"In 2017 Virgina based rapper Empuls and beatsmith Roccwell already teamed up for the single "Apostle of Dope" which was well received by the Underground Hip Hop community.
When Roccwell put together the line-up for his album "Still Lovin`Boombap" it was a no-brainer to contact Empuls for a new collaboration.
Their new video single "Universal Slanguage" is hitting hard with blaring drums, dark samples and cuts by DJ Case"
Roccwell's 15 track album Still Lovin' Boombap is out now on all digital platforms through Vinyl + Digital and features Empuls, Maylay Sparks, Wildelux, Ruste Juxx, Born Unique, M-Dot, QNC (Q-Ball and Curt Cazal of the legendary JVC Force), Craig G, Bankai Fam and many more.
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2x GRAMMY® Award-nominated rapper Joyner Lucas has announced today’s release of his hugely anticipated “Will Remix (Feat. Will Smith),” available now at all digital service providers. With brand new verses written with hip-hop and film superstar Smith, this explosive collaborative remix of the original hit version came about as a result of Jaden Smith showing his dad Lucas’ innovative video that pays homage to the actor through a reenactment of his biggest projects, including The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Bad Boys, and Men in Black.
In return, Smith hailed Lucas’ sharp lyricism and brilliance via Instagram, adding he was both “humbled” and “honored” by the one-of-a-kind tribute. In addition, Lucas recently joined Will and Jaden for a very special episode of Smith’s new Snapchat series, Will At Home, featuring an in-depth conversation about the creation and inspiration behind the “Will” video, which rose to the #1 Trending spot on YouTube upon its initial arrival and now boasts more than 21 million individual views via YouTube alone.
EL-P REISSUES HUGELY INFLUENTIAL 2002 SOLO DEBUT FANTASTIC DAMAGE ON ITS 18 YEAR ANNIVERSARY AS PART OF EXTENSIVE REISSUE CAMPAIGN OF SOLO CATALOG VIA FAT POSSUM RECORDS, NOW ON STREAMING PLATFORMS FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER
INFLUENTIAL RAPPER AND PRODUCER OF RUN THE JEWELS MAKING HIS GROUNDBREAKING SOLO WORKS AVAILABLE AGAIN FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 10 YEARS
FANTASTIC DAMAGE TO SOON BE FOLLOWED BY THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED RUN THE JEWELS 4 AND EL-P'S ORIGINAL SCORE FOR THE MOTION PICTURE CAPONE
Iconic rapper and producer El-P, perhaps best known as one half of powerhouse rap duo Run the Jewels, recently announced an extensive reissue campaign of his full solo catalog via Fat Possum Records. Unavailable for nearly a decade, January 2020 marked the digital release of I'll Sleep When You're Dead, on streaming services for the very first time since its initial release in 2007. Today, his critically acclaimed and massively influential 2002 debut solo album, Fantastic Damage, makes its own official streaming debut in conjunction with its 18th anniversary, to be followed by physical editions of both albums later this year.
Fantastic Damage marked the beginning of El-P's career as a solo artist, following a groundbreaking career as frontman and producer of legendary NYC underground hip hop crew, Company Flow. Fan Dam was a foundational release for his fledgling record label Definitive Jux, which would soon establish itself as an iconic juggernaut of independent rap in the wake of trailblazing solo records by El-P and label mates Aesop Rock, Cannibal Ox, RJD2, Murs, and more. The template El-P established on Fantastic Damage - a singular aesthetic pairing futuristic, post B-Boy production style with insightful, provocative & often prescient subject matter - was met with accolades across the media landscape, including Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Pitchfork, NME, VIBE, and SPIN among many others. The impact and influence of Fantastic Damage established it as one of the most important independent releases of its era, and charted a course to be followed by generations of artists in its wake. The album has been widely unavailable since El-P put Def Jux on hiatus in 2010, making it ripe for rediscovery in the new music ecosystem due to El-P's monumental success with Run The Jewels.
