Introducing Hip-Hop fused with Dancehall artist Ray Sytes, a soon to be well known artist, whose blend of both genres is sure to lure you in. Having collaborated with hit producers who've worked with superstars like Wiz Khalifa, Trey Songz, Talib Kweli, and 50 Cent, as well as recording a song with multi-platinum recording artist T-Pain entitled "Everybody Else", Ray Sytes is determined to put Hip- Hop on the map for Guyana.
"Welcome To The Far South" is Sytes' official mixtape series, with the release of his first installment entitled "Tote My Flag." Sytes' mixtape includes a blend of Hip-Hop and Dancehall, featuring established artists featured on his project. Ray Sytes isn't just doing music for his fans, but for his country as well.
"We have many talented artists in R&B, Reggae, Dancehall, and Soca but not in Hip-Hop, so I’m filling that void," says Ray Sytes.
Originally from Georgetown, Guyana at a very early age, Sytes relocated to the States where he found a love for music other than Dancehall... Hip-Hop. Living in Flatbush, Brooklyn, Ray Sytes gained knowledge of rhyming and writing then moved to Queens where he now resides. With a large success rate of artists coming from the Tri-State Area like Biggie, Nas, and Jay-Z, Ray Sytes has an opportunity he won't let slip through.
"Tote My Flag," features a remix of the hit "Star Bwoy," with Jamaican musician Mavado, as well as features including Choppa Zoe, Clova, DJ Latan and many more. With 5 singles doing well on iTunes, you can anticipate Ray Sytes' upcoming mixtape "Welcome To Guyana", the second episode in his "Welcome To The Far South" series.
Proclaiming leadership of the "Far South Movement", Ray Sytes is reppin' for his country!
Most people outside of the Northwest may know Fatal Lucciauno from his appearence on the song "Close to Yah" from his label mate D.Black's 2009 album Ali'Yah. Drawing som,e national attention in 2007, Fatal and his debut album "The Only Forgotten Son" earned a position in URB's "NEXT 1000".
The song "Warm Ups" is Lucciauno's first MP3 leak this year. He's been busy in the studio working on three projects, one of wich will be all production by Jake One, another is a full length album titled "Respect" due out this winter, and an aditional EP.
Fatal Lucciauno produced by Jake One- "Warm Ups" here:
“Matters of the Heart” is about Life and Love, about Trust and Betrayal. It is about those kind of relationships we all have experienced at one point in life.
Starting with the Aagee (Compund 7) produced track “Around the world” Macsen Apollo takes you on a journey, an emotional one, so real that you can relate to each and every line: "We can go around the world girl, just for one night", a song about the admiration you can feel for a person when you first meet, whose company you want to enjoy for a short enough time to leave them with untarnished memories. Very different from "Like this", a love story, about a connection so strong that it can take you to the moon and back. Yet producer Daniel J kept the sounds light for this to be a joint you can vibe out to in the sunshine.
After the love story, just like in real life, come the "Problems" which is a song about heartache, the pain you feel when you loose a woman you love, about the mistakes that lead to this loss and how it makes you feel in the end. About realizing mistakes you made when it's too late, and how you don't know what you have until it's gone. And a lot of times problems lead to "Heartbreaks", which is Macsen Apollo's true story of betrayal and hurt. The lies a woman told which eventually had to come to light and led to a dramatic break-up. Arranged beautifully by Kev Choice and accompanied by cuts from DJ Quest.
The EP is closed by "City Girl", which is a tale of friendship and admiration, the fragile kind of love that feels like a crush, the one you want so bad but just can't be because of the circumstances you are in.
In the end Macsen Apollo proves to be a real Emcee, a real person who is not afraid to share his life, his feelings and his experiences with anyone who wants to listen. “All Rap, No Gimmicks”.
This is a free download from Vancouver, Canada's only boom-bap band The GroundBreakers (Attikus, GBoXX, Backbone, Babie Paul The Breakcharmer, and DJ Leaf). This feel-good five-man hip hop band lays down velvety flows over this REL!G!ON produced single. The track is available through Wandering Worx Music.
There's palm trees, gangbangin, and the best smoke, but there's so much more to the West Coast – Cali's elite emcee Trek Life opens a new realm in Golden State Hiphop.
Today the first single, What It Is (Apollo Brown Remix), was released from his upcoming project Wouldn't Change Nothing. Detroit producer Apollo Brown approached the track by trying to craft an entirely new sound from the Oddisee original in an effort to compliment Trek's agressive flow. Trek Life commented after hearing the finished track: "What It Is is one of the rawest tracks I ever recorded, it's crazy that Apollo made it even MORE RAW!"
The upcoming album is a remix project that gives new producers a take on last summer's Oddisee collaboration "Everything Changed Nothing". The new project contains production from Apollo Brown, J Bizness, ST/MiC, MarvWon, Has-Lo, Captain, Slimkat78, Duke Westlake, A3, Bombay, and of course long time friend and collaborator Oddisee. Look for the new album at itunes next Tuesday July 12th!