New Music: Rome Cee feat. IllConscious – “Life’s a Bitch 2014″

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New single from Rome Cee with fellow Baltimore artist IllConscious called “Life’s A Bitch 2014″. This joint is MEAN. Both MC’s naturally have styles that call back to the era of Illmatic so it just feels right that during the 10th anniversary of Nas’ classic 1st album, they pay homage with this track. Homage aside the joint is dope on it’s own, which is what’s really important.

Reminiscent of a young Nas and AZ, Baltimore emcees, Rome Cee and IllConscious trade verses over the soulful backdrop provided by up and coming producer, Ancient Soundz. The two tackle the hardships of growing up surrounded by street life and coping from different perspectives.

“Life’s A Bitch 2014″ will be featured on the compilation album, No Titles, presented by Consumer Voice entertainment due out Fall of ’14.

New Music: August Gordon – Beast Coast

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New music from August Gordon!!! He’s definitely one of the illest beatmakers I know and probably one of the illest out, period.

Here’s what August has to say about the project.

This project came about when I stumbled upon an old hard drive at a friends containing a bunch of great instrumentals that I had forgotten about from the late 90s into the early 2000s. I originally intended to just release a “Lost Tapes” beat tape of sorts but when I started going through them I realized that a lot of the beats had a real distinct east coast golden era flavor. I picked the best of those gems and added a bunch of stuff from recent years that didn’t get placed or Id forgotten,made some new beats, did some edits,interludes etc and viola, Beast Coast was born. Growing up in Baltimore and spending a lot of my childhood in NY, this serves as my homage to the northeast, a place that brought me my first true love in music, hip hop. This is a good joint to blast in the whip, play some dice to late night or just pump out some big ol speakers at a house party.Watch the levels cus I kept it unmastered and raw, the way u used to get tapes from your friends back in the day.Hopefully this will help u get caught back up in the nostalgia of a sound that keeps reinventing itself!! As always free download (donations accepted).I just ask if you enjoy the music spread it around. Peace and Love and have a safe, fun and productive summer )

 

COMING SOON! The Barr Fightz

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The Barr Fightz are coming soon with new music from B’more to L.A. Check them out on Twitter and keep a look out for “Pratt St. Riots” dropping in July.

~E Major

Homeboy Sandman Coming to B’more!

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Do NOT sleep on this show. Sandman with some of MD’s most respected vets at the Metro Gallery on June 14th.

~E Major

New Video: Hezekiah – Hologram Dreams

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The homie Hezekiah is a multi-talented, genre-spanning artist that can do pretty much anything well that he puts his mind to. But for me, when Hez is in straight Hip Hop mode, he’s at his best. He has a new Hip Hop album coming soon and this little jewel is from it. The track called “Hologram Dreams” features Range Da Messenga and has a great balance of straight up knocking drums with a soulful smoothness that Hezekiah has become known for. Peep the video below and let me know what you think.

With the upcoming release of Dreams Don’t Chase Themselves, Producer/Emcee Hezekiah releases the visual for his single “Hologram Dreams”. Featuring vocalist Range Da Messenga, Hezekiah presents a tale of all too common pitfalls and redemption. Directed by Hezekiah and King Red Rose, the black and white video creates  an idea of what its like to struggle against the odds just to embrace what’s truly important in our finite existences.

~E Major