Ab-Soul is another Emcee part of that "Black Hippie" along with Kendrick Lamar and Schoolboy Q who are the lead Emcees at Top Dog Entertainment/Interscope. This is one of my favorite songs by Ab-Soul, not only is he showing off his lyrical skills but he's also delivering a powerful message. I'm sure most people will not be able to figure out what that is. Listen to the track below and tell us what you think.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
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Director Jay Brown help bring the lyrics of "How To Kill God" alive, it captures some of the fallen bastions of America. Ras Kass spits brutal bars that harken back to "Nature of the Threat" from his original classic "Soul On Ice."
Meanwhile Apollo Brown delivers soul stirring boom bap at it's best for Ras to lay question after question, and bar after bar of articulate insight into historical facts too often ignored. Don't let the title fool you, it's not Ras & Apollo killing God, it's them exposing the hypocrites standing behind empty dogma.
Monday, December 22, 2014
Out Da Box TV brings you their latest interview with producer Apollo Brown and accomplished west coast emcee Ras Kass. Ras goes into detail about their recent collabo LP “Blasphemy” They also spoke on how they came together for the project, the deeper meaning behind the song title “How To Kill God?”, and their thoughts on young artists like Joey Bada$$, Kendrick & Ab-Soul, keeping true lyricism alive. Feel free to pick up their latest “Blasphemy” Album out now on Mello Music Group, certainly a great piece of HipHop material here.
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Kavisuals for "Peace Akhi" off his album The Night’s Gambit His lyrical skills and messages can't be touched by most Emcees they way he mixes spoken work with rap is brilliant. In other words this guy is a beast , it's a shame artist don't get paid on how much talent they have. There wouldn't be many rappers in the game, your favorite rapper probably would be working at Wal-Mart. Check out the video below and tell us what you think.
Saturday, December 20, 2014
I must say David Banner has evolved into a conscious lyrical beast. I wasn't originally a fan but that has changed, since his return to HipHop. David Banner is now one of my top 15 artist of all time, I believe if you ain't talkin' about something of substance, you're garbage. Don't take my word for it, sit back and watch Sway and David Banner talk about their ideologies for uplifting the black community.
Friday, December 19, 2014
Homeboy Sandman, was raised in Queens NY. Academic stints in New Hampshire, Philadelphia, London and Long Island. One semester short on two different graduate degrees. A couple of years of NYC Public School teaching thrown in there in between. 9th and 10th grades. Some bartending too, at the legendary Lennox Lounge in Harlem. That's where Shaft used to drink.
December 2006 he decides to cut all that miscellaneous nonsense and follow his passion. His first album came the following year.
Before signing to Stones Throw he'd already been chosen as a coach on MTV's MADE, featured in preeminent print hip-hop rags XXL and The Source, and perpetually championed on foremost online hubs. And since the signing, his accolades have extended beyond the realm of the hip hop specific. Rolling Stone has noted his "skill for wordplay that keeps you hooked." NPR has highlighted his "artful, hysterical, disobedient HipHop that you can dance to." Pitchfork has straightforwardly dubbed him "one of the best pure lyricists around." This is why we need to support real artist they are the foundation of HipHop.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
The big homie J-Live new visual for two tracks off his latest LP “Around The Sun”. Check out the joint below, produced by Korede. Don't forget to support your local artist, this is how we help keep real HipHop alive.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
As 2014 comes to a close and the number of indie "rappers" increases, Devine Carama decided to drop some gems for upcoming rappers. He remakes Biggie's classic "10 Crack Commandments" with his own version entitled "10 Blog Commandments". This serves as a do's & don't's tutorial for Emcees submitting their music to HipHop blogs & websites! This track was inspired by the late great HipHop proprietor Patrick McNease aka Praverb The Wyse.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
This song is the first single from Trenton, New Jersey's own Rell Gambino's Black Sheep LP 2 set to drop sometime in 2015 by Namebrand Entertainment and UKFWT.
"As a Artist, I feel like its our duty as influences of our generation to take the time to touch on current events in the media if they arouse our artistic interest. Needless to say i know a lot of other artist have touched on this subject leading up to and following the verdict of Mike Brown in the Ferguson trial. Here is my take on the matter. Shoutout to the police officers and government officials of the world who truly value and honor the idea of Liberty and Justice.
