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!
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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!
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Twas a while back when we shared the humorously real tune by Freddie Gibbs and Madlib called "Shame" featuring BJ The Chicago Kid. Now we got the video - and clearly, our homies have no problems with a little boo-lovin' - so right, it's wrong.
Purchase Shame EP on iTunes
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Sassy Oregon vocalist ZZ Ward has caught the attention of some incredible collaborators, including Ryan Tedder, Pete Rock, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, and Freddie Gibbs. The siren today released the video for "Put The Gun Down" with hard hitting zeal closely reminiscent of Adele and Christina Aguilera. Perfectly fine with us. The track comes from her recent Criminal EP.
7/18 - Seattle, WA - Woodland Park Zoo
7/19 - Portland, OR - Oregon Zoo
7/20 - Salt Lake City, UT - Red Butte Garden
7/21 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge