"Trust me" is the first single and video off T.Calmese' official solo debut "A Will of Fortune". The song is the excellent result of an collaborative effort with fellow Detroit native & super producer Nick Speed.
With the release of "New Jack Kings" in 2010, a collaborative project with Vaughan T of Athletic Mic League, T.Calmese has been constantly building his brand. Releasing "Audio Drops" a collection of songs he would make available every Tuesday for free download, in recent months he significantly increased his following and a demand for an official solo release, which brings us to "A Will of Fortune". With backdrops from producers such as Dibiase, Nick Speed, Decompoze and more, T.Calmese (formerly iLLiTe) gives you his re-introduction. And so it begins...
@IamShizzie is a 20 year old artist hailing from the Boston neighborhood of Roxbury who has a lot of talent and great delivery. Shizzie started writing his own lyrics at the age of 9 and by the time he was in middle school he created a group called "Street Status", alongside S.B The Real Souljaboy in 2004. "Err Day" is a leak off of Shizzie's upcoming mixtape "Reality Check" which features the members of Street Status making a new hustler's anthem.
On September 6th, Metermaids, the Brooklyn-based duo of rappers Sentence and Swell, will release their latest album, Rooftop Shake via Strange Famous Records. Rooftop Shake is Metermaids' most ambitious project to date, with production on the 10-track LP split between 9th Wonder and Matt Stine and cuts provided by DJ Rob Swift of the legendary X-Ecutioners. Sage Francis, who signed the duo to his Strange Famous Records, guests on two tracks while fellow underground favorite Buck 65 provides his perspective for one track. As the release date for Rooftop Shake quickly approaches, Metermaids are excited to debut the first video from the project for the song "8mm."
Following the grit of 9th Wonder-produced lead single, "Graveyard Shift," which was released two weeks ago, "8mm" shines a different light on Metermaids, one that pulls from Matt Stine's soulful, string-driven production and reflects the nuanced grainy and saturated texture of the old school film medium from which the song draws its name. "The song is about how life seems to look better and more hopeful when shot in 8mm," Swell says, "because 8mm film most closely resembles how, at least to us, the human mind captures reality."
Fittingly, photographer and videographer Norman Nelson filmed the entire video, which captures snapshots of their recent travels to San Miguel de Allende and shots of them reflecting while on a rooftop in Brooklyn, using an 8mm film camera.
PR: Block Starz Announces Waffle House Protest Rally
Courtesy of Block Starz Music.
Hip-Hop Stars Coming Out To Support J.R. Bricks' "After The Club"
(ATLANTA) -- In response to the controversy surrounding recording artist J.R. Bricks' debut single "After The Club" (formerly "Waffle House"), the rapper's label will stage a mini-rally on August 28.
German-American digital imprint Block Starz Music LLC, www.blockstarzmusic.com, has reached out to Russell Simmons' Hip-Hop Summit Action Network and veteran Atlanta entertainment attorney Kendall Minter to help organize a peaceful demonstration to protest cultural discrimination and show the economic solidarity of the Hip-Hop community in light of a cease and desist letter issued by the Waffle House restaurant chain which claimed trademark infringement over use of its name and logo.
Waffle House's legal action sparked controversy and national headlines earlier this month, prompting a company spokesperson to deny allegations of discrimination in Billboard saying Waffle House "embraces all cultures" and point to the chain's involvement in films starring T.I. and Queen Latifah.
"This rally isn't about racial discrimination," says Block Starz Music President and Co-Founder Bayer Mack, who declined offers to involve civil rights advocates like Al Sharpton and the NAACP. "It isn't even really about Waffle House. It's about recognizing and respecting Hip-Hop's economic impact."
Some in the Hip-Hop community, however, have sided with Waffle House in the controversy, including producer Just Blaze and rapper Killer Mike, who tweeted "Waffle House Loves Ni**as in Atlanta".
In addition to the rally, J.R. Bricks will also 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.
"We're really excited about the director's vision," says Mack, who describes the concept as a cross between Snoop Dogg's "Gin & Juice" and Public Enemy's "Fight The Power" music videos. "We want to encourage the Atlanta Hip-Hop community, and youth culture at large, to come and show support."
Video Times and Location
PLACE: The Atrium DATE: August 28 TIME: 2pm - 8pm ADDRESS: 5479 Memorial Drive Stone Mountain, GA 30083-3247