"The new video from McKenzie Eddy's latest album, 'McKenzie Eddy's Greatest Hits',
'Do What You Want To' is the follow up to 'Don't Really Know' and was also shot in
Rincon, Puerto Rico by director, Shruti Parekh".
MCKENZIE EDDY LINKS
Rising Brooklyn emcee Yarshall Artz is back at it again with a dope visual off his latest
project the "Artz&Drafts Ep" in this video he reunites with an old friend who informs
him that he is the "Last MC Breathin".
Funny story I met Yonas this weekend and I introduced myself and told him
he had sent me emails about his music. Yonas gave me the funny eye. When I got
home and checked my emails I actually had him confused for another cat. Other wise
he spit a dope dope sixteen at the event and I decided to followed him on twitter.
Did Charlie Murphy get snubbed by Man v. Food‘s Adam Richman at an airport?!
Is Charlieanywhere near retiring from stand-up? How does he practice his jokes to make
sure they are hits? IsShaquille O’Neil coming out with a new rap album and will Charlie
be featured on it!? Did he do a collaboration track with Tupac? Why hasn’t anyone done
a documentary movie about Redd Foxx? IsCharlie‘s brother Eddie Murphy a dance
machine?! Will Charlie be doing a movie with Eddie and Arsenio Hall.in the future?
"The Reunion is a visual double entendre. It tells the relationship of a rapper and producer
à la a boxer (Abyss Da Dark) and trainer (Panama Red). Zachary Ochoa—2x NY Junior
Olympic Boxing Champ from Brooklyn—and trainer Kelly Richardson of GYMU Boxing
make appearances in the video. I used the pleasantville effect in respect to the album title,
"From my Heart with Love" and Panama Red".
ABYSS DA DARK LINKS
Producer No I.D. has been having an outstanding year. Its great that people are recognizing
him for all his work. No I.D. was also Kanye West's mentor and I think still is. Cocaine 80's
is a collective comprised of No I.D., Common, Steve Wyreman, Rob Kinelski,
Kevin Randolph, James Fauntleroy, Makeba and “many more.
"A walk-through of the Lone Sharks artwork. Lone Sharks drops 6/28/11".
I saw the Doppelgangaz rock at Southpaw these guys are good performances, hilarious
with their signature black cloaks.
THE DOPPELGANGAZ LINKS
"The one minute show is BAAAAAAAACK . This season will be exciting with Twist and
turns. Stretching Hip Hop and Creating a new wAy to enjoy the culture other then that same
old BULL SHIT!!! BLAST OFF AND AWAY WE GO"!!
ALBE BACK LINKS
Its has been a week since the Cyhi dropped Royal Flush 2 and it still gets rotation in the
vehicle. Some of the hardest joints on the tape are "Bulletproof", the spin on the Le Roux hit
and this right here.
CYHI DA PRYNCE LINKS
me or dope little interludes are coming back on mixtapes/albums. Oh yeah. (Kool Laid Man Voice)
GRANDE MARSHALL LINKS
"WordSpit is a lyrical BEAST. He is the only rapper I've seen that's done a complicated
mathematical equation at the top of the head with rhyme (exclusively done for Dope Files).
He records in the studio his biological father built by hand, to create his second mixtape,
The Coolest B Boy Stance, that got him recognition beyond measure. Though WordSpit
realizes he's still far from his goal, beating nearly 500 bands of all genre's in the 2011
Bamboozle Break Contest and being featured in a national McDonalds commercial doesn't
quite faze him".
We want more Americans to get passports. Directed by The Terrill.
I am one of the few that has had a passport since I was a child. I use to make
regular trips to Canada so, I needed one. The process of getting your passport and
renewing is really annoying though.
Photo credit: Ty Hawkins
Wsup World! :-D I represent Toronto Canada, but currently call Queens NY my
2nd home. I've been spitting for over half my life, which is longer than I'd care to admit (Laughs).
2. What type of music do you make?
Hip Hop. Rap. Boom Bap. Sample-based. East Coast. Hard yet transparent and
vulnerable too. Just peep the link if you wanna know more *smiles
3. Was it difficult to write a song so personal like "To The Future"?
It wasn't difficult to write, no, it poured out. Showed I had to get it out, you know? it *was
difficult to record however. I did it in 1 take, the 1st take, and it knocked the wind outta me.
Kinda literally. U could hear a pin drop in the studio after that take. and then performing it for
the first time in Brooklyn at Southpaw, when Rah Digga and I had a show there in February
of this year that was kinda nerve-wracking too.
Photo credit: Heather Smith
I think I got the reaction that I expected. But x100. I got a lot of very personal feedback.
A lot of women especially telling me how when I shared my experiences, it's like they
collectively exhaled and got it off their chest too, you know? Telling me stories of their
own abuse and tragedy in their lives. Thanking me for the courage. I don't feel like I
deserve all that. Only difference between them and I is I had a platform to share my story.
4. What was your first reaction when you found out you were rocking The
Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival?
Literally? I started thinking about my set right away! (Laughs). So instead of celebrating it
was more like, "What can i do to make this the most memorable, unique, different
Eternia set than ever before?" So I guess I reacted like it was a challenge, more than
anything! (Laughs). I'm honored though. I think the timing is perfect. Last year at the
festival everyone I ran into was literally asking me, "When you going on stage?" so it's
also like ok this makes sense.
5. What can we expect from you on the day of the hip hop festival?
A whole 'lotta "My Favorite Rapper Wears A Skirt" tees I hope!! :-D I want
Toronto to roll deep. Canada in general. Shad and I are both on stage so you know
Canada better effin' represent! (Laughs) I also plan to lend off the "Qtip and friends"
vibe, and do a lil "Eternia and friends" set of my own. we'll see how that pans out.
I'm excited to be rocking with Dj Law for the first time stateside. He's been my DJ
for the past decade in Canada, but this will be our first NYC performance together.
He has a show on Beatminerz Radio every saturday. He's an award-winning mixtape
King up in Canada. You need to check him out if u don't know :-D He's been around
since my first demo days *smiles.
6. How do you feel about the talent coming out from Canada lately?
To me it's not about lately.. Canada has always put out AMAZING MUSIC.
It's just sad we never had the platform for the rest of the world to know
(short of a few acts). So I'm excited that the rest of the world is finally noticing.
Props to all those cats stateside who were checkin' for us BEFORE Drake though!
*Smiles. Props to Drake for helping the cause by reppin' T.O. heavy, too.
He can SPIT, I don't care about this mainstream /underground debate. you dope,
7. Is there anything you want people to look out for?
Yeah. Pick up a book. Preferably a True Story, and Read it. :-D
(this is currently what I'm feeding my brain with:
Also u can find any of my music updates on my tumblr, twitter, fb, you name it :-D
if you're so interested. I share my heart on there. Always.
"The Rule EP is dropping on July 25th! For those of you who don’t know, The Rule EP is
an 8-song prelude to my debut album. Everything was done in-house by my newly
assembled creative team. Stay tuned for the first song dropping next week".
sophomore solo release, the Thank H.E.R. Now street album. Here is one of the cuts that
got my head rocking (pause)
The homies in Discotech (Gigamesh, Danny Daze, and Joe Maz) did an insane remix of “Figure 8”.
|7/11||Boston, MA||The Middle East Upstairs|
|7/12||New York, NY||Gramercy Theatre|
|7/13||Chicopee, MA||Maximum Capacity|
|7/22||Yuma, AZ||Top Of The Kress|
|7/24||Los Angeles, CA||The Roxy Theatre|