Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Ice Cube recently toured in Australia, and while he was in The Land of Wonder he treated lucky fans to the very first screening of the trailer of the upcoming N.W.A. biopic, Straight Outta Compton. Straight Outta Compton hits theaters August 14, 2015.
Lecrae ft. for KING & COUNTRY | Messengers (@Lecrae @ReachRecords) Directed by Nathan Corrona for Dustbrand Films iTunes: http://lecrae.cta.gs/01r Amazon: http://lecrae.cta.gs/01s Merchline: http://lecrae.cta.gs/01t Google Play: http://lecrae.cta.gs/01w Watch the new video for Grammy-nominated "Messengers ft. for KING & COUNTRY," from Lecrae's seventh studio album "Anomaly!" Facebook: http://lecrae.cta.gs/007 Twittter: @Lecrae Instagram: @Lecrae
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Wass x .stance | Freestyle Soccer Tricks in New York City stance met up with world freestyle football record-holder, Wass. He even used some hip hop footwork into his moves! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wassimbensli... Instagram @wassfreestyleball Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Music: Lionrock - Rude Boy Rock Filmed by Anne Paas and Kien Quan in New York City Edited by Daniel Zhu
Decided to put one of Dajla acapella's from White Tiger Society on one of my tracks called Have Faith. Let me know what you think. Feel free to leave both positive and negative comments. I'm always learning till I am put to rest... #BHZLife Be sure to check out the #BHZLife blog. BLOG submission at email@example.com
Houseshoes drops the final installment of “The Gift” series. Volume 10. "It's been a minute. But I'm back at it again with the final installment of The Gift series. DRUGS BEATS hails from North Carolina and has had placements with 50 Cent, Ludacris, Lloyd Banks, Big Boi and many more. Enjoy, and get ready for 2015. Street Corner Music has MAD shit on deck for y'all..." -Shoes
With his long-awaited debut album, B4.DA.$$, set to drop on January 20, Joey Bada$$ debuts his latest offering, "On & On," which also features Maverick Sabre and Dyemond Lewis. With some smooth, piano-laced production from Freddie Joachim as the backdrop, Joey opens up about a number of personal feelings on the record, as he reflects about happiness coming and going and how as he grows bigger as an artist, his circle of friends continues to shrink. Since the official announcement of the album, which is currently available for pre-order on iTunes here, Joey has released four songs from the project that are all available for download for free when the album is purchased in advance of the release date. Along with the early song releases and the debut of the new record tonight, Joey previously revealed the tracklist for the album, which includes guest appearances and production credits from BJ The Chicago Kid, Raury, Action Bronson, The Roots, DJ Premier, Hit-Boy, and many more. Both the full tracklist and the new record can be checked out below. 1. Save The Children (prod by Statik Selektah) 2. Greenbax (prod by Lee Bannon) 3. Paper Trails (prod. by Dj Premier) 4. Piece of Mine (prod by Freddie Joachim) 5. Big Dusty (prod by Kirk Knight) 6. Hazeus View (prod. by Kirk Knight) 7. Like Me ft. BJ The Chicago Kid (prod. by J Dilla & The Roots) 8. Belly Of The Beast ft. Chronixx (prod by Hit Boy) 9. No.99 (prod. by Statik Selektah) 10. Christ Conscience (prod. by Basquiat) 11. On & On ft. Maverick Sabre & Dyemond Lewis (prod by Freddie Joachim) 12. Escape 120″ featuring Raury (prod. by Chuck Strangers) 13. Black Beatles (prod by Chuck Strangers) 14. O.C.B. (prod. by Sam I AM & The Soul Rebels) 15. Curry Chicken (prod. by Statik Selektah) (Bonus) Run Up On Ya ft. Action Bronson & Elle Varner (prod. by Statik Selektah) (Bonus) Teach Me How ft. Kiesza (prod by Chuck Strangers & ASTR)
Afro House | Kuduro | Passinho ::RIO DE JANEIRO:: The way we get down Rio de Janeiro.... DANCERS.....MANUEL KANZA, AMY SECADA, GABRIELA ZIRIGUIDUM, FELIPE, ROOTS, & RAQUEL POLISTCHUCK MUSIC Afro House-Angolano Inventa Mix | NMP http://youtu.be/V0xbAJYejSc?list=PLOC...
