Hip-Hop, Mixtapes, Videos | The King’s Dead – Jerusalem [Mixtape]

Posted by on September 20, 2012

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After going through a fast few months of rebranding, The King’s Dead, a subsidiary of The Deans List is here to present us with their debut mixtape, Jerusalem.  Upon first listen I was a bit skeptical of the new venture, with a heavy focus on the artistic aspect of their craft, I wondered if the new music would be too abstract for some of the early adopter Dean’s List fans.  After listening through since Monday, I can now say that I only respect the art, but also recognize the progression of their music.  Sonny Aziz never ceases to amaze with the depth and knowledge behind his lyrics, sometimes even leaving me wondering what exactly he’s talking about.  Do you understand French? Mendoza Alexander have continued to adopt new sounds in their production.  Infuse fragments of rock, electro, and even dubstep into their Dean’s List work and you have Jerusalem.  It’s safe to say not one of their beats have even sounded similar.

Personal highlights thus far: “Sour Apple Rich Girls”, “Mighty California”, “Hennessy at Cookouts”, & “All Finished”.  The King may be dead, but this Boston trio is very much alive.

DOWNLOAD: The King’s Dead – Jerusalem [Mixtape]

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Hip-Hop | The King’s Dead (The Dean’s List) – Hennessy At Cookouts

Posted by on August 20, 2012

If you’re still asking yourself what exactly is going on with The Dean’s List and this whole “The King’s Dead” thing, wonder no more.  A move to rebrand their group, The King’s Dead represents a more artistic distribution channel which is represented by their newest venture, Vérité Films.  Aziz, Alexander, and Mik are no strangers to popping bottles, but the trio also enjoy a sophisticated glass of cognac.  With Mik and Alexander on the beats, Sonny once again administers two thorough verses for his generation, highlighted by a hook reflecting their journey thus far;

“White girls and Kool Aid, Hennessy at cookouts, Old gangster movies, New neighbors move out, And we did it all with no conscience hopping fences up and go cra-zy, Were young enough to be stupid, don’t mean dumb enough to be la-zy”

The King’s Dead free album, Jerusalem, (which, despite the name, will not be a religious reflection in rap form) will be hitting your laps on September 17th and I think it’s safe to say we can expect at least one or two more singles as well as another video and plenty more artistic byproduct.

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Hip-Hop, Videos | The Dean’s List – Ce Soir [Music Video]

Posted by on August 13, 2012

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Every piece of work The Dean’s List release differentiates themselves more and more as artists.  Following the release of their last video for “Take Shape”, the Boston trio return with another take on their version of a club hit.  With assistance from Dani Ummel on the hook, Aziz (Sonny), Alexander (DJ Mendoza), and Mik take to their creative sides once again and venture to an asian temple to reenact “that night” (Ce Soir).  While The Dean’s List are in the process of rebranding themselves into The King’s Dead, a channel in which they will deliver all aspects of art through music and video, they are still gearing up for a tour kicking off later this month.  View the stops announced thus far.

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Hip-Hop, Videos | The Dean’s List – Take Shape [Video]

Posted by on April 19, 2012

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Although Vevo prematurely released this video back on April 3 when Generation X hit digital shelves, the video was quickly pulled and saved for a release earlier this week.  As most of you probably know by now, The Dean’s List recently delivered one of the top hip-hop albums of 2012 in “Generation X”, a comprehensive journey of life. Beginning with birth, Sonny, Mik, & Mendoza share their story thus far with a track for each step of the journey.  “Take Shape” focuses on the point where recognition sets in and their careers begin to come to fruition.  Sonny laces up with his Hendrix looking wig as FTS Creative shoots some trippy visuals for this light party anthem.  My question to you is, who has the best costume?

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Hip-Hop, Videos | The Dean’s List – The Dream [Music Video]

Posted by on November 30, 2011

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The Dean’s List released this video for “The Dream” off their 2011 mixtape, The Drive-In, earlier this week.  Setting scene on the road and sharing some footage from their recent journey on tour, Sonny takes it into the vacant wilderness to recite these powerful lyrics.  FTS creative have been making some very impressive videos lately and are honestly giving Rex Arrow a run for his money.  The Dean’s List have been releasing visuals for new tracks as well as singles off The Drive-In for several months now, but expect an announcement for their next project, Generation X, coming very soon.

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Hip-Hop, Videos | The Dean’s List – All My Troubles [Music Video]

Posted by on November 4, 2011

A few months back, The Dean’s List teamed up with Red Bull to release an exclusive track.  Representing their brand well, Sonny, Mik, and Mendoza delivered a high octane electro/hip-hop track.  About a month ago, the two camps teamed up once again to shoot the visuals for the single.  They made their way up to the coast of New Hampshire to capture most of the caffeinated visuals with the help of FTS Creative (who has been killing the game with videos lately).  I’m not sure if this song will find its way to an official project, but for now you can grab the mp3 below if you don’t already have it.

DOWNLOAD: The Dean’s List – All My Troubles

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