The feeling you got when you first heard Show and AG's classic track "Next Level," is the same exact feeling Columbus, Ohio's Zero Star hopes to give listeners on his new project "Don't Look Now!" Zero Star takes an unconventional approach, in a conventional rap world, while an unknown but extremely talented producer by the name of J Maggz provides the backdrop. The man who claims to be from "The Rewind Era," gives plenty of rewind moments through this 8 song EP. With raps by the hundreds Zero takes listeners on a fast paced journey of emotional highs, whether it's his motivational undefeated slogan "72 Dolphins," or the infectious bounciness of "#1 With a Bullet." Zero is out to make certain his name will soon be mentioned alongside your favorite underground emcees.
Raised by wolves in a remote jungle in the rainforests of Brazil, is where a young wolf pup named Zero Star would hone his howling skills. In wolf culture howling skills translate into what we know in the human world as “rapping ability.” In one verse Star can take the listener through a number of regions with his ever changing flow, cadence, and rhyme pattern. He uses his delivery in such a manner; it’s as if his voice is another instrument. It doesn’t take the listener long to hear the influence of the 90’s in his music. While that influence is a consistent theme, it never feels overbearing to the ear. In fact, to hear it brings nostalgia that most hip hop has been missing. Zero is an artist that looks to his past, to bring awareness to his present, and make way for his future.
On stage Zero brings full energy in every song. He prides himself on never having a hype man on stage. You are compelled to move and nod your head while Zero bounces around on stage with supreme confidence. He believes less is more, so when you see him on stage often times it’s nothing more than two turntables and a microphone. He’s always looking to keep the crowd involved, making you feel as if you’re hanging out with two hundred of your best friends.
In 2006, Zero released his debut LP “Forever’s Never Really That Long,” on Weightless Recordings. With a newcomer by the name of Ree-Dic, and underground champion Blueprint at the forefront of the production, the album received warm responses from critics and listeners everywhere. However, due to some legal setbacks he wasn’t able to continue the momentum gained from the album. In 2009, he was the opener on the Diabolical Fun Tour with world renowned lyricist Illogic. With 2011 on the horizon this looks to be Zero Star’s biggest year. With a new project “Don’t Look Now,” set to drop in the summer, and the long awaited second album to follow, Zero Star will be a name that avid music listeners will be saying very soon. Catch the man from “The Rewind Era,” in a city near you this summer and fall.
Video: Kosha Dillz Is Everywhere (Documentary Trailer)
The hustle is something I take pride in. This short doc trailer is a prelude to an entire film that will hopefully be complete by the end of 2011. It will be submitted to film festivals and hopefully be sold for a million dollars. (or millions... I'll take millions)
Junkadelic Music - Tales From the Nightmare Industry Vol. 1
FEAT -> KOOL KEITH, MR. SCHE, T-ROCK, K-RINO, THE I.M.O, MARC LIVE, KANNADI SPADEZ, CHEM, IMMORTAL & MORE.
1. Chapter 1 (feat. The I.M.O) 2. Mc's Out There (feat. Marc Live, The I.M.O) 3. Dream or Nightmare (feat. The I.M.O) 4. I'm On Again (feat. Chem) 5. Young & Buck (feat. Mr. Sche, T-Rock) 6. Time Goes By (feat. Grand Comity) 7. Flatline Industry 8. Gangsta Boogie (feat. Kool Keith, Chem) 9. I'm Underground (feat. Kannadi Spadez) [Larry Hutch Remix] 10. Y'all Ain't Ready (feat. Mr. Sche, K-Rino)* 11. Don't Play No Games (feat. Immortal Lowlife) 12. This Is L.I.F.E (feat. Raaddrr Van) 13. I Drop Money (feat. Kool Keith, Mr. Sche)
MUSIC PRODUCED BY DJ JUNKAZ LOU IN STORES JULY 5TH. 2011.
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PERFECK STRANGERS - UPDATE 7/6/11 Perfeck Strangers, hip-hop's newest dynamic duo, are hard at work prepping for the release of their debut album, "Series Premiere". Set to drop late this fall, the album is currently in its mixing stage. But that isn't stopping group members, Promise & Dan-e-o from attacking the entertainment world at full force this summer!
