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31.12.16

Yung Pinch - "Rock With Us" MV



So I was coolin' out and bloggin' last night and got in the youtube loop and came across this video from this long-haired cat with a funky smooth flow. I love the beach vibe and laid back style of the west coast. Kid's pretty slick. Give it a listen. It's almost 2017. Expand your tastes, yo.



Yung Pinch - twitter

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29.12.16

Zaniyah - "Champagne Papi"


Florida-raised Canadian artist, Zaniyah has been singing since she was a child. Featured in Caribbean Magazine as Star of The Month, and nominated for the 32nd IRAWMA (INTERNATIONAL REGGAE & WORLD MUSIC AWARDS) for South Florida Emerging Star Under 21, Zaniyah is definitely a name to watch out for. I'm really feeling her voice. Check out her new record, "Champagne Papi".



instagram @officialzaniyah
twitter @officialzaniyah

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23.12.16

Essince presents "Feliz Navidad" w/Dj Flaco Flash


Hoe Hoe Hoe. It's about that time, amigos and amigettes. With Christmas only days away it's time for my annual gift to your ears, my super dope Christmixtape with DJ Flaco Flash showcasing some of the best Holiday Hip-hop from your favorites like Snoop, Eazy E, Mr. Lif and more! Listen while you're drinking grown up egg nog and wRapping gifts, hide your wireless earbuds under your hat and slap while you're pretending to listen to stories from your family. The possibilities are endless, just like the dopeness of this project.

Peace and love to you all.

XOXO - Essince

(song titles appear as they play)



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19.12.16

Reverie - "Scheming" MV


For any of my longtime readers/supporters you know about my work with Reverie. It all started with my first interview with her back in 2013. I just got back from Chicago with her where we had her for a 2 show event before heading to NY (where she is now, I'm currently sitting next to the fireplace while watching the new WWE PPV).

She just dropped her new video, "Scheming" produced by the homie, Chase Moore. She's steadily been releasing videos for her forthcoming "Das Klein" EP and this is the 3rd release, shot in Amsterdam during her 8th European tour. Mira:



Reverie - Scheming (Produced by Chase Moore)
Directed & Edited by Reverie Foto & Enkrypt Los Angeles
Visit ReverieLove.com for Reverie Merchandise & Tour Dates!

Follow @ReverieLove on: facebook - twitter - instagram - youtube





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13.12.16

Jaden Smith "Fallen" MV



I heard some friends talking about this new Jaden Smith video so decided to check it out. It's pretty fresh. Kid's definitely creative. The older he gets the more I hear resemblance to Will's voice. Obviously different but especially when he raps toward the end I hear a little bit of it and I like it.

Respect to all who've been love 'sick'.



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12.12.16

G.G. Garcon - "In The Morning"


Got this in my email today. I've been hella behind on my submissions but something made me click play on this. I think it was the quaity/style of the picture above. Usually when someone sends a selfie with the phone still in frame I dismiss it. Maybe it's supposed to be like that...maybe it's the fact I'm sitting in a recliner by the fireplace after making a fat-ass burger and eating some of momma's homemade quiche...but I thought, why not?

This guy's pretty dope. IDK where he's from because I wasn't given any pertinent information besides the link but he can spit. Delivery is on point. Woman on the hook has a nice voice and gives this a nice summertime feel. Warms me up, as I can see SNOW out my window.

But check it out. Takes me back.



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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ghoener
iTunes: https://itun.es/us/M56Cgb
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Email: garrison.hoener@gmail.com

10.12.16

Thanks, Cheetos (Tell It To My Heart)



So I've been watching this commercial for a while now with a corny dad driving his kids around when his partner in crime, the new Chester Cheetah cranks up this Jam while cornball dad karaokes into a cheetoh while some tenderonies drive by in a drop top.

The track is kinda slick. I have a thing for late 80s/early 90s pop. So for your listening/and let's be real, VIEWING pleasure, I give you, Taylor Dayne:



Or support the classics here:


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6.12.16

Reverie "West Side" MV



Fresh from her, what, 10th European tour?? International recording artist, Reverie just dropped her Nutty P-produced video, “West Side”.

