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“Sorry”

Every artist has their own niche and strengths that makes them unique and Joyner Lucas is a phenom when it comes to painting pictures with his words. Taking situations from peers and re-creating the emotions and feeling through his story telling. On his most recent song “Sorry” Joyner tackles the difficult topic of suicide as he depicts a chilling story of a suicide victim and his friend, posing questions about life looking for answers that will never be answered. Raising the hairs on the back of your neck as he pulls on your heart with his emotional choice of words accompanied with gut-wrenching visuals. Shedding light on a problem most listeners have experienced personally, but don’t discuss publicly. Bringing awareness to suicide and leaving a help-number encouraging listeners to call if they know or feel like committing suicide or having suicidal thoughts. Joyner tells a story and sends a message while delivering great lyrical cadence and flawless musical production. Don’t hesitate to stream “Sorry” below and as always…

 

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Trumpets

Today we have a special video from Ohio’s finest Aris Ray with his latest single “Trumpets”. Shot in Cincinnati Aris shows his neighborhood and explains how far he has come. His witty lyrics and heavy productions make a perfect marriage for the ears. Combining relatable bars with a sound you can bounce to. The trumpets create a royal sound that demands respect and attention separating the single from a typical club banger. Aris takes it a step further and speaks on challenging issues, while keeping your head nodding. Stream the video below and as always…

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LWTGG

Today’s post comes from a unique individual named Oliver Francis whom if judged by his cover might be mistaken for a pop star instead of a rapper, but honestly after hearing “LWTGG” I recant my statement. Oliver spills his heart to the listener with lyrics about deep depression and suicidal thoughts, becoming transparent and opening up to a vulnerable subject. Filling every verse with emotion and pain Oliver touches the heart with this single as well as break stereotypes. Peep “LWTGG’ 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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Jacuzzi La Fleur 

The dreadlocked whiz kid from the six is back with more nostalgic visuals for your pleasure. Jazz Cartier a Toronto nomad teams up with director Kyle Sanderson to drop two videos in one, combining “The Valley/Dead or Alive.” Both songs coming off his debut mix tape “Marauding in Paradise” which was released in 2015. The mysterious rappers versatility radiates over the boom-bap production while adding a unique OVO-contagious style that analysis his hometown from a bird’s eye view. Starting off trekking through the night Jazz welcomes everyone to the dark side of his city during the first part of this video, while subtly transforming to a softer lighter tone during the second, all while retaining the same intensity and creating an effective sound that embodies duality. The cinematography is filled with cryptic material which accents the artist lyrics to perfection. Demonstrating his strong will to survive and succeed in spite of the surrounding hate. We expect this year to be Cartier breakthrough year and look forward to more content. Press play on the link below and tell us what you think.

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DOES LIFE IMITATE ART OR DOES ART IMITATE LIFE? 

There’s something special about being able to transfer your imagination and ideas to paper, especially when you have an imagination like Markus Prime, a 28 year old cartoon/portrait artist from New York. Prime’s artwork is very refreshing and unique as he draws cartoon characters we have grown up watching and adds his creative spin to them creating superhero’s and characters that defy societies norm, like illustrating black women as superhero’s, to create an image with children they normally wont see on television. Prime is challenging normality and deconstructing the standard in cartoons and comics, creating drawings for children of all colors to enjoy. Subconsciously he is planting a seed in a young mind that they to can do super human things and be heroes in their own lives. Growing up, Prime would use his drawings as a way to cope with his emotions and deal with his problems. Now he has matured into a well-known artist who’s goal is to redefine the cartoon and comic culture with diversity. With over 100k followers on Instagram Prime is starting to become well known and appreciated by the masses, using his art to change the culture and impact the youth. Prime looks at his work as a movement to raise awareness and confidence with all who come in contact with it, conveying a message within each illustration.  You can see more artwork from Prime by visiting his website at mlnnprime.com

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