What up Fam. Hope all is well. Today I am proud to present to you the 1st single from "Neak Rock" (Neak+Pete Rock=Neak Rock) "What You Know About" featuring Mike Schpitz, Slot-A & Drunken Monkeee. Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Mulatto Patriot.
A conceptual mixtape by Neak, spitting over all Pete Rock Production. Features Include: Add-2, Ang-13, Mike Schpitz, Slot-A, DJ Goersch, Drunken Monkeee, F.A.B.L.E., Sincerely Yours, DJ Moppy, NidaNasheeda & Simeon Viltz (Primeridian) on trumpet. All recorded, mixed & mastered by Mulatto Patriot.
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Cesar Moreno is the complete Hip-Hop package. As an artist and a producer, the Newark, NJ native is finally starting to gain recognition as one of the next hot stars to come out of the Garden State. His diverse background and hunger to be the best are what separate him from other up and coming MC's and producers. Also bi-lingual Cesar isn't scared to show his Afro-Latino pride and rap in English and Spanish and has also collaborated with reggaeton artist to show his diversity as an MC. His new single "Shawty Got A Aaay" from the mixtape album "3rd World Hustle" will be available on iTunes this November. The album will have features from Armageddon of Terror Squad, Lady Luck, Panama Da Spanish Kid from the Hit HBO series "The Wire", International Reggaeton Superstar DJ Black and more. Be on the look out for Cesar Moreno, Hip Hop's next star from Jersey!
NEW ALBUM, GAME TESTED & STREET APPROVED, FOR 2011 RELEASE DATE
Black Rob is the newest affiliate of Duck Down Music. The former Bad Boy, Harlem rapper is poised to release his first studio album in over five years. This past May, Black Rob was released from prison after serving four years for failing to show up to a previous sentence hearing for a grand larceny charge. Over the past seven months Black Rob has returned to the studio where he's always felt most comfortable.
Black Rob explains the LP is a "testimony of what I stand for and how I feel. The people have been asking for true hip hop music, and that's what I'm giving them. I stayed away from features. I've been away for 4 joints, so I feel the people deserve to hear me. When I came home, I went right to work, and didn't have time to reach out to cats. On my next project you will get that. As for producers, I have some up-and-coming cats on there. I believe in giving cats a chance. As far as named producers you may hear a joint or two from Buckwild, Self Service, Bishop, Scram Jones and Pete Rock."
On his decision to work with Duck Down Music, Black Rob reveals that he "always respected their movement and also been a fan of their music. If I'm going independent why not go with a team I respect, and they have always had a true family setting & environment."
During the course of his career, Black Rob has recorded several successful projects. In 2000, he released Life Story, which has sold over 1 million units & featured the well-known single, "WHOA!" Five years later, he returned with The Black Rob Report, which surpassed sales of 100,000 units. Again, five years later, Black Rob is readying a new album entitled Game Tested & Street Approved.
Armed with a metaphoric arsenal of melodic hollow points and soulful arrows, SHARPE EYE WITTY, Raleigh, North Carolina’s resident man on the street, brings his brand of “true realism” to the game with his latest offerings. In a current environment dominated by Southern influenced music, Witty has decided to go against the grain and delivers an honest, heartfelt, and intelligent collection of life’s joys and pain in verse. Sharpe's latest single "No Place Like Home" describes the struggles of life that the MC undergoes everyday.
Travis Barker Releases 3D Video of "Jump Down" with The Cool Kids
"...Travis Barker explodes onto the solo scene with his new video for “Jump Down” featuring rap duo, The Cool Kids." – Myspace Music
"Good looks all around." – Fake Shore Drive
"Chuck Inglish & Sir Michael Rocks of The Cool Kids joined forces with top-notch drummer Travis Barker for his new project Give The Drummer Some and banged out a dope track called “Jump Down” which is a fresh combination of both of their sounds." – Blind I For the Kids
On the heel of rave reviews for this seemingly effortless cool track, "Jump Down", Travis Barker, along with The Cool Kids, bring you their equally breezy 3D video. The LA-set video features Travis pounding out beats on his drums while Chuck Inglish & Sir Michael Rocks (The Cool Kids) rap over them. Friends and family hang out with this team, impressing with tricks on their bikes, spraying graffiti, showing off rad cars. The feel is part skate film, part 90s west coast rap video, with the added twist of being in 3D.
