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25.6.17

Layla Khepri - "Behind the Smile: Tour Story" [Documentary]


As many of you know, I first met Layla Khepri while touring with Reverie. I booked an east coast run for her before coming on full time as her manager. This is the first part of her new docu-series, "Behind the Smile", after her new hit "Smile and Wave".

Check out the clip below and learn more about not only Tour Life, but the sacrifices Layla's made in order to pursue her goals!






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20.6.17

R.I.P. Prodigy



I'm sure by now many of you hip-hop aficionados have heard the sad news that legendary emcee, Prodigy of the iconic duo Mobb Deep has passed today at the age of only 42 to complications of sickle cell, a lifelong condition he struggled with.

He was a favorite rapper of mine both in the duo and as a solo artist so it's of course sad to hear of his passing. I've been a fan for years of not only his music but his character and attempts to educate the people.

This is likely the most famous track of theirs, if not just for one of the illest beats of ALL TIME. But check his bars people. Enjoy, support, reminisce, and rejoice in his legacy.

Rest In Peace, Prodigy.





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12.6.17

Kevin Mola " La Fable" [France]



My internet has been sh!t lately but as I mentioned like a week ago I'd be heading to Europe. I'm writing this from my Paris hotel right now. Last night I was out at an event with some Taiwanese people and since my French SIM card does NOT give me the 3G data I paid for I can't use I had to run across the street to McDonald's because I know they always have free wi-fi.

I guess I stayed too late because they cut off the wifi before I ordered my Uber and the trains were shutting down soon (not that I knew how to get back using them). So after stealing wifi from local bars and getting turned down by a cab driver (that's how desperate I was) I FINALLY called an Uber.

Kevin picks me up and I use my shitty French to start a conversation because he was playing some dope French hip-hop. His English was better than my French but thank the good Lord for Google Translate lol. We were almost home and he realized we can communicate that way and he showed me his video and gave me a CD. We're gonna try and link later but I wanted to share my story and his video.


Follow KEVIN MOLA on:
Instagram: @Kevin_Mola


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5.6.17

G YAMAZAWA - "North Cack" ft Joshua Gunn & Kane Smego [MV]



My friend just got me hipped to this cat, G Yamazawa who stays near one of our friends in North Cack [Cackalacka = Carolina for those who ain't know] and he's pretty slick. He recently released this new video featuring Joshua Gunn and Kane Smego. Check more on www.gyamazawa.com


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4.6.17

I'm OMW to Europe slappin' this Serius Jones



You read correctly, mes amies. I'm writing this in the business center of my Toronto hotel getting all my internetting out of the way while getting ready to fly out this evening! I'm flying into Paris then heading south to Cannes for Midem (world's largest B2B music conference) then back to Paris for a few days then on to London for a few days then getting home on my birthday (June 18th in case you were planning on getting me something).

I've been communicating with my host in France (I rented out an apartment to myself 5 mins from the French Riviera) and she's been communicating only in French. I've been teaching myself the past month so I can understand a decent amount (considering) but need to bulk up my communicating skills once in person to grab the keys so wish me luck lol

I'll be documenting the trip (selfie-stick and all) so I'll have videos up for you soon. It'll be dope.

But while I'm waiting on the homie to scoop me up before the flight I thought I'd share one of my favorites. I've been slapping this Serius Jones EUROS video for years and it felt right.

Enjoy. And if you will be any of those aforementioned places LET ME KNOW. Let's link!


& shout out to King Ice who has the illest chains

19.5.17

Dumbfoundead - "형(Hyung)” ft Dok2, Simon Dominic, Tiger JK [Korea]



Really happy to see the growth Dumbfoundead has made the last few years as an emcee. I don't know what's more difficult, being a battle MC who gets respect as an artist or being an artist trying to break into the battle circuit...but he's doing it. I was always a fan of his witty punchlines and one-liners in the battle circuit but the Korea-town Los Angeles emcee has been doing his thing and expanding a lot into the Korean market. in his new single, Hyung, he's enlisted the help of some of Korea's top MCs, DOK2, Simon Dominic, and Tiger JK.

Los Angeles emcee Dumbfoundead partners with Complex to announce his new label BORN CTZN and exclusively premiere its very first music video, “형(Hyung).” Directed by The Cut, the witty and amusing visual questions the traditional Korean notion of respect based on age. Produced by Big Banana and with features by Korean rap superstars Dok2 and Simon Dominic as well as the legendary Tiger JK, the hypnotizing lead single off Dumbfoundead’s forthcoming Foreigner EP will be releasing worldwide May 23rd via his new collective and label BORN CTZN.


