On Family First, Illus collaborates lyrically and sonically with some of best emcees and producers in the business. Each emcee featured is also the producer of the track they appear on and this collaborative process is a first for any Hip-Hop project. Family First is also co-produced by Public Enemy luminary DJ Johnny Juice and the star-studded guest emcee/producer list includes; Apathy, Ill Bill, Blueprint, J-Live, Erin Barra, Headsnack, Phashara, Chuuwee, Esoteric and more.
"Son of a Beat” is a hard hitting, soulful track by two of Underground HipHop's most talented emcees. Together, Illus and Chuuwee, utilize the the mic to invoke the power of positive social change, and revolution for peace, equality and justice. The very essence of HipHop."
1. Orca 2. 187 feat. 187 3. I Hustle 4. Bullets ft. Slim The Mobster & King T 5. For Nothing feat. Dubb 20, Liq and LM 6. Life Is A Gamble feat. Yukmouth and Realest 7. Addictive feat. Slick Pulla, Brotha Lynch Hung and Dead Mike 8. Bitch I'm Ballin feat. Paul Wall 9. Murder One feat. MC Eiht and BG Knocc Out 10. Getting To The Money feat. B-Legit 11. Waiting On Me 12. New Beginning feat. Marvaless, Rydah J Klyde and T-Nutty 13. Killas Like Me feat. Kokane, Killa Tay and Lil Cyco 14. No Warning feat. Young Buck and Omar "Big O" Gooding 15. Can't Grind Forever 16. Fuckin Wit It feat. E-40
Video: Skills and Variety - "Cadillacs and Dinosaurs"
facebook.com/skillsandvariety Cadillacs and Dinosaurs EP - 2012 Destiny Records Song: Produced, engineered and mixed by Brandon Metcalf Video: Filmed and edited by Brandon Metcalf Filming Assistants: Natalie Kralicek and Levi Bremness
Zach89 - "The Zach89 Files" - A Collection of Z-Mixes
Zach89 is happy to present his new mixtape The Zach89 Files, which is a collection of the Queens rapper's lively Z-Mixes! Cover art and tracklist are below, and you can download or grab embeddable player from one of these links:
Audio: Oh No f/ Phife Dawg & Jose James - "Dues N Don'ts"
Oh No: Ohnomite on Amazon.com. Following two successful collaborative efforts alongside fellow producer/rapper The Alchemist as the power duo Gangrene -2010’s Gutter Water and 2012’s Vodka & Ayahuasca- and the 2011 gem with The Alchemist as Gangrene & Roc Marciano, the Greneberg EP; The Oxnard, California based beat-smith and emcee Oh No returns for a solo mission.
Oh No (born Michael Jackson; younger brother of Madlib and son of singer Otis Jackson) was granted unprecedented access to the Rudy Ray Moore / Dolemite audio archives and given free rein to slice, dice, chop and sample his way through the classic-yet-absolutely-filthy catalog. He was able to use legendary material from The Human Tornado, Petey Wheatstraw, the Dolemite Soundtrack and more, plus a multitude of previously unreleased and alternate acapellas and instrumentals. The end result is Ohnomite (now available everywhere fine music is sold), a 19 track head-banging extravaganza of sloppy funk, dirty soul, and brainy lyricism, all aimed at one thing- making your head nod and your ass shake. And when you add to that guests spots from the likes of Evidence, Phife Dawg, The Alchemist, Erick Sermon, Rapper Pooh, MED, Guilty Simpson, Roc Marciano, Sticky Fingaz, Chino XL, Roc C, Prozack Turner, Termanology, Frank Nitt and this cut with MF Doom “3 Dollars.”
Kool Keith: Love & Danger on Amazon.com. Kool Keith is excited to release his latest album, Love & Danger. The album, which is the 13th of Kool Keith's career, is now available through Junkadelic Music.
With Love & Danger, Kool Keith also continues to hint at, and toy with the idea of, retirement, most of all with the album's latest single and closing track "Goodbye Rap." Keith opens the song calling out new artists, DJs, and business people that don't properly represent the music. And while taking a shots at imposters, Keith also takes the opportunity to set himself apart from the bunch: "While everybody was fat, cooking sausage," raps Keith, "I was wearing Ostrich/ Rap ain't been the same since I had it hostage."
The video, directed by The ICU, captures Keith in a series of classic hip-hop landscapes – namely, dirty stairwells and New York City rooftops – surrounded by a host of full-body women. And while Keith doesn't break out any Ostrich for the video, he does don a series of flashy headwear selections throughout, including a Texas Longhorns hunting cap, a black-and-white checkered bucket hat, and – most flashy of all – a sequined headdress draped down over his shoulders.
Video: Verse Simmonds & Friends VLOG Of Memorial Weekend
@VerseSimmonds spent the Memorial Weekend in Miami and at Club Amnesia alongside Young Jeezy, @PranoBBM, @YoungSalemme. Prano and Verse Simmonds will be releasing their yet to be titled, Jahlil Beats produced collaboration very shortly. In the meantime, check out the VLOG of Memorial Weekend, set to the Verse Simmonds and Snoop Dogg track "Bad MotherF*ck*r".
This is just a quick note to let you know that I will be performing this weekend in New York City at the first annual New York Funny Songs Fest. I’ll be part of the Friday evening Showcase along with Rob Paravonian, Camille Harris, and more. That’s at 8:30 at Casa Mezcal. And I’ll be doing one short song during the 50 Funny Songs Saturday night at 7:00 at Tammany Hall.
I’m including a rundown of the schedule below in case you’re interested in any of the other cool stuff they have going on. For more information and to buy tickets to any of the events (most are separate admissions) visit http://nyfunnysongs.com.
BIX is a JUNO-nominated beat producer living in Toronto, Canada. BIX has made a nationally and internationally recognized contribution to Canadian music over the past 10 years. BIX's groundbreaking beats have built him a fanbase across Canada, the United States, Europe, South America, Japan and Australia.
BIX has also received recognition from various notable names in the music industry including DJ Premier on the radio show Live From HeadQCourterz for the production of "Richochet" ft. El Da Sensei on Ghettosocks' Treat of the Day.
BIX's latest solo album 'The North' is a compilation of sample-free production captivating sophisticated audiences around the world.
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