"In today's rap music, a lot of people talk about diamonds, cars and clothes. We are sick and tired of hearing that same old wack shit! We are living in an Emerald City... it's time to destroy and rebuild."
The Magnificent Ruffians are back at it again with their first character album entitled, Wizards of CA. This time they colaborate with an artistic, abstract emcee by the name of Five O' Clock. The characters are as follows, Specific as the Tinman, Master Chief as the Cowardly Lion and Five O' Clock as the Scarecrow. The original movie Wizard of OZ is a very significant movie because it was the first to be shown in color instead of black and white. It also has a lot of hidden messages, ideals and morals that each character brings to the table. Red ruby slippers, wicked witches, emerald city... These are all iconic themes that the original movie has became famous for. On this project, the Magnificent Ruffians and Five O' Clock have tried to incorporate the movie into each song. They basically took a classic movie and flipped it into a raw hiphop album. This project is unlike any one they have ever done before. It's not for everyone but it is for anyone. Enjoy!
Final Single Before Release Features Collaboration Of The Bay's Finest
Critical Praise for Moe Green:
"Here’s to the new age of rap. And Roach Gigz. Who is awesome." - The FADER
"Last time I checked the Bay still goes dumb." So says Roach Gigz at the beginning of "Stupid," the latest, and final, single, to drop before the July 20th release date for Roach's latest effort, Bitch, I'm A Player. And then, over the next three minutes Roach, along with Husalah and Lil B, prove just that, spitting fun and slick lyrics atop C-Loz's bass heavy, synth drenched beat. "I just wanted to go dumb, give a little juice to the Bay Area," explains Roach. "We haven't fallen off out here, we're still raw, and this song is all about that."
Throughout Bitch, I'm A Player, the chemistry between Roach and C-Loz, who lent his production to the entire project, shines, and "Stupid" is just another fine example of this fact. Roach kicks off the song's first verse, riding the beat flawlessly with lines like, "I slap Genie Of The Lamp and Tha Carter II / Left hand got the drank, right hand trying to park the coup / And it's wet like Wonton Soup." And as good as Roach sounds on the song, Husalah and Lil B sound just as at home, with Husalah taking the second verse ("I get sucked up counting wads of money"), before Lil B closes things out with his patented on-again, off-again flow, wasting no time referring to himself as a "pretty bitch, whose still got bitches" and shouting out various cities in the Bay.
Roach Gigz' Bitch, I'm A Player will be released for free download on July 20, 2011. Fans can also look forward to the "F A Chorus," video, shot and directed by Kreayshawn, coming soon.
Shelly B Nominated For 2011 Underground Music Award
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Multiple award-winning female emcee Shelly B aka Hollywood Shellz is proud to announce her nomination for the prestigious 2011 Underground Music Awards (UMA) in the category "UMA Female Artist Of The Year".
"Being nominated for the UMAs is an honor for me and shows that people respect my grind," says the Carolina raptress. "The Underground Music Awards is one of the most respected award shows, especially for up-n-coming and independent artists."
Urban Threshold's annual Underground Music Awards is the biggest national award show for independent artists, producers and songwriters in the USA. Past honorees and winners include Ice T, Naughty By Nature, EPMD, Slick Rick, DMC from Run DMC, Grandmaster Flash, Nicky Minaj, Cory Gunz, Freeway, Lil Mama, Remy Ma, Styles P, Papoose, Saigon, MIMS, Lumidee, Fred The Godson and many more!
The public will be able to vote for the winners of each category via online voting. The voting is now open and ends on August 11th, 2011. The nominee who receives the most online votes will win for the category he/she is competing in. One vote per day per user.
The prestigious award show will take place on August 21st at the famous B.B. Kings in NYC.
Shelly B is already an 8x winner at well-known award shows, including the CMA's, NCUMA's, SMES, and Queen City Awards. She has also been nominated for a Southern Entertainment Award (SEA) and Ozone Award. Her blazing new single "On My Diva" is currently heating up the clubs and airwaves in the U.S. Southeast.
To get more information about Shelly B, contact her business management DeVaNy LLC at www.DeVaNyOnline.com .