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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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Melanin

Today Pat RZL blesses our page with the cultured anthem ‘Melanin’ an informative single that sheds light to a scientific phenomenon residing inside our bodies. Reminding listeners of their full potential and the power of melanin, encouraging viewers to glo’ up and not be victims to systematic oppression. Waking up peers by explaining the benefits of melanin and knowledge of self. Creating a hypnotizing chorus that speaks to the soul and uplifts the spirits. Pat captures the aesthetic of the street with her gritty production and visuals while marrying valuable information about topics not taught in educational curriculum. Discussing time sensitive material like the electoral elections and current events effecting the youth. Make sure you stream this gem below and as always…

 

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“THAT CHICKEN”

Brookyln’s Dyme-A-Duzin elevates the game giving his listeners a glimpse of his home town Utica Ave in his recent single “That Chicken.” Dyme contemplates his darker perception of life while bending corners in his hood as he visits the local gas station and corner store, capturing everyday life organically. Dyme finds his sound with smooth, subtle melodies that create a melancholy feel, building on the tension of the sounds that marry to the electric celestial. “That Chicken” is a motivating tool for viewers to stop making excuses and just get it! Stream this video below and as always

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D’Artiste

Often times music producers get the least credit for helping create great music, but in actuality they are the reason most magic happen. Many hear Willow and Jaden Smith sound and attribute them for creating a new wave of frequencies and style. While their uniqueness needs not be overlooked neither should the production work of the young guru Daniel D’artise. The California native has generated much of the two superstar’s tracks by blending beautiful ambient sounds with abstract drum patterns creating a futuristic wave. Taking you thru a psychological mind floss of vibrant sounds, while stimulating balance with his selection of chords and melancholy feels. Below is a beat/mix-tape of his latest production placements in the industry, I highly recommend you take the time and check this entire tape out.

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Anderson .Paak| Malibu

“Music is not music without soul” and the 29 year old Oakland native Anderson .Paak is the definition of soul. Following his debut album Venice .Paak delivers yet another masterpiece with Malibu. The 16-track project is full of energy thanks to his funky beats, witty wordplay, and a charisma that the music industry has been lacking for a while now. You definitely can see the fruits of his labor from Dr. Dre’s Grammy nominated Compton album as he scored features from BJ The Chicago Kid, Rhapsody, and hip-hop legend Talib Kweli to name a few. .Paak shows his versatility as an artist as well as he not only sings but displays his rapping ability. The album doesn’t just sound good though, his music has a message highlighting the real life situations and perspectives many artists of his stature seem to either conveniently forget or consciously neglect for financial gain. .Paak is gearing up for a huge 2016 with his band The FREE NATIONALS as they are set to tour Europe in February and to perform at Coachella this upcoming April. Malibu is available for purchase on iTunes and Google Play.

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