(New York, NY) --- Dipset is back! Jim Jones and Cam’ron (with Vado) are both set to drop new albums in April. Jones’ highly-anticipated new album, CAPO, drops on 4/5 and Cam’ron & Vado’s Gunz N’ Butta drops on 4/19, timed with a current U.S. tour of the reunited Diplomats.
Jim Jones’ 5th studio album, CAPO, includes the hit “Perfect Day,” which is climbing up the urban and crossover charts. The video for “Perfect Day” was MTV2’s Jam of the Week last week with 108 spins. Click here to listen to “Perfect Day” now: www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1R5UhHA92Y .
Hip hop legend and Dipset leader Cam’ron and his protégé Vado will release their long-awaited duet album, Gunz N’ Butta on April 19th. The album includes the hits “Speaking in Tungs,” and “Hey Muma.” The album includes 16 tracks written and featuring both Cam’ron and Vado.
Additionally, the Diplomats have reunited for a national tour that is hitting U.S. cities now.
Look for Jim Jones in the new VH1 8-part docu-soap series entitled “Love & Hip Hop” which premiered on March 14th, 2011. The new show features Jones while following his longtime girlfriend Chrissy Lampkin and three other dynamic women who are connected to the world of hip hop, whether it's through the men they love, or their struggle to be heard as an artist. The show provides a dramatic, funny and sometimes heartbreaking look into the female side of the New York hip hop life as these four women try to claim their own place in it.
Grammy nominated sister duo Les Nubians premiere a new track today from the forthcoming album Nü Revolution. “Les Gens” (People) features Brooklyn-based Ghanaian MC Blitz the Ambassador, a perfect fit for the group’s relentlessly enchanting and energized mix of R&B, hip-hop, African music and other world elements (stream: http://snd.sc/e2yrZc).
With this song, Paris-born sisters Hélène and Célia Faussart tackle the subject of gossip and soussou (rumors), as the rastas say. “Gossips and are little mundane poisons. What people say about you is deformed from a mouth to an ear, to a mouth to another mouth! With Blitz the Ambassador, we don't believe the hype and remember that a new breed of African is born to tell the people the truth,” states Hélène. "Don't listen to people, they lie," adds Célia.
Les Nubians’ third album, Nü Revolution, drops April 19th via Shanachie Entertainment. It is currently available for pre-order at Amazon.
Catch Les Nubians in the following cities:
April 21- Philadelphia, PA @ Kimmel Center for Performing Arts 29- New York, NY @ BB Kings
May 11- Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom 12- Minneapolis, MN @ Dakota Jazz Club 13- Minneapolis, MN @ Dakota Jazz Club
14- Chicago, IL @ The Shrine 17- Seattle, WA @ The Triple Door 18- Seattle, WA @ The Triple Door 19- San Francisco, CA @ Yoshi’s (2 shows) 20- San Francisco, CA @ Yoshi’s (2 shows) 21- Los Angeles, CA @ Conga Room 22- San Diego, CA @ Anthology 24- Santa Cruz, CA @ Kuumbwa Jazz Center (2 shows)
MP3: Neek the Exotic & Large Professor - "Still On the Hustle"
Fat Beats Records/Distrolord Inc. Will Release Album May 17, Large Pro-Produced Title Track To Be First Single
(March 30, 2011 - Brooklyn, NY) Hip-hop veterans Large Professor and Neek the Exotic are excited to announce the release of their first true full-length collaboration, Still On The Hustle. The album, which will also feature production from Lord Finesse, Marco Polo, and Carnage, as well as guest appearances from Joell Ortiz and Satchel Page, will be released May 17th via Fat Beats Records/Distrolord Inc.
While the new album is just now being announced, the official alliance of Neek and Large Pro has been long overdue. The Queens natives and childhood friends have been sporadically working together since 1992, when they both worked on "Fakin' The Funk" for the classic film White Men Can't Jump, and consequently became names to watch in the hip-hop world. But their path to becoming two of hip-hop's biggest names wasn't paved with gold, which inspired the title Still On The Hustle. "We chose the title because we've been on the hustle since day one," says Neek. "For me, it's really been a hustle because I never got a [record] deal, so it was hard for me to come out and make noise like I wanted to."
On the other end, Large Pro is balancing his hustle with raising a family and being a father, and his sentiment is shown in his more recent work. "Songwriting is different for me now," explains the producer/emcee. "I ain't this young kid running around out here buggin now. I got my daughter and my family, so I just want to make sure I'm progressing with time and my songwriting is progressing with time, too." Keeping in theme with family, Neek and Pro wanted to keep the project "close knit," so they limited guest features and producers, working only with Lord Finesse, Joell Ortiz, Marco Polo, Carnage, and long-time friend Satchal Page. "I wanted the world to focus on what we are doing and I didn't want to get a lot of features just because be can," explains Neek.
The album's first single and title track, "Still On The Hustle," is a reflection of how their never ending grind, and how it’s just matured as the two have grown. "My progression from previous work is up like a million percent," says Neek. "I didn't really express myself like I knew I could, so this time I made sure people will know I've grown." Large Pro's soulful piano-sprinkled beat gets a good dose of scratches and screeching samples, and they both lace the track with smart and nostalgic lyrics.
Neek the Exotic and Large Professor's Still On The Hustle will be available on May 17th.
Having just returned from a series of live gigs supporting Jamie Woon, Obaro Ejimiwe left audiences speechless at a sold out gig at the iconic Scala, London with his bespoke style of story telling, table full of samplers and live band. If you are yet to see the ‘poet in motion then feast your eyes on the four minute Rehearsal Rooms clip.
This Friday, April 1st, get yourself down to CBC at 250 Front Street West in downtown Toronto to check out the CBC Hip Hop Summit!
"Dear Hip Hop: The Creative Content of Canadian Hip Hop Culture and Music" is a performance/panel discussion featuring Mel Boogie (DJ), Q-Rock (b-boy), Lady Noyz (b-girl) and Dan-e-o (MC), whose "Dear Hip Hop" single inspired the name of the event.
The panel gets going at 4pm. Admission is free!
You will also be treated to a live performance of Dan-e-o's classic debut single, which is celebrating 15 years since its release!