This song is not for you.. " - Rell Gambino
Monday, December 15, 2014
Only a couple weeks after releasing "One Night in Amsterdam" with The Weeknd, Dashius Clay continues his onslaught of winter releases with the official video to "Passion No Patience". Backed by the music of EDM producer P. Morris "Lunette (Incomplete)", Dashius delivers another trap-based bomb for the masses.
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Legendary rapper and urban activist Immortal Technique shares his thoughts on Kanye's "New Slaves" track, and questions the motive behind the song, considering Kanye's celebrity status. He also speaks about his meaning of the word "slave," and how he interpreted the message of the song. And as always Immortal speaks the truth in a way only he knows how.
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Rav. P just dropped this old unreleased self produced track featuring some cuts from Nas on the hook "Even my shadows jealous my skin is mad at my flesh, my flesh hates my own bones, my brain hates the heart..." Rav is currently gearing up for a self produced EP top of next year called Maschine-n-Me.
Friday, December 12, 2014
With emotions running high in light of the most recent injustice in America, Rav.P decided to take his frustrations out on this Freddie Gibbs/Madlib beat.
"First movie ever made was a birth of a nation, that's what started all this black vs white placating..." - Rav. P
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Hailing from the city of Baltimore Macabeats , a New York city native moved to bmore as a teenager. There he would hone his skills as a emcee seeing his fellow Staten Island natives the Wu tang Clan blow up and take over the game was part of his motivation to pursue a career in the music business . After years of rhyming the artist formerly known as Macabee changed his name to Macabeats in 2006 when he started producing.
Cool FD is a French HipHop producer and radio personality. He truly embraces the lifestyle of being an independent artist which can be a blessing and a curse.
"I’m here to share knowledge, to help artists I work with to get the exposure they deserve, and to build my own legend" - Cool FD
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
St. Louis based duo Jah Orah & KD Assassin present the Jah Orah/Baldhead directed video for "Used To be". DJ Reminise produced their new album featuring Aceyalone, Tef Poe, Bo Dean, MC923, Black Spade and Dharma Jean. They also got production from Josef Leimberg (Mikah Nine), InStrumenTaL, 44Degreez, Pop dDub, Tony Baines, Baby Paul and Akili. A Los Angeles native and Project Blowed graduate, Jah Orah was a newcomer to St. Louis when a chance meeting with KD at an STL event led them to the studio, then to a musical partnership. KD has toured with Cappadonna and has opened for Rakim and DMX, and Orah has performed alongside Aceyalone, Medusa, X-Clan, Public Enemy, Wise Intelligent and Damian Marley. "The meaning of 'Used To Be' to me is transition from brainwashed mentality to finally waking up," says KD, while Orah says "it's just a song explaining my growth and the things I've seen growing up from Bobby to Jah Orah."
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Hugh Augustine is an Independent Emcee representing STACHEBOXKINGS and the Hills of South Central LA. He uses his gift of writing, mixed with rich big city experiences to paint pictures in the form of his own version of HipHop. With the visuals for "7 Days A Week", Hugh takes you on a lyrical journey highlighting his experience as a Los Angeles native, while the visual shows you exactly what can happen on any given day in his neighborhood. Hugh has shared the stage with artists such as , KRS-One, Pete Rock, G-Eazy, Jay305, and People Under The Stairs, Casey Veggies, Skeme, Buddy, Audio Push, Rome Fortune, Niko G4, Azizi Gibson, Little Simz, as well as frequent collaborator Warm Brew(Dom Kennedy's newest OPM signees). Hugh is currently working on his upcoming project Massimo CIabatta, which can be expected sometime in 2015.
Monday, December 8, 2014
Pomona, CA artist 60 East (First Dirt) has dropped this powerful and profound visual for his new single "Andy's Song". Having lost a close friend as a result of police brutality, 60 East touches upon this and other issues that affect many lives in many ways on a daily basis.
