Tag Archives: Los Angeles

Willie Green - A Suite for Souled People

“A Suite For Souled People” – Brand New E.P. from Willie Green – Out Now!!

New York producer Willie Green just dropped his new E.P. called “A Suite For Souled People” focusing on and around the tragic events that happened in Ferguson, Missouri recently. It features Elucid, Curly Castro, and billy woods and is in our opinion, simply incredible. The powerful and emotive messages, and awe-inspiring production makes this a must have Project in 2014…
You can get your copy for free download right here:

“The recent events in Ferguson, Missouri (as well as Staten Island, Beavercreek, Ohio, and Los Angeles) have lifted a veil of comfortable ignorance across this country. The murder of Michael Brown, resultant cover up and egregious treatment of protesters has shown that the perception of Black people in America has changed little since the Civil Rights movement of the 1960’s. Americans live in a country where the oppressed are dehumanized and told to be quiet and gracious about their anger; and where the oppressors are harbored by our government and rewarded by our peers. Where the media warps facts to prove agendas against citizens and digital voices rush to play devil’s advocate to conceal their own bias. These are terrifying statements and not exaggerations. I’m no revolutionary. But I am someone who wants to look his children in the eyes and say when his country showed its worst, he did something”. – Paul “Willie Green” Womack, Sept. 15th, 2014

For more information and to stay in touch with Willie Green, check out:
http://www.williegreenmusic.com/
https://www.facebook.com/WillieGreenMusic

Peace! ~dhh

Clipping - CLPPNG

“Work Work” feat. Cocc Pistol Cree – New Official Music Video + Debut Album from clipping. – Out Now!

Check out this slick new video from clipping. for their track “Work Work (feat. Cocc Pistol Cree)” !!

This track is lifted from their album, CLPPNG. available for purchase right here:
Sub Pop https://megamart.subpop.com/artists/c…
Itunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/clp…
Amazon http://amzn.com/B00IY30JVA

“CLPPNG is the debut album from LA based rap trio, clipping. for Sub Pop Records. Blending precise, quick fire vocals with caustic burst of noise, clipping. are classic west coast rap music from the tradition where sounding different wasn’t cause for fear”.

For more information and to keep up to date with clipping. this is where to look:
clipping. / Sub Pop –  https://www.subpop.com/artists/clipping
clipping. – Website http://www.itsclippingbitch.com/
Twitter https://twitter.com/clppng
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/clppng
On Tour https://www.subpop.com/artists/clippi…
Subscribe To Sub Pop’s YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/user/subpoprec…

Sub Pop Records http://www.subpop.com
Twitter https://twitter.com/subpop
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/subpoprecords
SoundCloud http://soundcloud.com/subpop
Mega Mart https://megamart.subpop.com/

Peace! – dhh

MILO - A TOOTHPASTE SUBURB

“a toothpaste suburb” – Debut Album from milo – Out Now!

Today’s been a pretty huge day as far as new albums go, but wait..
we’re not quite done yet!!
Hellfyre Club emcee, milo just dropped his much anticipated debut full length album “a toothpaste suburb” and it’s officially available for purchase right here:

you can also purchase your copy via iTunes here:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/a-toothpaste-suburb/id906568717

Here’s a little teaser video to give you a taste of what to expect:

“milo is a 22 year old rapper currently living in Chicago, IL”.

For more information and to keep up to date with Milo and his works, check out:
http://miloraps.com/
https://www.facebook.com/modestmilo
http://www.twitter.com/yomilo

Peace! ~dhh

Busdriver - Perfect hair

Busdriver’s – “Perfect Hair” – Brand New Album Out Now!!

Hot off the fresh! Very happy to be able to say that today Busdriver dropped his brand new and highly anticipated album “Perfect Hair” and you can grab yourself a copy right here!!!

There are also physical packages available here:
https://perfect-hair.bandcamp.com/album/perfect-hair 

“What would Gravity’s Rainbow sound like as a rap album? Here is an album which, if we may, reminds the listener of their whispered allegiances to fundamental realities. The brushstrokes are delicate, stabbing, pointed. The overwhelming crescendo they whirl towards may be one of bitterness, and rightfully so. There is also lightness. A black man is giggling and pointing at you. It may have everything and nothing to do with rap and one’s place in it. Humiliation, no longer a threat—but a reality, has been exhausted. Perfect Hair is what remains.
On Perfect Hair, Busdriver’s 8th official album, he defies the betted ante. The pieces, parts, sinews, synapses, synopses, passions, thrusts, and bits burst outward and realign of their own tremendous gravity in a dark and personal way. It is on this album that an OG announces his presence”.

