The words “live” and “hip hop album” are not often seen next to each other, and this one certainly wasn’t planned. Ignite and Imagery finally got to play Ziggy’s, a hometown venue where they had seen many of their heroes play, and found someone to record the show the same night at sound check. Ignite Mindz was armed with the incredible Roland Fantom keyboard and a piece of shit bass guitar, and Imagery got to play DOCO’s fantastic drum kit. Ignite’s dad even made a surprise appearance with his virtuoso skills on the trumpet. It was the night before Thanksgiving so a ton of old friends were in the building, and the two MC’s hadn’t even gotten very inebriated before the show. It was the perfect night to make an album.
They perform a range of songs from some of their first they ever wrote, to some of their most recent. They perform some songs over Ignite’s beats off of a CD and some while playing their instruments.There aren’t any other hip hop groups that have a guy who can drum while he raps and sings soul, paired up with a producer who can play keyboard and bass guitar while he raps. Aside from the Fallen Anghellz guest appearance and Ignite’s dad’s appearance, it’s just the two of them onstage pouring their damn hearts out for the hometown crowd. Hope you enjoy.
Here’s video from the event: http://youtu.be/zyxh3dx4bAA
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DJBooth Presents Kooley High Producer Sinopsis’ debut project The Buzz Factory…
His brand of smooth vibes and bouncy goodness are sure to leave you satisfied. Click the cover art above for the free download and be sure to pass it along!
Check out Dallas, TX-based Erreon Lee and his brand new LP entitled The Surface. With over 1 million YouTube music video views (YouTube.com/WarriorTV), Erreon Lee releases this sonically impressive full length project that continues to prove his game changing talent. Click the cover art above to get the Download!
After meeting on Twitter (hence the hash-mark in the title), VA artist’s, Big Hop & JMProductions, have teamed up to create a new side project called #PenDistrict. Pulling from their roots in Newport News, VA, Hop’s gritty vocals and style meshed instantaneously with JMP’s boom-bap, rugged beat making. The two sides initially set out to feature nothing but artists from the Hampton Roads on the EP, but after a few failed attempts, Hop decided it was time to bring in his newly founded collective, Alpha Male Society or AMSOC.
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Diablo Archer has released his new mixtape, a collection of new & old collabs, remixes and more. It’s mixed perfectly by the homie, DJ Trizzak(Swoon Unit), who also mixed Archer’s classic tape, “Wake Up Call.” The project features appearances from Edgar Allen Floe, K-Hill, Median, Rushmoore, Median, Dasan Ahanu, J Gunn, his AMSOC family: Big Hop & H2OKZ, and more. Production comes via Lord Quest, Blunt, The Jake, E. Haywood & others.
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Rhetoric is a UNC student from Goldsboro currently in school and working to perfect his craft. The above is a brief into, and we’ve even got some free music for y’all to check out here as well.
Make sure to go download and peep for Rhetoric performances in the Chapel Hill area.
Oh yeah, GO HEELS.
What a super sick name for a project of b-sides, rarities, unreleased cuts and the like! Click the cover art to download, and make sure to peep “Comin’ Out Swingin” of which there will be a video for coming soon!
Alpha Male Society (AMSOC) is a coalition of emcees, producers & DJs all working together to push one another’s abilities to the max. Created by Big Hop (VA/NC), AMSOC consists of Don DiGiorgio (Greensboro, NC), Diablo Archer (Rocky Mount, NC), H2OKZ (Greenville, NC), N’DangR Species (Charlotte/Greensboro, NC) & Mallz (Raleigh, NC). With each individual representing a different area, each with a unique style, the goal is to collectively network through collaborations and promotions in order to create a larger following while refining each individual’s talent. The group also has in-house producers, X3M, Stretchknocks & DJ P’Dough but also builds with other producers that are willing to work. Heading up the DJ duties is DJ 9Ten.
The first AMSOC release, “Background Check,” is available October 24, 2011 and includes new and old music from each individual artist as well as a collaborative title track that sets it off. Be on the lookout for more music from AMSOC and keep up with the show dates as they may be coming to your area soon…
** Shoutout to Big Hop for hooking us up! Click the cover art above to DL the mixtape!
The Third Installment of an ill series. Click Cover Art to DL!