What happens when you take DJ Rek and Ruslan to an undisclosed location, put Rek on the turntables, Ruslan behind a mic, and let them just flow for 5 minutes? Awesomeness is what happens. . .
“Get a Bar” is something excellent, something different from what you might have seen from other rappers. Of course, that’s the point, because Ruslan and Kings Dream are all about being different and being excellent.
If you are feeling what Ruslan and DJ Rek did with “Get a Bar,” please rate it, leave a comment, and share it with all of your friends via twitter and Facebook.
We think that “Get a Bar” contains important messages for fans of hip-hop to hear, but we need your help to get the word out there, so please share the video with others.
If any of you know Ruslan at all, you know that it would take something REALLY special to convince him to go skydiving. So this is one video that you do not want to miss. Check out the video for “Dreaming”
Ruslan would love to hear what you think of the video, so please rate it, leave a comment, and share it with your friends. Make sure to tag @RulsanKD on twitter and Instagram so that he will see and can follow you back!
For a lot of folks, “Jesus Christ in My Heart” is their favorite track off of Carry On. So, you know we had to make a video for it. . .
We’d love to know what you think, so please leave a rating and a comment. We’d also really appreciate it if you would share the video with your friends via Facebook, Twitter, and anywhere else you can.
Today is the BIG day.
Buy the Carry On T-Shirt + Deluxe CD Bundle for only $19.99
We very much appreciate all of the support that people are showing for Carry On. We created another way to show you how much we appreciate it. . .
When you give someone Carry On as a gift through the iTunes store, we’re going to give you MORE FREE music. We’ll give you. . .
- the Deluxe Digital Version of Carry On
- the Deluxe Digital Version on Never Arrive
- the Digital Version of Ruslan’s first EP, Right Out Loud
That’s over 50 TRACKS of FREE music when you give Carry On as a gift. So when you give something, you get something.
Here’s how you can do it. . .
Go to the Carry On iTunes page HERE.
Once you’re on the page, click on the little down arrow next to the price. That will bring up a dropdown menu. Then just select “Gift This Album.”
Once you do that, you’ll be taken to the page where you can enter in the email address of the person you are giving the album to, along with your own email address.
After you’ve paid for the album, your friend will receive an email with a link to complete the download, and you’ll receive an email with your receipt.
All you have to do is send the gift receipt to Sales@KingsDreamENT.com, and we’ll send you the links so that you can download all of the FREE music we told you about above.
We love the fact that so many of our fans want to share the music with others and we wanted to share some more music with you in return. . .
Today is the BIG day.
If you download the album, please take a moment to leave a rating and a review, and then make sure you share it with all your friends!
Check out the official press release below. . .
(San Diego, CA) January 22, 2013– Positive Hip-Hop artist Ruslan released his highly-anticipated solo debut album, “Carry On,” on iTunes and Amazon today. This album highlights the evolution of his career as an MC.
“We took an unorthodox approach to the creation of this album,” said Ruslan. The album features production from producers who are part of Kings Dream Entertainment, the music label that Ruslan founded. “I worked closely with producers DJ Rek and JRuckers to create our own unique sound,” Ruslan explained.
When asked about what it means to have a unique sound, Ruslan responded, “we make ‘Truth Music.’ It’s music that is true to who we are on and off stage, true to our experiences, and true to our view of Hip-Hop and the world.” Many of the songs on the album are very personal and obviously shaped by Ruslan’s experience of having come to America as a religious refugee.
“Carry On” is the follow-up to “Never Arrive,” an album Ruslan released in December of 2011 as the front man of Hip-Hop crew theBREAX. That album debuted at #3 on the iTunes Hip-Hop charts. Rusan expects even more success for “Carry On.”
“I’m excited to have some fun records on the album like ‘In My Heart,’ ‘Swerve,’ and ‘Kayfuem,’ that people might not be used to hearing from me,” said Ruslan.
While creating records that might surprise some people, no one will be surprised by the quality of the music and the quality of the artists featured on “Carry On.” Reach Records artist Lecrae, whose latest album reached #2 on the Billboard Top 200, is featured on the album along with Chris Cobbins of Late Bloom, and JR of High Society.
“I wanted to highlight the talents of Kings Dream artists, so I made sure that any other artists who were featured on the album brought a refreshing element to the album and only added to the overall quality of the sound.” Ruslan is confident that the featured artists did just that.
“I’m excited to be releasing my first full-length solo album. It has been an amazing experience to take my vision for my music and bring it to life.” Ruslan said. “I’m excited for people to hear it and be able to share this experience with me.” If the initial critical reaction is any indication, listeners will most definitely enjoy the “Carry On” musical experience.
“Carry On” is available as a download on both iTunes and Amazon. The Deluxe CD version of album, featuring a free download of bonus tracks and content, is available on the Kings Dream Entertainment website, KingsDreamENT.com
The release of Carry On is a week away, and we hope you’re as hyped for it as we are.
To get you in the mood and excited, we wanted to release a single from Carry On. . .
“Ready for the World” feat. Lecrae & Chris Cobbins
We thought it was fitting to release the single “Ready for the World” from Carry On. The track features Lecrae and Chris Cobbins, both of whom also appeared on the Never Arrive album. We hope you like the track. Click below to take a listen. . .
If you like the track, please share it with your friends via Facebook, twitter, and any other social networks you can think of.
If you like the track, then you’ll love the entire Carry On album. Remember that you can pre-order the Deluxe CD NOW!
SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) – When I first met Ruslan in March 2002, he was a junior at Vista High School.
He was part of a student workshop put on by the San Diego County Office of Education and CBS 8 called Force 8, aimed at conflict resolution in local schools.
For the past 11 years, Ruslan has been following his dream and telling his story.
In this News 8 video story, he now appears to be on the verge of a huge music career.
Also check out Ruslan & DJ Rek performing on KUSI Good Morning San Diego!
Buy tickets to the House of Blues Album Release show January 20th. Doors open at 7pm – ALL AGES
House of Blues San Diego
Jesus Peace (Free Download) – Response to Hip-Hop’s misuse of Christian language over The Game’s Jesus Piece
Download ‘Jesus Peace’ for free http://www.kingsdream.net/downloads/JesusPeace.zip
Stay Tuned as Ruslan sets to Release his new album ‘Carry On’
on January 22nd, 2013… and celebrate the album Release
at the House of Blues San Diego, Sunday Jan 20th!
Click the image to pre-order the album or buy tickets to The House of Blues!
Carry On Track list:
1. Wasn’t supposed to be here – produced by Jruckers
2. Dreaming – produced by DJ Rek
3. Good Morning – produced by DJ Rek & Cheefie Cheef
4. Carry On (feat. Chellev) – produced by DJ Rek
5. It Is What It Is – produced by Jruckers
6. Turnt up Loud (feat. John Givez) – produced by Jruckers
7. Victim of Adolescence – produced by Jruckers
8. Swerve – produced by Bam Beatz
9. In My Heart (feat. Beleaf of theBREAX) – produced by 808&Elite
10. Kayfuem (feat. Arsen Petrosov & Rufat Skyway) – produced by Ruslan
11. Virtue (feat. Tone Stevens) – produced by Jruckers
12. Victory (feat. John Givez & Drew Barragan) – produced by Jruckers
13. Ready for the World (feat. Lecrae & Chris Cobbins) – produced by Ruslan
14. Thankful Now (feat. J.R. of High Society) – produced by Jruckers
Lets Talk about it (Lyrics)
Jesus was a real man, really lived and worked that earth
went around and healed man, women, children all who cursed
I ain’t here to shoot the breeze or talk about a mystery
BC AD his birth split History
Born into a humble life, could a prophet come from the
ghetto of Galilee and be a nazarene they grumbled like
they had him all figured out
today we do the same thing
let me help you
this is not a saint thing
I am not a Holy Rapper
but Holy words and phrases
are being misused by some of our own rappers
Ain’t about me lyrically mean mugging
but to make yall aware that these words mean something
church, amen, hallelujah, pray
These things we hold dearly, not cliche’s
we just say
you don’t choose to mock islam and praying to the east
so please don’t make a mockery out of the prince of peace
Lets talk about it
And this ain’t about me, dissing Jayceon,
The truth is I got alotta love for Jayceon,
been rocking with him since they day he first got on
I own every album so don’t take me the wrong
way, heard he slowed down from that fast life
and he got baptized, must be getting strong
He follows my crew on twitter, see if that will last long
Cause I’m not sure if he would co-sign this song
Let me help you,
over 15% attend church every Sunday and claim to be devout
not counting the other 60% who claim to be christian
yall must think we don’t love Hip-Hop or we don’t listen
listen, I represent a lot of points of views
people who think rappers maybe getting a little loose
with their references of God and of Jesus
who freed us from our sin so them lyrics grieve us
Lets talk about it
Jesus Peace, Jesus Peace
Lets talk about it
Lets talk about it
This ain’t a personally attack of any one man
But to help yall understand your dissing your own fans
dissing your own fam and confusing others
by letting them think Jesus is some soft man
who saves you but doesn’t really change you
lets you keep wildn’ out and remain the same you
He’s never out of reach when your hung over and lay there
Accepts you as you are, but doesn’t let you stay there
And that is good news, I’ve seen Him take the worst
of sinners and transform them to what you would call good dudes
yeah that’s the gospel right
you gonna talk about Jesus, please get the Gospel right
I ain’t a gospel rapper but I live a gospel life
and if your really saved this shouldn’t make you hostile right
There is good news I ain’t trying to make you frown bright
cause this is what church in the wild really sounds like
You can now pre-order the Deluxe CD Version of Carry On.
Included in the Deluxe Pre-Order is a physical copy of the deluxe version of Carry On, along with instant access to Ruslan’s “Jesus Peace” remix EP. You will also get additional digital bonus content.
For more information and to place your order, simply CLICK HERE!
Carry On, the solo debut of Ruslan, and the follow-up to the very successful Never Arrive (#3 on iTunes Hip-Hop chart), drops on January 22nd, 2013.
Today, we can reveal the cover art, along with the track list:
Carry On Track List and Production Credits
1. Wasn’t supposed to be here - produced by Jruckers
2. Dreaming - produced by DJ Rek
3. Good Morning - produced by DJ Rek & Cheefie Cheef
4. Carry On (feat. Chellev) - produced by DJ Rek
5. It Is What It Is - produced by Jruckers
6. Turnt up Loud (feat. John Givez) - produced by Jruckers
7. Victim of Adolescence - produced by Jruckers
8. Swerve - produced by Bam Beatz
9. In My Heart (feat. Beleaf of theBREAX) - produced by 808&Elite
10. Kayfuem (feat. Arsen Petrosov & Rufat Skyway) - produced by Ruslan
11. Virtue (feat. Tone Stevens) - produced by Jruckers
12. Victory (feat. John Givez & Drew Barragan) - produced by Jruckers
13. Ready for the World (feat. Lecrae & Chris Cobbins) - produced by Ruslan
14. Thankful Now (feat. J.R. of High Society) - produced by Jruckers
Everyone is very excited about the release of Carry On. This is a the first major release of Kings Dream, and features not only Kings Dream artists, but also the talents of the Kings Dream production team. Only one track on the album was done by an outside producer (808&Elite).
We’re looking forward to being able to share the sonic vision of Kings Dream with the world. Stay tuned for more updates. . .