Ohio Emcee L- Dro releases Southern banger – “Comfortable”

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Akron Ohio’s L-Dro comes through with a brand new dirty southern style banger called “Comfortable.” This beat is classic trap, drum rolls and hypnotizing bells lace heavy 808 kicks, perfect for the trunk.

Dro a.k.a @Drohio330 , drops some street knowledge rhymes about the importance of a solid team but taking a page from Katt Williams, and never forgettin about your star player – you. L- Dro is lettin it be known, in 2015 he’s droppin “In Us We Trust,” with @DJDRAMA and bringin Crakron, Drohio to the nation.

See me ride around crusin/ every bad bitch choosin/ motherfuckas throwin salt in the game/ they mad cause they losin

 

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Young DC rapper Nodis, releases hot new single “YAMMERS”

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Meet Nodis, emerging 18-year-old DC rapper. Nodis comes in more than strong with his brand new installment “Yammers” off his upcoming debut mixtape 22nd Century. “Yammers” is produced by District 9 (Waka Flocka), on22nd Century alongside Grammy-Award winner Blac Elvis (Beyonce, T.I, Rick Ross, Ciara).

 22nd Century, is generational music, point-blank, period. – Nodis

The production on “Yammers” includes some hard-hitting high hats and a strong grimey bass, with Nodis switching up the flows to create a single that is not only extremely hard to get out of your head, but also one in which Nodis experiments with and applies different aspects of hip hop to his verses, while innovating those styles! “Yammers” is most definitely one not to miss!

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Sin City’s~ QUE QNA, “DON’T HURT ME” (Official video)

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New York-bred, Las Vegas-based rapper and Attain Media Group co-founder Que QNA presents the Terric Bennett-directed music video for “Don’t Hurt Me”, his new single produced by Hungarian producer Smithmusix.

“‘Don’t Hurt Me’ in a nutshell was a futuristic vision of my life being played out in my mind with a girl I just met, and weighing the pros and cons of the rare chance it actually happens with a boastful, sexual and comedic twist,” Que says. He is currently working on a new EP, due for release next year.

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Genre benders – Tigers Craving Stars brand new release “Inside Out”

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Tigers Craving Stars just mixed up the galaxy with his brand new 14 track extravaganza called “Inside Out.” Part Indie rock, part experimental hip-hop, all heart, this songwriter/lyricist and ensemble blend stirring vocals, high content rhymes, and all kinds of instrumentation-live and otherwise, into a roller coaster of emotion and sound.

His musical journey started in 2009. Since then, He has worked as a writer and producer on many different award-winning and critically acclaimed albums. “Inside Out,” culminates all of his experiences into his own direction. He recently told A&M Entertainment,

I always knew that I wanted to tell my story; share things that I have thought, experienced, and witnessed. It was only a matter of time before it happened.

The first video, “Missouri Loves Company,” featuring vocalist Daniela Andrade, is a sobering reminder of when life’s circumstances can cause disappointments, and how to put on a smile in the face of adversity.

Picture if you will, the Imagine Dragons, a quick-witted emo-rapper and about 11 singers spanning every genre of popular music, from country, to rock, to soul, all jamming their respected styles – that’s “Inside Out.” I wanna go to that wine mixer, It’s a good time.

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Washington DC’s Karega Bailey Drops New Video for “Sunny Days”

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There isn’t a stronger, more commanding voice in hip-hop right now louder than Karega Bailey’s. Born in Brooklyn, Bailey’s parents emigrated from Jamaica and relocated to Sacramento when he was a child. Now the award-winning spoken word poet, D.C. educator and politically minded emcee is just waiting to explode. Endorsed by Public Enemy’s Chuck D on his show “Songs That Mean Something,” Bailey is definitely on rap’s radar.

His forthcoming album, the Peace King EP, drops at the end of January 2015. In anticipation of the album, Bailey is proud to announce a new video for “Sunny Days,” the 5th track on the record. Produced by EOM and directed by JaeSynth, it features California-based emcees Mark Knoxx and Chaycin Change with Malcolm Stokes on the trumpet. In perhaps one of the most tumultuous times since the Rodney King riots, Bailey comes in with the healing the nation needs through the power of his music.

