Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Inspired by “A.D.H.D.”s dark beat and melancholy lyrics which explore a generation in conflict, we find Kendrick Lamar in a video that illustrates the songs universal and age-old theme of apathetic youth. Shot in New York City during the sweltering July Summer heat, “A.D.H.D” is the third video to be released from Kendrick Lamar’s debut album Section.80.
I feel like a lot more could be done with the video and dope concept they had but could of extended it a Little more.
Friday, August 19, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
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Monday, August 15, 2011
J. Cole Do or Die Moment? Dont be want to be harsh on the man J. Cole but a lot of people are worried about this talented MC not making it to the level where he is suppose to be, the song is ok I guess I am not the big fan of it because I know and YOU know he can deliver better. This album supposedly coming out will show us if he can make it in that world of Mainstream I am not sure he has to bring something really epic and have a killer video behind it to push it out to catch folks attention but I have hope in Cole he delivers when he has to but I'll be waiting just like you guys are.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Presenting new artist to the site of J-Artz, from the ways of NY to the DMV this is very talented MC and because diverse style he has through his music you see many different dope skills that stand out. Cali Dreaming, Feel Good, Microphone Eater and I Lost You are tracks that really stood out for me.
In the late 90’s a bright kid by the name of Devoughn “J Artz” Walker left his familiar Yonkers, New York neighborhood and migrated with his family to the Washington DC metropolitan area. A few years later as he traveled back and forth from upstate New York and Maryland, Artz began to write imaginative rhymes totally unreflective of his time spent on Walnut Street, School Street and the no longer existing Mulford Gardens Projects in Yonkers. As a veteran MC whom is continually honing his skills on the notorious U Street Washington DC music scene, Artz has emerged as a well-rounded lyricist looking to make his mark nationally as an artist. During the onset of his career, Artz formulated his rhymes to the soft rock and alternative soundscapes that he interestingly preferred to contemporary rap. His early predispositions to Coldplay and Jamiroquai cultivated an eclectic style, which is as difficult to draw comparisons within the sphere of hip-hop. Artz composes his records much like a Jean-Michel Basquiat painting; abstract and colorful narratives run alongside musical canvases that draw inspiration from a wide range of emotions and styles. His latest body of work “The Yang Effect” displays Artz confronting inner demons and waging warfare with the daunting obstacle of self-doubt. The “Yang Effect” is led by the single “Can You Dig It” whose video has attracted more than 50,000 views on Youtube. On this second offering, Artz executively produces a project, which not only boasts its very own distinctive sound but also displays his versatility as an artist. Other than a few industry instrumentals, The Yang Effect showcases original production from Artz’ close knit musical circle which includes a few of his family members. Those who enjoy progressive sounds and movie like narratives will surely enjoy “The Yang Effect.”
Friday, August 12, 2011
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Mainly got the post cuz its a Big K.R.I.T. production so you know it be great to bump in the whip. Fat Trel gets the service of KRIT on this track and its a winner for Trel.
As lyricism returns the forefront of DMV hip-hop, Washington, DC native 431 sets out to stake his claim as the next force to be reckon with. This 20 year old mc pulls inspiration from golden era wordsmiths, and infuses new school sensibilities to create his first full length album “Euphoria Abstract”. This album is a mix of nostalgic boom-bap and ambient melodies. Production on this album includes tracks from Sunny Norway ( 368 Music Group ) , iLL Logic , The UnderAchievers , Zebra Set & more. This is 431′s second release under DC based indie label The CarryOut Productions, following 2011′s “Cloud 10: The Nirvana Effect