Video: Awon & Kameleon Beats - "Concentration Gradient"
Courtesy Wanja Lange.
Having worked on the album for some time now the duo feel they have constructed a project that will hit a nerve with its listeners. Tracks like "Had Enough" and "They Coming" focus on the pressures and hardships of modern society while songs like "Heaven" take a more positive and forward-thinking stance. The vintage hip hop sound is still the underlying force behind their music but this project is much more aggressive musically and lyrically. Awon's delivery is firmer and Kameleon ventures into newer territory sample-wise. The result is an album hip hop heads young and old can feel.
Video: Hell Razah f/ R.A. the Rugged Man - "Return of the Renaissance"
Courtesy Nature Sounds.
Wu-Tang affiliate Hell Razah was the victim of a horribly timed medical emergency last year, which delayed his latest album Heaven Razah and left him unable to participate in promo activities that most artists take for granted. Consequently, we reached out to R.A. The Rugged Man and Timbo King to help us shoot the video for the Heaven Razah track "Return Of The Renaissance," while holding out hope that Razah could eventually participate. Check here to watch the finished video, complete with an introductory message from the Sunz Of Man MC himself (his first public sighting since the surgery).
L.I.F.E. Long x Shamalex Presents..."Prelude: Before The Visit" (EP)
DUB MD PROMOTIONS PRESENTS... L.I.F.E. LONG x SHAMALEX "PRELUDE: BEFORE THE VISIT EP" FEAT: PREM-ROCK AKA PREMONITION + EXLUSIVE ALBUM SNIPPETS "HOSTED BY DJ AFAR // VISITS WITH THE MEDICINE MAN COMING SOON"
L.I.F.E. Long x Shamalex (Producer) x Dub MD presents "Before The Visit" the prelude to "Visits With The Medicine Man" with cuts by DJ Afar, mixed entirely by Shamalex. All songs written and recorded on the spot or freestyles off the top on this project. Medicine beat doses by the beat-shaman Shamalex.
Enter the mind of L.I.F.E. Long as he takes you on a freestyle journey something that is lost in the culture. Not many can actually write a complete song off the spot and record it nor freestyle off the top almost like it was written. L.I.F.E. Long and Shamalex take you on a journey where the mind captures the moment and it is exposed as the happening happens.
This first prelude is the intro to the LP mixed entirely by DJ Afar (from "Afar Life Long Travel Through Sound") enjoy this first taste until the album releases later in the year! This is something for the true Hip-Hop purest...
01.) Perpetual Centrifugal Hurdle 02.) Bombing (Snippet) 03.) Blessings All Around (Instrumental) 04.) Retroactive 05.) Survive For Tomorrow (Snippet) 06.) I Don't Wanna Feel Down (Instrumental) 07.) Now & Later (feat. Prem-Rock aka Premonition) 08.) Spontaneous Thought (Freestyle Snippet) 09.) Blue (Instrumental) 10.) Cocoon Movements (Exclusive)
yU has been busy getting his new album The EARN ready for its December 13th release. But not too busy to scare up a new joint for Halloween. The song is titled Disturbed and features B. Jamelle. Disturbed serves as a slight dose of the mood you'll find on the upcoming Killer project to be released thru Mello Music Group in of October 2012.
Disturbed is the result of watching a whole lotta sci fi/horror joints and loving how the stories played on your senses. yU heard the beat (produced by Usef Dinero) and was reminded of waking up from a dream that he didn't quite understand, feeling all shook up.
"Serial killer flick, watching.. Maybe I should turn / Or do I like the sight of blood, maybe I'm disturbed"
The song is produced by Usef Dinero, a very dope cat from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - who also produced a song on yU's upcoming album The EARN, called "Write On". Folks should stay on the lookout for an upcoming project from Usef & yU called "Flying High." Disturbed also features vocalist B.Jamelle - who was able to match the songs mood perfectly, with some haunting oohs & ahhs. She is also finishing up an EP w/ yU's 1978ers' partner Slimkat78.