“No Industry Standard” is a 16 track roller coaster ride of brutal bars penned by renown Wisconsin emcee, Taiyamo Denku.
15 of the album’s instrumentals were brewed by the maniacal mind of producer, Dcypha. Hit play and experience potent Hip Hop As one should come to expect from any Cypha Den Music release. Dcypha mixes in a strong balance of DJ cuts and audio snippets to bring the beast out of Denku. The Milwaukee emcee serves up music for the blue-collar demographic and for fans of nineties era Hip Hop. All throughout the album, he speaks about staying true to self like on the Conway featured, “Be Who You Are”. He speaks about rappers flooding the industry strictly for money on “Gold Rush”. The verbal barbarian also shares his personal views on what makes up a great life on “Fabulous Life” with the Queen B, Lil Kim.
“No Industry Standard” is the eighth solo project from Taiyamo Denku, who has numerous singles online featuring some of Hip Hop’s legendary acts. The new album continues on in that tradition as the spitter splits mics with KRS One, Benny The Butcher, Chino XL and more. It’s this work ethic that has earned the Wisco based rapper the title of “Collab King”. He even landed a Psycho Les beat for “Stand Back”, the first song from the album to land a video for. Two more videos are set to drop this year, “Mr. Sunshine” with Saukrates and the hauntingly awesome “Make Em Believe”. Keep Taiyamo on your radar for the remainder of 2018 but most importantly, make sure to preview and purchase “No Industry Standard” on Bandcamp.
Milwaukee based artist Taiyamo Denku debuts the final single before the upcoming release of the “No Industry Standard” album. Entitled “Fabulous Life”, the song blends potent Hip Hop lyricism with an R&B chorus courtesy of Boston vocalist, The Genius. To send the song completely over the top, the Collab King lands one of his biggest features yet alongside the Queen Bee, Lil Kim.
Produced by Australia’s Dcypha, he blends eighties styled keys and synth strings all over simplistically laid drums. Taiyamo handles the first and third verse, speaking about what his definition of a “Fabulous Life” is. Lil Kim arrives in true high fashion status for the second verse, rapping the kind of braggadocios flows that earned her a spot among the top tier femcees. The Genius adds in the perfect amount of R&B pizzazz to give the “Fabulous Life” it’s appealing commercial allure.
Taiyamo Denku is the epitome of what a true Hip Hop artist is all about. He sets up all his own shows, tours the U.S. consistently and is constantly crafting new music in the studio aka the Cypha Den. Over his lengthy career span, he’s shared tracks with some of Hip Hop’s elite such as Kool G Rap, KRS One, Sean Price, Jadakiss and many more. These accolades have earned him the title of “Collab King”. He has released numerous albums as well, such as his forthcoming project, “No Industry Standard”.
Releasing late this month, expect to hear collabs with Conway The Machine, Chino XL, Saukrates, Royal Flush, KRS One, Benny The Butcher and the aforementioned single with Lil Kim. “No Industry Standard” is currently available for pre-order via Bandcamp while the “Fabulous Life” track can be streamed thru Soundcloud.
Wisco rapper JJACK presents the waved out single “Gusher”, which also doubles as the name of the newly formed duo alongside T. Reese. The song features production from Kidd Nems.
Jordan Jackson aka JJACK is a very diverse artist based out of Wisconsin. His ability to harmonize on hip hop based production is what makes him such a lethal artist. He has also worked with EDM producers. This artist isn’t slowing down anytime soon. T.Reese is also based out of Wisconsin. He has the ability to hit certain melodies when necessary. Their collaborations are taking the Midwest by storm right now and this is only the beginning.
Wisco artist KEAG debuts his new album, “Problematic Art”. It features real human problems and emotion throughout each track. Please note, I am not trying to glorify any of the content. However, you are also entitled to your own interpretation of the music. “Problematic Art” also features some of Wisconsin’s most talented and rising artists like IshDarr, Ted Park, Rob Hicks and many more.
Independent emcee KEAG was raised in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Throughout his youth, his family always expressed a love for music and the arts. In addition to classic rock and alternative rock of the 1990’s, KEAG also found himself drawn to Hip Hop as early as 3rd grade. He started making beats in FL Studio at the age of 17 and he started adding vocals to his beats in 2014. Up to this point in his career, he has released 3 EP’s and 2 LP’s.
So far during his brief yet highly industrious venture into Hip Hop, he has worked with high profile WI-based WI artists such as IshDarr, Ted Park, Roy Purdy, Mike Regal and Lucien Parker. Always looking to remain active, KEAG has performed across the Midwest, and has had the opportunity to open for national touring acts like Huey Mack and T-Pain. He is just one of a handful of young, talented, driven independent emcees who are working diligently to make a name for themselves and have become the backbone of the Wisconsin Hip Hop scene.
Cypha Den Music and The Beatnuts combine forces to slay swag rap on their collab effort, “Stand Back”. Taiyamo Denku has been rhyming since before Tim Allen was Santa Clause and Psycho Les of The Beatnuts has been crafting beats since before many famous rappers of today learned how to crawl. With that said, it was only right that these two Hip Hop veterans team up for the die hard sounds behind this single found on Denku’s forthcoming album, “No Industry Standard”. The song now has an official video to back it and i comes from the mind of none other than, Wes Tank.
