• Diabolic’s Got a New Album Coming

    It has been over 4 years since Diabolic’s debut LP Liar and a Thief, and his fans just proved they cannot wait any longer. Diabolic started a KickStarter campaign Saturday afternoon and completed his $4k objective in less than 48hrs. Fans can still show their support and have an opportunity at exclusive merchandise only available through this KickStarter campaign (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1641953140/diabolic-fightin-words?ref=discovery).

    Diabolic was formerly on Viper Records and now on his own record label, Warhorse Records with his sophomore LP Fightin Words to be released September 16th, 2014. Check out his KickStarter video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuISv7qXGdQ

  • Diamond D Releases Tracklist for The Diam Piece

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    Can’t wait for this. The Diam Piece drops August 26th.

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  • Fashawn Signs to Mass Appeal Records

    It’s official. Fashawn, one of the Left Coast’s most consistent, has inked a deal to Mass Appeal Records, a label affiliated with the mag of the same name and overseen by the one and only Nasty Nas. Fashawn joins Boldy James and Bishop Nehru as the first three signees. Here’s the official release:

    West coast rapper Fashawn has officially inked a deal with Nas’ newly launched Mass Appeal imprint. Fashawn is now working on his long-awaited sophomore album, The Ecology, set to release on September 30.

    Fashawn first gained major attention in 2009 for the release of his debut album Boy Meets World. This early success led him to be inaugurated into the 2010 XXL Freshmen cover, standing alongside Wiz Khalifa, J.Cole, Big Sean and more. His buzz has gotten increasingly stronger, from sharing the stage with notable stars such as Kendrick Lamar, Talib Kweli, Wiz Khalifa to performing at jam-packed shows like Rock the Bells and Paid Dues. He also performed the entrance theme song for boxing welterweight champion Timothy Bradley when he fought his rematch against Manny Pacquiao on Pay Per View last April.

    Fashawn’s distinctive talent captured the attention of Nas, who brought him out during a sold-out showcase at SXSW earlier this year. “Fashawn is one of the most underrated in the game,” said Nas. “The world is gonna know soon. We’re excited to have him as a part of the family.”

    The Ecology will be Fashawn’s first release under the Mass Appeal imprint. This album will not only showcase his raw lyricism but also introduce his versatility. The Ecology will feature a handful of collaborations including Nas, Aloe Blacc and many more.

    “I took the time to really work on this project because I knew it would be important not just for my career, but for hip-hop,” said Fashawn. “I can’t wait to finally share my new project, especially through a label that gets my vision.”

  • DJ Khaled Dives into Headphones Market

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    Straight from Mr. We the Beeeeest:

    TODAY I AM PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT I HAVE PARTNERED WITH HEADS AUDIO & BANG OLUFSEN TO CREATE THE BEST AUDIO IN THE MARKET PLACE, WE THE BEST SOUND. WE THE BEST SOUND REPRESENTS THE VERY BEST IN AUDIO ENTERTAINMENT. ALONGSIDE THE PRESTIGIOUS BANG OLUFSEN BRAND, WE THE BEST SOUND AND HEADS AUDIO WILL PROVIDE THE LISTENER WITH THE HIGHEST QUALITY SOUND IN ELECTRONIC AUDIO ENTERTAINMENT AND WILL CONTINUE TO CARRY ON THE TRADITION IN EXCELLENCE SET BY BANG OLUFSEN. IT WILL ALSO PROVIDE THE LISTENER A CHANCE TO HEAR AUDIO THE WAY I HEAR IT WHEN CREATING MY MUSIC. I TAKE PRIDE IN CRAFTING A SOUND BASED ON TIME, CARE AND MOST IMPORTANTLY THE BEST QUALITY SOUND ON THE PLANET. EMBARK ON THIS JOURNEY IN SOUND WITH ME….YOU WON’T BE DISAPPOINTED. WE THE BEST SOUND, THE BRAND YOU CAN TRUST. H6 WITH DJ KHALED BY B&O!

  • Copywrite Signs to Amalgam Digital

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    Copywrite’s Amalgam Digital debut will be an interactive album entirely produced by Surock entitled “Choose Your Own Adventure: Murderland” and set to release July 1st 2014 the same week of Copywrite’s recent prison setence. The Ohio Hip Hop Awards “Lyricist of the Year”, gives listeners a unique experience by giving them complete control of the albums fate. On this interactive album, CopyWrite spits emblematic rhymes that become part of a lurid tale. With distinguished beats, sound effects, and witty narrator, the listener decides which spine-tingling route they wish to take on their quest for bloodshed. However, this album is much more than a dark twisted anecdote, it is a representation of how CopyWriite talents as a rapper are exceeding what the underground world currently entails. He has devised a way to engage his fans in his music more than ever before with an innovative album that still pays its homage to the old school styles that paved it’s way.

    “It’s an honor to be on what I feel is one of the most cutting edge record label in Hip Hop. Amalgam was the first digital label in Hip hop history and the CEO’s name is “Next” for a reason. I’m proud to be apart of the same label which housed such legendary acts as Max B, Currency, Joe Budden and Lil B. My debut on Amalgam is “Choose Your Own Adventure: Murderland” produced entirely by DMV’s own Surock. It’s the first ever interactive album where the listener gets to dictate the outcome of the album depending on the tracks they skip and is accompanied with a narrator… I’m really excited for the core fans and new ears to hear it. I have to serve a 4 and a month sentence for assaulting a cop starting Monday 6-30-14. I’m not proud of it but I don’t have regrets in this life. I do promise you this…I’m writing the most amazing shit of my career in there and I promise the best album of my discography when I get released in October. Love y’all for rocking with me.” – CopyWrite

    The album set for release on JULY 1st 2014 serves as a prelude to his forthcoming “Blood Bath and Beyond” album which will also be available on Amalgam Digital upon the rappers release from his prison sentence later this year.

  • Showbiz and A.G. Prepping New Album for Fall Release

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    Their new album Show and A is slated for a fall release.