Expertly incorporating influences of electronic music, soul, hip-hop, and more, San Francisco group 40Love is comprised of emcee/vocalist Miss Haze, rapper G-OFF, and DJ/producers Mikos and The Whooligan. The group's name represents their being formed 40 years after the Summer Of Love in San Francisco, and that ethos shows up throughout their music and has earned the group accolades from OkayPlayer, NBC, URB, and others, and has allowed them to share stages with Mos Def, MC Lyte, Afrika Bambaataa, DJ Mark Farina, and more. 40Love released their debut album, Advantage, in 2007, and followed that effort with their sophomore album, BANGERANG! in 2009. Now, three years later, 40Love is prepping the release of their third album, Dreams Don't Sleep, which will be released July 24th, and includes features from Zumbi of Zion I, Black Spade, The Park, and more.
Video: Intikana f/ Lady M, MC Natra & DJ Topic - "Boricua Guerrero"
With the National Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City having just passed this weekend, I hope everyone is still excited to celebrate what it means to be Boricua! For me, being Boricua has a lot to do with what you do to celebrate the culture during the other 363 days out of the year. Today, I just released a new music video for a song called #BoricuaGuerrero. With this video, I want people to understand that Boricua pride stems from a lot more than just waving a flag. Cultural pride without knowledge of the culture is a dangerous pastime...
Kanye West's Los Angeles home was hit by burglars. TMZ reports that according to law enforcement, someone in Kanye's camp called the LAPD and reported a break in at the home. There's no word on what was taken, but people on-scene says there is evidence that the burglars dropped some of his possessions while leaving.
Kanye is in Birmingham, England right now doing his tour. An LAPD detective is on the scene.
With a dash of electrifying vocals, a smidgen of gravity defying choreography and a whole lot of Superhero Swag, newcomer R&B/Pop superstar Keaira LaShae is the epitome of all-encompassing talent. Having a natural flair for music, fitness and dance, the advocate for female empowerment is gearing up to make a permanent indentation in the industry with a summer release of her self-titled EP. Recording in Rodney Jerkins’ Studios in Los Angeles, Keaira LaShae is putting the final touches on Keaira LaShae in partnership with Duane “DaRock” Ramos (The Pussycat Dolls, Nicki Minaj & LL Cool) and Sanchez Holmes (T.I, Young Jeezy) amongst others.
Smells Like Holy Spirit is a 6 track project by Miami recording artist Shottie produced by Brooklyn based TeV95. The EP includes no hooks, singing, or fancy production. The focus of this project is premium rap and most of the EP was composed, recorded, and mixed on the spot in Brooklyn at 95Labs over a 2 week period.