D Prime 215 “What They Tell Us” Video

Philly’s own prolific emcee, D Prime 215 delivers more mind-blowing realities in his latest video “What They Tell Us.” The single/video, produced by Johann Sebastian, is off Prime’s latest “Sacred Mantra” EP, available on all major platforms.

“Mass media controls how many people get their news. The issue is, it’s not always accurate or close to it. When it comes to Black Folk, accurate isn’t even a thought most of the time. Negative statistics and stereotypes permeate the media as the overpowering narrative. This one-sided narrative is viewed as Gospel by those who don’t come in to contact with Black Folk on a regular basis if at all. As a Black Man, being viewed as the sum of negativity is asinine to me, as if that’s ALL we are. This record is my 2 Cents on it. I present to you “What They Tell Us.” Press Play.” – D Prime 215

The video is a simple one, just D Prime walking through his city of brotherly love. Because of his intricate wordplay and ingenious lyricism, there’s no need for gimmicks to entice viewers in. Also, a mini-film or animation, etc., would just take away from Prime’s lyrical declaration.

Prime addresses stereotypes placed on African Americans repeatedly for centuries. He also claims his human stance, free of felonies and other negative connotations. He goes on to mention that deliberately damaging advancements for African Americans must come to an end.  It makes you raise an eyebrow and wonder if others were just born jealous.  Prime delivers his revolutionary rhymes over chilling, hair-raising production blended with classic cuts and scratches. Watch “What They Tell Us” and connect with D Prime 215 and Johann Sebastian below.

About D Prime 215

In the English language, the word “Prime” is defined as “of first importance”. One could certainly say that Philadelphian emcee D Prime 215 has christened himself appropriately, as hip-hop has been of first importance in this young man’s life since he picked up a pad and pen in 2009. You can hear the warm, “golden era” sounds of J Dilla, A Tribe Called Quest and hometown heroes The Roots pulsing through his music, but with an updated, current twist. Prime’s held his own on wax with underground veterans like Reef the Lost Cauze, Hezekiah and Has-Lo, and shared the stage with heavyweight names such as Torae and Marco Polo. His approach is straightforward, his words honest, and his work ethic diligent. D Prime 215 is on a mission to create songs that stand the test of time, and with his unique blend of the old and the new, he’s sure to accomplish just that.

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Johann Sebastian

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D Prime 215 x Hezekiah “Sacred Mantra” Video

Esteemed Philly lyricist D Prime 215 and producer Hezekiah release visuals for “Sacred Mantra.” The single/video is the title track off Prime’s second solo EP, available everywhere music is sold.

Prime wastes no time to deliver his flow over classic boom-bap cadences blended with sharp electric tones. The simple video leaves no room for distraction, only eyes and ears digesting infectious, conscious wordplay.

Prime takes great pride in being true to oneself and “Sacred Mantra” is no exception. With his feet planted firmly, Prime’s bars run his narrative. A narrative of a man who has “no room for houses and cars, but my word is bond.”

The intricate wordsmith reminders listeners that at the end of the day our words and actions are all we have to fall back on. Prime will continue to stay true while he lives out his dreams. Watch “Sacred Mantra” (directed by JL Jupiter) and connect with D Prime 215 and Hezekiah below.

D Prime 215

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Hezekiah

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About D Prime 215

In the English language, the word “Prime” is defined as “of first importance”. One could certainly say that Philadelphian emcee D Prime 215 has christened himself appropriately, as hip-hop has been of first importance in this young man’s life since he picked up a pad and pen in 2009. You can hear the warm, “golden era” sounds of J Dilla, A Tribe Called Quest and hometown heroes The Roots pulsing through his music, but with an updated, current twist. Prime’s held his own on wax with underground veterans like Reef the Lost Cauze, Hezekiah and Has-Lo, and shared the stage with heavyweight names such as Torae and Marco Polo. His approach is straightforward, his words honest, and his work ethic diligent. D Prime 215 is on a mission to create songs that stand the test of time, and with his unique blend of the old and the new, he’s sure to accomplish just that.

