DON’T SLEEP: Brother Ali x Jake One “Mourning In America And Dreaming In Color” [NEW PROJECT]
Brother Ali has embarked on yet another ambitious project. Keeping in mind that it’s an election year, he’s a Muslim, an American and an emcee he decided to bring all of those elements into play on his latest opus titled “Mourning In America And Dreaming In Color”. The entire project is produced by Jake One and features guest appearances from Dr. Cornel West, Amir Sulaiman, Choklate and Tone Trezure. Cop this Rhymesayers Entertainment release direct from 5th Element, iTunes (Deluxe Edition), Amazon or UGHH. If you can’t just settle for what’s G.O.O.D. and you want to hear what’s great instead then cop this album. Don’t sleep…
DON’T SLEEP: Aesop Rock “Skelethon” [NEW PROJECT]
Aesop Rock drops his first album in almost 5 years (“None Shall Pass”) on Rhymesayers Entertainment. “Skelethon” is produced entirely by Aesop himself and has an eclectic selection of features such as Kimya Dawson (Moldy Peaches), Allyson Baker (Dirty Ghosts), Hanni El Khatib, Nicky Fleming-Yaryan, Rob Sonic & DJ Big Wiz (Hail Mary Mallon) and the Grimace Federation. You can cop “Skelethon” from direct from Fifth Element, iTunes, (Deluxe version w/ instrumentals), Amazon (for only $3.99), UGHH and HHV. Don’t sleep on it…
DON’T SLEEP: Rhymesayers Entertainment x Blueprint “The Adventures Of Blueprint: The Sample Police” [MINI-DOCUMENTARY]
Blueprint details his evolution as a producer and an artist based on him changing his production and songwriting process due to being constantly sued for sampling. I’ve heard about this happening to several producers and it’s inspirational to see someone find a new way to find a solution to express themselves through music as cliche as it may sound…
DON’T SLEEP: Evidence f/Aloe Blacc “The Liner Notes” (prod. by The Alchemist) [VIDEO]
Evidence’s latest video from last year’s amazing LP “Cats & Dogs” on Rhymesayers is the Aloe Blacc guested jawn “The Liner Notes” which was produced by The Alchemist. Don’t sleep on it…
DON’T SLEEP: Aesop Rock “Zero Dark Thirty” (prod. by Aesop Rock) [VIDEO]
Aesop Rock will drop his first album in 5 years this July 10th, 2012. The album “Skelethon” will drop via Rhymesayers Entertainment and is produced entirely by Aesop Rock himself. The lead video is “Zero Dark Thirty” and you can pre-order “Skelethon” from Fifth Element right now. Don’t sleep…
DON’T SLEEP: Evidence “Falling Down” (prod. by Rakhi) [VIDEO]
New video from Evidence’s ridiculous LP “Cats & Dogs”. This track is the Rakhi produced “Falling Down” and the visuals were directed by the homie Todd Angkasuwan (whose resume is on beast mode, he & Rik Cordero are both video directing legends of the 00’s & 10’s). Don’t sleep…
DON’T SLEEP: Amp Live x Evidence x Zumbi x The Grouch x Eligh “Amp Live For President” (prod. by Amp Live) [VIDEO]
Amp Live played the beats. Evidence, Zumbi (Zion I), The Grouch, & Eligh spit to them. DJ Icewayer did the cuts. The end result? “Amp Live For President”. Enjoy it you filthy animals…
DON’T SLEEP: Evidence “It Wasn’t Me” (co-prod. by Rakhi & Danny Keyz) [VIDEO]
Yet another video for the ridiculous Rhymesayers Entertainment LP by Evidence “Cats & Dogs”. It was well worth the wait. Here’s the video for the Rakhi & Danny Keyz co-produced jawn “It Wasn’t Me”. Go and cop the damb album. DON’T SLEEP!
DON’T SLEEP: Evidence f/Slug & Aesop Rock “Late For The Sky” (prod. by Sid Roams) [SINGLE]
This Sid Roams produced banger “Late For The Sky” is on the September 27th Rhymesayers Entertainment release “Cats & Dogs”. DON’T SLEEP!
