Monday, November 30, 2015

Kensee - "So Me" - {Official Video}

Around the turn of the century, Kensee (based in Linz/Austria) made his first experiences with producing Beats. In 2005, he started to devote himself to it more passionately. After several solo tracks, productions for polish artists and participations in numerous remix contests, the time had come to make larger projects. 
Kensee his also done shows performing as just a DJ. After 2012 appeared "Twenty Track Therapy" and in 2014 with London-based rapper Cobane, published "Target Reached", the new solo album "Mind Sex" which drops January 2016. Since Kensee is also active as a filmmaker, he also takes on the role of the Creative Director for his upcoming album in which he plans to release at least seven music videos. 

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Horseshoe Gang - "Poverty Slogans" - {Audio}

Los Angeles group Horseshoe Gang, the younger brothers of Kxng Crooked (aka Crooked I), are set to release their new album "Anti Trap Music" in early Spring 2016 on Seven 13 Music & Entertainment.
With a host of previous EP's, mixtapes and albums under their belt. the four Emcees have been prolific over the past 6 years with additional launches such as their Horseshoe Weekly series and C.O.B. cyphers. As part of the Southwest Kings Tour, they hit the road with their elder brother and Rittz earlier this year, following up with the release of their "Knockin on Rap's Door" EP.  Most recently they hit the headlines for taking up Funk Volume's $500,000 rap battle challenge with their track "Half a Meal" produced by DJ Khalil.
They'll be appearing at the SXSW Festival in March next year
 "Poverty Slogans" is the first single taken from their new album now on iTunes produced by Denmark's Jonathan Elkaer & DJ E.D.D.E.H. 

Friday, November 27, 2015

JOE Thomas - "Hello" (Tribute to Adele) - {Video}

When I first heard this song by Adele I was blown away by her vocals.  But when JOE decided to cover this song I was truly floored by his version.  Just when you thought the song couldn't sound more surreal, JOE takes it to the next level by bringing a more grittier tone to the popular single and his version has more soul and charisma.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Torae - "Non Cypher" - {Audio}

 Torae's "Non Cypher", is letting world know what time it is .  This a dope piece of lyrical content.  He's one of my Emcees to say the least, don't forget to support your local artist.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Apollo The Great - "5AM Eastern Time" - {Video}

 While on the west coast, Apollo did remix to Drake's "5AM in Toronto". After a few listens Apollo decided to take the people to the Eastern Time zone where at 5AM it’s colder then other places. Normally I don't like when Emcees do joints like this but Apollo The Great is one of those few exceptions.  

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Reppatwa - "August 19th" (Prod. Motel Eola) - {Audio}

An 18 yr old HipHop artist from the UK, by the name of Reps Reppatwa is makin' his mark in the arena we call HipHop. His style ranges from 90's Boom Bap, some Hardcore, with a twist of the smooth Jazz stuff.  He's debut album is a Free download, "In The Name Of Rep".  He also released another free EP, entitled ''Reppalations 21:2’’. This is the intro track taken from the EP, produced by Massology.  Checkout his single below and tell us what you think.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Gone Wallacehas - "Real" - {Audio}

Gone Wallacehas has a old school style mixed with a future sound. His distinguished sound has earned him comparisons to the styles of Childish Gambino, Curren$y, and Ab-Soul. With his use of soulful samples and fan boy rhetoric, Gone discusses current world issues and future dreams. Gone Wallace takes listeners back to HipHop's "Golden Era" with his 90's style of rap.  Real is the first single from Gone's untitled debut album, it has a nostalgia-inducing resurgence of the Boom Bap. With a smooth, vintage soundscape provided by CMR Beatz. This is also the first official track from Gone Wallace since his short-lived hiatus. Checkout him out below, support REal HipHop.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

3oNe3 - "Guide Me Home" - {Video}
Here is 3oNe3 visuals to "Guide Me Home", off their mixtape Entourage, and even though it's a little "Drake'ish" for my taste, I decided to post it because like the concept of this single. 3oNe3 call themselves a Hip-Pop group, coming out of The University of Missouri with main vocalist Flexy and female Bitsy who makes a appearance in this song but not all of their projects. Flexy does pretty much all the music you hear from the recording to the engineering.  So in other words he's a younger version of myself, but better  Flexy and I have had a brief conversation and he knows I'm a Hardcore HipHop fan.  So I must admit I don't post all the things this talented Emcee sends me but I do love his drive and dedication to being himself in his music.  Checkout the video below and then click one of the links below to hear some of his other stuff.  Let us know what you think.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge - "Rise Of The Ghostface") - {Video}

Probably one of hardest workers in HipHop, Ghostface Killah has always been one of my top ten Emcees.  I just had to share this joint off of his album "Twelve Reasons To Die".  Too many veterans in the game don't stay true to themselves in a attempt to be relevant. Most rappers lose their way trying to keep up with the younglings of mainstream HipHop.  Not Ghost, he always keeps it REal straight up and down.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Hemi "Who Dat?!" (Prod Kato & C-Lance) - {Video}

Hemi, one half of ATLien Workshop, just released a music video for his single titled “Who Dat?!” off of his first solo project, “MotorMouth Mixtape Volume 1”. This video takes me back to a time when you needed even be recognized as a Emcee.  
I'm glad to see we are getting back to the lyrics with the new generation.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

GQ - “Last Breath” (Produced by 9th Wonder) - {Audio}
They say it’s different across the bridge, and there is something definitely different about GQ.  In the words of 9th Wonder, simply put, “he’s a star”. GQ, who Grammy Award winning producer, 9th Wonder, coins his “secret weapon” is not only a former NCAA basketball champion, but in fact Oakland’s next HipHop hero.

Born and raised in Oakland, California, GQ (also known as Quentin Thomas) found his passion for music at an early age; nine to be exact.  Influenced by a wide array of music genres and artist, the young GQ became a fan of lyrics and started to pen his first rhymes; all while training to be a college hoops star.  In 2004 he was recruited by Roy Williams to play for the University of North Carolina’s storied basketball program; and was a member of the 2005 National Championship team his freshman year.  Some years later, and already a champion of one passion, he was well on his way to being a champion of his other - rhyming.

GQ signed with 9th Wonder in 2009, one of the last artists to join the budding Jamla roster, which has grown to be one of the most buzzed about indie labels today.  Of the multi-talented emcee, 9th Wonder says, “he isn’t a basketball player that can rhyme; he is a rapper that can ball.” His style is passionate, controlled, lyrical and he is a master of telling the gritty, dark tales of the place we know as “OakTown”.

In 2010, GQ was featured on EA Sports’ NBA Live 10 video game, alongside Mississippi’s own, David Banner.  The following year, the Oakland emcee released a few singles, and a three-part mixtape series, entitled “Blended”, before unleashing his first project under the Jamla imprint “Trouble Man.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Slum Village Answers Fans Questions In This 6 Part Series - {Video}

Slum Village release as 6 part series answering fans questions about the group.  This is a great video for old and new fans of SV checkout the Part 1 below.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Skipp Whitman - "It Sucks Being Broke" - {Video}
Ok REal HipHop fans here is your chance to put some Real HipHop on the mainstream circuit.  Skipp Whitman  is a HipHop artist from Brookline, Massachusetts. He has released three self-produced albums, the first “Free Agent” in 2007, “Skipp City” in 2011 and his most recent “5am” in September 2012. Skipp City is his most successful album to date, with its lead single “Famous” single reaching #2 on the college radio charts.  Checkout the video below which is in the top 5 of MTv's "The Freshmen" series.  Then go vote HERE for Skipp Whitman.  You can vote as many times as you like.  Let's keep REal HipHop Alive..!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Weche - "Someone Else's Lover" - {Audio}

Baltimore’s own Weche releases this smooth track “Someone Else’s Lover.” Backed by production from Samo, Weche takes his playa flow and spits some smooth rhymes about having an affair with another man's woman.  This is reality I'm sure we all  had apart in a situation that wasn't morally right.  Check out Weche below and tell us what you think.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Kimberly Anne - “Wasteland” (Live) - {Video}

Kimberly Anne took the world by storm with her personal poetic lyrics and endearing vulnerability wrapped up in her hypnotic vocals.  This South London native singer/songwriter  delivers a heartfelt acoustic performance of “Wasteland” from her new four-track EP, Hard As Hello.
I’ve always been taken back by artists that are so honest in their work and are brave enough to be truly vulnerable. I am inspired by the emotive story-telling sensibilities of artist Billie Holiday, Tracy Chapman and Lauryn Hill.” - Kimberly Anne

Saturday, November 7, 2015

FowL & Tay Rhodes - "7th Letter G" - "Audio"

FowL recently linked up with fellow Michigan native Tay Rhodes in East Lansing to record this track and you can tell a competitive spirit was in the air because both artists brought the heat on "7th Letter G". These guys need to look to make a entire album because this joint is off the hook.  Check them out below.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Stephen Marley - "Rock Stone" (Ft. Capleton & Sizzla) - {Video}

Neither of these Legends needs a introduction if you are a REal fan of HipHop and a fan of Reggae music you already know it is the origin of HipHop.  I just wish more masters of Black music would do collaborations like this, which will be a classic. 

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Siobhan Heard - "Love Bap" (Ft. Samatha Purple) - {Video}

Texas native singer and songwriter, Siobhan Heard, began singing in her father’s church at 12 years old.  Ever since then she has embodied her love of music by attending Santa Monica and Occidental College through adulthood.  You can hear Siobhan's Classical & Jazz training, in every track on her debut Cd. 

Siobhan’s introduction to the creative mecca of Leimert Park was the watershed experience that catalyzed relationships with collaborators for her debut project, Love In All Aspects (LIAA).   LIAA is basically Siobhan's life story told with a Classical, Jazzy, and HipHop undertone featuring her beautiful sultry vocals.