MP3: Marcel P. Black - "Sundown" f/ Lyriqs Da Lyraciss
Today I'd like to drop off a new song from my upcoming EP, "The 1rst Born" (which will be released May 22nd), titled "Sundown", which features the hottest up & coming emcee in New Orleans, Lyriqs Da Lyrciss (@underdogcentral). "Sundown" was originally written when 4 to 5 years ago when I was in the midst of facing personal demons, as well dealing as dealing with the death of my close friend. About 2 months ago, when going thru my gmail, I ran across both the beat and the lyrics, and decided I should release the song, because it shows a different side of me than a good portion of my music. It's very personal, and you can hear the pain & conviction in my voice & lyrics. I wanted to give people a different look from my regular "conscious" material. The record is produced by Houston beatsmith (by way of Baton Rouge) Soulcala. I appreciate you taking out the time to check this record out. The link to the record is below.
“Ramesses” is a term for ancient Egyptian royalty, Pharaohs to be specific. If Hip-Hop was Kemet, The Imperial Gensu Dean would be among the regal few. At a time when the music is drowned in a sea of thin synths and weak stock drums, Dean consciously keeps it analog, relying on the tried and true SP-1200 and stacks of records.
For his newest single, "Ramesses", Gensu Dean enlists two up-and-coming rhyme kings in their own right, the dexterous Homeboy Sandman and the ferocious 7evenThirty, to compliment his apocalyptic beat. Matching a mean guitar riff with gunshot drums and a wailing vocal sample, Dean provides intense energy, allowing 7evenThirty to wild out and rap about busting through the side of mountains, mummifying opponents and riding on the back of the Sphinx. Homeboy Sandman provides a good counterbalance; rapping with equal lyrical intensity but taking the everyman route, reminding us of when he would drink water to quell hunger and lie about cutting McDonalds out of his diet.
Born in Miami, FL during the height of the drug trade and raised there during one of it's most violent times, Shadowman Boogie sought refuge in music. This love for music would take him around the world, working with the likes of DJ Spinna, Eminiem, Shabbaam Sadeeq, Jigmastas and even rocking the stage with legends such as KRS-1 and Sadat X. Shadowman Boogie took his music to additional heights when he and his cousin Skam2? formed OldWorlDisorder, putting out releases on Beyond Real Recordings and eventually solo efforts through BBE.
This video is a warm up from Brooklyn MC Infinite Marvelous lastest album. Going into his new project the highly anticipated 'Spotted Horse Mixtape' which is hosted by Coast To Coast & Fleet DJ Thomas Handsome which is then followed by 'The Spotted Horse' album with full production by the legendary Serbia X3M.
http://RapReviews.com/ Acclaimed hip-hop artist and "Freestyle Friday" guru Chaz Kangas joined us for an interview to promote his album "A Personal Reference" (free at http://chazkangas.bandcamp.com/ to download) and talk about various topics including (but not limited to) recovering from some health issues, how good the bagels with lox and cream cheese are in New York City, hanging out at The Fifth Element in Minneapolis, and his memories of the late great Eyedea. Like this video and subscribe so you can check out part two!
MP3: Random a/k/a @MegaRan f/ MC Frontalot - "Wake Up!"
Random, aka Mega Ran is preparing to launch his fan funded album/comic/videogame experience (he scored over $15k in 30 days through kickstarter) "Language Arts" and kicks it off with the fun "Wake Up," featuring the 'godfather of 'nerdcore.' the Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes sample propels Ran and Front through their perspective stories about a serious case of The Mondays. Philly Soul meets the everyday struggle.
The album drops May 22 and features Wordsworth, Punchline, Wax, Homeboy Sandman and many more.
"Punchline Drunk" is the second single off the Stereo Boyz' latest Mixtape "Guten Tag!". The video was recorded during the groups' "Midwest Neighbors" Tour, with scenes in Chicago, New York and at the legendary MonkeyBarz cipher at Union Square. "Punchline Drunk is a rap style we created, it's the Stereo Boyz Drunken Master Style. We black out and write the illest sh** we possibly can. It's our demonstration of being inebriated with creativity."