They crucify the truth, but yo, I’m here to resurrect…I spit the truth and nothing less.

Bailey indeed brings the truth in every word he utters. Whether he’s addressing the civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri or his brother’s recent passing, he speaks with the heart, which is something this world needs a whole lot of these days. Karega Bailey is truly one to watch. – Kyle Eustice

Cleveland’s hottest DJs coalition – The Cosign, release The Cosign 2 Mixtape

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2015 is about to be a big year for the Cleveland music scene, and The Cosign is right in the middle of it. The Cosign is a coalition of DJs and taste makers from Cleveland: The Good Guys, DJ KY, Tropikana, DJ EV, Big Heff, DJ Ryan Wolf, DJ KNyce and DJ Corey Grand.

The Cosign 2 Mixtape is a sign of all the great things to come. From hits by Ray Jr. and MGK, to newer names like P The Artist and Casse Laygo, there’s something for everybody.

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The Cosign 2 Features “Same Crew” by Ray Jr.

 

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Five questions with border smashing emcee Malkovich

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Malkovich’s music, much like his life, has no boundaries. His latest mixtape, “Pre-Boarding,” is an eclectic mix of lifestyle driven lyrics over world music classics – slightly revisited with some clever hip-hop production, and expertly mixed by Brooklyn’s infamous DJ Spinna.

Malkovich literally travels the world making music through a global network of friends and artists he has connected with through Twitter and other mediums. Along with his own music, he supports himself through DJing and other easily mobile business ventures, his home is where the music takes him. He has recently settled in Namibia…for now.

He also documents his travels in an awesome video web series called #1Bag, where you can follow the traveling rapper across the Earth in his search for adventure and exotic beats that accent his L.A. rhyme Style.

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We were recently lucky enough to track down Malkovich and pick his brain about music and the world at large, and who better to interview him than our own hip-hop journeyman, who also has a knack for purposely losing track of time  – Tucker Booth.

Tucker: So let’s start with a hardball across the plate: Twilight or Hunger Games? Tupac or Biggie? Jake or The Fatman?

Malkovich: I have never seen Twilight or Hunger Games but they both sound ghastly. I saw too many stay-at-home mothers raving about it on Facebook – red flag. I’ve only allowed a handful of shows into my life – The Sopranos, Fawlty Towers, Blackadder, The Simpsons, Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm – which I re-watch every year or so for new layers that always appear. My mental real estate is valuable.

I prefer Biggie, but not by much, and I think if there can only be one GOAT between the two of them it’s Tupac. More catalog, more hits, a legion of fanatical fans. The fact that you may not like it doesn’t change facts. Pac was rap Jesus, hate it or love it.

Now that we got the tough stuff out-of-the-way what’s your stance on Obamacare? Abortion? Kim K’s ass?

I signed up for Obamacare and got cheap insurance. I visited the doc a couple of times and service was the same, just cheaper. Like Kim K’s ass, I don’t know how to argue with that. The idea that the nation that calls itself the most advanced in the world doesn’t have affordable healthcare for all its citizens just underscores what a joke America is in certain respects, like GUN CONTROL.

I think abortion should be legal but only in the very early stages. At some point there’s a real human being in there which is going to feel pain. Abortion is obviously a nightmare for any woman who has to go through it and I can’t tell anyone what to do with their lives, but if you’ve had more than one abortion you probably need sexual education lessons and some good therapy. We’ve all had plenty of conversations with people who had sex to orgasm and were surprised when a baby came out.

I hear lots of world music elements on your latest album “Pre-Boarding” as well as Jazz and Fusion. Beside Rap what genre of music speaks to you the most?

No one genre. I just like old music. First, because I’m always looking for stuff to have my producer friends sample. But I’m the guy who listens to the songs people sampled just for pleasure. I’d probably have quit rap a long time ago if it weren’t for these amazing beats I’m sent every day, and the bedrock of these beats are these mind blowing old songs.

Numerous recent studies prove that popular songs today are much more similar today than the popular songs of previous eras were. And yeah, the people may seem to like it, but we’ll like anything you play us ten times a day. Today’s music will not have the staying power of 20th century music. The nature of entertainment has changed. Music can be created so fast now that it’s not about making some songs that people will play for the next 50 years, it’s about making an endless stream of songs that listeners can listen to one after the other for the next 50 years.

