video: TRUTH UNIVERSAL, “MOTIVATED”
f. Sybil Shanel
directed by Truth Universal | DP Mally X | beat produced by DJ Waht
Invent The Future out now featuring Rakaa Iriscience, Kev Brown, Khrysis!
video at youtube.com/watch?v=X1yJhIZA1wI&feature=youtu.be
Invent The Future on iTunes
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New Orleans emcee Truth Universal presents the self-directed music video for “Motivated”, the DJ Waht-produced single “Motivated”, from his new album Invent The Future featuring Rakaa Iriscience of Dilated Peoples, Khrysis!, Kev Brown, P.U.D.G.E., Lyrikill, Shawde Banx and AF THE NAYSAYER. “Motivated” features guest vocals from singer Sybil Shanell, and the video was edited by Legaux for Legaux Blox. Born in Trinidad, Truth moved to New Orleans at age 4, and 2000 saw his first release, the Dashiki Dialogue 12″. Truth was forced to relocate temporarily to Houston after Hurricane Katrina, dropping his debut album Self-Determination around that time and following up with Guerrilla Business. “DJ Waht chopped the drums off EPMD’s ‘Jane’,” says Truth of “Motivated”. ” I brought the lyrics. Sybil listened to the content and freestyled this hook. I love Hip Hop, and no matter how difficult entities which may have some sort of gate keeping status make it for us, I’m motivated to overcome the BS. ” Invent The Future is out now on iTunes.
Music video by Jhené Aiko performing The Worst (Explicit). ©: Def Jam Recordings (ARTium Records)
To say thank you we’ve made this a free download and shot a little one-take video to it :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kVjiiqnGB8
This was available as a special track for those who pre-ordered the EP. Thought it was about time we uploaded it!
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IVAN IVES, “HIGHER”
directed by Ivan Ives | produced by and featuring Aaron Marsh | Stranger LP out now
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Russian born/bred L.A. resident Ivan Ives presents the self-directed music video for “Higher”, the Aaron Marsh-produced new single from his new album Stranger. Ivan Ives originally stepped into the hip hop world in 2007. Rolling Stone named him among the next 40 artists to watch; SPIN called him one of 8 top unsigned artists; and XXL said “don’t let his indie rocker persona fool you – this guy can spit.” He’s worked with the likes of Cappadonna (Wu-Tang), Tre Hardson (Pharcyde), Percee P & Oh No (Stones Throw), The Cool Kids, Black Milk, O.C. (DITC), Vast Aire (Def Jux), Ceschi (Fake Four Inc), and many more. Having gone to film school, he directs most of his own videos – which have racked up over a million streams on YouTube without major distribution. “Aaron and I wrote the song at his studio in Lakeland, Florida,” says Ivan. “It’s a pretty weird song with alternating off-kilter time signatures, so it was really fun to work on. I wanted the video to reflect the uniqueness of the song, and so we tell a disjointed story about an astronaut lost in space or his own mind.” Click here to view the music video for “8mm” produced by RJD2.
Author: James Dunn
Official Music Video
Directed by Ivan Ives
Animation & Design by Matt Meilner
Purchase the song “Higher” on the album STRANGER,
available at http://ivanives.com or on iTunes:
We love YouTube but sometimes they compress stuff a lot.
This video has a lot of intricate lines, so if you want to watch it in a higher-resolution,
Please check it out on Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/75261821
Written & Performed by Ivan Ives and Aaron Marsh
Produced by Aaron Marsh
©2013 No Threshold Records
Celphi – Figure it Out (official Video)
Directed by 85 Cartel. Produced by The Academy
BMS presents Celphi’s long awaited 4th independent album GraveShifters which will available for free download or purchase(Your choice) on September 17. After the success of his “Mixhate Mixtape” series vol 1 & 2 and the very well received “CaliGoldmine” Celphi returns to the studio and brings you a new project in which he enlists some of the Inland Empires rising MC’s and producers to be a part of. The project boasts production from producers “Oh Gosh Leotus” from Black Cloud Music, Nabeyin, The Academy,The Chemist, Lz$, Cas1, Open House and Aye Brook . GraveShifters also features guest verses from fellow NYCA comrade Stevie Crooks, Higher Lurnings “Bellz”, Hostile Ent’s “Ramone Jones” Black Cloud Music’s “Phantom Thrett”, fellow BMS brothers Edgar Sosa & Lz$, A.D, Finess the Great, and the Lo-Life Founder himself “Thirstin Howl III.”GraveShifters will be available for free download onCelphiBms.com and for purchase on most sites including iTunes, Google play, Amazon and many more on September 17, 2013 .
