After releasing two well-received singles featuring two fellow NC Hip Hop heavyweights, Alpha Male Society (AMSoc) unveils “Background Check 2.” The project builds on the success of the AMSoc’s 2012 monthly sole producer EP series, and features revamped versions of the group’s favorite tracks. With notable production from Leland Jones, JM Productions, Millie Vaughn, and The Distinguished Gents, the Janzoo mastered “Background Check 2” also features appearances from King Mez, Rapper Big Pooh, Thee Tom Hardy, Skyblew and more.
This is Cult Classic Records second compilation featuring artists associated with the label (Friends) and artists signed to the label (Family).
This time its a double release, Side A is Instrumental and Side B is vocal featuring both rappers and singers.
Today Stereo Crew & Soul Daad release their free LP “AMSTERTROIT”. As the title hints, this album is a result of Detroit and Amsterdam collaborating.
Stereo Boyz & Stereo Crew teamed up with Amsterdam’s Soul Daad recently to produce and record “Amstertroit”. The two teams of MCs and Producers first met on Twitter, exchanging beats and ideas. Amazed by the undeniable talent coming from overseas, the Stereo Boyz picked 3 beats by Soul Daad members Gianski & Bolle for their upcoming album “Carz, Clubz & Theaterz”.
During their recent Europe Tour, the Stereo Boyz met the Soul Daad crew in person for the first time, and after a whole week in their Amsterdam headquarters, “AMSTERTROIT” was born. The LP consists of production and vocals from both crews, bilingual raps and great chemistry.
Mixo says: “We wanted to show a unity with this project, a unity in Hip Hop that, it seems, has been forgotten. This is positivity. This shows you that Hip Hop brings people together, and no language barriers or far distance can stop it.”
“AMSTERTROIT” is now available for free download. Look out for the video to “Ooh La La”, dropping in three weeks.
Since the release of their sophomore album, The Mint Condition, in 2011, The Extremities have stayed busy behind the scenes and on the stage. From crafting beats and songs for countless artists, rocking crowds at home and abroad, through long months of touring, endless studio hours, a tireless search for vinyl, while gaining many friends and fam across the continent, their new project emerged: Re:Fresh…
Re:Fresh is a thank you to all their supporters, a FREE (name-your-price) offering set to showcase The Extremities as Canada’s Premier production duo. Re:Fresh is a blend of 17 beats de-stilled into 11 official remixes featuring an all star MC lineup including Guilty Simpson, Skyzoo, Ghettosocks, Ambition, Brandon Dramatic, Wordsworth and many more.
The London based label, Cult Classic Records has rereleased Love Supersedes II by Awon, Kameleon Beats and Thomas Prime in the form of Love Supersedes II The Deluxe Edition. Love Supersedes II is an album that features production from Thomas Prime (Side A) and Kameleon Beats (Side B) Awon holds down the emcee duties for the duration of the project along with features from his crew The Soul Students. New artwork and six never heard before tracks produced by Thomas Prime and Kameleon Beats are featured on The Deluxe Edition and the tracks follow the narrative of Awon’s honesty and perspective on life throughout the project. This is a must have for any Hip Hop head or avid lovers of music. The production is trippy and very hard to pen to one particular genre of music, this album was made to listen to front to back and will not disappoint any listener. After the success in the opening track Believe In Us, the world should believe that this label and trio of artist will become the future gatekeepers of Hip Hop.
Without further adieu, my latest project … La Belle Epoque.
“The Newport Authority 2 album was inspired by politics & industry bullsh*t that prevented this material from being included on my upcoming LP PA2: The Director’s Cut. Shylow and I went in and created a separate album to hold people over until PA2 drops in July. Attached with Intro, interludes and fully mixed & mastered by Joe Nardone. With confidence I can say this is not a mixtape. It will also be available on vinyl LP via Fat Beats for the heads that appreciate physical product, because I still do. I’ve included songs I recorded with legends such as Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Tragedy Khadafi, Lil Fame and The Artifacts. But, I’ve also got joints on here with some talented up and comers such as First Division, MidaZ and Big Gutta. Plus the sh*t is free – so enjoy!”-Marco Polo
I’m a 20 year old independent artist from Sacramento, California. I just released a free album that I’m very proud of, produced in full by my two homies, Cameron Feeney & Brian Lentz (Mixed by Brian Lentz too). It’s called Alone Time. Like ya’ll, art and creation is what drives my life every day, and I remain satisfied if one person or 1,000 people hear my music….but I’d rather the love be shared. The tape has a pretty diverse feel, and we love them old samples. My influences stretch from Del Tha Funky Homosapien to Outkast to Kanye to Atmosphere to new shit like Action Bronson, Roc Marciano, Ab-Soul.
Oakland emcee J.Lately and Sacramento rhymesayer J.Good have come together with The DJBooth to bring listeners their collaborative debut album, PB&Js. The project packs nine original tracks from the West Coast representatives, including Booth-approved lead single “Runnin’ on Empty.” Joining the artists on the guest tip throughout PB&Js are Alex Carbonel, Co$$, Grynch and Rey Resurrection. Beats come courtesy of E.C., Enrichment, Jansport J., Nefarious, Snaggletooth, Tay Lee and Tellapath.