Every now and then I hear a great pop song like Sia’s “Chandelier”, and Beyonce is an undeniable icon. Beyonce will stand the test of time, along with a few others. But when I listen to the majority of new music, I can almost hear the board meetings in the background.

As a fellow Hip Hop Hobo I am well aware of many of the travails you have surely gone through in your Rap journey. What do you consider the hardest parts about walking the path of the Indie artist? What are the greatest rewards of following the road less traveled by?

The hardest part for me is spending my life making these songs, putting them out, and watching them go mostly unnoticed. At some point every artist has to prepare to accept the fact that he probably isn’t going to make it. There’s only one reason why artists don’t make it: they haven’t spent enough time on their craft. I mean all aspects of it: the music, the business, and living the kind of life that makes you someone people wanna listen to. And I mean spending every day, the majority of your day, before romance and kids and even food and shelter, music comes first.

You’re competing against desperate people who have nothing but their dream and nothing but time to chase it. You’re trying to be a successful musician. What’s better in life than being a successful musician? Nothing comes close, I don’t care who you are. And that’s why it’s not easy. It’s not supposed to be. I’ve been rapping for 20 years and I haven’t made it yet. I haven’t taken the more linear route, I haven’t had the time or the inclination to work as hard at certain aspects of my music career as some of my peers have, and I have a very stubborn vision of how I want my music to be. So I’m trying to create a base and a team in southern Africa which will mean more success, more money and most importantly more time.

Time is everything. The greatest reward of this road I’m on is that every day of my life is an adventure. I move through three countries in a week. I fall in love with places and people. I make music. I shoot video. I DJ and drink and work like a dog and search for wifi and get lost and make money and lose money and go weeks without seeing anyone I know. Each location is a new life, with a new woman and a new route you walk in the mornings and a new lunch spot and new bars and new dreams, and sometime very soon you’re gonna have to smile and let it all go, trust that if it was the place for you you’ll return, and then move forward to the next location.

Last but not least: If you could pick one person from any time in history to hang out with for a day; who would it be and what would you two do?

I’d pick Ayatollah Khomeini, and we’d hang out in San Francisco so maybe I could accidentally push him off the Golden Gate Bridge. Then maybe I’d have never left Iran and none of this would be happening.

Interview by Tucker Booth

The Frozen Food Section interview 2015 – new PR Director, more free music and new acts

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In the name of shaking things up for the new year, Saint Louis indie Hip-Hop imprint The Frozen Food Section, names a new PR Director, music giveaway program, and new acts. The FFS are poised to spread their frozen gospel in 2015 with their continued giveaway love for their fans and some other exciting “Innovations.” I caught up with Frozen’s core constituents Tucker Booth, Jonathan Toth From Hoth, DJ Innovation, and newly signed emcee Wilnevertell, to tell us all about the upcoming Frozen goodness.

- TUCKER BOOTH,

As the FFS PR director for 10 years, tell me about the new move for DJ Innovation?

Inno came to Toth and I and volunteered to take over as the new Midwest PR Director for The Frozen Food Section & we are super stoked to take him on in this capacity! He and I will work together to continue to build the FFS brand around the world as well as recruit new artists from different regions to join up with us (such as new members PlagueDoctor from Bellingham, Washington who Inno brought to us).

I have utmost confidence in DJ Innovation’s enthusiasm and promotional hustle and look forward to the many ways he will help FFS expand and grow. Inno’s creative presence has been felt considerably over the last few years. From scratch contributions to Toth’s Conspiracy Theory album and The Randy Savages Mixtape (not to mention his generous donation of exclusive rap verses he had procured from Canibus and Styles P to The Randy Savages project) Inno has left an extremely flavorful, nuanced aura which fits in well with the Frozen gang.

What can you tell us about DJ innovations role at your Tucker Booth Needs A job radio show?

