Monday, August 21, 2017

Rest In Power Dick Gregory: A Tribute To A Black Legend - {Video}

We lost a great legend over the weekend, here is my tribute to late Dick Gregory.  Even though I've never met him in person, he was like my grandfather.  His ideologies were so close to mines I felt his blood running through my veins.  There isn't much I can say about Mr Gregory that hasn't already been said.  But what I can say is how he impacted my life back in 2007.  I wasn't too familiar with his past prior to then but once I did my research I was floored.  

He did the unthinkable by most people standards, he literally gave up a lucrative career in comedy to fight for the rights of black people.  And this was back in the 60's, yet nowadays you barely hear a peep out of any celebrities who are in fear of losing their "Butter Biscuits".  Now don't get me wrong I understand having to take care of your family, but if we stuck together it would soften the impact.  

Imagine all of the black NBA players and all of the NFL players just quit the league?  It would shut those industries down, we would  have the leverage to truly help black people.  I've learned a lot from Mr. Gregory and his weekly lessons and observations will be missed by myself and many others.  He can finally rest, he's been fighting the good fight for far too long.  Peace Baba..., I found a excellent preview into Mr Gregory's life below please watch.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Chelsea Reject - "47" (Ft. Kirk Knight & Tnah Apex) - {Audio}

Chelsea Reject is a 23-year old female Emcee coming out of Brooklyn, NY by way of St. Lucia. She just recently partnered with one of the dopest indie labels formerly ran by the late great Sean Price (R.I.P),Duck Down Music.  Her latest project, CMPLX is still gettin' heavy rotation in my whip.  Not too many female Emcees catch my attention these days since most of them want to sell sex instead possessing real talent. Listen to her below if you are a REal HipHop Head you will appreciate her skills on the mic just as much as we do.
Not one to be afraid of being weird, different, or complex, The REJECT is contagious! Chelsea Reject

Friday, August 18, 2017

JaH-Monte FKA (King Callis) - "KWAHERI UPENDO" - {Audio}

Ohio native JaH-Monte fka (King Callis) started writing music at the age of 10 however it wasn't until his teenage years that he started actually recording.  His sound mirrors that of the late 90's Common Sense with a twist of Slum Village mixed with his own unique flow.  The essence of REal HipHop is slowly but surely making a comeback thanks to artist like Jah-Monte.  Remember without support this genre of HipHop wouldn't exist, support your local underground artist.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Killa Kyleon - "2 Legited 2 Quit It" - {Official Video}

Killa Kyleon does his thing on this MC Hammer inspired track, David Stunts directed video for "2 Legited 2 Quit It," another dope freestyle off his 30 Days 30 Deaths project.  Killa is one of the few hood dudes I f#@k's with and he always goes hard in the paint, and the bars are madd complex with dope metaphors.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Chron - "Blue" (Prod by Dixiehype) - {Audio}

Chron is a 23yr old Florida based HipHop artist.  Her talent was recognized after the release of her first official project, an EP titled "Maniac" where her trademark sound was first noticed.  
In Florida, Chron found a thriving alternative art community that was developing outside of the industry system; with production from Miami producer Poshgod amongst others.

Urban street culture has become a defining influence on music, art, and fashion of the present generation.  Chron one of the few young musicians, artists, filmmakers, and performers whose not afraid to express themselves despite what the mainstream considers  to be"art".

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Jay-Z - "The Story Of O.J." - {Official Video}

Now I know I'm about a month late on this one but I was in the hospital for 22 days so forgive me but I wanted to make a important point about Jay-Z.  First this is monumental because I have never featured a Jay-Z song or album on this site ever. 

Second folks been raggin' on Jay because they think he switched up and he is being hypercritical I happen to disagree.  Jay-Z subconsciously has always been a conscience person just not in his rhymes.  Back in 2003 Jay released his 8th cd The Black Album, there is a track on the that album called Moment of Clarity.  
He basically reveals himself and his scheme to get money fast in HipHop.  Here is a piece of that track "I dumb down for my audience and double my dollars They criticize me for it yet they all yell "Holla" If skills sold truth be told I'd probably be lyrically Talib Kweli Truthfully I want to rhyme like Common Sense (But I did five Mil)I ain't been rhyming like Common since..."  
You see now that Jay-Z is in a different tax bracket he can truly be an Emcee with meaning and purpose because he no longer makes a living as a artist.  Even 2 Chains admitted the same during interviews with The Breakfast Club, and we know Lil Wayne is a very intelligent individual but unfortunately that's not where the REal money in HipHop is, isn't in the mainstream where the Mumble Rap is winning.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Sean Price - "Imperius Rex" - {Official Video}

Thanks to Bernadette Price the wife of the late Sean Price, his legacy will live on forever.  Sean only finished 4 tracks before he passed but like Tupac, Sean had mad hours of rhymes he recorded that was never released.  Bernadette spent a couple months going through all of her husbands material picking out the perfect rhymes for the additional 12 tracks added.  With the help of producer Dru Ha, Sean's right hand man they put together one of the dopest Sean Price album of all time.  Even Jay-Z paid homage to the late great Emcee calling Sean Price one of his top 5.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Oddisee - "You Know Who You Are" (Ft. Olivier Daysoul) - {Video}

What else can I say about Oddisee that already hasn't been said, not much but he is the last of a dying breed A REal Emcee.  What can I say about Olivier Daysoul, one of the best guitarist/vocalist in HipHop and beyond.  This is one of a few joints they do together, they literally can form their own duo, the chemistry between them is that great.  Oddisee has been representing the DMV for a long time now, it's about time the world gets the privilege of being blessed with the talent of Oddisee and Olivier. Don't believe me just watch....below.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Josiah The Gift - “Legend” - {Official Video}

  Rising the depths of New York City Emcee, Josiah The Gift teams up with producer Sassoon for his “Legend" track to celebrate the release of their collaborative mixtape entitled The Mandelbrot Set.  

I'm glad to see the east is coming back on the scene with some REal Emcees spittin' that Real Sh#@!.  Be on the look out for Josiah he is one of the reasons why Whack Emcees will not last.  Checkout his video below it's quick and to the point NO skinny jeans or autotune this that real Hardcore Sh#!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Freddc. - "Falseones" (Ft. Devine Carama) - {Audio}

Freddc. teams up with one another one of my favorite underground Emcees Devine Carama for this dope classic.  Devine don't team up with many rappers so for him to be on this calab with Freddc. lets you know that he's the truth.  This is what real HipHop sounds like my people, listen and learn.