Chicago MC Shaun Scales To Release Debut Mixtape "Yours Truly"
The mixtape and debut solo effort from north side Chicago native Shaun Scales titled "Yours Truly", presented by DJ Gemini Jones and Coast 2 Coast, is set for release on October 4th, 2010 and the emcee is here with the first single, "City Of Men", produced by Boonie Mayfield. This is the announcement, the introduction, the manifesto of a rapper who has a lot to give and even more to gain.
Scales began crafting his poetry at a young age through journaling and entering poetry contests at the encouraging of a teacher in seventh grade. Growing up amongst a family of musicians, the opportunity to freestyle and try his hand at rap came when he began writing to the beats of his aunt and uncle who were at the time a rap duo. Surprised at the tenacity of young Shaun, he was urged to continue writing.
Following the likes of Nas, Tupac, Biggie and others, he incorporated those stylings into his own theatrics, detailing his life’s experiences and finding his voice in the process of developing his lyrical stature. As a musician, Shaun has channeled the obstacles in his life, namely growing up without his father, into motivation and tales of truth to perfect his legend.
"I don’t see myself buckling. I learned everything from women. I understand women and growing up, a lot of my perceptions are of what women think."
For this young star, the design of music structure is all about self expression and the method of operation for giving his voice to the masses.
"I have a voice that people should hear. A lot of my songs are stories. Shaun Scales is an artist that people want to hang out with. I’m the next door neighbor."
With subject matter touching on everything from street justice to fashion, to the overall love for music, there is no comparing Shaun’s flow and lyrical skill. Whether harmonizing or creating the uber catchy hook, Shaun has carved his own niche and high level of expertise in his lane.
While the MC is from Chicago and reps his city to the fullest, the goal is to be a household name, a brand, a combination of the forces in Hip-Hop, culminating in the most diverse and solid product possible; "Your Truly".
"When people hear me, I don’t want them to say ‘that dude is from Chicago.’ When you think of Shaun Scales, I want you to think of the music. When you think of Chicago I want you to think of Shaun Scales."
Albuquerque, NM based Brokencyde have announced they will embark on the Ka$h 4 Ku$h Tour in November alongside The Millionaires, Kill Paradise, and The Hit. The group’s new album "Brokencyde - Will Never Die” is scheduled to hit stores on November 9th, 2010 through BreakSilence Recordings.
“We are finally heading back out on the road on the ‘Ka$h 4 Ku$h’ tour, which will include our party friends The Millionaires, Kill Paradise, and The Hit,” commented Mikl from Brokencyde. “We start the tour in early November and end in early December. It's going to be a wild tour and we can't wait to see our amazing fans! We will be doing a lot of new songs from the album which drops on November 9th, so make sure you come check out the new songs before the record drops.”
Brokencyde began making headlines after the group's video for the track "Freaxxx" became an internet sensation and racked up more than 4 million hits on YouTube. The fire continued to burn strong after the group's album, “I’m Not A Fan But The Kids Like It”, debuted on the Billboard Top 200 at #87. Since then, the group has become one of the most talked about musical entities in decades, as MTVU, The LA Times, Revolver Magazine, producer Steve Albini and comic book writer Warren Ellis all cannot stop talking about the band that everyone loves to hate.
BROKENCYDE TOUR DATES: Nov 02 - Lancaster, CA - Cedar Centre Nov 03 - Orangevale, CA - The Boardwalk Nov 04 - Modesto, CA - Modesto Virtual Nov 06 - Salt Lake City, UT - Avalon Theater Nov 07 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theatre Nov 09 - Burnsville, MN - The Garage Nov 10 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave Nov 11 - West Dundee, IL - Clearwater Theater Nov 12 - Pontiac, MI - Eagle Theater Nov 13 - Indianapolis, IN - Emerson Theatre Nov 15 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's Nov 16 - Pittsburgh, PA - Diesel Nov 17 - Buffalo, NY - Xtreme Wheelz Nov 18 - Lancaster, PA - The Chameleon Nov 19 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium Nov 20 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Loft Nov 21 - Hackensack, NJ - School of Rock Nov 22 - Farmingdale, NY - Crazy Donkey Nov 23 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock Nov 27 - Metairie, LA - The High Ground Nov 28 - San Antonio, TX - The White Rabbit Nov 29 - Dallas, TX - The Loft Dec 01 - Mesa, AZ - The Nile Dec 02 - San Diego, CA - Soma Sidestage Dec 03 - Mesa, AZ - The Nile Dec 05 - Anaheim, CA - The Chain Reaction
Day By Day Ent. "Never Mind the Technical Difficulties" 10/19
Coming Oct 19th on Day By Day Ent and BrothersPerspective.com present: Never Mind The Technical Difficulties
An album designed from the Brothersperspective.com Magazine with the Help of Day By Day Entertainment. A compilation that takes you on a journey of true sound for the various variety. Like graf writing this project comes in many colors and from many parts of the globe. A conversational classic collection of good music that is bound to open up your mind and ears.
