Written over a J.Dilla instrumental, this exotic teaser has a classic Neo Soul vibe that will make people explore their imagination.
Illin' P will be releasing a few download every week leading up to the release of his newest mixtape "3 Lefts 2 Make A R1ght". The mixtape will be an appetizer for his fans who have been following Illin' P since his collaborations with Krs-One, Mr. Lif, The Snowgoons and Ripshop as he prepares to release his album "Gentleman Sings The Black And Blues" in Fall of 2011.
Quite Nyce is a man with a big heart. Raised by a single mother he knows first hand what struggle is all about. Through his travels in Europe he has seen the difference in the USA Social System vs the European Social System. He felt compelled to give back to his community in Worcester, MA by giving away a body of work Dollar Menu in hopes to generate donations for shelters throughout the Worcester Area. From Now until April 15th Quite Nyce will be donating every penny generated from this latest release Dollar Menu to homeless shelters in Worcester, Ma.Quite Nyce feels everyone should have a wholesome meal everyday and he is doing his part to give back to the community. We need you all to really spread the word. Blogs,Facebooks,Twitters, etc about this Dollar Menu release to help the homeless. The project is symbolic to what QN is doing because this was not suppose to be released. The producer TaeOne's HD crashed and lost the sessions. QN was able to find the tracks on his computer an decided that this is the best way to not only do something for his community by raising money but also opening peoples eyes as to how many people are actually eating off the Dollar Menu at various fast food chains just to survive. We all know the health implications that come from eating an unbalanced diet day in and day out. Please support this release again by donating and spreading the word. We are proud to present to you all Dollar Menu a project by Quite Nyce to feed the homeless in Worcester, MA.
Dollar Menu - Download Through Quite Nyce Official Bandcamp HERE
ATTN PRODUCERS !!!! For the launch of his new Facebook page Quite Nyce is giving away a new FreEP that will drop this week. He also has announced a remix contest for one of his most famed tracks I ALONE. The winner will get their track put on his Bandcamp page and will be promoted. Quite Nyce has also agreed to record an exclusive track with the winning producer.
MP3: Devin the Dude Presents Coughee Brothaz - "Got Bills to Pay"
Devin The Dude Presents: Coughee Brothaz are getting ready to drop there new album, "Fresh Brew" on iTunes 4/19 and in stores 5/17. "Fresh Brew" is the follow up release to the 2007 released, Devin The Dude Presents: Coughee Brothaz "Waitin' Our Turn"
The album is being released via Coughee Brothaz Music/Select-O-Hits.
Here goes the albums first single, "Got Bills to Pay" with proper credits below:
Devin The Dude Presents: Coughee Brothaz "Got Bills to Pay" (featuring Devin The Dude, E-Rock & Tony Mac)
If you don't know the name Prince Aries yet, you should, and likely will very soon. Aside from co-founding the Bay Area's first hip-hop television show, Distortion 2 Static, over 10 years ago, Aries also has a whole other side that includes being a sought after party promoter, DJ, and graphic designer. And up next in his series of video shorts leading up to the release of his Clean Ass Whip mixtape, Prince Aries explains part of that other side. Specifically diving into his illustrative and graphic design abilities, the Bay Area Renaissance Man is seen here explaining the inspiration behind the cover art for Clean Ass Whip, walking viewers through how he originally went about creating. "When I listen to this mixtape and see this cover – that's pretty much how I feel, riding around in a car on a sunny afternoon."
Prince Aries' Clean Ass Whip mixtape, which features original tracks from DaVinci and Bambu along with a variety of west coast classics that ultimately shaped his musical taste, will be released for free download on May 3, 2011 via SWTBRDS.
MP3: Cali Swag District - "Ridin Low, Gettin' High"
Inglewood, California's Cali Swag District have sold over a million copies of there debut single, "Teach me how to Dougie." Founded by Big Wy, the group is getting ready to showcase there versatility and set the record straight with there upcoming mixtape, "Deeper than the Dougie."
Here goes the lead off single from the mixtape, a song titled "Ridin Low, Gettin High."
Ohio’s own J Rawls knows a thing or two about Hip-Hop. The famed producer/emcee has been living the culture for as long as he can remember, even before his first productions began circulating in the early 90s. “I remember taking the laces out of my first pair of Shelltoes and my parents looking at me like I was crazy. I remember Hip-Hop being a breath of fresh air,” says Rawls. Later, J Rawls helped launch the independent Hip-Hop explosion of the late 90s by producing “Brown Skin Lady” and “Yo Yeah” from Mos Def and Talib Kweli’s seminal debut album as Black Star. He went on to anchor Lone Catalysts, one of the most acclaimed early independent rap groups, and release an acclaimed solo album, The Essence Of J Rawls, in 2001. Now, more than a decade after his last solo Hip-Hop album, J Rawls is proud to present The Hip-Hop Affect, which will be in stores everywhere on May 17th, 2011.
