Just days after DJ Butter & DJ Dez put out a music video for “The Crib” that gave Big Tone the spotlight, the MC/producer dropped a new video directed and edited by the talented Mario Butterfield. “God Bless You” dropped with no hype up to promote an album or with any agenda other than some dope music for music lovers, and that’s whats beautiful about it! To all the Hip-Hop heads out there, God Bless You…
Detroit Hip-Hop is like a never ending ocean of quality music. So many different styles, feels, and textures to the music that molds the city and with a lot of new stuff coming out of the city within the last two weeks, three individuals have definitely proven that the Motor City can not be put into a box with a range as endless as the D’s. So I took some time to rep the city and give artist the respect they deserve.
Nolan The Ninja drops “The Ill Sh-t”
This 14 track project establishes a certain sound through out. That fuzzy, dirty, dungeony sound giving you that feeling of Hip-Hop we all loved in the early nineties but with out being cliche and out dated. Nolan is easily turning heads in the city with this type of production and with the rest of his crew Verbal Vomit which includes Chavis Chandler as well.
Fatt Father Releases video for “My Kids Need A Coat”
Music does not get much realer than this. The Father is back with a new visual directed by Mario Khalif Butterfield and produced by Big Tone. Welcome to the grim reality that is often the usual in the streets of Detroit. If you lived in MoTown this winter you know first hand this Michigan winter is nothing to take lightly. Your kids need a coat, so go get it!
John Panich Presents Mini-Movie “John Panich Is Dead”
**WARNING** This is for a mature audiences only. This visual has some sick and twisted scenes that many may find disturbing. Even strong Sexual references and brief nudity. With that out the way, this is by far one of my favorite music videos, ever! JP from the HP put his stamp on the world of music with this disturbed masterpiece. Lyrics are dope, flow is dope, hook is awesome and catchy sung by Joe Average, and this video directed by Colin Duerr will blow your mind and what ever competition is has out of the water.
It has been a great week and a half in Detroit as far as Hip-Hop goes. I can’t wait to see what else these gentlemen will bring us as well as the rest of the community. Also if your looking for some more new music, make sure to check out the new album “Gentleman Jack” from CMY’s own Kopelli! Here’s a video off that as well featuring Mic Phelps!
Get to know the origins of Detroit Hip-Hop staple Big Tone as he’s interviewed by Valid313.com’s own Ellie Sandiego. Peep the discussion on his personal journey through music as well as his time spent in Wasted Youth and take a glimpse into what the future holds for Big Tone like his Dare To Wonder program and upcoming project with some of Detroit’s biggest names!
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…)