Smoke DZA sparks the mind and takes listeners on a smoked-out joyride on his brand new album, Rolling Stoned.
The Kushedgod doesn't roll solo, as DZA reps alongside an all-star lineup including Bun B, Curren$y, Big K.R.I.T., Kendrick Lamar, Dom Kennedy, ASAP Rocky, Fiend, Trademark Da Skydiver, ScHoolboy Q, Big Sant and Den10.
Rolling Stoned features the buzzing singles "On The Corner" featuring Bun and Big K.R.I.T. and "4 Loko" featuring fellow Harlem native ASAP Rocky.
Rolling Stoned is now available on CD and digital.
MP3: Metermaids f/ B. Dolan, Sage Francis - "Bad Things (Redux)"
Courtesy Audible Treats.
Latest Track Gives Fans One Last Peek Before September 6 Release Of Rooftop Shake
Before Metermaids' sophomore LP, Rooftop Shake, is released this coming Tuesday, September 6th, the Brooklyn-based duo of rappers Sentence and Swell are excited to release a brand new track as a way to show their appreciation for fans that have been patiently awaiting the new album. The track is an extended redux version of "Bad Things." While the original version of "Bad Things" shows up on Rooftop Shake, including the flawless Sage Francis guest verse, this redux version also includes a special, end-of-track verse from B. Dolan
Sage Francis opens the track with his signature gravely voice and rough neck rhymes. "How do I love Thee?" spits Francis. "Subtract the possibilities, countdown to Armageddon, god forbid if you ain't feeling me." Sentence and Swell attack the track with equal vigor ("This bird's on its last wings/ Wanna back out but I can't, 'cause I've seen bad things."), while producer and frequent collaborator M.Stine, who splits production duties on the album with 9th Wonder, lays a beating, guitar- and soul chop-driven track for the four emcees. As with the entirety of Rooftop Shake, DJ Rob Swift of The X-Ecutioners lends his cuts throughout.
This the lead Street Single from the anticipated "TAKERS" mixtape. Hosted by: DJ ENVY. Q samples a few lines from RICK ROSS for the hook "Im thinking Money, Every moment thinking Money" which everyone & anyone can relate to, backed by a fierce bass driven production this is surely a joint to make u nod your head. Q chants "Stretch Money, I gotta get it" explaining his experiences to get to the point he is at now and still he aint fully at the level he wants to be so he is gonna keep pushing till he is ON TOP and GOT MONEY to share with his Team..check this joint out!!!
Video: Planet Asia "Live at Garfinkels in Whistler, Canada"
Courtesy of Dunn Deal PR.
Wandering Worx Entertainment proudly presents exclusive live footage from Planet Asia's recent performance at Garfinkel's, in the resort town of Whistler, Canada. Over the summer Asia released Each Step Becomes Elevated, a collaboration album with fellow Gold Chain Military member TriState, for free download under the Wandering Worx imprint. Asia has been nominated for a Grammy and won several awards since he started rapping in Fresno, CA in 1992, and has won The Source Magazine's Independent Album of the Year twice. Wandering Worx is a Canadian label also responsible for releases from Moka Only, Jasiri X, Rel!g!on and more.
While the buzz around Blu has continued to grow, one aspect of the L.A. rapper's artistry has been overlooked: he's also becoming one of hip-hop's best up-and-coming producers. Since his early work with producers Exile, Ta'Raach, and Mainframe, Blu has turned to creating his own soundscapes, crafting the entire Her Favorite Colo(u)r project, as well as a handful of standout's on the recently released Jesus. Now, he's putting his beats on full display, with the production album Open, to be released on September 27th, 2011 through New World Color / Nature Sounds. Originally posted online as a Blu-produced instrumental set, Open has been transformed into a full-fledged production album. Johnson Barnes and his gang of like-minded MCs laid vocals to every track, making this Open a brand new collection.
Featuring a slew of promising up-and-comers on the mic, Open is a perfect showcase for Blu's hazy, lo-fi production. Along with two show-stopping appearances from Blu himself, the album features buzzed-about MCs like Fresh Daily, ScienZe, and Sene, as well as newer names like Just Lee and Tribe of Levi. All guests were hand-picked by Blu, so Open also showcases his ear for talent, turning hip-hop fans on to the next generation of rhyme-spitters. But in the tradition of classic production albums like In Control Vol. 1 and Soul Survivor, the main focus here is on the beats, which showcase the distinct sound a talented young beat-maker has been creating.
The "Hood Talk" (Remix) is taken from Blaq Poet's forthcoming "QB Slasher" Remix EP which will be available digitally only on 9-6-2011. "QB Slasher" is following up the demand for more material off of Poet's critically acclaimed "Blaq Poet Society" LP. Included on the new EP are four all new remixes enlisting the hottest underground mc's in the game right now: Roc Marciano, Wais P, Meyhem Lauren & Blacastan plus the non album cut "Freezers" featuring Big Noyd and Bloodsport. The EP is rounded out with the full instrumental versions of the original album cuts.
Devo Spice Update - 9/2/2011: TMBG Cover, Elevator, and more!
Courtesy of Devo Spice.
Well, it's September already. We've closed on our house, and things should be getting back to "normal" in a couple weeks. Yaay! Of course normal is a relative term... and my relatives are anything but normal... you know what, let's just get on with this.
--== NEW THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS COVER ==-- --== ELEVATOR ON THE FUMP ==-- --== EVERYTHING ELSE ==--
--== NEW THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS COVER ==-- This month marks the 10th anniversary of the release of Mink Car by They Might Be Giants. It's also the 10th anniversary of 9/11 just in case you haven't had that crammed down your throat by the media. Recently several TMBG fans got together and put out the Mink Car Cover album, which is a track for track cover of Mink Car, and all the money from the sale of this album goes to the FDNY foundation.
The album is now available and features a new song by me! I took track 4, Mr Xcitement and got lots of help from TV's Kyle because I was so busy trying not to screw up my mortgage application. It’s a very chip-tunes heavy rockin' tune with nonsensical lyrics that would make Shoebox proud.
Other artists on the album include Nuclear Bubble Wrap, MC Frontalot, Shael Riley, Molly Lewis, and Hello The Future. The album is doing very well and it's for a good cause, so definitely check it out. You can order it from either Bandcamp or iTunes at the links below.
--== ELEVATOR ON THE FUMP ==-- Elevator, one of the many new sketches from the new Cirque du So What sketch comedy album has been posted to The FuMP. Personally I think this is one of the funniest tracks on the album, but the track has proven to be a bit controversial. And I can completely understand why. Give it a listen for yourself and see what you think.
Our new album Stupid Cowboy Thing, Volume 1: GRANDMOTHER is now shipping and has been very well received so far. And at least one person has spotted the little audio easter egg we put in it. If you don’t have it yet you can order it here: http://www.thefump.com/store_release.php?id=88
--== EVERYTHING ELSE ==-- In other stuff, the songs of the month for September over at http://www.devospice.com are Enhanced and Earworm featuring MC Lars. You can download those for free from my web site, so if you don’t have my new album Gnome Sane definitely stop by and check out these songs. If you do have my new album Gnome Sane then give yourself a cookie because dammit you deserve it.
Also, I will be at Intervention in Rockville, MD later this month, sadly without cookies. That's an "internet culture con" in the Washington DC area September 17-19. I'll be performing along with Rob Balder and Insane Ian. For more information on that visit http://interventioncon.com.
And finally the August episode of The Insider was posted just in time before the end of August. And you thought I was going to fail just because I was buying a house. Fool! You can listen to that episode here: http://www.devospice.com/insider.php