Buddy Nelson – JamSphere http://jamsphere.com The Indie Music Magazine & Radio Network! Sat, 14 Dec 2019 19:11:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 K’Aelle – “Your Love” lets the world know just where his heart is! http://jamsphere.com/videooftheweek/kaelle-your-love-lets-the-world-know-just-where-his-heart-is http://jamsphere.com/videooftheweek/kaelle-your-love-lets-the-world-know-just-where-his-heart-is#respond Sat, 14 Dec 2019 19:07:45 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=37562 The best place to start a resume of K’Aelle strengths, is his voice, a finely tuned instrument that lies at the core of his appeal. It’s rich, nimble, and agile, and possessed of surprising range; in many ways, it’s the musical manifestation of the artist’s skill as a performer and songwriter. Though he’s undoubtedly technically […]

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The best place to start a resume of K’Aelle strengths, is his voice, a finely tuned instrument that lies at the core of his appeal. It’s rich, nimble, and agile, and possessed of surprising range; in many ways, it’s the musical manifestation of the artist’s skill as a performer and songwriter. Though he’s undoubtedly technically skilled, K’Aelle also has the emotional depth and richness of tone required to successfully convey affection and generate a palpable mood. Which is exactly what he does on his latest single, “Your Love”, supported by an enchanting video clip.

The agility in his voice pairs well with the strain of minimal electro-R&B currently in vogue. The groovy “Your Love” is refreshing and romantic too. And when it’s time for K’Aelle to get sentimental and deeply introspective, he sounds surprisingly sincere. This is his confessional of sorts. He is letting the world know just where his heart is.

The deep thinking greater artists of our time don’t shoot from the hip. They are good administrators of their gifts. They curate their work carefully. They don’t rest simply on raw talent. They push themselves. They constantly aspire to move forward. They command respect by earning it and serving it. Greatness radiates from even the smallest gestures and details within their songwriting and performances. K’Aelle shows flashes of this potential on the thoughtful “Your Love”.

Connect with K’Aelle on his website: www.theonlykaelle.com

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Matt Draco – “Get Off” – A typically ballsy track! http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/matt-draco-get-off-a-typically-ballsy-track http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/matt-draco-get-off-a-typically-ballsy-track#respond Sat, 14 Dec 2019 12:52:24 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=37544 Raised in Inglewood, California, Matt Draco’s prowess blends his aggressive West Coast personality with his nimble New York inspired rhyme schemes. As a child he studied the lyricism of creatives such as Notorious B.I.G, J. Cole, and Jay-Z, and by the time he was 14, Matt also taught himself how to compose orchestral music, enhancing […]

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Raised in Inglewood, California, Matt Draco’s prowess blends his aggressive West Coast personality with his nimble New York inspired rhyme schemes. As a child he studied the lyricism of creatives such as Notorious B.I.G, J. Cole, and Jay-Z, and by the time he was 14, Matt also taught himself how to compose orchestral music, enhancing his musical understanding and vision. By the age of 18, Matt Draco had the honor of conducting University Preparatory School’s orchestra twice, with two different pieces composed by himself. He then returned to his native Hip-hop roots releasing a series of freestyles and singles on Soundcloud, keeping intact his ambition to revolutionize the scene while maintaining the genre’s original core authenticity.

Matt Draco is a paradoxical figure, equal parts old-school battle rapper and new-wave millennial prophet. “Get Off” is his latest single. Draco is at his most entertaining when indulging his eccentricities.

While most rappers try to stress their hardcore street knowledge, Draco has a persona that stresses not only his undeniable strengths as a lyricist, but his distinctly urgent polysyllabic flow. And while the rapper’s offhand sounding, but complex verses can be breathtaking, he’s also supported by coactive production. Together they crush unseen foes with credible vibe and technical precision.

A quick run through his discography and you’ll realize that for witty punchlines, dynamic wordplay, fierce lyrics, raw intensity, and exceptional delivery, Matt Draco is a sure bet. There are no lackluster tracks featured, every track is worth listening attention, and the single, “Get Off”, is no exception.

A typically ballsy track, lilting percussion and deep bass provide the backdrop for this one, and the wordplay is off the charts. A chest-thumping, muscle-flexing track full of bravado, the production affirms the haunting and cautionary tone that’s burned into every word.

Easily one of his better joints, you can tell Matt Draco is reaching out to his contemporaries on this one, describing a relatable, and stressful situation.  Draco’s commanding delivery and straight-talk verses will surely be accepted by an ever increasing fan base of rap lovers that want an alternative to the club-friendly mumbled noise that rap music has permanently become.

Confidence, style, intelligence, attitude, and skill, are not words easily thrown around in the game anymore, but there still are artists like Matt Draco who are able to perpetrate the use of those descriptions.

In this day and age of short hype-circles and short attention spans, it would appear to seem that Matt Draco takes the time to craft a work of quality that really resonates, and that will undoubtedly prove to have longevity. His ear for detail is evident, and you can sense the passion that went into the creation of this track.

Matt Draco’s smooth flow is the common thread that holds this recording together. A beat and bars both of the highest quality, and endless replay value, usually means hip-hop at its finest. “Get Off” serves as both, a great exclamation point, and a perfect introduction to the authentic artistry of Matt Draco.

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Kiing Dee! – “Black Kings (ft. King Los) is incredibly fresh and real! http://jamsphere.com/reviews/kiing-dee-black-kings-ft-king-los-is-incredibly-fresh-and-real http://jamsphere.com/reviews/kiing-dee-black-kings-ft-king-los-is-incredibly-fresh-and-real#respond Fri, 13 Dec 2019 13:13:58 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=37523 Kiing Dee! has been boxing since the age of 6. He grew up in the Pawtucket/Providence area where he fights out of Big Six Boxing academy. He has won many regional tournaments as well as fighting in the 2016 Olympic Trials Qualifiers and previously being ranked #2 in the country. Kiing Dee! went professional in […]

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Kiing Dee! has been boxing since the age of 6. He grew up in the Pawtucket/Providence area where he fights out of Big Six Boxing academy. He has won many regional tournaments as well as fighting in the 2016 Olympic Trials Qualifiers and previously being ranked #2 in the country. Kiing Dee! went professional in 2018 but an Achilles injury changed his life. It forced him to do the only thing he could do while recovering on his couch and that was make music. Once he realized that people actually liked his music, he decided to take it seriously. Constantly working on his craft and looking for feedback to get better, he reached out to all of his favorite artists, and got a response from King Los who was recently featured on the Netflix show ‘Rhythm and Flow’. The result was a feature on the single “Black Kings (ft. King Los), taken from the EP “The End of Summer”.

I listened to the entire project, and this is the kind of music that can make anyone a rap and urban music fanatic. If you are the type of kid who thinks all hip-hop is crunk, gangsta, mumble and whatever other misconception about the genre you could throw in there, listen to Kiing Dee!.

This guy provides an incredible listen that can appeal to all people of all musical backgrounds; a must listen, if anything. A 10/10, classic for 2019. Better yet, his lyrics are not just tales of life in the hood, but rather the poetry of every man’s daily strife. Stories of rejection, confusion, oppression, anger, love, and hope, things that anyone can actually relate to.

