(New York, NY) Fresh off the successful release of his mixtape, Words I said, Canadian Rapper and MC SonReal is gearing up to debut Good News, his newest album destined to turn heads in the US and solidify SonReal as one of the industries up and comers. The album is the result of creative collaboration with producers including: Arthur McArthur (Drake, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Tyga), Chin Injeti (Eminem, Dr Dre) and Rich Kidd (Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Jay Electronica, Busta Rhymes). The Album also features verses from such artists as, Saigon, Emilio Rojas, Rapper Pooh of Little Brother and more.
Breaking into the scene in 2008 with his debut mixtape, Good Morning, SonReal carefully laid the foundation for his soon to be burgeoning career. The tape paved the way for the funky, innovative feel good 2009 project The Stroll. Followed by The LightYear Mixtape in 2010, and Where’s Waldo? in 2011, SonReal garnered incredible accolades including two VideoFACT awards, a spot on Much Music’s Top 15 videos of 2011 and a nomination for Single of the Year for “Already There” at the 2011 Stylus Awards alongside Drake and Kardinal Offishall.
1.Zone (Intro) 2. I’ll Be Damned 3. I Don’t Give a Shit 4. Up Up Up 5. Extra Extra (Featuring Luu Breeze) 6. Inside 7. For The Moment (Featuring Ali Milner) 8. Alright Okay (Featuring Rich Kidd, JD Era) 9. Jerk 10. Gunna Be Fine 11. Mind All Day (Featuring Rich Kidd) 12. Bedtime (Featuring Saigon) 13. Fly Away (Featuring Ali Milner) 14. We Concur (Featuring Emilio Rojas) 15. Too Much (Outro) 16. I Feel Like (Featuring Rapper Pooh) *Bonus
Hey Hey!!! So I have a few great events cracking this week and next week I head out on the road with HWandESH The Monolithfor a string of dates in the NE and Midwest...goodtimes await so check it out!!!
THIS WEEK'S EVENTS...
POP ROCKS at Legion Wednesdays!
The homie Nabil and I will be rocking the decks in the front with some great acts cracking off in the back at Legion (790 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn) on this Wednesday the 18th!!! Come out and get through hump day into hump night the right way...Click the flyer or the link HEREfor this week's event.
Thursday July 19th @ Duck Duck, Brooklyn NY
The homie Nabil and I are at it again in a new spot this Thursday, Duck Duck!!! Come out and support so they will ask us back again...Eh? Eh?
Yup my co-pilot for the CannonBRAHrun to TX this year has decided it would be fun to hate life and sleep on floors for a while this summer...So here are the times you can see us perfrom between bouts of crying and holding in the fetal postion. We will need hugs for sure so, def come out to the shows if we are going to be in your area...
July 24th - Boston @ O'Brians July 25th - Brooklyn @ Cameo Lounge (Brzowski+Halo set) + Legion Bar POP ROCKS (Halo DJ) July 26th - Albany, NY July 27th - Buffalo, NY July 28th - Bridgeport, CT @ Acoustic Cafe for ETC July 30th - Trenton, NJ @ Mill Hill Basement July 31st - Pittsburg, PA @ Inn Termission Lounge August 1st - Burtonsville, MD August 2nd - Morgantown, WV August 3rd - Youngstown, OH @ Lemon Grove August 4th - Detroit @ Division Gallery
Diggin in the Vaults: Podcasts
Subways & Sidewalks #13 ft. JNatural & Open Mike Eagle
To commemorate rejoining forces (albeit briefly) with the homie Open Mike Eagle I thought I would dig up the podcast from wayyyy back in October when him and JNatural were in CT for some shows and I wrangled them into my studio sound levels are abit low with JNat so turn it up loud. You can DL the podcastHERE or to stream check it onRapreviews.com
Subways & Sidewalks #14 Ft. HW: Just in time for Valentine's Day
The homie HW and I sat down to talk relationships, making it as an artist, touring and much more!!! As i will be sharing a car with him and ESH for the next few weeks check the chemistry before hand and check one of the shows posted above. To DL click the cover art or link HERE, to stream check Rapreviews.com
For those who like to just here me spin the music and less talk, here are two of my most recent shows on RWD.FM which is on hiatus until I get my studio back together following a debilitating robbery (thank you Bridgeport!) which has left me without most of my gear...
