Smoke DZA "Rolling Stoned" Available on CD & Digital Aug 30th
Smoke DZA kicks it into overdrive and proves once again that he can't be grounded with the release of his forthcoming album, "Rolling Stoned." Since the success of 2010's awe-inspiring mixtape, "George Kush Da Button: The Deluxe Edition," Smoke has moved his brand across the country, rolling through city-after-city and joint-after-joint. In between tours with Wiz Khalifa and performances with J. Cole, DZA made his presence felt in 37 cities on the Smoker's Club Tour alongside Curren$y, Nipsey Hussle, Dom Kennedy and Mac Miller, in addition to the nationwide Return Of 4Eva tour with Big K.R.I.T. and Freddie Gibbs. Smoke continued to spark the interest of listeners on collaborations with Kendrick Lamar, Mac Miller, Freddie Gibbs, Devin The Dude, Big K.R.I.T., Kidz In The Hall, Domo Genesis (Odd Future) and many more.
For his latest offering, "Rolling Stoned," Smoke DZA returns with a potent dose of tracks sure to leave listeners feeling as uplifted as his own state of mind. "Rolling Stoned" finds Smoke at his most elevated as he promises to deliver a plethora of buzzworthy collaborations. "I'm excited to work with Smoke on this project" says A&R Ruddy Rock. "I've known him for years and watched him and his team continuously grind to make him the artist he is today."
The album features guest appearances by Bun B, Curren$y, Big K.R.I.T., Kendrick Lamar, Dom Kennedy, Trademark Da Skydiver, ScHoolboy Q, ASAP Rocky, Den10 & Big Sant.
The first single from "Rolling Stoned" is the viral-sensation, "On The Corner" featuring Bun B and Big K.R.I.T. Over a smooth instrumental produced by Big K.R.I.T., DZA trades verses with Bun B as they tell a tale of life on the street. The track is tied together perfectly by K.R.I.T.'s unmistakable southern drawl on the hook.
"Rolling Stoned" hits stores everywhere August 30th via iHipHop Distribution.
"Rolling Stoned" Track List:
1. Wonderful World Of Kushedgod 2. He Has Risen 3. Loudest Batch ft. Den10 4. On The Corner ft. Bun B & Big K.R.I.T. 5. Ball Game ft Kendrick Lamar 6. We Out 7. 4 Loko ft ASAP Rocky 8. Notorious ft Fiend & Big Sant 9. Pow Wow ft Dom Kennedy 10. Quiet 11. Overhigh ft Trademark Da Skdiver & ScHoolboy Q 12. Personal Party ft Curren$y 13. Live Life ft Marz Lovejoy (iTunes Bonus)
Random's "Mega Ran 10" album will release on 11/1/11.
Tour Dates: (if we're in your town, holler and we'll put you on the guest list)
Dates: Tue Sept 06, 2011 Mr. Smalls Theatre Millvale PA Wed Sept 07, 2011 Grog Shop Cleveland Heights OH Thu Sept 08, 2011 The Intersection (Front Room) Grand Rapids MI Fri Sept 09, 2011 The Vernon Club Louisville KY Sat Sept 10, 2011 The Middlewest Fest – the Egyptian Dekalb IL Sun Sept 11, 2011 Blind Pig Ann Arbor MI Mon Sept 12, 2011 The Cactus Club Milwaukee WI Tue Sept 13, 2011 The Street Entry Minneapolis MN Thu Sept 15, 2011 Subterranean Chicago IL Fri Sept 16, 2011 Inferno Nightclub Madison WI Sat Sept 17, 2011 Blue Moose Tap House Iowa City IA Sun Sept 18, 2011 The Waiting Room Omaha NE Tue Sept 20, 2011 Marquis Theatre Denver CO Wed Sept 21, 2011 Kilby Court Salt Lake City UT Thu Sept 22, 2011 Neurolux Boise ID Fri Sept 23, 2011 El Corazon Seattle WA Sat Sept 24, 2011 Hawthorne Theater Portland OR Sun Sept 25, 2011 Slim’s San Francisco CA Mon Sept 26, 2011 The Catalyst Atrium Santa Cruz CA Tue Sept 27, 2011 The Troubadour West Hollywood CA Wed Sept 28, 2011 SLO Brewing Company San Luis Obispo CA Thu Sept 29, 2011 The Ruby Room San Diego CA Fri Sept 30, 2011 Martini Ranch Scottsdale AZ Sun Oct 02, 2011 The Convervatory Oklahoma City OK Mon Oct 03, 2011 Fitzgerald’s Houston TX Tue Oct 04, 2011 Emo’s Alternative Lodging (Indoor) Austin TX Thu Oct 06, 2011 Granada Lawrence KS Fri Oct 07, 2011 Mojo’s Columbia MO Sat Oct 08, 2011 Juanita’s Little Rock AR Sun Oct 09, 2011 BottleTree Birmingham AL Mon Oct 10, 2011 Spanish Moon Baton Rouge LA Wed Oct 12, 2011 The Social Orlando FL Thu Oct 13, 2011 Jack Rabbits Jacksonville FL Fri Oct 14, 2011 New Brookland Tavern West Columbia SC Sat Oct 15, 2011 The Drunken Unicorn Atlanta GA Sun Oct 16, 2011 Cat’s Cradle Carrboro NC Mon Oct 17, 2011 The Ottobar Baltimore MD Wed Oct 19, 2011 First Unitarian Church Philadelphia PA Fri Oct 21, 2011 The Asylum Portland ME Sat Oct 22, 2011 Higher Ground South Burlington VT Mon Oct 24, 2011 Wescott Theater Syracuse NY Wed Oct 26, 2011 Mohawk Place Buffalo NY Thu Oct 27, 2011 Pearl Street Northampton MA Sat Oct 29, 2011 The Knitting Factory Brooklyn NY
It's not everyday you come across raw talent, but here is an artist that really does have that original unique vibe that all of our favourite Hip-Hop stars have become famous for. Nick Javas is that man, he is that artist, that man who can put Hip-Hop back in check. In an era of blinged-out diluted gangsta rap, Nick Javas really is a breath of fresh air. Something authentic but not dated, something exciting but not dictated by swagger, this is real music with substance and integrity.
