Friday, January 31, 2020
Following two successful singles, “Forever” and “Goddess Gang”, Sa-Roc returns with “Hand Of God”, the new single which acts as a bridge to her upcoming Rhymesayers debut album! “The premise of the song is based on this idea of having to prove authenticity to a world where artifice is so prevalent, while simultaneously proving to yourself that your integrity will remain intact, and you’ll stay truest to yourself.” - Sa-Roc Sa-Roc | Hand of God Written by Sa-Roc Produced by Sol Messiah CONNECT WITH SA-ROC: rhymesayers.com/artists/saroc facebook.com/sarocthemc/ twitter.com/sarocthemc/ instagram.com/sarocthemc/
Thursday, January 30, 2020
This one can get the steppers moving from coast to coast. Check out the group PHONY PPL's latest single featuring Megan Thee Stallion as they keep it funky on this record. PHONY PPL ft. Megan Thee Stallion | Fkn Around
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Another great Cookin' Soul Remix. Check out the collection of Classic and Unreleased Cookin' Soul Remixes from 2005 - 2015. J DILLA | Anthem | Cookin' Soul Remix Instagram https://instagram.com/cookinsoul More Music https://linktr.ee/cookinsoul
Monday, January 27, 2020
Some personal motivational words from the artist and actor Rotimi. Coming from a person whom is going through it, its a message also for self. Glad he share and said it out loud. Rotimi | The Beauty of Becoming | Get Through
Sunday, January 26, 2020
Rest in Peace to all who was lost in the tragic accident of a helicopter crash. Kobe Bryant | Forever In Our Hearts "Heroes Come & Go. But Legends Are Forever"
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Every last Wednesday of the month, Intel Music Group is at Tantrum in Downtown Chicago. Here is a little something to get you motivated to come check it out, maybe. Even so I have to grind and keep doing what I love, time is short. Appreciate even the little feed back, it all helps. Shon Roka | WEPAFRO (Afro Vibes Mix) | MixCloud
Friday, January 24, 2020
Don't ever sleep on Tunnel Movement. Their sound is probably top 5 in Chicago for me when it comes to real underground rap. That feel good vibe like at Sub-T on a good 606 Tuesday where this video was shot. Much respect to the doers, in this case Tunnel Movement. Chicago Hip Hop. Tunnel Movement Intro FNS Video
Growing up to a lot of West Coast rap being from the Westside of Chicago was just my thing. It still is. Been bumpin' King Lil G for a while, now I gotta check up on this guy LiiFE. "Posing" out right now on BeattHeoddZ.
From the album "Straight Up Sewaside" (1993) Das EFX is an American hip hop duo. It consists of emcees Dray (also known as Krazy Drayz, born Andre Weston, September 9, 1970) and Skoob (also known as Books, born William "Willie" Hines, November 27, 1970). They named themselves "DAS" standing for "Dray and Skoob" and "EFX" meaning "effects". They rose to popularity in the early 1990s due to the duo's stream of consciousness lyrical delivery, which became one of the most influential lyrical styles in hip hop music at the time as well as their affiliation with EPMD's Hit Squad. Their style combined intricate rhymes delivered with a fast-paced flow (that included words that end with "-iggedy") and numerous pop culture references. Skoob hails from Brooklyn, New York City while Dray hails from Teaneck, New Jersey, but the two met at Virginia State University in 1988 and began performing together. Das EFX caught the attention of EPMD at a local talent show where, despite losing the competition, they did well enough to convince EPMD to sign them to a recording contract. The duo gained critical and commercial fame with the release of their landmark debut album Dead Serious, which highlighted their unusual rapping style (which they nicknamed "sewage"). Das EFX | Baknaffek | Official Music Video #FlashbackFridays Dead Serious went platinum and its lead single, "They Want EFX," (which contains samples from James Brown's "Blind Man Can See It" and Malcolm McLaren's "Buffalo Gals") reached the top ten on the U.S. Billboard R&B chart, the Top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the Hot Rap Tracks chart. Follow-up singles "Mic