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Fresh off his previous album Eternity’s of Tomorrow, Harlem’s own Cliff Po now known simply as "Pharaoh Po" keeps things moving on his upcoming iLLMAZIN mixtape. He decided to do his rendition with Rick Ross's “Pirates”, for a freestyle he dedicates to The Five Percent Nation of Gods & Earths which Cliff is a member of, the song also features Jersey's own Avarex.
Saturday, December 6, 2014
Chames pays homage to the life of Mike Brown, as well as the legendary Nas song "I Gave You Power." It adds a new perspective to that fateful day when Mike Brown was gunned down by a Ferguson police officer. Until we learn to value our on lives "They" will never value us...Real Talk.
Friday, December 5, 2014
"Hand Em Up" is Phaçade's call to revolution. Not a political revolution however, but a revolution of the mind. This kind of HipHop feels more like a PR complain for black power and cultural equality done in non Public Enemy kind of way, courtesy of MagicXBeats. I'm all for pushing positive images to help break down the stereotypes and white supremacy.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
T.D.E’s first lady SZA drops a mellow soulful groovy new track with the truly talented Bass guitarist Thundercat on the track. This joint right here is beyond dope not to mention the artist herself who's name was inspired by Wu Tang's own The RZA. Imagine that....at 24 she's already making REal soul music no nudity or sexual undertones needed. Need I say more...
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Ghostface Killah is always on his grind, releasing mad tracks every month. Never since the release of "Supreme Clientele" have I've been so excited for a Ghostface album, “36 Seasons” LP set to drop on December 9th and I will be ready.
Monday, December 1, 2014
So the word on the street is that “Tuxedo” is the collaboration of Producer Jake One and vocalist Mayer Hawthorne. Don't quote me on that I'm just repeating what I heard from our "Research Departmen". But either way I couldn't resist this groovy little song here and I thought the world should check it out. “Do It” is off their FreEP
Sunday, November 30, 2014
After quite a hiatus, my fellow HipHop crew over at Out Da Box Radio brand new interview featuring L.A. based Producer “Flying Lotus”. They got the chance to chat with Lotus in-person at his recent visit to NYC. He spoke to them about everything from his beginnings of pursuing music, his relationship with his Great Aunt “Alice Coltrane”, the deeper meaning behind his new LP “You’re Dead”, collaborating with other artists, the status of his collabo LP with Erykah Badu, his perspective on touring and much more. This interview done by Out Da Box meant a lot to me as a entrepreneur and writer, it stands as a true testament to perseverance and recognizing that no matter what “you must never give up” on your goals and your dreams. I've learned that with patience, persistence and faith, things always find a way to work out. So I celebrate this relaunch today here with you and all the fans that have supported UnsungHipHop and my other endeavours. Take a listen to this in-depth interview with Flying Lotus be inspired..!!
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Two of the dopess Emcees Rav.P & Kush Kelz out of Montclair NJ collab on this new joint "Morning Light", with the help from director Ebb Although. Yet living two different lives they both are in similar struggles, I love it..!!! REal HipHop talking about real S#@!, leave your smoke (no pun intended) & mirrors in Hollywood.
Friday, November 28, 2014
"Throw Away The Key" is more than just a cry for prison reform -- it is an attack on the entire system of inequality and injustice that is merely exemplified by the racist, classicist inequalities in policing and sentencing. Mass Incarceration, Recidivism, Profiling, Stop And Frisk, Police Brutality (e.g., Tremaine McMillian) and Fatality (e.g., Oscar Grant), Political Prisoners; these are symptoms of a greater societal problem. Add income to the equation, via for-profit prisons, and you have modern day slavery---THIS MUST END!
"Throw Away The Key" appears on AWKWORD's 'World View', the first-ever 100% For-Charity Global HipHop project, sponsored by DJBooth and The Morgan Stanley Foundation.
Thursday, November 27, 2014
This is the 3rd single off his debut album "GNK," called "Murphy's Law. It's about evolution having eventually gone wrong. YC The Cynic is one of the few raw talents out nowadays, this guy is the Truth.
The song is produced by Frank Drake. The video directed by Oliver Eid.
"GNK" will be out .
