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11.12.18

Appyday - "Body Body [Norway]


This is pretty slick. Been a fan of the international come ups (*currently living the American Dream). Especially when the international come up is international.

Norway’s Got Talent 2017 Semifinalist Appyday started his music career in West Africa. He moved to Oslo, Norway In 2013 where he is currently based. In 2016 he was discovered by one of the casting directors of Norway’s Got Talent as he performed in an open mic show. She was so impressed by his performance that She invited him personally to participate in Norske talenter as one of the contestants. Appyday is not just a singer but also a good entertainer. He made it to the Semi FinalsHis songs are a good blend of Africa and Europe making him unique. In 2017 Appyday changed his music style to Latino and got a great recognition across Norway through the popular TV show and EDM.


Follow @iamappyday on IG and all social media platforms.

6.12.18

Kid Noize - "Girl" [Belgium]



"Girl" is the first release from KID NOIZE on Universal Belgium. Watch for a few characters who will appear and be further developed in comics. Word to the Stanley Kubrick nodsEyes Wide Shut


KID NOIZE NOUS DEVOILE LE CLIP OFFICIEL DE SON DERNIER SINGLE ‘GIRL’!

Après un premier disque où il a enchaîné les tubes dans son plat pays natal, KID NOIZE remet le couvert et signe chez UNIVERSAL BELGIQUE.
‘Girl’, le premier single d'un album à paraître en janvier, est un morceau dans lequel l'homme à la tête de singe assume ses influences disco époque vinyle à laquelle la cover du single fait explicitement référence.

On y voit apparaître le Talker et le Corbeau, deux personnages qui font partie de l’univers de Kid Noize dont il laisse des indices dans chaque clip. Un univers qui sera développé dans la BD qui paraîtra chez Dupuis en même temps que l’album chez Universal. L’atmosphère Eyes wide shut qui règne dans le clip est quant à elle une référence à Stanley Kubrick, un maître pour Kid Noize qui, le saviez-vous, réalise lui-même tous ses courts métrages.

22.11.18

The Audible Doctor releases "Doctorin" (Deluxe Version)


Audible Doctor is back with the newly released Deluxe Version of his 2012 "Doctorin"executive produced by Large Professor with 5 brand new unreleased tracks!
Listen below or $upport Audible Doc at the links below.


Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/audibledoctor/sets/doctorin-deluxe-version
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/3vgqUaNfc0nGfrQqXz3eRh?si=kD8DuEyjT1eSKXjKrrDPdg
Apple Music: https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/album/doctorin-deluxe-version/1441850383?mt=1&app=music&at=1010ls4Q
Bandcamp: https://theaudibledoctor.bandcamp.com/album/doctorin-deluxe-version

Follow The Audible Doctor no Social Media @audibledoctor and visit audibledoctor.com

14.11.18

Sahtyre - "NonViolent" Feat. Chuuwee


Shout out to my guy Sahtyre on his new release with Chuuwee produced by the other homie, Chase Moore.

I keep my phone on DND. I got like 25 people saved in my "favorites" and that's the only phone calls or text messages I even get a notification from. I'm not concerned with constantly being connected to the world wide web as much as I'm trying to be connected with the moment I'm living in.

I think art is about being yourself and doing whatever it is you do without thinking too much about it.

That's why I hit Chuuwee for this record. He's been one of my favorite people & rappers since we first met in Sacramento hella years ago through Chase Moore. It's crazy how everything comes full circle. - Sahtyre

8.11.18

Dumbfoundead Changes Name & Drops New EP


K-Town, L.A. emcee Dummie (fka Dumbfoundead) just dropped his 10th solo project, Café Bleu. "The milestone release is a nod to his evolution as an artist as he is free to venture out with progressive unconventional sounds that pay tribute to the kind of tolerant community we’re all looking for…the one where we are accepted as we are."

“Café Bleu is an imaginary neighborhood spot where everyone is free to come hangout… nobody needs to know your name or your history and you can figure out your next moves in life without judgement. With this being my 10th solo project, I feel like I’m in a place where I am free to make choices without having to worry about the reactions of those choices. It’s a very liberating feeling. As an artist, I am now more open to exploring television, film, screenwriting and more.”

Dummie is also making his big screen debut in the Eminem produced satirical film Bodied. Starring as a seasoned battle rapper named Prospek, Dummie coaches the outsider about the in-your-face rapid fire street battles. The film has already won the Toronto International Film Festival People’s Choice Award as well as Fantastic Fest’s 2017 Audience Awards. Bodied has been met with critical acclaim earning a 92% positive approval rating from Rotten Tomatoes and rave reviews from RobertEbert.com, LA Times, Slash Film, The Verge, Coming Soon, Joblo and The Globe and Mail.

I'm definitely going to check it out. As you should check the new EP.


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28.10.18

Hip-Hop In: Turkey (Onur Yeğin)


In this issue of my international series, "Hip-Hop In" we head over to Istanbul to check out Turkish producer Onur Yeğin. I was actually talking with a Turkish friend this morning about visiting and some of their beautiful architecture. Onur is known for his productions for underground Hip-Hop artists Çağrı Sinci, Harun Adil, Onur Uğur and Dipnot. Sampled from Turkish cult songs, he also released two instrumental projects titled "Instrumental Vol. 1" and "Je Suis Perdu".

