Sunday, April 29, 2012
Another dope release from Mello Music Group!!
This one excites me because both of these artists are "killin". It was a genius idea to release a project that highlights the talents of Apollo Brown and OC. I've been dying to hear new music from OC, an affiliate of the D.I.T.C. group that dropped science into the hip hop world in the 90's that made profound influence in the hip hop game. OC stepped on the scene blazin with the "Times Up" hip hop anthem.(sigh) Memories! Apollo Brown's production is "supersick". He's been at this thing since 1996.
In his earlier years he collabed with Detroiters Finale, MaGestiK LeGenD, Danny Brown, Paradime, and Kam Moye aka Supastition. He went on in 2009 to win the Detroit Red Bull Big Tune Championships and competed in the national finals. Apollo then signed as a producer with the Mello Music Group in December of 2009 and its been crazy every since. In 2010, his collaborations included the Brown Study album as half of the group UPS with Boog Brown, a new album from Daily Bread with Rochester, New York MC Hassaan Mackey, and the long-awaited Gas Mask LP as one-third of The Left with DJ SoKo and MC Journalist 103.
I'm on the edge of my seat, waiting to bless my ears for what's in store. Below you can listen and purchase this beautiful illustration of real hip hop.
On April 17th Wes Felton released Handle With Care. This project is available at www.wesfelton.bandcamp.com. Felton has consistently put quality into the universe blending all words of music into one. Carrying on his father's legacy, he is the son of the late Hilton Felton-one of the masterminds of The Soul Searchers, a group that made many contributions to the world of music and whose music highly influences hip hop music,still today...Below you can view Felton's video where he talks about the concept of the album. And below that you can take a listen and purchase this cohesive project.
Saturday, April 28, 2012
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Wednesday, April 25, 2012
I'm indeed a fan of this brotha's work. Since the early 90's when he was droppin timeless gems into the universe with Pete Rock. His flava is undeniable. It's something about his flow and the way he attacks the track. I must also say that he is one artist that I feel takes the time to find music to compliment his lyrical delivery. That is a science within itself. This is a little teaser of what's to come as CL emerges back on the scene to release his upcoming project titled "The Emancipation of Corey Penn". I'm excited as hell!! Can't Wait!! The Rebirth of Hip Hop 2012...Another move towards gettin things back the way they should be!
Monday, April 23, 2012
Saturday, April 21, 2012
This is officially the first video that I have produced. This also OBoogie's first official video. Thanks to OBoogie for allowing me to practice on my skills. This is the intro song to his project "Dashikis and Airmaxes". Download the entire project at from Oboogie's bandcamp page or see below.
Friday, April 20, 2012
The soul singer/songwriter Latif has released his latest project titled “Philadelphia Healing” EP which is produced entirely by CAVIART™ producers Dannie Phantom & V-Shawn. Latif is touching on everyday issues all the while bring that spirit of Marvin Gaye back with the classic Philadelphia Soul. This is definitely a worth while listen/download!
Today, April 20, 2012, marks an epic day for CaKi Creative Partners as they present R&B soul-stress, Kia Bennett who is set to release her new EP titled “Duet of Daffodils”. This exclusive digital EP is a collection of songs that are collaborations on other artists and producers albums from the U.K., Greece, Spain, and the United States. Songs were produced by Soulpersona, Twin Cities, Ezel, Osunlade, and Elise Perry. Kia's current single “Lifetime” which was produced by Soulpersona is currently available on Bandcamp and Itunes. Bennett describes her nu-soul sound as the "The new age high".....music that takes you to an elevated level. Native of Richmond, Virginia and a product of Howard University, Bennett made her introduction into the entertainment world while singing with D.C. based group “Entyme”. It was in Richmond, Virginia and D.C. that Bennett found her passion for songwriting and performing. She quotes, “I want you to feel high without the feeling of a superficial one. Through my music, I want to create and redefine an atmosphere of love and beauty in all forms and on all levels. It's all about the beauty of elevation. My music is universal and for all seasons." She is currently a member of the new school Roy Ayers Music Production (RAMP) whose musical contributions provided the world with samples for hits like, A Tribe Called Quest’s “Bonita Applebum”, Mary J. Blige’s “My Life” and Erykah Badu’s “America’s Promise”. Kia Bennett is best noted for her soothing background vocals which blessed international recording artists like D’Angelo, Ledisi, Michael Bolton, Julie Dexter, and Deborah Bond. She has also collaborated on a song, "Share a Moment of Love" with Kindred The Family Soul, Raheem DeVaughn, Sy Smith, Deborah Bond, Bilal Salaam, W. Ellington Felton, Sol Edler, Kia El Amin, Ginger Bleu, Tamara Wellons, Wayna, Ayanna Gregory, Afi, Sasha Brown, and Donna Hawkins." Stay tuned...more to come!