PERFECK STRANGERS TO SHOOT “GHETTO” VIDEO! While Perfeck Strangers' debut single “Work To Do” featuring Drake (http://www.perfeckstrangers.com/WorkToDo.mp3) continues to burn up the airwaves across Canada and accumulate views on YouTube, the duo is preparing for the filming of their first video, “Ghetto” this August!
To be directed by Andre Rehal (Grimace Love's “Grimstone” and Sep's “Dot City”) the “Ghetto” video is set for release this September!
PERFECK STRANGERS ROCK CHRY ON CANADA DAY! This past July 1st, York University's CHRY 105.5fm ushered in Canada Day with a special edition of “It's Bigger Than Hip Hop”! To celebrate, the station's top hip-hop program invited some of Toronto's elite MC's to discuss their latest projects.
Among the four-hour show's highlights were the interviews and freestyles featuring Promise & Dan-e-o. Also included in the broadcast was “Work To Do” by Perfeck Strangers featuring Drake, “Haterz” by Dan-e-o featuring marveL and “Somebody Else” by Promise.
PROMISE DROPS "AWAKENING" ALBUM! One half of Perfeck Strangers, Promise has just released the follow-up to his 2008 "More Than Music" debut. On June 28, Promise dropped his highly anticipated sophomore effort "Awakening", kicking things off at a packed CD release party in Toronto.
Throughout July, Promise will begin the southern Ontario and eastern United States leg of his “Wake Up” tour to promote the album. Confirmed dates, thus far, include:
July 8 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Petra International July 15 – Etobicoke, ON @ IEC July 22 – Scarborough, ON @ MCA July 25 – Petersburgh, ON @ Ray Of Hope July 29 – Toronto, ON @ Lambadina Lounge
DAN-E-O TO STAR IN “ANYTHING GOES”! Having already starred in a number of commercials and an episode of the hot new A&E series, “Breakout Kings” this year, Perfeck Strangers member Dan-e-o is slowly but surely making his mark in the acting world.
This July, Dan-e-o will make his big screen debut in his first feature-length film, “Anything Goes”, written and directed by Bruno Marino.
Riz is a New York emcee who has been seriously buzzing as of late. After a slew of videos released in the last few months, he returns today with yet another brand new music video and short film to accompany, both titled "Price You Pay."
L.I.F.E. Long x Big Ape "Samurai Code Of Honor" (Digi 12" + Video)
DUB MD PROMOTIONS x FLY DEFINITION MUSIC PRESENTS... L.I.F.E. LONG x BIG APE "SAMURAI CODE OF HONOR" (DIGITAL 12") FEAT. PRINCE PO (ORGANIZED KONFUSION) x U.G. (CELLA DWELLAS) "NEW ALBUM "CROSSING THE GLOBE" AVALIABLE ONLINE JULY 26TH"
L.I.F.E. Long alongside producer Big Ape from Sweden's production and DJ crew Elite Fleet bring to you the first single off there upcoming LP "Crossing The Globe" which will be available online July 26th, 2011.
The single "Samurai Code of Honor" has a special remix beat different then the LP version featuring Prince Po from the legendary crew Organized Konfusion and U.G. of the legendary crew Cella Dwellas! This remix will not appear on the LP so enjoy this single as an exclusive that is now available at iTunes x Bandcamp on Fly Definition Music. http://flydef.bandcamp.com/album/samurai-code-of-honor-digi-12 .
Knowledge Medina's long-awaited album, The Flow Documentary EP, is finally here! It is available for free download from Studio 643 and features 7 brand new songs, including the soulful 'Gunshine State' anthem, "F.L.A.", the laid-back jazzy "Forever" ft. Soul Theory & Reks, and the ominous, gritty narrative of street tribulations, "The 9mm". All songs are produced, mixed, and mastered by Soul Theory.
Soul Theory has a unique production style that ranges from soul and jazz with layered melodies to gritty street-inspired sounds with signature basslines. Soul Theory has produced previous soundscapes for the likes of Reks, Skyzoo, Termanology, Mac Miller, Nature, G.Dep, Rasco, Anjuli Stars, Reef The Lost Cauze, Edo G, and hundreds of artists worldwide.
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