Hip Hop Duo Refuses to Dumb Down Music to Gain Mass Appeal
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Da' Wiz and Rello Hill Prove that hard-hitting Hip Hop beats and conceptual lyrics can co-exist without sacrificing creativity for mainstream audiences.
Los Angeles, CA, February 2013 – Producer Da' Wiz and rapper Rello Hill aren't interested in following popular trend or jumping on the latest rap bandwagon. Their latest release “Autumns Equinox” is proof of that. Rello who was one of the top 3 finalists in the 2012 National MC Search, sticks to the time tested tradition of riding hard-hitting Boom Bap beats with imaginative, thought provoking lyrics for Hip Hop fans everywhere craving authentic rap music. What makes this project different from other indie releases is that it accurately captures the classic sound of mid 90's East Coast rap while still sounding current.
“Autumns Equinox” is a conceptual EP which touches on themes such as death, rebirth, and the constant struggle between good and evil. The album's title is symbolic and represents the overall vibe of the project. Rello says, “Autumn is the season when things die in order to eventually be reborn. It's an on-going cycle. An equinox happens twice a year and it's when night and day are the same length. Again, it's an on-going cycle. The album explores a variety of topics but what connects them all is this constant ebb and flow that we all experience in life. With that said, the beats bang and if you're not into lyrics, you'll still get that good old Hip Hop sound!”
Producer Da' Wiz manages to keep the album as soulful as it is introspective with his use of hard drums and melodic 70's samples. “Take Me Away” ft. vocalist Joy Shackleford on the hook gives Rello a nostalgic backdrop to a story about self doubt, criticism and triumph over obstacles. “Who Are You” ft. Frank the Phresh starts off with an excerpt of a Malcolm X speech which sets the tone as Rello and his partner in rhyme trade verses about the challenges of developing a healthy identity in such a crazy world. In true Hip Hop fashion and to balance out the album's heavier themes, tracks like “Eloquent” and “Work” display Rello's witty wordplay and battle ready skills.
Rello concludes, “I put my life into this project and tried to show various aspects of what makes me who I am without sugar coating anything. I think Hip Hop heads worldwide who are thirsty for classic rap will be pleased with the results!”
Download “Autumns Equinox” at RelloHill.com. Connect with Rello Hill on @RelloHill and at Facebook.com/rellohill. Connect with Da' Wiz on @DaWizology and at Facebook.com/dawizbeats.
D.Chamberz is not to be overlooked! From his ingenious bars matched with a captivating beat Chamberz knows how to deliver. Recently D.Chamberz posted a freestyle of bars that may have been "overlooked" in the past. Directed by Mr.Kon, this video gives us that Coney Island street vibe that we haven't seen in a while. Be on the look out for his upcoming mixtape UnorthodoxTrapRaps with Bill Collector dropping soon. Follow D.Chamberz on twitter @Dchamberz_SCH.
DJ Toure, famed DJ/producer and member of the legendary Hieroglyphics crew, will release his new solo album, Toure's Theory: Session One, on February 19th. Though the album was originally slated for a 2012 release, the year wound up being one of the busiest of Toure's career, as he split time DJing for Kelly Rowland in Moscow with producing tracks for artists including E-40, Too $hort, Freeway, Devin The Dude, Phonte, Droop-E, and others. Now, with the album finally on its way this winter, Toure is unveiling a string of new music, including the recent release of album single "She Likes It (Remix)," and today Toure is releasing a new EPK giving fans a look inside his musical journey.
Video "Build Not Battle" - Domestic Violence Awareness Anthem
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When the pressure builds up its only natural we explode with human emotions but we have to learn to communicate with each other. Building a solutions versus creating more problems always makes for a better situation. Filmed in Milwaukee, WI. Directed by G Sound Films @gsoundmusik & Viva Fidel.
Hailing from Stamford, Connecticut, Painkilling Music Group‘s frontman Sikai hooks up with KevinNottingham.com to preset his latest project, Painkilling: 1500MG. Running at 17 tracks deep, the album includes the KN-featured singles “Bang Boogie”, “D.R.U.G.S.”, and “Falling Star”.
Audio: "I'm Goin' In Freestyle" - Philly's The Real "D-N-A"
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The art of freestyle and battle rap is alive and well in 2013, and one need look no further than Philadelphia to find some of the most vicious mic marauders in the country. "I'm Goin' In" spotlights North Philly rapper D-N-A (short for "Dat Nigga Ant") doing just what he says - "goin' in" on anyone who dare test his bullyish bars.
He calls himself The Real D-N-A, not to be mistaken for the young battle rapper DNA from Queens, New York...who The Real D-N-A has respect for, but who he says doesn't EVER want to see him in a battle.
Look for more of D-N-A on Mars Co-op's New Release
Words From King Midas and Friends - DUE OUT FEBRUARY 26
ON PHILADELPHIA'S T.U.B. RECORDS
[home of mars co-op & malik b of the roots, d-n-a, takia, rokie rokstarr & more]
Irangeles (Iran/Los Angeles) lyricist Malkovich presents the Hashim Thomas-directed music video for "Lies", his Evilldewer-produced single from his new album Great Expectations, written and recorded in New York City, New Orleans, Atlanta and Los Angeles after giving up his home and possessions to travel indefinitely. Expectations is the followup to his Ayatollah Presley mixtape hosted by deejay/producer House Shoes.