Brooklyn’s T.H.E.M. Recordings unveil their latest signee Innocent?, who kicks off the album campaign for his forthcoming Love It Or Hate It LP, with the visuals for the Roc Marciano assisted single “Time For Change.” Production for the single is supplied by France’s Alterbeats crew who blend triumphant horn stabs and hard drums alongside DJ Modesty‘s scratch chorus that fuses quotables from M.O.P., and A.G. Directed by Donald Robinson Cole III, the video depicts both emcees swapping verses in front of various Manhattan backdrops as they declare their resolution to stop waiting for change and make it happen themselves. Love It Or Hate It is scheduled for an early third quarter 2013 release and is set to include guest appearances from label mate Mic Handz, Roc Marciano and Tha Rockness Monstah, among others. Now hit the jump and let the trials of Innocent? vs. The People commence…
New track from Julian Malone, producer/MC out of Chicago, member of BRKF$T CLUB / 2008ighties, and now Stones Throw crew for 2013. “Give A Eff” is from a mixtape Julian is working on called “Diff.rnt” to be released soon.
If you’re in Chicago, check out Julian Malone live with Roc Marciano at Shubas on February 23rd.
House Shoes’s “Let It Go” album received the instrumental treatment with a limited edition vinyl piece of only 500 copies. The regular version of the album featured production by House Shoes and vocal features from the likes of Roc Marciano, Danny Brown, Alchemist, Black Milk, Nottz and many others. Now, fans can purchase the instrumental album that plays just as well as the regular version, with interludes and all.
Today, enjoy the mp3 download of the song “Empire Reprise” featuring Will Sessions (band behind Elzhi’s ode to Nas, Elmatic) band member Sam Beaubien.
Detroit MC/Producer, Quelle Chris is preparing for his upcoming album on Mello Music Group slated for an early/mid 2013 release. His previous album “Shotgun & Sleek Rifle” was praised by critics and featured collaborations from Danny Brown, Roc Marciano and others.
Today, enjoy the mp3 stream for the song “Rat Shit” which is the B-side to his upcoming MMG 7″ series. “Rat Shit” is Quelle Chris’s humorous take on the term/lifestyle, ‘Ratchet,’ alongside an infectious techno/electro beat. You can feel and hear Quelle Chris having fun with this one, and hopefully it translates to the listener, you! Stay tuned for more details on the upcoming MMG 7″ but you can purchase “Rat Shit” on iTunes now.
Quelle Chris is one of the most talented MC’s you have never heard of. Raw, uncompromising and very much his own biggest fan, Quelle has been quietly winning over ears with his rapping and production since 2009’s Blue Mondays. Now, Mello Music Group is excited to announce Quelle Chris has signed a multi-album deal with MMG.
As an appetizer to the Quelle Chris experience, enjoy a set of Q-Mixes (aka The Quelle Chris Luxury Remixes). Pulling from a diverse selection of (mostly) hip-hop, the eccentric rapper and producer has re-arranged some classics into grungy and muddy versions of themselves. He adds grit to grime and flips style on its head when he pitches Cam’ron down to sound like the boogie monster, or when he remixes Madlib into a place just …