Latest Album From John Dew Offered To Fans For Free Download
H-Town rapper John Dew is excited to release his new album, Tech-NASA. The album is being offered to fans for free download, while John Dew will release a deluxe version of the project, including three new songs, for sale through digital retailers on October 1st.
The title, Tech-NASA, draws creative inspiration his hometown's alias Space City, flipping the concept with an acronym (Taking Earth Children Higher: Navigating Audio Sonic Amplifications) that reflects the cleverness that shows up throughout the album. "Taking Earth Children Higher means that I want to take mankind to the next level mentally, musically, and spiritually," explains Dew, while adding that NASA has it's own special meaning. "Navigating Audio Sonic Amplifications means that I want to purposely direct my sound waves into the soul of a person."
The album itself, was inspired by two of John Dew's biggest idols, J Dilla and Pimp C. "The concept was to have the sound of a Dilla album with the conscious content and southern influence of Pimp C," notes Dew. And although he doesn't have the ability to produce his own albums the way those two legends did, John was able to keep things cohesive by enlisting the production efforts of DJ Cozmos, who lends his touch throughout the LP. "I always wanted to do an album," explains Dew, "where I only had one great producer that could carry the load of the album's music, while I focused on the concepts and lyrics for the song."
The success of their efforts shines through on songs like "Hiatus," a song that also enlists Chris Rockaway, who plays live bass on the track. "It's the perfect dirty south song," remarks Dew, who also considers it the most UGK-influenced song on the album. "I wanted people to feel like they were on a get away when they listened to the track, it's just smooth and relaxing."
And "Hiatus," along with previous singles like "King On A Throne" and "What's Stopping You," are just a few examples of the overall growth Dew shows off through the album, a project he considers to be leaps above his previous solo work. "Tech-NASA is a culmination of all my influences, but I also found my own voice on this album, and people can hear me for who I am now," says Dew. "I believe on this project I have finally given my fans what they want."
Veteran hip-hop producer J Rawls doesn't step behind the mic often, typically leaving the rapping to the likes of Mos Def, Talib Kweli, J-Live, Masta Ace, Count Bass D, and El Da Sensei, all of whom have rocked over J Rawls production. But when he's inspired, he rhymes too. On the latest video from his new album The Hip-Hop Affect, Rawls steps behind to mic to tell a true love story. Bringing a dose of realism to the typical hip-hop love song, Rawls speaks on the mistakes, struggles, and joys of marriage and fatherhood. For the hook, he recruited fellow Ohio native Afaliah.
The Hip-Hop Affect is the first solo hip-hop album from J Rawls in nearly 10 years. Featuring appearances from Rhymefest, Sadat X, Tanya Morgan, J. Sands (of Lone Catalysts), Copywrite, Bad Azz, Edo G, Stalley, Casual, Wise Intelligent (of Poor Righteous Teachers), John Robinson, Fat Jon, and more, THHA now in stores everywhere. Get The Hip-Hop Affect for only $8.99 on Amazon.com today!
The Game, Chamillionaire & Nicki Minaj: OHHLA Update for 8/24/2011
We have new lyrics by The Game, Alley Life, Black Planet, Chamillionaire, Gudda Gudda, Jae Millz, Kid Vishis, Maylay Sparks, Nicki Minaj, Nipsey Hussle, Paulie Rhyme, Reef the Lost Cauze, Royce Da 5'9", Ruthless Bastardz, Vic Freeze, and more in these two updates from OHHLA.com! The Game's page has also been updated.
Video: MURS - "The Making of LOVE & ROCKETS Episode 2"
Courtesy of Dunn Deal PR.
DD172/BluRoc presents the second installment of their exclusive behind-the-scenes peek at the making of Love & Rockets Vol. 1: The Transformation, Murs' new album dropping October 11 on Dame Dash's new imprint. Murs hosted and performed at Rock The Bells in San Bernardino last weekend, and next on his itinerary is the Hip Hop & Love Tour, which will bring him and the rest of the DD172 roster - McKenzie Eddy, Ski Beatz & The Senseis, Da$h, Sean O'Connell and 24 Hr Karate School - to a stage near you between September 27 and November 26. Visit HipHopAndLoveTour.com for tour dates and more.
