MP3: Swiffa - "Hear Me" (Presented by DJ Whoo Kid)
Swiffa is an up and coming artist from San Antonio, Texas. With an unorthodox rap style, Swiffa has caught the attention of DJ Whoo Kid and the entire Shadyville DJ's. They decided to team up for Swiffa's new mixtape, "Sights & Sounds" which drops tomorrow. In the mean time, here is the final leak before the tape is released, "Hear Me."
Riz is an emcee from Harlem who represents real hip-hop in it's finest art form. His new video "War Call" is the featured video today on http://www.vladtv.com/. The video was produced by the legendary Mr. Boomtown (Scarface, Slim Thug, Gucci Mane, etc). Riz has worked with DJ Drama, DJ Whoo Kid, Sha Money XL, Lloyd Banks, Trey Songz and more.
With the single getting radio spins from Texas to Mississippi, the time 'felt right' to drop Big Sid's brand new video featuring Brian Angel from his "Music, Money & Motivation; Tha Fixxtape", dropping March 28th. Shot in an L.A. mansion during Grammy week, these visuals are provided courtesy of Murray Mile (Trina ft. Killer Mike "Look Back At Me", Paul Wall "I'm Still On".)
"Felt Right ft. Brian Angel" was produced by Johnny Juliano, who, if Google is to be believed, can make a beat using hair clippers. No barber shop scenes in "Felt Right" though; the song is straight boot-knocking sex.
Next on Big Sid's release agenda will be the video to his 2nd single with Killer Mike, "See You Later" which they shot in Austin this past weekend during SXSW. Look for it soon on a screen near you. A six-song EP, which will feature "Felt Right" is also in the works; date TBA.
New Album Scheduled for Summer 2011 Release; Latest Single Pays Homage To Hip-Hop's Birthplace
If The Father, The Son and the Holy Spirit got together to write a track about Hip-Hop's Holy Land, it would sound like Trinity's "The Bronx." The three members of hip-hop's new supergroup play up to their name: AG, of Digging In The Crates (D.I.T.C.) fame, Sadat X, pivotal member of Brand Nubian, and DJ Jab, owner and founder of NYC's Fat Beats Records. It's difficult to say which Holy Trinity role each artist embodies, but it's undeniable that their formation as Trinity is a breath of fresh air. The triumvirate burst onto the scene at Audible Treats' 2009 CMJ Showcase, where they performed together for the first time, and they premiered their first single, "Roc Raida Tribute," shortly there after, in honor of the fallen DJ.
Since then, the trio has been working on the project's full album, which includes their single "The Bronx." The fuzzy, electronic beat with dashes of violin and high-hats provide a dramatic instrumental for the song. Verses include shout-outs to the borough's hot spots, as well as the group's favorite places: "Up 49th St., known as The Hub/ Used to go Elliott, and spin a little dub/ They tore down the stadium and put it across the street/ Cedric Ave., home of the hip-hop beat." The single was also recently used in a national New Era commercial about the Bronx, which was played at Yankee Stadium for the New Era-sponsored Pin Stripe Bowl.