Sunday, 17 February 2019

Sos Bishop - Peace To The Hardcore


Sos is from New York City, Where He grew up in the Bronx. At a young age he listened to all kinds of different music. 

His pops played in a band called Exit-9 so when he was younger he used to go in the studio with them.
Along with his cousins rapping, DJ’ing and dancing helped Sos realize that music is what he  wanted to do so he started perfecting his craft. He loved Kane, Rakim, Krs, Slick Rick, Brand Nubian, Epmd, Tribe, Nas, Jay-z, Biggie, and Black Moon.

That's was the birth of Sos Bishop. When he was younger he moved around so he has a little bit of everywhere and a little bit of everything in him. His moms had him in South Carolina for a while, then Delaware, so he knows how life is out the city. In a way this benefited his craft. The city feels his music as well as the people from his block because no matter where he was he never lost his NY style. 

The streets came in and people started rapping about what they were doing so his team was living like rappers; ice, money, females, and cars. So when you hear him talk about things lot of things he did or saw first hand. He mixed a time when you had to have style with the real shit and that's the Sos Bishop that stands before you now!

Check out his new single Peace To The Hardcore on Spotify HERE

Flock Goddy x Mysonne - Glorify


Flock Goddy is a recording artist from The West Bronx Signed To The Scott LaRock Music Group Label (Founded By Scott LaRock Jr.; Son Of Legendary DJ, & Founder Of Boogie Down Productions, DJ Scott LaRock). Flock brings Delivery, Punch Lines, Wordplay and a Unique Perspective. 

Flock started writing music and recording at about 14 years old just as a way to express the day to day struggles of living in the ghettos of The Bronx. As a kid i was introduced to Hip Hop/Rap. Influenced By The Sounds & Lyrics Of The Late Greats 2pac, Big Pun, Biggie, Nate Dogg, Nas, Jay Z, Jadakiss, Styles P, Dipset, Snoop, Nate Dogg and Many more. 

Label Released single "Glorify" (Ft Mysonne)
on all major digital platforms online

Stream/Purchase on Spotify - Amazon - iTunes - Google Play

or stream below on YouTube. Official video coming soon

Video: Brando AR - ARtiFACTS

America’s Reality Entertainment presents Brando AR, a Hip Hop upstart out of St. Louis Missouri.
The Midwest native drew musical inspirations from the Golden Era of Hip Hop to Alternative Rock, and everything else in between that he resonated with.

Music was also Brando’s first love but it wasn’t until 2013 that he took initiative to advance his own career in music, and he solidified this by taking his talents to New York City.
Making a home for himself in Queens, NY, Brando built his career from the ground up with his AR Ent.. team.

Fast forward a few years later, Brando is now actively working with Grammy nominated, multi-platinum producer, Tarboy Williams. Currently, the two are in the midst of finishing Brando’s new album, set for a Summer release.

After taking a brief hiatus, Brando and his AR Entertainment team have officially released the Matthew Scott directed visual for “ArtiFacts.”

Check the video below and add the track to your Spotify playlist HERE:



Follow Brando on social media and more:

Instagram.com/Relz_AR (Management)


VIDEO: Envy - All I Have ft Supreme Truth



Envy the prodigy was born and raised in the Bronx, NY (Edenwald projects).
The 25 year old and has been writing music since he was 8 years old.

Envy started to get into trouble in the streets at a young age:
"I been behind bars a few times and not ashamed to say it.
I rap for a cause not just because I do this for my brothers behind a wall and for the rest that are not here with us today. I express what I feel in my music instead of causing pain.
People feel what I feel and see what I see thru my music"

Check out the video for All I Have featuring Supreme Truth below:

Thursday, 14 February 2019

VIDEO: Scrooge Owens - F#%K U


Scrooge Owens is a very well-known name in the NY underground hip-hop scene.
Throughout the years his message and skills have created a generous buzz on social media and through word of mouth. In addition, Scrooge is the founder of Mean Mugga Entertainment (a hip hop record label) and has shared the stage with such talents as Jadakiss, Mr. Cheeks (Lost Boyz) and A-F-R-O.

Scrooge explains his 'F#%K U!' video saying...
"After you've given your all to ppl and they still turn their back on you or feel they can disrespect you it comes a turning point when you just flip out. People look at you like you're wrong,but they never see what lead to making you lose it. when it come to family and friends,even tho you love them, sometimes its FUCK U!

IF YOU LOVE AND RESPECT ME,SHOW IT!
NEVER LOVE ANYONE MORE THAN THEY LOVE YOU!"

Watch the video below:

 Add his new track 'Caution' to your playlist by clicking the pic below:

https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/scroogeowens/caution

Monday, 11 February 2019

VIDEO: OneMike - I Like It Remix Ft YunG'n L.I.t, YunG StaxXx, and Joe Stallion


While Cardi B celebrated her Grammy win OneMike and members of his T.E.S.T. Squad (YunG'n L.I.t, YunG StaxXx, and Joe Stallion) were busy premiering the video to their remix of Cardi's smash 'I Like It'.

The shots fired in the opening scene were for real when some local hoods tried to disrupt the video shoot by letting off during a scene. T.E.S.T. Squad are made from firmer stuff than that though and carried on filming regardless.