Big Noise is having a remix contest. "All I Need" by Emcee Nemesis featuring Jet Noise Cardi is the single. Send your remixes to firstname.lastname@example.org - we’ll announce the winners this year. Winners get featured on upcoming releases from Big Noise & Soulfixn’ Music. Update - "All I Need" just hit number one on the BNR charts for independent artists.
Producers and DJ’s lace your boots up, fire up the lab! We’re looking for a few good remixes for our new smash single “All I Need” by Emcee Nemesis featuring Jet Noise Cardi - both out of Virginia. Download the original version, the remix and the acapella. We’ll announce the winners this year, winners get featured on upcoming releases from Big Noise & Soulfixn’ Music.
This project was definitely allot of fun, we got to team up with one of our favorite emcees and one of our favorite producers - we came up with our first release from the Big Noise label. In collaboration with our Detroit affiliate Soulfixn’ Music we present the single release ”All I Need” this hip-hop anthem is no doubt a classic. Calling on the rap game to raise the bar… Emcee Nemesis and Jet Noise Cardi bring the business to any rapper who wants to step to the M-I-C… seasoned vocals over tight hip-hop slaps! Check the production by Boon Doc, Colorado’s own Boonie Mayfield - first place winner of the Red Bull beat competition 2009 and 2010. Mayfield definitely has the potential to be the next 9th Wonder, be sure to keep your ear-to-the-street.
Production on the original / remix by Boonie Mayfield out of Colorado, co-production by Noiseman out of California (edits & bass-line original version) - this single project was mixed and mastered by Noiseman at Studio 914. Verse one & three vocals by Emcee Nemesis, verse two vocals by Jet Noise Cardi both recorded in Virginia. This project represents the Big Noise mission to bring conscious rap to the forefront.
The tempo for the track "All I Need" is 89.00 BPM - good luck from Big Noise!
BIO Emcee Nemesis: Born and raised in the 7 Cities (Hampton Roads, Virginia,) this multi-talented emcee is no stranger to paying dues. Raised on soul and gospel music, and born into a family of musicians; ranging from piano players to opera singers, Emcee Nemesis was immersed in music his whole life until finally discovering hip-hop at the age of ten. It wasn’t long after that he would gain a reputation as being the “Nemesis” of any emcee who dared to take the challenge. His aggressive, yet eclectic and articulate flow is a product of the various rap-styles, and other musical genres by which he was directly influenced. For Emcee Nemesis, every sixteen spit is done so with passion and purpose; choosing substance over shine-factor, and rhyming to move the crowd over moving units. Having spent years on the grind learning the business and perfecting his craft, he now stands poised and ready to strong-arm the Hip Hop community. Get Ready!
For those that aren't familiar with the BMF-Groomed, Dice Music affiliated, NY emcee - TUGE has been releasing a bunch on material via the internet in preparation for his follow up to the DJ Green Lantern hosted "Who Is TUGE?' mixtape. A slew of videos and music have been released thus far including appearances along side Cyhi Da Prynce and Emilio Rojas in THE SOURCE mag's "Masters of Ceremony" debut video.
Check out TUGE washing up all of your favorite rappers on the "Taylor Gang" instrumental
THE SCRIMMAGE, executive produced by J.Cardim, and Hosted by Evil Empire, will be predominantly original content, with production ranging from J.Cardim to Araab Muzik.
Royce Da 5'9" Takes Major Victory Lap With VEVO Premieres For Writer's Block & Bad Meets Evil's Lighters
Courtesy of The Orchard.
Today is a momentous occasion for Detroit-bred emcee Royce Da 5'9". Earlier this morning, VEVO premiered not one but two videos featuring the underground hip-hop firebrand.
The first is a video for "Writer's Block," the Eminem-assisted single from Royce's recently released solo album, Success Is Certain. Not content to make a video for the album track alone, Royce's clip switches gears at the halfway point into the horn-blasting lowend of the DJ Premier "Writer's Block" remix, which made the rounds earlier this month and is featured on the exclusive iTunes version of Success Is Certain.