Swerve single "Sk! H!" featuring the LA HipHop artist Blu is another underground classic entitled "Mixed Aromas". It is available free via Bandcamp. Make sure you go out and support REal HipHop people.
Thursday, December 28, 2017
After years of producing for artists such as Homeboy Sandman, Substantial, Tanya Morgan, Sadat X (Brand Nubian), yU, and Fresh Daily as well as releasing their music independently, DMV duo The Other Guys sign to HiPNOTT Records to release their official debut album, Seeds of Ambition.
Fully produced by The Other Guys, "Seeds of Ambition" includes features from yU (of Diamond District),Substantial, as well as Tanya Morgan on the lead single "Blow My Mind".
Seeds of Ambition is available now on HiPNOTT Records. Grab the album at iTunes (mp3) and UGHH(Compact Disc) and stream the album in its entirety on Bandcamp and DJBooth.
Mighty Joe & Isaiah “Insanate” Mensah are the alternative HipHop group The Other Guys, and yes before you ask, their name predates the Will Ferrell movie. The two musicians are both cousins and hail from the Washington, DC area. The Other Guys began producing together back in 2006. They have produced for and worked with artist such as Homeboy Sandman, Substantial,Tanya Morgan, Sadat X (Brand Nubian), yU, and Fresh Daily.
In 2012, The Other Guys walked away from panhandling beats to underground artist, and began releasing their own EPs independently. “The Other Album” which they released in 2012 was received with critical acclaim. Their Instrumental project “The Week EP” was rated as one of the Top 25 Instrumental Projects of 2013 by DEADENDHIPHOP.
Utilizing an eclectic assortment of samples, live drums, analog keyboards, and discussing “everyday man” issues, The Other Guys’ music is a testament to what HipHop music used to be, as well as what it could be.
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Every year I inform people about the Christmas mythology which is based on Pagan Origins. This is an excerpt from one of my favorite cartoons, "The Boondocks". In this clip Huey goes into to detail about how the Christmas has Pagan origin and what really went down on the 25th of December. It doesn't go too in-depth but enough to make you wonder....Why the F#@! do most people celebrate it? That's right, "ignorance is bliss...."!!
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Sean Price has transcended with the ancestors, but his music will live forever. This is my favorite Christmas song of all time. Make sure while you are giving the Corporations back the hard earned money you made, pay your bills first. When are we going to learn that these Holidays were designed to take your money, ok that's it I'm off my soapbox. Sean wrote this song but it was all to make fun of the Non-believers, he was a 5 Percenter just like Busta Rhymes, Erykah Badu and myself. Happy Holidays Mother Suckas...!! R.I.P. Sean Price!!!
Sunday, December 24, 2017
After a brief hiatus , Atlanta's potent duo, ILLClinton is still one of the most underrated HipHop groups on the planet."TRILLfluential" is only one of the many comebacks. Following up from their EP with Scion AV, the rapper and producer pair grew tremendously in terms of sound, audience and content.
The evolution ILL is here and will be coming to a site near you.
ILLClinton has received praise from many popular music websites such as UnsungHipHop.com, Pigeons and Planes, Potholes In My Blog, Hypetrak, DJ Booth, and hundreds of other blogs across the internet. They have rocked out several venues, including the Noisey CMJ Rap Party and the Scion Open Mic in New York City, as well as a handful of shows in Atlanta and throughout the East coast. Pulling from a wide array of influences, ILLClinton is at the forefront of a southern renaissance happening in today's hip hop culture. In just one year, the duo has managed to create a lane of their own by combining intelligent, unorthodox lyricism with catchy melodies while always maintaining artistic integrity. Check out ILLClinton's two mixtapes, ILLANTA and ILLANTA II, and their EP, Scion AV Presents The ILL Experiment, atillanta.com.
Saturday, December 23, 2017
On Tuesday the 26th of June 2012, what started off as a 15 minute interview slot turned into one of the highlights of 2012 for us over here at SoulCulture HQ (or maybe it was just me, I’ll ask the rest of the team later), as we were invited to document my current favorite rapper, the Compton California hailing HipHop king in the making Kendrick Lamar‘s final show on his sold-out two day stint at The Electric Ballroom in London’s Camden Town.
Not only did we get to speak to the main man about his debut album good kid, m.A.A.d city and lots more, we captured some of his commanding final performance in London and some very special moments. Stay locked for the full episode of A Night With… Kendrick Lamar, but in the meanwhile take a peek at this throwback performance.
Thursday, December 21, 2017
V. Nova,s single from his album Hidden in Plain Sight Volume 3 called You Died featuring Uncle Murda, is one of my favorites produced by DJ Keal. When V. Nova teamed up with Uncle Murda on You Died, an East New York collaboration took place that was long awaited. This joint is witty and sarcastic calling out all those lames in HipHop. Checkout single below and tell us what you think.
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Today we bring yet another dynamic duo who are very underrated in HipHop. There collaboration is so sick it reminds me of Eric B. & Rakim, yeah they are that dope. With Apollo Brown reppin' Detroit and Planet Asia puttin' Fresno, CA it's amazing to hear how Dope their styles mesh together. Another example of how REal Rap sounds when it's not controlled by the Corporate Commander.
