This past holiday season, many an R&B project got lost in the hustle and bustle of Beyonce’s monumental release of her latest album. But one that did and still deserves a ton of respect and attention is that of St. Louis native Teresa Jenee, who’s been putting out quality, inventive and against-the-grain R&B music for years. Just for her fans, she decided to put out an EP entitled “The Lower East Live EP”, recorded in New York. The four-song quite contains some of her most beautiful music from the past few years, repackaged into a project to re-introduce herself and possibly gain some more attention for the great music she’s been making for years. To take a listen and purchase the EP, go to http://teresajenee.bandcamp.com/releases, where you can also get more information about this amazing artist and buy all of her past musical projects.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! That’s right…it’s 2014 and that means it’s time to get back on the music blogging grind. So let’s start the year off with a little West Coast Hip Hop, shall we? Here’s a new entry from L.A.’s DUBB, recently featured on Nipsey Hussle’s Crenshaw mixtape, specifically on the song “Don’t Take Days Off”. Here’s he’s at D.J. Carisma of Power 106 in L.A.’s Blue Room freestyling his a$$ off. Again, don’t take my word for it…just peep the vid online and tell me I’m lying! DUBB has his new mixtape, Never Content, dropping on January 14. Be sure to take a listen!
Here’s some more independent music from a young lady I started following a just a few years ago, along with the indie music collective she’s part of, The Clergy. Hailing from the DMV area of the country, Lena Chanel may be small on size, but is immense on talent! Check out some of her latest music on her SoundCloud page below. Gotta love the high quality album art courtesy of Clergy all-around go-to guy Jon Bap, as well! The latest singles are called “Weather” and “Waitin”.
Been a minute, but I’m back. Just wanted to give some shine to an artist that really needs to deserve more shine at the moment: Tarica June. She’s been making music for a minute now, but this cover of Jay Z and Rick Ross’s “FWMYKIGI” is, for lack of a better term, SICK! Tarica goes harder than, dare I say, both Jay and Rozay in her rendition of the song. Not only that, but she’s actually saying something in her bars, which come extremely hot and heavy! I can’t really do justice to the the lyricism, you just gotta listen for yourself. Peep.
Thought I’d share some pretty awesome indie music with the masses today! Check out singer/songwriter/producer LenaChanel and her gorgeous cover of SBTRKT’s “Hold On”… you will NOT be disappointed.
I must must and MUST show love to these brothas outta Detroit for continuing to bear the torch of Motor City Hip Hop, as they are doing a great job of it! Stream the new Clear Soul Forces album before it is released tomorrow!
Originally posted on AllHipHop.com:
Detroit Hip Hop collective Clear Soul Forces are set to release their second full length album Gold PP7′s tomorrow (9/17). Before rap fans download the project they can stream the entire LP below.
This is SO EFFING AWESOME!! The old dude in the front nodding his head was so prime!
This video by El-P and Killer Mike is ALL KINDS OF AWESOME! Only they could think of a video that’s the same time gruesome and hilarious. Is that Andrew W.K. and Amber Tamblyn???
Definitely another banger from Flint’s own Jon Connor. Still awaiting a full-fledged album project from the man from my home state but for now I’ll just have to be pleased with the stellar material he’s putting out right now. In any case, support independent Hip Hop!
Pretty cool vlog/video diary of Joey Bada$$ performances this summer. Glad to see this young buck making his own strides while remembering where this Hip Hop ish came from.