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Mello Music Group is definitely NOT playing around with this music thing in 2012. They continue to drop back to back HEAT!!! DJ Soko (of The Left) is releasing his first limited edition 7" vinyl next week! To spread the word Soko is giving away the track "Biters feat. Guilty Simpson" that Gensu Dean produced. Soko built a beautiful track here and really goes in on the cuts. Enjoy and feel free to share!
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
I'd like to focus your attention on a DC-based rapper that goes by the name of Born Infinite better known as Born I Music. I just recently found out about this brother, but what I do know is that his lyrical delivery is "vicious". His art of attacking the mic brings forth a sound in hip hop that is one to be reckoned with. He has united with G-Unit engineer and producer Ky Miller as well as multiple sponsors to release his new song and video “The Life“. Take a look at the video and DOWNLOAD the single below the video FREE FOR MORE ON BORN I MUSIC VISIT:: http://bornimusic.com/
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Those of you who are familiar with mixes by DJ Jamad already understand that they are no joke! He takes music to another level and remixes and enhances sounds around music you may be already familiar with--but makes it damn near another song or on a higher plateau. If you haven't been fortunate to have any of his releases in you library hear is your opportunity!! Moods Music has made Jamad's latest venture "Velvet Reasons" available for FREE DOWNLOAD...simply CLICK THE IMAGE ABOVE..
Here's the tracklisiting::
2. Deborah Jordan – I Know
3. Quadron – Wounds (Simili Life Version)
4. Me’Shell Ndegeocello – Love You Down
5. Purity Ring – Lofticries
6. Kwala – Aquarius Machine Co.
7. Ledisi – I Gotta Get To You
8. Drake – Practice x The Foreign Exchange – Eyes To The Sky
9. Teengirl Fantasy ft. Shannon Funchess – Dancing in Slow Motion
10. Deep Shoq – White In Blue
11. Blue Six – Noesis
12. Daft Punk – Night Vision
13. Nikko Gray – Beautiful You Are
14. The Weeknd – Thursday
15. Little Dragon – Seconds (Syd The Kyd Remix)
16. Gwen Stefani – Luxurious
17. The Isley Brothers – Between The Sheets
18. Atjazz – Short Changed
19. S.O.S. Band – Tell Me If You Still Care w/ Ski Beats & Mos Def
20. Applejac ft. Ramona – De Ja Vu
21. Twyla – Love of A Lifetime
22. Staycen – Feel Ya
23. Ta-Ku – Night (Albsurealude)
24. Al B. Sure – Nite and Day
25. Danimal – Slow Jam (How I Feel About You)
26. Robert Glasper Experiment ft Musiq & Chrisette Michele – Ah Yeah
27. Frank Ocean – We All Try
28. Amy Winehouse – Halftime
Leroge is his name. His unique name fits him well as it relates to his music. It would be difficult to classify this artist into a particular genre, for his music stamps him as an artist with dimensional sounds.
"Music originated from my roots, lyrics derived from self-experience. Sowing soul seeds to seekers of sounds & spreading life, love, & knowledge through ambiguous & relatable song" says Leroge. Leroge is keeping busy-working on a variety of musical projects including "The Peace Project." Also tracks for the "Open Format" EP, which will be the first collaborative effort showcasing the production of BET's "Master of The Mix" finalist Michael McPherson. His single "Best Friend" his definitely making noise and being featured on various mixshows and podcasts across the globe. I myself am glad to also introduce this talented young brother. You can take a LISTEN and DOWNLOAD FREE BELOW....Stay Tuned!
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
This is a brief look into Wes Felton's latest project "Handle With Care" available at : www.wesfelton.bandcamp.com ON APRIL 17th
This Seattle Based MC and Producer--J. Pinder, has the sound that in my opinion has been missing or far and inbetween in the hip hop world these past years. I first got wind of this brother back in 2007 when I took a chance and picked up his debut album Backpack Wax( see I-Tunes). I was quite impressed by the quality presented on this CD as it relates to both the production(beats) and Pinder's profound lyrical delivery. I've been following his work every since as he continued to create and collab with other dope artists like Jake One and Seattle Soul songstress Choklate just to name a few. Well people....He's back and his direction is consistenly upward bound. He recently released a killin track titled "Never No"( see I-Tunes)produced by himself, Martin Feveyear and Kuddie Fresh. Featured on the hook of the track are the vocals of Dice, Choklate, Tiffany Wilson, Zach Bruce, Blakk Soul. It is the first single off of J. Pinder's upcoming full length Careless. Visit www.jpinder.com
Follow him on Twitter @JPinder......www.facebook.com/jpindermusic
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BEHIND THE SCENES
Sunday, April 8, 2012
I'd like to focus your attention on a young musical genius by the name Iman Omari. Just watch these clips below and you will understand my usage of the words young musical genius. This west coast artist without a doubt has a clear understanding and dimensional interpretation of sound.You can download his latest project titled "Energy" free..just goto www.imanomari.com or CLICK IMAGE ABOVE
Just what the title states,VICE LOUNGE is the name!! Tai Allen and Jonn Nubian have released some treats into the universe. Some singing, some spoken word, hypnotic grooves, and syncopated melodies is what you can expect from the 4-track teaser of live outtakes, breakbeats and mashups. This is something to pacify you until their anticipated June release.DOWNLOAD,LISTEN,SHARE & SPREAD THE LOVE!!