In addition to coming out to see me spin and get drinks, you can have me serve your drinks to you as well; providing I am not on tour or DJing elsewhere. Yup, slanging the sauce two nights a week (Monday & Thursday) as well as Friday days @ Karma Lounge NYC. Come on in and see if I can serve it up drinks as well as I serve up sucker DJs...
Oakland resident, and Minneapolis native Charity Clay has released the 3rd single from her 2012 album The Smokey Winston Project Redux "Relax and Listen." Over Smokey Winston's laid back groove, Charity rides the beat flawlessly giving listeners a nice track to vibe out to as they enjoy the remaining summer nights as the days get shorter. Not leaving out the content, Charity uses the soundscape to show off her lyricism and assure her fans that she will not give into the "pay for play" music industry that values gimmicks over talent. With Chicago Turntablist Rice the Sound Transmitter laying down scratches for the hook to add to the effortless blend of Clay's rhymes over Smokey Winston's production, this IS Hip Hop.
Roc ‘C’ and Chali2na form new group Ron Artiste and are set to release R.I.D.S. (Riot in da stands) on Kash Roc Entertainment August 14, 2012. R.I.D.S. features LMNO, M.E.D., Oh No and King Tee with production from Oh No, Soul Professa and IMAKEMADBEATS among others.
The collaboration began when Roc ‘C’ featured Chali2na on “One for the Money” from his 2010 Kash Roc Entertainment Scapegoat album. Roc ‘C’ has been moving crowds from Oxnard, CA to Estonia sharing the stage with Bun B, Jaylib, and Ali Shaheed Muhammad to name a legendary few. Chali2na is best known for his baritone voice, which he brought to Jurassic 5 and Ozomatli in the early 90s.
Lakers basketball player, Meta World Peace (aka Ron Artest), inspired the pair to name their collaboration Ron Artiste because of the entertaining and unpredictable vibe he brings to every game.
“Rontro” “Ron’s Theme” featuring Ed OG “Trapped In” “Wisewords” featuring Oh No “Noplace2hide” featuring Big Pooh “Bar Catchers” “High Enuff” featuring Krondon “I Will” featuring Ariano “Riot In Da Stands” featuring Casual “Prepared” featuring LMNO “You Try” “Go Hard” featuring M.E.D. “Follow” “Ang Artiste” featuring Ang 13 “Meta Artiste” featuring Tristate & Alchemist “Homicide” featuring King Tee “DOA Laid” featuring Laid Law
Mixtape: Hieroglyphics - Summer Tour Mixtape (Mixed By DJ Icewater)
This Thursday, July 19th, the legendary Hieroglyphics Imperium, will embark on their Hiero Imperium Summer Tour 2012. The 16-city tour kicks off in San Diego, CA, and makes stops in Sacramento, CA, Oakland, CA, Denver, CO, and Las Vegas, NV, along the way. The tour will feature performances by Souls Of Mischief, Pep Love, and Casual, plus some very special guests.
Today, Hiero Imperium is excited to release the new Summer Tour Mixtape. The project, mixed by DJ Icewater, offers a mix of new and classic Hiero material, and serves as a special release to get fans pumped for the upcoming show dates. And just as Hiero is offering special VIP ticket bundles for the tour, the mixtape is also being offered to fans in four exciting bundles: Fans that only want the music can download the project for free from Hiero's Bandcamp page; for $5, fans will receive the music plus a Hiero sticker pack; for $10, fans will receive the music and sticker pack, plus a Hiero keychain; and for $20, fans will receive the music, sticker pack, keychain, and an official Hiero Imperium Summer Tour 2012 tour t-shirt.
For few select dates on the Hiero Imperium Summer Tour, a special VIP ticket option is available which will include a VIP Meet and Greet, a tour T-Shirt, CD and Poster, and a Sticker Pack. Check back later for those specific dates to be revealed