Next week, on May 22nd, Hieroglyphics rapper Casual will release his latest album, He Still Think He Raw. The album, which will be released through Hiero Imperium, is produced entirely by DJ Fresh & The Whole Shabang, and today, following a string of previous video and single leaks, Casual is excited to release a brand new track from the album, "Sushi" featuring Mr. Town.
"This song was inspired by the production," says Casual, pointing out the beat's loose, heavy drums and slickly chopped sample. "DJ Fresh's beat did it all." Atop that beat, Casual, with the help of Mr. Town, unwinds a series of stroies, each one a sly, salacious tale. "I sip wine, with this chick of mine/ When I see a little fine mama, with a behind on her," raps Casual. "See, mama didn't know that I was sushi/ 'Till she seen other baby trying to seduce me/ No she's choosing/ And I'm her top pick/ That's what she get/ For thinking she was hot shit."
After laying down a strong and sturdy foundation of high-profile mixtapes and a string of regional hit singles, Team Fetti, Inc. artist Tom.G AKA Tommy Gunz further builds upon his rapidly growing fan base with new single and video "Kill It" featuring fellow Tampa-based rapper Tae Bae Bae.
MUSIC: Random - Language Arts (prod. Richie Branson)
Random aka Mega Ran is ready to drop his new album/comic/game experience "Language Arts Volume 1" next week, so here is his 2nd leak from the project, the upbeat title track "Language Arts." Ran says he used to rap this song to his students on the first day, as a former middle school educator. The track is produced by Richie Branson, who this week exploded with his #BringBackToonami campaign, even landing play on 2 Adult Swim bumpers.
Following two successful collaborative efforts alongside fellow producer/rapper The Alchemist as the power duo Gangrene -2010’s Gutter Water and 2012’s Vodka & Ayahuasca- and the 2011 gem with The Alchemist as Gangrene & Roc Marciano, the Greneberg EP; The Oxnard, California based beat-smith and emcee Oh No returns for a solo mission.
OHNOMITE WILL BE RELEASED ON 6-5-2012
Oh No (born Michael Jackson; younger brother of Madlib and son of singer Otis Jackson) was granted unprecedented access to the Rudy Ray Moore / Dolemite audio archives and given free rein to slice, dice, chop and sample his way through the classic-yet-absolutely-filthy catalog. He was able to use legendary material from The Human Tornado, Petey Wheatstraw, the Dolemite Soundtrack and more, plus a multitude of previously unreleased and alternate acapellas and instrumentals. The end result is Ohnomite, a 19 track head-banging extravaganza of sloppy funk, dirty soul, and brainy lyricism, all aimed at one thing- making your head nod and your ass shake. And when you add to that guests spots from the likes of MF Doom, Evidence, Phife Dawg, The Alchemist, Erick Sermon, Rapper Pooh, MED, Guilty Simpson, Roc Marciano, Sticky Fingaz, Chino XL, Roc C, Prozack Turner, Termanology, Frank Nitt and more, and you are left with a one of a kind album from a one of a kind musician. Ohnomite- 19 songs of pure whoop ass from Oh No and Dolemite!
Seattle Based Hip Hop Artist Fleeta Partee To Release "Life Muzik" EP June 26th
The hard-hitting tracks on LIFEMUZIK EP (Animal House Records) will debut June 26th on ITunes and other digital media outlets. The EP's gritty production is handled by Seattle’s heavyweights Vitamin D and Jake One, with guest appearances by Lord Sith, C-Note and spoken word artist Wayman Earls.
The lead single "The City" is available at iTunes and other digital online retail outlets. Check out the video here: http://youtu.be/I1NX6gnsvyI. Fleeta describes first-hand the happenings throughout his birthplace, Seattle's Central District. He captures the essence of societal "apathy" reflecting on social issues accepted and consistently ignored. His second single "Inception" will impact radio on May 22nd showcasing Fleeta's clever maneuvering of lyrics and flow, promoting knowledge over rap industry clichés.
Fleeta concludes the extended play with a message by the late Bobby Seale over a chilling piano background. His potent lyrical delivery on the 8-track LIFEMUZIK EP, leaves fans and newcomers anticipating for the punch Fleeta Partee will provide on his soon to be released album.
