Brooklyn rapper One Dae debuts Time Lapse, the inaugural release off his recently formed DAELIGHT imprint. The extended play release captures Dae's progressive flow over the thick, sample-heavy sounds of the German-based production team, The Mindfeederz. The title is in reference to Dae's return from his four year hiatus of releasing full length projects. Rest assured, your man Dae won't be taking another sabbatical anytime soon as Time Lapse serves as a spring board to prepare us for the launch of his debut album Daes & Times, which at long last is nearing fruition and will be released before year's end.
With mainstream Hip Hop still widely governed by the same tried and tired stereotypes we've all been used to for some time now, you could say it would be refreshing to hear something new and different and that's exactly what Ricta brings to the table in his debut album 'Snacks & Deception', big boom bap style beats reminiscent of acts like Jurassic 5, Dilated Peoples & People Under The Stairs provide the backdrop to many a great story. From relationship trials and tribulations, hopes, dreams, or even just waking up to a cornish pasty, Ricta shows his vulnerabilities as well as playing his part of underground Hip Hop party rocker.
Much of the album production is Ricta's own but also features hits from Germany's 'Jusoul', 'Robot Orchestra', 'Beatowski' & Poland's 'The Returners'. Ricta also pulls a first on this album by bringing together big US rap artists with those from the UK, track 13 on the album 'Atlantic Anthem' sees Craig G (Juice Crew), Reks, Dizzy Dustin (Ugly Duckling), Idyllic, & Precha all coming together on one track to create something truely unique. The anticipation is high and the stage is set and yet one of Ricta's most important traits lends itself now better than ever, his ability to remain humble and "stick to what he knows best", this is Hip Hop!
Heducation (Birmingham's longest running Hip Hop night) are celebrating their 11th birthday this year and are hosting the official launch party for Ricta's new album 'Snacks & Deception' (Beat Back Records) on Friday June 8th. Midlands-based Ricta's distinctive voice, intelligent lyrics and golden era vibe are a winning formula! Don't miss his great live show...
DJ Moneyshot (Ninja Tune / Solid Steel) Ricta (Beat Back Records) - Live (Official Album Launch) DJ Mylz (mylz.co.uk) DJ Adios (Wizard Of Oz) DJ Cro (Crate Escape Records)
Gee Dubs collaborated with a up and coming producer from Queens, NY - MIles White. Dubs and the Gifted Hoods camp decided to shoot a video giving supporters a closer look into the surroundings of their studio vibe.
Video: Prozak (Strange Music) Interview With RapReviews.com - Part 2
Strange Music hip-hop artist Prozak joined us for an exclusive interview backstage in Omaha, Nebraska before his performance on The Hostile Takeover 2012 tour. In part two we talk about crowds going crazy during live shows, bringing the energy of albums like "Tales From the Sick" and "Paranormal" to the audience, some "uncensored requests" from his fans to do things you wouldn't believe, and much more! Visit http://www.therealtechn9ne.com/ for more information about The Hostile Takeover 2012 tour and stay tuned for part 3 of our interview! Follow Prozak on Twitter @THEREALPROZAK and follow us @RapReviews.
Cali emcee Murs presents the Hobostewd-directed music video for "Epic Salutations", the opening track from his recent album Love & Rockets Vol. 1: The Transformation, produced entirely by Ski Beatz, the man behind classic tracks for Jay-Z, Mos Def, Camp Lo and many more. Murs' most recent release is Yumiko: Curse Of The Merch Girl, his album and graphic novel collaboration with Josh Blaylock. He recently curated Through The Mic, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's first-ever hip-hop concert series, and this year's installment of his annual Paid Dues festival featured Wu-Tang Clan, Odd Future, Kendrick Lamar and many more.
Shadowman Boogie debuts in his first ever music video featuring close friends M-1 of Dead Prez and Barock Urbano of MMG on the "Capital G Remix". This intense track produced by KLR explores the definition of being a "G" in our current society, from international politics to street code ethics. Mupalia Films shoots the visual artistry down the same blocks Shadowman Boogie grew up on in Liberty City. Shadowman and the fellas start off in a classic setting for South Florida, a conversation over a game of dominoes and they then take it to the local bodega and down the infamous NW 7th Avenue.