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PR: @Babygrande Records Teams Up with Acclaimed Electronic Producer Lee Bannon for Main/Flex EP

PR: Babygrande Records Teams Up with Acclaimed Electronic Producer Lee Bannon for Main/Flex EP

Babygrande Records is excited to welcome acclaimed electronic producer Lee Bannon to the company. Lee Bannon initially gained his popularity in the Hip-Hop world with his collaborations with Pro Era founder Joey Bada$$ before branching off into the world of electronic music. Lee’s inspiration is not only derivative of other music but also film and other aspects of the art world. His previous album Alternate/Endings (2013) catapulted Lee’s popularity in the electronic world.

With exceptional reviews in Pitchfork, Thump, Fader, Spin and other tastemaker outlets Lee has become a press favorite, gathering more and more steam with each release. Bannon’s wheelhouse is only expanding. From Hip-Hop to Jungle and Drum & Bass, Lee seems to master whatever genre he chooses. Pitchfork said it best in their 2014 review of Alternate/Endings “Bannon can call wherever he rests his head home, be it D&B, hip-hop, or elsewhere.” With a talent like Lee Bannon, it is hard to not capture attention.
Video: @RuleYork We Have to Accept Shirt-Skirt is Hip Hop Now

Video: Ja Rule - We Have to Accept Shirt-Skirt is Hip Hop Now - Ja Rule opened up during his exclusive VladTV interview about the perceived feminization of Hip-Hop, while using fashion as an example. He shares a story about his son wanting a "shirt-skirt" after the boy told him it was in style, but Ja initially said "no." After thinking about the cringe-worthy fashion of his youth, the Queens rapper decided that he had to accept that this kind of fashion was trendy in Hip Hop now.

Video: @TheRealSaigon - "Nunya" (prod. @RealDJPremier)

Video: Saigon - "Nunya" (prod. DJ Premier)

STYF: Saigon's official music video for his DJ Premier produced track "Nunya" from his latest album 'Greatest Story Never Told 3: The Troubled Times of Brian Carenard.'

Audio: @JahzelMusic - "Who Is You" (@AudibleTreats)

Audio: Jahzel - "Who Is You"

A.T.: Jahzel returns with the release of the second single from his forthcoming album, The Wake Up, which is set to drop next month. "Who Is You," follows the release of the first single and title track of the album, "Wake Up." The song premiered via EARMILK and distinguishes itself through its drill-induced production style. The track provides further insights on Jahzel's experiences growing up in Chicago, rapping, "You really can't fake it there, it's a slim chance to make it there, but somehow I got paper here."

Video: @GlossDaBoss - "101 Reasons" (@msrivercity)

Video: Gloss Da Boss - "101 Reasons"

Ms.RC: Gloss Da Boss releases the performance video for her song "101 Reasons."

Video: @KoolBobLove "Just One Record #40" @Effiscienz

Video: Bobbito Garcia "Just One Record #40"

Effiscienz: How to introduce to you Bobbito Garcia a.k.a. Kool Bob Love? As a DJ, ballplayer, producer, filmmaker, author, sneaker specialist ... ? That guy never stop, always in new projects, running the world to spread them or as a DJ in a party as tonight when we met him at Djoon in Paris, to speak about music …

Audio: @WhoHeMT @MattWhise @robsheppard_ @JamesRenell - "Infamy (Cypher)"

Audio: Mic Taylor, Matt Whise, Rob Sheppard, & James Arty - "Infamy (Cypher)"

Mic: "Mic Taylor leaves his hiatus on a gritty, old-school cypher-like track, along with the help of Matt Whise, Rob Sheppard, & James Arty."

Audio: @InnerLoopBeats - "Sugarcrisp" (@scrillaventura @grussle @casitodelfresco)

Audio: Inner Loop - "Sugarcrisp" f/ Wais P and Joie 13

L.S.: DMV based production team Inner Loop (Scrilla Ventura, Grussle and Casito) call on Wais P and Joie 13 for their first single "Sugarcrisp." On October 31st, Inner Loop will release Silk Road, an album inspired by the infamous Deep Web marketplace of the same name.

Audio: @JuellzHipHop "Silence Is Golden" f/ @Torae @SadatX & Samas (@IStillLoveHER)

Audio: Juellz - "Silence Is Golden" f/ Torae, Sadat X & Samas

Wanja: Loyalty Digital's JulianJuellz presents to you his new album called "Employee of Art." It is referring to Juellz' dedication to his craft. "Employee of Art" is a collection of different tunes covering a wide range of interesting topics such as irony, life from a deeper perspective, relativity and more!

@MegaRan: NEW TRACK, FanBros Interview, SkyBlew Album Sunday

Mega Ran: NEW TRACK, FanBros Interview, SkyBlew Album Sunday


Check out "Kung Fu Treachery" with myself and The Regiment, from Detroit. and yes, I threw that before I walked in the room.

NEW EP "A Gamers Anthem" coming later this Fall on HipNOTT Records!
Pre-Order Now!

I interviewed with The FanBros Show and we talked about everything from Reality TV to the Mega Ran epiphany, Hip Hop, Nerdcore, the global impact of video game music and more!


Last week I joined Emily and Kumail for an awesome talk - if you missed it:


Sep 29 Snug Harbor Charlotte, NC
Sep 30 Music Room Atlanta, GA
Oct 01 the geek easy Orlando, FL
Oct 03-05 Tomodachi Fest Boise, ID
Oct 09 Crescent Ballroom Phoenix, AZ
Oct 11 The Door Dallas, TX
Oct 12 502 Bar San Antonio, TX
Oct 13 SHRINE Tulsa, OK
Oct 14 john barleycorns Wichita, KS
Oct 15 The Underground, Santa Fe, NM
Oct 16 Green Room, Flagstaff, AZ
Oct 18 Blue Lagoon Santa Cruz, CA
Oct 19 Honey Hive San Francisco, CA

ALSO! get Daniel Hill's "Birth of a God" print! this beautiful limited 11.7 x 16.5 "Birth Of A God" Print


Okay I need all of you to support this. my homie SkyBlew's album "SkyBlew's UNModern Life" is dropping this Sunday on my Bandcamp. It's the FIRST time I've released something other than my own on my label, so I need this to do BETTER than anything! I'll shoot another reminder off on Monday, but be ready!

Peace out!


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