Arrested Development emcee Speech (not to be confused with my cohort and Illogical B-more spitta) had a noble idea to go into a jail for ten days to facilitate and record with talented, yet incarcerated individuals. This is indeed a story of redemption and hope, one that all can utilize in their life endeavors. Peep the trailer for this riveting and dope visual.
16 BARS FESTIVAL TEASER from RESONANT PICTURES on Vimeo.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Ullnevano is right back at it with more dope rhymes complimented by 21st century boom-bap. Produced by Norfolk, Virginia beatsmith MANHE and featuring Frederick, MD emcee J-Berd, "Downtown" showcases each lyricist taking listeners on a trip down memory lane in their respective cities. Be it Baltimore Street (B-more) or Church Street (Frederick), each emcee paints a vivid picture that listeners can relate to on a visceral level. "Downtown" is part of an eight-week Twitter series/music release entitled #SHAMMGODWEDS. Dope concept to continue with the running theme of excellent hip hop releases for 2018. Make no mistake, Ullnevano and company are in it for the long haul, and we are all the better for it. Salute!
Sunday, February 25, 2018
Respect Due Vol. 1 by ATL lyricist staHHR is an extremely dope collection of freestyles over notarized Hip Hop joints from a bygone era when lyrics AND beats mattered. staHHR is no stranger to Hip Hop culture, as she has cultivated her growth for the better part of two decades. This 13-song collection, hosted by Fort Knox and mixed by DJ Deliver, will spark the eardrums for certain. 2018 is shaping up to be an excellent year for Hip Hop with a purpose (if you really look for that realness and authenticity). Support my sista and cop her joint via Bandcamp: https://stahhr.bandcamp.com/album/respect-due-vol-1
Thursday, February 22, 2018
In Celebration Of Us is the most recent album release for one of my favorite artists, Skyzoo. Released 2.10.18, this joint is fifteen tracks of pure heat. Nothing out of the ordinary for one of the most consistently dope artists in Hip Hop (actually any genre). Per usual Skyzoo hits the fans with a BTS showcasing the process for genesis and completion of In Celebration Of Us. Take a look, and if you haven't copped the album, hit the link after the video.
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/in-celebration-of-us/1333871047Twitter: @skyzoo
Monday, February 19, 2018
ILL Conscious is ready to drop his opus The Prerequisite today (2.19.18), and I am excited for the masses to hear this sonic wonder. Of course I am very proud to have contributed a track to the album, and it is an honor to have such a dope emcee to drop this type of project in today's climate. The video below is for the dope joint "The Testament", featuring DJ Audas and produced by Kyo Itachi. You get visceral visuals of our hometown, B-more, in this 1:53 video. When The Prerequisite hits all major digital outlets (as well as physical availability) make certain to support!
Friday, February 2, 2018
B-more emcee Greenspan (@Greenspan410) is continuing to expand his creative horizons on the Hip Hop front. His recent video release, "INDIE", is indicative of his dedication to elevating his craft and pushing the envelope. With a dope cosign from Okayplayer, "INDIE" is showcasing #BlackExcellence at its finest, with visuals of Greenspan cruising the streets of East and West Baltimore (fly Lincoln Continental as the vehicle of choice). Baltimore-bred filmmaker Angel Kristi Williams (@angelkristiwms) directed this gem. "Indie" is a dope joint from the 2016 Greenspan project Never Gone Die, a HipNOTT Records release. Peep the video below and support dope artistry such as this!
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
For the January 21, 2018 episode of No Ideas Original Radio Show podcast you have Shabaam Sahdeeq as guest. This recent episode of the college radio program on 91.3 FM (WVKR) is a special one indeed on my end. I had the honor and pleasure of producing a joint for B-more spitta Jamil Honesty. The track, entitled "Searching" (featuring dope vocalist and my Judah's Juke Joint sista Whitney C) is one of the tracks being played during the 3-plus hour set for No Ideas Original. I'm definitely proud of this accomplishment, and I'm humbled by the entire chain of dope events surrounding my beatmaking for 2018 and beyond. Not lost on this accomplishment is the fact that legendary emcee from Soundbombing lore Shabaam Sahdeeq is guest on the show. Shout out to Walter Herrmann for showcasing and recognizing dope material that may go unseen or unheard.