With his new album “Roalty” slated for release on December 18, 2015, Chirs Brown drops a mixtape to hold his fans over for the next few weeks. Titled “Before The Party”, the mixtape boast a track list of 34 songs deep. #PRESSPLAY
“Less than a month before his new album “Royalty” is released, Chris Brown blesses his fans with a new 34 track project properly titled “Before The Party.” Be sure to pre order “Royalty” on iTunes today. Those who pre order or purchase the album when it comes out will have $1 go straight to The Children’s Miracle Network.”
Preorder Chris Brown’s new album “Roalty” on iTunes.
“Barbershop” and “Barbershop 2” were both movies that were well recieved and are viewed by some as classic movies. The film series is known for it’s humor as well as it’s messages towards the community that it respresents. Some of the topics that have been addressed have been gentrification and racial profiling, all surrounding the importance of the commitment to the community being responsible for it’s own destiny.
April 2016 marks it’s return with “Barbershop 3: The Next Cut”. With it’s setting still slated in the Southside of Chicago, Illinois, the trailer shows that though as humorus as in the past, there is still a the responsibility to address what is effecting the communtiy. In the case of Chicago, it seems that the heightening rate of gang violence amongst the youth is at the center of attention for this go around.
With the return of prior characters played by lead man Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Eve, Anthony Anderson, Sean Patrick Thomas, and Deon Cole there’s some new additions to the bunch to include Regina Hall and hip hop favorites Common and Nicki Minaj. From the view of the trailer, looks to be promising. #PRESSPLAY
Tech N9ne is viewed as top independent hip hop artist currently and with four straight years to on the Forbes highest paid rappers list, it shows to be true! Definitely the epitome of staying true and investing in self, Tech and his Strange Music outfit have seen the seeds of their labor come full circle.
With the release of the album “Strangeulation Volume II”, Techa Nina drops an in studio video of himself spitting bars in his signature rapid fire but on point flow. In “Cypher I”, he demonstrates once again the caliber of emcee he truly is and why he should be mentioned in your favortie rappers list. #PRESSPLAY
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Checking in for the fourth quarter of the year is none other then Ms. Erykah Badu! With a high powered drive of energy from her recent hosting of the Soul Train Awards and her interview with The Breakfast Club ( which was graced with the presence of revered emcee Jay Electronica, who is the father of Badu’s youngest child), she has released a new mixtape titled “Cain’t Use My Phone”. Just released today, the project is already recieving rave responses from fans and critics.
In unexpected move, a guest feature from Badu’s oldest child’s son, Andre 3000, is featured on the album’s closing track “Hello”. What comes out of this combination is pure magic……#PRESSPLAY
Riding high….definite way to describe Redman! The veteran emcee and Def Squad representative is riding high from the accolades that have come rolling in from his BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher appearance in which he ripped some bars with his Def Squad partners in rhyme, Erick Sermon and Keith Murray. With the force of that momentum, he dropped his latest album “Mud Face”. Said to be a precursor to the long awaited “Muddy Waters 2” album, “Mud Face” shows us Red in raw form spitting witty but lethal bars. Redman is set to show the world (and remind those of us who already know) why he is one of the most notable lyricists in hip hop.
In his first visual offering for the project, he brings “Nigga Like Me”. A free for all bar fest with a feel good vibe to it, the video shows Red indulging in two of his favorite activities; being a connoisseur of the finest “herbs” and rocking the stage as a well equipped emcee! To no surprise, he is joined by his Wu Tang brethren and rhyme partner Method Man!
Gary, Indiana bred rapper Freddie Gibbs has built a strong following and fanbase over the years and recieved much critical acclaim for his album project “Pinata” with legendary producer Madlib. With all the energy generated from that, he recently dropped a new album titled “Shadow of A Doubt”. The album is a nod back to the dark, bass heavy sound which marries up in sync with Gangsta Gibbs cold, straight forward delivery. It’s definitely that ESGN gangsta music that is signature Freddie Gibbs style.
In the first visual from the project, Gibbs brings “Fuckin Up the Count”. It features a storyline that is street orietned and just as dark as the song it visualizes. ESGN for sure!
Purchase Freddie Gibbs “Shadow of A Doubt” on Amazon.
Fresh off of dropping his five song EP, “Da Nic”, T.I. checks in with a visual for the track “Broadcast Live”. Keeping in good spirit and humor,Tip enlists fellow Atlanta native and comedian DC Young Fly as they make their way through ATL’s westside. #PRESSPLAY
Maybach Music Group boss Rick Ross drops the new visual to “Geechi Liberace”, a track from his latest mixtape release, “Black Dollar”. The video features a few shots of certain symbols that have been controversially linked to Ross over the past few years. On the track itself, Ross spits in his signature flow and cadence and adds a few choice bars about a certain O.G. with the same name.
“Sweet Jones: Pimp C’s Trill Life Story” is a biography of the late southern hip hop legend and UGK group member Pimp C. Highly praised, quoted, and remembered to this day, Pimp C is undeniably one of hip hop’s most revered and loved personalities. Taken away from the world by his still mysterious sudden death in 2007 and with a still growing fan base after his passing, the story behind the man needs to be heard.
Julia Beverly, founder/editor/publisher of southern based hip hop magazine Ozone, took the time to compile input from many sources, including Pimp C’s mother (who was his and UGK’s manager), to author and publish the biography. In the above video, she sits down with B High of Atlanta radio station 107.9 FM to discuss Pimp’s life and the process of bringing the book together.
“A pioneer in the South’s quest for respect in the Hip Hop world and one of the most colorful characters to emerge from the music scene which ultimately topped rap charts at the turn of the century, Chad “Pimp C” Butler’s controversial life – and suspicious death in 2007 – left behind many unanswered questions, a family divided, and scores of talented new artists inspired by his group UGK’s music. Sweet Jones pays tribute to the extremely talented – yet bipolar and complex – musician who embodied the Southern dream. Written by the founder and Editor-in-Chief of esteemed Southern rap publication OZONE Magazine and compiled from interviews with Pimp C himself, his mother and manager Weslyn “Mama Wes” Monroe, UGK rap partner Bun B, and hundreds of friends, family members, and collaborators like Snoop Dogg, Scarface, Too $hort, 8Ball & MJG, Jazze Pha, David Banner, Mannie Fresh, Paul Wall, Slim Thug, Trae, and Willie D of the Geto Boys, Sweet Jones is a must-read for any Southern rap fan.”
“Sweet Jones: Pimp C’s Trill Life Story” now available on digital outlets and in print copy.