The artist known as KD Assassin was born Darrick Clark in St. Louis, Mo. He was raised in the Walnut Park area of the city, the Northside. KD survived the allure of the streets by choosing to use his voice to promote consciousness and inspiration instead of exploiting the struggle that has made him the man he is. That doesn't mean you can F#@! with him, he's also known as a Emcee Battle Killer which earned him the "Assassin" a title that was given to him by his peers. His flow is poetic yet still obnoxiously hard and in your face as he explores a range of realities with his brand of Street Hop. KD(Koup De Ville named by his grandfather), is a poet, conscious, a rebel, a writer, and is a true fan and student of HipHop as well as a leader and trendsetter. Whether solo or collabo, (you can usually catch him trading bars with partner in krhyme, MC923), KD has consistently had a song in rotation since fall 2009 on Deep Krate Radio w/DJ Fly DX, one of St. Louis's only true underground HipHop mix shows on KDHX 88.1, as well as a featured KDHX Spotlite artist. Locally, KD has collaborated with the likes of Prince Ea, Tef Poe, Black Spade, Legend Camp, Ras Tree, Karly Roots, Luqman, and a host of others. He is inspired by his city and the likes of Jay-Z, Scarface, 2-Pac, The LOX, and DMX. KD has toured with Cappadonna, King Magnetic, and Block McCloud(AOTP) and has opened for the likes of Rakim and DMX to up and comers like Caskey.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Anthony Marshall aka Velly Marsh is a 21 yr old underground Emcee from Sacramento, CA, and a current student at American River College. By day he is Anthony Marshall an Audio Engineering student who is taking classes for his Associates of Art degree. By night he's Velly Marsh, an underground Emcee who spits that REal HipHop which talks about his political views, life lessons, and the events around him that affected his life.
Unlike most young rappers Velly can be described as more of a introspective and socially aware Emcee, which contributes heavily to his sound.His body of work is titled "#FeelMe(EP)" is Velly's first release to the public. With that being said, this short album is an introduction to who he is, and what we can expect from him. If you want change in our music we need to support artist like Velly they are future of REal HipHop's survival.
Monday, February 24, 2014
Brand Nubian rapper Lord Jamar discusses Soulja Boy's gun charges, stemming from several previous arrests, including felony gun and drug charges in 2011. Jamar believes that Soulja Boy never needed a gun in the first place, because if he's rich enough to walk around with a million dollars in jewelry, he can pay for security.
When asked about a comment tweeted by the "Zan With Dat Lean" rapper where he said, "Shout out to the slave masters! Without them we'd still be in Africa. We wouldn't be here to get this ice and tattoos," Jamar equates it to being "a sign of the times." He adds that he "feels sorry" for someone that makes comments like that, because they have no idea about real history and the depth of slavery. Unfortunately this ignorance stems for the lack of a father in our youth lives and if we don't break the cycle, this sort of ignorance will abolish the black race.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
HipHop underground group iLL inDividuals just release a new single "Life Complete" performed by Young Kizer featuring Ostyles. Not to mention the dope beat prodced by $howtimeAj, they are truly putting Raleigh, NC back on the map. Make sure you check them out below these guys represent that REal HipHop when lyrics were just as important as the beat. Definitely one of my top 5 best new groups out today.
Friday, February 21, 2014
Thisis50 recently caught up with Charlie Murphy, Earth Quake, Brandon T Jackson & Young Jack Thriller at Stand-Up NY Comedy Club for an interview. They discuss their comedy careers, Detroit, New York, Atlanta, joke on current topics such as Obama dropping bombs on Syria, Zoo experiences, Stand Up, people who get high off weed, and the illuminati. This probably should be a weekly thing if you ask me this was a very good episode check it out below.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Start your Wednesday off on the right note with something new from Brooklyn hailing wordsmith .
