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Did you know Africa Looked like this?

Today’s post comes from Nigeria’s superstar artist Davido as he linked up with flourishing 19 year old South African rapper Nasty C on “Coolest Kid In Africa” a trap-influenced track doused with culture. The two artist feed off each others energy, igniting a burst of energy to the listeners that resonates long after the song is over. The representation of the thriving culture in Africa is necessary for American’s to see, being blinded by media for years with false representation of the motherland. Forced to believe through saturated imagery that Africa was a place of poverty and famine, a desolate land that was uninhabitable. Now through the Internet we are able to see how rich the land is and how similar the people are to our culture. Understanding that we are in separate locations but our spirits are the same. Make sure you check out Davido video below and as always…

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Vacation

Derin Falana and his crew never left Canada until they all took flight together to Miami for his latest video ‘Vacation’, a testament to what hard work and dedication can do, making dreams become reality as they reap the fruits of their labor in Miami having a good time while shooting this video. The energy is contagious as Derin exudes positive vibes through the screen with scenes of happiness, sunshine, beaches and friends. Creating the perfect anthem for any vacation trip or get away, capturing the emotion of leaving home and being free. Promoting putting in hard work at the beginning in ordder to enjoy relaxation at the end, encouraging listeners to have fun during their journey and to take responsibility of their life and once you do the door will begin to open and opportunities for Vacations or whatever you desire will manifest. Make sure you check out this feel good track below and as always…

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Sleep Talking

Today we introduce the lovely Ravyn Lenae as she pays a visit on our site with her hypnotizing single “Sleep Talking”. Describing the difficulties in communication when awoke and how it’s so easy to see and say everything while sleeping. Putting emphasize on the slurred hours before you go to sleep and cuddling with our mate using your body as langue speaking to each other without words. She begins to speak to her significant other as she listens to his heart beat while he is asleep. Creating a bond that surpasses the flesh and enters the spirit realm. Make sure your stream the video below and as always…

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K+2| THE OATH

Da Bassment Blog recently had the opportunity to sit down with the talented artist Perez and ask him a few questions about his new single “K+2| THE OATH” and career.

1. Whats Up With The Hat What Does It Represent?

“Well, Shit Doesn’t Really “Represent” Anything So To Speak. Just My Style I Guess. As A Child Growing Up My Parents Always Had Me Dressed Up, Wearing Fly Shit, That Was Always Accompanied With A Hat. Like I Remember On Like Valentines Day In ’01 I Had This Fly Ass Leather Trench Coat With A Leather Fedora. My Pops Always Had Me Fresh. He Was Influenced By Artists Such As Michael Jackson, Whodini, RUNDMC Who All Rocked Brim Hats, And So Therefore His Influence In Styled Transcended Down To Me.”

2. who inspires and influences you to push the envelope and create
original music?

“I Inspire Myself To Push The Envelope. Fuck Everyone Else And What Their Doing, I Live In My Own Creative Reality. I Tell My Own Story, Filled With Experiences And Narratives Illustrated Like No Other. Fuck A Boundary, Fuck A Genre, Fuck This Over-Saturated Ass Industry. As Far As I’m Concerned My Only Competition Is Myself And The Legendary Stature Of Those That I’m In Pursuit Of.”

And Who Would Those Artists Or Individuals Be?

“Marvin Gaye, Alice Cooper, David Bowie, The Doors, The Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Smokey Robinson, BB King, Muddy Waters, Scarface, Ice T, Prince, Rick James, Michael Jackson, MF Doom, Wu-Tang Clan, The Ohio Players, Slave, The Smiths, The Dead Kennedys, Black Sabbath, Black Flag, DJ Screw, Sid Viscious, Blondie, N.W.A., Ice Cube, Outkast, BDK, KRS One, Kool G Rap, LL Cool J, Rick Rubin, Russell Simmons, Nirvana, RUNDMC, The Beastie Boys, Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails, Warhol, Queen, Roy Ayers, Stevie Wonder, Isaac Hayes, Parliament Funkadelic, N.E.R.D., White Stripes, James Brown, The Isley Bros., The Eagles, Red Hot Chili Peppers, ATCQ/Native Tongues, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, GunsNRoses, Pink Flyod, Led Zeppelin, Nas, 2Pac, Notorious BIG, Shit… And A Whole List Of More Dead Rockstars

