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St. Joe Louis – Cloud Club Over Everything (Album)

NJ/LA trio St. Joe Louis return with a new full-length LP “Cloud Club Over Everything.” For the unacquainted, St. Joe Louis are a group comprised of producer/emcee Elete Wright, and two MC’s Michael Cardigan and Tom Chase. The album features lead single “I Rise” featuring Nemo Achida, the stunning “Step Brothers,” send up “Pony Boy (Stay Golden)” and the anthem “Powdered Gold” anchoring a world of placing your dreams first. “Cloud Club / Everything” has a minimalist production list which includes Dolla (Brick Bandits), Ezrakh and Elete Wright.

01.) Cloud Club (feat. Ezrakh, Jahnia Holterhoff & Bad Pegasus) (Prod. by Elete Wright / Ezrakh)
02.) Kinda Strange (feat. Nameliss) (Prod. by Elete Wright)
03.) Hate Me Better (feat. Nameliss) (Prod. by Dolla)
04.) I Rise (feat. Nemo Achida) (Prod. by Elete Wright)
05.) Party After Party (Prod. by Elete Wright / Ezrakh)
06.) Ink Machine Gun (feat. Peter Hadar) (Prod. by Elete Wright)
07.) Firewalker (Prod. by Elete Wright)
08.) Pony Boy [Stay Golden] (Prod. by Elete Wright)
09.) ADDD (feat. Fresh Daily & Elle Pierre) (Prod. By Elete Wright)
10.) Powdered Gold (feat. Steeve Sam) (Prod. by Dolla)
11.) Black Cotton (feat. Moruf) (Prod. By Elete Wright)
12.) The Fiend (feat. OGM of The Ho99o9 & Elle Pierre) (Prod. By Elete Wright)

Listen: https://soundcloud.com/michaelcardigan/sets/cceverything

July 27, 2015 Posted by | Mixtapes | , , , , | Leave a comment

St. Joe Louis – I Rise (feat. Nemo Achida) (Prod. by Elete Wright) (Single)

“I Rise” is the first official single off their upcoming sophomore album, as NJ/Texas rap group St. Joe Louis (Michael Cardigan x Tommie Chase x Elete Wright) and featured guest Nemo Achida get reflective over an impressive Elete Wright production. The studio album titled “Cloud Club Over Everything” is scheduled for digital release on July 26.

Listen: https://soundcloud.com/st-joe-louis-featuring-nemo-achida-i-rise

July 20, 2015 Posted by | Audio | , , , | Leave a comment

Michael Cardigan & Tommie Chase – Gold Slippers (Produced by Swiff D) (Single)

Skipping the pomp and circumstance Michael Cardigan and Tommie Chase (2/3 of St Joe Louis) comfortably deliver a royal beat down over muted Disney-esque flutes. The uptempo Swiff D production “Gold Slippers” is every bit as regal as you would expect. This single is just a taster of what to expect from the forthcoming album “Cloud Club Over Everything” which features the likes of Fresh Daily, Nemo Achida, Moruf, The Ho99o9, Daniel Joseph, Stevie Lee (Bad Pegasus), Ezrakh and more.

The album is dropping online via all the usual digital outlets on July 26, which will mark the 5 year anniversary of St. Joe Louis inaugural full-length release “30,000ft High & Rising.”

Listen: http://www.audiomack.com/song/st-joe-louis/gold-slippers

July 14, 2015 Posted by | Audio | , , , | Leave a comment

Re-Surch – Popes Pond Legend (Mixtape)

Boston, MA resident Re-Surch’s third full-length “Popes Pond Legend” boldly displays the MC’s lyrical proficiency, that will make you laugh out loud. (“Get ready to laugh and have fun.” – Re-Surch) The project features a diverse spectrum of collaborations such as Wax on the hysterically funny track “Jose Cuervo,” aswell as “Winter’s My Summer” featuring MIMS known for his hit song “This Is Why I’m Hot,” and Gudda Gudda (of “YMCMB”). “Popes Pond Legend” is presented by Re-Surch’s childhood friend Liberty who, along with Re-Surch make up the two founding members of the music/comedy/artistic multimedia group known as “The Trailz.”

The “Popes Pond Legend” compilation by Re-Surch, consists of music deriving from alot of popular hip hop beats that were prevalent in the 90’s and 00’s, this collection of samples/songs has been crafted to display Re-Surch’s distinctive lyrical ability while bringing it back to his roots as a musician and party animal. This project is a pre-cursor for the true heads, in preparation for Re-Surch’s upcoming LP release “Raised In The Ghetto, Went To School In The Burbs” hosted by Sal Governale (of “Howard Stern Show”) due for release sometime in the Fall, 2015.

