Coming from Brooklyn, New York, emerging Hip-Hop artist Shaft D.A has no other choice but to grind, hustle and go hard or go home. To prove that he is here to stay, Shaft D.A released his fifth and long awaited mixtape "Rise, Puff & Grind", hosted by DJ WhiteOwl and DJ Don P.
"Rise, Puff & Grind" is 27-tracks deep and showcases the Brooklyn's Rappers hypnotizing, hard hitting Rap skills and top-notch lyricism . Shaft also showcases his engineering and production skills as he recorded, mixed, engineered and even produced a couple tracks him self on his new mixtape from his own home studio in Brooklyn. The songs on "Rise, Puff & Grind" are inspired by real moments and experiences in the life of the Brooklyn rapper.
Born of Haitian American parentage, SHAFT credits his musical career and his relentless hustle mentality to make it as a recording artist to his childhood years growing up in poverty and without a father figure. Growing up in Brooklyn and being the son of a Hustler naturally made SHAFT the independently entrepreneur minded emcee that he is today. When it comes to hustling and grindin’ it’s obvious that SHAFT got that from Brooklyn.
It’s a fact that Shaft D.A is the hottest upcoming artist in HIP HOP, PERIOD!!! His intelligent rhymes mixed with animation and jaw dropping punchlines is sure to capture the world by storm. His ambitious mind set lead him to form his own label called BOSS UP RECORDS INC. Shaft D.A is the CEO of his own record company and leader of the new Hip Hop Generation.
Tracklisting: 1. Intro 2. Lethal Poison - Feat. M.I.A (Prod. By Blackout) 3. Look At Me - (Prod. By Chemical Beats) 4. Piff - Feat. Flert D Con 5. Why You Mad - (Prod. By Blackout) 6. Grind & Hustle 7. Getting Twisted - (Prod. By Sky Carter) 8. That’s Right - (Prod. By Shaft D.A) 9. Nothing In The Hood 10. Damn Girl 11.The Block 12. Im Ill Freestyle 13. BMF Freestyle - Feat. Sha Doe 14. Pop Bottles - Feat. Mims (Prod. By Blackout) 15. Shorty Got A Body 16. Top Down 17. Im Sorry 18. Soon Come - Feat. Sha Doe 19. What, What -Feat. Diva Jonez 20. Take It To The Top - Feat. Ava Mae (Prod. By Blackout) 21. Make It Hot (Prod. By GQ Beats) 22. Diesel, Kush or Purple 23. Bring Back Your Love Feat. Deep (Prod. By DJ Ron G) 24. Its Over FreestyleBy 25. Obama for MommaBy 26. Forever Freestyle 27. Outro
After two critically acclaimed mixtapes and countless mentions in the Hip-Hop media, Nefew are proud to announce that this Spring they will be embarking on a tour with Asher Roth and fellow collaborator Nottz throughout Europe.
Calling on Hip-Hop fans in France, Germany, Norway, England and their own native Switzerland, the timing of this tour just couldn't be better for the Hip-Hop double act who have never failed to impress with their prolific wordplay and intricate production on tracks.
"Going on tour with two of our favorite artists is a dream come true, and a great opportunity in today's stagnating music industry where in most of the cases artists have to rely on performing alone. As we’re a very live-oriented hip-hop duo I'm convinced that this tour will open up a lot more doors for us." - Polemikk
"Touring with Asher Roth and Nottz is definitely a privilege! We have been in the studio quite a while now that’s why I'm really excited to perform our new stuff and introduce our music to people that aren’t familiar with it yet." - PA Double
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(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)