Vlada Stojanovic does it again! The Serbian DJ with an international following makes his presence felt on mixcloud.com, one of the most trusted sites in the world for DJ’s and music lovers. This time he does it with his new mixtape “Thank You Detroit” which features nothing but Detroit music, and the most beautiful part of it all is that he comes from a place that is very far from Detroit, not even on the same continent. In the description of the mixtape Vlada writes..
“When “Rebirth Of Detroit” was released few years ago I got familiar with Detroit Hip Hop for the first time. This might sound crazy but I live in Valjevo, Serbia and that is other part of the planet. It was very hard to do my research. I always thought that Detroit Hip Hop has Eminem, Dilla, Proof and maybe two more names, but I was sooooooo wrong. Anyway, I started doing my research and today I can say that Detroit represent that thing (I dont know how to describe it) that made me fall in love with HIP HOP almost 25 years ago and for that all I can say is: (more…)
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One of the freshest sounding up and coming producers in the Detroit Hip-Hop Community JMAC has made a name for himself in numerous beat battles, and recently beat out 31 other producers at the historical musical landmark The Shelter in the DetroitRap.com beat battle tournament giving him instant notoriety as a go-to man for top echelon beats! JMAC has hooked up with one of Detroit’s rising young MC’s who is also making a name for himself, Titan Records recording artist, Valid.
This project holds ten tracks entirely produced by JMAC as Valid plays the voice through out the EP. It features what many believe to be Valid’s greatest effort as of yet “Lonely”, as well as the music for the powerful visual that is “75 & Clay” ft. Josef Coney Island. Other than Josef, this project host a hand full of some of Detroit heaviest hitters as well as some of the newest names making a buzz in the streets split up on three different tracks such as Fatt Father, Mic Phelps, Ron.D, SupaEmcee, Konphlict, Jypsy, Mr. Cliffnote, Mic Todd and even presents a party starter “Stylez pon’ Stylez” with kutz by none other than DJ Sicari.
Saturday, November 16th is a day that will always carry a warm spot in my memory bank. I have been out on these streets working hard for a few years now starting off at the bottom of the barrel. To see all the names and faces I saw last night who chose to come out and support me and my good friend JMAC was nothing less than amazing to me and was the biggest reward I could ask for.
To all the artist that performed and or are on the project, you made this product that more dope by adding your ingredients to it. Mr. Cliffnote, SupaEmcee, Fatt Father, Jypsy, Mic Phelps, Ron.D, and Konphlict, I thank you all so much for making time out of your busy schedules to help us out.
DJ ill Literate & Crate Deezy thank you for spinnin’ the hot s**t and holding the fort down.
Pauley of Daytwa Clothing, thank you for the amazing artwork and visuals both on the album and on the apparel. You been looking out for me for almost two years now, I rock Daytwa Clothing proudly and I don’t know if I can ever repay you for all your help.
Mic Todd! You are another person that’s been holding me down for over two years now. But this time you were hands on through out the whole Beyond Physics project. you did a great job and I know this album would not be as dope as I think it is if you were not artistically involved.
I have to send a huge shout out to my home girl and good friend Ms. Ellie Sandiego. Thank you for being the life of the party. You will always be my first option and go to person for hosting any of my events! We need to get crackin’ on these valid313.com interviews! Much Love!
DJ Sicari and the 5e fam! I love you so much. The fact you laced us with dope cutz, and came out to rock last night is amazing considering your situation. Much love fam, I hope you enjoy the project and thank you again for giving me a home in this city. Shout out to the Motor City Rockers as well!
Drew & Tatiana thank you for breaking bread and being so easy to work and plan with, also great job on the S.S.S. Skit! Anything you guys ever need, I got you!
Aaron Biggs, what can I say? You came out of retirement to save our asses. We owe you, don’t be a stranger!
Pig Pen, thank you for coming out to HeadNod to play those bangin’ beats you been working on since you have relocated to the forest.
To the visual eye of this whole project, Bink of Cold Capitol Fun House, your work and effort is deeply appreciated and I plan to continue working with you on a regular basis, I’m definitely a fan of your art!
Titan Records family, Chris and Heather, no one has been by side longer than you two, thank you for allowing me and JMAC to work in your house through out those late nights an trusting us and asked for noting in return. Chris my official solo debut album is next, lets hit a home run my dude.
Last but not least… JMAC! Our group is “Beyond Physics” and I feel that we crossed paths for a reason. I met you before you ever got on the Maschine and to have you as a friend before music makes it that much pure to me. It’s an honor for me to be a part of the roots and beginnings of your journey as an awesome beat smith, when you won at The Shelter I was beyond proud. You have influenced me more than you’ll ever know. People have said that I have grown up musically and came a long way from where I was two years ago or so, and I know that is due to being around you and your natural gift of music. You have an ear for how things are supposed to sound and it has made me a way better MC. It was a blast recording this project with you, I can’t wait to see what the response is going to be and I cant wait to work on the next one. You got a brother for life big homie.
Also, to all the supporters that came out last night, who paid their hard earned money on our CD’s and T-shirts, or even just paid the admission at the door. You are my life line, and though it may not mean much to you it means the world to an underground independent artist. Thank you 100 times over!
ON TO THE NEXT ONE…
After dropping two videos in the last few months, one being “Valid & JMAC Introduce Beyond Physics” and the other being “Lonely”, this new alliance is ready release their debut project “Valid & JMAC are Beyond Physics” on Tuesday, November 19th, 2013!… (more…)
The first single off Valid’s solo debut album set to drop late 2013/early 2014, is now digitally available to the world as of Tuesday, March 26th, 2013. “Vintage” is some what of Valid’s ode to the beautiful history of Hip-Hop and what better way to pay homage to a culture other than getting one of it’s historical figures like Keith Murray to jump on the track! The Enigma, Mr. Yeah Yeah u Know It, and legendary New York Def Squad affiliate Keith Murray and Detroit’s young rising performer Valid join forces on a production from none other than Big Tone of Detroit staple group Wasted Youth, and laced with Cuts by DJ Sicari of the 5e Gallery. The single is available on all major digital music stores such as iTunes, Amazon, Xbox Live/Zune, Google Play, and circulating through many other digital music outlets! Titan Records would like to thank Keith Murray, Big Tone, DJ Sicari and legendary Detroit studio engineer P. Gruv for building this moment. And a very special thank you to every one who already has, or plans to purchase the single! With out you we are nothing. Below are links to download “Vintage” on your preferred source of digital music. Also, support Keith Murray by hitting up KEITHMURRAYENTERTAINMENT.COM We thank you again!
Keith Murray Bio
Taken from keithmurrayentertainment.com
Keith Murray is an iconic rapper, entertainer, actor, and a member of the legendary rap trio Def Squad, which includes rapper/producer Redman and Erick Sermon. Keith was born May 29, 1973 in Central Islip, New York. Keith learned to take care of himself at an early age when he lost both of his parents to society and turned his energy into rapping.He started his rap career under the name of MC Do Damage and battledBig Daddy Kane before he even ever recorded an album. Later, he was introduced to Erick Sermon of EPMDby K-Solo where Erick included Keith on his album No Pressure released in 1993 on the single “Hostile”. The album peaked at #16 on the U.S. Billboard 200 and reached #2 on the R&B Albums chart. This was the spark to ignite Keith Murray’s career in the music industry.His first album, The Most Beautifullest Thing in This World, was released in 1994 on Jive Records hitting U.S. Billboard 200 chart Peak position at #34, U.S. R&B Albums peaking at #5, U.S. Hot rap singles charting at #3 and was given 4 mics by The Source. (more…)