The Cuban-Jamaican poet joins forces with Sleepin Giant to create the hypnotic “Glitch”, a beautifully thought-provoking marriage of Monet soul piercing words and the almost tranquil soundbed. We don't here music like this anymore on the radio, it seems all people want to do is get high and get laid. What ever happen to four-play? Aja is surely one of the few artist keeping real soulful music alive check her out below.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
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Thursday, February 13, 2014
J. DaVon Harris recently collaborated with R&B Songstress Lydia Caesar for his next single release"Who Is J DaVon Harris The LP" project. He's a New York native who is curently living in the DMV you can hear the influence of both places in his rhymes. It's very refreshing to hear a East Coast Emcee sound like he from the East Coast. You feel me? Checkout Mr Harris below and tell us what you think.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Mr. Bigz has enlisted fellow UK rap royalty in Giggs for the smooth collaboration 'The Ride Continues'. The FREE download sees Giggs aka 'Mr Kool' add his own verse for the official version of 'The Ride', a track taken from Mr Bigz's recent critically-acclaimed mixtape My Funked Up Soul. 'The Ride Continues' also features the vocal talents of J.Warner, who interpolates the hip-hop classic 'Gin & Juice' on the hook, with production from Turkish. The song has already began to attract spins on the likes of BBC Radio 1Xtra, Kiss FM and Capital Xtra, and with a music video soon on its way the infectious release will be staying in your speakers for the foreseeable future!
Released in December, My Funked Up Soul was the first project from rapper Bigz in his new Mr. Bigzguise. An inspirational 9st weight loss last year saw the artist with a new-found swagger and outlook on life, which then saw a transformation in his music to a more Classic Soul-inspired sample set that has so far proved a great success. A new project from Mr. Bigz is scheduled for early May, and with 'The Ride Continues' offering a taste of some old school with some new school flare. This is a very refreshing piece of work here make sure you check it out below and tell us what you think.
Follow Mr. Bigz at: http://Twitter.com/
STREAM/DOWNLOAD My Funked Up Soul: https://soundcloud.com/
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
NYC Rapper, Activist and Sociologist AWKWORD has come together with DJBooth and The Morgan Stanley Foundation to bring listeners his long-awaited studio album, World View.
Five years in the making, the 19-track LP has been described by the artist as “the first-ever 100% for-charity global Hip Hop project.” All proceeds are being donated to Guns 4 Cameras, a 501c3 nonprofit working to stop gun violence. Eight countries -- and five continents -- are represented on the album, already being called "a home run".
[In addition to being sold on DJBooth.net, World View will also be available via Swiss label Variation Music, digitally through AWKWORD.bandcamp.com
and all popular online retailers (e.g., iTunes), on CD through Amazon, and in the AWKWORDrap.com store as part of a rare, limited edition package including signed CD, T-shirt and sticker. Stay tuned.]
The World View Bonus Disc features contributions from another 11 countries (and one more continent) and will be available , also via The DJ Booth.
World View Tracklist:
01. “Gas Land (Frack Off)” ft. Chaundon [prod. by Numonics]
02. “Throw Away The Key” [prod. by L.Ment (Canada)]
03. “Bars & Hooks” ft. Sean Price, The Kid Daytona & The Incomparable Shakespeare [prod. by Harry Fraud]
04. “Penny” [prod. by Dismas (Romania)]
05. “The People’s Champions” ft. Shabaam Sahdeeq, Punchline & Beretta 9 (of Killarmy) [prod. by Harry Fraud]
06. “Got Class?” [prod. by Fresh Nerd]
07. “Notorious” ft. Wordsmith, Jasiri X, Jus Daze & Capital X (Norway) [prod. by Amin PaYnE (Australia)]
08. “Doctor Doctor” ft. GuessWho? [prod. by MajoR R.E. (Malaysia)]
09. “Requiem” ft. SoulStice, Ess Vee & CuzOH! Black (add. vox by Jay Daniels [Australia] & Mark Deez) [prod. by ATG]
10. “Melting Pot (Made In America)” ft. Chaundon [prod. by Numonics]
11. “Rape” [prod. by Fafu]
