On January 23rd, SL Jones will release his new EP, Trapper's Delight. The seven-track project will be produced entirely by M16, the Alabama producer best known for producing tracks like "Duffle Bag Boy" by Playaz Circle, Young Jeezy's "I Do" Ft. Jay-Z & Andre 3000, and Yelawolf's Heart Of Dixie mixtape, and the tape, to be released exclusively via LiveMixtapes, will be hosted by Hoodrich/Grand Hustle's DJ MLK.
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.