“The Process” is a web-series that zeros in on the various methods artists use to reach a creative means. From writing, rhyming, how a beat is produced, to how they actually record-- everyone has a process! Episode Two of “The Process” sheds some light on Torae’s process, as he writes and records his verse to Nina B’s “No Regrets” from her recently released mixtape “Titles Are Played Out!.”
Doe Cigapom (“Deliver On Emotions” & “Can I Get Peace Of Mind”) acronym illustrates his mission to shed light on the very real healing powers of music. Throughout his own difficult life experiences, music has been the remedy for Doe’s peace of mind.
It's been a crazy few weeks for me. Check out the premiere of my new video, "Good Girls (Don't Grown On Trees)" feat. Big Sean. I wrote this song with my big brother Pharrell, and it's produced by another mentor of mine, Wyclef & Sedeck Jean. The video was directed by Alexandre Moors and he killed it!
Video: Gensu Dean X David Banner "Alice in Wonderland"
Courtesy Mello Music Group.
The Grand Imperial Gensu Dean caused waves with his Mello Music Group debut LP Lo-Fi Fingahz. Never one to rest on his laurels, the southern beat maestro is ready to announce his sophomore project with the legendary Planet Asia. The new project is titled Abrasions and will be out this winter! But to hold fans over in the meantime, Dean is dropping some new visuals for his collaboration with David Banner, “Alice In Wonderland”.
In promotion for Nutso's upcoming extended play offering Behind These Bars, which drops next Tuesday (9/18) via Poor Pocket Muzik, the Q-Borough mic vet drops the project's token solo track in dedication of his two vices, "Weed And Alcohol." Produced by Switzerland's Dee Metto, the track finds the Flushing rhymesayer talkin' greasy over chopped-n-screwed samples and slow-rolling percussion, showcasing just how far he can step outside the galaxy....of Queens.
MP3: Oh No & Chris Keys - "Devastation" Ft. Guilty Simpson & Montage One
Courtesy Audible Treats.
On October 23rd, Oh No will team up with producer Chris Keys to release Ashes via Heavy Keys Records. To accompany the album announcement, Oh No & Chris Keys are also releasing album cut "Devastation", premiered today by Pitchfork, which features Guilty Simpson and Montage One.
Video: The Niceguys Get Frenched in The Standard Hotel Bathroom!
Courtesy Dove @ Tygereye.
In the video below, SupaLaura of France's DaVibeMag.com hems the crew up inside bathroom stalls and around back alleys of NYC's posh Standard Hotel! Watch as Todd and DJ Candlestick stand in as ghost interviewers for Yves and Free, while the latter two cope with freaky lavatory acoustics.
Jesse Abraham Announces Album Release Date: I Am Water – Coming 11/13/12 100% Proceeds to Charity Water
Brooklyn, NY - Jesse Abraham, winner of the Underground Music Award for Lyricist of the Year in 2011, has announced a new full-length, I Am Water, due out November 13, 2012. Three singles off the album have been released thus far, all premiering on HipHopDX. The latest “I Ain’t Shit - I’m The Shit” (Produced by !llMind) released in August 2012 received more downloads within a week than any single Abraham has put out to date.
Jesse Abraham's previous album, One Day (self-released in June 2011 via DJBooth.net) has acquired over 4,000 downloads to date and was nominated for Indie Album of the Year at the 2011 Underground Music Awards. Since then Abraham has released a live album (Live at Southpaw) and was recently named HipHopDX's DXNext Artist.
Abraham’s previous mixtapes and albums have been available for free download. He chose to make I Am Water a sellable entity with100% of the proceeds to a worthy cause, Charity Water.
Charity Water's impact is unquestionable. 100% of public donations directly fund water projects in developing countries, and all it takes is about $20 to get clean water to an individual who previously did not have access to it. When I Am Water is released, every two CD's Abraham sells, or 4 digital downloads, brings a lifetime of safe water to someone in need.
1. Overture (Prod. Paul White) 2. I Ain't Shit - I'm The Shit (Prod. !llMind) 3. Back Off (Prod. K.O. Beatz) 4. Parallels ft. Emilio Rojas (Prod. !llMind) 5. You're Not a Ghost Anymore (Prod. Paul White) 6. 1der 2der (Prod. !llMind) 7. Never Felt High 'Til Now ft. Nitty Scott, MC (Prod. !llMind) 8. The Scene (Prod. !llMind) 9. I've Tried ft. Chino XL (Prod. Spills) 10. Brush Your Teeth (Prod. Spills) 11. Gottdamn Superhero Penguin (Prod. Paul White) 12. Hurdles (Prod. K.O. Beatz) 13. Hi, Heaven (Prod. Tommy Black) 14. Die Holding Hands (Prod. Steel Tipped Dove)
About Jesse Abraham:
Jesse Abraham was born in Manhattan as the first child to two public school teachers, and was raised on the city’s hip-hop culture and the eight-track tapes his parents introduced him to as a youngster. By five, Abraham was writing and at the age of nine he had his cassette tapes filled with demos he recorded himself. Starting to compose his own lyrics at a very young age, he used his hometown as creative impulse to generate the intense and authentic themes of his tracks today. A published poet at the age of 15, Jesse quickly realized his true passion was for hip-hop, inspired by such artists as Mos Def, James Brown, Kool G. Rap and OutKast.
His debut album, Bars & NoBull (Oct ‘10) spent weeks on DJBooth’s Top 10 Charts, the singles ‘Yoga’ and ‘Little Bit of Everything’ being major hits in the underground music scene and their videos on YouTube were an instant success. It was with his next album, One Day (June ’11), with the lead single “Spiderman on Vitamins”, that he began to gain substantial recognition online through major hip-hop sites such as 2DopeBoyz and XXLMag.com. Abraham’s year culminated in his nomination for Album of the Year at the 2011 Underground Music Awards, as well as being crowned Lyricist of the Year.
As he prepares to release I Am Water this fall, Jesse Abraham continues to reinvent the responsibilities as a hip-hop artist, and his potential is only surpassed by his passion for the genuine essence of the hip-hop genre. "As long as you have talent, you can get your voice heard," says Abraham of the New York scene that nurtured his style and taught him about hip-hop. The authenticity of his music now reflects his life growing up in NYC in the ‘80s and his life journey to get to where he is today.