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Day #5 of Multi-Platinum producer Caviar’s extensive 4/20 celebration series, gets a blessing from West Coast Hip Hop legend Kurupt on Rollin’ feat. Knotch a multi-platinum songwriter, artist, producer, and engineer.Rollin’ brings pure fun to the extended #420 celebration of the looming release of Caviar’s full-length project “Blessed and Highly Flavored” set for release just before summer hits!!!Hip Hop and vocal powerhouses from across the country have joined with Cavie on the “Blessed and Highly Flavored” project which is a collection of vibes, all good, which give a salute to the peace and blessings we want for our friends and loved ones around the world.“Rollin’” is the fifth single from the upcoming Caviar Secret Specialist production showcase project “Blessed and Highly Flavored.” The album features original cuts featuring some of the best-known voices in music as well as introducing the next round of breaking artists and songwriters from the Kannon Ent. camp.

Source: Kurupt – Rollin’ (feat. Knotch) Prod. Caviar Secret Specialist – The Hype Magazine

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On Day #3 of Multi-Platinum producer Caviar’s extensive 4/20 celebration series, hits with West Coast rap icon E.D.I. Don formerly E.D.I. Mean and Compton California’s Cavie spitting some very personal *ish on a Sunday with the latest single in the series “Blessed.” The song also features singer/songwriter/actor Keith Robinson who played Tupac’s manager in the docudrama on his life. E.D.I. Mean is best known as a member of Tupac’s group Outlawz.“Blessed” is the third single from his upcoming production showcase project “Blessed and Highly Flavored.” The album features original cuts featuring some of the best-known voices in music as well as introducing the next round of possible superstar talent like the supercharged voice stand out Daja Marie.In a unique celebration of the unofficial Cannabis Comunity holiday; Cavie is extending the Cannabis celebration with a 20 song in 20 days single release campaign powered by media powerhouse The Hype Magazine.

Source: E.D.I. Don and Cavie ‘Blessed’ (feat. Keith Robinson) – The Hype Magazine

No genre is mightier than hip-hop in 2015.

Like Taylor Swift last fall, who switched up her sound and lapped her pop peers in year-end sales, rappers such as Drake and Kendrick Lamar have revitalized the industry with bold moves that fly in the face of traditional radio. With innovative styles that have paved the way for new artists, a timely new emphasis on social commentary, the muscle of social media and a mastery of the surprise release, rap’s surge has fans listening in big numbers.

Last week, Drake’s surprise If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late became the first album of the year to sell more than 1 million copies — on top of the more than 570 million streams it has accumulated across platforms since February, according to Nielsen Music. The Toronto native reached the milestone just days after Dr. Dre released his first album in nearly 16 years, Compton, which shocked music fans when it was announced last month and could sell as many as 300,000 copies in its first week, Billboard predicts.

USA TODAY

Drake has 2015’s first platinum release

Unsurprising, given how rappers have run the tables the rest of the year. Of Spotify’s 10 most streamed albums this year, seven are hip-hop, led by Kendrick Lamar (To Pimp a Butterfly), A$AP Rocky (At.Long.Last.A$AP), Meek Mill (Dreams Worth More Than Money) and Future (DS2). Each bowed at No. 1 and has sold more than 200,000 copies (or in Pimp’s case, triple that).

Almost as impressive, three of 2015’s most streamed songs have also been rap, including Fetty Wap’s Trap Queen, Omarion’s Post to Be and Wiz Khalifa’s See You Again (a No. 1 champ for nearly three months on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart). Factor in newcomers such as Silento (Watch Me) and T-Wayne (Nasty Freestyle), who have translated viral successes into top 10 hits, and hip-hop has rarely been more pervasive or diverse.

“What we’re hearing now is a whole range of styles,” says Erik Nielson, an assistant professor of liberal arts at the University of Richmond who teaches classes in hip-hop culture. “Some of the major players that have dominated for a number of years — Jay Z, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne — they’re less influential than they were. What you’re seeing in some sense is not so much a changing of the guard, because they’re still really important in the industry, but it’s opened up this space for a bunch of new acts to enter the scene.”

The movement also has paved the way for more experimental, incisive music this year as rappers become less reliant on radio singles and more invested in the art of the album as a whole. New releases from Joey Bada$$ (B4.Da.$$), Tyler, the Creator (Cherry Bomb) and Wale (The Album About Nothing) all started in the top five of the Billboard album charts, despite little promotion and no crossover hits.

