People have been constantly asking when the Fro will release a clothing line. It is finally on the way. Bo Dean released the logo to his new #FroNation line which is stated to drop at the end of this month. For pre-orders contact Bo at firstname.lastname@example.org
Five year old prodigy rapper makes song about Black History Month.
Heir Jordin (Jordin Jackson-Prince) of East Saint Louis, Illinois, son of proud father and rapper Ramel RT-FaQ Prince of the group Doorway, is releasing his debut song and video “Proud History” dedicated to showing pride for his African American culture and heritage. The five year old rapping phenom raps “I’m proud, I’m proud of my Black History, it’s history, and I’m proud” on the chorus for this anthem which amplifies and sums up the overall theme of the release. Jordin mentions historical figures Malcom X, Martin Luther King, Frederick Douglas, Rosa Parks, Gabby Douglas and more, articulating and rapping like no other five year old has done before. The video follows Heir Jordin on his journey to many East Saint Louis and Saint Louis historically Black landmarks like the Jackie Joyner Kersey Center, the Old Saint Louis Courthouse, the Delmar Loop Stars, and the Chuck Berry Memorial Statue. Heir Jordin also teams up with his brother Royale Prince (Teddy P) and an array of wild and crazy kids to further hype up the performance scenes. Come along and be amazed by the future of Hip Hop as five year old Heir Jordin releases “Proud History”, which could quite possibly be the most profound Black History song ever made.
I already gave you Mobstar Maniac and Mobstar Maniac 2, and this March I'll be dropping the final mixtape of the trilogy: Mobstar Maniac III: The Transition. Expect features from St. Louis' finest MCs including Tef Poe, Pastor Troy, Majestic, King Cash, Jaedawg, Rallo, S.o.S, Kizzle and Rip The General.
Mac Miller just dropped visuals for the second song off "Watching Movies with the Sound Off" his sophomore album with Rostrum Records. The track is called "Avian" and features some borderline psychedelic visuals mixed with Mac's laid back flow. It struck me as interesting that Mac chose to drop this song since it's not technically a single from Watching Movies with the Sound off. Nevertheless, enjoy some classic Mac Miller after the jump.
Curren$y is back at it again with another smooth flowing mix tape for all the green aficionados out there. This tape comes with features from the likes of Action Bronson, Freddie Gibbs and B-Real. Spitta also got some smooth production from the likes of Cardo, Thelonious Martin and 183rd.
You can stream the tape at the usual spots on the net. Seek it out and tell us what you think in the comments.
- $ Migraine ft. Le$ (Prod. by Cardo)
-Grew Up In This ft. Young Roddy and Freddie Gibbs
Watch the official music video for "Hennessy" directed by Remrod. This is the first single from Tef Poe's "Cheer For The Villain" EP which will be released Feb 17th via iTunes and is entirely produced by DJ Burn One.
Filmed on location at the historically haunted Lemp Brewery in Saint Louis, Mo
KAY-GEE talks about his music career, STL hiphop movement, balancing his music & family and more in this video interview with Mic Check Global below.
This Saturday, Tef Poe is doing a show unlike any he's done in the past. He's planned over an hour performance that will pull from his vast catalog: David Ruffin Theory, War Machine 2, War Machine, The Hero Killer, Money Never Sleeps & The Redeemer.
His performance will be backed by drummer RT-FaQ, DJ Tech Supreme, DJ Grind Tyme, as well as performers Rockwell Knuckles, Doorway (Nick Menn, RT-FaQ, L-Gifted, & SD TheDizzleMan), Indiana Rome, Family Affair and more.
This is a show you don't want to miss!
Located @ The Gramophone // Feburary 1st // Doors open at 9pm // $10 Entry
What would a mixtape be without some sick productions and creativity driven lyrical bars? It wouldn’t be a mixtape at all. Master Of Ceremonies is more like an album than a mixtape. KAY-GEE has 3 other mixtapes out and each mixtape has shown his growth and his originality. All the production on his latest mixtape has shown that he is not afraid of combining many sounds and samples to his style of flow. After listening to Kay Gee you would assume he comes from the market of St. Louis, Missouri. You have to be confident in your creative so you can be set apart from the other hundreds of artists on the rise in St. Louis.
This project has features from some of the best on the hip hop side of music such as fellow Space Jamm Productions team players such as Rook. Also featuring St. Louisian Trent Smith, Bo Dean, and J Block. Amongst this mixtape was released in a diverse market the success of this mixtape is determined by the grind and the bars. Master of Cermonies mixtape is on the top shelf of the best and great all the way until the very end.
The intro grasps all the listeners. Tracks such as Talk about money featuring Play Boi Dre, Appetite, Yeah, Working, Please, Devil or Angels and Whats Love will keep your head bumping and your ride cruising. These tracks are great feeling tracks plus bring out the good times, while highlighting the illuminations of good music.
This mixtape is worth your time and a must have for your music collection.
