Raz Simone released his latest album earlier than expected through Black Umbrella and 300. Raz produces the whole project with some help from members of his team as he takes you through a journey into his state of mind. You can download and listen to the project below.
Also check out his video to "They'll Speak" below as well.
The West Coast has gained a following for being a purely gangsta rap scene, but the LA-based newcomer Pawz One challenges this ideology with the release of his debut album Face The Facts. Though the 18 track project plays out like a Golden Era hustler's anthem, the delivery and presentation is what makes this one so memorable. The blend of Pawz's lyrical potency, coupled with the boom-bap production savvy of LA's Default and Breeze, prove to be a notable combination that's worthy of your attention. From the piano frantic "Officer Down" to the A Tribe Called Quest sampled "The Luv [Remix]" featuring Masta Ace and Ariano, Face the Facts showcases a West Coast vibe, balanced with that East Coast grit. Beats aside, the lyrics of 'coming up and taking over' are central to the album's theme, as Pawz creates a Scarface'esque story of success. Face the Facts includes more guest features from Ras Kass, Termanology, Rakaa Iriscience, 2Mex and Self Provoked and is now available via Below System.
Flatbush, Brooklyn representative Archie Bang is pleased to unveil his debut album, Never Say Die Vol. 1 (80′s Babies Edition). With an interesting history, which includes interning at Rawkus Records while in high school, Archie would eventually sign to J Records. After honing his skills with the Little Rock based group, Dirty Water, Archie would eventually redirect his focus towards establishing a solo career, and has since collaborated on songs and mixtapes with the likes of Nipsey Hussle and DJ Whoo Kid. With the release of Never Say Die, Archie sonically takes us through a time warp back to Hip-Hop's Golden Age, using soundbites taken from classic 80′s movies such as The Goonies, Rocky IV, as well as popular public service announcements of that era. With production handled largely by 12Keyz and Jean Kengz, Never Say Die showcases Archie's skillful lyricism over an array of neck snapping and smoothed out instrumentals. Although light on features Archie pulls borough-mate Troy Ave into the fold for the remix of "Hey Luv." Never Say Die is now available for through all major digital retailers (iTunes, Amazon, Spotify).
This year a live cross-band pre-show with MTV News Sway Calloway and VH1′s Jim Shearer (alongside first time host "Girl Code" Nicole Byer) will showcase all the Grammy red carpet glory from 3pm to 8pm . . . and we've got the stream!!!!
Del The Funky Homosapien's been in the mood to drop a bit of a surprise, and earlier this week he did just that by releasing his new 11 track LP, "Iller Than Most", entirely for FREE and without any prior notice via his Soundcloud.
On the back of Deltron 3030′s artistic release last year, "Event II", Del's new album is described by the man himself as "futuristic and fun- but still on some Hiphop shit". All production on the album is handled by Del himself, too. Definitely a great start for Hip Hop in 2014.
The album stream is available below and you can download it for FREE via his Soundcloud. Check it out.
South East Hip Hop Magazine recently spoke with the Program Director and Host of Vibes Live Radio, Comedienne, Internet Personality and "Queen of The Live Stream" Minister Robinlynne to discuss how Vibes Live came about, her future plans and more! Read all about what she has to say in this in depth one on one interview, and also don't forget to stream Vibes Live here at this link http://www.vibeslive.com
South East Hip Hop Magazine: How are you doing Robinlynne? Robinlynne: Doing good, jumping in the chat room as usual!
South East Hip Hop Magazine: How long have you been hosting Vibes Live Radio?Robinlynne: About 4 years now. MC Frozen1 in London created the station and he needed some help running it, He let me "help" even tho I didn't know a thing about radio, broadcasting, encoding, trans-coding....still don't, we were on the air for a while with different casters logging in from England, Scotland, Seattle, and Israel. We have been on a few different platforms on on hiatus a time or two while I was learning how to get a server. I learned that 2 years ago, and got the signal up , I didn't expect that I was going to get online so fast, so here I am with a signal, no playlist nothing cued. ha ha ha. So that was the first "live show" we did...hahaha was great, I could go on...