3. Do you produce your own tracks?

“A Few Of My Forthcoming Projects I’ve Self Produced. In The Past And As Of Now My Sound Has Been Co-Created/Produced And Engineered With And By Izzy”

4. Jay Z or NaS? why?

“Neither. That Shits Mad Confusing. Fuck It. Nas Influenced Me More. Even On StillMatic. I Was A Kid! “I Know I Can”, And “One Mic” Reached Me On So Many Levels. Jay-Z Wasn’t Making Soul Music. Nigga Was Making Boss Moves. All His Shit Was Only Being Made By The Neptunes, Just Blaze, And Timbaland At That Time. By The Time The 2000’s Hit The Nigga Had Mad Money, And Made Shit That Encouraged Grown Ass Niggas To Wear Multicolored Du-Rags With Head Bands. The Nigga Co Signed Wearing Big Ass Mitchell And Ness Jerseys And Low Cut AF1’s. Shit Didn’t Reach Me.”

5. MJ or Prince why?

Prince. Musical Genius. Driven. Worked Countless Hours And Years In The Studio. Focusing On His Craft. Said Fuck The Fame And The Hype, Give Me The Hoes. Was Very Impressionable, Yet Maintained A Sense Of Humility For Decades.

6. Whats your 9-5 (this can tie into for what its worth) working at
wal mart to fund your career

“Shit. I’m Fresh Out Of School, Trying To Grasp On The Idea Of Adulthood And Ultimately Survival. I Need Money. Therefore I Have A Job. It’s Something That I Don’t Necessarily Hate, I Just Prefer Not Doing It. Sacrificing My Time And Energy For Their Dollars; I’ve Sold My Soul In A Sense. I’ve Completely Conformed, My Overall Personality, Ego, And Creativity Has Been Suppressed. The Thought Of It Is Just Draining. My Entire Day Consists Of Doing Something That I Don’t Even Like Doing, For A Corporation That Doesn’t Give A Shit About Me. But, I Have To Do It… Because Of The Fact That It Keeps Me Going And Doing What Needs To Be Done In My Position As A Young Starving Artist.”

7. If you could collab with any artist dead or alive music or painter any art who would it be and why?

“Fuck! Ummmm I’d Say Jim Morrison. ” “We’re Both Pretty Far Out.”

8. Where do you see yourself and your music in a year?

“Touring. Producing. Recording. Creating. Progressing.”

9. Let me hear in your best written verse?

I Don’t Have Just One “Best” Written Verse. I’m Young. I’m Still Young, Im Still Developing And Growing. I Don’t Freestyle. Shout Out To Yatchy & Uzi For Standing Up For The Young Niggas Out Here Getting Flack For Not Dropping An Entire Full Length Double Disc Album As A Freestyle. Why In The Fuck Would I Drop Album Material For A Goddamn Interview? Just To Prove That I Got Bars!? Wait For The Project, Damn.”

10. Do you have any shows coming up where can people check out your music?

“Ubahn Fest Featuring Nas, Desiigner, MGK, Murs, Etc. October 21st 2016”

make sure you check out his latest single below and as always….

 

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Cloak[s]

Today’s post comes from Perez a multi-talented artist who has blessed our page before and as promised has returned with his latest single “Cloak[s]”. This poetic street narrative explains life’s trials and tribulations while capturing the raw emotion of today’s youth growing up in poverty stricken environments. Perez paints a honest and transparent outlook of his environment while touching on hard topics and discussing the consequences of such conditions. Offering an elevated perspective to his surroundings by analyzing the actions of his peers as  cause and effect, looking past the surface and digging to the core and essence of this generational cycle. Giving a bird’s eye view of the negative influences surrounding and suffocating neighborhoods, creating poison within the communities. Stating that often times the one’s we look to for guidance are the same one’s keeping us down.

“Teacher’s said we ain’t gone be shit/ we done F*ucked round and believed it”

Perez explains psychological and educational problems in society while tackling real life situations with families’ and friends, using his words as a mirror of reflection for listeners. Make sure you stream “cloak[s]” below and catch him in Cincinnati October 21st as he shares the stage with Nas at Ubahn Fest….

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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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‘MNDSNG’

Tuskegee, AL duo Sip Jackson and Kelon Moon combine energies for the first time ever as NineSix on their latest track ‘MNDSGN’. The overall vibe is highly contagious as they create their own wave with melodic instrumentals and groovy vocals. Make sure you stream below and as always…

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