The newest video from Milwaukee- bred, NYC based MC Signif. “S.I.G.M.A.T.A.” comes from the Significant Wizdom EP w Producer Gee Wiz. The 8 track EP is available for free download at www.signif.bandcamp.com - directed by Darren Alexander Cole.
MP3: Gutta & Chris Carbene (Super Power) - "Star 69"
Gutta (All Elements Phoenix, Arizona and Block Settaz Gang and former Society of the Invisibles and Vietkong) teams up with Chris Carbene of Detroit who's been featured on Thisis50.com to form Super Power. Check out the new Single here . Video coming soon. They are already playing this in strip clubs in Phoenix.
PR: Free Spit Syndicate "Best Intentions Part One" Mixtape
Courtesy Obese Records.
Following their critically acclaimed 2010 release Exile and after a busy year of touring, Sydney duo Spit Syndicate are back with a brand new online mix-tape project Best Intentions: Part One, the first of a two-part mixtape series available for free download via online networks Friday 30th September.
For those eager to get their ears wrapped around the outfits new project before the masses, sign up to Spit Syndicate's mailing list and receive Best Intentions: Part One on Wednesday 28th September: www.spitsyndicate.com .
Catch Spit Syndicate on the Illy/Spit Syndicate/Sietta tour (hosted by M-Phazes) at the below dates and venues.
Friday October 14 – Factory Theatre, Sydney (Lic AA) Friday October 28 – The Palace, Melbourne (18+)
Here is "Fire That B*tch", the latest single from Yo Gotti's CMG artist Zed Zilla. Produced by Memphis team Quantum Sounds, the track also features Yo Gotti, and appears on Zed Zilla's new Rent's Due mixtape hosted by Bigga Rankin! You may have also heard the song on Yo Gotti's CM6: Gangsta of the Year project.
Look for ZedZilla's Rent's Due and the "Fire That B*tch" video!
Chicago, IL 2011--Illuminati Congo is a Chicago based hip hop group with their second full length album All Eye See scheduled to be released on November 8, 2011. Vocalist Jahn The Baptist and producer Nic The Graduate create an infectious blend of head nodding beats and unexpected subject matter that will have you begging for a rewind! Musical influences range from classic reggae to classic rock creating an equal blend of modern synth-and-sampler driven hip hop and danceable, live band instrumentation. The sound is reminiscent of artists such as Nas and Damian Marley with a hint of Gym Class Heroes thrown in.
There is much more space for the musicians to shine than is typical in hip hop. Instrument solos and "dubs" are mixed throughout, giving the lyrics time to settle in and just feel the rhythm. Breakup songs come across just as heart-felt as songs about sexy yoga chicks and the anguish of having a foot fetish- often in a not so subtle tongue in cheek manner. Vocal collaborations include major reggae recording artists Lee “Scratch” Perry, Big Youth, JahDan and Lutan Fyah, Hip Hop legends Cee Knowledge the Doodlebug from Digable Planets, Del The Funky Homosapien as well as Chicago veterans Rita J, Juice, Ang 13 and Sharkula.
Jahn The Baptist is unlike any other rapper out there. He is able to utilize his mantra of "as above, so below" to formulate a refreshing unity of the higher self and lower self. His lyrics reflect both his practice of spirituality and his embrace of earthly, human desires. His words are meant to appeal both to Yogis as well as the inner city Hood- with an authoritative demeanor that lets you know he is equally of both. Having studied and taught Kundalini Yoga and Rebirthing Breathwork as well as being an avid herbalist in the Rastafarian community, Jahns true goal is to heal. Heal the world of its ills through awareness of self and the practice of unconditional love. Hip hop is an art form that has the ability to communicate complex ideas to a potentially large audience, let it not go to waste!
Nic The Graduate has taken Jahn's eclectic background and layered it with equally eclectic beats. As a Multi-instrumentalist, producer and dj for many years in Chicago, he is most attracted to music that elicits an emotional response. Rather than just being impressed by songs that get the dance floor packed or stay in your head for hours, he is always more interested in music with a meaning- or soul. In producing the Illuminati Congo album, he has made it apparent that hip hop is truly a global style, combining traditionally heavy beats and bass lines with some unexpected twists and turns from other genres. In using a wide variety of live instruments and samplers The Graduate is able create a fusion that activates the soul as well as the dancing spirit.