Features production from Dj Waht, M Phazes, Thaione Davis, Blaak The 9th Mann of 84, Tall Black Guy, The Geaux, Gensu Dean, Kenny Keys, Jams Da Boombox, Cool D, Aneeway, Dj Hen Boogie.
1. The Geaux – Rhymenreason 2. Chaundon – Ya’ll Don’t Want It 3. DVS – Devon’s Lament 4. A.L.L.I.E.S. (L.I.F.E. Long/Iomos Marad) - Winter 5. Hellsent – Illegal Tender 6. Khemenu (Infinito 2017 and 9th Scientist) – Speak Wisely (Dj Waht 9ether Hurt Rmx) 7. Truth Universal Ft. Evelyn Champagne – The More Things Change 8. Respect (The God) Ft. Perverted Monks Afu Ra – Drip Drop 9. Howard Nkosi – Sonny Man 10. 84 (Aul Purpis, Fatnice and Blaak The 9TH Mann) – Right On Time 11. Sketch 185 – The Truth 12. Dee Jackson & Thaione Davis – Disappear 13. Mordechi – The Anniversary Of plastic Rappers (The Geaux Re-Edit) 14. Adad – It’s Cool 15. Imc – Memphis 16. Labtekwon – Liberation 17. Nekaybaaw ft Infinito 2017 – Say Little Girl 18. Thaione Davis – Castaway 19. Drunken Monkeee – Shut Em Down 20. Lyrikill Ft. Juskwan – Black Fist 21. Mars – Wind Blows (Dj Hen Boogie Rework) 22. Max Ptah ft. Cosmo, SavSola and Fathom 9 – This Is More Than Rap (Testimony) 23. Progress (Infinito 2017/Sav Sola) Ft. Nekaybaaw – Social Destruction
Swollen Members' Mad Child Releases New Track 'Rock Bottom'
Swollen Members’ Mad Child has released the song “Rock Bottom” from his upcoming mixtape online at http://www.mediafire.com/?ubwpjk94drjsk8o. Swollen Members are currently on tour across Canada and will launch a full US tour November 4th in Bellingham, WA.
"This is a verse I did for my first upcoming mixtape. Most of the beats I used are from Mad Lib's India instrumental album," explained Mad Child about the track."I've been through a lot of ups and downs in life, as everybody has, but I put a lot of thought into what direction I want my career as a solo artist to go in. I just want to be honest and I just want to make real art again."
Mad Child is preparing to release his solo debut “Dope Sick” in early 2011 through Suburban Noize and Battle Axe Records. The album was inspired by Mad Child ’s ongoing battle with drug addiction and his descent into severe Oxycontin dependence.
With Mad Child now free from his addiction to pain killers and settled back into Vancouver, he hit the studio with a vengeance to record Swollen Members' new studio album "Dagger Mouth". With a new sense of clarity and a desire to return to the classic Swollen Members sound, Mad Child , Prevail and Rob The Viking have created an album that stands toe-to-toe with the group's classic back catalog, while celebrating the roots of hip-hop as a genre.
CATCH SWOLLEN MEMBERS LIVE: Sept 30- Saskatoon, SK - Tequilla Night Club Oct 02 - Nelson, BC - Royal Hotel Nov 04 - Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo House of Music Nov 05 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven Nov 06 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater Nov 10 - Hollywood, CA @ Key Club Nov 11 - Fresno, CA @ Babylon Club Nov 12 - San Francisco, CA @ The Rockit Room Nov 13 - Stateline, NV @ Mont Bleu Casino Showroom Nov 14 - Spark, NV @ The Alley Nov 16 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge Nov 17 - Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep Nov 18 - Ft. Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre Nov 19 - Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall Nov 20 - Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre Nov 21 - Steamboat Springs, CO @ Ghostranch Saloon Nov 22 - Crested Butte, CO @ Lobar Nov 23 - Aspen, CO @ Belly Up Aspen Nov 24 - Park City, UT @ The Star Bar Dec 13 - Big Sky, MT @ Big Sky Ski Resort
Loose Logic Mixtape Loosid Dreams On Myspace Main Page!
