Its been over 14 years since the Funky Man, Lord Finesse dropped his third album, The Awakening back in '96. The album boasts a shlew of guest features, including O.C. & KRS-One who both appear on one of the album's standout tracks, "Brainstorm". Confidence, the MA-based beat smith, puts an extremely dope twist to the original version, which serves as the first leak to his forthcoming mixtape ReCon, which drops next week! ReCon contains a collection of mid-90's underground classics that are all remixed by Confidence & mixed by Belgium's European DMC Champ, DJ Grazzhoppa.
Skillz + Jazzy Jeff + J.Period Present "Infamous Quotes"
September 28, 2010 :: Acclaimed lyricist and hip hop veteran Skillz joins forces with two of the world’s premiere DJs, Jazzy Jeff & J.Period, to present “Infamous Quotes” -- an exclusive new mixtape celebrating the release of Skillz’ upcoming album, The World Needs More Skillz (Oct 25). With an infamous history of ghostwriting credits for many of hip hop’s most famous MCs, lyrical legend Skillz is back to demonstrate the lost art of writing on the conceptual “Infamous Quotes.” With assistance from pop-culture icons like Will Ferrell, Katt Williams, Alan Iverson and Liam Neeson, and original production by Alchemist, Nottz, Jazzy Jeff & Don Cannon, "Infamous Quotes" provides the perfect forum for Skillz to illustrate what the world needs more of...
Mixtape Available September 28
Album The World Needs More Skillz Available October 25
Brokencyde Release Cover Art & Track Listing For New Album "Brokencyde - Will Never Die"
Albuquerque, NM crunkcore Brokencyde have released the cover art and track listing for their sophomore album, "Brokencyde - Will Never Die". The album is scheduled to land in stores on November 9th, 2010 through BreakSilence Recordings.
"With this whole album, we're putting our middle fingers in the air toward the entire industry," commented Mikl from Brokencyde. "The album artwork is pretty much self explanatory. We want to smash everything and anything that stands in the way of us making music. We want to show all our detractors that all the hate they spew only fuels our music and makes us that much stronger."
Brokencyde are scheduled to embark on a headlining US tour beginning in November, with tour dates and details being announced next week. The group is slated to film a video for their new single "Da House Party" later this week for release in late October.
The track listing for "Brokencyde - Will Never Die" is as follows:
1. Epic Intro 2. Dis Iz a Rager Dude 3. Always Go Hard 4. SHAKE! 5. Whatcha Want 6. T.M.H.T.S. Lesson 1 (skit) 7. Teach Me How To Scream 8. Money Hungry Hoe 9. High Timez (feat. Daddy X of the Kottonmouth Kings) 10. Where we @? (skit) 11. Da House Party 12. My Gurl 13. Kama Sutra 14. Ugly Bitch with a Mustache (skit) 15. Goose Gogglez 16. U Ain't Crunk 17. Ride Slow 18. Sunshine
Block Starz Music LLC, www.blockstarzmusic.com, is promoting the blazing hot singles "Alice In Wonderland", by Cleveland affiliate Machine Gun Kelly, and "Was It", by Youngstown artist Throwback featuring new Atlantic Records signee Wiz Khalifa.
Machine Gun Kelly's rapid-fire single and video "Alice In Wonderland" comes from Block Starz Music's explosive "Midwest Block Starz" compilation. The song won "Best Video" at the 2010 Ohio Hip Hop Awards over the weekend (Sept. 17-19), while MGK took home the award for "Best Live Performer" for the second year in a row. For a full list of winners, visit www.ohiohiphopawards.com.
Throwback's blazing hot Johnny Juliano-produced "Was It", which is featured on the bestselling "East Coast Block Starz" compilation, is a breakout online hit for the former High Times magazine "Unsigned Artist of the Month". A snippet for the song was originally featured on Throwback's debut Block Starz mixtape, "What's High?", which is available for download at www.blockstarzmusic.com.
Here's your chance to discover two of Ohio's Most Wanted independent Hip-Hop recording artists!
Machine Gun Kelly's "Alice In Wonderland" and Throwback's "Was It" featuring Wiz Khalifa are now available for download on Amazon and iTunes. Check out the award-winning music video for "Alice In Wonderland" at Block Starz Music's redesigned website at www.blockstarzmusic.com.
ABOUT BLOCK STARZ MUSIC Block Starz Music LLC is a full service online music company founded in 2008 to scout, develop, and market new independent talent.
The A3C Hip-Hop Festival, now in its 6th year, is one of the largest hip-hop festivals in the US. 200+ artists will be performing during the 2 days and 3 nights, from Oct 7-9th @ the Masquerade Music Complex in Atlanta, GA.
There are dozens of showcases that take place throughout the festival, including: SMKA, Fadia Kader & The Smoking Section's Perfect Attendance, 2Dopeboyz, Okay Player, Kevin Nottingham, Quality Control's Bay Area Rap Teamup, Mello Music Group, DJBooth.net, and many more.
It is an ALL AGES event that includes 2 outdoor stages and 3 indoor stages. In addition to music there are industry panels during the day, an iStandard beat battle, a B-Boy Battle, Needle to the Record, RedBull 45's and much more. Lastly, the final day of the festival, Saturday-Oct 9th, will have music ALL DAY starting at 11am outdoors.
Erik Sermon w/ DJ Scratch, Camp Lo, Rhymefest, Big Sean, Killer Mike, Pacific Division, Murs, Aleon Craft, Jean Grae, Kidz in the Hall, Rapper Big Pooh, Donnis, Buckshot, Mistah Fab, Lyrics Born, Evidence, Artifacts, MAYDAY, Crooked I, Nappy Roots, Laws, Mickey Factz, Dom Kennedy, Homeboy Sandman, Diamond District, CunninLynguists, Tanya Morgan, J-Live, Mac Miller, Phil Ade, Hollyweerd, 4-Ize, Emilio Rojas, El Prez, Killa Kyleon, TiRon, Sean Falyon, Shawn Chrystopher, and over 200+ MORE!
Mike Walbert, of SMKA, is the Artist Director for the 2010 A3C Hip-Hop Festival, and we would like to offer you a discounted 3-Day All-Access Pass...normally $33, for only $25. There are a limited number of 3-Day passes available.
Brown Bag AllStar/Battle Powerhouse, Soul Khan, is set to release his debut album, 2dopeboyz.com Presents: Soul Like Khan, for free download in early November. Here's a leak from the album & expect a video on Monday!