The Requiem f/ Substantial x Vandalyzm x K-SISE x Kel Spencer
The 'Requiem' title track taken from Dub MD's forthcoming 'The Requiem: EP', picture them 'dressed in all black' this song features St. Louis' Vandalyzm, Maryland's Substantial, Queen's K-SISE and Brooklyn's Kel Spencer over some hard hitting production from Detroit producer extraordinaire Black Bethoven.
BBG crew returns with a new video for their smokers anthem titled "Par 4. This track has BBG members @PhatPeazy and @PassportPBBG and will be featured on BBG's "Ready For Business 3: The Rebuild" mixtape. The mixtape, which is due out in late August will have features from Haze Carrera, Ray Ray, Reggie Hills, Prano, Salemme, and many more.
Do not be misled by what you see around you, or be influenced by what you see. You live in a world which is a playground of illusion, full of false paths, false values and false ideals. But if you are in tuned with Troy Ave & the Bricks In My Backpack movement you are not part of that world (c) Sai Baba
Watch T Lucas's first music video "He Can Do It" from his upcoming EP The T.E.S.T. The video was filmed on location at the renowned Sugar Leonard Boxing Gym in Maryland. T Lucas new EP The T.E.S.T. (True Evaluation of Self Talent) will be available online September 2012.
The Three Eyed Cowz alumnus and EX2 emcee, Syn 228, has his upcoming album "Exodus" scheduled for release this fall. Today, we are sharing a featured track off the album as a free download. SoundCloud Link http://soundcloud.com/abolano/tell-give-show .
With a knack and natural ability to use rapid fire syllables, Syn drafted a blueprint to showcase the renowned Los Angeles "chop" style with two of today's most active west coast ambassadors. What better way to validate Syn's heavyweight status, than by leading off a song with the godfather of the style - Myka 9 of the mighty Freestyle Fellowship. True to the form, Myka not only acknowledged Syn's innate ability and cadence on the song but also raised the bar by matching every syllable in his verse for inspiration. This in turn set up Gel Roc for what some would imagine to be a daunting task that he not only jumped at the opportunity but executed to as near perfection, as possible.
Challenging the listener to decipher intricate lyrics on repeat, "TELL | GIVE | SHOW" is the epitome of classic L.A. underground hip hop.
"Stress City 2 is an album based off the concept of stress in our everyday lives, my everyday life. I wrote the songs based off my experiences and the struggles I went through on a day to day basis. The album was started while I was living in Kaiserslautern, Germany, and the recording process was finished here in Albuquerque, New Mexico. http://kayohes.bandcamp.com/ .
Stress City 2 is not a sequel. The "2," for me, signifies it's progression. I actually released the original Stress City album in 2007 with really no knowledge of what direction I wanted it to take because of the demands life was giving me at the time. With Stress City 2, Bridging the Gap Music, 83 Sound, and myself, really had the time to sit down and talk about it's message and it's direction. We constructed 4 videos, with the help of Misfit Media, and were able to show the public what I had envisioned. Studio access was there, however I wanted to keep the recording process in my apartment, where I felt at home, and away from the blind criticism that often pokes its dirty head at artists. I would wake up, record, go to class, go to work, and then come home and record. Stress was helping me put colors on the canvas and I wanted it to stay that way.
The album is not here for me to say I have an album to push, it's here for you to relate to, because we all have a story to tell. Thanks to everyone involved in helping me get this out. Humbled."