Freeway Signs With Babygrande, Prepares New Album Diamond In The Ruff
Arguably the most revered lyricist to ever come out of Philadelphia, Freeway, returns to his roots, once again using his powerful voice to drop gems on listeners with his highly-anticipated solo album, Diamond In The Ruff. Serving as his first official full-length album since teaming up with Jake One for the critically acclaimed 2010 project, The Stimulus Package, Diamond In The Ruff has been years in the making and is truly Freeway’s most illustrious album yet.
Ruddy Rock states, "Freeway is a legend. 'Philadelphia Freeway' is easily one of my favorite albums of all time. From his time working with Jay-Z and Roc-A-Fella to his independent releases, Freeway remains one of the most consistent artists. We're excited to partner with him and Amir for 'Diamond In The Ruff.'"
Best known for his distinct voice and true-to-life lyrics, Freeway continually uses his one-of-a-kind flow to narrate from an autobiographical perspective. David Amidon of PopMatters exclaims, "Freeway is one of the more unique vocalists in hip-hop...the guy's delivery is breathtaking...beyond his words, Freeway's rhythm is what really tells the story and attracts attention."
Diamond In The Ruff is a truly remarkable album, with a diverse selection of songs ranging from uplifting anthems to gritty street tales. Featuring production by frequent collaborators, Jake One, Needlez and Bink!, and guest appearances from Wale, Styles P, Marsha Ambrosius, Musiq Soulchild, and more, Diamond In The Ruff is certainly Freeway’s most cohesive album to date. Diamond In The Ruff will hit retailers worldwide on November 13, 2012 via Babygrande Records.
Today Pittsburgh's own Danny G releases his debut music video entitled "FCR" (Floatin, Coastin, Rollin) produced by Jay Card. This new visual captures the everyday lifestyle of Danny and his friends. Play this video once and I'm sure you will not be disappointed.
It's time for another new edition of The Hip-Hop Shop. When you listen to episode #188 you'll be saying Damn, How'd He Stuff That Much Innit? No commercials and no BS, that's how! Eight artists are featured this week including F.Y.I., Angerville, Simeon Viltz and Dark Time Sunshine! Send feedback to @RapReviews on this episode! Thanks for listening and remember to share the show with a friend and tell them to check it out every Tuesday on RapReviews.com! Don't forget to subscribe to our RSS newsfeed and follow us on Twitter so you never miss a new episode.
* F.Y.I. - 10 Worlds * Angerville - Green Grass * Clov f/ Big Osh - Young Kings * Simeon Viltz (Primeridian) & Mulatto Patriot - Hot Day * Ancient Alienz f/ Darko, Sutter Kain - Angels of Death * Freddy Hefner - New Body * Dark Time Sunshine f/ P.O.S. - Overlordian * Full REBEL Jacket f/ Nikkiya - Higher
Louisiana Rapper J.R.'s Official "Nod Ya Head" Video
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This is J.R. comin' straight at'cha chin - skeet skeet! Nah, just playin'! I'm from Louisiana and I've been rappin' since I was 11 years old. So far, I managed to get my independent commercial on Q93 FM, I have an EP out right now called "The Southern Gentleman" - and that bitch is fire!
1. Intro (Prod by Producer Tee) 2. How We Living ft. Navi da God (Prod by Producer Tee) 3. Same Ol' Thang (Prod by Producer Tee) 4. Encouraged ft. Navi da God (Prod by Eurostarz) 5. No Joke (Prod by Skrazey Beatz) 6. We On It ft. Pharoah Lyfe and Ghostra Nostra (Prod by Vybe Beatz) 7. Hoe Olympics (Prod by Johnny Juliano) 8. Shorty Whasup (Prod by Skrazey Beatz) 9. I'm Here ft. Navi da God (Prod by Platinum Sellers Beats) 10. Young Niggaz (Prod by Skrazey Beatz) 11. Jordan Skit 12. Go Getter (Prod by Johnny Juliano) 13. Away From Home (Prod by Vybe Beatz) 14. Whippin Dat White (Prod by Skrazey Beatz) 15. Street Life ft. Kayos (Prod by Skrazey Beatz) 16. One Night Stand ft. Kayos and Pharoah Lyfe (Prod by Skrazey Beatz) 17. American Dreams (Prod by Skrazey Beatz) 18. Alien DNA (Prod by Trackofficialz) 19. Tales from the Hood ft. Mr. Simms (Prod by Purps Beats)
Current Project: J Coop – Do I Stand Out mix tape series: Tape 1 This is JCoop’s first single from his upcoming Mix Tape series Do I Stand Out that will feature 4 mini mix tapes with approximately 5 tracks each. Each tape will focus on a different subject matter and have a different production style.
Biography: J-Coop, grew up loving hip hop music and idolizing the genres big names. At his home in Toronto he originally started crafting beats, writing for others and acquired an extensive network of creative friends. JCoop has always had a passion for creating his own music, but other projects such as; raising a family, starting a clothing called Peanut Butter & Jelly, writing for other artists projects, and staring in a YouTube series titled KingDom have given JCoop little time to focus on his own career as a musician. Until now. With his strong network of friends behind him, JCoop is set to release a series of mix tapes. With some dope original production, accompanied by strong visuals, JCoop is ready to step out from behind the scenes, showing his defined sense of style and his own unique lyrical prowess.
Comparable to such Texas rap stars as Kirko Bangz, Devin The Dude, and Paul Wall (and equally influenced by the West Coast sound as the Dirty South sound), Cory Kendrix proves with his new mixtape “Free Beer” (mixed by DJ Wes Sanders of the Dynamic Duo) that he’s going to be a force for years to come! Cory is an Oregon-born, Austin-raised young emcee/songwriter/producer who continues to blaze trails in the hiphop community. LNS member Kydd is heavily featured on the tape, which is a crowd-pleasing mix of hiphop and R&B that fully displays the LNS Crew’s musical versatility. Having recently dropped several singles featuring Rittz of Slumerican fame ("I'm Gowne") as well as the ATX hiphop institution LOEGz ("Wake n Bake"), Cory is currently working on his new mixtape "Trill Clinton" that will be sure to make waves in the Austin urban music scene!