Candid: indicating or suggesting sincere honesty and absence of deception
Focusing on the elements of free expression and intimate moments, the Los Angeles based group strives to create meditative music that soothes the listener and leaves them with a positive sense of self. An exercise in honesty, Candid follows the fluidity of a conversation. The capture of moments whether it is beautiful, painful, awkward, or strange. “It shares our visions and in particular unveils our creative process. The album acts like a bridge to our thoughts and feelings towards life.” Entirely produced by Katrah-Quey, Candid moves constantly between soundscapes staying smooth and mellow. Students of the golden age, the three emcees relish the sound of renaissance rap whilst remaining contemporary with a relevant sound. Moon Blazers believe in expressing ones self and having a good time doing so. Thus, being candid.
Kottonmouth Kings Partner with Tattoo Magazine For The 'Down 4 Life' Campaign To Find The Best Fan Tattoos
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Kottonmouth Kings have joined forces with TATTOO Magazine to find the best fan tattoos in the Kottonmouth Kingdom. The group is seeking out all of the diehard Kings and Kweens that have branded their body with KMK related tattoos. To enter fans can submit their pictures to email@example.com, along with your name and city you represent. All entries will be posted in the photos section of the Kottonmouth Kings website and will be voted on by the fans, before the group selects a series of finalists. The grand prize winners will have their ink featured in an upcoming issue of TATTOO Magazine, the world's largest selling tattoo magazine. The Kottonmouth Kings have posted a video message to fans online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLlSNcpeF4E&feature=channel_video_title .
"When we hit the road we constantly meet fans across the globe who are down for life and have Kottonmouth Kings related tattoos," commented Daddy X. "It's an amazing feeling to know that fans love your music enough to tattoo it on their bodies. We wanted to do something special for fans and give them the chance to showcase their killer ink, so we partnered with the iconic TATTOO Magazine who was kind enough to grant our fans some space in the mag."
On Wednesday, September 21st, both members of Perfeck Strangers will be opening up for the legendary Boot Camp Clik at Sound Academy (11 Polson Street). Solo performances by Promise and a show from Dan-e-o's crew, Monolith are set to be part of the big event!
PERFECK STRANGERS TO RELEASE “GHETTO” VIDEO! This month, Perfeck Strangers will be shooting their debut video, “Ghetto” with director Andre Rehal. Scheduled to drop in October, “Ghetto” will mark the first official single and video from the group's debut album, Series Premiere, which is set for release later this fall.
DAN-E-O TO GRACE COVER OF HIP-HOP CARD PACKAGES! Over the past year, Fred E Fame, The 5th Artist Development Agency and HipHopCanada.com have been making the Legends Of The Fame card series the latest and greatest way to acknowledge the achievements of hip-hop artists across the country.
“The Great Canadian Hip-Hop Collection” is set to unveil a new series of cards commemorating the iconic Scarborough, Ontario-based Monolith crew this month - with Perfeck Strangers member, Dan-e-o gracing the cover of the card packs!
Travel with super producer Amp Live (of Zion I) as he takes you on a musical journey by fusing art & science and mixing glitch, hip hop, quirky electronic, and jazz. His newest opus, "You Are Not Human" (The Love EP), is inspired by the affairs of the heart. It is the first of many Amp Live projects in the coming years as he continues to follow up his previous remix EP releases for albums like Radiohead's "In Rainbows" and Tyler the Creator's "Goblin."
One Fan At A Time Now Scheduled For September 22nd Release; Latest Single Heavy On Wordplay
With the September 22nd release of One Fan At A Time around the corner, Hollywood FLOSS continues to satiate fans with freebies from the new album, and the latest in line is "Line 'Em Up," a song that serves as the second single from the forthcoming album. In the tradition of so many great hip-hop songs before it, FLOSS' aim with the new single is simple: show and prove. But while the idea may be simple, the execution is far from it, with FLOSS deliver quick witted lyrics and deft wordplay along the way. "This is the type of track that's essential to prove your lyrical and song making skills," explains the H-Town emcee. "A good old brag track."
Produced by Chris Rockaway, who's quickly making a name, himself, working with a wide variety of up-and-coming Houston talents, "Line 'Em Up" is supposed to convey a Houston sound while being reminiscent of East Coast style lyrics. " I grew up on brag rap and battle raps, killing the competition, so it's second nature," explains FLOSS. "I enjoy taking it back to coming up with dope rhymes; wordplay gets a reaction out of the listener." The track also features Chicago rapper YP, who, according to FLOSS, helps to round out and diversify the sound of the track. "YP captures and matches the same intensity," FLOSS explains, noting that YP is, "a very underrated hungry MC."
Audible Treats Celebrates 100th Podcast With A Compilation Showcasing Some Of The Hottest Tracks From Past To Present
Audible Treats is celebrating its 7th birthday this week, and like any self-respecting seven-year-old, we're going to make it the coolest birthday happening this side of the Mason-Dixon. Although we couldn't get everybody a pony this year, we took the time to dig through the archives of our music libraries to create a two-part mega podcast that is unlike anything you've heard before. Our 100th podcast features songs from past and present clients such as The Pharcyde, Bone Thugs & Harmony, Hieroglyphics, Rah Digga, Talib Kweli, Black Milk, E-40, Kreayshawn, and many, many more. Clocking in at just over four hours, the series is free to download or stream and will be an essential part of any hip-hop collection, if not the illest downloadable party favor ever.
