JD – The Transformation #Album #Videos @JustifiedMusik @ParkStreetPR

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Straight out of the East Midlands, Derby to be exact enters this talented rhymer going by the name of JD. A well rounded talented emcee, JD has been on the grind of last with his new album release ‘The Transformation’. This collection of seventeen tracks is something that all fans of quality conscious rap will adore. Featuring UK heavyweight Genesis Elijah as well as Derby legend Alex Blood, this long player also features Sticman from Dead Prez, the group that this genre the classic ‘Hip-Hop’ track. With tight solid production from the likes of DSJ Beats, Alex Blood, Defkon1 and Phase 2, this album is already a string of positive reviews from some of the UK’s leading blogs and DJ’s. With live dates in Birmingham and Derby planned already for September make sure you remember the name. JD has arrived. It’s what the games been missing.

Read more in this exclsuive interview with TheHipHopMafia.com
http://thehiphopmafia.com/2015/07/09/jd-interview/

JD – Dreamworld Ft. Genesis Elijah & Sarai Jazz (Prod. by Phase 2) #Video

JD – Alice Ft. Li Laurent (Prod. by Jam Jam) #Video

JD – The Transformation (Track-list):
01. The Transformation (Intro) ft. Lil Kingsley (Prod. by DSJ Beats)
02. Warrior ft. Sticman (Deadprez), TruestPain & Self Taught (Prod. by DSJ Beats)
03. Just Rise ft. Sarai Jazz (Prod. by DSJ Beats)
04. Alice ft. Li Laurent (Prod. by Jam Jam)
05. Not Alone (Prod. by DSJ Beats)
06. Knockin’ At My Door ft. Karnage & Self Taught (Prod. by DSJ Beats)
07. Evil Eyes ft. Alex Blood & ..Pr@xis?.. (Blood & Jones Reunion) (Prod. by Alex Blood)
08. Thief in the night ft. Staxxy, Mystic & Sarai Jazz (Prod. by DSJ Beats)
09. Keep Grindin’ ft. Smuttz, Tuska & Dwaine Hayden (Prod. by DSJ Beats)
10. Reflection ft. SB (Prod. by DSJ Beats)
11. Feel High ft. Defkon1 (Prod. by Defkon1)
12. Love is the future ft. Sarai Jazz (Prod. by DSJ Beats)
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14. Sell Outs (Prod. by DSJ Beats)
15. Manipulate ft. Karnage, Cizz & Li Laurent (Prod. by DSJ Beats)
16. Dreamworld ft. Genesis Elijah & Sarai Jazz (Prod. by Phase 2)
17. Awoken ft. Sarai Jazz & Lil kingsley (Prod. by DSJ Beats)

Download link:
https://jdrap.bandcamp.com/album/the-transformation

Connect with JD:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/JD
https://www.twitter.com/JustifiedMusik
https://www.jdrap.bandcamp.com

JD – The Transformation (Album Review & Videos) @JustifiedMusik @ParkStreetPR

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JD from Derby is a UK rapper that I have instantly connected with. His clear flow and great microphone presence made this album a joy to listen too. The fact that it features Sticman from Dead Prez and UK veterans Genesis Elijah and Alex Blood is a pure bonus, but this album has most definitely solidified JD as a UK rapper to watch out for in 2015. This is such a great collection and something you need on your iPod.

JD – Dreamworld Ft. Genesis Elijah & Sarai Jazz (Prod. by Phase 2) #Video

JD – Alice Ft. Li Laurent (Prod. by Jam Jam) #Video

JD – The Transformation
https://jdrap.bandcamp.com/album/the-transformation

Connect with JD:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/JD
https://www.twitter.com/JustifiedMusik
https://www.jdrap.bandcamp.com

Scott Patterson

Monosapiens & Conscious Route ‘Frequency LP’ #Album #Videos @Monosapiens1 @ConsciousRoute @TrueHoldRecords @ParkStreetPR

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Monosapiens are Rik & Simon Arbuthnot, they started in 2001. Between them they play guitar, bass, drums, percussion, keyboards, samplers, and whatever else they can find lying around to make a noise with! Their past notable releases include ‘Hotblack EP’ 12″ vinyl 2001, ‘Bad Robots LP’ CD (2004), ‘The Conspiracy LP’ CD (2007), ‘Labyrinth EP’ 2013.

