June 10, 2014
After over a decade on the shelf it's time to bring back a classic style event that taps into the vibes of one of the dopest hip hop crews to ever bless the mic...
To keep the sounds proper, two of RVA's masters of the radio waves, 97.3 WRIR's Mikemetic (Middle East Coast Mecca, Sundays 11p-1a EST) and 90.1 WDCE's DJ Sayeed (The Bum Rush Show, Fridays 9-11pm ESTt) will be bringing the noise on the 1s and 2s!!!
June 21st @ Balliceaux RVA
10pm - 2am
May 23, 2014
April 25, 2014
This joint definitely reeks of edgy 90's boom bap flavor. Melanin 9 is a London based emcee from the group Triple Darkness whom released a mixtape in 2007 of the same name. He will be releasing his EP "High Fedility" on May 31, 2014 on vinyl with instrumentals and the featured bonus cut "Colours" on his own Red Snow Label.
April 23, 2014
Fresh newness from the Floridanian emcee Red Eye accompanied by the Lost Boyz legend Mr. Cheeks with "Hemperor's Theme". Produced by Switzerland's DJ Tray giving you that bounce that you need for this season. Check for his upcoming mixtape Fatrick Ewing.
This joint is featured on a soon to be released compilation titled Unearthed on May 13th, 2014. The lead single "Get Down" features Pharoahe Monch giving what only he can deliver and that's certified fresh lyricism. The album also features artists such as Kool G Rap, Large Professor, The Artifacts, Blu, Sean Price, One Dae, Skillz and others alike. The beat is produced by M-Phazes with cuts by DJ Revolution. "Get Down" is now available through all major digital retailers. Check the links below:
Combining Latin horns, showtime music, and samples of scratches from '80s and '90s rap are things that not even the most diverse artists risk doing, but indie hip-hop fusion duo Zion I make it work in tracks like "Get Yours" from their second of three free EP's, entitled Libations, which was premiered by URB. Promoting unity and upliftment, the duo unveil this project as a means to change the perception of hip hop by simultaneously infusing elements of spirituality and a mix of genres including trip-hop, R&B and a bit of Latin flavor. With entrancing melodies and soul-infused synths in tracks like "Last Night" that lean more towards the R&B side, and the medieval-regal sounding intro for "Lateef's Song," every track has a different flow and vibe. The EP is a taste of the group's visual and experimental aesthetic.
Composed of rapper MC Zumbi and producer AMP Live, Libations is part two of their free EP trilogy. The duo previously released part one of the album, entitled Master of Ceremonies. In creating the first part, MC Zumbi says, "We took it back to ground zero in creating these songs. The sole purpose of the emcee is to energize, invigorate and guide the listener to a higher state of mind, whether that be reflection, relaxation or enlightenment." Switching gears, the duo explains that Libations is completely different. Zumbi explains, "This project was heavily influenced by one of my best friends passing away suddenly. His death put me in a mood to really analyze my life and how short this existence really can be. It opened my eyes and heart to both the ugliness and beauty of what we experience while alive." Hence, Libations broods with reflection and deep emotion. "To me, libation is when you honor someone by pouring out your brew before you sip, it's a sort of prayer. On this EP, I poured out some liquor for my homie, as well as my family, and myself." Aside from production by AMP Live, the EP also features production from Headnodic and newcomer Featherload, as well as features with rappers Mr Lif, Sadat X, and Opio from Souls of Mischief.
Read URB's premiere here: http://urb.com/2014/04/20/premiere-zion-i-libations-full-album-stream/
Stream and listen to Libations EP here: https://soundcloud.com/therealzioni/sets/libations-ep
Listen to The Master of Ceremonies EP here: https://soundcloud.com/therealzioni/sets/the-masters-of-ceremony-ep
German super-producer and engineer, Croup, releases the first single from his forthcoming production album, "Circles". The single entitled "The Declaration" features veteran emcee, Supastition, vowing to never compromise his sound. The longtime collaborators recently released their critically acclaimed "Honest Living" EP earlier in the year. Croup's solo project "Circles" is scheduled to be released on April 29, 2014.
"Vocabulary Spills" is the lead off release from De La Soul's "Smell The D.A.I.S.Y." Project which features Plug 1,2 and 3 performances over sound beds constructed by the late J Dilla. Consequence and De La Soul have a storied history as affiliates through the "Native Tongues" and Cons was one of the 1st Artist to be featured on J Dilla's production (See A Tribe Called Quest's Beats,Rhymes and Life LP). This collaboration has been 10 years in the making and now it's finally here.
Produced by J Dilla
Scratches by Audible Doctor
Mixed by David Matin
Artwork by DJ Shiotsu
March 31, 2014
This session is dedicated to two of the illest and amongst mine and hip hop's greatest and profound producers of ALL TIME!!! DJ Premier and Large Professor to be exact. They both share the same birthday eventhough they're seven years apart, you couldn't tell who was senior over the other based on their beat making skills. TBRS is honored to pay tribute to these two on their bornday and god willing many more to come, Peace!
NY Oil - Father
O.C. - Win The G Ft. Freddie Foxx
Dark Monk - Trust No 1
Tableek - Monie$
J Period & B.I.G. Ft. Jay Electronica - In The System
Analogic - Twenty Squared Ft. Evidence & Raaka
MindOne & Kev Brown - Equinox
Supastition - Eardrum
March 30, 2014
Amerigo Gazaway - Yasiin Gaye (Anna's Love Song)
Soulchef - Cheers Ft. Awon
Tiff The Gift - Slept On
Heather B - If Headz Only Knew
Biggie - Warning
Biggie - Unbelievable
Biggie - Kick In The Door
Biggie - Who Shot Ya?
Biggie - Machine Gun Funk
Biggie - Niggas (Astronote Remix)
Biggie - Gimmie The Loot
Mindone & Kev Brown - Equinox
Prince Po & Oh No - Toxic
Iron Brayoz - Dredd
Conquest - The Resolution (IDGAF)
Analogic - Twenty Squared Ft. Evidence, Rakaa, Sean Boog
Truth Universal - Invent The Future
Truth Universal - Get It
Truth Universal - Praise The Lord Ft. Lyrikill
KAM - Peace Treaty
KRS ONE - Breath Control
Nice & Smooth - Funky For You
Red Hot Lover Tone - Wanna Make Moves
Jungle Brothers - The Promo
Lords Of The Underground - Check It (Remix)
Black Sheep - The Choice Is Yours
Black CNN - Be Young
The Bum Rush Show
"Transmitting That Relevant Hip Hop Frequency"
WDCE 90.1FM Friday nights 9pm - 11pm
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