Available today: #RAGEISBACK the official mixtape companion to the acclaimed novel, Rage Is Back, now in stores. Paying tribute to hip hop culture and its birthplace, New York City, #RAGEISBACK brings together an all-star cast of icons & rising stars for a first-of-its-kind hip hop storybook in the spirit of classic book-and-record sets. Featuring exclusive new tracks from Common and Talib Kweli produced by J.PERIOD, freestyles from Black Thought, The Kid Daytona, Blu, Homeboy Sandman and Shad, plus unreleased J.PERIOD remixes of Nas, Q-Tip, and The Notorious B.I.G. Narrated by: GZA & Danny Hoch.
Video/MP3: First Light (Pep Love & Opio) - "Lighters"
Courtesy Audible Treats.
Hieroglyphics members Pep Love and Opio are announcing the formation of a new duo, First Light. As First Light, Pep and Opio will release a new album, Fallacy Fantasy, on March 12th, and to coincide with the album release, will also embark on a month-long tour this spring. First Light has released the album's first single, "Lighters," which features the duo's Hieroglyphics crew, with guest appearances from Casual, Del the Funky Homosapien, and A-Plus.
Here is the official video for DJ Paul's "Get Em Done" from A Person of Interest, in stores now! Be sure to check out DJ Paul's newly launched official website DJPaulKOM.tv for comedy, cooking and music exclusives from the KOM!
Fresh off of the release of his instrumental album, Yen Dollar Music, vol. 1 (via ProducersIKnow.com), the multi-talented East Point, GA native Yamin, formerly known as DJ AmDex, presents the W. Feagins Jr.-directed music video for "Yamintro", his self-produced single from his debut solo album Yamin, which dropped today.
Features include John Robinson (Scienz of Life, DOOM, J. Rawls), Boog Brown (Mello Music Group), Chopp (The Smile Rays, Dillon), Blc Txt (King I Divine), Gotta Be Karim (Black Spade, Do For Self). "Gone Today, Here Tomorrow" features a cameo from DT, Yamin's partner in rap duo Clan Destined, whose third LP Self Titled, received 5 out of 5 stars on CreativeLoafing.com (read the review here). The "Yamintro" video follows on the heels of the video for the album's first single "Never Leave" (watch here), a love ode to his beat machine. Yamin produces all but two songs, which are handled by fellow ATL producer Illastrate.
Born and raised in Uptown Washington D.C. I've wanted to be a rapper since the age of 13. I started taking my career seriously during Nov 2012. I can't really say who influenced me but rap is my passion and I live to do this. I'm currently a senior at UDC and I'm majoring in Business.
Quelle Chris bringing the video version of Ratshit to life. Directed by Mochilla's legendary lensman Eric Coleman. Featuring DJ GroWeyez. Produced by Quelle Chris. Styling & Gold by ShadyLA, SWRV and Jamerson. Dope.
When Love Goes Wrong: J-Zone's Top 25 Anti-Valentine's Day Rap Songs (With Audio)
Ah! Preparing for Valentine's Day, are we? Well, while you're making those reservations, you need to check this out. I dug deep into my large music collection and compiled a list of 25 rap songs that completely ruin the spirit of Valentine's Day (with audio for each one)! Yes! The songs get pretty rude and crude at points, but I did this solely to be contrary and it was a whole lot of fun! Cupid got his ass kicked in the process.
Check out the songs / the list here on Ego Trip and see / hear what happens when love goes completely wrong!
Audio: Sivion - "Butterfly Sessions: Remixed by Freddie Bruno"
"When I first thought about remixing Butterfly Sessions, I really wanted it to be unique and nothing like the original project. Freddie Bruno had been exploring some new production styles/techniques with different equipment and sounds. What I had heard from him at the time was so full of growth and life, musically, that I had to see if he'd do it. So I asked him and he was down, immediately. That's what family is about....helping each other grow. Man...what followed was amazing batch of remixes that I'm so excited to share with the world." - Sivion
Von Pea & Aeon To Release Duly Noted. EP 3/26 on HiPNOTT Records
In August 2012, Tanya Morgan emcee Von Pea had just finished a tour and was sitting in LA with new creative energy and nowhere to put it. Listening to a beat tape Tanya Morgan in-house producer Aeon gave him, Von began writing on his flight back to New York. The next month was spent walking around Brooklyn and writing this EP.
Duly Noted. Is the brand new EP from Von Pea, produced by Aeon. Featuring the single “Things Have Changed”, Duly Noted. consists of 6 new tracks from the Tanya Morgan member as well as the accompanying instrumentals from the Lessondary producer.
Listen to the first single, "Things Have Changed" and pre-order your copy now.