On August 28th, producers Stu Bangas and Vanderslice will release their new album, Diggaz With Attitude, via Man Bites Dog Records. Already, the producer duo has released a video for "The Gusto," a high-powered collaborative track that features The Alchemist, Evidence, Roc Marciano, and Apathy, and with the rest of the album, fans can look forward to an equally impressive list of guests, with the likes of Ill Bill, Vinnie Paz, Esoteric, Celph Titled, Blaq Poet, and many more showing up throughout the LP. Today, Stu & Vander are releasing the LP's second official music video, for the track "Casino Royale."
Fokis & Loyalty Digital Corp are back with the debut video for Local-Mu12 entitled “I Like It” from the collective’s upcoming LP Labor Day which will be released this fall. “I Like It” is produced by Real Mckoy and features Stryfe, RP, Son-Ray & Fokis going bar for bar.
Video: Zed Zilla Surprises "Pay My Rent" Contest Winner
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CMG's Zed Zilla made a lucky fan very happy last week as he surprised her with a rent check! The Memphis rapper ran the "Pay My Rent" contest on his site ZedZilla.com upon the release of his Rent's Due 2 mixtape, and received a number of touching stories from deserving people.
In the end, the winner was a young mother of two, who turned out to be right there in his hometown - so it was only natural for Zed Zilla to hand-deliver the check to her! Watch as the surprise turns into a joyous, tearful greeting!
Raised in New Jersey but residing in Los Angeles, CA, emcee Esko has completed his sophomore LP, The Seed, a 10-song album where he relates his life story to the metaphor of a seed that’s fallen from a tree and is forced to rebuild from nothing.
"The seed has to grow towards the light," explains Esko. Production on **The Seed** is shared by North Carolina beat maker Sean Lane (worked with Eyezon and J Ross Parelli), along with Q-Smith, CAV3, and J-Kits.
The last decade has been a tumultuous one for Esko, and The Seed is a testament to the growth that resulted from the chaos. Drawing inspiration from acts like Gnarls Barkley, Pink Floyd, Andre 3000, Lupe Fiasco, and Portishead, Esko documents the events in North Carolina that preceded the westward move with raw emotion, introspective lyrics and creative delivery.
If Everyday Was Halloween is a short documentary encompassing the music and writings of Derek Christoff [aka D-Sisive], juxtaposed with visuals from Collingwood, Ontario's Elvis Festival. In addition to D-Sisive's music, from the now available Asian Elvis [mixtape], the piece is scored using the beautifully haunting ballad, 'Words', recorded by Minnesota's Low.
Video: CNN Covers Crazy Legs Final Battles at RSC35
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CNN was on-site at the Rock Steady Crew 35th Anniversary as legendary Bboy and RSC president Crazy Legs ripped through his final battles with a flurry of hand-picked competitors! Watch the full report with footage of the battles and emotional interviews below, which aired on CNN on Friday, August 10.
One of New York's finest, Action Bronson, and one of the UK's leading producers, Metabeats, have teamed up for the new track "Hookers." "Hookers" is the 1st single from Metabeats' highly anticipated second LP Caviar Crackle. After debuting on FADER last week, the track is now available today for download on iTunes.
Metabeats' upcoming LP Caviar Crackle will feature one of the UK's finest producers with a hand-picked list of emcees and musicians including Action Bronson, Oddisee, Quelle, P.L.O., and more. Caviar Cackle will be released via UK's leading hip-hop label Associated Minds.