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Lay Up

Some days you just feel like sleeping in all day with that special someone and forgetting about life’s problems only focusing on each others energy. Not only does Ella Mia relate but she made a song for such days with her latest release “lay Up” in which she soaks up sun vibes by the poolside enjoying dinner and life with her love. This single comes at the perfect time setting the tone for valentines day make sure you stream the video below and as always…

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All in My Head

TDE is unstoppable when it comes to emerging new talented artist into the light, it’s safe to say they are batting a thousand and with no surprise their new artist SIR delivers with his latest single “All in My Head”.  The song comes off the L.A. singer’s 2016 EP HER, and the new clip features him swaying slow motion in an underground parking lot. Make sure you check out the video below and as always

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Hope It don’t Kill Me

Arin Ray blesses our page today with his romantic language of love on his latest single ‘Hope It Don’t Kill Me’ which features the talented guru Boogie. The two discuss love and relationship and how they sacrificed themselves for love, in hopes that it’s not their demise. Taking a road less traveled by most youth in our generation, living in a over saturated society that promotes one-night stands and emotionless hook-ups, making love more about lust than feeling. Which is why it’s so important Arin releases this single to let his listeners know that chivalry isn’t dead by showing positive images of minority youth together in a relationship.  Providing an outlet of simple reality, showing vulnerability and a human element instead of the far-fetched happy ever after stories or one hitter quitters we are so use to seeing. Make sure you do yourself a favor and stream the video below and as always…

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Extra

Today’s post comes from the dynamic duo Dem Dud3s, the two create the wave in their latest visual ‘Extra’. Capturing a fluid sound that is contagious to listen to with heavy 808 productions and original melodies making it easy to ride their wave. We are expecting great things in the future from these two make sure you stream their video below and as always….

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THREE- WAY

Today we have a special treat for you, the R&B sensation Anderson. Paak is back with three electric visuals for “The Season”, “Carry Me”, and “The Waters” each off his most recent album “Malibu”. Paak extends his creativity to the screen turning his words into visual art. If you have the opportunity do your self a favor and see this singing sensation live on his Malibu Tour this summer. He arguably was the livest’ performer of Coachella and SXSW this year don’t miss the magic. Stream the videos below and as always…

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D’Artiste

Often times music producers get the least credit for helping create great music, but in actuality they are the reason most magic happen. Many hear Willow and Jaden Smith sound and attribute them for creating a new wave of frequencies and style. While their uniqueness needs not be overlooked neither should the production work of the young guru Daniel D’artise. The California native has generated much of the two superstar’s tracks by blending beautiful ambient sounds with abstract drum patterns creating a futuristic wave. Taking you thru a psychological mind floss of vibrant sounds, while stimulating balance with his selection of chords and melancholy feels. Below is a beat/mix-tape of his latest production placements in the industry, I highly recommend you take the time and check this entire tape out.

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Rest In Power

Tupac’s mother, Afeni Shakur, has died at the age of 69. The northern California police department confirmed her death Tuesday morning. (May 3, 2016) Shakur, a political activist and member of the Black Nationalist group and Black Panther Party, has been an active presence in our nations fight for equality. In 1969 she was arrested for conspiracy in New York, she was accused of plotting to bomb buildings and landmarks, she was later acquitted in 1971 and gave birth to Tupac the month after. Afeni was also the subject in Tupac’s famous song “Dear Mama” which was released in 1995. The single accumulated much success by going platinum and touched the hearts of millions who could relate. She also is credited for being the moderator of Tupac’s estate since his death in 1996, as well as establishing the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation, which supports art programs for children. Afeni Shakur was a voice for the voiceless, a human activist for the less fortunate and her presence will be missed. We personally want to thank her for all of her efforts and endeavors while living and continue to carry on her message. Rest in Power Afeni Shakur!

 

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LINK UP

When you hear “link up” by Anderson Paak and Knxwledge one can’t help but think of this R&B jam as a funky version of elevator music. “Link up” takes the funk template pioneered by musical genius groups like Parliament, Funkadelic, The Ohio Players and the Gap Band and creates their own sound. Anderson Paak’s scratchy, mannered soul vocals is showcased effectively throughout the song and Knxwledge’s production connects a sequence of choral backing with heavy-foot, drum-bass thump to form an adhesive backdrop for Paak’s  antics. Stream the video and song below and as always…

 

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Eargasm of the Week: “LOVE IS THE VISION” by Johnny Rain

Da Bassment’s Eargasm of the Week goes to “New Religion” by California-based singer Johnny Rain. Although Rain hasn’t exactly broken through into national recognition yet, he is well on his way. With his polished sound and unorthodox approach to music. This new uplifting single off his latest project titled “11” is a masterpiece. That instantly grabs your attention with its high-energy acoustic instruments accompanied by inspirational lyrics about using love as religion. “New Religion” gives off a subtle gospel feel with an undertone of repetitive handclaps that has become synonymous with songs being sung in church. Creating a joyful and pleasant sound that instantly draws you in with melodic chord progression and a voice that soothes the soul.  Giving you the feeling that everything will be alright while focusing on topics that most artist seldom speak on, Johnny takes you to church so to say with this song of celebration. Radiating good vibes through the speakers “New Religion” is a song that you can listen to while cleaning your room or motivation before riding to work. Press play on the song below, and you won’t be disappointed. Make sure you stay tuned for more in culture art and music here at Da Bassment.

 

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The Reach

Although California has been in a recent drought there has been no shortage of good music from The Golden State, which is evident on the up-and-coming artist Boogie’s 2015 mixtape The Reach. Growing up in the gang-infested culture that traps so many fellow Compton youth Boogie uses The Reach to give his perspective of the strife and struggles he’s witnessed in his lifetime. This lyrical assassin put his skills on display from the intro, having no features from any other rappers but still managing to keep the listeners engaged on every song. The thing that stands out most about the project is Boogie’s lack of fear allowing the listener into his world, whether he is speaking on his family, his environment, or getting shot and bouncing back better than ever. This thought provoking mixtape can be seen as a sign of inspiration for those who are currently where Boogie has been, showing them that it is possible to make it over your obstacles. Be expecting big things in 2016 from Boogie as he has recently signed a deal with Interscope Records.

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