Golden And Kidd Called Quest - Heartbreaks and Half Steps (prod. Kidd Called Quest)
Courtesy Lamar J.
Golden is proving that not only is she a great MC but a great writer as well. She has a ability to flip subjects but without sounding forced like other mc's out there. This new joint has Golden talking about a lost relationship over a Kidd Called Quest soulful beat as they prove once again they are a great team.
Tonight we give you a new release from VITAL himself, a short and powerful new piece titled "Charlie Chaplin". Song produced by Norm Sabourin programmed by Sia Rad with Visuals by Jason Baskey (jaydidit.com).
Hip-Hop Artist Sleep Hits the Road w/ Sage Francis on "Copper Gone Tour"
Courtesy Ballin PR.
Co-founder of the Oldominion crew, a collective of hip-hop artists based out of the Pacific Northwest, MC Sleep is about to hit the road with lyricist and indie-rap renegade, Sage Francis. Sleep and Sage have known collaborated in the studio and on the road in the past. In fact, Sleep is one of many artists on Sage Francis' Strange Famous Records.
Sleep has been representing Oregon's dynamic rap scene over a decade. His latest project, a 13 track-disc is a harmonic uplifting album, Oregon Failure features emcees include Pigeon John, Ceschi, Onry Ozzborn, Nyqwil, and X-Perience. The album is produced entirely by Maulskull, a Denver based producer.
COPPER GONE TOUR DATES W/ SLEEP:
6/13 SEATTLE - Neumo's
6/14 PORTLAND, OR - Alhambra Theatre
6/16 SAN FRANCISCO - The Independent
6/17 SOLANA BEACH - Belly Up Tavern
6/18 LOS ANGELES - The Troubadour
6/20 PHOENIX - The Crescent Ballroom
6/21 ALBUQUERQUE - Sunshine Theater
6/22 EL PASO, TX - Tricky Falls
6/24 DALLAS, TX - Club Dada
6/25 AUSTIN - Mohawk
6/27 BATON ROUGE, LA - Spanish Moon
Video: The Soul Pros f/ Edo.G, Felix Fast4wrd - "Greatness"
The true school Hip Hop trio known as the Soul Pros present a fresh new video featuring talented multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Felix Fast4wrd as well as a guest cameo by legendary golden era mc, Edo. G. "Greatness" is a captivating video that features inspiring visuals of the group at the monumental Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado as well as up-close footage that captures great friends, fellow-artists and future generations done in hi-def as well as vintage 9mm film.
The Cloaks are Awol One & Gel Roc
Optical Conclusions featuring Abstract Rude
Produced by Awkward
Cuts by Sir Beans
Directed by Alyson (B. Squid) Bruno & Kirk Sullivan
Edited by Alyson (B. Squid) Bruno
Cast: Arkyve (runner), Cloaks (Woes)
Recently asked, "What body of work best defines you? Your magnum opus?" Turns out, Billy Drease recorded such a "defining" album in 2004.
Performing then, under his birth name, Edreys, he began taking his recording and production into his own hands, with a DIY, work with what you have attitude, explaining the gritty, rough-edged sound of the final product. His writing was so personal and intimate that close associates convinced him that it may not be viable in the market. Ranging topics from the birth of a second child; the passing of his family's matriarch; the push and pull balance of being a father, husband and struggling artist woven over soulful and street grit beats, this project exuded the essence of hip hop.
10 years later, as a gift for himself on his birthday, 4/30, he is sharing this magnificent artistic offering with the public, of what he feels may be his most authentic work to date.
Initially, EDREYS MMIV will be available as a digital only, name your own price release; as a way to reach every fan available. But bigger plans are brewing for this amazing release, including a limited edition 12" vinyl release and accompanying music videos, so stay tuned.
IRS members, Black Cat & Korry Deez, have long been one of music's most creative, yet elusive duos. "Stuff Like That" sees the two trade vibes with internationally acclaimed emcee/producer Moka Only, who has his "Sex, Money, Moka" album dropping May 13th.