Critically acclaimed new artist Has-Lo is back with a re-envisioning of his debut In Case I Don't Make It. The noteworthy project comes out officially on November 15th, but iTunes has teamed up with MMG for an exclusive early release of the star-studded Conversation B. To encourage everyone to support the album, we're giving away a free download of Has-Lo "Face In Diguise" produced by none other than Exile.
"Face In Disguise" is Build Jewelz reconstituted by Has-Lo and Exile. The producer has crafted music for Mobb Deep, Akon and Snoop Dogg, not to mention his classic long player with Blu: Below The Heavens. Exile lends this track an intense musical backdrop full strings and monastic chanting that brings out a religious tone that matches Has-Lo's lyrical prose. Hope and faith are pitted against an unyielding external reality that Has-Lo depicts with the wordplay of a virtuoso.
"My grandmother says "you need to put your faith into Christ" And yet, waning in faith, I hate her advice An atheist right? To pray in the sky, a face in disguise Well beyond saying I'm blessed to say I'm alive Awaiting a sign from god, meanwhile failing to rise And what's the point really? I spend the week Plotting a scheme to get filthy, or let the stress kill me If I'm cutting you off the love that I had was built cheap You holding a grudge? Feel free"
About The Album:
Has-Lo, the Philadelphia based emcee/producer who brought you the critically acclaimed album In Case I Don't Make It, is back! Conversation B is a complete re-envisioning of ICIDMI. Exile, J-Zone, Oddisee, Kev Brown, Eric Lau, Apollo Brown and more lend their extensive production powers to the project. It is eclectic, melodic, chaotic, bleak and brutal all at once. The journey of a man at the tipping point continues...
Video: Mr. Flex of Chosen Spokesmen - "Street Drama (Real Shit)"
Taken from the massive 'Nothing To Prove EP' from Chosen Spokesmen member Mr. Flex, 'Street Drama' is the latest track to receive the full music video treatment. Produced by UK Hip-Hop legend Chemo and featuring Chosen Spokesmen members Blick Kid, Danger The Sergeant and Modulation, this track is already getting a lot of love from tastemakers, deejays and bloggers worldwide. This new video is more proof that Mr. Flex has solidified himself as a driving force in UK Hip-Hop.
MP3: Soulbrotha - "Way of Love (Never Out of Season)"
Hope this email finds you in good health and great spirits. Fresh off the heels of its release, the first single, Way of Love (Never out of Season) off my forthcoming EP - Southpaw made its way on DJBooth.net a prestigious hip hop blog that features the best new and current artists. As such we have a unique opportunity to reach a broader group of people if we can get it to the top of the weekly charts on the site. So if you haven't listened to the track yet, here's your second chance LOL.
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PR: Dance With the Devil f/ Pusha T, Lupe Fiasco + More
Courtesy Sozay Music.
After topping Billboard's Independent Charts for 16 straight weeks in 2011 with his debut EP, 'Who Is Sozay', the Los Angeles rapper follows on the heels of his success with the much anticipated 'Dance With The Devil' mixtape, hosted by Black Wall Street's very own Nu Jerzey Devil. It features production by Grammy nominated producer Lex Luger as well as guest appearances from Pusha-T, Lupe Fiasco, Ace Hood, and Tech N9ne.