12. “Rap Genius” ft. Chino XL & Perseverance [prod. by The White Shadow (Norway)]
13. “It’s Not Possible” [prod. by Recluse Crew (Finland)]
14. “#AaronSwartz” ft. L*A*W [prod. by Steel Tipped Dove]
15. “The World Is Yours” ft. Sha Stimuli & Viro the Virus [prod. by Dominant1 (Malawi)]
16. “Imperialism” ft. C-Rayz Walz & REKS [prod. by Jonny Lupo (Moldova)]
17. “Radio 2.0″ ft. KRS-One, Dug Infinite, Brimstone127 & Mista Lawnge (of Black Sheep) [prod. by Vice Souletric]
18. “Metal Music” ft. El Gant, ILL BILL, Tenacity & Blame One [prod. by Tranzformer]
19. “Go!” ft. Joell Ortiz, Slug (of Atmosphere) & Maya Azucena [prod. by Domingo]
Monday, February 10, 2014
OFFICIAL TRAILER RELEASE
“A vividly emotional documentary”
– Los Angeles Times
“A perfect cinematic distillation of the storied underground label’s ethos”
“You don’t have to be much of a music fan to be entranced”
– Los Angeles Magazine
“A heartfelt tribute…made with skill and a lot of affection”
– The Hollywood Reporter
Los Angeles, CA----Stones Throw Records announced a multi-city North American tour with theatrical sneak previews of the critically acclaimed documentary OUR VINYL WEIGHS A TON: This Is Stones Throw Records and post-screening Stones Throw performances in partnership with audio design company AiAiAi. Special Q&A’s with label head Peanut Butter Wolf and/or director Jeff Broadway will follow each screening, as well as after-party performances by Peanut Butter Wolf along with Stones Throw label artists J.Rocc, Jonwayne,and Knx.
Starting , the sneak screenings and concert tour will kick-off and make stops in major markets such as New York, San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal. Music and film fans in those select markets will have the once-in-lifetime experience to see the documentary film on the big screen before its soon-to-be announced national and international releases, ask founder Peanut Butter Wolf questions, and then go see him perform live that same night with other artists from the Stones Throw Family.
The North American Tour makes its final stop at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, TX where the doc will screen several times as part of the 24 Beats Per Second lineup “showcasing the sounds, culture and influence of music and musicians” through the documentary medium. Following the film’s final screening on March 15th, Stones Throw will host the label‘s showcase at the North Door.
The theatrical film tour is being distributed by LA based indie film marketing and distribution outfit, Syndctd Entertainment (http://syndctd-entertainment.
com/). Movie tickets to the sneak previews and Q&A’s are now available to fans on the film’s official website at www.ourvinylweighsaton.com.
“We’re very excited to be bringing the film to festival audiences and the general public alike, with a screening and show tour,” says Broadway. “We didn’t want to do anything orthodox with the rollout of the film. Rather, we wanted its release to mirror the eccentric ethos of Stones Throw Records – a label that has specialized in getting the best left-of-center music to the people for two decades. This tour will provide audiences with the opportunity to see the documentary and experience the culture depicted in it through performances and discussions.”
About the Film:
For the last 20 years, the groundbreaking label has earned its inspiring reputation of being one of the most original and influential labels in the world. OUR VINYL WEIGHS A TON weaves together rare concert footage, never-before-seen archival material, inner-circle home video and photographs and in-depth interviews with the artists who put Stones Throw Records on the map. OUR VINYL WEIGHS A TON gives an exclusive look into the label's left-of-center artists, history, culture and global following.
OUR VINYL WEIGHS A TON features original music by Madlib and exclusive interviews with Peanut Butter Wolf, Kanye West, Common, Mike D, ?uestlove, Talib Kweli, Tyler, The Creator, Earl Sweatshirt, Ariel Pink, Flying Lotus, Geoff Barrow, A-Trak, J Rocc, Dam-Funk, Mayer Hawthorne, and other members of the Stones Throw Family.
OUR VINYL WEIGHS A TON is produced and directed by Jeff Broadway, who also produced CURE FOR PAIN: THE MARK SANDMAN STORY, which tells the tragic tale of Morphine front man Mark Sandman.
