Audio: R.A. The Rugged Man + Tech N9ne + Krizz Kaliko
Courtesy Nature Sounds.
With his upcoming album Legends Never Die set to hit stores on April 30th, legendary rapper R.A. The Rugged Man is now debuting one of the most highly-anticipated tracks off the album. "Holla-Loo-Yuh" features two iconic underground figures uniting, as R.A. is joined by Tech N9ne, with fellow Strange Music emcee Krizz Kaliko on the hook. While R.A. and Tech have run in the same circles for over a decade, the all-out lyrical slaughter of "Holla-Loo-Yuh" marks their historic first-ever collaboration. Legends Never Die is the official follow-up to R.A.'s critically acclaimed album Die Rugged Man Die, and also features appearances from the likes of Hopsin, Talib Kweli, Brother Ali, Vinnie Paz, Masta Ace, Sadat X, Eamon, and more.
Audio: Kool Keith & Big Sche Eastwood - Magnetic Pimp Force Field
Courtesy Junkadelic Music.
A few months after "Love & Danger", Kool Keith comes back, with Mr. Sche (aka Big Sche Eastwood ). These two tutelary figures of rap have joined forces to bring up a colorful album. “Magnetic Pimp Force Field” is born somewhere between New York and Memphis. Anyhow it is impossible to define this association. It smashes to bits New York as well as Southern rap. And offers a symbiosis, a fusion. Samples collide with analogical synthesizers, revisiting the heritage of Hip-Hop. Who better than Kool Keith and Mr. Sche can personify these characters bigger than life and share with us their ravings ?
19 yr old recording artist TAY KREW puts out a music video for his freestyle verse cover of French Montana's "Ocho Cinco". TAY KREW first made a splash a year ago with the release of IM RARE (shot by the master of cinematography Chris Le.) He also entertained with last year's surprise Halloween drop of "Party On Pluto."
Audio: A.D.D.(Artistically Day Dreaming) Indie Electro Hip-Hop
Courtesy Muhammad Austin.
Muhammad "Mvstermind" Austin, a gifted hip-hop artist from the North side of Saint Louis, has announced the release of his newest full-length LP entitled "A.D.D. (Artistically Day Dreaming)," which will be available for download on April 23rd. As a rapper, producer, and songwriter, Mvstermind has total creative control over his music and sound, creating a completely original and unique album, which is being released under his own record label MME (Musical Masterminds Entertainment).
Apollo Brown, Verbal Kent, and Red Pill recently sat down with UHF Cable Access Channel 43 for an interview about their new self-titled group album UGLY HEROES that drops 5/28/13. Hear what the record is about and check the album previews!
My name is K-Woody and I am an independent artist out of Boston, MA. Tonight I released my brand new single called, "Ones And Twos" featuring Granata and produced by Handbook. This is the first song I have released since the release of my latest EP, "People I've Met" in February.
Video: Yung Prof - "Let's Talk About It" (prod. Ski)
Courtesy Stan Edwards Jr.
Truly passionate and dedicated underground artists constantly struggle between handling legit business and just simply doing what they love, which is making good music. Anyone chasing their dreams has to deal with their personal lives interrupting their focus on their goals. Ohio up & coming hip-hop artist Yung Prof knows this all too well and has channeled his thoughts on the matter within his new single "Let's Talk About It."
Sealy Troh's music is an eclectic culmination of every scene he's ever been in or listened to. He is a fan of artists like Daft Punk, People Under the Stairs, Kendrick Lamar, Atmosphere, and A Tribe Called Quest. "I'm influenced by Ska, Hardcore, Punk, Metal and Hip-Hop," he says. "Like those styles, those genres, I'm drawn to lyrics where there are messages about living your life, living your dreams and being free."
Richard Osborne Releases "Just Leave" Remix Featuring Dice Raw Of The Roots
British singer Richard Osborne and Philadelphia emcee Dice Raw link up for a remix to "Just Leave", from Richard's latest EP, "Late Night Thoughts”.
Richard Osborne, the twenty-three year old singer-songwriter from Ipswich, UK, is rekindling the British R&B genre by adding a heavy dose of smooth, sensual based soul to it. Linking with Grammy award winning Dice Raw of Philadelphia’s Legendary Roots Crew, for a remix of his latest single “Just Leave,” available to download now.
Richard’s sophomore EP, "Late Night Thoughts," has accumulated almost 5,000 downloads since its free digital release in February 2013. The new Kris Flava Produced retro, neo-soul single, "Just Leave," has enough melodic, moody-ambience to last an entire album.
Richard Osborne is quietly on the brink of something special. He was recently invited to the BBC Maida Vale Studios in London to attend their annual master class for musicians, on the cusp of breaking through to a wider audience. His laid-back R&B vocals mixed with strong melodic hooks, leave the listener in anticipation for a full length debut.
Dice Raw, a Grammy award winning artist and Grammy nominated producer, is widely known for his association with legendary hip-hop group, The Roots. He has featured on and co-produced numerous songs, on several of their albums. ‘Undun’ in late 2011, earned the band its third Grammy nomination for "Best Rap Album" in the last five years. Dice featured on four tracks, including the album's lead single, "Make My" featuring Big K.R.I.T.. The Philly emcee, currently working on material for a new album, has also collaborated with the likes of Jill Scott, Common, and Mos Def, and had songs featured in movie soundtracks such as Hancock, Superbad, Karate Kid, Stomp the Yard and The Hurricane.
A music video for “Just Leave” is set to premiere later this month. Directed by Adam Templeman, it has been shot & stars actress, model Jade Wallis.