Buygore Records & Los Angeles native Vinny Virgo team up to bring us a brand new track titled Trippy Gillespie. Trippy Gillespie is the first single released by Vinny Virgo in 2015. The beat and title are inspired from the late “Dizzy Gillespie” and boasts the feng shui of classic Vinny Virgo lyrics and delivery pushing Vinny’s unique style onto the masses of music heads across the globe.
Here is Paris based group Vyann Experiences’, second release with Collective Resonance, “BADASS”. This is a free to download, Bandcamp exclusive. The group consists of Viane M (Horn & Production), Jalal (Drums, Producer), Daaf (Vocals), Deeway (Vocals), Pix (Rap/Vocals), Florent Pelissier (Jazz pianist), Zrink, The Soulchimiste, Christophe (Guitarist) and Stéphane D. They are most certainly a diverse group of individuals, who have various musical backgrounds and influences. On BADASS, we hear these guys merging influences from Jazz, Funk, Soul, Hip Hop and more.
This project is a great follow-up to their late 2014 release, 1er Voyage. Viane’s Horn playing, fuses wonderfully with the rhythmic aspect that Jalal brings to the table. Soulful vocals from Daaf, Deeway and raps from Pix, are also key elements to the overall sound and style of the group. The official music video for the title track, is embedded below this text. A link to stream the whole project is also featured below the link for the video. If they don’t seem to work for whatever reason, then just click here for the video and here for the link to stream/download the whole release.
Regardless of how Hip-Hop has evolved over the years, there will always be a few constants. Despite all of the industries’ smoke and mirrors – from rented cars, ghostwritten hits, and inflated YouTube views – there’s simply no faking the funk for calling yourself a true emcee and not having skills on the mic.
One thing that New Jersey’s Rich Quick doesn’t have to worry about is being called out for his mic skills or his credentials. Some of his earliest experiences with music have been teaching himself piano while picking apart the sounds of Coolio’s Gangster’s Paradise when he was 7. Quick certainly hasn’t slept since. Since the release of his debut project, Get Rich Quick, the Jersey upstart has been steadily mastering the tricks of the DIY trade and has built a successful team in his corner. Now older and more refined, Quick has taken his artistry to new heights with the release of “No1″ (Pronounced “No One”), the debut single off his forthcoming project, The Everywhere Man, with the UK’s own, Tricksta. “No1″ demonstrates Quick’s versatility and storytelling abilities over STANKFOOT’s sunken and head nodding production, which borrows from Ahmad Jamal’s “The World is a Ghetto.” To round out Quick’s artistic expertise, the New Jeruz virtuoso is also the creator for the single’s artwork. The Everywhere Man is set to drop this Spring through Exponent Entertainment. For more information visit RichMFNQuick.com
Free Mp3: Grimace Love Ft. Younique, Serocee, Wio-K, Negus, Degazity, Demolition Man and Tasha Rozez – TELL DEM AGAIN (DJ Orphee Remix)
The third offering off of Grimace Love’s International RMX Package features Ethiopian-French DJ, engineer and producer DJ Orphe. Orpheo AKA DJ Orphee is a veteran musician and skilled instrumentalist hailing out of Montpellier, France. DJ Orphee has a very impressive resume, having worked with artists such as Alpha Blondy, Julian Marley, Mikal Rose, Rod Taylor, Lord Kossity, Yaniss Odua, Manjul & many more…
This is not the first time that DJ Orphee has collaborated with these T Dot emcees… Orpheo teamed up with Wio-K and the entire Monolith crew on “TEN” of off his In Real Life album.
Listen and download DJ Orphee’s Remix of Grimace Love’s TELL DEM AGAIN.
This song is a part of a collaborative project, “Horizons”.
2015 is the chosen year that it is known, this young & gifted artist has clearly made attributes on both sides of the boards as Artist & Producer. No longer using the moniker, “Mr. International” The International M.C breaks out the alias “INTLMC” to give you this 27 Track Listed Beat Tape. Since INTLMC’s 2012 release of The International Beat Tape (via DJBooth.net), he has served production for Cleveland’s Emcee, Yours Truly JaJaun on his Debut L.P, As My Mind Speaks, recently in 2014. Also featured as guest emcee on the Ohio’s Artist project, International M.C’s follow up for this beat tape will be his debut album entitled, From Chicago to Germany : The Relocation. Official Release Date is TBA.