NORTH AMERICA TOUR DATES
(Date / City / Party / Screening)
- San Francisco - Noise Pop HQ
- Vancouver, BC - Fortune / The Vogue Theatre
- Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg / Indie Screen
- Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle / Performance only; no screening
- Boston, MA - Middle East Downstairs / The Brattle Theatre
- Montreal, QC - SAT / The Rialto Theatre
- Toronto, ON - Coda / The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
- Detroit, MI - Magic Stick / Emagine Royal Oak Theatre
- Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle / The Logan Theatre
SXSW FILM FESTIVAL SCREENINGS
@ Stateside Theater
SXSW STONES THROW SHOWCASE
@ THE NORTH DOOR
502 Brushy St, Austin, TX 78702
For OUR VINYL WEIGHS A TON:
Henry Eshelman & Mark Rabinowitz
For Stones Throw Records:
Sunday, February 9, 2014
Gas Land (Frack Off)" which is the first of 19 songs on AWKWORD's 'World View', the first-ever 100% for-charity global HipHop album, dropped last week featuring DJBoo. Ever since I've heard this guy I became an instant fan, AWKWORD skills are getting better by the Bar. Now this is what I call a true HipHop artist make sure you check hime out below.
Saturday, February 8, 2014
Following the release of the first half of his hour long sit down with , moments ago the third part of the BBC interview with Eminem was let loose for our viewing pleasure.
In this segment the Detroit hailing rap superstar discusses his love for rap, not feeling constrained by traditional song structure, recording “Love Game” with in
Detroit and much more.
Courtesy Of SoulCulture
Friday, February 7, 2014
Isaiah Kelley aka Rebel Minority is a Denver native, pursuing to passions Acting & Emceeing. Hey I'm not mad at you Mos Def (Yasiin Bey) made it as an actor before he made it as a Emcee. Rebel is preparing for the release of his next project ColorfulAbyss "Sequoia Roots" is just one of them his dope tracks. Let's not allow another talented artist go to waste go and support Real HipHop.
Thursday, February 6, 2014
The second single from KiD TeF's debut album "T-O-Y-S" on Chavis Chandler's Verbal Vomit Enterprise. This recording is an ode to the streets and the youth that control our inner cities featuring A-Minus with artwork by
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Sir J is a West Palm Beach Florida is producer/artist, he just released visuals "Moesha" single off his upcoming sophomore project "B.A.P.S. LEGENDS". I like this brotha he appears to real down to earth and a true to his craft. Checkout the video below and go follow Sir on twitter.
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Arthur Rays is a rapper who has recently branched off as a solo artist in pursuit of stardom. It all started with a box of tapes passed down from his uncle when he was 11 years old. He began writing his own music at just 13 years old. By the time he was 17, he could see his hardwork was paying off as he began killing his competition in local rap battles. He joined 4 very close friends and became the youngest member of the group “Recless”. Recless opened up for several mainstream artists such as DMX, Pitbull, Baby Bash and The Ying Yang Twins, Arthur Rays has continued to perfect his craft and chase his life long dream. He has found a seamless balance of lyricism and enjoyable music to satisfy all music listeners. He will be dropped his debut project “Forever Me” in the summer of 2012 and will releasing the follow up project in early 2014. “All my hard work will be rewarded when I reach masses. When people around the world nod their head and feel my music I will know I made it!” - Arthur Rays
Monday, February 3, 2014
Ash Riser just released a new music video "Roses" featuring Waxxie which is a dope display of the kind of skills Asher brings to HipHop. We need more individuals in HipHop like this checkout his video below and tell us what you think.
Saturday, February 1, 2014
His name is Christopher Michael Jensen who also goes by his stage name C.M.J., a 27-year-old HipHop artist from Minneapolis. C.M.J. has been gracing the Mic for 14 years now so when he sent me his video"Tie-Dye Sky" from The Chris Tape, Volume Two, I was like HELL NO..!!! The title threw me off so I was about to erase the email but my staff seem to like this kid so I decided to give it second look. Ok I must say this is not the typical song I would gravitate to but I must admit I love the message and the hook is kind of catchy. Which brings me to my point, HipHop was not meant to be kept in a box, it has truly evolved into many sub-genres over the years. I'm a firm believer that there is a Genre of HipHp for everyone, besides I love originality which is what C.M.J. represents. This song was produced by Megan Hamilton, with cuts and scratches from Epistêmê. The video is directed by Elliot Malcolm for dharmaHYPE. Okay enough name dropping go check this kid out he has something positive to say.