MHz Legacy – “Spaceship” Ft. Danny Brown (Prod. By Harry Fraud) Self-Titled Album Will Be Released October 30; Pre-Order The Album Now

MP3: MHz Legacy – “Spaceship” Ft. Danny Brown (Prod. By Harry Fraud) Self-Titled Album Will Be Released October 30; Pre-Order The Album Now

The Song:

On October 30th, MHz Legacy will release their new, self-titled album via Man Bites Dog Records. The album will be the first cohesive offering from MHz Legacy in over a decade – but it’s not because the crew hasn’t been busy. Quite the contrary: RJD2 has become one of music’s most rangy and talented producers; Copywrite, who spent the aughts being courted by Roc-A-Fella Records, remains, along with Jakki Da Motamouth and Tage Future, among rap’s most talented lyricists; and Camu Tao, before his untimely passing in 2008 following a bout with lung cancer, was a flagship artist on the now-defunct Def Jux label, forming the duo Central Services with El-P, and serving, with his unique style and delivery, as an influence to many. Two of those people that call Camu influences are Danny Brown and Harry Fraud, both of whom appear on this latest single from MHz Legacy, “Spaceship”.

From its inception, “Spaceship,” premiered today by FADER, served as homage to Camu, who appears throughout MHz Legacy with a number of never-before-heard verses. The song’s catchy, topsy-turvy chorus (“You don’t know how to drive a spaceship/ You don’t know how to fly a car”) pulls from a Camu vocal, and his off-kilter delivery – he’s also responsible for the first verse on “Spaceship” – is just as powerful today as it was over 10 years ago. And most excitingly, Camu’s verse sounds right at home next to Danny Brown, who’s own pitchy, unorthodox delivery makes for the perfect Odd Couple pairing.

Download “Spaceship” here:

Fader premiered the single, and more info can be found here

MHz Legacy Track List:

1. Accidentally On Purpose (Prod. By Rob Stern)
2. Hindsight (1998) Ft. Playdough (Prod. By RJD2)
3. Four Player Mode (Prod. By RJD2)
4. Out Of Room (Prod. By RJD2)
5. Spaceship Ft. Danny Brown (Prod. By Harry Fraud)
6. Soul Train (Of Thought) Ft. Oh No The Disrupt (Of Gangrene) (Prod. By !llmind)
7. Addictionary Ft. ILL BILL & Slaine (Of La Coka Nostra) (Prod. By Stu Bangas)
8. Gone! (Prod. By Surock)
9. Obituaries (Prod. By Marco Polo)
10. Columbus Diss Patch Ft. Dom (Prod. By J Rawls)
11. Mass Temple Ft. Steve From Middle Distance Runner (Prod. By Jason Rose)
12. Y’all Don’t Know (Prod. By D1)
13. Yellow & Blue Ft. Blu (Prod. By Surock)
14. Satisfaction Ft. Slug (Of Atmosphere) (Prod. By RJD2)
15. Tero Smith Ft. Aaron Livingston (Of Icebird) (Prod. By RJD2)
16. Somewhere (2099) (Prod. By RJD2)
17. Mechanical Me (Prod. By Jason Rose)

The Background:

For over a decade, the Columbus, Ohio, artists that originally formed to make up MHz, rappers Copywrite, Camu Tao, Tage Future, and Jakki Da Motamouth, along with producer RJD2, have been some of the most influential and revered in the underground scene. But despite their impressive and varied solo careers, to date, the super crew has only released one album, 2001’s Table Scraps, largely a collection of loosies and rare b-sides. MHz suffered a major setback in 2008 when Camu Tao, one of the most quietly influential rappers in the 00s, passed away after a two year battle with lung cancer. In his memory, MHz came back together to re-release Table Scraps via then upstart hip-hop label Man Bites Dog Records. Since then, MHz has been working on an official group debut and now, having changed their name to MHz Legacy in honor of Camu Tao, the group is prepping the release of their self-titled album. The album, being released October 30th via Man Bites Dog Records, includes features from Danny Brown, Blu, Slug (of Atmosphere), ILL BILL, Slaine, and Oh No, and joining in-house producer RJD2 behind the boards will be Harry Fraud, Marco Polo, Stu Bangas, Illmind, and others. In memory of Camu Tao, the album will also feature a number of never-before-heard Camu Tao verses from the vaults.