I’d say about 90 percent of commercial hip-hop deals with cloned themes, and a fair amount of underground hip-hop does as well. If that alone doesn’t discredit any sort of artistic value, the repeated chants of a top 40 choruses, meaningless wordplay and recycled party beats certainly will.

Kiing Dee! avoids that formula, and still churns out catchy, easy listening tracks that don’t tax the mind, but certainly feed the soul. The styles and moods shift smoothly throughout the project with rich organic sounding productions to back up the rapper.

Kiing Dee! flows with such a captivating style, filled with intensity and melody that he keeps you coming back for more. His messages are discovered upon further listening, which is a treat in itself. There can be no doubt that “Black Kings (ft. King Los), on all levels, is the EP’s centerpiece.

The track takes the listener on a battle within Kiing Dee! psyche between his heart and his mind, and he’s not afraid to show how he feels. One of the more visceral flows on the project, Kiing Dee!’s ability as a spoken word poet definitely shines as he rhymes not phonetically but through the syllables and through his accentuation of certain words.

In short, when he opens with the words: “Being black in America, is spooky nigga,” you know exactly where he is going with this track.  Kiing Dee! tells his story throughout “Black Kings (ft. King Los), and will do anything to make sure you hear and understand it.

The song doesn’t relent, as Kiing Dee! does more than just examine himself, his relationships with other people, his grind, and the way this unjust world is still working, especially if you’re a black man. This personal integrity is what drives the entire EP and makes every track stand out.

“Black Kings (ft. King Los) is incredibly fresh and real, filling a missing void in hip hop. It’s deep thoughts, real emotions, bitter situations; it’s more than most current urban music is delivering. Talk about being a conscious emcee, Kiing Dee! is something beyond conscious…his a born fighter!

Connect with Kiing Dee! on Instagram/Twitter: @KiingDee03 – Snapchat: KinggDee03

 

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DREAM BIG EMPIRE presents Blacc Cuzz – “Wadd Up Doe” – the voice of the streets! http://jamsphere.com/reviews/dream-big-empire-presents-blacc-cuzz-wadd-up-doe-the-voice-of-the-streets http://jamsphere.com/reviews/dream-big-empire-presents-blacc-cuzz-wadd-up-doe-the-voice-of-the-streets#respond Thu, 12 Dec 2019 14:50:52 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=37517 Blacc Cuzz is committed to forging a glorious way forward in his career. More importantly, he’s underscoring his critical lapses in the past for sake of the young guns who may admire him. At this stage, the Pittsburgh, PA, born and raised creative, who fashions himself as a self-made businessman in the mold of Jay-Z, […]

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Blacc Cuzz is committed to forging a glorious way forward in his career. More importantly, he’s underscoring his critical lapses in the past for sake of the young guns who may admire him. At this stage, the Pittsburgh, PA, born and raised creative, who fashions himself as a self-made businessman in the mold of Jay-Z, is well aware of his status as an artist and record label boss at Dream Big Empire. The good-natured don of the working class can rap like the most vulgar deacon you’ll ever meet, driven by reactionary outbursts of authenticity and real Hip-Hop. Much like his influences B.G., Soulja Slim, Yo Gotti, Boosie Badazz, Gucci Mane and Jeezy, Blacc Cuzz is the voice of the streets. And if you witness or are part of an argument about his mic skills, then you’ll hear a version of the statement, “Blacc Cuzz is one of the realest in the rap game.”

Blacc Cuzz consistently sets the streets aflame by delivering tales of pain, death, drugs, hustle and triumphs of an underdog, as the upcoming underground star aggressively unloads rounds of fire to remind everyone of his past struggles and the morals he stands by. “We graduated from the streets and we’re grown now,” says Blacc Cuzz. “That’s why we’re going to give them the story in music.”

His Trap-inspired project “Stretch It”, follows this formula, sporting hard, malicious production and a set of honest accounts. Blacc Cuzz allows for the listener to connect to his situation, continuing to share bits and pieces of his life inside his plain-speaking narratives.

Blacc Cuzz’s gritty, but optimistic persona shines through on every track, especially on the single “Wadd Up Doe” – a captivating track, that sees Blacc Cuzz craft a sharp and focused narrative, while handling the hook himself: “I pray to God this shit jump back, cause my plug gone have a problem. And I roll around with robbers and I hang around with shooters. Imma 2 time loser motherfucker it ain’t no choosing. When that drought came and the coke was high I was still booming…”

This is the Blacc Cuzz that everyone can love. Raw lyrics, true emotion, substance, aggressive delivery, and a touch of melody; It’s all there. No doubt, Blacc Cuzz delivers to the highest extent on “Wadd Up Doe”. You can tell Blacc Cuzz is in raw form from the jump.

Over and above being a super lyrical guy, his rapping style is so in your face that it cannot be denied. All of his words hit hard, and his delivery is just fiery. If you’re familiar with Blacc Cuzz, then you know that his rhymes are vivid and true to what he’s gone though in life.

Everything he says is done in such an honest manner that you can’t help but feel it: “I’m spitting some facts nigga I been bout a bag nigga. I love the Pyrex I call that dry sex when I drop an it come back. Imma call my dog please run that, I’m working with a hundred pack.”

If you’re a Blacc Cuzz fan, the project “Stretch It”, as well as the single, “Wadd Up Doe” will be among your favorites of the year. If you have never really been a fan of Blacc Cuzz or have never heard him before, these latest tracks should make you respect what he brings to hip hop.

The independent emcee and CEO, is a one of a kind talent. Though he brings hard truths to the table, his outlook on life is not all doom and gloom. There’s a powerful streak of underlying optimism and positivity displayed on many of his tracks too. Blacc Cuzz’s current mindset and heart is in the right place. And that’s a damn lot more than many of his contemporaries can vouch for.

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Paper Chaser Association is producing new generation rap for your ears! http://jamsphere.com/news/paper-chaser-association-is-producing-new-generation-rap-for-your-ears http://jamsphere.com/news/paper-chaser-association-is-producing-new-generation-rap-for-your-ears#respond Mon, 09 Dec 2019 14:11:16 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=37487 Indie labels and alternative artists have long struggled against the commercial and corporate music world, but extensive streaming platforms like Spotify, YouTube and Soundcloud seemed to have set a new precedent in terms of extensive exposure. Affordable home equipment might have made it possible to create music from the comfort of the average bedroom, and […]

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Indie labels and alternative artists have long struggled against the commercial and corporate music world, but extensive streaming platforms like Spotify, YouTube and Soundcloud seemed to have set a new precedent in terms of extensive exposure. Affordable home equipment might have made it possible to create music from the comfort of the average bedroom, and social media has given artists a new way to promote their own creations, but these elements have limitations if you’re a newbie on your own.

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Some collective associations like Paper Chaser Association, are full of like-minded people with passion and maybe industry experience, who can help give the do-it-yourself musician a dose of confidence and a generous forward shove.

Moreover indie labels have a strong reputation for having their fingers on the pulse of upcoming music trends and for giving chances to unknown artists who eventually become international sensations.

Paper Chaser Association is producing new generation rap for your ears. Their claim to fame is that their service to the fans is to keep making fire songs for their enjoyment. They say that they are a safe haven for music lovers.