For more information and to follow Busdriver, check out:
busdriverse.com

Peace! ~dhh

AMP LIVE - Headphone Conceto

“Headphone Concerto” – New Album from Amp Live – Out Now!

Amp Live recently dropped his epic new full legnth “Headphone Concerto” and true to the name, it is just that and so much more…
You can grab yourself a copy in various different formats right here:
AMP LIVE - Headphone Conceto Coverhttp://www.amplivesworld.com/

This album is a true syphonic journey of epic propotions and features the likes of The Grouch & Eligh,  Planet Asia, Dirty Cello & more!
Go get it..

All info about AMP Live is listed on his website:
http://www.amplivesworld.com/

Peace! ~dhh

Bus Driver - Ego -------

BUSDRIVER’s – “EGO DEATH” – New Song + Music Video ft. AESOP ROCK + DANNY BROWN (prod. by JEREMIAH JAE) – Out Now!

Word Up People!!

Check out the slick new video offering from Busdriver called “Ego Death” It’s produced by Jeremiah Jae and features none other than the likes Aesop Rock & Danny Brown!!! This is the first single off of Busdriver’s upcoming record, “Perfect Hair” due out September 8th via Big Dada! Check it out here:

You can pre-order the album via I-tunes now and get a download of “Ego Death” here!!
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/per…

For more infor and to follow Busdriver, check out:
https://twitter.com/Busdriverr
http://instagram.com/busdriverr
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Busdri…
http://busdriverse.com/
#driver #hellfyreclub #perfecthair2014

produced by Jeremiah Jae (Warp/Black Jungle)
http://jeremiah-jae.com/
featuring Aesop Rock (Rhymesayers)
http://aesoprock.com/
and Danny Brown (Fool’s Good/Bruiser Brigade)
http://xdannyxbrownx.com/
Video – dir: Strangeloop (Brainfeeder, Teaching Machine)
http://www.strangelooptv.com/

Peace! ~dhh

besatree - the disolve

“The Dissolve” – A Brand New Music Video from Besatree + Interview – Out Now!!

Sup all! Hope the week is treating you well..

Check out this awesome video from Besatree for his brand new track “The Disolve”!!!

I thought we could switch it up a little and get the man himself to answer a few questions about the track and his music in general.. Big thanks to him for getting involved.
Check it out here:

What was the inspiration for this track/ video?
544291_10151340453834685_418931249_nBESATREE: Couple of things actually, one major factor was the loss of being a “stepdad”. Although it is a breakup track, for me the emphasis of loss is on no longer being in contact with my ex’s son who I helped raise from age 0-5. I have no legal ties or anything so I just stay stuck on the sidelines. It’s also about moving from a home that I really like. I lived here with a family, now I live here with a 6lb dog hahahaha so I need something more practical… on the same note tho, I feel devastated. So, that’s why the video release date is the last day of me staying here.  If you don’t mind us asking; what is your weapon of choice when it comes to production?BESATREE: No problem. I use Ableton Live for the majority of things. Big fan.

When can we expect a Besatree full length?
BESATREE: Honestly, probably a year out before I even am thinking about anything like that. Right now, I’m in singles/video mode. I am finding the artistic experience much more intriguing and enjoyable to go through the entire process of really making something stand out for just one track. First, making something worthy of a video… then, the whole video process is just another entire realm. Also, I come from doing albums all the time so it’s just a good change of pace for me right now.

Who are your greatest influences as an artist?
BESATREE: Resilient people. Emotions can just take over my whole fucking life so quickly. Resilience is admirable to say the least.

If you could work with any producer in the world, who would it be?
BESATREE: Maybe Think from the UK or Equalibrum…. Probably not someone everyone’s already heard… make our own waves.

Your dream collaboration..?
BESATREE: Das Racist

Any plans of touring soon; where are you planning on visiting?
BESATREE: No laid out plans as of yet. A few misc out of state shows but no tour or anything as of now. The Dissolve is not just a track for me… it’s the journal entry to my life right now, and right now… shit’s in shambles and I’ve got some pickup to do… Huge Thanks to DoHipHop for talking with me on the video/track, appreciate you guys. Big love also to my fellow cohorts: Supremeneckprotecta and Gadzooks / Red Pillgrimage.

