Alternative-rapper and singer out of Tulsa, OK -- Johnny Polygon has returned to the lab to complete recordings for Pussy Gun, a new full length release, at the top of 2012. Dates for the 2011 West Coast tour and subsequent Midwest and East Coast tour in 2012 are soon to be announced [US & Canada]. Polygon, has captured the music world with releases with Nas, KiD CuDi, Dead Prez & Green Lantern. In 2010 Johnny released an official mixtape, "Rebel Without Applause," which features his single 'The Riot Song Remix' with Kid Cudi.
(ATLANTA, GA – August 18, 2011) Atlanta mainstay emcees Señor Kaos and 4-Ize have teamed up to form a new group known as Ultra Beast.
When you combine the forces of two superiorly talented individuals that have not only mastered but reinvented their craft, they become a more powerful, twice as brilliant, creative super power … an Ultra Beast!
The affiliation between the two emcees spans nearly a decade in the Atlanta Hip Hop scene.
On "Hard To Quit The Rhyme" 4-Ize and Señor Kaos come together to let the world know Hip Hop is something they live, and when you are this passionate about it, it's Hard To Quit. Produced by ATL's own Floyd The Locsmif the record also features guest vocals by Grammy nominated ATL soul singer Anthony David.
Be on the lookout for the 4-Ize and Señor Kaos Are Ultra Beast project sometime in 2012. The album is set to feature some of the best Beast in Hip Hop.
"Feel Tall" was the first leak from OnCue's upcoming mixtape entitled Can't Wait scheduled to be released in early September. The accompanying "Feel Tall" video, which drops today, is a creative look at OnCue's playful personality and was shot using stop motion photography.
You already know its a hot summer, not only with these crazy temperatures as of late, but with accessories too. From shades to kicks, Shawty Lo says his favorite summer accessory this year is his jewelry. Just received 10 days ago from his jeweler, Shawty Lo showcases his new BHF chain. BHF is a moniker for Bankhead Forever. Bankhead is an area located on the west side of Atlanta. Shawty Lo, who just signed a 10 million dollar deal with G-Unit says a chain representing his new joint venture is next.
It only seems like five minutes ago that we were telling you about Sir Tomz's massive music video for 'The Struggle'. Well guess what? This Birmingham emcee, producer and CEO is back with his brand new music video which once again features the lush sung vocals of Nih illi and is directed, edited and produced by Peter Jordan from Auteurluirid.
With the recent events of the riots and looting in the UK it's been a time for reflection and deep thought for the whole population. It's a strange time here is the UK and there is no doubting that even those who thought there wasn't a government 'Lockdown' are now convinced there will be. This track is deeply lyrical and has a strong message as well as being delivered brilliantly over Ice Cube & Malay's massive 'You Know Me' beat.
Sir Tomz and his empire Jailhouse Ltd really are making moves and future releases already finished and now being scheduled for release the future looks bright. Please take note of this Midlands based outfit and show love and support wherever possible.
Seasoned Veteran Richie Rich Returns w/ Town Bidness: Vol. 2
Courtesy of Todd Davis.
August 18th, 2011 -- With the ink literally still drying from his freshly signed recording contract with Mack 10's boutique imprint, Hoo-Bangin' Records, Smokeland's own prodigal son, Richard "Richie Rich" Serrell, is back with Town Bidness: Vol. 2, the second installment to his mega-popular 2010 entry of the same name.
The highly anticipated fourteen track offering, with stellar production courtesy of Mannie Fresh, Lil Jon, DJ Toomp, Super Dave, Lev Berlak and fellow 415 group-mate, DJ Daryl, contains explosive appearances from Devin the Dude ["Blow Mine"], J Stalin & Shady Nate ["Robo (R2D2)"] and Rah Mean ["Dope At It"] from Yukmouth's Regime outfit.
Richie Rich first rose to prominence as a lead member of the popular Oakland, California, quintet, 415, back in the late eighties. The underground collective's heralded debut, 41Fivin, which spawned a succession of popular singles; "415," "Groupie Ass Bitch," & "Side Show," is still considered, to this day, a Bay Area classic. It also sparked plenty enough interest and fanfare to enable Rich with the opportunity of recording his first solo LP. That project, Don't Do It, with its excellent title track, followed in '90, and was an instantaneous success.
Unfortunately, with triumph often times comes tragedy, and while 415 were in the midst of signing with, then, indie giant, Priority Records, Richie Rich was arrested for drug possession. For him, everything came to a complete standstill.
Upon his release from incarceration, Rich quickly began building up his name again by appearing on records from the likes of Tupac Shakur, who was one of his best friends till the very end, and the Luniz. Soon, he found himself in the midst of a vicious bidding war, with Def Jam Records eventually coming out the victor. Richie Rich's, then, highly anticipated Seasoned Veteran bowed in November '96, and was met with gracious reviews. The set's second offering, "Do G's Get To Go To Heaven?," was dedicated to the memory of his fallen comrade, 2Pac.
A follow-up release was recorded for the label, but due to problems with the company's infrastructure at the time, it was ultimately shelved. So, Rich, along with his longtime business partner, producer Lev Berlak, formed their own imprint, TenSix Records. The Game, which featured several tracks left over from the Def Jam era, dropped in 2000, and Nixon Pryor Roundtree, followed nearly two years later.
While Dubble R is currently hard at work on his still untitled, Hoo-Bangin' debut, and/or altogether sixth solo LP, tentatively slated for early 2012, please take the time out to thoroughly enjoy the more-than impressive Town Bidness: Vol. 2, yet another notch in already illustrious career in rhyme...
Town Bidness: Vol. 2 available now, via TenSix Records/EMPIRE Distribution, on iTunes, Amazon and all other major retailers.
Savant a/k/a Stanstro Going For National Radio Play
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Savant's "The Beast & the Best" featuring Big Meridox and produced by The Aglofellaz was recently selected among a pool of about 60 records by one of Arizona's premier radio stations as a candidate for airplay on DJ Hospe's impending "Feelin' 520" broadcast. If the song finishes in the top 7 of voting, it will be spun on August 26th in the inaugural "Feelin' 520" Countdown on Arizona's HOT98.3 FM. This countdown can be heard both on the radio and anywhere there's an internet connection. Voting ends on August 24th at 11:59PM.
Want to hear "The Beast & the Best" on a national radio station? Cast your vote at http://www.hot983.com/pages/feelin520/index.html by following the below listed steps:
1) Click the above link 2) Look in the left hand column where the grey box is. 3) Scroll down until you see 'Savant: "The Beast & the Best"'. 4) Click the box next to said text 5) Scroll until you see the 'Vote' box 6) Click said box 7) Spread the word/ share the voting link (http://www.hot983.com/pages/feelin520/index.html) at all of your social networking venues. 8) DONE!
Haven't heard "The Beast & the Best"? Click HERE and press 'play', and if you feel moved to do so, purchase the record. Look out for the music video coming soon, also.