21 year old Dillon Cooper is brining that classic hip-hop flavor to the people with his latest release, “TDK“(The Dark Knight). With his combination of fresh beats, lyrical prowess, dynamic and energetic flow, Dillon Cooper catches the listeners attention immediately, making fans out of first time listeners. Cooper began gaining notoriety when legendary rapper, Jadakiss, discovered his music and began sharing it on his blog, SoRaspy.com.Things took off from there. Cooper started racking up thousands of views online and has been developing a strong and loyal fan base from all over the world ever since. “TDK” has been my first introduction to this emcee, but I’m definitely going to be on the look out for any new material the guy drops.
Passion, Spirit and Pain directly influence the melodic tunes of Multi talented Urban World Music artist WolfHawkJaguar. His music stirs the soul with a mixture of Spirituality, raptured in the heart of Hip Hop, Reggae, Rhythm and Blues. Currently residing in Oakland, the California native is a prolific musician who’s latest creation, “BORDERLINE” is a fresh, inviting sound best described as, “Hauntingly Beautiful.” WolfHawkJaguar is like no other, his music speaks for itself. Borderline is the first video from the upcoming, Search for the Everlasting Coconut Tree Film/Album by WolfHawkJaguar. This video was shot on location in Oyo State Nigeria.
Chance The Rapper celebrated one year since AcidRap (Crazy that its been a year) with the drop of a quick video for,”I Am Very Very Lonely.” Chance stays true to the Acid Rap vibe with this colorful short. Chance will play the Lollapalooza Music Festival as well as Osheaga the first week of August. Will you guys be checking Chance out?
Earlier today I was flipping through my old CD binder from back in the day and came across The Cool Kids, Bake Sale album. I was a big Cool Kids fan back in 07,’ and still keep my eyes open for any new material Chuck or Mikey Drop. Today Sir Michael Rocks read my mind, and dropped a new video for the single, “Bussin”. The Casey Veggies and Iamsu! featrued track will appear on Sir Michael Rocks upcoming album, BANCO. Though not out of his prime by any means, it’s safe to say that Mikey and Chuck have been off the rap radar for a minuet now. Hooking up with new school emcees Iamsu! and Casey is definitely a good look for S.M.R, as he proves on “Bussin” that he can still hang with some of the rising, up and comers in the game right now, and that Banco could be a second life for the Illinois emcee. The video for “Bussin” was produced by Jerome D, a name you may be familiar with if you watch a lot of TDE music videos.
BANCO,drops July 29th and is available for pre order on iTunes today.
Coming off the release of, The Winning Team LP, AWAR and producer Vanderslice release a video for the fan favorite track, “Wake Up Call.” With a featured verse from Freddie Gibbs “Wake Up Call” focuses on the two emcees hunger for recognition, and their unrelenting grind.
If your feeling “Wake Up Call,” be sure to check out the rest of “The Winning Team LP.” Entirely produced by Vanderslice and featuring the likes of Troy Ave, King Los, and BJ the Chicago Kid among others, the LP lives up to its title and then some. To Listen to Winning Team LP, read the full article.
When Jay-Z dropped, Reasonable Doubt, back in 1996, his future protege was just getting his feet wet in the rap game. Check out this recently surfaced video of a 19 year old Kanye West spitting a quick verse during the opening party for Fat Beats in NYC-August of 1996. DJ Eclipse, the former general manager of the Fat Beats New York store recently spoke on the vintage footage with Complex magazine. When looking back at the video, Eclipse, mentioned seeing clips of prominent 96′ artists such as Lord Finesse,Al Tariq, Black Attack, Xzibit, Shabaam Sahdeeq and many more. But what took Eclipse by surprise was the appearance of this 19-year-old kid who at that time nobody knew. At least in NYC.