“We started Paper Chaser Association in 2019, because of an upcoming artist DvffleBvg Ruggv. His passion for writing and recording his own lyrics has inspired my passion to support him and other artists in the rap industry,” says Deborah Hyppolite CEO and manager of the company. “We believe in everything we do and we support our fans and the community. Paper Chaser Association wants the world to know about these amazingly talented new generation rappers.”

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What is the full name of your company?

DEBORAH HYPPOLITE: Paper Chaser Association LLC

What is your position in the company?

DEBORAH HYPPOLITE: CEO and manager

When was the label founded?

DEBORAH HYPPOLITE: March 2, 2019

What made you start the company?

DEBORAH HYPPOLITE: DvffleBvg Ruggv was the reason I started the label (her son)

What are your goals for 2020?

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DEBORAH HYPPOLITE: My goals for 2020 is to produce enough media and music to get on big tours with my artists.

What are your artist names?

DEBORAH HYPPOLITE: DvffleBvg Ruggv, Indo Glixk, Ak’s Casket

What if any immediate projects are you working on or recently released?

DEBORAH HYPPOLITE: DvffleBvg Ruggv released a single 8/9/19 with a video PAID. He also released a mixtape ‘Facing Death’ on 10/31/2019 on Spinrilla and my mixtape, and now is working on an EP. Indo Glixk and Ak’s Casket are working on mixtapes. I want to focus on media, and releasing enough music to where EKPs can be created for big shows.

Connect with Paper Chaser Association:
Website: https://paperchaserassociation.yolasite.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tharealpca/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThaRealPCA
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/dvfflebvgruggv

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M$NEY BA3 – “Florida Water” – everything on this track is top-tier! http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/mney-ba3-florida-water-everything-on-this-track-is-top-tier http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/mney-ba3-florida-water-everything-on-this-track-is-top-tier#respond Sun, 08 Dec 2019 18:56:52 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=37461 M$NEY BA3 (money before anything else) is an upcoming artist, and 25 year old military veteran old from Cleveland Ohio. The urban artist has just drop his latest single “Florida Water”. M$NEY BA3 is an artist in the best sense of the word as he stretches his muscles throughout his catalog of songs. If you’re […]

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M$NEY BA3 (money before anything else) is an upcoming artist, and 25 year old military veteran old from Cleveland Ohio. The urban artist has just drop his latest single “Florida Water”. M$NEY BA3 is an artist in the best sense of the word as he stretches his muscles throughout his catalog of songs. If you’re looking for excitement and the big bang, you will find it in his collection. The artist seems to be aiming at both a hip-hop and progressive R&B audience. His vocals are great and his writing seems well above average when compared with the other acts his genre.

M$NEY BA3 is one of those artists that can take you through time and space. One minute he has you thinking about having a one night stand and then the other minute, makes you want to fall in love. He gets it right on all levels – an emotional level, a spiritual level and a sexual level.

M$NEY BA3’s songs feel intense, with lots of interesting production, and with some very nice melodies. It makes absolutely no difference whether you’re interested in this sort of thing; I mostly listen to alternative, and “Florida Water” is just so irresistible. M$NEY BA3 is himself and it shows through his soulful corduroy vocals.

Individuality is key here, because I get tired of hearing the same molded and cloned artistry, this guy brings a breath of fresh air. Never have I had so much fun listening to an R&B track. M$NEY BA3 is the perfect blend of talent and humor, a true showman. Everything about him is alluring, but most of all, everything on this track is top-tier.

M$NEY BA3’s voice is sharp and elastic, effortlessly crafting melodies from thin air. I couldn’t tell you a moment on this track that doesn’t feel captivating, and it’s because of M$NEY BA3’s understanding of his own voice. M$NEY BA3 is expanding the genre outward, showing a glimpse of growth within itself.

With “Florida Water”, M$NEY BA3 broadens his spectrum to suit a wide spectrum of urban tastes and by doing so creates a diversity that hasn’t been seen in an R&B track for a long time. Much of “Florida Water” sees M$NEY BA3 at his most devilishly charming, as he crafts an image that is so fitting to song that you can’t help but smile, nod your head, and hum along to it.

By being able to effectively construct his style with an open-minded recognition of how his other R&B and Hip-hop companions construct their music, this is M$NEY BA3 at his highest evolutionary state.

Easily appraisable for its soulfully eclectic vibe and skilled songwriting, “Florida Water” expertly fuses together elements of R&B, pop, hip-hop, dancehall, trap and soul, to create a cohesive, idiosyncratic sound.

M$NEY BA3 certainly knows how to utilize his voice to great effect. From the infectious way he holds and twists every phrase during the verse, to his adlib interludes, it’s M$NEY BA3’s vocal contributions that make “Florida Water” such a memorable track.

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Rico Homicide – “Nothing to Lose” – The ultimate tension-builder that manages to keep soaring! http://jamsphere.com/reviews/rico-homicide-nothing-to-lose-the-ultimate-tension-builder-that-manages-to-keep-soaring http://jamsphere.com/reviews/rico-homicide-nothing-to-lose-the-ultimate-tension-builder-that-manages-to-keep-soaring#respond Fri, 06 Dec 2019 15:12:17 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=37412 Born in Springfield (MA), Rico Homicide started out as DJ Homicide at age 12. His hunger for succeeding in the music business allowed him to work with big name stars and also become a DJ/Host on illradio.net during the 2000’s with owner Yukked Up. Besides being on illradio, Homicide’s music was played from Hot 97 […]

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Born in Springfield (MA), Rico Homicide started out as DJ Homicide at age 12. His hunger for succeeding in the music business allowed him to work with big name stars and also become a DJ/Host on illradio.net during the 2000’s with owner Yukked Up. Besides being on illradio, Homicide’s music was played from Hot 97 in New York to Hot 93.7 in Connecticut. Currently Rico has dropped his latest single, entitled “Nothing to Lose”.

This song shows how the artist has matured over the years and how he is moving towards becoming a huge voice in underground hip-hop. The track doesn’t just sound like a song that was thrown together at the last minute. Everything from the beat selection to the lyrics and performance is on point.

If Rico Homicide ever proclaims himself a student of the game, he certainly proves it with “Nothing to Lose” that pairs the new school vibes, with old school street-styled rap, as he bridges the genre’s fraught generational gap. Opting to be both multifaceted and flashy, Rico demonstrates the kind of versatility and maturity that should comfort anyone that might have been worried about the genre’s future.

It doesn’t hurt that the track slaps. Right from the get go, Rico doesn’t waste any time amping up expectations: “I’m just a motherfucking killer, I got nothing to prove. I just be hustling motherfucker, I got nothing to lose.” This is the ultimate tension-builder that manages to keep soaring.

Rico Homicide seems zeroed in, and he has a very clear purpose. It’s a fire-and-brimstone approach, as he warns everybody of his status and intentions. He’s clearly not backing down from any challenge. The emotional highs in the song, which Rico clearly poured himself into, are astoundingly high. He doesn’t let a single bar go to waste. Rico is walking the walk, and then talking the talk.

You can’t fault him if you can’t find the fault in his approach. He has made it a point to be outspoken because he feels a new kind responsibility in his life. It’s clear he’s taken this approach and pushed it directly into his music. His ideas are clear, and the production bangs. Rico sounds invigorated, and both his music and his fans are better for it.

