San Diego-based, Gardena, California-bred rapper Kahlee presents “Champion”, his collaboration with Los Angeles producer Soulplusmind (Method Man, Gyptian) which will appear on Kahlee’s forthcoming EP Loogie. “Champion” comes on the heels of ReBlessed, Kahlee’s new album on which production team Digital Martyrs remixes his previous release Blessed (listen) which featured featured Sabac Red of Non-Phixion, Uptown Swuite, CookBook (LA Symphony), Awdbawl and I.Sheik (Revolution of the Mind). He recently released an Eyekon Fotography-directed music video for the remix of “Baring My Soul” (watch). Kahlee’s other releases include Man Of Many Hats, The Seed and Here I Am. Kahlee’s performed alongside Snoop Dogg, Cypress Hill, Bone-Thugs-N-Harmony, Murs, Mos Def, Dilated Peoples and Immortal Technique. His music has appeared on The Wake Up Show, DJ Premier’s Live From Headqcourterz show, 2DopeBoyz, Okayplayer and DJBooth. He’s also had songs placed on the Showtime series All Access – Mayweather V. Maidana 2, and the Michael Clark movie The Challenger. Kahlee’s music is slated to feature in the forthcoming Days Of Wrath film starring Wilmer Valderrama and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Kahlee is a curator for hiphop blog PlatformCollection.com, where he co-hosts the podcast/mixshow Proof Of Life Radio. “The minute I heard this beat I felt like Drinking a bottle of Gatorade and hitting the gym,” Kahlee says about the song. “The hook felt like the music on a NFL highlight reel or the soundtrack to the NBA finals.”
“Champion” – The latest release from Local-Mu12 (Stryfe & Broadway Barrett) featuring Skyzoo, has all the makings of an anthem. From the theatrical beat, provided by Real McKoy, to the boastful lyrics and energetic delivery, “Champion” is undoubtedly exactly what winning sounds like. Local-Mu12 will be dropping their debut album LABOR DAY on 9/3/13
What would happen if, along the quest for their dreams, a collective of like-minded independent Hip-Hop musicians joined forces in an effort to push their careers along while retaining their individual identities and career aspirations? This may not sound like such a foreign concept, but what we’re talking about here isn’t your average rap crew. LOCAL-Mu12 is much more than that. It is a brotherhood forged on the foundation of the mutual understanding that the music can’t get right until the business is.
The collective came together in early 2012 when artist/producer/engineer William Fokis Heredia recruited a group of young, talented emcees and producers from around the country who he had worked with in the past. He knew that this group of nine (including himself), that shared the undeniable talent, dedication and passion necessary for success in the music business. His idea was to pool their resources and begin operating like a union: a professional organization constantly seeking ways to help each member of the collective move forward. Today, LOCAL-Mu12 stands together as exactly what Fokis had envisioned, with each of its 9 members having grown artistically and professionally, their sounds each being molded by the group’s multicultural, cross-regional makeup; and their careers having been boosted by gaining access to tools, industry professionals and collaborators they might not have had access to, had they not been together. Now, LOCAL-Mu12 is ready to show the world just what the strength in their numbers sounds like. On September 3rd, the collective will release its first full length project, the aptly titled Labor Day. Featuring all in-house production and only three guest appearances – New York emcees Torae & Skyzoo, and Chicago’s GLC – the project is a total representation of exactly what LOCAL-Mu12 stands for. Theirs is that Blue Collar rap. It’s the working man’s Hip-Hop: relate-able both in its realness in documenting the harshness of life, and its levity in celebrating the joys. Currently Local-Mu12 consists of: Stryfe (Detroit), TJ (California), MoodsandVibrations (MD), Real McKoy (NC), RP (NY), The 17th (CT), Broadway Barrett (NY), Son-Ray (NY) and Fokis (NY). With new members being added you can be sure to expect to hear a lot more from Local-Mu12 in the very near future.
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