A couple weeks ago, we shared the free mp3 download for the song "Untitled #1 (Hold On)" from Has-Lo's critically acclaimed album "In Case I Don't Make It." Today enjoy the official music video to "Untitled #1 (Hold On)."
The second video, Untitled #1 (Hold On), was directed by Antonio Battle who also came up with the visual concepts. The song is one of the most autobiographical on the entire album. With the passing of Has-Lo's Grandmother the video's cemetery scene was meant to match the track's lyrival content and emotive weight. It was a visit to a lost relative on the anniversary of their passing. Other scenes such as the record store were more textural, to give listeners a setting to go with the music. It was also designed to emphasize the fact that music is a part of how Has-Lo copes with life's trials. Putting a video to this one was important for Has due to the personal nature of the track and since not everyone catches the layers of meaning within a song on just a listen or two: sometimes visuals help to key people into the themes.
Switzerland based production team, SoulSlicers brings you the 2nd single off of their debut album "Boost Da Soul"(May 2011). The single, entitled "The Difference" features Boston rhyme slinger, M-Dot. Look out for the full length video, recently shot in Geneva, coming soon...
Fresh off of a northeast tour with Wu Tang Clan's Inspectah Deck, Vermont's rap mogul BURNTmd is back with two new wonder joints to pass around. The first joint is a dope freestyle over Roc Marciano's "Raw Deal" instrumental. The freestyle was recorded on the Classic Storm Radio Show, courtesy of Japan's own Brooklyn resident & internationally known DJ Toshi, where the good doctor was a special guest. Joint #2, "Feed Em All" is a banger produced by Tha Professor, featuring a verse from Al-J and some dope zigga ziggas, courtesy of Emoh Betta! Roll it, light it, smoke it, enjoy the day...happy 4/20 yall!!
Ugly Tony is a Hip-hop beat-maker born in the mid 1980's. His introduction to the Hip-hop culture came at a time most consider the "Golden Era." This era is responsible for rappers such as Nas, Wu-Tang Clan, Mobb Deep, etc. Along with these legendary rappers, is another side of artistry which is equally important; Beat-making or production. Since the albums "Enter the 36 Chambers" and "Illmatic" were made, a key emphasis has been placed on production. These two albums inspired Ugly Tony into becoming a beat-maker. He studied endlessly into the craft of production. By understanding which sounds are harmonious compared to musical bedlam, he discovered his lane for production. Initially, putting musical ideas to actual audio existence can be challenging.
However, after watching and analyzing Kev Brown make a beat on video, putting ideas to reality seemed easier. Introduced to the Fruity Loops software from observing 9th Wonder, Tony began at his attempts to make beats. At first, working with the software was difficult, but diligence would pay off in the long run. A few years after his beginning, Ugly Tony found himself creating music with ease.
In the year of 2007, Ugly Tony decided to create an album, "At Nightfall," which he would entirely produce. To find the artist for the album was the other task. However, social networks made this mission less overwhelming. The internet allowed Tony to interact and gather support from various MCs: Copywrite, The AbSoulJah, Don K. Sen, DJ Nix'On, Robust, Termanology, Respect Tha God, IDE, Alucard, King Magnetic, Tame One amongst many more. The arrival of 2011 brought Ugly Tony to the preparation of a release for his first album. All the hard work will finally pay off, but he knows that this is only the beginning.
Ugly Tony "At Nightfall" album sampler BANDCAMP | YOUTUBE 1. Rep Thoroughly feat. Bambino TTT 2. Get High feat. Jahi 3. Who I Am feat. Wes Restless & Robust 4. I Need U feat. Don K.Sen, Kwote1, IDE & DJ Spicher 5. Alone feat. Fallen Angelz & L.E.G.A.C.Y. 6. The Tower Of Babel feat. King Magnetic, Alucard, Respect Tha God & L.I.F.E. Long 7. Father N Sun feat. The AbSouljah 8. Polo Opuesto feat. Don K.Sen 9. Ah-Some feat. Tame One 10.Dragon Punchlines feat. El Nucleo 11. No One Can Save You feat. I Am Many, Pumpkinhead, HalfaBrick 12. The Good, The Bad & The Angry feat. The AbSouljah, Spicco & Angry Man 13. Untouchables feat. Copywrite, Rhyme Asylum & DJ Nix'On 14. At Nightfall feat. Tragic Allies, HalfaBrick & Bambino TTT 15. In Between The Lines feat. The AbSouljah 16. Watch It feat. Respect Tha God & DJ Nix'On 17. Real Shit feat. HalfaBrick 18. Apply Pressurefeat. Angry Man & The AbSouljah 19. A Million Clocks Tickin' feat. Ciph Barker 20. Misunderstood feat. Tragic Allies 21. Use Your Mind feat. Termanology, Don K.Sen & IDE 22. Soul Quest feat. The AbSouljah 23. U Didn't Know feat. Kwote1 & DJ Nix'On Ugly Tony "At Nightfall" (Fly Definition Music) in stores April 26th!
Spanish Jose is a MC-Producer who has produced tracks for 9th Prince (Killarmy), Dom P (Killarmy), Shabaam Sahdeeq, Virtuoso, AKIR, and co-produced a track with Daddy Yankee's production team. Currently Spanish Jose is releasing an instrumental project each month called "ZeMental", the instrumental projects will allow listeners to look into Spanish Jose's musical mind and invite upcoming artists to make creative tracks from the production in the "ZeMental" series. Stay in contact with Spanish Jose on twitter.com/SpanishJoseRaps.
Far East Movement Launch "If I Was You (OMG)" College Campus Contest' - Winner To Receive Performance In College Dorm Room!
To celebrate the release of their new single "If I Was You (OMG)," chart topping group Far East Movement launch a contest that challenges college students artistic creativity. The electro-pop quartet encourage students to upload an "If I Was You (OMG)" inspired video to YouTube, then message the group a link to the video on their website www.FarEastMovement.com. Videos uploaded starting today, April 20th through midnight on May 20th will be considered. The winner will be selected randomly from the top five highest view count submissions.
"Take a break from the books and let the creativity flow. We're excited to invade the winner's dorm room and get the whole campus free wired" states Kev Nish from the group.
The rules: Create a 30-second video inspired by Far East Movement's new single "If I Was You (OMG)" featuring Snoop Dogg.
The prize: The multi-platinum hit makers will invade the winner's college dorm room with pizza and host a private show for the you and 10 friends!
Far East Movement's first two singles, "Like A G6" and "Rocketeer," from their Free Wired debut album are both Top 10 charting songs and certified platinum. The group is currently on a Free Wired World Tour performing at college campuses across the country.