On “Nothing to Lose”, his latest single, Rico Homicide raps with the same hunger, passion and drive that many of his peers initially came into the game with – eventually earning them classic status. Rico has that same sense of purpose and direction, while telling a tale that his core audience will be built around. He clearly has a lot to say, as he raps loudly and passionately.

“Nothing to Lose”, thrust forward by Rico’s sense of purpose and righteous fury, brims with the spirit of a crusader. A chronicler of street life, an escapist and a realist, Rico is an inspired hustler on this track.

Rico Homicide is focused on proving that his initial dream is worthy of being chased. He leaves the booth showing his evolution as an artist, poised to make his craft a reality. Rico nails the beat, dropping straight fire on the verses. All he needs to do now is keep his momentum going.

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Lil Fifty – “High Levels” – a fiery battle-worthy approach! http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/lil-fifty-high-levels-a-fiery-battle-worthy-approach http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/lil-fifty-high-levels-a-fiery-battle-worthy-approach#respond Mon, 02 Dec 2019 16:10:47 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=37362 “High Levels” is the new single by Yazoo City, Mississippi artist Lil Fifty, who is currently working on his mixtape “Underrated”, ready to drop on January 1. Lil Fifty is determined to prove himself. The post-genre rapper, singer and rebel is aiming to be huge streaming platforms, while creating a hardcore fan base. He’s among […]

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“High Levels” is the new single by Yazoo City, Mississippi artist Lil Fifty, who is currently working on his mixtape “Underrated”, ready to drop on January 1. Lil Fifty is determined to prove himself. The post-genre rapper, singer and rebel is aiming to be huge streaming platforms, while creating a hardcore fan base. He’s among today’s most expressive and experimental hip-hoppers, out to brand his versatility. Lyrically, he vacillates between channeling the street preacher, existentialist cash-stacker and haunted game-player.

The upcoming mixtape

Lil Fifty has been unusually busy, along with the style of his contemporary rappers, sublimating raw ambition into his studio output and exploiting vitality as a strategy. The result is this new banging single and upcoming mixtape.

In his work, the inventive rhymes are consistently present, and strengthened even more by his knack for one-liners. On “High Levels”, Lil Fifty is on red hot form throughout, firing shots like a high-powered artillery gunner. The track is jam-packed with incendiary moments, while the bare bones bass-booming production allows for a trip back to the glory days of booth-spitting.

Unlike his scattershot contemporaries, Lil Fifty possesses a palpable sense of focus. He’s concise and straight-to-the-point, with no signs of over-indulgence. The song also marks the rapper’s improvement as a writer, who’s skilled at throwing together tautly wrapped rhymes and witticisms.

With production and lyrical flow that shares soul, verve and urgency, “High Levels” manages to find a balance between necessary gravity and inviting wistfulness. The song is the product of these times, so while it may roll within the genre tropes, Lil Fifty elevates his game, establishing his voice and strong vocal presence.

The brand new single

He jacks up the quality and sands off the rougher edges of a sound that has understandably been in development. And is now ready to carve out an enviable niche for himself in hip-hop. I’m not sure how long he has been torching microphones, but it has to be said that Lil Fifty sounds very much like a veteran on the mic.

It is that level of experience and perspective that he brings to “High Levels” that makes this record special. There is a fiery battle-worthy approach to this track that can be seen by its cover art and the title of the project. This song is incredibly intentional and focused by design. It provides us with a precise and intentional lyrical theme from Lil Fifty.

This is not a showcase of lyrical dexterity just for the sake of displaying his wordplay. Make no mistake, nimbleness are abundantly present but that is not the focus of the project. Instead, Lil Fifty wisely chooses to focus on the impact and meaning behind the words he strings together.

The result is a track that feels like a reflection of Lil Fifty’s will to ascend towards the top of his class. The track will likely garner major attention as it pulls people in with its punchy words and flowing rhymes. Over and above the title “High Levels”, there truly is a high level of quality and options here for all kinds of rap fans to enjoy and get attached to.

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https://music.apple.com/us/album/high-levels-single/1486976993
Instagram: jtp500
Snapchat: lilfifty
Twitter: Lil Fifty

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K Swayz – “1st Born” – a tremendous compendium http://jamsphere.com/reviews/k-swayz-1st-born-a-tremendous-compendium http://jamsphere.com/reviews/k-swayz-1st-born-a-tremendous-compendium#respond Sun, 01 Dec 2019 19:43:26 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=37345 Twenty three year old Brandon Nelson aka K Swayz, has been producing for about 8 years now, while he’s been an artist for a one year. The Charleston, SC creative is currently promoting his 11 track project, entitled, “1st Born”. Since this album is meant as an embodiment of the artist’s skillset, it only makes […]

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Twenty three year old Brandon Nelson aka K Swayz, has been producing for about 8 years now, while he’s been an artist for a one year. The Charleston, SC creative is currently promoting his 11 track project, entitled, “1st Born”. Since this album is meant as an embodiment of the artist’s skillset, it only makes sense that he shows a lot of flexibility. He delivers a lot more than the obvious slide between rapping to singing and juxtaposition of up-tempo vibes and down-tempo tunes. Right from the opening track, “No Matter The Cost” ft. Colossal Capone, he drops mind-blowing switches in his flow and continues to drop more bars without allowing listeners to recover from the shock.

If there’s anyone who for some reason hasn’t listened to K Swayz until now, “1st Born” is the perfect project for them to begin their adventure into the rapper’s multicolored performances. It is a tremendous compendium of everything you want from a Trap infused album.

By the time we hit on the layered head nodding cinematic grooves of “5th Quarter” and “Too Bad”, it’s clear that K Swayz is riding a seemingly unstoppable and forever-cresting wave of mood-inducing music. You can listen to it at maximum possible volume in your car or at a club and it’s lit, but at the right moments you can also hear K Swayzs otherworldly delivery, full of nuance and emotion.

It’s fair to say that these beats also provide the perfect frame for K Swayzs rapping. “Blind Can See” ft. Lobg, keeps the momentum going, as we move on to the impressive vibe on “Personal”. “1st Born” competes with the year’s best rap and trap records, with K Swayz sticking to a winning formula of melodic rap and delivering an exciting amount of material.

We bump into many highlights along the journey, such as the back-to-back triad, “Soul Bleeding”, “Too Real” and “Don’t Understand”. However, apart from the album’s highlights, what puts this among 2019’s best underground urban recordings, is the clear absence of tracks easily skipped. Instead we’re given eleven fire cuts. K Swayz has mastered his sound and delivered to fans exactly what they want from this genre.

It’s clearer than ever that K Swayz in a rare echelon of comfort with these tracks. Note how effortlessly he syncs up with “Holy Spirit”, and the album closer “L.C.O.”. He seems to slide over the tracks like it’s been slathered in butter. K Swayz’s gift, the thing that puts him far beyond the vast majority of his contemporaries, is that he comes across as emotionally honest to a fault.

Listeners will find what they want from this album, and simply luxuriate in K Swayz’s ability to make music that just sounds satisfyingly beautiful. There are many rappers who can spit a thousand compound syllables without really saying anything.