Monday, December 29, 2014
Alex Wiley's new mixtape, Village Party, available now: Download: www.bit.ly/villageparty
Open City Mixtape is a mixture of narrative and non fiction films that depict the occasional diabolic streets of New York City that are typically overlooked by New Yorkers. The 2-year long project is curated in the form of a mixtape, the film features a collection of stories about inner-city life created by Queens filmmaker A.V. Rockwell with the help of producers Amy Colladoand Julius Pryor. On November 4th , the duo celebrated the finale of Open City Mixtape by displaying past work that lead to the premier of their latest film, EL Train. A special Q&A moderated by Jinx of Complex TV, artwork by graffiti collective URNewYork and a special photography showcase by Jai Hall and Britt Sense. For more information and to watch clips from Open City Mixtape, checkout www.opencitymixtape.com. Also, you can watch the Open City Mixtape (Finale + Celebration) recap filmed by JeffStashBox below:
The Atlanta based lyricists linked up to deliver their Christmas themed track “Batman Smells”. With production from Ryan Mellow, the smooth track features the Spillage Pillage artists spitting about daily life in the 404. Listen to “Batman Smells” by Earthgang x J.I.D. x 6lack below:
By Slava Pastuk/Noisey STREAM CLAIRMONT THE SECOND'S 'PROJECT II' AND REALIZE THAT YOU WASTED YOUR YOUTH Clairmont The Second doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, but it’s his real name—no gimmicks. Clairmont doesn’t have much time to talk to me on the phone, so I have to call him during his spare period of high school, where he is currently enrolled until he graduates at the end of this year. His current day-to-day is typical for a teenager in Toronto, filled with the same mundane activities that most other 17-year olds have no choice but enjoy, like going to class and playing basketball extracurricularly. But Clairmont The Second doesn’t want to have a typical teenager’s life anymore, which is why he’s putting all of his efforts into music. Clairmont’s second ever project is imaginatively titled Project II and can be best described as being a post-Chance The Rapper, post-Acid Rap release. “I love it but I hate it at the same time” says Clairmont when asked about the comparisons to Chance, whose 2012 mixtape ignited the internet. “He’s one of my favourite artists and he’s a big inspiration, but I also want to be my own person.” But outside of the Chicago native, Clairmont counts some of his hometown Toronto peers as inspiration as well. “I listen to a lot of everything, but during this album I was listening to a lot of bizZarh, Dom Kennedy, and The OBGMs.” Clairmont recorded this project in the comfort of his own bedroom, which he has recently remodelled to help him achieve a better state of relaxation. “It’s a good environment and very chill space. I think better when I’m more relaxed and I’m more effective.” Most of the raps on Project II are centred around the same tropes you’d expect an 17-year old to rap about: relationships with girls, the perceived invalidity of high school, and how terrible it is to take the bus. But the way that these seemingly insignificant topics get woven together through Clairmont’s sparse narration that builds into a sudden crescendo keeps the listener entertained throughout the tape. He also produced most of the tape on his own, adding to the already impressive laundry list of tasks associated with the project. With no classic training, Clairmont is learning lessons in unlikely places. “I have an orchestra class that I take this semester in high school, but it’s not really teaching me anything. It’s teaching me what not to do.” When asked what he hopes people take away from this album, he pauses for long enough for me to assume the call has dropped. “I want them to take away that I’m mature for my age and ahead of my time. And that I can actually make music that's not like anything else.”
