‘Dreastronaut’, the new album from Heardrums label owner & long-time G4 cohort extends out past the normal samples, production styles, and concepts and takes the listeners someplace otherworldly. Not taking the time to sit down and listen to the album in its entirety is a missed opportunity to experience an important component of this sound collage. The end result is a uniquely upbeat soundscape with vibrant scenes of varying emotion and movement surrounded by clouds of opiate laced mood music.
Standout tracks: “Love Strain”, which is somewhat reminiscent of Star Slinger’s more modern soul influenced hip-hop beats, “Time Out Of Joint” with Dreas’ crisp drum sounds alongside pitched down vocal samples a la Clams Casino, “Michiana Noise” which combines campfire sounds and lush orchestral samples to create a stimulating sonic environment, and “Island Grey” whose punchy drums, deep bass, and subtle sounds of the Atlantic Ocean form a chillwave winner.
Track list: 1. Floating 2. Physical Astronomy 3. Love Strain 4. Solo Capacity 5. Time Out Of Joint 6. Michiana Noise 7. Sky Is Smiling 8. Spacecase 9. Island Grey 10. Fly Wanderer 11. Final Countdown
Goldini Bagwell has long been a fixture of Portland Oregon's underground hip hop scene where his stand-out verses and featured appearances have gained him notoriety, whether it's been in collaboration with some of the city's best talent (Oldominion, Taco Neck, Liv Warfield, John Craig and the Weekend), or with his group Sandpeople. For fans eagerly awaiting a solo album, the moment has arrived; On November 29th, Sandpeople Music proudly released Bagwell's much anticipated debut,Chainsmoke.
Produced entirely by Pmpee Beats out of Lahti, Finland, Chainsmoke is an international effort and a fitting introduction to the man and myth that is Goldini Bagwell (aka Gold). True to its title, Chainsmoke is an unrelenting debut from an experienced artist, as Gold puts his vices, history, ambitions, and microphone-slaughtering skills on full display over Pmpee Beats’ hard-hitting drums and soulful melodies. Features include fellow Sandpeople members illmaculate, IAME, OnlyOne, and DJ Spark, as well as Reva Devito, John Craig, Destro Destructo (of Oldominion), and Epp (of TxE). Please take a deep breath and enjoy your secondhand Chainsmoke.
Chainsmoke track list:
1. Intro (Unfiltered)
3. Let's Grow
4. Tenure (feat. IAME)
5. Wmn vs. Wrk
6. More Than High (feat. OnlyOne & illmaculate)
7. Chainsmoke (feat. John Craig)
8. Speed of Life
9. Words to Live By (feat. illmaculate)
10. For Nothing (feat. Reva Devito)
11. No Sucka Revisited (feat. Epp, Destro Destructo & illmaculate)
Audio: Bun B joins Pill, Killa Kyleon & I-20 on "King Hustler" Remix
Courtesy J Melo.
Just yesterday, Houston producer Trakksounds and ThaFixx.com released their new compilation, "Intervention" featuring the likes of Pill, Freddie Gibbs, Killer Mike and dozens of others. The Pill, I-20 & Killa Kyleon track "King Hustler" was released while Bun B was in the studio putting the finishing touches on his verse. Today, we release the remix with Bun B.
Yo Gotti Launches YoGottiMusic.com and Official CMG Shop
Courtesy Dove @ Tygereye.
Memphis, TN -- November 30, 2011 -- As Yo Gotti awaits the release of his full-length LP Live From the Kitchen in early 2012 (Polo Grounds Music/RCA), the Memphis mogul is preparing a brand new mixtape project for fans. This exclusive download will debut on YoGottiMusic.com in December 2011.
The full-length video will make its television debut via Polo Grounds Music/RCA in early 2012.
Yo Gotti launched YoGottiMusic.com and his official CMG Shop on Black Friday (Nov. 25), and garnered nearly 50,000 views over the holiday weekend. The immediate popular online store carries tees, sweatshirts and other gear, all supporting Gotti's Cocaine Muzik Group label and world renowned Cocaine Muzik mixtape series.
The ability to share his growing movement directly with fans is paramount to Gotti, as his nearly 1.5 million followers on Facebook and Twitter engage frequently with him.
"I wanted a platform to connect directly with fans, because so many people can't find songs or merchandise from me that they are asking for," Yo Gotti explains. "With the launch of this site, we'll be able to provide a hub where the real fans can get it first. We have such loyal support from online media as well, and I feel that YoGottiMusic.com is only going to strengthen our opportunities to connect with people from every angle."
Yo Gotti will unveil more new tracks each Tuesday in December, leading to the release of the mixtape, all exclusively on YoGottiMusic.com. He will also announce several new products for the CMG shop, and will be updating the site with photos, videos and more engaging content along the way.
Riz continues to buzz heavily as he drops a new freestyle video titled "Rep it 4 Real" directed by Mills Miller. Riz' new mixtape "Kiss the Ring" drops December 6th and will feature Prodigy, Fabolous, French Montana and more.