DJ Iceman-Boom Bap Vol 9 (Lo-Fi Heat)

Dj Iceman is back with his third full release of the year. after dropping Master Of Beatz Vol 2, Boom Bap Vol 8, and the GGO Beat Tape Vol 2 collab project with J Esco and Kept Se Beatz, Ice hits us off with Boom Bap Vol 9 (Lo-Fi Heat) while all the beats on this are not exactly Lo-Fi, they have that classic,dusty feel to them. a dope project to listen to while you’re in the house. and as always these beats are for sale or lease, so you can contact Dj Iceman if you would like one of these beats for your next project.

Check Out The Project Here

Boom Bap Vol 9-Lo Fi Heat by Dj Iceman

You can check out Dj Iceman’s Website here.

Jamel Deon “Deposts (I Want It All)” Video

Jamel Deon enlists Rob Monday and Kajuan for his latest hit single/video “Deposits (I Want It All).”

This is not your average chasing the bag track. Although the goal is glitz, glamour, and bankrolls, Deon’s means of chasing is through his music. His morals are full of glory pushing him forward to claim his deserved shine.

The captivating blend of rhymes and vocals over multi-genre tones heightens Deon’s message to keep it real and catch your dreams. Watch “Deposits” directed by Tanzi Media and stay tuned for ‘The Hustle With Me’ project dropping soon.

Stream On All Platforms: https://songwhip.com/artist/jamel-deon/

Website: www.jamelpenprodigy.com

Instagram: www.instagram.com/jamel_deon

Facebook: www.facebook.com/thepenprodigy

Twitter: www.twitter.com/jamel_deon

Lil Dane – I Go For Mine

Ringing endorsement from Jadakiss propels young artist Lil Dane in front of millions of fans

BATON ROUGUE, LA – It’s one thing to have close friends and fans laud the success of your work. But when a big-name celebrity whose work has influenced millions gives you that mark of approval, it takes things to an entirely different level.

Such is the case for Louisiana-based artist Lil Dane whose latest EP “Greatness” got a stamp of approval from Jadakiss. After posting his praise for Lil Dane’s EP on his Twitter feed, Jadakiss helped propel “Greatness” in front of millions more fans. And as such, the rising young artist from Louisiana has been seeing a wave of success with his music ever since. 

“I’m so proud of this EP and so focused on getting it in front of more people right now because I really believe it’s going to take me further,” Lil Dane said. “Jadakiss having his name on it means I think it can go even further. That’s a big deal for someone like me who is putting in all this work and doing it all on my own – no manager and no team. But I feel good about it.”

“Greatness” dropped in 2019 and features four songs that explore what it takes to strive for greatness and excellence. Lil Dane said he tapped into inspiration from some of the Hip Hop legends of the 1990s in an attempt to “bring back the old Hip Hop style.” His songs are lyrical and gives listeners a lasting first impression that ultimately makes them want to come back for more. And, of course, being from the South, his Louisiana drawl plays strong across all his songs.

More than anything, it’s his lyrics that make him stand out. It’s those lyrics that have caused critics throughout the South refer to him as the “2Pac of his generation.” His music is poetic and tells the story of what’s going on today, as well as experiences from his past and reams of his future. He is the new wave of rappers in that he uses his business smarts to be successful in the industry. To date, he’s had listening sessions with labels such as Roc Nation and Republic Records and has worked with other artists such as Max Minelli, Turk from Cash Money, and Cassidy Jim Jones Lil Scrappy. 

In addition to “Greatness,” Lil Dane said he has more music on the way, including a new single called “Determined” which will feature Cassidy. That single is slated to drop later this summer. 

To listen to Lil Dane’s music or to follow him on social media, please visit:

https://www.instagram.com/lildanetm/

https://mobile.twitter.com/LilDanetho

https://soundcloud.com/lildanetho

“Greatness”

https://open.spotify.com/artist/5BThi1RdSLpwCcRAZ3O0Wy?si=SxQdLobLTDaLq686jSVeNg

“I Go For Mine”

https://soundcloud.com/lildanetho/i-go-for-mine

Y’man Dog ‘Dog Eat Dog’ LP

Y’man Dog, DMV’s seasoned and celebrated artist releases a new album titled ‘Dogma (Dog Eat Dog)’.  The solo 15-track project is said to be his top release to date.

