Please visit this ad sponsor to help support the website!

Wednesday October 22, 2014
RapReviews.com
Feature of the Week

[Paperwork] No trouble this time, man.

T.I. Review

Latest News Headlines
Trends "I'm So Mean" Produced by Black Milk


Hey what's up beautiful people?
 
I want to really take time out and thank all of you for your support. I feel artist are so into themselves sometimes that they forget to thank the people that appreciate their art.
 
Check out my new track "I'm So Mean"
 
Click here to check it out
 
 
 I also want to thank you for checking out my new mixtape "The Invisible Man" It got over 1000 downloads in just 2 days.
 
Thank you
 
If you didn't get a chance to check it out here it is. Click the link to download.
 
 
Thanks again
 
Trends
GCE News: Big R CD, Tha Message Mag & More


From GodChaserz.com:

GodChaserz Entertainment News Feb, 2009

BIG R IS ON THE MOVE

Big R is gearing up for his new album "Rated R" & a video
shoot for his latest single "I TRIED". Look for both the album
and video in March. If you want to sample Big R's music, download his
single "I'm Back in the Name of Jesus" from Itunes. Also
check out Big R on myspace.com/BigBigR

READYWRITER IS AT IT AGAIN

ReadyWriter is now working on his upcoming album entitled "The Gift" look
for the release of the new album late in 2009. Keep him in your
prayers we know the Lord is going to do a awesome work. If you don't
have ReadyWriter's album Conduit already, pick it up now on Itunes,
Amazon.com, GodChaserz.com or Thebus-shop.com.

NO ESCAPING BRINSON

Check out the Jan – March 09 issue of Tha Message Magazine. GodChaserz
Entertainment was shown a lot of love. Brinson is featured with an
article about prison ministry.  He also receives a great album review for "Escaping Me".
Pick up a copy of Tha Message Mag at http://www.themessagemag.com.
Also, peep the new album review of Escaping Me on the banging site Da south:
http://dasouth.com/album-reviews/520-brinson-escaping-me


SOLAR POWERED VIDEO MAKES AIRWAYS

The "Solar Powered" music video will soon air on "All Eyes on Me TV"
in Houston, TX. The video is now playing on "The Holy Hip Hop Hour" in
Sanford, CT, "Who R U? TV" in Tulsa, OK, and "The Hip Hop Soda Shop" in
Tampa, FL. Praise God! The video will also premiere on a national station very soon.
Stay tuned....

WANT TO BOOK BRINSON?

If so, contact Virtuous Promotions @ (904) 629-1378
or the contact page of GodChaserz.com

IN CLOSING

In these uncertain times keep your heart, mind, and will grounded in
Jesus Christ. He is truly our solid foundation. With the wide spread
talks of the economy, unemployment, crime, etc. Jesus is our source and
safety. He truly cannot fail us ...Ever. So while the world is in
shambles let your light shine while you rest in the hands of Christ.


Have a great weekend,
GodChaserz Entertainment

 

A-FS Press Release


From ArtistPR.com:

Los Angeles, CA. February 2, 2009

Straight from The Dirty....Jersey that is!!! We present to you "A-FS 201-973", A-FS is no stranger to the struggles & hustles of the gutta, raised in Jersey City, N.J. As a teenager he spent alot of his time on Martin Luther King, Jr. drive a.k.a. Jackson Ave. in the greenville section. As he calls it, he was learning for all the hard lessons that would come up in his life in the future, such as ending up homeless during a cold winter for 7 months. When A-FS is asked how does it feel to go from down to lower he says "Struggle means strength! Just when you think life can't get no harder, you will be prepared for when it does get harder!"

A-FS has been rapping for 20 years and has been putting down tracks since '97, independently releasing two solo albums available through all major online music stores such as ITunes, Rhapsody, amalgamdigital.com and CD Baby. He's also been getting into the field of production for 5 years now, and within those five years A-FS has also took on the tasks of engineering, mixing, graphic design as well as hosting and producing his own t.v. and radio show on local community stations seen & heard in southern California and plans on keep it moving, signed or unsigned, A-FS holds weight! Period! www.myspace.com/afs201973 & 201973.com.

