Oddisee has debuted his newest album Rock Creek Park. To give everyone a taste, Oddisee & MMG are giving away the song Still Doing It featuring yU of Diamond District. The song opens with hand drums and piano before breaking into tambourine shakes and yU's brillant flow. The humble king takes us on a lyrical ride through the park. The perfect end of summer jam, Still Doing It lets you feel the breeze and trees without losing any of the musical edge you expect from an artist like Oddisee who is always pushing boundaries. So relive the last moments of summer with Oddisee & yU: "Pennslyvania Ave, we rolling around, this is summertime we got the windows down." Then slide into Autumn with Rock Creek Park.
This has been one of my most productive summers & somehow I've managed to still enjoy the outdoors. I moved to Brooklyn, New York in October so this has been my first official summer in NYC. The inspiration I've received from my new environment has definitely had a positive impact on my music. Once the weather broke, I spent allot of time cycling around New York & through its parks. It reminded me how much I loved Rock Creek Park in my home town, Washington, DC. This album is dedicated to Rock Creek Park & the memories its given me.
How To Get The Album:
The new Oddisee instrumental album "Rock Creek Park" is already available electronically and drops everywhere on CD September 6th, and on vinyl September 27th.
Press Release: J.R. Bricks Wins Underground Music Award
Courtesy of Bayer Mack.
Block Starz Music's New Southern Rapper On Career Fast Track
In the short time since the release of his breakout debut single "After The Club" (formerly "Waffle House"), Block Starz Music recording artist J.R. Bricks has become one of Hip-Hop's most buzzworthy independent artists. Fittingly, the Havana, Florida rapper took home the "Buzz Factor" award at this weekend's 2011 Underground Music Awards held at world famous B.B. King's in New York.
A veteran of the United States Air Force, J.R. Bricks was originally profiled in YoRap.com's "Next 2 Blow" section in 2010 and has since been featured in various leading entertainment and trade publications, including AllHipHop.com, Billboard, XXL, and The Source magazines.
Released on July 20, J.R. Bricks debut single, "After The Club" (formerly "Waffle House") was an instant hit on the web, generating rave reviews from influential deejays and major label A&R, as well as national media coverage earlier this month due to a cease and desist action by Waffle House, Inc.
The buzz around J.R. Bricks has also landed the rapper his first endorsement deal, courtesy of independent lifestyle brand ArtistiCreation, www.artisticreation.com, who will provide Bricks with gear and promotional support. In addition, platinum producers Jimi Kendrix (Jay-Z, 50 Cent), DJ Pain 1 (Young Jeezy, Gucci Mane), and JStaffz (Wiz Khalifa), have signed on for J.R. Bricks, as-yet-untitled, major label distributed debut album through Block Starz Music, slated for early 2012 release.
J.R. Bricks will be shooting the official music video for "After The Club", with cameos expected by Gucci Mane, Waka Flocka, Lex Luger, DJ Sense, DJ Scream, and Drumma Boy among others. The video shoot, which was intended to be held on location at an area Waffle House, has been moved to The Atrium in Stone Mountain, GA (5479 Memorial Drive) and now centers around a fictional restaurant called "Waffle Place", with original set design and waitress uniforms.
J.R. Brick's "After The Club" is available from Block Starz Music on iTunes.
Hailing from Sacramento, CA Parka is definitely making a name for himself as one of the West Coasts emerging paradigm talent. Currently, collaborating w/ multi-platinum producer Mario "Chocolate" Johnson, Slim the Mobster (Aftermath) and Keef G the Bum (Krazie Bones Thugline) to release a slew of new solo projects Early Christmas, Ya Moms Favorite, Parka 4 President, and Ghettoblaster throughout the end of 2011 into 2012. Using his eclectic, almost hypnotic sound Parka is introducing fans to the next echelon of hip hop music.
With my mixtape "Dave's Story: The Best of Mr. Miranda 06-Infinity" droppin next week, I decided to release another new joint off of it! This one is titled "Exhale" and features Simone Hines out of New Jersey and produced by Dn3 of Philly. This mixtape is going to be great and I can't wait to share it with you! Peace, love and respect!
Latest Album From John Dew Offered To Fans For Free Download
H-Town rapper John Dew is excited to release his new album, Tech-NASA. The album is being offered to fans for free download, while John Dew will release a deluxe version of the project, including three new songs, for sale through digital retailers on October 1st.
The title, Tech-NASA, draws creative inspiration his hometown's alias Space City, flipping the concept with an acronym (Taking Earth Children Higher: Navigating Audio Sonic Amplifications) that reflects the cleverness that shows up throughout the album. "Taking Earth Children Higher means that I want to take mankind to the next level mentally, musically, and spiritually," explains Dew, while adding that NASA has it's own special meaning. "Navigating Audio Sonic Amplifications means that I want to purposely direct my sound waves into the soul of a person."
The album itself, was inspired by two of John Dew's biggest idols, J Dilla and Pimp C. "The concept was to have the sound of a Dilla album with the conscious content and southern influence of Pimp C," notes Dew. And although he doesn't have the ability to produce his own albums the way those two legends did, John was able to keep things cohesive by enlisting the production efforts of DJ Cozmos, who lends his touch throughout the LP. "I always wanted to do an album," explains Dew, "where I only had one great producer that could carry the load of the album's music, while I focused on the concepts and lyrics for the song."
The success of their efforts shines through on songs like "Hiatus," a song that also enlists Chris Rockaway, who plays live bass on the track. "It's the perfect dirty south song," remarks Dew, who also considers it the most UGK-influenced song on the album. "I wanted people to feel like they were on a get away when they listened to the track, it's just smooth and relaxing."
And "Hiatus," along with previous singles like "King On A Throne" and "What's Stopping You," are just a few examples of the overall growth Dew shows off through the album, a project he considers to be leaps above his previous solo work. "Tech-NASA is a culmination of all my influences, but I also found my own voice on this album, and people can hear me for who I am now," says Dew. "I believe on this project I have finally given my fans what they want."
Veteran hip-hop producer J Rawls doesn't step behind the mic often, typically leaving the rapping to the likes of Mos Def, Talib Kweli, J-Live, Masta Ace, Count Bass D, and El Da Sensei, all of whom have rocked over J Rawls production. But when he's inspired, he rhymes too. On the latest video from his new album The Hip-Hop Affect, Rawls steps behind to mic to tell a true love story. Bringing a dose of realism to the typical hip-hop love song, Rawls speaks on the mistakes, struggles, and joys of marriage and fatherhood. For the hook, he recruited fellow Ohio native Afaliah.
The Hip-Hop Affect is the first solo hip-hop album from J Rawls in nearly 10 years. Featuring appearances from Rhymefest, Sadat X, Tanya Morgan, J. Sands (of Lone Catalysts), Copywrite, Bad Azz, Edo G, Stalley, Casual, Wise Intelligent (of Poor Righteous Teachers), John Robinson, Fat Jon, and more, THHA now in stores everywhere. Get The Hip-Hop Affect for only $8.99 on Amazon.com today!