Phiilly MC/Producer Has-Lo's debut MMG album, In Case I Don't Make It, can be ordered today as an exclusive itunes pre-release (the cd release is March 29th). The critically acclaimed album is featured this month in XXL Mag "Chairman's Choice". To celebrate, we present the official Utero Video & Audio Mp3.
The album is a dark blend of haunting imagery and edgy, raw lyricism that takes you through a journey, song by song, of a man at the tipping point: somewhere between survival and suicidal. Utero is the perfect jump off: gritty and stirring. Has-Lo pens:
"Take a stroll in my subconscious Where foul thoughts crumble the walls that block it Mentally I’m crooked and cracked White man say it’s ‘hood in me, could it be that?"
The video, directed by Antonio Battle, graphically depicts Has-Lo's lucid dream as he stomps through the scene of his verse.
Enjoy the video & free download: feel free to post and share.
*DAMON BROWN'S SIMPLE GUIDE TO THE iPAD - NOW FOR iPAD 2!*
I updated the best-selling iPad guide for the new (and improved) iPad 2. Check out the description below.
Damon Brown's Simple Guide to the iPad:
Make the most of your iPad! Veteran tech author Damon Brown gives all you need to have fun with Apple's popular device, from music and word processing to photos and video games. The down-to-earth tone cuts through all the tech jargon, while the detailed information will get novices and techies alike up and running. Both affordable and thorough, the book will make you an expert in an hour or two.
Every day I discuss the latest news in the mobile tech world, whether it be how the iPad's competition measures up, why Borders is suddenly pushing digital books more than ever, or what Netflix is doing to keep loyal customers. The topics are broad and we usually have a great discussion in the comments.
You can also catch me at American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) conference next month in Manhattan! I will be doing two panels: One on the 21st Century Office (as a contributor) and another on Writing Idiot's and Dummies Guides (as a moderator).
The organization was super supportive when I first started writing years ago, enough so that I became an active member and, as of last year, joined the board of directors. The conference is definitely worth checking out if you have any interest in being a professional non-fiction writer. If you can't attend, we also will be doing plenty of live tweeting during the conference using hashtag #asja2011 on Twitter.
The ASJA conference will be April 29th - May 1st at the Roosevelt Hotel, Manhattan. Early registration ends on March 25th. You can find more info at http://www.asja.org/wc/2011/.
Thanks for your support and I look forward to connecting with you soon both online and in person.
Goodnight (Intro) Mixtape of the Year Freestyle Ridicule Hard to Handle Drinks in the Air/ Emotional Rollercoaster Bump in ya Trunk First in Flight (ft. Preme) Cuz I’m Different This is Me (a fan favorite from debut mixtape) Gotta Find A Way Beautiful Ladies When A Man Really Loves (poem) Random Thoughts Lets Change The Subject Women in Red Denim Serve It Up Dry Your Eyes Wrong Turn (ft. Los Vegas) Cypher II (ft. Khalil, Stu Jack, Preme & Los Vegas) Conclusive Optimism (Outro)
Production Credits: Izzy The Kid, Swollen Drumz, Stompboxx Music, DJ Corbett, J Rum Beats, Epik The Dawn
MP3: Gov f/ Big Hud, E.S.G. - "Doin It (Dirty Version)"
HERE IT IS FOLKS BIG CLIFF STREETS GOV NEW SINGLE "DOINT IT" FEATURING LEGEND E.S.G. WHO HAS BEEN ON BET & MTV FOR SONGS LIKE "SWANGIN AND BANGIN" & "PUT YA HANDS UP" FT: SLIM THUG . THIS SMASH HIT ALSO FEATURES ALL HIP HOP DOT COM'S DALLAS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR BIG HUD WHO HAS BEEN FEATURED ON MTV WITH SONGS LIKE "WHATS WRONG WIT DEM" & SUMMERTIME ISH FT. CURRENSY. THE SONG IS PRODUCED BY SO UNIQ PRODUCER OF YMCMB'S JAE MILLZ MIXTAPE SINGLE "SEXTAPE". THIS EMAIL FEATURES THE DIRTY ALBUM VERSION & VIDEO TRAILER FOR THE UPCOMING VIDEO IN WHICH WAS SHOT BY SLIM THUGS OWN PERSONAL DIRECTOR AND CAMERA MAN DJ YOUNG SAMM RESPONSIBLE FOR VIDEOS FOR KILLA KYLEON, BIG KRIT, CURRENSY, MARCUS MANCHILD AND YOUNG TWINN....STAY TUNED FOR ACTUAL VIDEO PREMIERING ON APRIL 4TH
LINK & BEHIND THE SCENES VIDEO TRAILER BELOW/ MP3 AND PHOTO ATTACHED
MP3: Swiffa - "Hear Me" (Presented by DJ Whoo Kid)
Swiffa is an up and coming artist from San Antonio, Texas. With an unorthodox rap style, Swiffa has caught the attention of DJ Whoo Kid and the entire Shadyville DJ's. They decided to team up for Swiffa's new mixtape, "Sights & Sounds" which drops tomorrow. In the mean time, here is the final leak before the tape is released, "Hear Me."