Y’man Dog shows off his skill set as an emcee and eclecticism as an artist throughout the album’s entirety, which is brimming with street records, anthems, and even something for the ladies.

The Oxon Hill, Maryland based native engages listeners through impeccable wordplay and aggressive yet truth-based lyricism detailing his life and what’s made him and continues to empower his shine. Y’man Dog pays homage to his hood, depicts personal dog eat dog world survival tactics, and embodies the impact of mental and physical warfare.

The “Gangsta Humanitarian” also switches up the tempo, anthem style, with a focus on his grind, ability to keep his eyes on the prize, and the brush of wildfires when he shuts the scene down!  If that’s not enough, Y’man Dog reveals a vulnerable side and shares about his lustful desires and yearning to please the right woman.

Overall, Y’man Dog delivers a diverse selection of records that emulate his growth as both a man and an artist. The production which includes distinct piano keys, hard beats, soulful tones, and a perfect arrangement of classic and modern cadences heightens his lyrical deliverance and raw emotion. One thing is evident, after listening to ‘Dogma’ it’s almost impossible to shake the name “Gangsta Humanitarian.”

Stream ‘Dogma (Dog Eat Dog)’ on Apple Music and Spotify

Connect with Y’man Dog on Twitter & the Web

Big Love – KingPin

Death of older brother inspires Texas artist
to create soul-searching new album ‘Versatile Child’

WACO, TX – When Shawn Love was young, one of his favorite things to do was ride around town in the car with his older brothers, Aston and Deon. The three of them would turn on music and freestyle, making up their own songs from other people’s music and competing with one another to see who could have the hardest adlibs. If Shawn’s adlib was off, his older brothers would coach him and help him be better. The three formed a close bond.

So it came as a hard hit when Deon was killed in 2017 after being shot in the back three times. The family is still reeling from the loss, and for Shawn, the best outlet has been music. And so, taking the nickname passed onto him from his older brother – Big Love – this budding young musician has put together an album that pays homage to the late Deon in a way that also connects to others around the world who have experienced loss and heartache and pain. 

The album is called “Versatile Child,” and it serves as Big Love’s introduction to the world. It’s a project that showcases his unique sound and style in a way that new fans around the country are already clamoring for. With hints of Dolph and Wiz Khalifa, Big Love takes inspiration from some of the legends of Hip Hop and puts his own spin on it, creating a one-of-a-kind sound that is undeniable.

“I’m in my own zone,” Big Love said. “I just want to sound like me. What you see is what you get. “Versatile Child” is fueled by the passing of my brother, but it also has songs on there that a lot of people who don’t like rap will like. I make music for all people to like. I talk about a lot of different things on the album which makes it unique because it’s not the same on every song. The main reason I started making music was because my brother passed. But we actually lost more people after that almost back-to-back. It felt like one person would pass this week, then after a few weeks another person, and so on. So seeing my family go through heartaches for so long, I took it upon myself to make it my mission to be the reason why everyone smiles. My family is strong and blessed. I wouldn’t trade them for the world.”

Big Love said “Versatile Child” lives up to its name by showcasing a lot of different styles and deliveries. Sometimes he’s singing on the hook and sometimes he’s giving listeners straight rap. He’s always trying new things while staying in his own lane, which is part of what makes him so versatile. 

“People don’t really know me, and this album is my way of easing them into my world,” he said. “I have a few songs that are heart-touching and some that are more upbeat. People who have heard it have been saying they love it, and I’m eager for more people to check it out.”

One of the standout singles from the album is a song called “KingPin.” It’s a song that explores the various reasons relationships shift and evolve over time, and Big Love uses an experience with an old friend to illustrate the sometimes-hard roads that have to be navigated when it comes to meaningful relationships.