Featuring appearances from Rhymefest, Sadat X, Tanya Morgan, J Sands (of Lone Catalysts), Copywrite, Bad Azz, Edo G, Stalley, Casual, Count Bass D, Wise Intelligent (of Poor Righteous Teachers), El Da Sensei, John Robinson, and more, The Hip-Hop Affect tells the story of how Rawls grew with hip-hop as hip-hop itself continued to grow. Born out of a dialog with his son, THHA explores Rawls’ personal journey from Columbus to Cincinnati to cities all over the world, as well as Hip-Hop’s journey from block parties to MTV to total ubiquity. “We walk, talk, and think Hip-Hop because we are Hip-Hop,” explains Rawls. “We birthed it, created it, and reared it. As with any child, we don’t like every change that we see Hip-Hop make, but we stick with it because we love it.”
While Hip-Hop has clearly been an important part of Rawls’ life, the past decade has seen him expanding his musical horizons. He delved into neo-soul and jazz with The Essence Of Soul and The Liquid Crystal Project, and released collaborative albums with Ohio vocalist Middle Child and Stones Throw crooner/rapper Dudley Perkins. All the while, production work for El Da Sensei, Masta Ace, Wordsworth, Beastie Boys, Count Bass D and others has kept Rawls connected to his roots. Now, he’s ready to make a full return to Hip-Hop, and with that comes an opportunity to reflect. “This album tells the story of Hip-Hop and the affect it’s had on my life,” he explains. “I really want to get people to ask themselves, How has Hip-Hop affected your life?”
1. HHA Intro (ft. Joshy) 2. Best Producer on the Mic (ft. Diamond D, Oh No & Kev Brown) 3. Face It (ft. Sadat X & Wise Intelligent) 4. Jewel (ft. Afaliah) 5. Going Through Records (Interlude) 6. Salute (ft. Piakhan) 7. Just Rhymin’ with Fest (ft. Rhymefest) 8. That Very First Day (ft. Fat Jon ) 9. Heeey (ft. El Da Sensei, John Robinson, LeFortheUncool & Afaliah) 10. Who Am I? (ft. S.P.I.R.I.T.) 11. Making a Beat (Interlude) 12. Sandsy (ft. J. Sands [Lone Catalysts]) 13. Ya Friends in the Way (ft. Senor Kaos) 14. Are You Listening? (Bad Azz, Copywrite & Edo G) 15. Jussy on the Mic (Interlude) 16. Why You Do 17. Find a New (ft. Casual) 18. Da Beatbox (Interlude) 19. We’re on Top (#OhioTakeOver) (ft. Count Bass D , Trav Dave , Rashad , Co-City, , J Osceola , LeForTheUncool , Stalley , Tage [MHz, Columbus], Copywrite [MHz, Columbus], Donwill [Tanya Morgan,Cincinnati], 6S , Donte [Mood, Cincinnati], Piakhan , Ilyas [Tanya Morgan, Cincinnati], Main Flow [Mood, Cincinnati], Dominique Larue , Hood Apostle , ILL Poetic , ILLOGIC , Iyball [Fly.Union, Columbus], JaySwiffa [Fly.Union, Columbus], Jerreau [Fly.Union, Columbus], P Blackk ) 20. The Beat’s Done (Interlude) 21. HHA Outro (Joshy Gets It)
Video: Cassettes Won't Listen And Bisco Smith Form The Freeze Tag
(April - Brooklyn, NY) The Freeze Tag, the newly formed duo of Los Angeles-based producer Cassettes Won't Listen and Brooklyn MC Bisco Smith, is happy to announce the release of Hamster Kid, a five-track concept EP and animated musical collaboration brought together with the help of world-renowned street artist Bishop 203 and director Mike Vidoli. Hamster Kid will be released May 3, 2011 through The Freeze Tag's collective label, Daylight Curfew.
In a genre where bravado and #swag is slang du jour, an antihero like Hamster Kid is rarely heard from, let alone as the driving force behind a multi-media based concept project. For CWL and Bisco, who began writing and recording music together in the summer of 2010, who have been creating boundary pushing music together and apart for years, the idea came naturally, and Hamster Kid emerged as an unlikely superhero, an everyman's underdog who, as the duo states, "fights to stay true to himself while overcoming pressures from peers, naysayers, and society at large."
A true concept project, the five-track EP tells a full story, beginning with Hamster Kid's escape from an underground corporate complex ("The Voices" and "The Shuffle"), finding solace and strength in the optimism of the big city ("The Vision"). Inspired by the rediscovery of self-awareness and aspirations that had escaped him, Hamster Kid mounts his rooftop launch pad, making his leap away from the restrictions and limitations that once ruled his life and toward the outer expanses of the freedom he strives for ("The Flight"). "If there's one thing to be taken from the story of Hamster Kid," explains Bisco, "it is to find what you love, chase that love, and figure out a way to make it your life."