"This album is raw and noisy and fucked up and exactly how I felt when I made it," states El-P. "It's the first time I ever tried to tackle a whole record on my own all those years ago. It was produced and recorded and mixed in my bedroom/studio in the apartment in Brooklyn I lived in at the time, right around the year 2000. It's not where I am now but it is a moment that really meant something to me and it's a huge part of my DNA as an artist so I'm glad to finally be able to get it back out there. Not only for those who knew it and missed its presence but for anyone who may have not known about it before now. I hope you enjoy this and thanks for all the amazing support over the years. I love doing what I do and I live to keep pushing forward. Fantastic Damage is, in a lot of ways, the start of all of it."
The album precedes a bevy of new work by El-P, including the impending release of his original score for the feature film Capone (starring Tom Hardy), and the feverishly anticipated new Run The Jewels album RTJ4, out June 5th, 2020, also produced by El-P.
El-P photo by Daniel Medhurst
Fantastic Damage track list
1. Fantastic Damage
2. Squeegee Man Shooting
3. Deep Space 9mm
4. Tuned Mass Damper
5. Dead Disnee
8. The Nang, the Front, the Bush and the Shit
9. Accidents Don't Happen
10. Stepfather Factory
12. Dr. Hellno and Praying Mantus
13. Lazerfaces' Warning
14. Innocent Leader
15. Constellation Funk
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Run The Jewels, the lauded duo of El-P and Killer Mike, have shared the long-awaited details of their feverishly anticipated new album, Run The Jewels 4. Set for a June 5 release via Jewel Runners / BMG, this eleven song, 40 minute powerhouse is their most ferocious and focused effort to date, and sports a lineup of all-star guests including Pharrell Williams, Mavis Staples, 2 Chainz, Zack de la Rocha, Josh Homme, DJ Premier, and Greg Nice. Recorded primarily at Rick Rubin's Shangri-La Studios and the iconic Electric LadyStudios in NYC, RTJ4 represents two years of intensive writing, recording, distilling, and amplifying the most potent elements of their music. The result is a collection of wall-to-wall bangers illuminating the group's unique ability to straddle the worlds of pointed social commentary and raw, boisterous fun.
The new album is preceded by two singles, both of which arrived to rapturous reception. The first, "yankee and the brave (ep.4)," dropped during an impromptu Instagram Live session the duo held as shelter in place orders were starting to take hold. Days later, the second single "ooh la la (feat. DJ Premier & Greg Nice)" made a surprise debut in the season finale of the hit Netflix series Ozark, and became the #5 most Shazam'd song in the country. This was soon followed by the song's glorious new music video, directed by Brian & Vanessa Beletic, which quickly shot to the #7 trending position on YouTube, surpassing 1.5 million views in its first week, and brilliantly setting the stage for the arrival of RTJ4.
The time between albums has been a very busy one for the duo, including scoring their first gold-certified record for "Legend Has It" from RTJ3; receiving their first Grammy nomination for the song "Chase Me," a collaboration with Danger Mouse for the hit film Baby Driver; embarking on a full US arena tour with Lorde; contributing an exclusive song for the Marvel blockbuster Venom; and landing a major sync in a global Cadillac ad, which premiered during the 2020 Academy Awards. Additionally, Killer Mike debuted his acclaimed Netflix show, Trigger Warning with Killer Mike, continued his advocacy for Bernie Sanders, and lent his political muscle to the successful election of Atlanta's first female black mayor, Keisha Lance Bottoms. He'll also be making his Hollywood debut in a soon to be announced feature film. Meanwhile, his partner in rhyme and RTJ producer El-P stayed busy in the studio making the music for RTJ4, contributing a song to the soundtrack for the Oscar-winning film Roma, scoring the feature film Capone starring Tom Hardy (which makes its digital debut today), and began a major reissue campaign for his celebrated solo recording catalog. He also made a surprise cameo in the new season of Mr. Robot with Remi Malek.
In addition to new music, Run the Jewels will be launching the group's much-anticipated cannabis line, a collaboration with the founder of the legendary Cookies strain. The group are also set to join Rage Against The Machine for their massive world tour, which just last week was rescheduled for 2021 as a result of the Covid-19 epidemic, and is already sold out. New tour dates below.
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