Inno is a regular consultant of mine and helps guide the direction of the artist features and overall themes of our show. He introduces us to dope groups that I have been previously unaware of & goes the extra mile with the artists he submits to make sure that they are informed about the ins and outs of the Needs A Job Experience. Inno also calls in and regularly updates us on his personal and artistic trials and tribulations which makes for consistently entertaining on air fodder.

He also holds down our weekly Facebook thread that we maintain live throughout the course of each episode. If you’d like to get in on the fun go to my profile page: Tucker Dale Booth, Redondo Beach, California and look for our Monday show posts. It can get pretty crazy on the boards and Innovation often seems to be right in the midst of the madness. That said: he is truly one of our finest cyber diplomats and his participation is priceless. We are very blessed to have him in the Kill Radio and FFS fold.

- J-Toth,

How will the FFS greatest hits weekly releases be chosen?

So far, Tucker, HEAVYSET and I have just been trolling the catalog and picking our favorites. We’ve got around 1,000 songs (most are unreleased), so we’ve got plenty to choose from. If you have any suggestions, holler and we’ll see what’s up.

Tell us about your new album Conspiracy Theory.

This album was dedicated to my history degree from college. I’ve been into the concept of conspiracy theory since the first time I found some alternative information on old subjects. The longer you are online the more info you find, but as an historian, it’s my job to separate the wheat from the chaff (truth vs. propaganda). I noticed the public can be divided into two categories: 1. those who buy the official story reported and published by the government, military and mainstream media, and 2. those who don’t. When these two sides face-off online, it becomes the “sheep” vs. the “conspiracy nuts.”

As you might guess, it’s difficult to remain a sheep after you’ve accumulated so much relative information that the status quo is censoring and withholding from the public. Winston Churchill said, “History is written by the victors” and Adolf Hitler’s minister of propaganda Joseph Goebbels said, “if you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.”

What’s so fascinating about US history is that we have a culture of “being the best,” and that includes sponging techniques from our enemies. We learned fascism from the Nazis, propaganda from the Russians, torture from the Japanese and now our media is using KKK-style race-baiting and class dividing to keep the public in-fighting instead of standing up to the corruption going on within the system. The problem is, the further you go down the rabbit hole, the sneakier, murkier and more sinister motives surface.

The album starts off with my social commentary on how our system is run by “the company.” I took that old Tennessee For Williams song, Sixteen Tons, sped it up and chopped it. DJ Crucial scratched in his famous line, “I owe my soul to the company store,” but I cut off “store” so it was more relevant to us.

From there I tackled subjects like the Federal Reserve Bank (a debt-based scam run by a handful of the richest families in the world) Obama’s tenure (or how to change megalomaniacs who don’t want to change), the IRS (legal racketeers who steal money from the public), Karl Rove (one of the most awful amoral strategists to work in the White House), The Bush family (an even scarier group of cronies working for the cabals), lobbyists (aka human flies), the N.S.A. (thank god for Edward Snowden’s revelations), Secret Muslims (and how ludicrous that concept is), a George Carlin look at politicians and finally some solutions. I also added a presidential medley and the classic “Do the Whiteboy,” a satirical song about privilege.

I did a lot of the beats, but I got great production from Ace Ha, Architect, Splitface, Necktie, SykoRed, Invectrum and EngLebuRt. DJ Innovation also killed it on the cuts with Crucial. The guest emcees, Black Patrick, Space, Less, Tucker Booth and PLEX all brought their finest rhymes with them, and for that I am grateful.

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- DJ INNOVATION,

As the new PR director can you tell us about the FFS greatest hits weekly releases for 2015?

The newest thing the Frozen Food Section is doing is 1 song dropped every week for a year. Kinda an ode to all the older catalog, most requested, and new hotness as it comes out. We basically want to let everyone know about older stuff to wet their pallets for the new stuff we are putting out. Be on the look out for a new greatest hit every week.

What’s else is poppin for the FFS in 2015?

Well basically a bunch of new music from the FFS collective. The new PlagueDoctor heat from Bellingham Wa, a new J Toth/Dj Innovation album called Hoth produced by Ace Ha, and new heat from T booth. I’m sure we will get a peep into the solo mind of WilNeverTell with his solo album. (Garth from PlagueDoctor) basically new Frozen music will be set out to thaw into your brains in 2015.

