YNotMyDream Merger with GowhereHipHop

As many of you have seen by now I will officially be leaving the nest and flying off to bigger and better things. The GowhereHipHop crew has asked me to come in and become one with the team and I have happily accepted. Running my own movement for the past two and a half years has been a sweet ass deal. I’ve not only come to discover and learn so much, I’ve also come to appreciate so much more as well. Hopefully you my homies will continue to ride with me. I love and appreciate every single one of you and you’re all a big part of my life. This site and the whole YNMD name and brand is literally you and none of these power moves would be possible without you, so I thank you greatly from the bottom of my soul. Now please join in and raise your glass with me….To a combination of great minds, may we be able to continue to bless you with and endless amount of quality music and our dedication to the game. Let us all live in this moment and soak in it. This only means great things ahead for you, the city of Chicago, and the universe. #BETDAT!

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D.Son to release new single “Higher” on 10.24.11

Fresh off his most successful project yet with #SummerTimeCHI, D.SON is readying a follow up effort for the new year! D.Son’s new project is entitled #Co12 (Class of 2012), which will be a short EP of roughly 6-8 tracks with production from in house Tru Legend Producer “LawBeatz” as well as sounds from Doc Da MindBenda, ZoeMane Productions, and The Room Ent’s “Two”. “I consider the #Co12 project to be just a taste of what is in store for 2012. A small taste. We’re planning #SummerTimeCHI2 for next June/July, as well as my debut album which will hopefully arrive next October. We haven’t been idle at all. We’re working towards a BIG 2012 campaign”. “Higher” which is the EP’s single, will be released Monday, October 24th LIVE during an interview on the internet radio station windycityunderground.com with radio host Jr.Bang! D.Son will also be releasing Pt.1 of a 3 part documentary called “Don’t Cost Nothing” the same day. “We try to keep it nice for the eyes and ears man. This is no different”.

Trademark Da Skydiver & Young Roddy to Release New Album “Jet Life”

Curren$y’s Jets fam Trademark Da Skydiver & Young Roddy to Release New Album ‘Jet Life’ November 29th

Curren$y, Trademark and Young Roddy didn’t just climb the ladder of success – they soared above it. The Jet Life movement took off after the success of Curren$y’s seminal album, ‘Pilot Talk’ on which Trademark and Roddy’s skills were showcased on the hit “Roasted.” Trademark and Young Roddy continued to garner attention with the commercial release of Trademark’s Super Villain mixtape series and the duo’s collaborative effort with Spanish production team Cookin’ Soul. Curren$y’s Jet Life Movement has quickly become one of the most dominant forces in hip-hop, culminating in Curren$y releasing his last album, ‘Weekend At Burnie’s’ on Warner Brothers.

Both Trademark & Young Roddy were featured in prominent roles on Weekend At Burnie’s and have since collaborated with Smoke DZA, ScHoolboy Q and Sir Michael Rocks of The Cool Kids, among others. The crew’s steady incline will surely keep them elevated as they perform in 35 cities on this year’s Smoker’s Club Tour with Method Man, Curren$y, Big K.R.I.T., Smoke DZA, Fiend and more.

“We’re very pleased to partner with Curren$y and his Jets Intl. label on this release. The 1st single off Jet Life features Curren$y and will be released shortly along with the video.” - Dan Green, Director of Marketing iHipHop Distribution

Gensu Dean Signs w/ MMG x The CL Smooth American Me Remixes (FreEP)

Gensu Dean signs multi-project deal with Mello Music Group! First up will be a new collectors edition 7″ w/ Large Professor to be released in January 2012 and then Dean’s debut album “Standard Life” set for February 2012 release!

Based out of Dallas, Texas, Gensu Dean is a producer who has been quietly laying down some heavy tracks in Hiphop. His first production credits were on Crooked Letterz (David Banner) debut record Grey Skies. Since then Dean has had production featured on Brand Nubian’s Lord Jamar’s The 5% Album and Sadat X’s Black October, and Melatone’s Memoirs & Melodies. Gensu Dean has been called upon by labels to remix projects from CL Smooth to Ol Dirty Bastard. Dean is known for his classic use of the Emu SP1200, the result of which has earned him co-signs from legends like DJ Spinna, DJ Premier and the King of Rock, DMC of the world renowned Run DMC. His debut album is ready for 1st quarter release and promises to have heads spinning with a dense line-up of classic emcees over top of some rugged production.

Gensu Dean was called upon a few years back to remix the American Me album from CL Smooth. The project was never officially released, but the stellar collection of remixes did garner some attention from serious heads. To celebrate Dean’s signing to Mello Music Group and the release of his upcoming album “Standard Life”, Gensu Dean decided to bless future fans with the complete CL Smooth American Me remixes

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Odd Future Records Signs Young Ni**a

hmmmm….curious in hearing what the kid has in store now.

Odd Future Records is extremely excited to announce our first official signing, Young Ni**a. While our original intent was not to sign anyone to the label we simply could not pass up the opportunity to sign somebody this talented. Young Ni**a embodies the DIY ethic and persona of Odd Future along with a commercial appeal that transcends demographics. We will be premiering his first single today at 3pm PST on http://www.oddfuture.com

Ski Beatz Says Curren$y’s Pilot Talk Beats Are 15 Years Old

Wooooord……..Well God damn.

Great music withstands the test of time. Count “Audio Dope II” and “Address,” from Curren$y’s 2010 album Pilot Talk, as examples of that. Ski Beatz, the producer of the tracks, recently told XXLMag.com that the beats were a decade and a half old when he gave them to Spitta.

“We was in Jamaica with Stalley and Curren$y and I was about to make a beat, and Dame [Dash] was like, ‘Yo, why don’t you go to your hard drive? I know you got mad beats on your hard drive!’” he remembers. “I’m like, aight. So I went through every song. I had, like, thousands of songs on the hard drive. Hours. And I found ‘Audio Dope [II].’ I found ‘Address.’ And those were beats that I made in like ’96, ’97, some shit like that. I had never used [them], but they were always there.”

Surprisingly, Ski says not much was changed on either beat from their original form during from the Reasonable Doubt days. “We added a bassline [for both], and that was it,” he says.

Though those two were definitely gems, the veteran producer says he won’t be pulling any more tricks out of his hard drive. “I done went through the stash,” he laughs. “The stash is done.”

Keeping with his recent trend of pairing with artists for full projects, Ski recently teamed with Murs to produce the entirety of Love & Rockets, Volume 1: The Transformation. – XXL

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