The video mixes Boom Bap, MMA, the northside of Milwaukee and ill silhouette edits to create a stunning Hip Hop presentation that any true backpacker will greatly appreciate. Denku spits a chorus in legendary, old school Hip Hop fashion. He kicks the hook off with, “stand back (back up), don’t come any closer / I set fire to any track I come close to”. Each verse is overflowing with rhymes and is sure to have you hitting the rewind button to decipher many times over. The video is available on YouTube and Facebook. “No Industry Standard” is set to arrive this coming June.
Underground recording artist Breezy visualizes the gritty Milwaukee streets he calls home with the release of “White”. The song is one of fourteen found on the rising rapper’s latest album, “It Ain’t Easy Being Breezy”. Watch the video here.
Hailing from Madison, Wisconsin is rapper/singer/songwriter, Ra’Shaun. At only 21 years of age, he is looking to be a leader of the new wave of artists blossoming from his city and beyond
2 years ago he released his debut EP, “Kolors”, on Pigeons & Planes and has premiered music on some of the most prominent blogs in the music industry. As he gains more traction and notoriety, look for Ra’Shaun to make a solid name for himself as he prepares to release his 2018 debut project, “Somewhere From Nowheree”. Until then, enjoy the new track “Play Me” produced by Chris LaBella & Norwei available everywhere.
“Play Me” is a song about a troubled relationship going down hill, I found myself being with somebody who wanted materialistic things over real love. Almost to the point where it back fired on her. Now things turned around but not how she expected, now she wants that old thing back but it’s too late. All I can say after that is you can’t play me this is what happens – Ra-Shaun
Taiyamo Denku and Conway The Machine smash the term “fake it to you make it” with their collaborative effort, “Be Who You Are”, produced by Dcypha
“Be Who You Are” is the lead off single from seasoned Milwaukee emcee Taiyamo Denku’s forthcoming album, “No Industry Standard”. To properly set the flame to the project’s wick, the collab king tag teams a moody Dcypha production with Griselda Records own, Conway. The pair speak on killing trends, keeping it all the way real and staying true to self, something both men have done thru their lengthy career stretch.
Not just another dope Hip Hop cut, Denku and Conway utilize the chorus to tell two separate, autobiographical stories of the streets. The revered Hall N’ Nash spittah kicks rhymes circling around his New York state of mind. Taiyamo approaches things from a semi-similar angle and rhymes about the cold streets of his hometown, Milwaukee. Denku goes in depth on his love for his city and never succumbing to the darker side of the area.
The single couldn’t have came at a better time when we have the next generation of Hip Hop brainwashed by prescription drugs, viral trends and the same old redundant auto-tuned music from the next Lil something or other. The message in the song is simple, no matter where you are or what you have going on, simple “Be Who You Are”.
Aside from the new single, Conway recently debuted the hard bodied, ten track “Blakk Tape” alongside producer, Daringer.
Taiyamo Denku’s “No Industry Standard” will feature some heavy duty features. You can catch him trading bars about the good life alongside Lil Kim on “Fabulous Life”, mass murdering emcees aside legendary artists such as KRS One, Chino XL, Royal Flush and Saukrates – among others. Make sure to stay tuned for upcoming singles, videos and the official album drop throughout the 2018 time span.
A state of emergency has been declared on wack rappers as Taiyamo Denku and L Majestic sift thru the infected minds of mumble rappers and sus emcees, commanding them to “Prove Your Worth” or perish
The powerful loose single is a wake up call for artists and listeners both to demand the absolute best of the music created and listened to. In an era where lyrics fall to the waist side and those with the thickest pockets get the most play, Denku, Majestic and the highly talented producer, Dcypha, set the bar behind the definition of what real emceeing is all about. Stream “Prove Your Worth” on Soundcloud and stay tuned for Taiyamo’s “No Industry Standard” album to drop later this year.
Wisconsin recording artist Keag teams with Ish Darr for the Tommy Trillfiger produced “OK!”, a trap infused banger with catchy hook
Independent emcee Keag was born and raised in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Throughout his youth, Keag’s family always expressed a love for music and the arts. His father introduced him to a plethora of diverse music at a young age, and allowed the midwestern artist and his brothers freedom in what they listened to, expressing appreciation and openness when it came to all genres of music. In addition to classic rock and alternative rock of the 1990s, he also found himself drawn to Hip Hop as early as 3rd grade.
To date, Keag has released 1 full length LP in December of 2014 titled “In Line”. In October of 2016, Keag released a 3 song EP titled, “The Pregame”. Keag is currently working on new his project, Problematic Art, which is schedule for a mid-2018 release.
So far during his brief yet highly industrious venture into Hip Hop, Keag has worked with high profile WI-based producers such as Mike Regal, ma.tias, Pixxr and Faded K and has collaborated with fellow WI-based artists Ish Darr, Ted Park, Roy Purdy, D.Bridge, Mike Regal, Sean Smart and $killz. He has also frequently collaborated with fellow Oshkosh-based emcee EvryOne. During live performances, the emcee has regularly performed with DJ G-Spot at his side on the turntables. Always looking to remain active, Keag has performed across the Midwest, including venues in Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan and his home state of Wisconsin. The young, talented emcee has also shared the stage with Wave Chapelle and Curren$y, and has performed at popular Milwaukee venue, The Rave, and several college campuses throughout the UW System.
Keag is just one of a handful of young, talented, driven independent emcees who are working diligently to make a name for themselves and have become the backbone of the Wisconsin Hip Hop scene.