Thursday, May 31, 2012
It’s been over 3 years since the release of Edgar Allen Floe’s official debut album The Streetwise LP. Most noted for his contributions as a member of North Carolina’s underground hip hop collective, The Justus League, Floe is back with the release of Floetry In Motion dropping June 19th on MCEO Records / Mass Media Group. Check out the "I Don't Know Why" single below!!!!
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Shane Kidd is an Atlanta base Emcee composing theme music for dreamers, Conscious Hip hop that thrives a new era. Striving to stay true to the Idea of what an Emcee is as Rakim said "Mc mean move the crowd" so let's move them to dream and grow.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Monday, May 28, 2012
This is a special edition of Cross Country Diggin. I'm gonna take you the best place you can ever go diggin, BACK HOME at a relative's place! Imagine diggin thru records of nothing but music you grew up on! So welcome to Fayetteville, NC where I get my hands on some classic gospel records!!!!
MAKE SURE YOU CHECK OUT: The Best Spot to Go Diggin
There are plenty of spots all around the world to go diggin. With all the diggin I have done, the best place I have been was at HOME! Diggin thru your grandparents, parents, uncles, aunts, cousins, or in-laws' vinyl is significant. Most of the time it brings you back to a certain point in life because these records are the ones you grew up on. The only downfall to diggin at a relative's place is that you can't always go back to dig. Once you get all of their records, thats it. Its not like your favorite local spot where you can go every week and there are always records there.
Most of you have probably already went diggin at your relative's place. Some of you walked away with a lot of records and some of you probably left with none after coming across that uncle that won't give up his vinyl collection. You may have to go in a dirty attic and fight spiders or go out in some old shed that could have all kinds of wildlife but if you haven't been yet, I suggest you do so because its definitely a treat.
Recently I had the chance to go diggin back home. Check out the vid HERE.
Friday, May 25, 2012
This coffee table is a 12:1 scaled replica of a cassette tape. It is made of reclaimed maple, walnut and lucite. Dimensions are 47.25″ x 30″ x 5″ with a 3/8″ plexi top. This is a first prototype and one of a kind table. Future versions will be CNC machined out of high grade plywood with a variety of ply combinations and a glass top. This table has been an obsession of mine for 5 years! It is amazing to finally have it come to fruition. The table is completely reversible (sides A and B).
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Cap hits us with a smooth mellow joint accompanied by Juice, Kay Flow and S-Confidential. Listen/Download Below!!!!
There's nothing worst being disappointed by the music of an overly-hyped artist. On the flip side, there's nothing better than randomly landing on great artists with great music. I never heard of Minneapolis emcee MaLLy nor producer The Sundance Kid, but I'm a fan as of today.
Their collaborative album, The Last Great… is solid piece from start to finish down to the very dope artwork by Keith Eric Williams. Stand out tracks for me are Swallowing the Reign, The Renaissance 2.0, and Unplugged feat. Brother Ali.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Been following this dude for a minute now and he's consistently showing growth. Really dig his lyrics and wordplay. "Sitting in my Ride" is a certified banger to me. I've already played out "Tom's Comet" feat. King Mez to death!!! Don't Sleep!!!
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
I always hear negativity about 50 Cent but you gotta give him his credit. After ALL of his success, he still drops good material. Most of the time, an artist has a little success and their whole personality changes. There are some certified joints on here and overall I don't think its bad.
Monday, May 21, 2012
Check out Episode 1 in this series following the journey thru the making of Kay Flow's "Kreative Kontrol". Studio Life!!!!
87 Conceptions brings you part 2 of Something Beyond featuring Matth and Ill Conscious from Rome Cee's latest project "The Grey Area" available now on iTunes. Get your copy today!
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Nametag was raised in Detroit, Michigan, where the hip hop scene is vibrant and full of energy. It was through this environment that Nametag began to develop his skills. His name stands for having your own identity. This is his mark and it lets the people know who he is. The 'Tag part is from a metaphor from how grafitti artists tag their names when putting their artwork on display.
