Video: Michael Leon (Feat. B.Slade) - Hip Hop Memoirs
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'Hip Hop Memoirs' is the brand new release from Michael, and sees him team up with Grammy nominated singer / producer / songwriter B.Slade to present a powerful ode to classic hip hop. Released on the anniversary of the death of legendary Biggie Smalls, the single celebrates those who have lived and died in hip hop, with Michael breaking down his personal attachment to the genre the world has come to know and love.
Born and raised through his younger years in the southeast section of San Diego, but calls Victorville, California home. DiVance's love for hip hop has grown throughout his adolescence into young adult hood. With influences from R&B killers such as Dave Hollister and Al Green, to rap legends Eminem and 3 Stacks; the cali spitter has developed a knack for rhythm assisted poetry.
The delightful video, directed by Art of Fresh group member Slakah the Beatchild, features the duo as pilots in the 1970’s. Slakah offers, “Art of fresh has travelled all around the world in the last few years from Japan to Amsterdam to the UK, the US and back to Canada. Airports are inspirational because you know you're going somewhere and are looking forward to your destination.
The Lessondary affiliate (Jermiside) teams up with prolific Boston based producer Jonathan Lowell for this track off their upcoming project A Dream of Consciousness that will be available for free download on April 2nd right here at KevinNottingham.com.
New York Emcee AKIR returns with a brand new video for "SOUL" which features Lessondary's Che Grand from his upcoming EP "Focus". The hard hitting single was shot entirely in the Netherlands and directed by Jere-Me. The video shows the Rebel Armz representative spitting his trademark flow over a dark instrumental from the man himself. Whether in the streets or the studio, AKIR showcases why the system will never be able to buy his "SOUL".
Smoovth of the duo, Tha Connection from Hempstead NY, releases his new set of jewels entitled "Treasures", in the "Lost Tapes" form by resurrecting lost and found songs. This is a BANDCAMP EXCLUSIVE! Japan CD version coming soon...