01.) The One & Only
02.) Can I Live [Remix]
03.) 80’s Baby (feat. Toddy Muffins)
04.) Loser [Remix]
05.) Nigga Nigga (feat. Napoleon Velasquez & Southern Arkansas King)
06.) That’s My Nigga Fo’ Real [Remix]
07.) Showroom (feat. Napoleon Velasquez)
08.) I Think I Fell In Love
09.) Jose Cuervo (feat. Wax, Napoleon Velasquez & Southern Arkansas King) (Prod. by Alegory)
10.) Hustle Hard [Remix]
11.) From Around Tha Way
12.) Damnation
13.) Winter’s My Summer (feat. MIMS & Gudda Gudda) (Prod. by Rix Melody)
14.) Da Art Of Storytellin’ Part 4 [Remix] (feat. Toddy Muffins & ASN)
15.) Car Service [Remix]

Listen: https://re-surch.bandcamp.com/album/popes-pond-legend

July 8, 2015 Posted by | Mixtapes | , , , | Leave a comment

dFresh – Fresh Gordon (EP)

Fresh (excuse the “pun”) on the heels of his recently released LP “Universal Laws Vol.1,” Delaware’s own dFresh releases a surprise concept EP “Fresh Gordon,” inspired by the iconic comic book character and “Savior of the Universe” Flash Gordon. The FREE to stream EP is fully sampled from Queen’s soundtrack, taken from the cult classic 80’s movie. All production on “Fresh Gordon” is skillfully crafted by the Delaware duo The Hit List (Zachary ‘Zak Morris’ Kerstetter and Gregory ‘The Author’ Durrette II) and dFresh.

The “First State” native emcee/producer seamlessly infuses lyrics from some of his real life events with the movie samples, which combines that new brand of Hip-Hop with the vintage sound we’ve been accustomed to in the past …as dFresh incarnates himself as Fresh Gordon/Flash Gordon.

01.) Flash [Intro] (Produced by The Hit List)
02.) Just Landed (Produced by The Hit List)
03.) Regular Man (Produced by The Hit List & dFresh)
04.) Fresh Gordon (Produced by The Hit List)
05.) Outro (Produced by dFresh)

Listen: https://soundcloud.com/defreshco/sets/fresh-gordon

July 1, 2015 Posted by | Mixtapes | , , , | Leave a comment

EK – Dress My Fears (Dir. by Pxvcegodfilms) (Video)

Grammy-winning imprint Defend Music signee Daniel “EK” Ibeh has been building an impressive resume and looks to add onto that with visuals for “Dress My Fears”. In the timely video (following the Caitlyn Jenner story as well as a recently publicized police beating of a 14-year old girl), the Nigerian-American emcee delivers his perspective; unapologetically taking on contemporary discrimination (from skin color, sexual orientation to political views). He manages to do this all while keeping the music refreshing, fueled by a powerful chorus from vocalist Simile.

Fellow Bostonian producer Bueffard Mallary accentuates the track with a cinematic atmosphere; as the chemistry of the duo becomes clear. Don’t be surprised if you find EK’s voice familiar – his “Mean Ol Town” track opened up the Hollywood film “The Inevitable Defeat of Mister And Pete” starring Jennifer Hudson. Yet this is just the beginning for the hard working 24 year old artist, as he aims to destroy all previous project milestones with his upcoming “Hands of Time EP” which will be available for FREE download July 1st via his website at officialekmusic.com.

Watch: https://youtu.be/Fn-X1sY3ViM

June 16, 2015 Posted by | Videos | , , , , | Leave a comment

Maja7th – Get Familiar (Album)

After unveiling his recent promo trailer and single “My Season.” Indianapolis, IN based producer Maja7th finally releases his long overdue compilation album “Get Familiar” the self explanatory title is a veritable collage of his previously released and new material. This 14 track project was crafted by Maja7th to get new and old listeners more acclimated to his discography, his distinctive sound and the man behind the boards. The Indiana beat-smith epitomizes musicality with his background in music theory, along with his proficient ability to play a multitude of instruments, which include the piano, french horn and trumpet. All showcased on this particular project.

“Get Familiar” plays host to alot of artists both established, and up and coming, all of them perfectly complimenting that signature Maja7th sound. The collaborations on this compilation range from the likes of Freddie Gibbs, ADD-2, Pill, Scheme, ILL Brown, Mikkey Halstad, Vic Spencer, L.E.P. Bogus Boys to newer artists such as Neak, Bubby B, Sauce, Griffen, Real Talk and more. Having already previously been featured in powerhouse websites such as DJBooth, 2dopeboyz, FakeShoreDrive, Maja7th hopes to bring his music/production to an even bigger audience this year, so… “GET FAMILIAR!”

