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Fuego - Cuando Suena El Bling (espanish remix)

A friend played this for me when I was in NY this past weekend. Fuego translated/remixed Drake's 'Hotline Bling' song into españish and it's dope. I've been a Drake fan for a minute and trying to re-re-relearn Spanish this was dope, too. lol BUT press play and thank me later.

Lil Dicky Sway in the Morning Freestyle

Lil Dicky is dope. I've BEEN a fan ('member these?). He KILLED this freestyle he did back on Sway. I'll let him speak for himself.


TourLife w/Essince: The Homesick (Tour part 2)

OK, sorry for the delay but here's part 2 of the Homesick Tour Recap. This is the end of the Midwest run. Chicago was a great turnout (again). The show was at Red Line Tap.

Reverie x Bullet hole.

It was dope seeing fans come out. It was great seeing someone rocking the official Reverie socks. Whitesox blacksox.

Sahtyre Killed his set (again). He got an excellent response as did Reverie (see vids below from my insta). From last tour I did with Rev we had the best turnout in Chicago. All the crowds were great but as they really came out and stayed out.

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Another shot from in the crowd in Chicago. After that we made out way to my hood in OH. We ended up doing a show at The Symposium in Lakewood/Cleveland. We had a really good turnout there, too. People came from all over Ohio and as far away as Memphis for the show, too.

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My camera died part way through the show and other times it was just easier to use my cell. lol But The crowd was good and we had a great time. We had a MUCH needed off day after that. And from there we went to the East coast.

The next post will be chronicling the east coast trip. I'm actually writing this from my floor of my homegirl's apartment in Brooklyn right now. Last night's show was DOPE! I can't wait to share that. Boston, Philly, Rhode Island and NY updates coming soon.

After this run is done I'm thinking to make a post talking about the behind the scenes shit. Not the SUPER private, need-to-know basis tour stories but I got some "I need to put you up on some game" type shit. This business is CRAZY. People backing out of contracts, last minute changes that turned out better than original ideas...maybe a few sex, drugs, and rock and roll stories but we'll see lol. We're on our way to Dumbo BK now to see the city before Sahtyre films a video. (maybe I'll make another cameo like this video with award-winning, platinum-selling Moka Only from my tour with Iron Solomon in Vancouver)

Be sure to follow us on IG to see things in real time.

Essince (me): @itsessince
Sahtyre: @sahtlsd
Chase Moore: @chasemooremusic
Reverie: @reverielove


TourLife w/Essince: The Homesick (Tour part 1)

YO, so I've decided to make a post about living life on the road. I'm on tour right now with Reverie, Sahtyre, and super producer/DJ, Chase Moore on the 1s & 2s. I booked this tour and tour manager for the trip across parts of the midwest and east coast. I'll write a different post sometime chronicling the ups and downs of the tour/tour industry. I think it's a crazy life to live on the road and needs to be shared. All pics taken by me. I'm writing this outside of Chicago right now. Unfortunately we're not in Milwaukee right now but we have a needed off day in the Windy City. It's storming tonight but we have an appearance and some irresponsible partying to do.

This is just a recap. But be sure to follow me on IG @itsEssince for live updates.

It kicked off in Springfield, IL. The tour started off without Sahtyre who didn't fly in until the next day but we rocked out and had a good turn out.

But after the next night we picked up Saht and a celebration was in order. I woke up and took this picture before checkout. The show was pretty dope in Waukegan, IL. The venue is called Buenos Bar which was attached to a pretty ill restaurant called Tacos Buenos. They fed me tortas the night before so we all came back the next day to eat again. I had another torta de lengua and horchata.

I decided to be artsy and capture Sahtyre thinking about life while Chase was sliding into your b!tche's DMs.

The next night was in Niles, IL at Club Miraj. This is Rev with a great supporter named Adrian. Some dude came up and asked her to sign his stomach. (that shirt and more available at

If you've never seen Sahtyre live I suggest you do. Straight up. Dude converted energy into an Awesome performance.  One of the best things about touring with experienced artists is seeing how they turn strangers into fans. His and Reverie's crowd control is on point.

