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10.7.20

3 Secrets I found about SH3's new video "Gelato"



Any longtime readers remember my past features of SH3 under a previous name. I've always been a fan of h3r voice and talents. Sh3's dope and just released the video for h3r new single "Gelato". I'd never watched a Video debut on Youtube before so that was a cool process I'll have to use in the future for some of my artists. But be sure I was all in the comments. 
Gelato was shot in Miami with much of the video taking place on an ice-cream truck. The video isn’t as much a narrative as it is a montage of images reminiscent of summer and things associated with it - palm trees, sunshine, and of course, ice-cream. 
I have it on good authority sh3 doesn't even eat gelato because of lactose intolerance (what a poser!) Just kidding, I'm in the tribe as well. I feel h3r pain. 
 
Watch the video below first then scroll down to see some Exclusive insider secrets about the video 😉



Gelato Fun Facts
  1. Sh3 had to hand-alter the majority of h3r outfits" 'cause things rarely fit me off the rack and I didn’t have my sewing machine handy (the white dress I wear with the mask took me two days to sew)"
     
  2. She wears a necklace which spells out ‘CRY BABY’, as a proud member of HSPs (highly sensitive people) *sorry for calling you a poser earlier

  3. Sh3 forgot to ask the owner of the truck if they could use the ice cream machine, which is why actual ice cream never made it in the video

Not gonna lie, I was waiting for some Ice Cream shots lol (NOT that I was disappointed in any way with the Visuals 👀)


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17.6.20

Cypress Hill doing Free Live 360 Virtual Reality Concert!




Man, I've been WAITING for this! I remember being in France talking to a VR company during a conference/convention about 360/VR concerts but at the time (2016) they didn't have LIVE capabilities for it yet.

This is sweet. Always been a fan of Cypress Hill so I'm definitely going to tune in for this.

Check out the set list!

Cypress Hill’s Live from LA Setlist:
Ain’t Goin’ Out Like That
Real Estate
The Phunky Feel One
Head On The Pump
Latin Thugs
Weed Medley
How I Could Just Kill A Man
Insane In The Brain
Rock Superstar

It'll be Live for FREE on the Melody VR app this Friday, June 19th. Click here to learn more about Melody.

When we were approached to perform for our fans again, we jumped on it. We definitely wanted to give them a unique experience with this intimate show. Partnering with MelodyVR for Live from LA allowed us to do just that.” 

11.6.20

The Legendary Smooth B goes #1 with "Before"



I was a big fan of the group Nice & Smooth when I was a young gun and had a Def Jam greatest hits album and first heard "Sometimes I Rhyme Slow". Fastforward ___ years and and Smooth is back with another hit "Before" that JUST hit #1 on the Digital Radio Tracker global radio charts!

Shout out to my guy, Smooth B and congrats. The song is dope. I had the pleasure of interviewing him on our bi-weekly entertainment conference call and honored to have been involved in helping it hit #1. Smooth B is back with a Vengeance. He's been doing interviews, appearances, drops, and more pushing the single heavy and it's taking off. Check out the video below and leave a comment.

 

Iran-Born artist Apex Mees Releases "All Night Drugs"



Apex Mees was born in Iran, grew up in Fairfax V.A. but his home is now LA for the last 6 years. He is a producer and rapper and enjoys making Persian American Hip Hop with his cousin Par$ha. They are always trying to make new sounds and styles while talking about the lifestyle they live.

"The song is about a girl who thinks that she needs to do drugs to get on my level. Started out as a concept we spoke about that in this generation the obsessions with drugs has become a “cool” factor yet we level up without it. It is a contradiction to itself."


14.5.20

OX teams with Tory Lanez for New Spanglish Single


I've been big on Spanish crossover hip-hop. Full disclosure I'm promoting OX but I only work with what I Like. And this is a BANGER.

Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Latin recording artist OX relocated to Houston,TX in 2005. The 23 year old sees himself as a young bull coming into the game inspired by the Spanish and Hip Hop culture. OX joins forces with hip-hop/R&B star Tory Lanez for his new single ‘SHAKE’ out now on TribalTun Records.

Check the single below and click here to stream/buy on your favorite platform: https://fanlink.to/OXshake

12.5.20

FOX IN SOX | Dr. Seuss Raps over Dr. Dre Beats



Shout out to my day 1 amigo Miguel for sending this over to me. It combined 2 of my favorite things, Dr. Seuss and Dr. Dre lol I think the fact it comes from this guy it makes it even better. Don't let people make you think Dr. Seuss ain't have bars. Check it out and let me know what you think!


Wes Tank raps Dr. Seuss' classic children's book "Fox in Sox" over Dr. Dre's legendary hip hop beats for "What's the Difference" and "Let Me Ride" with much due respect to the flows and styles of Dr. Dre, Eminem, Xzibit and Snoop Dogg. All words and illustrations belong to Dr. Seuss. All instrumentals belong to Dr. Dre. This cultural mashup was created for edutainment purposes with much respect given to the teacher KRS One.

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10.5.20

SiR releases King of the Hill themed video "John Redcorn"



When I was a KID I gave King of the Hill a try and didn't like it...but once I was in High School and at my grandparents house it came on and I Got it. It was So good. I watched again a few years ago and really appreciated it. The story arc with John Redcorn was incredible.

For those who aren't hip, one of the really clueless characters, Dale Gribble's (white guy) raising his wife's lovechild with Native American man, John Redcorn. he's oblivious the whole series. So from John Redcorn's POV he has to watch another man raise his child with the woman he loves.

Pretty easy to know who plays who in the video above in an Excellently animated video! And man, the mood HITS. Without getting into detail I get what it's like being Redcorn (minus the kid part). But this song is Smooth AS FxCK and so deep.

TDE's resident crooner had me playing this on repeat. Check the link and LMK what you think.

6.4.20

Hip-Hop Icon Masta Ace drops "GMO"


I've been a Masta Ace fan for Years! His album "A Long Hot Summer" is one of my all-time favorites. His 'new' single "GMO" I guess was a bonus single on the re-issue of that album.


After the single "Globetrotter", Brooklyn NY emcee Masta Ace drops another song titled "GMO" via Below System Records. Ace adds the following about the song: "'GMO' is a joint I started writing over a few years ago. I got that beat from Brutal Artistry Productions when I was in Leeds, England with eMC. I was just waiting for the right opportunity to finish the verse. It's a very simple 40 bar verse… just talking sh*t. I don't do very many songs like that, so this is a special joint for that reason."


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5.4.20

Rapper Problem Releases new Short Film "A Compton Story"



Short Film A Compton Story" debuts exclusively on TIDAL. The film, written, directed, and starring rapper Problem features Snoop Dogg, Mike Epps, and Jackie Long.

"I wanted to do a comedy. I thought ‘some gangster movie’ would be expected from me," explains Problem. “I grew up loving stuff like Martin, Friday, Purple Rain...so those projects were my major inspirations and the blueprints to tell my own story, A Compton Story.”

Released exclusively available on TIDAL, the 20-minute visual reveals a hilarious and often precarious day in the life of the Compton native where he risks life and limb in hopes that one of his good deeds goes unpunished. His story is narrated by comedian and actor Mike Epps and features special guests Snoop Dogg, comedian Jackie Long, RJ Cycler, Slink Johnson and more. Check it out below and let me know what you think!



27.11.19

Layla Khepri - "Pray for Me"



International recording artist, Layla Khepri released her powerful new single and accompanying video, "Pray for Me". "Pray For Me" touches on the struggles of being trapped in a toxic relationship, the mental issues, the loneliness, and feeling of being trapped.

Layla has the ability to switch from high energy hits, to pop anthems, to vulnerable/introspective looks at personal situations like "Pray For Me". Watch the video below and let me know what you think.



