Today is deadline day at TOP. But we don’t want to sleep on this so here is a press release with more info about that new De La Soul First Serve Project on Duck Down Records.
First they brought you ‘The Goon Time Mixtape’ blasting from a late-night house party in a Parisian suburb. Then we saw our heroes getting endless grief from Deen’s overbearing mother in the Mrs. Whitter skit. That was all just a taste of things to come from De La Soul’s Plug 1 & Plug 2 present ‘First Serve’; a dynamic hip-hop group, an album, a concept, the soundtrack to a movie that has yet to be made and a fable for our times.
‘First Serve’ is many things, but at its heart it is the story of two young boys from Queens, New York with big dreams and larger rhymes. Two friends, Deen Whitter (aka Plug 2 / Dave) and Jacob ‘Pop Life’ Barrow (aka Plug 1/ Pos), friends from seventh grade, are by their own admission, “different, but the differences seem to complement everything we do.” Their name ‘First Serve’ comes from their motto, “First come, First Serve, get what you deserve.”
After years of laying down demos and mixtapes on the hustle in the hip-hop game, we get the next instalment from their world in the form of the ‘We Made It’ skit. All the hard work has finally paid off – Jacob and Deen have hit the big time signing to Goon Time Records to become the next new thing to hit the airwaves.
Due to hit the streets worldwide on April 2nd, through Duck Down Music in North America & Pias in all other territories, the ‘First Serve’ album tells the story of two dreamers in a basement struggling to start their musical career, the battles they face, through to the point that they eventually release their debut single, ‘make it big’ and their hard work and persistence finally pays off. As we know that is rarely where the story ends and the story of ‘First Serve’ is no different. Taking place in an animated world that could have been imagined by Hawley Pratt on Magic Mushrooms, the high spirited
We Made It Video Skit after the jump.
Talib Kweli & Mos Def aka BlackStar will be on the Colbert Report Tonight(Wednesday), which airs at 11:30pm. Blackstar will debut a new song “Fix Up” tonight on the air.
Yesterday, Blackstar cancelled their New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Anaheim, Charlotte, Cincinnati and Indianapolis shows.
So today, Kweli hopped in the Colbert Chair to film this PSA about the Duck Down Records vs. Blacksmith CMJ Showcase on October 22nd at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. The showcase features performances by Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monch, Jean Grae, Buckshot, Smif N Wessun, Kidz In The Hall, Promise & a special ‘Population Control’ music set by Statik Selektah.
Flyer after the jump
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MP3:Pete Rock, Smif N Wesson & Raekwon-Prevail
Fresh off of the Bieber/Kanye jammer, Wu-Tang Clan’s Raekwon joins Pete Rock and Smif N Wesson for “Prevail”. I guess Pete Rock and Smif N Wessun are doing an album together aptly titled, Monumental
MP3:L.e.Fortheuncool-Lifestyle Excessiveness Feat Naledge
L.e. for the Uncool teams up with Naledage from Kidz in the Hall.
Beat by Rashad. Thats right Columbus cats with a Duck Down artist on a track.
Song itself is dope. Basically about being true to yourself…. L.e. makes a good point about not calling yourself the next Dilla or Pac and just doing you.
J. Rawls leaked this last night. It’s the first jam off of L.e.’s upcoming mixtape “The Measure”, which is set to drop August 31st.
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Tagged columbu, columbus hip hop, duck down records, kids n the hall, lefortheuncool, milknsyrup, naladage, rashad, the 3rd, the measure