Following the song that we blogged and shared in May, we now have the official video for Visual – Sand in the Glass. The “Visual Sand in the Glass Video” has been directed by Visual and Arvid Wuensch and producer credits go to Loose Cannon.
The track Sand in the Glass is taken from the recent Visual project “The Ambassador” which was released on June 17th via Community Service Records. The Visual Sand in the Glass video has been uploaded to YouTube and is currently making its rounds on the Internet and blogosphere. The Ambassador is a total of ten tracks featuring upcoming artists, and Cali features on Sand in the Glass. We also caught up with Visual who gave us 25 facts on The Ambassador which gives insight into the creative process, and some great facts you won’t hear anywhere else. You can watch the Visual Sand in the Glass video on the YouTube player below, along with viewing the official artwork and track listing here.
Next up in our 25 facts series, we have Visual giving us 25 facts about his upcoming project “The Ambassador”. Visual The Ambassador 25 Facts can be viewed below.
Visual The Ambassador 25 Facts (iTunes)
1. The Ambassador was started in 2013
2. The Ambassador songs were all recorded by 2014
3. The album was recorded at 5 different studios
4. 3 different engineers mixed the album
5. Most of the songs were recorded and mixed in a home studio
6. “Not enough” was recorded at Soundscape studios where Chief Keef, Chance the Rapper, Freddie Gibbs, Action Bronson + have recorded
7. The album was originally digitally mastered but later re-mastered in analog before the release
8. There are 16 featured artist
9. There are 7 different producers
10. The album features 3 female mc’s
11. 1/2 of the 16 featured artist have never released an album
12. All featured artist and producers are from the Midwest
13. 3 tracks with 5 different artist were cut from the project because they did not fit the overall theme
14. The video for Sand in the glass was shot by German film maker and hip hop enthusiast Arvid Wu just a few days after we met, while he was in Chicago visiting friends
15. A video for “Break Away” was shot that may never be released
16. There are already a few songs set for volume 2
17. Volume 2 will feature an artist who many think should be a member of Slaughterhouse
18. The Ambassador is my 12th release
19. “Hollywood” has audio clips of Joakim Noah of the Chicago Bulls referring to the Miami Heat during the 2011 playoffs as “Hollywood as hell”
20. I went to elementary school with Chi-Ill who is featured on “Matter of fact”
21. My ideas for photography and artwork for the project were made a reality by my good friend Mo Parker
22. The original title I had in mind for this album was “Chicago Renaissance”
23. I paused work on The Ambassador to work on “Supreme Science” & “ILL VISUAL”
24. A LONG TIME AGO I did an interview with Stuart from HHK via AOL IM
25. I stood up till 4:00 am writing this list.
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We have the third single from Visual’s upcoming album “The Ambassador” titled “Not Enough. The Chicago rapper teams up with Classick for the track. Visual ft Classick – Not Enough is the third official single we’ve heard so far.
As Hip-Hop Kings have announced previously, Visual will be releasing his forthcoming album “The Ambassador” on the 17th of June 2016. Visual told us that the new album will feature a range of guest artists and producers who are new to the game, and is using The Ambassador as a platform to showcase their talents. We’ve now heard Classick who appears on “Not Enough” and the previous singles we’ve shared include “Sand in the Glass” featuring Cali, and “Break Away” which features Tony Centrino.
We are yet to receive the official artwork and track listing for Visual’s “The Ambassador” but we will share the info as soon as it reaches our inboxes. We do know that the forthcoming album is 10 tracks long and will be released via Community Service Records. As well as checking on Hip-Hop Kings you can also follow Visual on Twitter (@ISeeItAll) to make sure you’re kept up to date with the latest promo ahead of his album. Look out for a Hip-Hop Kings exclusive coming very soon.
You can listen to Visual ft Classick – Not Enough on the soundcloud player below.
Sand in the Glass is the second single from Visual from his forthcoming album “The Ambassador”. Visual Sand in the Glass features Cali and has been produced by Loose Cannon.
In the promo pack, speaking on the single Visual Sand in the Glass is described as “a direct idea. Tomorrow is a dream, today is all we have, so love me right now don’t love me in my grave”. Sand in the Glass is taken from The Ambassador which will be available to download on June 17th 2016 via Community Service Records. The 10-track album features a range of upcoming artists who Visual is working with and guest producers who have their own unique style.
