Jamla Records artist HaLo (aka Mr. Ben Ready) has come together with The DJBooth to sell his latest original project, Yoga Flame, which includes previously-release stand out selection “Don’t Stop.” This themed collector’s item, broken up into three sections, reintroduces HaLo through his tireless featured work, alongside unreleased exclusives. Providing a great fusion of video game culture and hip-hop, Yoga Flame, which is mixed by DJ Flash, features production accompaniment from label head 9th Wonder, Khrysis, Eric G, Ka$h, AMP (of the Soul Council) and Foolery & Sinopsis (of Kooley High).
Jamla representer and one-half of The Away Team, Sean Boog, channels the energy and…um…size of the classic flick Boogie Nights for his latest album Sean Boogie Nights. Featuring lead single A Love That Never Dies, Boogie Nights comes complete with 11 brand new tracks. In addition to rhyme work from the headliner, microphone duties on the album are handled by Rapsody, HaLo, Khrysis and Enigma. Production on Sean Boogie Nights comes courtesy of the legendary 9th Wonder, AMP, Ka$h and Khrysis. Included in the exclusive DJBooth version of Sean Boogie Nights are two bonus instrumentals.
Raleigh, N.C. rhymesayer Big Remo has come together with The DJBooth to offer his latest street album, Sleepwalkers, for streaming and digital purchase. Remo’s first Booth release and third with Jamla (see ‘10’s Entrapment and ‘11’s Robinhood Ree), the project features 15 original records from the underground spitter, including reader-approved single “I’m Back.” The premium, 320 kbs purchase version features three additional instrumental tracks. Joining Remo on the guest tip throughout Sleepwalkers are Rapsody, Bluu Suede, Tiwony, HaLo and Bun B. All beats come courtesy of The Soul Council (Khrysis, E. Jones, Fatin “10” Horton, Ka$h Don’t Make Beats, AMP, eric g., and 9th Wonder), except on the project’s title track, which features production by Sleepwalker G.
Absent since dropping off DJBooth-sponsored street album The Blind Poet back in August of 2011, HaLo makes his long-awaited return to our pages with the smoothed-out Don’t Stop. Originally leaked to the ‘net back in summer 2010 but repurposed for use on Booth-hosted compilation The Buzz Factory Vol. 1, this cut finds the Carolina rhymesayer showcasing his smoothest flows over a blissfully mellow beat by Kooley High‘s Sinopsis. Fans can find this cut, along with Kooley High’s Get Lost and much more, on the aforementioned comp album, scheduled to hit our mixtape page for free streaming and download this spring.
Sacramento emcee Chuuwee and Raleigh rapper/producer Sundown (of Actual Proof) have joined forces with The DJBooth and The NQM to bring fans their collaborative mixtape debut, The Millennium Falcon. Recorded over the course of 11 days, the project features 12 original records from the underground buzzmakers. Included on the tracklist is reader-approved leak “Carbonite.” Joining Sundown and Chuuwee on the guest tip throughout The Millennium Falcon are Intalek, Thee Tom Hardy, Sean Boog, Carbin, Drique London, Keno, Big Remo, GQ and HaLo. All production comes courtesy of Sundown.
As C.O.O. of HiPNOTT Records, co–founder of Cypher Lounge Radio and creator/executive producer of the highly anticipated documentary film DEMOS, you’d think Kareem Fort wouldn’t have time for more, but the multi-talented Reem has taken on the role of executive producer for his compilation LP, Executive Suite.
Executive Suite is available via The DJBooth with additional sponsorship from KevinNottingham and TheWellVersed. The compilation features production from long time collaborator Tony C (of Maseed Productions) and features the lyricism of Rapper Big Pooh, Donny Goines, Raven Sorvino, Senor Kaos, 4-Ize, Hawdwerk, and Punchline and more.
Enter Jamla‘s Oakland emcee and University of North Carolina basketball alum Quentin Thomas, better known to the rap world as GQ. GQ has joined forces with The DJBooth for his first Jamla street release, Trouble Man EP. Trouble Man features 16 original cuts, all produced by The Soul Council, with guest appearances from label mates Rapsody, HaLo, Heather Victoria, Kevin Durant’s artist Dave East and 6th Street Records singer, Bluu Suede. Download Trouble Man EP and follow GQ from the Oakland streets to the the North Carolina Smith Center, a 2005 championship ring and beyond.