D Prime 215 Drops “Essence of Authentic” (Video)

Philly sensation D Prime 215 releases visuals for “Essence of Authentic”, produced by Mute Won with cuts and scratches by legendary DJ Soulbuck. Prime is picking up where “Essence of Authentic” (2016) left off. His vision is brought to life by Rekkless Life Films and represents Philly in more ways than one.

“Authenticity is the crux of being, including but not limited to being an artist. Being true to who you are is everything. In my case as an artist, that means representing Integrity, flyness, lyricism, Philly & pro blackness.” – D Prime 215

It can be said that Prime’s representation of not only his Philly derived roots but also Hip Hop is authentically captured in each quick-witted lyric, and audiences who press play will experience that devotement.  Prime’s infectious and metaphoric wordplay swarms through the streets of Philly and around signature buildings and cornerstones. The aerial view adds a heightened sense of pride, “life, I learn my lessons from it/As far as the authentic, I’m the essence of it/And if it ain’t here yet, then the best is coming /Look, the honor’s what I represent/ It brought me scars from the decadence /Keep it 100, more than a dead president/ Let the record set the precedent.”

Watch the official video for “Essence of Authentic” and connect with D Prime 215 below.

Connect with D Prime 215

IG: http://bit.ly/DPrime215IG

Twitter: http://bit.ly/DPrime215Twitter

Facebook: http://bit.ly/DPrime215Facebook

“Essence of Authentic” credits

Song Produced by Mute Won: https://www.instagram.com/Mute_Won/

DJ Cuts by DJ Soulbuck: https://www.instagram.com/djsoulbuck/

Thumbnail Graphic by Tom Hindmarsh: https://www.instagram.com/toms_customs/

Music Video by Rekkless Life Films: https://www.instagram.com/rekklesslife/

Song lyrics: https://genius.com/D-prime-215-essence-of-authentic-lyrics

Configa ‘The ConfigHas Crates’ Album

Internationally vetted producer Configa, whose catalog of music successfully extends into the U.S, releases an 11-track project titled ‘The ConfigHas Crates’ available on Bandcamp. The album, with HaStyle on the mic also features Hip Hop legends and heavyweights including Sadat X, Rah Digga, Nine, Wordsworth, El Da Sensei, Prince Po, and Chino XL.

Configa is no amateur when it comes to top-scale production and he’s backed by the likes of such music icons as SPEECH from Arrested Development. ‘The ConfigHas Crates’ is no exception to his mastered skill set and can be noted as yet another timeless classic under his belt.

“This is a must-have for all fans of true-school, rugged, boom-bap, and lyrical style Hip Hop”, Configa unequivocally sums up the album. However, as a modest professional he leaves out his superior flex and flawless ability to mix classic Hip Hop cadences with diversified instrumental tones. The result, immense refills on an epically proportioned dose of earmilk.

Configa Presents The ConfigHas Crates by Configa

Get your copy of ‘TheConfigHas Crates’ on bandcamp and connect with Configa on Instagram and Twitter @configa.

(all tracks produced by Configa, primary vocals by HaStyle, mixed by E Blaize, and remastered by Configa)

Vic Monroe x Tone Spliff ‘Marinade’ LP/Video

Vic Monroe and Tone Spliff release an emcee/producer project titled ‘Marinade.’ The 7-track album features Milano Constantine (DITC), Innocent?, Freddie Black, and is available on major platforms.

Spliff provides Hip Hop heads with a polished arrangement of piano keys, horns, knocking bass, soul, and classic cuts while Monroe delivers fresh rhymes and clever wordplay. Stream ‘Marinade’ on Bandcamp and watch the official video below.

Connect with Vic Monroe and Tone Spliff on all platforms below.

Vic Monroe: https://linktr.ee/vicmonroe

Tone Spliff https://linktr.ee/tonespliff

Omen44- Hentai (Album)

Seasoned MC Omen44 releases his highly anticipated album titled ‘Hentai’ featuring an elite selection of Hip Hop heavyweights including Planet Asia, Skyzoo, Snowgoons, and more. Although it’s difficult to pinpoint favorite tracks as all 13 resonate with a no-skip factor, I will mention “I Can See The Sun”, “Dum-Dum”, and “Eclipse.”

“I Can See The Sun” produced by DJ Tomo aka Tumu, captures Omen44 and Skyzoo without any gimmicks so listeners can fully embrace the duo’s captivating and empowering journey. “Suffered a thousand nights before I saw the sunlight”, this catchy and infectious hook sets the stage for Omen44 who will not “choke on his aspirations.” The bewitching cadences blended with smooth, soulful bass and drums accentuate the emotion from both Omen44 and Skyzoo.

