The Chicago based production crew, Tensei, meaning 'heaven star' in Japanese, is comprised of Simple X and Midas Wells. Earlier this month they released a free EP entitled One via LA label Plug Research. The project showcased Tensei's unique production style, forfeiting the traditional use of samples and instead, using live musicians to create their tracks.
Continuing to introduce fans to his sound, Tensei is releasing a series of bonus tracks from the EP that show off the range of Tensei's productions. Today, Tensei are releasing the bonus track "Smash Mouth," which features Chicago soul duo "The Ones", Scud One, and Phenom. "Smash Mouth" delves into the sounds of classic hip-hop and reggae to create a relaxed, soulful vibe. Last week, Plug released "Fly Trap" featuring the vocal stylings of Scarlet Monk and a moody, industrial beat from Tensei.
February 24, 2012 - Los Angeles, CA - Produced by RedOne and featuring Justin Bieber, Far East Movement's (aka FM) "Live My Life" exploded onto radio today and will be available on iTunes and digital retailers this Tuesday, February 28.
The monumental track, which has an additional Party Rock remix version with Redfoo of LMFAO, will follow the Dirty Bass appetizer "Jello" that FM performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live SuperBowl Concert series earlier this month. A "Live My Life" music video will be filmed in the coming weeks and both songs will be released on their highly anticipated sophomore album Dirty Bass via Cherrytree/Interscope Records this spring.
"We're thrilled to have Justin be a part of Dirty Bass, exclaims Kev Nish." "FM has always focused on unexpected collaborations and mashing up musical genres which keeps making music exciting. 'Live My Life,' is a song we think both FM and Bieber fans will enjoy together."
FM is currently touring the world while working hard to finish up Dirty Bass. They started to develop the album's sound while on the I Am Music tour with Lil Wayne last summer. They are finishing the album on the Canadian and European Cherrytree Pop Alternative tour with LMFAO while radio airwaves continue to play their worldwide smash singles "Like A G6" and "Rocketeer."
"We've been performing the "Live My Life" Party Rock remix with Redfoo on the CherryTree Pop Alternative tour and the reaction has been met with hands in the air and hype energy, declares Prohgress. "We're looking forward to the song at radio and everybody partying wherever they're listening."
Dirty Bass has a dynamic universal party sound that brings elements of booming trunk bass to the dancefloor. Far East Movement shaped and co-produced the sound with The Stereotypes and assistance from the above-mentioned RedOne along with other chart-topping producers Bangladesh, Dallas Austin and Cherry Cherry Boom Boom.
More exciting collaborations on Far East Movement's Dirty Bass will be announced soon.
Woodbridge, VA rap artist PHZ-Sicks (pronounced 'physics') presents the Sweatshop/self-directed video for his Epik Da Dawn-produced song "Success/Failure", featuring Detroit's Scolla. "Success/Failure" is a song from PHZ's recently released full-length The Laws Of PHZ-Sicks.
Video: Nametag - "Limit Is Pushed" (prod. Nameless)
"Limit Is Pushed" is another buzz joint brought to you by Detroit emcee; Nametag produced by Flint's own; Nameless. Labeling this track a buzz joint is self explanatory, seeing that it's to build more buzz for both 'Tag and Nameless as they prepare further promo for their collaborative EP titled "For Namesake". No specific date is set yet. Are you ready for "For Namesake"? Find more on Nametag by visiting itsnametag.com and more on Nameless at nameless-beats.com.
MP3: Rediculus f/ Craig G, Koncept - "More Than Ruff"
Courtesy Park Street PR.
Taken from the superb Masters Of Conversation 'Punchlines & Parables' produced by Rediculus comes this banger of a track that comes with two versions. The original version sees Craig G from the legendary Juice Crew teams up with US rappers Koncept and Pair-a-Dyce while the UK Remix features rising UK star Big Dutty Deeze who has just recorded an album produced by Rediculus. This is pure Hip-Hop and something you to get up on, and get up on NOW!
01 INTRO T.I.U 02 IM A SUPERSTAR 03 I WANNA WAX HER LIKE BEAMER 04 DROP IT TOO THE FLOOR 05 WHAT IT DO FT GUERILLA BLACK 06 GIVE YOU HEAD 07 IM A KING 08 REAL HIP-HOP FREESTYLE 09 FUCK A CUP FT GOLD, YOUNG LAWLESS 10 SHOUT OUT TOO NY DOGS 11 IF I DIE TODAY 12 MAKE A MOVIE 13 WHEN I WAS BROKE 14 OVERNIGHT BAG FT TY DOLLASIGN 15 JUST LIKE COMPTON FT YOUNG JEEZY 16 SHE MY BABY GIRL FT BOBBY V 17 B.I.G FT YG HOOTIE 18 FRESH OUT 19 MERCEDES BOYS 20 IM DOING ME FT YOUNG SKEET
Seventeen-year-old old Brooklyn native Joey BadA$$ and his crew BK-based movement Pro.Era have been making a lot of noise lately. Now, Joey debuts his video for "Survival Tactics," the first release off his solo mixtape 1999, slated to drop this March. Track features fellow Pro.Era member Capital STEEZ; video directed by Creative Control. 1999 presented by SOW, the brainchild of Cinematic Music Group (Big Krit, Nipsey Hussle, Smoke DZA, etc.) and Creative Control (creativecontrol.tv). EP and album from Joey BadA$$ coming soon on Cinematic/Nature Sounds.
BLAZé to release Debut Mixtape “Room & Board” Hip Hop rising Star from uncharted Waters of Portland “Unfinished Business” Ft. Jové Opening for YMCMB artist TYGA April 9th 2012 “Room and Board” available ONLINE February 29th
Livewire Forever has finally announced this week the release of "Room & Board" the highly anticipated Mixtape from Hip Hop newcomer, BLAZé. While building momentum and anticipation throughout 2011 the date has finally been set for leap year. While dropping hit singles last year like "Kat Stacks" "They Know" Ft. Cassow & Jové and "Unfinished Business", this freshmen's Mixtape is sure to raise the standard and expectations of New Age Hip Hop.
"Room & Board" exemplifies the Portland-based Rapper, through creativity and the ability to create material that is unexpected from a freshman artist from the Pacific Division. BLAZé enlisted the talents of a company of diverse producers for this project, including, Jahaeel Hardy, J Not, Paul Lindsay, Dizz, Jové, PeaDi Ecks, Joe Becic, and Johnny Juliano.
Recently, Pacific Division Music vet Cool Nutz asked the question "Who are the hottest MC's in the Northwest"? Without a project out or available the Unanimous answer, the NW Guru received was none other than BLAZé. The people have high hopes for the freshman and have only witnessed a small fraction of what's to come. The continuous hunger mixed with the talent and self absorbed passion for music, BLAZé is on his way to do great things and bring a higher level of quality back to Hip Hop while using his lyrics to express a generation watered down by snaps, gimmicks, and what he likes to call Photoshopped Rappers.
BLAZé is gearing up to promote this Mixtape starting March 9th; he is accompanying Too Short at a Benefit concert at the Oregon State Fair Grounds. Following he will be opening for YMCMB artist TYGA's Careless World Tour. Live, BLAZé is known for captivating crowds and always leaving them wanting more. He is most comfortable and known for having his Live Band, an attribute that is uncommon for Hip Hop artist especially in his division.
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