T.R.I.P. Knowledge is of Puerto Rican & Greek descent. Born in TX, raised in Brooklyn and now resides in Orlando, FL. THE LAST CIGARETTE is the second street-tape from the lyricist brought to you by indie label BestOut Ent.
Chi-town's L.E.P. Bogus Boys are no strangers to hard work. And so during a recent trip to NYC spent promoting their recently released Now Or Neva mixtape, Count and Moonie invited video directors Gregory Buissereth and Corey Davis to tag along and catch the guys in action as they made their rounds with media outlets including Complex, MTV, Shade45, XXL, The Source, and FADER, among others. The result is a brand new visual for their latest single, "We Want Our Money."
FreEP: Akrobatik aka The Bru-Tang Clan "Enter Tha 63 Chambahs"
Courtesy Matt B.
In just over a year and a half, Boston Bruin's Left Winger Brad Marchand has won a Stanley Cup and has become a fan favorite among Boston Hockey fans. His cult hero status as a gritty player who doesn't take himself too serious has been elevated with the embracing of his popular nickname "Noseface Killah" and his references to his teammates as "The Bru-Tang Clan."
To celebrate all things Wu-Tang and his own growing aliases, Marchand has teamed up with The Boston Sports Apparel CO. to design his own line of gear and with Boston’s own Akrobatik for a FreEP "Enter Tha 63 Chambahs" (63 coincidentally being Marchand's Jersey Number and the mirror of Wu-Tang’s debut album title). The six-songs featured on "Enter Tha 63 Chambahs" are all recorded over classic Wu-Tang instrumentals are surely the first hockey related hip-hop songs ever recorded (true "fight music"); and is a must listen for anyone (regardless if you follow hockey or not) and absolutely has to be heard in order to be appreciated.
Suburban Noize Celebrates 15 Years In Business With Anniversary Party March 30th In Orange County Featuring Performances By Kottonmouth Kings, Authority Zero, Glasses Malone, Slaine, Big B, Saint Dog, Potluck and More
For the past 15 years Suburban Noize Records has been waving the flag for self empowerment within the music business. The label is more than just music, it¹s a lifestyle movement that incorporates extreme music, sports, and fashion. To commemorate this momentous achievement, Suburban Noize has announced a special one night anniversary party on March 30th, 2012 at the Observatory in Orange County, CA. The show will be hosted by Sirius XM host Jason Ellis and feature performances by Suburban Noize artists including Kottonmouth Kings, Authority Zero, Glasses Malone, Slaine, Big B, Potluck, Kingspade amongst others. The show will also celebrate the classic records that the label has put out over the years and include performances by Suburban Noize alumni Dog Boy, OPM, and the return of fan favorites Judge D and original Kottonmouth Kings frontman Saint Dog. Tickets for the Suburban Noize anniversary party and special V.I.P packages are available online at http://www.subnoizestore.com/tickets-s/856.htm .
“We are looking forward to having all our artists and extended family under one roof to celebrate 15 years of doing it our way,” says label president Kevin Zinger. “We are proud of the fact that we built this as a true independent label and movement, so let's all have a beer and celebrate together.”
Formed in 1997 by Kottonmouth Kings' frontman Brad "Daddy X" and their manager, Kevin Zinger, Suburban Noize Records started as a grassroots movement that allowed underground artists to develop without the pressure of the major label world. After a series of independent releases the label finally secured national distribution in 2004 and quickly developed into the independent powerhouse it is today. Suburban Noize currently markets and distributes over 20 acts including Saigon, Glasses Malone, Unwritten Law, Swollen Members, Slaine from La Coka Nostra and (Hed)p.e.
Video: Intikana & DJ Charlie Hustle - "Mucha Presion"
After months of touring several countries, I have to say that I am very proud to present a new music video for a song that was originally on MASTER CLEANSE. The new music video is titled "MUCHA PRESIÓN" ["A Lot of Pressure"] and was filmed in Cuba. The song features Cuban Hip Hop Artist El Tipo Este from the internationally acclaimed group Obsesión which was and still is one of the original pioneering Hip Hop groups in Cuba. You might have seen him in the documentary "Inventos" which was filmed by Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi or "Jails, Hospitals, & Hip Hop" with Danny Hoch.
The song also features Sigrid, an amazing Cuban Singer & Songstress, as well as Ali Dahesh and Antony of Egypt who are both artists from Canada. For me, this song embodies the meditative state my spirit is in when I travel and experience new things. The pressure of living up to expectations can sometimes be heavy but no matter what...we must journey within ourselves and find the truths we are prepared to offer the world.
MP3: Fly Moon Royalty - "Back to You (Butter Remix)" f/ Spac3man
Courtesy Audible Treats.
On February 6th, Seattle duo Fly Moon Royalty released their self-titled debut album. Having already earned singer AdraBoo and producer Action Jackson high acclaim, including a number of well-received performances around the Northwest, the duo continues to put out new treats for their loyal fans. With the official video for lead single "Lemonade" planned for release in the coming weeks, Fly Moon Royalty is excited to bring fans an official remix for album closer, "Back To You."
The song, officially titled "Back To You (Butter Remix)" features fellow Seattleite and Sportn' Life Records label mate Spac3man, and while the sound and feel of the song has changed with this latest incarnation, it's still tells the tale of far-away love. "It was written to tell someone that they left an impression," says AdraBoo about the track. "It's for 'the one that got away,' for a long distance love, someone whose energy just stays with you."
Sonically, Action Jackson rebuilt this remix from the ground up. While the original puts forth an up-tempo, electro vibe, the remix is all stripped down and slowed down soul, built around Action's reverberating keys and steady drums. AdraBoo's toned vocals play off the new track well, and both are complimented by Spac3man's verse, an emotionally raw verse about love and loss.
With “God Save the King” Copywrite delivers another brutally honest record that reaches for new creative heights with all of the crazy punch lines, deep metaphors, true wordsmithing and all of the technical razzle dazzle anyone could ever ask for.
Included is the third single, “Golden State” (of Mind) f/Evidence, Roc Marciano & Casual from Copywrite’s forthcoming “God Save The King” which will be released nationally on 2-28-2012 via Man Bites Dog Records. iTunes will be hosting an exclusive advance of the LP starting on Friday 2/24/2012 which you can access here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/preorder/god-save-the-king/id501024289 .
On March 13th, 4th Pyramid will release his new album, The Pyramid Scheme. It's Pyramid's first album since he signed his Silk Ivory label to a joint deal with Lyrics To Go/Universal Music, and now, following the success of the video for debut single "Webslinger," the Toronto rapper/producer is excited to release the album's second single, "So Balboa."
For "So Balboa," Pyramid teamed up with two of Toronto's finest, bringing together a legend, in Saukrates, and fellow up-and-comer, in producer Rich Kidd, for a boisterous hometown anthem. Rich Kidd's beat, all bass and low-end thump, is the perfect fit for Pyramid's slick brag-raps, and chant-along hook. "We roll clouds over/ Whole town knows us," he raps on the chorus. "This shit here, is So Balboa."
For his part, Saukrates matches the tracks energy, delivering a powerful bridge and showing why he's widely regarded as one of the T. Dot's finest and most talented. "When we finished the song I kind of wanted a singing bridge to break up the verses," explains Pyramid, adding that working with Saukrates was a long-time goal. "Saukrates heard the record and jumped on it right away." The finished track serves not only as a new single, but for 4th Pyramid, it's also a statement song: "We're young kings taking over," he says. "Get ready"