Check out the video below:


DJ Modesty - The Real Hip Hop Show Vol 349 - Stream


Check out the latest episode of Dj Modesty - The Real Hip Hop Show
Including tracks by PAPOOSE feat DJ PREMIER, Pop Da Brown Hornet, POSITIVE K feat MC LYTE, Mr Cheeks feat Keith Murray, The Good People feat DJ C-Reality and more.

DJ Modesty has done his show since 2003 to promote the best of the underground, independent & real Hip Hop, Boom Bap, and Golden Years....REAL RECOGNIZE REAL !!!DJ MODESTY is a DJ & Producer affiliated to Lordgang Dj's, Da Beatminerz, Screwball, Team Fearless, The Closers, WeBuildHits, L&L, 25 To Life, UGA, available for live shows, mixtapes, beats, cuts, and collabos.
Check out his album releases on WWW.DJMODESTY.BANDCAMP.COM


This latest mix also includes the world premiere of B.Dvine's new single 'Dominate Breakloops' featuring Cuban Pete & Odd Thomas, off of his upcoming collaboration EP entirely produced by DJ Modesty.

Stream the show below:

 



Look out for the B.Dvine x DJ Modesty EP COMING SOON!

New Music: Official Gorilla Army - Gorilla Tactics Mixtape


The new Gorilla Tactics mixtape is live now on the O.G.A. music site

Featuring new and exclusive music, freestyles and album cuts, from General D.Original Mr.Blue, Cuban Pete, OneMike, BDEYE, Blend, Biggs, Dingdo, Ramrod, and DJ Creative.

Artwork by Cuban Pete for C75 Live

Stream below and download HERE




Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Blog Posts 101 - A Guide

Cuban Pete here. I post on several music blogs and people send me things to post.
Some people are managers and some are the artists themselves but a lot of them don't realize what information is needed for someone like me to do a good blog post that's also beneficial for them. So here are 5 things that should really be basics.


1 EPK
An Electronic Press Kit is something every serious artist should have and should include photos, links, a bio, and contact info.

2 Product Info
If you've gone to the trouble of getting promo in the form of a post its presumably because you've got a product to sell such as a single, album, video, merch, etc.
In that case you need to supply links to that product.
If its music then something like a Soundcloud, Bandcamp, or YouTube link where you can get embed codes and people can stream or watch directly from the blog post.
Some information about the product itself (features, how it came about, etc) is also a good idea and can be added to info about the artist that's been pulled from their bio.
Really you should have all this info in the email you have sent out to your contact list.

3 Pictures
Good quality, as professional looking as possible, photos of the artist.
Album/single artwork.
Photos of merch.

4 Links
Now they know all about you and like what they've heard or seen hopefully they'll want to keep up with your other projects, or even interact with you. In which case you need to supply social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and/or links to you or your labels website..

5 Share Share Share
There is no point, especially if you've paid, in getting promotion if nobody sees it. Share the links on your social media. If its a really good review for example add it to your press page on your website. If you can help bring more visitors to the site then you are more likely to get on it again in the future.


And that's pretty much it!

I'm sure there'll be some things Ive forgotten to mention, or even things you might just like to see more of yourself, so feel free to comment on the post.

Sunday, 27 January 2019

New Music: Cuban Pete x Reddtune - The Dopeness


A celebration of the return of Hip Hop
2018 was a great year for Hip Hop. Although it was mostly clickbait rap that ruled the commercial airwaves while the media continued their assault intent on dividing the Hip Hop community the amount of dope Hip Hop that dropped made it undeniable that dope lyrics and beats still matter and are still in effect.

Cuban Pete contributed to this resurgance by dropping his acclaimed 'Renaissance Man' project in July and rounding off the year with his 'Capital C Capital P' album that hes still promoting. Starting off the new year right Cuban reminds heads what a great year 2018 was as well as dropping a few jewels about the divisiveness battle that continues in the game.

ReddTune is a producer from London, UK, that has been doing his thing since 1986. 'The Dopeness' is taken from his production ep 'The Sickness' that also dropped at the same time. You can check out his beats for sale HERE and he also does a radio show you can check out HERE.

Stream 'The Dopeness' below and download HERE
Look out for the track on Spotify and other streaming platforms shortly and add it to your playlist.



Stream the whole 'The Sickness' ep  HERE

Saturday, 19 January 2019

Krumbsnatcha is... Iron Will Ninja - Shinobi


New England Hip Hop legend Krumbsnatcha gets ready to release his new project 'Iron Will Ninja: Shinobi' on February 19th

Brought to you by Mind Power Entertainment and Protect Ya Neck Records the album is executive produced by upcomer Di Future and features Hectic, Cuban Pete, Rusty Slang, and Mona Lisa on guest mic duties. Cover illustration by TaMya Romero, project design by C75 Designs.


K.S. has had a long career. From being mentored by the late GURU (RIP) of Gangstarr to being part of the GangStarr Foundation to being on the Training Day soundtrack to acting in the film Urban Massacre. He was also the first unsigned artist to get Hip Hop Quotable in The Source for his guest verse on Gangstarr's 'Make Em Pay'.

Iron Will Ninja is his 8th studio album and K.S. says he feels it is his strongest work to date. C75's Cuban Pete is the only UK feature on the album. He and K.S. have been working on several tracks together as of late so look forward to more from C75 Live and Mind Power Ent.soon.

Preview the project below and go ahead and pre-order the project HERE