Yes, that’s what I’m talking about. If you aren’t familiar with Black Cloud yet, now would be a good time to check out the roster of talent. And they keep adding to it. At work I cranked it up in the headphones and rocked out in my seat. “OFF WITH HIS HEAD!” I’m very proud of the music that is coming out of the I.E., and Black Cloud is making some BIG moves. Keep your eyes and ears open.
This is one Paid Dues I’m excited to check out. Not just because of the headliners, but because of everyone else on the line. Ab-Soul, Swim Team, Trek Life, Curtiss King, TiRon, Ayomari and Noa James hosting- who wouldn’t want to check that out?!?! I know I don’t need to write a lot about this for you folks to go. I think I’m headed that way this weekend and need to check it out. Should be a gang of fun.
NOS Events Center
689 South “E” Street
San Bernardino, CA 92408
I was watching DJ Buddy TV one Wednesday night. Mr. Sobers and up and comer A3 were promoting their collaboration project Study Long, Study Wrong. DJ Buddy and Trek Life interviewed the panel and afterwards it was the live performance segment of the show. DJ Buddy threw on a track, I started nodding my head, and then Mr. Sobers dropped in with ill lyrics. I was like “what track is that?!” They rocked a couple more tracks, and peaced out. Right away I went to Illregular Instrumentals to cop Study Long, Study Wrong. The title track Study Long, Study Wrong will have you cranking up the volume. If this is Mr. Sobers‘s debut album, I’m afraid to see what else he’ll break out with next. Don’t get it twisted that cat A3 is bringin it. Download Mr. Sobers X A3 – Study Long, Study Wrong on Band Camp. BIG Thanks to Trek Life, DJ Buddy TV and Crew.
Mr. Sobers – Hands Up (prod. A3 and Cuts by DJ Buddy)
Mr. Sobers – Dolo (prod. A3)
“Let’s burn a building, tip a car, crash a hotel with some rock stars” the makings of starting a Wriot! If you have anything to do with a record label and signing artists, this post is for you. Pheo is this cat from Mo Val that I heard of from my IE people. He dropped the Word to Your Blogger mixtape a while back, and since has done a grip of guest spots. Dropping his second project, Pheo is causing a WRIOT! The title track is a banger. Last Night Morning has this crazy beat, and at first I was like” he’s going to rap to that?!? How?” Oh yeah he sure does. Pheo rounds off Wriot! with a dope collabo with AFTA-1 with Lil’ Bit of Ice. Don’t sleep on this one people. “Im out tonight, hope them freaks is out, and the way these girls be acting just might cause a WRIOT!” Download Pheo – WRIOT! here, and stop by the fam at East Of LA for more details. BIG thanks to Speak for tweeting this one.
Pheo – Wriot!
Pheo – Angelina’s Beamer Ft. Cashius Green
This little collabo joint hit the twitternet to spice up your favorite DJ’s set list for tonight. In fact, it’s so good, and I don’t want it to be slept on, that I’m now hitting the real talk button. ** If you’re not up on Richard Wright, Belvi, Captain & J Bizness and you reside in the 909, 951, 626, 714, 949, 562, 323, 310, 213, 818 (including the overlay area codes that I just don’t know off the top of my head) – how strong is your iTunes collection really? Step your playlist game up!**
Give Creepers a few spins and save Thriller for the next man. Your ears will thank you, in French.
Richard Wright feat Belvi & Captain – Creepers
Real talk… Don’t sleep on the I.E.! They are coming for you and they’ve unleashed the beast Noa James with Beautiful Darkness. He’s Coming and the title track Beautiful Darkness bring this dark murky feeling, and then Noa James breaks out his weapon of choice on My Bars, My Life. When I play F#ckin With You featuring Tomorrow, Yesterday I was thinking Noa declared victory. With Miss Bliss’ lyrics on Blissful, the party begins! This is an album worth copping. Go buy Noa James on BandCamp or ask for him at your local record shop. BIG thanks Noa and the whole Black Cloud fam.