K Swayz on the other hand, has relatable narratives, which contribute heavily to the success of this album, along with the carefully constructed beats and unrelenting atmosphere. The quality of the production is essential for this music to work and K Swayz’s ear for sharp, inventive beats is as good as you’ll find in the genre.

OFFICIAL LINKS:

Instagram: K.Swayz

Facebook: K Swayz Swayz

Twitter: K.Swayz

SnapChat: Mrasap22

Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/album/1st-born/1448046020

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Eclectic artist Manu Francois re-calibrates the expectations for popular music http://jamsphere.com/reviews/eclectic-artist-manu-francois-re-calibrates-the-expectations-for-popular-music http://jamsphere.com/reviews/eclectic-artist-manu-francois-re-calibrates-the-expectations-for-popular-music#respond Sun, 01 Dec 2019 01:52:53 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=37324 Manu Francois known for his rapid fire flow, superb singing, solid writing, sharp as hell production, and iconic rasta hairdo has been one of the more slept on powers in the musical community in recent years, always bubbling underneath the surface of the mainstream on the various audio and video platforms, as well as live […]

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Manu Francois known for his rapid fire flow, superb singing, solid writing, sharp as hell production, and iconic rasta hairdo has been one of the more slept on powers in the musical community in recent years, always bubbling underneath the surface of the mainstream on the various audio and video platforms, as well as live sets around the world. Manu’s past work on projects like “Release” (2018) and “Check It” (2017), are just begging to be uncovered. Thankfully, his latest singles from 2019 have been more than just good enough to get noticed; they’ve brought an excellent mix of creativity, self-awareness, and super dope production.

Every so often, an artist comes along that re-calibrates expectations for popular music. Born in the Caribbean, and living in NZ. Manu Francois is a well-travelled artist, who has been doing music his whole life. He has performed and shot music video clips all across the globe – from South Africa to the USA and even Thailand.

Manu is grand in his vision and ambition in bringing music which is positive, resolute and uplifting. And which doesn’t fit into one single box. One moment he is an energetic rapper, the next he is a soulful crooner, as he switches from razor sharp electronic grooves to sweeping organic tunes at will.

To put it simply, Manu’s music goes above and beyond what I could possibly have imagined it being. Quite frankly, Manu Francois shows character and energy beyond what I assumed to be his realms of capability as an independent artist. Limits, boundaries, and borders, do not exist in his musical vocabulary.

His songs say all they need to say, and do it with authority, whatever the context. They speak for themselves. From impeccable flows and clever lyricism on “Nest Egg” and the deep resonant croon of “Dedication”, to the soulful jazzy tones on “Melt”, the booming breathless delivery on “The Devil In The Throne Room”, and the epic powerhouse production of “Hurricane”.

These songs are proof that Manu Francois is the finished article, truly announcing himself as one of the most innovative independent crossover creatives heard in recent years. He is easily my favorite artist of the year so far. Manu’s blend of alt-rap and progressive singer-songwriter vibes has sent shock-waves through my musical spectrum and I am sure it will do the same to many others.

You can pick out any track, from any project that Manu as completed, and he formula is much the same – it is highly ambitious, meticulously thought-out and deeply thematic. Manu Francois showcases a true sparkle of potential in the relentlessly boring battle of authenticity in the modern music world.

Manu Francois doesn’t play that game. Music is his life, not just a short cut to the bank. His art speaks for itself. Instead of wasting time on flex lyrics, he is acutely focused on creating uplifting and thought-provoking music, littered with deep metaphors as well as personal and cultural observations.

One can clearly hear how many influences have shaped Manu’s multifarious aesthetic and inspired his vivid soundscapes. His music voices an insistence to play by its own rules. Make of it what you will, but you’ve got to hand it to Manu.

The density of his work, the stylistic and conceptual daring, and the versatility and skill showcased, sets Manu Francois apart as one of the most exciting new voices in urban and modern music today.

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Cut – “I Came To Party” – solid and sleek as finished marble! http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/cut-i-came-to-party-solid-and-sleek-as-finished-marble http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/cut-i-came-to-party-solid-and-sleek-as-finished-marble#respond Thu, 28 Nov 2019 17:42:32 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=37298 Cut who has worked with artists such Snoop Dogg, Lil Boosie and Teflon, among others has taken his streetwise rap attitude into the sleek sounds of the club with his latest release “I Came To Party”. Cut is an artist from New Orleans who grew up in the St. Bernard Housing Project, suffering from poverty, […]

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Cut who has worked with artists such Snoop Dogg, Lil Boosie and Teflon, among others has taken his streetwise rap attitude into the sleek sounds of the club with his latest release “I Came To Party”. Cut is an artist from New Orleans who grew up in the St. Bernard Housing Project, suffering from poverty, drugs and violence. Now the artist steps up to the plate with a happy groove and party vibe taking his sound to a whole new level. It is fair to say though, that his tracks have always had a flair for melody and rhythm, and that “I Came To Party” takes those elements to the highest level.

This is as solid a track as an artist of Cut’s status and talent could hope for, as he’s a tough artist to categorize. He can spit rhymes with the best of his contemporaries, but he’s also got quite the voice to buoy his rap talent into singing, something that not a lot of rappers come by so organically.

I have a feeling that this track has been a long time in the works, but the reason for the delay is now apparent: Cut was aiming for perfection. And the wait seems to have paid off. “I Came To Party” has been receiving consistent praise from the critics. Instead of dropping a track right away after his previous rap releases, Cut obviously spent valuable time that would ultimately lead to a very impressive sonic switch.

Cut worked on his performance, polished his persona, and finally put his grind to the test with “I Came To Party”. The performance by Cut is solid and sleek as finished marble here, which makes for one very listenable and danceable track.

Cut, with his melodic candor and snappy flow, offers a bright, fun alternative, to his melancholic trap contemporaries, and his intoxicating motifs seep through the track: “Today I came to party. Drinking with my girls, drinking with my boys.”

Cut has plenty to offer, and much of the track throbs with vibrant energy. He’s a vigorous emcee and singer, who throws a lot at you. This is a pop song steeped in hip hop and electro-dance sensibilities. It’s one of the first of its kind in quite some time.

“I Came To Party” comes at you with a disarming charm and wit, and a wholesome nature that makes every word Cut sings, sound honest, uplifting and heartfelt. Signaling to every other emcee that there’s fun and happiness to blend in with all the suffering, and that happy days are to be had to balance all of the apparent sadness in the world.

It’s a pop music silver lining of a track at play here, one that elevates the spirit as well as is a perpetual listening good time, quotable and memorable hooks, a brilliantly catchy melody and nearly note perfect production, allowing for Cut to shine as bright as humanly possible on “I Came To Party”.

