Seasons is the debut instrumental project by based Brooklyn producer, DJ, and self proclaimed "record hoarder" Keith Edward released by 95Labs. Inspired by the mixed emotions triggered by weather patterns and cyclical changes in New York City, the 21 track project takes the listener on a musical journey through the city's four seasons beginning with Spring playing thru the end of Winter.
This documentary takes a journey into the world of Castro y Gambin - Los Galactikos. See them perform at the 2012 Spanish Harlem Puerto Rican festival on the mega stage, and at the 2012 Jackson Avenue Puerto Rican Festival! The video includes behind the scenes footage from the Puerto Rican festival plus music by Los Galactikos.
Video: Big Dutty Deeze - "This Is England" (prod. Rediculus)
As England gear up to quarter final match this weekend in Euro 2012 nothing seemed more apt than to let you off with this superb music video lifted from Big Dutty Deeze's forthcoming debut album 'The English Gentleman'. Created & directed by the UK's leading Hip-Hop broadcaster & channel Urban Vibe UK this video is getting love from both sides of the pond.
Peoples Army rapper Wordplay gives his spin on the new Juvenile and Rick Ross track POWER. Referencing revolutionaries from Fred Hampton to Mumia Abu-Jamal, aiming at the agencies he blames for their fate, he raps "They try discrediting any ni**a that's threatening the system and its effort to keep you thinking you benefit".
News: KREAYSHAWN Announces Partnership With A Bathing Ape® In London / European Tour Dates
Kreayshawn and BAPE® are excited to announce a collaboration which will bring Kreayshawn's Baby Milo t-shirt to BAPE® stores around the globe. On June 23rd, exclusive limited edition t-shirts, designed by BAPE® for Kreayshawn, will be available for sale at the London flagship store and online starting at 6:30pm (UK). Following the t-shirt launch in London, Kreayshawn will perform at several music festivals in Norway, Belgium, France, England, Italy, Denmark, and Holland.
Kreayshawn and BAPE® first forged a relationship when Cipha Sounds introduced them to each other last year. "I'm so blessed to have a BAPE® collab. I love the fashion and culture this clothing line has always had behind it," said Kreayshawn.
In addition to launching the t-shirt and album pre-order card promotion, Kreayshawn will host an exclusive in-store listening event at BAPE® London location on July 5th that will give fans a sneak peak of Somethin' Bout Kreay. Invitations to the in-store event will be given exclusively with every tshirt purchase and fans can also enter to win invitations to the in-store. Details will be revealed on www.Kreayshawn.com and www.BAPE.com shortly.
Kreayshawn is also looking forward to performing at several forthcoming European festival dates. She'll kick off her tour starting June 27th at the Hove Festival in Norway, and make stops in Belgium, France, Italy, Denmark, and Holland, before winding down in London on July 8th at the Wireless Festival. Full dates and info can be found below.
Kreayshawn Tour Dates: June 27th: Arendal, Norway – Hove Festival June 29th: Werchter, Belgium – Rock Werchter Festival June 30th: Arras, France – Main Square Festival July 2nd: Milan, Italy – Plastic Club (headlining) July 3rd: Copenhagen, Denmark – Rust (headlining) July 5th: London, United Kingdom -Yoyo (at Notting Hill Arts Club) July 7th: Amsterdam, Holland – Pitch Festival July 8th: London, United Kingdom – Wireless Festival
New Audio: La Coka Nostra "Malverde Market" & "My Universe" f/ Vinnie Paz
Always known for tackling controversial topic matter, the group’s sophomore project, Masters Of The Dark Arts, (release date 7-31-2012) finds them once again in torch-bearing mode, addressing subjects that most artists shy away from as ILL BILL illustrates “as conceptually and musically dark as this album appears to be, there's also a flip side layer to it that you may not notice until you listen to it a few times. Masters Of The Dark Arts is a storm before the calm and a celebration of the good things in life that can only be achieved by walking directly into the heart of darkness and facing your inner demons head on."
While the group’s roster has been trimmed slightly due to Everlast having to leave the group (for personal reasons), La Coka Nostra returns re-invigorated and fresh off of a recently completed seventeen-city European tour which saw them rock crowds in eleven different countries “I think we approached Masters Of The Dark Arts with a chip on our shoulder and really took it back to our original mission of hardcore Hip-Hop amidst all the circus bullshit that is so prevalent in the current landscape of the genre. We are aware of the perception that somehow the group has suffered a loss we can’t recover from and in response we made an album that is the most conceptually focused and hardest hitting soundscape in the group’s history” Slaine asserts.
La Coka Nostra’s Masters Of The Dark Arts will impact on 7-31-2012 and be released by Fat Beat Records.
Included are the first two leaks from La Coka Nostra’s Masters Of The Dark Arts:
Tracklisting and credits for La Coka Nostra’s Masters Of The Dark Arts:
1.) “My Universe” f/ Vinnie Paz (produced by Statik Selektah) 2.) “Creed Of The Greedier” (produced by Sicknature) 3.) “” (produced by DJ Lethal & Scott Stallone) 4.) “Mind Your Business” (produced by DJ Premier) 5.) “Electronic Funeral” f/ Sean Price (produced by Beat Butcha) 6.) “The Story Goes On” (produced by DJ Lethal) 7.) “Letter To Ouisch” (produced by ILL BILL & DJ Lethal) 8.) “Snow Beach” f/ Thirstin Howl the 3rd (produced by Jack Of All Trades) 9.) “The Eyes Of Santa Muerte” ft/ Sick Jacken (produced by ILL BILL) 10.) “Murder World” (produced by C-Lance) 11.) “Coka Kings” f/ Vinnie Paz (produced by C-Lance) 12.) “.38 револьвер” f/ Big Left (produced by Sicknature) 13.) “Malverde Market” (produced by ILL BILL) 14.) “Masters Of The Dark Arts” (produced by DJ Lethal) 15.) “Everybody Down” f/ Jaysaun & Q-Unique (produced by C-Lance) ***iTunes Bonus Track 16.) “No Hay Tiempo Para Mañana” f/ Outerspace (produced by C-Lance) ***iTunes Bonus Track)
Video: Introducing Chipz Da General x Money All on the Table
I'd like to introduce you to Bronx-born lyricist Chipz Da General! In the video below, Chipz takes us behind the scenes for his No Days Off photo shoot! This project comes off the heels of Chipz' DJ Kay Slay-hosted mixtape Better Than a Gift, which garnered the video "Money All on the Table" co-starring Rosa Acosta and Jillisa Lynn. You can watch that video below also.