The Loud.com Rapper and Producer Winners


From www.loud.com -

New York, NY (February 5, 2009) – After seven months of intense competition, SRC Records CEO Steve Rifkind and Loud.com have formally announced the winners of Loud.com's $100,000 Rapper Challenge and their $15,000 Producer Challenge. Underground mainstay Kaze from North Carolina and Philadelphia upstart LF Daze split the grand prize for the Rapper Challenge, each getting record deals with SRC Records, while luminous producer J Cardim took home the grand prize and three-song deal for the Producers.

Both contests were run concurrently, but operated as separate entities. Each contest featured 10 rounds, with a single round consisting of one week for submissions and one week for voting. Thousands of rappers and producers went head-to-head for the 10 Finalist positions available in each contest, and the competition was heavy throughout. Once the Rapper and Producer contest each had their 10 Finalists, challenges were set before them to determine who wanted the grand prize more. Tasks for rappers ranged from creating a song and video to throwing a show, while Producers were faced with software and remix challenges. And even as the contest was going on, collaborations and communication were happening organically between other users of the site.

“We want people to feel like they can succeed at Loud.com,” CEO Joe Safina, said. “We are a site where people can come to have fun, to network, to get opinions and promote themselves, to gather ideas and information. We’re backed by a major label and Steve Rifkind, and we’re doing good things. This is the place for upcoming artists to be, and we’re seeing a successful new business model for the music industry emerge while we’re doing it.”

With the site continuing to evolve on both the technology and editorial fronts, Safina and Rifkind expect the site’s community to continue working together and support each other’s efforts, using the tools in front of them. The groundswell effect served Loud Records incredibly well during the 90’s, and that approach hasn’t changed with the latest digital incarnation.

“Loud.com is the only place on the web where independent artists can find major label support,” Safina said. “Congratulations to our winners and everyone that participated. The industry will certainly see what we’re bringing to the table in 2009.”
#

LOUD.COM, backed by Steve Rifkind and SRC Records, is an on-line, social hip-hop community that features exclusive video interviews, industry-related Q&A’s, insightful articles and exclusive blogs, and is the biggest sponsor of competitions for unsigned artists and producers on the web. Registration is open to everyone. Users have the ability to upload their own music and videos or download professional beats from Hip Hop’s hottest producers (placements with 50 Cent, Mary J. Blige, Kanye West, Busta Rhymes, Lil Jon and many more) and use an on-line recording studio to compete for $100,000 and a record deal during contest times with SRC Records (Akon, David Banner, Asher Roth, Shontelle, Melanie Fiona). LOUD.COM has also featured a Producer contest, which gave away $15,000 and a three-song production deal. Past winners and associates of Loud.com have worked and made connections with Ski Beats, Matthew Santos, Psycho Les, Quran Goodman, Lil Wayne and many others. Log on and get involved now!

Kaze - "Spirit of '94" (produced entirely by 9th Wonder) Available Now At Amazon.com

J. Cardim - "Your Favorite Rapper's Favorite Producer" Hosted by DJ Envy Available Now At iTunes, Visit www.dicemusicgroup.com For Links And Info!
***

LF Daze - Philadelphia, PA

    * Emcee/Producer, worked with Lil Kim, Cease and more
    * Co-sign from multi-platinum producer Quran Goodman
    * True underground success story

***

Kaze - Raleigh, NC

    * Former member of The Rawkus 50
    * Released an album "Spirit of '94" with 9th Wonder
    * Toured With Gza, Souls of Mischief, opened for G-Unit and many more

***

J Cardim - New York, NY

    * Produced for Lil Wayne, Cassidy, Fat Joe, Styles P, Paul Wall Red Café, Sheek Louch, Little Brother, Jae Millz, Gorilla Zoe, Saigon, Uncle Murda and more
    *  Diverse, consistent, hard-hitting and sample-free beats

Mr. Bobby Lopez Press Release


From ArtistPR.com:

Los Angeles, CA. February 2, 2009
 
Born and raised in the City of "Souf Land" (Ft. Smith, AR), Mr. Bobby Lopez "America's Favorite Cool Guy" is one of Arkansas' premier rap artist and entertainers. He began his career in 1996 rapping over popular hip hop instramentals with answering machines and tape recorders. Now more the ten years, 23 states, and a half a million people later Mr. Bobby Lopez "America's Favorite Cool Guy" continues to dominate his region. Influences such as Outkast, T.I., Jay-Z, Ludacris and 50 Cent as well as being the co-originator of the Dusty Souf movement and Arkansas' grit and gloss style of music is what makes Mr. Bobby Lopez: America's Favorite Cool Guy. With the help of his brother II Tre and good friend LS(Lord Soldier), Mr. Bobby Lopez "America's Favorite Cool Guy" has taken the rap scene on his side of the state to unparralled heights. Along with groups like Tripple Threat, Souf Land, and Drop Squad Boiz; artist like II Tre and Lord Soldier, Mr. Bobby Lopez "America's Favorite Cool Guy" has raised the bar and set the standard for Arkansas Hip Hop and entertainment. Feel free to holla at "America's Favorite Cool Guy", Mr. Bobby Lopez at www.myspace.com/mrbobbylopez .

