Yes Yes Ya’ll. It’s like that ya’ll! The homie Sikai is gearing up to drop the next installment of the Painkilling series, D.R.U.G.S. in America and the first tune, “D.R.U.G.S. In America” is out! Produced by Treadway, this ambient, slow trip sets the tone for what is to be an all-time high release – a great project if that went over your head. I won’t say a whole lot. I’d just say roll one up, or whatever your preference is do that, because this one will take you to the next level. I’ve been meaning to link with Sikai for an interview for some time now, since “The Vibes” dropped actually. When we do, you can expect something epic. Til then, hear all about the “D.R.U.G.S. in America”.
One of my favorite tunes off AuRA just got some visuals. SeT teams up with Haviah Mighty for “Until Then”, a song that can be taken two ways – one about love and meeting a girl – or hip-hop (as it is portrayed as a female in many eyes). The visuals take you along this romantic encounter though with anything, there’s always a twist. I’m glad these two linked up. SeT and Haviah Mighty that is. Separately they’re phenomenal, together they’re a force to be reckoned with.
Yesterday was #TYTuesday if you didn’t know. Last week, breaking from the plan T.Y. let go an original production featuring Bo$quiat Clique called “Hate”. This one showed just how well they all work together in a studio environment. Music isn’t always something you need to be serious with, some of the best songs come from just messing around. This week, T.Y. teamed up with Bo$quiat Clique again for “As We Know It” produced by Beau and T.Y. himself (I’ll bet you didn’t know T.Y. dabbles with production did you?) – The sample flipped in this one repeats one word – Everyday – and these guys take that to tell some things that they love to do, don’t do, or wish they could do everyday. Me, I wish I could hear tunes like this everyday. Take in “As We Know It” from T.Y. and let me know your thoughts.
I mentioned the other day when TassNata dropped “Walking Away” that he had a new joint coming this week. That time has come. Before Mourning, an album TassNata has been secretly working on for the past while is near completion. Personally, I can be more excited. Which is why I’m happy to premiere this new tune and the first single off Before Mourning – “For The Summer” featuring Junia-T & Iman Omari. Produced by Snazz, this ode to summertime is one to cap off what was an amazing summer. For myself, TassNata, Junia-T, Iman Omari and without a doubt all of you! Though this isn’t your ordinary summer tune. This is a crack the bottle, vibe out kind of tune. “Summer nights I like a fire with the music loud. Rapping, I amuse the crowd, what happens as I move around”. This one is for the summer! We’ll probably party til the suns up! As the warm weather fades, this couldn’t be a more perfect joint to capture those last moments. Don’t take it all from me though, TassNata spoke on what his summer was like in LA with Junia-T, gave us an exclusive behind the scenes story from the video shoot for “For The Summer” and more! *There’s also some exclusive pictures from their time over there you can peep!*
Take a listen after the jump!
London’s own Del Reze and JR Fillion let go one of the scariest music videos you’ll see for a minute, “Falling Asleep”. This horror-themed video directed by Sonic Sinema has the power to make you quiver. Held captive in an asylum, Del Reze and JR Fillion to try stay awake and escape the madness. ‘Zombified’ people chasing them, a mad man looking to have his way and slice them open, locked doors and bloody hallways. This is one you don’t want to watch before falling asleep! Pun intended.
While, it’s about that time. Since TassNata dropped A Mixtape In 48 Hours, he’s been silent on what is to come next. We seen him drop some bars on an amazing track with the Smash Bruvas the other day, and now he hits us with a quick freestyle he did earlier today while on the road. Quoting TassNata, “I just recorded one of my realest verses in here, but it’s not for my album”. This couldn’t be any truer.
“See I know the place I’m headed, but it changes by the second. Independent where I’m stepping, that could be the death of me to exit. Destiny, forget it. I don’t know if I believe in heaven. Channel 7 watch the news. All the evil shit we do.”
That right there is enough to show you how real this verse is. Looking for some peace of mind, TassNata takes a look at the world we live in and the unjust and evil things that go on everyday. Wishing to see away from that, because our children need to see the world for how beautiful it can be.
From last week, T.Y. dropped a major tune talking to his hometown Hamilton, letting the city know how much love he has for it, the people there and asking them, will you hold me down? There isn’t an artist out in Hamilton right now that is outshining T.Y. – challenge me on that if you wish – and come soon I know you can expect to see some major moves. It is #TYTuesday by the way, they psyched us all out by having us think “Hold Me Down” was the last, but there’s some more coming today! Stay tuned for that!