Large Professor – M.A.R.S. video featuring feat. Cormega, Action Bronson, Roc Marciano, Saigon
Directed by Chris Krook & Large Professor.
Large Professor – M.A.R.S. video featuring feat. Cormega, Action Bronson, Roc Marciano, Saigon
Directed by Chris Krook & Large Professor.
Saigon – Women Are The New Dogs video featuring Jovan Dais
Strange Music and Suburban Noize Hit The Road Together For Strange Noize Tour 2011 Featuring Johnny Richter, Krizz Kaliko, Saigon, Kutt Calhoun, Potluck and J Hornay
This spring, two of the most successful independent record labels come together to wreak havoc on the road once again. The 3rd annual “Strange Noize Tour” brings together two powerhouse labels – Strange Music and Suburban Noize – for a tour like no other. With artists representing both labels hitting the stage, fans are sure to see one of the most impactful and diverse Hip Hop shows around.
Co-headlining this chapter of the “Strange Noize Tour” saga will be none other than Sub Noize’s Johnny Richter of the Kottonmouth Kings, along with Strange Music’s resident genius, Krizz Kaliko. Richter, a key member of the Kings, has been hitting the road nonstop – most recently supporting the Kings’ album Long Live The Kings and his solo release, Laughing, and along the way developing an instantly recognizable swagger and style that’s all his own. Fans know Krizz Kaliko thru his constant touring with Tech N9ne, as well as thru his game-changing Strange Music albums, his latest being Shock Treatment. Krizz’s stage presence is undeniable and his live show is an energetic force unto itself.
Joining Krizz and Richter will be Saigon and Potluck from Suburban Noize, along with Kutt Calhoun from Strange Music. Saigon, one of Brooklyn’s finest, recently signed with Suburban Noize , adding a gritty East Coast element to the label’s already well-rounded roster with his album The Greatest Story Never Told . Potluck are following a trail blazed by the Kings as they rep Humboldt County from coast to coast – their upcoming May release “Rhymes And Resin” . The Kansas City Chief, Kutt Calhoun, brings his Raw And Un-Kutt brand of catchy, street-smart Hip Hop to the tour. Arizona local J Hornay rounds out the lineup with his self-described “jokester” style of rap.
The 2011 “Strange Noize Tour” combines two of the most notable independent record labels for a tour that will continue to change the expectations of what Hip Hop can be.
GRAMMY AWARD WINNING PRODUCER DOC ISH TO RELEASE THE FIRST TREATMENT THE FIRST TREATMENT WILL BE RELASED ON MAY 11th, 2010
Star-Studded LP Features Appearances From Jay Electronica, Joe Budden, Crooked I, Sean Price, Joell Ortiz, Talib Kweli, Bun B, Max B, Saigon, Nipsey Hussle, KRS-One, Kool G Rap, Buckshot, Bizarre and many more
A bit of a transient, Doc Ish is from a little bit of everywhere. Born in Dallas, TX, then onto places such as Virginia, and Brooklyn NY and everywhere in between, it has been Hartford, CN that Doc has always returned to and calls home. Doc signed his first deal as a senior in High-School and soon thereafter moved to NY where he was introduced to a slew of industry talents and had the opportunity to work with artists such Heavy D, Kurupt and Foxy Brown to name a few.
Since then, Doc has lost a lot of time, “years,” in regards to his music career. For years, he was jumping from doctor to doctor, hospital to hospital, trying to figure out why his health would take such dramatic shifts and leave him in an almost debilitating state. Lying in hospital beds, with nothing but time on his hands while his various health problems were both diagnosed and treated, Doc’s health eventually got better and when it did, so did his hunger for making music. When Doc re-entered the scene in 2008, he did so with a renewed vigor and his networking lead to meetings with various artists, one of which, D-12’s Bizarre, would eventually change his world as he then knew it upside down. After recording sessions with Bizarre, Doc received a call from him that a certain Detroit superstar heard one of his tracks and immediately gravitated to it. That track was what you know as “We Made You” the lead-single from Eminem’s Grammy award winning LP Relapse, which has since gone 2X Platinum and re-vaulted Eminem back into the national spotlight after a five-year hiatus.
Despite the overwhelming changes that have occurred since “We Made You” hit the masses, Doc Ish has remained humble and hungry throughout the process and is determined to capitalize on the opportunity and use it as a stepping-stone. The timing and subsequent spotlight that has been affixed to Doc’s back ever since was ideal for the forthcoming release of Doc Ish Presents: The First Treatment which will be released on 5-11-2010.
The First Treatment includes a collection of iconic and legendary emcees that would make a major label blush, let alone one of an Independent nature. While “Cut My Throat” f/Saigon, INS Deck, Ransom and Quan has already made an immediate impact on the urban blogosphere, fans are already salivating over the LP’s assortment of talent and eagerly awaiting to hear tracks such as the dream-team pairings of Jay Electronica, Crooked I & Sean Price (“She Did It Again”) and Bun B, Joe Budden and Talib Kweli on “Is It A Dream.”
Doc Ish believes that music is cathartic and creating this project proves as much and The First Treatment is the next step in curing Hip-Hop’s ailments.
Tracklisting and credits for Doc Ish Presents: The First Treatment:
1.) “Hi Kids” f/ Joell Ortiz
2.) “No Goodbye’s” f/ Apollo Swyf & Burroughs
3.) “Animal Grammar” f/ KRS-One & Burroughs
4.) “She Did It Again” f/ Crooked I, Sean Price, Jay Electronica & Novel
5.) “These Streets” f/ Max B, Red Cafe, Quan
6.) “Cut My Throat ” f/ Ransom, Quan, Saigon & INS Deck
7.) “Who You Are” f/ AZ & Charmange
8.) “Is It A Dream” f/ Joe Budden, Talib Kweli & Bun B
9.) “Open Your Eyez” f/ Termanalogy & Hectic
10.) “Stalker” feat. Bizarre (of D-12)
11.) “Make Movez” f/ Buckshot, Rock (Heltah Skeltah) & Colloso
12.) “Untitled” feat. Nipsey Hussle & Mya
13.) “War Outside” feat. King Gordy, Kool G Rap & Billy Danze (M.O.P.)
14.) “Skys Are Grey” feat. Quan, Oddisee & Nature
15.) “You Make Me Stronger” Kool G Rap & Ma Barker
16.) “Mo Money” Uncle Murder
17.) “FOH” ” f/ The Abnormals
18.) “Freestyle” f/ Supernatural
***All Tracks Produced By Doc Ish
MULTI-TALENTED J CARDIM RELEASES FIRST STREET LP, YOUR FAVORITE RAPPERS FAVORITE PRODUCER, BOASTING APPEARANCES BY LIL WAYNE, CASSIDY, FAT JOE, SHEEK LOUCH, STYLES P, SAIGON, UNCLE MURDA, MEMPHIS BLEEK, MAX B, PAUL WALL, ROYCE 5’9, TERMANOLOGY, LITTLE BROTHER, SHAWTY LO, JAE MILLZ, AZ & WALE
Up and coming producer J. Cardim released his first compilation-style project Your Favorite Rapper’s Favorite Producer on 1-19-09. The album, hosted by world renowned DJ and Hip-Hop tastemaker DJ Envy, is 22 songs deep and boasts a list of cameos that reads like a who’s who of today’s Hip-Hop circuit. J Cardim, a New York resident by way of Rio Di Janeiro and Boston has been on the scene for several years crafting superior soundscapes for many of Hip-Hop’s most talented and highly esteemed MCs including; Lil Wayne, Shawty Lo, Fat Joe, Cassidy, Red Café, Styles P, Saigon, Wale and Talib Kweli. Most recently, J has been working with Red Café, DJ Envy, Sheek Louch, Jae Millz, and Paul Wall on their respective albums, as well as putting the finishing touches on a collaborative effort with gifted Brooklyn rapper Sha Stimuli entitled Cinderella Man. Your Favorite Rapper’s Favorite Producer features J. Cardim produced street smashes from some of today’s brightest artists. “In addition to releasing some exclusives we were holding on to, we needed a forum to draw attention to the fact that J has produced a lot of records that people are already familiar with. We really just wanted to connect the dots for people; show them just how many records J has on his resume and raise people’s awareness of this great new producer” says Zack Einhorn, Cardim’s manager and partner in Dice Music Group.
J Cardim has also been selected as a finalist for Loud.com’s producer competition (http://www.loud.com/J_Cardim) and his Your Favorite Rapper’s Favorite Producer is currently available through all major digital music stores including: Itunes, www.amazon.com, www.amalgamdigital.com and Rhapsody. For more information, log on to www.dicemusicgroup.com.