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
I must admit back in the day, YZ was the man and this was the joint right was the s#@! I know I'm showing my age on this one but hey it is what it is. This video is both iconic and hilarious at the same damn time, I'm just noticing how bad those actors were. I mean you have dope lyrics, sick beat and one the most random non-cohesive videos I've ever seen. Yet this is a HipHop classic. Checkout the video below and enjoy..!!
Monday, December 18, 2017
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Da Camp comes thru with a comical video for their Benny Beats produced "Go Hard" off their previous mixtape, VII Day Vacay, shot and edited by Unkleluc. Watch as each member of Da Camp plays their part so elegant and dope at the same damn time. Checkout this oldie but goodie below and tell us what y'all think.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Carolyn Malachi is one of those singers you'll listen to and say to yourself "Wow, why have I've never heard of her before?". Well it's simple she's not bucked naked in her videos and she's not singing about ho-ish behaviors. It's sad that talented artist like Carolyn are not featured on mainstream platforms. Her talent is beyond the explanation of words but most of the world will never hear her, please checkout the video below and support REal talent.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Saturday, December 9, 2017
Brooklyn native Droog teams up with Heems on this cultural inspired hit "Bangladesh". When different ethnicities use HipHop to express their love for the culture it can be a beautiful thing. As long as the artist is speaking his or her truth I have no problem with them embracing what we created. Nowadays HipHop is more than a race it's a culture and a way of life. Let's keep HipHop authentic by only supporting REal artist not the performers and the fakers.
Friday, December 8, 2017
Thursday, December 7, 2017
At the end of 2013, ILLClinton decided to release a track that did not make their first mixtape, ILLANTA. The Shawty Lo inspired track titled, "Feels Good To Be Here" is just as titled, a feel good track. Brennan rips the soulful and inspiring beat from Blake Belair. I can't wait until this duo gets its true props in HipHop so talented and a true representation of Real HipHop.
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
One of the great things about being a part of UnsungHipHop is I’m blessed to be able to share fresh & exciting new talent with you guys as it hits my radar and today I get to introduce your ears to the sounds of the soulful newcomer that is .
Following a summer of spent as backing vocalist for a number of internationally recognized acts the likes of Kelis, Rita Ora and , the Rome, Italy raised, London residing singer-songwriter takes center stage with her single “So Good”. The song, produced by , is a rich musical gumbo comprised of Ricci’s diverse influences which include and Kimbra, giving us a throwback Soul, Jazz, Blues and big band inspired sound.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Devine Carama is a indie artist from Lexington, KY. He has worked with Nemo Achida, Thee Tom Hardy, Nappy Roots, Canibus, & CunningLynguists and actress Jackee Harry. His EP The Dream Walker continues the Music series with his second to last installment song called "Twinkle, Twinkle WorldSTAR" featuring Talor Hall and produced by Sir Flywalker. The Dream Walker(FreEP). Conscious or what the call now "Woke" Emcees like this only can exist underground, because corporations make more money off of keeping us stupid and uninformed. Don't forget to support the REal HipHop.
"The rap game, and life in general, as forever been altered by social media and the internet. In some ways good and in other ways bad. This song tells a couple of stories that highlight some of the bad ways the net has touched the game and our lives specifially touching on a certain "hiphop" website..." - Devine Carama
Monday, December 4, 2017
Eriiic J. is back with another visual from the upcoming street album: DMT Abstract: Dissertations in Divination. As usual, psychedelics, alternate dimensions, science, and the abstract weave their way into the video and lyrics of Eriiic's single We Might Be Stars. The self-proclaimed Christ drops knowledge over his own immaculate production. Lyrical, catchy, soulful, and inspiring this song is a rare combination of all the right ingredients that are sure to bring much needed attention to this talented new face on the scene. There is a lot more to come from Eriiic J. very soon we will keep you posted in the mean time check him out below.
Sunday, December 3, 2017
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Space needle producer Def Dee signed a producer development deal with MMG a few years ago, there was no rush, just a desire to hear what the promising Beatsmith could do with a little time and skill this is what the young phenom came up with.
Def Dee's "Numb Again" (feat. yU & Hassaan Mackey) track off of his LP, 33 an'a third. The album is a remix compilation with a twist. Dee took unreleased verses from his MMG brethren, along with some classic verses, and started remixing. Then he called in the spittas to fill in the blanks with entirely new bars. The results speak for themselves. Numb Again features an unreleased yU verse that was originally for his group The 1978ers. After Dee remixed it, he called up the gravel voiced Rochester MC Hassaan Mackey to lay an all new verse down. Check it out below.
Friday, December 1, 2017
Born Allah of Tabernacle MCz, "CLASSIC" which was produced by Longevity and featuring Erule and Planet Asia. If you don't know these are 3 of the most popular underground artist in the California region. I mean before there was Kendrick Lamar these guys have been holding the West Coast with that REal HipHop Underground music. The kind of lyrics that will make you change religions and cringe your stomach like.."Oooooooohhh" !! Trust me I've been following these guys for years now, check them out below and you'll see what I'm talking about.