There have been few MC's with the skills to walk between both worlds, attaining success while simultaneously commanding the respect of the indie music aficionados. SmCity's mission is to market the message, package the struggle, and brand the revolution. The music mirrors his hometown of Washington DC, bringing the ghetto and politics face to face in a musical staring match for the ages. At age 26, Simeon "SmCity" Booker has lived an excitingly diverse life, from running a full service recording studio fresh out of high school to being one of the city's most respected entrepreneurs and concert promoters, in addition to performing in shows with the legendary Last Poets and sitting on panels with Dr. Benjamin Chavis.
SmCity is known for his "The Indie Life" campaign which has consisted of short films, events and of course the music. Since 2000, SmCity has been Featured in URB Magazine's Next 100, AllHipHop, hiphopdx, Okayplayer and has shared the stage with Drake & Young Jeezy. After realizing that there needed to be a platform to showcase the indie talent in the correct light, SmCity developed The Indie Life: Concert Series. His goal is to bring a nationally known indie artist to Washington, DC and pair some of the most decorated indie artist based in the DMV with that headliner as well as himself. As a part of the series, SmCity has performed with Big Krit, Cyhi The Prince, Freddie Gibbs, Freeway, Kendrick Lamar, Stalley, and a host of others. His debut album, "The Indie Life: Hate, Love & Money" featuring Skyzoo, Oddisee, Phil Ade, Uptown XO and more is set for release January 12th, 2012 hosted by DJbooth.com.
What up yall! There's a lot going on this week as myself & Random prepare for our first trip to the "Land Of The Rising Sun"...
Indeed, the Forever Famicom experience is headed to its roots in Japan as we travel with fellow progressive hip-hop artists Substantial, Marcus D & DJ Asu Rock for a weekend of shows throughout the countries' major cities! We will be traveling with 7 fans who anted up and decided to join us... but dont feel bad if you couldn't make it this time around as myself & Ran are down to cop you a souvenir if u donate just $20 bucks to our fundrazr.
Also, we decided to get these hoodies made to sell overseas too, but I am putting 5 to the side (one in each size) for anyone who emails me back about wanting to buy one! This offer is just for you loyal mailing list subscribers, and its first come first serve, $30 + shipping!
And speaking of collabos with Ran, he & Mr. Miranda are readying their project The Memorandum yet you can also find the two featured on my "A Christmas Story" single I released last December- available on bandcamp for $1 ;)
Before I get back to packing, just wanna share free remix #5 with you to celebrate surpassing 500 Likes on the Neosonic Productions fan page. If you arent familar with our 1000 Likes campaign and the free remixes associated with it, check it out!
My new Xmas EP with recent tourmate MC Lars is coming SOON; And I plan on sitting down to do a LONG overdue episode of "Neo-sonix" once back in the country to answer ALL your questions regarding Panacea, tour life & what's next for Neosonic Prodcutions in 2k12, so make sure you join my Ustream crowd!
Check out this new Hip Hop Banger by C-Boy "Gripped Up" Produced by Louie Skeemz. Already getting a great number of Downloads and we wanna keep it going! We would appreciate your feedback on this new record! DJ's and Bloggers feel free to post and place in your rotations! Download Link is below!
Los Angeles emcee/producer Menacin Johnson presents "Hear Me Now", the Alpha MC-produced official first single from his forthcoming full-length Brand New Headsets 2, featuring A-Plus of Souls Of Mischief, Abstract Rude (Rhymesayers/ATU), Oh No, Prince Po of Organized Konfusion, Cookbook of L.A. Symphony, Ariano & LD, Terem, Duke Westlake and more. A product of L.A.'s Project Blowed movement which also spawned Aceyalone, Mikah Nine and Freestyle Fellowship, he dropped his debut album Still Here in 2007 on No Threshold Records, following up with the first installment of Brand New Headsets in 2009.
This new single is entitled "Back 2 Basics" taken from the critically acclaimed release "Configa Presents: Calm Before The Storm" produced by Configa and featuring the vocal talents of John Graham. The track expresses an observation on the state of the game today, representing for true hip hop in the face of "appealing lies" and "avatars".