About Man Bites Dog Records:

Passionate about music and with an ear for discovering great talent, RML formed Man Bites Dog Records in 2005 in Northern Virginia, a few short miles from Washington DC. In an area dominated by GoGo Music, it was the goal of MBDR to offer an avenue for local hip-hop talent. The label quickly grew beyond the confines of the local scene, however, as MBDR began to release project from the likes of Copywrite, Vast Aire, and others. Since then, it has been MBDR’s goal to sign artists who create classic music – music that stands the test of time – in genres ranging from underground New York hip-hop to funky pop. Currently, MBDR’s roster includes Killah Priest, Copywrite, Vast Aire, MHz Legacy, Jakki da Motamouth, Stu Bangas & Vanderslice, Esoteric, Wais P, Bronze Nazareth, Crimison Gods, Kount Fif, Empuls, Last Bison, Jason Rose, Brink, Red Mud, Sinista Daniro, Dom, Jay Notes, and The Swashbuckler.

Numonics – The Fiona Apple Project

New Mixtape: Numonics- The Fiona Apple Project

“After a conversation with my friend and fellow producer J57, I decided to sample some of the new Fiona Apple album [The Idler Wheel…] and this is what came out. 5 beats done in one day. I wanted to stay true to the minimalist vibe that is present in that album as well as showcase the emotional feeling these songs presented. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did making it.” Numonics

Numonics – The Fiona Apple Project

1. Numonics – Hot Knife Hard Life
2. Numonics – Do Anything
3. Numonics – Feel Everything
4. Numonics – Valentine
5. Numonics – My Name

Download Link: http://www.audiomack.com/album/numonics/smokingapple

Raekwon MP3 and mini-documentary

The third segment from the pending compilation Closed Sessions Vol. 2 (created by the Chicago-based hip-hop label of the same name with the help of MTV 2 Sucka Free) features the legendary Raekwon, who spit one of his more impressive verses in recent memorry when he visited the Windy City last fall.

Download Raekwon – “Keep It Politics” here:

Watch the mini-doc here:

Get More: Sucker Free, MTV2

Closed Sessions Vol. 2 will be an album and documentary downloadable in full for free this August.

The Toxic Avenger Debut LP ANGST Out Today via Little Owl Recordings

“a punchy, electro-pop hybrid with grand ambitions (that’s nerd for “arena-ready”), welding together the Temper Trap’s soldiering tempos and Phoenix’s inescapable pop sensibilities”
– SPIN

French DJ and producer Simon Delacroix, better known as The Toxic Avenger, produces music that speaks to the darkest depths of the imagination, fusing a chilling mix of pulsing electronic music and crime scene noir. Following the release of two buzzed-about singles last year, The Toxic Avenger has unleashed his first full-length album, ANGST, today via Little Owl Recordings. Bursting with the sinister, genre-bending sound for which Delacroix is known, ANGST is now available on iTunes and all other digital retailers.

Album track “3,2,1” is a thumping, ghostly track that offers a glimpse into Toxic’s dark world with a shimmering ethereal breakdown. For a taste of Toxic’s haunting signature sound, check out the “3,2,1” MP3.

ANGST opens with “Nu 1553,” an energetic track that takes listeners on a jolting ride with punctuating bursts of synth and an erratic beat. “Angst One” picks up right where the opening track leaves off before slowing into an eerie, unsettling swirl of strings that shriek with a sense of urgency and forewarning. “Alien Summer” is an electro-pop gem with airy guest vocals by Annie floating above a pulsating dance beat. Vocal melodies shine on “Never Stop,” with its infectious, anthem-like chorus hovering above layers of synth that cut through the silence like a knife. The North American version of ANGST also features special remixes of “3,2,1” by Beat Torrent and Equateur.

In addition to sharing stages with artists like Diplo, MSTRKRFT, Bloody Beetroots and Crystal Castles, The Toxic Avenger has made a name for himself remixing tracks by Ladytron, Benny Benasi, Chromeo and others. Stay tuned for more exciting news from The Toxic Avenger as he spreads his reign of terror across the US!

Fool’s Gold records opens “The Goldmine” digital subscription service

FOOL’S GOLD RECORDS OPENS “THE GOLDMINE,” A NEW PREMIUM DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE

SERVICE LAUNCHES WITH EXCLUSIVE BRODINSKI REMIX OF DANNY BROWN’S “DIE LIKE A ROCKSTAR”

SIGN UP AT DRIP.FM/FOOLSGOLDRECS

For the past five years, Brooklyn-based independent label Fool’s Gold has hit fans with a continually changing assortment of new music ranging from Kid Cudi to Duck Sauce to Danny Brown. That same spirt of surprise and excitement lives on through their parties and events around the globe, as well as their retail headquarters in Williamsburg, showcasing limited-edition merch and collabs like their Members Only leather jacket and AiAiAi headphones. And now, it takes the form of The Goldmine, a premium digital subscription service powered by drip.fm.

