Oddisee is giving away "Hustle Off" today to announce that his new album "People Hear What They See" is up for pre-orders and ready for release June 12th! While Hustle Off is not on the upcoming album, it does set the tone nicely. Fans won't have to wait long though for the first album single which is on the way!
What Oddisee has to say about his upcoming album:
"This album is about influence, inspiration, perception & reality. Every song was written in an outside environment, so that I could observe the subjects that would become my subject matter. All too often in Hip Hop, reality is limited to that of the artists own, actual experiences. People Hear What They See is my attempt to liberate the MC from those constraints & allow reality to be penned other than my own. Listening to congressmen & lawyers converse on the steps of the supreme court inspired ‘American Greed’, Watching a couple argue over the phone in a bar inspired ‘Maybes’. By having a visual representation of my subject matter, my hopes are that the listener will see them through the worlds & melodies of my songs."
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Stalley Explains Why Dame Dash & Young Guru Compare Him To Kanye West & Talks Project With Curren$y [Video]
"Savage Journey to the American Dream" is available for free download now.
Stalley explains why Dame Dash & Young Guru have compared him to Kanye West on separate occasions.
"Dame said it like just how hard I work. How diligent I was. How aggressive I was. I never turned anything down. He (Dame Dash) would tell me stories on how Kanye would jump on tables and rap. Interrupt Jay-Z's sessions and be like 'but, listen to this rap'."
Stalley also reflects on his friendship with Curren$y and talks about potentially working on a collaboration project with the New Orleans native.
"That's my brother. I love making music with him (Curren$y) and just... 'Address', that's just something that helped me get those looks. Even (Rick) Ross seen me on 'Address' the Video, MTV Jams. ... So, I'm down. If he's down. We can do it!"
Below, Stalley discusses career progression backstage at Fader Fort at SXSW 2012 right before joining Rick Ross on stage for a special performance of "Party Heart".
Sir Michael Rocks sits down with GWHH's Palita at Gowhere Hip Hop Headquarters in Chicago, IL and talks about music, fashion, and animals. He previews who will be appearing on his upcoming solo project in 2012, his foray into the fashion game, and what animals he owns and would like to own!
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Murs & Lucky I Am join the Soul Assassin's Fam talking about Paid Due's, Lucky I Am's new album and when Sunspot Jonz joins them the story gets crazy!
Have you ever been stuck in your life, not knowing what direction to go next in your career? Well, Kevin Liles is challenging us to take a Make it Happen assessment on his website. He talks about how important it is to have that burning passion to follow your heart and "get you so excited, that you can go out there and be the best at it." He goes on to say "true success is when you feel you don't work a day of your life."