Domination Recordings - Tone Blare "Digital Dreams"
A hardcore Hip Hop head, whom always felt he should produce. Once Tone Blare took it upon himself to focus on production, he quickly became the go-to guy for The Beat Ministry and others. Providing soothing sounds combined with powerful drums to deliver that classic feel. Often referred to as the Truth, "If Beats Had DNA, His Would Be Herculoid" says MyGrane McNastee.
From producing for The Beat Ministry, MyGrane McNastee, Murdoc, Kap Kallous, C-Rayz Walz and more; Tone Blare is in high demand. Most recently, Tone Blare orchestrated the lead single "Prophet" for Shinobi Stalin's "Zombie Skool" album.
You also may have heard him MC over beats with Drive By Cinema, or Vets of Kin. Holding his own rhyme skills down, on stages along side Wu-Tang Clan, The Clipse, just to name a few. From the beats to the mic, Tone Blare represents to the fullest. Tone invites us to venture into the depths of a digital era, hence Drive By Cinema presents "Digital Dreams". Let's doze off...just for a short while.
Stay tuned for Digital Dreams remix contest coming soon...
KRU's Weekly Free Song - Right Back (Remix) by Side Effect
This week's free song is "Right Back (remix)" by Side Effect, taken from our forthcoming new album "Karma Response Unit's B-Sides (2000-2010)". It will also appear as a CD-only bonus track on Side Effect's new album "Cabin Fever" coming very soon.
Coming next week: Side Effect "Beards" & "Gone Like The 80s (ft. Jake Lefco)" double music video, Side Effect "Cabin Fever" pre-order sale from our online store, and Happ G "7 Touches" EP drops digitally on iTunes & krurecords.com.
"Locked" is the third music video from Dan-e-o's "Dilla Pickles" album/mixtape. The video serves as the behind the scenes footage from the "Last Minute" short film, directed by Kev Major and edited by XCON of Late Night Shooters.
The Understudies crew producer/mc & Study Music recording artist Citizen has released a new EP entitled "After The Fact"! It features material with guests like Manifest & Gee [from The Understudies], Guilty Simpson, Alexander Spit, Ro Knew & East Coast indie rockers The Smyrk. Production by Citizen, The Smyrk & Ro Knew. Best of all it's a FREE download! According to Citizen: "Something for folks to check out while I work on finishing the Quake City Jukebox album, among other projects..." Citizen will be touring the west coast this summer. TRACKLIST 1. After The Fact 2. And We're Off! (pr. & ft. Ro Knew) 3. Everyday 4. Citizen vs. The Smyrk (Pt. I) 5. Citizen vs The Smyrk (Pt. II) 6. Scenes (High Priestess Remix) 7. Step Back ft. Manifest 8. Goodbye, Hello ft. Gee 9. Before The Verdict (Citizen Remix) ft. Guilty Simpson 10. Beat For The Street (Citizen Remix) ft. Alexander Spit
[Trends has been the most consitent rapper on FMF by far. This dude sends albums to my inbox on what seems like every month or week and each of them are different. "There is no Future" is his latest as he continuess to introduce his style of electronic rap to the masses.]
That's it for the "Recession-Free Edition" of Free Music Friday. If you have any free music you would like to share with the world, please e-mail me 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....
PR Log (Press Release) – Apr 16, 2010 – Native-American and female hip-hop artist, Queen YoNasDa, will perform her single, “So Special” as well as a medley of songs from her new album, “God, Love & Music” at the Gathering of Nations Powwow on April 24, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. at the University of New Mexico Arena in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Queen YoNasDa is the daughter of Wauneta Lonewolf, motivational speaker and activist, who was full-blooded Ogalala Lakota. “I feel honored to represent both the hip-hop community and Native-Americans by blending both cultures in my music,” says Queen YoNasDa. “I want to make Native-American culture more mainstream through my music and community activism.”
About Queen YoNasDaPronounced (Yo-Naja-Ha) “No Nation Can Rise Higher than its Woman,” is a saying that breathes truth. Queen YoNasDa epitomizes this energy as a hip hop artist, curator, and activist. Without a doubt, there is an imbalance occurring in hip hop where female emcees have been silenced. Her strong presence is bringing femcees with a message back to the forefront of music as the days of Queen Latifah and Lauryn Hill with a modern twist. Her musical style encompasses an eclectic mix of wisdom, grooves, catchy hooks, and is sure to reach the masses.
About the Gathering of Nations Powwow The Gathering of Nations is a Native American Indian 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 1983 to promote Native American, American Indian (indigenous) culture & tradition, and dispel stereotypes created about Native American Indian and indigenous people.
In an age dominated more and more by the digital music marketplace, record stores across the country are inviting all music lovers out to show their support for physical music retailers as part of Record Store Day. The event will take place nationwide, this Saturday, April 17. Participating establishments will be featuring live performances, and many will offer exclusive deals or discounts.
For this event, Fat Beats NY, will be reducing all of their prices by 10 percent for the entire day, and hosting an in-store hip-hip showcase, featuring Black Milk of Fat Beats Records, and Tanya Morgan emcee Von Pea of Interdependent Media. Along with the discount offered by Fat Beats, Interdependent Media will have free 45's available for fans during their artists' appearances.
Von Pea will be performing at 4:00 PM, and Black Milk will be following him up with a live band performance at 6:00 PM, featuring Daru and AB. These two will be sharing the stage with Deejay Element, Soul Kahn (The Brown Bag Allstars), 88-Keys (Decon), Marco Polo, Ruste Juxx, Torae, Skyzoo, and many others.
Also showing support for Record Store Day, Illyas of Tanya Morgan will be performing at Everybody's Records in his hometown of Cincinnati, OH. Illyas will be hitting the stage at 2:30 PM.
Fat Beats NY - Featuring Von Pea of Tanya Morgan (4:00 PM) and Black Milk (6:00 PM) 406 6th Avenue, 2nd Floor New York, NY
Everybody's Music - Featuring Illyas of Tanya Morgan (2:30 PM) 6106 Montgomery Rd. Pleasant Ridge, OH
D.Black The Hustle is produced by Seattle based RC Tha Trackoholic
Critical Praise For D.Black
What will bring you back for more listens, though, will be the beats, which are worth drooling over. With blazing sonic backdrops from Jake One, Vitamin D, and D.Black himself, this multi-talented artist was certainly blessed by the hip-hop gods.
D. Black busts out of the gates on Ali'Yah like a man on a mission. Actually, that comparison is unnecessary; the Seattleite MC isn't like a man on a mission - he is a man on a mission. Ali'Yah is a major stride and statement for an artist who blends social consciousness with personal reflection.
-The Red Alert
Before a couple months ago I wasn't even sure if Seattle, Washington had a Hip Hop scene. D.Black, Seattle representative put that into focus for me with his latest album, Ali'Yah.
-The Ruby Hornet
Soulful, intelligent hip-hop from Seattle's D.Black, a protégé of Vitamin D, a quietly excellent contender for the year's best hip-hop release. This is sort of exactly what I wanted from Lupe Fiasco a few years ago, only to be slightly disappointed by Lupe pushing his "cool" further than his soul. D.Black doesn't do that -- there's no posturing, no grandstanding. Just rhyming, just love for the art; Every beat on the album is a winner, which is amazingly rare.