Hyung is a Korean term used by males to address another male that’s older or holds a higher position. For this song, I called up my good friends Dok2, Simon Dominic and Tiger JK who are household names in Korean hip-hop. In a country where age dictates how respect is shown, I wanted to make a strong statement but make it light hearted by using images of babies, drag queens and giants to show that being a “hyung” is more of a mentality. Respect should be given only when received, not based on age/gender/race or sex. With this being my first official single in Korea ever, I really wanted to use a lot of cultural references and have fun with it!” - Dumbfoundead



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16.5.17

Fetty Wap - "Aye" + "Flip Phone" MV



I've been a Fetty fan for a minute. I was always a fan of the melodic hip-hop and his self-described "Dirty R&B" (DOPE name, btw) does it for me. Nate Dogg made beautiful melodic music that the streets embraced. I'm NOT making comparisons but I'm saying that there's a void that was left when we lost Nate Dogg for someone to attempt to fill and if it's not Ty $ it's Fetty (not that they both can't do their parts).

He released 2 videos recently that kinda mesh together so I shared them both. First one starts off with a Mad-Maxy vibe and progresses. Check it out.



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5.5.17

Paigey Cakey - "Hot Tings" MV [UK]



I've been on my UK kick lately. I think it's because one month from Today I'll be boarding a flight to Europe. But I've always been a fan of the scene (Slick Rick's 1 of my favorite rappers) but I've been a fan of Paigey Cakey since I shared a video/mixtape of hers in 2012!

She was ill then but her new song is fire. I watched her new video "Hot Tings" like 5 times in a row then ended up buying the single on Amazon. (Essince $upports the arts)

Check the video, yeah?


Download on Amazon here


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3.5.17

Chiemi - "Wrek ya Style" MV



Essince is international and multi-cultural. Just like hiphop. I love traveling and hearing different styles from different places. Hip-hop was built on that. Sharing OUR stories. You know from my work, if you know me and follow my IG that I work a lot with women. So hearing a Bay area-based Japanese-Hawaiian women express herself through the raps I'm already intrigued. She's toured/performed with my homegirl, Reverie which is a plus. But Chiemi has her own style. This song in particular reminds me of that old "Cool Like That" Digable Planets vibe and she definitely has a spoken word element to her delivery.

Check it out:

Director: Chiemi the D3adly // 知恵美子
Video Production: Sun Chow Media
Flygirl Earrings: MzKats Kreations

"Japanese-Hawaiian femcee, Chiemi the D3adly from San Francisco, California premieres her 90’s funky vibe music video, "Wrek Ya Style", off her debut album, If love is the answer, what was the question? The song is about the struggles of a young woman finding her way through an overly aggressive rap environment, and speaks to all the young women out there seeking to have a voice in a male dominated society".

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Lefty - "No Time" MV [London]



I got hip to Lefty following my guy KIP (Knowledge is Power Promotions from the UK) on IG (@KIPPromotions) and he featured this dude, Lefty. In just the short clip there I was hooked. The video is pretty smooth. I've always been a fan of melodic hooks and whatnot. But check it out.

Cheers from Across the Pond.



Follow @WheresLefty on IG


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28.4.17

Flamingosis - "Down for the Fifth Time" MV



Ever hear a new song and immediately go "DAAAAMMnnnn! This is funky..."? I did when I first heard this. It's SO smooth. I'd been playing a new Vanilla song and just let the youtubes ride. This song came on and it's so funky smooth I had to share it.

Summer time smooth. You're welcome.



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21.4.17

DJ Quik x Problem "European Vacation" ft AMG


I've BEEN a DJ Quik fan since forever and been slapping Problem's music last couple years, too so of course I love hearing them together again.

One year ago today Problem and DJ Quik dropped a collaboration EP on 4.20 that hit #1 on the iTunes Hip Hop charts within hours of release. Today a new Rosecrans track has surfaced, “European Vacation” featuring the one and only AMG..."and issa Compton-Summer vibe."

Slap it:


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15.4.17

Dj Danetic x Brandy - "Who Is She 2 U" [Danetic Flip] (GERMANY)


DJing since the '90s, DJ Danetic (Berlin, Germany) is back with another flip. He's been touring and producing for everyone from Eminem to Chino XL, Masta Ace and beyond. This is an ILL flip. I can't really remember what the original even sounds like and I'm not tempted to even search for it. He killed this. And it's super smooth. It's mad gray our here today so I'm sitting by a big bay window blogging and this is perfect mood music.

He takes Brandy's "Who Is She 2 U" to another level. Check it out.


Peace to @IStillLoveHER

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IG @danetic
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