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Here’s the second single off Rapper Big Pooh’s “Fat Boy Fresh Vol 3: Happy Birthday Thomas" LP. This track was produced by The Mighty DR. A LB (Little Brother) reunion would be nice but they are all on different paths right now. Maybe in the future... Pooh has always been consistent with putting out great material.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
De La Soul is the perfect of example of when being original in HipHop pays off in the long run. Since 1987 De La Soul has been blessing the Mic with their own style of lyricism. De La was the first HipHop group I could relate to, being a "Fashion Misfit" myself the song "Me, Myself And I" was my anthem. Besides my cousin Tai there weren't too many people who dressed like us back then. Their new track "Get Away", is probably the dopest use of a sample I've ever heard. Checkout the video below once again De La reminds the people what REal HipHop is all about.
Monday, November 24, 2014
Akua Naru is back on the block. And in this "live & aflame" session backed the DigFlo band and singer Drea D'Nur, Akua shows the world why she is an Okayplayer-to-watch, commanding the mic and weaving complex counterpoints to the live ensemble into the cadence of her rhyme like a Grammy-winning industry vet, rather than a fresh face in this whole live hip-hop movement. Watch for the sax solo and make sure you stick with this song right through to goose-bumpy conclusion at the 7 minute, 26 second mark. You'll be glad you did. This is not just HipHop but music at it's best, something else you won't find on the radio.
Sunday, November 23, 2014
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Slum Village’s LP, Evolution, is now off the chain, to celebrate Evolution’s release today, the group releasesd a video for “Braveheart” featuring Havoc of Mobb Deep. Checkout the video below and tell us what ya'll think. SV, year after year always prove their superiority on the Mic and this track is comformation.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
fivepee is a Beatmaker, DJ, hip hop aficionado, ex-music store clerk, sound tech, global nomad. fivepee is defending the golden sound but embracing the new one. Good vibes with a conscience. Known for rocking anything from a dance floor to a chilled out lounge, or from dirty back alley to your little sister’s birthday party. Beats for days and I mean beats for days...this dude goes hard. Checkout the tracks below.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Rav.P’s new #weeklyStamps finds him collaborating with Belarus producer Dray Yard, as this track, “No Further Questions,” will find its way onto Dray’s forthcoming Hand Grenades & Serenades project which will be released sometime in August; his first project with international guests. Rav.P will be also be taking his #weeklyStamps on the road very soon as well.
Monday, November 17, 2014
Howard is a up and coming Emcee out of Palm Beach Florida. He puts down some serious bars over Common's "The Light" Instrumental which highlights the lyrical skill he brings to the Mic. We will definitely keep y'all posted anything else this brotha drops. Checkout the video below and tell us what do you think.
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Tragedy tha Beast is a 27 year old Chicago Emcee representing an up and coming music collective called Tha IntaVention. A witty, passionate and lyrical Emcee, Tragedy's ultimate goal with his music is to relate all the while producing exceptional product. Infinite rhyme styles, an aggressive tone and lyrical agility make Tragedy's music unique and definitely worth listening to.
"Love U 2 Death" is the fourth and final release from his upcoming free album, The Manifestation LP.
This is a fictional tale about the all to real subject of domestic abuse. This topic most Emcees never talk aobut, I think the last artist to this was Tupac (correct me if I'm wrong). Produced by singer/song writer/rapper Genius Picaso, this song truly needs to be on the mainstream radio stations.
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Joey Bada$$ collabs with the infamous MF DOOM for his new track entitled “Amethyst Rockstar” which is off his forthcoming album entitled the “Summer Knights LP” droppin' sometime in July. MF DOOM is one of my favorite but underrated Underground Emcees of all time, teaming up with Joey Bada$$ is a good look for both of them. Joey in my opinion, is leading the charge to bringing back Real East Coast HipHop for the next generation. I'm looking forward to seeing him blowing up like Kendrick Lamar. Checkout the dope joint below.
Friday, November 14, 2014
Grammy-Award Winning Artist Maurice "Mobetta" Brown Releases New Single "Back At The Ranch" (Ft.Jean Grae) - Audio
You have heard Grammy Award-winning trumpet player Maurice “Mobetta” Brown before. After all, he’s appeared on LP’s from Santigold, Ski Beatz, Prodigy, Talib Kweli, Cee-Lo, Diddy, Musiq Soulchild and countless others; but you heard his trumpet and not his voice.
