Kev Brown & Hassaan Mackey “Dope / Hassaan Be Rappin” (split video)

Enjoy this slice of lovely Kev Brown magic. Peep the info below.

Kev Brown presents Hassaan Mackey
“Dope / Hassaan Be Rappin” (split video)
Produced by Kev Brown
Directed, filmed & edited by Jimmy Giambrone
Project management: Ill Adrenaline Records & Iveriani T. Lawrence

From the long awaited “That Grit” EP/mini-album, available worldwide (CD/LP/cassette/digital) November 4 on Ill Adrenaline Records / Low Budget Records.

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(Please note: if you pre-order the album, you’ll immediately get “Dope” and “Dope (Instrumental)” as instant gratification tracks, then the rest of the songs on the release day)

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About Kev Brown & Hassaan Mackey and “That Grit”:

Following the critically acclaimed “Pillars” EP with MindsOne, Kev Brown teams up again with Ill Adrenaline Records, this time collaborating with fellow Low Budget Crew member Hassaan Mackey to bless listeners with “That Grit”.

Both the Washington D.C. based producer-on-the-mic and the Rochester, NY emcee are longtime members of the prolific artist collective and have previously worked together various times, but this mini-album marks the first time the two embark on a full project. Most boom-bap enthusiasts should already be well acquainted with both Kev Brown and Hassaan Mackey: double threat Kev Brown already showcased his skills on microphones as well as production boards on countless releases and has been dubbed “king of basslines” by fans worldwide. In addition to his solo recordings Kev’s credits include beats for heavyweights like Busta Rhymes, Biz Markie, De La Soul, Jazzy Jeff, and Marley Marl just to name a few, as well as handling entire album production for LMNO, Kaimbr, and Raw Poetic. Hassaan Mackey released a string of albums, including a full-length LP with Apollo Brown, and appearances on releases by Oddissee, Kaimbr, The Left and L’Orange.

Recorded during a series of impromptu bus and train trips Hassaan took from Rochester to visit Kev in Washington, “That Grit” was created with a spontaneous approach, reflecting both Mackey’s freestyle background and Brown’s proven “random joints” formula. Entirely produced by Kev Brown and featuring his signature bassline-driven and raw but soulful sound, “That Grit” consists of an intro, eight full-length tracks and six instrumentals. Hassaan and Kev share mic duties on most of the songs, inviting close friends/frequent collaborators Kaimbr, Toine, yU, Kenn Starr, Eye-Q, Asheru (of Unspoken Heard) as well as the Younger Soul Brother Grap Luva along as feature guests, turning the record into a true family affair.







Diabolic & Coast freestyle on @RapIsOuttaCntrl

Diabolic goes in off the dome. Got to respect that. Enjoy.…

Rasheed Chappell at Privilege Radio (Red Bull Studios)

KayDee Records Presents: Rasheed Chappell “First Brick Laid”. Linking up with DJ Teddy King of Privilege NYC via Red Bull Studios in New York. Rasheed is set to release his sophomore album titled “Brick & Mortar” Produced By Kenny Dope in the first quarter of 2015. It’s been three years since the release of his debut and widely regarded classic album “Future Before Nostalgia.” Touring Japan, Puerto Rico, Germany + more, Rasheed releases the first “leak” entitled “Franchise” (Produced by Kenny Dope) via SOUNDCLOUD™ (Link Available Below). This is indeed The “First Brick Laid” building up to the release of the new LP “Brick & Mortar.”

Twitter,Instagram,Facebook: Rasheed Chappell @rasheedchappell

Kenny Dope @KDope50
DJ Teddy King @djteddyking……


Throwback Thursday: Ghostface Killah Feat. Raekwon & Cappadonna – Daytona 500

Lets take it back to Ghost’s debut ‘Ironman’ for tonights throwback joint. Each goes in over a classic RZA production. All you young heads don’t sleep on the first round of Wu Tang solo albums. Each one is worth it. Enjoy.

Jonwayne – “Rhythm Roulette”

Jonwayne is one ill dude with the beats. Peep the info below.

For this installment of Rhythm Roulette, we linked up with the man who tears down shows in Teva sandals, Stones Throw Records Producer/rapper Jonwayne. We took Jonwayne to Poobah Records in Pasadena, CA to pick out three records while blindfolded. The fun begins once we start to witness what he came up with. Out of the three records, he ended up going drawing joints from The Ritchie Family’s Give Me A Break, as well as The Stylistics’ Sun & Soul record he considered using to be “cheating,” because it’s a given that there is good shit on there. Nonetheless, your boy crafted two joints back-to-back for your listening pleasure.

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The Burning of Kingston – Presented by Mass Appeal & Red Bull

For the graffiti heads. Peep the info below and enjoy.

Earlier this month, Mass Appeal teamed up with Red Bull to host The Burning of Kingston, a competition between some of graffiti’s most masterful when it comes to the “burner.” The competition’s participants included “Team Terrible” (Doc TC-5, T-Kid, Dero, and Dmote) and “the Spice Boys” (Ces, Bio, Doves, and Ribs). Despite the falling rain, the artists showed up to show and prove. Delivering an array of styles, letterforms, caricatures, and more, the artists truly made the first inaugural event a time to remember. Hit the video player up top to join Mass Appeal’s Sacha Jenkins for a little history lesson and to watch the battle unfold. Did “Team Terrible “come out on top or did “Spice Boys” come with the fuego?

Much thanks for the additional support from Montana Cans, and the Kingston Trolley Museum of New York for helping to put together an indelible event celebrating one of America’s true original art forms.

Additional photos provided by Chino BYI

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Atmosphere – My Lady Got Two Men (Official Video)

Slug & Ant drop another great video for our enjoyment. Enjoy and peep the tour info below.


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Shot by Adam J Dunn
Directed by Adam J Dunn and Anthony Davis
Styled by Jen Yumang and Mandy Johnson

Catch Atmosphere on the North of Hell Tour:
10.02.14 – Glasgow, Scotland – 02 ABC 2
10.03.14 – Manchester, UK – Club Academy
10.05.14 – London, UK – Koko
10.06.14 – Birmingham, UK – The Library and The Institute
10.07.14 – Bristol, UK – Trinity Centre
10.08.14 – Brighton, UK – Concorde 2
10.10.14 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg
10.11.14 – Zurich, Switzerland – Rote Fabrik
10.12.14 – Paris, France – La Machine du Moulin Rouge
10.14.14 – Hamburg, Germany – Uebel & Gefahrlich
10.15.14 – Brussels, Belgium – VK
10.16.14 – Cologne, Germany – Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld
10.17.14 – Berlin, Germany – C-Club
10.20.14 – Stockholm, Sweden – Debaser Hornstulls Strand
10.21.14 – Gothenburg, Sweden – Pustervik
10.22.14 – Malmo, Sweden – KB
10.23.14 – Oslo, Norway – Vulkan
10.24.14 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Pumpehuset
11.02.14 – Iowa City, IA – Blue Moose Tap House
11.04.12 – Columbia, MO – The Blue Note
11.05.14 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
11.06.14 – Little Rock, AR – Juanita’s Cantina
11.07.14 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
11.10.14 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
11.11.14 – New Orleans, LA – Tipitina’s
11.12.14 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage
11.14.14 – Richmond, VA – The National
11.15.14 – Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head Live
11.16.14 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
11.17.14 – New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
11.18.14 – Providence, RI – Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
11.20.14 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue Theater
11.21.14 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
11.22.14 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
11.23.14 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue