Sunday, August 31, 2014

Homeboy Sandman - "Bad Meaning Good" - {Official Video}

Another dope cut off his White Sands LP, produced by Paul White. Homeboy Sandman always delivers a barrage of sick lyrics over a dope beat .  Sandman is one of the few original sounding New York rappers out today.  While most Emcees from NY choose to sound like they from the ATL, Sandman goes above and beyond pushing his skills to the next level.  Checkout his latest video below. 


Saturday, August 30, 2014

Paris Jones - "Above The Water" (#Ferguson) - {Video}

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(Virginia) - Paris Jones understands music. The 24-year old self-produced artist from Virginia also understands racism continues to show its ugly face in America. Over two weeks since Mike Brown's unfortunate death. The death of the 18-year old, who was gunned down in Ferguson, Missouri, has left the city at the front of the media's attention. Unfortunately, a majority of the news reports fail to capture the pain of one city, who has rallied around the Brown family in support.  
Using his eclectic song-writing and production skills, Paris carries a tune which hauntingly reflects the imagery captured in Ferguson. Mauricio Lopez who is credited for piecing the video together, uses the power of black-and-white film to capture the pain with sudden colorized explosions to mimic conflict with hope and closure in the distance.
Paris explains, "The video says it all. R.I.P Mike Brown and to everyone who's lost their life at the hands of prejudice individuals, racial driven profiling, and the practice of racism." The video closes to a descending aerial shot of an African American father holding a sign that reads, "I'm a father of two boys and we are BROWN. Our hands are up. Don't shoot." With a closing memorial shot of Mike Brown to close out the powerful visual.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Grande Wop - "Dead Presidents 2" - {Official Video}

Twenty year old artist Grande Wop just coming off of some great events and shows which he performed in Rochester, NY and Canadaguia, NY has built his hype in his hometown. He is planning to go viral with this joint "Dead Presidents 2" . His Hometown Rochester, NY is no joke either, it's ranked in the top 3 of murder capitols in America.  HipHop was born in the ghettos and I feel the best artist come from some of the worst situations.  Real HipHop is the sound of "The Streets" talkin'.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Illjazztic One Releases "HipHop Jazzadelic" EP - {Audio Download}

The Illjazztic One is beat konducta, music producer and DJ. As a resident beat konducta for Dynamic Beats Abound and Soulful Child Records, he plays an integral part in providing musical direction for a number of recording artists including Killa Smooth, Exo Blunted, MC Rebel Led, Static Harmony, Neo Soul Acid Jazz Collective, First Movement, Groove Village, Zone Wielders, and Bop Negra.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Rav.P x P.Dockz - "WHITE WASH" - {Audio Download}

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400 black males get killed by police every year in the United States of America.  We feel there should be challenge for all communities including the blacks to put an end to the perception that Black Men are not worthy of life.  THIS CHALLENGE is the most important right now.  

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"Red is for the fear, the blue for the crew, white to wash the history that we never is for the envy distracting me and you...but black is the original dont get it confused..." - Rav.P

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Dedicated To The City Of Ferguson St.Louis Native Will Victory Releases "Extreme Attitude" - {FREE Audio Download}

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Growing up in St.Louis, MO where the crime and death rates are very
high, it’s easy for any kid to get caught up in that lifestyle. But
with so many things going on in the city, it still has its beautiful
side to it. When the music industry shinned its spotlight on the city
back in 2000/2001, it opened up another opportunity for young people
all over the city (black or white) to give them a chance to do
something positive with their life. While many artists such as the
St.Lunatics (Nelly) , Chingy, J-Kwon, Huey and etc were getting props
and selling records pushing St.Louis to the next level, it was like
this whole underground world of Emcees that were spittin' bar for bar
that people outside of the city never really knew. And one of the
Emcees that was at the forefront of this movement was Will Victory.
Growing up in both the city and the county, Will was exposed to the
streets at a young age. 
"Just like any kid that grew up running the
streets and living that lifestyle, we all make mistakes it’s just how
you learn from them and grow." Will stated. Just turning 25yrs old ...
Will's head is in the right place. Being featured in The Source
Magazine(2005)  and The HipHopWeekly Magazine(2008) as "Unsigned Hype"
Will knew he was destined to make his dreams turn into reality. Along
the journey Will has had some ups and downs, from being put on hold at
Sony Records all the way from sitting in Dr. Dre's studio 2007. It
was a blessing for me just to be invited to Dre's Studio, He is a
Legend in the game unfortunately at that time Dre was to busy working
on the Detox to even think about signing a new artist. 
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With all that
happening Will still kept his head high and kept pushing for his
dreams , early 2009 Will hooked up with California's hottest Dj -DJ
ILL WILL (who put out tapes w/ Drake, Tyga , Ya boy, Trey Songz , Bow
Wow, etc) and Canada's Hottest Dj- DJ ROCKSTAR for his newest project
Spit'N Envy Vol. 1. In September 2010 he dropped the highly
anticapated sequel to the series again with Ill Will and Rockstar
which recieved outstanding reviews on the internet as well as the
streets.Im just doing what I do best which is spittin' and not being
afraid to be myself and doing the music I love, I wanna bring that
balance back to the mainstream." Will stated. With his lyrical
ability, contagious flow and new mixtape under his belt Will is a true
example of HipHop's Next Generation.

