J. Leggs is Top 10 in the 'Write to Brag Original Song Contest'!!

Brand new contest over on ChesterGreenMusic.com

Out of thousands of entries, J. Leggs' track "Stuck On My Grind" (prod. by infraredhotkey) was chosen along w/ 9 other entries for the right to participate in this original song contest.

Yet another big move for not just this single, but for N.O.R.T.H. music as a whole.

By all accounts, I like the blog (ChesterGreenMusic.com) and this contest. Leggs is the only representative from NC on the final ballot, everybody else from Canada, Ohio, the Bronx...places like that. But without further ado, voting has started today, so you already know what we need from you....that good ol' vote!



Awards Season is Here...

Well good people, its that time of year again....The Queen City Awards are about to kickoff and nominations are open!

This is the opportunity I was speaking of earlier when I said that we're going to need your support to take this thing global, so this is only the first step of many more to come. I believe we can really bring one home this year. We'll see.

The polls are open right now as we speak though, so please go drop the names as below:

Hip-Hop Male of the Year: J. Leggs
Hip-Hop Female of the Year: Myckie TruFacts
Hip-Hop Group of the Year: N.O.R.T.H. Coalition
Best Publication of the Year: Respectmytruth.com

....and you can vote more than one time too...vote as much as you can daily ok? We really do appreciate the love, we're really going to make it pay off. Spread the word.



N.O.R.T.H. Co. Music: A Refresher

The good folks here at N.O.R.T.H. Coalition Music Group would like to provide a quick refresher of all of the projects we currently have in circulation and those slated to drop. Some people don't know we have so much music out there, others don't believe we do and then there's that great majority that don't even know...so, here you go:

Northern Exposure: The Mixtape Vol. 1
Northern Exposure: The Mixtape Vol. 2
Northern Exposure: The Mixtape Vol. 3
Northern Exposure: The Mixtape Vol. 4
Northern Exposure: The Mixtape Vol. 5
Northern Exposure: The Album
...not a kid anymore: The Lost Instrumentals
Freestyle Chronicles Vol. 1
Carolina Movement Vol. 2
The Art of Promo
The Notorious Others (COMING THIS MONTH)
The Notorious Others pt. 2 (COMING WHENEVER YALL WANT IT)
Mr. Who Killed It? The Mixtape (COMING VERY SOON)
The Best of Respect My Truth Mixtape Vol. 1 (COMING SOON)

Carolina Love - 25/8 & DJ OTG ::: The Art of Promo hosted by DJ B-Ski


25/8 Ent., DJ OTG & DJ B-Ski have put together a dope project by the name of "The Art of Promo"....Nice.

Multiple talented MCs including the homie J. Leggs (#NORTHNORTH) are showcased on this one. Annddd, check me out....over 1700 downloads already....what? are you serious?

Go get you one.


New N.O.R.T.H. Music - J. Leggs ::: Stuck On My Grind (prod. by infraredhotkey)

The word is spreading about this N.O.R.T.H. music.

If you can recall back to the time of the "Who Killed It?" Tournament (on NCHipHopConnect.com), J. Leggs' first track -- rightfully named "Who Killed It?" -- was produced by up-and-coming superproducer infraredhotkey from Atlanta. Well, ever since that track dropped and Leggs moved on to the next round (and eventually to win the whole tournament), he and Infrared never stopped choppin it up about this music thing.

So, here we are...the first of two tracks produced by the homie infraredhotkey with the N.O.R.T.H. homie Leggs providing the imagery. "Stuck on my Grind" is currently #4 on the top50indie.com charts....so it's definitely worth your ear, and your vote. Click the player below to play and/or download. Click the link below to listen and vote. I'll put up the download link up in a bit.




The Notorious Others: Defining a Sound

This month will be the start of a new brand of hip-hop. For over the past 18 or so months, we have been constructing a sound that can be distinct to our locale. While allowing the music to just flow, we wanted to maintain an overall feel that would be universal to multiple different audiences. Let's be real, everybody knows its a West Coast artist when they hear that classic West Coast-64 Impala-Crip Walk bounce. Everybody knows when an Atlanta or a New York artist drops by their sound...it's what sets you apart. What makes you who you are.

That's what we set out to accomplish with this project.

For those that don't know, we have been recording and putting out projects for years. The Northern Exposure Mixtape Series is just that, an exposure to the upcoming of this ever-evolving brand known as N.O.R.T.H. - No Others Respect True Hip-Hop. We first began recording songs for that 50-track compilation in 2004. 5 mixtapes and a digital album tells the story of where we're from and how we came up, The Notorious Others picks up where that left off and carries us into the future.

For what we bring to the table musically, I don't feel as though we have the exposure that we need in order to get in position to make larger moves. With The Notorious Others, we aim to change that. People say "You need a single! You need a single!"....point is, we ain't tryin to get signed. Too many artists are gettin it independently, and I wholeheartedly believe in this project right here. Because the #1 goal is doing what? Making good music.

This album is going to be over 20 tracks.....and we already have pt. 2 lined up as well. So, depending on the initial feedback on pt. 1, we'll determine whether or not to drop pt. 2 this year or push it back to the next. Either way you're going to love it. It's true, Carolina Hip-Hop...unlike nobody doing it now. The big thing is, it's not a regional sound. We honestly believe this thing can be big.

BUT, we're going to need everybody's help.

From everyone that voted for Leggs to win the "Who Killed It?" tourney, to those that have already downloaded the past mixtapes, to those who follow on twitter, that are fans on facebook....those that read this blog...all of y'all. We need all of y'all to support this project. We got videos coming for alot of the songs as well...we're planning for a real special treat with that, because these will be our first set (yes, 'set') of official music videos for the masses. So we bout to put the pressure on the market. For real.

Like we've said so many times before in the past, still waters run deep. We've been fightin for our space in this market since '02. Pain and struggle have molded us into effortless musicians, able to speak life with uncanny undertones of humility, honesty and humor. Plain and simple...we're different, and we're sorry if it's not what you're used to, but it's all in the name: No Others Respect True Hip-Hop...you either do or you don't.

Here's a lil warm-up track...more songs to come:


Carolina Love - Lo Keys ::: Superman ft. Mistah Fab & Live Sosa

New music from the homie Lo Keys..."Superman" featuring Mistah Fab & Live Sosa. Check it out and download it below: