Topeka, Kansas native Stik Figa presents his album “As Himself” to the world via Mello Music Group. Locally released some years back, “As Himself” became a local hit. The entire album was produced by Kansas producer Michael “Seven” Summers who has produced for some of today’s biggest stars including Lil Wayne, Kendrick Lamar, Busta Rhymes, Mac Miller, Tech N9ne and others.
In celebration of “As Himself” enjoy the free mp3 download for one of the standout tracks from the album, “Absitively.”
Today would have been the 37th birthday of legendary producer James “J Dilla” Yancy. To celebrate the life of the amazing producer, SOHH has a brief essay by none other than Busta Rhymes, who has previously stated that every solo Busta album featured some contribution from the Detroit beatmaker, although not always credited. Busta quite simply tells SOHH, “Dilla is the greatest producer that I’ve ever met personally.”
Since his untimely passing in 2006, Dilla’s recorded output has barely slowed, as the prolific producer left a lot of material unreleased. One of the more recent additions to the catalog is Jaylib‘s “Louder (Blast Your Radio Theme),” a collaboration with Madlib from the pair’s unreleased second album that Stones Throw let into the world last month.
Reek Da Villian stopped by the show to promote his new single “Mechanics” featuring Busta Rhymes and Swizz Beatz. Of course Tony had to put him on the spot. Tune in to Toca Tuesdays each and every Tuesday from 8 pm till 12 am on Shade 45/XM66.
Is it just us, or are music videos extra weird right now? Then we stopped to think about it and realized that vids have always been pretty far out. Here’s 10 clips that left us scratching our heads—while watching them over and over again. …MORE
With the god-awful summer temperatures finally cooling down and Electric Zoo officially wrapping up the summer music festival season, there’s no denying that fall and real life is back in full swing. We have some treats to help tide you over, though–pictures and a bit of a review (albeit a little late) from the last stop of the Rock the Bells 2010 tour in DC.
To call the final RTB show (8/29) at the Merriweather Post Pavillion an emotional rollercoaster would be an understatement. Up until the final hour were worries about the show being shut down due to the city’s 11 p.m. curfew, with festival-goers caught in a limbo of “will-she/won’t-he perform?” anxiety.