First Episode of “Dice Music TV” J. Cardim Edition: (DJ Envy Talks about Upcoming Compilation and working with J Cardim)
Tracklisting and credits for J Cardim’s “Your Favorite Rappers Favorite Producer” (all tracks produced by J Cardim):
1.) Intro f/DJ Envy
2.) Holla At A Playa f/Jae Millz & Lil Wayne
3.) Money Come Fast f/Cassidy
4.) Rubber Grip f/Fat Joe, Sheek Louch & Styles P
5.) Move Like A G f/Red Café, Styles P & Uncle Murda
6.) Dope Boy For Real f/Sheek Louch, Affiliate & J Cardim
7.) Just Blaze Intro/Ryders f/Memphis Bleek & Saigon
8.) Ride Out Freestyle f/Ransom & French Montana
9.) My Life f/Sha Stimuli & Block McCloud
10.) Straight Cash f/Gorilla Zoe, French Montana, Cassidy & Max B
11.) Star Struck f/TUGE
12.) Born And Raised f/Ghost Wridah, Shawty Lo & Paul Wall
13.) Hustle Just To Make Bucks f/G-Eyez, Affiliate & Jae Millz
14.) Follow The Leader f/G-Eyez
15.) Hard Body f/Certified Gz & Ed Rock
16.) The Dopest f/Jae Millz
17.) What You Call That f/Royce Da 5’9 & Termanology
18.) Villain f/Styles P & Ariez
19.) Hood f/Sha Stimuli
20.) Breathe Thru The Years f/Saigon
21.) Rise And Fall f/Little Brother & AZ
22.) That’s Life f/Termanology
23.) Play With My Dough f/Red Café, Wale & MIMS (***Amalgam Digital Bonus Track)
J the S Honors Hip Hop with My Will New Prelude Album Featuring B.o.B., Saigon, Kool G Rap, Emilio Rojas, Donny Goines and more
Boston, MA — As Hip Hop artists continue to innovate and inspire today’s popular music, the vein of true school values still pulses forcefully in Hip Hop’s independent scene. Boston lyricist J the S (aka Jake the Snake) has built a reputation for his consistent delivery and solid songwriting abilities, and is ready to show and prove once again with his new street project My Will. Slated for release on January 20, 2009, My Will serves as a prelude to his upcoming official album The Last Days.
Presented by Boston’s Peter Parker and Los Angeles’ DJ Warrior, My Will brings J the S together with some of his most astute peers in the rap game, including the legendary Kool G. Rap; Brooklyn mic-wrecker Saigon; Atlantic Records’ Atlanta-based phenom B.o.B.; buzzing lyrical stylists Emilio Rojas and Donny Goines; and J the S’ own Boston-based crew The Greater Good.
The project is chock full of stunning original production from the likes of Stu Bangas, The Returners, Special Blend, Conquest, Matty Trump, Raf Moses, MGI and more fresh talent.
In late 2008, J the S released three key tracks from My Will: the title track “My Will” produced by Raf Moses; “My Thing” featuring Donny Goines and Emilio Rojas, produced by The Returners; and “Another Round” (with accompanying video) featuring B.o.B., produced by Conquest. Reaction from critics and fans alike was positive, setting up the perfect anticipation for the project’s release in January ’09.
“My Will is a complete project to me,” explains J the S. “This is a collection of songs with concepts and direction, not freestyles about the same ol’ same. It represents a segue for me into my upcoming album The Last Days, as that album will be a step into a new realm, into a more musical, different sound. My Will gives listeners a look into my world through the more familiar form of Hip Hop we all know and love.”
With limitless possibilities before him, Jake stays firmly grounded as an active member of his community, giving back whenever he can. Consequently, he incorporates his views on politics and the ever-changing social climate into his lyrics. As he grows as a songwriter, J the S intends on branching out with his sound for future projects. Meanwhile, he is offering My Will as a testament to his dedication to the traditional boom bap.
“My Will represents me as a person,” J the S expresses. “I give myself to the listener through personal lyrics and topics that mean something to me… and should mean something to the listener, because they’re issues we all have to deal with. The range of songs also shows my range as a person, and the different elements of my life. Each track will give you insight into what I stand for and who I am.”
My Will Tracklist
2. My Will – prod by Raf Moses
3. Oil f/ Saigon & Rich Rivera – prod by MGI
4. Whatever You Need – prod by Reality
5. Anywhere f/ The Greater Good – prod by Special Blend
6. Automatic – prod by Stu Bangas
7. My People – prod by Guns N Butter
8. My Thing f/ Donny Goines & Emilio Rojas – prod by The Returners
9. Burnin’ The Flag f/ Kool G Rap – prod by Stu Bangas
10. Another Round f/ B.o.B. – prod by Conquest
11. In n Out f/ Lord Touch – prod by Matty Trump
12. The Violence f/ Phinelia, BR, Amadeus The Stampede – prod by Matty Trump
13. Beat Dreams Freestyle
14. Self Control f/ Vietdom – prod by DJ Ings
15. These Tales – prod by Charlie G
ABOUT J the S
New times demand fresh tactics. So when Jake the Snake moved to New York in 2008 to pen his release When in Rome, he shed his skin and emerged from underground a tougher, more enlightened J the S. Now, with a buzzing video for “Another Round” featuring Atlantic Records’ budding star B.o.B., a new street album My Will hosted by DJ Warrior & Mr. Peter Parker, and subsequent third album The Last Days coming in early 2009, J the S is determined to penetrate rap music’s commercial consciousness.
