Dub: Living through the information age can be a double edged sword, it can unify people / artists globally while also inadvertently creating division and removing individuals from their own environment. This gives way to a unique community of outsiders... ones who have to battle daily to wield a lane for themselves despite not being completely accepted by the consensus.
A.H.: Hailing from the musical city of Bristol, Elliot Junior spent his early childhood being influenced by the likes of Tupac, Biggie and Chris Brown, and more recently Trey Songz, Migos, Bryson Tiller and C-Biz.
DMV: DC Legend Killa Cal just dropped his new music video on us "The Wave"! The song is undeniable and momentum of the track is causing a wave throughout the area. You can also catch the song in rotation on DMV LIFE Radio.
Dove: Charlotte, SC songwriter Milan Hightower delivers the colorful official visual for "Power Of The G", directed by FRESHPres. This song was produced by Solo Steeze and appears on Milan Hightower's new EP Dirty Sauce God.
Biz 3: Adult Swim received a folder from DOOM called The Missing Notebook Rhymes today containing 15 tracks. Each track is considered a "notebook" from a series consisting of music from his own upcoming albums as well as singles he is featured on, including one with Jay Electronica, from various projects by other artists. One notebook will be released per week over the course of the next 15 weeks. The first of which is titled "Negus" from Sean Price's forthcoming posthumous album titled imperious Rex. To find more about what DOOM is up to or when these songs will be released check www.gasdrawls.com . See the message below and stay tuned for more details and new music weekly from The Missing Notebook Rhymes via Adult Swim.
"These missing notebooks were last seen at the METALFACE L.A. office when DOOM was denied entry into the US 7 years ago. If you have any information on the whereabouts of these notebooks please contact www.gasdrawls.com ."
Matt: Brady Watt wears many hats--aside from being “Nyce On The Bass,” he holds residence in DJ Premier’s “The Badder Band” (Watt also plays in Talib Kweli’s band and produced the “Intro” and “Outro” on Kweli’s recently released The Seven EP with Styles) and he also writes, composes and produces; his esteemed resume includes collaborations with Joey Bada$$ (most recently “500 Benz”), Styles P & Talib Kweli, Curren$y, Melanie Fiona and Statik Selektah (Brady appears on the lead-single, “Man Of The Hour,” featuring 2Chainz and Wiz Khalifa from Statik’s forthcoming 8 album) .
M.S.: In anticipation for his album "Rebirth" traditional R&B crooner “DRU” taps into his Jamaican-caribbean roots for his new promotional single "Been Waiting" produced by Smokeshop. We last heard from DRU on "Dont Be Afraid" as the mississauga, canadien native intends on continuing to serve us heat!