Onur Yeğin's new instrumental EP "Örs" (meaning: anvil) is now available via Deadly Habits Music owned by Turkish producer Farazi.

Click Here to stream/buy the album

Far East Movement Sign Multi-Million Dollar Chinese Partnership


I've been down with F.E.M. since the early 2000s back in my AznRaps.com days. I have a track called Blue Collar Blues when they were more backpacky (similar to Black Eyed Peas' evolution). I love seeing their growth and what it does for the urban And Asian communities.

They recently signed a multi-million dollar deal as the first American act with Chinese company, NetEase. "Not only is NetEase one of the largest internet companies in the world, this new venture breaks ground as the very first deal they’ve signed with an American recording artist to develop and release brand new musical content."

“We spent the last few years in Asia learning about the music scene out there, and we felt it was important to add that identity into Far East Movement. This project is specifically inspired by our journey in China. It’s a humbling story of discovering new things about yourself and being open and receptive to wherever life takes you.” - Prohgress, Far East Movement

Check out “BAMBOO” featuring Chinese Pop Sensation Jason Zhang and Asian-American Songstress Kina Grannis below.

8.10.18

Fellow Foreign Adoptee, Kingsley makes a new fan in "Lock Me"


This cat's dope. Being a foreign adoptee who found roots in hiphop and wants to rebuild his own community, I can dig this dude's story.

Born in West Africa, adopted at 11 months and raised in Newark, NJ, Kingsley’s sound makes connections to his roots by incorporating R&B, Pop, Reggae, and Afro beat. Kingsley’s goal, along with his home team F.E.D.D.I, (Fetch Every Damn Dollar Insight), is to show the world the power of self love and to help rebuild the black communities by encouraging others to pursue their dreams by reaching passed their limits and always believing that anything and everything is possible.

Check out his video for "Lock Me" below and follow @kingsley_feddi on Instagram.

1.10.18

Layla Khepri gets personal on "The KickBack Reloaded"


This gets real personal and heavy. I've been working with Layla Khepri for a couple years and I have no doubts she'll be a household name. But in this cyclical life no rise is complete without falls. She went to social media and was open about the passing of her mother and how it obviously affected her personally and career-wise.

I was surprised Diamond B Frazier, host of The Kickback Reloaded was that blunt in some of her questioning but I know Layla needed to share her experiences not only as a release but to help others going through such a close, personal loss. Layls's extremely strong and her bounce back is tremendous. The interview is very deep and personal as she not only discusses her forthcoming album but topics of drug use and timing in the industry!

Check it out below and follow @LaylaKhepri on social media and visit www.LaylaKhepri.com

27.9.18

New Music from Sincerely Yours - "96 [Nightmares]"


Ahh, nice to hear some lyricism now. Chicagoland emcee, Sincerely Yours teams up with producer RD after a 3-year hiatus to create a new project as well as a project with Neak (wonder if Neak is Neak?)

On this song, I talk about what being an artist is all about; shaking your fears to be courageous, bold, and fearless in the eyes of chasing your dreams. RD provides an amazing nostalgic hip-hop backdrop that makes it easy to write the truth of my life!


Produced by RD. Mixed and Mastered by A.Quality

'96' is also available on all major streaming platforms (ex: Apple Music, TiDAL, Google Play).

Website: www.since96.bandcamp.com
TW/IG: @sinceninesix
Facebook: www.facebook.com/sinceninesix

24.9.18

Neak knows his "Legacy"


Chicago MC/Producer, Neak dropped his new self-produced single, "Legacy" which touches on "how I want to be remember; through hard work while utilizing my God-given talents to be a vessel to serve others striving for greatness."

I was intrigued by reading up on him because [remember Chicago] his bio starts out with 'If your father, Robert Kelly…', MY first thought was, oh, Damn R. Kelly has a kid who raps? lol but the sentence continues with '...of the R&B/Gospel/Soul group "The Kelly Brothers...' which is still dope. He has some Bars. So all my fans of true lyricism, which if you're here I'm sure you are, will like.

"I'm currently gearing up to release my new self-produced album, 'KWESBAAR' and new crew album, NRFS, with Chicago MCs/Producers Rashid Hadee and F.A.B.L.E., MC/songwriter Sincerely Yours, and myself. Both albums are scheduled to be released very soon._ - Neak


Download Now via Bandcamp. It will be available on all major streaming platforms (Apple Music, TiDAL, Google Play, etc.) Friday, Oct. 5th.

Website(s): www.neak-co.com | www.neak.bandcamp.com
TW/IG: @Neak_Undefined
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Neak84
YouTube: www.youtube.com/84Neak

Old Age



Been a big fan of Masego for a minute. He makes some super dope music and it's heavily jazz/instrumentally focused; as a [former] saxophone player myself I love it. He also touches on a favorite topic of mine, mature women.

Even back to high school/college I always went for older girls. Few girls a year or 2 younger but I was the 20 year old going out with 24 year old co-workers. I always appreciated an older, more mature woman and Masego gets it lol

14.9.18

Eminem - "Lucky You" ft Joyner Lucas



Is this 'beef' [publicly] over yet? Can I say I'm a fan of Eminem's new album, Kamikazee without appearing like I've taken a side?? Cool. I had no dog in that fight so I'll focus on the music. THIS track with Joyner Lucas SLAPS. The beat is nasty, both dudes go OFF. I'll let it speak for itself.

'y'all gotta move'.