Friday, December 26, 2014

DJ Butter + Dunn Deal Promtions + DOF Interview

Detroit deejay/producers Dez and Butter present the Dr. Zodiak-directed music video for “Heavy Hittaz”, featuring Kurupt & Boldy James. “Heavy Hittaz” is the new single from A Piece Of The Action, Dez & Butter’s new album out now featuring Kool G. Rap, Elzhi, Pacewon, Guilty Simpson, Phat Kat, Kokane, Fuzz Scoota, BO$$ and Big Rube. The “Heavy Hittaz” video follows the previous clip for “Legends In The Game” featuring Hell Rell and Wesley Valentine (watch). “Kurupt is one of the most humblest veterans I ever met,” says Butter. “He sent the verse back, I let Boldy hear it and it was on. I’ve been knowing Boldy for years, so it was automatic. Kurupt told me he would be in Detroit, so we all met up in downtown Detroit to shoot the video. We got kicked out of the hotel where we were shooting the video, but finished shooting at Saint Andrew’s Hall. The Homies Trick Trick and MC Lee from Detroit’s Most Wanted showed up.” Butter has also confirmed a full-length collaboration between him and Boldy. “Boldy James and I recorded six bangers. I laid some cold beats down for him with cuts and scratches and the works. DJ Dez produced a track with Kokane for the West Coast with Boldy as well. The project will be ready top of the year.”

What was it like being in the studio with Kurupt for the “Heavy Hittaz” single?

Kurupt sent the music through an email.  When he came to Detroit, it was super smooth.  I got him some Pizza Papalis from downtown Detroit, he smashed it and we knocked out the video with Boldy and Trick Trick and the homies.  

You’ve worked with a lot of “heavy hittaz” during your career. Which do you think was the highest honor and can you describe the experience?

Royce Da 5'9. We’re from the same hood as well.  I know his dad and brothers. I'm proud of what he's overcome and he’s becoming a great businessman.  Watching him work with Primo, that’s on every emcee’s bucket list. He's accomplishing major goals.  Shout out to WallStreet a.k.a D-Elite as well.

How did you and DJ Dez come together?

I saw Dez at Mumford High School first in 1992.  After that I would see him at the hip-hop circuits around Detroit.  When he connected with P. Gruv (one Of J Dilla's mentors) it was a wrap, because P. Gruv and I are from the same hood (Highland Park). His studio was one of the first I recorded at.

How has the response been to your new album A Piece Of The Action?

It's been overwhelming.  It's crazy for the people you grew up listening to respecting your music. That's the best feeling in the world. DJ Premier has been playing our tracks on his show as well. People have trippin over the packaging. Cassettes and Vinyl are on the way. We have four videos ready to blast off now. It was a dream come true, working with people like Kool G. Rap, Kokane and having Phat Kat and Elzhi on a track together. This is some bucket list-type shit.  

What’s your favorite song on the album and why?

"Special Thanks to the Struggle".  Rhyming with DJ Dez a.k.a. Sylvio Vega was dope. That's my mom on the hook as well.  R.I.P. Momma. Just to record a verse with Dez and I rhyming on it just was pure dope. It was cool to have him tell me to go back in the lab and fix certain parts on my rhyme, and vice-versa.  When Grandmaster Dee (Whodini's DJ) came from behind the turntable on "Funky Beat" to bust in verse, that was fresh to me.  Thats the vision I had when Dez and I recorded that joint.   

Various Artists - DMV LIFE Mixtape Vol. 2 sends DMV LIFE Mixtape Vol. 2, it features some of the top artists in the DMV.   Hosted by Mr. Peter Parker and mixed by DJ Dirty Yella the mixtape includes music from Wale, Logic, Fat Trel, Shy Glizzy, Young Moe, David Correy, and many more! Stream & Download below!!!

French Montana x Harry Fraud - Mac And Cheese The Appetizer EP

PR DEAN MULTIMEDIA sends Mac And Cheese The Appetizer EP by French Montana x Harry Fraud.  Stream & Download the EP below!!!

Mpulse - Open Pages

Austin Maxfield sends Mpulse's new song titled "Open Pages".

Stream & Download the track below!!!

BK Brasco - No Reservation (Feat. Timbaland, Pusha T & Kinetics)

BK Brasco is one of Timbaland's artists who has been featured in The Source and a ton of other hip-hop publications recently. He released this song off his album 18th Floor earlier this year, but then re-released it with a new chorus (featuring Kinetics) in November as part of a special edition 4-song compilation album that was sold in Century 21 stores to raise money for the Tuesday's Children charity. That compilation featured music from Timbaland, 50 Cent and the new version of "No Reservation".

***Thanks to Kinetics for sending***

Video: Goodman Brown - Arsynik

EKL Pro and Influit Media presents ‘Arsynik’ by Goodman Brown, the first music video off the newest EKL compilation album EKLephantz Volume 2.

Download EKLephantz Vol. 2 here:

Video: Miggs - Illest Illustrator

Westchester, New York-bred, Savannah, Georgia-based emcee Miggs presents the KNife-directed music video for “Illest Illustrator”, the new Chandelier-produced single from his new solo debut album Son Of A Gun on Savannah-based label Dope Sandwich Productions.

***Thanks to Dunn Deal Promotions for sending***

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Sivion, Sareem Poems, Kinetik, Sojourn, and Imperial - 12 Bars of Christmas

Just in time for the holidays, rap veterans Sivion, Sareem Poems, Kinetik and Sojourn spit some bars over the Imperial-produced beat for "12 Bars of Christmas".

***Thanks to Illect Recordings for sending****

Kenn Starr - The Definition (feat. Melanie Rutherford)

Mello Music Group sends the track "The Defintion" by DMV emcee Kenn Starr featuring Melanie Rutherford. The new album, Square One, drops January 27, 2015 on Mello Music Group. Stream & Download the track below!!!

Alkota | Phonetic | Madchild (Swollen Members) - Church In Session

Producer Alkota teamed up with Swollen Members front man Madchild and Alaska's insanely talented Phonetic to release the first single from the album 'Crude Awakening' a supplement to the 3rd issue of Alaska's very own Crude Magazine. Think of Crude Magazine, as the VICE of the North. The 3rd issue 'Arrogant Minds' documents the grimy and often unknown Hip-Hop movement out of Alaska.

***Thanks to Dub MD for sending***