Been bumping some beats using online radio over at soundcloud… all you have to do to listen in is visit http://www.hiphopanonymous.org. Click on the soundcloud link at the top, and you’ll get the likes of Atmosphere, Brother Ali, Chase Stax, Step Brothers, The Roots and much more for your listening pleasure. Hit it up.
It has been a while since Slug and Ant have put together an album, but they are doing it and you should look forward to it. Southsiders drops May 6th, 2014 through Rhymesayers Entertainment. If this album is anything like their past work, it should absolutely be a treat for your listening ears. Pre-order it today and your future life will get better.
They also premiered a new single from the album called Bitter. The lyrics feel like a throwback to God Loves Ugly, but less about love and lost and more about self. Here’s a taste for you from the chorus of the song.
You’re so bitter, you’re cold as a river in the winter
This one is to recognize you, your jealousy needs an anthem too
You’re so bitter, you’re cold as a river in the winter,
This one is to recognize you, and all of these dreams that can’t come true
Pre-order Southsiders from iTunes NOW, and get the first single, “Bitter” instantly: http://bit.ly/South_iTunes
Pre-order Southsiders from Fifth Element NOW and automatically get the first single, “Bitter” instantly!
- BONUS – every pre-order will come autographed with an exclusive Atmosphere Southsiders sticker.
- PLUS - bundle your pre-order with a Fifth Element exclusive limited-edition Atmosphere t-shirt or crew neck sweatshirt: http://bit.ly/Southsiders
hiphopanonymous.org is now on soundcloud. We will start recording hip-hop radio shows again, promoting good music and mostly independent labels online. Shows will more than likely be monthly, published, and recorded for your listening pleasure later on. Keep updated via the new station on soundcloud here: http://soundcloud.com/hiphopanonymousdotorg
Tech N9ne is skilled at his craft for sure. And so is this rapper never heard of before, Yas. They recently teamed up for this song called Sound of Unity (SEDAY ETTEHAD). Yas was recently the first rapper authorized to perform rap by the Iranian government. He raps in Persian and was heavily influenced by Tupac Shakur. [Reference: wikipedia.org]
Essentially, this video is two political rappers from two different parts of the world rapping about peace, unity, and understanding of one another. And that, ladies and gentlemen, in this political climate, is pretty fucking cool.
On this video, there is also an option for closed captions. Do yourself a favor and read what Yas says as he raps. Here is a taste.
The only thing you see is the world going to hell
My ears are filled with your words
“Tech N9ne” my words are louder than you
(if only) a politician with a bomb
Gave his place to a gifted artist…
And now it’s time for me and you
To use our new words and help
To prevent becoming a cancerous world
Countries trying to lower each other’s flags
While we the people all have one goal at heart
Tell a random person that they are beautiful today. Share the love.
Watch the video on YouTube now at http://bit.ly/ShredsVideo
- directed by Matt Hobbs/Vital Films
To celebrate the release of Winter & The Wolves, Grieves will embark on a headlining tour of Europe and North America this spring/summer. Tickets for all European dates go on sale today. Tickets for all North American dates go on sale this Friday, February 21st and Saturday, February 22nd.
April 9 – London, UK – Oslo – tickets
April 10 – Birmingham, UK – Hare & Hounds 2 – tickets
April 11 – Manchester, UK – Soup Kitchen – tickets
April 12 – Paris, FR – Nouveau Casino
April 14 – Brussels, BE – Rotonde – tickets
April 15 – Munich, DE – Muffatcafe
April 16 – Berlin, DE – Cassiopeia
April 17 – Hamburg, DE – Mojo Jazz Cafe
April 18 – Frankfurt, DE – Zoom
April 19 – Aarhus, DK – Atlas – tickets
April 4 – Mesa, AZ – CycloMesa
April 29 – Portland, OR – Branx
May 1 – Reno, NV – Knitting Factory
May 2 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
May 3 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy
May 4 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
May 5 – Tucson, AZ – Congress
May 6 – El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
May 7 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
May 9 – Durango, CO – Animas City Theatre
May 10 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
May 13 – Austin, TX – Stubbs Jr.
May 14 – Dallas, TX – Cambridge Room at HOB
May 16 – Lawrence, KS – Granada
May 17 – St. Louis, MO – Firebird
May 19 - Columbia, MO – Mojo’s
May 21 - Cincinnati, OH - 20th Century Theatre
May 22 – Columbus, OH – The Basement
May 23 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
May 27 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
May 28 – Rapid City, SD – Sports Rock
May 29 – Billings, MT – The Carlin
May 30 – Jackson, WY – Pink Garter Theatre
May 31 – Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
June 1 – Boise, ID – The Reef
June 2 – Spokane, WA – The Bartlett
June 7 – Seattle, WA – Showbox
+ More dates to be announced.