Directed & Edited by Reverie Foto & Enkrypt Los Angeles, the video was shot during her most recent tour of Europe featuring Gavlyn. I booked/tour managed her last 3 national tours and bringing her back to the Windy City for another 2 show event Friday December 16th. I don't REALLY cosign many people, especially in this business but I really support what she does. So any of my chi-town people, I'm in need of some new Mexican restaurants for next week. I'm somewhat of a torta connoisseur.

But I digress, watch her new video “West Side” below!



Be sure to Follow Reverie on social media @ReverieLove and see her LIVE at her 2 show event in Chicago Friday December 16th(click here for tickets and info).

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29.11.16

Jonny Avalon - "From the Top of My Soapbox" EP



I met Jonny a few years ago when some guys I was going into business with came down to meet with me. We discussed signing them to a distribution deal. I set up a show for them that night so I could check out the live show. The promoter goofed and Jonny, who was supposed to go on EARLY ended up not going on til LAST. So last that he and his dude were the only people in the room because the bouncer decided to shut the club down early and kicked all of us out. He was cussing us out and SCREAMING and shoving people out while these guys were on stage. So while I was talking this guy down I was listening to this amazing voice come from the other room. I stayed out in the snow talking to this guy because I felt he had "it".

We stayed in touch and a few years later...here is "From the Top of My Soapbox". This is such a powerful EP from singer/songerwriter, Jonny Avalon. It's a positive album. The common theme could be believe in yourself, don't give up...but also to Have Fun! I'm proud of this album and where he can go with it. I hope you enjoy the album, too and PLEASE Support him.

Stream below and if you like it buy it on iTunes - Amazon - GooglePlay or wherever music is consumed. If you can't spend $6 then just stream from the youtube link below or Spotify.



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24.11.16

Feliz dia de Dar Gracias



Happy Thanksgiving, friends. As with many holidays I ask you not forget the "reason for the season". Hell yeah I love food and like every meal is my last (might be?) but I stand by my Native brothers and sisters as well especially with everything else that's going on.

I'm thankful for Each and Every One Of YOU who comes to my occasionally updated blog to see what I've curated and cosigned. I appreciate you and the feedback. Peace and love. Gratitude goes a long way.

Enjoy this episode of GGN from the illustrious Snoop Dogg.

Chuch.



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22.11.16

Brooklyn Shanti - "Guadeloupe" ft Aris


It's been a while since I posted. I've been traveling all over but also I need to be inspired. I don't just post JUST because, n'ahmean? I only post things I cosign and think are dope. Brooklyn Shanti is dope. I've been bumping his music for a few years.

"Brooklyn Shanti is on a mission to unite hip-hop, dance music, and a patchwork of styles from across the globe. So far he's doing a bang up job..." - Entertainment Weekly.

Guadeloupe is the first instrumental single from Brooklyn Shanti's forthcoming "Ghosts" EP. Check it out yo. This is hella smooth.



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11.11.16

Dumbfoundead - "We Might Die" (mixtape)


K-town LA native, Dumbfoundead partnered with Complex to drop his new projcet, "We Might Die".

We Might Die was a tape reflecting the mood I was in, looking at the world through my phone. The youth and older generation both feeling immortal while the world is crumbling down around us. I wanted to talk about living wild, death and legacy on these tracks as I approach the end of my 20s. Sorry to be a downer, but enjoy!” - Dumbfoundead



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9.11.16

Kristine Mirelle "Freakin Mess" MV


Recently featured voice of National Heineken & Merecedes commercials, LA-based/Roswell-bred Singer/pianist, Kristine Mirelle wrote and co-produced her new song, "Freakin' Mess".

I love her voice/vocal tone. And in addition to being gorgeous, she owns New Mexican food brand: Lil Kristi's.

So talented, sexy, AND Mexican Food connoisseur? Sign me up.

