Monday, June 27, 2016

Blaq Poet - The Most Dangerous (Produced by Venom)

The Rhyme Crime Boss Blaq Poet is notorious for the hardcore raps as he releases the album's title track "The Most Dangerous.   Kyo Itachi and Venom are known as NINJUSTICE as they entirely produced "The Most Dangerous" album which will be available June 30th 2016 on Shinigamie Records / Marvel Records.

C-Rayz Walz featuring DJ Killa Kal - Protect My Family (VIDEO)

C-Rayz Walz unveils the visuals to his single "Protect My Family" featuring DJ Killa Kal and produced by DJ Lord Ron. The track is from the 2003 album RAVIPOPS.
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Erykah Badu - Southern Girl (JSOUL Remix)

Producer JSOUL releases another loosie off of his upcoming remix project, the Baltimore producer remixing Erykah Badu's 1999 single Southern Girl.

Cayoz featuring Mayhem, Revalation & DJ JabbaThaKut - It Dont Stop

Cayoz (of emcee collective Animal Pak) drops off this New Heater "It Don't Stop" and calls on the EMS mic smashers Mayhem & Revalation, along with DJ JabbaThaKut to all lend their talents to this break-neck backdrop produced by O*Zee!!

Sunday, June 26, 2016

NatStar - 2Kold (VIDEO)

Natstar releases the visuals to his hot new single "2Kold".

Mohammad Escrow - Break These Chains (VIDEO)

Guelph, ON artist Mohammad Escrow has released his latest music video "Break These Chains" from his forthcoming untitled EP scheduled to drop on September 1st, 2016 Break These Chains shows the emotional struggle that many people deal with on a daily basis while going through depression and anxiety.

Q The Question Shows Artists How To Succeed Without A Major Label Deal In New Book

A few years ago, music publicist, Q The Question released his first book, The Secret to Speaking Spanish Fluently in Less Than a Year with great fanfare.   The CEO of SKE Records, which is the home of hip hop artist Trel Mack returns with his second publication, How To Make It In The Music Industry: A Guide To Success As An Upstart Company. 

The SKE CEO shares his knowledge with those who want to learn the business side of music.  Q The Question gives you an in depth story of his days in college as a radio personality, as a music publicist who have done campaigns for artists such as trap queen Fetty Wap, and how he has amassed over 500,000 views on YouTube in only a few months off the SKE videos, in addition to their partnerships with Vevo, and several radio stations.  

You can purchase How To Make It In The Music Industry by Q The Question at Barnes & Noble

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Duck Down BBQ 2016 Recap


   Last year in 2015 was my first time going to the Duck Down BBQ. A lot of things were different in 2015 as it was my last time seeing Sean Price before his passing, and I knew things would be different at the bbq this year.   

           

After a few opening acts, we got to the scheduled artist on the bill, some that I had previously seen a few weeks earlier such as Afro who performed with producer Marco Polo. When I first saw Afro I was new to him but was impressed by his flow and his fast rhyme style and the control he had. I don’t think this was the audience for him though cause they did not give him the reaction he deserved, despite his set being great. 



Chelsea Reject also performed and her music was good. I’ve never heard it before but it was very upbeat and energetic and all of the songs she performed I liked. She also brought out Dyemond Lewis, formerly of Pro Era. I’m glad to see more females performing and she’s a really different look for Duck Down’s roster. 


            


The main part of the show started off with Rockness and he performed Operation Lockdown, and Bernadette filled in to recite Sean’s verses as she stood on stage next to her and Sean’s daughter. The crowd loved it and it was reminder that while Sean may not physically be here anymore, he’s always here in the eyes of the people and his family. 



The rest of show, at least for myself had a different vibe because Starang Wondah was in the building and the crew got to perform songs like “No Fear”, “Leflah” and "Sound Bwoy Burial” with Smif-N-Wessun and Top Dop of OGC. It’s always nice to see the crew on stage along with their family cause that’s what it’s all about. The family on stage, in the crowd and hip hop in general. 


Follow my Instagram for pictures from events and my YouTube for videos from them as well, and thanks to SummerStage as always for putting on great events. 

           

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