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Saturday, April 7, 2012
Another Dope project in the world of hip hop folks!!
Actual Proof joined forces with Jamla Records and The DJ Booth to release their latest album, Black Boy Radio-Extended Airplay,available on I Tunes. This album tells a story of a young African-American boy growing up in Raleigh, N.C. Guest features include Raheem DeVaughn, Rapsody, Scoopay (of M1 Platoon), Geechi Suede (of Camp Lo), Bluu Suede, TP, Sophia Fresh, 9thmatic and Bird & the Midnight Falcons with production by 9th Wonder, Hi-Tek, The Soul Council to name a few...NEED I SAY MORE?? CLICK IMAGE ABOVE TO PURCHASE.
JayLotus born Philippe Edison is a saxophonist turned producer from Houston, Texas. Jay started making beats inspired by the work of J Dilla & AFTA-1 after his departure from Berklee College Of Music in 2010 but later developed his own sound in 2011 experimenting with live instruments and synths.
Here's is his tribute to art of Robert Glasper available for FREE DOWNLOAD...but do support this amazing artist by purchasing his latest project GANESHA(see below)
NEW PROJECT "GANESHA"
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Rashid Hadee released his video titled "Just Wanna Live" from his latest project AURAL SEX::The Search For Pinky Tuscadero. This project is a worthwhile addition to your music library --offering phat beats and dope lyrics. Trust me when I say that this brother has got that "gift". You can visit his bandcamp page by clicking the image above..BUT NOT BEFORE VIEWING THIS HOT VIDEO.Directed and Edited by Rookie of Rookie Films.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Gensu Dean is steady grabbing attention of hip hop fans across the globe. Recently he released his debut album titled Lo-Fi Fingahz on Mello Music Group. Though this is official introduction as an artist to the world. He's hardly a rookey to this.His production...his gift... has been blessing the world of hip hop since the 90's. Among the many gems you will find on the album, there is one currently being pushed as promo. This joint is solid and titled Alice in Wonderland featuring David Banner. Dean definitely laced the track, and Banner shows know mercy on using his lyrical ability to murder the track. FREE DOWNLOAD>> CLICK IMAGE ABOVE> ENJOY...And know that buying this album is a must and worthwhile purchase!! Support Great Music!!!!!
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
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This year is bringing some real gems to the surface and B.Jamelle keeps comin!! Her newest single titled Marcy Muse produced by Slimkat 78 is smooth and seductive and will send chills from ears to thighs!!
DMV native artist, now Ethopia based singer Kenny Allen aka K'Alyn always represents true artisty to the utmost. His music continuously brings delight and relief to the ear in a time where good music is hard to find. Pure Talent I say!!!
He recently released a stream of acoustic sessions which can all be viewed on his youtube page by clicking the image above.Below is an acoustic version of the song 'That Feel Good Thang' from the forthcoming project ''Dre Kay, Common Thread'' produced by Dre King. Stay tuned..they're are some great things on the horizon!
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I just wanted to use to today to bring a few gems to light....just in case you're sleeping(smile). The name Staycen is one that if you don't have in your music libraries, you're being deprived of something wonderful. This Atlanta based artist is definitely doing the damn thing. In 2011, she released a self-titled EP with production from the likes of Dre King, Slimkat 78, Muhsinah and Dunc. Need I say more! Their production, her irresistiblly hynpnotic vocals are sure to please the ear. And best of all, this project is available for FREE DOWNLOAD!! See below and yo, keep your eyes on this lady(wink)
Kaleem Taylor is a young UK vocalist that is making waves in the indie music world. He has released the debut single, "Blowout" from his upcoming project set to be released sometime this year. A few months back he released his EP titled SMOOTH. A love offering with good feeling and blends of soul and r and b. Definitely worth checking it out. Kaleem laces tracks with his layed back yet bold and fearless vocal delivery. Watch his video "Blowout" here....DOPENESS GUARANTEED! The Single is available on ITUNES!
You can listen to his SMOOTH EP below and download it from his website by clicking the image above
Georgia Anne Muldrow and Madlib have teamed up and released a phenomenal musical contribution to the world. This is Georgia's first album where she has given up the lead in production to someone other than herself. This is also Madlib's first full length album produced soley for a female vocalist. Together they create beautiful music to elevate your mind, body and soul..And of course, like all Muldrow projects, there's a message embedded in the music.
Seeds not only marks Georgia's first album as a vocalist on an outside producers instrumentation, it also marks the first full length project Madlib has produced exclusively for a female vocalist.
Seeds is an awakening to the people of the world to elevate their consciousness and take responsibility for the future of our children and the planet.Sweet
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