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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Kohn x Steve Sxaks ‘Light at the End’ Album

Philly based MC/producer duo of Kohn and Steve Sxaks return with a diverse, generational fused project titled ‘Light At The End.’  The 11-track album features Reub Boy, BellaBlu, 3T3N, Biz Mighty, Joe White, and Marrissa Joy.

Sxaks shows off his impeccably mastered production skills while Kohn delivers quick-witted wordplay, classic storytelling, and at times hits you with ‘in your face’ lyrical bombs. “Wanna Ride” offers listeners a laid-back vibe of R&B blends mixed with modern cadences. However, don’t get lost in hypnosis as “Goldar” picks up the pace with distinct striking sounds that heighten Kohn’s Trap flow. “Pay Up” is a catchy track, one that can be heard blaring anthem style. With no co-sign needed Kohn is securing bags while he levels up.

The album continues to intensify with “Shrimp Scampi.” Kohn’s zany flow and raw wordplay are magnified over a multi-genre mosh pit of fervid soundscapes. In “Replay” Kohn describes how life epitomes the redundancies of Groundhog Day but switches up yet again in “Fried Okra.” Over classic meets latter-day tones, Kohn spews authentic and animated lyricism for a throwback vibe.

“Bar Crawl” is the action-packed big screen track of the album with three minutes of raw lyrical sirens setting off a state of suspense and hair-raising chills. Once again, the mood shifts in “Palm Trees.” The sounds of striking drums serve as the heart of the track and magnify Kohn’s simple message of being ahead of the game as a heavyweight while other’s pen game is featherweight.

The duo impresses the ladies in “Pad Thai” and offers plenty of play to get them in the mood, and with a smooth soulful vibe, they don’t miss a beat. “Turn Around” is a track about constantly feeling on edge from a misled relationship. Kohn embodies the all too familiar tale through innovative storytelling.

To finalize the album, and in an attempt to spread a message near and far, from childhood to adulthood, from rich and poor, from every color in the rainbow; Kohn delivers countless gems in “Light At The End” about being true to what you believe no matter what.

Stream/purchase ‘Light At The End’ on preferred platforms and connect with the duo on Instagram @steve_sxaks and @kohnmusic

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.

D Prime 215 on Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

Has-Lo on Facebook | Twitter

Swerv Ft. Peedi Crakk “Keep Acting” Video

Brick City’s Swerv links with Philly legend Peedi Crakk for “Keep Acting” single/video. The track produced by Ruff Ryders associate Mozart was shot in front of Max’s, the Iconic cheesesteak landmark.

The rugged duo sees through the bullsh*t and steps quickly to lay their enemies out flat. Their cutthroat message flows over a street mix with striking tones. Watch “Keep Acting” and connect with Swerv on Instagram @swerv_1.0 and at Swerv World on YouTube.

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

M.A.D.E “Bar Crawl” Ft. 3T3N & Biz Mighty

Philly Hip Hop emcee/producer duo links with fellow Philly artists 3T3N and Biz Might for a new, eccentric single titled “Bar Crawl.”

The duo, moving on autopilot and named bosses in any and all contests, bring their A-game for adrenaline-induced doses of ear milk.

The cosmic and psychedelic tones blended with hard bass and striking drums entice listeners in for an unconventional, unforgettable ride. Each emcee displays diverse lyricism with unmatched fiery bars. Stream “Bar Crawl” and connect with M.A.D.E below.

Connect with M.A.D.E on Facebook | Web 

M.A.D.E (Kohn x Sxaks) Debut “New Dawn City” EP

Steve ‘lets go guy’ Sxaks, a renowned producer, musician, engineer, and teacher links with young rising star and MC Kohn for the creation of M.A.D.E. This debut producer/MC collaboration spans beyond music. M.A.D.E is a movement and brand already sparking a blaze in Philly and Southern Jersey.  “I’m a strong lyricist with a positive message and I truly want to make a difference in the world. The movement which stands for Make A Difference Everyday, will have a huge impact on humanity.” -KOHN 

The 9-track EP “New Dawn City” embodies classic storytelling, thought provoking lyricism, catchy anthems, and even something for the ladies.  “Welcome To New Dawn City” and “Ambition” are catchy anthem style records for clubs and house parties.  While the smooth, hypnotic flow of “Driveway” will wake the ladies and “Glo” will wake and motivate the masses to grind until they reach their shine. “M.A.D.E”, “City Limits”, “Trial”, and “Crash” are records filled with lyrical venom and hard truths about a come up, moving forward, and claiming a deserved stance in the music industry and life.

The transcendental chemistry between Kohn and Sxaks is a driving force set to take over indie Hip-Hop music.  The production stirs up a kaleidoscope of soundscapes and tones from jazz and funk to a fusion of old school meets new school cadences, to electric pulsating beats perfectly blended for a unique ‘ear milk’ deliverance.

Stream and/or purchase “New Dawn City” EP here

O.H.M AKA Fortune Baby Releases New Single “Not So Deep” @RapperOHM

O.H.M is a Philly local who refers to himself as “Fortune Baby” for his lifelong practice of Nichiren Buddhism.  O.H.M is founder of the infamous collective “Ghost Ghang” and has performed with local legends and major artists such as Peedi Crack, Slaugher Rico, The Legendary Roots Crew, Ghostface Killa, Buddha Monk, Smiff & Wessun, and countless others.

The headlines, DJ’s, and radio hosts have noted O.H.M as a singular storytelling force who knows how to captivate any audience or crowd.

O.H.M brings a poetic and spiritual vibe to his lyrics and rhymes.

Follow O.H.M @RapperOHM 

Stream “Not So Deep”

 

Philly’s Own Authentic Is Bringing Authenticity & Substance Back To Hip Hop @TheAuthentic

In a day and time when music is strictly about glamour and entertainment, The Authentic stands as one of the last true MC’s focused on reality lyrics, a crazy flow, a unique style,  and the real essence of Hip Hop. With so many copy cats in the industry, Authentic’s pure passion for music allows him to stand in a league of his own and truly fits the definition of his title. 

Stream Music Catalog of The Authentic below. 

https://theauthentic.bandcamp.com/

 

Stream “United We Stand Mixtape” 

https://theauthentic.bandcamp.com/album/united-we-stand-mixtape

Follow The Authentic @TheAuthentic