The Brown Bag AllStars are proud to announce their new imprint Brown Bag Records! Our first project will be a re-release of our Brown Label EP’s; Parts 1 & 2, packaged together, plus a new bonus track featuring the incredible Akie Bermiss! Brown Bag AllStars “Brown Label Pt. 1 & 2″ drops Tuesday, March 4 via Brown Bag Records / Soulspazm! Plus, in celebration of the upcoming release we’re letting loose the song “BRWN” (off of Brown Label Pt. 1 & 2) produced by our good friend EP of The Doppelgangaz! Stream & Download below!
AK just released the second single off his upcoming mixtape Insomniak due out early April. “Sonshine” produced by Siifter features a hard-hitting old school vibe which is lyrically merked by AK’s solid bars from beginning to end. The track will hook and entertain any and all who hit the play button with a nostalgic true to hiphop vibe that anyone can appreciate, check it out below!
The Dean’s List is a traveling showcase of the best underground artists in the New York City area, making stops at more than 25 schools. The Dean’s List is the brainchild of John Jay student and renaissance man, Nigel “ Scott Morris ” Guscott. In 2011 he envisioned a college tour that would serve as a unifying factor among students and the NYC youth community at large. Enjoy the mix below!
Ricko, hailing from London / UK, drops “Cuba”, the 20th installment of his “Slick Sunday” series. Slick Sundays is a weekly remix series by Ricko aka Slick released on youtube, fans and followers can listen to a fresh track from an evolving array of remixes released each Slick Sunday. Running for over 4 months and now with over 60 minutes of playtime we can today enjoy the 20th track release from the Slick Sunday series as an exclusive download on Soundcloud.
Brooklyn newcomer SMTH spends some visual to Last Straw featuring Capital Steez (RIP December 24, 2012)! The track is taken from his Mixtape “The Smth Project” which you can download here! Peep STEEZ’ sister at the start of the video!
If you ever wanted to hear what an MC from the Golden Era Of Hip Hop sounded like in this modern time in music, then the wait is over! Trac-Qaeda Music Group presents to you one of the most gifted lyricist ready to make his mark in the game. He goes by the name of Drama. With the release of his lead single entitled “Hoopty Music”, produced by Trac-Qaeda, Drama displays a vicious verbal attack with a flow that not many MC’s can match. Drama is ready to make a run in the industry to claim the throne by any means necessary! Grab your free copy belwo and stay tuned!
Monte SS, an up and coming hip hop artist coming out of Detroit, drops his single “City Scene” as a free download. The song is off his recently released debut album “Crisis”, which is available on iTunes, Amazon, Xbox-Live and most major distributors. Monte shares a few words about the album:
“Crisis is a combination of the state of my city and my own mindstate at the time these songs were written. There’s a wide array of emotions that went into this project, due to hardships I was facing. The single city scene is more of a narration from 3rd person perspective of the nightlife in the city surrounding a central character, my big homie. Other songs such as Tread Water and Lie to me are more personal to my own situations. Overall I’d like a listener to take away from the album feelings of fun and excitement, anger and frustration, despair and love. Ultimately realizing that when you’re living in a crisis you find fun, you find good within it and it becomes a part of normal life. The abnormality becomes a regular situation so for outsiders who look down upon the city with disdain….we look at them with hope, because we live the struggle so all we see is the possibilities” -Monte SS
Brooklyn’s own VNova releases his new street album! Hidden in Plain Sight Volume 2 is a tribute to 90′s style hip-hop with its rough samples and a gritty New York City sound. HIPS 2 is hosted by DJ Scope and DJ Chizzle and has features from ChaseWild, Malcah, and BOE and production from Jimmi Kendrix, Needlz, Burnt Wax, Sean Don, Frequency, Seige , Notes, G Casso and Denaun Porter. Check it out below and grab your copy!
Takticz just dropped this song and video called “Blake Griffin”. This track is a free download and also the intro song to his mixtape “Yung Brehh’s Party”. The mixtape comes out on March 5th (National Multiple Personalities Day). Check out the video below and grab your free copy here if you like!
“Takticz is just like Blake Griffin, but instead of basketballs he dunks trash.” ~ Unkown.
Today we got a new “10 Questions with…” for you! This time with Duckwrth! Check out the 10′s below and stay tuned for this fresh young artist from San Francisco!
01. Who are you?
I am a dragon, I am 1,988 years old. I am Duckwrth.
02. When did you fall in love with H.E.R.?
I fell in love at age 13, when my sister played me “Clones” by the Roots, and “B.O.B.” by Outkast.
There was no better feeling than the one I received from those jams.
03. Upcoming or current projects?
Just dropped a celestial, nebulodic (a nebula’s melody) tape called “TAXFREEv1″. With this project, I freed
my style, and let me inner child scream out!!!! A childhood being raised in South Central is an interesting one,
& this tape is a reflection of that.
04. Favorite Food?
PAD F#©KING THAI!!!! And if I could ever find gluten free PB&J Sandwiches, I would love life again.
05. Favorite Game?
My favorite game is PAC-MAN. Mainly because I was a nicknamed that by moms when I was a young, thunder thied adolescent.
06. Favorite Movie?
My favorite movie is AKIRA. Katsuhiro Otomo is an amazing illustrator. And the plot of the movie speaks a lot on
power and the right and wrong way to use it.
07. What are your top three songs?
My Favorite Songs are Andre 3000 “Spread”, Black Sabbath “Children of the Grave” and Queen “Liar”.
08. One thing you would take on a lonely island?
I would take a knife on a lonely island. You can cut, spark a fire, hunt and protect. Makes the most sense to me.
09. If you had one free wish, what would it be?
I wish that I could fly to other inhabitable planets, anytime I please, whether in this galaxy or not.
That would be a dream come true.
10. Any last words?
Spread your blinds, let the sun shine, log out of online, log into divine, open your mind,
And from there you will find you sublime. Bless – http://duckwrth.com/