What started out as a little nugget of an idea in the minds of our President, Michelle McDevitt, and Marketing Director, Gavin Rhodes, Audible Treats has grown into one of the industry's most successful and well-respected marketing and publicity firms. In the relatively short span of seven years, we have transformed the careers of hundreds of clients, ranging in scope from Grammy Award-winning hip-hop legends to budding indie rock darlings, national music festivals to local streetwear brands. And in only two years, our CMJ and SXSW artist showcases have become the most popular destinations for both music journalists and fans. Audible Treats has grown into a pretty impressive nugget, and we're only getting bigger! Having always prided ourselves on our varied range of artist styles and statures, Online Marketing Manager Dan Friedman explains, "Audible Treats has been intrumental in moving the needle for a wide range of artitsts that span from regional heroes to international stars and this podcast is a great representation of that." Adds Mrs. McDevitt, "Although our podcasts have never been a focal point for our campaigns, they're one more way we share our clients' material with music fans. They also demonstrate how we've always been early adopters of emerging trends; when we started producing podcasts back in 2005, hardly any clients had heard of them and now we average over 20,000 downloads per episode." Thanks for your support over the years. Sharing is caring; this is our gift to you.
Tracklist Part 1: Pharcyde - "Bong Loadz 2" Talib Kweli - "Right About Now" Edo G & Pete Rock - "Wishing" One.Be.Lo - "Rocket Ship" M1 - "Love You Can't Borrow" The Pack - "Vans" Federation - "WEAR MY STUNNA SHADES" Bone Thugs & Harmony - "Fire" Hieroglyphics - "Don't Hate The Player" Huey - "Pop Lock & Drop It" Butta Verses - "Jones In Ya Bones" LifeSavas feat. Fishbone - "Dead Ones" Phat Kat feat. Elzhi - "Cold Steel" Junk Science - "Jerry McGuire" Musab - "Kool Aid (Gettoe Juice)" Diams - "Jeune Demoiselle" G&D - "One' Akrobatik feat. Talib Kweli - "Put Ya Stamp On It" Nicolay & Kay - 'The Gunshot" K'naan - "Strugglin" Shaya - "Proud" eLZhi feat. Royce Da 59 - "Motown 25" Tanya Morgan - "How Low" J*Davey feat. Pacific - "Slayers" Opio - "Some Superfly Shit (remix)" E-40 - "Break Ya Ankles" Metermaids - "Nightlife" Keelay and Zaire - "The Times" Black Milk - "Without U" Illa J - "Showtime" Finale - "One Man Show" Black Poet - "Aint Nuttin Changed" Del The Funky Homosapien - "Sometimes I Gotta Get Stupid" Sandpeople - "Hate Aside" !llmind - "Look of Love" Big Urban - "Your Mother Is a Hipster DJ JS-1 - "Ridiculous" (Remix) Fly Gypsy - "Block Rockin" Shady Nate - "Billion Dolla Plan"
Part 2: League510 - "I'm On" D. Black - "Touch The Stars" iLL-Literacy - "Gentleman's Kool-Aid" Tanya Morgan - "We've Just Arrived" Trinity - "Roc Raida Ribute" Finale - "Motor Music" Diamond District - "Gully" Kam Moye - "Let's Be Honest" D-Lo - "No Hoe" (Snoop Remix) Amplive - "Gary Is A Robot" TRUTHLIVE - "The Unlearning" Donwill - "Love Junkie" (Wallpaper Remix) The Niceguys - "Not At All" BlackSheep - "Birds Of A Feather" DaVinci feat. Big K.R.I.T, Webbz, & J. Rockwell - "The Beginning" Rah Digga - "This Ain't No Lil Kid Rap" Canibus - "Merchant of Metaphors" Erk Tha Jerk - "Perfect Mistake" DaVinci, Roach Gigz, San Quinn, Big Rich & Cellski - "Black & Orange" Von Pea feat. Josie Stingray & Rapsody - "New Pair" The Left feat. Hassaan Mackey - "How We Live" Moe Green - "Lights Camera Action" IMAKEMADBEATS feat. Dj Dolo - "Flyers" Kokayi - "Chanticleer" A.Dd+ - "Likeamug" Feat. Sore Nottz & Asher Roth - "Gotta Get Up" Clear Soul Forces - "Gon' Get Em'" Kokayi - "Nicotine" Isaiah Toothtaker - "Faith No More" Roach Gigz - "F A Chorus" DELS - "Trumpalump" Dj JS-1 - "Boom Slap" Kreayshawn - "Gucci Gucci" Rockwell Knuckles - "Play Catch" A-Plus - "Give It Away" Kyle Rapps feat. Talib Kweli - "Universe Traveler"
This is an enhanced podcast, which means that if you play it in iTunes, you can skip from song to song..
MP3: Paul White ft. Homeboy Sandman - "A Weird Day"
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Los Angeles Times: "Rapping With Paul White...firmly establishes him [Paul White] as one of the finest producers in any genre."
Fader: "wild psychedelic shit"
Diplo: "I'm his biggest fan."
The Guardian: "a 21st century DJ Shadow"
BBC: "White's music is charmingly bizarre."
Okayplayer: "Paul White doesn’t make beats he makes film scores."
Last week, the Los Angeles Times premiered Paul White's latest track "A Weird Day" ft. recent Stones Throw signee Homeboy Sandman from Paul's new album Rapping With Paul White. On the track "the Queens-bred Sandman spins a surreal and whimsical tale of a trip to London" over Paul's swirling, marching beat and eerie synths.