VIDEO: San Quinn - Go Rude (Produced by Monk HTS)

San Francisco Hip Hop staple San Quinn drops new visuals for "Go Rude" (directed by Kolepa) Off the upcoming "Smell My Roses Volume 1" album coming soon. Quinn, responsible for the most Hip Hop features bar coded in 2006 (350 records by the time he was 21) has steadliy grew his fanbase since the early ninties and is regarded as one of the most consistent Lyricist/artist to represent SF culture. "Smell My Roses Volume 1" is Quinn's 16th solo effort, the lead single/video "Go Rude" follows Quinn through a cinematic heist which leads to a meeting with the Bosslady played by La Dona. Keep your eyes open for some cameo's, a couple being San Francisco MC Rich Rocka (formerly Ya Boy) and the producer of "Go Rude" Monk HTS (Equipto, Professa Gabel). Check this and more releases from Audio Vandals at https://audiovandals.bandcamp.com follow them on IG: @audio_vandals @sanquinn415 @monk_hts @Kolepa

Oaklandish X Marketing Kings- The Mekanix Interview with Host Tyranny Allen

Tyranny Allen sits down with production team and Oakland institution Tweed "Tha Great" and Dotrix 4000 of The Mekanix (J. Stalin, Shady Nate, Yukmouth to name a few) for an in-depth interview detailing their production come-up, advice for new producers, digital music distribution, production techniques and more. The Mekanix are responsible for 4-6 million records sold under their production belts. Filmed in the Downtown Oakland Oaklandish Flagship store and sponsored by Marketing Kings and Oaklandish. Follow them: IG @TheMekanix @Marketing_kings @Oaklandish

VIDEO: Evidence - Unlearning

New visuals from 1/3 Dilated Peoples Evidence, aka Mr.Slow Flow, The Weatherman. "Unlearning" Produced By Graymatter/ mixed by frequent collaborator Eddie Sancho (Gangstarr, Jay-Z, Blackmoon), gives the viewer a peak into Ev's personal surroundings and his recording process. "Unlearning" is his first solo release since his critically acclaimed 2018 album, Weather Or Not. Watching Evidence grow since Dilated's early breakout single "Work the Angles" has been a inspiration and a lesson in artist evolution. One of illest to control the Microphone & production, Evidence seems to get more comfortable in his skin with each new offering. There's no sign of "Unlearning" being part of a more grand scheme i.e. album, so vibe to this until further notice, CA all Day.

Yard Massive [Planet Asia, Kubiq, Shake Da Mayor, & Demont Demont] - WE OK (Official Video)

Planet Asia links back up with his original rhyme partners, YARD MASSIVE, for their new video "WE OK" with Kubiq, Shake Da Mayor, and Demont Demont. The New Single come off the new YARD MASSIVE album, "Yard to the Last Song" out now on all major streaming platforms. Yard Massive is a Hip-Hop crew from Fresno, CA, originally known as Yard Massive but rocked under the name Shkool Yard during the early 2000's. The original Yard Massive crew was the collection of Planet Asia, Kubiq, Shake Da Major and Supa Supreme, the current roster includes Demont Demont. Supa Supreme doesn't appear to be in the newest iteration of the click. Their first EP/LP as Shkool Yard "A New Beginning" featured 8 tracks as well as an instrumental for each. The production was handled by Joey Chavez, Protest and KutMasta Kurt, who also released the project via his Threshold Recordings in 2002. This 12", "Fashion Show" and "Sit Back & Chill," are both produced by KutMasta Kurt and was the first of two 12" releases from the project. In its simplest form, it's hard beats and dope West Coast rhymes. 

Shabazz Palaces - Chocolate Souffle [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

 
“Chocolate Souffle” is a scorching, electrofunk standout and the second official video from Shabazz Palaces‘ The Don of Diamond Dreams, directed by David Shields and James Nugent (Marshawn Lynch: A History). The performative visual stars Shabazz Palaces’ Ishmael Butler amid a dizzying array of images set to match the songs rapid-fire lyrics, and was compiled by Shields, Nugent, and Butler (who acts as the video’s director of photography). Shabazz Palaces The Don of Diamond Dreams will be available April 17th, 2020 worldwide on Sub Pop. The album is now available for preorder from Sub Pop over here

Adam Snow - 9 to 5 ft. Freddie Gibbs & Tedy Andreas (Video)

Washington D.C. born, Los Angeles-based producer Adam Snow has spent the past decade building up his eclectic résumé with offerings in the electronic space and collaborations with Gucci Mane, OMB Peezy, Tory Lanez and more. Now he’s readying his next major project, AS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT with the first single in “9 to 5.” He’s enlisted Gary, Indiana rapper Freddie Gibbs, fresh off his critically acclaimed record Bandana and rising Houston emcee Tedy Andreas to trade verses on the inspirational track framed around the struggle of working a dead-end job. “I think the saddest thing I see when I see young people that have already given in. I’m like, that’s the time you fight. That’s the time you should try and fail and try again. Then it’s like, you get old and you can at least be like, ‘well, at least I tried, it didn’t work out,’” the producer says on the song’s introduction. “9 to 5” utilizes a guitar sample that will immediately bring the golden era of 90s west coast hip-hop production to mind paired with an angelic choral arrangement that demands multiple listens. Gibbs waxes about never being one to put up a traditional job’s bureaucracy and subsequently reaping the rewards with that mindset. Andreas gives props to ESPN’s Dan Le Batard, fits “meal-preppin’” into a multi-syllabic rhyme and overall builds upon the promise showcased in last year’s -Andreas Soriano. Hype Beast