Madchild of Swollen Members Solo Album From Suburban Noize
Courtesy Kerosene Media.
Madchild of Swollen Members, was on a kamikaze run with the drug oxycontin) that had pushed him to the brink of oblivion. Madchild had finally hit rock bottom. His drug addiction had spiraled out of control and destroyed everything the successful emcee had worked so hard to build with his platinum selling hip-hop group Swollen Members. The fancy cars, lavish houses and rock star luxuries were all gone, as his addiction had consumed over 3 million dollars worth of assets and finances in just over four years.
Clean from drugs for the first time in his adult life, Madchild removed himself from temptation by walking away from his previous social life and bunkering down in his home studio secluded from the outside world. For the next 10 months, Madchild feverishly wrote and recorded his first ever solo album "Dope Sick".
Not only is "Dope Sick" a story of triumph over adversity, but it has allowed Madchild to be reborn creatively. Unshackled from the chains of his past indiscretions, Madchild has confronted his darkest demons and used them as a source of inspiration to create one of the most insanely captivating hip-hop releases of 2012.
Local-Mu12 Member Son-Ray releases his debut project, Face Value, EP which features "Music Is My Life" featuring Skyzoo. The pair just finished wrapping up a video shoot for the single which will be released in the next few weeks so be on the look out for that.
AWAR unleashes a new leak, "Elephant Gun" produced by Jake One from his forthcoming album, "The Laws Of Nature." AWAR maneuvers through the rap jungle pluckin' feathers and spittin' a full clip, over Jake One's signature banger. "The Laws Of Nature" Available August 7th on CD and digitally.
Link: Ruste Juxx & The Arcitype - Rock to the Rhythm
Courtesy Matt B.
Ruste Juxx teams up with producer, The Arcitype, out of Boston, MA, for a 15 track album entitled 'V.I.C.' (physical & digital versions will be available). The project is out September 25th on AR Classic Records / Duck Down Music Inc.
New Audio: Doe Cigapom/CagedBirds "Summertime Stroll"
Courtesy Matt B.
Doe Cigapom (“Deliver On Emotions” & “Can I Get Peace Of Mind”) acronym illustrates his mission to shed light on the very real healing powers of music. Throughout his own difficult life experiences, music has been the remedy for Doe’s peace of mind.
Doe was born and raised in Washington D.C. at a time when our nation’s capital was undergoing historic struggles. This undeniably had a direct impact on his upbringing, but as Doe emphasizes “there was always music” as his main source of solace.
As it often happens for many of our most cherished artists, as a child Doe became mesmerized by the music (particularly the drums) of the church services he attended as a child with his mother, prompting him to pursue teaching music and eventually becoming one of the most preeminent timbales and conga players in the effervescent “Go Go” music scene of D.C. while still only a teenager.
After college, Doe’s interests gradually began shifting towards a more Hip-Hop related sound, which combined his rhythmic abilities with his love of poetry. Soon thereafter, he began rapping at local venues, using it as a therapeutic platform to confront the painful experiences of his past; and as Doe states “giving him a new lease of life.”
This summer, Doe Cigapom will release a collaborative EP entitled, CagedBirds, with producer Soulful via the upstart Indie Love Enterprises Company.
The Requiem f/ Substantial x Vandalyzm x K-SISE x Kel Spencer
The 'Requiem' title track taken from Dub MD's forthcoming 'The Requiem: EP', picture them 'dressed in all black' this song features St. Louis' Vandalyzm, Maryland's Substantial, Queen's K-SISE and Brooklyn's Kel Spencer over some hard hitting production from Detroit producer extraordinaire Black Bethoven.
BBG crew returns with a new video for their smokers anthem titled "Par 4. This track has BBG members @PhatPeazy and @PassportPBBG and will be featured on BBG's "Ready For Business 3: The Rebuild" mixtape. The mixtape, which is due out in late August will have features from Haze Carrera, Ray Ray, Reggie Hills, Prano, Salemme, and many more.