First single ofF DJ EFN'S "DIGGIN IN THE TAPES" COMPILATION ALBUM CELEBRATING 15 YEARS OF MIXTAPES FEATURES INCLUDE KANYE WEST, BUN B, PITBULL, RICK ROSS, KARDINAL OFFISHAL, JOE BUDDEN, WYCLEF, CAPONE-N-NOREAGA, REDMAN & MORE..
MP3: IMAKEMADBEATS - "Flyers" Feat. MidaZ The Beast
Latest Single From IMAKEMADBEATS Delves Into The Darker Side Of His Pre-Album Dual-EP
In the latest single to come from IMAKEMADBEATS' innovative dual-EP Daylight/Nightlight, IMMB enlists the lyrical styling of MidaZ The Beast to form the duo Blakout and take us into Nightlight. A stark contrast in both name and style to the Daylight side of the EP, "Flyers," the first single from Nightlight, is chock full of angry rhymes over a "venomous soundscape," as IMAKEMADBEATS calls it.
Taking aim at the darker side of life MidaZ spits about a lack of respect from promoters and all hip-hop heads in general, delivering his rant with palpable emotion, with the song's title and repeating chorus serving as the main focal point for the emcee. "I’ll never forget Method Man’s 'Torture,' says IMAKEMADBEATS, speaking on the inspiration for the song's subject matter. "In it, he said, 'Say what you like, just spell my name right.' This song is dedicated to people who don’t respect you enough to spell your name right."
Nightlight, in its edited form, will be available for free download next week. Daylight/Nightlight will be available in its full, unedited form for sale as a physical release in the near future.
Keep an eye out for the free Nightlight EP, out soon, and IMAKEMADBEATS, out January 18th, 2011.
IMAKEMADBEATS has built his reputation on an obsessive dedication to his craft and a mad scientist-like approach to tweaking samples, drums, and live instruments - proving himself to be both a rapper's producer and a producer's producer. Most people first became aware of IMAKEMADBEATS from his 2009 collaborative project The Transcontinental with Oxnard rhyme-slinger Roc C (a project that featured the likes of Oh No, Big Pooh, Rakaa Iriscience, and Chino XL), which subsequently led to the nationwide Smash Mouf Tour. In addition to the much-anticipated forthcoming Doxside Music Group self-titled debut, IMAKEMADBEATS is also unleashing his dual-EP concept album Daylight/Nightlight, featuring Butta Verses and MidaZ the Beast respectively. Also in the works are projects with Beretta 9 (Wu-Tang's Killarmy), his BlakOut album with MidaZ, an instrumental project, and more placements on projects by artists seeking the "IMAKEMADBEATS" treatment to their music.
MySpace Presents Soulja Boy in Concert on December 11th
CONCERT TO AIR ON MYSPACE ON DECEMBER 21, 2010
PERFORMANCE BEING SPONSORED BY DANCE CENTRAL, XBOX KINECT, MTV GAMES AND HARMONIX
SOULJA BOY'S NEW ALBUM, THE DEANDRE WAY, IN STORES AND ONLINE NOW
"Myspace Music Presents" is a new concert series that launches with a special performance by Soulja Boy on Saturday, December 11 following the World of Dance Tour at the Pipeline Cafe in Honolulu, HI. As an event being sponsored by Dance Central, Xbox Kinect, MTV Games and Harmonix, the performance for the "Myspace Music Presents" concert series will feature Soulja Boy performing tracks off his recently released third album titled The DeAndre Way along with an assemblage of his previous, notable singles. Myspace Music will stream the all-ages show on the Myspace homepage (http://www.myspace.com and will be rebroadcasted on the http://www.myspace.com/presents music community) on December 21 for fans who were unable to experience the show in person. Free tickets for the event are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Pipeline Cafe, and entry will begin at 10:30 p.m. with doors closing at capacity. Special guests include DJs Jimmy Taco, Rick Rock, Justyle, J-Magic, Myron Marten and celebrities from the America's Best Dance Crew and So You Think You Can Dance series.
Soulja Boy is the youngest entertainer (at age 16) to write, rap and produce a song that held the Number One position on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart and is one of the most successful artists of the Internet Age. Soulja Boy has sold over 12 million ring tones and over 10 million digital singles. His first album, Souljaboytellem.com, debuted #1 on the country's Rap Album chart and was certified platinum. It had the Grammy-nominated "Crank That" that was #1 in the country for an astonishing seven weeks. His second album, iSouljaboytellem, also debuted at #1 on the Rap Album chart and spawned another #1 radio hit with "Kiss Me Thru The Phone" and club anthem "Turn My Swag On."
Soulja has over 2.5 million Twitter followers, over 20 Web sites, and recently launched the 'SouljaWorld' application for smart phones. He is also one of the most subscribed and highest-viewed musician channels on YouTube.
Soulja Boy recently released his third album, The DeAndre Way, on November 30. The album's street single and club staple, "Pretty Boy Swag," peaked at #34 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart and #5 on the Rap Song chart. Soulja followed up the street single with the pop radio-ready, Bei Maejor-produced "Blowing Me Kisses" and the Boi 1da-produced truck-rattler "Speakers Going Hammer," which he premiered the music video to last week. For more information, news and tour updates, visit Soulja Boy's official Myspace Music profile: http://www.myspace.com/souljaboytellem .
Show Details: Location: Pipeline Cafe 805 Pohukaina Street Honolulu, HI 96813-5329 (808) 589-1999
Doors: 10:30 p.m. Free Entry/All Ages Welcome 17 and under must be accompanied by at least one parent per group.