Chamillionaire's "I Am Legend" Coming Soon


From Nancy B:

Chamillionaire's "I Am Legend" Coming Soon

As you all know, January was a crazy month for Chamillionaire. There was the drop of Mixtape Messiah 6, which fans came out in droves at every in-store to support (in some instances causing Fire Marshall issues), the judging of the MLK High School Battle of the Bands, the victory over 97.9 The Box's J-Mac at his Fly Rydes in-store, his role as Co-Grand Marshall of the Houston MLK Grande Parade (which drew a record 350,000 spectators) and his trip to D.C. to witness the historic Inauguration of President Obama.

Much of what went down was documented in true Chamillitary fashion and you can witness some of it for yourselves with the links below -

I AM LEGEND part 1
* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3KrlBpAYz8 *
 
I AM LEGEND part 2
* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0A4ef4_3HE *
 
I AM LEGEND Part 3
* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zs7ZBcy65HI *
 
BATTLE OF THE BANDS - TRAE THA TRUTH AND CHAMILLIONAIRE
* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9ViTuVTbMQ *
 
I Am Legend mixtape coming soon! Anyone who remembers DJ Rapid Ric's 50 Greatest Bun B Verses mixtape will know that this latest "Greatest Verses" installment will be pure fire. An instant classic!

For all 5 installments of Chamillionaire's Inauguration Blog (courtesy of Houston Press) the links are below -

    * http://blogs.houstonpress.com/rocks/2009/01/chamillionaires_inaugural_diar.php *
    * http://blogs.houstonpress.com/rocks/2009/01/chamillionaires_inaugural_diar_1.php *
    * http://blogs.houstonpress.com/rocks/2009/01/chamillionaires_inaugural_diar_2.php *
    * http://blogs.houstonpress.com/rocks/2009/01/chamillionaires_inaugural_diar_3.php *
    * http://blogs.houstonpress.com/rocks/2009/01/chamillionaires_inaugural_diar_4.php *

Zion I Announce Remix Contest For "DJ DJ"


Press release courtesy of the !K7 Label Group.

Party People,
-----
As part of their plan to Take Over the airwaves in '09, Zion I want to give their fans a chance to get in on some of the spoils.  Next week the duo will be launching a remix contest using an innovative new widget from MixMatchMusic that gives fans access to the stems, or individual parts that make up their track "DJ DJ."  Remixers can create a new version of the song, upload it to the widget, vote on their favorites, and embed their versions wherever they like.  There's even a basic production interface for users who don't have professional remixing software.  

Zion I will be choosing three of their favorites for a variety of prizes including track placement on Zion I web pages and mixes, rare Zion I merchandise, autographed discography, & more.  Look for details coming soon on the group's site (http://www.zionicrew) and check out the video introduction below.  The TakeOver will be out February 17th on Gold Dust.

The album version of "DJ DJ" can be heard at: http://www.zshare.net/audio/540396103aec1a77/


For More Info, Check Out:
Doitall Releases "The Me You Never Heard" Mixtape


Doitall releases "The Me You Never Heard" Mixtape

Lord Gang Worldwide, LLC
Newark, NJ – February 4, 2009


Prior to leaving for Europe and the "Check the Rhyme Tour", Doitall of the infamous Lords Of The Underground released "THE ME YOU NEVER HEARD", a 20 track compilation of songs recorded by Doitall never previously released.  "I've been recording so much music over the years and never released any of it, that I thought it was time to give the Loyal LOTUG/DOITALL fans a taste of "THE ME YOU NEVER HEARD." – Du "Doitall" Kelly

Mixed at Alkatraxx Studios in Elizabeth, NJ, Doitall worked with a collection of producers from around the world including Makro Polo from Croatia, K-Def (Funky Child & Chief Rocka), Sedeck Jean (Wyclef's brother), Yes Sir (who's most know from Soundclick), DJ Lord Jazz, The Medics, and Incredible Hawk.   "THE ME YOU NEVER HEARD" is a soundscape of Hip-Hop with appearances from Wyclef, Treach (of Naughty By Nature), B Easy, Melky Jean, Fam, G Smoke, Salute, and of course LOTUG.  This is Hip-Hop in a classic sense with tracks ranging from the b-boy favorite "Are We Clear" to the storytelling of "Bonita" to the bounce of "Do It" to the testimony of "This is What Men Do" to the Lord Jazz produced "There's a Time For Play".

