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28.9.16

Royal Heir Magazine issue 03


It's been a trip making the new issue of Royal Heir Magazine and we're really excited to debut the New Issue! The physical version will debut next week at A3C in Atlanta!

I put of work into this and hope you enjoy it as much as I did making it.



For more info contact Royal Heir Entertainment.


& shout out to King Ice who has the illest chains

27.9.16

Ronin Gray "Self Titled" MV



It's been a CRAZY few weeks. I won't bore you with the details but I've been busy finishing my magazine, designing a few sites, and writing a book (post coming soon). But I was looking for the right inspiration for the come back and really digging this track I got in my email.

Inspired by the West Coast legends like Snoop, Too Short, and NWA, the Boyle Heights emcee, Ronin Gray drops the visuals to his new self-titled video.

Ronin gets his name from the Japanese word which means "Samurai with no lord or master" and Gray, "of a color between black and white" - roningray.com

The beat's pretty funky.



Buy this song on iTunes
follow @RoninGray on Instagram & Twitter

9.9.16

Blackbear "4u"



I was watching some suggested instagram video of an albino dude playing basketball and SCHOOLING people and there was this ill ass song in the background. After scrolling through 200+ comments of people making remarks about the dude's appearance I FINALLY came across someone who mentioned the song. I played it on repeat.

I was afraid to hear the original because the remix was so dope. But I found the original song. Equally dope. I found other music. Even DOPER and I got hooked. I looked him up while doing some design work for our magazine and ended up getting 3 albums deep on this cat and this song stuck in my head. He's worked with Mike Posner, G-Eazy, Beiber, etc etc. Kid's the truth.

Similar vibe to partynextdoor with his melodies and content. It's like...music with emotion that doesn't make it weak to have emotions (not that I EVER got down with that bullsh*t about being an emotionless brick wall. Experience things, yo). But enough words, let's listen:





& shout out to King Ice who has the illest chains

5.9.16

Cee Goods - "Good Vibes" Album


LA / Portland producer Cee Goods releases his new album Good Vibes which features some of the Northwest's best. This is pretty dope..and RIGHT as I finished typing that sentence, on track 5 he said the word, "essence". So it was meant to be posted here. lol

I'm cleaning up my home office and planning my work for the week and I'm still slapping this. Great music to work and vibe to.

"With every artist handpicked and every beat crafted by himself, Cee Goods has been working on this project for 2+ years and the attention to detail definitely shows. Following up on the success of his recent instrumental project ROOTS, Goods has been working his way through the ranks as one of the NW's most talented producers and possibly its biggest hidden gem."



Check it.

Social Media
facebook
twitter
instagram
bandcamp

& shout out to King Ice who has the illest chains

4.9.16

YungTM - "Stay Strong" MV



I got this video in my inbox the other day about a rapper who's getting comparisons to Tupac. I grew up in the 90's and remember hearing Pac on the radio. I still slap his music and usually when I hear "he's the new ____!" or "Is she the new ____?" I tune it out because Usually it's been something WACK. OR, worse, it's something that's pretty dope but is too young to Ever live up to the comparison.

Most recently, all the talk about that Shakur boxer kid "being the next Muhammad Ali ["ha"] then seeing him bawling after winning the Olympic silver and pouting saying "I don't like to LOOOooose!". But I digress...

We're all influenced by what came before us. Comparisons will happen. BUT, that doesn't mean you can't enjoy something new. Like this. Yung TM is pretty nice. This video is dope. I like it a lot and hope to hear more from him soon. Forreal.




Like "YungTM" on Facebook
Follow @YUNGTHEMOVEMENT on instagram
Listen on Soundcloud

& shout out to King Ice who has the illest chains

1.9.16

ESSINCE THROWBACK: Big Pun - "It's So Hard" #TBT



This was one of my favorite songs/videos by the late, great Big Moon Dawg aka Big Pun. Pun was the first solo Latin MC to go platinum and has been my favorite rapper since "Capital Punishment" came out. The way he was able to flip words and rhyme schemes was incredible and ESPECIALLY to have that breath control at HIS size?

R.I.P. to one of the g.o.a.t's. RIPPUN. Seeing everyone come together for this video is dope. Love to Donnell Jones on the hook.



& shout out to King Ice who has the illest chains

29.8.16

Los Angeles Kings: USA Denim Stripes SNAPBACK [Mitchell & Ness]



Mitchell & Ness has some ill hats. I'm all about these USA denim snapbacks, too. I wish they had a Cavs one but they have some for other teams.



100% cotton. One size fits all.



Order your LA Kings USA Denim Snapback here



& shout out to King Ice who has the illest chains

28.8.16

Jake Kost - "The Kost Of The Reked Supras" ft Supastition & Reks [MV]


Been in a funk of sorts lately but nothing clears that up like some good ol' boom bappin' hip-hop.

​Portland's Jake Kost prepares for his new album STADTLUFT MACHT FREI dropping August 30th. He teamed with Supastition and Reks for The Kost Of The Reked Supras. "Kost revisits a classic boom-bap feel and chooses the perfect two rappers to compliment the track. Filmed between Portland, Oregon and Boston, MA The Kost Of The Reked Supras finds all three of the artists at the top of their game with no weak leak apparent."

