Audio: Kanye West "Mercy" x The Police "Message in a Bottle"
I wanted to share a new joint with you… I did this track for the upcoming project from YOUNG AND RECKLESS (Rob Dyrdek + Big Black etc.), CLUBTAPES.COM AND TERRY URBAN entitled "RATCHET ROCK." This track marries "Message In A Bottle" by The Police with Kanye's smash hit "Mercy," along with self-produced elements. Hopefully you will like it! It is the only track being prereleased from the project, which is really exciting for me…
Last month, IamSu! released what is fast becoming his breakout mixtape, KILT. Following a string of radio success that included writing, producing, and guesting on LoveRance's "UP!" and a guest appearance on E-40's "Function," Su! delivered, with KILT, a tape that eschewed much of that radio friendliness in lieu of a collection of fun, heartfelt tracks that show off the breadth and depth of Su! as an artist.
In late May, SL Jones released his Paraphernalia mixtape, a collaborative effort with producer DJ Burn One. Already the project has garnered strong reviews, and with a string of videos and remixes still forthcoming, along with a hometown headline performance at Vino's in Little Rock this Saturday, June 16th, today, the Little Rock rapper and Atlanta producer are excited to unveil the video for the fan-favorite single "S.L.A.B."
Following the re-release of his album "Vertigo", L PRO gives us a taste of his upcoming material. He invited 503tv to an exclusive In-Studio Performance and Interview, which you can check out in the video below. His new sound is exciting, his flow fast paced and it bridges the boom bap with a modern sound.
Since starting his career in the 2007, Wordsmith has been a thinking man's emcee. On his third solo project, King Noah, the Baltimore, MD rapper has created a straightforward hip-hop album, no swag. no gimmicks. With his trademark keen wordplay, **King Noah** (NU Revolution Entertainment) is in part a celebration of his young son, Kingston Noah Parker, and part blue print for all young men in America. Featured guests include ELiM, Phil Ade and K. Sparks. Production is shared by Centric, Capish, Certified, Rednaz Beats, Strada, DJ Eclipse, and Benny Rome.
Whether it be “Music for the Masses,” "Never Be the Same" feat. ELiM, “Eye for the Spotlight" feat. Phil Ade, Wordsmith tackles topical subjects such as hate, racial profiling, achieving your dreams, and leadership over head-nodding jazz infused beats reminiscent of hip-hop's golden era.
Hardly new to the scene, Wordsmith originally caught the attention of critics in 2009 after teaming-up with the legendary Chubb Rock after they released Bridging the Gap, an album which was powered by the lead single, “OId 2 the New.” The next year, he released his debut solo LP Vintage Experience (2010), which garnered him praise for his creativity and witty wordplay. “After only a few moments of speaking with Wordsmith one can see his advantage over other rappers…” stated Allhiphop.com. In addition, the album was lauded in outlets such as Hip Hop Weekly, Washington Post, Urb, HipHopDX, 2 Dope Boyz, Sohh, and MTV Mixtape Mondays.
Wordsmith garnered an ASCAPLUS Award in 2011-2012 and he licensed tracks with Nintendo, ESPN, VH1, Golf Channel, Six Flags, ABC, CBS and PBS.
Born in Germany, the son of a U.S. Army Colonel, Wordsmith traveled the world and developed a broad musical palette from an early age. “I went to school at the United Nations because by ten years old," explains the worldly Wordsmith, "I had friends from every corner of the globe. Having that experience has just made me more open to different cultures and experiences--and I try to convey that in my music."
If Wordsmith's goal was to create another heartfelt album his son can live by, King Noah is already a success.
A3C Announces First Round of Artists, Discounted Tickets Still Available
October and we at the A3C are happy to release the first artists announcement of many to come for the 2012 event. Tech N9ne, Hopsin, Gunplay, Oddisee, Chris Webby, Skyzoo and Yelawolf are a few of the several hundred artists that will take the stage October 11-13, 2012.
Fresh off a successful kickstarter campaign and European tour with his crew Sandpeople, Al-One The Remedy offers up the debut single from his upcoming full-length album, #WORK. Produced by DJ Flip Flop (CunninLynguists), "Eviction Notice" is a slumpy, grimy affair that finds Al-One serving fire alongside fellow Sandpeople emcee Goldini Bagwell. The icing on this Sandpeople-laced cake is definitely Sapient's signature falsetto singing and sarcasm on the hook.
Download "Eviction Notice" today and get ready for #WORK - available July 24th on Stand Alone Records. #Work features appearances by Freeway, Tash (Tha Liks), Kokane, Sly Boogie, Sapient (Sandpeople), DJ Wicked (Master of the Mix) and more!
Download "Eviction Notice" ft. Sapient & Goldini Bagwell
4two7 creates more than the disposable music that is frequently pushed today. “I want to be the counter-balance to what’s going on out there,” he says. “It’s too one-sided right now and there’s a lot of perspectives that aren’t getting addressed. So I’m just putting that out there for those that want that too.”