After the exposur and success of the “R.U.N. 1st Wave” project, the mixtape series is already back with its second installment. Brainchild of M.O.P. co-founder Billy Danze, R.U.N. (Raps United Nation), has become the door opener for indie artists bent on building an international following fast! The mixtapes series is designed to introduce approved R.U.N. artists to a wider audience and build stock in theses artists to bring labels knocking.
Servicing DJ’s in every country, each mixtape is also sent to A&Rs, CEOs and Presidents of major and indie record companies. To find out more or submit to R.U.N. follow this link: http://rapsunitednation.com/blog/
R.U.N. 2nd Wave Track List:
1) BIilly Danze- DJ Uneek Intro
2)The Product-Coke Wave
3)The Antagonist ft:City The Great-Bullets got no name
4)Chief Honcho-Like They Used To
5)Capital R-City Life
7)D-Dub-Love Of The Game
8)Rez Proph-Believe In Me
10)Fonz Fresh-I Get It In
11)Vega-Dream To Be A Rapper
13)Sir Daj-Green Light
14)Poppa Joe-Not Now Not Ever
15)West Mill-Im Outta Here
16)JB the hustler-Choppin
17)Dave Procyse ft: Saleena Johnson-Talk Of The Town
18)Custelo-Fast Lane 19)lucci Loner-Run Wit Me
20)Nahlidge-Gotta Be Love
21)Millie Mag ft: John Legend-There She goes
22)Authentic-Gossip 23)Gutta Millz-HardBody
24)Emillio Lopez-Never Looking Down
26)Sam i Am-Donald Go In
27)Kidd Called Quest ft: Craig G, All Ciddy, J Hood, Pumkin Head, Chaun Don -N.Y Rep The Hardest
Rapper J-Lie calls on Dip Set capo Jim Jones for an assist on “Get It on the Low”, a single from his forthcoming mixtape, Ears First, Hearts Next, due later this month. “I am here to get the attention of your ears first and then your heart next,” J-Lie says of the project. “‘Get It on the Low’ is the start of that mission. Everything I have been through prior to get to this point almost doesn’t count. Welcome to my world.” Raised in both L.A. and Atlanta, the South African-South Korean entertainer showcases both his rhyming and crooning talents in the visuals, which take place in various locations from rooftops to clubs. “The city tatted on my chest/ No Vinny but my entourage on Turtle’s neck/ Chokehold, on top, never sittin’ middle/ Two hands on that… no double dribble,” he raps. The former athlete is prepping for an upcoming Brazilian tour and dates in Japan this summer.
Recently, Eminem protege`, Obie Trice, bounced back from the wilderness to prepare fans for his upcoming mixtape,The Hangover. On the gritty cut, “Get Rich, Die Trying (GRDT)” featuring soul singer Bilal, Obie vows to do anything necessary to make it on the cold streets of the ‘D’. Although a nice intro into whats to come from Obie’s mixtape, We have to sound the alarm on this one!
This song was previously released 3 years ago featuring M.O.P., Sadat X, and indie rapper Caktuz. The track in question was originally recorded by Bilal and produced by Hi-Tek for 50 Cent’s Get Rich Or Dying soundtrack. So, the story goes like this…
Submitted as a demo from Bilal & Hi-Tek for placement on the Get Rich Or Dying soundtrack, 50 decided to use only G-Unt artists to fill the projects line-up. Caktuz, a radio host for defunct lifestyle brand WheatBread, approached Bilal about a track for the Bread Breaks Vol. 2 Mixtape. Caktuz recruited Sadat X to join him on the original version entitled; “So Cold”
After the mixtape dropped, Bilal & Caktuz were alarmed to hear an M.O.P. version that leaked to radio called “Get Rich”. One time signees to G-Unit Records, M.O.P., were slated to use the track for their album before the Brownsville legends were dropped from the label. Sources close to the Caktuz camp say tensions between the parties involved began to flare up to a breaking point until Caktuz reached out to friend, Billy Danze of M.O.P., to enquire into the confusion.
To squash any potential beef, Caktuz, M.O.P., & Bilal agreed to smash both versions together in one mix and release it as a digital download to fans. last year Caktuz re-released “Get Rich” as a part of his #OverTheWallWeds. free download campaign. Did Obie Trice striaght jack Caktuz for this track?