This mixtape is being offered as a free download exclusively through That Crack at http://www.thatcrack.com/view-listing.php?id=2538. Doitall is the founder and CEO/President of Lord Gang Worldwide LLC, along with Director of A&R with Michael Bivens' Sporty Rich Enterprises.  He also has a weekly radio show on 96.5 Streetz 96 every Saturday from 4 to 6pm & an internet TV show on www.youtube.com/alkatraxxtv with ALKATRAXX TV.  For more information on Du "Doitall" Kelly please visit www.myspace.com/doitall and/or facebook: Doitall Du Kelly.  For more information on Lord Gang Worldwide, LLC and the Lord Gang DJs you can visit www.lordgangdjz.com. For more information on That Crack visit www.thatcrack.com .
Potluck Stream Entire New Album Online


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Potluck Stream Entire New Album Online
***
Check Out Potluck’s “2 Minute Drill” Jaw-Dropping Video

Humboldt County California’s Potluck have streamed their entire new album “Pipe Dreams” online at www.MySpace.com/Potluck. The album will be released February 10th through Suburban Noize and feature guest appearances from Strange Music’s Krizz Kaliko, Cool Nutz, counter-culture icons Kottonmouth Kings and Twiztid.

"It is a great situation to be able to give all of our fans a sneak peak of our new CD," says Potluck's James '1 Ton' Kerri. "This is hands down the best album we ever done I hope the people have as much fun listening to it as we had making it. WELCOME TO THE MOVEMENT!"

Crowned the hip-hop royalty of Humboldt, CA, Potluck’s infectious brand of rhyme has been reigniting an otherwise extinguished hip-hop game. The group released a series of independent albums that are now considered underground classics, before joining forces with Suburban Noize Records for the release of “Straight Outta Humboldt”. Since then Potluck has soared to the upper echelon on the hip-hop underground collaborating and touring with E-40, Tech N9ne, hip-hop legends X-Clan and Jurassic 5.

Potluck recently released the video for the track “2 Minute Drill” featuring Potluck’s own Underrated flexing his jaw dropping mic skills by spitting 40-bars of fast rapping in just over 2-minutes with no computer edits, punch-ins or second tracks. The video can be seen online at www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ryb-vauFzX0&feature=channel_page .

Potluck recently wrapped up a sold-out tour with (Hed)pe and will join Kottonmouth Kings and La Coka Nostra on the Bring Tha Noize Tour alongside Blaze Ya’ Dead Homie and Big B.

POTLUCK ON BRING THA NOIZE TOUR 2009:

Feb 25 Petaluma, CA @ Phoenix Theater
Feb 26 Chico, CA @ Senator Theatre
Feb 27 Portland, OR @ Roseland
Feb 28 Seattle, WA @ Showbox
Mar 01 Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
Mar 03 Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
Mar 04 Billings, MT @ Shrine Auditorium
Mar 05 Rapid City, SD @ Rushmore Hall
Mar 06 Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
Mar 07 St. Paul, MN @ Myth
Mar 08 Fargo, ND @ Playmakers
Mar 09 Sioux Falls, SD @ Ramkota Exhibit Hall
Mar 11 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
Mar 12 Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Club
Mar 13 Detroit, MI @ Clutch Cargos
Mar 14 Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
Mar 15 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
Mar 17 Mokena, IL @ Pearl Room
Mar 18 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
Mar 19 Cheswick, PA @ Gravity Nightclub
Mar 20 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
Mar 21 Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head
Mar 22 Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of Living Arts
Mar 23 New York, NY @ BB Kings
Mar 26 Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
Mar 27 Saint Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Landing
Mar 28 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Mar 29 Sauget, IL @ Pops
Mar 31 Tulsa, OK @ Cains Ballroom
Apr 01 Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont Club
Apr 02 Wichita, KS @ Cotillion Ballroom
Apr 03 Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
Apr 04 Magna, UT @ The Great Salt Air