Sincerely, Essince, a 'freakin' mess'



Follow Kristinie Mirelle Here:
www.KristineMirelle.com

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7.11.16

Moxie Raia - On My Mind ft. Pusha T


Def Jam's newest artist, Moxie Raia released her new single, "On My Mind" featuring Pusha T off her "931 Reloaded" album. I'm really digging her voice and this video is pretty slick. All about the Volcano shots.



Moxie Raia "931 Reloaded" Available Now:
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28.10.16

illmaculate "Oscar Nominee" (Prod. Chase Moore)



When I was on tour with Chase Moore (artist/producer for Royce the 5'9", Team Backpack, etc) he told us he was working on Illmac's new album and kept playing this song. It's been stuck in my head since, what, March? February? I found out last night via twitter that Illmac's new album was dropping today (Friday). I did some searches for it and found this today and I'm sharing it with you. Now you'll see why.



Stay tuned for his new album dropping today.
@Illmaculate
@ChaseMooreMusic

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23.10.16

Super Duper Kyle - "Blame"


So I'm watching SKEE TV on FM (fka/aka Fuse) right now and see this dude, "Super Duper Kyle" performing. I've seen his name before and know someone who'd toured with him (if my memory serves me correctly) but his performances was pretty dope. At one point he had all the big dudes come up front to support a surf board he stood on to finish his song. Pretty slick.

His style almost reminds me if like...Kid Cudi and Travis McCoy of Gym Class Heroes raised their little brother in SoCal and took him to punk and electro shows but also made sure he cut his teeth in the hip-hop circuit.

Yeah. I'm sticking to that. He's nice. Check out Blame.



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22.10.16

Cool Nutz - "Got A Dream" MV



When I was tour manager for Iron Solomon back in 2012 we had a show in Portland. Everyone told me Cool Nutz was THAT DUDE. I remember talking to him on the phone but he was out of town. I think I still have his number somewhere? Anyway. he's dope and a Northwest Icon.

After suffering a torn Quadriceps tendon Cool Nutz couldn't let his injury hold him back. "Got A Dream" has a dreamy feel and was shot during his rehab from surgery. Gearing up for the release of his latest album "Pig Ears & Chitlins" on November 15th, Cool Nutz is back hard at work.



Twitter @coolnutz
Facebook/CoolNutz
Instagram/coolnutz
Soundcloud/coolnutz

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19.10.16

Far East Movement - "Church" ft Elijah Blake



I still have a track Far East Movement did with Jin back in the day called "Blue Collar Blues" about being broke that was SO dope and fun and I guess I've respected them since. Their transformation has been pretty dope and fun to watch.

Koreatown EDM pioneers Far East Movement partners with VIBE Magazine to exclusively premiere a brand new awe-inspiring song entitled "Church" off their forthcoming album Identity releasing globally via Transparent Music/Entertainment One/Bugs/Universal/Spinnin on October 21st. With production by Far East Movement, Autolaser, Rik Annema, Cimo Fränkel and Thomas Helsloot, the hypnotizingly soulful "Church" features the smooth vocal stylings of R&B crooner and songwriter Elijah Blake.



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17.10.16

Vanilla - Dreamcatcher



So, like most times when I find super dope music, in actuality It finds Me. I'll be up late night youtubin' and something will just happen. Like this. I ended up on Vanilla's instrumental album "Origin" and this was the 2nd song and I was hooked.

I played it like 4 times in a row. It's so smooth. Reminds me of that ill ass Mister Rogers (RIP) flip I posted way back when because of a specific sample slip in the middle of that video (watch and see).

But fist light some candles, dim the lights, turn off the world and zone out to This.






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11.10.16

Layla Khepri - "Hype" [360° Music Video!]


I met Layla Khepri while on tour down in Atlanta. We cliqued and ended up booking a mini tour run for her in the northeast. Besides her talent she has awesome content!

After the viral success of the first ever “Snapchat Filter Music Video”, Layla Khepri has taken the bar a notch higher with the premiere of her remix of Drake's record "Hype" airing completely in 360 degrees! This video definitely makes you feel like your cruising with her on the west coast and is reportedly the first release of her 360 content and interactive game series!

