Props to Clams Casino. We respect his work ethic and skill.
From the comfort of his New Jersey bedroom, 23-year-old producer Clams Casino turns out beats for a dizzying array of rappers like Lil B, Soulja Boy, A$AP Rocky, Mac Miller, and Havoc of Mobb Deep. His reverb-heavy, ethereal productions have earned him a cult following amongst the music blog community, and his recent instrumental release on the Tri Angle label has only solidified his status as one to watch in this omnipresent Internet age. In this sessions he talks beats, business, and his take on sound quality in the digital age, with Noz of Cocaine Blunts.
We are proud to announce the release date for Mothership: The Decatur Connection, a new project dropping with Aleon Craft x George Clinton. We couldn’t be more excited to work with the legendary George Clinton and help spread his message and music.
Today we drop a new video featuring the track “Make It Out” featuring images and clips from: Occupy Wall St, Iraq War, Oil Leak off the Gulf Coast, Japan’s Nuclear Explosion in Fukushima, Haiti after the Earthquake, Stock Market Crash of 2008 and Gaddafi’s Murder… the songs asks the questions, “When Will We Make It Out?”
Mothership: The Decatur Connection is a collaborative project between funk legend, George Clinton, and creative, hip-hop/funk artist, Aleon Craft. Mothership: The Decatur Connection is a musical creation consisting of elements from… Aleon Craft’s Mothership Decatur, The Parliament’s catalog – including, Mothership Connection – and original recordings from both Aleon Craft and George Clinton. Paul Forrest & Justin Padron, SMKA-affiliates, are the chief producers behind the project and were tasked with taking all of the pieces from Craft and Clinton and creating something unique that reflected their style and vision. Mothership: The Decatur Connection is an exciting mash-up project combining two very different artists, both with an exceptional creative process. The project is presented by SMKA & Funkprobosci.com.
Craft’s 2011 project, Mothership Decatur, paid homage to Parliament’s 1967 release, Mothership Connection, fusing southern hip-hop and funk into his own brand of music called, Solar-Hop. After reaching out to Clinton, and explaining his desire to create a mashup project between Mothership Decatur & Mothership Connection, Aleon Craft learned more about the long history of legal battles involving copyright infringement and publishing embezzlement that George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic have relentlessly fought throughout the year. P-Funk, one of the most sampled groups in hip-hop history, has amazingly never seen most of the money generated from sampling due to copyright (sample) trolls and questionable legal representatives. After discussing the project in more detail both artists felt that this would be a perfect opportunity to create a unique project, and possibly help P-Funk and hundreds of other funk artists in their constant fight with copyright infringement.
George Clinton is currently engaged in major court cases that could critically impact the future of copyright laws for the entire music industry, as well as motion pictures and related media
On Thurs., Nov. 17, local production teams Royal Flush and SMKA offered its first, then second listen of Stankonia Sessions, at — well, Stankonia Studios. As we announced last month, the compilation features artists who performed at this year’s A3C Hip-Hop Festival, and it’s also Grooveshark.com’s first rap-oriented collaboration in its Session series, after the online music community teamed with Gainesville, Fla.’s FEST in 2010.
The speakers blared some of OutKast’s greatest hits, including Aquemini’s “Skew It Up the Bar-B,” as Mike Walbert, A3C artist director and SMKA business manager, served Skyy cranberries from its Crown Royale-sponsored bar — warming up a crowd that would later triple in size, from 15 to more than 50.
“As soon as we got in, it was like a factory in there,” Royal Flush’s Jeron Ward said to listeners as he motioned to his right, toward the recording booths. The young producers behind Royal Flush and SMKA holed themselves up in Stankonia for three days straight, completing some tracks at either 6 or 7 a.m., and opening its doors to horn players and A3C artists like Killer Mike, Rapper Big Pooh and 9th Wonder. (“It was humbling,” Rick Wallkk, the other half of Royal Flush, later said of working with Wonder. “It was like seeing your first child born.”)
Just wanted to say congrats to the homie Yelawolf on his new release. We have seen the work Yela has put in first hand. He has been building his fanbase and spending a LOT of time in the studio over the last couple years and it shows. We still bumping Deer Mama over here
1. Radioactive (Intro) (prod. by WillPower)
2. Get Away (feat. Shawty Fatt & Mystikal) (prod. by Phonix Beats)
3. Let’s Roll (feat. Kid Rock) (prod. by The Audibles & Mr. Pyro)
4. Hard White (Up In The Club) (feat. Lil Jon) (prod. by Tha Hydrox)
5. Growin’ Up In The Gutter (feat. Rittz) (prod. by WillPower)
6. Throw It Up (feat. Gangsta Boo & Eminem) (prod. by WillPower)
7. Good Girl (prod. by The Audibles)
8. Made In The U.S.A. (feat. Priscilla Renea) (prod. by Emanuel Kiriakou, co-prod. by Blaqsmurph)
9. Animal (feat. Fefe Dobson) (prod. by Diplo & Borgore)
10. The Hardest Love Song In The World (prod. by WillPower)
11. Write Your Name (feat. Mona Moua) (prod. by J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League)
12. Everything I Love The Most (prod. by WillPower)
13. Radio (prod. by Jim Jonsin)
14. Slumerican Shitizen (feat. Killer Mike) (prod. by WillPower)
15. The Last Song (prod. by WillPower)
San Diego native, Young Lyxx releases his second album, Happy to be Here for download. The project has features from Machine Gun Kelly, Quez of Travis Porter, Donny Goines, Dee Goodz, Young Scolla, Aleon Craft, Dreamer of Hollyweerd, Bosco and more, accompanied with production from SMKA, Heroes + Villains, Ken Price, Instra-mental, Yung Ced, Versatile, Chance Mack, and more. This album is Young Lyxx’s biggest and most anticipated album to date and really displays his growth and overall talent as an artist. Listen and enjoy!
We are excited to be a part of Young Lyxx’s newest release. “Happy To Be Here” is a solid project throughout and “When I Get Out The Studio” ft. Young Scolla (Prod. SMKA) is a really dope track. It has recently gotten some spins on Shade45.
Buy “Reflection” on iTunes off Young Scolla meets SMKA: Seconds Away. Thanks to 7King and Motion Family for making this video come together. It took a lot of time and preparation to get this video in one take, and we are really happy with how it came out.
The Hang Out produced by SMKA 4 Days x 50 Artists x 20 Songs Atlanta production collective, SMKA, blocked out 882 Studios for 4 days, and invited many of Atlanta’s most talented and progressive hip-hop …
The Hang Out produced by SMKA 4 Days x 50 Artists x 20 Songs PART 1 Download Here: smka.bandcamp.com/album/the-hang-out-part-1 The Hang Out: Part 2 [Release Party] @ Star Bar in Atlanta: www.facebook.com/events/559305777436667/ (April 27th) Atlanta …