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11.8.18

Andi Herzog x Jenny Wolf - "Finish Line" (Lyric Video)


28-year-old German producer/artist Andi Herzog returns to Hip-Hop/R&B after his recent experimental EDM project with "Finish Line" featuring vocals of Jenny Wolf.

This catchy track is all about motivation, dedication and focus on goals and dreams, while still keeping the sound fun & fresh.

Watch "Finish Line" below and Stream the album here


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3.8.18

Base AuraGammi drops "Check"


Base AuraGammi aka Base Aura is a Hip Hop artist on the rise reppin' the Bronx and Harlem. I've been playing his records on Global Urban Radio (player in right sidebar on laptop/desktop) and dude's nice. I had to share his new single, "Check" featuring Constantine.

Base has a unique approach when it comes to his music and delivery. He is known for his versatility and offering listeners an original and innovative style. His fan base as well as respect from major artists continue to rise in the industry. You can hear music by Base Aura on FM and internet stations both domestically and internationally, and featured on major sites such as This Is 50, Hot97, Coast to Coast, and Desert Storm. His most celebrated performances thus far in his career have been at Webster Hall, Club Paradise, and BET Awards Weekend.

Check his new single "Check" featuring Constantine below:

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1.8.18

Vevo Originals - Pusha T reveals how The Purple Tape shaped DAYTONA



Today marks the 23rd Anniversary of Raekwon’s classic album Only Built 4 Cuban Linx (commonly referred to as The Purple Tape). As a respectful nod to Raekwon, Pusha T delves into how The Purple Tape shaped DAYTONA, his own new album and expands on his own tribute lyrics “This Is My Purple Tape” from track “The Games We Play."

Filmed at the Stapleton Houses on Staten Island has Pusha T explains, “This is the best rendition [of The Purple Tape] I could’ve tried. The inspiration and feeling was something we were trying to harness.”

30.7.18

Father & Son duo, Lone Wolf & Kub - "Bolo Yeung" MV



"Bolo Yeung" is the debut single/video from father/son MC combo Lone Wolf & Kub. Like its name sake, the track is an aggressive force that immediately presents itself as the baddest in the room, beckoning to the days of braggadocio mic skills where all that mattered was who had the hardest lines. Produced by Lavish Beatz, the beat matches the mood perfectly with its thundering bass line and frenzied piano hits. This is an auditory samurai showdown at its finest.


A father/son duo hailing from Washington State, Lone Wolf & Kub is the perfect combination of golden era lyricism spliced with cutting edge soundscapes and cadences. Made up of Shao Sosa and his son Nobi, the two are quickly cutting a path to the front of the burgeoning Northwest Hip Hop scene. Sosa is an underground industry vet with over 25 years cutting his teeth alongside names as different as Mac Dre and Ras Kass while Nobi is a vicious micsmith just hitting his stride. Their forthcoming self-titled debut album is a testament to the years they have spent together honing their sound.

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26.7.18

interview with Japanese soul singer, Nao Yoshioka



A few weeks ago I heard the new single by a Japanese soul singer, named Nao Yosihoka. I was a fan of a singer when I was a singer named Toshi when I was in high school. Nao only sings in English, despite being raised in Osaka. She has a beautiful voice and we had a great conversation about everything from how she's was raised being the only singer in a creative household to her first major US festival and the difference between US and Japanese fans.

I might have even convinced her to serenade me with a soul classic, too.

Check it out! 聞いてください!



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www.youtube.com/channel/UCbmxxHU8VcsDhLwj00mjf9A
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11.6.18

Mahalia - "I Wish I Missed My Ex" MV



I've been a fan of Mahalia since I stumbled upon her "Colors TV" performance. She has such a beautiful voice (and eyes!) and I've been on an English kick for a couple years so digging' the accent, too. But her knew video is an homage to The Pharcyde and shot in Highland Park. She's coming back stateside for a mini North America run. Check dates below video...who knows, you may catch me at one of 'em.


"The video, directed by Andrew Litten and shot in reverse over 22 hours, is a fitting stylistic nod to the Pharcyde's classic "Drop" video helmed by Spike Jonze. "I hired a linguist from UCLA to teach Mahalia the song backwards which she surprisingly learned in two days," Litten told Complex. "The DP, Dustin Lane, and I have always wanted to make something in our neighborhood Highland Park. We chose family-owned locations and hired a few extras while scouting the neighborhood. Mahalia's reversed performance oozes spontaneity and confidence. I can't thank her enough for joining us on the journey, and signing on to recreate this insane concept." - Complex Mag

Mahalia Dates
Aug. 24 – The Drake – Toronto
Aug. 26 – Afropunk - Brooklyn, New York
Aug. 29 - The Echo – Los Angeles
Aug. 31 - Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco

31.5.18

Eric Bellinger "Meditation Music" EP (Nat'l Meditation Day)



It's National Meditation Day and Eric Bellinger drops his new 5-song EP called "Meditation Music" he created to soothe souls and raise vibrations. Now he’s making music inspired by yoga, nature sounds, and of course, meditation. And he has a good reason for bringing this music to the masses today.