“Rahiem, with Lost Gemz, provides a balanced variety between street stories, love stories, and anthem-type cuts, as well as a balance between boom bap and trap soundscapes. Over the course of forty-eight minutes, Supreme finds a way to quench whatever thirst any listener may have, all without stretching beyond his own voice.
This voice, whether it be through Supreme’s vocal, the tune’s atmosphere, or the production, is what ultimately provides Lost Gemz with it’s cohesive backbone. There is a duality between the cold, the damp, the dirty and the warm, the sunny, and the beautiful throughout Lost Gemz, even though the dark and cold appear most. This challenges the listener to appreciate each song with the same amount of attention. Even if it’s a sound or style you’re not familiar with, or a normal fan of, Rahiem Supreme finds a way to bridge the gap.” – garrett of BRAIN BANDITS
After taking a year long break, Toronto band Abstract Random return with a new name, new album and a new member.
Introducing ATS [Above Top Secret] an evolution of Abstract Random, also known as Ayo Leilani, Tee Fergus and Sunsun. An all female, experimental, rap – electro – dub hop mashup.
Three people, six years, countless shows from galleries & parks, to clubs and festivals like; NXNE, CMW, AfroPunk, Riot Grrrl Berlin,Wavelength, Soul Of Brooklyn, AMC, Pride and more. They have opened for Shabazz Palaces (Sub Pop Records), THEESatisfaction (
Their 2012 Ontario Arts Council funded album ‘Siren Songs‘ was nominated in the ‘Best Electronic’ category at the Toronto Independent Music Awards and their previous seven independently produced music videos, (*distributed by CFMDC), have been featured in film festivals around the world.
As members of the Toronto based collective 88 Days Of Fortune, ATS describes their third album as aggressive yet therapeutic. A release, a way to process, as well as a method of self care. Their Afro-Futuristic inspired production is a mashup of dub, trap, hip hop, and world beats overlaid with vocal loops and samples.
“Our experiences are real, and relate-able. We use our music to document the world around us and to inspire other female identified people, queer people and those living in the margins to tell their stories and have the confidence to express themselves.”
Their newest single “Ghost” produced by Sunsun , mixed by Red Bull Jamaica’s @MixedbyLytes (aka Tandra Jhagroo), is a reflection of their lived experiences. The song talks about loss of friendships, miscommunication, frustration, and self medication. With a video to be released within a few weeks, and their album dropping in the summer, it looks like the members of ATS are here to stay.
The Red Tape is a split cassette instrumental album by Big Malk & Coopatroop.
In true beat tape fashion, the Albany, NY producers each deliver a 10 minute mix of original production on each side of the tape. No tracklist, no time to chill.
100 limited edition cassettes which will start shipping on 2/25/15!
Free Mixtape: Dj LaJedi, Nomadic Wax & World Hip Hop Market Present “World Hip Hop Women:SoundSIStem”
The World Hip Hop Women project is back with 19 of the finest emcees in hip hop. Nomadic Wax, World Hip Hop Market and Dj LaJedi present, “World Hip Hop Women: SoundSIStem,” the second volume of the groundbreaking WHHW mixtape series. Representing 17 nations, these women in Volume 2 embody hip hop in a way that extends beyond the role of emcee. These artists are integral and evolutionary members of their respective communities. They are socio-political activists, journalists, fashion designers, cultural ambassadors, educators, b-girls, wives, partners, and mothers. “WHHW: SoundSIStem” gives you dancehall/reggae inspired hip hop from Canada, Brazil and USA, heavy bars from Detroit to South Africa, sexy island sounds plus neo-soul vibes from Mexico to the U.K. and hip hop soul from The Netherlands. The “World Hip Hop Women” mixtape series is a celebration of the feminine contribution to hip hop culture. WHHW are some of the most clever and fierce emcees in the game, period.