Archives for September 2010
Boog Brown’s new album, Brown Study, is now available via Mello Music Group and addition to the album she has put out a new single to celebrate the release. For her latest, Boog injects the hip-hop world with a little dose of romance with the track “My Love.”
“My Love” explores often-untouched terrain in the hip-hop community: true love. “Tryin to find that balance with romance in this type of industry that I am in can be difficult,” says Boog. “I wanted to write a true love song that wasn’t all cheese.” While the task of getting harder heads to listen up to such a delicate topic can be a tall order, Boog takes on the task and excels. With a sultry hook and fervent yet endearing lyrics the emcee’s message of “Love makes the world go round, love is balance” is not only heard but, like her budding career, is respected by her peers.
Boog Brown’s new album Brown Study is now available via Mello Music Group on iTunes.
Listen to the new single, My Love (ft. Poodie The Byz) here:
The 2010 A3C Hip-Hop Festival is fast approaching. Kicking off Thursday, October 7th, the two-night, three-day festival will feature a number of exciting panel discussions and performances from a who’s-who of rappers — legends and up-and-comers, alike, will be rounding out the festival’s performance schedule.
With over 200 artists taking one of the festival’s many stages over the course of the weekend, A3C has teamed up with SMKA to present a two-part Official 2010 A3C Mixtape, featuring tracks from a sampling of the artists scheduled to perform. Showing off the regional diversity of artists in attendance, part one of the series features tracks from 1982 (Statik Selektah & Termanology), Crooked I, Killer Mike, Chaundon, The Jacka, and more.
In other news, A3C continues announce exciting showcases as the festival approaches. Highlighting the all-day festivities on the festival’s final day are showcases from AllHipHip.com and OkayPlayer.com. The AllHipHop.com showcase will be headlined by Atlanta native Killer Mike, and will feature performances from such heavyweights as Kidz In The Hall, Donnis, Nappy Roots, Mistah FAB, Killa Kyleon, Stalley, and Willie Joe. The OkayPlayer.com showcase will also be hitting the stage Saturday with their own who’s-who line-up of performers, including STS, Truck North, Spree Wilson, Brittany Bosco, TiRon, Homeboy Sandman, and J-Live. Closing the OkayPlayer showcase will be crowd favorite Diamond District.
Fadia Kader and The Smoking Section have teamed up to present their own showcase, Perfect Attendance, a three-day showcase featuring a total of 79 artists broken down by region. Up first, on October 7th, is the West, with performances from Dom Kennedy, Pac Div, DaVinci, TiRon, and more. The Mid West will be featured on Friday, with performances from Mac Miller, Fly.Union, Stalley, LEP Bogus Boys, and more, and closing things out on Saturday will be the East, with performances from Tanya Morgan, The Kid Daytona, Jackie Chain, Hollyweerd, and more.
Download Part 1 of the Official 2010 A3C Mixtape here: A3C Mixtape
1. 1982 (Statik Selektah & Termanology) ft. Bun B & Masspike Miles – “You Should Go Home”
2. Chaundon – “Y’all Don’t Want It”
3. Diamond District – “I Mean Business”
4. Aleon Craft – “Yoga Flame”
5. Mistah FAB ft. Lil Boosie & Yo Gotti – “Done It All”
6. Sha Stimuli – “Am I Different pt. 2”
7. Soul Khan ft. Akie Bermiss – “Fahrenheit”
8. Crooked I – “Everythang Dirty”
9. Cymarshall Law & Skit Slam (Everliven Sound) ft. El da Sensei – “Elements”
10. Punchline ft. Wordsworth – “Don’t Get Married”
11. Jean Grae ft. Styles P & Talib Kweli – “R.I.P.”
12. Killer Mike & T.I.P – “Ready Set Go”
13. RE ft. Short Dawg – “Feelin’ Some Kinda Way”
14. The Jacka ft. Andre Nickatina – “Glamorous Lifestyle”
15. Spectac & Amiri – “As If”
16. Senor Kaos ft. Fresh Daily – “You Couldn’t Relate”
17. Young Scolla – “Stare”
18. Thee Tom Hardy – “I’m Grinnin'”
19. Joe Scudda – “Open For Business”
20. Cloudeater – “Decade”
Wu-Tang Clan affiliate and former Sunz of Man member Hell Razah dropped his album Heaven Razah on Tuesday after an indefinite postponement while Razah was in the hospital last April. Thankfully all is well with him and he’s back with new music. Check out his video, “Kids of The Street” which showcases a group of kids, including Hell Razah’s own sun in the lead role, as they walk among the streets unsupervised. Powerful stuff. Raise your babies!
