MellowHigh will be performing at Mr. Smalls Theater December 4th. MellowHigh is a subgroup of Odd Future that consist of Hodgy Beats, Domo Genesis and Left Brain. Originally Hodgy and Left Brain were a duo called MellowHype. They often collabed with Domo and in 2011 they decided to take it to the next level and create the trio. Tickets are avilable HERE! If you're unfamiliar with the trio check the video below!
Pittsburgh emcee Norman Dean lets go of this previously unreleased jam "Cali". Dean delivers solid verses and a catchy hook on this hazy stoner anthem. Sit back, smoke one and listen to this ode to the California greenery.
2 weeks away from the official release of his 4th mixtape, Pittsburgh artist $osa decides to continue to build the anticipation of #LAMarket by releasing the final leak off the new project titled, ''On My Grind''. The song features production from his #BurghMusic partner & Pittsburgh producer, John ''Waking Up The Neighbors'' Lee (@KonWakingUp) & a strong verse from a fellow artist making a name for himself also in the 412, C.H.R.I.S. (@MeCHRISmitchell) #LAMarket will be released November 5th, 2013 on Livemixtapes and is being hosted by DJ I Money & Dj Got Now along with music sites, NHWWW & ThePrezShow being the official sponors for the project.
As many of you already know the South Highland Avenue Bridge has been under construction since March making it difficult to get to the store for some of you. The Bridge, connecting Shadyside to East Liberty was some what of a landmark. Many of you that are unfamiliar with it have probably seen it in Mac Miller's video "Koolaid and Frozen Pizza" (watch below. 1:08) but for the locals the bridge was known for its colorful paint, sticker slaps and graffiti.
Today marks the grand opening of the bridge and The Timebomb Crew has linked up with Boot Prints Crew to make a shirt commemorating the bridge's life. Tee's are available instore and online here!
As you more than likely already know, the first Friday of each month Daily Bread throws a party at their store front! The party is free, all ages, and runs from 6-10. This month DBPA's own Bill Niels will be performing with Choo Jackson of REMember music. DJ's Afterthought and Pete Butta will also be spinning through out the night!
While putting the finishing touches on his new album slated for a 2014 release, Pittsburgh rapper Beedie links up with Taylor Gang's Chevy Woods to drop "Tidal Waves" over this DJ Huggy production exclusively at HotNewHipHop. Follow him on twitter @Beedie412.
Pittsburgh hip hop artist AF Rome proudly presents his full-length debut, The Application. The free album is a fun, feel-good ride with excellent production and substantial lyrics. As Rome's first album, he demonstrates a unique ability to deliver fun-filled hip hop without sacrificing depth and a message in his songs. The cohesive effort features fellow R.A.R.E. Nation artists Palermo Stone, JKJ and MNI as well as affiliates The Come Up (Franchise & Vinny Radio) and Cincinnati rhymer G. $parks.
A successful corporate job holder, R.A.R.E. Nation's AF Rome boasts a college degree as well as the discipline and work ethic necessary to flourish in any environment. His message emphasizes a life of luxury and fashion, but not in the disillusioned sense most artists fall for. He stresses that everything you want in life, you have to work for yourself to create. Using rhymes centered on feel-good vibes, his strength comes from providing substance bar for bar while maintaining an easy listening experience.
Having attended every World Domination in the past, this year's event once again welcomed the familiar face of Philly's best active battle rapper: Rone. The Great White Hype has yet to reach his pinnacle, despite having amassed a resume in battling that includes names such as 360, Fresco, and Okwerdz, just to name a few. Balancing his battling with a successful music career, Rone has proven he is just as dope at writing songs as he is a verse for an opponent. A quick witted battler, his sharp tongue combined with an ever improving flow allows Rone to break down his opponents in the most efficient way possible, often giving him an edge in battles. Back in Toronto after posting a W over Dirtbag Dan just a week before, Rone takes on Real Deal in the clash of Pennsylvania. Representing Pittsburgh in this intra-state showdown, Real Deal is also no stranger to battling in Toronto. One of the few emcee's to transition into the URL stage and back, Real Deal is easily one of the most feared battlers on his generation. With battlers against The Saurus, B-Magic, and Cortez, RD has sharpened his sword over a long career, and still improves with every showing. Able to pick apart his opponents effortlessly, Real Deal utilizes both hard hitting bars and humor to make up his devastating style. Appearing in his second World Domination, Real Deal returns to Toronto to take on Rone in what was definitely one of the most memorable and insane battles of the event.
Fortified Phonetx, along with Frigid Giant, Lucid Music, DJ Chevy and Joey Smooth, are bringing Steddy P of Kansas City and DJ Mahf of St. Louis to The Smiling Moose for an extra live event for all underground heads. Check the videos below to hear more from Steddy P and DJ Mahf.
