Bay Area Label Readies Releases From League510, Chris Marsol, D-Lo, Shady Nate And More
The year is yet young, and looking to make an impact in independent hip-hop in 2010 is Clear Label Records. The Bay Area label, in conjunction with a partnership with Pushing the Beat called ClearBeat, is proud to announce its lineup for the new year, which will see releases from League510, Chris Marsol, Shady Nate, D-Lo, Yung Moses and others.
Clear Label Records has been making great strides in the independent hip-hop community since first opening its doors in 1999. Owned and operated by Tajai Massey, celebrated recording artist with the group Souls of Mischief and the Hieroglyphics crew, the label is concentrating on developing its artists in 2010 while also casting a wide net for Bay Area projects with ClearBeat. Working with Jay Moe on ClearBeat has proved to be an inspired idea, as according to Tajai, “[Jay] has his ear to the street and he’s a leader – he’s really brought me a host of the hottest artists in the Bay Area – respected in the streets and in the industry.”
Clear Label’s mission to continue its musical hot streak begins with town techno engineers, League510. The inventive MC’s will be dropping the Invasion Vol. 1 mixtape for fans in February, which will be followed up by the second quarter release of their debut album, To The Beat. Labelmate Mr. Brady will maintain the melodious movement with the release of his Labor Of Love compilation album, featuring an astounding list of guest artists, including Guilty Simpson, Tajai, Black Milk, Diamond D, Shawn Jackson, Moka Only, Aloe Black, Blame One, and more. Also slated to drop in 2010 are albums from Baby Jaymes, FAMSYRK, “Hate To Lose” songster Chris Marsol, and a rock-oriented project from heavy metal mashers, Trouble In Paradise.
2010 will also prove to a productive year for Clear Label cohorts ClearBeat, who have their own generous plate of sonic servings for the year. ‘Mr. No Hoe’ AKA D-Lo will be dropping his official debut, Undeniable Talent on ClearBeat/SMC Records, and will also hit the road for a springtime tour with The Pack and League510, while Beeda Weeda’s Thug, Fly and Flashy is set for a 2010 release and will be preceded by singles and videos for “Hella Shit” and “Boo Thang.” The Bay Area auditory assault continues with releases of the Shady Nate effort, “Stupid Leanin” from his hit 2009 release Gasman Unleashed project, followed by Shady Nate’s official debut album, Son Of The Hood. An offering from Under Survalance (X.O., G-Wett, Aug) is also on tap, as the trio readies its album Parole, Probations & Violations.
ClearBeat continues the collaborations in 2010 by teaming up with DJ Fresh and his famed Tonite Show franchise. Last year saw Tonite Show releases from D-Lo, Messy Marv, San Quinn, and Young Gully, and this year’s season will feature projects with Clyde Carson, Mitchy Slick, Lil’ B from The Pack, Sleepy D, and Yung Moses.
Staying busy will be the last of these two artists, Sleepy D, and Yung Moses, who will be dropping both Rudeboy Academy and Moses Music, respectively, in an effort to keep the spirit of the eventful new year going. 2010 is the year Clear Label Records brings Bay Area talent to the forefront, and with this impressive lineup of releases, the left coast is sure to take a place front and center on hip-hop nation’s stage.
About Clear Label Records:
Founded in Oakland, CA in 1999, Clear Label Records has established itself as one of the top independent labels in the Bay Area. The company is owned and operated by Tajai Massey, renowned recording artist with the group Souls of Mischief and the crew Hieroglyphics, who brings a unique perspective to the label utilizing his experiences as a major-label recording artist turned independent label owner & successful touring musician. Clear Label is home to recording artists of many genres such as Chris Marsol, Baby Jaymes, FamSyrk, Deep Rooted, League510, and more. Through a partnership with Pushing the Beat (PTB) called ClearBeat, the label is also home to Oakland’s hottest street artists including Beeda Weeda, Shady Nate, D-Lo, Sleepy D and others. Look for full-length releases from all of these artists in the near future. For more information, please visit http://www.clearlabelrecords.com