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The 'Ye Factor by Randy Ortiz

Eventually there comes a time that an artist reaches their own heavenly top and maybe the expectations of others at the same time. It's when you're there that you have the biggest audience and folks want to see you succeed as much as they want to see you fail. Never expect to always be catered to, taken serious, and not get the crazy stamp put on by the media if you speak your mind (even if right or you're an artist) with no buffer. Regardless of how good they say you are or think you are, you might be irrelevant (nobody) to others. Mind yours and don't get distracted by your own ego, it can be a hell of a drop if you let it and the decent has begun once more.

I've been a fan since the preppy gear with the backpack, I enjoy hearing what you had/have/may have but you're pushing it with the new folks interested in your little sound. We all have our problems and depending how we chose to deal with them it also shapes who you become, don't let your problems or situations define you then in turn create this persona that emerges out of the golden ashes. Yeah I hear you, but guess what? ...we all have our own issues. It's easy to start blaming folks or make someone else stop something, best believe there will be walls and barriers put up in your name because of it so don't act surprised. I say just move on and mind yours, keep doing what you think you were put on this earth to do and it's all good with no party foul.

Blind... no, a believer... yes. Man up.

Kitchen Khemistry "Transit" Review by Randy Ortiz

When receiving this album I honestly didn't know what to expect when Uncommon Records said "You may actually end up dancing to "Transit" as well as head nodding to it." ...wait Hip-Hop what? Uncommon well-known for their grounded work on progressive and socially conscious Hip-Hop has added a new weapon in the war against wack Rap. Kitchen Khemistry "Transit" from the start throws you in lights blazing and pop'n'lockin visions clouded my head. It instantly reminded me of Hip-Hop innovators Jonzun Crew (Good thing), and felt great to know that there was still that glimmer of hope for electro in Hip-Hop. The album moves forward nicely with stories spanning from what life feels equated to, drinking youth, the struggle as an artist and much more so needless to say this content isn't your ordinary Hip-Hop to begin with!

Yes they were right... I am trying to dance while I write this and listen to Friday Night hehe. I can see this album being taken from a Hip-Hop house party to the front stoop with the cardboard on the floor. A highly visual album (mind bullets!) that takes you on a journey of openness in mind and sound, Kitchen Khemistry ignited that spark we needed to bring this sound back. Just because you got a message behind it doesn't mean it has to sound like a lecture and he also brought the fun back into a most of the time lacking sound in conscious Hip-Hop. When an album can say something and sound great it's awesome, but when it transcends present sound and also pays it's respects to the beginning of Hip-Hop while saying something how can you lose? I'll answer that for you... you can't.

All I'm saying is can we have some house parties for this album's release? I'm def down for that! Official nationwide release is November 2nd, also on Amazon or you can drop by Uncommon Records store right now and cop today's Halloween treat goodness.

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Venomous2000 - The Take Off (Prod. by DJ Priority) by Randy Ortiz

[youtube width="600" height="360"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YKKEacFjm8[/youtube]Jersey fam Venomous2000 always brings the real message thru in his rhymes and shines in this track produced by DJ Priority. Be on the lookout for their joint EP 'The Takeoff' coming out in November, as it will definitely be something to wait for.