The second of the previously mentioned McPick2 from Silas. FLAMES!! Yoga even!!
I stand behind the statement I made a few years ago, Coke Bumaye is the biggest rapper in his city. His resume is impeccable. He recently dropped Amerikaz Nightmare, and now he’s back with a couple new tracks on The Nightmare Continues (EP). Be sure to cop everything you see with Coke’s name on it. Your satisfaction is guaranteed. Enjoy!
This Friday night,June 20th, in the year 2014, Jackson will be in for a treat as the third installment of native musician, 5th Child’s event The Basement. The Hip-Hop showcase live performances from emcees Kamikaze, Skipp Coon, and Dolla Black; producers Ace Of Spades, Donche, and Loki; as well DJ sets from Sean Mac, DJ Ron, and DJ Young Venom. On top of all that talent there will also be local graffiti artists on scene painting the building, YES painting the building.
The spot is The Corner located at 303 North Farish St. in Jackson, MS. The show starts promptly at 10pm and is over when it’s over. It is a 21 and over event so make sure you bring your identification. Tickets are $10, which is basically $1 per performer. That’s a crazy ratio, you would be foolish not to show up. It is fitting that the show is happening in Jackson’s historic Farish District, a place which was once the music hub in the capital city. The building Trumpet Records was housed in is located right next door to The Corner venue. Trumpet was the early home to Sonny Boy Williamson, Little Milton, Elmore James, and a host of other influential musicians.
If you had the opportunity to attend one of the previous Basement installments then you already know that you are in for a treat. If you have not had the chance to make it to one of the other events, then check some of the video links below for an idea of the awesomeness that goes on. This is vital for the Hip-Hop community in the city of Jackson as well as the state of Mississippi. The unity shown by the fans and the artists prove that the people want the movement. This weekend is stacked full of things to do as Friday night we will have The Basement, Saturday will be the second New Jacks Show (another 5th Child creation), and Sunday will be SippHop’s Super Showcase 12 open mic and beat battle. It is nice to see people gathering and enjoying the events. Supporting the artists and contributing the grass root movement happening in Mississippi, the birthplace of America’s music.
I do not make a lot of assurances in life, but I guarantee that if you make it out to The Basement Vol 3 on June 20th you will enjoy yourself. Come and get your fix of all things Hip-Hop related.
Check out links and music and videos after the jump
You would be hard pressed to find another state in the republic that is as musically sound as Mississippi. The birthplace of America’s music has produced some undeniable talent. The city of Jackson alone is home to more than a few capable emcees. Per capita I would put the Jack against any other city in the category, the only challenge would probably come from Detroit. Which is another debate all together.
Enter Silas, an up and coming rapper/trumpeter from the Fondren area of Jackson, and no that is not a typo, I said trumpeter. Rap Revolt is Silas’ introduction to a lot of people, and it is a hellova first impression. He runs the gambit when it comes to styles. He tackles every type of sound you could imagine to hear and he does it with style and grace. He effortlessly bounces between tracks, flowing fluidly over tracks pieced together masterfully. If this is his rapping resume, then he’s getting the job. He breaks down a lot on “For The Fans”, explaining what separates Jackson from cities like Detroit, San Francisco, Philly, and New York and why the city does not get the shine it should in the rap game. Then on tracks like “Warm Up Mix” featuring Core DJ Jonasty Silas firmly places his Hip-Hop flag on the steps of the Capital and dares rappers to step up. “Red Velvet Cake” is his stab at the often used “Pound Cake” beat, showing that he can spit over hit tracks just as well as the originals. Then he jumps on Biggie’s “Everday Struggle” and “Shook Ones II” by Mobb Deep, showing his understanding of rap history. Like I said this is one heck of a resume. You do not have to listen to me though, download it for free below and listen for yourself.
Then come back and tell me I was right, cause I am. Peace
Jackson emcees Rashad Street, Mack Life, Elite The Omen drop a new single, an ode to early morning activities in the city. The three Jacktown vets along with Y. Valentine have come together to form The $yndicate. Together they are looking to put their stamp on the Jack. With their first track they certainly make a compelling argument for that train of thought. This sing should be getting some serious play this spring and summer. It’s only a matter of time before the clubs start getting flooded with requests for The $yndicate. Once this joins “Monsta” on rotation it’s going to be hard denying Jackson is making moves.
Jackson emcee D.O.L.O. is fresh off his show at Morningbell Record last month at the New Jacks event. He’s been working on his next project called Booby Miles. “Keep It Forward” is all about D.O.L.O. moving forward, keeping it pushing as he looks to develop as an artist. Word has it he’s working with 5th Child and Jaxx City, so it’s obvious he’s moving in the right direction. We need more experienced people reaching out and helping to guide these younger artists. If you’re going to effectively develop a scene, you must work with the youth, they are the future.
Jackson Jackal alumni, Coke Bumaye drops his brand new single laying his claim to the office of “Mayor” of his city, Jackson, MS. The voice of a city caught somewhere in between the equally tragic and inter-twined turmoil of racism and poverty. The voice of hope and the understanding of the hopeless. A man amongst boys who are forced into decisions reserved for the desperate and lost in a society which doesn’t care. Coke vividly paints a picture of the real Jackson, a place of beautiful decay. If you’ve never been to Jackson you wouldn’t understand. In a city where beckons of hope are either quickly put out or quietly forced out, Coke speaks for all those who can’t speak for themselves. If you haven’t done so I suggest you pick up Translation 3 now and get familiar with the brightest star in Jackson’s constellation. In a city chalked full of history and talent, Coke successfully lays his claim to the head chair at the table.
DOWNLOAD : COKE BUMAYE – MAYOR
added bonus, Coke teams up with his Jackal cohorts PyInfamous & Skipp Coon on “Hope For The Hopeless” off Translation 3 : Do You Believe