E-V-E is back on the scene with the visuals for her lead single “She Bad Bad,” from her forthcoming LP titled Lip Lock. She released two buzz tracks, “Tambourine” and “Give It To You” featuring Sean Paul, from this project back in 2007, but dipped without letting us know if she was still going through with the album or not. It looks like 2013 will be her year.
I’m not excited about this new record, but Eve has bars for days.
Watch Eve’s “She Bad Bad” below.
Brooklyn-based femcee Nitty Scott MC has a vision for the visuals of “Flower Child,” a fan favorite track from her debut EP titled The Boombox Diaries Vol. 1 featuring Kendrick Lamar. However, she needs your help in order to make this vision come to pass.
So, I recently released my debut EP, The Boombox Diaries Vol. 1, that featured a little gem called “Flower Child.” The song was very well-received and resonated with the hip-hop community in no time. Vibe Magazine said of the record, “If you can imagine a rapper kicking down the door of Heaven and freestyling over an angel’s harp, this is what it would sound like.”
Today, we launched a Kickstarter fund to raise $5,000 to fund the “Flower Child” official music video and all of the creative visions we have for it. I’ve received many requests from fans worldwide to give this record a visual treatment, and I finally thought to myself, why not bring the song to life OURSELVES instead of waiting for the resources to be available?! We can make a statement. WE CAN DO IT!
All funds raised during the campaign will go directly towards multiple days of shooting, film equipment, props, wardrobe, videographer and editing expenses. Anyone who participates in the Kickstarter fund will be rewarded for their contributions with dope incentives including:
- Autographed hard copies of The Cassette Chronicles and DOOBIES x POPSICLE STICKS mixtapes
- Autographed official Nitty Scott, MC t-shirts
- Autographed Nitty Scott, MC glossy photos
- Personal phone calls
- Personal live Ustream/Skype chats
Head to the femcee’s Kickstarter to support!
Dawn Richard is just days away from releasing her second solo LP, GoldenHeart. (Her debut solo project titled Been A While dropped in 2005, before she signed with Danity Kane). This first installment of the former Bad Boy songstress’ “The Heart Trilogy” album series, produced by Druski, Fisticuffs and Denote will include 16 multi-layered, progressive R&B tracks bridged with dance and spaced-out, atmospheric sensibilities.
Goldenheart drops January 15th via Altavoz Distribution. Pre-order the album here.
1. Intro (In the Hearts Tonight)
2. Return of a Queen
6. Northern Lights
7. Pretty Wicked Things
10. Tug of War
11.Ode to You
13. In Your Eyes
14. Break of Dawn
Stream Dawn Richard’s Goldenheart snippets below.
Rising soulstress Laura Mvula dropped her new uptempo record entitled “Green Garden,” which will officially be released on February 24th. Her music always gives off good vibes.
Listen to Laura Mvula’s “Green Garden” below.
Hip house femcee Azealia Banks debuted her new Apple Juice Kid and Sup Doodle-produced single “BBD.” No word if it’ll appear on her debut LP, Broke With Expensive Taste, which is set to drop February 12th.
Listen/download Azealia Banks’ “BBD” below.
*cues the Lion King processional*
NYC-based duo Lion Babe (singer Jillian Hervey and producer Lucas Goodman) are making a roaring entrance with this debut single, “Treat Me Like Fire,” from their forthcoming project. Jillian’s blend of sass, big hair, Erykah Badu-esque vocals, and innate star quality as the daughter of singer turned actress Vanessa Williams paired with Lucas’ laid back, fitting production blends oh so well.
In the Lucas McGowen-directed visuals for “Treat Me Like Fire,” Jillian shows off her animalistic/sensual dance moves and style.
Click here to download the free track.
Watch Lion Babe’s “Treat Me Like Fire” below.
It’s been just a little over a month since we lost legendary jazz pianist and composer Dave Brubeck at the age of 91. Inspired by his iconic work, which encompassed unusual time signatures and contrasting rhythms, meters, and tonalities, Arizona based-producer Hexsagon created an 8-track tribute project bridging samples of Brubeck’s classic tunes like “Take Five” with beats of his own. The project also includes two interview clips from legendary jazz musician and promoter discussing the genius of Brubeck.
Stream Hexsagon’s Dave Brubeck Beat Tape below.
Kendrick Lamar sat down with the folks at Life+Times and discussed the story behind the powerful song, “Sing About Me, I’m Dying of Thirst,” from his debut LP, good kid, m.A.A.d. city.
Watch Kendrick Lamar breakdown the track below.