LA based and Oregon bred bluesy singer/songwriter ZZ Ward today dropped her new album, Til The Casket Drops, which features a mouthwatering stable of collaborators. Production from Ryan Tedder, Pete Rock, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, and Fitz (Fitz and the and Tantrums), amongst others, make this a diverse and highly palatable project. And that voice coming out of that little lady - what?!
Blend in blues with a little rap, why not? Some of the feature guests include Kendrick Lamar and Freddie Gibbs who handle all that quite splendidly.
In case you missed it last time, watch the video for the first single, "Put The Gun Down," after the jump and then fill out the widget below to download it for free!
Enter our contest to win Til The Casket Drops.
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Lee Fields finds himself in conflict when he comes across a cunning lady that tempts him to change his "Faithful Man" ways. Taking place in a nightclub, the video shows what goes on behind the shadows. A fervent Lee takes the stage pleading to keep him from 'doing wrong.' This song is soul to the highest degree.
With the video also comes the release of a limited edition 7" for all the vinyl lovers out there.
The time is here and now for October Next Step contest submissions! Lehdoet.
Next Step winners in 2012 have included: Annabel (lee) & Richard E for January, Krystale for February, Derek Dumont for March, Dezaray Dawn for April, Jaidene Veda for May, The Broken Orchestra for June, and Sean Haefeli for July!
The winner will receive an “Artist Spotlight” feature post on the Giant Step website, and up to $1,000 in Giant Step Marketing services!
Please note that we are accepting submissions from anyone that makes music - producers, singers, instrumentalists, rappers, and bands alike are all welcome.
This month, we are accepting submissions from today through Wednesday, October 31. That said, we are now open for October 2012 entries!
Submit your music for consideration!
New Release: Captain Planet – ‘Mystery Trip, Vol. 1′ + Limited Edition Cassette & Walkman + Hand Painted Boombox ContestOctober 10th, 2012
Captain Planet is just continuing to knock 'em out with absolutely no shame. His most recent release, Mystery Trip Vol. 1, is quite the special one with all the goodies that come along. Firstly, we strongly advise you to listen to the entire mixtape below and get to percolating.
The globetrotting man blends together obscure cuts from around the world and original production to create glorious whirlwind of sound. On this mixtape, you'll travel across generations and continents, visiting Senegal, Jamaica, Ghana, Puerto Rico, Peru, Brazil, Italy, Korea, Guadeloupe, and Zimbabwe.
This mix will be released digitally and as limited edition cassette tapes. The limited edition sets will also come with an exclusive batch of hand-painted walkmen with one-of-a-kind designs by Captain Planet himself. You can peep those photos after the jump.
Another snazzy component to the release is Turntable Lab's sample-spotting contest, which includes the grand prize of a hand-painted Boombox (vintage 1982 Panasonic RX-5110) designed by sir Captain Planet himself - none like it exist anywhere else!
Enter the Turntable Lab contest to win a vintage boombox hand-painted by Captain Planet.
Purchase Mystery Trip Vol. 1 on Big Cartel