“’KingPin’ is me expressing the disloyalty of my friend and how you can’t trust no one,” Big Love said. “However, it’s also my motivation to keep going. If you really want to do something, then you have to invest in yourself. It’s also me being in my own lane and trying to get to be the best person I can be. When I cut that song on, it makes me want to go harder. I catch myself replaying it over and over because it’s basically my motivational song. This song is talking about real-life stuff and it really brings together everything that I want my music to be known for. I want my music to be known for getting my message out. It’s just me and as I progress, you’ll get to know me more and join me on the journey. I just want to make some good music and at the end of the day, if you can enjoy my music, then that’s everything.”

To listen to Big Love’s music, or to follow him on social media, please visit:

https://mobile.twitter.com/biglove_shawn

https://www.facebook.com/shawn.d.love

https://www.instagram.com/therealbiglove254/

https://www.reverbnation.com/biglove32

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcIDwRdp-bg_GpcPPONgJkA 

“Versatile Child”

http://itunes.apple.com/album/id/1502000887

Chazo – Doughboy

New York artist set to drop follow-up EP
to successful debut effort

HARLEM, NY – The wave of success that fast-rising New York artist Chazo has seen since his debut EP release “GoodFood GoodWomen GoodVibes” in late 2019 has propelled him onto the music scene in ways that cannot be ignored. And now he’s set to follow up that eye-opening EP with a second installment called “GoodFood GoodWomen GoodVibes: The Intro.” 

Set to drop by March 20, this project features four new songs from Chazo that he said will help fans get to know him better as a person and as an artist.

“The last one was the prequel so it talked about everything that happened with me before the music,” he said. “This one is the intro. It’s all original music and content and all of them are album cuts. They’re not really mainstream commercial songs. They’re more songs that you can get to know me. I really believe you can learn about an artist the best by their album cuts. And with this, I’m showing people I’m continuing with quality material and making music that will continue to resonate with people, like the first one did. It has the same feel and vibe you might get from the first one – with storytelling and quality songs – but it has different styles of music. That’s what I want people to take from me as an artist – relatable and versatile.”

The first song on the new EP features fellow artists C-Nellz and APO. Chazo said the concept of the song is to introduce people to the idea of what it takes to start over in life. He said it’s a song that gives people a sample of his life and nods to the things he talked about in the prequel EP, but then flips the script and introduces them to this new life that he’s undertaking as a professional musician and entertainer.

From there, he takes listeners on a ride with the single “Dough Boy.” It’s a song that he said showcases his unique skill as a rapper.

“It’s me just rapping,” he said. “I’m being a rapper’s rapper. I’m freestyling on an original beat and showing my skills.”

That song is followed by “Another Story” which Chazo said may be the most relatable single on the EP. It’s a song that nods to all the minorities who have grown up in the hood. And though he said he recognizes that there are thousands of other songs about the struggle and street life, this song is one that is very personal to him and will connect with many people because of how it presents a universal story of a kid growing up and how he wants to tackle social justice and political issues and ultimately make a difference in the world.

The final song on the EP is “Reality Check” which Chazo said is simply a song about taking a hard look at the things that go on every day of our lives that we often overlook.

“It’s things an average person go through – whether with family or friends or associates or work-life,” he said. “Everybody has a story, and this song pushes people to take a look in the mirror and ask themselves if they’re really living the best life they can live. One of the things I love about this project is that everything is universal. Everybody can relate to it in some way. You might be at work having a good vibe with a co-worker, or on vacation, or at the table with your family having good food, or out somewhere with your homegirls … every possible experience is incapsulated with the title ‘GoodFood GoodWomen GoodVibes.’”

To listen to Chazo’s music or to follow him on social media, please visit:

https://www.instagram.com/chazo_fm/

https://m.soundcloud.com/chazofm/worldgoround

“GoodWomen GoodVibes GoodFood: The Prequel”

https://open.spotify.com/album/2gIxC8qDz4ObcbWpmhKHPM
http://itunes.apple.com/album/id/1475907837 

Mayne – No Hook

Deep emotions and unique lyrics combine controversially on new music from Mayne

Landover, MD – Originally from Mississippi and raised in Maryland, Jamel “Mayne” has always been a soulful guy whose emotions run deep. Moving around quite a bit as a child, he found a passion for art, human skill, listening to soulful music and writing, and often wrote poetry to better express the riot of emotions running through his mind. He would soon discover the potential of his poetry after joining the Marines right out of high school, paired with a roommate who played the guitar. The two had one thing in common, the love of music. Mayne quickly discovered that the poems he’d written for so many years worked even better as lyrics on top of his roommate’s original guitar riffs.

