I first met Otis Clapp at the start of the summer at a BBQ in The Bronx. Although he told me a little bit about his music, a few artists we were mutual friends with told me a lot more. For me, this is a telltale sign that I need to keep an ear out for someone. When Otis Clapp’s album, Welcome II Nowhere, dropped I put it in my CD player and was extremely impressed by what I heard. When I sat down with him the other day for an interview, my jaw dropped at some of his very real life stories. A true survivor, Otis Clapp opened up about his extremely rough past, and how it affects him in the present. He also laid out the road map for how we can all get a first class trip to our own personal Nowhere. Before making that journey, however, I received a tour of his Nowhere.
After going through a lazy month, I've been hearing folks who's looking for the new FMF to no avail. My apoligies to all as FMF is now back like baked crack! (Oh, you ain't heard? The fat-free white is what's in style now!)
Access Immortal :: Last Summer Part 2 The EP
[Starting FMF back off is Access Immortal with his new FreeP that serves as a preview for his new album "Last Summer In Brooklyn 2" coming out at the end of 2010.]
[For the fans of Max B. and coke rap, French Montana gives y'all all the audio white you need. This mixtape features guest appearances from Gucci Mane, Three 6 Mafia, Akon, Cee-Lo, and more.] http://usershare.net/vg3zxrq61q17
J. Monday :: The Sequel
[Not too sure what's the Sequel is, but after hearing couple of joints on this mixtape, I'm convinced that this serves as a prequel of good music to come.]
[Every once in a while, you'll get music that makes you be like, "What is this I'm listening to?" That's my impression hearing The Trainspotters, but it's in a good way. Dope beats and rhymes that came out of nowhere, but it's all worth the /l.]
That's it for the "Awaken From Coma Edition" of "Free Music Fridays." If you have any free music you would like to share with the world, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you're an artist with your free mixtape/album shown on this page and you want to send me a link re-up, corrections, and/or questions, e-mail me at email@example.com, as well. Thanks for reading and enjoy y'all! Two fangas, one love....
Nappy Roots - Nappy University (hosted by Greg Street & DJ Smallz)
Who's ready for some dope lyrics and real hip hop again? Well if your ready to sign up, class is in session this fall - taught by two of southern hip hop's biggest DJs - Greg Street & DJ Smallz. The Nappy Roots bring you the second installment to their "Nappy University" brandthis time featuring some of their NREG affiliates... This tape will compliment any tailgate party at your favorite college football game... it's Southern Smoke You Bastards!
01. Greg Street & DJ Smallz - Class Is In Session Intro 02. P.O.N. - Infield 03. P.O.N. - Ride & Airplanes 04. P.O.N. Feat. Aleon Craft - Know Bout Me 05. P.O.N. - Fishbowl (Remix) 06. Aleon Craft - Go High 07. 40 Akerz Feat. Skinny Deville & Scales - A Million Dollars 08. 40 Akerz - When I Rap 09. 40 Akerz - Nappy Relaxation 10. 40 Akerz Feat. Alabama - Dixieland Delight 11. 40 Akerz Feat. Q Parker (Of 112) - I'm Good 12. Scales & Vito Banga Feat. Stick Boyz - Ham 13. Skinny Deville Feat. Louis Keyz - International Playa 14. Vito Banga - Rocky Top Tennessee 15. Skinny Deville & Vito Banga Feat. Mookie Jones - Everywhere 16. B Stille - Get Me 17. B Stille & Ron Clutch - Stayed Away Too Long 18. B Stille & Ron Clutch - Pray 19. Nappy Roots - A Way 20. Nappy Roots - That's How It Is 21. Nappy Roots - Po Folks (Josh One Remix) 22. Nappy Roots - Watchin' Dem 23. Sa-Roc - Valley Of The Queen 24. Dukes Of Da Ville Feat. C-Bone & 40 Akerz - Lean Back
La Coka Nostra’s Slaine Releases New Track With Statik Selektah
New Solo Album "A World With No Skies" Featuring Guest Appearances By Everlast, B-Real, Vinnie Paz and ILL BILL In Stores October 26th, 2010
Boston rapper Slaine, of the rap super group, La Coka Nostra, has announced an October 26th release date for his upcoming debut solo album, "A World With No Skies". The album will surface on Suburban Noize Records and is slated to feature guest appearances by Everlast, Cypress Hill’s B-Real, ILL BILL, Vinnie Paz of Jedi Mind Tricks, Statik Selektah, Reef The Lost Cause and DJ Lethal.
Today he has released the cover art and track listing as well as dropped his lead single “99 Bottles” on ITunes. Statik Selektah who produced 3 tracks on the album, also teamed up with Slaine on this banger “The Worst,” which is a free download and not included on the album. The track can be heard online at http://bit.ly/dCrb1C .
Slaine and Statik Selektah also collaborated on a song called "Run It," featured in the movie "The Town" in which Slaine plays a Boston bankrobber alongside Ben Affleck and Jeremy Renner. The film is scheduled to hit theaters across the country on September 17th, 2010, and the trailer can be seen online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQ7wcayQQLQ .