Track listing for LIFEMUZIK EP:
1.Headbang (intro)feat. Wayman Earls 2.Inception feat. TT (produced by Vitamin D) 3.The City (produced by Vitamin D) 4.Starlight feat. Lord Sith and Cnote (produced by Lord Sith) 5.Dirtyrugz feat. Jabrille Williams (guitar) (produced by Vitamin D) 6.I Know (produced by Vitamin D) 7.Apathy feat. Wayman Earls (produced by Jake One) 8.Part of the Game (produced by Vitamin D) *Outro* produced by Vitamin D
S.U.H. Entertainment presents the Thomas Price-directed music video for "Rage", from his most recent album Middle Class Ignorance. Middle Class Ignorance features Capital K, D2G, Ashley Laschelle, Ca$hflow Ellis, Vic Spencer, The Boy Illinois and JDP. "Rage" is the sixth video from the Middle Class Ignorance project.
Statik Selektah And Termanology Reconnect As 1982 For Their Second Collaborative Group Effort 2012; Includes Appearances From Mac Miller, Freddie Gibbs, Bun B, Crooked I, Havoc, Roc Marciano, Lil Fame and Shawn Stockman (Boyz 2 Men)
LP Will Be Released On 5-22-2012
2012 was a crazy year...and album, that's how hip-hop heads worldwide will remember it. Following in the footsteps of great DJ/Producer and MC duos like Eric B. & Rakim and Gang Starr, Statik Selektah & Termanology once again combine to form the powerhouse group 1982. The formula is perfected and flawless as Statik crafts the perfect sonic landscapes for Term's more mature and sophisticated delivery; listen to the new single "Up Every Night."
Holding Term down on the microphone side of things are great guest spots from some of the hottest new talent in the game; Mac Miller, Roc Marciano and Freddie Gibbs blend nicely with iconoclasts Bun B., Havoc of Mobb Deep and Lil Fame of M.O.P and Shawn Stockman from Boyz 2 Men. 2012 has already garnered high praise as this month's Source Magazine has given the full length it's coveted "Independent's Day" column and XXL has a great review ready for it's May 22nd issue. The duo will also hit the road in both the states and abroad, April - July for full tour support of the album. 2012 will indeed be the year of 1982.
Termanology began making a name for himself with several highly acclaimed 12" singles. His big break came when DJ Premier blessed him with one of his signature, scratch-laden beats. "Watch How It Go Down" instantly became an underground classic and with it Termanology thrust himself onto hip-hop's international radar. The conscious hood anthem garnered the earnest MC tons of praise, landing him in The Source's "Unsigned Hype" and XXL's "Show and Prove" columns. Term has recorded with hip-hop heavyweights such as Freeway, Sheek Louch, The Alchemist, Pete Rock, Buckwild, Easy Mo Bee & Large Professor. Currently he is readying Fizzyology, his collaboration effort with M.O.P.'s Fizzy Womak (aka Lil Fame).
Establishing his own spot amongst the ranks of East Coast hip-hop's seminal figures, DJ/producer Statik Selektah utilized his turntabling skills and ingenuity in PR and promotions to break some of the region's most promising artists, bearing his own influence on the national mixtape circuit. He has worked with Talib Kweli, Styles P, Consequence, Freeway, and Jadakiss (among many others); and most importantly, the DJ became a major-player on the mixtape circuit as his releases with Nas, Q-Tip, John Legend, and Saigon received major accolades and write-up's. Statik dropped his first LP, Spell My Name Right in 2007, Stick 2 the Script in 2008, 100 Proof: The Hangover in 2010 and Population Control in 2011. Last year also saw him teaming up for projects with Action Bronson and Freddie Gibbs as well as a full length masterpiece Straight, No Chaser with REKS earlier this year.
Tracklisting and credits for 1982's (Statik Selektah & Termanology 2012 LP :
1.) "2012" 2.) "Lights Down" 3.) "Up Every Night" 4.) "Shining" 5.) "Happy Days" f/Mac Miller, Bun B & Shawn Stockman 6.) "Too Long" 7.) "Time Travellin" 8.) "82 Was The Year" (Interlude) 9.) "Thug Poets" f/Havoc & Roc Marciano 10.) "Right Now" 11.) "Everything" 12.) "Hard To Forget" 13.) "Make It Out Alive" f/ Freddie Gibbs & Crooked I 14.) "Live It Up" f/Lil Fame 15.) "Time Ticking"