Sept 30, 2010--Passion Play Productions is proud to announce the first collaboration between LA rapper Loose Logic and DJ rampage, a mixtape called Loosid Dreams. With 23 tracks of TK. LA emcee Loose Logic has been steadily building a fan base and honing his skills. On his first LP, Logistics, he seamlessly fuses hip-hop with R&B, techno and metal influences, maintaining an unparalleled standard of excellence on each of the 16-tracks. Logistics features Warner Brothers artist Jay Rock, G-Funk affiliate RBX, and gangsta rapper Ms. Toi, among others. Loose Logic delivers precise lyrics at a torrential pace over an infectious beat on “I-Rok” making this 2010’s first official party anthem.Asked what the album’s title means to him, Loose Logic says with a laugh, “I’m just providing good music to heads.”
Loose Logic was born Ian Westbrook in Dana Point, CA, where he had a pretty average life. Like many kids in California suburbs in he 80s, Logic was cutting school, skateboarding, and listening to Dr. Dre, Dj Quik, and Snoop Dogg.
“Eventually I discovered underground hip-hop,” he continues. “When I heard Slug and Sage Francis, I was like ‘holy shit!. Then I saw Tech N9NE at a Bone Thugs and Harmony concert and I was speechless.”
Leading up to Logistics, Loose Logic has been putting out EPs and mixtapes and killing rappers in battles left and right. His 2007 Before the Storm garnered attention from press. Logic won “Best Hip-Hop Artist of The Year” at the 2007 All Access Magazine Music Awards as well as “Best Urban (Rap) Artist of the Year” at the 2007 Orange County Music Awards. In addition, he graced the cover of Orange County’s What’s Up magazine, and has been featured in the Orange County Register, OC Weekly, Huntington Beach Gazette, Skinnie magazine. Loose Logic was named a “Top 100 Unsigned Artist” for 2007 by Music Connection magazine. Most recently he was featured on Vapors.com
Logic has performed onstage with national recording acts Mos Def, Too Short, DMX, Pitbull, KRS-1, DJ Quik, Ying-Yang Twins, Strong Arm Steady, and Evidence, as well as numerous others!
MP3: Nottz ft. Asher Roth - "Dontcha Wanna Be (My Neighbor)"
Latest Single From You Need This Music Has Nottz, Roth Contrasting Lives
Producer Nottz and rapper Asher Roth take a casual stroll together down memory lane on the latest single "Dontcha Wanna Be (My Neighbor)" from Nottz's forthcoming debut solo album You Need This Music to be released October 26th on Raw Koncept Media Group.
From the get-go, shimmering xylophone samples recall nostalgic flashbacks, signaling the eternal backward glance into breezy summer days and hanging out around the block. Far from simply telling their stories, Nottz and Roth invite us to join in their respective journeys with the hook, crooned by Colin Munroe, "Welcome to the world that I'm from/ Maybe you'll wanna be/ My neighbor/ They say that where you goin' ain't always where you from/ Maybe some day you'll be /My neighbor."
Fans can also expect a video for the single in the near future. Nottz and Roth are currently collaborating on the upcoming The Rawth EP. Download "Dontcha Wanna Be (My Neighbor)" here:
Breez Evahflowin Says His Last Album is October 12th
With his last album receiving rave reviews for the way it dealt with the angst of dealing with personal and artistic transition, Breez Evahflowin's newest album As He Goes On... set for release on October 12, 2010 reveals the mature MC: relaxed, confident, and wise. If the last album outlined the personal battles facing Breez as an MC, his newest reveals the aftermath. Unpretentious, at peace with his status as a mature artist ready to leave the game, Breez delivers his closing argument. The verdict? As He Goes On... is the last testament of an MC. It's a title which alludes to the passing of a life.
In an interview with UGSMAG.com Breez acknowledges how he has changed during the course of his career. Coming into the scene as a combative battle rapper, he is leaving it as a songwriter who makes music "from a 38-old, for people in their 30s and maybe people in their 20s who understand what I’m talking about." If a person's music reflects their life, then As He Goes On.... reveals the changes of growing older, ultimately opening the door to the final transition. In As He Goes On... Breez steps through that door with no regrets.
Breez addresses his contemplative and final CD to the mature listeners he knows to be out there, and who have followed him through the years. This listener exists on the margins. Ignored by a music industry focused on gimmicky hooks and made up personalities, they find their music in the underground clubs, the pages of myspace, and videos on youtube. This sophisticated audience is perhaps the greatest untapped audience of hip-hop today, and they seek music more in tune with their age and experience. In Sound of My Life Breez speaks to them with clarity,
There will never be another Breez Evah' nowhere And there will never be another you That's if you keepin' it true Right now we dealin' with some deeper issues In this age of information, all the secrets is through And you don't know me yet Young cats who show respect Share it with ya' peers, 'cuz this here's age appropriate So we don't forget What the rhyme and beats is fo' (The sound of my life got me reminiscing through the radio) (Got me walkin' down memory lane, thinkin' about all the things that I've been through....)
