The debate over the potential legalization of marijuana across the USA is one that continues to rage on, as Colorado becomes the most recent state to face a vote on Amendment 64, a measure to legalize marijuana use. In other states across the country, initiatives are spurring interest to promote the legalization of marijuana. Step forward rapper Keme Davis, a native of Oakland, California, which has been an area of intense battle in the fight for the legalization of marijuana, who has released a new single “Marijuana Cologne" which he hopes can become an anthem for marijuana culture.
Video: DJ Paul f/ Snow Tha Product "I'm Dat Raw" Remix
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Here is DJ Paul featuring Snow Tha Product "I'm Dat Raw" remix video, directed by Latin Legend! DJ Paul is currently working on a mixtape of remixes from his A Person of Interest album, slated for release in coming weeks, and this is the first official visual from that project! Meanwhile, Snow Tha Product is prepping the release of her Good Nights & Bad Mornings mixtape - more info coming soon!
Chip-Fu, Formally Of The Fu-Schnickens, Returns With 2nd Solo Mix-Tape And Announces Forthcoming Solo Debut For Early 2013!
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Over eighteen long years removed since the release of the Fu-Schnickens second and final group opus, Nervous Breakdown, the collective's true stand-out, and this by no means is any disrespect towards former members; Moc-Fu and Poc-Fu, however truth still be told, Chip-Fu is finally gearing up to unleash his long overdue, eagerly awaited debut solo collection, War Paint.
That being said, and as a precursor of sorts, the self-proclaimed Jungle Rock, Jr., has just dropped his 2nd mix-tape offering, STOP PLAYING VOL. 2, a follow up to 2009's first volume of the same name which secured over 80,000 downloads. The brand new set was initially introduced by its infectious premiere entry, "Tear Gas."
During his lengthy hiatus from the spotlight, Chip, a.k.a. The Perfectionist, and Co-Ceo of BlaqInk Entertainment, stayed extremely busy contributing catchy choruses to other high profile artists' projects, which, in turn, helped him to not only re-emerge onto the music scene but to also strengthen his unique brand of Hip-Hop. Throughout his musically absent years, he never for one minute stopped rapping, even releasing several popular singles; "Love Mi Sensi," "Ridiculous" and "Flowenometry"; of his very own. Off top, it is rather apparent that the man born Roderick Roachford has not lost a step lyrically, but, like a fine wine, has even gotten better in time.
"Those who listen to what's mainstream and call it Hip-Hop are sadly misled," the Brooklyn, by way of Trinidad, Barbados, native states very matter-of-fact. Re-iterating, the West Indian emcee further expresses, "My objective is and always has been to abstain from cookie cutter material. The public needs something fresh, Organic & Real."
In closing, Chip-Fu concludes sounding extremely prophetic, "I want to be remembered for my contributions to humanity through various mediums. Not just one-dimensional. Sure, many of us are duplicated and imitated in our own form of expression, but its only when we understand our personal purpose and reason for walking the planet that we in turn become untouchable. Fluid. Creative. That's me."
Saigon Streams Sophomore Album 'Bread & Circuses' Online
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With election fever in full-swing, Saigon commences his campaign for change in hip-hop today with the release of "The Greatest Story Never Told Chapter 2: Bread and Circuses" in stores today via Suburban Noize/RED. Saigon continues to deliver the thought provoking lyrical content that good hip hop music lovers desire to hear…Beats & Rhymes.
In the spirit of rap revolutionaries like Chuck D and Gill Scott Heron, "The Greatest Story Never Told Chapter 2: Bread and Circuses" aims to enrich the non-rich with jewels on issues that have plighted America for centuries. The album was co-executive produced by Hip-Hop producer extraordinaire Just Blaze and MTV and Sirius radio host Sway Calloway. "The Greatest Story Never Told Chapter 2: Bread and Circuses" features guest appearances by LeCrae, Marsha Ambrosius, Styles P, G Martin, Chamillionaire, and members of Dead Prez.
After a sponsorship on the EP #PassportStamps by 2dopeboyz, Spate Media & Get Right Music Rav.P has been on the ups. He dropped a buzz-worthy video a couple months ago called "Perverted Since 83" shortly thereafter and not only has a new follow up video, but is also headlining Webster Hall in NYC on 11/26.
Orena Records/DCM/Locksmith Music present a journey of struggle & either overcoming or succumbing to it. Articulated by New Yorker Little Vic for his forthcoming project, over home-grown nostalgic chops & rhythm brought to you by Vic's MPC2000XL "Rosemary". Interpret as you will. Overall, Enjoy.