We have done the Rapzilla.com Beat Battle at Flavor Fest
the past 2 years and it is a blast! We have been to Legacy and been a sponsor for the last 3 years and wanted to add another element to the conference and performances. We wanted to keep the beat battle a special and unique part of Flavor Fest so we came up with the idea of getting some emcee's to spit their hottest 16 for a chance at cash and prizes.
At the top of the year, west coast emcee Sevin announced
that he is gearing up to release a project entitled ‘Commissary'.
The 2013 BET Awards Nominations have been announced, and it should come as no surprise to anyone that the Gospel category will include an artist with unique "church clothes".
The album cover for Json
's upcoming 5th studio album entitled 'Braille
,' which is set to release June 18, 2013 from Lamp Mode Recordings.
Listen to "Game Break" here
Statik Selektah has invited Lecrae
once again to appear on an upcoming project. The tracklisting for Statik's next release 'Extended Play' has leaked and with it comes news of the Reach Records collab.
The RIAA today made a rare change to the formula used to certify Gold and Platinum awards to include on-demand music and video streams. Services that will now count towards certification include Spotify, Rhapsody, MOG, Muve, Rdio, Rhapsody, Slacker, Xbox Music, VEVO, MTV.com, YouTube and Yahoo! Music.
Rather than put a value on music streams based on payout to rightsholders, the RIAA will count 100 plays as 1 sale. The benchmark for Gold and Platinum certifications remains unchanged: 500,000 sales for Gold, 1 million for Platinum and 10 million for Diamond.
The tracklisting for D-MAUB's upcoming album sixth solo album 'The Missing Peace,' which is set to release on May 21, 2013 from One Route Entertainment.
The cover and tracklisting for 007 (formerly of 5th Ward Boyz) & Gifted Da Flamethrowa's upcoming album 'The City Never Sleeps' out July 2, 2013.