Daes & Times is the official debut album from the Boston bred rapper One Dae. After diving head first into New York’s battle scene of the late ‘90s, Dae made an instant splash after squaring off with Mos Def, landing him a write-up in The Source Magazine, titled “The Death of Battle Rap.” Since then, the fiery emcee has made Brooklyn his home and has toured the world over, making music under his terms, without compromise. Without further adieu, hit the jump for the album stream and buy-links…
Brooklyn rapper and latest signee to the Coalmine roster, One Dae, begins the promotional campaign for his long awaited debut album Daes & Times by unveiling the Marco Polo produced lead single “Bang This.” Daes & Times becomes available on November 26th, via Coalmine Records and is now available for Pre-Order via iTunes, and on CD through both Fat Beats and UGHH.com. Stay tuned for the Steven Tapia directed visuals for “Bang This” and in the meantime hit the jump for song stream and buy-links!
Some creative minds have passed through the doors of URB on their way to bigger things over the years. Two of those artsy types are former URB editor Brandon Perkins and intern James ‘The Machine’ Shahan, the latter of whom appears on “Not Goin’ Home” with Apathy and Fat Tony, on a beat produced by Evidence. The song is part of the soundtrack to Please Use Rear Exit, an online novel written by Perkins, inspired by his years of taking the LA bus system to URB HQ day after day. The animated video was created by Perkins as well.
Getting a group of rappers together is never an easy task, but when Evidence failed to arrive at the video shoot for Phonte’s “The Life Of Kings” due to missing his flight, director Kenneth Price came up with the clever solution of shaming the truant MC by interrupting the video to announce the problem before having MomTigallo fill in on the lip-synch. Hilarity ensues.