Video: BIGSTAT X KILLTHEALARM - "Against The Grain"
Connecticut MC Bigstat who has been in the studio working diligently on his first official album "Heart of a Lion" has teamed up with Kill the Alarm, Fronted by New Jersey native, Garen Gueyikian whose debut album, “Fire Away”, is filled with tracks that land under your skin and scratch their way out, to bring you "Against the Grain" a theme song for the misguided and lost, a reminder of the importance to focus your energy making changes to improving the quality of your life and loved ones. Bigstat brings the elements of true Hip Hop to the forefront with hopes to recapture the culture while being viable in todays market and KTA is already causing a stir in New York, being called part of the new wave of rock to come out of Manhattan’s Lower East Side.
Fakts One, former DJ & Producer for The Perceptionists (with Mr. Lif & Akrobatik), is back on the scene after a brief hiatus from the biz. Here he teams up with emcee Alias, who released several 12"s with the group OVM in the early 2000's, for a full length project entitled '2nd Chances' which will be released digitally (iTunes, Amazon etc) on 8-7-2012.
Sean Price opens a Rap Clinic after a tragic accident effects his vocal cords. He is now forced to train up-and-coming rappers, or as he likes to call them, “popcorn f*ckheads." To help prepare them for the overly critical rap world, Sean P uses brash verbal abuse to single out their many weaknesses.
S.U.H. Entertainment presents the Thomas Price-directed music video for "Left Shoulder vs. Right Shoulder", the final clip from his most recent album Middle Class Ignorance. Ignorance features Capital K, Vic Spencer, D2G, Ashley Laschelle, Ca$hflow Ellis, The Boy Illinois and JDP. "Shoulder" is the album's eighth video (see "Pointless Rap Song", "Rage", "Peer Pressure", "Confusions", "Put Me In Ya Club", "Triumphant" and "Nobody Cares").
This song has been through a few name changes since I recorded it last Tuesday. It was originally titled Bubba Ho Tep, after the Bruce Campbell film [for obvious reasons]. Then I renamed it Don Mckellar, after the brilliant Candian director/actor, for patriotic reasons. After sitting on that title, I decided to not give this one a NAME name. It's the Asian Elvis jumpoff so I wanted it to be simple. My home inspired the majority of the lyrics. Positively and negatively. So it made sense to go with the home of the mixtape's inspiration.
Let the games begin!
Hope you enjoy. <3 Derek
instrumental produced: Black Milk [taken from Danny Brown|Dada from the LP Black And Brown | Please purchase Black And Brown off iTunes]
Video: Stu Bangas & Vanderslice Ft. Apathy, Alchemist, Evidence & Roc Marciano - "The Gusto"
On August 28th, producers Stu Bangas & Vanderslice will release their new album, Diggaz With Attitude, via Man Bites Dog Records. Already, the duo has released the album's cover artwork and impressive track list, which includes features from Ill Bill, Vinnie Paz, Esoteric, Celph Titled, Blaq Poet, and many more, including Apathy, Alchemist, Evidence, and Roc Marciano, who show up on the album's lead single, "The Gusto." Stu Bangas & Vanderslice are excited to release the official video for that single today.
Moonshine Bandits Release New Song "Super Goggles" Average Joe's Country Mix by Shannon Houchins & Announce New Tour Dates
Central California’s country outlaws, the Moonshine Bandits have released their new digital single, "Super Goggles" Average Joe's Country Mix by Shannon Houchins online at http://bit.ly/MazP62. The single hit all digital retailers including iTunes at http://bit.ly/SuperGoggles_iTunes. Moonshine Bandits have also announced their summer tour dates, which will see the band performing at X-Fest and on select dates with the Kottonmouth Kings and Rehab.
The Moonshine Bandits continue to knock down doors with their new album “Whiskey and Women". The group's latest video for “My Kind Of Country” exploded on legendary country music channel CMT, racking up 100,000 views and earning them a spot on the “High Five Countdown” two weeks in a row. The video peaked at #1 on the countdown beating out high profile, major label artists like Toby Keith and Taylor Swift. The video is just another notch on the Moonshine Bandits belt, as their video for “Get Loose” continues to infect listeners' virally with more than 2.5 million plays, and "For The Outlawz" featuring country superstar Colt Ford is right behind at 1.2 million plays.
The Moonshine Bandits new album “Whiskey and Women" is in stores now courtesy of Suburban Noize Records and available online at http://bit.ly/ylx8EF. The album features guest appearances by Danny Boone of Rehab, Sunny Ledfurd, and country superstar Colt Ford.
