Stressmatic of The Federations Drops New Album on Aug. 24
After having a major hand in the creation and expansion of the Hyphy movement, Stressmatic from The Federation decided to take a different approach in his creative development. The end result of this new approach being Stress rebranding himself as 1st Place and preparing his new album, “House Shoes & Dickie Shorts” available August 24th.
Taking a new approach in his music, 1st Place includes rock elements into his tracks while still using his Bay Area swag on the mic. And the response has been nothing short of outstanding as his first three mixtapes have amassed nearly 50,000 downloads.
Poised to make a dent with the first single from “House Shoes & Dickie Shorts” the party anthem “Super Drunk” is already receiving spins [along
with multiple other 1st Place songs] on the radio program “Skratch N’ Sniff”. With “Skratch N’ Sniff being syndicated in nearly 50 affiliates throughout the US, “Super Drunk” proves to be potentially become a summer sleeper hit.
With additional cuts like “In A Band”, “On Tour” and “My Cadillac”, 1st Place’s gravitation toward the rock lifestyle proves nearly complete.
It’s no wonder Stress coined himself as 1st Place….where else would he end up?
“House Shoes & Dickie Shorts” available August 24th.
Michael Franti & Spearhead will spread some sunshine this fall when they embark on “The Sound of Sunshine Tour” across North America. The tour will kick off September 19th in Laytonville, CA and will make stops in many cities throughout the U.S. and Canada including NYC, Chicago, Los Angeles and Toronto. For ticket information, official Michael Franti news and to check out the latest v-blogs on FrantiV, go to www.michaelfranti.com.
Parable's "That Feelin'" brings another feel-good vibe, equipped with slick rhymes and deep-thump courtesy of Sharpsound. Parable continues his ventures on the road as he gears up for an upcoming release with Llamabeats (together forming THINK TANK). Mashed Potatoes is set for October 2010, as he also begins plotting for his upcoming solo EP set for first quarter 2011. The first single, "That Feelin'" tells a story of his introduction into the world of Hip-Hop and how it's helped him grow, stringing along all the major musical influences in his bountiful career. Can you catch all the references?
This song will be available on I-Tunes August 10th thru SoFlo Entertainment.
Paterson, New Jersey lyricist H2-O unveils his new music video for the second single "Don't Compare Me" from his eagerly awaited mixtape "RESET" (8/10/2010) via Silk City Records. The video, which was directed by Tod Medvedich, was shot in H2-O's hometown of Paterson aka Silk City.
"The purpose of 'Don't Compare Me' was to take it back to my grassroots…both physically and musically. Growing up in Silk City, I had to have lyrical battles in order to get respect. In high school, I made quite a name for myself doing so, which is why it is important to establish lyrical respect before anything else," says the New Jersey rhymespitter.
"The video was filmed in the heart of Paterson, NJ. The video offers visuals to some of the places you are likely to see if you ever take a pilgrimage through my wonderful city. It also offers a glimpse into the grassroots of my lyrical abilities and showcases the places and conditions from which me and my music derived."
"Don't Compare Me" is the second music video from "RESET" after H2-O already released "Who's That" (click here to watch), an explosive song that introduces the emcee’s incredible microphone skills to the masses.
"RESET" will be available on August 10, 2010 via Silk City Records.