After breaking out with their hit single "No Flex Zone" and following suit with the equally popular "No Type," young Mississippi duo Rae Sremmurd are ready to release their debut album, Sremm Life, on January 6th. Before the date arrives, iTunes Radio is providing fans with an early listen to the 11-track album – which includes the Nicki Minaj and Young Thug-assisted "Throw $um Mo" and "YNO" with Big Sean. 01 Lit Like Bic 02 Unlock the Swag f. Jace (of Two-9) 03 No Flex Zone 04 My X 05 This Could Be Us 06 Come Get Her 07 Up Like Trump 08 Throw Sum Mo f. Nicki Minaj & Young Thug 09 Yno f. Big Sean 10 No Type 11 Safe Sex Pay Checks
Sadat X ft. Cormega, Lanelle Tyler | On Fire | Official Music Video For the single, "On Fire". Available Now! iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/qe7qrmx Amazon Music: http://tinyurl.com/p9db8h7 Google Play: http://tinyurl.com/pvyp7an Directed by Eye Grustle, 99 Ways Ent., & The Embassy Elite Official music video by Sadat X performing On Fire feat. Cormega & Lanelle Tyler. 2014 Loyalty Digital Corp.
.stance's Favorite Dance cClips from 2014 in Reverse! Footage from Chelles, Top Notch, Undisputed, R16, Freestyle Session, Silverback./br>/br> Music: Tony Anderson - Dwell
By Erik Magni/United Reggae Last year I made a list collecting 25 sets, but this year I aimed for 30, and succeeded. As usual no reissues or compilations were allowed. This year’s list is however a little bit different compared to previous lists. Why? I have included two straight dub albums. And it could actually have been no less than four dub sets, but Natural Numbers’ Natural Numbers in Dub and The Lions’ This Generation in Dub, the roaring dub counterpart to their beautiful This Generation, didn’t make the final cut. The list below collects 30 roots, ska, rocksteady, dub and dancehall albums in no particular order. Jahmali – We I Open We I Open equals sun-burnt skin, sand between your toes and salty hair. A cheerful contemporary rub-a-dub set with lots of light to wash your troubles away. Black Roots – Ghetto Feel Deep and profound vintage roots reggae. This album could easily have been released in the early 80s. Sly & Robbie – Dubrising Heavy as lead, yet melodic and refined, and with adventurous dub mixing by the legendary Paul “Groucho” Smykle. Blue King Brown – Born Free A powerful sonic experience with slower jams and militant anthems. Etana – I Rise Another excellent set from one of Jamaica’s leading voices. A set that effortlessly blends infectious love ballads and tough roots anthems. Tuff Scout Allstars – Inna London Dub Harder than most contemporary dub albums with ridiculously deep bass lines and hypnotic grooves. Sara Lugo – Hit Me with Music Bright and positive from start to finish. Sara Lugo explores the gentle side of reggae with influences from soul, jazz and light electronic pop. Earl 16 & Manasseh – Gold Dust Beautifully crafted with Earl 16’s delicate and dreamy vocals floating on top of the at times partly acoustic backing. Lloyd Brown – LB 50 Yet another harmonious set from one of most reliable and hardest working artists in the reggae industry. Roberto Sánchez & The Rockers Disciples – Blackboard Jungle Showcase Vol. II Excellent vintage-sounding roots and dub from some of Europe’s finest musicians. Popcaan – Where We Come From A remarkable, exceptional and unique dancehall effort that hopefully can start a new trend in the otherwise very busy and non-consistent dancehall industry. Raging Fyah – Destiny The melodies and the arrangements are beautiful and it’s impossible not to get struck by a sweet piano ballad like Brave or pulsating non-stop rocking rockers like Barriers and Step Outta Babylon. Hezron – The Life I Live(d) Hezron’s debut album, but it sounds mature, partly because of the well-produced riddims by some of Jamaica’s finest, and partly because he sings like he has never done anything else in his life. Lee Perry – Back on the Controls A dark and dense album showcasing Lee Perry’s signature style. Soul Majestic – Setting the Tone With its angelic vocal harmonizing and alternating male and female lead vocals – this is a sublime, beautiful and uplifting album. Hollie Cook – Twice Nine tracks and over 40 minutes of discofied reggae in its greatest form. Free your mind, take off your