Fresh off their latest album Attractive Sin with Del the Funky Homosapien, Parallel Thought releases their first true solo effort, Art of Sound. This full-length project is produced by all three members Drum, Knowledge, and Caness, who doubles as the groups main emcee. Art of Sound is a sound museum curating lush landscapes that not only stays true to, but also builds upon the integrity of Parallel Thoughts earlier works, featuring “classic sounds with rich layers of funk, soul, jazz, blues and rock sampling that honor the genre-bending experimentation prevalent in '80s and early-'90s hip-hop."
Though the album is almost entirely instrumental, highlighting the group’s progression of production skills, emcees Breeze Brewin from the Juggaknots, Alabama’s Gene the Southern Child, and Caness make guest appearances. Art of Sound will accompanied by Parallel Thought’s free EP Articulation as well as Gene the Southern Child’s, A Ride with the Southern Child. With this bundled release Parallel Thought builds upon the foundation of their previous catalogue and sets the tone for future works.
1. Right Now feat. Caness, BE & Frantic RP 2. Polyrythmatic 3. Suspended Animation 4. July24th 5. The Canopy 6. Ice Cold feat. Breeze Brewin (Juggaknots) 7. Splathouse 8. Swamper 9. No Silence 10. Made To Get Paid feat. Gene The Southern Child 11. May Something 12. Moment In Time 13. Untitled 14. Please Love PT. 1 15. Purple Onion 16. Currency
Happiest Day of My Life/ HWD. We're looking to get this to as many people as possible. Put on for your city if you feel it, than play it in as many places, as many times, as you feel the need. It's positive and safe to do so, so you can play it anywhere. In front of the kids, church, at work, on twitter, facebook, the youtube link, email blast, etc. Celebrate simply being alive. Because, it was a rough day around the world in the news yesterday.
Melo Kan is back with the release of "Mama's Only Sun" EP the highly anticipated follow-up to his hit album “The Unkomfortable Silence”. Hailing from Compton, California this prolific emcee’s rejuvenating energy and lyrics deep rooted in hip hop fundamentals continues to solidify his place as a leader in the west coast's next echelon of music.
Kero One has released a behind the scenes look at the making of his upcoming album "Color Theory". With less than 9 days left on his Kickstarter Campaign, Kero One still needs your support to raise the 10k to cover costs. However, this campaign is not simply a donation system as each pledge will receive rewards such as an advance copy of the album, records, signed posters, etc. The official date for the album is independence day - July 4, 2012. Check out the behind the scenes video, kickstarter link and official tracklist below:
1) Return of Kinetic 2) What Am I Supposed to Do? feat. Suhn 3) In Time feat. Clara C & Dumbfoundead 4) Whiplash 5) To the Top feat. Jane Lui 6) Love & Hate feat. Myk 7) R.I.P. feat. Suhn 8) Count on That feat. Dumbfoundead 9) Shortcuts feat. Sam Ock 10) The Last Train feat. Shing02 11) So Seductive feat. Jeni Suk 12) Land of the Free 13) Lackadaisical Living 14) Father feat. Suhn
Video: Timothy Rhyme x Phil the Pain - "Grown Man"
"In my long search for non traditional rappers, came an angel of sound. With a smooth voice and proactive, positive message, Timothy Rhyme gives us hope that rappers haven't lost the roots of Old Skool sound and morals while 'spitting' lyrics of today's personal issues and concerns. In Grown Man, the single release from Vintage to be released July 3, a story of a young man with an old soul evokes the power of rap. His rap tells us we need to stop hitting the snooze and do something that we can be proud of. I'm grateful for Tim's talent and ability to tell us that we need stop crying about our problems and make better decisions." - Tomera Wineland (UK)
This is Ricky Valiente Producer/Artist from Grand Rapids and I would like for you to check out my single 'Raid" from my new mixtape F.A.M.O.U.S. The link is below and any feedback would be appreciated. peace
BE - IN THE GNOSIS - Last Megabeat From Hungry Bros. - Deep
Thank you to everyone who's been rocking with us this spring. Here's the link to my last beat on bandcamp. I hope you enjoy, If you missed out out any I'll be posting them onhttp://planetill.com this summer for those who need to catch up still. So definitely catch me on there as I'll be writing for them this summer bringing you the funky antics and endeavors of the 2 Hungry bros. next week I will present Ben Boogz's last megabeat. As always, this week has a hint of dark with a lot of sick and my obsession with most things David Lynch. Please enjoy, download, share.
DJ Lord Ron Interviews and Spins on The Listening Station
June 17th 2012 with show host Morgan Rhodes of The Listening Station. Morgan interviews DJ Lord Ron’s past on a series she has started entitled “Legends”. Morgan Rhodes interview & proposed to DJ Lord Ron regarding choosing his favorite year in hip hop culture. Tune in for the interview and find out which year in hip hop DJ Lord Ron spins as his favorite!!!! Right here on The Listening Station with Morgan Rhodes on 90.7 FM.
Catch DJ Lord Ron every weekend (Sunday Morning – 2 a.m. / 4 a.m.) with show hosts Rebels To The Grain on Breakbeats & Rhymes radio. Tune in as guest(s) visit the station On 90.7 FM or kpfk.org. Archived shows are available too. Official website is http://www.breakbeatsradio.com/ .