MC/Producer Announces Release of Upcoming Album With New Single
Multitalented MC/producer hasHBrown is happy to announce the release of his brand new single, "The Death Penalty." This is the first single from his solo sophomore album, Break Something, which will be released as a free download on November 30th.
Coming straight out of Houston, TX, hasHBrown began his rhyming career alongside John Dew and Hip-Phonix with the hip-hop trio, The Council, until 2008 when he started releasing solo mixtapes. Fast forward three years, and now hasHBrown is ready to release Break Something, the follow-up to his cathartic EP, Relationsh*t, featuring guests like Guilty Simpson, Dustin Prestige and Dannie Walker. "It's a departure from my core sound," HB says of the new project. "This project is more influenced by rock and funk. So it's going to sound a lot different, more aggressive."
In keeping with this newfound sound, hasHBrown's first single off of Break Something is "The Death Penalty," a cautionary tale for anybody looking to question his skills or test his authority. "Any person in a leadership role will be challenged by new comers that may want the spot they obtain," explains HB. "In essence, the 'penalty' of leadership could get you killed, and in this song I'm defending my mantle as one of the best newcomers out of Houston, TX."
Although hasHBrown produced many of the songs on Break Something under his other moniker, Jett I. Masstyr, he chose a beat by another Houston producer, YPhoenix, after hearing it at a beat battle. "I'm a sucker for crazy samples and fierce drums," says HB. "We built our relationship from just talking about his production after the battle. Then, he sent it over, and natural inspiration took over." Lyrics like "This the calm before the storm/ above average to the norm/ I'm a savage Jason Bourne/ Contract killer but I'm calm," and heavy guitar-driven samples establish the song's badass attitude and reiterate what hasHBrown is about, which is, according to him, "I'm here, I'm not scared, and I go hard."
Hot on the heels of the original version's release comes the Beat Ventriloquists' remix of "Breakthrough", the official single off The T.iM.E Is Now, the new album from producer/emcee duo T.iM.E (Theimagination and E Reece). Check here for the original version's official music video, directed by Ilyas Nashid. "Breakthrough" is scheduled to be Google's Song Of The Day on November 12. The T.iM.E Is Now is available now on Elevated Mental Recordings/Culture Digital Music.
Joseph "Mansion T.U.T.T" Goodman hails from South Philly's notorious Southwark projects. His mother enrolled him into the prestigious Settlement Music School in Pennsylvania and T.U.T.T. excelled in four instruments, particularly the piano and violin. But due to his parents being addicts, T.U.T.T. was forced to take on great responsibility at an early age. At age 11, the same month his biological father was sentenced to life in prison, he got his first job - working in a drug house immersed in crack smoke, violence and fast money. By age 12, T.U.T.T. had been shot, watched a man die, and after several arrests he was sentenced to 18 months in a juvenile facility. There he began to write poetry, and occasionally rhymes. After being released from the facility, he was looking for direction and something to belong to, other than the streets. But it wasn't until he saw the video to "GET AT ME DOG" by DMX that he decided to throw his hat into the rap arena.
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Press Release: Introducing Street Saavy Music & Records
Courtesy Melanie J Cornish.
Having established Critical Marketing & Media Group back in 2007 upon her return to the UK, Melanie J Cornish has handled publicity for an abundance of major and independent recording artists and executives. Sha Money XL, Donny Goines, Hi-Tek, Jake One, BBE recording artist Slakah the Beatchild, Nefew and many more have all been under the CMMG umbrella at various stages of the companies four year history.
While starting out as a journalist and writing for a multitude of media platforms over the years, Melanie was keen to maintain in touch with her creative side which resulted in the launching of http://www.thestreetsavvy.com/ last year. The site has had tremendous success in the UK and Europe, with its readership expanding to the States over the last six months.
Keeping in with the branding of TheStreetSavvy, it was inevitable that the next step would be to bring the PR and consultancy company under the same umbrella. Re-inventing Critical MMG has seen Cornish also launch a digital imprint, StreetSavvy Records in conjunction with Diamond Media Group 360 while giving her PR company a face-lift and re-introducing it as Street Savvy Music Company.
"You have to constantly stay ahead of your competitors these days in whatever field you are involved in and with the success we have had with www.thestreetsavvy.com it just seemed appropriate to link the PR company with the website as we embark on a new phase with the digital distribution aspect of things," Melanie explains. "We have always worked with talent who have inspired us to maintain our relevance but sometimes a face-lift is necessary before things start to get stale, which is why we opted to re-brand."
Working along side Matthew Diamond in nurturing the new facet of the company, already the success of StreetSavvy Records has secured placements in pivotal markets for those the company represents. "Joining forces with StreetSavvy Records is a no-brainer. Melanie is a veteran in this game who has a clear understanding of the hip-hop marketplace and how it behaves. She's a conduit for overseas talent which is a tremendous asset to for the growth of our business. To boot, Melanie has the P.R expertise to have anything she co-signs be both seen and heard." Matt Diamond, Diamond Media 360/Coalmine Records
Street Savvy Music Company will continue in the same vein as CMMG, giving the people they work with a chance to be heard on a global stage while ensuring their names are common place with media. "It is an exciting time for TheStreetSavvy and we strive to continue promoting our artists with integrity and great results," Melanie J Cornish concludes.