MOONSHINE BANDITS TOUR DATES:
7/17 – Flagstaff, AZ - Museum Club 7/19 – Mesa, AZ - Toby Keiths Bar 7/20 – Penn Valley, CA - Smoking Oaks BBQ 7/21 – Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades 7/27 – Hickman, CA - Private Show 7/28 – Santa Rosa, CA - Private Show 8/03 – Bakersfield, CA - On The Rocks 8/04 – Modesto, CA - X Fest 8/07 – Milwaukee, WI - The Rave w/ Kottonmouth Kings 8/09 – Chicago, IL - The Bottom Lounge w/ Kottonmouth Kings 8/11 – Detroit, MI - Harpo’s Concert Theatre w/ Kottonmouth Kings 8/13 – Cleveland, OH - Peabodys w/ Kottonmouth Kings 8/14 – Buffalo, NY - Infinity w/ Kottonmouth Kings 8/15 – Allentown, PA - The Croc w/ Kottonmouth Kings 8/17 – New York, NY - BB Kings w/ Kottonmouth Kings 8/18 - Boston, MA - Royal w/ Kottonmouth Kings 8/19 - Springfield, VA - Empire w/ Kottonmouth Kings 8/21 – Charlotte, NC - Amos Southend w/ Kottonmouth Kings 8/23 - Dallas, TX - Trees w/ Rehab 8/24 - Houston, TX - Scout Bar w/ Rehab 8/25 - Helotes, TX - Josabi's Festival w/ Rehab 8/26 - Longview, TX - The Levee w/ Rehab 8/27 - Harker Heights, TX - The Music Vault w/ Rehab 8/28 - Austin, TX - Red Eyed Fly w/ Rehab 8/30 - Phoenix, AZ - Rhythm Room w/ Rehab 8/31 - Las Vegas, NV - Cheyenne Saloon w/ Rehab 9/01 - San Diego, CA - SOMA w/ Rehab 9/03 - Fresno, CA - Fulton 55 w/ Rehab 9/04 - Bakersfield, CA - B Ryders w/ Rehab 9/05 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst w/ Rehab 9/06 - Arcata, CA - Mazzottis w/ Rehab 9/07 - San Miguel, CA - The Ranch w/ Rehab 9/08 - Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades w/ Rehab 9/09 - Reno, NV - Knitting Factory Concert House w/ Rehab 9/11 - Billings, MT - Manny's w/ Rehab 9/12 - Missoula, MT - Top Hat w/ Rehab 9/13 - Coeur D'Alene, ID - The Grail w/ Rehab 9/14 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon w/ Rehab 9/15 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre w/ Rehab 9/17 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory Concert House w/ Rehab 9/18 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge w/ Rehab 9/19 - Grand Junction, CO - Mesa Theatre w/ Rehab 9/20 - Colorado Springs, CO - The Black Sheep w/ Rehab 9/21 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theater w/ Rehab 9/22 - Fort Collins, CO - Aggie Theatre w/ Rehab 9/26 - Sioux Falls, SD - Rookies Music Theatre w/ Rehab 9/27 - Aberdeen, SD - Dakota Event Center w/ Rehab 9/28 - Mankato, MN - Red Rocks Bar w/ Rehab 10/5 – Kernersville, NC - Bucked Up Super Saloon 10/6 – Hickory, NC - Wizard Saloon
About the Song: "Tiger" is very strange to me. I created the track not expecting it to be released on any official project but after sending it to BTG management, we were convinced it was something more. What is Tiger? For me, the word tiger is synonymous with releasing rage and just letting loose. In this song, I do just that as I flip words and exercise my inner thoughts. Being that its the first single off my debut album titled "Standing Ovation", I'm hoping to carry the energy of "Tiger" across the entire project. Bar for bar, no slaking and no short cuts. Being abstract mentally and lyrically sound is something I pride myself on and I'm hoping that "Tiger" expresses that". V3RB
MP3: 40Love - "Anywhere" Feat. Black Spade, Anthony Coleman II
40Love can see their album release date (July 24th) on the horizon, and the group has no plans on slowing their roll before then. Now, the San Francisco-based squad is releasing their third single from Dreams Don’t Sleep, "Anywhere," which was premiered by Okayplayer.
"The song is about conveying the beauty of traveling, performing music, and keeping it genuine," explains rapper G-OFF, who, along with MC/vocalist Miss Haze and DJ/Producers Mikos and The Whooligan, just finished a fulfilling tour in Europe sponsored by skateboarding company FTC. "There’s nothing like seeing the world and establishing strong connections with like-minded people while truly being yourself."
For their new cooled-out track, 40Love called upon long-time friend Black Spade to help flesh out the concept, lay down the hook, and drop a verse. According to group, Spade brought "a fly but raw element" to "Anywhere," while G-OFF and Miss Haze laced the track with soulful braggadocio over a brass-infused beat, compliments of trumpeter Anthony Coleman II. "We can and will be anywhere and everywhere at any given time," says The Whooligan. "Shinning, grinding, hustling – no one is going to stop us."