“Dum-Dum” features French artist Fizzi Pizzi and the underground’s most wanted French producer Kyo Itachi. Another old-school, head-nod classic for the books! Omen44 goes in over a blend of jazz and soul cadences, smooth piano keys, and the perfect arrangement of bass. His immaculate flow depicts his lyrical style and genuine devout to Hip Hop culture. Omen44 is pushing pure organics with no gimmicks to prove his booth profession reign.

Omen44 recruits Planet Asia and Sicknature of Snowgoons for “Eclipse.” The track is produced by Gradis Nice with scratches by DJ YOHEI. This track is pure lyrical grit delivered by Omen44 and his legendary fellow wordsmiths. “The time is now no time to doubt, fully equipped Godz be on that total eclipse.” Even during the apocalypse of 2020 (Covid-19) this dynasty pushes through on copacetic levels. The trippy cadences intertwine with classic NY scratches and boom-bap vibes, that heighten the eclipse.

Overall, ‘Hentai’ serves as a jazzy, yet raw world-class dose of boom-bap stretching from NY to LA, Tokyo to Germany, and Denmark to France. Stream the album and connect with Omen44 on Instagram and Twitter @omenfourfour.

D Prime215 – Behind the Scenes (Vlog) ‘Forever in a Day’ EP

D Prime 215 welcomes fans into an exclusive behind the scenes Vlog of his new EP ‘Forever in a Day’ dropping everywhere on December 4th.  The renowned Philly wordsmith shares a live recording session along with an inside look at who D Prime 215 is on and off the mic.

Pre-order ‘Forever in a Day’ the EP here on preferred platforms.

“This is me working on my 3rd EP “Forever In A Day.” In my first session at The Breed Studios in Philly, I did 5 songs and recorded over production from Mute Won, J. DePina, and Johann Sebastian. I also speak on the meaning behind my EP and several of the songs. Not only do you witness what a recording session is like with me, on this go-round you learn a little bit about who I am behind the music. This is the first of Behind The Scenes VLOGs series for my ‘Forever in a Day’ EP, stay tuned for more to come.”   

Watch Forever In A Day EP Vlog (produced by Mute Won, J. Pedina, Johann Sebastian, and filmed by JL Jupiter) and connect with D Prime 215 below.

Connect with D Prime 215

IG: http://bit.ly/DPrime215IG

Twitter: http://bit.ly/DPrime215Twitter

Soundcloud: http://bit.ly/DPrime215SoundCloud

Facebook: http://bit.ly/DPrime215Facebook

Subscribe to D Prime 215’s YouTube channel here

Seasra23 x Apokalips The Archangel – 1137Q (Album)

Seasra23 of TopShelfMuzik and Apokalips the Archangel release their new project 1137Q. The 19-track album produced entirely by Seasera23 features top-notch elites including DJ GlibStylez, DJ Modesty, Foul Monday, Lex, Kesper, Crippled, Hoffa, Supreme Sniper, Voices De Silencio, D-Rex, Illy the Wise, and Godfather part 3.

TopShelfMuzik and Apokalips the Archangel have become known for keeping Queens on the map when it comes to authentic NY Hip Hop, and 1137Q is no exception. Seasra23 delivers sheer ‘fix-your face’ head-nodding cadences while Apokalips administers top quality rhymes with knockout, lyrical jabs.

On Dangerous Minds Apokalips embodies a Queens-thoroughbred lifestyle while showing off his impeccable booth profession.  He drills an image being hand in hand with forty’s and spray cans rocking Polo plaid, yet a leader who always shows face and is never undercover. There’s no escaping the “dangerous mind” of this lyrical militant or his bars that sink to the pit of our stomachs.

In Straight Out The Zoo Apokalips represents his Queen’s roots and exemplifies the similarities of street and wildlife survival as well as a strong-armed emcee preying on fallacious industry players. All the stress keep a ni**a depressed until I’m vexed then the whole world feeling possessed / Never rest Top Shelf Hip-Hop in effect / Apokalips stay humble no need to impress / I got next cancel the haters and the special effects / when I flex call me the finisher snatching your breathe to the death.”

Another lead off the album is Aggression. Set in a boxing ring going round for round, bar for bar, and verse for verse, “mumbling buffoons” are reminded that Hip Hop runs through Apokalips blood-line and will continue to keep it real until his last breath.

An unforgettable track and hair-raising one is Cycles of Life which depicts the gifts and curses of life. Surrounded by dead bodies, mothers crying, and mankind fighting to become survival of the fittest; it only makes sense to embrace what lies ahead. Apokalips vows his lyrics and spirit will live on through his family until his resurrection…

Each track is unique in flow and deliverance, yet consistent with a boom-bap vibe sure to please Hip Hop purists worldwide. Stream 1137Q and connect with Seasra23 of TopShelfMuzik and Apokalips the Archangel below.