While we are waiting for The Ambassador, please make sure you check out Visual’s previous music on Hip-Hop Kings that we’ve shared recently which includes “Break Away“ft Tony Centrino which is the first official single from The Ambassador. You can also Visual on Twitter (@ISeeItAll) to keep up to date with the latest music and news ahead of the new album.
You can listen to Visual Sand in the Glass ft Cali on the soundcloud player below.
LISTEN | Visual Break Away ft Tony Centrino
It’s always welcome to see new Visual music reach my inbox, so here is Visual Break Away ft Tony Centrino, serving as new music from the Chicago based MC. Production credits go to DJ Mo Murda, and Visual presents his socially conscious side as he speaks about the injustice and high crime rate within the city he lives and loves. Visual is continually fighting a battle and works tirelessly to go against the grain.
PREVIOUS | Visual – Highlights of Livin
We can also share the news that Break Away is the first official single from the forthcoming project “The Ambassador” which is due to reach fans in Spring 2016. Visual has teamed up with Community Service Records for the release, and the 10-track album will feature a range of upcoming artists and producers. Visual has been quoted saying “”I chose “The Ambassador” because I have been a proponent of Chicago culture and a contributor for a long time. I have always been progressive about my ideas and helping new artists, I take pride in helping my city grow. I believe “the hater” mentality among several other ideas are old and it’s time for new ideas. I’m choosing to be a leader in cultivating these ideas”
We will post the official artwork and track listing for Visual‘s “The Ambassador” as soon as we receive it. In the meantime, you can listen to Visual Break Away ft Tony Centrino on the soundcloud player below.
PREVIOUS | Visual – Showed Up
This is the brand new single from Visual titled “Highlights of Livin'”. Taken from his upcoming project “ILLVISUAL” which is a joint effort with iLL Brown, Highlights of Livin’ is the latest leak from the record which will be released on the 24th of March 2015. Last week we posted the single “Showed Up” which you can view on the link listed above. You can listen to Visual – Highlights of Livin on the soundcloud player below.
PREVIOUS | Visual – Watch What the Devil Gets
As news recently surfaced that Visual is teaming up with iLL Brown for their collaborative EP “ILLVISUAL”, we have the second leak from the EP titled “Showed Up”. ILLVISUAL will be available to download from the 24th of March 2015 so make sure you follow Visual on Twitter (@ISeeItAll) for more updates as we get closer to the release date. Feel free to browse the Hip-Hop Kings archives for previous Visual material. However, you can listen to Visual – Showed Up on the soundcloud player below.
DOWNLOAD | Supreme Science – Visual
PREVIOUS | Visual – Watch What the Devil Gets (Audio)
Last month we posted the new single from Visual titled “Watch What the Devil Gets” and now we have the brand new video which was released via Visual’s official YouTube page. Watch What the Devil Gets is featured on Visual’s latest project “Supreme Science” which can be downloaded from the iTunes link listed above. Credits go to Loose Cannon for the production and Mr2Canons who edited the video. Make sure you check the Hip-Hop Kings archives for previous Visual tracks. You can watch Visual – Watch What the Devil Gets on the YouTube player below.
PREVIOUS (1st LEAK) | Visual – You
PREVIOUS (2nd LEAK) | Visual – Watch What the Devil Gets
As we continue to look forward to the release of Visual’s upcoming project “Supreme Science”, we have another leaked track from the CD titled “The Dream is Free”. Visual has collaborated with MC Juice, over the track that has been produced by Loose Cannon who produced all tracks from Supreme Science. Take a look at the previous links (above) for the other music we’ve heard from Visual’s “Supreme Science”. However, you can listen to the brand new track from Visual ft MC Juice – The Dream is Free, on the soundcloud player below.
As Hip-Hop Kings readers are aware, Visual is preparing to release his new project “Supreme Science” and I can now reveal the official artwork and confirmed track listing. We’ve already heard previous tracks such as “Watch What the Devil Gets” and “You” in the last couple of months, and we’re expecting plenty of more promotion ahead of the album. You can listen to the previous music on the links listed above and look out for a Visual and Hip-Hop Kings exclusive coming very soon. The Supreme Science E.P drops on the 29th of July via Community Service Records, and all tracks from the E.P have been produced by Loose Cannon. You can view the official artwork and tracklisting for Visual – Supreme Science here.
2. Supreme Science
3. The dream is free feat. MC Juice
5. Watch what the devil gets
9. F@#$ a party (Bonus track)