- WILNEVERTELL,

what CAN you tell us about being the first group signed to the label by DJ Innovation, how did that hook up happen?

On Innovation’s last trip out from the silvery, shining concrete tiles of St. Louis to the moldy, tick-ridden swamps of the Pacific Northwest I showed him the robot we built-in a mountain-cave out of moss, vines and scraps of metal from numerous otherworldly shipwrecks scattered around these ravines and riverbeds. Maybe it was the strange blend of herbs, spores and pollen-pods we were smoking, but the music we programmed this robot to create, and the words and phrases we taught it to recite seemed to move DJ Innovation to the point of great reflection and apparent deep contemplation.

He claims he recalls nothing more of his visit to Washington, and awoke from his odd daze disembarking from his aircraft home in Missouri. He contacted me soon after with ramblings, and proclamations of a true genius, or a raving madman. He explained that my band of hooded musical tricksters should do well to join his own army of FFS mystic nobility. We agreed and have since sent forth a convoy of five ferrets to the deep Midwest and beyond, bearing the wealth of our first composition as PlagueDoctor.
And we have called it “Hooded Headed Medics” for our elders honor.

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 To get your Frozen Foods fill in the new year you can tune into The Tucker Booth Needs a Job internet radio show every Monday’s 2-6 Pacific Time on www.killradio.org and be sure to visit www.thefrozenfoodsection.bandcamp.com for the FFS greatest hits weekly releases.

J-Toth’s Conspiracy Theory is available at www.jonathantothfromhoth.bandcamp.com and Dj Innovation’s souncloud is always full of new freshness. See you there, all yrrrrrrrr long.

Southern Gypsy Funk band Come Back Alice release official video for “Coraline”

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With the emergence of new sounds and musical styles fueling the industry, the uniquely crafted musical contributions from Southern gypsy funk band Come Back Alice have grabbed the attention of both music enthusiasts and industry personnel. The Florida based band has announced the release of their latest video, “Coraline,” which is also available as their new single.

The elaborate new video was filmed in Florida by Lightwave Media and features a fairy-tale themed visual of Coraline sweeping through various scenes, seemingly following a path of destined destruction. The video captures its antagonist trying to lure Coraline with unsuspecting obstacles and she tries to rob Coraline of her beauty. In the lyrics, Tony Tyler, the band’s lead vocalist warns, “Coraline this place can be unkind, pull you low or push you high.” Tyler also said about the project.

Coraline represents the two sides that we all seem to posses. Everyone can relate to being pushed and pulled in one way or another — we all have our moments, ups and downs.

Stand up Bass lines, violin plucking, and giant sitars – paired with beauty stealing Wood Nymps, “enchanted” apples, hillbilly’s up to no good, and band’s playing in trees, all make this video an amazing journey through an awesome “Alice in Gypsyfunkland” scenario. Check it out.

 

Systematic Muzick presents JAH ORAH & KD ASSASSIN – “USED TO BE BOBBY & DARRICK” (Official video)

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St. Louis-based duo Jah Orah & KD Assassin present the Jah Orah/Baldhead-directed music video for “Used To be”, the DJ Reminise-produced title track of their new album featuring Aceyalone, Tef Poe, Bo Dean, MC923, Black Spade and Dharma Jean as well as production from Josef Leimberg (Mikah Nine), InStrumenTaL, 44Degreez, Pop dDub, Tony Baines, Baby Paul and Akili.

A Los Angeles native and Project Blowed graduate, Jah Orah was a newcomer to St. Louis when a chance meeting with KD at an STL event led them to the studio, then to a musical partnership. KD has toured with Cappadonna and has opened for Rakim and DMX, and Orah has performed alongside Aceyalone, Medusa, X-Clan, Public Enemy, Wise Intelligent and Damian Marley.

The meaning of ‘Used To Be’ to me is a transition from brainwashed mentality to finally waking up,” says KD, while Orah says “it’s just a song explaining my growth and the things I’ve seen growing up from Bobby to Jah Orah.

 – Dunn Deal PR

TheUsed To Be Bobby & Darrick album is out now on Bandcamp, iTunes and CDBaby.

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