Video: Caskey Talks to Jessie Maguire About Cash Money
Caskey came through to The Backstage Pass for his first interview since signing with Cash Money. Caskey talks about his VMA experience, how life has changed, getting label support on his next project, and much more! Visit www.bakingwithcaskey.com for all Caskey music and merchandise!
Audio: J The Exodus - "From Darkness Came Light" EP
Courtesy We Plug GOOD Music.
Two years after his seminal debut mixtape 360 Full Circle, emerging British vocalist/rapper J The Exodus returns in 2012 with his debut EP titled From Darkness Came Light to be released via Less Is More Music. With production from Nutty P (Stinkahbell) and Chemo to mention a couple and inspired guest appearances from the likes of Mikeel Ameen and Phoenix Da Icefire, From Darkness Came Light sees J The Ex coming into his own not only as an excellent rapper and vocalist but also as an artist with a conscience as he tackles the heavy issues - from social disposition to politics to black history and more - on this 9-track record which will stand as a strong coming of age for this bright and talented Londoner.
From the EP’s title track “From Darkness Came Light” where J The Ex boldly discusses black history and raps beautifully about being proud to be Black no matter what the history books say over an aptly dark and soulful Isyss production to the E.P’s latest single and very poignant opus “Sings Of The Last Days” which is already a fan-favourite at his live gigs, J The Ex completely stamps his authority and ownership over every musical milieu on this EP, showing not only his lyrical dexterities, clear vocal cadence and lush tenor - baritone vocals but also a wisdom, knowledge, conscience and insight that is a rarity in UK urban music.
J The Ex thoroughly and brilliantly pours his heart and soul out on every of the 41.31 minutes of From Darkness Came Light as he stakes a more than potent claim as one to be reckoned with in the UK Hip-Hop landscape. As he explains it, “the great thing about taking on this idea for the project (is that) it gives me the connection to every person on the planet as we experience different aspects of life every day. I address personal, societal, political, controversial and historical matters on this EP and display my views on these subjects within every song”.
Music: Esohel - It's Yours (Produced by Ricky Dubs)
For the 3rd single off the forthcoming LP "On Purpose With A Purpose" which will be released on October 9th, 2012, Esohel let's us know that nothing can get in our way; if we truly want it, it's ours. Over production by Ricky Dubs, who produced the entire LP, Esohel drops gems on the 3rd single, It's Yours.
Video Premier: Muzic Class "Hamburgers" ft. Space High Pate (Dirty Mix)
Courtesy Dave Ghet.
Muzic Class returns with the official video for "Hamburger" featuring one of Complex.com's 10 emcees to look our for, Space High Pate. Those who had the pleasure of catching this track when it dropped earlier this summer, should expect nothing less than vivid visuals to accompany that knock that first caught your attention. Those who are new to The Class, well here's your late pass. "Hamburger" is featured on Muzic Class' project Freebies and Fireworks slated to be released this fall via Break Bread Projects/ SoFlo Entertainment.
MP3: June Marx f/ Reef the Lost Cauze - "Metal Gear"
Courtesy Naomi H.
June Marx prepares to launch third self produced solo album "Seven Trumpets Sound" via Torchbearer Records. Guests include Reef the Lost Cauze, UG of Cella Dwellas, Chief Kamachi, Lone Ninja, Godilla & more.
"Normally I have a really long, detailed, philosophical explanation as to the meaning of my album and what I was trying to do. And I certainly do, but this time, I will try not to overcomplicate things.
Parallel lines refer to two lines that never intersect or touch...which is how i feel about this music shit lately. I'm certainly not the only musician doing the kind of music that I do, but I find a lot of pressure in all sorts of places to follow the same type of formula as other artists, many of which I'm fans of. However, I would rather stay in my own lane...i believe that the destination is ultimately the same. Kind of one of those ideas that is applicable in all fascades of life, ultimately, the purpose is to what makes sense and suits you, rather than altering yourself to fit in with everybody else, at the end of the day, we are all striving and moving in the same direction.
In terms of the music, I wanted to challenge myself more. very little sampling, spent a lot of time trying to work on the actual composition of everything so that my music feel more like songs, than just beats. I suppose it will ultimately be up to you to decide whether it worked, or if you like it or not. I just wanted to step a bit outside of my comfort zone and approach the body of music from a different standpoint, being at a different point in my life. Nevertheless, enjoy. Many thanks for all of the support."
The Houston via Detroit lyrical heavyweight B.James provides the 2nd leak from Drank and Dank's latest release. The first drop was Pop-A-Lot ft. Sun & Mykko Montana - All About. Beyond Faded drops Tuesday @ 4:20 pm.