Slicing pop n’lock-friendly funk with gospel and gracious soul Georgia Anne Muldrow is shining as a true West Coast original. The seeds of early experimental releases are now blossoming as her trademark scattershot beats and adventurous deep jazz melodies have grown to become the backbone for fully crafted songs.
With aspirations to be a modern-day Quincy Jones, Muldrow is truly a renaissance musician. She is always looking to take her craft to a higher ground. She channels her unstoppable creativity into music that is commercially viable but does not lose sight of her essence as an artist who challenges the norm. She bears the enviably ability to play all her own instruments, and write and perform her own songs. Everything you hear on Kings Ballad is handcrafted and non-sample-based. She has been called a modern day Nina Simone, and fans of Chaka Khan and Betty Davies would feel at home with Kings Ballad, too.
Written and produced during transitional times, Kings Ballad was crafted against the backdrop of the early days of the Obama administration, the last days of the life of Michael Jackson (a family friend and big inspiration) and while her son grows towards his first birthday. She even moved studio spaces at the outset of recording. But distractions are not disruptive to the Muldrow music-making machine. In fact, motivation comes easily. "The driving force within me is my need for freedom of cultural expression," she explains. "And in my culture music always serves a divine purpose. Mine in particular is of a healing nature, so I get over my down days by being true to my warrior soul."
Video: Dolla Will - "Work That Body" Ft. Too $hort (dir. Casual)
Video girls are staples in hip-hop music videos, and Dolla Will, who has never been one to shy away from the explicit, is giving fans and viewers a litany of eye candy with "Work That Body," the lead single from the Bay Area vet's newest album, Boss Flow, being released through Clear Label Records. The title means a lot to Dolla Will, who is trying to reinstate what he feels has been missing from Oakland hip-hop. "Here in the Bay there's a lot of kiddie rap and nursery rhymes, so I come across on a grown level, and I make adult music," says Will. "When you're a boss, you're an elder in this and the flow I'm bringing to the table is real deal from my perspective."
For the song, Dolla enlisted the instantly recognizable voice of hip-hop legend Too $hort for the hook, and got Hieroglyphics member Casual to direct the video, a collaboration that came together naturally amongst the three veterans. Will was featured on Too $hort's albums Independence Day and You Nasty, and eventually began rolling with the Hiero crew after collaborating with them on his earlier albums. Going back and forth between the girls in work-out apparel, cart-wheeling and stretching in the sun, the video for "Work That Body" picks up where popular David Banner video "Play" left off, juxtaposing the hot-and-bothered work out scenes with seductive club shots as Too $hort lays down the song's chorus.
Submission: Big Shug w/ Krumb Snatcha, M-Dot, Singapore Kane & Avirex - Think Twice (Produced By Reef Ali) Cuts By Dj Grazzhoppa
Gang Starr Foundation Legends Big Shug & Krumb Snatcha come together on a record for the first time in 10 years. They bring rising Boston MC's & frequent collaborators/protégé's M-Dot & Singapore Kane along for the ride. Avirex (of Krumb's group WOLVES) also adds a verse to the posse cut as well. The song will also appear on Krumb Snatcha & M-Dot's collaborative EP (due out in early 2012).
Cover Art attached along with a Flier for a big NYC show July 15th ft. The Closers, Rustee Juxx, Blaq Poet, M-Dot, Singapore Kane, Bekay & more...
Big Shug w/ Krumb Snatcha, M-Dot, Singapore Kane & Avirex- Think Twice (Produced By Reef Ali) Cuts By Dj Grazzhoppa
The Outlaw Josie Wells started his music career as a Record Producer and a Local Party Promoter in the tuff streets of Kansas City, KS.
After working with different Groups and Artists (Spice 1, B Legit, Lil Flip, Rich the Factor, Deuce Seven Productions & more), he decided to start his own record label, "Hustle Big Records". In 2009 & the beginning of 2010, Josie Wells opened up shows for featured artist as in (Tech N9ne, Three Six Mafia, Twista, Bone Thugs & Harmony, Young Buck), & many more with just a mixed disc. He has now decided to take it to the next level With his new upcoming album, "I Do This For Real", scheduled for release the Third quarter of 2011. Featuring the hot single, "WANT" Produced by John Blaze, along with "HUSTLE BIG"
Produced by Josie Wells & featuring Young Slim.
This Midwest Artist is a force to be wreckin with. You can check out "The Outlaw Josie Wells" and all his songs at his website www.outlawjosiewells.com along with YouTube, Amazon, Twitter, & Facebook.
Oakland Rapper, Don P, Releases New Song "Having Money", Featuring E-40
Oakland, CA (July 9, 2011) - Rap artist Don P aka Don Playa has just released a new song featuring legendary Bay Area artist E-40, aswell as Mac Shawn 100 from Doggy Style Records, and Infamous Mackin. The song is called “Having Money” and fully represents the independent hustle and money-making ability that is synonymous with the Bay Area’s history and image.
Don P is a rapper, actor and producer from Oakland, California. He’s been across California working on his upcoming releases and putting together new projects. He's now doing business with Jazzy from Jazzy Management so we know there's big things on the way for Don P this year. His most recent release was his “Talkin Bout Money” album, which came out in April 2010. It’s available in stores nationwide and on iTunes, and features R&B sensation Keyshia Cole.
Don P has also opened up for acts like Hoo Bangin/Cash Money artists Glasses Malone and Mack 10.
“Having Money” is available for download online in both radio and street formats.