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15.3.19

E-40 introduces "Melt" to the urban vernacular


Been an E-40 fan since The Source Hip-Hop Hits vol 2. Makes sense 40 Water retires 'drip' for the melt. New video featuring Milla is slick. Video is bright and clean. No words just watch.


Renowned for his spectacular vernacular, few wordsmiths in the rap game can stand up to E-40. Announcing the second installment in his "Definitions Trilogy," E-40 prepares to launch Practice Makes Paper, his upcoming project. With a massive vocabulary and a knack for finding hidden meanings, E-40 earned a reputation as one of the best lyricists in hip-hop, twisting phrases that embed themselves in listener's heads and in the culture at large: Captain Save-a-Hoe, Broccoli (weed), Fetti (money), and more. In the upcoming project, 40 flashes superior slang, having his way with rap lingo and coining some more indelible phrases of his own. The follow-up to 2018's The Gift of Gab, which featured appearances from Vince Staples, Ty Dolla $ign, and more, Practice Makes Paper arrives this spring via Sick Wid It Records.

Reaching levels of drip heretofore unseen by mankind, E-40 shares "Melt," his latest video. Showcasing his signature elastic delivery atop a rubbery mob bassline, 40 and guest star Milla coin a new phrase for 40's supernatural level of flexing: I don't drip, I melt. Rocking all white and drawing attention to his jewels, E-40 leads an underwater dance party in the new video, which features cameos from Bay Area figures like P-Lo, Nef The Pharaoh,and ShooterGang Kony, all while he indulges in the creative lyricism that made him famous: Water, water, the Waterboy Bobby Boucher/Drippy neck, spent about $200k.

In addition to his legend status in the rap game, E-40 is a mogul in the world of adult beverages. His premium tequila, E Cuarenta, can be found at retailers across the West Coast, including Safeway, BevMo!, Total Wine & More, Save Mart, Albertson's, FoodMaxx, Raley's, Lucky Supermarkets, Costco, and more.

27.2.19

Alex Dutty - "Emoji" feat. Black Rose [London]


This song is so clean. I've been looking for some new music and this ill lightweight caribbean vibe almost made made me forget it's 30* outside. Really diggin' the London scene the last few years. Check this out and let me know what you think.


Aside from his gritty determination to succeed, what sets Alex apart from other rappers is his ability to entertain the listener whilst remaining completely honest. Choosing to shy away from the stereotypical ‘guns, drugs, money and hoes’ content, the rapper delivers brutally candid and relatable accounts of his deprived childhood. The artist touts himself as a mouthpiece for people that grew up in broken homes who battle financial issues, self-doubt, and hardships on a daily basis- issues which are rife on his forthcoming debut album ‘Knock Down Ginger’.

Also a producer and engineer, Alex has been busy completing his debut album 'Knock Down Ginger’ for the last 5 years. The album takes its name from the popular kids’ game he grew up playing as he moved house from hostel to hostel during a childhood that would be completely foreign to most people. The name also pays homage to his physical characteristics, namely his ginger hair. Set for release 7th September 2018, ‘Knock Down Ginger’ is a collection of honest, strong, and sometimes controversial songs, including lead single ‘Emoji’ which tackles love, break-ups, and social media.

19.2.19

Andyva releases new video on Blockchain Record Label



Younk is a new Blockchain-enhanced record label allowing artists to be paid and earn distribution and promotion from their label. It's a really cool idea in the digital age and I'm really interested in seeing how it can grow.

A key component in the success of a new label is the talent! If a label has no flagship artists or talent what do you do. I just checked the new video from urban pop artist, Andyva for his new video, "Sexclusive".

The song itself represents a blend of a chill dance arrangement, sexy vocals and meaningful lyrics… something you don’t often hear in today’s music. Kurt gefke (producer and art director) told Younk “I mean it’s a throwback but it’s contemporary 
It’s something that pretty much any generation can listen to”. Despite the challenge of expressing all of the messages and hidden meanings in one music video the team was able to create a perfect visionary.