Monday, August 25, 2014

C.Shreve the Professor (FTO) - "Summer Ransom" - {Official Video}

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Free The Optimus (FTO) just released their 10th full length project Summer Ransom done by C.Shreve the Professor.  This album release is the capstone to a summer where FTO has played 25+ shows at least 5 festivals and filmed a 3 part music video series.  It's always good to hear a dope flow, he reminds me of a HipHop version of Kurt Cobain. Check him out below and tell us what you think.
"The Summer Ransom concept is about taking your moment and your time and running with it as far as you can take it. It's also, for me personally, my best attempt at taking control of my own potential and offering a full summer of work to HipHop." - C.Shreve the Professor

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Alpha Male Society Presents: Mallz - "That's How It Is" - {Audio Download}

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After a nearly two year hiatus, Mallz is back with a new album, titled "Hustler Of Culture" produced entirely by JMProductions out of Virgina. The anticipated first single, "That's How It Is" features the NC Emcee at his best over neck snapping production. Download this offering for free and get ready for "Hustler Of Culture", coming October 2014.

Alpha Male Society was formed in 2011, Alpha Male Society (AMSOC) is a North Carolina-based coalition of five wit-driven emcees who have come together to create a HipHop juggernaut. With each individual wordsmith having their own unique style, the group has been able to create an original sound that is as recognizable as it is versatile. 

Alpha Male Society is comprised of Big Hop (Newport News, VA), Don DiGiorgio (Greensboro, NC), H2okz (Greenville, NC), Diablo Archer (Rocky Mount, NC) and Mallz (Raleigh, NC). While each artist has their own following in their respective cities and surrounding areas, the group has began making noise throughout the Southeast region with their consistent work-ethic and camaraderie. 

Their debut compilation, Background Check, was well-received after its release in late 2011 and was comprised of top songs from the individual emcees along with one posse-cut title track that introduced the new coalition to the masses.  The next year, the group went on to team up with up-and-coming and well-known producers in the NC/VA areas to create a monthly EP series that helped unite the members and build up a larger internet following.

The collective most recently released Background Check 2, a 16 track mixtape of all their best work from the previous year. The project was re-mixed & mastered by famed Serbian engineer, JanZoo, and features surprise guest verses from the likes of Rapper Big Pooh, Thee Tom Hardy, KONSci of MindsOne, SkyBlew, Cordova & more.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Ellis JazzGrove - "The Underground Railroad Network" Mixtape

 Well, the homeboy Ellis JazzGrove Aqbar has done an amazing job on putting this project together, The Underground Railroad Network. Sweet! well, for the fam who was looking forward to copping a copy once it dropped,  here you are fam you can purchase for just $7!  Enjoy.
The mixtape provides a good variety of hip-hop sounds and styles ranging from the gutsy intensity of TeckZilla's compositions and the smoothness of Swarthy Soul, to the engaging beats of Black Intelligence. Also featured are productions from Kammokane, Es-K, and Alfred Greem. It also abounds with amazing storytelling and magnificent rhyme saying by reverberant eMCees and rappers who paint lucid pictures and show off amazingly structured craftsmanship. The Underground Railroad Network mixtape is being put together by the Homeboy Ellis JazzGroove Aqbar, as part of the international hip-hop movement.
The Underground Railroad Network is a global collection of producers, rappers, singers, writers, and art and music enthusiasts who stand as a unified entity for the promotion and distribution of original forms of music and foster artistic cooperation and engagement between its members. This mixtape is real dope please check this joint out besides is free burn and tell your friends about it. 

Friday, August 22, 2014

Devine Carama Releases A Sneak Peek From His Up Coming Album "Believing In Forever" - {Audio Download}

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Devine Carama, is a indie artist from Lexington, KY. He has recently worked with Thee Tom Hardy, Nemo Achida, Nappy Roots, Canibus, & CunningLynguists. This week he is dropping off the interlude from his upcoming album.

With the first official single from Believing In Forever schedule to drop September 1st, he decided to drop the interlude from the album today. It's a track called "The Bar Tactician" produced by...well.....Nobody. You will understand why when you hear it. (Message)

"This is just a one take interlude on the album that sets up a song called "Legends Of The Fallen Flow". Just showcasing lyrical ability and having fun with the craft." - Devine Carama

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Action Bronson - "Easy Rider" - {Official Video Release}

Rev-up with Action Bronson's new video, "Easy Rider," the first single from the forthcoming VICE / Atlantic LP 'Mr. Wonderful' out fall 2014. Probably one of the few dope underground HipHop artist, he has always been original creating his own lane in the game.  Checkout his video below and tell us what you think.

