Elevator Music is the second release in our Lost Letters series, and it's available to stream/download for free right here.
People can also get involved with discovering the next Lost Letter by printing off this poster and posting it somewhere for all to see. Send a photo of wherever it's posted to firstname.lastname@example.org and if it's funny/provocative/beautiful we might just use the image as the cover art for the next release. Submissions need to reach us by Saturday 22nd October and should be an exact square of at least 520x520 pixels (the bigger, the better) with the main text on the poster clearly visible.
Enjoy Elevator Music and as soon as we find the next letter you'll be the first to know.
SWAGGER (POWER FREESTYLE) BLAME IT ON THE GAME FT. DJ CORBETT ITS OVER (THANK ME LATER REMIX) TIME IS MONEY ITS WHATEVER (FREESTYLE) POP IT OPEN FT. SAFE OTIS (FREESTYLE) READY IMA FLOSS (IMA BOSS REMIX) WHEN I FIRST MET YOU FEAR (FREESTYLE) YOU ME AND THEM FLIGHT SCHOOL (FREESTYLE) SEND ME AN ANGEL FT BIG BUB LET IT GO FT. MANTIZ NEVER FORGET NEXT TO YOU FT NESHA THE DEDICATION (FREESTYLE) IM SICK KARMAS ROOM (MARVINS ROOM REMIX) LETS BURN ONE (IM ON ONE REMIX)
Here's a live performance video of a new song that I wrote called "Reach Up". I had an amazing opportunity to perform it at "Occupy Toronto" this weekend.
The Occupy protests began as a grassroots movement in New York and have recently spread to over 1000 cities worldwide. This movement's purpose is to help raise awareness about the disastrous humanitarian & environmental effects of corporate greed, political corruption, extreme economic inequality, and the resulting need for social change on a global level.
Hip-hop veteran producer J Rawls (who's produced for the likes of Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Masta Ace, Slum Village, Beastie Boys, El Da Sensei, J-Live, and his own group Lone Catalysts) gives a glimpse at his creative process in this clip. Watch as Rawls takes a sample, sets it to some drums, and comes up with a knocking instrumental. J Rawls' new album "The Hip-Hop Affect" is now in stores everywhere.
"Big or small" is the first single off Madd Caesar's upcoming album "The Bar is Open".The high energy track features Solis Cin who's lyrics are carried by Madd Hatter's distinctive boom bap beat. Be on the lookout for the full album release on October 31st along with visuals for the single.
Popular music and film fest, CMJ, will bring Passalacqua to New York City for the first time Friday October 21st at Fifth Estate (Brooklyn). Doors open at 8pm.
Passalacqua is a collaboration showcasing two up-and-coming hip-hop artists from Detroit (the place where we throw beer bottles at Odd Future). Mister and Blak Smith meld their unique styles, personal inspirations and perspectives atop samples of jazz, funk and Northern soul over tight, chopping beats. Gracefully compacted lyricism throughout, with refreshing dips into the dreamy grooves of trip-hop.
Following the success of Basic Vocab’s General Dynamic and A Better Way, multi-platinum producer, Tony Galvin (whose credits include songs by T.I., Dynas, Cee Lo, Young Jeezy, Nicki Minaj, Dead Prez, etc.), returns with the newest group on the AVX Music Group, called Spoken Thought. Hailing from Miami, FL, Spoken Thought consists of emcees Joe Turman and Real Cypha. Their debut single, “The Formula”, serves as the precursor to their upcoming album, And So It Begins, which will be released in the Winter of 2012.