Just as he did with his break-out solo mixtape, Premier Politics, Sir Michael Rocks released a revamped and entirely new companion piece to Lap Of Lux; Lap Of Lux 1.5, which features collaborations with Harry Fraud, his Cool Kid brethren Chuck Inglish and Cardo.
In addition to the release of Lap Of Lux 1.5 yesterday, this weekend MTV is exclusively premiering a video for another Lap Of Lux standout “Reservations” which features G.O.O.D. Music signee Teyena Taylor.
MONSTERS, the lead single from Mad Dukez and Fresh Kils, has garnered over 10,000 viewers on YouTube, so if you haven't seen it yet, take a look. If you have, watch it again, comment on it, or share it with a friend on Facebook or Twitter.
MONSTERS is the debut effort from Mad Dukez and Fresh Kils -- and precursor to they're highly anticipated album Gettin' Gatsby'd. It's on iTunes for only $2.99, so go ahead and download it today.
Minneapolis emcee and producer, Prhym8, is one of our favorite people. He hit the road with Mad Dukez earlier this year, and the two of them decided to throw together some tracks to create a unique mix of underground hip hop. From Buffalo, NY to Minneapolis, MN these two came together to make quite the slapper of a mixtape, and they called it Fresh Cut Grass. Some of the songs were recorded days before the two set off to tour the Midwest. Fresh stuff!
Hieroglyphics x Flud are proud to announce the release of the Classic Series Watch, which features the widely recognized Hieroglyphics logo featured on the face of the watch. Available now for the holiday season, this limited edition watch (only 150 pieces produced) is 44mm in size, water resistant to 3 ATM, and comes packaged in a polycarbonate case with additional logo hits.
"When I was 14 and bought 93 til Infinity on wax, I remember opening the blue vinyl and immediately falling in love with one of my favorite albums ever," says Flud CEO Doug Cohen. "Staring at me on that vinyl was the Hiero logo- its an honor to be able to have such an iconic logo on one of our watches 20 years later"
Del spoke in an interview with SF Weekly back in 2000 about the Hiero logo he invented, saying: "I never thought it would get this big [...] I think slowly but surely people are starting to pay attention to us." Almost 13 years later, approaching Hieroglyphics' 20th year anniversary, the Hiero logo serves as a representation of third eye vision, a symbol for infinity, and an icon that pays homage to Hip Hop music from a collective that has become one of the most recognized Hip Hop groups to emerge from the 90's.
The "Meet The Crew" video series spotlights the crew and giving a unique personal perspective from each of the guys. Part 1 spotlights Phesto, Del, & Tajai each giving a one-on-one message to the camera. Phesto gives a tour of the "Hieroglyphics Lab", an Oakland landmark, and speaks about the spirituality behind the "third eye." Del talks about his use of technology to create music, and how it has helped him be able to create music no matter where he is. And lastly, Tajai brings us back to the past and recounts some rarely heard before memories and good times spent in Berkeley, ending with poignant thoughts about Hiero's legacy for future generations.
After a more than six long years musical sabbatical, pioneering West Coast rap titan, King T, valiantly returns to the stage with his highly anticipated 2nd mix-tape entry, the appropriately titled Still Triflin'.
On the 22-track star-studded blockbuster extravaganza, the self-proclaimed "T-La" unites with many -- largely from Cali -- of Hip-Hop's finest; including, MC Eiht ["Do You Rememba Me"], Xzibit & Butch Cassidy ["Pus-Say"], Eastwood & B.G. Knocc Out ["Catch A Body"], Short Khop, Mitchy Slick & The Relativez ["Sharkz (SuWoopMix)"], Stacee Adamz ["I'm Gone" & "My Angel" with an assist from Raphael Saadiq], 2nd II None ["Good To Ya"], C-Bo & Matthew Aaron ["Nature"], Deadly Threatz & Tha Chill from C.M.W. ["Soul Plate"], J-Ro of Tha Liks ["Step 2 Da Left"], DPGC's Roscoe & Ras Kass ["Dogz Barkin'"], Gangsta Dresta ["My Homeboyz"], the all-star collective 1st Generation ["Sharkz In Da Watah], as well as top shelf New York rappers; Rampage ["It Ain't Eazy"] and Roc C & Sean Price ["Champions"], among others.
