New visuals from DiALECT's latest EP release "RiverView Springs". As far as West Coast Emcee's go, DiALECT has held his own dropping 2 projects 6 months apart (RiverView Springs & Andrew Lemonz). Download the the project at https://dialectd2a.bandcamp.com/album/riverview-springs. Tune In
West Coast staple Evidence sets it off again with his newest visuals from his forthcoming album "Weather or Not” due to hit land 1/26/18. The MC/Producer stays constantly in the mix, most recently handling all the production for Likwit Crew member Defari's latest "Rare Poise"album also out now (dope shit, don't sleep).
Here's a few words for Ev:
"The first Dilated Peoples Video, “Third Degree”, was directed by Jason. My first solo video “Mr Slow Flow” was directed by Jason, he’s always been a part of my team, not just some guy for hire. Being that he moved to LA from NY recently, we knew it was time to work. The new video is jumping all over LA to narrate the lyrics through still and moving images. Jason came up with an amazing way to have it all transition together through SSUR t-shirts coming to life. The locations in the video are personally important to me -the alley where I grew up, Alchemist’s studio etc…” -Evidence
“Jim Dean” is the second single from Evidence’s forthcoming album “Weather or Not” releasing 1/26/18! Pre-order today from iTunes, Amazon or FifthElementOnline.com and receive a instant digital download of “Jim Dean” and “Throw It All Away". Album available digitally, on CD and double custom blue colored vinyl. #DNA
GQ is the artist 9th Wonder calls his “secret weapon” at Jamla Records. Over the past few years, the Bay area native has released several records (including 2014’s Rated Oakland) as part of the label roster that have cemented his reputation as an artist with fine lyricism and a clearly defined voice
Royalty Capes featuring Gina Loring is from De La Soul's 2016 No. 1 Rap Album 'and the Anonymous Nobody'
Packed with 11 fresh tracks, the album features some of the usual suspects, including Action Bronson, Hologram and B-Real. Roc Marciano, Conway, the late Sean Price and Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire contribute some colorful verses as well.
True to form, the album retains a strict East Coast Hip Hop vibe and a raw grittiness typically found throughout Lauren’s catalog. His last album, Piatto D’oro, was released in 2016 and featured a couple of the same contributors such as Bronson and Hologram.
As a bonus, the duo has also rolled through with a video for “Hashashin” featuring Conway. Directed by David Sakolsky, the visual finds the trifecta hitting dark alleyways while delivering their signature brand of ’90s-flavored Hip Hop.
We stumbled on the Lo-Fiction crew over the past summer at a art gallery party/performance featuring them and some of their fellow MC's. Lo-Fiction's Nimsins latest project "Me vs Me" represents the 2nd release from Lo-Fiction Records (Founded in 2016) according to the labels Bandcamp page. Nimsins latest visual for "Avenue" takes you through East Oakland, twist and turns included. Definitely looking forward to what the Lo-Fiction crew has in store for the future, stay tuned. Follow them at @nimsins @lofiction @ovrkast
With last months release of NTG's (Nio tha Gift) "Dimensions" Richmond CA, has been in DNA playlists heavy, that run will hold strong due to the latest from MC/Producer Kevin Allen (formerly the artist Erk tha Jerk). Since 2010's hit "Right Here", Kevin Allen has consistently dropped dope material displaying depth and a love for the sport (being a ill MC). For the Hip Hop purist Kevin Allen keeps the art of sampling alive and well on The Kevin Allen Project, Allen has always found a way of fusing the sound of the day with the Soul of the past. Peep the newest visual "King" which takes the viewer through the Rich City PJ's, directed and photographed brilliantly by Demondre Ward."The Kevin Allen Project" features Mistah FAB on the single "What's The Move?", Symba, London, and Champ Green. Grab that at itunes HERE
Oakland based producer G Koop (Migos, Future, Atmosphere to name a few) sits down with Beatstars and breaks down the pros and cons of sampling verses sample replays. Nuff jewels for up and coming or established producers, tune into this 3 part interview. Check our Drums & Ammo interview with G Koop for his upbringing and introduction to music and production HERE
Meyhem Lauren has been dropping hints that his long-awaited project with Muggs, Gems From the Equinox, is finally on the way. Today they ramp it up with what we guess is the first single, with the one and only Roc Marci.
Get a quick 23 minute fix of blunted funk from producer The Architect. All bars & breaks. Get a dose. #DNA
One of DNA's favorite, Vallejo California's Moe Green continues to evolve into one of 707's most consistent MC's. "Meadows Drive" represents Green's latest output since last winter's "Green - EP". We look forward to sitting down with Moe Green in the near future for a in depth one on one interview. Keep Moe Green on your radar.
Directed by: Joseph Sutherland @OCJizzle Produced by: Chris "The Incredible" Toliver
Moe Green @MoeGreen110
The new album "Anchovies" from Detroit's Apollo Brown and Fresno's Planet Asia is out now! Peep the new vid "Get Back" for that grimey work.
We've been too busy at DNA listening to Wiki's latest release "‘No Mountains in Manhattan’ that we forgot to post it. Check out Wiki as he scours the streets of NYC in a search for support of his campaign for "Mayor". Check out "No Mountains in Manhattan" out now!