Edo.G "Boom"

Edo.G "Boom" (Official Video)
Edo.G's forthcoming Album "FreEDOm" will see it's release on September 26th 2017 and couldn't come at a better time in history as we are in an age where it seems like our freedoms are slowly getting taken away with a corrupt dictator in office.

Edo.G's 15th studio album, has a sound that is reminiscent to one of your favorite Hip-Hop albums with songs that touch every part of your life. Edo.G's conscious lyrics over banging beats are bound to resonate and inspire.

"Boom", produced by up and coming Sir Williams, is the first music video from the album that sheds light on gun violence and the affect it has on victims, families and communities.

If the album wasn't enough, it will include a full-length documentary based on the ED O.G & Da Bulldogs hit song "I Got To Have It". This ground-breaking documentary is a true artistic masterpiece on how one song can change your life. This is an in-depth look into Edo.G's career from his early teenager years to the present day.

The album will be available on Limited Edition Colored Vinyl (500 piece pressing: 250 transparent Red & 250 transparent Green), Digipak CD & "I Got To Have It" Documentary DVD and Cassette.

Direct Pre-Order Link
http://redlinemusicdistribution.bigcartel.com/artist/edo-g

Thanks in advance for posting the video and album release info. For press inquiries, interviews etc. feel free to hit me back anytime.


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M-Dot | "Foreign"

Living through the information age can be a double edged sword, it can unify people / artists globally while also inadvertently creating division and removing individuals from their own environment. This gives way to a unique community of outsiders... ones who have to battle daily to wield a lane for themselves despite not being completely accepted by the consensus. 'Foreign' by Boston emcee and EMS front-man M-Dot, is a single / video that speaks for those disenfranchised outliers.

This 'Ego & The Enemy' [UGHH #1 Seller] extraction, was directed by David Heitzmann who came from Strasbourg, France to shoot the high-energy stylistic visual in Brooklyn, NY. Frequent M-Dot collaborator, producer Jon Glass [The Game, Token, Reks] creates the musical backdrop with an eerie and ominous beat that let's M-Dot showcase a barrage of rapid flows even more fitting in the ghostly cinematic atmosphere. If you haven't heard his debut album 'Ego & The Enemy,' give it a listen and support on Bandcamp or iTunes. #foreign #mdot #jonglass #egoandtheenemy

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88N8, "Day One"

Southside Chicago-bred, Las Vegas-based rapper 88N8 presents "Day One", his new single produced by David Grants with guest vocals from Lonny B. "Everybody need somebody to hold them down, especially when times is rough," Formerly known as That Nigga Nate (aka TNN), 88N8 (pronounced 'Eighty-Eight Nate') says about the new song. "Shout out to love - that day one love. Get you somebody you can build with." Previous singles include "Plottin" (watch the music video on Youtube).

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KEYBONE

Kehinde Arifayan (born 17 April 1984), professionally known by his stage name KEYBONE, is a Nigerian independent rap and hip hop recording artist, born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria. Keybone releases “Let Me Go” as a single off his debut album titled ; “Going Pro, Vol.1” for radio airplay. Keybone’s music catalog is available for download and streaming on iTunes, AppleMusic, Deezer, Spotify, YouTube and all other music streaming services.

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The Life & Death of Scenery - by L'Orange & Mr. Lif

George Orwell once prophesized, “if you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever.” The latest EP from L’Orange & Mr. Lif, The Life and Death of Scenery, conceives a chimerical “lighthearted dystopia” just far enough from modernity to breathe easily, but close enough to make you consider relocating to that cave in the forest. In this collaboration with the eccentric North Carolina producer, L’Orange, Lif imagines an adjacent future called the “last society,” where culture has been obliterated and physical survival has taken precedence over art.

Released through a partnership between Adult Swim and Mello Music Group, the duo’s latest opus opens with one of four addresses from “The Narrator” (played by The Daily Show’s Wyatt Cenac). These Big Brother missives capture a world where the, “books are all burned, the vinyl has been melted, and the remaining art catapulted over the city walls.” The mere act of whistling is cause for the guillotine. It’s the rap analogue to Fahrenheit 451, 1984, or a Brave New World, where the Soma is uncomfortably soothing and the sunshine eerily abundant.

The former Def Jux legend inhabits on the role of The Scribe, frantically showing the post-apocalyptic survivors the power of what's been lost. It attacks those who value disposable art over the timeless; it articulates the necessity of preserving culture; it lampoons the absurdity of attempting to destroy one of the most immutable qualities in mankind.

In L’Orange’s words, the collaboration is “a negotiation of influences without compromise.” You can hear the producer’s trademark alchemy of classic boom-rap with glitchy fuzz, a compressed whimsy that slaps against somber scythe-like piano lines, ominous spaghetti western licks, and celestial saxophone licks.

Lif spits staccato bars in double-time, adeptly slicing through the beats like banned books to a shredder. He’s joined on “Antique Gold” by the 19-year old monotone samurai, Chester Watson. Gonjasufi’s banshee yelp makes “Strange Technology” even more resonant. Insight bombards on “Five Lies About the World Outside.” The legendary turntablist Q-Bert contributes cuts on “The Scribe.” While Akrobatik, Lif’s longtime partner in The Perceptionists, pops up twice to exhibit their almost telepathic tag-team chemistry.

The rapping is virtuosic. The production is sumptuous and scene setting. But what sticks is those cumulative effects: the fantastic imagination of this foreign but familiar world, the importance of illuminations in a world that values cold logic, the sly humor of winking oracles, and inexorable fear that this could be a reality—should we continue down our current path.

 

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Gensu Dean & Wise Intelligent

Wise Intelligent is one of the original founders of Conscious Hiphop, on the mantle alongside of Public Enemy, Mos Def & Lauryn Hill. As a founding member of the classic group Poor Righteous Teachers, he landed a gold album with his debut and ended up selling 2 million plus records between 1989-1996. Add to that being named Top 50 most-slept on emcees of all-time by Complex magazine, a Top 100 Albums of All-Time placement by The Source, and a #5 most-underrated emcee award from About.com and you have the understanding of where many of today’s emcees styles come from. But more importantly were the terms upon which Wise Intelligent laid his foundation: Principle above profit, community over self. Wise Intelligent is one of the premiere voices for Black consciousness in music today.

Enter Gensu Dean. Currently based in Austin, Texas, the analog producer has laid rock solid sonic foundations for everyone from Grammy award winner and friend David Banner to Cali-agent Planet Asia. Add a host of Hiphop who’s whos like Large Professor, CL Smooth, Ol Dirty Bastard, Roc Marciano, Denmark Vessey, Homeboy Sandman, Diamond D, and to Shady Records signee Conway The Machine into Dean’s production credits and you’ll start to get the picture. His sound is analog, ranging from MPC3000 to SP1200. Gensu is a one of a kind, back to basics, head nodding, beat making, smash mouth producer with as many chambers as Khufu at Cheops.

Now the two legends have teamed up in Atlanta to record a new album together over the past 6 months. From there Gensu brought the record home to Austin for some preliminary mixing, then flew out to the equally legendary DITC Studios in the Bronx to mix the record with Parks. After a quick flight back to Texas and sessions with Jimi Bowman at Klearlight studios in Dallas, the masters were complete and a new project ready for the masses: “Game of Death.”