South East Hip Hop Magazine: What inspired you to want to get into broadcasting?Robinlynne: I have always had a love of electronics and gadgets, and my stint in the Air Force sealed my fate. I love the mechanics of it really, behind the scene, I actually am a producer, I have like 20 shows going right now on my Spreaker network, of which we are celebrating our 100,000 listener status, yay!! As a producer sometimes I had to show how it's done, for those of you who know, I had to block it our for em.. I actually have been supporting others in their broadcasts, and somehow I got on! lol I ate somebodies Wheaties!!!
South East Hip Hop Magazine: What were you doing before Vibes Live?Robinlynne: I was studying and working towards becoming a Minister, and I was already on the net helping people with tech stuff with their computers, and I would also teach em how to run the studios and phone lines for their talk shows. Nothing much really, I am a Veteran with post traumatic stress syndrome and I spend most of my time just trying to be alright. Lets talk about that another time tho, like right before my next appointment, I really hate what happened to me, I'll tell you that tho.
South East Hip Hop Magazine: Could you tell us a little about the other programs you produce or work on as
Beats Music's streaming service, originally scheduled to go live summer 2012, will finally see the light of day. Ian Rogers, Chief Executive Officer of Beats Music, announced on his blog that the service will launch in January 2014 in the US.
Beats Music bought MOG last year with speculation that they were entering the streaming business. How does Beats Music plan on differentiating itself from its competitors (Spotify, Rdio, iTunes Radio, Deezer, Pandora, Slacker, etc? Curation plays a part but we'll have to wait until January to find out exactly what that means.
The service has been in private beta only available to a few artist and influencers' to gather feedback while the service is in internal, private beta mode. Today, you can go to BeatsMusic.com and reserve your username so you won't have to fight to get it later.
Beats Music is a spinoff of Beats Electronics. The company received $60M investment money to work on bringing the product to market. Len Blavatnik's Access Industries, Marc Rowan, James Packer and others led the investment. Jimmy Iovine, Dr. Dre, and Trent Reznor (of Nine Inch Nails) are behind the company.
Daes & Times is the official debut album from the Boston bred rapper One Dae. After diving head first into New York's battle scene of the late '90s, Dae made an instant splash after squaring off with Mos Def, landing him a write-up in The Source Magazine, titled "The Death of Battle Rap." Since then, the fiery emcee has made Brooklyn his home and has toured the world over, making music under his terms, without compromise.
After releasing several mixtapes, singles and videos, Dae is pleased to release his long awaited debut through his newly formed Daelight imprint, via Coalmine Records. The album enlists an impressive roster of guest features that include Evidence (of Dilated Peoples), Sean Price, C-Rayz Walz and Statik Selektah, and boasts production from boom-bap specialist Marco Polo, Australia's M-Phazes, and the legendary Domingo (KRS-One, Fat Joe, Big Pun, Kool G Rap), among others. Purchase your copy of Daes & Times today through iTunes, and on CD through both Fat Beats and UGHH.com.
New York City emcee/songwriter/producer Syler is pleased to present his debut mixtape, One Minute To Midnight. The 12 track release consists of 45 minutes of music, which includes guest features from the likes of Skyzoo, Nitty Scott, MC, Lydia Caesar as well as turntablists DJ JS-1 and Sweden's DJ Devastate. Production on OMTM is handled by Confidence (Confidence & Rashad), J. Glaze (Young Money, Wu-Tang Clan, Emilio Rojas, Q-Tip, Outasight), Tone Mason (Drake, Game, Busta Rhymes) and Syler himself. One Minute To Midnight is now available for free download!
The OG Bun B is back with a new album wrapping up the Trill series. Trill OG: The Epilogue is his fourth studio album and is his first release after a three-year hiatus. Features on the album are Raekwon, Rick Ross, Royce Da 5'9", Redman, Big K.R.I.T., Pimp C, 2 Chainz, and more.