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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Shameless Plug ‘Honey Cocaine’ EP

Shameless Plug is back with yet another EP release titled ‘Honey Cocaine’.  If the title isn’t enough to entice listeners in, the 7 tracks of verbal stimulation will.

The Brooklyn thoroughbred steps out of his gritty, hardcore shell and revels in lust, love, and the addictive moves of fine women.  In “Kitty Up” Plug commands playtime to reach pleasurable levels of erotica, in other words, ladies step up your ‘kitty’ game. “Private Dancer” is an explicit tale of how curves and intriguing allure of women overwhelm and arouse Plug’s physical and mental state.

“Standby” switches up the vibe a bit with Plug letting past desires and flings know they’re on standby. Now that he’s taking over the boroughs of NY and cashing in on industry checks, thirsty chicks are sweating and chasing his every move. Not entertained, Plug leaves them on standby. In “Poof Be Bone” he sends out a similar message but this one is not just for the females. He’s calling out everyone who’s clout chasing and coattail riding in attempts to rob his stance.

“Delete” is a soulful, lyrical serenade about loving a divine goddess down. The sensual flow and horns magnify Plug’s vivid devise. She might just be the one to have him delete numbers off his phone.  “Mitchmatch” is an all too familiar reality of an artist in a relationship with a woman who loves when he’s home but hates when he leaves. The dilemma is real but rarely talked about in the industry, which leads to “Royalty”. Plug embodies the ups and downs of relationships and the ongoing debate and often the ongoing back and forth tennis match of breaking up to make up.

Overall, Shameless Plug delivers an EP that can be embraced by multi-genre listeners while exceeding expectations from his fans. He continues to reign as an eclectic and consistent wordsmith with a natural talent for curating timeless gems. Stream ‘Honey Cocaine’ and connect with Shameless Plug below.

Shameless Plug ‘Honey Cocaine’ EP on Spotify
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B. Dvine ‘Times Have Changed’ EP

Long Island, NY emcee and producer B.Dvine releases highly anticipated EP titled ‘Times Have Changed.’ The 6-track EP features Hip-Hop pioneer and legend Erick Sermon, UK’s own Cuban Pete, D-Rage, and Xavia.

Dvine displays a mastered skillset in both production and rhymes to deliver an eclectic project that includes classic Hip-Hop vibes, a club ante, raw wordplay, and even something for the ladies.  “Selfless Pride” sets the EP off and Dvine’s moves in this new age and new dawn. Not new to the game, he knows the climb and prepared to trek new heights. Over knocking bass weaved into penetrating pulsations for a modern twist, Dvine reminds the world that he’s developed from negativity and now sees the bigger picture clearly. The empowering track sets a tone for the remaining tracks.

“Hush”, a worldly collaboration, dictates for less talk and more action. Simply put Dvine, Sermon, Pete, and D-Rage are winning bosses with receipts. The aggressive domination flows over a riveting kaleidoscope of cadences intended to shock the core.  “Don’t Mean Nuttin” piggybacks off “Hush.” Dvine puts rappers, the game, and outsiders on blast; while they aim to impress with fallacies, Dvine breaks everything down thread by thread.

“Come Alive” is the feel-good track of the EP. With alarming and cosmic soundscapes, this infectious anthem is ideal for a sleepless night out, busting moves on the dance floor, or bumping through the city. In “Chocolate Syrup”, Dvine shows off his lustful side with slick, yet sensual pillow talk. This is not your average Netflix and chill scenario, instead, Dvine commands his wordplay right into climax.

Dvine lays out a vivid timeline for listeners in “Mr. Dreams.” He takes us back to the vulnerable age of 15 when music and Hip-Hop were a passion then transcends to the moment his dreams greet reality. It began from digging in the crates, rhyming, creating beats with his own niche and twist, to rubbing elbows with industry execs and legends.  Dvine’s lyrical calisthenics drives a knife into doubters and even teachers who labeled him as hopeless.

Overall, ‘Times Have Changed’ embodies the growth of Dvine’s artistry and ability to curate timeless music during a period where Hip-Hop is ever-changing and steadily evolving. Stream ‘Times Have Changed’ and connect with B. Dvine below.

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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.

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.

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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

Boogie Down’s Danielle Black Drops New “Rolli” Video

Boogie Down’s Danielle Black releases visuals for the second single “Rolli” off her latest, chart topping EP “Solid Gold.”  The multifaceted singer, rapper, songwriter, and actress links with K. Smyllz and Santos to deliver a unique ‘seize the bag’ hypnotic track.

The video mimics an ‘Alice in Wonderland’ theme with Black portrayed as the Red Queen. Her next level lyrics define her untouchable stance as she reigns on top in a league of her own.  When it comes to the level up and industry buzz, Black is dominating which is confirmed through Smyllz’s cunning verse.

Santos mixes a slightly haunting tone over thumbing bass and electric pulsations, which heightens the rawness and stature of the ‘Red Queen’. Watch “Rolli” above.

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