OHHLA.com Daily Dose of Rap Lyrics: August 12th, 2011
Adonis, Big Sean, Bun B, Cee-Lo Green, Crooked I, Tha Dogg Pound, Freeway, Goodie Mob, Kid Vishis, Nottz, Joell Ortiz, Royce Da 5'9", Saigon, Termanology, Kanye West and more have new lyrics today on OHHLA!
Here's my latest music video "Grown Up". The video for this track was written and directed by Portland filmmaker Tim Slusarczyk and hosts something of a fractured, off-center story arc. Is it about drugs? Sad dudes with beards? Inner demons and moldy ceilings? Maybe. Maybe not.
"Many One" is just the first video to come from "Tusks!," the initial album in the "Eaters" series, which I liken to Madlib's "Beat Konducta" records, only filtered through a vision of Ratatat-esque indie rock sprinkled with boom-bap power. Enjoy!
Los Angeles rapper Trek Life recently released the a full length remix project titled "Wouldn't Change Nothing". Today Trek & friend DJ Buddy posted their video version of the track "So LA" that J Bizness remixed. The track was featured in the LA Times a couple of weeks ago as well.
The video was shot on the streets of Downtown Los Angeles & at The Artform Studio by DJ Buddy.
Through the weekend iTunes has all Trek Life albums on sale for just $2.99 each!
Hedpe Tour w/ Slaine & Perform at The Gathering Tomorrow
Courtesy of James @ Kerosene Media.
Hot on the heels of their sold-out co-headlining tour alongside Mushroomhead, (Hed)p.e. will return to the road for a tour with Slaine from La Coka Nostra. (Hed)p.e. will also be performing at this year's annual Gathering of the Juggalos on August 13th in Cave In Rock, IL on the main stage hosted by Charlie Sheen and featuring performances by Vanilla Ice, George Clinton and Tech N9ne.
"In today's musical landscape, unity is more important than ever and The Hardcore Unity Tour with Slaine really represents the best hip-hop and hardcore in one package," commented Jared from (Hed)p.e. "This will be our last tour of the year, before we hit 2012 which is an important date for the Illuminati and New World Order. We can't wait to hit the road and bring good vibes to fans across the country."
"I'm excited to hit the road with (Hed)p.e. for a couple months and meet my fans, and make some new ones along the way," added Slaine. “This is the first time I'll be touring the entire country as a solo artist in support of my new album ‘A World With No Skies 2.0', and I'm planning on leaving everything I have as an artist on stage each and every night."
While early (Hed)p.e. albums found the group mixed up in the rock n' roll lifestyle, they have been reborn in recent years after embracing the socio-political side of their music. (Hed)p.e. has since picked up the torch that giants like Rage Against The Machine had once carried to become the voice for a movement that empowers youth and reveals the seedy underbelly of our current political affairs. (Hed)p.e is currently touring in support of their eighth studio album "Truth Rising", and can be seen raising hell in their new animated video for the track "Truth Rising" at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpAwHgr9S88&feature=channel_video_title .
Slaine is touring in support of his new solo album “A World With No Skies 2.0". To execute his dark musical vision, Slaine enlisted the help of his La Coka Nostra brothers Everlast and ILL BILL, as well as Cypress Hill's B-Real and Vinnie Paz of Jedi Mind Tricks to create a dark hip-hop album that hits squarely in the jaw. Slaine's video for the track “99 Bottles" can be viewed online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIJ88VWlo3c .
(HED)PE TOUR DATES WITH SLAINE: Aug 13 – Cave In Rock, IL @ Gathering of Juggalos Sep 29 - Santa Ana, CA @ Yost Theater Sep 30 - Las Vegas, NV @ Cheyenne Saloon Oct 01 - Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades Oct 02 – Santa Clara, CA @ Avalon Oct 04 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon Oct 05 - Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Oct 06 - Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Oct 11 - Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall Oct 12 - Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep Oct 13 - Kansas City, MO @ The Beaumont Club Oct 14 - Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room Oct 15 – Waterloo, IA @ The Reverb Oct 16 – Sauget, IL @ Pops Oct 18 - Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze Oct 20 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoe's Oct 21 – Columbus, OH @ Al Rosa Villa Oct 22 - Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
MP3/Video: Rich Kidd - "Represent" Ft. King Reign Shaun Boothe & Richie Sosa
Courtesy of Audible Treats.
The Real Frequency crew first joined forces on radio, featuring up and coming local Toronto talent and eventually becoming the premier hip-hop show on Canada's first urban radio station. Since, the collective has moved on to new, exciting endeavors with the center piece being their debut album, The New North, a project that continues the tradition the guys started on the airwaves, featuring over 30 artists that best represent Toronto's new era of hip-hop. The other week saw the release of the album's first single, Shad's Frank Dukes-produced "Flawless," and now, rapper/producer Rich Kidd is helming the album's second single, "Represent," bringing MC's King Reign, Shaun Boothe, and Richie Sosa along as the four budding lyricists put on for their city.
In addition to laying a verse, Rich Kidd's name appears again on the song's credits, having also lent his production efforts, and it's his beat - a mix of soulful string- and vocal-driven chops with a bouncing bass line and effected vocal sample on the hook - that drives the track forward, as the rappers show their hometown pride with lines like, "I can't leave /so if I ever blow this where I'm shining." "'Represent' is song where dudes from each end of our city get to lay down some fatal bars," explains Rich Kidd. "It ain't us trying to out rap each other; we're all spitting our own styles, letting you know where we got it from."
Joining the new single is a video, with Rich Kidd breaking down what Real Frequency and The New North represents for him ("To show this music to the world."), the rising talent and awareness of the Toronto hip-hop scene, and much more.