Rapper Lateb (pronounced Luh Teb) hails from Connecticut via Massachusetts and is currently in Massachusetts’ Walpole Penitentiary doing a 5-year bid. He and Stu Bangas (of Brutal Music) met 2-years ago and began working on “Live Brutal” (which will be released on 10-11-2011) together. The album's production duties are handled primarily by Stu Bangas with assistance by Vanderslice (of Brutal Music), Snowgoons and Sicknature, and it features Reef the Lost Cauze, Esoteric, Copywrite, Chief Kamachi, Slaine and Lateb’s group Heddshotts.
MP3: CuzOH Black (Black Knight) - "Million Miles Runnin"
Produced by Street Level.
NU Revolution's CuzOH Black (Formerly know as Black Knight) returns with a lyrical Banga, definitely resembles some 90's golden era heat with a 2011-2012 swag. This joint will also be featured on Revolt Radio's Revolutionary Riot Report Vol 19.
Cali underground rap legend Murs proudly presents the music video for "316 Ways", premiering today on MTV to celebrate today's release of Love & Rockets Volume 1: The Transformation, his new album produced entirely by Ski Beatz, the man behind classic tracks for Jay-Z, Mos Def, Camp Lo and many more. Love & Rockets comes courtesy of BluRoc, the fledgling imprint headed by ex-Roc-A-Fella co-owner Damon Dash, who also counts rappers Tabi Bonney and Da$h, singer McKenzie Eddy and musician Sean O'Connell on his roster.
Gensu Dean was called upon a few years back to remix the American Me album from CL Smooth. The project was never officially released, but the stellar collection of remixes did garner some attention from serious heads. To celebrate Dean's signing to Mello Music Group and the release of his upcoming album "Standard Life", Gensu Dean decided to bless future fans with the complete CL Smooth American Me remixes.
Based out of Dallas, Texas, Gensu Dean is a producer who has been quietly laying down some heavy tracks in Hiphop. His first production credits were on Crooked Letterz (David Banner) debut record Grey Skies. Since then Dean has had production featured on Brand Nubian's Lord Jamar's The 5% Album and Sadat X's Black October, and Melatone's Memoirs & Melodies. Gensu Dean has been called upon by labels to remix projects from CL Smooth to Ol Dirty Bastard. Dean is known for his classic use of the Emu SP1200, the result of which has earned him co-signs from legends like DJ Spinna, DJ Premier and the King of Rock, DMC of the world renowned Run DMC. His debut album is ready for 1st quarter release and promises to have heads spinning with a dense line-up of classic emcees over top of some rugged production.
PR: Jellyfish Brigade "Sunflowers" Free on October 13th
Courtesy of Jellyfish Brigade.
Jellyfish Brigade is excited to announce the release of their new single "Sunflowers", which will be available for FREE download on October 13th, 2011 at www.jellyfishbrigade.com .
Picking up where their debut "Gills and a Helmet" left off, the songs featured on "Sunflowers" combine the soulful, heart on the sleeve vocals of Lucas Dix with the whimsical melodies and grounding beats of Jeffrey Acciaioli's production. The release's title track is a chlorophyll colored piece showcasing the musical and personal growth of the duo. Blooming over a jazzy, drum and bass influenced hook, Dix croons the chorus "I've a long way to go", highlighting the cycles of a seemingly endless journey. The second track is a wine soaked remix of fellow portland artist Natasha Kmeto's "Want You Too", an R&B/Hiphop manifestation of summer time love at dusk. Together both songs present a vibrant soundtrack of transition, whether it be the slow change of summer to fall, the ending of a relationship, or the desire to break free of stagnation and grow towards the light.
Kosha: "Today is a big day. My music video for the Sweatpants Song is here and I am playing two shows at the State Theatre in New Brunswick NJ that are nearly sold out with the one and only YO GABBA GABBA tour!"
PR: Kristoff Krane @ The Turf Club on October 21st, 2011
Kristoff Krane, No Bird Sing, Red Pens, and Rank Strangers will visit the Turf Club for a general admission (standing room) show in mid-October. This will be the homecoming show for Kristoff Krane and No Bird Sing as they return from their Theft of the Commons West Coast tour in late September.
"When was the last time you heard a song for the very first time and it made you weep? It's beautiful, tragic, and hopeful all at once. Listen to the song "Miracle?" by Kristoff Krane, consider it a personal favorite." - Barb Abney, 89.3 the Current