Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Ty Farris - Prayer For The Competition (Video) | @tyfarris1 @KingThelonious |

​Detroit's Ty Farris (@tyfarris1) has been on pedal to the medal in 2017. He released a album "Room 39" earlier this year featuring Royce Da 5'9 and Rapper Big Pooh to list a few and now returns with 8 song Ep named "Ramen Noodle Nights'. After releasing the aggressive first single "Lil Deuce Deuce" he returns with a new visual linking up with Chicago's very own producing powerhouse Thelonious Martin (@KingThelonious) for a "Prayer For The Competition". Thelonious has worked with the likes of Joey Badass,Smoke Dza,ASAP Rocky and tons of up and coming artist to build a very nice resume. The visual provides images of Ty digging a grave for the competition and then praying in front of a church for them. The witty lines and the dirty Thelonious Martin track goes hand to hand. For more Ty Farris music check his website www.tyfarris.com

Nino Brown - Kardashian Kurse (Video) | @NinoBrownMiami |

Nino Brown currently has a record called "Kardashian Kurse" in which he is addressing the way these women have affected our black legends' lives for the worst. Nino Brown bluntly states that its not the Kardashians' fault, but rather the men for not remaining themselves when they enter these relationships. These men become Kardashians immediately instead of keeping their own identity and aura, in which what made them great and what got them the girl in the first place. They change into someone else in a sunken place and never return back to normal. Check out Nino Brown's new video "Kardashian Kurse" below and let us know if you agree.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Mr. Lif & Akrobatik (The Perceptionists) “Dirty Drumz” | @therealMrLif @AkrobatikMC |



Released on Mello Music Group, Resolution is one of those timeless records. The first full-length from Mr. Lif & Akrobatik (The Perceptionists) in a dozen years (Black Dialogue was released on El-P’s Def Jux imprint) reflects the struggles and near-death sagas that struck Mr. Lif and Akrobatik. During that span, Lif miraculously survived his tour bus plummeting over a cliff and bursting into flames. Akrobatik weathered a sudden aortic rupture and emergency open-heart surgery. The impact of those experiences forced the former Def Jux duo to contemplate fate, luck, and their own place within a world spinning out of control.

But their ability to survive has allowed them to thrive. They’ve harnessed a radiant hard-won optimism that refuses to flinch from the evils of existence. From the album’s first track, “Early Mourning,” Akrobatik asserts that courage comes from within, but reflects on the millions of young black men sent to premature graves. He considers whether gang affiliation is inherent in their souls, or more likely, whether things would be different if these neighborhoods were well lit and effectively policed.

If turmoil and inequity currently wrack the globe at record levels, Lif’s verses seem more prophetic than ever. His verses offer searing indictments of corporate and political corruption: corporations oppressing local farms, governmental duplicity in dealing with big pharmaceutical companies, and the crooked brutality of cops who get away with shooting unarmed black men.

On the first single from the project, “Hose Down,” the pair’s biting commentary discussed the continued lack of accountability for police injustice in the wake of the Philandro Castille verdict and posed the question “Is it worse now?"   Comparing today's traffic stops and police shootings to the civil rights violence when dogs and hoses met protest, the Boston group contemplates how bad things still remain.

Today, The Perceptionists release the second single, “Dirty Drumz,” from Resolution, which was exclusively premiered by Mass Appeal. Produced by Mr. Lif, “Dirty Drumz” is a raw, rugged, gain-pumping, boom-bap masterpiece. “All the world wants is some dirty ass drums/ we stand where we stand and we don’t plan to run” Lif exclaims.

Mr. Lif & Akrobatik’s (The Perceptionists) Resolution will be released on 7-28-17 by Mello Music Group.