Conscious Route is the front man for this project, originally from England (between Cambridge and London), he started out Mossman Skank, later abbreviating his name to Mosman. He is a founder member of now dispersed hip hop crew Fugaizrum, who later became a cross-over Hip Hop and Blues band. He started to write hip hop in 1998, being influenced by names like Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monch, Wu Tang Clan, Roots Manuva, Black Twang, Task Force, Terra Firma, Triple Darkness, Dr John, Eek-A-Mouse, Michael Franti, and Bob Dylan, which in turn all shaped his flow and sound on this diverse sounding album.

The band now bring you the ‘Frequency’ LP with rapper Conscious Route bringing a mix of Soul, Funk, Jazz, Hip-Hop and various other influences which are blended with organic instrumentation fused with samples. The LP features long-time collaborator Chris Greive, aka Soundbone, on trombone and organ, and Jon Thompson, who also plays bass in the live band. The LP also features Edinburgh-based United Front MC/Producer, Sean El, and cuts on ‘Meteor Shower’ by DJ Sokol from Paraletic Universe, who is also Edinburgh based.

Monosapiens & Conscious Route ‘Frequency’ #Video

Monosapiens & Conscious Route ‘Stay Frosty’ #Video

Monosapiens & Conscious Route ‘Aerial Perspective’ #Video

Download links:
https://trueholdrecords.bandcamp.com/album/frequency-lp
https://itunes.apple.com/bn/album/frequency/id983177034
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Frequency-Explicit-Monosapiens-Conscious-Route/dp/B00VS7UMQG

Connect with Monosapiens:
https://www.twitter.com/monosapiens1
https://www.facebook.com/themonosapiens
https://www.monosapiens.bandcamp.com/

Connect with Conscious Route:
https://www.twitter.com/consciousroute
https://www.facebook.com/consciousroute
https://www.theconsciousrouteband1.bandcamp.com

Connect with True Hold Records:
https://www.twitter.com/TrueHoldRecords
https://www.facebook.com/TrueHoldRecords
https://www.soundcloud.com/true-hold-records

Billy Lyve – 5658 The Prelude | Free Mixtape

In the wake of his next full length album, Billy Lyve teamed up with Rubes Rice of 2 nyce entertainment to bring underground hip-hop heads a quick promo mixtape to hold his fans over until the album drops. Packed with that old late 90s sound and straight to the point,honest lyrics. With cuts by Dj CliffStarr,Mixed and arranged by Rube Rice it’s guaranteed to give you a little taste of what’s been missing.

Born in Reisterstown, MD we have Billy Lyve a promoter, solo artist, and frontman of the brand new multi genre band iLL LuCK. As a promoter, he has coordinated promotions for events that featured nationally known artist such as: Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Wu-Tang Clan, Juicy J, ASAP ROCKY, Mint Condition, J Cole, Yelawolf, KRS-One, and many others in every genre of music. Since 2010, he has received the Baltimore Crown Award for Promoter of The Year four consecutive years in a row and in 2011; he received the DMV Award for Promoter of The Year. In addition, his band, iLL Luck, received the award for Band of The Year at the 2013 Baltimore Crown Awards.

He is also the owner Wisdom Court Entertainment, which hosts 2-3 monthly events in Baltimore city and the surrounding counties. These events feature various genres including Rock, Hip-Hop, R&B and EDM. Collectively, he has sold thousands of copies of his first few album releases, and with the advancement of new technologies, has taken advantage of free music downloads online to reach a larger fan base. He has been featured on ABC’s Channel 2 “Keepin It Real TV,” 98 Rock FM’s “Noise in the Basement,” 88.9, Power 104.7, 1010 AM’s “Politic with Permiss,” as well as StreetSmart Magazine, Name it Magazine, Trap Door Magazine, Limitlesss Works Magazine, the Carroll County Times, the Advocate of Sykesville and Westminster, the Frederick News Post, the Baltimore Examiner and more!

With a unique sound that infuses Hip-Hop, R&B, Rock, and EDM, iLL LuCK has recently been gaining a lot of exposure in the Baltimore music scene. The band consists of DJ Cliffstarr, Ambush (Artist), Supaman (drummer), and Nic Richards (guitarist). The band also features several vocalists including Mai Henderson, Karron Johnson, and Andrea Molina. iLL LuCK’s influences include, but are not limited to Rage Against the Machine, Eminem, Linkin Park, 2pac, and Nas. Recently, iLL LuCK opened for a sold out show in Baltimore featuring MGK. As a solo artist, Billy Lyve has opened for Rakim, Hopsin, Talib Kweli, Skyzoo, Cappadonna, Project Pat, Ill Bill, and more.

Music isn’t the only thing Billy Lyve is involved in; he is also the founder of Wisdom Court Kids Club, which was officially registered in 2011, and is a prominent organization dedicated to giving back to the community through sponsored events for children throughout the year. This is nothing new for Billy Lyve or Wisdom Court, as they have been hosting events such as: Teen Nights, Birthday parties, Adopting families for Christmas and Easter Egg Hunts for years. With an ever-growing fan base of all ages and races, Billy Lyve is not only the epitome of an unsigned artist; he has proven to be much more.

Scott Patterson

Pact Prolific ‘A Closer Look’ (Album Review) @pact_prolific @lostalliance @parkstreetpr

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Pact Prolific might be a relatively unknown name in hip-hop but that might be about to change as this Wolverhampton artist has just unleashed something rather special. As a one half of the rap/production outfit that is Lost Alliance, there is no doubting that music is something that seems to come natural to them. Opting more for a Boom Bap sound over the current trends of trap and dubstep-esque, ‘A Closer Look’ is anything but mainstream with cleverly and intelligently written lyrics. There’s some killer tracks on this long player but on the whole it’s something that should be consumed in one go rather than cherry-picking certain songs. I’m not too sure on the exact release date but I know it drops soon and will be available from https://lostalliance.bandcamp.com.

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Pact Prolific (Lost Alliance) – A Closer Look Promotional Freestyle Video

Words: Scott Patterson

HARN SOLO, “Another Galaxy” | Reaching Higher Records @harnSOLO

Harn SOLO takes on “Another Galaxy” and recruits New Orleans producers Prospek, Billy Topps, DJ Yamin and Fig 8 to create an innovative sound without boundaries.The artist’s progressive approach to music is balanced by DJ Yamin’s fundamental scratching techniques; giving the project an edgy, yet familiar style.The Greener Side of Hip Hop says, “Harn SOLO will straight up flex on you with his superior rhyme skillz AND he also doubles as The Fearless Leader of The Star Wars Lyrical Dojo – so pay attention young wordsmiths, pay attention – and enjoy!” “Even Further” video on YouTube.

So Realistic – Leftbrain (Free Album)

Arizona Hip Hop Artist, Sø RÊÅLiStiC releases LÊFtbRÅin, his debut studio album. The album features production from Apollo Brown, Frank Dukes, Oddisee, brandUn DeShay, Jansport J, oriJanus, as well as collaborations with Melanie Rutherford and AEli. Sø RÊÅLiStiC aka Reala, having opened up for, and collaborated with, One Be Lo, has also opened for Kendrick Lamar, Skeme, Fly Union, Asher Roth, Action Bronson, Oddisee, OverDoz., Elzhi and Talib Kweli. Reala is surely climbing up the list of lyricists in his state. Check out the two singles and videos “Reala (than the rest) Andolini” & “The Godfather” and grab your free copy of the album below.