Rediculus Releases "Masters of Conversation: Punchlines and Parables"
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Rediculus has released the next edition of his Masters of Conversation production series titled Punchlines and Parables, quickly following up his critically acclaimed Walking Down Broken Paths instrumental album and marking the 4th edition of the production series. Rediculus, who resides in Chicago, Illinois, just put the final touches on the last mixes literally a few weeks ago and is now preparing to delight his fans with his latest studio album which he hopes will expand his fan base and get his music heard by more people around the globe.
The first single, "Halo (Pain is Love)" which was released last month to rave reviews, features a hard blaring horn sample with a neck snapping snare to drive the track and longtime collaborator and fellow Chicagoan Prome on the microphone dropping lyrical napalm on the track.
The new single "Picture Perfect" has a soulful backdrop and smooth knocking drums and features verses from vocal giants Sha Stimuli, Sadat X of Brand Nubian fame and Emilio Rojas spitting nothing short of classic verses.
The album, "Masters of Conversation: Punchlines and Parables", is 17 tracks all produced by Rediculus and features some of hip hop's hottest MC's such as Ruste Juxx, Craig G, Sha Stimuli, Emilio Rojas, Chubb Rock, Koncept and The Audible Doctor from Brown bag All Stars, Big Dutty Deeze, Chaundon, Notoriety, Stumik Icewater, Sadat X, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Red Eye, Pair-a-Dyce, Nine and many more.
The album itself is both a return to the "Golden Era" and a glimpse into the future of hip hop. Soulful samples scream and wail throughout the project, backed by growling bass lines and driving drum tracks with custom kicks and snares that showcase the wide variety of influences in Rediculus's life and music.
Rediculus is quoted as describing the project with the following statement; "This album is going to really make people think about what they listen to and show people that you can reach consumers without watering down our culture. We have a host of people in the culture who are over 30 and want music that they can relate too, something with more substance that addresses the issues in their lives. The current trend of making songs about negative images backed by empty music is coming to an end and this project should definitely help drive the nails into that coffin. People want something smarter and I'm here to give it to them"
The album is digitally distributed globally by Island/Def Jam and will include several limited edition runs of physical copies, with a UK exclusive edition containing a few remixes Rediculus did for Big Dutty Deeze and American exclusive artwork for his US edition. People are encouraged to follow Rediculus on Twitter, keep in touch with him on Facebook, check out his Bandcamp page and visit his website for more information and to keep up on the latest news with Rediculus and all of Knowledge Giving Birth Productions.
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In this second episode, Parable hangs around Venice Beach before rocking at the Ventura stop of the Vans Warped Tour. He performs on the Bring It Back stage with friends Those Fools, Adrienne-Mack Davis, and more. The video ends with a meet-up featuring West Coast veteran Planet Asia, as they catch up on upcoming projects and how friends become collaborators and much more. Parable continues doing spot dates across the country.
PR: M.anifest Releases New Record, Heads to Europe for Tour
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Ghanaian Hip-Hop artist M.anifest has released his long-awaited sophomore album "Immigrant Chronicles: Coming to America" in stores, itunes, and other major digital retailers worldwide. The sixteen track album has been buzzing on Social Media after it hit itunes a day early. It features production from Budo, G Mo, Katrah-Quey, and Kweku Ananse; vocal features by Efya (Ghana), eLDee the Don (Nigeria), and Samahra Daly (U.S).
M.anifest has also been confirmed as part of the Honest Jon's Chop Up tour in Europe. The ensemble includes Damon Albarn, Tony Allen, Flea, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Fatoumata Diawara, and more. Check out confirmed Europe dates here: http://www.manifestmc.com/tour.html.
Video/MP3: Lateb f/ Reef the Lost Cauze - "Shut This Bitch Down"
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Rapper Lateb (pronounced Luh Teb) hails from Connecticut via Massachusetts and is currently in Massachusetts’ Walpole Penitentiary doing a 5-year bid. He and Stu Bangas (of Brutal Music) met 2-years ago and began working on “Live Brutal” (which will be released on 10-11-2011) together. The album's production duties are handled primarily by Stu Bangas with assistance by Vanderslice (of Brutal Music), Snowgoons and Sicknature, and it features Reef the Lost Cauze, Esoteric, Copywrite, Chief Kamachi, Slaine and Lateb’s group Heddshotts.