###

* www.potluckmusic.com *
* www.SuburbanNoizeRecords.com *
MySpace EPMD Release Show Friday in Honolulu on February 6th


MYSPACE MUSIC PRESENTS EPMD AT THE RELEASE SHOW IN HONOLULU ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6
NEW ALBUM "WE MEAN BUSINESS" ON EP RECORDS IN STORES AND ONLINE NOW
SHOW TO BE HOSTED BY YOYO OF VH-1's MISS RAP SUPREME


February 4, 2009 - MySpace Music is proud to announce that hip-hop superduo EPMD will be performing a free show for their MySpace Music friends at the Pipeline Cafe in Honolulu, HI, on Friday, February 6, 2009. The free show will be hosted by Yoyo of VH-1's Miss Rap Supreme and powered by Dig Lifestyles. Admittance for the 21+ show will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis with 200 slots available for fans who bring a printout of their MySpace profile displaying the group in their top selection of friends.

Regarded as hip-hop's first great duo, EMPD are one of a few combos to excel at both the rapping and production aspects of the musical element of hip-hop culture. As one of the most sampled acts in hip-hop history, EPMD has been referenced by an innumerable amount of contemporary hip-hop's great acts, and with their new album, "We Mean Business," the Long Island, NY, outfit is continuing to cement their already-legendary status.

Erick Sermon and Parish Smith's first five albums went gold -- 1988's "Strictly Business," 1989's "Unfinished Business," 1990's "Business As Usual," 1992's "Business Never Personal," 1997's "Back In Business" - thanks to the group's tag-team rap style and groundbreaking production.  Now, after more than 20 years in the game, EPMD returns with their first album on their own EP Records and their seventh overall. The new collection is a testament to the group's obvious Business plan.

Show Location:
Pipeline Cafe Hawaii
805 Pohukaina St
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 589-1999
* http://www.pipelinecafe.net *

Please visit EPMD's MySpace page for the very latest news items, tour dates and media: http://www.myspace.com/therealepmd .

For more information on MySpace Release Shows, please visit: http://www.myspace.com/hiphop .

About MySpace Music:
MySpace Music is a landmark joint venture among MySpace, The EMI Group, Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, and Sony ATV, and whose independent music partners include Alternative Distribution Alliance, Caroline, Fontana, RED, The Orchard, IODA, Nettwerk Music Group, INgrooves, IRIS Distribution, Royalty Share and Wind-up Records. MySpace Music offers an ever-growing catalog of freely streamable audio and video content, user-friendly e-commerce solutions, personal music players, and user and artist playlisting. MySpace Music aims to empower major, independent, and unsigned artists to monetize their content through multiple revenue streams by allowing the MySpace community to freely stream premium content in an ad-supported environment, purchase MP3s and ringtones, create and share playlists, and ultimately buy merchandise, concert tickets, and other digital and physical goods.  MySpace Music also connects artists and fans in the offline arena through various concert series and live events including Secret Shows, MySpaceLIVE!, Transmissions, The Release, Front to Back and The List.

Pages: << Prev Next >>

Welcome to RapReviews.com for the week of October 21st, 2014!! Please like us on Facebook and shop Amazon through RapReviews so we can bring you new material every week. This week we have TEN new items for you! Check out the 5 rappers to follow on Tumblr article, Akrobatik's "Built to Last," Steve 'Flash' Juon's The Hip-Hop Shop #296, MarQ Spekt and Blockhead's "JustPlayWitIt," Saigon's "G.S.N.T.3. - The Troubled Times of Brian Carenard," Smoke DZA & 183rd's "Ringside EP," T.I.'s "Paperwork" (our featured review), Vince Staples' "Hell Can Wait," Emanuel Wallace's The (W)rap Up for October 14, 2014 and Ray West & O.C.'s "Ray's Cafe." Please note the Vince Staples review is the debut of new staffer Clara Wang. Big up Clara!!

Be sure to check the RapReviews newsfeed for the latest news and updates. Subscribe to the newsfeed via your browser for daily updates like Video: A-Hi - "Oh My". RapReviews.com also recommends The SmackDown RunDown from the AngryMarks Podcast Network. We appreciate your support and welcome any feedback you have. Thanks for visiting RapReviews.com!!


© RapReviews.com, a Flash Web Design Exclusive