Nick Javas came to the attention of DJ Premier a couple of year's back who immediately signed him to his label before taking Nick Javas on his European tour. Nick Javas shared the stage with Premo & Royce da 5'9 at Fabric in London as well as featuring on BBC Radio with TimWestwood and featuring on Kiss FM DJ Shortee Blitz's mixtape "The Standard: Volume 2", as well as rocking a capacity crowd in Paris alongside Premo, Just Blaze & Alchemist. As well as being a great songwriter and recording artist, Nick Javas is also an exceptionally great performer. This really is raw talent in every shape and form!
You maybe remember the superb 'Material Girls' music video that was unleashed a couple of weeks back, well here is the full length debut mixtape. Featuring some brilliant production from the likes of 5th Seal, Versatile, J. Brown, M-Phazes and Josh Gotoy, this mixtape also includes some great freestyles. This official mixtape is something to keep us going until the album 'Destination Unknown' drops and what a treat it is too with guest features by Hot 97's Peter Rosenberg and the legendary DJ Premier, as well as Gist the Essence, Tony Brocc, Nicci Silva and Nikki Graffiti. This is a mixtape you need to download right now!!!
Nick Javas - Detour The Mixtape
01 - Detour Intro Feat. Peter Rosenberg 02 - To The Top (Freestyle) 03 - Hands To The Heavens 04 - Nothin' 05 - Speakers Pop 06 - Material Girls Feat. Nicci Silva 07 - One Of Them Days (Album teaser) 08 - Baldin' 09 - Sorry 10 - Summer Classic Feat. Tony Brocc & Gist the Essence 11 - Do Me Feat. Gist the Essence 12 - Better For You Feat. Nikki Graffiti 13 - Summer Rain 14 - Stay Close (Ava's Song) 15 - Destination Unknown: Album Sampler (Hosted by DJ Premier)
MP3: Cee One - "Rose Colored Glasses" (prod. The Olympicks)
Courtesy of Diamond Music Group.
The Queens-born, Long Island raised emcee Cee One, is back with the second leak off his forthcoming mixtape Thoughts Become Things. This time around, Cee delivers some introspective verses over first rate production supplied by The Olympicks (Big Sean, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy) on "Rose Colored Glasses". "...I see you thinkin' that life is a peach, but we stretched out, life is a reach"...download. DOWNLOAD:
"Opportunities multiply as they are seized." - Sun Tzu
Such would be the quote that has guided Cee One thus far and has been working quite well. The setting, Queens, NY, 1984. Cee One was born from Haitian immigrant parents who utilized opportunities they've seized to help raise Cee to understand this saying better than they would ever imagine. In 1989, they would move to Long Island with hopes of more opportunity than the inner city would offer.
With the rise of socially conscious artists, many from Long Island, this would create a great influence on Cee's first taste of Hip Hop music. As he soaked in pieces of many of his influences, Cee has become a child of Hip Hop culture. By chance, Cee was enabled the opportunity to record songs and perform in 2000. As many of his peers were joining local gangs, Cee found himself in creating music. Surrounded by the pressures that young black men are often taken down by, he used his environment as a motivation to speak on the things he's seen. Crime and poverty went hand in hand in many areas of Long Island, a place where if you've never been, you would think was one of the most peaceful places to live in the country.
His summer 2010 release, "A Beautiful Mind" is receiving rave reviews from fans and critics alike. The mixtape included the hit single, "What's The Word" which was a feature song used by The Core DJs to advertise their Bi-Annual Retreat. The mixtape also generated another hit, "Tear The City Down" which was heating up in southeast clubs, on national radio, and was also featured on Jay Leno's Late Show during late 2010. His sound is guided by musical influences such as Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, and Twista, citing longevity as his mission. He plans to release his new street album, "The Duality Complex" 3rd quarter 2011. Performing nationwide, Cee One has performed various songs at venues througout the US. His live show is powerful, engaging, and energetic, his recordings are classic, and even the harshest of critics agree we have yet to see his best. As opportunities present themselves, Cee One will only continue to grow as an artist and entrepreneur.