As many that follow E.R. and Baysiqly, and Vagabonds Music Group in general are aware, our publicist Jay Fingers is a very accomplished writer. From his writing being featured on KidRobot, Billboard, Soul Head, as well as being in charge of our press releases here, Jay is very experienced in the field of entertainment. When you combine his real life experience in the night life here in sunny Miami, Florida, plus the extravagant night life found in New York City, and you top it off with Jay’s creative mind, you end up with his debut novel: “GUESTLIST”.
We’ll get back to “GUESTLIST” the novel, in a little bit, because we’ll be covering that extensively in the upcoming weeks. For the time being, we’re proud to announce that Vagabonds Music Group, LLC, in association with Be Cool Entertainment Holdings (Jay‘s PR/marketing company), and AEIOU Records, have released the official mixtape soundtrack of “GUESTLIST”. When we say mixtape, we’re not slinging the word around like most people do. We mean actual mixtape, as in the big homie DJ Sage mixed, crossfaded, and placed each song in order to provide 52 minutes of funk to liven up ANY party, and not just a random slab of songs thrown together. Curated by Jay Fingers himself, we’re proud to announce that the Vagabonds landed two selections on here, one being the critically acclaimed “Here We Go”, featuring Dynas (who’s a frequent collaborator of W-I-Z, who’s also featured on this mix), and a previously unreleased and unheard track titled “Rollin’ (Acid)” (you know we had to lace ya, Jay!). Check out the press release info below and be sure to throw this mix on at your next party, as this is sure to keep the crowd on their toes with DJ Sage‘s eclectic, genre-jumping mix.
Be Cool Entertainment Holdings, in association with AEIOU Records and Vagabonds Music Group, is proud to present the highly anticipated GUESTLIST Official Mixtape, available for free download at www.becoolent.com. The collection is meant to serve as an audio companion for the upcoming novel GUESTLIST from author Jay Fingers.
Miami’s DJ Sage mixed the entire project, which features songs curated by Jay Fingers. The mixtape offers an eclectic collection of party-rocking songs across a variety of genres, including hip-hop, rock, and pop. Featured artists include The Vagabonds, Brian Grosz, W-I-Z, Mala Reignz, Beejus, Alex Walker, The MC Faceman, Lil Heat, G. Brown, and more.
Those featured on the mixtape are indie and up-and-coming artists. I chose them because I feel they’re making some very exciting, very innovative music right now. I wanted them to get as much exposure as possible.
There are two download options for the GUESTLIST Official Mixtape. You can download the MP3 by itself, or you can download the Deluxe Version, which comes with mixtape artwork and the first chapter of GUESTLIST in PDF form.
Click here to download the GUESTLIST Official Mixtape (Right Click, Save As)
The Vagabonds’ much anticipated mixtape Good Neighbors dropped at the beginning of the year and is already being touted as one of 2011′s hottest releases. The duo of Baysiqly and E.R. is quickly making a name for itself with no signs of slowing down.
Featuring collaborations with renowned artists like Dynas, Garcia, GhostWridah, Dashius Clay, LMS, Protoman, and more, Good Neighbors aims to not only showcase South Florida’s considerable talent but to also prove that these artists can come together to create great music.
VMG wants to know: What’s your favorite song on Good Neighbors? Let us know below.
Day two of the video shoot for The Vagabonds‘ next single “Predictions” began at a Kendall laundromat, as seen in this pic of Baysiqly tweeted by the group’s other half, E.R. Later on today, the cast and crew will head out to Little Havana eatery Yambo to wrap up the final scenes of the shoot.
Taken from The Vagabonds’ critically acclaimed new album Good Neighbors, “Predictions” is directed by writer/filmmaker Giancarlo Loffredo.
The group, consisting of MC’s Baysiqly and E.R., follows in the tradition of legendary hip-hop duos with a focus on making classic music. They approach their craft with a philosophy that enables them to combine socially relevant lyrics with lush, elaborate production. Their previous project was 2010′s V For Vendetta, which struck a chord with music lovers the world over, netting 20,000 downloads based solely on word-of-mouth in along with their internet-only singles, Space Music, Success, and Work It Out.
Their new project, Good Neighbors, is a collaboration album featuring many of Miami’s rising hip-hop stars. The 15-track album features appearances by Ryan K, Dynas, Alex Walker, Len Xiang, Kobie Powell (of US3/Cantaloop fame), Protoman, Dashius Clay, Saheed, Garcia, LMS, The MC Faceman, Jay Fingers and GhostWridah. The majority of Good Neighbors was produced by E.R., with assists from Miami Beat Wave and High Guyz Productions.
The album’s concept was inspired by Baysiqly’s solo track — also titled Good Neighbors — found on V For Vendetta. The song finds itself on the Good Neighbors album as a remix featuring E.R. Also included is their recent hit single Here We Go featuring Dynas.
Many Miami-based artists sat in on the recording of Good Neighbors, even on tracks they weren’t involved in. Those who lended support to the project include AG Lyonz, Bern Biz of ¡Mayday!, and Garcia, among others. And although Good Neighbors is a Miami collaboration project, a few out-of-town features snuck into the mix. Gotta Lose features Brooklyn musicians Alex Walker and Len Xiang, and London’s Kobie Powell of Us3 (Cantaloop) fame, and New York hip-hop mainstay The MC Faceman delivers a high energy cameo on Still Piff With It.
Preview or download Good Neighbors on our BandCamp page for FREE or download it as a zip file from our Usershare.net link!
Vagabonds Music Group, LLC, Baysiqly, E.R., and Jimmey Jackson, Jr. all want to give a big thank you to the following:
for all being part of this special project, we definitely appreciate all the effort, and please be sure to check out the behind the scenes footage at www.antisteez.com.
***For media inquiries, please contact Jimmey Jackson Jr. at 917-250-7952 or firstname.lastname@example.org. ***
Since the release of their debut mixtape V For Vendetta earlier this year, The Vagabonds have made quite a name for themselves, working with a variety of artists, performing a few live shows, and steadily making their mark in the game. Baysiqly and E.R. have accomplished so much and earned such an unprecedented amount of respect in such a short time that their upcoming release, Good Neighbors, features collaborations with renowned artists like Ghostwridah, Alex Walker, Protoman, LMS, and The MC Faceman, just to name a few.
For hip-hop fans, “Here We Go” is the perfect (re)introduction to The Vagabonds. Veteran Miami MC Dynas, who’s worked with everyone from Slick Rick to Dilla, joins Baysiqly and E.R. in asserting their lyrical dominance over original boardwork by Miami Beat Wave. Featuring an ill, old school drum loop and distorted guitar riffs by Chip Williams, “Here We Go” is the prototype for what could be considered Southern fried boom-bap.