Tag Archives: Social

“Feminist Gang”

Today’s post comes from the divine entity Coco Mamba and her righteous girl gang as they make a statement with her latest single “Tell Me Bout It”. The conscious queens take to the streets and provide justice to the oppressed. Fighting back against abusers and harassment letting their listeners know it’s never okay to be victim. Do yourself a favor and check out these street superhero’s go to work below and as always…

 

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Levels

Today’s post comes from a well-known DC rapper Azizi Gibson as he ask questions about social injustices and provides solutions for the lost in his latest single ‘Levels’. The melodic production and smooth vocals invites you into a peaceful world that challenges the views and morals of  our society. Encouraging listeners to stay on the righteous path and come together so we can fix the hate in the world. Using his words as weapons of motivation for anyone who may be thinking about giving up. Make sure you stream this inspirational video below and as always…

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B.A.S.I.C

Eric Williams II better known by his stage name B.A.S.I.C. (an acronym for Be About Success In Controversy) is an up and coming American hip-hop artist with much promise. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii and raised in Virginia Beach, Virginia, the Aspire To Inspire Music Group representative came out of the shadows when he made it to the final round of Norfolk radio station’s 103 Jamz Fest in the summer of 2012. Since then he has been in the studio working hard and hitting the scene, especially after the release of his project in March 2013 titled “XXV (25)” collage of lyrics that express feelings, stories, and lessons learned from his journey as a 25 year old man in Virginia. Shortly after its release, B.A.S.I.C. won Hip Hop Artist Of The Year, as well as winning the Mixtape Of The Year Award sponsored by DS Magazine. While constantly connecting with people via social media on a personal level to organically build his fan base, B.A.S.I.C. has performed countless times all over within his hometown and has also gained notoriety by performing in North Carolina, New York and Connecticut. In November of 2014, he released a self-produced and personal song called ‘Ups & Downs,’ the first single from his upcoming album “E,” that received air play on 103 Jamz and substantial traffic on various blogs. With claims of this particular album being his most personal and reflecting body of work, B.A.S.I.C. is hedging forward in showcasing his talents and abilities as a staple in Virginia’s hip hop culture, while pursuing and reaching the globe over. Make sure you stream his latest singles “No patience” and “too much” below and as always…

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Plastic

All I can say is the girl got Soul, singer/songwriter Laura Roy dispenses gold with her recent single “Plastic”. She displays her heavenly vocals over an acoustic guitar in an abandon car, creating a gritty atmosphere with the most pure sound manifesting a contrast that keeps you glued. Laura captures the 90’s r&b vibe with her soulful melodies and catchy hooks. Mesmerizing the listener with her natural organic sound, singing from the soul. Make sure you check out the video below and as always…

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i am NOT Black, you are NOT White

Today’s post speaks on the many social barriers we place on ourselves through race, Prince EA delivers a heartfelt poem about skin color. With the recent shooting of Alton Sterling and the never ending hate building among-st people who look differently, this poem serves as an elixir to the problem. Pointing out the programming and hypnosis tactics of the media and politicians to divide people from each other instead of uniting. Changing our morals and values, creating hate in a society that is based on labels given by others than ourselves. Posing uncomfortable questions about race, to open our eyes on the way we see each other. Explaining how labels are made to divide us and we are more than labels we are unique human beings. Make sure you stream this video below and as always…

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iiiDrops

Joey Purp is reinventing the art of hustle. The 22-year old Chicago native come from the SaveMoney crew: a group of individual’s raising from the bottom with ambition and perseverance. Providing a voice that is relatable to the youth, painting a picture that they can understand. The latest project Joey released is call iiiDrops, an 11-track album which features popular artist like Chance the rapper, Vic Mensa and Mick Jenkins all heavy hitters coming out the Chicago area. Using his charisma to tackle the social injustice topics of Chicago, with his personal experiences to serve as an example and encourage listeners to deal with their problems head on. The production has a soulful gospels feel with a heavy horn sound that uplifts the soul. Providing that Sunday morning good feel in your speakers. All in all this project is a testimony to youth going through the struggle and need some direction. Make sure you stream the album and videos and as always…

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Preacher’s $on

YGTUT is a rap artist hailing from Chattanooga, TN.  His mixtape Preacher’s $on is one any rap fanatic should willfully lend an ear to.  The content of his music can be described as the intersection of the streets and the pulpit.  Not to be meant that he preaches at the listener but more so just him being a preacher’s son he obviously has religious influence in his music, but that is only one aspect of it.  Although his father is a preacher, he still finds himself in situations that are street influenced.  YGTUT finds a way to give the listener a good balance of the two very different worlds.  On his record Hangin’ he says, “Niggas act like because yo pop a preacher, they supposed to hold you up to this certain standard, like you perfect.  Fuck nah!  But if you don’t know anything else, know that I’m about prosperity.  A person can come from a dark situation and turn into light.  Let’s get rich, invest money into our black communities.”  So although his music has a street influence there is also influence stemming from a forward thinking and hopeful outlook for not only his future but black people as a whole.  One can even find inspiration while listening to the mixtape.  On “Highs & Lows” he says:  “Get you some ambitions, keep on sitting like a lazy hoe, wishing on them visions, when the fuck is you gone chase em though?”  Overall the project is solid and touches on a broad yet overlapping range of topics.  The content isn’t the only thing that is noteworthy, the production is flawless from beginning to end.  There are mixtapes that have a solid 4 or 5 tracks and the rest are throw away tracks but this mixtape is one where you won’t skip a single track from beginning to end. Check out this young King speak the gospel over his church inspired productions below and as always

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