Cutlass Reid: Viz Ink Interview (Video)

Visually Inklined had the chance to sit down with Norfolk, VA emcee, Cutlass Reid for a brief moment to talk about his current mixtape, “One Day At A Time,” sponsored by DJBooth.net. He spoke about starting out working with Bink and Nottz, as well as how he linked up with 9th Wonder.

Unique Squared & Quality Control Presents: The Official SXSW Mixtape (Mixtape)

During this year’s SXSW Festival leading pro audio company Unique Squared, in partnership with Quality Control Marketing, parked a massive tour bus on Austin’s streets to serve as a state of the art recording studio. Throughout the festivities, some of hip-hop’s most notable emcees stopped by the Mobile Studio to record exclusive songs over all-original production. The result is The Official SXSW Mixtape, a 30 track collection that captures the energy and creativity of SXSW.

The Official SXSW Mixtape is presented by Unique Squared, Quality Control, 2DopeBoyz and DJBooth.net. Acclaimed industry engineer Fokis handled the mixing and engineering duties while tracks were blended and arranged by DJ Presyce (three time Scribble Jam DJ Battle Champion). Featured artists include Tanya Morgan, Skyzoo, Khaleel, Nick Javas, J-Live and more. Contributing producers include Seattle’s heavyweight beatsmith Jake One, Von Pea (of Tanya Morgan), Crazy DJ Bazarro (of the Beatminerz) in addition to noteworthy up-and-comers Apollo Brown, IMakeMadBeats, Dynamite Brothers, D.R.U.G.S. and female producer Kels of TN2 Productions.

To witness artists selecting beats, writing and recording in such a short period of time was extraordinary and a testament to Unique Squared’s ability to create a unique and creative environment. It’d be an understatement to say this was a Herculean task on everyone’s part, thank you to all the partners and artists that helped make it possible.

Download: Unique Squared & Quality Control Presents: The Official SXSW Mixtape (Mixtape)

D-Win speaks on Homage (Video)

Before you watch this video, click HERE and watch “Homage.”

D-Win sits down and speaks on the creative process of Homage, and talk’s about the people who help the vision come to life. Also you can see some behind the scenes that didn’t make the final cut.

2K Sports & Duck Down Music Announce Winners of NBA® 2K12 MC/Producer Contest

2K Sports and Duck Down Music would like to congratulate Alex Kresovich of Ithaca, N.Y. and D.J.I.G. of Glassboro, N.J. on winning the NBA® 2K12 Producer and MC Soundtrack Contest. The grand prize winners will have their song featured in the music soundtrack for NBA 2K12, the next installment of the top-selling and top-rated NBA video game simulation franchise* that is expected to
launch later this year.