Free DL- http://celphibms.com/album/graveshifters
Itunes – https://itun.es/i6xQ4f8
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Video releases from GRAVESHIFTERS:
Celphi – Figure It Out
Celphi – GRAVESHIFTERS freestyle
Celphi – Loves me not feat Finess the Great
Drake’s highly anticipated third album Nothing Was the Same has officially arrived in-stores and at digital outlets today. Courtesy of Spotify comes the official stream of the entire piece including bonus cuts “Come Thru,” “All Me” featuring Big Sean and 2 Chainz, & “The Motion” with Sampha. Grab a listen below and purchase the LP via iTunes or Best Buy.
Drake – Nothing Was the Same (Tracklisting):
1. Tuscan Leather
2. Furthest Thing
3. Started From the Bottom
4. Wu-Tang Forever
5. Own It
6. Worst Behavior
7. From Time (Feat. Jhené Aiko)
8. Hold On, We’re Going Home
10. The Language
11. 305 To My City (Feat. Detail)
12. Too Much
13. Pound Cake (Feat. JAY Z)/ Paris Morton Music 2
14. Come Thru
15. All Me (Feat. 2 Chainz & Big Sean)
Best Buy Bonus:
16. The Motion (Feat. Sampha)
STEREO BOYZ – CARZ, CLUBZ & THEATERZ
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After three years as the Stereo Boyz and countless mixtapes, EPs and songs, Mixo and Mic Audio a.k.a. Stereo Boyz present their official debut album Carz, Clubz & Theaterz. Work on the album started as early as the Stereo Boyz were formed. Coming from the Detroit Hip Hop crew Rhyme Asylum, Mixo, Mic Audio and Kid Boombox started developing a new sound, something more fitting for themselves and without the restrictions they had faced during the years before. “This album is our best work to date, the best from the past three years, and we are already working on tomorrow,” says Mixo. “It’s everything we are as Stereo Boyz, from the moment we started until now. We hope our fans see that. And we look forward to how people respond to the album, both good and bad. We can’t wait to see our impact on Hip Hop.”
Author: James Dunn
With her recently released Love Club EP garnering a lot of attention the 16-year-old songstress Lorde continues to see her music subject to remixing. The latest to rework her standout track “Royals” comes courtesy of well acclaimed The Weeknd, who also blends in some of his own vocal work in his re-imagined take on the track. Give the remix a listen through down below and let us know if you prefer it over the original, otherwise be sure to purchase Love Club now off iTunes by clicking here.
“Come A Little Closer” will be available on iTunes August 13. Showcasing their progression as artists, the single delves into a new sound for the group. Melophobia is defined as the fear of music, but it also serves as the title for Cage the Elephant’s third studio album. The five-piece band appears today with their first single for the project called “Come A Little Closer.” Melophobia is tentatively scheduled for an October 8 release date.
SUBSTANCE ABUSE, “PAPER TIGERS”
f. Myka Nyne & Percee P | produced by Hanif Hobbs | directed by RCKLSS ABNDN
from the album Background Music ft. Sadat X | MC Eiht | Tash of Tha Liks
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Eso Tre and Subz are L.A. duo Substance Abuse, presenting the RCKLSS ABNDN-directed music video for the Hanif Hobbs-produced single “Paper Tigers”, featuring Myka Nyne of Freestyle Fellowship and Percee P. “Tigers” is from their new album Background Music featuring KRS-One, Sadat X, MC Eiht and Tash of Tha Liks (watch the video for “Don’t Get Us Wrong”), and the “Tigers” video features cameo appearances from Ras Kass, Sach of The Nonce and more. Former URB Next 100 picks, Substance Abuse dropped their debut Brand New Crime in 1998, following up with 2006’s Overproof which featured Motion Man, Saafir and Rasco and received four-star marks from URB and Scratch. “The idea for ‘Paper Tigers’ came from a botched show we did in L.A.,” says Eso. “We were supposed to open up for my friend’s group but Subz was out of town so I brought Myka and my homie Deranged to rock with me. I was pretty sauced up and it ended up just being Myka and Deranged rapping. Percee P was in the crowd, and being a fan since I heard him on “Return of the Funky Man”, I invited to get onstage. Seeing two of our favorite emcees at the same place at the same time is where the idea came from. Needless to say, I never got liquored up before a show again.”
Author: James Dunn