Think Louis Armstrong and his trumpet uploaded for the 21st century to a HipHop beat, and you begin to understand who this young genius is. Maurice is a classically-trained Jazzman mentored and supported by the iconic Wynton Marsalis and the legendary Ramsey Lewis. But Mobetta is also a HipHop head for life, and that journey on this planet rock literally parallels the history and evolution of rap. Little wonder that Maurice not only blows the roof off God’s sky with his horn, but he also spits lyrics the way Satchmo spit his own brand of vocalese back in the day. Yup, Mobetta is a horn-playing-rhyme-spraying-
dancing machine that Jazz HipHop collaborators like Donald Byrd and Gang Starr’s Guru, or Ron Carter and A Tribe Called Quest fantasized about in the early 1990s. No need to cram to make that Jazz/HipHop experiment happen in these times because Maurice Brown is the living and breathing embodiment of it all, a one-stop shop destined to be this era’s Quincy Jones. And then some!
Fresh off of winning his very first Grammy with Tedeschi Trucks Band for Best Blues Album of the year in 2012 (Maurice was the horn arranger for the 11-piece ensemble), Maurice is prepping his latest release, Maurice vs Mobetta, or, rather, Maurice’s azz side versus his HipHop persona. Maurice vs Mobetta features appearances from Talib Kweli, Consequence, Prodigy, Jean Grae and production from Fyre Dept, DJ Scratch and Maurice himself and its a mere sampling of what’s in-store on Maurice vs Mobetta; as Brown has more in store, not only on this new effort, but coming down the pike. Know that Maurice vs Mobetta is a gumbo sound lab for this dynamic young trumpet player-arranger-producer.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Stack$ has music flowing thru his veins and his entire life has revolved around it as his father managed Sly & The Family Stone & Peaches & Herb and he even co-produced Gladys Knight & The Pips smash hit “ Train To Georgia.”
A Miami, FL resident, Stack$ cut his teeth in the industry at a very young age, as he ran with the Cash Money click writing and producing tracks for Lil Wayne and a host of other Cash Money artists; which would eventually lead to writing and producing for artists such as Diddy, Game, Fat Joe & Twista (among many).
Stack$ has now put the finishing touches on his forthcoming mixtape, The Snowball Effect, which will be released this fall and it includes collaborations with Nelly Furtado, Pleasure P, Urban Mystic, Nu Jerzey Devil, Charlemagne The God, MDMA & Jack Thriller & production from Scott Storch.
The lead-single from Stack$ The Snowball Effect is the uplifting “Whitewashed” featuring Bryan Rucker, but rather then try to put my own words on it, I think Talib Kweli sums up the consciously-tinged “Whitewashed” the best “Great video for every girl who thought she had to change who she was to be beautiful.” I made sure I posted this to my daughters Facebook walls.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Sean Price exposes a flaw in the system of the new CitiBike's around New York City. Okay let me be the first to say this Sean P. needs his own reality show doing pranks like this. I would watch it faithfully, and I'm sure the HipHop community would appreciate it this is some funny sh*t.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Ezko is a 22 year old rapper from Gaithersburg, Maryland who has been making a name for himself. Ezko just put out a track last month called "Wake Up" which got great responses from bloggers and listeners. Back with a voice full of hunger and confidence, Ezko seeks to express his ideas of his hard work and disregard for the B***s***. This new track "No Conversation" produced by Hassani Kwess hits hard and has a 90's HipHop feel. Ezko is in the studio working on his upcoming album Coming Of Age. Checkout the audio stream below and tell us what you think.
Monday, November 10, 2014
After providing a hard-hitting street banger with Fred Da Godson last year, Ceazar follows up by flexing his music prowess with a R&B infused HipHop banger titled "So Amazing." Produced by Gun Productions, the song features up and coming R&B crooner Junii who smooths out the chorus while Ceazar provides the gritty wordplay. Catch this song on Ceazar's mixtape"Render The Throne".
Sunday, November 9, 2014
Twenty-one year old Rell Gambino has been doing his thing for awhile now. This New Jersey native pretty much does it all writing, engineering and producing all of his own stuff. There is not too many people you can say that about, besides today's artist have to be versatile or else they will be obsolete.