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Project: Hustle...the early years

by K-cino

This artist has combined immaculate rhythmics with a superb vocabulary and unparalleled lyrical prowess, opening for artists such as Shakira, Jadakiss, and Talib Kweli.
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap: Hip Hop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Put in the Work (One Take)
4:04 $0.99
2. The Jook (Slimeball)
4:04 $0.99
3. Eyes Can't Cry (Why) featuring Solnique
K-cino featuring Solnique
5:06 $0.99
4. Speak What You Live (You Not Real) featuring C4
K-cino featuring C4 (Jei God and The General)
3:53 $0.99
5. Heart (The Fight)
4:40 $0.99
6. New Jeruz (Souljahs at War) featuring AP, Grim Kane
K-cino featuring AP, Grim Kane
3:52 $0.99
7. J-Glaze Interlude
4:29 $0.99
8. Stand Up (Hands Up)
3:57 $0.99
9. The Hustle (You Too?)
5:01 $0.99
10. My Shadow (Who's That)
4:28 $0.99
11. Preciosa (C'mon Ma)
4:17 $0.99
12. Just the Beginning (Ride It) featuring Grim Kane
K-cino featuring Grim Kane
4:25 $0.99
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Album Notes
"With every energetic bar he spits, the mastery of not only the rhythm, but the language, is clear... something that is uncharacteristic in most of today's commercial recording artists."

Introducing: K-cino

No artist is more hungry...
With more and more material coming out each week, K-cino's new collaborations with reggae producers and R&B artists add to his 80+ track recording experience!

Talk about efficient: K-cino wrote and produced an entire 55 minute LP in a week and a half, and since has been featured on mixtapes all across the country. On May 21st, the release party for his solo album entitled, "Project: Hustle...the early years," was held at the largest hip hop club in DC: Club 2K9. In the first week, he moved over 25,000 units across the DC metro area, as well as Baltimore, Boston, and the tri-state. Recently, he booked 20 shows on Jadakiss's "Kiss of Death" promotional tour, in response to the album and mixtape work he has accomplished.

Since writing music at age 16, K-cino has broken into the urban mainstream market, with the help of producers such as Getti (Elephant Man, Lexus Nexus), Swizz Beats (Ruff Ryders) Ayatolla (Talib Kweli, Styles P), and J-Glaze. He was featured in Slam Magazine, and is currently shooting episodes of StreetJamz TV, a new show that will be aired on cable networks including BET, The Style Network, FUSEMusic Network, and America One to over 83 million potential viewers. Also on his resume is the winner of the 95.5 Battle/Talent Showcase held at the Tunnel in March 04, and hundreds of smaller gigs, including musical performances on instruments such as the guitar, keyboard, and percussion. With all of the experience amassed by this young artist, commanding audiences over the past few months will surely lead to success.

SSC Records was incorporated in August of 2002, by Kyle Kane (aka K-cino), and George Metaxotos (aka Grim Kane). In the past two months, the number of employees has more than quadrupled; and positioned for rapid growth in the flourishing urban market segment, the talent roster has also more than doubled.

Also featured on the talented SSC Records roster is R&B sensation: Dalenise. Equally talented as both a singer and songwriter, Dalenise crafts a rare musical gift with every melody and lyric she writes. After studying vocal music at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in D.C., she began performing all over the world with Ellington's Show Choir. She later took her experience and talents to greater heights, performing the lead role as "Treemonisha" in Scott Joplins opera titled "Treemonisha" at Howard University, where she graduated with a bachelors degree in Music Education. She now teaches music to inner-city youth at McGogney Elementary School in South East DC.

With the roster of talent on SSC Records, we are sure to hear from them soon! Check for their newest release in April 2005 entitled, "The Pain and The Hustle", in stores near you!

(contact for updated track info, commercial, r&b, reggae, and other collaborations, samplers, press kits, etc.)



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Love it!!!!! Waiting for more!!!!

Jimmy Levine

When you step on stage, you shine. It's true - you look good in the limelight. There's nothing gimmicky or rehearsed about you, and your charismatic presence is honest and alluring. The competition had better beware —you've got talent, and you know how to use it. Simply put, you make everything look easy.

You've got that star quality that draws people to you. A little bold determination and confidence don't hurt either. So it's no wonder you're going places! Rock on!

Steve Gotttleib, VP - 21st Century Entertainment

Please contact my office ASAP. We look forward to working with you.

Sarah Pickett

I am an entertainment agent, and I know I can help you in BIG WAYS! I was able to obtain the mailing address for SSC Records through my assistant, and our kit should be arriving to you shortly. We look forward to working with you soon!

Joshua Hazer

We're dealing with a classic LP here.
Wow. What an amazing display of musical craftsmanship and creativity! The well rounded production of "Project: Hustle" makes the album hard to turn off once it gets started. K-cino's talent as a song writer really shines through as he and super-producer J. GLAZE take you on a musical journey into the world of east coast hip-hop. Someone needs to give those men some money. They're gonna bring the industry back to its roots while pusing the envelope with a fresh sound at the same time. Its just what we all need.


project hustle is superb. I was lucky enough to catch
K-cino perform in NYC, and his captivating stage presence can be felt in the LP too. K-cino really brings the streets to your synapses.

Andrea Martin

Looking forward to more releases!
In short, the album is a success, considering it was created in a week and a half. However, K-cino's lyrical ability is somewhat overshadowed by the simplistic melodic sequences of the production. However, I see a bright future for this young MC; I look forward to hearing more!

Richard Leon, DarkChild Records

Nice job, your flow is incredible, and I want to hear more. I actually have friends who have seen you perform, and they say you are great. I think you have an awesome look, a very distinguished voice, and a unique talent. Look for my e-mail, and I hope to be hearing from you soon!

Christine Brown

No violence? No rape? No murder? thank god...
I bought your CD, and I was very pleased. It's so refreshing to listen to hip hop where nobody is getting shot at, no banks are getting robbed, and things are toned down to how they are in the real world. Thanks for keepin it real k-cino, and good luck in everything you do. I know you are the next one!!!

Egypt aka Lady Ace

u got taht herron flow son!
yo i don't know what the deal is this album, i mean the production seems simple no offense, but i can't stop bumping the shit son...u got crack in your voice or somethin kid i dont know, but when u speak it makes me wanna listen. not many people have that effect...good looks on makin a complete story type concept album peple really feelin that shit ova here and u know what i think u gonna be one of the ones man stick wit it. 1.
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