Not until years later did Mayne discover what he stood for and knew exactly how he needed to deliver it. He broke back into the music scene with the EP “Soul Speak,” which he says is about spiritual growth. The single titled “No Hook” – with its intoxicating beat and melody – is comprised of different songs, bands and artists in a way that solidifies what he feels his song should represent, that being teaching and guiding through music, like a lot of the music he enjoys to this day.

His newest project is a two-track EP called “Moonlight Dream,” which explores the double meaning behind things like growing up in the streets or the false face that the world often presents through the paradigm of culture and technology. 

“I would consider myself a spiritually focused artist who is speaking with intent to connect to the emotions and spirit of the listeners, rather than the ego,” he said. “When I craft songs, I write with the aim to speak not to follow the trend but for the sole purpose of speaking from true inner feeling bringing different perspectives on life, love and passion of having faith and finding purpose. I like to think of myself as being very knowledgeable about different styles of music, and I’m open to listening to a lot of different genres. All forms of music I believe has an energy that can either lead to the promotion of negativity or positivity, destruction or creation. I look deeply into situations and events, I’m an analytical person and my music I believe or at least try to help people associate with the emotions and true feelings that come from what’s going on around them.”

Mayne said there are a lot of roots of alternative rock to his music. But even that descriptor doesn’t truly do his signature style justice. It’s more of a guide than anything else, as Mayne prides himself on bringing an original sound that nods to what’s popular today, but also stretches the boundaries of what’s progressive and new. 

“My music has a lot of double meanings in the songs,” he said. “I know not everyone is going to listen and get what I’m saying in the underlying message, so I also try to make the track relatable for the conscious as well as those who just want to hear beats.  I don’t always succeed but I make the attempt. But if you were to really listen to it, you’ll see that there’s actually something deeper there. Only a person who is more aware and conscious will understand what my music is really supposed to say. But really, at the end of the day, I want my music to just be something you can vibe to that brings you an energy that creates and love. My music is not negative or meant to try and destroy. It wants to rebuild. I don’t want to be known for putting anyone down, it’s enough of that. When you have a platform like this, it comes with a lot of responsibility. I don’t want to perpetuate a negative cycle even if I have done something that maybe seen as being THE WAY. I’m trying to figure out a new way to get my point across in more positive and creative ways to engage.”

To listen to Mayne’s music or to follow him on social media, please visit:

https://twitter.com/Mayne100tho

https://www.instagram.com/mayne_100tho/

https://www.facebook.com/mayneman01/

“Moonlight Dream” 

https://open.spotify.com/album/18bQAMxJcfYYWyHj7ELfFY?si=XVnw8Sk4RKeyADLLxFo2bA

“No Hook” https://open.spotify.com/album/7B3E7RvYUYQrz4nEMjZpYn?si=cDcQoabSTOO9FjKKtpKvnA

“Soul Speak” 

https://open.spotify.com/album/5CcmFnJBZhTotVPhM9oczN?si=nsEyjpp5TNCuZoVmZ7x9oA

http://www.deezer.com/album/68095482

https://open.spotify.com/album/5CcmFnJBZhTotVPhM9oczN

http://www.tidal.com/album/91888851

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/soul-speak-ep/1411249468?uo=4

Jay Electronica vs Dr. EnQi vs Jay-Z, by Raamel Walcott

Jay Electronica vs Dr. EnQi vs Jay-Z, as stated/reviewed by Raamel Walcott

Let’s dive right in head-first, this will be a song for song comparison of A Written Testimony vs Sound Becomes Light. The Overwhelming Event vs Magnetism. Magnetism is a super authentic fan forward view of Dr. EnQi discussing Fancy Black Pesos. This gives us an amazingly detailed picture of Dr. EnQi that we never met in the conscious community. The Overwhelming Event fails to stand up to Magnetism simply because it says nothing about Jay Electronica, although Farrakhan is a powerful speaker and the music is amazing it’s not as powerful of an introduction as we expected based on the wait. The intro should have addressed the wait.