Filmed, directed & Edited by MysDiggi & Marvin of Wasteman Productions
Produced by Twisted Roots & taken from the ‘What type of drug is MYSTROGEN? EP’
GIGS COMING UP
May 5th LIVE w/ ROTC @ Urban Funk Carnival in The New Empowering Church 1a Westgate Street, London, E8 3RL
May 15th Hosting @ Flava Of The Month SLAUGHTERHOUSE LIVE in The HMV Forum Kentish Town, London,
May 16th LIVE @ Outspoken in Proud Galleries Camden, Stables Market, London NW1 8AH
“…definitely one to keep your eye on.” – Guardian
“…the next great hope for empowered female pop in the UK.” – Neon Gold
“The best kind of pop” – The 405
Song of the Day – i-D
2012 better be ready. YADi isn’t like other pop musicians. Poised, petite and powerful, she exploded onto the blogsphere last year with ‘Sahara Heart’, a love song set upon the knife-edge of defiance and defeat. It garnered support across the board and quickly became i-D’s ‘Track of the Day’. It’s included on her debut EP ‘Guillotine’ which is released on 14th May.
At just 24, she is a beautiful bundle of contradictions, the product of a genetic cocktail that mixes Algerian on her father’s side with Norwegian and Italian on her mother’s. For YADi – born in South London – her music is an aural kaleidoscope of influences, one that mixes the music of her heritage with the pop of the future, creating a forward-thinking sound that sets her apart from the crowd.
In the live arena, YADi stalks the stage with a slinky prowess – a feline with the roar of a tiger and a revolutionary zeal. Joining her on stage are Chris Hutchings and Max Taylor, both of whom she met on the thriving London music scene and who cut their teeth in Tom Vek’s band. Her performances, which resonate with a volcanic pulse, a cathartic outpouring of emotion and passion as if her very existence was dependent upon it, have won her many champions including Marina and the Diamonds and CSS, both of whom YADi has supported. Behind her flies the YADi flag, its four colours representing each country that encompasses part of her background.
2. Sahara Heart
4. Paper Rose
Award winning North London rapper Supar Novar teams up with long time collaborator Show N Prove for this 16-track album full of emotional reflection and strait up bangers. The two first collaborated on Novar’s 2006 debut ‘From The Beginning’ with the albums first single ‘Reppin’. This track hit the UK Hip-Hop scene with a bang and demonstrated a partnership that was destined to create greatness.
‘Forever’ presents the concept of an artist trying to leave a mark on the world through music that will never die. It is an emotional journey that features hard-hitting tracks such as ‘I Shot’ and ‘Boring Me’, as well as more soulful reflections such as ‘Prove My Love’ and ‘Life Is A Struggle’. The album also showcases tracks such as ‘On A Journey’ and ‘Time Is Now’ that demonstrate potential for crossover appeal.
The album features appearances from Dappy (N-Dubz), Neon Hitch, Logic, MCD, Stylah, Genesis Elijah, Terra Slim, Big Ben, Barry Knight, Ruthless, LP, Danny Bones & Dash Gambino. As an album it shows versatility and presents the next chapter of Supar Novar’s life in music, further extending the longevity he has already achieved, while demonstrating a natural progression.
Supar Novar has been a prominent force in UK Hip-Hop for over a decade and the high profile features, as well as underground veterans on this album demonstrate the respect he has earned from his work over the years. Show N Prove has also produced music for Rizzle Kicks, Benny Banks, Wretch 32 and Tinchy Stryder to name a few. Through hard work and raw talent he has become one of the UK’s most sought after producers.
Supar Novar ‘Forever’ (Produced by Show N Prove) Full Track-listing:
03. Fresh Ta Death
04. I Shot
05. On A Journey
06. Time Is Now Feat. LP
07. Better World
08. I Got You Feat. Barry Knight
09. Prove My Love Feat. Dappy (N Dubz)
10. Good Girls Feat. Neon Hitch
11. Life Is A Struggle
13. Boring Me ft. Big Ben
14. Better World (Remix) Feat. Logic & MCD
15. I Shot (Road Remix) Feat. Stylah, Dash Gambino & Ruthless
16. I Shot (Music Remix) Feat. Genesis Elijah, Danny Bones & Terra Slim
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