Noa James – Fuckin’ With You (Feat. Tomorrow, Yesterday)
Noa James – Disrespectful (Feat. Curtiss King)
I don’t know, maybe I’m a sucka for sampling, but the Elevated Ruffians know how to make it a hit. Or it could be because they’re rep’n the I.E. to the fullest. Or just maybe it’s the combination of word play and content. Either way…DOWNLOAD IT! I got an email from the Elevated Ruffians with all kinds of links and musical goodness. The Magnificent Soul EP was in there too. I was listening and when I heard Noa James on Nothin’ New, I knew I had to post this up. The track was popping, but got a couple levels higher when the Noa dropped some lines. Download Elevated Ruffians – The Magnificent Soul EP on Bandcamp. Check out The Magnificent Soul LP on ReverbNation. Keep your eyes open for other projects from their crew, elevatedSOUL and MAGNIFICENT RUFFIANS.BIG thanks Elevated Ruffians for shooting this over. Keep doing what you’re doing.
Elevated Ruffians – Watch Your Step f. OH NO
Elevated Ruffians – Back Up f. S.O.P.
Trek Life is a man on a mission. Touring Europe, doing shows on both coasts, dropping projects in between, and still making time to drop in at an in-store. Recently Trek teamed up with J. Bizness to bring you Rhymes Within Reason. This 10 track EP is produced by J. Bizness and with Trek on the mic, you can’t go wrong. There’s a handfull of special guest appearances by Oddisee, Ragen Fykes, and DJ Buddy making Rhymes Within Reason ON FIRE! Rhymes Within Reason is one of 3 projects that Trek is dropping this year, so keep your eyes & ears open! Also keep them open for my man J. Bizness as he’s always cranking out beats. You can’t sleep on that cat. Best way is to follow J. Bizness is on twitter to get a play by play. Download Trek Life & J. Bizness – Rhymes Within Reason on BandCamp. BIG thanks Trek for the heads up & J. Bizness for rep’n the I.E.!
TrekLife & J. Bizness – Remain Illregular ft. Richard Wright & Mic Holden (cuts by DJ Buddy)
TrekLife & J. Bizness – Temporary Goodbye (Peace, Peace Ya’ll)
The season of love is here, and to kick it off Jynxx has blessed us with Records, Tables & Needles Vol. 2: Love Edition. For you folks trying to set the right mood at home, in the car, or you’re trying to get the DJ to switch it up, this is the album for you. Jynxx really knows how to set the mood musically from track to track. Records, Tables & Needles Vol.2: Love Edition has a lounge, upbeat, sexy vibe to it. Oh but this isn’t just for the lovers. The heart broken and single people out there can vibe to it just the same. Might even inspire you to find love. Don’t sleep on this one. Jynxx is one of the busiest producers cranking out project after project, so this isn’t the last you’ll hear from him. Download Jynxx’s Records, Tables & Needles Vol.2: Love Edition here, and catch Jynxx on 909 Lab Music, MySpace, and Twitter. BIG thanks to Jynxx for showing some love to B+C.
Jynxx – Love At First Sight
Jynxx – Been Around The World (Met Alot Of Girls)
Jynxx – Know That I Love U II
Tomorrow, Yesterday (T.I.E. & Yep) are bringing it to you on a regular with their latest release Making the Fans Pt. 1. A while back I got their first single Ladies Say and rocked that for a long time. It was also featured on the Cali Co-Op Vol. 1 Mixtape, so you know I was pumped to get Making the Fans Pt. 1. It also helps that Tomorrow, Yesterday is from Riverside. J. Bizness, Namebrand, & Rhap V. are just a few of the talent they got mixed up in this project. It is feel good, party, play it with your mom in the car Hip Hop. You gotta love that. Download Tomorrow, Yesterday’s Making the Fans Pt. 1 on Band Camp. Also check out Tomorrow, Yesterday on MySpace. BIG thanks Yep, you cats are making the I.E. proud.
Tomorrow, Yesterday – Product
Tomorrow, Yesterday – Feel Good