Albany, NY – It’s been a little over a year since the last Breaking Point, KassCrook has reached another level and is ready to present to the world. Overall a much more polished rap artist, KassCrook, displays the confidence of a true veteran. Breaking Point 2 aims to secure KassCrook’s average listener as a core fan, and make them desire more. Features on this project come from HGH’s Intell Hazefield and Kwamizzle, DeSean Moore, Vay Cool of FiF, and also Concrete Kid. Don’t pass on this without giving it an unbiased listen. ~DunDemWorld
Music Video “Grind” from Breaking Point 2.
Hand Gunz High member, Kane’s debut solo project is an ode to some of the finer things in life that we often take for granted… like love, herbal remedies, and the sheer ability to use our brain.
Check out Kane’s videos off of Higher Learning below.
When That Day Comes
Catch The Sun
9 lyricists and a beatboxer on an original beat, directed by Intell Hazefield… nuff said.
From JPlus’ Youtube
Earlier this year, Albany based rap group, Against The Grain, reached out to some of the best writers, rappers, producers, videographers and directors from upstate New York to start an alliance that would ultimately spawn a movement. The end result of which was “You Ought To Know” … a collaborative project which features 10 of the most talented MC’s that the east cost has to offer. The song was recorded in downtown Albany on the very day that Hurricane Irene ravaged the North East. The storm ended up being fitting backdrop for a record that would ultimately change the rules of engagement surrounding hip-hop in the Capital District. The culture of hate and animosity that once plagued the local underground scene has subsequently been replaced with one of unity and camaraderie. And while the competitive spirit of hip-hop lives on, it is now amplified by support and enthusiasm from the diverse MC’s comprising the movement, and the fans that support them. We are 518 United.
“You Ought To Know” by Masai, LR, Knowle’ge, JPlus, B Way, Jaja Gibore, Mike Arson, KwamIzzle, Capitol P, MC Graffiti.
Tonight’s full moon marks the release of Hand Gunz High’s first video off of the “Are You Afraid Of The Art?” project. Wolfpack features production from Best Kept Secret with a hook sampling a little Big L and Kwamizzle.
Early this morning, Zues Lytning (formerly INFman) released his self-produced debut album Zues Juice. Zues Juice crosses the genres of hip hop, pop, r&b, and electro giving it widespread appeal, while Zues’ hearty, bass-heavy, bouncy beats and catchy melodies tie the project together. A myriad of featured artists all put their spin on the carefully produced tracks.
Download this 100% original album for free ZUES LYTNING: ZUES JUICE.
Artwork by Intell Hazefield.
Exactly six months after the release of their debut project By Any Means Hand Gunz High releases “Are You Afraid Of The Art?” This project has dark overtones with songs based loosely around horror themes. Every track on this project is conceptual, with each verse lending a different take on the specific song concept.
Expect profound lyricism, emotionally charged songs, great original production from Intell Hazefield (Heatwave Blackout & Marionette), Benji Blanco (Prelude To A Nightmare), and Commissioner Castro (Outro), and features from Altez, Sonny Black, Jo Biggs, G. Bag$, Zues Lytning, Zon3, Benji Blanco, Flee and fellow Trusicians, Ali Sifflet and Ses Da Great.
Hand Gunz High’s horror-themed project “Are You Afraid Of The Art” drops this Saturday, August 6, 2011; exactly six months after “By Any Means.”
True Righteous Unique Successful Inspiring Creative
TRUSIC was first introduced by Ses Da Great as its own genre of music, so you may be confused when you listen to this compilation and hear hip hop, R&B, pop and even a track reminiscent of rock & roll. It’s ok, I’ll fill you in. What defines the TRUSIC style of music is not the sound properties or its instruments, but the actual content. This music is positive, real, calculated-yet-organic, authentic, it’s True, Righteous, Unique, Successful, Intelligent, and Creative. Currently, TRUSIC consists of a roster of around 10 artists, including rappers, singers, producers, & DJs, but there are also some featured artists stepping into the TRUSIC realm.
1. We Grind- Ses Da Great ft. Ali Sifflet, Commissioner Castro
2. Money Rules The World- Kane ft. G-Bags, Ses Da Great
3. Make History – Kass Crook (Breaking Point Mixtape Intro)
4. They Love Me- Ses Da Great ft. Intell Hazefield
5. Olympus- Hand Gunz High (Intell Hazefield, Kane, Kwamizzle)
6. Tonight- Yung D.O.C. ft. Ses Da Great
7. Dream Chaser- Ses Da Great
8. High Rise -Hand Gunz High (Intell Hazefield, Kane, Kwamizzle) ft. Ses Da Great
9. Good Morning- Kwamizzle ft Intell Hazefield
10. Like Rain – Ali Sifflet ft. Kevin Sifflet
11. Persevere- Hand Gunz High (Intell Hazefield, Kane, Kwamizzle) ft. Ali Sifflet
12. I Can Go On Forever – Poo Grams
13. Castrolude – Commissioner Castro
14. Our Way – Hand Gunz High (Intell Hazefield, Kane, Kwamizzle)
15. Shining Down – Ses Da Great
16. No More Smiles – Kass Crook
17. Catch The Sun – Kane ft Jaja Gibore, Lyrical Vangogh
18. Real Music – Poo Grams ft. Ses Da Great
19. Castroduction – Commissioner Castro
20. Cartoon Dedication – Ses Da Great, Commissioner Castro
21. Just Friends – Yung D.O.C.
22. Fire In Your Soul – Hand Gunz High (Intell Hazefield, Kane, Kwamizzle) ft. Ali Sifflet
Chances are you weren’t at RPI’s fashion show this year to see this, so you can check it out here. Ses da Great and Intell Hazefield perform “They Love Me” off of that Live Great mixtape. It doesn’t have the best sound quality, but you can pick up the mixtape at www.sesdagreat.com to get a full understanding of the fun, often hilarious lyrics in this track.
A half a year in the making, the mixtape is finally out. You’re going to like this. By Any Means – HandGunzHigh
Hand Gunz High release their 2nd music video. This time it’s over Lloyd Bank’s instrumental “Start It Up”. Topics include… Humphrey Bogart, “Kid Dynamite”, politics vs. strippers, and all types of hood matters. Look out for their mixtape “By Any Means”, releasing on February 6. #LyricsStillMatter
You know my first official post had to be something from out of the camp. Check out the old school style cypher from Hand Gunz High, recruiting Fly is Forever’s Zon3 for the final verse.
Directed by yours truly. Shout out to Dillz and Ses Da Great for the excellent camera work.