New Orleans, LA - It's only been up for a few hours but already the blogs are posting Dee-1's video follow-up to his surprise smash, "Jay, 50 & Weezy", which has enjoyed spins on MTV Jams since October 30th, was up for votes on MTVu and has been posted on all major sites and blogs, in addition to garnering over 260,000 views total on YouTube with over 50 pages of comments. Dee-1's second offering, "One Man Army" has already been recognized by the greats like Nah Right and 2 Dope Boyz and already has 4 pages of comments on YouTube.
David Augustine aka Dee-1 always had a passion for music. After graduating from Louisiana State with a Bachelors in marketing, he began teaching middle school as a way of funding that passion. The strong bond he built with his students, even as his notoriety as a local artist began to grow, made him realize that being Dee-1 gave him a much larger platform to enlighten than being Mr. Augustine and so, his career choice was made.
Since then there has been his highly successful mixtapes, "Still We Rise", "I Am Who I Am" and "I Hope They Hear Me", an independent album, "David & Goliath" (nominated for for Hip Hop Album of the Year by Offbeat magazine) and live performances alongside the likes of Lil Wayne, Drake, Lupe Fiasco, Trey Songz, Akon, Talib Kweli and more, where his star power was evident. Dee-1 was also the first rap act to win the annual LouisianaStateUniversity "Battle of the Bands."
Next up for this unapologetic musical educator is his new mixtape, "I Hope They Hear Me: Vol. #2", set to drop as a free download early next year and it's appetizer release,"I Hope They Hear Me, Vol. 1.5" dropping next week, also as a download. The first single/video for the tape is "Jay, 50 and Weezy", a lyrical challenge from Dee-1 to those he looks up to in the game.
If you saw/heard the Killah Priest video earlier today, the background sample MAY sound familiar. Props if you know the original artist + song (if not it's not hard to find - look it up) and R.I.P. Guru.
As fans eagerly await the release of "Knoc's Ville", Knoc-turn'al has put together the "1.11.11 The Prequel" mixtape hosted by DJ Nik Bean & DJ Clean for free download today. The tape features 11 tracks, a combination of new, exclusive never before heard material and recent leaks. The tape features guest appearances and production from Cashis, Jayo Felony, One-2, Focus..., Shaunta, Samuel Christian AKA Shorty, Komplex and more.
1. Just Like Us (f. One-2 & Cashis) (Produced by Komplex)
2. Ain't Seen U At All (f. Young Hu$tle & Jaguar)
3. Give me the Night (Produced by Komplex)
4. Call Me (f. Jaguar) (Produced by Komplex)
5. Mad at the Aftermath (f. Shaunta & Shorty) (Produced by Focus...)
6. Sorry I Left You (Produced by Komplex)
7. Oh, Oh Here She Comes (f. Jayo Felony, Jaguar & Sabrina) (Produced by DJ Bless)
8. Huntin' (Produced by Knoc-turn'al)
9. Can We Do Our Thing (Produced by Komplex)
10. I'm on a Hunt (f. Airamis) (Produced by Ajami)
11. U Don't Know (f. The Raskal & Lifted)
"Knoc's Ville" the album will be released on January 11 2011 (1.11.11). The next album single, "If U Wanna" featuring K-Young will be released online and serviced to radio stations in the near future. Look out for new music videos premiering shortly as well.
MP3: Boog Brown - "Understanding" (Audible Doctor Remix)
Latest Single From Brown Study Explores Vulnerability, Gets Audible Doctor Makeover
As Boog Brown continues to support the recent release of Brown Study, between herself and renowned producer Apollo Brown, the Atlanta by way of Detroit emcee is releasing the latest remix of the album, this time for the soulful track "Understanding." Remixing the track is producer Audible Doctor, who recently produced “Battle Cry,” one of the singles from Joell Ortiz’ upcoming Free Agent album.
While the original features filtered string chops over muted drums, with the remix Audible Doctor chops an array of sparse vocal samples, layering them over slapping snares. "The remix brings out the vocals more," says Boog about Audible Doctor's beat. "It lets you hear the message in a different way." And for a song that explores the idea of vulnerability and letting your guard down, it was important for Boog to allow fans to hear the message again, with a fresh take. "No one has to validate your journey," says Boog. "Just make sure you're honest with yourself."
"We Can Do It Now" FREE Track Featuring Common, Jennifer Hudson, Lupe Fiasco and No I.D Available at REPLAYtheSeries.com
Iconic artists and Chicago natives Common, Lupe Fiasco, Jennifer Hudson, and No I.D. recently collaborated to record the track, "We Can Do It Now," an ode to their hometown in celebration of the popular series, REPLAY. For a limited time, "We Can Do It Now" is available as a free download at REPLAYtheSeries.com.
REPLAY has also released an inspiration video for "We Can Do It Now," featuring Common, Lupe Fiasco, Jennifer Hudson, and No I.D.
Gatorade created REPLAY to restage classic games that ended in controversy - offering athletes a second chance for redemption some 10-15 years later. Gatorade reunites the original teammates and provides them with an 8-week training and nutrition program so they can get back in peak shape and replay their game to settle the score once and for all.
Season III of REPLAY features two South Side Chicago high school basketball teams, the Bloom Township Trojans and the Brother Rice Crusaders. The two teams competed this fall to settle their 2000 super sectional game that decided who would go "downstate" to the Elite 8 and who would go home. The original game ended with a controversial call regarding the game clock, shrouding the final shot in controversy for a decade. A documentary sharing the journey of these athletes and their REPLAY game will be airing throughout the month of December on Fox Sports Net (check REPLAYtheSeries.com or Fox Sports Net for local listings).