He seems to have the skill. He seems to have the grit. He seems to know what he’s doing. But is it enough? Some say yes, but outside of New York who knows Tony Ave? And the last we heard Kendrick is the King of New York. Well we gone let you know who he is and why he might be the one. With his “New York City” mixtape Tony Ave has to be making his city very happy.
The reasons for the happiness is how Tony Ave’s sound brings back some good memories for New York hip hop. He has exudes confidences in every track with the lyrics to back it all up. From the start to finish he comes consistently with a distinct hunger and lines that demand attention. Production is strongly east coast as he eludes to on the track titled “Cigar Smoke” quote: No more weak ass Rose’/ That’s why the game to sweet/ We don’t wear tight ass clothes/ We don’t do down south beats..
Does this sound like the next face of New York? We can hear the potential but will he follow through? You listen and let us know…
This one is from one of the all time great lyricist from the south Devin the Dude. His 1998 hit See What I Can Pull from his debut album “The Dude” is one that any and everyone can relate to. This track, which Devin also produced, definitely takes you back and reminds you of every trip and we mean every trip to the club, no matter where you party. It’s impossible for this track to get old and just listening to this one makes you want more from the Dude.
See What I Can Pull
With this album Skeme has shown plenty of growth and development with his lyrics. Every album he drops is an improvement on the last and the latest, Ingleworld is no exception. Skeme is going to make waves this year, but would we say it’s Skemes’ year? Can’t make that call just yet… But we will tell you that this album is definitely a MUST BUY for all fans and new comers. Notice the word “BUY” mofo’s! With features including Wale and Iggy Azalea, Ingleworld shows Skeme’s versitility plus the production, trust us it’s worth the iTunes charge. But don’t just take our word check this sample.
We know you want some new music, so “Live in Concert w/ Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y is what you need to be listening to. But before you download this mixtape make sure you are prepared to vibe out… And when we say “be prepared” if you are a true Jet Life or Taylor Gang fan then you know what we mean. This mixtape is an ear full of jazz fusion beats with a 70’s back drop, the entire mixtape puts you in a time machine. Let us give you a small hit of what we talking about. Now track “For Her” gives you a perfect example of what this “Live in Concert” EP is all about. And with the lyrical genius from Wiz & Curren$y together they have brought us a whole new feel to this rap game.
- Video: Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y, “Toast” (thefader.com)
Kat Dahlia is her name and she is from another planet. No, but seriously this Miami native has been cut from a new type of cloth. For someone who started at such a young age this 21 year old has the potential to blaze a trail with her talent that we have never seen before. She is hip hop, she is r&b, she is pop, she is jazz and she can not be put into a box. What she has created from her life experiences should be described as a magical spoken illustration to music. Sounds corny now but once you hear it you will understand. The emotion & passion she puts in these songs are real.
The tracks that we have uncovered paint a picture of a talented, tough, rough around the edges, but delicate artist. Her sound is raw and refreshing. She displays emotions of sadness, happiness, and personal growth. There is so much greatness in her talent it’s not even fair. Its almost like a mix between Jay Z and the late Amy Winehouse with this gritty and grimy accent like Pitt Bull and finesse of, yes, Rihanna you can’t deny it… A very unique combination that sounds phenomenal.
Kat has been recently signed and it‘s looking very promising with a heavy radio rotation of her increasingly popular track Gangsta. This track is CRACK!!! And we think the track is an accurate showcase of her talents. So check her out and let us know what you think. Check the tracks & post back.
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- Kat Dahlia is a “Gangsta” (popbytes.com)
- New Video: Kat Dahlia’s ‘Gangsta’ (wpgc.cbslocal.com)
- McDonald’s Urban Bytes Presents Kat Dahlia (csm21ent.com)
- Kat Dahlia’s “Gangsta” Ranks #8 on Twitter Music Charts (csm21ent.com)
If you slept on our post back in October then of course you don’t know about this #AcidRap. The mixtape from the one and only, Chance the Rapper, which dropped back in April has to be one of the most perfect body of work for the young rapper. Every track he owns, exhibiting his very distinct style of which has vastly improved. Chance the Rappers’ Acid Rap will be one of the top mixtapes of the year! With features from Twista, Childish Gambino, and Kids These Days and some of the most abstract production, makes Acid Rap a masterpiece. Chance the Rapper shows that his #10days from school turned out to be a blessing from the All Mighty. Floored in amazement with the progression of his ever improving style and flow, we see Chance riding the wave of Acid Rap straight to stardom.
Coming from who most believed would become (or already is…) hip hop’s savior, J.Cole blessed us with a small ray of sunshine this morning entitled “Truly Yours“. A collection of tracks that looks to be a prequel for a new album to come, of course. Our patients have paid off, on this one as Cole brings us the serious real talk that he is know for and seems to be looking to teacher while he spits this game. Maybe this is the new direction he’s headed in, don’t really know but whatever it might be this is definitely one worth listening to. No features, no extras, just cole bring the truth, something that most need to HEAR but just want to LISTEN to. (wonder how many will catch that last line?) Only the #REALHIPHOP fans will appreciate this one. So if you one, cop it below!