Jackson emcee, Mike Hustle, prepares the release of a new track titled “Ridin Thru The City” off his upcoming mixtape From The Ground Up
All posts for the day February 1st, 2012
Probably one of my favorite Soul Train moments, Stevie probably my all-time favorite artist paying tribute to Minnie Ripperton, Don is in rare form as well…..”El Toro Negro.”
Soul Train & Don Cornelius left a legacy behind and opened up doors that were all but slammed and barricaded shut. We should all strive to leave behind such a legacy.
This entire video is well worth the watch……classic television that is made possible by one Don Cornelius
Go and cop Bright Lights, Big City EP from Itunes or whatever else downloading music thing you use…..
It’s my theme song for this very early 2012. Bilal is a certified GENIUS
I’m reposting this because Bilal put the track up on his Facebook page for free download. Click here to get it
Illect Records is starting 2012 off with the proverbial bang, first below I gave you a track from German producer Jaq and now this. Imperial is a producer hailing from the UK and he links up with Sivion, Sintax the Terrific, muzeONE, & JustMe. The end result has my headphones exploding right now, it could be because I’m partially deaf but mostly it’s because this beat snaps. Illect is batting a very impressive 1.000 in this new year, and it’s only just begun. I’m anxiously awaiting the rest of the year like a starving Jackal awaiting it’s next steak dinner.
On the Raw project Illect plans on releasing an instrumental based project with an alternate “Ultimate” rap version of the same tracks.
Hip hop is far removed from its days of being isolated to small pockets located in inner city America. It’s a cultural phenomenon that has impacted countries, cities, and neighborhoods the world over. Look no further than Imperial, hailing from North Wales, UK, for proof. The latest signing to Illect Recordings may have been raised far from one of innumerable hip hop hotbeds, but it didn’t stop him from learning the ropes of the genre, even if it meant honing his skills on old software installed to his computer from a floppy disc.
Imperial, who first fell in love with hip hop as a youth through the sounds of Jurassic 5, has been honing his production and turntable skills for over a decade. Just last year, he gained increased notoriety through his remixes of tracks by some of the underground elite, including Mr. J. Medeiros, The Procussions, and J-Live. Now, as the newest member of Illect’s team, Imperial is excited to take his work to the next level. “I’m really excited to represent the UK for Illect. It’s a great opportunity to work on a ruck of new music with the artistic freedom and innovation that Illect allows its artists,” says Imperial. “I’m sure there’ll be some transatlantic collaborations in the pipeline too.”
Currently residing in Cambridge, UK, Imperials love of multiple genres along with his own personal flavor shines through brightly in his past work. With a full instrumental project currently in the works and the passion and motivation to be a true innovator in the genre, there’s certainly a bright future ahead for the young producer. “I just want to produce fresh new music that makes people feel – music that people can connect with,” says Imperial. “I’ve got a real thing for hip hop’s golden era, which I like to combine with modern production. I hope this comes through in my music.”
Illect Records is setting the release of, German born producer and newest member of the Scribbling Idiot crew, Jaq’s album Escape From Radio Prison. Do yourself, me, and your momma a favor and check this track out. I promise you won’t be disappointed. Download it, put it on your walkman or whatever you kids listen to music on these days and remember what it’s like to break your neck listening to music. I can’t wait to get a listen to the rest of the album. Very excited to see what else he’s got in store for us. Do some homework on JustMe and the rest of the SI crew too. Follow Illect for all the latest info
“Holster” featuring JustMe and DJ Promote
Jaq hails from Geesthacht Germany and has been honing his production skills for several years. He’s a new addition to the Illect Recordings roster and also the latest member to join the Scribbling Idiots crew.
His beats have caught the attention of several of the finest artists in independent hip-hop. He’s produced for a growing list of emcees including Homeboy Sandman, Aplus (Souls of Mischief), Buck 65, Illogic, Sage Francis, MF Doom and more.
“Holster” is the lead single from his debut album “Escape from Radio Prison” and it features precise cuts from DJ Promote paired with JustMe’s aggressive rhymes.
Also featured on the upcoming release “Escape from Radio Prison”: Homeboy Sandman, Dizzy Dustin (Ugly Duckling), Kristoff Krane, Sivion, Manchild (Mars ILL), Scribbling Idiots (Theory Hazit, JustMe, Cas Metah, Wonder Brown and Mouth Warren), Sev Statik and several others.