Friday, March 26, 2010
Here goes the very awesome and uber creative animated 8-bit video for the single off Producer/DJ Richy Pitch's upcoming LP, "Ye Fre Mi Richy Pitch," featuring yours truly. The album will be released on famed record label BBE (Jay Dee, Dj Jazzy Jeff, Will.i.am, etc).Richy Pitch: "Blackstar ft. M.anifest"
Richy Pitch spent a good chunk of the last 2 years in Ghana and assembled an all-star all-Ghanaian cast for this LP (June Release). The album will feature some of Ghana’s finest contemporary music stars such as: Reggie Rockstone, Samini, M.anifest, M3NSA, Wanlov the Kubolor, Yasmeen, Sena, AB, DJ Black and Kwesi Dankwa. Richy Pitch first made his name back in 1996 as resident DJ at the legendary London Hip Hop club night Scratch. He has recorded and produced music in the US with many respected MCs including J-Live, El da Sensei, Mr Complex, Asheru and Apani B where he recorded his critically acclaimed Live at Home LP on New York label Sevenheads.
PS: "Blackstar" alludes to the name of Ghana's beloved soccer team, the "Black Stars."
Donwill of Tanya Morgan fame just released his debut solo LP, Don Cusack in High Fidelity. Donwill explained this single from the LP as follows: "The song is about being more critical of chasing skirts. It's not a song degrading women, but more so questioning motives."
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Despite giving this interview in what appears to be a kitchen, Ali spoke with Mariaplan.com about some rather interesting topics. Among them are differences between European and American fans, meeting the Rhymesayers crew, producing records, and future projects. Apparently a possible collabative EP with Jake One could be in the works...
Off Pac Div's spectacular (and spectacularly titled) mixtape Church League Champions.
Friday, March 19, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Brace yourself, kiddies. Prof is back with the second installment of his Kaiser Von Powderhorn EP series. This much anticipated follow-up to his first Kaiser EP features eight of Prof's most humorous and polished tracks to date. The upbeat, light-hearted Kaiser Von Powderhorn 2 makes a perfect party soundtrack. Each track reinforces Prof’s status as the best Twin Cities MC, as he switches seamlessly between playfully pawing at and powerfully pouncing on the beat.Highly dubious claims from that press release aside, Prof is no slouch on the mic, and this should be an enjoyable EP. The download link is below, but keep in mind that you can also purchase the physical copy of the EP at Fifth Element or online at the Stophouse store.
Prof: Kaiser Von Powderhorn 2 (EP)
David "Depth" Powell actually requested I post the Lokal Celebrities Radio show on MWB a couple weeks ago when they had M.anifest, and I clumsily forgot to do that. So, here is the latest episode, featuring Mally and Prizm. The show can be downloaded as an iTunes podcast, or can be streamed at the zshare link below.
Lokal Celebrities Radio: Episode 35 ft. Mally & Prizm
Monday, March 15, 2010
This entertaining video montage will keep you updated on what P.O.S. and company have been up to on their latest tour, if you're so inclined. They'll be performing in Madison on Friday night, and I'll definitely be checking that out.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
New heat from one of the Twin Cities' finest young rappers, Mally. And I must say, not a moment too soon. Mally had some words regarding what he's been up to, so instead of paraphrasing, I'll share them with you here:
[Here is] my new track, titled “On The Way Up,” that will be on my next full length album, The Quality of Mind, produced by Mydus. This song touches on my appreciation for those that believe in me as an artist, got me to where I am, and why I want to maintain this journey as a progressive hip hop artist. We (Mydus and I) are planning to provide you all with another 10-12 track serving of great hip-hop music. Although a release date has not been set, please believe that we will be working hard to deliver greatness in its rawest form.
I want to continue to explore myself as a human being lyrically and challenge myself conceptually, and this is just a sample to what’s in store. Daily experiences and support (personally and electronically) have kept me going and I thank you. Until The Quality of Mind is materialized, be sure to spread the word about my current album The Passion and keep listening!
Mally is also currently working on a second project, The Essence, with Rem', another Miami, FL producer. Heat rocks!
Monday, March 8, 2010
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Here is a long lost music video Toki Wright made while in Uganda in 2007. The song was produced by
Twin Cities duo Wise Guyz just released 80's Babies, Vol. 2 as a prelude to their summer 2010 album, 85.