Turk's first project since his prison release, Blame It On The System is slated to be released early 2013. Turk has written a book of his life The AutoThugography of Turk, a screenplay for the movie of his life titled RECKLESS, and is reaching back to those in prison with his magazine, YNT Incarcerated. Turk has established himself as a solo artist and entrepreneur, and for him there's no looking back. When asked what he is doing, Turk says T.H.U.G.G.I.N. in which he redefines as Taking Hardships Using God's Gifts Inspite of Negativity.
Swave Sevah aka Swavy Krokett aka The Spitist, aka Anakyn Highwalker. Call him what you want, but once you hear this NYC native’s unmistakeable baritone and clever verses, you won’t forget him. Born and raised in Harlem, Swave started spitting rhymes at the age of 9. He studied martial arts and earned black belts in Tae Kwon Do and Shotokan. As a young man, he dreamed of someday making it to the NBA, but that faded as his passion and talent for music grew. “Hip hop swallowed me whole,” he says. Now Swave is one-third of the hip-hop group CVEES, who released their debut single “The Jump Off” in July of 2003.
In September, San Francisco rapper A-1 released his latest project, The Thurl Tape. The tape draws its name from the Bay Area slang 'thurl,' short for 'thorough,' and for A-1 the word is an acronym for "Think, Hustle, Understand, and Really Live," traits A-1 believes a person needs in order to be truly whole. Throughout the tape A-1 asserts himself as one of the most talented, complete young lyricists, and since release, A-1 has put those talents on display touring with the likes of Roach Gigz, and others, with a string of new dates planned for January and February. But first, A-1 is releasing the video for "The Ritual," the latest single from The Thurl Tape, premiered today by VICE's Noisey Music channel.
Video: MHz Legacy - "Obituaries" (Prod. By Marco Polo)
Courtesy Audible Treats.
In October, MHz Legacy released their long-awaited official debut album, and across the project, the group's members – rapper's Copywrite, Tage Future, Jakki Da Motamouth, and Camu Tao; producer RJD2 – showed off the range of talents that made the crew, individually and collectively, one of the most lauded collection of hip-hop artists when they first emerged on the scene some 15 years ago. Perhaps few tracks from the album are as fine an example of that as "Obituaries," a solo track from Copywrite produced by Marco Polo that shows off the Columbus, Ohio, rapper's long-unrivaled lyricism.
"Alice RamaKrsna", a Georgia Anne Muldrow Geemix (remix) of the track "Alice Piece Peace" by Jai Nitai Lotus is the latest video release from Canadian emcee Jai Nitai. The original song can be heard off Jai Nitai Lotus' highly acclaimed album "Something You Feel."
This Chrono Trigger tee was teased late last year but is NOW available via myself & Random's shared bandcamp store in a limited pressing! Art design by the amazing Thor Thorvaldson; Available in smoke grey in sizes S - XL and ONLY in jet black for XXL wearers! Rumor has it Ran may even have a few for sale on his upcoming tour, but I would grab them NOW while they're hot!
While at our aforementioned bandcamp site, you may notice a new banner teasing myself & Ran's new collaborative name- Bits & Rhymes. More info including a fan-run site will be up VERY SOON which will essentially be anyone's 1-stop shop to find out what we are working on musically (both collectively and individually), so again- stay tuned! Also, big-ups to graphic artist Kevin Merriman for the dope design!
Quick reminder, right before the New year hit, i released my FREE remix project Champloo'd in conjunction with popular UK-based hip-hop site the Word is Bond with art by manga artist Tuan Hollaback! I been speaking on this project for a LONG time and am very proud to have it out there, so please check it, download it (as again it's FREE) and spread the word! AND NO- it's not an homage to the cartoon series ;) Find out more about the name/project HERE!
Audio: Ruslan f/ Lecrae & Chris Cobbins - Ready For the World
Courtesy Daniel R.
I wanted to let you know about a new single from Ruslan that features Lecrae and Chris Cobbins (@RuslanKD, @Lecrae, @Chris Cobbins). The track was also produced by Ruslan. The track is called, "Ready for the World," and is from Ruslan's upcoming album, "Carry On." The album drops January 22, 2013.
New Release: J.Period & Black Thought "Rage Is Back (Freestyle)"
Set against the backdrop of graffiti-era New York, Manbach's Rage Is Back delivers a mind-bending journey through a subterranean world of epic heroes and villains, and is already being called "the great American graffiti novel".