On the heels of releasing two critically acclaimed projects (2008's "Children of God" and 2011's collaborative effort with Rugged N Raw "Mohammed Dangerfield" which featured the well-circulated cut with Immortal Technique "Break Of A Star"), Hasan Salaam returns with a new EP "Music Is My Weapon" (appearances by Steele of Smif N Wessun, Chace Infinite, Reef The Lost Cauze, Eternia and production by Snowgoons) which is scheduled to be released on 12-6-2011; and even loftier goals.
While Hasan already spends a great deal of time doing community outreach (he organizes food and clothing drives in New Jersey every month), he is using his EP to spearhead another cause he is very passionate about and hoping it can help change people's lives--- literally! Hasan will be donating all of the proceeds from the release of "Music Is My Weapon" to the "It Takes A Village" foundation to help aid the building of a school, medical clinic and clean water well in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa in an effort to provide change to a Country that remains one of the poorest and least politically stable in the world (Hasan saw this first hand in 2010 as he became the first U.S. Hip-hop artist to perform in Bissau as he headlined a concert there to promote freedom of speech).
Montreal native Bless has been surrounded by music his entire life. He began demoing songs at age 12 and has since grown to become one of the hottest up and coming Canadian artists in the industry. With an extensive background in hip-hop and his signature up-tempo beats, Bless has created a musical path all his own. Feeling creatively restricted within the hip-hop genre, Bless formed Sound Machine Productions in collaboration with partner Manolo, paving the way for a whole new generation of sound–fusing electro, rock and hip hop beats.
Armed with the his EP, The Night Before and full-length album, The Day After, Bless is blazing trails and building his legend as a trendsetter. With his electrifying new sound, he will definitely be the one to look out for this year.
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Video: Statik Selektah - "Play the Game" f/ Big K.R.I.T.
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Check out "Play The Game," the latest video from Statik Selektah featuring Big K.R.I.T. and Freddie Gibbs. Statik Selektah's album "Population Control" is available now on iTunes through Showoff / Duck Down Music Inc.