@crownprod FT. @CaxtonPress - WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW (Music Video) @GlobalFaction @Global_Faction

@iamDO (Defy the Odds) - Intro : Still In It (Prod By @classified) (Music Video)

Mind Tha Gap Radio - Hosted and Mixed By @tha4orce (April 2014)

This is a great mixshow to check into if your feeling what we are doing with this. Great show, great music, great host.

Here are a few words from the man himself.

"Brand new, Illest & Realest Hip Hop from April 2014, No weakness just dopeness, all mixed live by Tha 4orce & produced in conjunction with Iam Owner (People Under Pressure Music).

and YES It's the Birthday Edition, So come celebrate with me,"



@PhiliNDotz - Oh What A Feeling (Music Video)

@StanleyOdd - Chase Yirsel (Official Video)

@ED_SCISSOR -The Calculator (Music Video) (Prod By @Konchis141)

@spizzle_uk - Pen & The Pads Ft DJ @jabbathakut (Single)

New single from our good friend Spit Fire. Go give this a check right now. Features cuts from none other than JabbaThaKut.

Dope.

@unanymousmate - @DontFlop Drops

@Dialect1 - @DontFlop Drop's (Part 2)

@CrookedIntriago Ft @tenajones4 - Nobody Cares (Music Video)

The Legion - Stereo (prod. by @BUCKWILD_DITC) @MoleculesBX @LegionSmash @DiceBX @ILLADRENALINE

@stanleyipkuss - wrapps [prod. @herman_beatnik] (Single)

@KrumbSnatcha7 - I Never Fail (Produced by @keith_science) (Single)

@lokiscottishrap - TOMMY SHERIDAN DEAD (Music Video)

MPIRE (@industrykilla & @ArK_MedinA) - Stop The Guessing (Music Video)

@atmosphere - Kanye West (Music Video)

The Cypher Effect - @JooktheFirst / @char86tribe / @EyeVL / @An0malyMusic / @BLEEZIEDUB7 / @mykeeblaza / @DJ_xIsT

The Cypher Effect - @WhoKR / @rmean / @CurtissKing / @whatklassysaid / @PAWZ1 / @SelfProvoked / @AstronomicalKid / @javielopez

The Cypher Effect - @KennyBones1 / @RadioSquiggly / @DannyBoiiRaps / @JohnnyKush420 / @DezTheManFTW

The Cypher Effect - @DJTramlife / @MikiVale / @ScrewgMcDovey / @PlainDOTjane / Asia / @PrincessLeah619

The Cypher Effect - @BLEEZIEDUB7 / Nonames / @luzylives / @Emcee_KRuCiAl / @HideandSeekZoo / @UPTOWNSWUITE

The Cypher Effect - @Malathion01 / @NAMEK626 / @JuS_L / @CADALACKRON / @PistolMcfly / @AspectOne / @LushOne

The Cypher Effect - @okwerdz @Traphik @MRDIZASTER @GavLuvsYou @MistahFAB

@BoredStiff415 - Pat You On The Head (Music Video)

@StanleyOdd - Chase Yirsel (Single)

@Thoughtsarizen - Haunting (Music Video)

@ApolloBrown - Cigarette Burns EP

Two weeks from today Detroit producer Apollo Brown will be releasing his newest instrumental soundtrack Thirty Eight. The sound falls somewhere between the end of 70s heroin and the beginning of 80s crack, like day prostitution. The technicolor journey begins today with a three track collection of instrumentals from the project that Apollo has titled Cigarette Burns EP.

To go along with the OST, Apollo has created three advance film posters in addition to the cover photo taken by legendary photographer Jeremy Deputat.

@VegasWorldInc & @mclovinbeatz - PIPEBOMB (Single) @WeStillLoveHER

@jojokarume ft Wio-K - Let You Know (Music Video) @IStillLoveHER

In "Let You Know", Tymepeace and their cohort, Wio-K, go off the rails, crash through the barrier, run over that old lady from 'Faces of Death', and then burst into flames. It all takes place over a syncopated bass line, piercing drums, and definitive cuts that constantly remind you of what just happened.

Check out the video below and grab your copy of "Let You Know".

@freshkils & @maddukez - Gettin' Gatsby (EP)

Step into the lyrically smashing time warp created by Mad Dukez and star-Canadian producer Fresh Kils with their epic debut collaboration, Gettin’ Gatsby. A fusion of 1920s glitz and glamour with 2020s MPC genius, this ten-tracker will have you digging for your spats on your way to the dancefloor.

