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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E Major Performs at DC Loves Dilla with Phife and Pharcyde

As many of you know, I perform almost every year at the Dilla tribute shows in DC and Baltimore.  I’ve never been shy about my J Dilla stannery and I’m always grateful to be a part of the celebration of his life and work.  This year as has been the case every year, is bigger and better.  The event will take place this year at the 9:30 Club and will feature Phife of ATCQ and Pharcyde as the headliners.  Joining me will be some of DC’s brightest talents including Kaimbr, Kenn Starr, Roddy Rod and more.  You don’t want to miss this.  All additional information is on the above flyer.

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Photos from Bentz Street Bar with Kev Brown, Kaimbr and more

Took me a minute to post these but we’ve been busy over here at Under Sound with Rome Cee’s recent release popping up all over the place.  I couldn’t sleep on getting these pictures up though.  Jorge Rivas did a great job with them.  The show was just so dope.  I have said it before about these shows that Blinding Sun has been doing in Frederick, but you just don’t get shows like this anymore.  They’re putting together shows that from opener to headliner just rocks.  I mean Sean Touré, the Action Figures crew, Boog Brown, Kev Brown and Kaimbr? Oh yeah and I did a short set with my homie DJ Face aka Sean Armstrong.  The shit is crazy!  There are more to come to make sure you get out to some of these shows if you’re in Frederick some time.

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