Download Razah’s previous single, “Cinematic,”
Boog Brown & Apollo Brown are back with a second single from the Brown Study album.
“Friction” opens with intensity and aggressiveness that leads into a firestorm of lyrics from Boog Brown. With a no nonsense line of attack, Boog shows off why she is quickly establishing herself as a lyrical heavy weight and holds her own along side longtime friends and lyrical specialists Invincible and Miz Korona, showing off wit and dexterity with lyrics like, “The goddess is all this and then some/ Thumbin’ my nose at hoes and all critics – you can all get it/ I’m authentic, arsenic wit a flow all liquid/ No argument/ Heavy weight lyrics like I move large shipments/ Bo-guard the diction/ Good God it’s sickening.”
Boog Brown and Apollo Brown’s album Brown Study will be available September 28th via Mello Music Group.
Nottz and his label Raw Koncept Media Group have announced a new release date for the album, October 26th. The Grammy winning producer/rapper is releasing a new single to appease fans’ appetite over the extended wait. For the latest single, “Blast That,” Nottz enlists the help of fellow acclaimed producer/rapper Black Milk, whose own project Album Of The Year is garnering a swell of buzz itself.
Check out Blast That : Blast That
The wait is finally over. After singles and performances with Talib Kweli, Big Sean, and Mickey Factz, The Niceguys are dropping the album that has started to set the internet buzzing. Releasing the album for free, the four man Houston-based group comprised of rapper Yves Saint, producers Cristolph and Free, and DJ Candlestick is also making the album available for sale through digital retailers for fans who would like to support the music.
Also look forward to The Niceguys in New York making their CMJ 2010 debut and Yves Saint’s soon to come New York Knicks’ basketball blog with SLAM Magazine’s Slamonline.com.
Be sure to visit thenicelook.com, for all news, music, and media from the Houston foursome, including their recently launched Nice Look t-shirt line, seen recently on model Maliah Michel.
Pre-order “Authenticity” through the +FE Music webstore and receive the CD Album (Digipak) signed by Phonte and Nicolay and a manufactured a limited edition numbered 7” Vinyl Single, containing the A-side “Maybe She’ll Dream Of Me (Pure P’s Sky Hygh Remix) feat. Darien Brockington & Median” and the non-album B-side “Something In The Way She Moves”, The Foreign Exchange’s cover of the classic James Taylor song. You won’t find this heartfelt cover version anywhere else!
Contents of the +FE Music “Authenticity” Pre-order:
+ “Authenticity” CD Album (Digipak) incl. FREE MP3 Album
+ ”Maybe She’ll Dream Of Me (Remix)”/”Something In The Way She Moves” 7” Vinyl Single incl. FREE MP3 Single
+ “Authenticity” 11” x 17” Poster
+ “Authenticity” Sticker
+ “Authenticity” Postcard
Limited quantities are available and once they are gone, that’s it. Orders ship to arrive on or around the October 12 release date.
Erk Tha Jerk certainly knows how to satiate his fans. Despite his debut album, Nerd’s Eye View, close on the horizon with a slated November 9th release date, Erk has decided to give away a brand new EP for free. The Prelude includes songs from his forthcoming LP in additon to tracks that will only be available on this free release.
The Prelude premiered through SF Weekly and marks a new high in the anticipation leading up to Nerd’s Eye View. “I’ve always released free music,” Erk explains of the EP’s price tag. “I guess I do it so when the people finally have to pay for something they’ll look back at all the free music and won’t mind spending with me. They know I’m good for it.”
Download The Prelude for free here: The Prelude