Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Making of the "Let You Go" Single cover

Most of the people that have approached me with comments regarding the cover art/photography for my latest single "Let You Go" featuring MidaZ, Frukwan, J Freedome, and Kinetic 9 have all thought that I found this picture somewhere searching through Google. Then, that I photoshopped it to suit the title of the song. Actually, it was all a real, planned out, serious photo shoot with photographer Relz (www.Relzlife.com) behind the camera. Feel free to click on any of the pics to get a bigger/better view of them. Detailed stuff.

I hit up Relz and told him I wanted a cover for the single relating to the title of it. Him and J Freedome had a couple of conversations, and within a couple of days they had a photo shoot planned out. Something about a corporate looking guy at the mercy of someone not so suburban....I said "well....ok...i gotta see that...hmmm...well...hmmm." I honestly didn't expect anything like what came out, which looks like the cover of an action film on DVD. But then seeing how they did it made me appreciate it even more.
A friend of Relz's by the name of Dan Granner came through to play the corporate guy. Its funny looking at the photo above, and seeing how he really wasn't hanging at all.
Damn. Shouts to Dan Granner, cuz that looks like that could hurt. After the photoshoot, I needed someone good at text/font placement. I hit up twitter and straight up asked, "Yo, anyone good at text in photoshop?" I hate using photoshop, by the way. My man Marink, who I met at Fatbeats on tour last year with Roc C, said he would give it a try. Within minutes the cover was done.

Monday, October 25, 2010

@TzariZM "LiSTeN!" prod by @Oddisee


Following on the heels of first single "Let You Go," Doxside Music Group and Bloggerhouse.net present "LiSTeN!," the second single from the forthcoming collaborative mixtape Dare Iz A Doxside. "LiSTeN!" finds Doxside's own TzarizM delivering his musical mission statement over production from Oddisee (Diamond District, Trek Life).

Dare Iz A Doxside will be available for free on November 1 at Bloggerhouse.net, and features exclusive tracks from Doxside artists IMAKEMADBEATS, MidaZ the Beast, Synopse, J Freedome, Ponce Beyond, TzarizM, Heart & The Brain, Butta Verses, Intelx, Phantomshino, Relz, and more.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

IMMB "Let You Go" f. MidaZ, Frukwan, J Freedome, and Kinetic 9

From Doxside Music Group:

"Let You Go"- IMAKEMADBEATS bridges the gap on a new Doxside/Gravediggaz/Wu-Tang collaboration.

This unreleased gem hails from the West Coast leg of IMAKEMADBEATS' promo tour promoting 2009's The Transcontinental. Recorded in Beretta 9 of Killarmy's home, "Let You Go" also features Frukwan (Gravediggaz), and Doxside Music Group recording artists MidaZ the Beast and J.Freedome. The song has sat in the vaults until now, exactly two weeks before the Bloggerhouse.net and Doxside Music Group collaboration Dare Iz A Doxside is scheduled to be released. This fall and winter IMAKEMADBEATS will unleash his next slew of projects (Daylight/Nightlight and IMAKEMADBEATS) onto the world. Enjoy!

Download it HERE

Sunday, October 10, 2010

@hezekiah3rd "She Male" prod by IMMB

Hezekiah "She Male" prod by IMAKEMADBEATS. Go cop this album and support dope hip-hop. Naw. GREAT hiphop. word. OUT NOW ON ITUNES. Soulspazm Records son.

That's Kinda Gay.

I've been waiting on this to drop for 5093 years. You must watch this. Shouts to SeanDammit, Swam, and X:144 for this.

Friday, October 1, 2010

"Self Centered" + "Ring To It"

The homies do it again. I'll let the words below explain it all.

Below you find the official music video for "Self Centered" and "Ring to It" featuring AV and Mario Dones from our latest project, One to Grow On. The video was shot and directed by NCNE! If you haven't checked it out yet, One to Grow On is now available for download at www.thesolevibe.com or thesolevibe.bandcamp.com!