Here is Snow Tha Product's Unorthodox 0.5, hosted by internationally renowned personality DJ Whoo Kid! This is the prelude to her full-length all-original mixtape Unorthodox, which will be available on iTunes August 30, 2011 via Snow's own Product Entertainment and Street Science Entertainment.
Filled with production from the likes of SuperStar O (Jim Jones, Waka Flocka, Wiz Khalifa), Florida beatmaker RedHook Noodles, Hannibal Hector of California duo The Nominees, Texas multi-talent Essay Potna, Keise on da Track (Lil Boosie) and more, Unorthodox is laced with Snow's electrifyingly aggressive verbal acrobatics. She's a beauty and a beast - looks and lyrical skills on the microphone, respectively.
Born to illegal immigrants, Snow tha Product grew up in San Jose, California, and currently resides in Ft. Worth, Texas. In just two years, Snow became an underground phenomenon and instant YouTube sensation.
With no formal promotion, Snow's video for "Drunk Love" is over 614k hits on YouTube, and is in full power play on the national Mun2 network's 18 & Over. Her thematic "Woke Wednesday" is nearing a quarter million views, and her latest viral videos "Beast Mode" and "Holy Sh*t" have caused quite a stir this Summer, racking up over 147k and 149k views respectively thus far.
For more insight, CLICK HERE to check out Snow Tha Product's new interview with Thisis50.com!
Unorthodox 0.5 tracklist
01. Might Make It - prod. by Omeguh 02. Unorthodox - prod. by Redhook Noodles 03. I'm All That - prod. by Pumba 04. Woke Wednesday - prod. by SuperStar O 05. Good Girls - prod. by Essay Potna 06. Like That - prod. by Pumba 07. Holy S*** - prod. by Hannibal Hector of The Nominees 08. Vaquero - prod. by Pumba 09. Drunk Love (Rmx) - prod. by Pumba 10. Bet You Won't - prod. by AR Beats 11. Maria Felix - prod. by Pumba 12. Beast Mode - prod. by Hannibal Hector of The Nominess 13. High Def - prod. by Keise on da Track 14. Telemundo - prod. by Snow 15. Hey Girl - prod. by Smoke Beatz 16. Till Death - prod. by Essay Potna 17. Starry Eyed - prod. by Redhook Noodles
PR: Macklemore & Ryan Release New Single, "Can't Hold Us"
Courtesy of Kabeer @ Girlie Action.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis just may have a hit on their hands.
Fresh off the release of the stunning music video for "WINGS", Macklemore & producer Ryan Lewis are back with an energetic new single titled "Can't Hold Us". Already a live hallmark for the duo, "Can't Hold Us" features hard-driving kicks, a quick flow, and larger than life instrumentation. Urgent lyrics meld with driving percussion and anthemic horns, creating a raucous summer-time anthem. The song is perfectly timed with the duo hitting the summer festival circuit, including Outside Lands, Rock the Bells, Bumbershoot, and MusicFest NW.
Macklemore, whose recent work has highlighted story telling, takes "Can't Hold Us" in a different direction, with the focus shifted to mood and delivery. While showcasing his diversity as an MC, Macklemore dives in and out of topics, from his thoughts on record labels, to his suit game, which he says rivals that of Bob Barker's.
"Can I kick it, thank you, I'm so damn grateful/I grew up really wanting gold fronts, but that's what you get when Wu-Tang raised you"
"Can't Hold Us" also marks the debut of Seattle vocalist Ray Dalton, whose silky vocals can be found on the songs chorus. Dalton, whose background is in gospel choir, recently performed the song with Macklemore & Lewis on both NPR and KEXP.
Deuce Ellis, one of indie hip hop’s hottest young artists, has been criss-crossing the nation on tour for the greater part of the last 2 years. Despite the rigorous performance schedule, Deuce continues to find time to write and record for an upcoming project; of which he is remaining mostly silent on any details. The first leak – and corresponding video from this ninja-like stealth project is appropriately entitled “Throwing Knives”. The song features a classic hip hop vibe, sultry blues guitar riffs, and a pounding drum beat, courtesy of Minneapolis producer, Karl Folk, whom Deuce met on tour earlier this year.
“Throwing Knives was actually crafted while I was on the road, it saw about 12 different states. I really just wanted to do a track displaying my skills as an MC & song structuring.”, says Ellis, who heads back out on the Def On Arrival Tour in September, playing tour dates in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin.
