Ms. RC: Chanel is readying the release of her upcoming EP this fall. "Notice" (prod by Rich Skillz) is a follow up to her first single "The Life" featuring Rockie Fresh. Watch the stunning visuals for "Notice."
Joe: Godchild has always had a love for music, but it wasn't until 2012 and 2013 when he recorded his first independent projects, however he had no intentions or desire to push the projects the way they deserved.
The supergroup quartet collective of Prince Paul (Stetsasonic, Gravediggaz), Ladybug Mecca (Digable Planets), Rodrigo Brandão (aka Gorila Urbano), and Don Newkirk (The Dix) is set to drop its debut album Throwback To The Future on Oct 7th via Tommy Boy Ent, featuring the smoking lead single "Saudade Songbook (feat. Count Bass D)"
In anticipation of the album release and the live show, Prince Paul drops the second of three bandmate-inspired Mixtapes, BROOKZILL! Mixtape #2 - Ladybug Mecca Mix exclusively via Pitchfork today. You can also stream & share via SoundCloud.
Speaking of the project, Brazilian MC Rodrigo Brandão (aka Gorila Urbano) describes upcoming live show as a "spiritual hip hop ceremony and culture clash inna b-boy stance", much like the album itself.
Throwback To The Future is the sonic link between New York and Brazil, Hip-Hop's future with its far-reaching past. In addition to the major players, the album also features collaborations with a host of Brazilian artists, keyboardist Brian Jackson, MCs Del The Funky Homosapien and Count Bass D, turntablists Kid Koala, Mr. Len, and more. Ten years in the making, recorded in five cities across two nations and two continents, BROOKZILL! is an international family of four core artists and myriad collaborators who've joined forces to become one.
Biz 3: Earl Sweatshirt and Knowledge just dropped a new track "Balance" as part of the Adult Swim Singles Program via Spin. You can check out Earl live at this years AFROPUNK fest and stay tuned for more coming from the Adult Swim Singles Program soon.
Audio: Jimmy ValenTime - "On Your Own (Suicide Squad)"
Wanja: Jimmy ValenTime explains “On Your OWN” captures a more mature take on relationships than his previous work. “The song captures how life is really about the people you choose to spend it with. The moment you decide who really matters, instead of always looking for the next best thing.”
BJM: Back For the First Time reveals a new and revamped sound for J.Mulla. For the first time, Mulla is giving the people what they need to hear, the real! The video takes place in Toronto, Canada, showing changing perspectives that captivate viewers to lines like “our story’s a bit similar, it just got different faces.”