Rewind: E-40 Ft. Cousin Fik - I'm Laced (Music Video)
Monday, July 9, 2012
From personal life to industry life the road has not been an easy traveled road for veteran artist TOPIC finally free'd from a turmoiled deal wit SRC UNIVERSAL, TOPIC has now taken the game into his own hands with the formation of his own independant company Boss Life World, his newest project "Freedom Aint Free" which is being considered an instant classic on its way has been topic of conversation thru out the streets of Los Angeles being highly compared to TOPIC'S highly acclaimed mixtape hosted by dj skee and dj kay slay The Coast Guard which was was released in 2007 without further or do TOPIC gives you the first official leak off "Freedom Aint Free" due to be released later this summer.
Produced by DN3. Scratches and cuts by DJ LES735. First Single from Language Arts Vol. 2, dropping August 22nd.
Rewind: Richie Branson Ft. Random - Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis
Slim The Mobster will be releasing his new album, S.O.O.N. (Something Out Of Nothing), on August 21st via Slim's Gang Module imprint and EMPIRE Distribution. Stay tuned for more info plus some leaks off the album.
Rewind: XV Ft. Slim The Mobster - Andy Warhol
Interview by J. Pablo.
LA Weekly sat down with Dom Kennedy to discuss the Yellow Album, Maybach Music Group Rumors, Funkmaster Flex's Tupac Comments, and more. Catch a preview below and head over to LA Weekly for the full interview.
What up Dom? Top o' the morning to ya. What're you up to right now?Read the fll interview at LA Weekly.
Just enjoying this summer and working hard promoting The Yellow Album.
Word. Let's backtrack a bit, though. On "1997," you said you wrote your first rhyme in 1997. When did you start taking it seriously?
Well, in 2008 I started actually putting out material. I had recorded material prior to that over instrumentals and stuff but I had never looked at myself as rapping as a job. In 2007 I started working on 25th Hour.
What were you doing in those ten years?
I was just enjoying life and enjoying myself. I worked at a clothing store. I wasn't any different from most kids. I was a popular kid by nature, but I was pretty regular. There are lots of kids like me to keep the balance between gang sh*t and just dressing nice and hanging with girls. How am in my music is how I am in real life, so people know its real.
How do you think you avoided the pitfalls of growing up in LA?
I played baseball in Santa Monica to get out of the inner city. My grandma lived there and my older sister went to high school there. I wanted to slow my situation down because things were crazy in my hood. It kind of worked, because being out there, it kept me pretty safe and alive and it gave me a different outlook on life. I played ball every day from the age of five to the age of 16.
Speaking of getting wind of something, you were pretty vocal about how Flex's  comments toward Tupac didn't sit well with you. How come?
Flex, and just bigmouth people in general, love to criticize. They criticize the President; they criticize LeBron knowing they could never do what these dudes have accomplished. Sometimes the sh*t has to stop, especially when people aren't here to defend themselves. It's one thing to say it to their face. But a dude like Flex says what he says knowing he'd never say it if [Tupac] was standing there next to him. You can't just spit on a ni**a when he's dead. And Flex doesn't play my songs anyway, so I don't have the problem that other rappers have who might've wanted to say something but couldn't. I wanted him to know that I know that he'd never say sh*t about Pac if he were alive, let alone standing near him.
Rewind: Dom Kennedy - Yellow Album (Free Album)
Exile has teamed up with CA MC Johaz for the upcoming mixtape, Salvation. Stay tuned for more. Spotted at PotHolesInMyBlog.
Produced by Roosevelt.
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Rewind: Casey Veggies - Swag Worth A Mill (Music Video)
Directed By Lv for Lv Visions, JP Arellano, Prime Vison
Off the upcoming album, Snowgoons Dynasty, available July 17th. Pre-order the album here.
Directed By Hobostewd
Music Produced By Embassy
Cali emcee Murs presents the Hobostewd-directed music video for "Animal Style", the Embassy-produced track from his recent BluRoc release Love & Rockets Volume 1: The Transformation. "Animal Style is a song I did for many reasons," Murs explains. "The first was to be an advocate for people close to me who are out, and those who have yet to come out. It's also a love song, which is nothing new for me. But with this one I wanted to challenge the listener to ask themselves: Is the love shared by two people of the same gender, really that different than the love I have for my partner of the opposite sex? And finally, I just felt it was crucial for some of us in the hip hop community to speak up on the issues of teen suicide, bullying, and the overall anti-homosexual sentiment that exist within hip hop culture. I felt so strongly about these issues and this song that I had to do a video that would command some attention, even if it makes some viewers uncomfortable. Even if it came at the cost of my own comfort."Rewind: Murs & Whole Wheat Bread - The Invincibles EP