DTMD (Dunc & Toine Makin' Dollas) has officially released their debut album! To celebrate the exclusive early itunes release, DTMD is giving away the title track "Makin' Dollas". The new album features DMV representers Kev Brown, Oddisee, Drew Kid, yU, Quartermaine, and Godly MC.
About the Song: The title track, Makin' Dollas, kicks off with Toine announcing his intentions: "The syntax is stress relief, in other words, if we speaking candidly, I be spittin' for the sanity, not really for the vanity." This style of articulate, sharp wordplay infuses Dunc's production with the kind of wise, intelligent raps that make listeners hit rewind. The beat itself is a working man's boom bap replete with lush guitar and vinyl scratches.
About the Album: Dunc's rich, full-bodied production serves as a natural backdrop to Toine's technically astute rhymes, layered deep with smooth instrumentation evocative of such luminaries as J. Dilla, DJ Jazzy Jeff, and Pete Rock, each of whom shaped the classic hip hop sounds of Dunc's childhood. Toine's energy and bright delivery belie wisdom beyond his years, inspiring deep reflection as easily as sharp battle fare and complex rhyme schemes. Maintaining a close working relationship with PG neighbor Oddisee and assuming a strong presence in the collective atmosphere of the DMV's hip hop scene, DTMD appeared separately on MMG's "Helpless Dreamer" compilation, Toine rhyming on "Different Now" and Dunc producing Stik Figa's "From the Top." Now the debut album Makin' Dollas hits itunes for an early pre-release exclusive today September 20th! The CD release is next tuesday September 27th with a vinyl edition coming down the road.
RocketHub, the community where artists launch, fund, and fly their projects, has unveiled its partnership with The Orchard, the global distribution platform for independent music and video content owners.
As part of the Marketplace rollout, RocketHub will empower The Orchard users to seamlessly integrate their content and established assets to launch innovative crowdfunding campaigns via RocketHub's global fundraising platform. RocketHub is proud to join music industry leaders such as FanBridge and SoundCloud in creating a foundational resource through The Orchard.
RocketHub Co-Founder and CEO says: "RocketHub continues to search for new ways to empower artists and their fans. The Orchard partnership is the next step in this evolution. We're proud to welcome the global community of Orchard artists into the RocketHub ecosystem."
RocketHub utilizes the power of crowdfunding to build a vibrant community. The company has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, American Songwriter, Variety, NPR, The Economist, CNN, Billboard, Washington Post, etc. while helping thousands of artists, entrepreneurs, and organizations raise funds and awareness for their projects. RocketHub is the fastest growing crowdfunding community and is the first platform to provide next step opportunities for artists and entrepreneurs - including brand sponsorships, live performances & showcases, placement in film & television, media connections & introductions, etc. RocketHub is a community for Creatives, by Creatives, that innovates and develops new ways to create value for its users. RocketHub goes beyond crowdfunding and is the foundation of the New Creative Economy. www.RocketHub.com .
Free Download: K. Sparks "Diagnosis: Success" Album
Courtesy of Dawn A.
K. Sparks & DJ Booth present his newest album project Diagnosis: Success. The Queens New York Recording Artist chose the album title Diagnosis: Success as a statement for anyone that is on a journey to achieve their goals. "Everyone wants to be successful in life. I wanted to create an album that conveys that message while speaking on various experiences that I've encountered on my road to success." Diagnosis Success is an eclectic blend of music that features guest contributions from Rapsody, Laws, ADD-2, Angelous, Jarren Benton, Charmingly Ghetto, JAYVINE, Tina Quallo, Laetitia Dana, and Lorria Michelle. Production credits include Kurser, Moe Productions, Marvel, Navi D., Slick-Beatz, and JC_BeaTzZ. Diagnosis Success stretches the boundaries of conventional Hip Hop.
Southside Chicago native Pavy (Progressive Ambitious Vigorous Youngin’) releases the video for his recent single "Hip Hop Is My Home", directed by Thomas Price. Pavy and Straight Up Hustlin Entertainment are gearing up for the release of Pavy's first official album, Middle Class Ignorance, set for January 2012, with the first single dropping in November.
Video: Truth Universal f/ Lyrikill + Evelyn C. - "This Moment"
Courtesy Truth Universal Press.
It is with great pleasure that we present Truth Universal's latest video--"This Moment"/"The More Things Change" featuring Lyrikill + Evelyn Champagne. The project was shot and edited by Teddy Smith for Celtic Studios/Film in Motion in Baton Rouge, LA.
These songs are taken from Truth's "Guerrilla Business" EP.
J. Bizness decided to put out a new beattape this month to make up for his lack of instrumental releases this year. His latest project titled Flips is paying homage to classic hip-hop production through the artform of "flipping" samples.
You hip-hop heads already know what this is but for the babies; "Flipping" a sample is a term commonly used by beat-makers when referring to manipulating an existing piece of music. The general technique is to sample a record or any audio file and dissect the audio in order to make another beat. It's a pretty simple concept that isn't always as simple to execute.
We hope you enjoy this latest work and are staying up to date with Illregular Instrumentals releases.