The track listing for Slaine’s debut solo album, "A World With No Skies", is as follows:
1. A World With No Skies 2. Voices of Apocalypse 3. 99 Bottles 4. When I Shoot You 5. Black Horses 6. Night After Night 7. Crillionaires (Feat. Q Unique & ILL BILL) 8. The American Way 9. Landscapes (Feat. Vinnie Paz & Reef the Lost Cauze) 10. Mistaken Identity 11. Broken (Feat. V-Nuxx & Cyrus Deshield) 12. Till the Day That We Die 13. Crazy (Feat. B Real & Jaysaun) 14. I Aint Done 15. Insomnia 16. Body of Christ 17. Ghosts 18. The Last Song (Feat. Everlast)
This one right here is for the Men to listen to. Learn the truth about women and step your game up. There are tips in this audio seminar on how to deal with women and how to get more women in your life.
FAR EAST MOVEMENT'S LEAD SINGLE "LIKE A G6" HITS #9 AT ITUNES AND #16 ON BILLBOARD HOT 100
THE FIRST ASIAN-AMERICAN GROUP TO LAND ON MAINSTREAM POP CHARTS
DEBUT ALBUM 'FREE WIRED' IN STORES OCTOBER 12th
Los Angeles, CA - September 17, 2010 - Far East Movement (also know as FM) members Kev Nish, Prohgress, J-Splif, and DJ Virman will release their debut album 'Free Wired' on October 12th through Cherry Tree/Interscope Records.
The album's lead single "Like A G6" has been exploding on the country's sales and radio charts, currently #9 at iTunes and #16 on Billboard's Hot 100 making FM the first Asian American group to land on the mainstream pop music charts. The song has consistently grown each week since its release and was the #2 most added song at Top 40 radio the week it went for adds in Top 40 markets. Collectively the song and its accompanying music video have received over 7 million YouTube views and 4.5 million MySpace streams. The music video was also the #1 rated music video on MySpace the week it debuted.
FM who rock stylish shades, skinny ties, shiny blazers and fresh kicks have come a long way since they interned in the publicity department of Interscope Records, the label they are now signed to through the Cherry Tree Records imprint, home to artists Lady Gaga, Robyn, La Roux and LMFAO.
The quartet have taken their lifestyle and the current Los Angeles club scene global with 'Free Wired,' a movement they coined, that represents everything they do from fashion to technology in addition to describing the music that blends elements of hip-hop, electro and dance.
"''Free Wired' is about 'geekin out' however you feel most comfortable. Whether it's partying at the club, at home online, dressing a certain way, enjoying a certain activity, whatever. To live free and stay connected 25 hours a day, 8 days a week is where it stems." states Kev Nish.
Far East Movement had their breakout year in 2009 when the hit 'Girls On The Dance Floor' rose to #1 at Los Angeles radio. The explosive club banger led to television and film executives to take notice to their 'Free Wired' sound and started featuring the music on hit shows like Entourage, CSI, Gossip Girl and blockbuster movies like Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift and Get Him To The Greek.
The attention they started receiving led to tours with Lady Gaga (Monster's Ball), N*E*R*D (Army Tour), Robyn/Kelis (All Hearts Tour) and LMFAO (Party Rock). They are currently on the road for the 'Up In The Air' tour with 'Cooler That Me' hit maker Mike Posner.
We've played at every club in southern Cali and thrown parties getting 'Free Wired' at friends lofts and rooftops in downtown LA until the sun came up and want to continue that tradition around the world." states Prohgress.
The group created www.FarEastMovement.com where they interpret their movement and stay connected to fans through daily news postings, FM Satellite Webisodes, restaurant reviews and anything that relates to the 'Free Wired' way of life. The group also hosts a weekly radio shows and chat rooms on www.CherryTreeRadio.com .
The 'Free Wired' album is a star-studded affair with appearances from Ryan Tedder (One Republic), Snoop Dogg, Keri Hilson, Lil Jon and production from the Stereotypes (Grammy nominated), Smeezingtons (Bruno Mars and Phil Lawrence), Roger Sanchez (Grammy winning) and Fernando Garibay.
If the Internet has created dozens of overnight success stories, the Far East Movement is a testament to the old model: steady grinding, building a solid hometown fan base and paying dues. - Los Angeles Times
"LIKE A G6" #9 on iTunes #16 on Billboard Hot 100 7 million views of song and video 4.5 million plays on MySpace
"GIRLS ON THE DANCE FLOOR" #1 song in Los Angeles 2.5 million collective views of song and video 6 million plays on MySpace Reached # 27 on Billboard Latin Rhythmic chart
FREE WIRED - TRACK LISTING
1) Girls On The Dance Floor Ft. The Stereotypes 2) Like A G6 Ft. The Cataracs & Dev 3) Rocketeer Ft. Ryan Tedder 4) If It Was You (Omg) Ft. Snoop Dogg 5) She Owns The Night Ft. Mohambi 6) So What? 7) Don't Look Now Ft. Keri Hilson 8) Fighting For Air Ft. Frank Musik 9) White Flag Ft. Kayla Kai 10) 2gether
Bonus: Go Ape Ft. Lil Jon & Colette Carr 2 Is Better Ft. Ya Boy & Natalia Kills