Posts Tagged ‘Guilty Simpson’

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

Prolific DJ/producer DJ JS-1 is celebrating the release of his latest full-length LP, No One Cares, today by dropping his latest single, “Side Streets.” Not only is the highly anticipated album, complete with 40 guests, including artists like KRS-One, Kool G Rap, Sadat X, and Joell Ortiz, and many more, now available for purchase, but fans can stream the full album for free all week as part of AOL Music’s Listening Party.

Helping celebrate the release are Illa Ghee, Nutso, and Guilty Simpson, three notable MCs who champion the underground scene alongside JS-1 with the new single “Side Streets.” “This song represents how we do the underground shit but get respect,” explains JS-1, “while others take Easy Street on the Main Boulevard, but everyone knows they suck.” JS continues, “We still enjoy making hardcore hip-hop while others are making very commercial, radio-friendly, pop-dance stuff.” The song has an uncharacteristically basic production, made up of two blended samples and a dash of hard drums and bass, because JS-1 wanted people to focus on the hard-hitting verses and the very rare scratch hook. “I used a line from Guru that is from an unreleased acapella DJ Premier gave me,” says JS-1. “It’s the main vocal that ties it all in: ‘I can go to any city/ Get respect in the street.'”

Fans of JS-1 can also watch him live on USTREAM today, from 1:45pm EST to 4:00pm EST, alongside Crazy Legs and Rahzel for their Lunch Breaks show. Says JS-1, “I’ll be cooking lunch – chicken cutlet heroes – and then spinning some breaks, saying silly things with Rahzel, and harassing people about my new album. Should be fun!” Fans can watch live by going to http://www.crazylegsworkshop.com or by searching for the term “Lunch Breaks” on USTREAM.

DJ JS-1’s new album, No One Cares, is now available via a joint venture between Fat Beats Distribution and JS-1’s own Ground Original.

Download “Side Streets” for free HERE

Steaming hot jazz, chopped full of hip-hop, soul, funk, afro-beat, and electro-influenced beats. That’s what Dinner At The Thompson’s has cooking on the stove-top, and the France-American duo comprised of singer Lucille Tee and producer/multi-instrumentalist Fablive know its getting tough for fans to fight off the hunger pains as the May 17th release date approaches for their sophomore album, Off The Grid. So, as they continue to prep the main course, DATT is dropping off a nice little appetizer for fans with “Rice N’ Beans,” the latest single from the album featuring Detroit emcee Guilty Simpson.

The track was “inspired by a desire to bring an afro-beat influence into a rap beat,” says Lucille. “The lyrics are a sort of modern tale between a man and a woman, and they speak about what each can expect and give to each other. ‘Rice N’ Beans’ is a metaphor for the essential – the nutrients, the basic needs in a relationship.” Trumpet and saxophone players Ernesto Sanchez and Sam McStuff, both jazzmen heavily influenced by afro-beat, are perfect added ingredients to Fablive’s low-down, dirty, and funky vibe, while Guilty Simpson’s gruff vocals fill out the track, complementing Lucille’s sultry sassiness. “I’m giving you all that class, you asking me more for much,” she sings. “I’m giving you Rice ‘N’ Beans/ Your honey, your loving, and all those things.”

Dinner At The Thompson’s Off The Grid will be released May 17th on Earth At Work Records via FB Distribution.

Download Dinner At The Thompson’s “Rice N’ Beans” ft. Guilty Simpson here.

Native Cali rapper, producer, and founder of the group Deep Rooted, Mr. Brady is back with his latest solo album, Labor Of Love. The album is exactly what its title implies; fifteen energized tracks delivering Brady’s raw persona and featuring some of the best of what underground hip-hop has to offer. Part of what makes Labor of Love so special is Mr. Brady’s personal touch as the album’s main producer, “I usually do all my production myself,” says Brady. “There was no big studio involved in this project at all. I wanted to let people know that you can make it happen with whatever you have.” And make it happen Brady did, as Labor Of Love boasts appearances from Guilty Simpson, Blu, Diamond D, Exile, Aloe Blacc, Tajai of Souls Of Mischief, and more.

The album’s lead single “Real Heavy,” unleashed today to celebrate the release of his new album, Brady collaborates with prominent Detroit rapper Guilty Simpson and Johaz, who also happens to be a part of Brady’s Deep Rooted crew. Mr. Brady considers the song a “classic joint;” a well orchestrated track of chopped up lo-fi samples pieced together with a raw lyrical vibe and a hard hitting beat. “Real Heavy” is exemplary of Mr. Brady’s vision for the album: “I’ma keep it raw, soulful and give all of me with every track.”

Download Mr. Brady’s “Real Heavy” Feat. Guilty Simpson and Johnaz:
http://media.audibletreats.com/Mr_Brady-Real_Heavy_Ft_Guilty_Simpson_And_Johaz.mp3

 

 

 

 

Detroit trio The Left, comprised of producer Apollo Brown, rapper Journalist 103, and DJ Soko, are celebrating the release of their debut album, Gas Mask, today with “Reporting Live,” the first official release from the album featuring fellow Detroit wordsmith Guilty Simpson.

Apollo jumps things off with a soulful grittiness — the track seamlessly mixes Apollo’s vocal chops, horns, and heavy drums – and the instrumental serves as a perfect match for Journalist’s own gravelly vocals, as he rhymes, “Reporting live from the gritty blocks of Rock City/ Forgotten sound of Motown produced by many/ Rappers come a dime a dozen, but not many/ Can carry the status of legends, I hope that y’all hear me.” Guilty follows in step with his own verse (“Young killers take it in blood/ Dirt doers get wet up, then pigs come play in the mud”), and Detroit city imagery abounds as the two Rock City vets take you on a tour of their hometown.

The Left’s Gas Mask is available now via Mello Music Group.

Download The Left’s “Reporting Live” here:
http://media.audibletreats.com/The_Left-Reporting_Live_Ft_Guilty_Simpson.mp3