Fans who downloaded the Mp3 of "Jump Down" off of TravisBarker.com and shared it, received a pair of 3D glasses to view the video. If you haven't received your glasses, you can still do so by purchasing any of the official "Jump Down" t-shirts over at Karmaloop.com.
10.12: EL DA SENSEI & THE RETURNERS - GT2: NU WORLD IS NOW AVAILABLE!!
Revered lyricist and New Jersey Hip-Hop veteran, El Da Sensei, has aligned himself once again with Polish production team, The Returners for the second chapter of their Global Takeover series, GT2: Nu World. After the unanimously positive response to the 2008 project Global Takeover: The Beginning, the trio consisting of founding member of the Artifacts El Da Sensei, Lil and DJ Chwial felt a continuation of the series was inevitable. Showcasing the talents of this musical combination from a lyrical and production standpoint, GT2: Nu World allows us to reminisce over the fundamentals of true Hip-Hop sounds, while displaying the growth of each component individually. GT2Treach (Naughty By Nature), Rakaa IriscieneSean Price, Akrobatik, Bekay, John Robinson, Reks & Tiye Phoenix. boasts a supporting cast made up of (Dilated Peoples),
"In today's climate of music, GT2 is a very important album that lives up to the title by demonstrating how globalized hip-hop has become as a culture. The Returners and I made this record for all those who wish to be taken away for an hour and just reconnect with the vibe of what good hip-hop is all about,” explains El Da Sensei. This fifteen-track opus is now available through Coalmine Records.
To those on the fence deciding if you should order a physical copy and wait, versus the instant gratification of purchasing a digital copy, please keep in mind that the iTunes Edition is identical to the tracklisting on the physical CD. To boot, the download inlcudes digital liner notes that are very similar to the one's found on the physical CD. If you're true school collector, intent on owning a physical copy, then it's recommended that you order through UndergroundHipHop.com.
GT2: NU WORLD: AS FEATURED ON iTUNES NEW & NOTEWORTHY SECTION
DX's Underground Reports crosses the "Wrong Side Of Da Tracks" to kick it with The Artifacts' El Da Sensei. Peep the editorial feature written by Sean Roy that addresses the reuniting of El Da Sensei & The Returners for their latest Global Takeover installment. El reveals what it was like working with his fellow brick city comrade, Treach (of Naughty By Nature). El also discusses his thoughts on working with established vs. upcoming producers. Click here or on the image to the left to get the full scoop!
"Knowledge Be The Key" Is #1
El Da Sensei & The Returners album single "Knowledge Be The Key" feat. Rakaa Iriscience, peaked the college hip-hop charts this week as the #1 hip-hop single in the country. News of this came in just hours before GT2 was set to go live on iTunes. As a bonus to our newsletter subscribers, this track is available as a free download by clicking here or on the banner below.
ALBUM SNIPPETS & EXCLUSIVE BONUS TRACK STREAM:
With the bulk of the album's production handled by Lil and DJ Chwial, Australia's M-Phazes takes on the role of guest producer. His remix of the song ‘2 the Death’, featuring the unique vocals of Brooklyn's songstress Mela Machinko is available for stream, exclusively through Okay Player. Click on the OKP logo above to stream through their site.
Be sure to stop by KevinNottingham.com where we are running the official KN Global 'Site' Takeover! Click here and be sure to vote for GT2 as your must have album of the week!! This is a great week for hip-hop, so shouts to 7L & Esoteric, 9th Prince, The Foreign Exchange, Breez Evahflowin & Hezekiah for their latest offereings...and of course, shouts to the homey Kev!!