For a low monthly subscription fee, fans get exclusive access to new Fool’s Gold music as high quality 320 mp3 / WAV downloads, plus tons of extras, including hand-picked selections from the label’s back catalog, exclusive content (remixes, accapellas, DJ sets), merch discounts, priority access to events, and whatever other surprises the Fool’s Gold braintrust decides to cook up.

“The drip.fm system is elegant and easy,” says label co-founder Nick Catchdubs. “It’s a service that A-Trak and I already use as DJs and fans, so adding Fool’s Gold to the mix was a perfect fit. The Gold is going to give longtime Fool’s Gold supporters even more music to dig, as well as turn on new fans to artists they might not have checked out otherwise.”

Preview stream of Brodinski’s Danny Brown remix:

2 Chainz – No Lie featuring Drake audio

CATCH UP TO THE ‘KAMPAIGN’: 2CHAINZ DROPS “NO LIE” FEAT. DRAKE;
FIRST SINGLE FROM DEBUT ALBUM BASED ON A T.R.U. STORY

BASED ON A T.R.U. STORY SET FOR AUGUST 14 RELEASE ON DEF JAM/T.R.U.
(THE REAL UNIVERSITY);
“NO LIE” SET FOR DIGITAL RELEASE ON MAY 8TH

2 CHAINZ CONTINUES HOT STREAK WITH SCENE-STEALING VERSE ON KANYE WEST/G.O.O.D. MUSIC’S “MERCY” AND SUPPORTING SLOT ON DRAKE’S UPCOMING ‘CLUB PARADISE’ NATIONAL TOUR

Last month, in one of the scores of features written about him in the past year, XXL Magazine anointed 2 CHAINZ as “arguably the hottest MC out right now without a proper solo album under his Gucci belt.”

Open up the belt a few notches: all that is about to change.

With today’s arrival of the official single “No Lie” feat. Drake, 2 Chainz’s T.R.U. (The Real University) and Def Jam Recordings announce the August 14th release date of the debut album BASED ON A T.R.U. STORY. “No Lie” feat. Drake will be available for sale through all digital carriers and services on May 8th.

One of the most anticipated debut albums in years, BASED ON A T.R.U. STORY is set to arrive as the crest of the 2 Chainz wave crashes into shore. After a series of explosive mixtapes made 2 Chainz the most sought-after MC in the game – an onslaught of media attention ensued, including the cover of The Source and a glowing piece in The New York Times – he has recently linked up with the likes of heavies Kanye West and Drake for collaborations of the next order.

In March Kanye West flew into Austin, TX to join Chainz in a surprise performance at one of his triumphant SXSW gigs. Just weeks ago, Chainz debuted his “Riot” video on BET’s 106 & Park with a silently supportive Kanye. The two also promoted the G.O.O.D. Music heatrock “Mercy,” which had just arrived at radio with appropriately bombastic results. The buzz on 2 Chainz scene-stealing verse has been deafening.

2 Chainz and Drake have formed nothing short of an alliance. Drake delivers a monster hook on the club-banger “No Lie.” Not one to let a favor go unreturned, Chainz has agreed to join Drake’s ‘Club Paradise’ tour, which kicks off in Irvine, CA on May 8th.

In “tru” 2 Chainz fashion, the Atlanta-native has gone from a sold-out NYC debut concert in February to a major national tour in just months. “2Chainz is a veteran who chooses being catchy over being cool,” raved the New York Times the morning after his now-legendary SOB’s debut. “He’s an inadvertent humorist, and awe and wonderment often sneak into his verses, as if he’s still surprised by every blessing his new success affords him.”

Having mined digital downloads in the millions for T.R.U. REALigion, his latest indie mixtape sensation (released November 2011), 2Chainz is still winning new fans every hour. His hit tracks – signatures that include “Riot” and the Drumma Boy-produced smash single “Spend It,” have helped establish a new sphere of influence for the lanky, outspoken rapper.

2Chainz is a product of the competitive Atlanta scene that spawned his first group, the duo Playaz Circle (in which he was known as Tity Boi). They made their mark back in ’07 with the rap-R&B-pop crossover hit “Duffle Bag Boy” featuring Lil’ Wayne on the hook, on the DTP (Disturbing Tha Peace)/Def Jam label.

Soon thereafter, 2 Chainz would begin working on solo endeavors. The first being the 2007 mixtape, Me Against The World. Next up, the double-disc mixtape All Ice On Me, would be released and followed by his two-part Trapavelli series. Both had cameos from the likes of fellow underground kings Bun B and Gucci Mane, as well as his 2009 street hit “Stupid” and the surprise 2010 radio smash “Boo.”