Few rappers' careers have experienced even half of the longevity of Bay Area living legend Andre Nickatina. With a new year approaching, the artist formerly know as Dre Dog finds himself entering the 20 year mark since his emergence on the scene in 1992 – and he has no plans of slowing down anytime soon. Back in September he released a video for the single "Still Gon' Ball," and now, with plans to release a new album on April 20, 2012, Nickatina is back a new song and video from that album with "Call The Dealer."
The video does what many fail to do in this day and age of public access to technology: tell a story. As Nickatina narrates from a distant room, we are provided with hands on experience of the dope game as his lyrics suggest. "I feel 2012," says Andre, " will be a big dope year. Not necessarily for me, but for people doing and selling dope. This video is a dedication to that."
New Orleanian producer/deejay Quickie Mart presents "Roll It Up", his contribution to Eviction Notice, the new album from rapper Wax. "Roll It Up" also features QM's partner in crime Gotham Green, who he collaborated with on the Haze Diaries mixtape trilogy, and singer/songwriter/musician Jes Hudak, whose song "Wasted" QM remixed as a free download to promote the Space Monkey Radio EP, a collection of artist-approved dubstep remixes of songs by Freddie Gibbs, Slightly Stoopid, Ricky B, Shyvonne and Justina which dropped yesterday on Beatport (click here to stream). QM and Jes also recently released the music video to "Alive", their first single together as the duo Bang You're Dead.
Devo Spice Update - 12/2011: Kickstart My Video Game!
From Devo Spice.
Rollers is a new video game I plan to develop for iPhone/iPod that will play like a combination of Super Mario Bros and Pac-Man. If you didn't know I have designed, programmed, and released several video games in the past and I want to get back into it.
In this game you will guide an alien creature who can roll himself up into a ball through a series of underground caverns to destroy the crystals which are poisoning the atmosphere. Avoid the enemies, collect items, rescue other creatures, and clear all the crystals before the air in your environment suit runs out.
I am looking to raise $5000 to fund the development of the game and you can help. I have started a Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds. The way this works is you pledge however much money you want. I have rewards set up at various levels so you can get some cool stuff like early access to the game, or collectible items from the game itself, but you can donate any amount you want. If I reach my goal your credit card will be charged for the amount you pledged. If I don't reach my goal your card will not be charged.
Please take a look at the Kickstarter page where you can read more details on how the game will play, the back story behind the game, all the rewards I have set up, and watch a video where I explain it all.
Swollen Members Uncover Previously Unreleased Tracks Featuring Beastie Boys' Mix Master Mike, Dilated Peoples & Evidence For New Digital Release 1997
From Kerosene Media.
For Immediate Release:
Swollen Members Uncover Previously Unreleased Tracks Featuring Beastie Boys' Mix Master Mike, Dilated Peoples & Evidence For New Digital Release "1997"
Canadian hip-hop group Swollen Members have dug deep into the vaults to uncover some unreleased tracks from the group's pre-"Balance" era. The group have compiled the previously unreleased material into a new digital release appropriately titled "1997", which is available online at http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/1997/id483296902 . "1997" features guest appearances by Beastie Boys' Mix Master Mike, Dilated Peoples, and Evidence. Fans can hear the track "Canada 3000" featuring Dilated Peoples online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kuv7vZp7cQ .
Madchild will unleash his debut solo album “Dope Sick” in early 2012 on Suburban Noize/Battle Axe Records. The album was inspired by Madchild’s dark descent into severe Oxycontin addiction and his journey to recovery.
Prevail has confirmed a January 10th, 2012 release date for his new solo EP "SpaseFase". The EP is set to feature guest appearances by Swollen Members alumni Madchild, Malia May, and production work by Ol' City Rocker.
Mr ShaoDow, the Shaolin Kung Fu trained DiY Rapper brings you a new track to jam to. Before the release of his next official single ShaoDow will be putting out a number of tracks and videos for the people to enjoy. 'Ignant' is a high energy, fast paced song with an infectiously unique instrumental made by Kid Kong. Maintaining his trademark intelligent yet intricate style of lyricism ShaoDow raps about the difficulties of keeping cool around infuriating people.
The music video filmed by Black Budget Entertainment has Shao rapping whilst simultaneously showing off his skill with Nunchaku (the weapons made famous by Bruce Lee). ShaoDow is currently travelling the entire UK selling his CDs and meeting his fans directly. He has now sold over 7,000 copies singlehandedly.