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Park Row pushes the boundaries of trap on “Horses” and “F-350” http://jamsphere.com/reviews/park-row-pushes-the-boundaries-of-trap-on-horses-and-f-350 http://jamsphere.com/reviews/park-row-pushes-the-boundaries-of-trap-on-horses-and-f-350#respond Thu, 28 Nov 2019 15:22:49 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=37294 Park Row is an entrepreneur with a passion for music and a path to pursuing his dreams. He is currently riding the airwaves with the tracks “Horses” and “F-350”. Country music has been successfully infiltrating a whole lot of genres in recent times, from EDM to Hip-hop, and the now departed Avicii, to internet sensation […]

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Park Row is an entrepreneur with a passion for music and a path to pursuing his dreams. He is currently riding the airwaves with the tracks “Horses” and “F-350”. Country music has been successfully infiltrating a whole lot of genres in recent times, from EDM to Hip-hop, and the now departed Avicii, to internet sensation Blanco Brown. Park Row brings the genre directly in touch with trap, and it sounds a lot less gimmicky than any other previous music blend. His Texas-infected Country-Trap sounds like a like a serious genre. Exactly who Park Row is, or precisely what he does on these tracks, remains a mystery. Producer, rapper, songwriter, lyricist, or all of those things? We don’t now, as he doesn’t tell. The point, however is, whoever does what, does it damn well!

“Horses” comes out of the tracks on a slow gallop, showing us how Park Row has been cultivating his own area in the music sphere, with his dark and heavy sounds, reminiscent of a fever dream. He clearly possesses a ton of musical talent.  The song cultivates an uplifting vibe that gives the listener an out of this world feeling, as the rapper describes his grind, hustle and determination to be free in his choices. The lyrics are inspirational, and the production is amazing.

With dozens of textures and layering throughout, Park Row’s blended track pushes the boundaries of trap with a banging instrumental, and catchy hooks. This track is not only technically sound, well thought out and well produced, but nothing short of incredible in the vibe stakes with slow and intoxicating grove.

Park Row smoothly switches the beat and subtly changes the tempo, creating a new sound on “F-350”, without sounding unusual or rushed. The acoustic guitar picks its way across the skittering hi-hats, and the thumping bass boom. It’s an exhilarating track, which offers many thrills. Not least, the-winner-takes-it-all styled lyrics.

When listening to an artist like Park Row I think it’s important to make a distinction on what you’re looking for in music. His ear for production and mesmerizing soundscapes is superb. From there his songs are draped in style and hypnotic aesthetics. Considering each song is adeptly tailored to Park Row’s particular style it suggests his artistic vision is focused yet malleable.

The main thing about these tracks is that they’re consistent, both in the quality of the songs and the atmosphere they serve to create. Each song sees you walking further and further into Park Row’s originally themed stylings which are both inspiring and catchy.

On both “Horses” and “F-350”, the artist goes above and beyond his contemporaries in finding new sounds for the genre, while using the elements interestingly and pushing the limits. Park Row’s passion and sense of exploring is definitely present. As pure sound, the recordings are an impressive achievement. Listen to them on good headphones, or on car speakers, and they can sound really great.

The songs can be streamed on SPOTIFY.

Social Media Links:
https://parkrow.co
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9NpjbLGUgo  
Instagram – @ParkRowOfficial (https://www.instagram.com/parkrowofficial/)
Facebook – ParkRowOfficial (https://www.facebook.com/ParkRowOfficial/)
Twitter – @ParkRowOfficial (https://twitter.com/parkrowofficial)
TikTok – ParkRow (https://vm.tiktok.com/uApTC5/)

 

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“Scumfuckmalice” The New EP by Mikey Rotten Conjured Up From Hell! http://jamsphere.com/news/scumfuckmalice-the-new-ep-by-mikey-rotten-conjured-up-from-hell http://jamsphere.com/news/scumfuckmalice-the-new-ep-by-mikey-rotten-conjured-up-from-hell#respond Tue, 26 Nov 2019 23:40:11 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=37259 What do you get when you cross punk with rap? You get Mikey FUCKIN’ Rotten, that’s who! Hailing from Indianapolis, and now conquering Los Angeles, Mikey has conjured up a new EP from hell. Scumfuckmalice is THE punk tape that even Jesus warned you not to listen to (I heard he even wrote an 11th […]

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What do you get when you cross punk with rap? You get Mikey FUCKIN’ Rotten, that’s who! Hailing from Indianapolis, and now conquering Los Angeles, Mikey has conjured up a new EP from hell.

Scumfuckmalice is THE punk tape that even Jesus warned you not to listen to (I heard he even wrote an 11th commandment telling people to not listen)! This new EP will make you want to throw babies, and kick lawn chairs as you just let it all out in a bout of pure violence.

All the sick guitar riffs were played by DEADHOMIEHAUNTER, who’s the guitarist for Chemical X. If you want to get fuckin’ crazy and buck wild and disrespect everything, then I recommend you to slap on Scumfuckmalice by Mikey Rotten RIGHT THE FUCK NOW!!!

OFFICIAL LINKS

www.facebook.com/akamikeyrotten
www.twitter.com/akamikeyrotten
www.instagram.com/mikeyrotten
www.mikeyrotten.com

https://music.apple.com/us/album/scumfuckmalice-ep/1487725346

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Jaden the Rapper – “Savage” – rhyming candidly ahead of his time! http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/jaden-the-rapper-savage-rhyming-candidly-ahead-of-his-time http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/jaden-the-rapper-savage-rhyming-candidly-ahead-of-his-time#respond Fri, 22 Nov 2019 14:59:37 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=37187 These days, it’s never too early to start a career in music. What used to cost thousands of dollars in recording equipment is now built into most laptops—the barrier to entry has never been lower. Every time a new young rapper goes viral, their age sheds a digit – an irrefutable, empirical fact. Since the […]

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These days, it’s never too early to start a career in music. What used to cost thousands of dollars in recording equipment is now built into most laptops—the barrier to entry has never been lower. Every time a new young rapper goes viral, their age sheds a digit – an irrefutable, empirical fact. Since the 90’s, Hip-hop boasts a storied history of mold-breaking youngsters, and Teenage rappers are now, unquestionably, standard fare. In 2000 Lil’ Bow Wow made his official debut with “Beware of Dog” at the tender age of thirteen. Recently there has also been a precedent for the emergence of younger, pre-teen, rappers, of course.

One such case in point, is Jaden the Rapper – a 12 year old music prodigy who plays multiple instruments, dances, and writes lyrics. Jaden plays the saxophone, piano, ukulele, and is an A student. He recently dropped his sampler album “New Path”, and from it comes his banging single “Savage”.

Jaden the Rapper seems set to be part of the group of viral hit-makers and trend-setters whose ages are dwindling downward more than ever. Instead of being marketed as novelties, many of these adolescent rappers are making a sizeable impact, technically, lyrically and visually.

Even though rappers are ostensibly getting younger over time, at the end of the day they still need to have superior talent, young or old. It’s also important that we acknowledge the innovation that so many young artists like Jaden are pursuing in trying to engage the public with their music. All of this is evident on “Savage” – the single, and the accompanying video clip.

Jaden the Rapper is walking, talking, rapping example of vitality, who know how to harness and engage with his audience. Ever catch sight of a pre-teen rapper who sounds so vivid, so brilliant, so dazzlingly present, it almost seems wrong to talk about him as a pre-teen rapper?

Well Jaden is a young artist who refuses to wait around for the future to happen, rhyming candidly ahead of his time, and violating the expectancy of any predetermined chronology within his craft, while showcasing an absurd amount of confidence and style.

One-liners are the crown jewel of Jaden the Rapper’s repertoire. Whether he’s using his commanding, sandy-voiced flow, or serenading his listeners with melodic lines, his preferred weapons are clever wordplay and themes relatable to his core audience.

