Been a minute since I’ve posted, I know. But I had a friend put me up on a new crew out of Orlando that’s looking to make some waves on the net with their music. Check them out here!
Wanted to take some time out to show some love to one of the most up-and-coming entertainment businesses I’ve come across in my time down here in Orlando: INDUSTREET TV AND FILMS. This is a company that’s making tons of moves on multiple fronts in the entertainment world. Take a look at some of the companies most recent projects: a video for rising solo emcee Kid Emo and the online EPK for radio personality, music producer and up-and-coming Orlando DJ Mz. Marina. The hustle don’t stop! Be sure to visit http://industreettv.com/.
With all of the talk about the leaks of Yeezus and Born Sinner, Mac Miller’s new joint actually hasn’t gotten lost in all of the fray. He actually has managed to keep himself firmly planted in the conversation of new Hip Hop coming soon. And “Watching Movies” is a pretty good addition to the project. Truthfully there are lots of influences from other current emcees that I see in this video: Wiz Khalifa, SpaceGhostPurp, Flatbush Zombies, and maybe even a little bit of Curren$y. One of the best things about the song and the video however is that Mac is coming into his own as an artist, moving a bit beyond the college stoner crowd but still maintaining that very audience, with T&A mixed in with faux religious images. Mac Miller definitely knows what he’s doing and is making sure that he grows his fan base.
Just last year I had the chance to connect with a group of young, immensely talented, diverse and ambitious group of artists, musicians, producers, singers, songwriters and emcees all hungry to make a big mark on the current D.I.Y. music environment. They’re known as The Clergy and include artists Deno Green, Eboneé A.D, Oobrgk, Dre Dollars, Lena Chanel, The SEVENth, Jessica Renee and Jon Bap. This set of music contains some seriously eclectic and adventurous sounds that could very well be featured in a publication like, say, FADER magazine. Each artist has put their all into each of these songs, and more ears definitely need to hear what they’re saying. Take a listen online and be sure to support these up-and-coming artists. You can also check them out online: http://clergysounds.com/ and on Twitter: @ClergySounds @EboneeSaid @TheOobergeek @JonBap @TheJessicaRenee @DenoGreen @_LenaChanel @SeventhSounds & @itsdollarsbaby.
Here’s the latest song from independently-run Hip Hop duo Passalacqua. It’s a curious combination of ratchet trap music and alternative Hip Hop that works! Show some love.
New music from indie Hip Hop artist Mista Spot. Describe by the artist himself as “pure, unadulterated grit reconstructs that East Coast boom bap sound with aggressive deliveries bearing a condescending undercurrent towards commercial rap.” WHEW! Now that’s a lot to take in. But check out the video below!
One of the things I love most about MC Melodee and Cookin Soul is the way they are able to make very simple, down-to-earth, nostalgic videos that make you feel like you’re first discovering Hip Hop. Melodee has a style that by now has probably been described 10 million times as a throwback to the old days of Hip Hop, but she makes it work so well for her, and her songs and videos are some of my favorites in the past few years. She and Cookin Soul released “Think Twice” just a few days ago and it’s already generated a good buzz on the ‘Tube, so I’ll share it here for anyone that might not be familiar. Her new album, “My Tape Deck”, is out now.
One of the slept on but very dope tracks released from this past week featured on HipHopDX.com. This is a pretty melodic track that flows like water from beginning to end, and the video, with it’s grimy, low-budget but fun and carefree feel is the perfect compliment, and definitely gives a true glimpse into summer in the inner city. Specifically, it’s Philly of course. It’s getting harder and harder to find good, solid Hip Hop with all the music that’s released on a daily basis alone, but this one from Reef The Lost Cauze definitely fits into that category.
Just got sent this new track from Detroit’s own Microphne Phelps. An interpretation/interpolation/remix/freestyle of Ms. Badu’s “Other Side Of The Game”. Mic really puts his foot in these lyrics and doesn’t seem to let up for a minute, reaching a rapid-fire pace that few can hope to rival. Check it out on his Bandcamp page: