Despite all the rumors, Yung L.A. is still signed to Grand Hustle! ...And for you nonbelievers the King proclaims the public service announcement in a 5 minute intro over a J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League record! Added to this are a gang of street anthems, including 3 that have the streets buzzing "I Deserve This", "Level Above" and "Bussiness". The Grand Hustle family makes a list of guest appearances, including Young Dro, Macboney and newcomer Spodee. Atlien's J-Futuristic, Pill and Slick Pulla also spit flames throughout this Fear Factor Feature Presentation hosted by DJ Smallz aka Mr. Southern Smoke! Crusssssssssssssshhhhhhhhhhhhh!
1. Fear Factor Intro feat. T.I. 2. I Deserve This feat. Young Dro & Macboney 3. Level Above feat. Wale & Pill 4. Loft feat. J-Futuristic & Spodee 5. Arm & Hammer 6. Yes I Did 7. Anthem feat. Macboney & Floyd 8. We Do feat. J-Futuristic 9. Datz Whats Up 10. Jacksons & Franklins 11. Ova Here feat. JR Get Money 12. Bussiness feat. JR Get Money 13. Amazing feat. Young Dro 14. SunTrust [produced by DJ Tech-Neek] 15. Bars feat. Spodee & Slick Pulla 16. Strait feat. Jose Guapo 17. Outro feat. DJ Smallz 18. Mob
R.H.Bless is back at it again. This time the Block Exchange boss hits Hip Hop heads off with a brand new street EP titled Hustle & Pray. This 10-track EP is loaded with Bless' ill lyrics and wordplay, and with production from beatsmiths like Shysty Shyst, Philty, Trakdealaz and Hood Riot that is sure to keep your head nodding.
1. Street Mentality 2. On My G Wave ft. Duss Smittoooo 3. All Work No Play 4. Give What You Want 5. This is a Journey ft. Duss Smittoooo 6. Get It All Back ft. Duss Smittoooo 7. Stash Box 8. Dangerous Man 9. Speaks for Itself 10. On Another Note
Tracks like "Seasons" and "Balance" showcase the producer's ability to show his softer side. "Seasons" features disparate harmonies and an occasional sampled "what you want me to do" vocal over melancholy guitar picking that proves Apollo Brown can flawlessly blend genre's of soul and hip-hop. "Real Detroit" and "Streets Won't Let Me Chill" are still influenced by soul, but have much sharper, heavier beats. It's clear Apollo Brown has a lot of versatility as a producer.
Apollo Brown is not finished for 2010; on the contrary, he will be involved with at least two more collaborations by the end of the year. These collaborations include but are not limited to the album Brown Study as half of the group UPS with Boog Brown, and the long-awaited Gas Mask LP as one-third of The Left with DJ SoKo and MC Journalist 103.
Houston, TX - Last week, the Houston Press reviewed Trae Tha Truth's street album, Can't Ban Tha Truth, calling it 'a landmark in Houston rap.' Saturday, Trae hosted an early listening session at Houston clothing store SF2's Northside location to a packed house. Now, you can download 2 singles Cop a Drop and General ft. Brian Angel (Day 26) from this much anticipated CD, dropping September 28th and judge for yourself. Trae will be announcing a multi-city promo tour in support of this record.
Sumerian Records has signed Grammy Award winning rapper and singer Bizzy Bone. Sumerian Founder Ash Avildsen had this to say:
"It's true and the album is incredible! Anyone who has closely followed the label knows that we have never been one dimensional in the bands we have signed and the records we have released. While we have been making a meaningful impact on the current state of heavy music, the true theme to Sumerian has always been about progressive music, not just metal. Bizzy Bone is one of the most progressive vocalists I have ever heard! Known in his genre for being the fastest yet the most melodic, the most technical yet the most harmonic, the marks Bizzy has left in music are something I will always love. The fact that Bizzy and Bone Thugs all booked one way Greyhound tickets to LA and lived on the streets until they were able to get discovered and signed is true artist dedication to their craft. This same spirit is something that has allowed many Sumerian bands to organically build their careers and achieve their dreams.”
Originally discovered by the legendary Eazy E when he was only a teenager, Bizzy Bone would go on to change the game forever with the multi platinum selling group Bone Thugs N Harmony. Never before had this hybrid of styles been accomplished in music, transcending the current styles of East Coast and West Coast hip-hop with their own "Midwest sound" that put Cleveland on the map like no other. Bizzy Bone is also one of the only people alive to make music with both Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G.; which is a true reflection of his unmatched diversity as a singer and rapper as well as universal love for his unique style.
Sumerian Records will be releasing “Crossroads 2010” on August 24th, 2010. The release is the most complete and polished album since the release of his critically acclaimed gold selling debut solo album “Heaven’z Movie” in 1998. “Crossroads 2010” is a fresh fusion of hip-hop and rock and features music written by Javier Reyes of Animals As Leaders with guest vocal appearances by Danny Worsnop of Asking Alexandria, Jonny Craig of Emarosa, Devin Oliver of I See Stars and many more surprises. The Sphinx will not disappoint. There is also a digital-only EP release “Crossover 2010” coming out online July 27th which will feature the three guest vocalists mentioned above. Check out the awesome artwork done by Dave Quiggle and previews of the album at www.myspace.com/bizzybone and catch Bizzy Bone on tour near you performing with a full live band.
Check out the latest ScholarMan video for "Hopes & Dreams," a track from his 2010 album Free Spirit of a Troubled Soul b/w "So Origi-NOW," a track produced by North Carolina producer Lagbara featured on ScholarMan's latest mixtape Indomitable Will. Video directed by Marques Green of Que Films.
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For those new to ScholarMan, he is a Maryland based hip-hop artist and producer known for socially conscious and soulful music. For more information about ScholarMan or to contact us please visit www.scholarman.com or www.soganimusic.com