Watch "Money" featuring Shotta G, the first visuals to drop from Bovember 3. This dope short film was directed by Semir Dergic. Be on the lookout for my next video "Chi Chi" which will complete the story.
Nice print article from the Riverfront Times saying Doorway should be famous now!
By RFT Music Allison Babka: Rappers sometimes are known for waging lyrical (or worse) war on each other. Not so with Doorway: These guys have made it clear that collaboration and positivity are the keys to good tunes. A collective of individually talented artists, Doorway takes advantage of its killer songwriting chops to explore relationships, social issues, cautionary tales and more with hooks that are a little bit throwback, a little bit street and a whole lot of jam. Throw in partnerships with local titans Rockwell Knuckles and Tef Poe and Doorway has a deep, versatile song list that suits its energetic live shows well.
The beginning: A group of friends and I started Doorway back in 8th Grade at Grant Middle School in Fairview Heights. That's when I came up with Whiteout, that's when L-Gifted came up with his name, and SD was still SD (He wasn't with Doorway yet; he was still with his group Aifam). Doorway has had a lot of members over the years throughout high school and years following. In 2010, Doorway was formed into what it is now. We linked up with RT-FaQ and a few other key players over the years, and now heading into 2014 we've never been stronger.-- Nick Menn
What everyone should know about music from St. Louis: Definitely want to let all the outsiders know that there are artists of all kinds here. Not all of them are going for those "radio songs" and don't all meet the stereotype that we all sound like the rappers that were known on a national level in the past. -- RT-FaQ
All-time favorite local band: Parlor Knights. Over the past three years or so, Doorway and Parlor Knights have thrown some amazing shows together; it takes our music to the next level. They are also dope as their own entity; their music has gotten me through a lot of bullshit and has been faithfully in my rotation when I'm looking to hear something other rap music. -- Nick Menn
Guilty pleasure: Never thought in a million years that I would be singing Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" at the top of my lungs with my eyes closed so tight that a year pops out, but it happened two days ago. -- RT-FaQ
Classic MTV-era music video they'd redo: I would love to re-create "The Real Slim Shady" video! It is such an iconic song/video from my grade school days, back when I was one of those kids bleaching my hair. -- L-Gifted
My latest video interview with Mic Check has been posted. They asked me about my history, goals, Bovember 3, SlumFest nominations and more. I also spit some raw bars without a beat. Check me out on Mic Check below.
It seems that the Music Streaming war may finally be upon us. Earlier this week the long talked about Beats Music finally gave it's future users a vague release date [January 2014]. There is a ton of hype around this service already, and it seems as though Spotify aims to give it some competition. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Spotify is geared to announce a free mobile streaming service next week. This is rather enticing due to the fact that Spotify already has millions of users, and is currently the most used music streaming service in America.
This announcement would allow new and current users to stream music from their vast catalog on their tablets or smartphones free of charge, instead of the monthly fee it is currently charging. The service would be ad supported, and would allow users to select a certain amount of songs to listen to on demand, with the app choosing the rest of their selections based on their saved content. The idea closely resembles what Pandora is already doing, but with the freedom to be able to have several songs by separate artists at their disposal. Spotify has scheduled a press conference in New York for December 11th, and if the rumors are true we may see this update as soon as then. Stay tuned.
Beats Electronics has announced that it's latest venture, Beats Music will launch publicly in January 2014. The music streaming service aims to compete with the likes of Spotify & Rdio, the two biggest services currently available. The company first garnered attention when they released Beats By Dre in late 2008. The headphones quickly gained mainstream appeal, and have become a staple of music connoisseurs.
Beats Music will act as a entirely separate entity, with CEO Ian Rogers at the helm [Previously of Yahoo! Music], with a initial investment of $60M to bring the product to market. Beats Electronics CEO Jimmy Iovine said today that the project is in beta stages, with many high profile users already taking a liking to the service. The company also launched a "name claiming" site earlier today to ensure that prominent figures don't suffer the same issues they have in the past with other widely adopted services.
This will be some interesting competition in the music streaming world given the fact that Beats has Jimmy Iovine, who has vast access to all of the artists on Interscope Records. What are your thoughts? Do you currently use a music streaming service, and do you enjoy it?
Let us know in the comments!
West Virginia's own Kid Chad just dropped his debut song "Up To You" off his debut album Stars On The Ceiling. We checked out Kid Chad on the recommendation of STARRSET, and we're impressed to say the least. This kid has a nice laid back flow, and the video compliments his rhymes very nicely. The setting reminds me of chilling on the boardwalk, nice and laid back. Get hip to Kid Chad, and check out his debut video after the jump.
Mac Miller has had a busy year so far. He took to Twitter last night to announce his second album of 2013, Live From Space. The album contains 9 live tracks, all material from his second album Watching Movies With The Sound Off which dropped back in June. It also looks like Mac will be gracing fans with five new songs as well. The album is slated to drop on December 17th. Grab it for somebody this Holiday season. I know I will!