Nickel & Dime Ops – The Builders. • Word Is Bond

Hip-Hop Jazz Infused Smoke House Residents Set to Release Sophomore Album

Nickel and Dime Ops, a jazz and hip hop fusion band will be releasing their highly anticipated 13 track musical and lyrical masterpiece entitled ‘Resuscitation Music’ April 23, 2018. The album features several guest vocalists including two-time 2018 Grammy nominated, Jean Baylor. Nickel and Dime Ops is one of Smoke House’s fan favorites and longest running residents. May 4, 2018 they will be performing live at SOB’s night club in New York City to celebrate their album release.

The conscious nine-piece band began in 2010 to push the boundaries of creativity both musically and lyrically. For 7 years and running, Nickel and Dime Ops has held their weekly Thursday night residency at the world renowned Smoke Jazz Club. Over the past seven years, Nickel and Dime Ops has performed over 400 shows in New York and music festivals throughout the country. Members of the group have performed with icons such as President Barack Obama, Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, The Roots, Sting, Amy Winehouse, Aretha Franklin, and many more.

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The new Nickel and Dime Ops album, “Resuscitation Music,” is available for pre-order now at – Official release is April 23rd. 

About Nickel and Dime Ops

When a conscious rapper and some of New York City’s most exciting young jazz musicians decided to unite their talents in 2010, the goalwas to push the boundaries of creativity, both musically and lyrically. After seven years of weekly residency at SMOKE Jazz Club, and more than 400 performances, Nickel and Dime OPS continues to inspire spectators with their unique musical fusion and incomparable energy. Music lovers and hip hop purists have enjoyed watching the nine piece band bring down the house at such fabled venues such as Blue Note NYC, The Cutting Room, Joe’s Pub, and The Bitter End, as well as other cities in the U.S. and Europe. The starting cast of Nickel and Dime Ops features Nickel Cinco (MC), Karlea Lynne’ (vocals), Jason Marshall (tenor sax and musical director), Wayne Tucker (trumpet), Corey Wallace (trombone), Willerm Delisfort (piano/keys), Andy Bianco (guitar), Dezron Douglas (bass), Norman Edwards Jr. (drums). Website:

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Kosha Dillz & Portugal The Man – Feel it Dillz (Kosha Dillz Remix) • Word Is Bond

In celebration of “who knows how the hell this happened?” check out Kosha dillz’s remix of Portugal the Man’s big hit Feel it Still, entitled Feel it Dillz. The Theme of the song is quite interesting as Dillz states in the intro. “The song is about The girl you’re going for she’s with someone else and you gotta play it smooth and still pull it off ..tight.” Of course, that person is really important and you don’t wanna be the douche in the situation.

He rhymes the rockstar scenario that is happening in all sizes of crowds, but specifically for those smaller shows he is used to playing.  “Maybe that dude is a friend, a friend that wishes he was more, damnit he is the plug you know that is par for the course. you know how that go, just act natural, but she’s looking at me like an animal.

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Ramz showcases his "Family Tree" on new record [Video] • Word Is Bond

Ramone Rochester aka Ramz comes through with the visuals for his newest record titled “Family Tree”. The single is a feel-good record that shows Ramz’s humble beginnings. Using melodic flows over a bouncy beat, he pays homage to his hometown of Mitcham, South London. It sees Ramz take advice from his mother and lessons learned from his lifelong friends: “That’s my family tree. If you know about them, then you know about me.”

The video for “Family Tree”. was directed by Kaylum Dennis (Stormzy, Krept & Konan, Dave, Raye, Not3s), shot in Mitcham and features guest appearances from Ramz’s friends and family.

“Family Tree” is the follow up single to his debut single “Barking”.



Following the release of ‘Family Tree’, this summer will see Ramz perform at a string of festivals, kicking off with Wireless on Saturday 7th July 2018.





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Truevined shake things up on "Ah Lawdy" ft Mikeomania. • Word Is Bond

Truevined is a rapper, producer and hip-hop artist with a music spectrum ranging from Jazz, trap and soulful hip-hop, to Chill electronic and pop music. The rapper’s latest effort is the poignant record titled “Ah Lawdy”. A record where he talks about faith, pain , racial discrimination and much more laced with gospel elements.

“Ah Lawdy” is off his recently released project titled “Ashes and Wind”. A collection of songs that blend jazzy soulful songs with trap and gospel elements.


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LMNO & Twiz The Beatpro – “Personal Trainer” Ft. Big Twins (Video) –

A refreshing collaboration as the East Coast Mobb Deep brand meets with West Coast heavyweights The Visionaries.  “Personal Trainer” new video premiere by LMNO and Twiz the Beatpro feat. Big Twins of The Infamous Mobb Deep from the album “COHORTS” by LMNO, fully produced by Twiz the Beatpro.

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Yo! MTV Raps 30th Anniversary

#Repost @barclayscenter ・・・ JUST ANNOUNCED: YO! MTV Raps: 30th Anniversary Experience will be held here in Brooklyn on Friday, June 1!

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Speed Walton – “Night Fall” (Video) –

One half of the Space Invadaz which is apart of Talib Kweli’s label Javotti Media, who just wrapped performances on “Talib’s Radio Silence Tour” Speed Walton has reinforced underground hip-hop with his eccentric lyricism and versatile flows; pairing eclectic samples with amusing and conscious rhyme schemes. Speed Walton releases his second single “Night Fall”, produced by Beataholic, from his upcoming album titled Real Name Speed.

“We were coming from a Golden Era Hip Hop vibe,” Speed Walton breaks down the song’s concept. “The boom pat with jazz infused vibe. I’m trying to bring it back it back to the essence of what lyrical conscious music was founded on: great beats and lyrics.”

Along with the new single, Speed accompanies the new music with a creative visual presentation. In the video, Speed Walton hits the desert and sea to expresses the realism of his thought-provoking vocals. “Night Fall” is released through Empire Music Group in partnership with Shafiq Husyan (Dove Society) and Galaxy Enterprise.

Stream Speed Walton’s new single, “Night Fall” below via Spotify.

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Top 5 Instrumental Submissions For 3rd week April 2018 • