Baltimore, MD group Dirt Platoon and Newark, NJ emcee William Cooper stopped by RIOC to discuss their upcoming albums, Bare Face Robbery and God’s Will. Both projects were heavily cosigned by DJ Eclipse after mentioning that he rarely promotes music from outside of his immediate circle. Check out this freestyle video from the end of the show and leave a comment!
Tha Addicts members DJ Menace and Bliz Balboa showed up to RIOC to talk about their upcoming album, This Is For Us. The project is releasing in August 2015 and will be available for download. Both members got down on this instrumental for the freestyle session at the end of the show. Check out the video and share it!
Hip hop group eMC was interviewed recently by Torae about their latest album, The Tonite Show. Masta Ace describes the concept of the album being based on the Gary Shandling show. eMC is the musical act on The Tonite Show with Jimmy Falcon while the songs and skits highlight what takes place behind the scenes. Stricklin mentions the #DateWithJimmy campaign to get eMC to actually perform live on the Tonite Show with Jimmy Fallon. Wordsworth explains how the three members build on ideas together and implement their creative song concepts. Album features include B-Real, Xzibit, Sadat X, Russell Peters, Tonedeff, Pearl Gates, Tony Rock, Rosie Perez, Signif, and more. Production is included by Diamond D, Pav Bundy, Kic Beats, DJ Scienz, Koolade, and more. Purchase The Tonite Show here.
DJ Eclipse explains Fat Beats’ contributions in the evolution of the independent hip hop scene no comments
DJ Eclipse has a discussion with J57 and Spit Gemz about the past 15 years of music marketing and selling records. In the 1990s, the majority of aspiring artists were looking to sign a major record deal, which was like playing the lottery. When Fat Beats opened up shop, they showed independent artists how to market and sell music themselves. Artists could sell 30,000 units of a single 12″ record. The independent scene grew quickly and artists were soon touring the world with out major financial backing. Currently, the independent scene is alive and well, but physical albums are scarce due to ease of downloading music. Successful artists are now capitalizing off the Internet with music videos and engaging fans on social media.
The dynamic trio eMC appeared in a special RIOC show with Da Beatminerz and co-host Torae to discuss their newest album, The Tonite Show. Wordsworth, Stricklin, and Masta Ace have constructed another creative concept album for the true school hip hop fans. Check out this freestyle video which closed out the show, and purchase The Tonite Show here.
Spit Gemz recently released his newest album, Godly Features. In this interview, DJ Eclipse highlights Gemz’s improvements over the years, from delivery to beat selection. Gemz is humble and very gracious to have collaborated with artists that he grew up listening to such as Kool G Rap and Vinnie Paz. Godly Features includes Gemz’s best song features and collaborations, as well as some new material. Aside from music, he has written a full novel and multiple screenplays. Purchase Godly Features here.
New York native Spit Gemz stopped by RIOC to discuss his newest album, Godly Features. The project is a collection of his best features from collaborations he’s recorded over the years. He even recorded a few new tracks for the project. Check out Godly Features here and share this freestyle video!
Meyhem Lauren announces projects with IceRocks, DJ Muggs, Action Bronson, Harry Fraud, & more no comments
Meyhem Lauren is one of the hardest working artists today. Hailing from Queens, NY, he’s announced several upcoming projects, some which will be releasing in 2015. His latest album, More Cashmere EP, is produced by IceRocks and follows up the recent Raw Cashmere EP. The music video for the single “100 MPH” with Action Bronson has been released and both Cashmere’s are available exclusively on vinyl for the time being. In addition, Meyhem has finished recording a full album with DJ Muggs of Cypress Hill and another full album with producer Harry Fraud. Meyhem is now working on an untitled album that is executive produced by Action Bronson and will include contributions from Alchemist, Large Professor, IceRocks, Harry Fraud, Roc Marciano, and more.
Meyhem Lauren and Hologram stopped by the show with producer IceRocks. Meyhem and Ice have a new project called More Cashmere EP, following up from the previous release, Raw Cashmere. More Cashmere EP features Hologram, Timeless Truth, Bags, Nems, Mr. Muthafuckin’ Exquire, Kassa, and Kool AD. Meyhem and Hologram also came prepared to spit bars over a Big L instrumental. Check out the video and please share it!
Queens emcee Nutso and producer Mr. Len of Company Flow were guests on last week’s episode of @RapIsOuttaCntrl. Along with the host DJ Eclipse, the two artists have released new material. Mr. Len talks about his attempt at retiring from boom bap hip hop with a MURS collaboration called “My Final Underground Song”. Nutso just released his latest album with Chicago/Baton Rouge producers Divided Souls. The project is titled Divided Soul and features Rasheed Chappell, Dynasty The Prince, Trae Tha Truth, DJ Pain 1, K-Major, Chinch 33, DJ Supadave, General Steele, and Blacastan. Purchase Divided Soul here.