RZA, the legendary producer, rapper and founding leader of Wu-Tang Clan, discusses his evolving approach to music and film, what people can learn from the coronavirus pandemic, why hip hop was decades ahead of the new reckoning over race and policing in America, his favorite rappers and who he is listening to now in this […]
“Due to the growing controversy over Trayvon Martin & George Zimmerman, I decided to write a song to support the Martin family and movement. It’s sad to see that even in 2012-2013 we still have issues, and I mean serious issues, with racial discrimination in the United States. A CHILD lost his life for going to the corner store for a snack, millions of other children around the world are doing this right now and they shouldn’t be worried they won’t make it back home safely because of the color of their skin. The fact that his murderer is walking around with the same freedoms as you or I, COMPELLED me to write this song! I am/was inspired by all of the support the Martin family has received, black, white and otherwise. Watch my new video of, “United,” let us know what you think about the message of unity I am trying to portray to the nation and world. This was a wake up call that racial discrimination is still prevalent and a part of our culture. BUT, I was equally inspired when I saw just as many white people supporting and protesting this cause as my black brothers and sisters. Please don’t let this precious life be forgotten! If we stand “UNITED” his life will live on and his legacy will be preserved!” ~Jung Phil
Solmanipulashun is a Trap/Edm group from California. You like that Sol is the third release from the group. The song is about the power of sex, and is sure to get everybody dancing. Solmanipulashun will be dropping a song and visual for the song “Forever Incredible” next, so be on the lookout for it!
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Queens rapper Yung Fliiboy is back with a new “banger” from his upcoming mixtape, Fliiboy Radio Part 1. This time, he teams up with fellow Queens native Young Pretty to deliver warning shots with “Green Light” over a Cardiak-produced beat.
Fliiboy is best known for his appearances in XXL and all across college radio. He also performed live at The Howard Theatre in Washington, DC, as part of the XXL Eye Candy Tour, and was featured on MTV as part of his participation in the “Rep The Code” project, where he also hosted an official pre-VMA’s industry party that brought over 1,000 people through the door.
Happy #TBT & Thanksgiving! The New Orleans native Los Angeles living rap artist Kara Juélz debuts her first video from her 1990’s Female Edition #TBTMixtape. Kara raps on Erykah Badu’s classic hit “On & On” discussing an inevitable day in the life of an everyday female who grants a guy “the goods” way too soon. Watch as the video entertains to illustrate the plot of the song and leaves the viewer anticipating more at the end!
FROM SAVANT AKA STANSTRO’S IMPENDING RELEASE “INITIAL ENTRY”
The Potholes In My Blog premiered 2nd single from Savant’s coming “Initial Entry” release features the artist weaving an audio epistle wherein he assumes the role of a would be father speaking regretfully to his aborted children. The De La Croix supplied soundscape melds and meshes seamlessly with a warm piano outro from Vinyl Party Band affiliate Derek Howa and Savant’s singing and rapping vocals and introspective lyrics to create an all-around soul stirring listen.
One of the fastest rising recording artists has to be none other than Jacksonville, North Carolina‘s own Chox-Mak. He has been making his rounds in the media for a while now and is now starting to get the attention he well deserves. With his mixtape “Cross Colours And Starter Jackets” in the works he has decided to give the people something else that isn’t featured on the project to visualize. “No Weapons” is a track that promotes positivity and tries to bring down all the negative things that are happening out in the world. The meaning behind “No Weapons” is to use your mind as a weapon and no one can stop you from reaching your goals. Chox-Mak looks to inspire his generation rather than feed into the negativity. This visual is definitely something to watch it also shows the struggles of everyday life and how you need to keep pushing to become something great in life. The production behind this track is brought to you by Coaste Beats and was shot by Rock Royal Armani Films.
The multifaceted and super talented guru, Moose, has finally decided to release his highly anticipated debut project The Audacity of Love, this past Thursday, August 1st. As a great songwriter, he has decided to showcase his musical abilities in collaboration with a variety of talents.
The project consists of several collaborations amongst the Scholarich Music Group home team, with appearances from Chewy Garcia, SongBird, Money Meech & VonRich;
– Joining in forces was also heavy production from Grammy nominated, gold-selling producers L&X Music.
– With a power single out “Do the Right Thing” feat Chewy Garcia, that hip-hop blogs have fell in love with, this is sure to be a great impression nto the ears of many.
As the NYC Teacher, founder & CEO of Scholarich (a company that uses music, sports and entertainment to make learning more appealing to
urban youth an communities), he has been able to balance the time devoted to his artistic creations as well as facilitating the many community endeavors that Scholarich implements.
Scholarich Music Group is a label of young talented artists who are passionate about inspiring others through their musical memoirs. As a label, we are committed to the development and branding of artists who spread the Scholarich brand by way of sound. Download Audacity of Love at http://www.scholarich.com/moose.
“N.A.N.G. 2.0.” shines a spotlight on women suffering due to domestic abuse. Inspired by Morrison’s cousin, who was housed by UK national charity REFUGE during an abusive relationship. The single will be released digitally worldwide on October 1st, 2013, which is also National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) in the US.
The ‘King of British R&B’ will release his third studio album next year.
Fun, Fresh & Cool…. is the best way to describe the new record by Citty Boii x Zak1 called “Instagram” Produced by Joe Black. “Instagram” is the latest single from the upcoming Black Tearz Ent. Mix Tape “SPREAD OF THE BLACK PLAGUE” Dropping Tuesday August 6, 2013. Citty Boii is an outspoken artist from Brooklyn and Zak1, an under ground legend from the Bay Area. East meets west and the result is instagram, a topic that is universal and pretty much everyone can relate to.
Dir by: N8 the Gr8 & Maryann
Edited by: Maryann
We have heard Takticz in his HipHop/Soul element so far, but growing up in Northern California he has been influenced by the sounds of the Bay Area. He shows his West Coast love on this “Function” style track. The song lets you know where he stands with prop 215, at the same time gives you something fun to dance to. Also be sure to check out his previous release “Outstanding”, a Charlie Wilson/Gap Band remake.
Having done everything from modeling, dancing, acting, singing, and more; it was evident at an early age that this young lady had the potential for optimal success. She has always had a niche for the world of entertainment and by the age of fourteen; she put her dreams into motion. Shahidah attended Mannequin Modeling Agency and then enrolled in acting classes at John Casablancas. She then created a profile with One Source Talent and started going to her first auditions. With One Source Talent, she gained appearances in the movie “Detroit Hoopz,” and the music videos “Get Ya Paper,” by the Fat Killahz feat. Proof from D12; as well as “Body Rock,” by Tiffany Queen. Additionally; she was featured in “I Done it All,” by V12 Mobb feat. Young Buck. All the while, Shahidah broadened her skills in dancing by taking classes at Wayne State University in ballet and African dance. Furthermore; she has appeared in various fashion shows and worked in a couple feature films. She was a college student in “The 5 Year Engagement,” and a club patron in “Sparkle.” Shahidah enhanced her skills as an actress with veteran actor and producer John Forman (Detroit Performance Workshop). Recently; she signed with the I Group talent agency as well as the Varsity Music Group. She is currently working on her EP; which will feature the hot new singles “Turn You On,” I’d Rather be Alone,” and “So Hood.” She is extremely driven, devoted, and focused on taking her career to the next level. It’s inevitable that this highly motivated, sexy, confident young woman will take her career to the limit and beyond!
Born in the United Kingdom and raised in Australia. Has had music tracks 2nd place at the Song of The Year in 2009 and 2011. At http://www.songoftheyear.com as well being consider for the BET awards for 2013 in New York City to perform in front of Jay Z. He is also a former number 1 BMX Cycling Champion of New Zealand & Australian Champion and a 5 time National N B L Champion. Jay plays piano. His hobbies include Swimming, Cycling, Tennis, Boxing. His latest recording was done at Produced by Nick Carpenter at Core Recording Studio in Burleigh Waters in Australia. Jay Whyman cool, edgy songs feature chilled out beats and catchy hooks, in Pop/R&B makes them perfect for contemporary Urban-themed Film, TV, and Commercial projects.