DB (a/k/a DJ Dbefekt), the multifaceted French DJ/Producer & label owner is pleased to present "A Minute With DB". On this one minute plus journey, DB takes you on a tour showcasing the many hats he wears in Europe's hip-hop scene as C.E.O. of Deer Studio Records. From digging to producing, rocking stages and working in the lab, DB embodies the spirit of the true hip-hop renaissance man - check it out!
Last Thursday marked the release of Esinchill's sophomore album, Vigilante, and already the album is receiving a good amount of hype, but in case you haven't heard of the Oakland, California rapper quite yet here's the perfect opportunity. Esinchill is now releasing a brand new music video for his latest single, "Feel My Pain," a song and video that exposes a detailed picture of the man behind the rhymes.
With keys bouncing in the background early on, the song immediately takes on a personal feel. "The main inspiration was freeing myself of the weight that I had been carrying and harboring towards folks," explains Esinchill as he raps about close relationships. "Resentment and its residue is heavy indeed." And in the last verse you can hear him dissecting his own faults about not being an open person and being hard to talk to, as he raps, "talking to me is like pulling teeth/ I'm well aware of that/ An introvert that rhymes berserk/ Come on, how fair is that?" And to match the song with an equally powerful feel, the video, which was directed by Casual of the legendary Hieroglyphics Crew, and shot in black-and-white for a raw feel, took a straight forward approach, putting Esinchill at the forefront and catching Esinchill in his own element.
In promotion of Bekay's forthcoming holocaust tribute video titled "Remember", we'd like to first provide you with some background footage on the video's director DB (DJ DbEfekt). The video is a brief one minute plus EPK that gives some insight into the life of DB as a DJ, music producer and label owner.
THE MOONSHINE BANDITS PREMIERE NEW SONG, “FOR THE OUTLAWZ,” FEATURING COLT FORD AND BIG B ON AOL’S THE BOOT
Central California’s country/hip-hop rebel band, the Moonshine Bandits will premiere their new single, “For The Outlawz,” (feat. Colt Ford & Big B) on AOL’s The Boot online at http://www.theboot.com/2011/04/27/moonshine-bandits-for-the-outlawz-colt-ford-big-b/ . The new song is just a swig of what fans can expect from the band’s new album, Whiskey and Women, which will hit stores and digital realms on May 10, 2011, courtesy of Suburban Noize Records. Moreover, fans that want to get their buzz early can submit their pre-order request at www.WhiskeyandWomenCD.com .
The Moonshine Bandits’ new single, “For The Outlawz,” featuring Colt Ford & Big B is an anthem for those music fans and tastemakers out there who like to blend their genres—which makes it extremely fitting that Average Joe’s Entertainment’s flagship entertainer, Colt Ford, lent his vocals on the tune.
“Not only was this song written about those rebels and outlaws we’ve met out on the road at shows over the years; it’s also written for those music critics that can’t seem to understand our type of music that mixes hip-hop with country,” said Tex from Moonshine Bandits. “Just like outlaws aren’t always accepted by society, our brand of music isn’t always accepted by the music industry because they don’t know how to categorize us.”
Like Ford, the Moonshine Bandits have the uncanny ability to connect with fans through their music’s real-life, blue collar subject matter. “We have been friends with Colt Ford for awhile and have always respected his music because he also combines elements of hip-hop and country in his music. He has been very successful and has knocked down industry doors for artists like us. We respect his style of music so we reached out to him for this song because we knew he’d be the perfect fit.”
With a new album coming May 17th, J Rawls is ready to re-introduce himself to the hip-hop masses. For those who aren't familiar with Rawls' discography, we've got a history lesson. DJ O-Sharp of the Usual Suspects crew has put together a mix full of Rawls' classic productions for the likes of Talib Kweli, J-Live, John Robinson, All Natural, Middle Child, as well as his own groups, Lone Catalysts and The Liquid Crystal Project. Available free on iTunes. If you don't know, now you know.
The Hip-Hop Affect is the first solo hip-hop album from J Rawls in nearly 10 years. Featuring appearances from Rhymefest, Sadat X, Tanya Morgan, J Sands (of Lone Catalysts), Copywrite, Bad Azz, Edo G, Stalley, Casual, Count Bass D, Wise Intelligent (of Poor Righteous Teachers), El Da Sensei, John Robinson, Fat Jon, and more, the album will be in stores everywhere on May 17, 2011. More info here.