Drapetomania, the darkest duo in the Mitten, takes you on a journey into the depths of their minds in their video single EEMNAA (pronunced eem-nah). With the help of Branch Out Collective compatriot Clavius Crates, the three emcees break into the headspace so many of us try to avoid on a daily basis, owning and sharing their own misguided thoughts with an honesty that shines like the setting sun in this video. Laced with the aura of haze and brews, these young men delve into the clouded spaces of mothers, slave ancestry, religion, self-destruction, and consciousness, blocked slightly by vaporous clouds and dark shades.
With production from Professor Megablown, EEMNAA is the beginning of 2013 for the tandem of Gen Pop and Big Walt, better known as Drapetomania.
Def Dee is heating up the Northwest this winter with some new production - this time with a new free Ep "Zulu Delta". The young Seattle producer wanted to get heads open with something fresh from his crew. Enter ZAR. One of the most original and clever emcees in the Northwest, ZAR is used to spitting bars and breakin' backwoods with the homie Dee since junior high. The years of chemistry show, as ZAR sounds right at home over Dee's 96 inspired production. "Getting creative was the easy part... I was just trying to express my own personal interpretation of Hip-Hop," says Zar, "This Ep was intended to show that there still exists classic lyricists."
"Superman's Dead" is a story of betrayal, heartbreak, lies, trust, and personal strife, where the "World's Strongest Superhero" meets his downfall and demise. "Superman's Dead" is unique, because rather than rap straight-forward to deliver the message, Jus Daze conveys the story's theme through the use of symbols, metaphors, and imagery which he narrates using a dream sequence.
Maffew Ragazino takes a moment during a recording session at Krystal Clear Recordings to update his friends and fans about his upcoming free album "White Gold,” his favorite Jordan shoe, what you can expect from him in 2013 & more. “White Gold’ will be released in February 2013.
Antoine Banks is a talented man with a dream, a plan, and hope. Born in Hobbs, New Mexico but spent majority of his life in Dallas, Texas and rapping since he could pick up a microphone. It wasn’t until he turned 18 and realizing that he truly had a talent, a gift, a blessing and he was going to take advantage of every bit of it. His catchy, lyrical punchlines and the way he finds a way to relate his life and lyrics to your life story, proves that there are great things for his future.