Def Dee - All It Takes (feat. Magestik Legend, Jamall Bufford, Hassaan Mackey)
Courtesy Mello Music Group.
Seattle producer Def Dee signed a development deal with MMG a little over a year ago and was given access to the vaults. His task was to produce a full length album weaving together new songs, fresh instrumentals and a few remixes with new verses. The result is "33 and a Third", a compilation in thirds.
Here is Sonny Bama's video for "The Bottom", an ode to his home state of Alabama featuring singer Ryan Balthrop. This song appears on Sonny Bama's The Long Way Home, currently available on iTunes via Select-O-Hits!
Austin's Run DMT is showing some hometown love with his remix for fellow Texans, Love Inks' track "Skeleton Key", retaining the delicate elements while turning it into a particularly heavy jam. Interesting tidbit: The guys who manage Hundred Waters and Jacuzzi Boys also manage him, speaking to the amount of creativity that he possesses.
Album releases are usually joyous moments for the artist who has poured his or her heart and soul into the intricacies of the music, as F.Stokes has done on his new project Fearless Beauty, which is available today. The Chicago poet and lyricist is no different, letting loose the standout track "Mission" as he celebrates the unleashing of the new album. Yet, even in his celebration, he remains tied to the painful stories and contradictions of family, city, and culture. "Mission" maintains an underlying sense of empathy, and he urges his listener to try to feel the same-though he himself may not have felt the pull of the addicts, or "hit the liquor store and took the bank," he sees the demons of his people, and is trying to understand their paths in an effort to, as he puts it, "signify the circle of life through the eyes of a young warrior in search of peace."
Fresh Island Fest Becomes Europe's Biggest Hip-Hop Beach Party!
On it's second edition with live shows by Snoop Dogg, A$AP Rocky, KRS-One, Iggy Azalea, Tony Touch, Statik Selektah and many more, Fresh Island becomes Europe's biggest hip-hop beach festival!
Fresh Island is proud to announce that the legendary KRS-One is headlining the last set of artists added to our festival roster! The boom bap icon will be rocking Aquarius Fresh Stage on Friday (July 12th). Situated on the gorgeous beach Zrće on Island Of Pag, Fresh Island offers Hip-Hop fans, festival goers and sun-worshipers some¬thing out of the ordinary: intimate surroundings where they can see the hottest names in Hip-Hop perform for them, admits the stunning Adriatic coastline of Zrce beach and enjoy a bar-tab considerably lighter than a Miami beach club!
We’re talking white sandy beaches, palm trees, dazzling waters, gorgeous people dancing and thumping live music. Pag is a Balkans version of New York's Hamptons. It's sleepy for nine months of the year, but when the sun comes out, it's the place to be. You'll be saying you were there first for years to come. Fresh Island is more than a festival, it is your perfect Hip-Hop Holiday, which you can combine with the best summer vacation – SAILING TRIP!
Exclusive Fresh Island Sunset Boat Party limited to 200 fans only!
Prepare to meet the new star of the Fresh Island fleet! Get your bathing suits ready for the coolest Fresh Island Sunset boat parties (starting from 5pm) featuring DJ sets from some of the biggest names in the game + very special guests, great MCs, flyest beats, dancers and sexy cocktails for your ultimate summer party boat pleasure...More Info soon!
Video: Prodigy Featured in Cipha Sounds' Hip Hop Improv
On Friday, June 14, 2013, Mobb Deep's Prodigy was featured in the Hip Hop Improv Show - TAKE IT PERSONAL presented by Hot 97's Cipha Sounds and Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB), the top improv theatre and school in NYC. Improvisers Cipha Sounds, Shannon Oneal, Abra Tabak, Phil Jackson, Christian Capozzoli, Brandon Scott Jones, Ryan Karels, Will Hines, Alan Starzinski, Connor Ratcliff, Nick Kocher and Grant O. Brian reenacted stories originally told by Prodigy.