In response to a groundswell of speculation, Yannick “Thurz” Koffi addresses rumors surrounding the break-up of the Award-winning hip-hop duo U-N-I on the introspective and semi-autobiographical track "Prayer." The song will appear on Thurz’s awaited debut solo album L.A. Riots - a concept album inspired by the historic 1992 Los Angeles riots, its central figure Rodney King, and the recent North Africa uprisings.
Rain has been creating waves in the urban music industry for the last few years. With a strong back catalogue of releases under his belt, Rain is a focused UK artist with international appeal. Now Rain drops this superb underground promotional video for his track 'Leave Me Alone'. The track see's Rain in the studio with his boys as he spits with ease over some excellent production. Rain has a barrage of new material ready to drop but to keep his fans happy he has unleashed this excellent visual to a banging track!
His music has being championed by the likes of Ras Kwame on BBC 1Xtra, DJ279 on Choice FM as well as having plays on BBC Radio One, and Kiss FM. Last year he also worked with R&B sensation Nathan, who you may remember from hi massive 2006 hit 'Come Into My Room'. The track entitled 'On Fire' was well received by radio and other media and helped to solidify his place in urban music market.
Rain recently blew up the spot with his latest release 'London 2 QB' which was is collaboration with Queensbridge rapper Ty Nitty from Infamous Mobb. The project features some seriously hefty tracks with production from the likes of Chad B (50 Cent, G-Unit, Nore, Twista), multi-platinum producers Tha Biznizz (Lil Wayne, Drake, 50 Cent), as well as Vinny Thunn, Abstract Freek Can Workum, Onelovebeats, X.O & more.
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Cambridge, MA based duo N.B.S. teams up with hip-hop phenom Torae and producer Soundsmith for this cut from their upcoming album "The Smokefest". This track is yet another reason to "get acquainted" with N.B.S. and Big Bang Records!
"The Smokefest" is slated to drop July 11th, 2011 with worldwide distribution on independent powerhouse Big Bang Records. "The Smokefest" album will also feature former Dr. Dre protege Bishop Lamont, Torae, Tum Tum (of Caprice Music fame), Blacastan, label mate Virtuoso, Pidi T, Mickey Blakheart, as well as new england hip-hop pioneer Checkmark (of Skitzofreniks). With production duties handled by J.Cardim (Lil Wayne, Wale, Juelz Santana), Sicknature of Snowgoons (Ill Bill, Vinnie Paz, Canibus), J.Scrilla (Cassidy, Reef The Lost Cauze), The Beat Bullies (Nelly, Outkast, Carlos Santana), Stu Bangas (Ras Kass, Devin Tha Dude, Kool G Rap), Soundsmith (50 Cent, Lloyd Banks), Vanderslice (Termanology, Ca$his), MajorMusic (Edo G), and KeenoTherapy
Not sure if you guys know, but here's some background. I was born in Philadelphia, and started writing rap songs on my stoop one summer night. I made music for fun, to keep me occupied and out of trouble… never expecting anyone to like it, let alone want to support it. I even contemplated quitting music 4 years ago. Now seeing this level of support has truly touched me. It's something I never imagined. So if you've ever told anyone about anything I've ever done musically or otherwise, thank you.
One day, I was invited to do a show in London...my first time ever. The guys there unfortunately told us that the full airfare wouldn't be covered for me to bring my whole crew to the UK, and with me being an only child, I don't mind traveling alone, ever… But across the country? I just couldn't do it without the squad.
My bro K-Murdock and I decided we would start a kickstarter campaign, less than a month ago, and try to raise the funds to bring the whole team out. We didn't expect to meet our goal, with so many other factors going on.. But amazingly, we did! Then we checked the prices for flights and found out that we had undershot our goal. the conversion rate out there is pretty sucky for the US dollar.
So to make the trip happen, we needed to not only meet our goal, but to SMASH it, by at least double. K and I both figured we wouldn't make $5000 on this kickstarter, there was just no way. The goal was a trip to the UK… Who would want to pay money to watch us fly off and have fun in a faraway place? Seemed silly.
BUT, here we are, 8 hours until the close, and less than $250 away from doubling our expectation and hitting the vaunted $5000 mark. I'm totally stunned. And I have to say, if we don't make another cent, I'm so so proud of the effort and generosity that I've seen during this campaign. Thank you all for not only giving, but telling a friend. I still believe that word of mouth is the best and truest form of advertising there is.
Pardon the emo moment, but I'm really really thankful for the support.
Now, we stand 8 hours away from possibly doubling our intended goal, ready to blast off to the UK… so this is the absolute last time you'll see this link: http://kck.st/kVCVQi .
Give if you can, tell a friend, click that like button, retweet, write a blog or something if you can't.
Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, with the utmost appreciation and gratitude.
oh and best believe if we hit 5k, there will be a new song for y'all.