Ghost of Soulja Slim vs Nature vs Nurture! It starts with more Farrakhan & Jay-Z moving into Jay Elect with a bar stating “If it come from me and HOV consider it Koran”… This is, unfortunately, more of an eclectic Jay-Z song feat Jay Elect than anything else honestly, so I must deduct points from an otherwise amazing song musically and lyrically. Nature vs Nurture is an amazing entendre filled description of Dr. EnQi’s life perspective of the world and how it came to be, it’s pure art! His voice and the spacing on this track from Kaz are something from another universe.

The Blinding vs Yayo! This JZ feature feels like an actual feature and Jay Elect shines on this track answering some of our questions regarding the long wait and who he has become. The music is awesome and would have allowed for a sorely needed extra verse to go more in-depth, still awesome! Yayo is an immaculately told compelling story of Dr. EnQi’s childhood. Jay Elect may be incapable of reaching this level of introspective storytelling that evokes Synesthesia in all who hear it like a jolt to the pineal gland.

The Neverending Story vs Power…very powerful! The sonic geometry of the bass on this song produced by Work Major is pure Hip-Hop, almost like the cement of the Bronx. I just feel a level of authenticity that you get from all the name dropping and coat tail riding on A Written Testimony. The world play on Power might even be above Jay-Z’s level, this is an instant top 10 of an all-time song lyrically. The Neverending Story is loaded with amazing power, but over-shadowed by one of the best Jay-Z verses ever, unfortunately for Jay Elect. Great song but we can’t overlook the fact that he is getting bodied on his own track in a very blatant fashion.

Shiny Suit Theory vs the Basquiat! Finally, a completely masterful Jay Elect song complete with music that compliments his outer worldly God flow. Not even JZ takes away from the synergy of this beat with Jay Elect’s voice and delivery, the samples make this an instant favorite for Jay Elect fans worldwide. Dr. EnQi’s voice, lyrics, delivery, and expertise on said subject matter catapult him into possibly the top 3 all-time or the Mt. Rushmore of lyricists. After listening to this song alone he at least qualifies for the top 5, worst-case scenario due to his effortless double, triple and quadruple entendre schemes! Easily the best verse in the last 10 years hands down. RKITECH really laid out the blueprint on this track!

Universal Soldier vs Seed Money… Seed Money produced by Spectrum Gamma Rayz aka Spectrum Gamz is insane, you literally feel the streets of Motown and Detroit alive with blood of the many prophets of music and black leadership in this artistic dramatization of drugs, money & private prisons. This is lyrical mastery on a first album like we have never witnessed before! Lyrically the Universal Soldier may be the best song on the album with Jay Elect laying out some of what he has been through, combined with a trip through memory lane from the God MC J-Hova, no words can express the feelings from this song! This may go on repeat in many playlists.

Flux Capacitor vs Sound Becomes Light, sadly, Jay Elect’s verse does not fit well on this track, however sonically, the bars are standard ‘God flow’, combined with Jay and the production for classic ear candy. Sound Becomes Light as a song is monumental and should earn Dr. EnQi a GRAMMY. He literally broke down post-grad level electromagnetism and the music business in one song in a way no artist or orator has ever been able to do with music or in lecture format. This is another song that takes this man who had a 9 year single out in Angel into a class by himself.

Fruits of the Spirit vs Faith in Love. This comparison may seem odd but what I hear in both songs are two intelligent black fathers trying to be the best dads they can be and in that space, I will just say these two songs should be spinning on all P-1 stations twice a show.

