Braille has a new 12" vinyl single of the IV/Counter Attack, released in Germany, from his upcoming full length album "The IV Edition" due 2008. Featuring production from Oh No & Marco Polo, cuts by Rob Swift, and guest spot by Hiphop IS Muisc labelmate Theory Hazit. This 12" is on point with a full gloss print picture cover, instrumentals, an accapella, and a bonus cut. Limited to only 500!
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The new S.O.U.L. Mag issue is HOT off the presses featuring The Cross Movement and their walk through HIS.tory! Check out the new 100 page magazine with spotlights on artists Mahogany Jones, Flame, Iomas Marad, and leaders Larry Acosta, Kevin White, and Bert Bochachica. Plus some dope articles by Urban D., Tone Bruno, Phil Jackson, and more!
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Vintage Clothing Limited's all new first ever Limited Edition hoodie is coming. At 12:01 AM (EST) 11-23-07 "Black Friday" their new LIMITED addition will be available at their online store. This special hoodie features an original silver foil printed Lion head illustration down the right upper chest of a full zip premium hoodie. On the lower left back you'll find a matching silver foil print graffiti tag. Both pieces on the garment make this a must have for your Winter 2007 collection!
The Official Nominees for this year's Stellar Awards have been announced. Here are the nominees where Hip Hop is concerned.
Rap/Hip Hop Gospel CD of the Year
# The Cross Movement; HIStory: Our Place in HIS Story ; Cross Movement Records
# Joe L. Da Vessel; Testimony: 1 Lyrics 4 Life ; D.A.A.S. What's Up Entertainment
# Pettidee; Resurrections...Past, Present, and Future... ; Sony/ BMG/ Soldier Sound Records
# PAJAM Presents 21:03; Twenty One O Three; PAJAM/ Gospo Centric/ Verity/ Zomba
# Various; BG Records Presents Gospel Skate Jams Vol. 2; BG Records
Most of you have been waiting for the Sho Baraka debut to drop on October 16th but unfortunately Reach Records had to move the release date back to Nov. 20th. This is definitely a good thing for the album to make sure its the best quality project it can be. We know the news might sting a little, but trust us, this album is gonna be worth the wait!
Pigeon John's new compilation "Pigeon John featuring Pigeon John 2" is coming out this month. It has 16 rare and some unreleased songs that Pigeon has done with his friends ranging for Brainwash Projects demos from 1996 to "Side To Side" with Blackalicious to up now listen to on his myspace page.
Many of you have been waiting for Rob Hodge's new project to drop. Rob Hodge has been crazy busy touring the nation, producing for major artists in the industry and running his company. So for the inconvenience Rob now has freestlyes for download that he did for some mixtapes DJ's a while back on his myspace. None of these tracks will be on his 2 new albums. The 2 new street albums Hosted by NBA All Star Allan Houston of the New York Knicks, MTV's Mel City, DJ Vlad the Butcher, DJ Sean Blu and CEO Todd Collins will drop spring 2008. There is production from Digga ( 50 cent's Many Men, Jay-Z's Dope man) Denaun Porter ( G-Unit's Stunt 101, 50 Cents P.I.M.P.) , Lil Fame from M.O.P., Fero Navi ( Nicole from the Pussycat Dolls , Joel Ortiz – Aftermath) Choo Da Specializt (GHOSTFACE KILLAH'S "SUPREME CLIENTELE") , Meech Wells ( Snoop Dogg, The Game), Jimi Kendrix (Jay-Z , Jar Rule, Ashanti) , Kid Classic ( Japhia Life's and Rob Hodge's projects), 1 Luv from Oakland California, Juice2020 , Unseen, Track Vandelz and many more talented beat makers.
Bobby bishop is slated to release a new CD in 2008 with his new label, Chosen Records out of Philadelphia, PA. Produced by Bobby, along with Halo Productions, Zoidus (Soul Live), DJ Shok (of Rough Ryders fame), JBRye, and DJ Bombay, this record has the makings of something unique.
Hiphop IS Music is releasing in October the new Othello album dropping on the 30th. "Alive At The Assembly Line" is worth the price alone (Braille believes), but if you place a pre-order before the official street date then they will hook you up with a FREE bonus EP.
Sev Statik is working on a brand new record called "The Powers That Be." All beats are produced by Vanderslice out of Philly. Guest features to include Othello, Grand Agent, Jurni Big and Qwel. The album will release late 2008.
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For the last 6 years Mars ILL has been putting out records utilizing almost all in-house skills and talents. Of course rhyming, producing as well as recording, mixing, designing and the latest, music video production.