“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.”
“MTV’s four time Direct Effect Battle Champ El Gant, and Smokey Lah, a/k/a Tek (of Smif-n-Wessun) gear up for the release of their collaborative, fittingly titled LP Gibson Glover, which is set to drop later this year. After dropping their previously leaked “Say Hello To The Bad Guy,” the Empire City veterans edge one step closer to their debut, with a freestyle over Slaughterhouse’s “Hammer Dance” instrumental, produced by AraabMUZIK.”
“Queens-bred spitter Nutso splits bars with his Q-Boro mic vet Royal Flush and Brooknam’s Shabaam Sahdeeq (a/k/a S-Dub) on “Blowing Up,” the debut leak off his forthcoming EP, Behind These Bars. Produced by Mac (a/k/a Macapella) and featuring a well-timed scratch hook courtesy of Chinch 33, “Blowing Up” carries a rugged yet nostalgic soundscape over quotables from Biggie, Artifacts, Mobb Deep, Slum Village and more. Sit back and enjoy the ride as these three emcees stand and deliver. Stay tuned for more leaks off Behind These Bars (release date TBD). ”
“Around the time that Strong Arm Steady & Madlib were working on In Search of Stoney Jackson, the Brooklyn-bred, VT transplant BURNTmd and Phil The Agony recorded to a few Madlib beats were luckily never used for the LP. “GTDMIB: The PhilMadBurnt Anthem” is the first of a few recovered sessions that we unleash to the internets. This leak in particular will be featured on BURNTmd’s forthcoming and long awaited mixtape, The Green Invasion which is rumored to also have another Madlib produced track featuring the one and only S-N-double-O-P D-O-double-Gizee (that’s Snoop Dogg for the Izzle-itterate). Before the good doctor liberates the invasion, stay tuned for his Not So Black & White ep which will feature older, unreleased material in addition to some new strains.”
“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.