Posts tagged Hip-Hop
Venomous x Trilian: Sounds of the Great Ones 2

Venomous has been an emcee that I've always admired since I've met him and heard his music, a highly talented emcee from Jersey that's educated, lyrically powerful and whoever he makes music with, I fully trust I'll hear an amazing finished product. He's teamed up with Trilian again for Sounds of the Great Ones 2 and the track featured below is "I Ain't Particular ft. DJ TMB" a hard hitting beat with those good vibes that we all love, hear it below!
To complete this project they are trying to get the vinyl pressed via Diggers Factory a la Kickstarter style and their goal is near, they are over 70% (100 vinyl minimum) and have 22 days left to meet it! Support a positive, amazing emcee and giant fam along with knowing you continued to help someones dream be realized. See below for more information on the album, it's expected release date is June 26, 2018 and the amazing folks they got featured in it. 
Support fam and let's get this album pressed so we get to hold another great piece of Hip-Hop art.
Album Support Page

"We are excited to announce that the new album, ‘Sounds of the Great Ones 2’, will be released on June 26, 2018. The album is a collaboration between Venomous2000 and Trilian, a follow up of their 2017 release, Sounds of the Great Ones. Bandcamp, Soundcloud, and Diggers Factory has posted the first song from the album, a raw, high impact, boom bap anthem featuring DJ TMB,  ‘I Ain't Particular’, for your listening pleasure. Enjoy it and thank you for your continued support!

On another note, Sounds of the Great Ones 2 is currently in the first stage of its campaign for a limited edition vinyl run.  100 minimum copies are required for the album to reach production! We're asking all supporters of vinyl to pick up a pre-order NOW!  The more pre-orders that are put in within the next 30 days, the sooner the vinyl can be delivered! You do not want to miss out on this exclusive RED EDITION VINYL RELEASE!  If you were able to experience the first project, trust and believe, part 2 is guaranteed to deliver just the same! Pre-order your copy of Sounds of the Great Ones 2 now on Diggers Factory.

The album feature appearances by Phonetic, R.A.P., Shinobi (One Blood Universal), Sticman (Dead Prez), Ned Schimmelfinney, Masai Bey, Fes Taylor, ID4Windz (Scienz of Life), King RA, Supreme Sol, Skrewtape, Recognize Ali, Godilla, Napoleon Da Legend, and DJ TMB. All production by Trilian!"

Uncommon Nasa's Written at Night

I should probably write a review for this...
Too busy zoning out, it's midnight tho.

I should probably write a review for this...
Too busy listening to Uncommon Nasa's wordplay and clever mainframe.

I should probably write a review for this...
Too busy letting my mind go when creating while people sleep.

I should probably write a review for this...
Too busy looping Compass, Small Change and The Patient to focus.

I should probably write a review for this...
Too busy vibing out to the beats and feels, making my brain waves pulsate.

I should probably write a review for this...
Too busy lost in the way this album feels, making me check my watch and rub my eyes.

I should probably write a review for this...
Too busy telling you to buy this now and thank me later.

You will.

Elhae's Aura (II) Is Shining

If... you... don't... want... DRAMA, get with this Elhae Aura II 'cause it's well worth your 3AM after a wild party night or just wanna lay back and enjoy some of that good heart to heart R&B soul. I've praised Elhae before several times and what he's been consistent with while still being himself is elevating his sound on each and every next project. This is what good R&B should sound like right now without the cheesy bullshit, he also has a good balance of Hip-Hop in this project as well and it doesn't take away from the overall feeling of Aura II. A bit late to the album party since this came out in April but good music has no expiration or limit and this album I highly recommend to folks that like good music and don't mind that good love love in it.
Listen to the album below and make sure to show the homie support by buying/streaming it and let him know what you think. He's also going to be in Miami for SoulLit in August so go check him out live and get those tickets! See below for info.

Hip Open Mind-Open Ears Hop

It was hard for me to stand anything with DJ Khaled, didn't understand Future, have trouble attempting to listen anything Soulja Boy or Gucci Mane... didn't know what a Desiigner was and always tried to pay more attention to lyrical emcees over anything. That part.

Something's changed. 

No matter how basic or unnecessarily convoluted that emcees flow is, it has a persona and even if you don't understand them it doesn't mean that you can't feel anything when you listen to a song. Some tracks and artists are solely here to get you amped up, inspire you and even make you feel invincible, does that negate their effect or contribution to Hip-Hop? Don't think so. Step off that real Hip-Hop soapbox bullshit and open your ears up, what you like today wouldn't have happened if folks discriminated (hated) the beginnings of this genre.

Would I write off Nas for a dope beat? Never BUT they have their place and mood which emanates, don't neglect it because you just might have some fun (shocking I know) with it. I've been enjoying Future, Lil Uzi Vert and even that new DJ Khaled Major Key album is getting plays. What if Jonzun Crew, The Egyptian Lover, Cold Crush Brothers, Sugarhill Gang, Rammellzee, Love bug Starski and Warp 9 never happened because no one gave them a chance and weren't considered? Think about that while you also ponder why it's wack to be happy or positive in a damn song.

Oh... that ScHoolboy Q video up there? Let it play and soak it up 'cause you need this.

R.I.P. Monkey Black

Monkey Black, a young emcee from the Dominican Republic who in certain ways bought a playful element to DR Hip-Hop and was as unapologetic as can be about where he came from was stabbed to death in Spain yesterday. Too soon and too young like all,  MB definitely was growing more in his craft and incredibly sad to hear this happened to one so young.There's way to much violence in this world and it's taking our youth bit by bit. For those that play the violence game to gain respect or "cred" please stop, it's not worth it and you're stepping into a world that you really rather not play in. When 'El Sol Y La Playa' came out, it instantly became a summer anthem in DR and obviously here in certain areas. Sure he heavily used auto-tune but overall it was catchy as hell so it stuck.

May the sun shine a bit longer for MB and those in the same game realize where it can lead to... if you let it.

Stay Giant.