Video: DC Comets (Theory Hazit & Cream of Beats) - School Pizza/Yackity Shmackity
Courtesy Wanja Lange.
This is a highly anticipated album fully produced by the Detroit native Cream of Beats. Theory first used Cream of Beats' sound as a soapbox in 2007 with the single, "Emit Gninrut". In 2010, Theory began to record to his beats and later realized that they had 4 albums worth of material. The project is set to release early 2014, and will also feature guest vocals Wordsworth, Fresh Daily, Scribbling Idiots and many more.
New York emcee, songwriter, & storyteller C-Zar Van Gogh releases his first music of 2014, unleashing not one but two brand new projects, both of which are free to fans via the SpaceLAB Bandcamp Page. The first cannon out the gate is Lay Up Lines, a mixtape of all-new material over carefully selected instrumentals. In the spirit of Van Gogh's previous mixtapes such as Good Writtens: The Duck Tape, he avoids just spitting freestyles over "industry beats", preferring to craft songs & make the beats his own.
Keeping up their consistent streak of dropping new material, the YGRF boys let another track fly tonight. Jae Thrillz comes for Jimmy Hayes’ crown as YGRF Hook King with his catchy hook on the group’s latest single, “Slow Down.” Thrillz & Looch trade aggressive verses over tough production from Johnny Juliano. Take heed and slow down, if you know what’s best for you. YGRF 2: The Mixtape coming soon.
Video: Verbal Kent - "Sound of the Weapon (9th Wonder Remix)"
Chicago emcee Verbal Kent (of Ugly Heroes) rolls through Chicago's winter narrating a tale of violence, struggle, and perseverance. The video, directed by Chip Beasley, is shot from Chicago's snowy sidewalks, rail underpasses, penthouse apartments, and from cross-field skyline perspectives, giving viewers a clean take on the blustery city. Grammy Award winning producer 9th Wonder lays his classic soul stirring production down for Verbal's vocal foundation that plays like an everyman's introspective drive through the city.
Marty has approached the album as an multimedia project rather than a cut and dry musical release and will be putting the CD out along with a companion novel April 8th. Every song on Sin's Disciple is an analysis of the Seven Deadly Sins seen through the sociopolitical lens of throwback rap and nu metal.
Hip-hop is and always will be a product of the streets. Whether it's Bedstuy or Compton, 8 Mile or the LBC, an artist's home territory is a place of reverence. Slick Talk, longtime member of the League of Extraordinary Gz, shows his admiration for his hometown of Austin, TX in his latest video, "That Lower (Southside)," produced by hazy beatsmith Eric Dingus, and premiered by Mass Appeal.
Freedom Williams Interview on Music, Construction & Life, IDC Youth x Urban Arts Partnership
I Don't Camouflage visited Freedom Williams' home in Brooklyn NY to capture him with his recording artists Jax and East Koast working on construction. Check out the exclusive interview with Freedom Williams and his artists, as they break down their relationships with music and construction work, life lessons and more.
Dee is getting ready to unleash his debut LP, Family, Friends, Money, in a few months, but he is still releasing heat rocks from his recent mixtape Donny Cash. The latest visual, “Eatin” is produced by Key Wane (Wane has produced tracks for Big Sean (Guap”), Drake (‘All Me”), Beyonce (“Partition”), Wale, Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy, Tyga, Rockie Fresh, Meek Mill (“Amen”) among others).