He knew he was headed on the right road when he landed his first official studio recording alongside Black Milk on a track titled “Real Life” on a Slum Village compilation titled Dirty District Vo.l 1 (2002). From that point forward, he started gaining recognition by making guest appearances on releases such as B.R. Gunna’s “Dirty District Vol. 2 (2003), Sound of the City (2005), Broken Wax (2007) Popular Demand (2007), The Set Up (2008) and so on. He began releasing his own projects in 2007. Now with a new era of Michigan hip hop music expanding, Nametag is dead center in its growth and riding the wave to the top of the line.
LISTEN TO "QUARTER WATER VOL. 1" BELOW!!!!
ALSO CHECK OUT www.itsnametag.com
Friday, May 18, 2012
Another one for all the beat heads from my dude JEEPZ. Click on the artwork above to stream/download "Maschine Art Iller(Y) Vol. 4". You can also listen to it below. Also check out www.jeepzondabeatz.com
Thursday, May 17, 2012
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Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Monday, May 7, 2012
BLAT! Pack beatsmith KuroiOto presents his latest work, "The May 3rd EP" lovingly dedicated to his muse on the day of their anniversary. An affectionate mosaic of original poetry, beats and sampled offerings diving into his fondness for her energy. Over six tracks he recounts the ways, culminating in the title track a richly energetic, love symphony. Afro-centric shades, passionate lyrics and funky rhythms keep the theme burning vividly without losing sight of glowing instrumental highlights. KuroiOto reminds us how it fels to be under love's immaculate spell.
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Here's a little treat. Since getting the Maschine it was only right to do a beat video. I'm currently working on the "Plato's Retreat" Beat Tape. Please Enjoy!!!!
Saturday, May 5, 2012
This mixtape was very refreshing to listen to. Chuuwee gives us a Hip Hop gem in these rough times. His debut album "Wild Style" comes out the end of the month (May 29th). I'm patiently waiting!!!! LISTEN/DOWNLOAD BELOW!!!!
Friday, May 4, 2012
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Nonstop Sound spoke with Raekwon and Masta Killa of the Wu-Tang Clan on the importance of their seminal album, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) almost two decades after its release. Raekwon said the group’s members all hit lyrical “home runs,” and Masta Killa added they were filling a “void” in hip-hop. This album is a definite must-have in your hip-hop collection. Enjoy and be educated.
Shoutout to Diggers Union Local 1200.
The Doctors Orders celebrates the life of a musical genius J Dilla Changed My Life 2012 @ Scala, London. The London gig raised just under £11,000 for the J Dilla Foundation and Lupus UK.
On June 5th, emcee/producer Oh No will release Ohnomite, a album based on samples from the 1975 blaxploitation film Dolomite (starring Rudy Ray Moore). Serving as the first offering from the project, Oh No teams up with Sticky Fingaz for the track “Whoop Ass.” This funky driven track should give you a good idea of what you can expect from the album. Guest appearances on Ohnomite come courtesy of MF DOOM, Evidence, Alchemist, MED, Guilty Simpson, Roc C, Damani, Prozack Turner, Ea$y Money, Pok Dog, LMNO, Phife Dawg, DJ Romes, Chino XL, Erick Sermon, Rapper Pooh, Phil the Agony, Jose James, Frank Nitt, Wildchild, Sticky Fingaz, Termanology & Roc Marciano.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Classic The Legend is a mc from the atlanta region,Pawcut is a producer from germany , together they are "The Hungry People" , offering you a combination of vintage samples , dusty drum breaks and honest, introspective lyrics , aiming to bring rawness back into the game.
They want u to to take full responsibility for your situation and get up, get out and get whats rightfully yours.... The World.
"The Hungry People" is the soundtrack to the grind, the day to day struggle.....no excuses made, no blame being placed, just grind...and nod your head.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
I'm not just saying this because I'm from North Carolina, but NC has some of the dopest artists. Check out this album from the Raleigh duo Actual Proof. You can listen/purchase it HERE. PLEASE SUPPORT!!!!