You’re Damned if You Do and Damned If You Don’t

You’re Damned if You Do and Damned If You Don’t
The idea of someone or something being the end all encompassing idea and being “right” is a myth. People want 100%. 100% or fail. No room for average or decent. Where releases only have ‘hype’ for a week, whatever catches our mental bandwidth ‘has’ to be worth it.

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Harlem’s own, Flyy Guy Fresh, drops off a new single produced by Ghxst, “Dough Out.” While the Uptown native got a lot of his early influences from the Golden Era of Hip Hop, Flyy Guyy has also learned to incorporate today’s hard-hitting, melody-driven, sounds and made it his own.

Blossom is a Celebration of the Underappreciated

Blossom is a Celebration of the Underappreciated

The fantastic debut of Melle Brown has a looming heart underneath all the tracks with many collaborators! Instrumental or with vocals, Bloom celebrates the alternative, under appreciated and breathes new life into them.

From her interview with Gal-dem magazine (which rings superbly truthful) – “I’ve put a lot of thought into melodies, chords and textures in each track; I’d love it to be the go-to EP when people want a balance between reflective, easy listening and turn up mode.”
Blossom doesn’t feel like an debut but rather a seasoned sophomore or a later project in someone’s career arc.
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Melle_Brown Premieres ‘So Into You’ from Blossom

Melle_Brown Premieres ‘So Into You’ from Blossom

The UK being a melting pot is nothing new at all. But it’s what each generation of artists do with the melting pot that make it new. Grime reverse vacuums from Garage, Garage reverse vacuums from the space of jungle music.…

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4 Great Songs You Missed Out On In February

I’m not too much of a covers person especially if the original song is something I like alot just the way it is. But there’s something to be said about the poise and calmness of this cover. Angelic vocal runs, silky inflections, savagery courtesy of the original, Tess makes a rendition that feels singular with wings of it’s own.

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Wiley – Godfather Review

Wiley – Godfather Review

Grime is the new punk. Not in message, but in self-made, anti-corporate attitude. When UK garage MCs found themselves wanting to rap over something with a more aggressive edge reflecting their love of hip-hop, dance and experimental electronic, a young man from the rough ends of Bow, East London spread instrumentals on freshly cut vinyl all around the city.…

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Already gaining heavy traffic off the HipHopIsRealTV Youtube page, Dunbar collective Sure Shot & Bunchy Cartier get busy in their brand new 23-track LP titled No Hook 2 alongside Beats By Lawrence & Theme Music Josh on the production end. Get in tune to the hottest duo to come out of Long Island in quite some time and catch them March 10th at their release show in Amityville.…

New Jersey upstart, Alpha H, delivers his brand new album, Limitless. The 9-track project contains production from Stayn’d Art, DarnellGotIt, Joe Logic and Father Earth – creating a unique musical backdrop on every record. Inspired by his travels to Atlanta, Miami, and LA, Alpha cultivates an expansive roll of sounds and themes.…

FullBlown Ent, an indie label based in Decatur GA, has been making great strides since launching last year. Their roster boasts the likes of Mookie Mardigra, who delivers his latest single featuring Blac Youngsta. “Rock Solid” has been garnering lots of attention since it’s recent drop.…

Fat $tackz – “Meditate” Ft. AUNZ (Video)

Fat $tackz – “Meditate” Ft. AUNZ (Video)

Fat $tacks and AUNZ, “Meditate” for their latest collaborative visual. Both rappers hail from the DMV and represent the area proudly. They are also no strangers to this Hip Hop thing. Stacks represents Stunna Island Entertainment and was the former lead mic of DC’s U.E.B.…

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