Mad Dukez’s dance card is chock full of signature styles from the storytelling talent of indie hip-hop phenom Blueprint, laying down on “Rearview Reminder,” to Juno nominated Canadian hip-hop artists Ghettosocks and Timbuktu in “Silent Stylin’.”

Gettin’ Gatsby’s lead single “Bootleg Bartenders” quickly climbed to the number #1 on DJ charts and the album as whole is now poised to be the one of the essential soundtracks to Summer. So put the top down on that car “terraced with a labyrinth of windshields” and Get Gatsby’d.

Mad Dukez & Fresh Kils will be touring Europe from April 15th until May 3rd. Find the Tour Dates below.

@braydz - Verbal sWARdz (EP)

Iron Braydz released his new EP today "Verbal sWARdz" on his own Unorthostract label.

In the main self produced, the 10 tracks include features by Prince Po, Sean Price, Phat Kat, DJ Shortee Blitz, Kyza, Skriblah and several of his fellow Triple Darkness members. It is available from the stream below

To mark the event, he has just launched the new video for "Rambo" which features Kyza & Skriblah, and was shot on location in east London recently by Global Faction.

@ReggieVaShaun - L.I.F.E FT. @FREECOCOUX (Music Video)

@DuzzoDave - WHTPPLSellingSPNSHPPL#Food (Music Video)

@_LillyBlack - SOTTD Ft. @ZKSHR (Prod. by @juandango_) (Single)

@ColoredSpade - Purple Shoelaces (Music Video)

@soundsbykyle - Right Choice Prod. By Serious Beats (Single)

The "Ghetto Setup" Phenomenon

We have all seen them. Anytime a rapper wants to get started and don't quite have the financial backing some people have they resort to "creative" makeshift studio building. It's always been amazing to me that people see this kind of thing (Referring to the picture on the left) and automatically think the person that put this together is deluded and will never make it in the music industry. Well i'm here to tell you. That is simply not the case.

Mc's take pride in their music and any artist worth his salt will put any resources they have into living their dream. I am lucky to have run blogs for a number of years and have been able to visit some setups and talk to people about them. And believe me i have seen worse than this picture. But this doesn't make the artist any less talented. Thye simply want to make music and will do it whether they have the money to invest in a vast array of equipment, or simply use their creative minds to build something like this to allow them to do the bare minimum "Rap To The Beat".

I also have resorted to creative studio setups in harder times, including the almost genius move of making a Pop shield with toilet paper and a kitchen utensil (Yeah, i know), Mic stand with a sweeping brush handle. Mic booth with tables and draped over sheets. Going as far as buying the cheapest laptop i was able to get my hands on that i had to create sparks to get it to powerup (Dangerous).

So i want to celebrate the "Ghetto Setup" today and let those people know it can only get better from now on.

Please send me Pictures of your setups, along with a song you recorded on it.

I will Add a new section to the blog to celebrate this and lets see how it goes. Hopefully we can showcase some talented MC's aswell as showing you don't need to be rich to Rap.

The Ghetto the better.

Email me at allthatdopeshitpromo@gmail.com

Lil Mac - Only 16

Emcee from Scotland by the name of Lil Mac, just released an EP that you need to hear.

A future talent that features the prominent (and almost non existent ability in the recent rap game) of imagery inside his skillful wording.

Go check this guy out.

P.S. Get this he's only 16


@tinfoilfronts - Tunnel Deep (Prod By @reklews) (OFFICIAL VIDEO) @blahrecords

@tonybonesMPLS - Going Insane (Music Video)

@GroomDagne - The Grimiest (Music Video)

@AWKWORDrap (#ATDSInterview)


1. Can you give us a little introduction to you as an artist?

You may have heard of me from "Go!" ft. Joell Ortiz & Slug (of Atmosphere) or "Bars & Hooks" ft. Sean Price & The Kid Daytona (prod. by Harry Fraud). If not, I'm nothing like that guy. I make protest music, for stick-up kids. I made being political cool again. I make art to make change, and entertain people doin it. I am Hip Hop.


