The music continues to flow from the Brooklyn/Baltimore duo known as Constant Deviants. M.I. and DJ Cutt have been busy working on their forthcoming LP, Diamond, and although that project won't surface until late spring, the group's rapper, M.I., fresh off releasing the first single off his solo EP, "Skyscraper," is dropping the lead single and title track from the project, titled "Allnighter." The Allnighter EP will be produced entirely by Australian producer Debonair P, and will be available on 12" vinyl in the coming weeks.
Upon the release of "Skyscraper," M.I. praised Debonair P for having a "lock on the '90s sound," and true to his word, "Allnighter" keeps that distinctive '90's feel, with a straight-forward beat, accented well by well placed scratches and vocal chops. "When I heard the track it gave me the feeling of being up all night and seeing what goes on in our environment," explains M.I., who delivers over the instrumental with his smooth baritone, accented by lyrics that grab the listener with each subsequent listen. "It's like 6 in the morn'/ Man, he's out on the block getting money like he did it before," raps M.I. "Come home and count it up on the living room floor/ Getting drunk, trying to forget everything that he saw."
Vic Freeze and Madd Caesar present to you a teaser of their upcoming video "Man Outta Time" featuring Satellite High. This song will be featured on "Oakland, Ohio" which will be dropping Thursday March 29th. Guest appearances on the album include Paulie Rhyme, Solis Cin, The Homey Nolte, Mic Danja, and Cyph4. Look for the full video coming in Mid April. For more information please visit www.vicfreeze1.com or www.maddcaesar.com .
Critically-acclaimed filmmaker Will Feagins, Jr. teamed up with Clan Destined to capture the feel of the duo's track-turned-interlude "The Language, Pt. 2". Clan D picks up where they left us with their debut album ABBRACADAMN!!! and took to the turntables to scratch their vocals back and forth. To take this audio event to an even higher level, they captured the video with help of Serato Scratch Live technology in order to manually scratch the clips of themselves and others to the tune.
LA's quickest rising sensation, Sahtyre, bring us his 3rd installment of his acclaimed #BARS series. Directed by Amadeuz Christ (Open University). Catch Saht at Paid Dues April 7th on the main stage with his crew Swim Team.
The new Mello Music Group album Self Sacrifice is officially out everywhere today on cd and digitally. The album peaked at #24 on itunes Hip-Hop charts last week and after only 5 days became the most downloaded Hip-Hop album of the month at eMusic. For the official wide release, MMG thought they'd showcase the new joint from Detroit emcee Finale - who is currently putting the finishing touches on his new album The Grand Scheme which is due out on MMG early this fall. Meanwhile Apollo Brown just returned from SXSW and is preparing to hit Europe for a few weeks before returning to start campaigning for his upcoming Opus Trophies (in-stores May 1st) with the legendary OC. In the meantime, enjoy the song and feel free to post and share!
You may remember Jerz from his soulful contribution on the Mayhem single "Lookin' Up" ft. Dominique Larue off Mayhem's "Early May 3" mixtape, which had over 10,500 plays on HotNewHipHop. Well now Mayhem & Jerz have linked up to create the "MayJerzachusetts Island" EP and here is the first offering off their collaborative project.
Nastee (50 Cent, Big Pun, Just Blaze) Drops 'The Resume' Mixtape
From 1996 to 2000 Nastee was the head engineer at The Cutting Room in NYC and witnessed quite a few classic moments in hip-hop history. He had the pleasure of working with everyone from Mobb Deep to Wu-Tang and Black Star to The Roots. He was the first to hear Prodigy say "I put my life time in-between the paper's lines" and watched a few incredible beatsmiths, including Alchemist and Just Blaze have their records in played in rotation all over the world. For The Resume, Nastee puts together a mixtape of a sample of the work that he's done during his time spent at The Cutting Room. http://diamondmedia360.com/theresume/ .