The Video for Throwing Knives incorporates classic Kung Fu footage, courtesy of Shut Down Media Group, juxtaposed against “Throwing Knives” infectious groove, and fit perfectly into Deuce’s lyrical narrative. “My homies would always cop the latest mixtapes, blaze trees & watch Kung Fu flicks with the volume down. They have the rawest collection of Kung Fu flicks I've ever seen. So Sick Savage (of SDMG) sat with the track for like a week just trying to get the feel, then he went and found the prefect scenes to piece together and create a unique audio-visual experience.” ***
Deuce Ellis is a young up and coming hip hop artist from Buffalo, NY. His debut, Head In The Clouds, peaked at #3 on iTunes Top 100 new releases and #4 on College radio charts; and spawned the rock-heavy metal mashup project, Led In The Clouds. He has toured extensively since its release, opening for the likes of Aloe Blacc, Mac Miller, Das EFX and Lil Flip. More information, free downloads and Deuce’s current tour schedule can be found online at www.deuceellis.com .
MP3: Bali f/ Kevin Cossom - "Mary Jane" (prod. The Runners)
Courtesy of Jessie Maguire.
I am excited to bring to you new music from Runners Music Group artist, Bali. This record, "Mary Jane", is one of the most incredible songs I have ever heard. The hook, the beat, the verses - they are all on point. Don't just listen to this record, but LISTEN TO THIS RECORD!!! For more information on Bali follow him on twitter.
Video: Murs - "Love & Rockets Pt. 1" New Album 10/11
Courtesy of Dunn Deal PR.
DD172/BluRoc presents the first look behind the scenes at the recording of his new album Love & Rockets, Volume 1: The Transformation, dropping October 11. The album was recorded at Camp BluRoc, the upstate New York mansion owned by DD172 head Dame Dash, seen here with L&R Vol. 1 producer Ski Beatz as well as fellow labelmates Da$h and Sean O'Connell, all appearing on the upcoming Hip Hop & Love Tour, also featuring Tabi Bonney and McKenzie Eddy. The tour kicks runs from September 27 to November 26. Visit HipHopAndLoveTour.com for tour dates and more.
Earlier this summer, the Drums & Ammo production crew released their debut instrumental album, Vol. 1, and have kept fans plenty busy since, with a collection of remixes and videos, even pairing a variety of the instrumentals with up-and-coming rappers for their Extra Clip EP release. And now, continuing to push the creative envelope, Drums & Ammo member Al Jieh has collaborated with artist and video director Max Capacity to shoot a video for the Vol. 1 track "Love Mind." "Max Capacity is a dope pixel artist; we're fans of each other's work" explains Jieh on why the two decided to collaborate. "Max uses weird VHS gear to record and process it all for his pixel art. He's one of my favorite artists right now."
For a single called "Love Mind," the video does well to provide a striking visual for the music, an instrumental that, to Al Jieh, "always sounded like an old porno song." Max Capacity brings the vision to life, taking an old porno clip of two women kissing and enjoying each other's company, turning the shots into a colorful, pixilated and hazy clip that compliments the music while giving a nod to psychedelic cinematography of yesteryear.
Video: Parable vs. The Bay (ft. Sab The Artist, Vonnegutt, Caustic)
Courtesy of Semp Rok.
Follow Parable around the Bay Area, leading up to his first show on the Bring It Back stage on the 2011 Vans Warped Tour earlier this summer. The video features an interview with Rhymesayers co-founder and super dope emcee, Sab The Artist, going in depth about life on the road and what to expect from tours. Also catch cameos from Vonnegutt, Rick Thorne, Z-Man, and more. Filmed and edited by Giancarlos Loffredo of Mupalia Pictures, this is the first of a multi-part series with episodes from the different stops of the Bring It Back stage on the Vans Warped Tour, including shows in Los Angeles, Detroit, New York, and more. Parable is currently promoting his vs. mixtape, which will be available online later this Fall with support from Antisteez.com, Public Wizard, Inc., KevinNottingham.com, and Foreign Family. More videos soon to come, as he continues doing spot dates across the US, including a performance on the Grind Time Now stage of Rock The Bells, on September 3rd in New York and September 10th in Boston.