The Riot starts next week.
New music by Ryan Perfect produced by Green Lantern from the forth coming mix tape “Follow The Drugs” hosted by Tony Touch.
Download: Ryan Perfect “That Loud”
There is a lot to be said about George Watsky: Great guy, passionate poet, gifted lyricist, uber-motivated music nerd…the list goes on.
His rise has been nothing short of hard work and a dynamic ability to connect with fans. Years ago he started his slam poetry career which brought him onto the stage of Def Poetry and hundeds of college campuses nationwide. Then, after recording with his collective Invisible Inc, Watsky struck out on his own to record his self titled album which included guest appearances by Gift of Gab and Mieka Pauley. His music combines intelligent and comedic observation with personal experience and straight up lyricism. His video Pale Kid Raps Fast went viral earlier this year and currently boasts over 11 million views. Not bad for a one shot production featuring his cat.
Watsky is a different kind of rapper. He’s not swagged out. He’s not trying to prove anything. He’s not in your face with street cred (although he most certainly has it). His music is refreshing, insightful, and funny, not to mention great to throw on during a party.
And now without further ado and fresh off the skillet, Watsky presents his latest endeavor: A New Kind Of Sexy Mixtape. Enjoi.
Check out this freshly released track off of Freestyle Fellowship’s upcoming album The Promise. It was obvious at their reunion show at Paid Dues ’10 that like a fine wine, this fellowship has only gotten better with time.
Makes we want to throw eggs, break shit and do wheelies on scooters. Great song and video.
Big ups to Goldwatch & Decon.
J Cole talks about not wanting to be outshined by Jay Z, once having to rewrite verses after hearing Kendrick spit on his track, what it’s like dealing with two labels at the same time, and much more in this interview with the homie, Nick Huff. This is just Part 1…
Saw Thurz perform the other week at Zanzibar. As soon as he took the stage the whole spot rushed up to the edge and didn’t move till the end. How rare is that for a hip-hop show? The energy Thurzday is bringing to this project is inspirational. #LARIOT drops 8/9….
THE LA RIOT MANIFESTO
I RIOT, because BET has failed every generation after 1999.
I Riot, because Top 40 Radio plays the same
electro/techno-based songs 10 times an hour.
I Riot, because the artists that are forced upon the masses are hybrid clones with the same content in every song.
I Riot, because I haven’t felt the same love and attachment for an album sinceRedman’s Muddy Waters.
I Riot for the freedom of music and art that has been