There’s a near-guarantee that you’ll either be cracking a smile, or wincing your face at the brash boldness of his banter on “Savage”. It feels different from other rappers who have staked out similar stylistic turf. It signals a lust for life, a yearning to win, a confident stride into the future. It marks the realization of a promising artist, a huge step for anyone, let alone a pre-teen.

On listening to his sampler album, “New Path”, one thing is clear, Jaden the Rapper comes to the table with an armful of energy and flavor, and possesses the raw skills to flip a nascent but palpable buzz into something major. Complete with catchy musical motifs, thumping beats, and integrated narrative themes, this kid isn’t just spitting bars – he’s already telling cinematic stories.

OFFICIAL LINKS: INSTAGRAMAPPLE MUSICYOUTUBESPOTIFY

 

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Kee Beez – “Keep It 100” – plenty of grit and spark! http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/kee-beez-keep-it-100-plenty-of-grit-and-spark http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/kee-beez-keep-it-100-plenty-of-grit-and-spark#respond Thu, 21 Nov 2019 13:35:05 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=37160 Kee Beez grew up in the SF Bay area California with his ability to produce, perform and record. The Rap and Hiphop artist is fresh off his 10 track project “Keep It 100” from Da Kee Records. The recording has a refreshing flow to it that hip hop albums lately have been totally lacking. It […]

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Kee Beez grew up in the SF Bay area California with his ability to produce, perform and record. The Rap and Hiphop artist is fresh off his 10 track project “Keep It 100” from Da Kee Records. The recording has a refreshing flow to it that hip hop albums lately have been totally lacking. It exhibits a hip hop artist, holding out his pen-game and showing you a compass pointing to the true core of the hip hop culture that most albums fail to point to as of recent years. And it’s not just someone barely mumbling over lyrics with a single distorted drum machine going in the background: it’s drowned in badass instrumentals that leave your head moving while Kee Beez brings his A-game to the mic. This album is testament of how cocked, locked, and ready to rock, the rapper is.

“Keep It 100” proves why Kee Beez is one of the more skilled emcees today, as well as one of the more underrated ones in the underground. It seems that whenever Hip Hop looks bleak there is a bright light that comes along and gives those of us who have been here from the beginning and knows that Hip Hop is hope.

Let’s get the obvious out of the way here, this is a great-sounding album. The beats here are absolutely glorious, the production on this project is well done, and it contains a powerful West Coast vibe. Kee Beez’s effusive delivery and flow, with both wit and confidence, definitely fits these backdrops.

What you get from “Keep It 100” and Kee Beez is an album that captures the very essence of West Coast hip-hop. So there is plenty of vibe, groove and melody. Kee Beez’s delivery and flow is one to take note of, cruising through his verses with profound intelligence and immersion which you can feel throughout the record.

In some spots he bring his braggadocio and swagger, in others he brings introspection and thoughtfulness, making sure that the record is too good to be overlooked.  Kee Beez’s major appeal comes partly from his novel storytelling and his raw honesty, and there’s no shortage of that on “Keep It 100”.

Right from the opening track, “On The Reala”, we hear a hungry emcee fighting for his place in hip-hop while simultaneously opening up a book of first-person stories, like a novel listeners can hear told, from front to back. The exciting production continues on “I Be On Mine” with Kee Beez spitting skewed bars on the dynamic instrumental.

The beat captures a retrospective mood on “Manaj”, bolstered by female vocals on the hook.  “Ain’t No Thang” and “No Worries” are songs that knock and incite that West coast energy Kee Beez is so used to entertaining. The rapper really makes the effort to stand on his own throughout this project, imparting his own verses and many of the melodic hooks.

The banging club anthem, “Turnt Up”, signals the turning of the midway point. Here Kee Beez demonstrates his strengths, showing himself to be an alternative voice in the explosive West coast hip-hop scene of today. With little filler and rarely a dull moment, tracks like “Real Rich” and “Play in Ca”, showcase how the sharpened elements of Kee Beez’s  lyrical abilities and vibe are ripened to parallel his peers.

The artist knows his voice well and unleashes plenty of grit and spark on the back-to-back soulful tracks, “God’s Love” and “My Moment”. The result is a stellar album from one of the West Coast’s most gifted underground writers and spitters.

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Killa €, D.R.E. Dey Recognize Effort, & BackWoodz J_Thurm – “SODA (Straight out da ARK )” – No-nonsense lucidness and persistently winning results! http://jamsphere.com/reviews/killa-e-d-r-e-dey-recognize-effort-backwoodz-j_thurm-soda-straight-out-da-ark-no-nonsense-lucidness-and-persistently-winning-results http://jamsphere.com/reviews/killa-e-d-r-e-dey-recognize-effort-backwoodz-j_thurm-soda-straight-out-da-ark-no-nonsense-lucidness-and-persistently-winning-results#respond Sat, 16 Nov 2019 11:26:38 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=37091 “SODA (Straight out da ARK )” is a project by Killa €, D.R.E. Dey Recognize Effort, & BackWoodz J_Thurm, three artists who are signed to the independent record label Paper Chaser Association. This is a barreling, intense, and glorious album with all rappers on mean-mugging verse duty. These spitting emcees deploy their no-nonsense lucidness to […]

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“SODA (Straight out da ARK )” is a project by Killa €, D.R.E. Dey Recognize Effort, & BackWoodz J_Thurm, three artists who are signed to the independent record label Paper Chaser Association. This is a barreling, intense, and glorious album with all rappers on mean-mugging verse duty. These spitting emcees deploy their no-nonsense lucidness to persistently winning results on their latest offering. The artists all douse their verses in swaggering panache, and that energy seldom relents. These are serious men with serious contemplative sides, which they demonstrate on “Bet”, featuring Killa € and D.R.E. Dey Recognize Effort. The track is a pure, unbridled triumph; the keys glide, the basses groan, while Killa € and D.R.E.’s booth authority seeks to upstage the beat’s well-worn showiness. Few things are sweeter.

I’ve always had a problem with albums from multiple musicians. They are typically ruined by overly ambitious song selections trying to give equal billing to all involved. You usually end up with a collection that is one-third not-quite-there, one-third artistic prime, and one-third where everybody is trying to upstage everyone else; and everything sounds out of context.

The triumph of “SODA (Straight out da ARK)” is that, by purely sticking to its artists’ most important skills, they have created an album full of great songs, all of which are balanced and fit in to a context. That context is the essence of Killa €, D.R.E. Dey Recognize Effort, & BackWoodz J_Thurm and, by extension, Arkansas hip-hop.

On “Keep It Cool”, Killa €, D.R.E. Dey Recognize Effort, & BackWoodz J_Thurm, ride on a minimal but booming groove, as the crew continues to lace us with nothing but straight game. They all have special voices and deliveries and you just cannot decide which one is better.

Another thing that makes this album so unique is the production. It’s amazing, on many parts is not just great beats – its music. Listen to how the simple chord progressions on “So I Can See It”, featuring Killa € & BackWoodz J_Thurm, lays down a slow, whirling backdrop for the rappers to design an ambling word-scape of playful rhymes with a pinch of naughtiness.

The freestyle, “W.T.H.T.S (When They Hear This Shit)”, featuring Killa €, D.R.E. Dey Recognize Effort, & BackWoodz J_Thurm, is another display of bravado. The crew’s laid-back flow is engaging and charismatic, and is guaranteed to have you nodding along.

