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
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.
Oakland MC/Producer Marciano YR of FXVE STAR MUSIC GROUP drops new visuals for "No Mercy", a bar beatdown with a back drop reminiscent of Outkast "Players Ball". "No Mercy" Directed by 1979, has YR with get up get out and get something bars i.e. "A stroke of brilliance I woke up willing to go the distance". Brought to you by DNA family member Tyranny Allen of Marketing Kings. Bay Area business in full effect. Follow the Drums & Ammo Affiliates at IG: @MarcianoYR @one9seventy9 @Marketing_kings
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
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