New ScholarMan Project "The Lasting" Now Available!
ScholarMan returns with a new instrumental project, “The Lasting” that features over 20 beats ranging from hip-hop to alternative sounds. Read what he had to say about the digital album below. Link follows.
The Lasting is a collection of beats that I have created over the past year or so. Some of these beats actually had lyrics recorded to them but were never released. I have included a range of sounds on this project – everything from boom-bap hip-hop to alternative melodies. The inspiration and fuel behind the title is simply achieving a level of respect and notoriety that is lasting instead of gaining temporary, trivial attention. In a nutshell, The Lasting creates the legacy.
Block Starz Music Launches Summer Release Schedule With "The Manual Procedures"
Block Starz Music in association with Money First Music Group has released The Manual Procedures, now available on iTunes, by Trenton, New Jersey emcee Boom Blake as the lead off to the German-American digital imprint's summer schedule.
Block Starz released two street singles and music videos from The Manual Procedures, the radio-friendly "Got It On Lock" and raucous street anthem “Conquer Rap”, in the fall of 2011 and grabbed the attention of major urban outlets like All Hip Hop, World Star Hip Hop, and XXL Magazine. Boom Blake, who has shared stages and collaborated with the likes of Cassidy, J.R. Writer, Styles P, and Beanie Sigel, is now filming third music video for the 13-track album's official first single, the hard-hitting “Wilt Chamberlain”, which takes its name from the legendary Hall of Fame NBA center.
"A procedure manual is simply a step by step directional guide on how to get something done," says Boom Blake of his Block Starz Music solo debut, which will be followed by new releases by 24-year-old Sacramento, CA hip-hop artist Lady Remedy, Hispanic rap trio Block Movement, hardcore Alabama rap group Loced Out Ent., and a compilation of various indie artists from the Carolinas.
"I went through a really rough patch, going to court over charges, losing friends to either jail, the streets, and random acts of crime, lost my job and was back into the streets for a bit -- really negative things that could prevent me from doing music. Luckily, I found somethings that switched my attitude and got me focused back on track and to getting this money. So, the concept of The Manual Procedures is me explaining to others on how I bounced back, so others can do it just like I did."
Block Starz Music and Money First Music Group have scheduled an aggressive campaign for The Manual Procedures, which will include a combination of online marketing, street promotion, and local cable advertising spots on Black Entertainment Television and VH1.
Boom Blake - "Got It On Lock" [Music Video] http://youtu.be/7pMckv3ARso
Below is Block Starz Music's 2012 summer release schedule.
Boom Blake – The Manual Procedures (May 22) Various Artists – The Hotel Carolina (TBA) Lady Remedy – Freak (July 26) Block Movement – N.A.F.T.A. (July 31) Loced Out Ent. – Just For Tha G'z Vol 3.: It Is What It Is (August 28)
"Circulate" Remix w/ Dominique Larue, M-Dot & Boycott Blues (produced by D.Will)
With diem. on the brink of being released, Larue & D/Will decided to link up with Boston emcees M-Dot and Boycott Blues for the remix of their lead single, Circulate. Though Circulate Remix is the second time Larue and M-Dot have linked up, it is the first for her and Boycott.
Circulate (Remix) featuring M-Dot & Boycott Blues (Produced by D/Will)
Stay tuned for the video for Circulate and the release of .diem in the very near future. The song will also appear on M-Dot's "Layer Cake" mixtape slated for release next week to coincide with M-Dot's fourth European Tour featuring dates with Slaughterhouse, Saigon, El Da Sensei and more
Here's the new music video to the excellent underground UK Hip-Hop anthem 'Slow Dance With Satan' from South Coast rapper Spitfire. Produced by Towa, this track has already been supported by numerous deejays on radio, in clubs and the mixtape circuit, as well as receiving major attention when this was released as part of the 'Spitire EP' back in March. Directed, filmed & edited by Toby Cuthbertson, this is the perfect visual to a track that deserves your attention!
Audio: The Analyst - "Tale of Two Cities (Instrumental Series)"
A project for your consideration. It's an instrumental series by SRNC producer The Analyst. He had a "40 Beats in 40 Days" series which he then chose 10 beats from and created the "Tale of Two Cities (Instrumental Series)."
Audio: Local-Mu12 f/ Fokis, TJ & NOM - "Paul Pierce"
After releasing the 2nd single "Pass Dat" from his upcoming Vintage Album, Fokis & Loyalty Digital Corp are back with a new heat rock entitled "Paul Pierce". The third release from Fokis' Local-Mu12 Crew, this record features West Coast Mu12 member TJ, Bronx emcee NOM & Fokis. Track is Produced by Local-Mu12 Member Moods & Vibrations.
Following two successful collaborative efforts alongside fellow producer/rapper The Alchemist as the power duo Gangrene -2010’s Gutter Water and 2012’s Vodka & Ayahuasca- and the 2011 gem with The Alchemist as Gangrene & Roc Marciano, the Greneberg EP; The Oxnard, California based beat-smith and emcee Oh No returns for a solo mission.
Oh No (born Michael Jackson; younger brother of Madlib and son of singer Otis Jackson) was granted unprecedented access to the Rudy Ray Moore / Dolemite audio archives and given free rein to slice, dice, chop and sample his way through the classic-yet-absolutely-filthy catalog. He was able to use legendary material from The Human Tornado, Petey Wheatstraw, the Dolemite Soundtrack and more, plus a multitude of previously unreleased and alternate acapellas and instrumentals. The end result is Ohnomite (available on 6-5-2012), a 19 track head-banging extravaganza of sloppy funk, dirty soul, and brainy lyricism, all aimed at one thing- making your head nod and your ass shake. And when you add to that guests spots from the likes of Evidence, Phife Dawg, The Alchemist, Erick Sermon, Rapper Pooh, MED, Guilty Simpson, Roc Marciano, Sticky Fingaz, Chino XL, Roc C, Prozack Turner, Termanology, Frank Nitt and this cut with MF Doom “3 Dollars.”
The long awaited classic is finally here! Hustleline LLC./Island Def Jam bring you Grief - Weed & Coffee (Vol. 1)...The encyclopedia of the streets and the code of honor for every hustla nation-wide. "After the success of Da Undabosses (Grief & Razor)-Twin Towers mix-tape Grief follows-up with his debut solo effort Weed & Coffee. Inspired by his all grind/no sleep philosophy Weed & Coffee is sure to become every hustlers theme music. Note worthy tracks include "LMNOP featuring Brisco" of Poeboy/Cash Money and "Luv Da $ featuring Rena".
In the latest episode of Aesop Rock's 'Skelethon' video series, we find him palling around with his feline friend Whiskers....and the grim reaper. Watch it and you'll get it - tour dates below.
5/27 Shakopee, MN Soundset Festival 7/13 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre 7/15 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore 7/19 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom 7/20 Vancouver, BC Venue 7/21 Seattle, WA Seattle Block Party 7/23 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue 7/24 Denver, CO Summit 7/26 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue 7/27 Madison, WI Barrymore Theatre 7/28 Chicago, IL Metro 7/30 Toronto, ON Mod Club 7/31 Montreal, QC Corona Theatre 8/2 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club 8/3 New York, NY Irving Plaza 8/4 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer 8/5 Washington, DC 9:30 Club 8/7 Atlanta, GA The Loft 8/9 Dallas, TX Granada Theter 8/10 Houston, TX Fitzgerald's 8/11 Austin, TX Mohawk 8/13 Tuscon, AZ Rialto Theater 8/14 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theater 8/15 San Diego, CA Belly Up