On the heels of his nomination for the 2013 XXL Freshmen 10 Spot to decide the final member of the hip-hop magazine’s annual freshman class—J. Pinder comes out firing with a track that proves he’s the “young incredible.” Produced by fellow Seattle-native Vitamin D and featuring DJ Vega, “Young Ra Ra” is a snarling street anthem that broods with J. Pinder’s concise and powerful lyrics. It’s the perfect rallying cry to get his people behind him, as the young emcee is up against the hottest new talent in hip-hop for the vaunted XXL distinction, from Angel Haze and Action Bronson to RiFF RaFF and Chief Keef.
It’s just the start of a year overflowing with excitement and potential. After finishing off 2012 with his undeniable “Careless Redux” mixtape presented by DJ Skee, J. Pinder has a new solo album underway and upcoming collaborations with Malik Yousef, RJD2, A.D.D and hip-hop hall-of-famer DJ Jazzy Jeff.
Sometimes, when you’re love, you just want to scream it from the rooftops. For instance, the scene in Anchorman where Ron Burgundy proceeds to tell the whole office about his new romance. When LA native Abstract Rude is in love he doesn’t need any rooftops, or an office space, to boast about his love; just give him a recording studio and he’ll go about his business. On She’s Incredible, the emcee’s first Booth feature to-date, Ab Rude equips a fluid, deep-voiced flow and an intriguing cadence, gushing about his astounding lady. Joining AR is Reggie Watts, whose unique vocals compliment the catchy, head-nodding production, crafted by Vitamin D. For more unique, refreshing hip-hop check out Abstract Rude’s Dear Abbey, The Lost Letters out now via iTunes and, while its not set in stone yet, be on the lookout for a set of visuals for She’s Incredible.
The debut single from the forthcoming “My Life My Love” E.P. from the Seattle super group featuring Nissim (formerly D.Black), Fatal Lucciauno, Spac3man, Larry Hawkins, and produced by Vitamin D. Released in celebration of the Sportn’ Life Records & Management 10 year Anniversary, 2002-2012.
DJ Skee Presents: Careless Redux featuring Musiq Soulchild, Marsha Ambrosius and Big Pooh out November 13, 2012.
1. Careless Revenge – Feat Focus… Produced by Focus…
2. Never No – Feat Dice Produced by Kuddie Fresh
3. Pilgrimage – Produced by Vitamin D
4. Clouds – Feat Focus… and Rapper Big Pooh Produced by Focus…
5. Upside Down – Produced by Frank Dukes
6. Lenore – Feat Musiq Soulchild Produced by Kuddie Fresh
7. Illuminate – Feat Choklate Produced by Kuddie Fresh
8. Some Kinda Star – Feat Zach Bruce Produced by Illmind
9. No Fault of Mine – Produced by Kuddie Fresh
10. A Learning Game – Produced by Kuddie Fresh
11. Three Words – Produced by Vitamin D
12. Fade – Feat Marsha Ambrosius, Royce the Choice and Thurzday Produced by Focus…
13. Truth Is – Feat Rapper Big Pooh and Focus… Produced by Kuddie Fresh
14. King – Produced by Mel & D and Dj Khalil
Float’n – Produced by Kuddie Fresh
Go Far – Produced by Kuddie Fresh
Seattle’s Fleeta Partee leaks the second cut off his Life Muzik EP, “Inception” featuring TT and produced by Vitamin D. The EP drops June 26th via Animal House Records with guest appearances by Lord Sith, C-Note and Wayman Earls.