PR: Lyn Charles; Worked w/ Big KRIT, Freeway & More
Lyn Charles has been featured on 50 blogs for his latest project American Tragedy which dropped on May 10 2011. We would like for you to review the record and give us feedback on your website or other channels that you guys use to review the work of artists. We like what you stand for and we also pride ourselves with quality work. The project features artist Big KRIT (Def Jam), Kendrick Lamar (Top Dog), Freeway (old rocafella member), and bj the chicago kid).
Gowanus Duo Continue To Explore Early 90's Deep Cuts With Latest B-Side
In their recent burst onto the indie music scene, Gowanus, Brooklyn rockers Gavin Rhodes and Greg Nelson, collectively Lightouts, set out on an early 90's-style project that pairs their new A-side singles with a pair of B-sides: an original and a cover song. Not too long ago fans saw the release of Lightouts' second, riff-heavy single, "And It Comes and Goes," and that single is now being paired with its B-side, a cover of The La's "I Am The Key." "Half of the fun of picking these tracks is exposing overlooked bands and tracks to our fans," explains Rhodes. "The La's are mainly known for their track 'There She Goes,' and only tangentially because it was covered by the crappy Christian band Sixpence None The Richer, which is ironic because it's rumored the song is about heroin. What people don't realize is that in the early 90's, The La's were poised to be bigger than Oasis. Their singer Lee Mavers was a musical prodigy and had more swagger than both Gallagher brothers combined. Unfortunately, The La's only put out one album."
Right from the start of "I Am The Key" Lightouts fans receive the fuzzed out rock bark that seems to be developing into the duo's signature sound. A range of guitar instrumentation plays off the brilliance of the original version as punched out acoustic chords poke through a chunky distorted guitar line. The vocals pay a more strict homage to original, but do receive an added melodic boost from singer Greg Nelson. "I was immediately taken with it," he says of the song, "the melody is very simple and catchy and the lyrics are concise yet poignant." Adding in their own twist, the Gowanus duo threw in a tasty bridge section for acute listeners, "It came about naturally, while jamming on the track before we recorded," explains Rhodes. "We like to think our version sounds like a drunken Wedding Present covering The La's.”
Armageddon returns with with the official music video to another heart felt rhyme dedicated to his Uncle and fans who have been supporting him throughout these years. Its been a long road since the Terror Squad days and true battle to garner his own spotlight in this industry. The music video for this song, "Sending My Love" , will be released next week as anticipation builds for his Deluxe Edition version of The Journal Vol. 1: Rebirth; a physical copy version of the digital FreEp release earlier this year. Expect a few bonus cuts on this version as well while Fat Beats, SoFlo Entertainment and Geddy Music get busy for this summer. The Journal Vol. 1: Rebirth drops May 31st.
Sir Tomz has already achieved a lot in his musical career. His Joe Buddha produced track 'Sky Fall' got licensed to Tim Westwood's massive UK Hip-Hop compilation that was released a few years back as well as featuring on Big Dada releases "Permanament" by Gamma and the compilation album 'Extra Yard' where he produced three tracks including a remix of Roots Manuva's 'Bashment Boogie'. Tomz has also played live all over the UK as well as venues in Spain, France and other European countries, as well as featuring in various magazines and websites.
Now those kind people at Jailhouse Ltd have offered an olive branch to those beatmakers and producers who would like the opportunity to remix one of his tracks for a future release. There are six tracks for people to choose from and each link is to a zip file that contains the original song and an accapella. Regardless of your demographics if you think you have got those hot beats then you need to get in touch or simply download, remix and send a link direct to Jailhouse Ltd on the contact details below. Please remember to title the name of your remix correctly!
As The European Survival Tour continues on, SEEK finds himself in the studio with Lyon, France artist Don Smokilla. This multi-talented Hip Hop artist can rap in three different languages, English, French, and Madagascar. Here he shows off his skills with the latter. 'Where We From' is produced by Maescro. The video was also shot and edited by him. For more info check out the SEEK's Fan Page, link is below.
PR: Street Heavy DVD Vol. 3 & Kapabal Release Date
New Zealand’s only Hip Hop DVD series is back with more Music Videos, Freestyles, Interviews and behind the scene footage of some of the most talented and hardworking Hip Hop Artist in New Zealand/Aotearoa. Edited by Acebeatz and hosted by Kapabal, this is New Zealand’s very own window into our Hip Hop scene documenting it as it is.
DVD features: Audiocity (Konflikt, Bash & Akuse), PHD, ill-z, Kapabal, Tyna, Impakt, H.F.S., Ray Tait, One-Two, Heavy trade, Big Willz, Leary, O.R.F., Hurrikane Pre (Phatty Lumpkins), Lenz 22, Choirboy, Dj Alphabethead, Blakout & more.
Official Release Date Announced for Kapabal’s Forthcoming Album!
The official release has been decided for Kapabal’s new album titled “No Rest”. The album will be available in stores and digital stores September 12. The album will feature the two lead singles “Touch The Sky” and “Rude & Abracious” available on iTunes and digital stores now! You can stay up to date with important updates and leaks/previews of the album via Kapabal’s Facebook page.
God Sense started out in 2002 in a one bed room apartment with Tislam The Great wanting to put sounds he like together as one. He started out with Playstaion One and MTV Music Generator and help from his mentor 40D(Frody). Soon he later worked with Fruity Loops Studio and now with other tools and more to come he has improved on his sound and flavor.
With the help of Digi Crates Records God Sense is now able to share their vibe with the world! Bellow is the link to the iTunes page for the US release of SUN RAYS
The digital album is available in the US and Japan. With in 2-3 weeks hard copies will be available at http://www.ughh.com, http://www.accesshiphop.com and more! The hard copies will contain 3 extra tracks not in the digital release.
Bellow are links to the newly created youtube page with beats not on the album and also the myspace page also with beats not on the album.