Enough said, talk among yourselves.
Enough said, talk among yourselves.
The title track from Royce 5’9’s new album Layers features the likes of hip-hop heavy weights Pusha T and the false Rick Ross over some Mr Porter production. The video sees our heroes helping a crooked politician to see the neighborhood that he helps to destroy by lining his pockets. At some point, someone at sometime will be held accountable. Royce is enjoying a resurgence over the past few years and I for one am here for it. He’s always been able to spit but down people seem to be acknowledging him for it.
I like this dude.
5th Child has released visuals for his new single “Walkaway Love” off the album My Conversations With God. The video follows the trials and tribulations of Josiah as it pertains to his budding love interest Kendal. The life of a young man can be so difficult, nobody understands the plights of the adolescent. A tragedy in 2 Acts. Fight on good sir, fight on.
Silas is an emcee/musician who hails from Jackson, MS. He recently dropped his album The Day I Died the follow up to his mixtape Rap Revolt. An musical journey into the evolution of Silas as a person and an artist. The album is thoughtfully put together and riding the wave of the viral sensation “Gullah Gullah Island”, it is sure to make some noise. On the day the album dropped, Silas also released a video for the hit single. The video captures the feel of the track perfectly. Riding the beat produced by Donche, Silas draws a vivid picture of his own personal Gullah Gullah Island.
“Where they couldn’t bring crack to the hood, cause there ain’t no hood. Tyrone and Keisha doing pretty damn good. All the kids wearing hoodies, coming from the back of the 7/11 with a bag full of goodies. Skittles with a can of Arizona on deck, from a black owned store cause we mobbin’ like that”
So click the video above and let Silas transport you to his utopia. Then click below and pick up the album. Reject Regular Rap.
For a complete review of The Day I Died by Silas click here and check out what the homeys at Hood Hippie had to say about it.
Marcel P Black is preparing for the release of his next project titled Cry Freedom, which will be dropped on Grand Union Media Group this Spring. The entire album is produced by Baton Rouge producer Joe on the Track. While we await for the LP, Marcel drops some visuals for the debut track from it. “Where I Stay” features North Carolina native, Substantial, and a dope Pimp C vocal sample. The beat is funky, like really funky, like the kind of funky you would play for someone and their face would stay scrunched up the entire time they listen. Marcel’s signature street meets educator meets historian style is on full display here. While Substantial provides an excellent balance with his laid back and seamless rhyming patterns. Now, join me in eager anticipation for Cry Freedom to drop.
Alfred Banks calls upon fellow N.O. native producer CZA to assist on a pair of tracked dedicated to his late brother Orlandas Banks. The duo make a formidable team, which is displayed perfectly on “A Beautiful Song” as Banks bounces effortlessly over the soulful beat. I’m looking forward to the new project from Alfred as he continues to evolve into a more complete artist. Complex named him one of New Orleans ten up and coming artists and soon the rest of the country will know about Alfred Banks.
“This 2 part video “A Beautiful Song” & “Bless You” chronicles the pain and aftermath of Alfred Banks’ brother Orlandas Banks’ death after battling Schizophrenia. As Alfred prepares for the funeral, he writes a heartfelt letter & reminisces on all the good & bad times they shared.
Alfred plans to help shed a light on such a stigmatized topic in our society and reach out to others who are experiencing the same struggles everyday. This video will be followed by A 3 track EP titled “A Beautiful Prelude” set to be released on March 20th, 2016 in honor of the 2 year anniversary of his passing.”
Yes, I’m back….whatever….you probably didn’t even know I was gone. We got a new mission though. Stay tuned….
“Where you go to volunteer, this is where we’re stuck at” 5th Child droppin’ dimes on em. The Y. Valentine produced, “What You Need” is the lead single from his the highly anticipated album, My Conversations With God, due out sooner rather than later I hope. Video directed by Theca Jones and features 5th Child chopping up and distributing America’s true drugs of choice.
When Miles Garvey dropped at the end of 2014, I knew that it was going to be one of those records that stood the test of time. It would appear that Skipp would agree. When most artists are more concerned about the “NEXT” project or keeping up with what’s hot RIGHT NOW. Skipp has consistently been dropping videos to promote his album. Creating visually appealing independent pieces of work which capture the complexity of the album. The videos, just as the songs themselves, can be dissected and examined on different levels. This does however require you to watch the video several times to absorb it all. Check it out and if you have not done so already click the link below and pick up a copy of Skipp Coon’s Miles Garvey.
PURCHASE: SKIPP COON – MILES GARVEY
With Mello Music Group gearing up to release Petestrumentals 2 on June 23rd, we got some nice visuals from one of the cuts from the album “Cosmic Slop”. You already know what it is. You’ll be required to purchase on June 23rd or else you will be required to turn in your Hip-Hop card.