It's time for another dope edition of The Hip-Hop Shop! This episode is called Names You Know & Trust which means we'll be bringing you some familiar faces like Savant, Cormega, Pete Rock and 9th Wonder just to name a few. If you like the show or have some feedback follow me on Twitter @angrymarks; or send your podsafe (RIAA free) music and advertising requests to email@example.com. Thanks for listening and remember to share the show with a friend and tell them to check it out every Tuesday on RapReviews.com!
* Camp Lo & Pete Rock - Mic Check * Apollo Brown & Has-Lo - Heirlooms * Cormega & The Revelations - Live and Learn * Lil B f/ 9th Wonder, Jean Grae, Phonte - Base For Your Face * Savant f/ Dee 'Shogun' Jackson, Dominique Larue - Rely On Me * Foreign Legion - The Ultimate
Presently and without question the world of Hip Hop continues to expand and be influential. Influenced by Hip Hop, KeeM The FranchiZe, is now part of that expansion. Born Juaquenn Gunn II, the Detroit native recalls listening to a broad range of music growing up which helped to shape his musical interest. However, there was something magnetic and fascinating about Hip Hop that later inspired him to pursue being an Emcee.
At an early age he joined his first group, and finally performed at his first show. KeeM recalls, “That the feeling was liberating.” He was in awe of the power of the mic, and that it could cause such change in a person's life. At that moment KeeM decided to use his skills and talents to ignite a positive change in the lives of others.
KeeM was later signed to his first record deal as part of a three man group. One album and many singles later, KeeM decided to branch out as a solo artist. Influenced by artists such as Lupe Fiasco, Q-Tip, Common, Mute Math, and Daft Punk, KeeM continues to develop his style and lyrical ability. Listening to everything from Rock, R&B, Gospel, Jazz and Techno keeps KeeM well rounded and versed in multiple genres of music. Every genre is special and inspires KeeM to be a diverse artist. Audiences will witness this thought-provoking and unique fusion on KeeM's up and coming Debut Album entitled ARENA READY!
This songwriter / author / actor / student filmmaker / philanthropist is determined to make a global impact. His mission is to ignite, inspire, and influence through his words and music, and the visual presentation of his songs. After listening to his music and seeing him perform, KeeM’s hope is that audiences will feel the desire to Dream Big & Live Free!
"Buzzin" is was best describes the heavy grind from Miami rap juggernaut Swazy Styles, who is setting the city of Miami and the rest of the southern hemisphere on fire with his blazing and electrifying club hits. Heavy influenced by modern Electro/House music, Swazy's hypnotizing musical creativity combined with his hit-making formula has catapulted the refreshing hipster in a league with MIA's most rocking rap stars.
Currently gearing up for the release of his new mixtape "Fist Pumpin Music", hosted and mixed by Miami Power 96's DJ Def, Swazy Styles drops his fire remix "Buzzin", featuring Mann and G-Unit honcho 50 Cent.
What's more? Swazy Styles' rocking "Like This" video received more than 250,000 views on YouTube in only (4) weeks!
Here’s some new ish from my mellow Fatnice of 84 from the South Side of Chicago b/w of Philly. We’re cooking up a mixtape fresh for 2011. Prepping for the release of his forthcoming project ‘It’s Nice To Meet You’ Fatnice of 84 let’s loose the feel good anthem Peace, Love, Unity and Having Fun. Produced by Brizzo and inspired by the Afrika Bambaata/James Brown collaboration ‘Unity’ released in 84, Fatnice says that he wanted to create something that spoke against the violence that was occuring in Chicago and simultaneously remind the world what the culture of HIP HOP was founded upon. Enjoy and get loose!!
Peace Love Unity & Havin’ Fun. Word to the Zulu Nation.
Detroit producer Apollo Brown recently released his new instrumental opus Clouds to universal critical & popular acclaim. A lot of emcees have been laying down vocal sessions over the inspiring collection of beats, but when the newest emcee to sign with Mello Music Group decided to jump on Apollo's Heirloom instrumental, we had to share it with the world.
Has-Lo begins his verse over the relaxed beat contemplating the discovery of priceless treasures lost to time, then lays "a partition between me and the sea of emcees" that casually weaves it's way between claps, glimmering strings, and starightforward drums. As a bonus, the track fades out with cuts from Has-Lo himself.
You can check the whole Clouds album of 27 Apollo Brown instrumentals everywhere and tomorrow you can check Has-Lo's debut MMG Album In Case I Don't Make It in an exclusive week early pre-release at itunes! Stay tuned for the vinyl edition of Apollo Brown Clouds coming soon!
Enjoy this free download and feel free to post and share.
PR Co. Kicks Off Search for the Next Great Female Rapper
In Honor of Women’s History Month, Newly Launched S&H Public Relations Celebrates Kick Off with National Campaign to Find the Next Great Female Rapper
PR company searches for independent female MC to lead the next generation of female rap artists.
Los Angeles, March 2011 – S&H Public Relations is positioning itself as a new leader in the world of entertainment PR. Catering to independent Hip Hop artists, S&H aims to shine the spotlight on quality artists who lack proper promotion. Disturbed by the lack of women in an overwhelming male-dominated industry, S&H’s first order of business is to address the issue by holding a national talent search for the next great female MC.
“No disrespect to Nicki Minaj but she shouldn’t be the only one to come up in most mainstream conversations about women in Hip Hop. This tells us that something is very wrong with the way women are perceived in this field,” says S&H Public Relations’ co-founder Sebastien Elkouby. “Though female rappers such as Sha-Rock, MC Lyte, Queen Latifah, and Lauryn Hill have all made history, women who rap have always been underrepresented. We decided to launch S&H in March to coincide with Women’s History Month to send a message about the need for balance in Hip Hop.”
During the month of March until April 15, 2011, S&H Public Relations is accepting music from female rap artists around the nation. S&H co-founder, Carey Harris says, “We’ll listen to as many artists as we can and select the one who truly brings something new to the table. We’re looking for independent and unsigned artists who have that “it” factor but simply lack promotion.” Artists are required to have some basic online presence as well as music available for download on their own site or sites such as ITunes, Napster, Amazon, SoundCloud, ReverbNation, or BandCamp.
Elkouby comments, “I’m confident that we’re going to find someone who’s going to change the game and inspire a new wave of talented female rappers. It’s just a matter of time now.”
For details and information, artists are encouraged to visit S&H Public Relations at www.SNHPR.com and click on Talent Search. Candidates are encouraged to send their links and copyrighted music to info@SNHPR.com.
About S&H Public Relations
S&H Public Relations is a Los Angeles - based company dedicated to promoting Hip Hop artists and culture. We pride ourselves on working with artists who aim to push Hip Hop music forward. We believe that many talented Hip Hop artists, usually referred to as “underground”, are often overlooked due to lack of resources. S&H’s goal is to provide affordable public relations services to quality artists who are looking to receive greater exposure.