J The S and Restless Films have teamed up for a one of a kind EP, "The Sky Is Falling.' Politically charged, the project is being released all through the video format to give the listener not only the story through words, but also the visuals to match.
You can grab the project in it's entirety at jthes.bandcamp.com with production from J. Cardim, Keelay, Blaze P, Nelly Protoolz and more, featuring Jon Hope, Franco Anthony, Millyz and others.
The Brown Bag AllStars' "Brown Bag Season Vol. 1" is out now! "Brown Bag Season Vol. 1" is a double disc project featuring rare & unreleased material from the Brown Bag AllStars on the first disc, and remixes by Juno Award Winning producer / Canadian DMC Champion, DJ Brace on the second disc (with instrumentals). The double CD is available now worldwide!
Robots & Dinosaurs Gets A Facelift For Kokayi's First Remix EP
Since Kokayi is like a five-year-old who can't sit still when it comes to his music, it's not a surprise that he is releasing R3TS&DNSR5 RE1MAG1NED, a remix EP based on his critically acclaimed album, Robots & Dinosaurs. The Washington D.C.-based artist has already dropped two of the remixes as singles, the "Chanticleer (Moombahton Remix)" by CamJus and "RoxTar Remix (ft. Substantial)" by DJ Roddy Rod, but was motivated to put out an entire remix EP by his branding team at The General Store Inc. "The two remixes from CamJus and DJ Roddy Rod acted as a catalyst," says Kokayi. "It was suggested that I get some club DJs and dope producers to remix the entire record. So, I reached out to my friends and asked them to contribute. They all agreed, I loved that idea, and so we ran with it."
The contributing producers and DJs not only got to rework Kokayi's inherently catchy tunes, but they also got to choose which songs they wanted to toy with. "I actually didn't decide who remixed each song, I just sent a link to the dropbox that had the acapellas in them and said pick whatever you want," says Kokayi. "As each song got snatched up, I'd send an update. Each person that I contacted was someone I respect and is very dope with their craft." Only two of the remixers were new acquaintances for Kokayi: Billy The Gent, who was recommended to him by his friend Tittsworth, and Man Mantis, who Kokayi contacted after hearing his Sea Ambulances EP. Although R3TS&DNSR5 RE1MAG1NED is a free EP that includes a generous ten tracks, there are some remixes that didn't make the cut. "I wanted remixes for every song on R&D, but there are folks that didn't make it due to scheduling," says Kokayi. "There's a dope Arsonal remix of "Drive" that is bananas, but it was in too late. So, that's more incentive to get the rest ready for another release...who knows."
New Non-EP Track Flips Recent Track From The Weeknd
Moe Green's latest single is not off his forthcoming Lionheart EP, which will be released on June 25th and is being presented by OnSMASH and BRWTNSS, but instead, in a similar vein to his recent Frank Ocean-flipping "Great Swim," takes on another buzzing R&B group. For this song titled, "707," producer iD utilizes a loose track that flips The Weeknd's "Glass Table Girls" song and pulls the lyrics "Bring the 707 out" looping them over the beat, a move that's especially fitting for Moe Green, being that 707 also serves as the area code of his hometown Vallejo, CA. The lyrics, "Never hard to be dope, but great is where achievement is/ They recognize I'm unrecognizable to the weaker shit," showcases Moe's motto. "It ain't that hard to be dope," he explains, "The inspiration was just to show that my slept on city goes hard."
The rap game is overflowing with aspiring new MCs, all crammed into a single ring fighting for that lone heavyweight title. One particular competitor who has fully dedicated himself to the good fight is 22-year old Moe Green from Vallejo, California. His forthcoming debut album, Rocky Maivia: Non Title Match, is titled after Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's first professional ring name and perfectly embodies Moe place in today's hip-hop circuit - the newcomer who is one day going to hold the championship belt. Like any fighter, years of training, dedication, and discipline are required to claim the top spot. Moe has been training for this his entire life. Having competed in speech and poetry meets growing up, Moe found himself genuinely attracted to the creative freedom music imparts early in his life, even writing rhymes in kindergarten with his childhood best friend and E-40's son, Droop-E. Listeners of Rocky Maiva can expect to hear tales from a young man from a hard hit city trying to find his way in the world the best he can. On growing from Rocky Maivia to one day standing amongst the greats, Moe says, "I need to win a couple belts first. I have to prove that I have the skill to do that and this album is like my wrestling debut." And so, the journey begins.
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Lil Scrappy aka Merlo Jonez is set to drop the Merlo Jonez EP July 4th! The Zone 3 Rock Boy is set to set streets on fire with this one, setting the record straight on a lot of topics! Here is a link to three records off the EP - "Helicoper", "Mr Cosbi" and "Benz Music" - clean / dirty / no dj
D Banga was a hit with the college DJs all around the world when he pushed his single Shorty earlier this year, peaking in the top five on both college charts. He then went on to land placements on various websites with his follow up Put Your Hands Up as well as appearing on the In Da Streets mixtape from Sirius XM DJ KD aka Han D Man.
The pressure was on to create an entire project to prove that he was more than just a one or two hit wonder and to assist in that he enlisted the help of Justo Award winning DJ Furious Styles. Impressed by the collection of tracks which D Banga provided, it was a no-brainer for the Washington DC based DJ to jump on board to host and mix the project.
Bursting at the seams with the music D Banga is becoming known for, TAKE IT BACK HOME is about enjoying life and not letting the daily struggle beat you up. The energy and enthusiasm the Brownsville rapper advocates is about using music for enjoyment. His storytelling combined with catchy hooks and impressive production from the Cash Entertainment stable of producers is forever present on each of the ten tracks on the project, which will be released digitally on iTunes later in the Summer with bonus material.
Enjoying the attention of the ladies and happy to provide songs that the ladies will appreciate, TAKE IT BACK HOME makes sure the fairer sex are catered for with songs such as Waiting on You, When You Coming Over and I'm Not Like the Other Guys. Bringing a more uptempo vibe to the ten track offering are songs such as All We Do is Party, the single currently being promoted, Famous and the infectious Put Your Hands Up.
While he may just be starting to grab people's attention with the solid stream of music he is putting out, the release of TAKE IT BACK HOME next week is guaranteed to put him under the spotlight.
Track List - Take It Back Home
Famous Shorty Put Your Hands Up I’m Not Like the Other Guys Criminal Mind All We Do is Party What You Want I Do It Better Waiting on You When you Coming Over
There is no doubting that Chicago based producer Rediculus is making some serious noise on the underground both in the States and in Europe. With a strong back catalogue under his belt, he now looks to the future as he plans an onslaught of releases on his well respected Knowledge Giving Birth label including the superb EP and album from his artist Pair-a-Dyce.
To wet our appetite's we kick off with this excellent single entitled 'Tradition' produced by Todd 'Rediculus' Dahn. This awesome slice of soulful Hip-Hop is immediately appealing to any real Hip-Hop fan or anyone who just enjoys good music. This is just a taste of what's to come from this talented emcee born in Florida and now residing in Dallas. This is powerful music.
Also as a bonus Rediculus has made his deejay mix of the Masters Of Conversation release 'ReVerb' available. Mixed to perfection by the legendary Bronx DJ 'DJ Ready Cee', this is now available for FREE download! With contributions come from the likes of Doc Remedy, Proh the Problem, DJ Offbeatz, Rich Malone, Lewi Ldn, 72 the Sign, Capital R, Pair-a-Dyce, Brown Bag AllSstars, V.E.R, Prome, Dame, Kayser9soze and Nizm this is a must! If you missed it make sure you grab it now!