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“Oceans”

Today’s post comes from the talented international sex symbol Ye Ali as he releases his latest single “Oceans”. A multi-dimensional work of art that chronicles the singers dream of saving his lady from two assailants. Rescuing his love Bonnie and Clyde style as they get swept into the ocean, making a perfect ending. Make sure you stream the video below and as always…

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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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Only One

Lorine chia is definitely embracing her Queenhood in her contemporary upbeat reggae blues track “Only One”. Emphasizing the loneliness that has came over time through the winter months forcing her to look toward her own solitude for some time to  introspect the entire situation. It is hard to dwell on the former memories and impact your significant other brought  to your life. Continually reminiscing and ruminating indefinitely freezes you in a season full of barren branches and/or life growth. For you cannot move on holding onto old what if’s, and maybe’s. With seasons changing Lorine reminds listeners to hold on to your proper Queenhood or Kingship by strategizing and internally allow the current change to grow you and not wither your status. Remember you hold your status in life and  dictate future. Make sure you stream the video below as Ms. Lorraine Chia brings us to a place of germination….Appreciate the Art| Admire the Craft

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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Grow UP

When you mix conceptual lyrics with flawless production and state of the art visuals you produce a recipe for success and the young phoenix Max Wonders delivers such a masterpiece with his latest single ‘Grow Up’. This Dc native speaks about staying child-like at all time never losing his innocents to society and growing up to see the corruption and devastation of the world.

“wish’n I was a kid again/ I want to hang on the swings/ instead of hanging from tree’s”

Touching a wide range of topics about drug use amongst teens, police brutality and a revolution through the music. “Grow Up” delivers a impactful message while allowing the listener to get t’d up, a perfect marriage of witty lyrics, unique cadences and next level production from Quinton Dominquez as he manipulates the 808 like a magician. Make sure you stream the video below you will thank us later and as always….

 

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Drowning

Today’s post comes from the talented artist Mick Jenkins as he teams up with BadBadNotGood for their conceptual video “drowning”. This video shows Jenkins as a drowning slave trying to escape his situation so he can breathe. Jenkins poetically speaks on the state of the United States as he challenges the social injustices that has been going on and continue to go on. The Toronto band Badbadnotgood accents perfectly with Jenkins as they provide a smooth heart felt sound that marries the lyrics perfectly. Creatively making a change through their art, make sure you stream the video below and as always…

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The Afrikan Space Program

Today’s post comes from a talented producer who goes by the name of Ras G. Not too often does a sound tickle the ears as well as blow you away mentally, but leave it to Ras G and his comrades to produce a sound so unique that it requires you to listen numerous times before catching everything that is going on. Manipulating melodies and creating the perfect imperfect beat, making off-beat weirdness sound cool. Not only does he deliver sonic-ally but he accompanies his sound with intense visual concepts that accent the song well. The Los Angeles producer prides himself in making unconventional brilliant music while mixing genre’s creating a fusion that’s international. Delivering sounds seldom heard on the western hemisphere, opening a new world for the listener to explore. Make sure you check out Ras G song below and as always…

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Irish Soul

Today Dabassmentblog reviews a unique and original Irish group called Hare Squead. This trio creates R&B soul music all the way in Ireland, building a culture which opens diversity in music were they live. Combining R&B, soul and pop this trio captures universal frequencies on their latest single “If I Ask”. Incorporating R&B production while sustaining a hip-hop dominance while electronic sounds cut through the beat creating a pulse for the listener. Breaking barriers of genre’s by merging electronic, soul and pop all in one. Make sure you check out this fun track below and as always…

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What Happened to Mos Def?

 

Recently Yasiin Bey’s has been communicating with his fans from his voice recordings. In January, he addressed his wellbeing and his arrest in South Africa on Kanye West’s website. He’s quoted saying “I am under unnecessary state supervision and scrutiny.” Today he posted another message on soundcloud in which he explains his cooperation on resolving the political matter in South Africa. Yasiin states that he is well and in good spirits. This 42-year-old has recently announced that he was retiring from music and acting. Which has prompted many hip hop fans to ask “What the Hell happened to Mos Def?” To answer this question is to follow Mos Def’s transformation since his name change in 2011. Yasiin changed his name as a reaction to the fear that Mos Def was being treated as a product, not a person. Two years later, another personal choice would make international headlines, Bey decided to move himself and his family to Capetown, South Africa in 2013. After moving to South Africa immigration and legal issues start to arise with his passport and vistors permit. He was not permitted to return to the U.S for his tour in Boston which forced him to cancel due to visa issues. Most recently Yasiin was arrested again at Cape Town International airport while attempting to leave the country and charged with violation of local immigration laws. Both Bey and his family lacked proper permits to be in the country. Having overstayed his visitors permit and being unable to present a valid United States Passport, but was able to present a World Passport, which is not widely accepted as an immigration document because anyone can get one with a notarized document and small fee. The vast majority of countries don’t accept this documentation including the United States, Japan, Russia and Canada.  Six days after his arrest Bey released a 10 minute recording on Kanye website titled a Message from Yasiin Bey. He ends the recording with the statement “No more parties in S.A.” and explains how he will be retiring from music and film immediately after he releases his final album later this year. We are looking forward to hearing and seeing Yasiin Bey and wish him the best of luck in his political endeavors. Make sure you stream his message below and as always

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