Checka" and "Straight Out the Sewer" did not chart on the Hot 100, but reached #1 and #3 on the Hot Rap Tracks chart, respectively. The duo also made a guest appearance on the remix of Ice Cube's smash hit single "Check Yo Self". The song reached #20 on the Hot 100 and #1 on the Rap Tracks chart. The track peaked at #36 on the UK Singles Chart in August 1993 and sold over one million copies in the U.S. As their career progressed, Das EFX's once-distinctive and unique lyrical delivery was imitated by several other artists and became more commonplace. Derailed by the popularity of their own style, the duo slowed down their fast-paced flow, eliminated the iggedy suffix and downplayed their cartoonish content on their second album, Straight Up Sewaside. Around the time of their third album Hold It Down (which was far less commercially successful than their debut release), Das EFX found themselves caught in the middle of EPMD's ugly breakup, they ended up siding with PMD (Parrish Smith); it led to a three-year absence from recording. They returned in 1998 with the album Generation EFX and followed up in 2003 with the album How We Do; both were panned by critics. After a hiatus, the group went on an international tour with DJ Rondevu in 2006. In 2007, the duo appeared on the remix of Nas' "Where are They Now" and continued to tour the globe on a regular basis. They toured again in 2010, and are working on a new album. Das EFX continues to record and perform today to a much smaller yet devoted cult following. From the time of their debut in 1992 to 1993, several elements of their style were adopted by other hip-hop artists, including Lords of the Underground, Fu-Schnickens, Kris Kross, Common and even, to a lesser extent, Public Enemy. The 1996 BLACKstreet song "No Diggity", with "diggity" meaning "doubt", bears a title phonetically identical to the track "No Diggedy" on DAS EFX's 1995 release Hold It Down. This also became a popular catchphrase at the time. Jay-Z's early style is described by Vibe as "a distinctly Das EFX-type, stiggety style" on his 12" single "Can't Get With That" although Jay-Z actually predated Das EFX with this style on the song "The Originator" alongside old school rap legend The Jaz AKA Jaz-O in 1990. Some hip-hop pundits maintain that Das-EFX exploited the tongue twisting style as a gimmick and that they are erroneously credited with originating a style that was established years before their debut. Their refrain of "Chiggedy-check yo self before you wriggedy-wreck yo self" from their feature on Ice Cube's hit single "Check Yo Self" became a catchphrase in 1993. The song appeared in the videogame Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, playing on the radio station Radio Los Santos. In an episode of Beverly Hills, 90210, David Silver (played by Brian Austin Green) can be seen reciting the lyrics to "They Want EFX."
D Smoke drops the video for "No Commas" and ya'll probably still thinking about what's going on with Kendrick. Get with this talented brother D Smoke. Shit is refreshing all the time and speaking on some real ish. D Smoke | No Commas | Official Music Video Written by D Smoke Director- Jeanine Daniels DP- Justin Henry Jemerson 1st AC- Michael Washington AC- Wesley Clouden PA- Monique Hardy Follow D Smoke: https://instagram.com/dsmoke7 https://twitter.com/dsmoke7 https://m.facebook.com/dsmokemusic/ Cast: Big Sis- Tasha Smith Set it off Squad Funmilola Fagbamila Priscilla Walker Melany Centeno Olivia “JustLiv” Walker Akeishein wells Goons at card table Julio Ulloa Donavan Knight Victor Luevanos Preacher on the Corner Ronal Farris I
Thursday, January 23, 2020
"finneas is my brother and my best friend. no matter the circumstance, we always have and always will be there for each other." - Billie Eilish Billie Eilish | everything i wanted | Official Music Video Directed by Billie Eilish Developed/Edited by John Paul Horstmann VFX by Ingenuity Studios Follow Billie Eilish: Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/billieeilish Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/billieeilish Twitter | https://twitter.com/billieeilish YouTube | https://www.youtube.com/BillieEilish Email | http://smarturl.it/BillieEilishEmail Store | http://smarturl.it/BillieEilishStore