Lejend Releases “The Future” Single

Dallas, Texas wordsmith Lejend aka ‘black ninja’ drops another single off his ‘American History X’ project. The single, “The Future” is a personal, lyrical ode.

http://lejend1.bandcamp.com/track/the-future

Over soulful, yet profound cadences, Lejend exposes dark hearts while declaring what he’s coming for in ‘the future’. His truth serum-based rhymes reflect his reaction to devil moves, the flag, money, and naysayers.

Lejend moves differently, while others are striving to go viral, he’s making history with aspirations to touch the sky. Stream “The Future” and connect with Lejend @texasheat on Twitter and @lejend3102 on Instagram.

Twan Mack’s “Main Concern” Topping Chart -Video

Twan Mack is noted as one of the most versatile Adult Contemporary Hip Hop artists to date in the music industry. The Milwaukee based artist continues to release infectious, timeless gems and “Main Concern” is no exception.

The record was influenced by Wu Tang’s “Aint Nuthin’ Ta F’ Wit” along with Gravediggaz “Diary of a Madman.”  Mack unites the whole planet with hands up, know your worth anthem. “Kareem City got you in trauma/Heat up the scene like a sauna/I’m bout the biz not the drama/Won’t tell no biz to your honor/Hope there’s a long life in front of…”

Collecting checks is Mack’s ‘main concern’ which is backed with bomb-dropping lyrics and a catchy hook. “My main concern is my check / Fck accolades and respect / Fck them big chains on your neck / If you are paid then you set / If you owe dough pay your debt…”

If the throwback vibe including classic head-nodding bass and flawless lyricism isn’t enough for Hip Hop enthusiasts, Mack tops it off with a personal ear enticing beat-box flow.

Twan Mack’s mission to bring Adult Contemporary Hip Hop to the forefront has not gone unrecognized. The takeover continues to flourish worldwide, and Mack will continue to do what he does to prosper. Watch “Main Concern” and connect with Twan Mack below.

“This a Kareem City Set, serious like Boba Fett” – Kareem City

“Main Concern” on Spotify| AppleMusic Amazon

Connect with Twan Mack on Facebook | Twitter Instagram | YouTubeEPK

D Prime 215 “Reasons Why” Video

D Prime 215 returns for the 2nd video release of his “Sacred Mantra” EP.  “Reasons Why” produced by Has-Lo, is a tell-all into Prime’s world of emceeing, dating back to 93’.

D Prime 215 “Sacred Mantra” EP on Spotify

“Every artist has their “Reasons Why” they create. Some for the sake of it, as a means to an end, tell stories, impress others, or all the above. For me, it’s all the above. However, as I grow as a person it inevitably bleeds into my music. There’s a lot going on in the world that affects me in a way that may be different from others. It’s inevitable that I address it. Especially in my city of Philadelphia. Let it be gentrification, school closings, “misallocation” of funds for public schools & inner city, crime, questioning the prison system, or the school to prison pipeline to name a few. I see these things firsthand, and I wanted to make it evident that Philly is a lot more than merely cheesesteaks and the Liberty Bell. It’s Philly all day over here, the presentation may be different from what you’re used to. It’s more than simply “rap” to me, that being said I was out for blood on this.” – D Prime 215

The Philly native utilizes his mastered skillset of storytelling to embody the world around him, ongoing societal issues, as well as what he represents. In “Reasons Why” Prime vividly portrays reasons for putting his life into the pen and being a voice for those on the other side of the fence.  Bar for bar he breaks down gentrification, tainted school systems, inner-city crime hidden behind Philly’s tourist attractions, and other community distresses.

Has-Lo’s intense piano keys blended with soulful bass and drums invite listeners to feel the emotion and vibrations from Prime’s polished and compelling storytelling. Watch “Reasons Why” and connect with D Prime 215 and Has-Lo below.

D Prime 215 on Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

Has-Lo on Facebook | Twitter

Shameless Plug Releases “Bar Mitvah 1” Project

Brooklyn native Shameless Plug drops his latest 4-track project titled “Bar Mitvah 1” available on digital platforms.

