At just 18 years-old, Long Island native LBO is making a name for himself as a rising young lyricist who’s wise beyond his years. As an avid beat-boxer, LBO composed his first song at the age of ten, citing his lyrics as an ‘emotional outlet that was incomparable to the sensation of anything else.’ Since then, LBO has become accomplished and earned a following for shredding instrumentals on numerous freestyle tracks.
Man Bites Dog Records has been on a tear over the past couple years, with recent albums from MHz Legacy, Stu Bangas & Vanderslice, Copywrite, Vast Aire, and more. And with a busy year still ahead, including upcoming releases from Eddie B & Harry Fraud, Illogic & Blockhead, Roc Marciano, and others, label founder R.M.L. is first excited to release MBDR Volume 2, out today and available for free download via the label's SoundCloud.
AWAR continues to pour salt in the wounds with three of the hardest hitting NY emcees collaborating on this Alchemist street banger. This is just one more reason not to sleep on the kid, as he gears up for his future releases.
Statik Selektah "Extended Play" Features (Out June 18th)
Courtesy Matt B.
Featuring Joey Bada$$, Action Bronson, Raekwon, Sean Price, Mac Miller, Black Thought, Noreaga, Lecrae, Lil Fame, Styles P, Mike Posner, Termanology, Freddie Gibbs, Bun B, Joell Ortiz, Pos of De La Soul, Talib Kweli, Troy Ave, Hit-Boy & many many more.
Available June 18th on Showoff Records/Duck Down Music Inc.
Fans can catch Statik Selektah on the Beast Coastal Tour with Joey Bada$$ & Pro Era + Flatbush Zombies. Full list of dates: http://bit.ly/11kR87D.
Born and raised in Oakland, CA, Kidd Upstairs is an emerging artist that recently relocated to Los Angeles to further his career in the entertainment industry. With extensive experience as a producer, engineer, songwriter and performer, Kidd Upstairs is a quadruple threat that maintains a deeper level of creative control over his craft compared to his peers.
Meet Lorenzo Asher...you probably have heard his talents before, but just didn't know it. Having written for some of your favorite artists in the game, Lorenzo is not your average newcomer. Now, it's his turn to step out from behind the scenes as he preps his debut project.
Harlem emcee Kyle Rapps is bringing low budget multimedia visuals to a new level of griminess and fun factor. The quirky green screen-meets-photoshop platform portrayed in his videos is both artistic and hilarious, and is a welcomed departure from the fashionista and weedporn swag that the new New York scene is becoming known for.
For the latest leak, “I Know,” from his forthcoming “Death Threats and Love Notes”: The Prelude (drops 3-26-2013), GQ connects with fellow Jamla artist Rapsody and Rocki Evans over another Khrysis banger.
As we near the official release date of I.L.A.M. 3 on Tuesday, April 16th via Monstaville Music/Empire Distribution; we wanted to blast this out all of you who've continued to support us! Please DL our first single "LIES" which is Playa Rae & Trey C (collectively known as I.L.A.M.) feat. Rasco of Cali Agents.
The newest rap phenom out of Philly, Japhia Life drops off an unconventional and impromptu new joint to please rabid fans entitled "Freestyle No.1", produced by up and coming hit maker J!Rodgers. If this is any indication of what's in store, It's no surprise that he's already being embraced by hip hop legends as the next artist to raise the bar.