Video: The Academy f/ Kurupt, Raekwon - "Samaryda"
Courtesy Matt B.
2011 marks the return of the Compilation like you have never experienced it before, with the birth of The Academy, a bi-coastal merging of the minds that provides an undeniable unity long since forgotten amidst the landscape of popularized feuds, beefs, and unfounded media hypes. "The Academy" will be released on 9-13-2011 courtesy of Terminal 3/Penagon/Bonzi Records.
The material is 100% new, the collaborations are out of this world, and the production value makes "The Academy" the new standard in Hip-Hop excellence. Over 55 MC's representing the realms of "Major" and "Independent", "New & Old School, "Legendary" and "Soon to Be" make "The Academy" release a shoe in for fans to feed their need for a superior quality product from a vast makeup of the artists they love and respect in a landscape where subpar albums and scaled back budgets have become the norm.
Executive produced by Kurupt, fans can expect "Academy" appearances from such notable talents as Raekwon, Jadakiss, Kurupt, Pete Rock, Royce Da 5'9", Redman, Styles P, Crooked I, Sean Price, Method Man, Canibus, LA the Darkman, Keith Murray, Planet Asia, Rass Kass, K-Solo, LA The Darkman, Billy Danze (M.O.P.), Pack FM, Pete Rock, Keith Murray, Chino XL and many more all backed by the breakthrough soundscapes of Terminal 3 Productions (who previously oversaw projects from ("Wu-Tang Meets the Indie Culture", "The Four Horsemen" and "The Undergods").
A man dying slowly in the truck he calls home. Another, hauling boxes at a market in exchange for a spot in a storage box where he sleeps each night. Immigrants, actors, recovering drug addicts, college students and true blue Angelenos, all trying to rent themselves one more month in the waiting room, one more month for their dreams to come true. This is life in Palms, L.A.'s most diverse and densely populated neighborhood, where Snoop Dogg caught his murder case, and where "everybody's on their way somewhere else", as emcee and eight-year resident Malkovich says on his dedication to his adopted home. The people and places of Palms take center stage in the video, directed, filmed and edited firsthand by Malkovich. Shot one month before Kanye West & Jay-Z's "Otis" video aired, scenes shot against a wall mural of the U.S. flag with a local homeless man inadvertently make this video the polar opposite of 'Ye and Jay's celebration of the American dream. Malkovich dropped the Ayatollah Presley mixtape earlier this year, hosted by House Shoes and featuring Prince Po of Organized Konfusion, Dibia$e, Killer Reese of King Fantastic, P.U.D.G.E., Sum, IamOmni and many more.
Album Stream: Metermaids - Rooftop Shake + Album Release
Courtesy of Audible Treats.
New Album Features 9th Wonder Production, Sage Francis, Buck 65
Metermaids know music fans have plenty of options when it comes to choosing what artists to support. And so, with that in mind, the Brooklyn-based duo of rappers Sentence and Swell, in celebrating this week's release of their new album, Rooftop Shake, are giving fans the chance to stream their full album on Soundcloud.
The album, released via Strange Famous Records, is the culmination of months of work, dating back to Metermaids' signing with Sage Francis' Strange Famous Records after the artists toured together and the up-and-coming duo earned the attention and admiration of the indie heavyweight. Metermaids hit the studio shortly after, working with Grammy Award-winning producer 9th Wonder, who produced five of the album's 10 tracks, while long-time collaborator M.Stine handled production on the rest of the album. 9th Wonder also appears on two tracks, joining Buck 65 and Sage as the only guest emcees on the project, while DJ Rob Swift of the legendary X-Ecutioners crew provides cuts throughout.
While Rooftop Shake is now available for sale at all digital retailers, Metermaids and Strange Famous Records are also giving fans the opportunity to purchase a signed CD and limited edition t-shirt through the Strange Famous Records online store.
Video: Behind the Scenes of Tragedy's "Each One, Teach One"
Courtesy of Audible Doctor.
"Check out the behind the scenes footage of Tragedy Khadafi recording his track “Each One, Teach One” (one of two tracks produced by The Audible Doctor) off his upcoming album “Thug Matrix 3″. The Album is set to drop September 20th and features production from Ayatollah, araabMUZIK, Now & Laterz, Audible Doctor, Shroom, Asmatik and Booth. The album also boasts guest features from Planet Asia, Killa Sha and King David."
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