“Some have a bad day, others a bad month, and for those really going through it, a bad year. For Bekay, it was 15 months of back to back heart break, where he lost both friends and family to murder and illness. Bekay has always used music as an outlet to work through life’s speed bumps, but what happens when those speed bumps become mountains? On “15 Months of Bloody Violins,” Bekay returns to the mic after taking an inevitable hiatus to purge his mind of the trails and tribulations that have kept him at bay from what he loves most – rapping his ass off. Call this song Bekay’s catharsis, or call it plain insanity, either way Bekay hasn’t lost a step and spits with even more ferocity than even his most die hard of fans are used to. Produced by DJ Morte of Buenos Aires, “15 Months of Bloody Violins” is Bekay’s grand re-entrance, so stay tuned as he gets set to launch more music from his Horror Flick Entertainment imprint.”
“In promotion of the lead single, “The Raw” (M-Phazes Remix) from Coalmine Records forthcoming remix compilation Phazed Out, produced entirely by Australia’s M-Phazes, we’re please to offer the original versions of the song available for stream in addition to M-Phazes Remix. Originally released in 2005 as the inaugural 12-inch from the Brooklyn-based boutique indie label, the vinyl included two versions; the original version or ‘Street Side’, produced by Street Orchestra, and the ‘!ll Side” remix, produced by !llmind. With the addition of M-Phazes latest remix, there’s now three official versions in existence – take a listen and feel free to comment on which version is your favorite…”
M-Phazes drops the first official single for his remix album Phazed Out, which drops digitally on February 14th and on CD on February 28th through Coalmine Records. The single is a remix of Coalmine’s inaugural single “The Raw”, which features Saigon, Inspectah Deck and Bekay with an updated scratch chorus provided by DJ Boogie Blind (X-ecutioners, Pharoahe Monch). Phazed Out is a compilation of select singles taken from Coalmine’s catalog, remixed by the Aria Award winning M-Phazes and mixed/arranged by DJ Rhettmatic, former DMC West Coast Champion. Guest features on Phazed Out include Heltah Skeltah, CL Smooth, Emilio Rojas, Skyzoo, Sadat X, El Da Sensei, Torae, Brown Bag AllStars, Chubb Rock, DJ Revolution, Mela Machinko, Krondon, Phil The Agony, Mista Sinista, J-Live & more.
“After a year since the release of El Da Sensei’s acclaimed Global Takeover 2: Nu World LP (GT2), the Nu Jeru legend has returned with a follow-up EP, appropriately titled, The Nu World Remix EP, which is now available! This project contains five remixes to three of the tracks featured on GT2. The Nu World Remix EP boasts guests features from Sean Price, Bekay, Nutso, Soul Khan, Rah Digga and Tame One, marking the first time that El has reunited with his Artifact counterpart for a retail release in over a decade. Producers tapped include The Returners, Cimer Amor, Dukes Go Up, !llmind & M-Phazes.”
“”Remember” was meant to be different from day one. The vision was clear, the two artists Bekay and DJ Dbefekt joined forces with the Deer Studio Records team to create something extraordinary. Staying close to the roots of the culture that made them who they are, Bekay and DB delivered a piece on the Holocaust using hip-hop as the medium. Attempting to touch a wide audience, this YouTube links is equipped with an interactive transcript that translates the lyrics into French, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish. Please read the forward from Bekay and be sure to pass the links onto your friends and family.
Bekay – “Remember”:
“Remember” means a great deal to me personally and to those who have dealt with oppression in any capacity. I have relatives who fled from Europe due to religious persecution during the holocaust and so my involvement with this project is a matter of intense personal interest both as an artist and more importantly as a human being. Although this video captures the oppression of the Jewish people during the Holocaust, it’s intended for any man, woman, or child that has dealt with racism or oppression in one form or another as these issues are still very much alive in 2011.
As an artist, I take great pride in creating authentic music that is both timeless and relevant, intended for the everyday people that are dealing with the trials and tribulations of life. Sadly, I find that the current generation of hip-hop has turned a blind eye to issues that matter, which is contrary to the very building blocks of the art form. Language is a powerful tool and I consider it an obligation for anyone calling themself an emcee to use our words not just for the sake of rhyming, but to transmit our culture and history.
Let us all REMEMBER these tragic events in history so we can never let anything like this happen again. Yom Hashoah.”
“Being that El Gant is making the online rounds as of late for the video premier of “Problems”, here’s some more dope footage of the former four time MTV Direct Effect battle champ doing his thing in the Czech Republic alongside Bekay. Shout to DB!!”
“Stand Out Music Presents: FT Fuc That featuring Bekay “Can’t Stop Us” produced by: Marco Polo. The first single off the long awaited T.G.I.F.T (The Appetizer) Project Dropping in late April. Look Out for F.T.’s full length Album “Never Gave Up” Droppin in June.”