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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

12.3.18

Gavlyn x Reverie x Vel The Wonder - "Looking Back" MV



The future is female and it's Latina. Honored to know/work with these ladies (including director/editor, Enkrypt). I've been working with Reverie for a few years and seen her growth first hand. But through her I got hip to Gavlyn and Vel the Wonder (who's performing at our upcoming TAP Music Festival and conference in San Diego April 14th) and been watching them since like 2012 ish??

Anyway, these ladies work hard and are building empires and also laying foundations and making blueprints for independent success. If you aren't paying attention to how LA's getting down then you're missing out.

Check out Gav's new DJ Hoppa-produced single" Looking back" below.


Twitter: @HiiGavlyn | @VelTheWonder | @ReverieLove | @Enkrypt_la
IG: @gavlynnn | @vel_nine | @ReverieLove | @enkryptlosangeles

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1.3.18

The Connected Experience: First Podcast ALBUM??



You've read correctly, babies. My guys, twin serial entrepreneurs AJ & SJ Jackson have released the industry's FIRST podcast ALBUM! They have some dope interviews with people like podcast host Premium Pete of the “Premium Pete Show”, Platinum Producer Pay Cash (Jeezy, Lil Wayne, Big Sean), former drug kingpin Freeway Ricky Ross, and more!

It starts with intros then the next track is the interview. Check out some samples below via Tidal. Listen on Spotify here and follow @TCEpod on Social Media!


27.2.18

PRhyme (Royce da 5’9 & DJ Premier) "Rock It"



Back in effect rocking this new Rock It. Royce da 5'9" and DJ Premier make an awesome team. Check our their new single below.

Royce da 5’9 and DJ Premier share their 2nd single from the upcoming sophomore PRhyme album, “Rock It” (out March 16th).

17.2.18

"Do Your Thing" playlist



Got hip to a new platform called SoundsGood which allows me to connect my audio accounts and sync playlists across all platforms. REALLY digging this. Made a first one with some slappers and working on syncing more and growing with the platform. Want to listen via your spotify? Click the icon. Want to watch the VIDEOS on Youtube? Click THAT icon!

This is smooth. Just like this playlist. So "do your thing".

15.2.18

Nipsey Hussle - "Dedication" ft Kendrick Lamar



Nipsey Hussle is back with his new single off his new "Victory Lap" album, "Dedication" featuring fellow CA-MC, Kendrick Lamar.

Nipsey's showing everyone the blueprint for indie success for music to crypto currency and everything in between.



Hip-Hop In: Germany (the Tinder edition)


Good old Online-Dating. I was talked into starting a profile on Bumble recently. Never did the tindering or matching or plenty of fishing, but I'm giving Bumble a whirl (the women have to make the first move which is kinda dope). BUT, back to the topic at hand. Hip-hop and more importantly international hip-hop from the good people of Deutschland. Check it out:

Alidaxo started as a hip-hop act in 2015, since then Mischa, Erdi and Seppo have been transforming themselves under the direction of producer Dennis Brzoska (Susanne Blech, Urbanatix). They combine their songs with pop, indie rock and electrical sounds. The trio often incorporates German wordplays to illustrate daily life and captures irony to criticise society. Their newest single “Tinder for one” uses plenty of wit, cliché, prejudice to describe the significant features of the phenomenon of online dating.


Alidaxo.com
Facebook.com/alidaxomusic

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Click Here to see Past international Editions of "Hip-Hop In"

14.2.18

I Wanna Be Your Lover


Hey. Sorry I've been absent lately. But, you've been on my mind. Sometimes a man needs space to be a man and find himself before he can truly give you what you need, you know? That doesn't mean all of it has been for me, it's really been for you. I get distracted with life sometimes but an empty pitcher can't fill any glasses, can it. But Essince has plenty to give you, baby.

I'll let my friend put it in words better than I can. Happy Valentine's day.