After rocking through “The Other Side” Murs and Fash follow that up with another single off their This Generation project.
Tez McClain, for the most part, was a laid-back and reserved rapper on his previous releases. However, his most recent EP release, Scoundrel, saw him take his music in a whole new direction. From start to finishScoundrel is incisive and hard-hitting, a no-holds-barred release that finds Tez at his rowdiest, all without sacrificing the artistry and craft that sets him apart from the pack. Today, Tez has released the latest video,“Change,” which features Tez’ close friend and fellow emcee Erk Tha Jerk. The video, directed by Raw Work Films, premiered today by HotNewHipHop.
It’s hard to believe that 20 years have passed since the Oakland, California based rap group Souls of Mischief, consisting of Tajai, Opio, Phesto, and A-Plus, released their debut album 93 ‘til Infinity. The album and title track is widely considered a benchmark in the history of hip-hop music and culture not only in the US but worldwide. To commemorate this anniversary, the four-man crew will release a remix of the single “93 ‘til Infinity” featuring an all-star roster of talent (names to be announced this summer.) In addition, they will act as brand ambassadors for a limited capsule collection with iconic fashion and lifestyle brand Ecko, which also turns twenty this year. The celebration will culminate in a nationwide tour where Souls of Mischief will perform classic songs as well as new material with a live band.
B.o.B introduced his follow up single “Headband” with a NSFW teaser video last week. Understanding that one could be easily distracted by the bare cabooses in the vid, the Atlanta native returns today with the audio.
With the Internet advancing faster than ever, many Hip-Hop acts have adapted a new marketing plan when it comes to their music; give it away for free. A chosen few have been able to flip this scheme, and their fan bases into viable recording careers, others have failed miserably.
Day after day, week after week and month after month, hit up your favorite Hip-Hop website and you’ll see an abundance of free mixtapes courtesy of the Mac Book generation. Some are worthy of taking up space on your hard drive, while most just are not. The trick is to give away plethora of material to the listeners, in hopes that those same fans will buy your official studio album—that comes with a barcode on and is purchasable via iTunes, record stores, or the artist’s personal website—once it’s released.
There are those that have ridden the mixtape-to-studio album wave to great success, i.e. Mac Miller, Kid Cudi, and Kendrick Lamar, just to name a few. But there are a lot more that seem terrified to take the commercial plunge and see who’s out there willing to pay $8.99 for their record. Stuck in the Mixtape Matrix, here are 15 rappers that will never drop an album.
Read more at http://hiphopwired.com/2013/05/14/neveruary-32nd-15-rappers-that-are-never-dropping-an-album/#7LL0lsJGO60t4e4g.99
A$AP Ferg’s debut album, Trap Lord, arrives later this year via A$AP Worldwide/Polo Grounds Music/RCA Records. Until then, check out the official remix to “Work” featuring Rocky, French Montana, ScHoolboy Q and Trinidad Jame$. Shouts to Chinza//Fly on the production and be on the lookout for the official video tomorrow.