“These albums are all unapologetically uncommercial — they don’t make concessions to the radio or music industry,” says Billboard senior editor Alex Gale. “If you’re a Kendrick Lamar fan, you need to listen to the whole album. You can’t digest it from a single. … To me, it’s kind of fascinating to see rap waving the banner for the album.”

via Why 2015 is the year of hip-hop.

Oymorrons alternative rap groupThe Oxymorrons drop of their new video today for “808 Clap” exclusively via HipHopDX.  Directed by wearaenotnatives, haunting choir vocals kick off a black and white montage of ominous figures huddled up inside of a dark warehouse. “Now, you / don’t wanna live my life, walk in my shoes / peddle on my bike,” raps K.I. as he trades verses with Dee while surrounded by a intimidating gang of masks and hoods. Imagine, the BET HipHop Awards Cipher mixed with the imagery of the movie Saw. The suspense level of  “808 Clap” only increases as the guys look to escape. In Rap, it’s always survival of the fittest, with The Oxymorrons rapping their way out of any situation.

808 Clap

Written by: Oxymorrons
Produced By: Felix Snow
Filmed, Directed & Edited by: Wearenotnatives

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Malina Moye

#RockGoddess Malina Moye announces new single “A Little Rough” dropping April 22 #MalinaMoye #ALittleRough

The is only one #rockgoddess and her name resounds across the globe, MALINA MOYE!  This exciting guitarist, singer, songwriter is one of the hottest products emanating from the #rock world as we speak!  Her new single “A Little Rough” releases Apr 22, 2014 to much anticipation and industry clamor…she promises it will be the musical ride of a lifetime…don’t miss it!

Find out more about Malina Moye, her music, tours and exclusive news via her official site http://www.malinamoye.com/

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Original Track – The Worst

Artist – Jhene Aiko @JheneAiko

Label – Epic Records, Def Jam Recordings, Artium Recordings, The Ultimate
Group

Directed by: J Law / One Room Media / @Rebelious301

Recorded & Mixed: Dip / @2h2hstudios

http://www.SouthernBoiEnt.com

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Leader of Grammy Winning Track Kingz - Miltickit

Leader of Grammy Winning Track Kingz – Miltickit

Your favorite rapper’s producer drops 27/9 from his new album “Street Money” in stores now!!!

Miltickit is part of the Grammy Award winning production team Track Kingz and has stepped out of the lab to grace the industry with his new album “Street Money” which is going ham across the music industry spectrum…well done Mil!!!

 

11 Grooves

Lawson-Montgomery is an independent record label based in Raleigh, North Carolina and is administered by Diamond Music Group (DMG), Inc., in Las Vegas, Nevada; distributed by INgrooves Music . The company’s products are developed under the A&R guidance of Lavae McClinnahan. The new digital music industry has given new independent record labels and unprecedented opportunity to compete on a major level … with the right team.

Home to the artist collective known as 11 Grooves, Lawson-Montgomery, brings under its umbrella a selection of talent that sets the stage for a new dynamic in Southern music. The mission of the label is to deliver quality and meaningful products to meet the needs and wants of global consumers.

11 Grooves was founded in 2000 by Marc Law a native of Duplin County, NC. As a long time fan of hip hop music, he began his career kicking verses with friends and on underground tracks in various studios. He is also a member of the Tsunami Gang, a group comprised of artists on the 11 Entertainment label. In keeping with the Lawson-Montgomery philosophy of exposing top talent from the Carolina region, the crew hosts a monthly event in Raleigh called “New Ishh Fridayz” to showcase Carolina’s independent artists.

One of the driving forces behind any venture are the “handlers” or business minds that handle the plethora of mundane pieces of the machine which make a successful business grow and prosper. Diamond Music Group, Inc., is the secret weapon for Lawson-Montgomery and 11 Grooves.

via Industry Profile: Independent Record Label Lawson-Montgomery and Music Collective 11 Grooves – Yahoo Voices – voices.yahoo.com.

Interview: @E40 Talk’s with @DjSteelTv and @BossLadyTv | microphonebully.com.

On the eve of the release of The Block Brochure: Welcome To The Soil Volumes 4,5,6, E-40 speaks with Simone “Boss Lady” Amelia and

DJ Steel on Hip Hop Nation about working with 2Pac and his favorite memories of the late rapper.

 

Check out this talented singer Jarell Perry spit a freestyle vocal  with DBraxx on The Rap Project.

For a fresh take on hip hop subscribe to the channel & check us out at http://www.therapprojectshow.com every Wednesday  7-9p PST.  #ONE!