Basically always keep your eyes up and watch your back. Shout out to whom's idea it was to keep this video black and white. EARTHGANG & Dreamville is probably one of my most listened to artists when it comes to graphic designing. Dreamville, EARTHGANG | Swivel | Official Music Video "Mirrorland" out now: http://smartURL.it/MirrorlandEG See EARTHGANG on tour: http://www.earthgang.net/tour Follow EARTHGANG: http://www.instagram.com/Earthgang http://www.facebook.com/EarthGanghbt/ http://www.twitter.com/earthgang https://soundcloud.com/earthganghbt
All I know is loyalty is hard to find. In this video ROSALÍA is down for hers and I love it. ROSALÍA | Juro Que | Official Music Video Director: Tanu Muino Producer: Montse Urniza Commissioner/Co-Producer: Saul Levitz Production Company: UnderWonder Content Exec Producers: Frank Borin / Ivanna Borin DOP: Nikita Kuzmenko Production designer: Jose Tirado Editor: Tanu Muino Colorist: Joseph Bicknell @ Company3 NYC Service Company: StoryWeProduce Spain Follow ROSALÍA: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rosalia.vt/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/rosaliavt Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rosalia.vt/ Official Site: https://rosalia.com/
She is the modern day Nelly Furtado to me. Of course she is her own though. This song has been played about 6 times already. Jessie Reyez | LOVE IN THE DARK | Official Music Video Listen to “LOVE IN THE DARK”: http://jessiereyez.lnk.to/LoveInTheDark Pre-Order Before Love Came To Kill Us, Out March 27th: https://jessiereyez.lnk.to/BeforeLoveCameToKillUs Music Video by Jessie Reyez performing LOVE IN THE DARK. © 2020 FMLY http://vevo.ly/HBzx0s
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
New video just dropped from REI AMI called "DICTATOR" REI AMI | DICTATOR | Official Music Video Produced by Elie Rizk Written by REI AMI & Elie Rizk Mixed & Mastered by Ryan Schwabe Credits: Directed By: Alex Cook Produced By: Katy Cook Executive Produced By: Bear & Owl Cinematography By: Iain Trimble 1st AC: Becca Basaure 2nd AC: Dan Brown Gaffer: Ryan Breitenbach Steadicam: Brad Jarvis Key Grip: Max Goldberg Production Designer: Sydney Weinberger Production Assistant: Landry Long Hair and Makeup: Jacqueline Holden Stylist: Angeline Cruz Editing By: Mike Metzler VFX By: Nick Chamberlain Featuring: Joshua Wolf, Landry Long, Maine Washington, Prasad Romjin, Ruslan Hsia, and Xavier Jimenez Special Thanks: Dylan Bourne, Gentle Monster, Lauren Grier, Supreme Leader Kyo Instagram | http://reiami.link/IG Twitter | http://reiami.link/TW Facebook | http://reiami.link/FB Music: Spotify | http://reiami.link/Spotify Apple Music | http://reiami.link/Apple Soundcloud | http://reiami.link/SC Audiomack | http://reiami.link/AM
While you are streaming Justin Bieber we out here bumpin' Roddy Rich. That is all. Roddy Ricch | Boom Boom Room | Official Music Video Follow Roddy Ricch https://www.instagram.com/roddyricch https://twitter.com/roddyricch https://soundcloud.com/roddyricch https://www.facebook.com/RoddyRicch/
Visual Design Studio by WOW inc. Director by Ryo Kitabatake Visual Designer by Ryo Kitabatake, Takuma Sasaki, Tai Komatsu Producer by Ko Yamamoto WOW website https://www.w0w.co.jp/en/ Ryo’s website https://ryokitabatake.com/ Follow DJ Shadow: https://www.djshadow.com https://www.instagram.com/djshadow/ https://www.twitter.com/djshadow https://www.facebook.com/djshadow/
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
This dude right here basically slaps on everything he does. The substance visual and sonically is just right. It's smoother than your Sunday's best on the way to Church. Check out the new project. KOTA The Friend | Lyrics to GO Vol. 1
Monday, January 20, 2020
Produced by Stone's Neighbor, Trizz raps about that shooting guard on the Houston Rockets known as James Harden. Video Shot by Inland Empire Hip-Hop Artist Edgar Sosa Follow Trizz: twitter.com/Tr1zz facebook.com/Trizzofficial instagram.com/babyripgut © 2020 Below System Records http://belowsystem.com
Apple Music's Zane Lowe speaks with Jon Brion about collaborating with Mac Miller on his album, Circles.
