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!
In promotion for ALTERPROD‘s sophomore compilation album Class Struggle, which is set for an October 29th release date, the French production, design and video consortium unveil the project’s inaugural leak “Fruit Punch,” featuring both Guilty Simpson and The Rockness Monstah. “Amateur night, these clowns can’t damage a mic/ So I’m breaking off the hand that they write with..” – Guilty Simpson. Now go ahead and hit the jump for the song stream, and album tracklist. …MORE
Whoever said the journey is more important than the destination clearly didn’t have T.H.E.M. Recordings’ Innocent? and The Rockness Monstah in mind. They’ll “race old ladies and punch babies to make green,” but you’ll have to “hate the streets because they made [them] this way.” On the short film for “Say Cheeze,” directed by The Last American B-Boy and shot at the legendary 5Pointz Aerosol Art Center, watch the two emcees take care of business for the most pompous boss you’ve hated since the last job you couldn’t stand. See if you can figure out what’s in the box at the end, on some ‘Pulp Fiction’ action. “Say Cheeze” is set to be featured on Innocent?’s forthcoming album Love It Or Hate It, set to be released during the 3rd Quarter of 2013.. stay tuned! In the interim, hit the jump and get involved to help 5Pointz become an official NYC Landmark and avoid demolition. 5Pointz has also launched a contest/giveaway with T.H.E.M. Recordings that can only be defined as epic.
Bringing some heat to an otherwise cold month, Mic Handz’ free street album SAYYOUAINTKNOW: The Software, is now available, fulfilling a long held vision for the multi talented Brooklyn emcee. The culmination of many years’ toil, the project stands as a much anticipated answer to the artist’s notable 2008 debut, WHYAINTIONTHERADIO Vol. 1. Hit the jump for the stream/download and visuals.
Upcoming BK spitter Mic Handz takes it back to the basement with the visuals for his previously released single “All I Know,” which features his Kings County brethren, The Rockness Monstah. The video is both shot and directed by France’s ALTERPROD crew, whom also represent the production side of the track through their Alterbeats moniker, who are responsible for the production behind their well received compilation album, The French Revolution, which dropped back in June of this year. Stay tuned for Mic Handz debut album SAYYOUAINTKNOW: The Software, dropping in early 2013. Hit the jump and have a look.