Reflective and honest, the songs contained in As He Goes On... do what hip-hop does best: tell a story. It’s the closing chapter to Breez Evahflowin's unique career. Featuring guest artists such as Rob Swift, Immortal Technique, Homeboy Sandman, and more, As He Goes On... takes one last look at a career defined by battle, but transformed by personal growth. As the MC closes the book, he delivers last rights and imparts the message of an artist at peace with his own successes and failures. His only request? Remember him for his honesty. In a new video interview with Emilio M. Junior on Trendsettin.com Breez revealed his plans to move on to other things:
"I'm feelin' the weight of responsibility at this point, y'know? It’s not the same that it was before.... For the most part, I make music for myself. And I've come to accept that. After a long time I've come to realize that.... Ultimately at this point in my life, Breez needs me more than I need Breez. And that's big, right there for me personally ... Just remember my honesty, that's all I want people to do, and it's cool."
Perhaps if someday listeners decide to rise up and demand sophisticated hip-hop for the mature listener, we'll see Breez make an appearance again. Until that time though, As He Goes On... is likely to be the last we'll hear of this multifaceted MC. It is a most fitting farewell from an artist who came to his own tested in battle, and who now sets the torch down at peace. Take it for what it is, it might be the last you ever hear. As He Goes On... Available October 12, 2010 in stores, on iTunes & Amazon.com
Title: As He Goes On… Label: Domination Recording, LLC Copyright: 2010 Little Ax / Domination Recordings
Tracklist: 1. Ageless (feat. Dirt E Dutch) 2. Sound of My Life (feat. Paulie Ethnic) 3. As He Goes On (feat. L.I.F.E. Long, Kid Lucky) 4. Wind 5. The Best (feat. Core Rhythym, Infinito 2017, Freestyle, Rabi Darkside, Homeboy Sandman, Atari Blitzkrieg, Agent 23, Dacapo) 6. Cornerstone 7. Wanted You 8. Uplift (feat. Rob Swift) 9. 30 Minutes (feat. Ria Mate) 10. Pay 2 Live (feat. Shonuff) 11. Now 12. Sacrifice 13. Dream (feat. Rob Swift) 14. Land of the Gun (feat. Immortal Technique) 15. One Mo Round
Free Download: The Best (Dirt E. Dutch Remix) (feat. Core Rhythym, Infinito 2017, Freestyle, Rabi Darkside, Homeboy Sandman, Atari Blitzkrieg, Agent 23, Dacapo)
All songs mastered by Eric Bassriel of Little Ax media
A founding member of the Stronghold underground rap collective, Breez Evahflowin (born Enrique DaSilva) emerged as a leading force in the New York and national battle rap scenes during the late '90s, and was crowned the national grand champion of the famed Blaze Battle competition in 1999. During his freestyle rap days, Breez released his own independent solo 12-inch "Forsaken" in 1996, which appeared on the BBE Music compilation Hip-Hop Forever (1998) by DJ/producer Kenny Dope. In the early 2000s, Breez recorded singles for an assortment of different indie labels, including the Boston-based Detonator Records, as well as contributing a slew of guest appearances on records and tours. During his tenure, Breez has worked with several underground rap artists including Vast Aire, Slug, Chali 2na and the Molemen, and released his own solo EP "Fly" on Just Be Records in 2003. Breez Evahflowin's first proper full-length album "Troublemakers" - a collaboration with producer Dirt E. Dutch - was released on Little Ax Media in 2008, followed by the critically acclaimed “Breez Deez Treez” released on Domination Recordings in 2009.
Little Axe Media
Dirt E. Dutch is a hip hop creator and curator from Connecticut. He is a longtime host and producer for IndieFeed, the oldest and largest music podcast network featured on iTunes. He is also owner of the record label Little Ax, and CT hip hop coalition the Antfarm Affiliates. As a host and producer for IndieFeed, his hip hop show has received over 750 five-star ratings and reviews in the iTunes Store, reaching 500,000 Nielson verified listens per month. The hip hop podcast has maintained a steady ranking in the daily top audio podcasts list in the iTunes podcast directory. In 2008 IndieFeed received a “Best of iTunes” award. In 2007 IndieFeed was the featured in-store music used in Guitar Center retail outlets nationwide. In 2006 IndieFeed was selected as one of eight “Best Online Pick” by Business Week Magazine. As a music producer he released his debut LP with Breez Evahflowin in 2008 entitled Troublemakers, which made it as far as #2 on the CMJ Hip Hop music charts. He has also appeared in and/or co-produced several videos for several artists in collaboration with director Arjen Noordeman of Elasticbrand LLC. The Dutchman’s latest endeavor is Beat Fead, a hip hop instrumentals podcast showcasing the highly talented, rarely accredited producers of the genre.