Not sorry, I can ride to this. Catch the wave for 2020. DDG | Cotton Mouth | Official Music Video Video Director by @LewisYouNasty Produced by @DevisLit Sample by @M4hhe (C) 2020 Zooted Entertainment LLC. Follow DDG: https://twitter.com/pontiacmadeddg https://www.facebook.com/Pontiacmadeddg/ https://www.instagram.com/pontiacmadeddg https://soundcloud.com/pontiacmadeddg
Trentino showcases at Pioneer DJ NAMM 2019 on the NXS2 set up. http://trentinomusic.com
Talk to em', M.A. You here the rap story tellin', the flow and pain in them bars. The real recognize real. I'm here for that. Young M.A ft. Max YB | Sober Thoughts | Official Music Video Track produced by NY Bangers. Video Directed/Edited by Josh Forman Executive Produced by Fredo Tovar, Edwin Tovar, Scott Fleishman Produced by Lola Ridgell + Moses Israel DP - Natalia Moscoso 1st AD - Bashir Taylor Art Director - Ramall Goodrich Steadicam - Zachary Stanke 1st AC - Casey Schoch Gaffer - Michael Proa Audio Mixed & Engineered by Wizard Lee @ Feet 1st Studios Audio Mastered by Tatsuya Sato
Beats by Madlib, Raps by Oh No feat. Elzhi, Chino XL, and Adub. The first run of this album comes in an embossed and die-cut sleeve. Sleeve by Gustavo Eandi & Jeff Jank. Released 1/17/20. Stream: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list... Purchase: https://www.rappcats.com/shop/profess... 01. My House 02. The Pros 03. Payday 04. Give N Take 05. Superhumans (Feat. Elzhi & Chino XL) 06. Buggin 07. CDP Smackdown 08. Timeless Treasure 09. I Jus Wanna 10. Away Too Long 11. Make Due 12. Tired Atlas 13. Dishonored Valor
Just wish this was longer. Did I just think about her even though she right next to me. You gotta love real slaps. KOTA The Friend is really like a Friend that speaks to you in rhyme format. KOTA The Friend | SHE Follow Me: Website - http://kotathefriend.com Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/kotathefriend Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Kotathefriend Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/kotathefriend Twitter - https://twitter.com/KotaTheFriend
Saturday, January 18, 2020
This has that alternative reggae punk vibe to it. I'm a get use to it, can see myself playing this at a skate jam or something like that. Jessie Reyez | No Sweat | Audio Music Video by Jessie Reyez performing No Sweat (Audio). © 2020 FMLY, under exclusive license to Island Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc. http://vevo.ly/FuBmAd
Friday, January 17, 2020
From the new project Ghetto Cowboy. What ya'll think of this one? Song Credits Produced by Jim Jonsin Guitar | Ricky Medlock & Mike Hartnett Bass | Mike Hartnett Piano | Peter Keys
Do you like what Evidence did with that Redman - Tonight's Da Night sample. Hus Kingpin | Sabertooth Coats (Prod. by Evidence)
Thursday, January 16, 2020
How could I not help my city with every and anything. Most of you probably don't understand what I do, but that's ok, if I die tomorrow I feel like I did my part and what I could do. Polo G & Lil Tjay | First Place
From that Big Crown Records label. You know we been into funk since the beginning. What you think we use to break and boogie to when we came up. Lee Fields & The Expressions | Regenerate
They definitely made this mixer for sound designing. This is mixer is one massive 6 channel beast for sure. - via Shon Roka Meet the DJM-V10, 6-channel professional DJ mixer enabling DJs to craft new soundscapes from multiple audio sources. Born from a fresh design concept, the DJM-V10 is a new breed of mixer, built to enable the most creative DJs to forge original soundscapes. This 6-channel unit produces warm audio with energy and presence, and it’s loaded with unique features. So, take full control of your mix and enjoy the freedom to create something the crowd has never heard before. Connect CDJs, turntables, and other line-level audio sources to the DJM-V10’s 6 channels and use the specially developed 4-band EQ to sculpt your sound. Fully kill the high and low frequencies and play with the 2 mid ranges, which use an exclusive curve, to mold your mix. There’s a brand-new filter too, controlled by the dedicated knob on