May 31st is National Meditation Day and I really wanted to bring awareness to the lifestyle as a whole. I truly believe that yoga and meditation have changed my life for the better. It was a secret I felt I needed to share. Music is my platform...I always wanna do everything in my power to make the world a better place by way of my gift. I listen to smooth meditation sounds, nature sounds, flutes and waves everyday. They allow me to tap into a different realm, mentally. Breaking through the surface to new levels of clarity and creativity. I often find myself coming up with melodies and harmonizing to the different sounds. - Eric Bellinger.


17.5.18

Essince Throwback: Ryan Leslie - "How It Was Supposed To Be"



I've been a fan of Ryan Leslie for a while. He's so multi-talented (singing, rhyming, producing and playing multiple instruments) as well as his business acumen. I don't know how I missed this video but it's dope! And what a way to OPEN! I could listen to the a cappella quartet for hours.

But great video concept and song. Leslie is dope. Enjoy this edition of Essince Throwback. Check it out.

14.5.18

Hip-Hop In: Africa (Rythmz)



When I was in France last year I was really put on to not only the African scene but the power of AfroPop (touted by industry experts as the new wave). And I loved it. One of my Uber drivers in Paris was an AfroPop artist and I loved it.

2 man team, Rythmz (Dianee aka Phill Bill Beatz and Kezzy aka Kmaster Kmix) signed to Cameroonese label Empire Company to release their debut EP.

"Dianee & Kezzy are talented singers and musicians and pitch their voices on afrochill productions which make us want to enjoy the sun on the beach. Therefore, the artists want to spread "Afro-Bikosa" genre, a mix of Makossa, Afro-pop, Benskin and Bikutsi."

Sounds dope to me. Check out their new video "Fedeti" below. Click Here to listen to their Debut and Click Here to see past editions of Hip-Hop In

RYTHMZ a le plaisir de vous présenter leur nouveau Clip "FEDETI" 1er extrait de l"EP Addiction.
FEDETI est une incitation à la danse pour les personnes toujours bien habillées mais réservées.

Clip réalisé par Adah Akenji avec en guest Krys M.
Produit par Phillbillbeatz & K Masta K
Empire Company ©️

9.5.18

Eric Bellinger - "Main Thang" ft Dom Kennedy [MV]


Eric Bellinger has been doing his thing lately, and I've always been a Dom Kennedy fan so digging' this collab. I was on the Venice Beach boardwalk a couple weeks ago and always liked it as a music video location.

Eric Bellinger, the R&B artist straight outta Compton releases a new visual for a song that is already a fan favorite. The 'Main Thang' video directed by Cam Fairfax features Dom Kennedy and is the number 3 record on the 15 song Eazy Call body of work.

The Main Thang video is one of many to come from the Eazy Call project. Follow Eric Bellinger @EricBellinger.

29.4.18

Phitlhy Rich - "Right Now" (remix) ft Too Short and E-40


Always been a West Coast fan so definitely a fan of Too Short and E-40 collaborations. Add them to a Philthy Rich remix with Ziggy on the hook and viola:


The Bay’s favorite luxury rapper Philthy Rich dropped smash single “Right Now” last summer, but yesterday the Traxamillion-produced track took on a new life as legends E-40 and Too Short joined Philthy and singer Ziggy in a hot remix video. The visuals for “Right Now Remix” dropped on WorldStar Hip Hop and sparked huge anticipation for Philthy’s The Remixes II album release this weekend!

23.4.18

Sol - "If You Don't Call" [MV] *Posted from Brazil!



It's been a WILD few months (or 6) but right now I'm chilling in my hotel in Brazil after speaking on a panel at a big music show/event and had my artist, Layla Khepri booked as the featured performer and face of the festival. I've finally been able to relax a bit after and share with you guys.

I was caught in the youtube vortex and stubmled upon "if you don't call" by Sol and it spoke to me. I think that's the vibe I'm on. I meet so many people in my travels but I'm always accessible and keep in touch with people (and the internet doesn't allow for excuses much). Just know that I'm out hear living and enjoying life. I'd love to hear [back] from you [not chasin'] but if you're checking [and judging by views on my IG stories you are] just know that I'm okay "if you don't call". [wink emoji].


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17.3.18

[Review] SK - Polo


I always like hearing someone's backstory. Not just that but hearing about multi-talented people. So when hearing Bronx-based NJ native, ‘SK’ is a singer, writer, rapper, guitarist, engineer and producer I was intrigued.
(Essince fun fact: SK played acoustic open mics 4 to 5 nights a week in Boston and was the lead guitarist in an old school funk/R&B band. I'd love to hear that!)

She went to MIT, studied math, and was an All-American athlete but switched focus to music after a few surgeries. Which is rough but glad she found another outlet for her energy. But sports appreciation is a lifelong trait (as some of you know I now own a professional basketball team. We sponsored an AAU tournament today and seeing all the kids playing reminded me of my AAU days.

But back to SK, Her new single “Polo” is a great example of her balanced influences. First listen I wasn't sure what I thought but after giving it a few more listens and particularly to her delivery and rhyme scheme it really grew on me. Making a commercially appealing song isn't easy. Oftentimes it comes off Forced. But I like "Polo". SK has a nice voice and her delivery is on point as is wordplay. Give it a listen/view below and let me know what you think!


Follow Sk on IG @sk_musiq & Twitter @skqmusiq