I’m a sucker for well executed marketing strategies. Peep this:
The “Searching for an Outlet Global Campaign ” in which Young Chris invites fans from around the world to download, record and submit their verse for the opportunity to appear along side the critically acclaimed new allido/interscope recording artist Wale, the Legendary Bun-B and Young Chris himself on the stand out single form the 30 days 30 verses web campaign and mix tape. The final version will appear on the Highly anticipated forth coming Young Chris album “Now or Never” set to be released this year.
Fans are encouraged to rap, sing or even talk about “what they are searching for” via SearchingforAnOutlet.com, YoungChris.com and supporting MySpace, Facebook, YouTube page and twitter feeds. YoungChris.com members will vote upon all Select verses with the final winners selected by Young Chris himself. Winners will then be invited to perform their version of the song along with Young Chris, Wale and Bun-B on local performances in their area.
This is the opportunity for all aspiring artists to have an outlet for their voice, their passion and their opinions. “It’s my hope to give anybody who is passionate enough to join me the opportunity to shine on the world stage, we all know what its like to be searching for an outlet especially in the state of the world today.” Christopher Ries aka (Young Chris)
EMAIL YOUR FINISHED VERSE TO SEARCHINGFORANOUTLET@GMAIL.COM!!!
DOWNLOAD: Young Chris feat. Wale & Bun B – Searching For An Outlet
Jelani just dropped this Durkin-produced track last night. Dope song…
…he likes Duke though…
“Had this beat for a while (read: years), and I finally dug it out and used it as Canvas for something that I’d wanted to do for a very long time: put on a lyrical show that makes use of the English language in a way that’s never been done before in Hip Hop, yet somehow not have it be a really “Rappity Rap” and “Super Backpack” type of track. I think I nailed it, though. The concept was to take the prefix “ex”, and other words with a syllable that stressed the “ex” sound, and flip it into a cohesive song. Lyrical Show + “Ex” Words = The Extravaganza, fittingly. I flipped it 67 times in the song.” – Jelani
DOWNLOAD: Jelani – The Extravaganza (Prod. Durkin)
There are rumors that this thing caused the Chernobyl Disaster.. It’s the Russian Woodpecker – located only a few miles north of Chernobyl.
The Russian Woodpecker was a notorious Soviet signal that could be heard on the shortwave radio bands worldwide between July 1976 and December 1989. It sounded like a sharp, repetitive tapping noise, at 10 Hz, giving rise to the “Woodpecker” name. The random frequency hops disrupted legitimate broadcast, amateur radio, utility transmissions, and resulted in thousands of complaints by many countries worldwide.
There is wide debate on what this thing actually did. After the fall of the Soviet Union documents were released stating that this was an antenna for detecting ballistic missiles or a radar of sorts. No one really knows for sure.
Consider Patience a penance for Seattle-based producer Jake One, who recently laced the soundscape for Philly coke-rapper Freeway’s remarkable Stimulus Package. For every young gun whom Free corrupts, quasi-conscious Los Angeles rhymer Truthlive grabs a cat and passes knowledge that pertains to something beyond running the block.
Truthlive is more than just a competent MC — he’s righteous without sounding corny (“That Dude),” and at times even romantic without falling into L.L. Cool J booby traps (“Poetry in Motion”). Obsessive lyric junkies won’t be overwhelmed — for all that this disc plays through exceptionally well, it has very few rewind moments.
Light mainstream fans of Common and company, on the other hand, will certainly oblige. As for Jake Uno’s contribution: though Patience is full of giant romps and catchy riffs (as always), consummate rap fiends will notice a few too many familiar samples. (Boston heads will recognize “It’s Easy” from Special Teamz’ “Fallen Angels,” which Jake also produced.) Still, if you can move past his recycling, tremendous bangers like “The Bush Years” lie ahead.
LISTEN: Truthlive (produced by Jake One) – “It’s Easy”