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24.9.19

Kiana Ledé shares her live Vevo LIFT performance of "Can I"



Vevo announces the release of LIFT artist, Kiana Ledé’s, second piece of content for “Can I” from of her new Myself EP. Vevo’s LIFT initiative connects today’s up-and-coming artists to audiences around the globe through video content. Launched in 2011, Vevo's artist development program shines a spotlight on the world's freshest new talent. Vevo LIFT alumni include the likes of Sam Smith, Halsey, Khalid, Jorja Smith, SZA, Julia Michaels, Billie Eilish and CNCO. Ledé's LIFT performances follow those of Def Jam Recordings’ YK Osiris, who recently premiered a live version of his hit “Worth It” as well as a short film, “YK Osiris: Young King.”

R&B starlet Kiana Ledé has quickly developed from childhood phenom to one of the world’s most promising and intriguing young stars. A true mix of cultures, African, Latino and Native American, Kiana crafted her own unique vocal sound into a natural blend of these global, expressive influences. Kiana dropped her Selfless EP, featuring “Show Love” and “Ex” in 2018 after previously starring in MTV’s Scream and having a track on the chart-dominating Official Soundtrack for Fifty Shades Freed. A Vevo DSCVR alum, Kiana’s LIFT content will include live performances of an assortment of tracks from her new Myself EP.



“For my Vevo LIFT session, I reimagined ‘Can I’ with harp, strings and piano, because when I was younger and in Orchestra, I developed a real love and admiration for classical music and the beautiful arrangements,” said Kiana Ledé. “With ‘Shawty,’ I wanted to highlight and bring out that brightness and playfulness that I felt when I wrote it. The little Reggae vibe at the end was totally impromptu on day of shooting with Vevo. We just stumbled into it and had to finish it that way. You can see how much fun we had doing that in the final performance and I’m thankful to Vevo for making my vision come to life.”

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17.6.19

Win 2 Free Tickets to see Vel the Wonder LIVE in CHICAGO!


Saturday June 29th I'm teaming with my guy P1 to bring Vel the Wonder to Chicago for her first show in the Windy City!

Click Here to buy your tickets and enter the contest below to win 2 Free Tickets to the gig. It's an early show so grab your tickets now. 21+

13.5.19

The Twinz - "My Way"


After performing under the name 'Da Commission'(Mon$taa Mic and Appollo) for more than a decade the duo had reached the conclusion that it was time for a change. Despite seeing success regionally and receiving praise from legends in hip hop (Machine Gun Kelly, Sheek Louch, Edo Maajka & Pharcyde), being featured on projects in the US and Europe as well as
releasing their debut album (The Gods Fury) which opened doors for them internationally. With the new brand and the releases they have planned the ambitious brothers intend to make a bolder and farther reaching impact this time around.

'We have always been hyped on stage, no matter the crowd or venue and we never had open rehearsals before. Now we are working hard on taking that performance to the next level and sharing it through streaming so that listeners who never had the chance to catch us live can witness how we put it down at shows'

Mike said in an interview recently. It is all part of them creating and releasing more content than ever before which is something they had always wanted to do. The brothers are kicking up a storm and plan to ride in on the back of it with their specific style and undeniable charisma.



Having worked with well known artists and producers (Koolade, Wayne Beckford, Vojko Vrucina & Spinz) they are no strangers to recording with top level professionals within the industry which developed their skills and added to their ambition. The Twinz have reached a new level in their creativity that was never planned, it merely occurred and it sounds like it was just what they needed.

The song was written & performed by The Twinz. The video was shot on location in Croatia over a weekend and has The Twinz enjoying themselves while being whisked away by beautiful women to a secluded villa. The video was directed by Dino Kadragic while Photography was overseen and shot by Srdan Tutic and Dr. Darko Kero (Monochrome Award Winner). The Twinz look sharp in their premier music video displaying charm with engaging visuals setting the tone for a great introduction to the world.


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