The seasoned emcee delivers 4 diverse tracks brimming with pure NY vibes.  He offers listeners superb storytelling, a truth induced Brooklyn ode, as well as clever head-scratching punchlines. His impeccable flow and voice of conviction heighten his messages about leveling up, keeping it thorough, and earned pride through bad decisions.

“Bar Mitvah 1” embodies classic boom-bap blended with heavy bass, strumming tones, and soulful sounds of horns and piano keys. Stream the project and connect with Shameless Plug on Twitter and Facebook.

Old School 76 “Stop the Violence” Volume 1

Label executive and producer Andrew Woods links with Old School 76 for remastered “Stop the Violence” Volume 1. Aim High, Lil Mecca, Lady Loe, Nuwajah Sankola, and Miss Saigon the Rapper make up the all-female collective representing different states and communities, with one mission in mind; an end to violence.

The group comes together for a lyrical deliverance brimming with compelling wordplay and storytelling. They invite masses of all nations, rich and poor to walk and march in unification. It’s time to heal broken families, put an end to rape, robbery, and murder, and find our lost, confused children. It’s time to let them be the future.

Woods’ use of bass pulsates through veins and gets the heart pumping, while the riveting tones wake up the soul and provoke change. Stream “Stop the Violence” and connect with Old School 76 members below.

Lil Mecca on Facebook | Twitter

Miss Saigon the Rapper on Instagram

Lady Loe on Facebook

Aim High on Facebook

Nuwajah Sankola on Facebook

D Prime 215 x Has-Lo “Reasons Why”

D Prime 215 is back with the 2nd release of his “Sacred Mantra” EP. “Reasons Why” produced by Has-Lo, is a tell-all into Prime’s world of emceeing, dating back to 93’.

D Prime 215 “Sacred Mantra” EP on Spotify

The Philly native utilizes his mastered skillset of storytelling to embody the world around him, ongoing societal issues, as well as what he represents. In “Reasons Why” Prime vividly describes his reasons for putting his life into the pen and being a voice for those on the other side of the fence.  Bar for bar he breaks down gentrification, tainted school systems, inner-city crime hidden behind Philly’s tourist attractions, and other community distresses.

Has-Lo’s intense piano keys blended with soulful bass and drums invite listeners to feel the emotion and vibrations from Prime’s polished and compelling storytelling. Stream “Reasons Why” and connect with D Prime 215 and Has-Lo below.

D Prime 215 on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Has-Lo on Facebook | Twitter

ButterKnife Haircuts “James Casazza” EP

Seasoned producer ButterKnife Haircuts releases his latest EP titled “James Casazza.”

ButterKnife enlists Hip Hop’s most elite emcees and artists to flow over his impeccable production including Solomon Childs, Kid Sleepy, Royal Flush, VVS Verbal, Azel la Inyeccion, Ruste Juxx, Napoleon Da Legend, Coke, Comet MadMen, and Kinetic 9.

The 10-track EP delivers thorough gritty beats and alarming soundscapes with intermittent periods of suspenseful and chilling tones. The knocking blends of bass and dramatic drums are the soul of the project.

Butterknife’s kaleidoscope of production along with top-notch lyricism is set to have Hip Hop enthusiasts chasing repeated doses of ear milk.

Stream “James Casazza” and connect with ButterKnife Haircuts on Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

ButterKnife Haircuts “James Casazza” EP on Bandcamp

ButterKnife Haircuts “James Casazza” EP on Apple Music

Phlow & MC Bravado – “Hip-Hop” [Prod. Teck-Zilla]

“Hip-Hop” is a one-off single that showcases the love of the art from three different perspectives.

The trio made up of Phlow and MC Bravado and Teck-Zilla each share what the culture means to them on this bombastic boom-bap infused cut. Over the solemn pounding beat, the Baltimore, US emcee speaks on how the music served as the perfect getaway for him while Phlow shares her how the music revolved around her childhood growing up in Lagos, Nigeria.

The record is finally solidified together with cuts by producer/DJ Teck-Zilla who take classic lines from legends such as Nas, AZ, Notorious B.I.G, MC Shan and even Skyzoo to bring it back home.

Stream “Hip Hop” Now.