01.) On My Own (feat. Freddie Gibbs & Mikkey Halsted)
02.) Bar-Baric (feat. ILL Brown & Waterr)
03.) My Season (feat. Bubby B & Sauce)
04.) Coffin (feat. Starrs & Murph)
05.) Get Ready (feat. Real Talk)
06.) Disappointed Lounge (feat. Sulaiman, Vic Spencer, Simeon & Mathien)
07.) Goddess (feat. Bubby B)
08.) Gold Bahz (feat. Griffen)
09.) Workin (feat. Pill & L.E.P. Bogus Boys)
10.) The Storm (feat. Scheme & ADD-2)
11.) What It Is [Get Familiar] (feat. Mike Schpitz)
12.) All Night Long (feat. Neak)
13.) Highs & Lows (feat. Dave Coresh)
14.) Happyness (feat. Dominique Larue)

Listen: http://www.audiomack.com/album/maja7th/get-familiar

June 2, 2015 Posted by | Audio, Mixtapes | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Chordz Cordero & Sir Manley – Original (Prod. by Bonnie Mayfield) (Video)

Chordz Cordero and Sir Manley drop their single “Original (We Remain),” with a fresh video shot by HighBred and J’Mel Lu, produced by Boonie Mayfield, it’s the second video to drop off of the full length project “The HighBred (LP),” a collaborative venture from MCMI Records, Intaphaze Records and Man[@]Work Productions. The HighBred (LP) brings two vocal artists, Singer-Songwriter/MC Chordz Cordero (Jamaica, Queens) & MC Sir Manley (Muskegon, MI), together with producer Boonie Mayfield and DJ Eminent providing the cuts, to begin a movement of new Soul infused Hip-Hop.

“HighBred” is a play on words. “High” -meaning, the quality of life, wisdom, love, and honor we strive for and seek everyday on our journey and “Bred” -meaning, a new breed of artists who live freely, and truly express themselves passionately through their art form! Together these words represent the fresh new sound that’s created when merging the styles of this collective.

PRE-ORDER: CLICK HERE and receive the first 2 singles as free downloads via bandcamp. HighBred (LP) drops officially on June 30th, 2015. Preview both singles here: “How I See” and “Original (We Remain).”

Watch: https://youtu.be/eb2pwcBguKI

May 13, 2015 Posted by | Videos | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Maja7th x Bubby B x Sauce – My Season (Single)

As a follow up to his recently unveiled trailer for his upcoming compilation album “Get Familiar,” Indianapolis producer extraordinaire, Maja7th releases the first single, a soul infused, hip-hop hybrid, “My Season” which is a song for those who have been grinding their whole life and realizing that the moment they’ve been striving for is right around the corner. This record is about determination, for anyone that is trying to make something of themselves. Maja7th is joined by fellow Indianapolis artists, soul vocalist Bubby B and his emcee sibling $auce.

“Get Familiar” full-length compilation is set for release on June 2nd, 2015 and will be available in all major digital outlets. The LP plays host to collaborations, new and old with the likes of Freddie Gibbs, ADD-2, Mike Schpitz, Mikkey Halsted, L.E.P Bogus Boys, Scheme, Neak and more.

Listen: https://maja7th.bandcamp.com/track/my-season

May 5, 2015 Posted by | Audio | , , , , | Leave a comment

Scoe – YOLA (Video + Single) (Prod. by Rawbeatzz)

Scoe, born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, is an artist known for his high energy music, clever wordplay and infectious hooks, consequentially inheriting the nickname “Captain Hook” due to his ability to come up with catchy hooks within a few minutes of hearing a beat. Qualities which resulted in him sharing the stage with established names such as E40, Snoop Dog, Ludacris, Lil Boosie, Webbie, Gorilla Zoe & Young Dro. Scoe is part of a new breed of spitters that defy the outdated categories within the genre, which has set him a part from other local artists

In 2015, after serving time for his role in a drug conspiracy, which attracted some media attention, including a full length interview/feature with the counterculture media giants Noisey/Vice Magazine, Scoe connected with producer Alkota new label imprint Bad Agenda to release his latest single/visual entitled “YOLA” produced by long time collaborator and Bad Agenda beatsmith Rawbeatzz. “YOLA” is taken from his upcoming extended play “Breaking Bad” inspired by the hit TV show. Scoe continues to pave his own lane, in hopes to bring his music to a broader audience in 2015.

Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fOIPJO7yEs

Listen: https://www.audiomack.com/song/bad-agenda/yola

April 21, 2015 Posted by | Audio, Videos | , , , , | Leave a comment

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