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Friday, August 22, 2014

Friday Hip Hop Report: 8.22.14



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Stalley Announces Debut Album Title

From Lincoln Way Nights to now working on his debut album, Stalley talks about progression and what people can expect from his forthcoming album
Look out for Stalley's debut album “Ohio” dropping this year!
#StalleyOhio


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Ty Dolla $ign - Under The Influence Of Music Tour [Episode 4]



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Wiz Khalifa Talks Blacc Hollywood, The State of Hip-Hop, and Listening t...

Wiz Khalifa breaks in the DASH Radio studio (alongside Sebastian) to talk to DJ Skee about the styles and sounds of “Blacc Hollywood,” the state of hip-hop, listening to criticism and much more.


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DJ Khaled - Hold You Down ft. Chris Brown, August Alsina, Future, Jeremih



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Keith Murray Says Common & Drake Should Battle


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Chi City on Tour with Lil Debbie & New Vlog & New single "Day Party"


While on the second half of his tour with West Coast artist Lil' Debbie, rapper Chi City drops a hot new single, ‘Day Party.’ The young mid west rapper switches gears on this one. Chi City shows his versatility on this down south inspired track with a screwed up Big L sample added with that syrupy Houston bounce. Coming off of his well received Cruel Winter EP, Chi City shows no signs of cooling off for the summer. To further solidify Chi City's swift ascent buzzing west coast artist Lil Debbie has invited Chi City to open for her upcoming "The California Sweetheart Tour/Remember My Name Tour." With his release of his Cruel Winter EP, which is currently available on major hip-hop sites and iTunes, Chi City proves he's a force to be reckoned with on the Chicago music scene.


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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Damon Dash "The People That Cheat To Win"

Hip Hop Motivation interviews Damon Dash about trust in business.


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TheBeeShine.com: What Inspires Kool G Rap



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Kevin Gates Elaborates On His Depression & More With Damon Campbell

Kevin Gates sat down with our dude Damon Campbell for an interview, and it's far from your average "when's your new album dropping?" kind of interview. The Gates fans will enjoy it though, as Damon and Gates get deep into the Baton Rouge rapper's depression, and generally how he views life.
Gates says from the beginning he's going to be vulnerable in the interview, and he definitely keeps his word and opens up about a variety of topics, including hearing his music being played for the first time, not being materialistic, rapping about flipping bricks ("When I speak about those things, I speak about those things from the perspective of one's survival. It's a jungle out there, and if you not with it, you may get lost," he says), and much more.
Sit back and delve into the world of Kevin Gates.


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New Music Thursday-Pop-Soul Crooner and VH1 Artist RUSSELL TAYLOR Releases HOPE

"HOPE" is a song that proves that Love is the one super-hero that can save us from ourselves.  "From the dark, came your kiss...us against the world." Produced by Needlz; who won the Grammy & ASCAP Pop Award of the Year for Bruno Mars, "Just The Way You Are"

As emerging artists with diverse musical influences and incredible talent, Russell Taylor is the embodiment of what the ‘You Oughta Know’ franchise is all about.” - Music and Programming, VH1,

"Russell Taylor, is the next generation of great tune makers." - The Huffington Post
"Taylor is undeniably a versatile arts mastermind. Unapologetically bursting from New York’s independent music scene, Taylor is a soul, pop hybrid, as he creates his own lane and paves his own path, making himself a household name." - Uptown Magazine
 "Russell Taylor, has long been considered a best-kept secret of NYC's indie scene" - Ebony.com
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New Music: BJ The Chicago Kid feat. Marcus Kincy "Perfect"


Rapper BJ The Chicago Kid pays hommage to 'Thim Slick' by releasing "Perfect' produced by upcoming singer and producer Marcus Kincy.   These Chicago natives shows their love to women in this amazing video with smooth, melodic sounds to compliment the melodramatic video. BJ The Chicago is most recognized for working with artist such as Mary Mary, Kendrick Lamar, and Mary J Blige. The up and coming musical crooner Marcus Kincy is currently touring with legendary R&B singer, Mary J. Blige.