shoes and hang on, this is a rollercoaster into dreamy territory. Earl Sixteen – Natty Farming Organic and analogue with Earl Sixteen’s pleading voice floating elegantly over the throbbing and syncopated riddims. Bugle – Anointed Probably best known for singles like Doh, What I’m I Gonna Do, Journey and Don’t Give Up, and if you dig those you’ll love this album. Sizzla – Born a King Wickedly well-produced, balanced and detailed. This scorching album is definitely one of the strongest sets from Sizzla’s more than extensive catalogue. Alpheus – Good Prevails Skip the poorly sounding rocksteady reissues and go for this meticulously constructed and well-produced set. This is the sound of real reggae music. Chronixx – Dread & Terrible Solid debut set from this youthful and passionate singer that has focused on quality rather than quantity. Clinton Fearon – Goodness Yet another fine example of how Clinton Fearon and his Boogie Brown Band takes the reggae legacy into contemporary territory. Black Symbol – Journey A spiritual and sometimes meditative journey with sublime harmonizing and beautiful back-up vocals courtesy of Empress Bev. Her touch gives the album a character of its own. Addis Pablo – In My Father’s House Its 17 tracks takes the listener on a meditative, haunting and melodic roots reggae journey. Tarrus Riley – Love Situation Slick, polished and timeless with lots of classic and vintage sounding riddims. Gentleman – MTV Unplugged The MTV Unplugged format was immensely popular in the 90s and I thought it was dead, but this album shows that it’s still very much alive and kicking. I-Octane – My Journey The culture and lovers themed My Journey is an entertaining and lively album filled with lots of energy, beautiful hooks and memorable melodies. Ziggi Recado – Therapeutic A little something for both body and mind. Pressure – The Sound Pressure’s fourth album and is his best to date. It includes the usual sweet arrangements and backing provided by Zion I Kings. Nicodrum & Friends – Back to Fundechan Music with a big heart, a solid pulse and lots of soul.
Another benchmark for Hip-Hop duo Epidemic's Hex One, Hologramz pairs the hungry MC with an old friend, Mic Theory affiliate, and equally voracious producer: 5th Element. With the two not having worked on any new material together since 5th and Epidemic's debut album Illin' Spree back in 2011, this project aims to recapture the essence that first brought them together 3 years ago. It features production that predates their debut album with some beats from as far back as '06-07, as well as some fresh new bangers from 2014. The album is very feature heavy with guest appearances on 8 of its 11 tracks including MC's such as Ruste Juxx, Planet Asia, Prince Po and of course Tek-nition as well as many others. The majority of the songs consist of the signature sound this MC/producer team in known for: lyrical murder, however many of them also have concept based themes and a good chunk of the album deals with real life issues such as greedy backstabbing friends and the struggle to make it through rough times. Tracks such as "Fire" featuring Tek-nition and Planet Asia for example, have the three MC's referencing different forms of fire as they tear the beat to shreds. Others like "Speeding" featuring Prince Po and Awon, use cars and the road as a metaphor for some of the hardships many of us go through in life. "Deep Cover '14" is a tribute and remake of Big Pun's "Twinz" track, with Hex recreating the same rhyme schemes using all different words, while "Rare Form" featuring Reks, MindsOne, Ty-One and Teknition, offers a track full of no-nonsense straightforward spitting. Hologramz has a run time of a little bit over 40 minutes, so it's short enough to keep your attention throughout, yet long enough to be a substantial listen. via UGHH Released 22 December 2014 https://soundcloud.com/hex-one1 https://twitter.com/HexOne1 Facebook.com/Epidemic954 Youtube.com/HexOneMicTheory www.MicTheoryRecords.com All beats produced by 5th Element All rhymes written and performed by Hex One (except features) Recorded, mixed and mastered by Hex One Cuts by DJ Tha Boss ©2014 Mic Theory Records ___________________________________ I do not own the rights to this song/material. No copyright infringement intended.