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From the blog

Yo Gotti – Behind the 9

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Yo Gotti takes you behind the scenes of recording CM9 in Hollywood, CA. Checkout the STREETRUNNER & Tarik Azzouz Produced track “Power Of Money” setting off the Intro.

Lupe Fiasco – Made In The USA

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After exploring technology on his last release “Pick Up the Phone,” Lupe Fiasco is back with a driving new single from his upcoming album Drogas Light. “Made in the USA,” produced by STREETRUNNER. Lupe takes a long, hard, but ultimately hopeful look at what this country creates.

The tune uses a trap-style beat and relatively simple cadences to deceptively complex ends. It begins by complicating the titular phrase, pointing out that it applies not only to T-shirts, but also to weapons and drugs. “My Glock came from Smyrna, Georgia/My F-15 from California/My cocaine came from Arizona,” Fiasco raps. “But it’s made in the USA.” Later on, the rapper reveals other things that are homegrown: rap music and resistance. “‘Fuck the Police’ was Ruthless Records,” he remembers. “Black Panthers was moving breakfast/This United States of mind got me shooting reckless.”

Fiasco’s message, while not shying away from the darker sides of things “made in the USA,” ultimately ends on a hopeful note. He enumerates the polyglot nature of his heritage and influences, and says that makes him who he is: “And I got slang from every region/I speak in stars and stripes, and I be dreaming pledge allegiance.”

Drogas Light will be released at the top of 2017 via 1st & 15th/Thirty Tigers. Lupe is on tour in the U.S. through mid-December. You can find the dates at his website, and you can listen to “Made in the USA” via SoundCloud.

STREETRUNNER Signs French Producer Tarik Azzouz

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Industry veteran STREETRUNNER, recently signed French producer Tarik Azzouz to Run The Streets. The pair met through an online music submission site called Blazetrak, which for a fee allows up and coming artists and producers to get their music reviewed by taste makers in the business. After STREETRUNNER expressed interest in the up and coming producer, Tarik took a flight to Miami immediately following his graduation from college. The rest as they say is history as they began to build an arsenal of production. With Tarik under his wing, STREETRUNNER secured placements for his protégé’ with Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, The Game, John Legend, French Montana, DJ Khaled, Royce Da 5’9 and most recently on Meek Mill’s DC4. STREETRUNNER, then signed Tarik to his label Run The Streets and secured him a production deal with Universal Music in France. Tarik has recently said in an interview with Blazetrak, the site that helped him spark his career that the key to success is “WORK AND NETWORK! You have to work really hard every single day! I’ve missed a lot of parties, going out with friends, that type of stuff, just being behind my computer making new music. But that’s the only way to do it.” This is a prime example of how social media and networking facilitated a music power move across two continents. http://www.blazetrak.com/stories/tarik

-HK

Meek Mill DC4 Coming Soon…

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streetrunner-in-the-studio-with-meek-millPhiladelphia based rapper, Meek Mill is set to release his studio album Dream Chasers 4. STREETRUNNER and Tarik Azzouz of “Run The Streets” masterminded and produced two records on the upcoming project. STREETRUNNER and Meek got in the studio early this summer through a mutual connect in LA and began recording and building immediately. Four tracks were recorded in total, and two are confirmed for the album titled, “Blessed Up” and “Shine”. This is not the first time Meek Mill and STREETRUNNER have collaborated, as they had previously joined forces on two DJ Khaled Albums with “Never Surrender” and “I Lied”. The track list was dropped on October 20th by industry insider Karen Civil and now fans are patiently waiting for the Philly MC to pull the trigger on the highly anticipated album. The release date is under wraps and could be dropped as early as this week. Stay tuned.

-HK

Lil Wayne-Street Chains (Produced By STREETRUNNER)

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photoLil Wayne, just a week after dropping his incandescent Free Weezy Album, has more new music for us. It’s a FWA bonus track, also shared via Tidal, also already available on the world wide web.

“Street Chains” is built on a loopy choral melody layered atop a throbbing beat Drake and Future would love. It fits right in alongside the lyrical masterwork that is FWA with lines like “I’m writin my will and I’m typin my won’ts” and “Heater on my waist hotter than a frying pan / If you don’t see what I’m sayin I give your ass a fuckin eye exam.”  Full Article Via Fuse.tv

Adela – Off The Burner

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photoIf you’re like us, you’ve been patiently awaiting the debut EP from AdELA. If you are still unfamiliar with the up-and-coming songstress, take a minute to properly introduce yourself.

The Warm Up jump-starts the artist’s three-part Off The Burner series, and will officially be released on June 2, though Booth readers will be able to enjoy a full, free stream of the project six days in advance as part of a world premiere.

Ranging from more heartfelt jams to feel-good party records, the project spans nine tracks and is preceded by lead single “Livin Too Fast” and Booth-approved selection “I Was Waiting.” Two-time GRAMMY award winner STREETRUNNER serves as Executive Producer on the project, in addition to manning the boards along withFree Da Dreamer, Killa T, Rugah Rahj and Vinny Venditto. Features includeReek Da Villian, Rahzel Jr. and Lex One. Via DJbooth.net