Legendary hip-hop producer Prince Paul and his son P. Forreal are set to release one of the most unique albums of the year with their comedy/hip-hop opus Negroes On Ice. With the digital release only a week away, Paul is debuting the track "Wake Up (LOAYBM)", featuring rhymes from P. Forreal. The CD version of the album (which includes a download card for all instrumentals) hits stores on October 16th.
First, there was Run DMC then Public Enemy, A Tribe Called Quest, Mos Def & Talib Kweli, etc. Now introducing, Gods’Illa; the evolution of true Hip-Hop music. With lyrical prowess, presence and authenticity reminiscent of the glory days, Gods’Illa, a hip-hop group consisting of 3 actual brothers Acem Eternal Mind, God Allah Truth & Powerful Rasheem Mathematics, has stepped on to the scene to provide the masses with a sound that shifts the paradigm and brings the focus of the music back to the experiences of everyday people. The name Gods’Illa (God Is Illa) embodies not only the group’s culture but also the scale of music they create in comparison to the competition.
Video: Par-City Performs for Hot97's NYC Vote Rally
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On Tuesday, September 25, 2012, Par-City performed for Hot97's NYC Vote Rally hosted by Rosario Dawson at Lehman College. Watch as the Hip Hop duo perform "Hard Times" off their Civilized Sessions mixtape. After the performance, GiF and Willy Dope of Par-CIty address the Bronx college audience about the importance of getting involved in the voting process and communicating with the local elected officials in the community to spark change. Follow them on Twitter @GiFtheGreat @WillyDope.
J. Bizness’ Flight Plan is well over 30,000 feet at this point. The instrumental album from the LA producer took off in August and has been exploring the skies since. Today, Mello Music Group and director Erick Lee share the visuals for “Destination,” one of the more introspective, almost somber cuts from the LP.
After 10 years, 3 albums, 4 EPs, 7 videos, a 2005 MuchFact top video nod, a 2008 MMVA video award nomination (Best Rap Video), critical acclaim in The Source, NOW Magazine, Okay Player (amongst others) and proven #1 singles on the college radio circuit, Tru-Paz have established themselves as credible veterans in Canadian Hip Hop.
For over a decade, Pinc Gator has been inspired and motivated by music. The ladder has always been a major part of his life, due to his father’s musical capabilities and involvement. At anytime of the day the Bishop was sure to have a record serenading throughout the house, whether Gospel or Blues. That kind of explains why there is a soulful sound to Gators voice whenever he briefly caters to his singing ability.
Gator realized rap was one of his niches when he was always able to hold an audiences attention whenever in a freestyle cipher. Pinc always wanted to flow, but he never wanted to write his lyrics down. His brother always reiterated “write your lyrics down” in Gator’s ear. After a few years of being stubborn, Gator finally took his brothers advice. Once writing became a part of his routine, his craft actually began to grow. Although he began writing, many times throughout the years, Gator had tried to be naive to the fact that music, not just rap was his craft. Family and close friends were always supportive, but it was the people he did not know that sort of solidified the potential factor.
Let it be music or just ordinary life, Gator has always had obstacles to deal with. People’s procrastination has always been a hindering in part of Gators success. Folks have a mind frame of tomorrow. That tomorrow attitude has created a “Bitter Over Time” attitude for Pinc Gator. Therefore he never gets too low or too high based on somebody’s words. He just believes it when he sees it.
Gator has a unique raspy sound to his voice that makes him stand out when collaborating with anyone. He is not your ordinary down south representer. Although, he is very aware and appreciative of the culture that Houston has created for itself. He tends to focus on his personal experiences with women, deceit, childhood, etc. Gator’s lyrical wordplay and distinctive metaphors will one day create a nice place for him in Hip Hop even though his genre can be viewed as extremely diverse at times. He might be spotted in a public setting wearing his signature football helmet without a facemask, or one of his many turbines. Electric and outlandish pretty much sums up his character. He is not out to harm anyone, he is just going to get what he feels is his. Pinc keeps an humble mind frame in all his endeavors, knowing that nothing last forever.
Pinc Gator is a dedicated artist and is constantly striving to perfect his craft. Success is part of believing and having faith, and that’s what facilitates his drive. He is not your ordinary “rapper” , due to the fact he is an all out entertainer, and loves to capture an audience. No matter what country, city, or state you are in, keep your head on the swivel, Pinc Gator is probably near.