BEC Recordings’ Rapture Ruckus
calls New Zealand home, and amongst the most devastating national disaster, Rapture Ruckus
is asking fans to help give back. Rapture Ruckus, Brad Dring, talks about the decision to make the song “Hold On” available to share with friends and family.
Humble Beast has been planning it for months and today are proud to announce the newest members to the Humble Beast family... hailing from Chicago, IL - a 4 piece hip-hop band named Alert. This announcement doesn't come empty handed either - today we present you their newest music video
for the song "All I See Is Red", as well as a free mp3 download
of the song. The song is part of a full EP titled "Red Opus 45" that Humble Beast will be giving away next month. The first single "Red" is a perfect introduction to Alert. The rhymes from lead vocalist Boogalu are potent, the band captures the mood brilliantly and the final product is something Humble Beast are genuinely excited to share.
After a brief hiatus from the hip-hop spotlight, Man of War returns with his own label, War Records. He spent the last few years touring, recording and finding new talent that's ready to impact urban listenership.
"They are humble, God-fearing artists," Man of War says. "It's unrestricted Christian music with a rugged line. God is woven into the lyrics."
Earlier this week, JR
, Pop artist and award-winning producer with credits including the current groundbreaking chart-topper REHAB CD by Lecrae
, released the love song ALWAYS, listen to it here
. A Valentine’s Day gift for his supporters.
Australia's Premier Gospel Hip Hop Recording Artist Purified has kept himself busy over the last year, completing an 8 month tour in Europe and a Nationwide Tour in Australia with artists such as Canton Jones
, Everyday Process
and others. Purified is about to release his second studio album 'Set On Fire' on March 1st 2011.
The creative minds at Syntax Records have come together in full force to create a five song EP entitled “Syntax Records is Justified” inspired by the FX show Justified. With the premiere of the show’s second season premiering tonight at 10 p.m., Syntax is offering the EP as a free download
“The two main ingredients of Justified are country-living and street life which is what I know the least about” admittedly says Tim Trudeau, President of Syntax Records, “However once we were in the studio we were able to commandeer these fictitious characters and essentially let them write these songs.”
Trudeau, who goes by alias rocdomz (pronounced rock-domes) when in the studio, used his years of experience in production and songwriting to lead an all-star lineup that included in-house producer and Syntax Recording artist Shane Newville, member of Sackcloth Fashion, Sam Hart, Syntax Records own Director of Customer Development, Jeremiah Bonds, and of course brother of rocdomz, and Syntax Records co-founder, MaxOne.
The goal of this project was to create music that could be synchronized in the show. “Writing from the perspective of someone else throughout this whole project was a new endeavor for me, but the experience was awesome, the chemistry in the studio was irreplaceable” said Jeremiah Bonds, one of the project writers.
Justified is based on the works of crime novelist Elmore Leonard, including Leonard’s short story Fire in the Hole. It follows fictional character Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens getting tangled in the new criminal organizations moving into Harlan County. Season two picks up with a cliffhanger after an epic gun battle.
Download it now here
Back in the day it was often said, “Everything revolves around the DJ and the drummer.” While the elements of music are constantly being arranged, the DJ and the Drummer have always stood in the gap to keep the timing strong and the records spinning.
muzeONE is wrapping up work on his full length debut solo album for Illect Recordings. The Cold War will feature 14 new tracks of fresh raps that you’ve come to expect from him. On this record he bares his soul on several songs including the somber “A Grief Observed” which details the struggles he and his wife faced with their daughter’s health.