Queens, NY lyricist Mr. Complex proudly presents the music video for "Holy Smokes", produced by Phil Pro from Switzerland. The video was directed by Mr. Complex himself, who has stepped into the directing world (see the Allhiphop piece "Mr. Complex Enters Film World") since making his name on the indie underground scene as part of New York's Rawkus/Lyricist Lounge movement alongside peers like Pharaohe Monch, Mos Def, Talib Kweli and more. His new album Swiss Chocolate Cake drops February 14, 2012.
"Virginia native, Double XL, brings you the lead track off of his Man On Fire mixtape. XL has been steadily building his buzz and fan base over the past couple of years in the underground music scene of Virginia. Now he is trying to branch out, but first he wants to shout out all the people who have helped him along the way." - Revo
Free Maxi-Single: DJ Brainiac Beats a/k/a El Cerebro
Courtesy Brainiac on the Beat.
In his unstoppable up and coming career in the US market , the music producer/dj Brainiac Beats, also known in the Spanish scene as El Cerebro, has cooked up a solid maxi single that includes 6 artists from NYC:
• Joell Ortiz, from Slaughterhouse, recently signed by Eminem to Shady Records. • AG, from the legendary supergroup Diggin In The Crates (DITC) formed also by Big L, Fat Joe, Big Pun, O.C., Diamond D, Lord Finesse, Buckwild & Showbiz. • Shea Davis, BLAM DVDs’ creator, who recently released a mixtape with Dj Kay Slay. • Dwayne Collins, R&B singer who has collaborated with Styles P, Emilio Rojas, etc. • Nikal Fieldz, who has worked with Marley Marl & KRS-ONE among others. • Praise, who has recorded with JR Writer, Noah Jones, etc.
All of these artists pair up in 3 different tracks downloadable for free HERE.
Musical production, scratch, mix and mastering have been done by Brainiac Beats aka El Cerebro, except Praise featuring Joell Ortiz’s track, mixed by the well known Spanish mixing engineer Jorge Gascón.
Diego L Rodriguez is the mastermind behind the artwork.
Hard sound with NY essence and that universal touch that Brainiac Beats always delivers.
What are you waiting for to enjoy this belated Christmas present? Download it now!
Miami's most mysterious lyricist, Joey Duz delivers visuals for his record In The M.I.A. (feat. Salazar). This in preparation for his brand new project dropping soon on 95Labs and will feature MC's like Thirstin Howl III amongst others.
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Raised in New Jersey, Esko is a talented emcee, dedicated to the culture of Hip-Hop. Esko is known for his unorthodox lyrics, delivery, creative themes, and energetic stage performances. Driven by a charismatic love of life, Hip-Hop culture, and art, Esko loves to make music that documents his life and improves the lives of people with the same struggles. Recently Esko set the Hip-Hop world alight with 'The Floor Model EP' which was well received by media and fans on a global level.
Devo Spice Update - 1/17/2012: Friday the 13th, Doctor Who, and MarsCon
I just came up with the dumbest idea ever! All you people who call yourselves Devo Spice fans... you can be known as Devotees! Get it? Devotees! Because, you know... ah forget it. I told you it was dumb.
Anyway, here are some things:
--== NEW SONG: FRIDAY THE 13TH ==-- --== NEW VIDEO: I AM THE DOCTOR ==-- --== MARSCON INFO ==-- --== NYC BRINGER SHOW ON THE 25TH ==--
--== NEW SONG: FRIDAY THE 13TH ==-- Speaking of dumb ideas, a little while ago I decided I wanted to parody Rebecca Black’s infamous song “Friday” and make it about the classic Friday the 13th movies. So I did just that and released it on the FuMP this past Friday, which was in fact, the 13th.
“Friday (the 13th)” features Vivian Ramone of ShiSho on vocals taking the part of Rebecca Black on the song. I just appear on that godawful rap bridge in the middle of the song. And several fans... er, Devotees... make cameos on the song in the background doing various screams and other horror-like sound effects.
--== NEW VIDEO: I AM THE DOCTOR ==-- Last month I released a new song about Doctor Who called “I Am The Doctor.” Well since then a guy by the name of Doctor Don (who is not a Time Lord, unfortunately) made a rather amazing video for the song using clips from the show. If you’re a Doctor Who fan you owe it to yourself to watch this video. Go check it out. Go now. I’ll wait.
--== MARSCON INFO ==-- The great and powerful Luke Ski has finally released information about the biggest comedy-music event of the year. MARSCON!
MarsCon is taking place March 9-11 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Bloomington, MN. Check out this line-up:
Consorium of Genius Seamonkey The Boobles Spaff (not performing, just proving he exists) TV’s Kyle Dino-Mike the great Luke Ski Devo Spice Worm Quartet Power Salad Cirque du So What? The Gothsicles Possible Oscar
If you pre-register now your admission will only run you $45. After January 31st admission is $60 at the door, so get your tickets now.
To help offset the cost of bringing all these awesome acts to the con Luke has put together a 3 CD fund-raiser album. Nearly FOUR HOURS OF MUSIC that was recorded at MarsCon last year, both from the main stage and from the Party Bus.
The compilation is available for $20 as an MP3 download, or $30 on 3 CDs (which also includes an instant download). Go to http://www.marscondementia.com to order your copy.
--== NYC BRINGER SHOW ON THE 25TH ==-- The New York Comedy Club is doing a show on the 25th with a college booker who will be there screening new talent. I want to get in to the college market so I want to perform at this show. However, I need to bring 4 audience members with me in order to get stage time. (I hate doing these and normally I wouldn’t, but this is a chance to get on the college circuit.)
I have 1 confirmed and 3 maybes so far. If you think you can make it to the show please email me. The more people I bring the more stage time I will get.