The world was given a gift today - an unexpected and imperial rant from Jay-Z, recorded in one night with Timbaland and Swizz Beatz. "Open Letter," is a straight up diss track, addressing politicians who criticized him for visiting Cuba, critics who have commented on his situation with The Nets and haters in general. Of course, I wanted to be the first to drop a remix.
There may be numerous young artists hoping to make a name in the genre of Hip-Hop, but few deliver with the deliberative flow and youthful, emotive angst as presented in the original lyrics of Sealy Troh. Born to Barbadian working class parents in the suburbs of Southern California's Antelope Valley "It's like I become a different person when I perform," says Troh, who's performed a dozen or so local shows around town.
With the release of the critically acclaimed project "Kitchen In The Bassment" under his belt, Chris Crack and the Mayhem Music family realizes that there's no room for complacency. Not resting on his laurels from the success of the project, Crack has STILL been relentlessly hitting the booth.
Prolyphic takes a personal approach and goes for the throat like never before on "DRUG DEALER." Not only is this song an attack on Big Pharma, but we hear about how doctors pushed pharmaceutical products on his mother to treat her cancer and why her ultimate decision was to refuse them.
Video: Aureli1 f/ DOE CIGAPOM - "Music 4 the Mind"
Producer extraordinaire Auréli1 a.k.a TIGA has liberated his latest video for ‘Music 4 The Mind’ featuring D.O.E. C.I.G.A.P.O.M., taken from his latest project Music 4 Ya Mind. Visual is courtesy of Jon Powell (of jukeboxdc.com).
Twenty-year-old Mississippi hip-hop artist Pell releases his highly stylized French fashion inspired video for "The Wild" today. The Starkville, MS resident, by way of New Orleans, says the track, which was featured on his 2012 mixtape, Calphonic, is about self-discovery. "I'm constantly battling with myself: with respect to vices, internal conflicts, and the struggles of pursuing music as a career," explains Pell.
After performing "Obliged" together in Atlanta,GA, Phene & Maffew Ragazino decided to give the west coast influenced record a proper visual push. The song was produced by Qwan and originally featured on Phene's God On A Greyhound project. Look out for new solo projects from both MC's in the months to come...