Jake spent his first years in the West Indies, where his father hustled and both parents mingled with the popular musicians of the time. Domestic and economic situations changed for the family, so they relocated to Massachusetts. Throughout his youth, Jake was introduced to criminal elements on the street and at home. A volatile domestic situation and flawed role models inspired a notebook full of rhymes and dedication rarely seen in young artists.
Despite coming up in Boston behind underground icons such as Mr. Lif and Esoteric, J the S remained faithful to blacktop Hip Hop. As a result, he became a regular show opener for artists like Kool G Rap, AZ, Cormega, The Beatnuts, Boot Camp and Wu-Tang. To date, Snake has amassed a solid foundation. Before he could legally buy alcohol, he graduated from the local battle circuit and begun to script vicious narratives.
In just four years, J the S dropped two internationally distributed full-length albums and a pair of venomous mixtapes, landed singles on Rap Network, Rap Attack Lives and CMJ charts, and enjoyed rotation on more than 300 college radio stations including Boston’s renown WERS, where he earned “Artist of the Month” honors in June 2007. Beyond his East Coast ethos, J the S is also marked by his experience as a middle school teacher and his socially progressive mission, which has landed him on bills alongside dead prez, Brand Nubian and KRS-One.
“I love and rep Boston, that’s my home,” J expresses, “but I also grew up in the West Indies, on the islands of Nevis and Montserrat, then around other parts of New England, so I feel lucky to have a little broader perspective on things. There is a lot of Hip Hop and urban music history in Boston, and a lot of variety to this day. I strive to walk my own path, and I feel proud as an artist coming out of Boston carving my own lane. Because I’ve lived other places, I’ve been able to travel through this music, and I try to make music for the world. I want to talk about issues that everyone can relate to.”
On the strength of his 2006 album Strategy of the Crown, which featured guests including Ras Kass, Trife da God and Devin the Dude, J the S followed up with his DJ Vlad-hosted Year of the Snake Vol. 2. The sequel to his Peter Parker-hosted Vol. 1, the mixtape proved that he could rock consecutive projects with – or without – headliner associates. Featuring limited assists from Boston cronies such as Loose Notes and his own Greater Good crew, J the S gave fans enough original material to choke on until his next endeavor.
In March of 2008, J the S dropped the project When In Rome. Beyond cameos from the likes of Joell Ortiz, Skyzoo, Slaine and Ras Kass, the powerful street album introduced rap fans to an MC whose pilgrimage to Hip Hop’s pinnacle was a long, disciplined and rewarding journey. The Joell Ortiz assisted single “Do You” peaked as #1 song nationwide on the two premiere college radio charts nationwide, Rap Attack Lives and Rap Network, aside from garnering commercial radio attention and mixtape love.
Despite the recent apathy of Hip Hop fans seeking that “missing” piece to the music, J the S feels confident that he delivers the right balance of what people want and what they need in the genre.
“When people say ’something is missing’, it’s usually those who are bored with the state of music, or aren’t getting what they want from the music at the time,” he explains. “I have my personal opinions of what’s missing from Hip Hop right now, so I try to bring those missing elements – but everybody wants different things. What I bring to the table is a mix of the story telling and picture painting, so you can visualize what I’m speaking on, so you can feel like you’re right there with me. I bring a voice of pain, of intelligence, and of hunger to improve.”
J’s new project My Will is a street-friendly prelude to his upcoming full-length album The Last Days. Presented by DJ Warrior and Peter Parker, My Will features original production from the likes of MGI, Stu Bangas and Raf Moses, and impactful guest appearances from Kool G Rap, B.o.B., Saigon, Donny Goines, Emilio Rojas and The Greater Good crew.
“My Will is a perfect transition for my album The Last Days, because there are a lot of messages that I have on this project that segue into the concept of my official album,” asserts J. “I feel The Last Days is my best work to date, no question. When it hits, it’s gonna be serious – but these are serious times, right?”
He might be an anomaly, but J the S is poised to be a factor in Hip Hop’s return to form, while expanding his realm with new sounds. If he can pull it off in Boston, where pushing Golden Age street styles is less common than being a Republican, he can do it anywhere.
Video For Saigon ‘Come On Baby’ Featuring Swizz Beatz Off Of ‘Greatest Story Never Told’ Dropping December 4th.
Saigon “Come On Baby” remix featuring Jay-Z audio/mp3
Saigon – The Greatest Story Never Told album cover
Obie Trice featuring Saigon – Wanna Know (Remix)