It's time for another dope edition of Hip-Hop Shop! Episode #107 is titled Bumpin' Funky Video Game Beats #2! We did it before and now we're doing it again with tracks from Random, MC Lars, Mikey Maybe and Del among others! Be sure to follow @angrymarks to keep up on new episodes of Hip-Hop Shop and remember you can always send your feedback, podsafe (RIAA free) music, advertising requests and all feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for listening and remember to share the show with a friend and tell them to check out the replay every Tuesday on RapReviews.com!
* Random - Mega Ran Does Dragon Warrior * MC Lars f/ Beefy, Random - Reaping Beauty (Bayonetta) * Mikey Maybe - New Area Unlocked: Century Park * Random f/ Ilyas (Tanya Morgan) - Hero Muzik * Smif-N-Wessun f/ Mr. Cheeks - Super Brooklyn Bros. * Del the Funky Homosapein f/ Khaos Unique - Proto Culture * Random - Priceless (Doc Tanaka Remix)
Ghetto The Plug returns today with a new joint self titled about himself - and he's recruited trap star Blood Raw to tell his story about being "the plug." "Dopish" the mixtape hosted by DJ Bobby Black coming soon.
Chilly Gonzales, the notorious (and always brilliant) producer/rapper/world-class pianist is already on a roll in 2011. Fresh off his stint as Peaches’ cohort on her Peaches Christ Superstar tour, Dr. Gonz revealed details for his upcoming single, You Can Dance, available March 1st via Canadian tastemaker label Arts & Crafts. Included on the You Can Dance single is Gemini Club’s remix of the track, which RCRD LBL premiered today- head over there for the free download!
We also unleashed the video for "You Can Dance" last week, which is already approaching 250,000 views (if you've seen it, you know why!). The single, available digitally, features several remixes, including a stellar cut from nineteen-year old blog sensation Robotaki. Other remixes come courtesy of Shadow Dancer, Max Tundra, Edwin Van Cleef, Cosmonaut Grechko and Popular Computer.
Gonzales is also known as a super-producer of sorts, working with a wide array of artists. Best known for his production work with Feist (whose album The Reminder earned him a Grammy nomination), Peaches and Jamie Lidell, he has more recently worked with Marina & the Diamonds and Tiga...not to mention older collaborations with Bjork and Daft Punk.
His single “Never Stop” was recently chosen by Apple to soundtrack the latest iPad commercial, broadcasting Chilly’s magic to millions of homes across the globe.
Third Degree AKA 3rddy Baby is 1/3rd of New England's hottest up and coming super group "DCFAM".
Hailing from the gritty streets of “East Ville,” 3rd is the kind of undeniable artist that the game has been missing. As he continues to grow he will surely be known for his fearless style that mixes an aggressive and flamboyant flow, with powerful punchlines and wordplay, with his signature melodic and infectious hooks.
Fueled by tremendous levels of adversity throughout his life, 3rd Degree has already made a tidal wave splash on the local hip-hop scene in the Greater Boston Area and plans to only elevate that in the future.
3rddy Baby has decided to release a pair of remixes in order to continue to build the buzz after the release of his single "I'm On Fire".
MP3: The Regiment prod. by Apollo Brown - "Battle Cry"
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 17, 2010
DOWNLOAD THE NEW BUZZ SINGLE, "BATTLE CRY" PRODUCED BY APOLLO BROWN, FROM THE REGIMENT'S UPCOMING HiPNOTT RECORDS RELEASE, PANIC BUTTON
Fresh off their recent signing with HiPNOTT Records, Detroit hip hop duo The Regiment are ready to start 2011 off with a BANG! Teaming up with one of last year's hottest producers, Apollo Brown, The Regiment gives us a taste of what's to come with their buzz single "Battle Cry". Fans of the Detroit hip hop sound from artists such as Guilty Simpson, Black Milk, and Royce Da 5'9" will embrace The Regiment as if they've been listening to them for years.
Look for their new mixtape, Back To Lyrics, dropping February 9th at KevinNottingham.com. Their album, Panic Button, will be released this summer on HiPNOTT Records. For more information, check their artist page at HiPNOTTRecords.com.
Modern day hip hop has become a battleground where false messiahs of materialism have often gained the upper hand, but MCs OSI and IseQold of the Regiment are the positive force for change in music. OSI had originally formed the Regiment as a vehicle to showcase his skills along with those of his partner C. Reid. Based in Detroit, they had done several shows locally before being selected to be part of the Rawkus 50, a compilation selected by Rawkus Records that represented a who’s who of today’s hottest emerging Hip Hop artists. The project was a success and the Regiment stood alongside some of the best upcoming hip hop in the nation. And while that would’ve been enough for some, OSI wanted more.
After the departure of Reid, OSI connected with IseQold, another Detroit MC who also shared a desire to make music that could speak to more than the materialistic. The battle for the soul of hip hop has been ongoing, but rather than simply watch and complain, OSI and Ise redefined the Regiment as something more than just two men. A regiment is comprised of a number of people fighting for a common cause, and when the cause is something as vast as hip hop itself, there’s no way two individuals alone can get the job done.
OSI and IseQold now lead the Regiment, a collective of fans and music lovers who want more from their music and are willing to join the battle. Dealing with the everyday struggles of trying to make it in a sometimes brutal world, the Regiment leaves the gold plated fantasies to others. Taking cues from artists diverse as KRS-1 and J-Dilla, the Regiment lyrically mixes the uplifting as well as the painfully truthful with production that hankers back to the days when hip hop wasn’t a dirty word, when people of all ages could listen and enjoy musical truth.
E-Emcee (stands for Electro Emcee) Swazy Styles is tearing down the clubs not only in Miami, but the whole Down South region with his new hit single "Like This", which is furthermore in heavy rotation on Miami's Power 96 now.
"Like This", produced by Lavi Hoss, is Swazy Styles' follow up to his first single "Birthday Suit", which charted #2 on the independent charts with airplay at WPOW Miami, KKND Power 102.9 New Orleans, and XHTZ San Diego besides Power 96.
The electrifying video for "Like This" will be released shortly.
We would greatly appreciate if you can feature the song on your blog, website and/or social network. Please contact us when you are posting the "Like This" single so we can promote the placement in return!