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Hit the Hitman is in Post Production!

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Just a little update on our short film. I’ve been really busy so I haven’t had a lot of time to post, so a lot has happened! We wrapped principal photography two weekends ago and I couldn’t be happier with how things came out. I learned quickly that no matter how much you plan (an believe me, I planned thoroughly) once you’re on set, there are factors that you have to deal with that can derail those plans quickly. Luckily I had a great team of folks that helped me to still get what I wanted and a group of actors that knew their stuff and were still able to roll with what I was throwing at them on set.

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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 )

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New album: E Major, “Baltimore Bruin” | ft. Rome Cee, Kane Mayfield, King’s Khrysis, Kaimbr and more

Baltimore-bred, Los Angeles-based emcee E Major presents Baltimore Bruin, his new album featuring Cynthia Hawkes, Marc Evan, King’s Khrysis, Kaimbr, UllNevaNo, Rome Cee and Kane Mayfield as well as original production from Rexamillion, August Flight Gordon, Khrysis, Roddy Rod, IllMeasured, Minus Nine, Eddie Pearson and Sham Dibiase. E’s album Better Than Yours had already made Baltimore City Paper’s top ten albums of 2011 – two years after dubbing his Majority Rules album “a classic” – by the time his hit “Paper Runnin’” started doing the rounds on 92Q, later remixed by local legend DJ Booman. Wielding common-sense lyricism and a relaxed, persistent flow which presides on equal footing over boom-bap and trap alike, E’s shared stages with Lupe Fiasco, Wale, and Little Brother and has gotten the nod from Okayplayer, MTV, VH1 and DJ Booth. Three videos from the project have already been released: “Outrageous” (watch here), ”Feature Presentation” (watch here) and “Zodiac Freestyle” (watch here).

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“One Last Run” Kickstarter

Artwork by Hilton Carter for his upcoming film, One Last Run

The above image is for an upcoming short film called One Last Run which will commence shooting in November.  It’s being directed by my good friend Hilton Carter who you’ve most likely read about here a number of times.  the film started as a story that was told to me by a friend of a friend and I thought it just HAD to be at least a short film.  I told it to Hilton who at the time was focused on a more dark aesthetic (see Moth).  Being that I’m kind of stubborn I did a draft of the script and gave it to Hilton.  After spending some time with it, he came around to wanting to make it happen.  He’s since added to what I’ve written and each subsequent draft that he’s done has really upped the ante as far as drama and depth.  To say I’m really excited to see this thing come to fruition is an understatement.

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The City Paper and B on Rome Cee

It’s been a big week for Rome Cee as we gear up for his release party this Saturday (BTW, hit us up for tickets while they last!). When the album dropped he hit very strong with posts on the biggest blogs online including 2DopeBoyz, NahRight and HipHopDx to name a few.  This week he got full features in The B and The City Paper.  The City Paper calls The Extra Mile “a masterful hip-hop record” and Wes Case of The B calls Rome “one of the city’s best rappers and most promising artists.”  Check out the articles here and here.

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