Class Struggle is the sophomore producer compilation from ALTERPROD‘s in-house producer, Alterbeats. The album expands upon the creative direction as its predecessor The French Revolution, by adhering to a social commentary on class struggle, while addressing the current global economic crisis. The album boasts guests appearances from both legendary and upcoming underground mainstay emcees Tragedy Khadafi, Neek The Exotic, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Copywrite, Bekay, Verbal Kent, Skeezo, and Mic Handz, among others. Class Struggle is now available in both digital format through all major digital retailers, as well physical CD, where it will be sold through several record shops and online outlets. Hit the jump where you can stream the project in its entirety before heading over iTunes or Fat Beats to cop!
Brooklyn-born, L.I. raised Kasual has achieved many accolades for someone that quietly tiptoed through the music industry. From world tours with Akon and Flo-Rida, to opening for Sean Kingston and Ray J, being featured on songs with Rick Ross, DJ Khaled and E-40, to writing songs for Jordin Sparks and Trey Songz, Kasual’s resume is as extensive as it is acclaimed. During his tenure with the now defunct Cet It Off Records (RIP Sebastian Tauz) as their flagship artist, Kasual recorded an album’s worth of material with the renown producer/composer J.R. Rotem. Although the material was never released to the masses, the Beluga Heights co-founder gave Kasual the green light to let the world in on their closed sessions. Titled Best To Never Make It: The Kasual Kas Story, the project includes guest features from Jazmine, Iyaz, Bekay, Swagga Bob and Mykel. Hit the jump for the free download!
Some have a bad day, others a bad month, and for those really going through it, a bad year. For Bekay, it was 15 months of back to back heart break, where he lost both friends and family to murder and illness. Bekay has always used music as an outlet to work through life’s speed bumps, but what happens when those speed bumps become mountains? On “15 Months of Bloody Violins,” Bekay returns to the mic after taking an inevitable hiatus to purge his mind of the trails and tribulations that have kept him at bay from what he loves most – rapping his ass off. …MORE
I remember when i first hear Bekay on this and the big goal back then was to be #1 on the UGHH.com charts. This song made #1. To have Saigon and Inspektah Deck on a track was simply classic and the cuts were so raw, the track title seemed fitting.
M-Phazes drops the first official single for his remix album Phazed Out, which drops digitally on February 14th and on CD on February 28th through Coalmine Records. The single is a remix of Coalmine’s inaugural single “The Raw”, which features Saigon, Inspectah Deck and Bekay with an updated scratch chorus provided by DJ Boogie Blind (X-ecutioners, Pharoahe Monch). Phazed Out is a compilation of select singles taken from Coalmine’s catalog, remixed by the Aria Award winning M-Phazes and mixed/arranged by DJ Rhettmatic, …
Two totally different artists have one common goal, bring awareness to their community of fans and bridge the gap to stop the hatred. Two emcees who sound nothing a like have one common goal, which is uncommon to say the least, I was really excited when I caught two videos that could be compared in the right attitude of it all.
Bekay covers the Holocaust and Y Love covers unity in a more pop fashion of Jewish attitude. Both videos are awesome.
If you peep the story line with Bekay, notice how theatrics are a great way to compose a message without actually saying “hey watch me because this is good or humanity.” The video, which was shot in Czech Republic, included a bunch of non-Jewish actors and actresses to re-enact what was the most horrifying act of terror and genocide …