Grand Opus (Joc Scholar & Centric) "Super Power Bros" | @Centric510 |



Following up from the critically acclaimed '360° Degrees' in April, 2017, the California based group Grand Opus have decided to release the fifth single from their criminally under appreciated studio debut 'Forever.' Their latest single 'Super Power Bros' is the ideal cut selection to highlight Joc Scholar and Centric's unique synergy together lyrically and sonically, as they exercise their individual super powers as a duo, think Mario / Luigi, Batman / Robin, and Simon / Garfunkel [jokes!], with this unfiltered, hard-hitting single... Hip-Hop in its purest form. For the un-acclimated, Oakland, CA producer Centric, has collaborated with the likes of Kool G Rap, Black Rob, Sean Price, Mistah FAB, Swizz Beatz, and Joc Scholar, a true emcee from Fresno, CA who laced this beat [+ album] with his illuminating bars and delivery, two artists combining to create one entity without boundaries, label politics or restrictions.

In a similar vein to Pete Rock & C.L Smooth, Reflection Eternal, Gangstarr and other legendary Hip-Hop MC / Producer pairings, Grand Opus [Joc Scholar and Centric] emerged in 2015 to form the group, with a nostalgic, yet distinctive sound and style, recently they released their debut album 'Forever,' which features Fresno's Planet Asia, Nas’ Mass Appeal artist Fashawn, and Roc Nation writer / songstress Alicia Renee, who has penned hits for both Rhianna and Ariana Grande. If you haven't had the chance to hear the album, give it a listen onSoundcloud, and please support on iTunes. #grandopus #centric #jocscholar #superpowerbros

Romanian-Canadian Florian Gray Drops "Night Ride" | @thefloriangray |



Romanian-born, Canadian-based emcee Florian Gray presents "Night Ride", featuring Sean Rey and Nur, and produced by Toronto-based producer JHANN. Born in Transylvania, his family left post-communist Romania in the mid 1990s for Windsor, Ontario. In 2008 Florian became a nomad, drifting throughout Asia, Europe and Australia, and is now based in Toronto. Florian recently released the Citizen Earth EP (Soundcloud) along with visuals for "Untouchable"(Youtube). "The inspiration for the song was born out of many gin-soaked nights spent listening to blues artists like Sonny Boy Williamson and Howling Wolf," Florian says. "My boy Sean Rey, who also features on the song, actually introduced me to the blues, and one night we just decided to take some common themes of the genre and flip them upside down on their heads to create a banger." Florian's sophomore project is due late 2017.

J Cutta Drops a Club Knocker with "LTU" | @datsjcutta |



Atlanta rapper/producer J Cutta presents "LTU", his new single produced by Cutta and King Corn Beatzz. J has produced for the Youngbloodz, the Dungeon Family (click here to hear "Fall Back"), has opened for Soulja Boy and has been featured on mixtapes with DJ Scream and DJ Teknikz. J's last album was Life, Lies & Luxury (stream on Bandcamp), which spawned the single "Livin" (watch the music video). Last summer he released his single "Summer Of Sam" (listen), and released several songs on Soundcloud as part of his Music Mondays series (Soundcloud). "The idea and the creation of the song came from good vibes in the studio," J says. "I wrote a few different hooks for this track. Recorded all the different hooks and decided this was the one. I really wanted to create something different from my usual. I listened to this track over a hundred times in the process of completing the record. I get anal from time to time when it comes to a song so this should pay off in the long run." Listen to the new track from J Cutta above.

Michael Stokes - Lay Back Down (Official Video) | @OfficialMStokes |

Emerging artist Michael Stokes' new  single,  “Lay Back Down,” from his debut EP combines a sultry, soulful sound with riffs and hip hop undercurrents making it a seamless fit for today's musical landscape.

Michael grew up in Benton Harbor, Michigan where he and his brother where first exposed to the music of their father, a talented saxophonist.  Listening to and writing music was a part of the family routine.

Over the last several years, Mstokes -- as he calls himself -- spent countless hours working with both established and up-and-coming artist.

He was featured on Flo-Rida’s “American Superstar” and Gucci Mane's  "Money Machine" featuring Rick Ross.

“ We work, that’s what we here to do," Michael says, reflecting on his extensive collection - over 2000 recordings.  He is currently working on completing his new project to be released this fall.

Produced by Vandal & Luccie Fontane for Honorable Court

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