Joy is something we all try to find in every day. At times, its located in painfully apparent places. Sometimes, its qualities are more elusive and need to be dug up from overlooked nooks and crannies. At the end of the day, joy is always found in things that are internal and eternal.
James Gardin continues his undefeated streak as The World’s Most Encouraging Rapper™? and reconvenes with his longtime collaborator TheyCallMeHeat. The result is a fresh new single to help people get through their big, medium and small sads. This song is a funky, danceable number that has the soundscape of a Hip Hop spaghetti western. Think joyful, joyful Lord we adore thee meets ambidextrous diddy bop and infectious nod.
Joy releases today on Illect Recordings.
Written by Christopher Mitchell for Breaking Atoms.
Just mere weeks after the release of his “Teflon John” EP, John Jigg$ releases a new project “Good Friday” produced entirely by DJ Concept. The EP is available for digital streaming and purchase.
The lyrical monarch gathered his team and headed West to shoot visuals for “Good Friday” the single. The crew compassed downtown, the walk of fame, city lights, and event the streets of Crenshaw for images to coincide with the record. Jigg$ describes “Good Friday” as days he doesn’t resort back to the street, ounces of powder, or loading revolvers. He owns his grown man status and is evolving his deserved shine. It’s evident his only mission is to “turn dreams into fortune.”
Jigg$ doesn’t skip a beat and bar for bar sets flame to his own A-game. This ultimate alliance of rhymes and distinct arrangement of beats classifies “Good Friday” as a classic for the Hip-Hop books.
After taking some time off making music,Danny Matos returns with a heartfelt, poignant record titled “Bull Ride”. Over a solemn, vibrant soundscape he details the struggles and indecisions people make when it comes to taking their lives/dreams to the next level. He also uses himself as an example in similar situations and how he manages to stray from falling in the same trappings of life.
“Bull Ride” is taken from his 3-track EP titled “The Right Wrong Thing. Get the audio on Spotify
Staten Island-based contemporary R&B and Hip-Hop recording artist, Jordan Barone, just released the visual (his debut video) for his song “Same Thing”. The heartfelt ballad showcases the young singer’s knack for delivering emotion-filled stories that anyone can relate to in a very unique matter. He pens his experiences in an uncertain relationship over a laid-back soothing soundscape that draws us in. The visual is helmed by a young director, Whipalo (PnB Rock, Leeky Bandz), who delivers a 2-in-1 video starting with the solemn first half that deals with Barone’s doubts and ending with a more vibrant second half that shows Barone’s rapping skills.
“Same Thing” serves as a teaser to his debut EP, Midnight Conversation, expected to release late 2018.