Sports metaphors have always been prevalent in rap and hip-hop from early on. Many artists grow up in environments where both music and athletics are synonymous. It’s only right for one of the brightest up-and-coming rap groups, backed by NFL star cornerback Asante Samuel, to title their newest mixtape "Overtime".
Speaking about Goons United by the New School and their upcoming release, the All-Pro cornerback remarked, "The group is stacked with young ambitious talent. They are a bunch of high energy guys who love to make good music,” he continued, "I love the new "Hockey" record, I can't wait for everyone to hear the rest of the project."
About the Song: L PRO has decided to re-release his album "Vertigo" for free download on May 15th, including a bonus track. "The Cypher" is the first leak of the album and introduces those who don't know L PRO to his boom bap, lyrical, strong sound.
PR: D Strong Wins Vote to Perform at the Brooklyn Bodega
Congrats to our client D Strong for winning the vote on KevinNottingham.com to bring him out to Brooklyn Bodega's "Show N Prove" to perform a set on MAY 10th, to compete for a chance to Perform on the big stage at the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival. D Strong is a Veteran on the Mic who is relentless with his movements to assure that all he needs to manifest these days comes to past. If you are in the NY Area come out to support D Strong on May 10th @ Public Assembly in BK. Follow D Strong on twitter: @Streezee. Below you can check out the Official Remix of D Strong's "Nuthin New" Track by Mac:
It's time for another new edition of The Hip-Hop Shop. Episode #171 is A "Make It or Break It" Edition. If you like the songs in this week's episode (from the likes of Michael Myers, Rock Mecca, Red Eye and Reks) do nothing! We'll leave them in rotation. If you don't like a song, send your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org or @RapReviews and we'll yank it from the rotation! Thanks for listening and remember to share the show with a friend and tell them to check it out every Tuesday on RapReviews.com! Don't forget to subscribe to our RSS newsfeed and follow us on Twitter so you never miss a new episode.
* Michael Myers - Six Reasons * Rock Mecca - Alone Out There * Immaculate f/ OnlyOne - Territorial * Red Eye f/ Cella Dwellas, L.I.F.E. Long - Drawn-N-Quartered * 2 Hungry Bros. - Soul-Ar Proceedure * Reks - Such a Showoff
On Monday 30th April 2012, underground Hip Hop emcee & founder of Black Budget Entertainment, Just P (formerly known as BiGPSG), of NW London, England, will be officially releasing his first full length album: Just Call Me P, exclusively through Black-Budget.com for free.
The album, Just Call Me P, is the follow-up to the successful Whats A Prestyle EP (released by Just P, under the name BiG PSG, on 21st July 2011) and comprises of 21 completely original tracks with production from underground beat makers: Tritone, Politiks, Pro P, Gadget MJM, Dirty Stanz, Dead Man Walkn, Tricksta & Baron-Samedi.
In the build up to releasing Just Call Me P, Just P has: featured on the UKʼs number one urban broadcaster, SB.TV, in their famed Warm Up Sessions YouTube series; released numerous well received music videos via his own YouTube channel; gained radio play on independent radio stations; and performed at numerous Hip Hop events around the local NW London area.
With this release Just P intends to set himself apart from other emceeʼs currently on the UK Hip hop scene; demonstrate his abilities as a unique emcee; and further establish himself as an independent artist - while proving he can retain a listeners attention without the help of feature appearances.
As the title suggests, Just Call Me P is aimed to be the first official mark on the UK music scene made by the completely independent London native, and with Just P in control of everything from writing the lyrics to mastering the tracks, its safe to say that this is a true reflection of him as an artist.