DON’T SLEEP: Evidence “You” (prod. by DJ Premier) [VIDEO]
Evidence. DJ Premier. “You”. Rhymesayers Entertainment. “Cats & Dogs”. September 27th, 2011. Pre-order. iTunes. Don’t sleep…
DON’T SLEEP: FLüD x Evidence “Beats Per Minute Series #2” [BEAT VIDEO]
FLüD Presents: Beats Per Minute Series with Evidence from FLuD Watches on Vimeo.
Here’s the next installment of the FLüD Watches video series “Beats Per Minute” where the homie Evidence drops some jewels about his origins in the game. Wait. Did he say that Red Foo is half of LMFAO? I must’ve misheard that. Red Foo & Dre Kroon made some of my favorite Hip Hop 12″s of the Backpack Era (1997-2002). I’ll figure it all out. DON’T SLEEP!
DON’T SLEEP: Evidence “Cats & Dogs Album Sampler” (Mixed by DJ Babu) [MIX]
DJ Babu of the World Famous Beat Junkies & 1/3rd of Dilated Peoples did a promo mix for his homie Evidence’s upcoming Rhymesayers Entertainment LP “Cats & Dogs”. This 9 minute mix will make you want to get off of your asses and pre-order said project which will drop on September 23rd, 2011. Don’t sleep!
DON’T SLEEP: Evidence f/Fashawn “Same Folks” (prod. by DJ Babu) [VIDEO]
Here’s the video for “Same Folks” featuring Fashawn from Evidence’s long awaited and highly anticipated “Cats & Dogs” LP on Rhymesayers Entertainment which drops on September 27th, 2011 (and this ain’t just bullshit, I really mean that). Ev & Fashawn try to sell their music to an apathetic audience on he beach and Babu tells them they ain’t never gonna blow up. Pre-order “Cats & Dogs” from Fifth Element on CD & vinyl right now. DON’T SLEEP!
DON’T SLEEP: Freeway “Listen” (prod. by Jake One) [SINGLE]
“Listen” is the newest single off of Freeway’s highly anticipated Rhymesayers Entertainment LP “Diamond In The Ruff”. It’s produced by Jake One (“The Stimulus Package” & “Patience”) and you can cop it from iTunes and support Freeway. Salute to Frank The Butcher on the graphic design tip. Between Evidence & Freeway Rhymesayers have an ill one two punch in these upcoming albums. Don’t sleep!
DON’T SLEEP: Evidence “To Be Continued…” (prod. by Sid Roams) [SINGLE]
Here’s the audio of the lead single from Evidence’s long awaited “Cats & Dogs” LP on Rhymesayers Entertainment. The release date is September 27th, 2011. The last real Evidence release was “The Layover EP” he dropped on Decon back in November 2008 and I remember the news initially broke of Ev signing his contract with Rhymesayers back in July 2009. He said he’s gone through some personal shit during this time so hopefully it makes for some great music and this album will serve as catharsis. Production will be handled by Evidence, The Alchemist, Exile, DJ Babu, DJ Khalil, Jake One, Sid Roams, Rakhi & DJ Premier. Here’s the Sid Roams produced lead single titled “To Be Continued…”. Don’t sleep…
DON’T SLEEP: Soul Assassins: Alchemist “A Day In The Life” [VIDEO]
Alchemist (also half of Gangrene & Step Brothers) has been down with Soul Assassins since he was a teen & a member of the group Whooliganz with Scott Caan. He began producing jawns for artists like Buc Fifty (formerly of Da Wascals), Swollen Members, Dilated Peoples, Group Home, The High & Mighty & Defari early on before he started to raise eyebrows with his production for Mobb Deep. Now Alchemist has been an influence to many of the go to producers of this era while still making heat and touring with Just Blaze on their Soundclash Tour. Here’s some footage of Alchemist during a routine day. Enjoy:
FWMJ’s Rappers I Know x Gigacrate SXSW Showcase 3.17.2011 Live @ Beso Cantina [VIDEO]
FWMJ’s SXSW showcase featured performances by Mela Machinko, Danny Brown, Just Blaze, The Luv Bugz, The Niyat, Tanya Morgan, Clear Soul Forces, Hueston Independent Spit District, A.DD+, The Legendary K.O. and surprise performances from Pharoahe Monch, Jean Grae, Talib Kweli & Freeway. Since you didn’t make it to SXSW (neither did I) & Rappers I Know is currently down you can view this here for the time being…