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Knew The Half

The good music keeps on coming and today we enter Why Khaliq world as he drops off visuals for his latest video “Knew The Half”. A colorful and brilliant perspective of social synergy between two people. Khaliq address double standards in relationships as a rapper, combating stereotypes that most rappers aren’t looking for love but rather lust. Judging each other off face value without getting to know the half of each other, hence the title. Encouraging listeners to dig deep when meeting someone new because there is more than what’s on the surface. Make sure you stream this video below and as always…

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Sunrise

Today we have a video from the talented Designer Flow as he releases his new single “sunrise” off his recent EP “six piece spicy”. Designer speaks on the struggles of everyday life and how he looks past the daily distractions while striving to see the sunrise. Explaining the difficulty of staying focused on your mission with traps and pitfalls of the streets all around. This track has a heavy 808 and trap production accented with airy melodic vocals creating a futuristic trap  sound that is quiet refreshing. Make sure you check out “sunrise” below and as always…

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Audio Push dishes Food For Thought with “BBQ SPOT”

Audio Push provides audio dope off their latest project with the debut single “BBQ Spot.” The title would lead you to believe that this is a fun, care-free summer anthem rather than a political statement dishing food for thought about government conspiracies and systematic programming. Stating how the industry, his enemies and the cops all want to put him in a box, physically and mentally. Furthermore explaining how they maneuver and thrive through a system that was built for failure. Speaking on sensitive current event topics like the San Bernardino shooting suggesting that the one’s doing the shooting are the same one’s running the United States. Warning listeners about prescription drugs and gun control while maintaining a high energy that can be felt and heard at any summer BBQ. Listen as Price & Oktane get a few things off their chest and as always….

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Human

Lánre a British singer-songwriter breaks down the perfection’s and imperfections of life in her latest single “Human” which serves as a hopeful hymn pushing for togetherness throughout the universe. Touching on the duality of humanity, and how we must go through a journey and experience both sides of life, so why stress it. Reminding listeners that life is an adventure of up’s and downs, good and bad choices and right and wrong decisions. Lánre advise listeners not to get caught up in the day to day but rather find balance and peace through mistakes and accomplishments. Re-emphasizing that our imperfections are opportunities for light to shine in. Lánre majestic voice blends perfectly with the soulful acoustics and flawless production. Creating an uplifting and motivating energy that’s contagious to the ear once you hear it. Make sure you stream “Human” below and as always.

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IT”S ELECTRIC

Kaytranada drops his electric track “Lite Spots” off his newly released debut album 99.9%. “Lite Spots” is a great track and the video adds to it’s greatness by being uplifting and fun. The video is centered around Kaytranda building a robot companion to dance and play with, capturing the energy of the track with lighthearted and happy visuals. Sonically the song is a masterpiece, taking you on a musical roller coaster with different sounds and frequencies accompanied with stunning choreography. If you are looking for original sound and electric vibrations stream the video below and as always.

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Phony PPL

Nine-piece band Phony Ppl creates music that feels wise beyond its years, especially since the members of the group are just out of high school. Through hard word and countless hours of practicing they were able to produce a unique sound, which they niche as “Brooklyn Soul,” an acoustic swirl of jazz, R&B and hip-hop which include guitarist, sax, bass and more. Phony Ppl Recently released their debut album Phonyland early quarter 2016, collectively they have come together to create a sound which elevates consciousness with jazz and swooning rhythm and blues hooks and smooth rap verses. Do yourself a favor and stream the content below. And as Always…

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Abraham

Miles Mosley, an upright bassist, composer, producer and co-founder of music collective The West Coast Get Down, celebrates his sense of self on his new single “Abraham.” With help from his band mates and To Pimp A Butterfly’s saxophonist Kamasi Washington, the L.A. jazz musician brings the song to life with charisma, behavior, and confidence. Capturing the emotion of survival while referencing biblical events catapults this song into a higher echelon, one that surpasses time and speaks universally. Stream the song below and as always

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Ghetto Walkin’

Robert Glasper an outstanding jazz pianist pays tribute to Miles Davis 90th birthday with the release of “Everything’s Beautiful”, an 11-track album that is energized by samples from the late-extraordinar’s inventory.Glasper creates a visual for Miles original composition “The Ghetto Walk” featuring Bilal. The spirited video sculpts the faces on the album’s cover overcoming the dark and menacing streets. Using contrasting imagery of dark environments accompanied with the radiance and hum of street lights and police sirens, representing road block or obstacles a young black man in 2016 must face. Everything’s Beautiful features additional cameos from Erykah Badu, Stevie Wonder, Illa J, Phonte, and Georgia Anne Muldrow just to name a few. The release date is set for May 27th be on the lookout in the meantime check out the video to “Ghetto Walk” below and as always

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Gypsy

 

The talented young Chicago rapper Noname Gypsy has unveiled a new single featuring SPZRKT titled “All I Need.” The song is coming from her upcoming project, Telefone planning to release later this year. Noname Gypsy probably sounds familiar if you’ve listened to any of Chance the Rappers releases from the past few years. The Chicago native keeps it pretty low key, but her unique voice and rhyming ability make her immediately recognizable on the track. SPZRKT contributes with a soulful hook that gels perfectly with the remarkably stealthy beat produced by a trio of Chicago producers Saba, THEM PEOPLE and Phoelix. Noname Gypsy casually murders the track, rapping about her personal qualities and how people try to change her into something else. Listen to “All I need” 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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