POSTED ON Apr 28, 2012
Thanks in large part to his audio superiority and unique brand of stylistic trendsetting, The Kid Daytona is positioned to be one of the leading spokesmen of Hip Hop’s new generation
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The Kid Daytona (Bronx, NY)
Mr. Invisible (Charlotte, NC)
Arablak (Atlanta, GA)
Vicious Cycle (Dallas, TX)
Bare Essentials (Atlanta, GA)
K.L.U.B.Monsta (Birmingham, AL)
Trackstar the DJ (Atlanta, GA)
KidsInTheCypher (Birmingham, AL B-boy crew)
DOMECRUSHER MC Battle
THE KID DAYTONA
Containing the lyrical intuition of many of the legendary rap frontrunners from his native NYC, The Kid Daytona is a forward-thinking emcee who continues to be considered a burgeoning talent to new fans and kept in heavy rotation by all those familiar with his story.
In 2006, Daytona officially broke into credible conversation by releasing his mixtape A Tribe Called Fresh with famed radio personality Cipha Sounds. From there, his arduous work ethic and eye for success propelled him to match the current standard of music giveaways with the release of his free album Come Fly With Me, to much critical acclaim and fanfare. Featuring the talents of Bun B and 6th Sense, among others, the LP marked a ceremonious debut for an up-and-comer.
The Kid Daytona has since aligned his potential with the cutting edge fashions of the popular clothing company LIFTED RESEARCH GROUP (L-R-G). With this unique partnership, Daytona has been placed in high-art advertisements, serving as a marquee model in LRG’s 2011 Spring Collection. L-R-G presented Daytona’s critically-acclaimed The Interlude LP, which features tracks produced by the multi-talented and Grammy award winning producer 9th Wonder.
Grey Goose Vodka recently recognized The Kid Daytona as a “rising icon” and highlighted him in the commercial Never Be the Same. Thanks in large part to his audio superiority and unique brand of stylistic trendsetting, The Kid Daytona is positioned to be one of the leading spokesmen Hip Hop’s new generation.
Listen to “Low” – The Kid Daytona featuring Jadakiss on 2dopeboyz
Download The Interlude
Check out The Kid Daytona on LRG
And Like him on Facebook
Mr. Invisible is a team of two MC/producers and one DJ, based in Charlotte, NC who have been making progressive Hip Hop music for over 10 years. At the forefront of the NC indie music scene, Mr. Invisible has turned into one of the most innovative and original groups in indie Hip Hop today, known for energetic performances, technical proficiency, masterful beats, fast raps, and B-boy inspired breaks. They draw heavy inspiration from old school Hip Hop, while always innovating, experimenting, and utilizing live production & sample manipulation to craft perfect backdrops for their immaculate rapid-fire lyricism.
Check out their video “Bring it On
Watch Mr. Invisible perform Live with Maschine
And Like them on Facebook
Atlanta-based, central Massachusetts bred emcee Arablak is prepping to take his place atop the list of artists to look out for. A student of Hip Hop culture, Arablak stands out not only for his impressive music, but the way it takes listeners back to a time when music was a simple feel-good experience, no gimmicks required. Not a newcomer to the music scene, Arablak has been developing his skills for years. Rhyming since his youth, he’s since fine tuned his skills and is not only a fierce lyrical emcee, but also an incredible songwriter who can paint stories, draw emotions and sketch out revolutions with his rhymes. In addition to the emceeing, Arablak has been putting in work behind the boards as a producer and has developed a sound that is just as much true school as it is innovative.
Watch Arablak’s video “The Deed”
And check out Arablak on ReverbNation
These two exceptionally ill MCs join forces in a pair destined to go down as the illest females on mics since Salt-N-Pepa. Take one part of Jersey native Money Stax’s precise, relentless flow, add one part Germany representative Neeky Devero’s unpredictable, word-bending delivery, and what you get is the formula for a classic. The Vagina Chronologue is the debut album from these incredible wordsmiths, coupling some of the most merciless verses in years with innovative production from Dallas-Fort Worth heavyweights. Many duos throughout hip-hop’s history have possessed a captivating level of chemistry and raw talent, but there has not been a match in recent history like the one between femcees Money Stax and Neeky Devero as VICIOUS CYCLE! The pair is widely regarded as the hottest female spitters in Dallas, and soon to be the WORLD. Dope beats. Dope Rhymes. Chicks who look dope.
Really, what more could you ask for?
Check out Vicious Cycle on ReverbNation
“Bare Essentials belongs in your collection, especially if you’re a fan of hip-hop. Many people complain about lack of good hip-hop music and do not support underground artist, because they do not measure up to mainstream acts. However, I initially hated Jay-Z/Kanye West’s “Otis,” but started liking it after the video and constant radio rotation (a privilege not enjoyed by these underground artists). Bare Essentials does not only have substance but a good sound. The group gives us an opportunity to not only invest in underground artists, but also provide a solid album that can be enjoyed and reflected on.”
Watch Bare Essentials’video for their single “Africa”
Cop their music at the Bare Essentials Band Camp
And follow them on Facebook
Made up of childhood friends turned rhyme partners Kel Ricks, Joshua, Air Talley and J. Dotta, K.L.U.B.Monsta is poised to not only put their city on the rap radar, but also carry on the tradition of classic Southern Hip Hop and re-introduce listeners to the art of making rap music with substance. After well deserved attention on the heels of their first album, Southern Theory, K.L.U.B.Monsta is poised to draw more attention with their upcoming project, the Dj Burn One-hosted Separate But Sequel. The title, partially inspired by the Jim Crow-era laws that helped define their Birmingham stomping grounds generations ago, also acts as a continuation of what they started with southern theory.
Cop their music at the K.L.U.B. Monsta Bandcamp
And check out their video “Waiting,” along with a short article about them at The Smoking Section
TRACKSTAR THE DJ
Since beginning DJing in St Louis in 1999, Trackstar the DJ has worked diligently to build a career as a respected performer and mixtape producer. Over the past decade plus, in between radio and club gigs, he has mixed and released over 100 mixes, including collaborations with Royce da 5’9″, Lupe Fiasco, Phonte, Camp Lo and others. Through his prolific mixtape work, as well as his roles as the tour DJ for Killer Mike and a key contributor for the elite online tastemaking team The Smoking Section, Trackstar’s passion, professionalism, and focus are evident as well as a deep respect and love for hip hop culture.
Trackstar has held down college (KWUR 90.3FM) and satellite radio shows (RMF Radio on Afromentals Mixshow/Hip Hop Nation) as well as rocked clubs, MC & B-Boy battles, house parties, colleges, and many other events. He has backed established and lesser known MCs onstage across the nation, performing dozens of times at festivals like A3C and SXSW (appearing with Hot97′s Peter Rosenberg and Nas in 2012), and through his non-profit organization The Center for Recording Arts he has given lectures on hip hop history and DJ lessons to hundreds of adults and children, as well as leading hip hop workshops for youth of all ages in classrooms and detention centers throughout St Louis.
Download mix tapes and read about Trackstar the DJ
Some of the most talented b-boys you’ll ever see.
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