And of course Reverie did her thing. It was great seeing a fan come out to a second show. We have a few people coming over 90 minutes to see her tomorrow in Chicago, too.

I had to end it with one of my favorite pics. We hit up a liquor store for some engine fuel and the Polo king, Chase had to teach you had to stunt, G-Unit style.

I've slept about 16 hours since Monday (it's Friday now) and I'm BEAT but the show must go on. Time to turn in for a couple hours and head into town for an impromptu appearance at Black Tooth's bar.

Catch us in your city.


Fetty Wap "RGF Island" (snippet)

I'll confess that I'm a Fetty Wapnatic. He classifies his music as 'dirty R&B' and I love it. This is just a snippet (sadly) but I can't wait for the full one. This is my jam.


Tyler Cymone "xxxplosive"

I've been a fan of Tyler Cymone for a few years. A producer/engineer friend named JinTae hooked me up with her while I was visiting N.Hollywood (before I moved there) and I did a great interview with her.

I've been following her since. She just released this Xxxplosive remix. I'll let her singing do the talking:


Sahtyre "Perfect World" MV

I haven't posted in a minute. For Various reasons. Partially because I got a little tired of the same stuff (music and fashion). Also, because when people submit things they don't tell me which site they're submitting for so I try and put it where I think it fits best.

Also I've been busy planning Reverie's midwest and east coast run of The HomeSick Tour. To think that all started when I interviewed her in 2013 and now I'm booking my 2nd tour for her.

But it's dope because we're announcing a Special Invited guest, SAHTYRE! I've been a fan of his since his battle vs Dirtbag Dan back in '09 so it'll be dope to have him on the road with us.

He says this about his new video, "Perfect World":

"I created this to say that despite how fucked up the world is never give up and never forget that life is beautiful. Be yourself. I love you." - @Sahtyre

DL his LSD (saga) project here and catch us on tour starting Next Week!


Baby Bash "No Time Outs" ft E-40 and Marty Obey

Sorry for the delay. I've been a little busy with a few events we were doing and also I wasn't going to force a post just to force a post, n'ahmean? It had to be the right thing and I also had tons of emails to go through. I've been a fan of E-40 since The Source Hip-Hop Hits vol 2 came out way back when and I always respected Baby Bash, too. They came together for this and I felt like we could all use some fun in our lives, amiright?


Rogue "Golden" (mix)

I met Rogue (@Oh_Rogue) while corresponding and doing an event with The Scratch DJ Academy last summer. She's been releasing some dope mixes (I featured her "Never Get Caught" mix a while back). Fortunately we both share a love of Golden Era hip-hop (hence the mix title).

Turn up and tune out.


Chris Rivers x Cory Gunz "Barz For All"

Really feeling a lot of the legacies right now. Chris Rivers (Big Pun) and Cory Gunz (Pete Gunz) teamed up for a NASTY track. This is ill. Rivers has consistently been dropping heat and it's good hearing Cory kill something again. DJ Jack da Rippa just told me he dropped a project a while back so I'm going back to find it but I always liked the kid, too. I met him once in Cleveland back in like...2008 or 2009? He and his cousin were downtown checking into their hotel while I was looking for some pizza during a break in a conference.

Wishing the best to both. This is nice.

TÉO X Jaden Smith “Pleiadian Message"

You've always been aware.


Machine Gun Kelly "Fxxk It"

The one and only @MachineGunKelly is back with a new project in "F-ck It". Really have respect for this kid. I met him back in 2008/2009, [insert stories here] and it's great seeing him still working this hard to pursue his dreams. He has a fiercely loyal fan base and I have utmost respect for the team (because it largely consists of the same people from when we met).

But if you have issues, "haters", struggles, allow me to quote MGK and say "F--k It". Do you.

Listen, friends.


Method Man x Inspectah Deck x Raekwon (prod J57) "The Purple Tape"

Method Man is back with 2 of his Wu-brothers (and his son, also named Raewkon) with this ill J57-produced jam "The Purple Tape".

His new album "the Meth Lab" drops soon on Hanz On/Tommy Boy.
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