Rooted in Universal Science, the album takes dead aim at mediocre, dumbed down, manufactured rap while treating Music as the weapon it is. This is cultural warfare bridging the gap from Roxanne & Biz Markie to Jay Electronica & Erykah Badu. Bending time & space, Gensu & Wise take listeners through history with amazingly wide-eyed clarity. With statements as straight-forward as “Your shit aint Hiphop if it’s corporate” there is no missing the message of self-determination. This is the type of liberation that starts with your mind and is more about what you shed than what you add on. Somebody say Amen.
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releases June 2, 2017

Produced by Gensu Dean
Vocals by Wise Intelligent

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Lando Chill

 

Lando Chill’s new album, “The Boy Who Spoke To The Wind,” is a personal tribute to self actualization, spiritual acceptance and social activism. About the title, Lando says, “The wind is one’s soul. It represents the human spirit and the earth.” Lando Chill is a warrior-poet, a man with one ear to mother nature and one to the plight of humankind. Lando wants to bring the issues of political freedom, police brutality and giving a voice to marginalized communities to the national conversation.

Inspired by the Paulo Coelho book, “The Alchemist,” Lando’s new album is about transformation, personally and spiritually. While working on the project, Lando gained a new perspective. He learned that having answers isn’t enough.

Musically, this album is a movement forward from his previous work. Collaborating with producer Lasso, bassist Chris Pierce, as well as other key session musicians, the music is unique and intimate. The album harmonizes the internal and external in a cathartic symphony. The instrumentation is unlike anything else, sprawling from classic lo-fi hiphop to high production scoring. The album is as reminiscent of James Blake and Bon Iver as it is of Frank Ocean or Kendrick Lamar.

“All is one and one is all. When you speak to your soul, you speak to the world. You speak through love and that’s how you transform.” -Lando Chill
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releases June 23, 2017

Recorded in Tucson, AZ
Mixed by Drew Vandenberg in Athens, Georgia
Mastered by Hans-Phillip Graf in Germany
Executive Producers Lance Washington, Andy Caitlin & Michael Tolle

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Gensu Dean ft Diamond D - Principles & Codes

For those new to Gensu Dean, the Texas based analog producer started in Jackson, Mississippi producing on the now legendary Crooked Lettaz debut Grey Skies for his friend and Grammy Winner David Banner.  Since that time he has gone on to produce for some of the best to ever do it including Ol Dirty Bastard (Wu-Tang Clan), CL Smooth, Sean Price, Large Professor, Planet Asia, Denmark Vessey, Guilty Simpson, and more. 

 

"Slick words to me is all chatter"

Gensu Dean's analog production is nasty, funk em up raw - a return to all things scrunch-face good. Add legendary DITC founding member Diamond D on the mic and you know you're about to get a lesson from two of the coldest to ever do it.  Principles & Codes kicks in the door for Gensu Dean's new project coming November 25th titled "RAW" that features Diamond D, Roc Marciano, Homeboy Sandman, Red Pill, J-Live, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Conway, and more.    

"Hard drums, dope groove, and ill bar work from my man Diamond was the main ingredient for this joint," says Gensu. "It set the tone and standard for the rest of my album, and thus had to be the jump off!" 

Gensu Dean - RAW (Album 11/25)

 

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Modern Language, "Madlab" f. Illogic

California emcee Lucid Optics and UK producer Museum are Modern Language, presenting "Madlab", their new single from An Offer You Can Totally Refuse, their forthcoming album out now. "Madlab" features a guest appearance from Ohio emcee Illogic, who with Lucid Optics forms the duo Lucid Logic. Lucid and Museum first met when they performed on the same bill at a show in San Francisco, and have been collaborating digitally ever since, releasing the OK Txt Me EP in 2015. Lucid Optics is part of the Iscape collective, and has performed alongside Blueprint, Louis Logic and Milo. "Museum doesn't know it, but this beat was the greatest twentieth birthday present I could've asked for," says Lucid. "I was in a lot of turmoil in that period and still getting used to all the chaos around me. The main theme is realizing the power and potential human beings have while being surrounded by people who don't. I also met one of my favorite artists while we were working on this project and we became friends after playing a show at the Honey Hive in San Francisco. I think my verse leaves room and unanswered questions, which isn't always a bad thing, but Illogic really ties it together with that sort of spoken word piece. I'm super grateful to be working on more music with both of these dudes."

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