GZA To Headline Official 2012 SXSW Showcase Backed By Grammy Award Winning Band Grupo Fantasma
Legendary lyricist, GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan will make his return to SXSW on Saturday March 17, 2012, however this time he will be backed by Grammy Award winning band Grupo Fantasma (Brownout). Those who have seen GZA live know just how captivating the swordsman is, and the addition of a 10 piece Latin funk orchestra is certain to make for a performance of phenomenal proportion.
The official showcase, which is presented by iHipHop, Babygrande & The Madbury Club, will also include performances by east coast hardcore veterans M.O.P. as well as Curren$y’s Jet Life crew (Trademark Da Skydiver, Young Roddy, Smoke DZA, Sir Michael Rocks of The Cool Kids, Fiend, Cornerboy P & Street Wiz), Marz Lovejoy, Flatbush Zombies, T. Mills, Airplane Boys, Mod Sun and DJ Statik Selektah.
The showcase will take place on Saturday March 17, 2012 at Haven, located at 409 Colorado, Austin. Doors at 8pm. For more information, visit SXSW.com.
Here is Snow Tha Product's latest freestyle video over French Montana's "Shot Caller"! If you're in Texas and/or at SXSW, be sure to catch Snow Tha Product on the Kirko Bangz tour this week, then next week at the Warner Sound showcase with T.I., B.o.B., Wale, Meek Mill, Curren$y, DJ Drama and more!
Sid Wilson (Slipknot) & Jamazz Interview for RapReviews
Continuing in our series of exclusive interviews for RapReviews.com, here's a backstage chat with Sid Wilson a/k/a DJ Starscream and his good friend Jamazz! They talk about the relationships between hip-hop, metal and punk rock among other things - and Sid even shows you how to melt your face off! Their appearance was part of the Black Cloud Tour's stop in Lincoln, Nebraska. Stay tuned for more interviews with Block McCloud, King Magnetic and Cappadonna among others!
D-N.Y.C. & Yung Steez Exclusive Interview for RapReviews.com
An exclusive interview with two up-and-coming artists from Lincoln, Nebraska - D-N.Y.C and Yung Steez - at the Bourbon Theatre as part of the Black Cloud Tour. Follow them on Twitter @dnyc_offthetop and @gotsteez_ and be sure to check them out at http://reverbnation.com/DNYC and http://www.reverbnation.com/mrsteez respectively. This footage is brought to you courtesy of RapReviews.com! Stay tuned for interviews with Sid Wilson (Slipknot), Block McCloud, King Magnetic and Cappadonna!
Starting 2012 off with a bang, Rec Leauge's QM and Pudge team up to make No SleE.P.
This project is a combined effort between Rec League (CA) and Fab Deuce (TX). After several years of doing shows and recording together, the 2 mc's decided to put there energy into releasing an entire project. Both QM and Pudge definitely hold there own on this 6 song journey. The lyric content consists of booze, house parties, making money, sleeping with attractive women and hangovers.
No SleE.P is the album you want playing in your headphones when your blackout on a beach somewhere. The production is solid, combining sounds from some of the best producers that Cali and Texas have to offer. The Beats were made by Juicy The Emissary, A Sims, Grip Grand and TLit. This project has 2 guest appearances by Proe(Ca) and Ernie McCrackin(Tx).
Do your self a favor, crack open a tall can and give No SleE.P a listen. There is No Time Like Go Time.
Dallas duo A.Dd+ are currently in the midst of their first national tour, opening up for indie favorite Black Milk, and although the guys will be out on the road until the end of March, Paris Pershun and Slim Gravy are keeping the music coming, this time with a song called "Can't You See." The song, produced by Nick Nack, will appear on the Austin DJ/producer's forthcoming album, State Machine, which will be released in the coming weeks via Crowd Control Records.