Here is a preview to the second single from the Moon Blazers titled "Sit Back Relax" produced by Katrah-Quey, taken from their upcoming album "Candid" that will be released next week on Fly Definition Music.
Winstrong Joins Del the Funky Homosapiens's 20th Anniversary Tour
Courtesy Ballin' PR.
September 6, 2011--M9 Entertainment is excited to announce that Dancehall Hip-Hop artist Winstrong will join hip-hop legend Del the Funky Homosapian on his 20th Anniversay Tour. Joining the tour at the Abbey Theater in Durango, Colorado on September 11, Bay Area based Winstrong will add some spice to the tour which also features Bukue One and Serendipity Project, among others. Winstrong Readies LP Ghetto Hymns:
Yes! In addition to hitting the road with Del and crew, Winstrong has his own album coming out, Ghetto Hymns, on October 25, 2011.
Taking the lead where Mad Lion and KRS-One left off, Winstrong brings his Dancehall and Hip-Hop blend in his own way. The South American born artist released the single "Rude Boy" in June. His second single, "Fast Lane," was released this month, as he puts the finishng touches on his LP Ghetto Hymns which features Jah Dan, M1 of Dead Prez, and Haiku De Tat (Myka 9, Aceyalone, & Abstract Rude) and more.
Winstrong has been delivering his brand of "singjay" (a combination of singer and deejay) for a minute. After migrating to the US in his late teens in 94, he started recording at Conscious Sound Productions (Ursa Minor) with Benjamin Grand Depaux and later recorded a Jazz-fusion album Noble Nature.
But, it was his 2008 debut album, Eye of the Storm that propelled Winstrong, a devout Rastafarian, onto the national music scene. The single "Sounds of the Gun" (aka "Boom Boom Blah Blah") solidified his place in Reggae history. He has performed with and is featured on compilations with some of the industry's best, from Capleton, Sizzla, Prince Malachi, Tony Rebel and Black Uhuru's Mikal Rose to Hip-Hop artists Wu Tang Clan, Snoop Dogg, Warren G and the bay area's own Delinquents.
Born Winston van Ewyk in 1971 in Paramaribo, Surinam, Winstrong was raised in a family of musicians. His mother was a schoolteacher who always took the time to sing falsetto around family and friends. It was her influence that encouraged Winstrong's love of music. "My moms used to tell everyone, "Dis kid has something…watch dis…and I'd come up with songs and performances for dem…"
"After featuring Win on some mixtapes," explains partner of west coast label M9 Entertainment and producer JtheSarge, "I really wanted to do a whole record with him. Sarge explains that he met Winstrong through a mutual friend Ishi Dube of the Humboldt County Reggae Stars. "I've always been a serious Reggae and Hip-Hop head, so when Win wanted to a Hip-Hop record on M9, I jumped at the chance."
Del's 20th Anniversary Tour: 9/11/2011 Sunday Abbey Theatre -Durango, CO 9/13/2011 Tuesday Sunshine Theatre -Albuquerque, NM 9/15/2011 Thursday The Green Room -Flagstaff, AZ 9/16/2011 Friday Marquee Theatre -Phoenix AZ * FREE SHOW! 9/17/2011 Saturday Club Congress -Tucson AZ
Brooklyn, NY - September 2011 - Brooklyn founded Darkside Music Group releases much anticipated compilation album "Bring it Home" which features Darkside Music Group's own R&B artist Demi Dabady, Duo Mister Mac and Okay Twitchy otherwise known as "The Board of S.W.A.G.R." and Darkside's own founder, Preme M.I.B. who has most recently been heard featured on a track with Joell Ortiz from Slaughterhouse which was featured on over 100 blogs all over the web. In the past he's collaborated on other records with Joell Ortiz, Papoose and Uncle Murda. He's also worked with well known producers like The TuneHeadz, Danger LLC and The Beatminerz just to name a few.
The chemistry between these 4 is undeniable. Demi Dabady is a songbird, somewhere in between Keri Hilson meets Mary J Blige. Twitchy from The Board of S.W.A.G.R. has a very modern sound, his style is like a Big Sean/Wiz Khalifa meets Drake but with a New York Swag. The second half of Board of S.W.A.G.R. is Mister Mac who's more like your authentic New York Rapper like a modern Memphis Bleek meets Joe Budden. Finally Preme is an all around solid artist who's hip hop style resembles the likes of Jay-Z and his authentic Brooklyn, New York hustler mentality delivered with a seasoned, clever and witty style. He also harmonizes and provides a lot of the male singing vocals all over the album.
"It took 4 months to track and mix the album. We started in May with no set direction or concept. After the first 5 to 10 records things just started to fall in place and the overall feeling of bringing it home became the theme; Bringing the money home to the fam, putting our hood on the map and getting out the drug game/struggle etc., Bring real substance filled music back to the industry, bringing that New York feel back." Said Preme M.I.B. when asked about the "Bring It Home" project, what it meant and how it came about.
With the attention of a lot of industry people and a big local buzz, this is the perfect time for Darkside to release an official project for the masses. "Bring it Home" is now available for free download on their website; www.darksidemg.com .
Video: Azad Right @ Jay Rock's Album Release Party
Courtesy Nancy B.
Los Angeles, CA - This past Sunday Azad Right opened for Jay Rock at The Key Club on Sunset Blvd. He took a minute during his 20 minute set to relive his recent chance to rap for hero Nas in a private wine bar in Los Angeles. Here is some footage from that show.