As part of R.A.R.E. Nation's continuing effort to change the way music is received, digested and appreciated by fans, Palermo Stone has shifted his release method away from single-song releases and will now be only delivering mini EPs. The fans deserve more than one song every few months. For their support, they deserve timeless music, delivered routinely in between his full-length releases. Shopping for Louie at the Thrift Shop is a 6-track collection of original, unreleased music. Palermo Stone touches on topics of love, pain, fear, hope, and other human emotions to connect with his listeners. Take 20 minutes here and see if you connect with Palermo Stone.
Continuing the surge of new music from R.A.R.E. Nation, the latest release comes in the form of AF Rome's second single, "Corporate X2," in preparation for his debut free album The Applcation, which is being released October 18, 2013. In addition to the single, AF Rome releases a short video interview, providing insight into him as a new artist and what listeners can expect to gain from his upcoming debut project. "Corporate X2" is produced by Mark Parker and the video interview was shot by Angelo Runco, edited by Mike Fornataro and hosted by HipHopFeign.com.
DePaul and myself, Billy Hoyle, have been gearing up to drop the first installment of our two part project. "Changing Channels" is the first single from the two of us. "Tellin' Tales Vol. 1" doesn't have a set drop date but check back soon for more singles from the tape.
Though young in age, R.A.R.E. Nation's Ads Antalik is old in spirit. An artist that makes sure to always pay tribute to those who have paved the way for his hip hop style (his biggest influence, Pete Rock, especially), Ads delivers his newest music video, "Gloria Clemente / Mindframe '13." The video pays tribute to the classic movie "White Men Can't Jump" while maintaining Ads' modern signature sound, as the young emcee depicts the struggle of using your rhymes as an unknown artist to make a living. The video was directed by Antuks.
Yury met Bill Paladino earlier this year through Bill's younger brother Frank. By chance Bill happened to hear Yury's music while driving Frank's car; Frank had left a copy of Yury's "Still Life" in the car. After hearing Yury's music Bill wanted to work with him. Over the past months the two have formed a close relationship ranging from philosophic discussions to how hollow most of the entertainment industry is. Also during the course of those months Bill had captured footage which he complied into the video you can watch above. For more info on how this video came to be check HERE!
R.A.R.E.'s newest addition, JKJ, drops his first collection of songs as a R.A.R.E. Nation artist. Self Inflicted is 6 tracks of uncensored emotion. Capturing anger, stress, remorse, motivation and hope, JKJ delivers powerful music all showcasing his undeniable hip hop prowess. The EP features label-mate Palermo Stone as well as Pittsburgh up-and-comer Charlie Slum.
Leading up to the release of his new project dropping early next month, Pittsburgh artist $osa continues to cater to his growing fan-base & releases a new freestyle titled, ''Right Now'' over the J Cole instrumental "Kenny Lofton". $osa has stayed consistent this year, putting in major work as a new artist in the 412 & staying focused on reaching his goal to be a breakout artist with 2014 around the corner. Make sure to mark your calenders for November 5th, the release Of $osa's 4th mixtape, ''LA Market'' dropping on Livemixtapes, Hosted By DJ I Money& DJ Got Now.
Streetheart is throwing a Twerk or Treat party October 18th at Villa SS (1832 East Carson St.). DJ Chiinky of NYC and DJ Bamboo of Pittsburgh will be spinning all night! The best costume of the night will win a Streetheart prize pack so be sure to bring your A game.
With several unreleased mix tapes put together in his works, Welfare is the first official release to the public with explosive features from Devin Miles, Hi-Rez, and label-mates EV, and Komplex. TeeJay’s mix tape portrays various struggles that he has gone through in his life from when he was a child to present day and expresses a life lesson that will be very valuable to those who take advantage. TBC's own Billy Hoyle produced two tracks on the tape as well!
Legendary DJ Rob Swift of the X-cutioners will be at Timebomb for an in-store this Friday October 11th from 5-7. He will be accompanied by Dj's Bamboo and Hank D. All DJ's will be spinning and showing off their skills through out the day. This is a great chance to meet a hiphop legend and hear some great music. Stop thru!
“The Road to Beast of the Beats VII” returns to Western PA as the world famous iStandard Producer Showcase - Powered by Monster Energy and Presented by SNN Records / Clique Vodka - returns to Diesel in Pittsburgh on Thursday, October 24, 2013
Judges so far include Needlz (Grammy Award Winning / Multi-Platinum Producer for Bruno Mars, Drake, Lil Wayne, and more), !llMind (Platinum Producer for Kanye West, Eminem, SkyZoo, etc.) and Nate Fox (Platinum Producer for Lil Wayne, MGK, etc.)
TIME BOMB SPOT IS LOCATED AT 200 SOUTH HIGHLAND AVENUE IN PITTSBURGH PA 15206 THE STORE NUMBER IS (412)661-2233 . STORE HOURS OUR MONDAY THRU SATURDAY NOON TO 8PM OPEN SUNDAYS IN DECEMBER NOON TO 5PM .