It’s only a pleasure man; Keep up the great work!!

If you haven’t already, be sure to check out his last album “The Soiled” available for here:

For more information and to stay in touch with Besatree, check out:
http://besatree.com
http://twitter.com/besatree
http://facebook.com/besatree
http://soundcloud.com/besatree

Peace! ~dhh

besatree cantthink

“Can’t Think” – New Single from Besatree – Out Now!!

Check out this simply stunning track from Besatree called “Can’t Think”!!

“Can’t Think” is a song about growing older and the wear and tear we as humans take in doing so… More specifically it’s about Besatree slowly losing his hearing… and his mind as a result. Probably the single most scary thought for any passionate musician or music lover. Really loved the overall result and message of this track and I’ve had it on prominent rotation since I first heard it.

For more information about Besatree check out:
http://besatree.com/

Enjoy! ~dhh

The Haze

“Rogue” – Brand New Music Video from THE HAZE – Out Now!

Hot off the fresh!! Check out this awesome new video from The Haze for their track “Rogue”:

Buy the song or full album here (merch also available):
http://thehaze.net (physicals, digi-downloads, merch)

THEHAZE
Besatree (of CLDMKRS) & Kid Presentable!!! (of CLDMKRS).
Produced by: Haunted Days & Witch’s Teat

Directed by: MudsOne

We also shared some thoughts on the full project here:
The Haze: Album Launch

For more info, this is where to look:
Besatree: http://twitter.com/besatree
Kid Presentable!!!: http://twitter.com/kid_presentable
Haunted Days/Witch’s Teat:https://www.facebook.com/pages/Haunte…

Enjoy! ~dhh

Smokey Joe & the Kid

SMOKEY JOE & THE KID – The Game(Ep) – Out Now!!

Word up People!

Hope you’re having a good week so far and we’re gonna share some good tunes with you to make it even better…

I recently had the honour of checking out the new EP from Banzai Lab production duo Smokey Joe & The Kid called “The Game” and all I can say is WOW!! This EP is an incredible blend of multiple instruments, percussion, scratches and on point lyricism making up one hell of an EP that you simply can’t miss.
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“In this project, Smokey Joe, Bordeaux’s main musical mafia head, and The Kid aka “Senbeï,” cheeky Parisian master of Turntablism, transport us back in time to the gangster run streets of 1930’s Chicago. These two gangsters mix Hip Hop and Electro with the groove and melodies of early 20th century Swing. Percussion solos played with scratches ,beats and melodies banged out on the MPC, everything is performed live.
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A year after their acclaimed first album « Nasty Tricks » (Banzaï Lab – 2013), the most wanted gangsters of the electro Hip-Hop scene are back with a new EP “The Game”, recorded between Paris, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
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Clearly Hip-Hop oriented, with samples still taken from traditional american music of early XXth century, Smokey Joe & The Kid took a trip to California to record 4 tracks, each powerful, captivating and overall, absolutely brilliant.

Smokey Joe & The Kid : « We wanted to step out of pure jazz and to get more into the roots of all modern music : the Blues. We drove a lot during our stay in California, and west American landscape fed our imaginary world, as much as the heat of Los Angeles’ streets.”

After collaborating on their first opus with Puppetmastaz, Lateef The Truthspeaker, or Youthstar (Chinese Man), the duo hired this time accomplices from the US West Coast : Gift of Gab (Blackalicious), NON Genetic (Shadowhuntaz) and The Procussions (Watch the making of the EP). Gift of Gab gives a conscious message on “Stay Awake” when NON tells all about his touring experiences “What goes on tour stays on tour” (Gifted Child). Finally, The Procussions end the EP with poetry on “Temptation”.

« The Game » is clearly in reference to the famous “Rap Game” of which they make a personal interpretation, finding there the game field of their old-fashioned megalomania.

THE LIVE PROJECT :

Since 2013, Smokey Joe & The Kid work with the VJ Miss Chemar to deliver a unique A/V Show that mixes old school movies and original pictures of the duo. The strong interaction with the audience makes this a fun, original and incredibly dynamic show”!

You can listen to the first single “Stay Awake” ft. The Gift of Gab and purchase your copy right here:

THE FEATURES :
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The Procussions

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Also, be sure to check out the video for the making of “The Game” here:

I really enjoyed this EP and highly recommend getting a copy!

For more information on Smokey Joe & The Kid, check out:
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Peace! ~dhh