. "It's about looking so nice that everybody has to freeze when they lay eyes on you." In good spirit, League510 boasts about being "fly," but at the same time they inspire listeners to exude similar confidence, offering a bit of collective feel-good for listeners
As League510 continues to prep their solo debut for, To The Beat, fans can expect more new music from the Clear Label Records artists soon.
Emcees TK, Mont, Mr. Knowitall and DJ Blacksmith better known as League510 are pioneers of a sound that is all their own, Town Techno. With a sound that is out of this world, League510's musical journey began in a galaxy far away from ours. After traveling the universe for years, they entered our galaxy and our planet shortly thereafter. With sights on our world, the quartet chose to land in the hills east of Oakland, CA. After hiding their ship deep in the hills they approached this new town with great curiosity and were immediately amazed by the vibrant culture that they found. Adopting the Bay Area scene as their new home, League510 wasted no time in beginning their new musical journey here in our world. Using advanced abilities, the four emcees quickly mastered the art of sound and gave birth to Town Techo, a form of music that would unite the people in heightened awareness; to show them to take action, to appreciate the fun in life, to believe in themselves and to believe in The League.
About Clear Label Records:
Founded in Oakland, CA in 1999, Clear Label Records has established itself as one of the top independent labels in the Bay Area. The company is owned and operated by Tajai Massey, renowned recording artist with the group Souls of Mischief and the crew Hieroglyphics, who brings a unique perspective to the label utilizing his experiences as a major-label recording artist turned independent label owner & successful touring musician. Clear Label is home to recording artists of many genres such as Chris Marsol, Baby Jaymes, FamSyrk, Deep Rooted, League510, and more. Through a partnership with Pushing the Beat (PTB) called ClearBeat, the label is also home to Oakland’s hottest street artists including Beeda Weeda, Shady Nate, D-Lo, Sleepy D and others. Look for full-length releases from all of these artists in the near future. For more information, please visit http://www.clearlabelrecords.com .
Kottonmouth Kings & Melissa Etheridge Join The Legalization Efforts For California’s Proposition 19
While Kottonmouth Kings are set to kick-off the second leg of their Party Monsters US Tour beginning on November 13th, the group is currently concentrating their efforts on the upcoming November 2nd, 2010 vote for Proposition 19 in the state of California. Proposition 19, also known as the Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010, legalizes various marijuana-related activities, allows local governments to regulate, while permitting local governments to impose and collect fees and taxes.
“We are on the verge of a historical legislative breakthrough with Proposition 19. It is not a perfect proposition, but it is a huge progressive step towards common sense drug laws,” commented Brad X from Kottonmouth Kings. “We are releasing a free exclusive track we just recorded called ‘Legalize It’ to celebrate this monumental occasion. It is one more step to ending prohibition."
Kottonmouth Kings' drummer Lou Dog is currently working alongside criminal defense attorney Bruce Margolin at the Los Angeles chapter of NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) campaigning for the Prop 19 vote. Lou Dog was recently photographed at a fundraising event in Los Angeles, CA alongside Grammy award winning singer/songwriter Melissa Etheridge for the legalization efforts.
The Kottonmouth Kings will kick off the second leg of their Party Monsters Tour alongside Big B and Slaine on November 13th in Hollywood, CA at The Key Club. Kottonmouth Kings are currently touring in support of their new album, “Long Live The Kings”, which debuted at #26 on the Billboard Top 200.
KOTTONMOUTH KINGS TOUR DATES: Nov 13 - West Hollywood, CA @ The Key Club Nov 16 - Chico, CA @ Senator Theater Nov 17 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom Nov 18 - Seattle, WA @ The Showbox Nov 19 - Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Spokane Nov 20 - Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Boise Nov 21 - Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theater Nov 23 - Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre Nov 24 - Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue Nov 26 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues Las Vegas Nov 27 - Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory Dec 9 - Bakersfield, CA @ The Dome Dec 10 - San Francisco, CA @ Slims Dec 11 - Modesto, CA @ Fat Cat Music House & Lounge Dec 16 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues San Diego Dec 17 - Anaheim, CA @ Grove of Anaheim Dec 18 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
Big Cat and Gucci Mane are back working together. Big Cat Records is best known for the early success of Gucci Mane, whose records on the label have sold over 600,000 units.Other artists with releases on Big Cat include Khia, Rasheeda, and Freekey Zekey.
Monday November 1st, J.Period joins the Bay Area's finest hip hop crew, Zion I, for an exclusive show at Brooklyn Bowl, celebrating the release of their upcoming album album, Atomic Clock, in stores Nov. 9. Show starts early, with J.Period's opening set from 8-9pm and after the show alongside Zion I producer Amp-Live! Zion I is real hip hop at its finest, and one of our favorites here at Truelements, so come on out!