each channel. Bring rich texture to your tracks by selecting high or low pass, then sweeping the knob all the way from the left to the right. Unlimited creative options are available thanks to the expanded send/return section on the DJM-V10. You can route audio to 1 of 4 built-in FX and up to 2 pieces of external equipment. Assemble a custom setup by plugging in FX units, guitar pedals, and more to further personalize your performance. Route the audio back to the original channel or mix it straight into the master output. You can also choose to return it to a separate channel and tweak it further with the filter. And you can even use selected smartphone apps in your performances by connecting your device via MULTI I/O. Every aspect of the DJM-V10 has been carefully designed to produce the best audio possible, and to give you the tools to shape your sound. After layering elements and FX with the 6 channels, use the 3-band master isolator on the master output to drastically change, or fine-tune, the contours of your whole mix. And if you want to play raw, classic recordings with modern, mastered ones, use the compressor – the first of its kind we’ve ever featured on a mixer – and blend together tracks you might never have dared to before. Simply turn the knob and the loudness of the audio from the selected channel will be boosted, resulting in a more natural mix. Keen to spice up a track? Add harmony and depth with Beat FX including the brand-new Shimmer. If things don’t sound right behind the decks, use the new booth EQ on the DJM-V10 to adjust the audio coming through the monitors. And with dual headphone outputs – each featuring their own monitor channel and level control – you can comfortably take over the decks from a DJ who’s wrapping up a set, or perform back-to-back all night, without having to compromise on what you hear in your headphones. The DJM-V10 will be available from early February 2020 at an SRP of €3,299 including VAT/ £2,799 including VAT/at an MAP of $3,199 USD excluding tax. To use it with rekordbox dj/dvs, connect the mixer to a computer running the latest version of the software (rekordbox dj/dvs license(s) required, available separately). The DJM-V10 is also Serato DVS-ready (Serato DJ Club Kit license required, available separately – Serato DJ Pro compatibility is coming soon) and TRAKTOR DVS-ready (requires TRAKTOR PRO 3, available separately). - via Pioneer DJ In this review of the Pioneer DJM-V10 mixer we break down all of its features, from the new on board effects to send and returns, 4 band EQ and much more! Even learn how to get creative with the new features offered on this mixer from Pioneer DJ. Introducing the Pioneer DJM V10! - via Crossfader
Enjoy this masterpiece of musical history. He left us some gems. We miss you Mac Miller. Mac Miller | Circles | Album
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Tell you the truth, I think they have one. "Fall 4 You" would sound amazing live at any venue. Someone needs to book them individually and as a duo. Oliv Blu ft. Brittney Carter | Fall 4 You | Official Audio Produced by Ro Marsalis Mixed and Recorded @ Castleroc Recording with Noe Ramirez
One always gets good production motivation from these videos. One of my favorite series on YT. Check VinRican out as he showcases classic samples used on Gang Starr's "Step In The Arena"
Saturday, January 11, 2020
Starting January 14th, 2020 on Tuesday "Open Cypher Practice" All Styles Welcome!!! 7pm - 10pm Que4 (2643 W Chicago Ave) So at a meeting one day DeeCee asked if I could host a open practice at Que4 (2643 W Chicago Ave). So I decide to reach out to some of the crew and other DJs to make it happen. The got in house turntables and a open floor. So we doing it for the dance community in all. FREE to enter, FREE to vibe, event FREE open tables for the first hour so we can vibe on all types of music not just whoever is playing. Feel free to contact me if you trying to DJ one of the Tuesdays! We kicking off the evening with E-DOUBLE of (Phaze II/Cypher Addictz) and then myself representing the BRICKHEADZ! I might get immediately into some All-Styles stuff. Will see!
