I'm going to make this short and sweet. I'm now the sole owner of my own company called "Ink Different Inc." http://inkdifferentinc.com/ and from this day forward ALL of my music and content will be distributed solely by iTunes. I've hired an entire staff to help me to operate this company and will not be able to work in the manner which I am accustomed to. It takes a village as they say, so I had to humble myself and bring in professionals to help make this business venture successful.
We offer marketing, branding, distribution, consultation, creative development, professional videos, website/logo design, album artwork and many other services. Make no mistakes, I am an artist and always will be, but it's time for a change. Happy New Year.
Press Release: Busdriver Premieres New Track Via Spin
Courtesy Geo @ Terrorbird.
Beaus$Eros, the recently-announced seventh full-length from indie rap trailblazer Busdriver, forgoes the lightening-speed rhyming that defined his style in favor of a diverse, off-kilter brand of pop and post-hip-hop. Keeping things technically challenging on the new record, Busdriver has made his most personal and avant-garde work yet with Beaus$Eros. Focusing on a devastating break-up and personal failure, the album is buttered in stirring melodies and complex vocals and are on full display with the new single "Bon Bon Fire," which premiered over the holidays with Spin Magazine . The ultra-surreal video for "Kiss Me Back To Life," is worth a watch if you missed it the first time too, which you can see via Pitchfork. In step with Busdriver's recent work with forward-thinking producers Flying Lotus, Modeselektor, Nosaj Thing and others, the production on Beaus$Eros takes root in beat music, lush IDM, and sythpop. Beaus$Eros has an adjusted North American release date of February 14th, 2012. Busdriver will be hitting the road in 2012... stay tuned.
Mixtape: Rocky Fontaine - "NYND (New Year New Dope)"
Courtesy Nancy B.
Happy New Year! Philly newcomer Rocky Fontaine has hooked up with The DJBooth to bring listeners his latest street release, NYND (New Year New Dope). The celebratory project features 15 original records from the Freestyle Series alum, including previously-featured, reader-approved joints Undercover, Steezy Wonder, Runway, and Ain’t Sayin A Thang. Joining Fontaine on the guest tip throughout NYND are Shantee Tyler, Kash N Prezzie Jae, B.Hess, Oriel Barry and Jason Weaver. Beats come courtesy of Cito, Chemist, Futuristiks, Harmony, Johnny Juliano, MelMan and Barry.
Eric Bellinger has partnered up with UK Jive rapper Chipmunk to present the official video for his newest single "Sarcastic" produced by Grammy Nominated production duo Da Internz. "Sarcastic" is off of Eric's highly anticipated second mixtape "Born II Sing Vol. 2."