For tickets and tour information, click here.
You’ve probably seen this already, but if you haven’t, do yourself a favor and click on the link. Will Smith visited Jimmy Fallon on his Tonight Show debut, and what ensued was nothing short of fun. This is a throwback to most popular hip-hop dances over the last 30 years. And for the record, it appears Fallon can certainly bust a move with the best of them, maybe better than his counterpart Will Smith.
Crown is a French beat maker and a member of Grim Reaperz (Enemy Soil’s beats producers). He has been a DJ since 1998 and began producing in 2004. Crown has worked with some of the most influential underground hip-hop MC’s from across the globe (including the supergroup Army of The Pharaohs). The producer is also closely affiliated with Saké (France) & Scylla (Belgium); and produced the first “MC vs Beatmaker” video. Crown is known and respected for his ability to create tracks using complex combinations of chopped samples that come from wide-ranging genres of music.
‘Pieces To The Puzzle’ required five years of work to produce and record the album and gather artists from every corner of the world (France, Belgium, UK, South Korea, US, Canada) including: Akhenaton (IAM), Flynt, Demi Portion, A.T.K., Scylla, Masta Ace, Reks, Saigon, Rasco, Lil Dap (Group Home), PMD (EPMD) and many others … as well as numerous deejays who are bringing a genuine vibe to the album with soul and jazz flavors.
Purchase the imported CD or vinyl at ughh.com here: http://ughh.com/crown-pieces-to-the-puzzle/JLRCNLP02CD/.
In celebration of the Welcome to Minnesota Tour starting today in Mankato, MN, Atmosphere has released a new video for the song, “Bob Seger”.
“it’s about how the legend of paul bunyan began.
it wasn’t really a blue ox.
it was a blue axe. but the accent made it sound like ox.
blue from the blood of the evil canadian soldiers.
it was filmed in northern minnesota. iron range.”
- Sean Daley
Watch Atmosphere‘s “Bob Seger” video here: http://bit.ly/BobSegerVid
Directed by Andrew Melby
The Welcome To Minnesota Tour kicks off tonight with Atmosphere, Toki Wright x Big Cats, No Bird Sing, deM atlaS and Jimmy2times.
2.12 - Mankato, MN @ Verizon Wireless Ballroom
2.13 – Duluth, MN @ Clyde Iron Works – SOLD OUT
2.14 – Rochester, MN @ Mayo Civic Center Auditorium
2.15 – Fargo, MN @ The Venue at the Hub
2.17 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue – SOLD OUT
His birth name is DaJuan Ray, but he has since then adopted a new name and that is Chase Stax. He is a rapper and entertainer. This human being is an expert at his craft. He can rap quickly, fluently, and most importantly, understandably. Too many times rappers slur their words or mumble through their lyrics. All evidence suggests that Chase Stax was given the tongue of a salamander, in that it is insanely fast with the words that it spits and very precise. Also, interpreting the words this man puts forth is easy if you speak the English language. Here is just one simple line of his that is particularly pleasing.
The reason that one hustles is for the family.
This one line is so true on many levels. Whether it is an actual family of parents, siblings, and/or children, or close friends that are almost family members, this is true of almost all relationships. The reason people work and play is to connect with each other and enjoy life. Getting too deep into this song may not be advised, but it is a pretty fun place to be and should be considered when one listens.
“Rolling Stone” is easily a favorite song. It has a hook that can be well received by the masses with its chorus, but what really brings it home is, of course, the lyrics.
Welcome to my celebration, fast life, bad women no familiar faces
Hop on a plane I go many places, No chaser keep the liquor we get hydrated
Medicating when I’m cloud chasin up to space
Nothin but the glitz and glamour when I roll tape
It ain’t about the fame, just love the hustle
Now add that all up, that’s another level
I keep the suit and tie for the funeral, going to the upper room
Where the money at, they mournin off my success
Ain’t got to brag
And with that token of humility from Chase Stax, it must be noted that this rapper has the best flow heard in quite some time. It is on point and should be checked out. You can listen to his music and decide for yourself on on Reverbnation and Soundcloud @ChaseStax. Support this artist by following him on social media: Twitter, Instagram, and his Facebook fan page The Real Chase Stax. You can also check his biography and pictures at www.lllivemagazine.com. A Chase Stax official website will be available soon as well.