Fresh off their third European Tour, the Calgary-based duo of Teekay and DJ Cosm are back, teaming with producer Def-Chap from Saskatoon for their upcoming collaborative EP, "DFE vs. DEF" (coming soon). The first single is "Lucky Day", an incredibly soulful joint where Teekay waxes philosophical on the ups and downs of searching for that special someone. Cosm's slick scratch-chorus is the cherry on top of this smooth banger.
Defender of the Art - Growing Pains (feat. Lyriz) (@BigSto)
"Growing Pains" is the first single from The Psych Ward 2 and it features Lyriz. The beat was jacked from the Grieves and Budo song "Growing Pains".
Regardless of whether we admit it or not we all have "Growing Pains" times that we've been hurt in the past that still haunt us now. "Growing Pains" also refers to the pain and hurt that we've gone through in order to change ourselves or allow God to change us. The end result of these "Growing Pains" we hope is a better person, but sometimes it results in more fears than what we started with.
Woodbridge, VA rap artist PHZ-Sicks (pronounced ‘physics’) presents the John Ledbetter-directed video for "Up", the final single from his mixtape The Laws Of PHZ-Sicks. "Up" lifts the beat from "Overnight", a track by Hudson Mohawke, co-producer on Kanye West's "Mercy" and several G.O.O.D. Music tracks. PHZ's last video was for the song “Success/Failure” (watch here), also on The Laws Of PHZ-Sicks, sponsored by HipHopUpdate.com, Philadelphia clothing line ANMLHSE, and LA-based hat line Quintin Co. He was a 2011 DMV Best VA Male Rap Artist nominee and has opened for Wale, J. Cole and more. PHZ describes his music as “a film seen through the eyes of a young black male moving up socially, economically, and artistically in the world.” Of "Up", PHZ says "I wanted to display the frenetic energy of the song and constant wordplay spoken throughout the song." PHZ's is currently prepping his next album titled The Moment.
After being selected by Ebony Magazine as one of the hottest releases of the week along with Kanye West, Jay-Z, and Big Sean, itunes picked Substantial's "Grateful" as one of their hot tracks. Today we are giving away Substantial's emotive banger produced by Australia's M-Phazes: Grateful feat. Kenn Starr & Kokayi.
To kick things off, Kenn Starr re-emerges back from the ashes, born again back from the past tense, to reflect on the fulfilment of his dreams, while Grammy nominated vocalist Kokayi carries the chorus to soaring heights. Finally, Substantial jumps in for a reflective verse filled with meaningful word play: "Last words to my daughter would be learn baby learn."
To top it all off, Substantial will also have an acoustic concert at The Smithsonian Sunday, November 4, 2012, 1:30 – 3:30 pm.
Already known as Da Lou's HOTTEST rap duo, Buff & Chubb is killin the midwest right now with shows in Chicago, KC, Cincinatti, & Memphis all booked up. Their track has been burning up the clubs and has been featured on several mixtape compilations.
After giving fans and new listeners a taste of his forthcoming mixtape with the Lord Finesse produced single "That's Me," the Bronx-bred spitter Butta Verses returns with the follow-up leak "Always." Featuring the vocal talents of Crystal Carr, "Always" exposes BV's fall from grace, as the one time opening act for De La Soul recants of a career that was 'almost famous.' Although both a working title and release date for the mixtape are yet to be confirmed, the project boasts production from Marco Polo, The Mighty V.I.C. (The Beatnuts, Groove Merchantz, Ghetto Pros), BeanOne (of Dyme Def) and more. The mixtape is being released by Beats & Rhymes, a sub division of DeWolfe Music USA that specializes in music licensing for film and TV...stay tuned!