We have been passed a brand new free mixtape from none other than Jay Electronica called Victory. Presented, and hosted by DJ Furious Styles and DJ Dub, Victory is a selection of fresh mixes from the excellent DJ Furious and DJ Dub, who have worked with the multi-talented musician to provide fans with a freebie over the New Year period. Jay Electronica is heavily assosiated with Nas and Just Blaze, and is of course the partner of Erykah Badu. You can download the new Jay Electronica x DJ Furious Styles x DJ Dub – Victory mixtape on the link below.
Category: Free Downloads
Here is a Hip-Hop Kings exclusive as I speak to Mia X in a brand new Interview
HHK: Thanks for speaking to us Mia. Amazingly some of the newer generation of Hip-Hop fans aren’t aware of your music. What can you tell us about “Betty Rocka-Locksmith?”
Mia: Betty Rocka-Locksmith is a follow up to Unladylike, my 1997 gold+ CD. The music is raw, thought provoking, and in the middle of the street. I make music for people going through things; good and bad. My subjest matter ranges from baby-mama/daddy-husband/wife love and drama, social and economic struggles, the ups and downs of making gangsta choices, and good old fun party and stunt music.
HHK: The lead single for the album was called “Hush,” and was available through all the traditional media outlets. What qualities did the single have for promotional value? And, are you releasing any other singles during the campaign?
Tyger Vinum contacted me with a view to host information about his brand new album “Grindin Muzik”. The main single from the album is “Ahhyoo” however Tyger Vinum has also released The single “Best Kept Secret”. Grindin Muzik features the likes of Sean Price, Kool G Rap and Ruste Juxx amongst others. Tyger Vinum has previously won a second ASCAPlus Award in the Jazz and Pop division, along with a 2007 GMMA for the best video for “Mary and I”. Tyger Vinum has also performed on stages across Europe including the U.K and Germany, and is coming a household name in Holland. We’re expecting to hear lots more from Tyger Vinum in the forthcoming months as the album has been distributed to 2400 stores, and is available online now. You can listen to Tyger Vinum – Best Kept Secret on the player below.
Legendary West Coast, Bay Area rapper MacShawn100 is getting back to business, with his brand new single, a studio album, and news that he has signed a deal with Snoop Dogg and Priority Records. MacShawn100′s brand new album will be called “Tha Bigg Fish” and will feature Snoop Dogg himself, Daz Dillinger, Kurupt and E-40 amongst others. The lead single from the album will be “And U Do Know That” which is been rotated in clubs and on the radio, it’s been supported by a new video by director Dah Dah. The video is also rumoured to feature cameo’s from DJ Quik, Too Short, Mistah FAB, Daz Dillinger and Snoop Dogg. Look out for MacShawn100′s new video, and album “Tha Bigg Fish” coming soon.
Category: Upcoming Releases
I want to say thank you to 2DopeBoyz and the NMC for hosting this video on their respective blogs. The names Mos Def and Talib Kweli have collaborated for the single “History” as part of their Creative Control Colour Edit Video. The History single is produced by the legendary J-Dilla and is a massive push on the Black Star reunion which has been one of the most anticipated points of 2010. You can watch Mos Def x Talib Kweli – History on the player below.
Underground Hip-Hop artist D Julien speaks to DTF Radio in an exclusive radio interview. Topics discussed include D Julien‘s “Never Change” freestyle, the success of the mixtape “Live, Love, Learn” and the process and importance of making Hip-Hop music. D Julien was also quizzed about the message behind “Prove Them Wrong” and also the true definition of a freestyle. D Julien has also asked fans to look out for a freestyle video soon, where he freestyled off the top for a full eight minutes. You can watch the D Julien interview with DTF Radio on the player below.
London rapper Lowkey has gained an amazing feat with his very popular single “Long Live Palestine Part 2″ reaching the Number One spot on the Amazon Hip-Hop download chart. The single is a charity single, and features verses from international artists including Eslam Jawaad amongst others. Underground Hip-Hop artist Lowkey has defied critics who labelled him “too political”, by topping the likes of Jay-Z and 50 Cent. The achievement can be shared with all the U.K Hip-Hop fans who bought the single, and support the cause. You can ensure Lowkey remains at the top of the Hip-Hop download chart, by downloading Lowkey – Long Live Palestine Part 2 on the link below.
Good*Fella Radio are planning to continue their highly popular Hip-Hop Series into 2010, and the first feature of the year is none other than Jared Evans. The interscope-signed artist speaks about his musical influences, his childhood and how he found himself in the fortunate position he is today. The single “Radio In My Head” is also discussed, and for upcoming artists, he explains how he managed to sign a deal with Interscope. You can watch the Good*Fella Radio Hip-Hip Series interview with Jared Evans on the player below.
Producer Frank G of the ISH Productions team releases a brand new single titled “My Clique” which features underground Hip-Hop artist Yasin. Frank G and the other members of ISH Productions have previously worked with the likes of KRS ONE, James Watts, and previously Yasin on the track “Good Look”. We hope that with a good response, we will hear more from Frank G and the ISH Production team as we head into 2010. You can listen to Frank G x Yasin – My Clique on the player below.
I was quite excited when I logged onto NahRight.Com and felt I had to share a brand new Ludacris freestyle they posted called “O Lets Do It Freestyle”. Ludacris is undoubtedly one of the most underrated rappers within the mainstream Hip-Hop game, both lyrically and publicly. Ludacris is set to release a new album in February 2010 called “Battle of the Sexes” and the Southern rapper is a keen user of Twitter, where he regularly posts and promotes the album. You can listen to Ludacris – O Lets Do It Freestyle on the player below.