The first single off Mic Handz forthcoming collaboration project, My Codeez features no nonsense lyrics by its producer UG from the Cella Dwellas, V12 Vital, Heltah Skeltah’s Rockness Monsta and Handz himself. These men have a unique lineage between them all having served as active members of the legendary Brooklyn street gang the DECEPTICONS. All valid and highly respected emcees on the New York and world stage these men have banded together over this track to let you know that “dark things happen in the broad of the light”. This is exactly what the New York streets are supposed to sound like. “The Walking Dead” is available for download now on Soundcloud. Make sure to have this in your hip hop playlist!
Rampage aka 1st Lieutenant of the legendary Flipmode Squad is back with the release of his hot new mixtape Remington Steele, produced by Felony Muzik. The project offers a refreshing fusion of classic feel good grooves with a 2015 lyrical vibe. His first single off the mixtape “Gimme The Night” contains a sample of the George Benson’s tireless classic and it’s already started to gain momentum and buzz. Remington Steele is definitely a must have in your music arsenal and will available for download and streaming tomorrow on Audiomack.com.
Last night, bloggers, tastemakers and celebrities gathered at New York’s Jungle City Studios to celebrate the upcoming release of T-Pain’s The Iron Way Mixtape with a private listening event. The mixtape features production from The Dream, All-Star, Don Cannon and many more as well as T-Pain himself.
As guests sipped on Skyy Vodka cocktails, T-Pain sat down with Shaheem Reid and discussed more on the mixtape. “I was watching Game of Thrones, and there was this kind of thing where they ask, ‘Did you get what you have the iron way or the gold way?’ he explained. “The gold way is buying respect and paying for respect, basically just paying for everything you have. The iron way is earning it by killing mofos. The iron way as in swords.” When asked why a mixtape instead of a regular album, T-Pain just simply replied, “I don’t wanna deal with the label shit. I just wanna make music for the fans.”
The 21-track mixtape includes appearances from Kardinal Official, Vantrease, Migos, Lil’ Wayne, and some unreleased vocals from the late singer Aaliyah, which T-Pain delves more into the interview. “They (Aaliyah’s record company) were doing the Aaliyah X album and they came to me for a feature for it,” he explained. “They had a bunch of sessions of her unused tracks. Instead of just being a dick and charging the shit out of them, I just asked for the of the sessions and they were like ‘Here you go.’ So it was like a swap, I did a song for her album and they gave me one for mines.”
Even though the mixtape has that overall Talahassee feel to it, it also includes some firsts: T-Pain spitting bars and joints with some sweet golden era hip hop beats, which is new for me, considering what his style usually is. With his dreads shed and his top hat retired, he considers The Iron Way as a rebirth for him.
The album drops tomorrow, March 27th and is hosted by DJ Drama and DJ Trendsetter Sense.
T.H.E.M. Recordings’ Shameless Plug presents a 4 track EP entitled Bad Words that features cameo appearances from label mates Innocent? & Mic Handz, Allyrical, and Bankai Fam’s own Skanks. Jump on the EP, out now on SoundCloud!
She is the hottest new actress on television and fans have been going crazy every Wednesday night for “Tiana Brown” on FOX’s hit new drama, Empire. “Tiana Brown” is played by the beautiful Serayah McNeill. Serayah has been captivating audiences with her character’s shocking plot twists and show stopping musical performances.
Her role on Empire is Serayah’s very first acting job and she has hit a home run with a role on the most popular show on television! Now Serayah is capitalizing on her rise to fame by returning to her first love… music. Before her role on Empire, Serayah was receiving raved reviews on her Soundcloud account for her original music and incredible covers.
Due to popular demand Serayah has agreed to release her first mixtape this summer as an independent pop artist. “I couldn’t be more excited for the direction my acting and modeling careers are going in, but I will never neglect my love for music,” says Serayah. “Thank you to all my fans for insisting I release a new project and I promise this new mixtape will be my best one yet!”
From the streets of Chitown, DJ Averi Minor presents the official return of one of the rap game’s illest lady MCs. She was the leading lady in Ludacris’ hit joint, “What’s Your Fantasy” and was featured on tracks with some of hip hop’s biggest heavyweights. Now, Shawnna has returned with a vengeance with “N—a Please”, the first offering from their forthcoming Miconia mixtape, dropping soon!!