Click on the direction circle in the top left corner to change your POV!



Follow @laylakhepri on Twitter & Instagram

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3.10.16

Tama Gucci - "Guacamole/New Phone Who Dis"



Been going through my emails and re-listened to some music. "Getting ready" (aka procrastinating) for our trip to Atlanta tomorrow for A3C and was playing these smooth new tracks from Tama Gucci. Guacamole & New Phone Who Dis. The singles are released via Choice Records, a new label specializing in rare vinyl.

Press play and enjoy.



Available on 7" vinyl at www.ChoiceRecords.com

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28.9.16

Royal Heir Magazine issue 03


It's been a trip making the new issue of Royal Heir Magazine and we're really excited to debut the New Issue! The physical version will debut next week at A3C in Atlanta!

I put of work into this and hope you enjoy it as much as I did making it.



For more info contact Royal Heir Entertainment.


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27.9.16

Ronin Gray "Self Titled" MV



It's been a CRAZY few weeks. I won't bore you with the details but I've been busy finishing my magazine, designing a few sites, and writing a book (post coming soon). But I was looking for the right inspiration for the come back and really digging this track I got in my email.

Inspired by the West Coast legends like Snoop, Too Short, and NWA, the Boyle Heights emcee, Ronin Gray drops the visuals to his new self-titled video.

Ronin gets his name from the Japanese word which means "Samurai with no lord or master" and Gray, "of a color between black and white" - roningray.com

The beat's pretty funky.



Buy this song on iTunes
follow @RoninGray on Instagram & Twitter

9.9.16

Blackbear "4u"



I was watching some suggested instagram video of an albino dude playing basketball and SCHOOLING people and there was this ill ass song in the background. After scrolling through 200+ comments of people making remarks about the dude's appearance I FINALLY came across someone who mentioned the song. I played it on repeat.

I was afraid to hear the original because the remix was so dope. But I found the original song. Equally dope. I found other music. Even DOPER and I got hooked. I looked him up while doing some design work for our magazine and ended up getting 3 albums deep on this cat and this song stuck in my head. He's worked with Mike Posner, G-Eazy, Beiber, etc etc. Kid's the truth.

Similar vibe to partynextdoor with his melodies and content. I love hearing music that I can relate to but also that doesn't make you ashamed to FEEL. We aren't robots (yet). I'm tired of people criticizing Drake for expressing emotions they're afraid to admit they have for whatever reason. I've gone through and checked played everything this guy's released and THIS SONG stands out in his catalog. But enough words, let's listen:





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5.9.16

Cee Goods - "Good Vibes" Album


LA / Portland producer Cee Goods releases his new album Good Vibes which features some of the Northwest's best. This is pretty dope..and RIGHT as I finished typing that sentence, on track 5 he said the word, "essence". So it was meant to be posted here. lol

I'm cleaning up my home office and planning my work for the week and I'm still slapping this. Great music to work and vibe to.

"With every artist handpicked and every beat crafted by himself, Cee Goods has been working on this project for 2+ years and the attention to detail definitely shows. Following up on the success of his recent instrumental project ROOTS, Goods has been working his way through the ranks as one of the NW's most talented producers and possibly its biggest hidden gem."



Check it.

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4.9.16

YungTM - "Stay Strong" MV



I got this video in my inbox the other day about a rapper who's getting comparisons to Tupac. I grew up in the 90's and remember hearing Pac on the radio. I still slap his music and usually when I hear "he's the new ____!" or "Is she the new ____?" I tune it out because Usually it's been something WACK. OR, worse, it's something that's pretty dope but is too young to Ever live up to the comparison.

Most recently, all the talk about that Shakur boxer kid "being the next Muhammad Ali ["ha"] then seeing him bawling after winning the Olympic silver and pouting saying "I don't like to LOOOooose!". But I digress...

We're all influenced by what came before us. Comparisons will happen. BUT, that doesn't mean you can't enjoy something new. Like this. Yung TM is pretty nice. This video is dope. I like it a lot and hope to hear more from him soon. Forreal.




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