MP3: Sandpeople - "This Time Around" (prod. Chase Moore)
Courtesy Heaven Noise.
Sandpeople are back on their collective grind but things are different "This Time Around." It's been almost 3 years since the Portland, Oregon based mega-crew has released an official album (their 2009 release "Long Story Short" received critical acclaim and earned them play on MTVu with the music video for "Hate Aside"), but they have remained ridiculously active like 6th graders during a Ritalin shortage with a steady barrage of solo member and sub-group releases. Amidst the various Sandpeople-related projects, the entire crew has been working together on new material and plans for world domination. The first phase begins now, as the "10 headed dragon" launches a kickstarter campaign to help with international tour efforts.
To kick-off this campaign, Sandpeople has released the new single "This Time Around," produced by Chase Moore. Here we find Illmaculate, IAME, Goldini Bagwell, and Ethic delivering scorching verses over Chase's hard hitting drums and anthemic melody. DJ Spark kills the cuts as always, dropping bars with samples better than most emcees do over samples. "This Time Around" it truly is different; Sandpeople are hungrier than ever and the rest of you rappers look delectable.
Download "This Time Around" (Prod. by Chase Moore)
Just one week after releasing his star studded "Green Crack" mixtape, Dollarmentary is back at it with a new leak titled "All Around the World" produced by Jreezy. This serves as the first leak of Dollarmentary's next mixtape, "America's Baby: Amero Dollar Vol.2"
We at Black Budget Ent recently found ourselves in West London, recording the official music video to the street anthem, 'Throw Up Your L', which features seven underground UK Hip Hop emcees, from West London. The video features some well know locations that reside in the left side of the nations capital city including; Westfield Shopping Centre & QPR's football stadium.
Artists in order (first to last): Ryo, HDoubleOD, War, Shiloh, Stealth Artois, Lefty & Young Tera.
Free Album: Fatal Lucciauno - "The Only Forgotten Son"
Courtesy Audible Treats.
With spring now upon us, 2012 has already been a successful year for Fatal Lucciauno. First, the Seattle rapper released a free EP, The Message, with producer Jake One, a project he followed just a few short weeks later with the release of his official sophomore album, Respect. And with that LP now for sale via Sportn' Life Records, Fatal, as a thank you to all of his fans, has decided to give his debut album away as a free download. The album, The Only Forgotten Son, will be downloadable through Fatal's Bandcamp and will be available for one week.
Released in 2007, The Only Forgotten Son includes production from Vitamin D, D.Black, Kuddie Fresh, and BeanOne, to name a few. The album has since been hailed as a regional classic, and caught national attention, too, making its way into URB Magazine's NEXT 1,000. For Fatal, giving the album away for free is a way to let knew fans catch up. "A lot of times when new fans first find an artist, there's a sense of disconnect, because of the hype," explains Fatal. "They need to know me before they can love me."
And Fatal is confident that once fans give his debut a listen, they'll have no other choice but to love him, given the personal nature of the album. "The Only Forgotten Son is my life story, really," he notes. "It's the anger, the harsh content, and the humanity of a young man stuck in a dark world, but smart enough to know he needs to change his surroundings. You hear me fighting for my future, because I know my history."
Video: Mr. Green "Live from the Streets" Apple Episode
Courtesy Mr. Green.
"This is the special episode we premiered at the Apple Store on West 14th Street in Manhattan NY on March 21'st 2012. Instead of using all the equipment we are used to (beat machine, keyboard, video camera etc.), we put this one together using the most basic stuff we had. Sam filmed all the video using an IPHONE camera and then edited all the footage together in IMOVIE. I made the entire beat using GARAGEBAND sounds, IPHONE footage, and a couple of my signature drum sounds. Enjoy, -Mr. Green
Los Angeles, CA - Interscope Records recording artist Game premiered the music video for "The City" that features Kendrick Lamar from the Billboard Top 200 chart topping R.E.D. Album yesterday on RollingStone.com. Produced by Cool and Dre, "The City" serves as the intro to the R.E.D. Album and sets the tone for the entire record. The music video was directed by Matt Alonzo.
Save the Boobies: Hip Hop for Breast Cancer Awareness
There are bracelets, TV ads, and even donation boxes at the end of the registers in grocery stores all over the US to help find the cure for Breast Cancer. But, are there any Artists that are helping the cause? Yes there are. An Up and Coming artist by the name of Steve Spiffler is in the midst of working on his Debut EP called “Save The Boobies” (produced by Breeze). Spiffler is splitting up and donating all of the proceeds to different clinics and programs that work everyday to help find the cure for Breast Cancer.
Spiffler will be releasing the EP on October 27th, the end of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In the meantime, he is releasing a free mixtape every single month in 2012 to help promote and gain fans to join him help raise money when the EP releases. The mixtape display his views and thoughts on everyday life, money issues, and his use of marijuana “Some people do not agree with the use marijuana” Spiffler says, “but if you look at the facts there are medical studies that marijuana reduces the spreading of Breast Cancer” The first single and viral video entitled “Lime Light” will be released on iTunes on May 30th.