Check it:



Twitter
@JakeKostPDX @Supastition_NC @TheRealReks

& shout out to King Ice who has the illest chains

26.8.16

J57 - 'The Analog Tape 3' [instrumental album]



The homie, J57, or as I like to call him, J57, just dropped his new instrumental album. 30 brooklyn bangers for your listening holes. The Brown Bag Allstars artist has been moving and grooving and doing his thing for a while and consistently puts out nice music. He's probably produced for one of your favorites. Only one want to find out, right?
(instructions: listen, buy, contact him on twitter and tell him who sent you).



*via 2DBz - The new project comes packed with 30, brand new instrumentals — and will only be available online for one, perhaps two weeks before it'll completely disappear from the internets. If you order it now, you'll also be given the chance to download the two preceding tapes in the series, all for the price of one.



& shout out to King Ice who has the illest chains

18.8.16

ESSINCE THROWBACK: Terror Squad "Bet Ya Man Can't" MV



I was watching an suggested Youtube video of my guy DJ Caesar interviewing Cuban Link and I watched a few others. He was always one of my favorites. Dude was (and still is) nasty. SO I had to watch a few of his videos. Dude had some HITS but one of my all time favorites was "Bet Ya Man Can't" with my the one and only Big Pun (God rest the dead) and Fat Joe off Joe's Don Cartegena album from '98.

No more words. Only watching:





Check out King Ice to treat yourself to a Cuban Link of your own

17.8.16

Dumbfoundead - "Harambe" MV [4K]



Dumbfoundead is one of my favorite battle rappers/MCs. I word it like that because for some reason people equate 'battle rappers' with terrible music...well...usually it's an apt description. But Dumb could always spit. If you're thinking it's just an ode to the late gorilla you'd be mistaken, but I assume you wouldn't think he'd stick to something like that, especially so 'late' (in this generation's definition of the term).



Los Angeles emcee Dumbfoundead partners with The Fader to debut his brand new gorilla style music video "Harambe." With hard-hitting production by Getter, Dumbfoundead delves into the fatal shooting of Harambe to address social injustice and the consequential widespread paranoia. "Harambe" will be included in Dumbfoundead's We Might Die mixtape due out later this year.

FOLLOW DUMBFOUNDEAD:
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Listen to Dumbfoundead's "Harambe" on Soundcloud here


See the officially licensed Fox EMPIRE Collection featuring pieces inspired by Lucious Lyon, Cookie Lyon, and Hakeem Lyon at KingIce.com.

16.8.16

The Game "All Eyez" ft Jeremih + Tour Dates



The Game drops his new video for his summer hit, "All Eyez" (directed by Benny Boom). I thought I recognized Scott Storch in the first 5 seconds on them keys (he produced it). Apparently this will be a bonus track on The Game's forthcoming album, "1992" [eOne Music/Fifth Amendment/Blood Money] on September 30th.



BLOCK WARS TOUR DATES:
08/26 Oakland, CA // Oracle Arena (Golden State Music Fest)
08/31 Los Angeles, CA // The Novo
09/1 San Diego, CA // Observatory N. Park
09/2 Santa Ana, CA //Observatory
09/04 Englewood, CO // Fiddlers Dream Amp
09/06 Phoenix, AZ // The Press Room
09/09 Dallas, TX // Gas Monkey
09/10 Oklahoma City, OK // Cox Convention Center
09/11 Miami, FL // Club Liv (appearance)
09/15 Miami, FL // Club Story (appearance)
09/16 Atlanta, GA // Center Stage
09/17 Raleigh, NC // Club Divas (appearance)
09/18 Charlotte, NC // Label
09/22 Reading, PA // Reverb
09/23 Silver Springs, MD // The Fillmore
09/25 Providence, RI // Lupos
09/30 Minneapolis, MN // The Venue
10/03 Salt Lake City, UT // Complex
10/05 Boise, ID // Revolution
10/06 Portland, OR // Roseland Theatre

*More 1992BlockWars Tour Dates Coming Soon




King Ice x EMPIRE Jewelry Collection

12.8.16

FOX's "Empire" Jewelry Collection [King Ice]



Fox's hit show Empire has inspired a slick Official jewelry collection by Hip-Hop Jewelers, King Ice.

Inspired by characters and themes from the Empire TV show comes the King Ice exclusive jewelry line that showcase the fashion, style and drama seen on the award-winning show. From Cookie Lyon inspired pendants to Luscious Lyon-themed crowns, the collection offers a representation of your lifestyle—urban, energetic and hungry to fulfill your dreams.



The Empire by Fox collection recreates the themes and ideas found vividly on the show, from Hakeem Lyon’s desire for his father’s crown to Cookie’s will to take back the company she rightfully help built. The collection stretches the gamut, from pendants with lion logos to rings and earrings made just for the fan after that Cookie Lyon’s fashion sense.



Each piece is made using state-of-the-art machinery backed by the highest quality control, giving fans of the show the best possible product. From the handset, CZ stones to the 14K gold plating that comes dipped 5 times in an ionic bath, each piece ensures you get either that Lucious or Cookie Lyon look that you’ve dreamed about. Meanwhile, each pendant includes a 2.5mm stainless steel Franco chain that provides a stylish, affordable look.





King Ice x EMPIRE Jewelry Collection