Check it out below and learn more about the label on www.Younk.com

14.2.19

Lexxa - "Slow Fade Out"


Got this in my email today and realized I'd been so busy running my professional basketball team that I'd been neglecting my favorite platform. Something about the email subject caught my attention and the song is dope. Something hip to blog to. I'm a fan. Check the official words:
On this Saint Valentine's day, kiwi alt-pop duo LEXXA share a vivacious new bop that is anything but a love day tribute. Sorry loved up relationship people, this one isn’t for you.

Co-written with the inimitable combined forces of Chelsea Jade, Jess B and Nakita at a recent APRA AMCOS SongHubs workshop, slow fade out is the follow up to Maude and Julia Morris’ earlier earworm get out. The latter premiered worldwide on US Billboard in November, and featured on Billboard’s Best of 2018 list as chosen by the chart team and readers.

With gutsy, heart-on-your-sleeve lyrics, the pair broach the nauseating undercurrents of millennial dating over expansive synth arrangements that pay homage to the 80s. slow fade out is a snapshot of a whirlwind romance gone cold; an emotional implosion brought on by the blurring of lines and misunderstandings over what is and what isn’t. It is the experience of a natural disintegration of a relationship, dragged out over the course of time without ever meaning for it to end, yet never really knowing where it began. A beautiful, messy accident.


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30.1.19

Tensei releases Constellate via Tokyo Dawn


So here I am in sub-0 northeast Ohio sitting next to the fire place and working on ideas when I get an email coming through with some new album. I get a lot of singles, videos, mixtapes, etc. Most I'm not that keen on but this is pretty smooth. I love when a dope eclectic fusion project comes together.

In a time where there is so much division among people due to politics, deep rooted hate, and social injustice, Tensei choose to ‘Constellate’, drawing on the power of postive vibrations to provide an uplifting collection of modern soul fusion.

Tensei (meaning “Heaven Star” in Japanese) is the Chicago based producer tandem of Midas Wells and Chris Kramer. Spearheading a soulful, electronic and hip hop infused perspective to Chicago’s growing spiritual jazz movement, the tandem has enlisted the likes of Makaya McCraven, Greg Spero and Junius Paul among others for these compositions.


22.1.19

Ryan Leslie - "Forever My Love" EP



For those of you who've been following for a while you know I'm a Big Ryan Leslie fan. That dude is awesome, not just his production and writing but musicianship and business is dope. I think he doesn't get the nods he deserves but that lets me do my snobby little 'let's keep him underground so I can feel superior in conversations about best producers'. But forreal dude's dope. Being able to play multiple instruments (well) is like speaking different languages.

Anyway, I was logging on to audiomack to look for the music from 1 of my basketball players (fyi, I own a pro team) and saw Ryan's new album. Press play and enjoy with me.


Son of Multi-platinum Artist Steps into the Spotlight


I was actually talking to some booking agents to put some R&B concerts together and the name Rome came up. Fast forward to e-meeting El-Jay, who's not only the son of multi-platinum singer, Rome but a multi-talented artist, model, athelete in his own right. Check out his new single, "



Instagram / Twitter: @therealeljay

https://www.therealeljaymusic.com

25.12.18

Murry Chrihmuh


I hope this day brings you peace and joy, especially to those of you who may not be able to celebrate or have lost someone you celebrate with.

May this terrible video bring you joy lol and I hope Santa brought you Kool-Aid

Feliz Navidad
xoxo
- Essince

20.12.18

Hip-Hop In: Austria (EsRAP)


For the next edition of my international series, "Hip-Hop In", I'm focusing on the new Single "Kabadayi (Die Tage werden besser)" by the Austrian Hip Hop duo EsRAP.
*Kabadayi (old turkish patriarch of the neighborhood)

EsRAP is comprised of female rapper Esra and the male arabesque singer Enes. This is pretty dope. Dude's got a really unique voice. Their style is pretty fresh. Check it out below:


"Since the beginning of the Thursday Demonstrations of Vienna in October EsRAP supports the protest against the right-wing populist government. A siblings pair that reflects its identity as turkish Austrians – and has a big aim:
„It is our responsibility to beautify the world.“

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