With his last album receiving rave reviews for the way it dealt with the angst of dealing with personal and artistic transition, Breez Evahflowin's newest album As He Goes On... that is now available reveals the mature MC: relaxed, confident, and wise. If the last album outlined the personal battles facing Breez as an MC, his newest reveals the aftermath. Unpretentious, at peace with his status as a mature artist ready to leave the game, Breez delivers his closing argument. The verdict? As He Goes On... is the last testament of an MC. It's a title which alludes to the passing of a life.
In an interview with UGSMAG.com Breez acknowledges how he has changed during the course of his career. Coming into the scene as a combative battle rapper, he is leaving it as a songwriter who makes music "from a 38-old, for people in their 30s and maybe people in their 20s who understand what I’m talking about." If a person's music reflects their life, then As He Goes On.... reveals the changes of growing older, ultimately opening the door to the final transition. In As He Goes On... Breez steps through that door with no regrets.
Breez addresses his contemplative and final CD to the mature listeners he knows to be out there, and who have followed him through the years. This listener exists on the margins. Ignored by a music industry focused on gimmicky hooks and made up personalities, they find their music in the underground clubs, the pages of myspace, and videos on youtube. This sophisticated audience is perhaps the greatest untapped audience of hip-hop today, and they seek music more in tune with their age and experience. In Sound of My Life Breez speaks to them with clarity,
There will never be another Breez Evah' nowhere And there will never be another you That's if you keepin' it true Right now we dealin' with some deeper issues In this age of information, all the secrets is through And you don't know me yet Young cats who show respect Share it with ya' peers, 'cuz this here's age appropriate So we don't forget What the rhyme and beats is fo' (The sound of my life got me reminiscing through the radio) (Got me walkin' down memory lane, thinkin' about all the things that I've been through....)
Reflective and honest, the songs contained in As He Goes On... do what hip-hop does best: tell a story. It’s the closing chapter to Breez Evahflowin's unique career. Featuring guest artists such as Rob Swift, Immortal Technique, Homeboy Sandman, and more, As He Goes On... takes one last look at a career defined by battle, but transformed by personal growth. As the MC closes the book, he delivers last rights and imparts the message of an artist at peace with his own successes and failures. His only request? Remember him for his honesty. In a new video interview with Emilio M. Junior on Trendsettin.com Breez revealed his plans to move on to other things:
"I'm feelin' the weight of responsibility at this point, y'know? It’s not the same that it was before.... For the most part, I make music for myself. And I've come to accept that. After a long time I've come to realize that.... Ultimately at this point in my life, Breez needs me more than I need Breez. And that's big, right there for me personally ... Just remember my honesty, that's all I want people to do, and it's cool."
Perhaps if someday listeners decide to rise up and demand sophisticated hip-hop for the mature listener, we'll see Breez make an appearance again. Until that time though, As He Goes On... is likely to be the last we'll hear of this multifaceted MC. It is a most fitting farewell from an artist who came to his own tested in battle, and who now sets the torch down at peace. Take it for what it is, it might be the last you ever hear. As He Goes On... in stores now on Little Ax / Domination Recordings.
Tracklisting: 1. Ageless feat. Dirt E Dutch 2. Sound of My Life feat. Paulie Ethnic 3. As He Goes On feat. L.I.F.E. Long, Kid Lucky 4. Wind 5. The Best feat. Core Rhythym, Infinito 2017, Freestyle, Rabi Darkside, Homeboy Sandman, Atari Blitzkrieg, Agent 23, Dacapo 6. Cornerstone 7. Wanted You 8. Uplift feat. Rob Swift 9. 30 Minutes feat. Rheeah Mate 10. Pay 2 Live feat. Shonuff 11. Now 12. Sacrifice 13. Dream feat. Rob Swift 14. Land of the Gun feat. Immortal Technique 15. One Mo Round