Details are scant right now but the news that he passed away yesterday was confirmed by his good friend Chris Hero (also known as Kassius Ohno), who he worked with in the past for an entrance song. We've included some of Viro's work below.
T.K. Other Realm, Mr. Knowitall, Monty, and Mk Smith, the collective otherwise known as The League510, are excited to release visuals for their latest single, "We Out Here." Knowitall handles the production on the synth-infused, 808-kick-and snare-heavy track, which according to the League, serves to remind fans that the Bay Area crew is staying busy as they put the finishing touches on their forthcoming LP. "The inspiration behind this song," remarks T.K., "was to give the people some heat."
Portland, OR: April 2012. Sandpeople rep The P (aka Portland, Oregon) right on their 3rd new single in recent weeks, produced by fellow P-dweller, Trox. Trox is a rising star who has already worked with such heavyweights as 50 Cent and Krizz Kaliko. The P is a perfect example of why Portland hip hop shouldn't be taken lightly and Sandpeople hope to prove this to the rest of the world on their upcoming European tour. This will be uncharted territory for the crew and to raise support they are urging fans to visit their kickstarter page where plenty of exclusive art, music, and clothing packages are available. If they meet or exceed their goal it will assist with the European and US tour efforts. Treat yourself proper - don't sleep on SP or The P!
Kwame is putting out a 10-episode video series over the next few months, including behind-the-scenes looks at his daily beat-making routine, live performances, and studio sessions with both major and upcoming artists (filmed/edited episodes include sessions with X Factor contestant/Epic recording artist Astro, Atlantic recording artist Lauriana Mae, and of, course, Beyond Belief).
Bilal, 19 year old Singer/Rapper from London, is the UK’s hottest new talent with over 1 million views and counting on his first and only video ‘Can’t Live Alone’. The Singer/Rapper is finally ready to release his debut single ‘Scream Out Loud’ featuring one of the hottest rappers at the moment Raxstar and produced by newly formed production group Quantize. The single can be described as upbeat, pumping and guaranteed to get you into the summer vibe.
Woodbridge, VA-based emcee/producers Tehron Porter and Peter Maher are True Prospeks, presenting their James Bostick-directed clip for their new single "Tell Everyone Ya Know". The video was shot in a secluded area of northern Virginia. "Tell Everyone" was produced by Tehron and mixed by engineer Eric Graham, who together go by the production handle SuprDopeBeats. The song samples Swedish band Mike Snow's 2010 track "Song For No One". "We were just kicking it at Eric's apartment and his roommate kept bumping that song," says Tehron. "Ten minutes later I had the beat looped up and already had my verse written. Peter was down in Norfolk visiting so he just came through and dropped a verse." True Prospeks also represents a roster of several other artists/musicians currently working on new material. "Tell Everyone" is from True Prospeks' new full-length Trapper's Delight, which can be downloaded free on Bandcamp.
Beat Tape: John Robinson - "Brilliant Soundscapes Vol. 2"
Courtesy John Robinson.
In the spirit of John Robinson's Born Day he drops to us the second installment of his Brilliant Soundscape series. J.R. explains "These Beats are truly my therapy! I mostly make beats in the wee hours when I am not writing and would hear a Drum pattern in my head and get on the Drum machine and bang it out and then build around the Drums."
Although J.R. started to make beats in the Early Scienz of Life days he never truly put it in the forefront of his music Rep. "I am an Emcee/Writer first but I can honestly say I am falling back in love with the Beats again and it feels GREAT." This Vol. 2 is heavily inspired by the Drum Breaks, I am a BIG FAN of Heavy Drums so I chopped a lot of Drum Breaks on this one... When I make these Beats it is like Freely painting on a blank canvas until I feel the picture is done and then I move on... Thanks for Listening! It's Brilliant!
Video: MC Khingz - "For Colored Boys Who Consider Suicide"
Courtesy Wandering Worx.
Seattle MC Khingz explores his dark side in this short film about a man haunted by a malevolent demon. Directed by Jus Depommes. Starring Khingz. The single "For Colored Boys Who Consider Suicide" off Khingz album "Liberation of the Monster" is available for download on Bandcamp.
What up everyone! Thanks so much for the support!! I not trying to spam or sell you anything, just wanted to say I really appreciate you and hope you enjoy my new song with Mann. Here is a FREE DOWNLOAD link of the new track "The One" ft. Mann.
H2O Festival Adds Yelawolf and Ozomatli to Artist Lineup
Courtesy Jim Merlis.
DALLAS, TX - APRIL XX, 2012 - Univision Radio, the leading radio network serving Hispanic America, today announced that urban alternative band Calle 13, breakthrough Latin music star Prince Royce, Norteño band Duelo, rapper YelaWolf and LA-based culture clashers Ozomatli have been added to the lineup of the H2O Music Festival taking place in the Cotton Bowl in Dallas on June 9.
The Dallas festival lineup already includes Juanes, Snoop Dogg, Gym Class Heroes, Weezer, Paulina Rubio, Damian Marley, plus additional acts that will be announced in the coming weeks.
MiO, the liquid water enhancer that changes water and inspires consumers to "shake things up," will serve as a primary sponsor of the Dallas festival.
"We are thrilled that with our sponsors Univision Radio is able to present an event where English-language acts can share the stage with Spanish-language talent," said Jack Hobbs, executive vice president of Sales, Univision Radio. "H2O's lineup reflects the reality of the young Hispanic music fan - the Hispanic 2.0 listener."
The venue inside the Cotton Bowl will feature several rotating stages, with local and emerging artists and some of today's top names in music. Additional festival events include a vendor village featuring festival and artist merchandise, a lifestyle area, multiple watering holes, cool down tents, gaming areas, family areas, plus food and beverage, and more.
Univision Radio DJs will also be on hand throughout the night mixing music as a transition between acts to keep the momentum going throughout the night. In addition to Univision's support of the festival series on a national level, Univision television and radio stations in Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio are supporting the H2O Music Festival.
A free showcase of local artists and unique experiences will kick off the excitement, starting in early afternoon, in the plaza of the Cotton Bowl.
The official lifeline for up-to-date H2O Music Festival announcements and artist confirmations will be made available at: H2OMusicFestival.com, and on Facebook via Facebook.com/H2OMusicFestival, and on Twitter via @H2OMusicFest.
Tickets for the Dallas festival are now available at H2OMusicFestival.com. For sponsorship information, please contact sales@H2OMusicFestival.com.