In hip-hop short shelf lives are the norm, but DOOM (formerly MF DOOM) has proved to be an extraordinary exception. For Frank Chapter 48 we have DOOM as guest curator. He has crafted a book as unique and compelling as his music, while calling on a cast of collaborators far outside the normal frame of reference for a hip-hop artist. This Frank Book will be an instant classic.
We are excited to announce we now have a drop date for this highly anticipated Chapter. Frank Chapter 48: DOOM will release in the first week of June!
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MP3: Topp - Get It In featuring Kayyce Closed, Molly Gruesome, Smit Deuce and Classik
"View From The Top", released on 3-13-12, is Michigan producer Topp's latest albumand brings you beats by Topp, laced by Detroit's finest. It features Royce Da 5'9", Joe Budden, Trick Trick, Bizarre, Kuniva of D-12 and many more.
IamSu! is something of a throwback in rap music. While some of today's brightest rising stars have blown up off the success of a song or two, Su!, a true triple-threat who can rap, produce, and write songs with the best of them, has spent the past few months building his reputation and fan base with a variety of show-stealing guest appearances. First came LoveRance's "UP!," for which Su! not only produced, but also wrote the hook, which is now the number two rap single in the country. Then came "Function," a recent single from E-40's latest album, The Block Brochure: Welcome To The Soil, which is slowly but surely becoming one of the hottest songs in the country with the likes of Rihanna and Tyler The Creator praising it via Twitter.
Next Monday, May 7th, IamSu! will make his debut appearance on BET's 106 & Park, alongside E-40 and release his third mixtape, KILT. To give a sneak peak of what's to come, Su! is excited to liberate a new single off the tape titled, "Cancelled Plans."
For "Cancelled Plans," IamSu! whipped up an absolute banger, equipped with hypnotizing synth waves, block-thumping 808s, and a razor-sharp flow that all blends well on this concordant display of confidence. "You was sleepin' on me and I caught you snorin'... Makin' music if I'm not recordin'/ Work scheduled I cannot be dormant," Su! spits of his tireless work ethic. Sticking true to the title, at the song's hook the beat changes up and suddenly hides behind Su!'s final proclamation, "She text me all night long, tryna come through wit all of her friends/ I call my manager up, to cancel all of my plans to be with you." The song was produced by The Invasion, a production crew consisting of Su!, P-Lo, and Kuya. The Invasion is a part of a larger artist collective named Heartbreak Gang or HBK Gang, consisting of over a dozen rappers, producers, graphic designers, video producers, and the like.
Mixtape: Darkskin Presents The Preview Hosted by DJ Grady
I am submitting a new mixtape by Darkskin and hosted by DJ Grady. This mixtape was released May 3rd and within 24 hours this mixtape received over 10k downloads on Datpiff alone. He is a very talented Artist who has been under the radar, but currently making his brand known now.
01.Darkskin Ft. T-Real - I Want All
02.Darkskin Ft. T-Wayne - Turn Up
03.Darkskin - Interlude
04.Darkskin Ft. T-Real, Lil Ronny & T-Wayne - Knock It Out Of Bounds
MP3: T.K. Other Realm - "Forever On Some Town Shit" (Prod. By THC)
As anticipation continues to build for League510's forthcoming Slumps & Fist Pumps project, the crew is staying busy, dropping a handful of new solo and group material. The latest in that string of tracks is today's release, "Forever On Some Town Shit," the latest single from T.K. Other Realm's upcoming mixtape, Heaven Flow.
The beat is produced by THC and T.K. came across the production when listening to Nipsey Hussle's recent mixtape, The Marathon Continues. "Once I heard the beat, the words to the verse just spilled from my soul," T.K. says, noting that he altered the name of Nipsey's original version slightly to represent his hometown of Oakland.
"Forever On Some Town Shit" has lyrics that challenge the deeper meaning of what is seen in economically depressed neighborhoods, and also to question the livability of those neighborhoods. "Most of the times morals don't coincide with this hood shit/ Doing bad deeds just end up with good shit," raps T.K. "Plant the crack/ You don't see the trap, my goodness/ Liquor store, church, trap, Popeye's/ Ain't a whole foods in hood, I wonder why."
Normal, IL, May 2012 -- Radar Recordz is thrilled to announce the release of the debut album from artist Jay Jay, I.P.O.D. (In Pursuit of Dreams) available on ITunes and www.jayjayonline.com .
I.P.O.D. (In Pursuit of Dreams) is a 16 track Rap/Hip Hop album of Jay Jay’s passion to pursue his dream of music. The album is Produced by Tizone and has features from several Radar Recordz artists, as well as other talented artists. Singles off the album include: Who Am I; Shooting Star ft. Dan Galletti, Do That For You ft Camren Renea, as well as other hits including: They Say ft Tizone, Letter to My Dreams, We Will Fly ft. Giaviane, and The Other Side ft King Pyme about the senseless shootings and violence in Chicago. Radar Recordz will be releasing nine (9) singles off the album. “Who Am I” video will be released soon and can be viewed on www.jayjayonline.com or Radar Recordz Youtube Channel.
Jay Jay is a new artist from the Southside of Chicago, Illinois. His passion for the music drives him to devote his life to music and finding happiness in what he loves to do. Jay Jay has performed in numerous shows and competitions at his current college. At one of his competitions Jay Jay received the chance to perform in front of one of his idols, rapper Common, who was a guest speaker at an event at his college. Common was asked to judge the competition and stated, “I don’t usually vote for the competition but this kid Jamere is dope.” Jay Jay won that competition. He also was the opening act for TheKinetik Tour featuring Chet Haze.Jay Jay was signed to Radar Recordz by Platinum Producer Tizone. “I signed Jay Jay after seeing his hustle, determination and potential while recording his mixtape at my studio.” Tizone signed Jay Jay to the label and began working and producing the debut album I.P.O.D.
Jay Jay admits, “With the help of Tizone, I’m just discovering who I am as an artist, that’s why it is fitting my first single off the album is “Who Am I”. I’m hoping that once people hear these songs, they’ll feel the passion I felt in writing and recording them as well as the exceptionally strong melodic production Tizone displays.” Tizone states, “Jay Jay is still developing and perfecting his craft as an artist and entertainer but he is sure to go a long way in this industry and become a household name.”
About Radar Recordz
Radar Recordz, the independent powerhouse label, is owned and operated by Platinum Producer Antonio Tizone Street, a 15 year veteran music producer. In his music industry career, Tizone has had two major record deals with Elektra Records and Island Records, and connected with major industry artists and has received a gold album for “Funky Sounds” off the “Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood” Soundtrack. He has a Platinum album for work with Keith Sweat which he produced and co-wrote “Chocolate Girl” off Keith Sweat self titled album, which has sold over 4 million copies. He also has a Platinum album for work on Mary J Blige, Share My World album, song titled “It’s On” ft R Kelly, which that album sold over 3 million copies.
Follow @ChuuweeTUS in the first episode of his newly branded “Chuuwee Channel” series as he through multiple radio appearances, shows, studio sessions and a performance from the “Crown Me King” release party featuring Amalgam Digital label-mate Dutch Rebelle & CEO Anyextee + opening from C-Rayz Walz who joins the list of established artists co-signing Chuuwee including; 9th Wonder, Brother Ali, Mista Fab, Alchemist, & Large Professor.