J Rawls’ Polar Entertainment imprint presents “Da Call Out”, the new single from Heresy, an all-female group consisting of two-time Grammy nominee Monie Love, North Carolina rapper Carolina Dirty, Columbus OH’s Dominique Larue and MyVerse from Orlando. Produced by Mista Lawnge of Black Sheep, “Da Call Out” will appear on Heresy’s forthcoming self-titled EP. “In a time where many music genres are suffering in an array of areas, my wish was to put together something seldom heard of in organic Hip Hop today, that being a group,” says Monie about the project. “I wanted to further push the envelope with the neglected idea of a FEMALE group. Thus the birth of Heresy.” The Heresy EP drops August 14 on Polar Entertainment (click here to preorder on iTunes).
Columbus, Ohio-bred jazz-hop producer, teacher, DJ, emcee, and Polar Entertainment head J. Rawls presents the music video for “Rio”, the new single from his new album The Legacy out now featuring Masta Ace, Illa J, Oddisee, Wordsworth, Nottz Raw, Blueprint, JG the Juggernaut, P Blackk, Jean P, Driskill, Ms Sara D, Rashad, John Robinson, Ceezar, Lea Anderson and Keisha Soleil as well as production from Kev Brown, The Mighty DR, Rob Riley, Lakim and DJ O Sharp. “Rio” is directed by Hieroglyphics emcee Casual and is produced by Stalley/Lox/Mase collaborator Rashad. The Legacy is the final solo album from Rawls, the producer behind tracks for rap luminaries from Mos Def & Talib Kweli (listen to “Brown Skin Lady”) to the Beastie Boys (listen to J Rawls’ official remix of “Shadrach”), and to commemorate his transition he produces only one track on the album. “This album represents my path to achieving greatness,” says Rawls. “It is my thank you to all the people I have worked with and who have impacted me along the way. I’m excited to share my legacy with those who have supported me throughout the years.”
here`s a taste:
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In commemoration of the upcoming 5th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina (Aug. 29, 2010), Director and New Orleans’ own Brandan “BMike” Odums and 2-Cent (www.2-cent.com) present Stalley in “Babblin'” (Prod. by J. Rawls).
BMike was inspired to capture the current state of New Orleans by creating a visual accompaniment to Stalley’s “Babblin'”, off of the Ohio native’s “The Autobiography” (download at http://stalley330.bandcamp.com/), because he felt the song unintentionally represented the existing dichotomy in his city so well. Today, tourists and residents alike enjoy all that New Orleans has to offer, but many never visit the ninth ward or acknowledge the remnants of destruction that remain.
The imagery in “Babblin'” serves as a blunt reminder that the Katrina tragedy should not and cannot be forgotten, but through it all we must unite and rejoice to ensure life and the beautiful city of New Orleans live on.
this beautiful joint was originally recorded in 2006; and now finally being released for us to nod our heads to.It`ll appear on Ill Poetic’s upcoming remix/b-side project with J. Rawls, The World Is Illuminated.
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