Fresh from the EarthSide album by Rome Cee (@RomeCee) we have the visuals for "The M.E.D.S.". This creative video gives a different approach to the lyrical storytelling of Rome Cee, showcasing varied facets of Harm City living. Videography for this dope joint was presented by Kirby Griffin for 4th Eye Diaries.
Make no mistakes about it, Rome Cee is one of the illest within the 92 square mile area that is Baltimore proper. Check out the video below, and make certain to cop EarthSide for further proof.
Thoroughly impressed is what I can safely say. This album is an inspiration for me as a producer and beatsmith. Sean C & LV have always been under-the-radar cats when it comes to creating soundscapes that are lush, plush, yet true to the essence of Hip Hop. Before there was J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, you had this dynamic duo creating some elegant and gritty soundtracks for the underground. Jay-Z. Big Pun. Fat Joe. Diddy. Dead Prez. Ice Cube. Ghostface. Their individual and collective discographies are a true collection of dopeness. Getting back to the topic at hand, however, is the impressive Loud Dreams (Vol. 1). Released for public consumption March 25th (my daughter's 22nd birthday, by the way), Loud Dreams (Vol. 1) brings their production prowess to the forefront on this 14-cut free album. Before making your way to download the free offering, check out this video on the making of the album. Thanks to Creative Control for showcasing this video. It should give you a glimpse into the process that went into this gem. I've listened to the album (featuring the likes of Busta Rhymes, Prodigy, Bun B, Big K.R.I.T. and others) and it is VERY good, to say the least.
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The Koolest is a dynamic duo that has been on my Hip Hop radar for a little while now. I've been wanting to post a proper article or interview on Dan The Don and Dinero P, and the time is right for them to receive the exposure they deserve. "Who Can Say No" is the second offering from Nerds At The Kool Table (slated for release April 1st). Featuring NC stalwart Thee Tom Hardy, this song (with the video below) is another feather in the burgeoning cap donned by The Don and P. The accompanying visuals brings life to "Who Can Say No", a mellow and chilled-out cut that will surely be a must-listen for 2014. Good things are on the horizon for The Koolest. Check out their website for more information on music, appearances and all things The Koolest: http://WeAreTheKoolest.com. I'm looking forward to the opportunity to interview the Carolina phenoms for WISDOM SEEKER.
Enjoy the video and support the crew when the album drops April 1st.
I have been working on music (in my head, in theory, virtually) for as long as I can claim Hip Hop. With life taking twists and turns that I could never imagine, I have finally been able to work on my passion on a regular basis. Of course WISDOM SEEKER has taken a backseat because of work and music, but I appreciate the fact that I have this platform to express my thoughts AND shed light on Hip Hop culture as a whole. I am immersed in Hip Hop. Don't believe me? Even as I'm typing this post I am on Ustream with !LLMIND as he is unveiling a new Blap Kit (cop The Red Crayon Killer Samples at http://blapkits.com). I LOVE giving props to those that are deserving, and !LLMIND has been an influential producer on the Hip Hop landscape over the years (check out his work with Skyzoo, for instance).
Man Vs. MASCHINE has been a project in the making for the past year, and I'm glad that it is set for release to the masses in a matter of months. It is a long-overdue instrumental album showcasing my love for obscure samples and chop-heavy production. Give it a listen, and you can hear varied influences such as J Dilla, 9th Wonder, Madlib, Pete Rock, Premo (the usual suspects). I can go on and on about those that have made me the producer and beatsmith I am becoming on a daily basis. I will save that for another upcoming post. In the meantime I am ready to unveil "Yes Indeed" for your listening pleasure. Of course this joint can be used as part of my Sample Sunday series that I've been away from for a good while. Peep the Floetry sample, taken from their seminal debut Floetic. That's all I will say for now. I hope you enjoy!
J. Period is back at work, bringing the masses another dope slice of mixtape heaven. This time around, he enlists the lyrical talents such as Jay Electronica, Busta Rhymes, T.I., Snoop and others for the enlightening March 9th Revisited. J. Period has graced us the the poetic beauty of true emcees such as Q-Tip, Black Thought, Common and others, and he brings the B.I.G. spirit to the masses with this third installment of the March 9th series. Peep the March 9th Revisited joint. Also check out Jay Elec with "In The System" as he is slowly releasing gems for us to absorb (can we FINALLY get a full-length album from the lyrical enigma).