2. How long have you been making music?  

My first rap 'performance' was when I was a senior in high school, as the emcee of the now-annual Diversity Day I created that year alongside the Anti-Defamation League. I rapped all the way through college at Vassar and formed a little crew known as Sub-Way Stiles in the early 2000s, working with Blended Babies, Harry Fraud and BLESTeNATION (RIP), among others. But I didn't start collaborating with multiple producers and really putting out records for a large audience until around 2009, when I began networking (through myspace!) with producers all over the world. That was the beginning of World View, the first-ever 100% for-charity global Hip Hop project, available now. http://djbooth.it/wrldvw X http://djbooth.it/wvbonus


3. How many songs /albums have you released to date?

- Sub-Way Stiles Presents: The Sub-Way Mixtape, 06/08/2006, no longer available

- The AWKWORD EP, 06/08/2006, no longer available

- '"The People's Champ" x "See The Light"' (Double Single), 08/01/2007, no longer available

- See The Light (LP), 04/01/2008, no longer available

- "The People's Champions" ft. Shabaam Sahdeeq, Punchline & Beretta 9 [prod. by Harry Fraud] (Single), 04/15/2011

- "Bars & Hooks" ft. Sean Price, The Kid Daytona & The Incomparable Shakespeare [prod. by Harry Fraud] (Single), 12/05/2011

- "Throw Away The Key" [prod. by L.Ment (Canada)] (Single), 07/30/2012

- AWKWORD & Cletus Are: Remnants & Rejects (EP), 08/10/2012

- "Go!" ft. Joell Ortiz, Slug [of Atmosphere] & Maya Azucena [prod. by Domingo] (Single), 11/05/2013

- "Gas Land (Frack Off)" ft. Chaundon [prod. by Numonics] (Single), 01/31/2014

- World View (LP), 02/02/2014

- "Whose Streets?" [prod. by Delegation of Sound (Netherlands)] (Single), 02/25/2014

- World View Bonus Disc (LP), 03/17/2014



4. Can you tell us about your new project and the background behind it? 

World View is the first-ever 100% for-charity global Hip Hop project. The 19-track album (plus 19-track bonus disc) represents the fruition of five years of toil. I executive produced this, organically, as life went on. What started as a remix mixtape became an historical moment in Hip Hop history. The album boasts contributions from six continents and 16 countries, with more than 130 artists participating to create an album that at once plays like an AWKWORD solo project and a Rawkus-era compilation. With a small grant from The Morgan Stanley Foundation and the support of The DJ Booth, I endeavored to connect us all through Hip Hop, worldwide, while giving back to the very communities that birthed the culture that we love and live. With World View I show the world that their wars don't separate us. And all proceeds from World View go to Guns 4 Cameras, a 501c3 charity that goes beyond the gun exchange, working to eradicate street violence through the Hip Hop-inspired education and empowerment of at-risk youth.



5. How have you ended up in the music industry? 

I'm NOT in the music industry. I am a DIY solo artist, who represents himself and pays no one to help him make moves. Everything I've built, I've built myself, organically, painstakingly, slowly. But steady wins the race, and the supporters I have are die hard. I see y'all as family.
Further, I NEVER want to END UP anywhere. I chose my path, and it's atypical. I don't do this to make a living, I make more 'blind' contributions than public appearances. I make audio art and hope the people like it, that's it.


6. What do you think of the music industry at the moment? 

It's just like every other industry. It's designed to make $$$, no matter who gets hurt.



7. Who inspires you when you make your music? 

My mom (RIP), the most selfless, sensitive gangster activist I ever met.



8. Who have you collaborated with so far in your Career? 

Rappers/Singers include: AKIR, AWOL One, Blame One, Block McCloud, C-Rayz Walz, Chaundon, Chief Kamachi, Chino XL, Dom O Briggs, ILL BILL, Jadakiss, Jasiri X, Joell Ortiz, Josh Martinez [Canada], Jus Daze, KRS-One, L*A*W, Main Flow, MarQ Spekt, Maya Azucena, Pace Won, Poison Pen, Punchline, REKS, Rickie Jacobs, Sean Price, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Sha Stimuli, SHI 360 [Israel], SHIRT, Slug (of Atmosphere), Tenacity, The Kid Daytona, The Incomparable Shakespeare, Vast Aire, Viro the Virus {RIP}, Y-Love.
Producers/DJs include: Amin PaYnE [Australia], ATG, Cletus [Italy], Delegation of Sound [Netherlands], Dismas [Romania], DJ Dyllemma, DJ Trickalome [UK], Dominant1 [Malawi], Domingo, Fafu, Fresh Nerd, Harry Fraud, Numonics, Slim K, Steel Tipped Dove, The Aqua League, The White Shadow [Norway], Tone Spliff, Tranzformer, Trilian [Serbia].


