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.
NYC rapper, NOEY, makes his music video debut with “Mr. Happy.” This is off of his debut mixtape, My Way, which can be downloaded for free at www.noeyofficial.com. Video Intell Hazefield.
If I can greatly encourage you to listen to anything this spring, it will be My Way from NYC rapper, NOEY. My Way is a diary that transitions smoothly between subjects like death, drugs, women, hope, and success. NOEY’s lackadaisical tone fills My Way with dense lyrical content over both laidback and bouncy beats, along with both simple and wildly complex flows and rhyme schemes. My Way is an elaborate, multi-layered project that serves as excellent music for cruising, or while enjoying other extracurricular activities (cough, cough).
It isn’t usually known as a holiday of gift giving, but on this past Earth Day, Kwamizzle bestowed upon us his latest production, “Full Mental Alchemy.”
Its been a little over a year since I’ve started recording for FMA. I wanted to up the ante from my last project. I wanted to really show that I could bring out that essence of hip hop. I felt like that particular feeling was the exact same vibe one gets while listening to any Alchemist production. Full Mental Alchemy. Alchemy, basically, is being able to create something great out of “nothing”. With FMA I aimed to create something great using my “full mental”, my mind. It seemed almost perfect to create Full Mental Alchemy, I’m very excited to see what listeners think about the project. I want to thank everyone in TRUSIC for encouraging me to push myself to be great, and also for being examples of the paths to follow. Enjoy the project and share it with a friend. -KWAMIZZLE
Published fashion photographer Dane McKeehan of DC1 Studios came through to The Lab Multimedia Studio for a late night recording session with singer Ali Sifflet and producer/engineer Intell Hazefield.
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Photos copyright Dane McKeehan
After his TRUSIC debut, Breaking Point, KassCrook was determined to keep working, determined to continue to grow artistically, and determined to deliver a solid, well-thought-out, quality product with his new mixtape “Determination.” That is exactly what he did with this project. I love the beat selection, concepts, and overall tone of this project.
Rashad thaPoet uses one of Skibeatz dopest tracks to bring “Put Your 2′s Up” to life. A track off this past summers album “The Journey Back” available for FREE download at http://www.RashadthaPoet.Bandcamp.com.
Directed by Intell Hazefield (@intellhazefield)
Art Director: Bob Marshall (@bobbyhedak)
Lyricist Jaja Gibore and music video director Hypeset take you on a behind-the-scenes look, shot documentary style, on Jaja’s completion of his latest project “Home Of The Gods.” This project is going to be a conceptual mixtape loosely based on the gods of Greco-Roman mythology. So far it’s looking and sounding good. No release date yet, but I’m thinking first quarter of 2012.
“Journey To The Home Of The Gods” Directed by Hypeset Productions.
Jaja’s first single from Home Of The Gods “No Exit (Hades)” directed by Intell Hazefield
Inspired by the French play by Jean-Paul Sartre, “No Exit (Hades)” is the first single from Jaja Gibore’s “Mount Olympus: Home of the Gods.” Much like its inspiration, the song “No Exit” plays around with the idea that hell is not the traditional place of fire and brimstone that we often imagine, but we all are tortured with our own specific hell. Cocoa G&R lends a bed of silky vocals for the track and undeniable eye candy for the video.
Here it is. “No Exit (Hades)” Directed by Intell Hazefield.
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.
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.”
I first introduced you to Mr. 5 O’Clock back in January with the video I directed for his track “Cool Kidd” off of the tape. This week, I got the privilege to get a pre-listen of this Motor City lyricist’s upcoming mixtape, Pardon The Interruption. It sounds like what a mixtape should sound like; a compilation of songs, not necessarily related, but all very appealing, spanning several topics and genres, showing his versatility as not just a rapper, but as an artist. Really dope work.
Keep an eye out for the link on June 1st, 2011.
Here’s “Cool Kidd” in case you missed it.