About King T: After unleashing his unheralded solo debut, Act A Fool, over twenty four long years ago, King T has, for the most part, been championed amongst his fans, critics and peers alike, and remains a well known and well respected rap artist. Mentored under another legend, Ice T, T-La went onto to do the same for others; including his Likwit Crew brethren; Tha Alkaholiks, Xzibit, Defari, to name a few. The Compton emcee has continued to remain relevant and has worked with a who's who of Hip-Hop heavyweights on all coasts. Everyone from Marley Marl, Eric Sermon and Masta Ace, to Dr. Dre, DJ Quik and DJ Muggs, have benefited greatly from their high profile collaborations with the great King T. He is universally known for his popular albums; the aforementioned Act A Fool, At Your Own Risk, Tha Triflin' Album, IV Life and Thy Kingdom Come, as well as the string of hit singles; "Payback's A Mutha," "The Coolest," "Bass," "Ruff Rhyme (Back Again)," "At Your Own Risk," "Diss You," "Played Like A Piano," "Got It Bad Y'All," "Bust Dat Ass," "Black Togetha Again" and "Dippin'," to name some, that they've produced over the years.
As an early Christmas present to his fans worldwide, Still Triflin'," can finally be unwrapped on Tuesday, December 11th 2012...
Space needle producer Def Dee is easy to catch pushin' the lac, blowin' trees, and bumpin' something fresh. He's like most young 20-somethings. The difference is, that what Dee's pushin' out the speakers is usually his own concoction. When Dee signed a producer development deal with MMG last year, there was no rush, just a desire to hear what the promising beatsmith could do with a little time, some access, and an outlet.
Today, Def Dee is excited to share Numb Again (feat. yU & Hassaan Mackey) the first track off of his upcoming spring release, 33 an'a third. The album is a remix compilation with a twist. Dee took unreleased verses from his MMG brethren, along with some classic verses, and started remixing. Then he called in the spittas to fill in the blanks with entirely new bars. The results speak for themselves. Numb Again features an unreleased yU verse that was originally for his group The 1978ers. After Dee remixed it, he called up the gravel voiced Rochester MC Hassaan Mackey to lay an all new verse down. The result: numb.
TorchBearer Records Presents "Seven Trumpets Sound" By June Marx
Courtesy Naomi H.
June Marx releases the new self produced album "Seven Trumpets Sound" via newly founded TorchBearer Records (est.2012). The elusive sharpshooter is best known for his fluent delivery of vivid, intricately written verses over rugged production. Often described as a hybrid of modern NYC underground hip hop combined with notable figures from the late 90's, Marx's recent offering contains tracks full of thought provoking philosophies set to cryptic,atmospheric backdrops. With a smooth yet intense, calculated flow he is often compared vocally to the likes of Prodigy from Mobb Deep and Nas in his early years.
A mainstay on the independent circuit for the past 3 years, Marx has two solo albums under his belt. Behind the boards once again, like his prior releases in 2010 "Body of God" & "Core of Vengeance", Seven features 25 full length tracks that serve to portray the coldhearted, kill or be killed world that Marx inhabits. HipHopDX called the Iraq Veteran an "accomplished producer who is more than capable of creating beats both portentous and exuberant".
"Seven Trumpets Sound" is June Marx's longest, most ambitious solo album released to date, containing 25 new tracks and 9 guests over stylishly cryptic soundscapes. He enlists a host of American emcees from several regions for Seven. UG of Cella Dwellas, Reef the Lost Cauze (AOTP), IDE (Creative Juices), Chief Kamachi, Life Long, Lone Ninja, Godilla all join in on this post apocalyptic adventure. Marx's delivery is more confident and distinctive this time around, providing over an hour full of intriguing, militaristic concepts. Seven Trumpets Sound is geared to take listeners on a unique and unforgettable journey through the realms of the unknown.
Seven Trumpets Sound tracklist:
04.)Orbs of Orion (feat. UG of Cella Dwellas)
08.)Angelic Archery (feat. Chief Kamachi)
09.)Filthy Philosophy (cuts by DJ TMB)
10.)Metal Gear (feat. Reef the Lost Cauze)
13.)Book of Storms (feat. King David)
14.)Wetlands feat. (IDE of Creative Juices)
16.)Androids (feat.Godilla, cuts by DJ TMB)
18.)Shadows of a Man
22.)Vile Winds (feat.Life Long, Lone Ninja)
23.)Sorrow of Sorrows
25.)Good Morning Destiny
Recorded at Trinity Site 2012
All tracks produced by: June Marx
Tracks 2,6,10,15 mixed by Elhuana
Seven Trumpets Sound now available in all outlets. Audio CD's available @Ughh.com, Amazon.com. Digital Version on Itunes,Amazonmp3,Emusic,Rhapsody and more.