Friday, January 10, 2020
The slaps is right on this one from West Coast emcee THURZ. THURZ | Tomorrow | Prod. by JohnnyStormBeats
Keep going Reverie, I'm glad you have evolved in life and in music. This is not for everyone but there are tracks that you do have for them as well. Reverie & Louden | No Brakes
Beautiful doesn't define this enough. Miss you Mac, glad I still have your music to listen to and inspire us. See you soon. Mac Miller | Good News
New album from Mick Jenkins is gonna be the wave for all of January 2020! Starting this new year definitely of right with this one. Mick Jenkins | The Circus | Album
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Paterson, NJ's Finest AList Fame on the boards providing the luxurious street landscape and the alley oop slam dunk from Sr. to the Coney Island Gorilla, Nems. For those of you that asked, I told y'all I' be back. Gone for two years, but I'm back! And I ain't going nowhere now! You got2 deal with me! I spent the entire last 3 quarters of my beautiful, enlightening 2019 year stacking material and crafting. Now, we open the flood gates. More fire on the way. I ain't got no fancy announcements or roll outs for you. But just know, I'm dumpin' nothing but absolute fire on you! I appreciate y'all that stuck with me, the LLove is sincere. Help spread the word. We gon' get it where it needs to go this time around. On God! - Maffew Ragazino, Sr. Maffew Ragazino, Sr. ft. Nems | Cornerstore Carnivore | Prod. by AList Fame Shot + Edited by Andre Ward for Baby Tree Films
Sadat X teams up with the legendary Cormega on the soulful "On Fire" and talk about their Legacy. Produced by Real McKoy and featuring Lanelle Tyler, The song is off his album NEVER LEFT which is available now on limited edition CD, Tape and at all digital retail outlets. Sadat X ft. Cormega & Lanelle Tyler | On Fire | Official Music Video Directed By: Eye Grustle & Al Tejeda Edited By: Tydro of Tha embassy Elite, LLC.
New video from Griselda "DR BIRDS" directed by Hype Williams. What more do I have to say. It has that "POWER" type feel. Check it out here first. Griselda | DR BIRDS | Official Music Video Director by Hype Williams | Producer by Hype Williams | Production Company HW Worldwide | Editor Joe Guest, Final Cut | Editor Eric Alexander Hughes, Final Cut Listen Now | https://smarturl.it/WWCD Tidal | https://smarturl.it/WWCD/tidal Apple Music | https://smarturl.it/WWCD/applemusic Spotify | https://smarturl.it/WWCD/spotify iTunes | https://smarturl.it/WWCD/itunes #GxFR Socials: https://www.facebook.com/GriseldaxFR/ https://twitter.com/GriseldaRecords #GxFR #Griselda #DrBirds
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
New loosie by Supreme Cerebral produced by frequent collaborator Clypto. Supreme effortlessly display's immaculate wordplay over a very cinematic, orchestral backdrop properly entitled "Magnum Opus" Supreme Cerebral | Magnum Opus | Prod. by Clypto
Monday, January 6, 2020
Really just appreciate good R&B, had to add this especially because of the CHICAGO shout. Peace and love to you Quie James, looking forward to more music. Quie James | Dear Diary
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
After releasing two critically acclaimed a cappella soul EPs, rising Brooklyn singer songwriter, Madison McFerrin, debuts her first body of work that marries her timeless vocals with modern production on her new EP, You + I. Released December 4, 2019. Purchase: https://madisonmcferrin.bandcamp.com/album/you-i Track 1 - re: Intro (music + lyrics by Madison McFerrin, mixed by Taylor McFerrin, mastered by Balam Garcia) Track 2 - No Room (music + lyrics by Madison McFerrin, produced + mixed by Taylor McFerrin, mastered by Balam Garcia) Track 3 - TRY (music + lyrics by Madison McFerrin, produced + mixed by Taylor McFerrin, mastered by Balam Garcia) Track 4 - Unwise (music + lyrics by Madison McFerrin, produced + mixed by Taylor McFerrin, mastered by Balam Garcia) Track 5 - Know You Better (music, lyrics + piano by Madison McFerrin, mixed + mastered by Alex Dingley) Track 6 - Fallin' (music + lyrics by Madison McFerrin, produced + mixed by Taylor McFerrin, mastered by Balam Garcia) Executive Produced by Madison McFerrin + ned levy jr. EP cover art photography: ned levy jr.