Live from the Farish street in the city of Jafrica, Skipp Coon liberates the visuals for “Blacker” from his critically acclaimed album Miles Garvey. There is nothing I can say that the video does not say on it’s own. So watch, listen, share, and repeat. If you have not purchased the album then now would be a good time to stop being a hater. You cannot hate your entire life.
“We Jackals, we write freedom with gun powder”
Tira D spits like a woman wise beyond her years. “Lose My Mind” is the up and coming emcee’s attempt to come to grips with a broken world. Anger is the natural response to what tends to seem like hopeless situations. Tira is able to channel that hurt and angst and transform it into something else. It would be easy to lash out in anger, but if you read between the lines there is a plea for help. Help in the form of understanding, why do we hurt? Why do we suffer? What is the point? These are questions we can not possibly know the answers to but it certainly does not mean we should stop asking. For with the question eventually comes understanding and we must understand before we can become enlightened. Check out more of Tira’s music from her latest project Prelude2, link included below. Look out for her next project on Homework Town Records / Elegant Trainwreck Productions later this year.
Tira D – Prelude 2 (Bandcamp)
The latest set of visuals from The Black Opera’s The Great Year album which dropped back in September. If you have not heard it yet, click here, and share the music with your friends. Together we can make a difference. Props to Mello Music Group for putting together a nice run in 2014.
Treach zones out on this track. “Yoke The Joker” was one of those crazy tracks from the self-titled Naughty By Nature album. While everyone was wylin’ out to “O.P.P.” and “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright” I was losing my mind to the first track on the album. It took me a while to even let the tape keep playing. Easily one of the most underrated and respected emcees in the history of rap music.
The duo of yU and Slimkat are back as The 1978ers and drop some visuals from their album People Of Today. “Without A Clue” is a more smooth than some room temperature Crown over the rocks. SlimKat produces some soulful and colorful jazz infused goodness while yU rides the beat like smooth sailing.
While in town for a couple shows, Marcel P. Black took time to discuss his latest project Black Collar, which is out now. While setting up for a performance at Offbeat in Jackson for Homework Town and Elegant Trainwreck‘s 2nd anniversary show, Marcel sits down with Garrad Lee (Homework Town Records) and gives us some insight into the the work that went in to and concept of the album.
This seems incredibly necessary this morning. Listen, absorb, digest and act. Knowledge is the key. With knowledge comes awareness, when we become aware to the things going on around us we can develop plans to change the things which we deem unacceptable and detrimental to ourselves and to our collective whole. Every life matters. There is more I could say, but it is not my time to speak.
This song needs no explanation, introduction, or any other words that take away from you listening to the track. One of the best Hip-Hop songs ever. This is not up for debate.
Now residing in Colorado, Harn Solo drops a new track produced by New Orleans’ DJ Yamin. “No Mercy” lives up to it’s name as Harn switches speeds while bouncing along to the beat. The new mixtape titled Traveling Man should be dropping soon. Stay tuned…./
Swiss producer Soulseize puts his stamp on a track from Theory Hazit’s Modern Marvels featuring Long Beach’s LMNO. Any remix worth it’s weight in Swiss Mocha brings something new to the original or should not dare bother. This is that kind of reworking. Check it out!
Like it? You can pick up the original, via Illect Records, on any one of the following sites