MP3: Dollarmentary f/ General Steele of Smif-n-Wessun & Labba - "I'm a Bullet"
Courtesy J Melo.
Redman protege Dollarmentary hooks up with the legendary General Steele of Smif-n-Wessun and Labba for "I'm a Bullet." Production credit goes to Vinny Idol (Jadakiss, Method Man, Styles P, Sheek Louch et cetera).
Video: King Joker f/ Siah - "I Know What Ima Do" (dir. Joe Blast)
Courtesy Zenobia Kay.
King Joker is a super talented rap artist with an incredible flow hailing from New Orleans. He has overcome more than his share of life’s hurdles and managed to put all of that heartache, pain and suffering into his music. His new song, “I Know What Ima Do” featuring Siah and directed by Joe Blast is the latest masterpiece. This song is typical of the barrage of hits that you can expect to hear from King Joker this year.
The Newark by way of Philly producer dRes shows and proves that his freshman effort has a seasoned sound with his debut release, Wild Produce. Conceived over a three year period, the self taught beat smith fuses worldly soundscapes over hard drums for a 16 track compilation which features several guest appearances from many of today’s burgeoning and established hip-hop artists. Featured on Wild Produce include Guilty Simpson, Homeboy Sandman, Tanya Morgan, Stalley, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Count Bass D, Wordsworth, L.E.G.A.C.Y., Truck North, Median, Declaime and others.
Fresh off of the release of The Scrimmage, TUGE has vowed to hit the net hard in 2012. Having already leaked two joints this year thus far, the NY spitter continues to feed his growing fan-base with this week's "The Auction." Felix Snow's instrumenal provides the perfect off-kilter bounce to suit TUGE's bouncy flow, witty wordplay and clever catch phrases on this departure from the duo's traditional sound. If you aren't a hustler, you might need some translation from your local supplier. Either way, embrace this Hustler's Anthem, and make sure your turn it up LOUD (no pun intended). A MUST HEAR RECORD!
Moe Green's Free Water EP, a seven-track collection of new songs and remixes, was released in late December of last year, and since, the up-and-comer has released a string of visuals from the project, including the latest, today, for "Glory." The song was produced by Fly Commons and features recent Atlantic Records signee Netta B, and offers an introspective look into Moe's efforts to break out of his day-to-day routine and strive for more.
In the segment, the BBC featured a snippet of M.anifest’s “suffer” (the M3nsa remix) with Strand host Lawrence Pollard delivering high praise of the song. In his words the song was: “Incredibly sunny and up. It’s got a wonderful open feel but he’s really sharp on his lyrics as well. They’re not dark but they're quite penetrating. You want to listen to him.”
M.anifest released his sophomore debut, “Immigrant Chronicles:Coming to America,” in September of last year – an album the Star Tribune listed in its top ten albums of 2011. He is poised to have a stellar year with plans for more touring and creative collaborations in and out of Africa. He is scheduled to be in South Africa next week. Connect with M.anifest on facebook and twitter to keep up with the travels and musical exploits of an emerging force in African music.
Early this year, Fly Moon Royalty released "Lemonade," the lead single from their new, self-titled album, which will be released on February 6th via Sportn Life Records. Now, the Seattle duo of singer AdraBoo and producer Action Jackson is excited to release "Android Love," the album's latest single.
Even though "Android Love" serves as the duo's second single, it was actually the first song AdraBoo and Action Jackson recorded together as Fly Moon Royalty. "It was the most exciting and visual piece to create," explains AdraBoo. "Action composed the beat before we began to collaborate, and once I heard it, I knew exactly what it was going to sound like."
"'Android Love'," explains Fly Moon Royalty, "is the combination of really great composition, amazing textures, and a bit of science fiction mixed with flirtation and desires." That science fiction and flirtation comes through in the song's storyline, as AdraBoo plays with colorful metaphors atop Action Jackson's synthy, futuristic production.