Aloe Blacc Revisits Rap Roots Over Brady's Boom Bap On Latest Single From Labor Of Love
Continuing on from his success with "Get Choze" and "Real Heavy" in 2010, both of which are singles from Labor Of Love, Mr Brady starts this year with another laid back and relaxed track "Catch" featuring fellow west coaster Aloe Blacc. Mr. Brady eschews rhyming on Labor Of Love, instead handling production duties for the entire album. "Catch" is another perfect example of Brady's ability to produce sonically pleasing beats all the while having the ear to select and pair those beats with the MC best fit to bless it. While Aloe Blacc has garnered much acclaim recently for his soul singing with tracks like "I Need A Dollar," which serves as the theme song for popular HBO series How To Make It In America, this track finds Aloe returning to his roots, rapping on Mr. Brady's soulful, pad- and key-heavy production.
Los Angeles, CA (January 23rd, 2011) -- Critically acclaimed rapper, Hopsin is back with a club hit "Trampoline" off his album "Raw". Trampoline boasts creative lyrics, top notch production, and a catchy beat to boot. Hopsin's creativity shines throughout this captivating and addictive single. This independently produced single is tantamount to the bigger productions of the mainstream.
It would probably be easier if we told you what Hopsin doesn’t do, but Hop is an MC, producer, video director, actor, and editor, and his journey has been anything but painless.
Stuck in special education classes, Hopsin did not see much of a future. His school teachers did nothing but reinforce the feelings that he wouldn’t amount to anything; especially if he continued to waste his time attending classes where nothing was actually being taught. So with no money and only a few real friends, Hopsin dropped out of school in 2004. Despite the lack of support from anyone but himself, Hopsin knew that his raw talent to rhyme would one day allow him to spit in the face of all of his critics.
Determined to be one of Southern Cali’s premier MCs, he bought an $8 microphone from Wal-Mart, installed Fruity Loops on his computer, and locked himself in the basement. He combined his skills with a new image [often seen wearing white contacts] and emerged from the basement as a complete artist.
In mid-2007, Hopsin inked a deal with Tomica Wright and the legendary Ruthless Records. Hopsin had finally achieved success, but it was short lived. Eventually, Hopsin's situation with Ruthless Records deteriorated. Hopsin was shelved for three years, which affected his fianances and ultimately his mind state. Eventually, his debut album "Gazing At The Moonlight" was released which Hopsin didn't recieve a dime from.
Due to his frustration with Ruthless, he started working on the album "Raw" in late 2009 and finished it by mid-2010. The album would be the final nail in Ruthless' coffin with singles like Sag My Pants, Kill Her, and You Are My Enemy belittling Tomica and Ruthless Records for the hell they had made his life. In November, Hopsin was officially freed from Ruthless Records and released his critically acclaimed album "Raw".
Now, with his struggles behind him, Hopsin is now working with his own independent label "Funk Volume" and is currently preparing for his tour across the nation.
Jayo Felony has always been known as one of the most ferocious emcees in hip-hop. Since making a surprise guest appearance on Ice Cube's "I Am The West" album, Jayo has been staying busy recording his own solo material. Jayo recently helped form what is sure to be a legendary west coast group called "1st Generation" consisting of Jayo Felony, Kurupt, MC Eiht, King T & Gangsta. The group has earned co-signs from Snoop Dogg while working with producers such as Tha Chill, E-A Ski, Sir Jinx and more.
While the group is hard at work recording there debut group album, Jayo Felony has decided to unleash a new solo record to hold fans over.
Roach Shows Off Penchant For Story Telling With Latest Single From Roachy Balboa 2
Roach Gigz released his new mixtape, Roachy Balboa 2, earlier this month and already the project, which serves as the follow up to Gigz' first Roachy Balboa mixtape released last May, is being met with strong feedback and positive reviews. With a number of videos planned to drop over the coming months, including a forthcoming video for the previously released single "Syrup Thighs," Roach continues to release new singles from the mixtape.
While previous singles from RB2 have shown off Roach's ability to craft up-tempo anthems ("The Dopest 2") and seamlessly collaborate with other artists ("Hold Up" featuring J Stalin), this new single finds the San Francisco-bred MC slowing down the pace and turning the mood a few notches darker as he puts his knack for story telling on display. Delving into a tale of shady show promoters, drugs, police stops, women, and bouts with financial trouble, Roach weaves a story of despair in his substance-induced drawl, rapping, "I long for liquor and pills to replace life's ills."