Biz3: Heems has just released the second single, "Home" feat. Dev Hynes / Blood Orange to his forthcoming debut album Eat, Pray, Thug (out 3/10 on Megaforce / Greedhead). "Home" digs into the more personal side of Himanshu Suri on the subject of a despondent breakup coupled with the indelible production and vocals provided by Hynes.
Trevor: Be the weirdo. The outsider. The streaker in a crowd of fully clothed sheep and champion it. Minneapolis rapper/producer Ecid has been operating on the fringes of rap music for close to a decade, with no co-sign, no angel investor, just an undeniable passion for contributing to the ever changing hip-hop landscape. It feels like just yesterday he was wearing 2xl t-shirts, recording his first songs using a dual tape deck and a stack of gangster rap instrumentals.
PS4080 Presents: 'Back Of The Bus' f/ Smoke DZA, Shirt, Shawn Chrystopher
Matt: Back in the early 2000's, the DJ hosted mixtape held sway on the airwaves and streets of suburban New York. At least it did in Rockland county. Drama, Don Cannon, Ill Will, and more assembled the newest, best emcees to rip apart some of the top production across the country. It was about providing a platform for new artists and expose them to new fans. That was the inspiration for Back Of The Bus (#BOTB). But why call it that?
Audio: Chucky Workclothes f/ E-40 & Big Dutta "State To State"
Matt: After years of regional success, Naptown’s own Chucky Workclothes is ready to make his national debut with powerhouse RBC Records. Chucky’s debut, Tax Season, is set for a 2-24-15 release as Chucky joins the elite roster at RBC whose affiliations include Techn9ne, E-40, Too Short, Canibus, DJ Quik and more.
DJ EFN f/ Troy Ave, Scarface & Stalley "Who's Crazy?" (Produced by DJ Premier)
Matt: DJ EFN has been leaking tracks in succession every week leading up to the release of his upcoming Another Time project; and this week he leaks one of the most anticipated tracks from his project “Who’s Crazy?” featuring Troy Ave, Stalley and the legendary Scarface—over a DJ Premier track!!