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Joey Fattz Drops Bazooka Joe

Joey Fattz has been a mainstay in the Pittsburgh Hip Hop scene for quite awhile now. Winning 2014's "Best Mixtape" for his latest project, Bazooka Joe and "Best Performance" with his side group, the Grimey Click, at the Pittsburgh Hip Hop Underground Music Awards, Joey has left a lasting impact on the city. After releasing seven projects, coming up with Producers Big Jerm and E Dan from ID Labs, Joey has been exposed to and inspired by some of the best music Pittsburgh has to offer. E Dan and Big Jerm produce for the likes of Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller, other Taylor Gang members and some of the best talent in the music industry. Joey has been longtime friends with up and coming Taylor Gang producer, Ricky P of Premier Pittsburgh Recording Studios. Now that Ricky is making moves and touring with Wiz Khalifa himself, it's crystal clear Joey Fattz has in his arsenal some of the best production in the music industry.

Fattz has been cosigned by WAMO 100.1 FM, Pittsburgh's only Hip Hop/Urban radio station, Deejays Ray Love and Mike Jax who both called Bazooka Joe, "Rugged, from start to finish.” Legendary Pittsburgh DJ Nick Nice was so impressed he brought Joey aboard his own team with no hesitation. Joey Fattz's manager, Joanna IIC and his recent union with Nick, has proved to be the winning combination to push his music into every new market and set of ears they can collectively pull together. It's success has been so incredible, Joey is now working on the second installment, Bazooka Joe 1.5 and will be releasing Bazooka Joe 2 shortly there after. 1.5 features Kool G Rap, KRS-1, Taylor Gang members Chevy Woods and Tuki Carter, just to name a few. Producers Big Jerm, Ricky P and Domingo have inspired Joey to raise the bar, creating his best work to date on this second installment of the series. Bazooka Joe 1.5 will be released in the Fall of 2014. 

Joey is currently on his first headlining tour, "Who is Joey Fattz," in his home town of Pittsburgh, New York, Kentucky, Ohio, Las Vegas, West Virginia and Philly. He has also been asked to join the Uk's Abstract Hip Hop Orchestra to record an upcoming project with them. Recently Joey began recording a project with production exclusively from the legendary, Domingo! Domingo Presents Joey Fattz, highlights features from KRS-1 and Chris Rivers to name a few, and will be available shortly after Bazooka Joe 1.5. Domingo was Grammy award nominated for his work with Big Pun, has an discography that is extremely impressive and creates classic, hard-hitting beats that have brought out all of Joey's musical strengths. Fattz will be dropping three projects in 6 months and with his own tour, Joey is embarking on the ride of a lifetime! Don't take your eyes and ears off of this star in the making.... 
www.JoeyFattz.com


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Swiss Beatz' Engineer (KNS Tha Engineer) PLAY ON GAME ON (Official Video)

Operating out of New York, N.Y., with a background spanning classic jazz arrangements to the latest hip-hop sensations, KNS Tha Engineer works with the music industry's leading talents as a commanding triple-threat: engineer, producer and artist.


Always keeping ahead of the game, KNS knew the iron was hot and it was time to strike out on his own. He now records the city's newest cutting-edge artists, amassing them under his own label Mushroom Gang Music. However, KNS still finds time to write and record with Kay One, DMX, Swizz Beatz, Gucci Mane, Cassidy, Mark Anthony, JLO, Snoop Dogg and Gucci Mane (to name a few).


Growing up on the streets of Chicago's South Side, a young musician named Kenny Lloyd felt a powerful pull in an unknown direction. It was not until his time at Vincennes University, where he recorded original tracks for himself and other local artists, that his direction became clear. Honing his unique taste and style, those sessions focused his dreams to a pinpoint, lighting the fire and forging KNS Tha Engineer in its flames.


The drive to hone his craft from the ground up led KNS to Full Sail University, where he augmented his computer programming degree with a certification in audio engineering. Shortly afterward, he relocated to New York and began working for Tony Drootin at Sony Music Studios, under the tutelage of recording giant Richard Keller.


That experience proved invaluable when, a few years later, Sony closed its doors. Having earned his reputation for innovation and talent, he soon collaborated with artists such as Cassidy and Drag-On. He engineered for Seven Seas Management Enterprises, eventually leading to work on a Miles Davis compilation album with world-renowned arranger and composer, Bob Belden.


KNS Tha Engineer is currently celebrating a solo pop release on ABB Records titled

“PLAY ON GAME ON,” available now on iTunes with the OFFICIAL VIDEO - premiered on Vevo August 2014


Watch “PLAY ON GAME ON”


Damon Dash "Reasonable Doubt Reflection"

Hip Hop Motivation interviews Dame Dash on the mentality him Jay, and Biggs were in creating Reasonable Doubt.


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Freddie Gibbs Announces "The Lord Fredrick’ Tour"


Freddie Gibbs will be hitting the road in September on the Lord Fredrick Tour.

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