The duo from Brighton, MA have been busy this Summer. After performing all three days at Bamboozle festival they set off on a 34-city US tour in mid-June, alongside O.C.D. Moosh & Twist. Prior to the tour starting Carter & David von Mering of Aer put the final touches on their debut album, 'The Bright Side,' which was released today as a digital-only project. The genre blending group created an album that finds its roots in reggae, acoustic pop and indie rock, with smooth guitar riffs and a strong rap component.
Aer has released two music videos from the project for their songs "Floats My Boat" & "Like The Way."
Fans in NY & Boston can look forward to album release shows on: August 4th - NYC In-Store from 2PM to 3PM at New Era's Flagship Store August 4th - NYC @ Irving PlazaRead more
After closing out 2011 with the growing buzz from their Brick Records/Pollymore Music project, 'Still Smoking Cigarettes & Tellin' Lies', the City Slickers (@CitySlickersCru) are back with their new project, 'A.D.I.D.A.S.', which is sure to serve as the theme music for BBQs all summer.
The title which stands for All Day I Dream About SUCCESS gives you a hint at the Crew’s ambitious nature for this project. A mix of originals and freestyles, The 'A.D.I.D.A.S.' mix tape will give listeners more of the lyrical and raw Hip Hop that City Slickers are quickly becoming known for. DJ Bobby Bangers, Tommy Tony & Capital J are working hard to spread the gospel of good Hip Hop. Having shared stages with DJ Premier, Raekwon, Jadakiss, Jay Electronica, Maino and Statik Selektah & Termanology, theRead more
Grammy Award winning producer Doc Ish (producer of Eminem’s "We Made You" and who also released a star-studded compilation, The First Treatment, in 2010) recently made a new addition to his Inyahead/Sony imprint, signing Sinis to a new deal and both are currently working on Sinis' debut EP for the label.
Sinis (born Eliud Sanchez Jr. and raised in New Britain, CT) quickly gained popularity on Connecticut's underground rap scene due to his affiliation with local outfit the U.N.I.T and the group was ultimately signed to an indie label that soon went south.
Looking to create a buzz, Sinis linked up with upstart local producer Jack Nickelz to create Sinis' debut mixtape, iPod Masterpieces: Ninth Wonder Edition, which was ultimately planned to be the first in a series of mixtapes.
Homage is collaborative effort by emcees Brown & Kaiji (In Stereo) paying tribute to those who paved the way musically and historically.
Brown and Kaiji (In Stereo) met through Daneja Mentale, and shortly began exchanging verses on one another’s projects. The two discovered they had done so many songs together, they decided to do something official, and it became Homage.
J.Brown representing Union City, Tennessee and Kaiji (In Stereo) representing Chicago, Illinois add elements of soul, lyricism, and the origins of peace, love, and unity. Homage represents what music means to them, and how it has changed their lives for the better. Homage allows the audience to go back into time, and remember when music used to mean something.
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Oddisee is too large of a talent to dwell comfortably under the term 'beatmaker' or even ‘hip-hop producer.’ The DMV representative has a musicality and vision that elevates him past those kinds of confines. Oddisee is a producer with roots in hip-hop. He can work a drum machine and he can rap, but he can also conduct and produce other musicians and vocalists.
People Hear What They See, his new full length LP on Mello Music Group, has proven just that. "The Need Superficial" doesn’t necessarily sound like a contemporary hip-hop song until Oddisee starts rapping a few bars in. Not content to merely coast along the smooth and funky concoction he’s brewed up, Oddisee drops seamless bars that examine his dealing with past relationships and the pitfalls along the way.
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West Coast rapper Six Reasons released his new mixtape 80s Baby presented by DJ Skee. The mixtape features the buzzed-about single, “Michael Myers,” a remixed bonus track of his hit “Raindance ft. Too $hort” and production by Deep Watters, Shockmatic and Star Lab.
Fresh off a crowd-pleasing performance at Power 106 LA’s Powerhouse pre-party, Six Reasons recently shot the music video for “Michael Myers,” which fans can look forward to in the coming weeks.
On 80s Baby, the opinionated Watts native, who has overcome many personal challenges to get to where he is today, covers topics ranging from fatherhood and females to love and loss and says he took time between his last mixtape, Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Collect $200, and 80s Baby to “let life happen.”
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