This is dope! Peep the footage above:
“Madlib was invited to dig through the record library at Radio France during his recent trip to Paris. In this video he talks with Laura Leishman about a few of the records, and his own influences.”
Fredro Starr & Audible Doctor’s “Made In The Streets” album is due out via iTunes December 30th (physical release date TBA). In the meantime they’ve posted all the songs so you can stream the full album. Check it out below:
Fredro Starr – Everyday Hell (Produced by The Audible Doctor)
Fredro Starr – That New York (Produced by The Audible Doctor)
Fredro Starr – The Truth (Produced by The Audible Doctor)
Fredro Starr – This Ain’t My Day (Produced by The Audible Doctor)
Fredro Starr – Holdin It Down Ft. MakemPay (Produced by The Audible Doctor) (Cuts by DJ Nelson)
Fredro Starr – Polo Wars (Produced by The Audible Doctor)
Fredro Starr – What U Goin Thru (Produced by The Audible Doctor)
Fredro Starr – Racing Ft. Mike Raw (Produced by The Audible Doctor)
Fredro Starr – Suicide Queens (Produced by The Audible Doctor)
Fredro Starr – Aint No Other Kings (Produced by The Audible Doctor) (Cuts by DJ Nelson)
Fredro Starr – Hit Man 4 Hire Ft. Philly Swain (Produced by The Audible Doctor)
Fredro Starr – Made In The Streets (Remix) (Produced by The Audible Doctor)
Peep the video for the new Audible Doctor produced track from Genesis Elijah “Dear Kanye”:
“Wasn’t even sure about putting this out but here it is. I know Kanye will never hear it but in away it’s relevant to a lot of artist with a voice or in any the public eye. Most of us have good intensions but sometimes the words we choose or the actions we take to make those positive changes betray us. Sometime we don’t need to be torn down. Sometimes we just need a bit of brotherly advice…” – Genesis
The Wake Up Show recently aired an episode featuring all of the unplugged performances from their “Unplugged” video series (which includes performances from Audible Doctor, Crooked I, Bishop Lamont, Roqy Tyraid, Senica Da Misfit, Bodega Brovas, Jasiri X & more). Check out the episode below:
And if you missed the Unplugged videos you can watch them all HERE
Brown Bag AllStars MC, Koncept links with Los Angeles based MC, Producer, Engineer Tenacity as Coarse Company for the “Same Page” Free EP. Produced entirely by Tenacity and featuring guest appearances from J57, Natalie Andrea, and Shi Dog, “Same Page” is some what of a warm up to what these two artists have to offer in the New Year. Get it below for free.
Mandala Vol. 1, Polysonic Flows is the fourth Mello Music Group compilation – previous compilations include Mental Liberation, Helpless Dreamer, and Self Sacrifice. It’s also perhaps our best to date.
The album showcases our ever-evolving roster of top-tier producers and rappers, many of whom (e.g. Oddisee, Quelle Chris, Has-Lo) fill both roles with equal dexterity. Additionally, it features several artists MMG plans to collaborate with in 2014, a testament to our commitment to working with those who possess singular sonic and lyrical abilities.
Mandala Vol. 1, Polysonic Flows is at once compact and comprehensive. Clocking in at twenty tracks, there is not a minute wasted and not a miss in sight. It is diverse and yet somehow cohesive, tailor made to rock your car speakers and your brain stem. It is MMG’s reminder that hip-hop is alive and well, and a reintroduction to a label that’s tried never to forget what makes music compelling.
With ten distinctive producers behind the boards, the soundscapes on Mandala Vol. 1, Polysonic Flows cover the map and the album is all the better for it. Oddisee of course helms the opener and tracks throughout with a musicality like few in Hip-Hop today. L’Orange brings subtle, jazzy suites to the table, and Quelle Chris provides dusty samples looped over hard-hitting drums as well as anyone else on the record. Jeremiah Jae also makes sure the bass-rattling, electronic bangers coming out of L.A.’s beat scene are well represented. Nothing here is solely run-of-the-mill boom-bap. Each beat is far richer and more inventive, able to play on its own and provide the perfect complement to the raps at hand.
As far as the rhymes are concerned, the rappers we’ve selected for Mandala Vol. 1, Polysonic Flows leave nothing to chance. MMG heavyweights like yU and Has-lo cut with long practiced precision, and newcomers like Castle are in top form. The same can also be said of Hellfyre Club features Open Mike Eagle and Milo. Regardless of who’s on the mic, scores of bare-knuckle battle rap bars are tempered with rhymes both emotionally raw and mentally challenging. The MCs on our comp are intelligent and self-aware, capable of the comic, tragic, and in-between at the sound of a snare. They have an old-school reverence for rhyme with a modern state of mind and modern problems. Come-up or comedown, shine or shadow, friend or foe – they are fearless in confronting all fears.
Above all, Mandala Vol. 1, Polysonic Flows is MMG’s opening salvo for the new year, a sign of the great and innovative music we plan to release. We’re proud to call it the first 2014 jewel in the crown of our crest.
I recently dropped two videos off “The Summer Tape” EP…peep the video for “Wings Part 2″ featuring Francesca on the hook above, and peep the video for “Dirty Nigga” featuring Chaundon below. Both tracks produced by me.
“Wings Part 2″
Directed & Shot by Rob Levy
Director of Photography – Joe Gherardi
Assistant Director – Nattiel Arias
Production Designer – Mat Sliwa
Production Assistant – Karan Chhatwal
Produced by Civil
Directed By Alex F. Ghassan @alexg_director
Edited By Isam Muhammad @mrnuday