Camden, New Jersey collective THE NUTHOUSE consisting of emcees Dave Ghetto and Fel Sweetenberg have released what some say is the most official De La Soul tribute mixtape to date, Camden High & Rising. Not because of the high level of talent exhibited by Ghetto and Sweetenerg, but because this project is hosted by The Compound Show's Set Free and none other than the Skit Master himself, DJ Prince Paul, producer of many of De La's most memorable classics. Now, couple that with the fact that THE NUTHOUSE, are extremely skilled wordsmiths, this project will definately grab your ear as they pay homage to one of hip-hop's most innovative groups, in a way that only they can.
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The group debuted in 1998 with the classic 12″, A Luv Supream on Bobbito’s fabled Fondle ‘Em imprint. Goodvibe Recordings quickly followed up with a Nuthouse EP entitled Deez Nuts which featured cameos by El da Sensai (Artifacts), Planet (Outerspace) and Diamond Back (Deadly Snakes).
They appeared with Slum Village and Bahamadia on the 2000 Goodvibe tour, and has rocked mics on both coasts with hip hop all-stars such as Aceyalone and Jean Grae.
Now they are back to bring classic material to the forefront.
L.A. Based Rapper Releases "Who Is Sozay" Dec. 7th
Los Angeles based rapper Sozay has announced a December 7th, 2010 release date for his new album “Who Is Sozay?” in conjunction with Sribour Artist Management. Sozay is currently streaming material from his upcoming new album online at http://www.myspace.com/sozay .
“I personally feel that for me as an artist, the most important focal point for my music is to find a healthy compromise between underground and mainstream hip-hop,” commented Sozay about the eclectic sound of his debut album. “I see absolutely no reason why I can’t make people dance at a club on Sunset, while at the same time having the streets in an uproar with a classic hood anthem.”
Sozay will be filming a video for the album’s lead single “Last Call” with director Miguel Torres in the coming weeks. Sozay will also be performing a series of CD release parties in California throughout December and January in support of his new album.
SOZAY TOUR DATES: Dec 03 - Long Beach, CA @ Blue Cafe Dec 16 - Santa Monica, CA @ Club Trip Jan 15 - Highland Park, CA @ Mr. T's Bowl Jan 30 - West Los Angeles, CA @ Club Good Hurt
This is Knoc-turn'al's new mixtape single, "Give me the Night." The song is a remake of George Benson's classic version released in 1980, but it is not sampled. The beat was created from scratch by Komplex & Knoc-turn'al in the studio.
"Give me the Night" poses as the first single off Knoc's upcoming "1.11.11" mixtape hosted by DJ Nik Bean & DJ Clean dropping for free download on December 8th. The title represents the album (Knoc's Ville) new release date, 1.11.11.
Look out for new album singles & music videos coming soon.
Here is the mixtape tracklist:
1. Just Like Us (f. One-2 & Cashis)
2. Ain't Seen U At All (f. Jaguar & Young Hu$tle)
3. Give me the Night
4. Call Me (f. Jaguar)
5. Mad at the Aftermath (f. Shaunta & Shorty)
6. Sorry I Left You
7. Oh, Oh Here She Comes (f. Jaguar, Jayo Felony & Sabrina)