Posts Tagged ‘North Carolina’
“North Kakalaka” & the “Motor City” connect as Rapper Big Pooh & Detroit producer Apollo Brown drop this powerful new single, inspired by true events, called “Stop” from their appropriately titled project “Words Paint Pictures” due March 24th.
Daaayyyummm! You can feel the energy in the first minute of this video! The TDE x BET Music Matters Tour stops in Charlotte, North Carolina… and Dwayne LaFleur was there to shoot (and edit) video. Good for us! In the video, Kendrick Lamar brought out J. Cole to perform a few cuts for the fans in the home state. J. Cole also freestyled for the fans. Great stuff!
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ANOTHER heater from North Carolina! ANOTHER hot track from super-producer D.R.U.G.S.! Drique London does Raleigh proud with his flow on this one, smoothed out with an assist from Carrington. Nice production flip on the classic Teddy Pendergrass classic “Turn Off The Lights.” Lovely! You can download the “Party” right here. You should hurry up and do that!
Here is a hot track, dropped just in time for the summer! Simtraks linked up with NC emcee SkyBlew and mixed in some strong notes from songstress Meredith Fann to produce “Don’t Walk Away” – a warm Rap-n-B cut to chill to. Nice! I have been watching SkyBlew’s movement for quite some time now. He has yet to disappoint.
9th Wonder & J. Cole, both natives of North Carolina, appeared on the University of North Carolina’s public access television channel UNCTV to speak on their careers & the hip hop scene in the Tarheel state. North Carolina emcees Phonte & King Mez also make brief appearances in the clip as well….
New joint from North Carolina MC Drique London featuring King Mez and Tab-One. The beat on this one is CRAZY! I’m a sucker for soul beats.
“Even the most casual of Hip Hop listeners should be aware of Ski Beatz as, at the very least, the producer of iconic Hip Hop anthems on Jay-Z’s 1996 debut, Reasonable Doubt, and several albums for Camp Lo, having also gone on to produce for Lil Kim, Foxy Brown, Fat Joe and others.
15 years on and the digitally inclined will have caught last year’s excitable wave of activity leading up to the release of the North Carolina hailing producer, DJ and former emcee’s own album, 24 Hour Karate School, released in September 2010, which saw Ski working with a mouthwatering spread of Hip Hop talent established and new, including Curren$y, Smoke DZA, Jean Grae, Jim Jones, Jay Electronica, Joell Ortiz, The Cool Kids, Stalley, Tabi Bonney, Ras Kass, Camp Lo and Wiz Khalifa.
On a mission to find out more about the man behind the beatz, SoulCulture TV sat down with Ski Beatz at Damon Dash’s creative base of operations in New York, DD172, and asked the producer about his beginnings in Hip Hop — as a rapper first.
Watch below as Ski talks us through his journey from the mic to the boards, from getting jaded by the industry and moving home to North Carolina to more recently returning to New York to work with a new breed of emcees and how his initial passion for rapping gives him the edge when producing for top rappers.” – SoulCulture
Shout to the brothas from Ave Avenue on the 9th Wonder & Big K.R.I.T. interview….
The First lady of R&B on 9th Wonder’s IWWMG label, Heather Victoria, drops her free debut album/mixtape appropriately titled ‘Graffiti Diary‘. The North Carolina native teams up with several of her ‘North Kakalak’ brethren for this album which brings us back to that feeling of how dope hip hop beats with R&B vibes can mesh together. I’m feeling this new movement coming out of N.C. Click on the artwork or the link below to download the album. The full tracklisting is under the hood……
This track is pretty dope. Kooley High is a group of Emcee’s and a DJ who met up in college and have been getting a buzz in the southeast. Check for them!
There were alot of people in Atlanta that made the 3 hour drive up to Charlotte North Carolina for all of the CIAA events that were taking place. To give you a quick glimpse of some of what went on I thought this Rick Ross vlog would be interesting to some of you. Some of the video above is NSFW. The video under the hood most definitely is NSFW!