DJ SOL MESSIAH is a dj hailing from Atlanta ga. In 1989 DJ SOL MESSIAH was djing in a local club called the WAREHOUSE with world reknowned LIL JON and many others. SOL MESSIAH is also the head of the UNIVERSAL ZULU NATION IN ATLANTA and the ROCK STEADY CREW/ world class breaking crew. Being the MESSIAH was very popular in hip hop he caught the eye of many club promoters in the city and in particular DALLAS AUSTIN/world class music producer. In 1991 MESSIAH partnered with AUSTIN to produce hits for TLC,BOYZ II MEN, BJORK, MICHAEL JACKSON, AND MANY MORE.
Saroc the mc hails from the southeastern area of Washington DC, a city that’s a mashup of poverty stricken hoods, a strong radical movement, and a fierce loyalty to cultural preservation. This is the cocoon from which Saroc was birthed and bred. A product of Afrikan-centered parents, Saroc developed a rebel mentality from an early age. She grew up on the music of Jimi Hendrix, Gil Scott Heron, and Earth,Wind & Fire. Her musical soundtrack was a klash of sounds, from gogo, to rock, to hip hop. This foundation began an aural quest for different sounds and concepts in music.
It wasn’t until 2002, when Saroc met Atlanta producer Sol Messiah, that she began her love affair with the mic. Armed with the lessons and musical genius of Sol Messiah, she developed a sound that was 1 part hood poetry, 2 parts otherworldly, and totally new and fresh. From subject matter ranging from melanin to pyramids, Saroc spits metaphysical ideas over melodic hip hop beats, seeking to fuse knowledge of self with great music. She seeks to create not just a couple of albums, but a full-fledged musical movement. A cultural griot, Saroc intends to reinstate the art of emceeing to its former glory, passing down the legacy 1 sixteen at a time.
EL gant & Tek (of Smif-N-Wessun) - Say Hello To The Bad Guy Red Eye feat. Born Unique & Godilla - Til I Owe Nada DJ Doo Wop feat. Planet Asia, Rass Kass, Royal Flush, Mic Geronimo & Sadat x - Banned from FM Skeezo feat. Alpha Faktion - Big Bang (produced by Alterbeats) Reks feat. Wais P - Cancel That (produced by Statik Selektah) Grand Papa Tra feat. Nutso, Punchline & Debonair, Reap & YB - Hip Hop is Back Grand Papa Tra feat. Royal Flush & Mic Geronimo - Space Ship Big Shug - Big Fly Homie (produced by A Kidd Called Quest) Truth - The Greatest Force Show & AG - The Bond Tiye Phoenix, Sa-Roc, Narubi Selah, StaHHr & Chop - Space Benders (produced by Sol Messiah) Sean Price - I'm So High (produced by Marco Polo) La Coca Nostra feat. Vinnie Paz - My Universe Sa-Roc - Sun Eaterz (produced by Sol Messiah) Sa-Roc - Merkaba (produced by Sol Messiah) Chaundon - Mandatory Wordsworth - Knock On My Door Avion - Murder She Wrote Sa-Roc - The Moors of Alhambra (produced by Sol Messiah) Sa-Roc - Freestyle (produced by Sol Messiah) Koolade feat. Maylay Sparks & Laurel Rauber (saxophone) - Reflections
Join us as Snow Tha Product gets personal with "Starry Eyed", her latest video from the Unorthodox mixtape! Watch below as Snow talks intimately about pride and prejudice, and showcases some performance and behind-the-scenes footage.
If there is one gripe constantly heard on the streets and online from Hip Hop fans, it’s how the rap game has gotten soft over the past few years. Fans and artists alike clamor for a return to the rough, rugged and raw brand of Hip-Hop that most fell in love with in the first place. That very brand of no holds barred, hard hitting Hip Hop reemerrges to the forefront on the new single by Queens’ New York’s Rock Mecca, entitled “Alone Out There”. A hardcore Hip Hop revival, “Alone Out There” is a call out to all hardcore heads to step out of the shadows and make themselves be heard. Over a sinisted backdrop, Rock goes on a search for a breed of emcee that has long been missing in the rap game and let’s out a warning that this track is “strictly for the real”.
Video: Boobe - "Don't Text Me (Alternate Broadcast Version)"
Oy Boyz Records presents Boobe's new music video for his single "Don't Text Me" directed by Broadway. BET's 106 & Park recently premiered "Don't Text Me" as the new joint of the day. "Don't Text Me" can be found on Boobe's upcoming Gangsta Grillz mixtape Boobe Trap hosted by DJ Drama.
Directed By Randy Cabrera of Status Industries. Darion "Smoke" Crawford aka "Chevy P" is a legend in the hip hop community. "Smoke" officially began his career in 2000 as a member of the multi-platinum, internationally acclaimed, Grammy nominated group--Field Mob. Now, "Smoke" is ready to prove the old adage true that where there is "Smoke" there is fire. Indeed the fire will be ignited this Summer with his upcoming street album-- "KANG!" As he embarks upon his solo career Smoke is poised to release blazing tracks.
One half of the producer/emcee tandem Divine Minds, Cleveland wordsmith James John's (aka Black J) unique abilities and approach to emceeing have gained him a strong reputation amongst fans and industry people, alike. It's his devotion to creating genuine music listeners can relate to that keeps him hungry yet grounded and it's easy to see that every bar he crafts is carefully done so. Keep an eye open for his forthcoming releases with Brooklyn, by way of Cleveland producer, SoulKlap and the aforementioned Divine Minds.
Video: Stretch Money x Nick Speed - The Making of "What's Hapnin"
For the latest set of visuals to accompany 25 Miles Per Hour, Stretch Money sits down alongside the album's producer Nick Speed at Detroit's legendary 54 Studios (home to Eminem, 50 Cent, George Clinton) to discuss the creative process behind the album cut "What's Hapnin." Give the entire album a listen through the SoundCloud stream link, below.