9. Who would you like to collaborate with in the future?

Rappers: Pusha T, Cam'ron, Chuck D, Talib Kweli, Black Thought, Immortal Technique

Producers: DJ Premier, El-P, Alchemist, Statik Selektah



10. What was the first album you bought?  

With my own money, Dr. Dre's The Chronic.



11. What's your favorite song at the moment? 

A toss up between Schoolboy Q's "Break The Bank" and "Man Of The Year".



12. If you had to sell your music collection tomorrow, what album would you leave in your drawer? 

Gang Starr's Moment Of Truth.



13. What do you think of TV music talent show competitions? 

For rappers, not much. Pay dues, bro... But quite hypocritically, outside my genre, it's all good to me. The few times I've watched these shows, I've seen some people who can really sing. I mean, shit, throughout history performers have had to try out and compete with their peers to get in front of the biggest (or richest or most important) audience(s). Just think of jesters and kings.


14. What do you do when you're not making music? 

What I used to do and what I do now are very different. Now, I kick it with my family. We got a great thing, and I love that peace. It's different.



15. How many hats do you own? 

Bout 20. My favorites are the black Frank's Chop Shop straight razor fitted, the navy 10 Deep five-finger ring fitted, the pink on black Mishka Africa fitted and the black DOPE x Cam'ron KILLA snapback. In the winter I fux with American Apparel knitted joints hardbody.


16. How many followers do you have on twitter? 

As of this second, 7,706.



17. How do you feel about Underground Hip Hop at the moment? Do things need to change? 

The strongest it's ever been. Just look at World View.



18. What are your thoughts on the All That Dope Shit Blog?

Y'all asked some of the most interesting and unique questions of any of the myriad interviewers I've come across. That's indicative of the quality of your blog. Word up.



19. Anything else you would like to add?

“If they give you ruled paper, write the other way.” — Juan Ramón Jiménez

“Anything a writer writes should be written with the urgency of someone holding a gun in their mouth.” — Maya Angelou

AND BUY THE FUCKIN ALBUM: http://djbooth.it/wrldvw X http://AWKWORD.bandcamp.com/album/World-View

@CraigHosie Feat @audessey, Lakai & @dizzydustin - Rhyme Club (Single)

@CraigHosie Feat @AkrobatikMC - Hip Hop Lives (Single)

@BIG_VK1 - Body The Beat (prod. @KHRYSIS) | Official Video @MelloMusicGroup

@JackJetson - Wonderberry (OFFICIAL VIDEO) Prod. @mcleafdog

@STINKINSLUMROK & @Res_oner (Split Prophets) - Dawn French (Prod By @Badhabitz_TKK) [Official Video]

@dalocksmith - "Hardest Song Ever" (feat. @LeahTysse) (Music Video)

@CyhiThePrynce - 3:16 (Music Video)

@slumvillage - Yes Yes (Music Video)

@UKRunnings & @UrbanVault : Vault Assault Vol​.​Two (Mixtape)

Well respected urban music blog, portal & clothing line www.UrbanVault.co.uk have been supporting the worldwide scene ever since its birth. Now in 2014 it’s known as one of the leading urban music websites, with numerous daily posts and a slick range of merchandise & clothing available. Back in 2010 Urban Vault hooked up with Tricksta from UK Runnings mixtapes and as a sponsored artist their working relationship grew and in December 2011 they dropped ‘Vault Assault Volume 1’ which had over 2000 downloads and 18,000 plays.

In 2012 Tricksta took some time off the mixtape circuit to release his production album ‘Out Of Darkness Cometh Light’. Now fully back on his mixtape grind we get Volume 2 of the Vault Assault series. This excellent twenty-five track mixtape features Harry Shotta, Pound Sterling, Ratlin, Cipher Jewels (MD7), Gappy Ranks, Twissman, Iron Braydz, Genesis Elijah, Phili'n'Dotz, Manage, Big Dutty Deeze, Tony D, LATE, Raggo Zulu Rebel, Oshea, Cracker, Locksmyth, Dirtz (N2P), Alex-is, Nature The Kidd, Hipman Junky, Silqe, Chase Taylor & many more.