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

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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.

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The Good People “Hear Me Out” Video

The unparalleled duo of emcee/producer Saint and Emskee of The Good People deliver nothing but positive vibes in “Hear Me Out” single/video.

https://thegoodpeople.bandcamp.com/album/hear-me-out

During a time of stricken fear, uncertainty, and a sense of helplessness, The Good People in creative form remind us of ways to indulge in fun. Even as adults we need to wallow in the land of make-believe from time to time.

The video brings to life the duo’s innovative wordplay in classic cartoon drawing fashion, set to capture audiences of all ages and all walks of life. The Good People convey a universal declaration to be yourself even in trying times. Watch “Hear Me Out” and connect with The Good People on Instagram @thegoodpeoplehiphop.

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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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.

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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

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