Ezekiel’s Wheel vs Angel, these two songs are matched head to head based on the subject matter and the deeply melodic accouterment that accompanies the heavy lyrics and deep voices of these two artists, who dropped similar albums at almost the same time. I will give Jay Elect the edge on this one in terms of lyrics and word-play however the subject matter goes to Dr. EnQi all day. Dr. EnQi again condenses the complex and creates an adult conversation that gives his entire album so much replay value.

A.P.I.D.T.A. vs More than M.E./M.E. & Eu. You may say it’s not fair to compare 1 song to 2 songs but honestly, there’s just so much more on Sound Becomes Light than A Written Testimony. We waited a decade for just 10 songs with no real dressing, personality or skits. Musically I have to say Silent Riot Dell was masterful on the M.E. & Eu track which transports the listener to a pleasure-centric planet in a similar vein to A.P.I.D.T.A. however, lyrically More than M.E. is an anthem for single fathers across the globe, no contest.

Sound Becomes Light is easily better than A Written Testimony and supplies 1000 times more replay value than any album we have gotten in recent history. Sound Becomes Light is 15 songs and 6 skits deep but the crazy thing is even the skits are well produced with amazingly Mastered Tracks.

Alpha Millz – Barbie

Mixture of melodies and dark vibes creates
pretty nightmare from New York artist Alpha Millz

STATEN ISLAND, NY – A new Hip Hop record with a Rock and Pop vibe from New York artist Alpha Millz is creating some buzz throughout the U.S.

The song is called “Barbie,” and its melody-heavy darker vibe is connecting with an ever-increasing fanbase in ways that is bringing some attention to this up-and-coming musician. The song explores the aftermath of a traumatizing relationship and the hard reality that often comes with the knowledge that what you thought you had with someone was as real as you thought it was.

“What really sets me apart from anyone else out there is that I’m in my own lane,” Alpha Millz said. “I’m not trying to compete with anyone’s sound. I just figured out my own sound and I’m running with that. I’m in this kind of cross-genre space and I’m very good at creating a vibe for people. I can create any type of vibe. With this song, the heavy melodies are perfect for setting a moody vibe for people who feel out of place, and letting them know there are other people in that gray area, too.”

Alpha Millz has always been a fan of music and said he realized his potential as a musician at a very young age. He recalls being inspired by legends like Eminem and Bone Thugs N Harmony. Their melody-heavy Hip Hop was an early contributor to his own signature sound and style. He said music was always the path for him and once he stepped into the studio the first time when he was a teenager, there was no turning back. 

“This is something I can do over and over and never lose that spark of energy that I felt the first time,” he said. “I want my music to be known for being something you can tune into and escape. It’s not always about the lyrics though the lyrics are important. The way I make music with melodies and beats and put it all together – it’s an escape. It’s a pretty nightmare. And when people hear it, they can be inspired that there are other people out there like them. Even if it feels like they’re getting messed over, they’ll be able to know that they’re not alone.”

Alpha Millz works closely with other artists and has put together a production company called New World Disorder. Some of the artists he works with include Los Dinero, SkonkBlokk and Dancer FrostByte. 

“Barbie” is the first single off an upcoming album called “Alphas Ark” which is slated to drop July 4, 2020.  

To listen to Alpha Millz’s music or to follow him on social media, please visit:

https://www.facebook.com/vlphamillz/

https://www.instagram.com/alphamillznwd/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMg_xFPBOI6nEgkbeTDR-QQ

https://soundcloud.com/alfpha-millz
https://music.apple.com/us/artist/alpha-millz/1361799799

https://open.spotify.com/artist/3t5vStDjazCU2dIfTnohoY?si=5oYgmZbLTmGW70kn0h-6jA

https://www.iheart.com/artist/alpha-millz-32052450/songs/barbie-92938569?cmp=ios_share&sc=ios_social_share&pr=false

“Barbie”

https://untd.io/r/A9DukTtgq7S4

https://open.spotify.com/album/6HsunocBqcnNfZdxKrruxR?si=i9u3DhpwRCKElYVBax_08g

https://music.apple.com/us/album/barbie/1499561684?i=1499561685

https://soundcloud.com/alphamillz-music/barbie