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You Pull Up

Today we introduce to you a talented artist emerging from the polished group (two9) named Jace as he releases a sensual track titled “You Pull Up”. This track is the perfect aphrodisiac as it set the mood for a fun and romantic evening, accented with spot on visuals capturing the chemistry between Jace and the actress. Creating an soundtrack for after dark situations. If you haven’t had the chance to check out Jace’s music yet, make sure you stream his video and latest project below and as always…

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Alchemy

Today’s post come from an uplifting soul from Jersey who goes by the name of Kev Décor. This musical magician dispenses golden vibrations as he speaks on the power of alchemy: the power to change lead into gold, or the discipline to shift energy and emotions. Using a sample of Will Smith from the movie Pursuit of Happiness which encourages the listener to protect their dream, and seek new light. Kev explains the hardships of growing up and how he turned his struggle into success. Reminding all of us that we are all a part of the universe and  we are all connected even If on the outside we differ. Motivating listeners to see pass the earthly distractions we face daily and to remain focused on our goals and dreams. Make sure you give Kev a listen below and as always…

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JuHovah

Juhovah, a 19-year old artist from South Carolina provides fire with his recent single “No More Temporary.” In the video, Juhovah re-visits old relationships with ex-girlfriends that he still has feelings for. Looking back on all the good memories they shared together and trying to make it a permanent relationship instead of temporary. The video starts off with nostalgic vhs visuals of Juhovah and a young lady enjoying their puppy love sharing ice cream, then evolves to them blossoming as a couple. The feel of this song reminds you of a time when you first fell in love and nothing else matter but the person you was with, expressing the power of love and how we all want the initial butterflies and feeling we have to last forever.  Stream the video below and as always

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The Same

Peace G’s, we come to you today with an insane visual from  Misfit Muda and Myke Green titled “The Same”. This new visual is for the emotional hearted individual, discussing relationship problems of the youth and breaking away from traditional romance. The aesthetic of the song is very trippy and new age, the director matched the feel strongly by capturing slow mo images of both artist in a intoxicated perspective. Make sure you check out the video below and as always…

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The Process

I don’t know what the weather’s like for you, but Liz Lubega’s new EP “The Process” is the perfect harmonic background for the warm season we are approaching. I would characterize the sound and melody Liz captures as romantic and soothing, like scented candles burning in a dim room with the bath water running. Lubega’s voice provides comfort, the kind of comfort you receive in your house reading a book with your nose buried in your favorite tea or coffee. Sonically summoning the soulful sounds of early 90’s R&B, comparable to the late Whitney Houston, who is one of Lebega’s many influences as well as incorporating her gospel upbringing and mixing it with her current bluesy blissful vocals creating her own unique sound. The Process is only thirteen minutes long, which is perfect for those who want to take a short break from reality and relax in a peaceful environment, just like the earthy setting on the EP’s cover. Take a load off of your busy schedule and allow yourself to be taken away by positivity below and as always…

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It Happened in Flatbush

The Underachievers have been doing their thing for the past few years, creating 5th dimensional music to enlighten listeners while speaking about current events and social injustices with a tasteful delivery. This dynamic duo achieves the goal of creating conscious music with substance while staying turnt. Feeding medicine through candy, they allow listeners to enjoy heavy 808s and trap sounds while they deliver political messages. Yesterday they continue the movement with their newest project titled “It happened in Flatbush” this 10 track project can be streamed in its entirety below. “It Happened in Flatbush” serves as the duo’s follow-up to their sophomore album Evermore which dropped in September. In addition to their new release, The Underachievers are about to hit the road as part of the Smoker’s Club tour this summer with Cam’ron, Smoke DZA and others starting May 31st. Make sure you check out this phenomenal project below and as always…

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Food For The Soul

Oswin Benjamin grew up in Newburgh, New York, but has since relocated to the Bronx. He’s currently arranging his first solo project “Protect Your Soul,” which is produced entirely by Beewirk’s. He’s currently putting out a video for his track “the Soul Pt. 2,” which features a high BPM jazz shuffle instrumental, which he greets with a lively, unpredictable flow that mimics the spontaneous nature of improvisational jazz. The instrumentation fits perfectly with his poetic lyrics as he speaks about balancing the physical and metaphysical world and never losing focus on soul. Stream this video below and as always

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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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What’s Beef

The legendary Notorious B.I.G posed the question what’s beef, describing the differences between frivolous rap beef, which is resolved with a diss record or a battle, and real life beef which is “when you need two gats to go to sleep”. Biggie would know this best, being that beef led to his and Tupac Shakur’s untimely death in the late 90’s. Which makes you wonder what mere words can lead to a disagreement going from music to life and death. Recently, indie mastermind Joey Bada$$ released a single called “Ready”, where he boasts about his album sales as well as throwing shots at Troy Ave claiming his Pro Era crew mate Kirk Knight sold more than Troy Ave. Joey proclaims himself as the number one independent hip–hop artist in the country, and he has the numbers to back it up. Based on the sales of his debut album B.4.DA.$$, he moved  60k his first week. While Troy Ave, debut LP Major Without a Deal sold less than 5k units its first week. Troy feeling some type of way replied with a subliminal tweet calling Bada$$ a “fake independent” because of his distribution deal with Sony Red (which doesn’t change that he’s still an independent artist, by definition). This whole beef seemed petty with two artist disputing about album sales. Joey claimed the two emcees patched up their differences and had mutual respect for each other in a Hot 97 interview. Since they allegedly made amends, it seems Troy Ave’s feelings were clearly hurt by Bada$$ comments on his single “Ready”. So hurt in fact, that he quickly responded with a four minute long diss track. Troy spends most of the track claiming nobody cares about Joey’s indie success since he doesn’t get radio airplay, but he takes the reignited beef to a whole new unnecessary level disrespecting the late and great Capital Steez. Wishing that he burned in hell, and clowning Steez for committing suicide. Putting this beef on a whole new echelon of sensitivity, sounding like a sore loser throwing a tempter tantrum, shouting the most ignorant words he can think, just because he got called out on the truth. Statistically Joey is more successful than Troy, the sales and sold-out shows speak for themselves. It’s one thing to start a beef with a fellow artist it’s another to attack a dead man who can’t defend himself. Creating some of the most offensive bars ever spat on a diss track: this is up there with Pac threatening Biggie’s life or Jay-Z explaining how he banged the mother of Nas’ child in her backseat. Name-calling, dissing significant others, and even death threats is one thing: but dissing an enemy’s deceased homie is a no-no in hip hop. To hear the songs click the link below and as always

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Resurrecting Art

Bronx-raised Awol erizku saw a lack of positive representation for members of his community, particularly in high art. To answer this, Erizku supplants iconic works from the masters of Renaissance art like Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Caravaggio but using primarily black models, whom he scouts from the streets. His strong art education- BA from Cooper Union School of Art and MFA from Yale’s Visual Arts program- makes him a force to be reckoned with, growing up in New York Awol befriended many musicians like A$AP Ferg  from whom he drew inspiration. Awol experienced high end fashion by attending the world’s most prestige art schools but he also had his ear to the streets with his humble upbringing. His portraits are powered by colorful characters and sculptures from historical time. His aesthetics reference cultural trends like hip-hop and basketball as well as maintain a crossing between pop art and minimalism. Erizku’s long- term project is to remove the labeling of a black artist as being only concerned with making “black art”, and in doing so, he hopes to elevate blackness in the library of art history. His art sparks conversation, and stirs controversies by taking historical images and adding his artistic perspective, some may think this to be criminal but isn’t all art inspired from other artist? I’ll let you be the judge, stream the video below to see Awol work and as always…

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