The flow of words on “Rolling In The Saloon”, featuring Killa €, are like blades that cut through fine silk cloth, while the producer deserves a notable mention for crafting an incredibly eclectic beat. Moving forward, this album has a varied cluster of great songs.

Looking at “SODA (Straight out da ARK)” from an objective standpoint, it’s clear that there is much more than the exterior imagery displayed.  Killa €, D.R.E. Dey Recognize Effort, & BackWoodz J_Thurm, approach the genre with a different style to their contemporaries. They control their attitude most of the time.

They express their rhymes not through beastly anger or exploding bombast, but through lyrical resilience. The first thing listeners will notice about this collective, is their ability to spew phrase after phrase in an impacting manner, without the need to shout and scream. Each of the members holds their own stylistic dialect strong while expressing their mindset and emotional spectrum, on an album that is articulate and committed.

OFFICIAL LINKS:
https://www.instagram.com/killa_c2011/ (Killa €)
https://www.instagram.com/deyrecognizeeffort/ (D.R.E. Dey Recognize Effort)
https://www.instagram.com/j_thurm/ (BackWoodz J_Thurm)
https://www.instagram.com/tharealpca/ (Paper Chaser Association)

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MrWho??? – “Paint The Sky Funk” dishes out over driving grooves and jamming rhythms! http://jamsphere.com/reviews/mrwho-paint-the-sky-funk-dishes-out-over-driving-grooves-and-jamming-rhythms http://jamsphere.com/reviews/mrwho-paint-the-sky-funk-dishes-out-over-driving-grooves-and-jamming-rhythms#respond Sat, 09 Nov 2019 17:29:01 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=36975 Ever heard of the ‘Funkjazzhop’ music style? If not, chances are you’ve never heard Dallas-based jazz/funk/hip hop, artist, producer and eclectic adlibber, MrWho??? And that’s not a question, it’s a damn statement! Coincidence would have it that MrWho??? and the granddaddy of funk, George Clinton, share the same birthday. And that’s not all they have […]

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Ever heard of the ‘Funkjazzhop’ music style? If not, chances are you’ve never heard Dallas-based jazz/funk/hip hop, artist, producer and eclectic adlibber, MrWho??? And that’s not a question, it’s a damn statement! Coincidence would have it that MrWho??? and the granddaddy of funk, George Clinton, share the same birthday. And that’s not all they have in common. Influenced by the likes of Cameo, James Brown Barkays, George Duke, Lakeside, Maze, and Earth, Wind & Fire, MrWho??? set out to make an impact amongst colleagues and peers.

Fate would have it that during 2019, the Dallas creative was approached by Maurice Jones (Kilo M.O.E.) of O.M.G. Entertainment with a producer deal. The label served as a springboard for his first single with Kilo M.O.E., and now MrWho??? releases his whopping debut album “Paint The Sky Funk”.

The overflowing release contains 21 tracks that touch all the funktastic, bizarre and at times brilliant brain waves emanating from MrWho???’s warped mindset. Chant, rants and proclamations, are dished out over driving grooves and jamming rhythms, taking on some modern twists to freshen up the classic funk formula.

MrWho??? pops up in most songs for crazy rhyme interludes and bombastic braggadocios. These tracks manage to combine the artist’s oddball spirit, patented groove, dynamite synths, crashing cymbals, and gorgeous basslines. The album repeats some experimental themes and motifs, sultry riffs and other tripped out vamps.

You’ll find some crazy sorties (“Yo Azz Is In Some Good Trouble”, “Open Up Ya Mind By Mr.Who”, “The Drunk Conversation with Mr. Empty Pockets”) some nasty bumpers (“Pressure”, “Watch The Snakes In The Grass”) and twisted R&B fueled floaters (“Complicated Levels 2 This Shit”, Late Night Long Days”, “All Night”).

There are a few modern day creeds (“Zoom 2 The Moon”, “Its Nice Night 2 Get Funked”, “Mesmerized By The Funk”), some dance-fueled freak jams (“Funkton”, “Blue Grass Funk In The Hood”) and some ambient jazzhop (“Funkjazzhop on Some Moshyt”, “Paint The Sky Funk”), all sprinkled around to kick up some dust from your audio player.

A mega release that fans will devour, “Paint The Sky Funk” is an unwieldy beast of an album, which will overwhelm the casual listener. MrWho??? is a man making music on his own terms – under the groove, from the past, present, future and beyond. Music is moving fast, with Hip-hop and EDM trouncing funk, R&B and just about anything else as the kids’ choice.

Hence it’s great to see someone channel their resources and skills onto some fresh funk fusion. Thanks to MrWho???, funk has now been updated and integrated into the new modern sub-genres and styles. “Paint The Sky Funk” is brilliant at its best, and inventive at its worst.

MrWho??? knew he had to come to the table with something strong, creative, and off the beaten track to make any impact. And he certainly didn’t let the funk down with this ever-mutating monster of an album.

Shifting between styles and hybrid blends with ease, it’s not just a matter of showing them off, it’s how MrWho???  grasps the essential philosophy of each, and manipulates them into something new. He shows on this album, to have a huge and varied musical vision!

OFFICIAL LINKS: INSTAGRAMTWITTERSPOTIFYSOUNDCLOUD

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HRG DP releases his new album “America’s Most Wanted” http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/hrg-dp-releases-his-new-album-americas-most-wanted http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/hrg-dp-releases-his-new-album-americas-most-wanted#respond Fri, 08 Nov 2019 22:14:46 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=36971 HRG DP releases his new album “America’s Most Wanted”. DP has been dropping music for a while now and I can say this is some of his best work. The album has 14 songs on there and they all are play worthy. The high-roller is soon to drop the official video to “NASA”, a song […]

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HRG DP releases his new album “America’s Most Wanted”. DP has been dropping music for a while now and I can say this is some of his best work. The album has 14 songs on there and they all are play worthy. The high-roller is soon to drop the official video to “NASA”, a song off “America’s Most Wanted” that has been getting lots of traction.

OFFICIAL LINKS: INSTAGRAMAPPLE MUSIC

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Drake Diss from Marcus Christ http://jamsphere.com/videos/drake-diss-from-marcus-christ http://jamsphere.com/videos/drake-diss-from-marcus-christ#respond Mon, 04 Nov 2019 13:50:37 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=36923 Marcus Christ the rap M.C. is from the DC, Maryland, Virginia area representing rap to the fullest. His hip-hop songs are an international delight. This musical prodigy can write, produce, and perform 100% original music meant to make you think. From his heartfelt ballads to Drake disses Marcus Christ is sure to fascinate and even […]

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Marcus Christ the rap M.C. is from the DC, Maryland, Virginia area representing rap to the fullest. His hip-hop songs are an international delight. This musical prodigy can write, produce, and perform 100% original music meant to make you think. From his heartfelt ballads to Drake disses Marcus Christ is sure to fascinate and even motivate the casual listener.

Check out the video of “Bringin *Niggas Back”,  the Drake Diss from Marcus Christ. The track is available in stores worldwide now.

Hook with Marcus Christ on his official website at http://www.mtbentertainment.org

 

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