1. to stun or stupefy, by a blow or shock 2. to bewilder, amaze, or dazzle a state of stunned confusion or shock (esp in the phrase in a daze) Daze has been regarded as one of the most talented lyrical Mc's in the Bronx. It was only until 1999 when Daze decided to take his career seriously and began recording for the public. Prior to that he kept to himself and expressed his inner most thoughts through the use of a pen , a pad and an instrumental CD. He outlines this experience on the Intro of his freshmen album According 2 Me.
"99 I decided to rhyme - I took all of my time - to express every feeling i was hiding inside - with honor and pride a Puerto Rican opened his eyes - Realized he can speak to the world right through the mic". Daze lyrics are loaded with emotion , tension and harsh experiences. He learned how to package it all up and explode on the Hip Hip scene as a strong unbreakable force. Aside from all this he is a great businessman and entrepreneur. Daze's (G.S.D WORLDWIDE ENT) features some of the rawest talent from all different boroughs of New York. In his own words , GET.SHIT.DONE was about building a solid network of peers who evolved into a company G.S.D Worldwide Entertainment.
Previous Mercury Prize nominee, MOBO and BET Award winner Sway has teamed up with seminal rapper Kano on his most recent offering ‘Still Sway & Kane’. His highly anticipated forthcoming album ‘The Deliverance’ is set to be released this year following the success of his previous singles ‘Still Speedin’ and ‘Level Up’, which charted in the top-20 and top-10 respectively.
Audio: Terrell Deniro Johnson - Middle Finger Music
Middle Finger Music is a collaboration from rapper Dirty Deniro, and hiphop producer Clientel. This track has a soulful feel, with edgy lyrics that fuse consciousness and swag to create a "fly ass revolutionary movement". The lyrics are message driven with piercing words that hit home and provoke the thoughts of people from all walks of life.
Video: Chae Hawk f/ Grabbitz - "Remember This Night"
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Tuesday marked the release of Chae Hawk’s latest music video and short film for "Remember This Night"- the second single off of his debut album, Dance Party for the Heavy Hearted. Above are links to peep the music video on YouTube, to stream the album on SoundCloud, as well as some additional links if you're interested in learning more. Chae and I would greatly appreciate it if you could consider featuring the video on Rap Reviews.
In response to what is developing around the world and within all of us, I poetically write a letter to my estranged father describing the current situation we are in with as well as the #IdleNoMore movement.
The track was produced by rapper/producer Matic808 also out of the DMV. The song is basically about what they would do if they had to do it. These are two young men on the rise who dont want anything to jeopardize their bright futures. The video was shot and directed by upcoming videographer WRAB Mell.
"In today's society Pharoah is anybody who is holding you down mentally also. The Children of Yashar'al left egypt physically but brought egypt with them mentally! Nowadays, it's no marvel if you see modern day Pharoahs tranform into ministers of righteousness... You have been warned! Shalum"
Illmaculate and OnlyOne star as hitmen competing with one another to kill the same targets in the new video for their single "Substance Abuse". The Artistic Outlet visuals play out like a short film, establishing the two Sandpeople emcees as hired guns receiving orders from the same boss. As bodies pile up, they begin to understand that something bigger is going on which eventually pits them against each other and raises the question of who can be trusted.
All of this unfolds over a fiery track off of CHRON: Legacy, the collaborative album by Illmaculate and producer Lawz Spoken (co-starring OnlyOne). "Substance Abuse" is the second video from the album; the first was for the single "Walk On Water (Fear Of God), also directed by Artistic Outlet.