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Righteous – Radios (Video) Ft. Edo G x G Dot & Born x Dominique

Righteous “The Administrator of Truth” enlists Edo. G, G Dot & Born, and Dominique Gorley for the second release (video) of his new EP entitled ‘Be Conscious Of.’

“Radios” produced by DJ Corbett exudes a classic boom-bap, head-nodding impression with a soulful chorus that amplifies the energy from Righteous, Edo. G, G Dot & Born.  The animated visuals set the tone for a chill-vibe, a feeling radios used to emanate but somehow lost that grip along the way.

During a time where the world is oversaturated with conceit, greed, killings, and lust, “Radios” transcends us back when music allowed us to unite and vibe off each other.  Press play for that experience and connect with Righteous below. Press play for that experience and connect with Righteous below.

Stream/download the full EP

https://open.spotify.com/album/2iobJdPja93QczQA8jwya7

https://righteous.bandcamp.com/track/radios-featuring-edo-g-g-dot-born-dominique

www.taotrecordings.com

The Good People x Horror City x Carta P x Quentin Gilmore – The Starting 5ive EP

Saint and Emskee of The Good People link with Horror City, Carta P, and Quentin Gilmore for a 6-track EP entitled ‘The Starting 5ive. The collective delivers a laid back, yet invigorating body of authentic Hip-Hop.

Each record, diverse in style and flow, is topped off with motivating gems along with intricate wordplay about success and wins. The star-studded lineup also pays homage to New York Hip-Hop and those who built it.

“The Starting 5” holds no bars when it comes to their stance in the music industry and in life, and their lyrical deliverance defines their moments as bench warmers to starting guards in March Madness!

Arrangements of horns and classic boom-bap cadences intermingle with soulful jazz undertones that resonate throughout the EP. Hip-Hop enthusiasts are sure to embrace this dose of ear milk on repeat.

Stream The Starting 5ive on preferred platforms here

Soulrac x Big Bob “Blackface” Video

Inlighten Music Group present Soulrac’s latest single/video “Blackface” of his new album ‘Soulploitation.’  “Blackface” is produced by multi-talented international producer Big Bob of Elite Sound International.

It’s been nearly 200 years since white performers first started painting their faces black to mock enslaved Africans in minstrel shows across the United States. It was racist and offensive then, and it’s still racist and offensive today. By distorting the features and culture of African Americans including their looks, language, dance, deportment, and character; white Americans were able to codify whiteness across class and geopolitical lines as its antithesis. Blackface and the codifying of blackness, language, movement, deportment, and character, like a caricature, persists through mass media and in public performances today. Join the movement by sharing the #eraseblackface hashtag on social media to bring awareness to this issue.

‘Soulploitation’ is an EP that’s reminiscent of the Golden Era of Hip Hop and the Black Power movement because it verbalizes the dilemmas we face as a society. Like the music from Blaxploitation films, it serenades its listeners with soulful and thought-provoking lyrics and music. Watch “Blackface” and connect with Soulrac below.

HIS – STORY

Soulrac (Carlos Dukes)  was born and raised in Orlando, Florida during the Golden Era of Hip Hop which influenced his musical palette and creativity. His upbringing shaped his thought process and motivated him to address the social injustices he witnessed throughout his life.  An environment where Mass Incarceration, Police Brutality, Gentrification, etc were the norm.  As a youth, he started scribbling rhymes in his notepad and rapping became a means of expression.  An expression he used when they would battle rap by freestylin during lunch and after school as a means of recreation.  Soulrac defines his music as “Music for the Soul” and his name is derived from his first name being spelled backward with an extra O.

 

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Configa & Jahi “Mindfulness” Video

Seasoned UK based producer Configa links with Jahi and encourages folks to free their minds and take control of their mental health. “Mindfulness” is the second single off the duo’s collaborative album titled ‘Forward Future’ available now on all streaming platforms.

During a time brimming with unsettling anxiety and stricken fear, Configa and Jahi bring us a classic, yet cosmic boom-bap groove allowing us to alleviate uncertainties and float into a soothing state of spirituality and meditation.

The calming visuals of palm trees, ocean waves swaying against rocks, and the hypnotic fire pit blaze in tuned with the city nightscapes, channels through our core and acts as a window for self-care. Take heed to mindfulness broken down letter by letter; they are the essential keys to this introspective journey.

Jahi and Configa feed our souls with poetic flows of wordplay and polished production ensured to heighten our sense of ‘mindfulness’. Watch the video and stream ‘Forward Future’ the album.

Connect with Configa

https://www.instagram.com/configa/

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https://www.youtube.com/user/Configa

https://configa.bandcamp.com/