Rugged Regime (Part I) is the brainchild of the regal emcee and label head Indigo Phoenyx. Carefully curated and expertly executed, this nineteen track compilation is a welcome addition to the dope music permeating ears in 2023. Featured performances on this creative tour-de-force are Bannah, Nivek, i9ON, Streetz, Ziz, Doc T, Sub2Reign, Nique Deville, Indigo Phoenyx, John Jigg$, G Fam Black, Josiah The Gift, M Doc Diego and Mondo Slade. The soundscape for Rugged Regime (Part I) is provided by QuakeMobb, yours truly WISDOM BEATS, Bannah, Streetz, K Dero, Kwenu, Doc T, $aveme, Bobcatt The Legend and Nique Deville. Artwork for the project comes from the creative Doc Terror. This album is sure to be included on a slew of Best Of lists to end 2023. In the interim, enjoy the lyrical and aural concoction that is Rugged Regime (Part I).
Wednesday, March 16, 2022
This collaboration wasn't on my radar, but I am surely glad the two powerhouse, yet underrated, creatives Elzhi and Georgia Anne Muldrow decided to bless us with Zhigeist. The eleven-track offering brings the best of both spheres together, merging the lyrical worlds of Motor City emcee with the LA-born producer/instrumentalist/artist. Together they make beautiful music that is a welcome departure from the trapped in trap musical world that we live in at the moment (a moment that has gone on for quite a while to be perfectly honest). This is definitely a multiple listen project, so carve out a little time to absorb and digest the lyricism of Elzhi and musicality of Muldrow. You won't be disappointed.
Twitter: @ELZHI | @JAHJAHMULDROW
The Off-Broadway wonder that is Black No More opened recently to positive reviews. The Afrofuturistic offering, inspired by the 1931 novel of the same name by George S. Schuyler, is a satirized view of race relations in a Harlem Renaissance-set America.
Tuesday, March 15, 2022
This should have been posted in 2020. No better time than the present. "Thought Vs Everybody" is from the dope release from Tariq Trotter titled Streams Of Thought, Vol. 3: Cane & Able. I know the multitude is patiently waiting for a new album from The Legendary Roots Crew. Black Thought, of course, has been busy with his late-night gig on The Tonight Show, and more recently his Broadway musical turn in Black No More. Stay tuned for more insight into that dope musical.
Twitter: @BlackThought | @TheRoots | @Okayplayer
Welcome back to reality.
It's been such a long time since I've tapped into this site. I've been on a quest to create doper beats and improve upon my 30+ year spinnin' skills that I put on the back-burner for the longest. Writing has not abandoned me, however. I am looking to keep my virtual pen alive and well for 2022 and beyond.
While perusing and musing online for some creative ideas I came across this hidden gem from 2017. For those that do not know, NOE is a Baltimore-bred emcee known for his Jay-Z-like vocal timbre and affiliate of Jim Jones' ByrdGang. Here is a dope glimpse into the existence of the East Baltimore artist.
Artist Website: https://becomingnoe.wordpress.com/
Sunday, July 26, 2020
Talib Kweli has been on the receiving end of criticism and vitriol due to his penchant for Twitter disagreements. I won't get into that because I am about the positive aspects of this dope emcee. His People's Party podcast/show has been doing quite well, so I am going to focus on that aspect right now. His recent interview with Chi-Town legend Common is an informative and lengthy foray into multiple topics. Show co-host Jasmin Leigh adds dope insight during the course of this two-hour hip hop dissertation. Enjoy, and welcome me back to my WISDOM SEEKER platform.
Friday, November 15, 2019
I still love Hip Hop...