Director- Tom Gould
Produced By- Travis Mitchell
Co-Producers- Dustin Highbridge, Brendan Fitzgerald
Cinematographer- Jake Burghart
Editor- Tom Gould, Jared Perez

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

ILLClinton Releases A Tribute To Michael Brown "Alive (Don't Shoot)" - {FREE Audio Download}

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Atlanta's potent duo, ILLClinton comes with a pivotal new release entitled "Alive (Don't Shoot!)" , following the recent murder of Mike Brown, an unarmed teenager who received no form of justice as his life was taken by an irresponsible police officer. The powerful track was recorded some time before the incident, but the impact of this, yet another, unnecessary death in our community made the song necessary to spread awareness. The killing of our youth, whether it be from street violence or police brutality needs to come to an end.  Check them out below as Brennan unleash his frustration over the righteous Black Belair instrumental this joint goes hard.

"I pray all of my n*ggas live long for a million moons and don't end up one of them damn statistics on the evening news," - Brennan 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

JR&PH7 - "Goodbye" (Feat. Phonte & Median) - {Audio}

 Straight out of the Underground the 3rd album The Good Life (2LP/CD/Digital) on Soulspazm Records/Foundation Media/Jakarta Records. The features on this joint they got Saigon, Freeway, Sean Price, Roc Marciano, Skyzoo, Torae, Chuuwee, Guilty Simpson, Fly Union and many more! Click here for a free album stream to The Good Life.  The S#@! goes H.A.M. checkout the track below and see for yourself.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Planet Asia & TzariZM - "All Jokes Aside" (EXCLUSIVE) - {Audio Download}

"All Jokes Aside" is a dope banger promoting the new collaborative album "Via Satellite" starring Fresno veteran/lyrical beast Planet Asia and new school boom bap producer TzariZM, released by Doxside Music Group/Traffic Entertainment in association with Gold Chain Music and FlyDefinition.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Alchemist - "Yacht Rock" - {Video}

Beverley Hills producer The Alchemist is having a busy year. Having already dropped a studio album (Russian Roulette) and having crafted the beats for Domo GenesisNo Idols LP, the underground legend has a free project for us to feast our ears on.
His project, Yacht Rock is the result of a partnership with eye-wear brand 9FIVE. The two parties have teamed up to create a limited edition frame and a seven-inch vinyl with some choice Alchemist beats, over which artists such as Action Bronson (with whom Alc has another project in the works), Blu and Roc Marciano drop some raps. Split into sides A and B, the 12-minute mix is hazy, luxurious listening and you can download it for free, via the 9FIVE site, just click here.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Rapsody - The Drums (feat. Heather Victoria) - {Video}

Rapsody is all ways in the underground scene with a dope track this one is called The Drums, featuring none other than Heather Victoria.  Produced by The Soul Council's #1 prodigy, 9th Wonder he did is thing as usual on this track.  Check it out for yourself.

Monday, August 4, 2014

The Kensaye Show On Ness Radio - {Audio Mix Download}

I came across this dope azz DJ a few days ago on Ness Radio, I thought he was dope so I decided to show him some love. His name is Kensaye, a French producer based in London, UK. Kensaye focus Is on Soul /That REal HipHop/Electro/Chill music.   He's presented this demo on Ness Radio to showcase his skills.  Ranked number 5 for "Instrumental HipHop" and number 25 on the HipHop/Rap chart on the Mixcloud website, is an episode where he did featured on some brand new tracks of his favorite artists. There's some Melo-X, Schoolboy Q, Ty, Biggie, Jay Electronica, Sza, and much more. So quite a bit of HipHop on this one, he's not afraid to touch the commercial surface either.  Check him out below

Sunday, August 3, 2014

MeLo-X - "Live From East Flatbush" (Ft. Joey Bada$$ & CJ Fly) - {Audio Download}

Back in March MeLo-X had a conversation with SoulCulture about this kid from Brooklyn called Joey BadA$$. They were going crazy over some new music from the teenage rapper and telling MeLo the kid was the truth, to which he replied “I already know, I was in the studio with him a couple of months ago and we were vibin' out with his boy on some freestyle shit” before sending me a file for my ears only. I clicked play on that freestyle like 30 times that day, the vibes in that session we’re so real and organic… I was hooked. *Fast-Forward*
The Present: Today MeloXtra the God dug into the archives to share the aforementioned freestyle titled “Live From East Flatbush” featuring Joey BadA$$ and fellow Pro Era member CJ Fly. Click play below.
MeLo-X – Live From East Flatbush Ft. Joey Bada$$ & CJ Fly (Prod. By MeLo-X)

Courtesy Of SoulCulture

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Young Wise - "Ultra Cocky" - {Official Video}

  From Columbus,Ohio we have up and coming Emcee by the name of Young Wise.  He has been killin' the internet with his series of Creative and addictive Music Videos. After watching One video youll want to watch them all.  I just had to give to the young brother some shine for his creativity alone.  Check him out below and tell us what you think.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Lecrae - "Mayday" (Ft. Big K.R.I.T & Ashthon Jones) - {Official Video}

  Lecrae hooks up with Big K.R.I.T. and Ashton Jones for this joint Mayday from his Gravity album.  I must admit I'm not a big fan of Christian Rap but Lecrae is a exemption to the rule.  This dude actually can rap, spittin' those Lyrics of Fury.  This is side of Big K.R.I.T. I like to see.  Check'em out below.