Archive for November, 2011

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With only one week until the November 30th release of hasHBrown’s new album, Break Something, the Houston-based rapper/producer stays busy, giving fans yet another single from the project. In the past weeks, hasH has released the video for “Heaven,” not to mention his collaboration with Detroit’s Guilty Simpson on the song “Break The Chain,” and now, hasH is excited to unveil his latest single, “This Is It,” which also features singer Dannie Walker on the chorus.

“The main inspiration was going out on the town and knowing that at this ‘one spot’ you were going to hear good music, no matter what,” explains hasHBrown. “Some venues and events are known for their nightlife party atmosphere but what draws me in to going out to a bar or lounge is if I know that I’m going to hear dope music while I party.” And in telling his story, hasH keeps things creative with a feel good track, one that maybe extends a little beyond his core audience, but also one that allows the up-and-coming do-it-all to avoid having his music put into a box.

Download “This Is It”

The Pursuance EP comes out Tuesday, December 6th.

Get a free download if you buy a ticket to the NYC show on 12/3.

Here’s a stream of “Someone’s Pocket” for your aural pleasure:

BANDCAMP:  http://soulkhan.bandcamp.com/track/someones-pocket

SOUNDCLOUD:  http://soundcloud.com/soulkhan/someones-pocket-video-mix

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Multitalented MC/producer hasHBrown is happy to announce the release of his brand new single, “The Death Penalty.” This is the first single from his solo sophomore album, Break Something, which will be released as a free download on November 30th.

Coming straight out of Houston, TX, hasHBrown began his rhyming career alongside John Dew and Hip-Phonix with the hip-hop trio, The Council, until 2008 when he started releasing solo mixtapes. Fast forward three years, and now hasHBrown is ready to release Break Something, the follow-up to his cathartic EP, Relationsh*t, featuring guests like Guilty Simpson, Dustin Prestige and Dannie Walker. “It’s a departure from my core sound,” HB says of the new project. “This project is more influenced by rock and funk. So it’s going to sound a lot different, more aggressive.”

In keeping with this newfound sound, hasHBrown’s first single off of Break Something is “The Death Penalty,” a cautionary tale for anybody looking to question his skills or test his authority. “Any person in a leadership role will be challenged by new comers that may want the spot they obtain,” explains HB. “In essence, the ‘penalty’ of leadership could get you killed, and in this song I’m defending my mantle as one of the best newcomers out of Houston, TX.”

Although hasHBrown produced many of the songs on Break Something under his other moniker, Jett I. Masstyr, he chose a beat by another Houston producer, YPhoenix, after hearing it at a beat battle. “I’m a sucker for crazy samples and fierce drums,” says HB. “We built our relationship from just talking about his production after the battle. Then, he sent it over, and natural inspiration took over.” Lyrics like “This the calm before the storm/ above average to the norm/ I’m a savage Jason Bourne/ Contract killer but I’m calm,” and heavy guitar-driven samples establish the song’s badass attitude and reiterate what hasHBrown is about, which is, according to him, “I’m here, I’m not scared, and I go hard.”

Download “The Death Penalty” for free here: http://media.audibletreats.com/hasHBrown-The_Death_Penalty.mp3

yU – “If U Down”

Posted: November 23, 2011 in hip hop
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If U Down” starts with the question what’s going on?  yU then reveals the struggle and march of life he’s been living through.  With a keen eye yU comments upon Uncle Sam’s destructive forces, prayer, honest living, and asking people who are down if they want to get up.  The musical backdrop is laid by yU’s 1978er collaborator SlimKat78 who uses piano keys to pull a rainy heartstrings while the drums drive the beat forward into a fruitful blossoming of chorus “Hearts frozen, why do we be on that cold sh*t,
We used to be cultured, influenced by the vultures they’ve been scoping, analyzing with a motive
Its.. like we’ve been tied up with an invisible rope and
Them jails open, they get paid when they put month in-side, kinda currupt.. Its time for us to just expose them
Its wild, especially when ur skintone’s brown, but right now we boutta turn it around
U wit me? Hit me if u down..”

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yU – If U Down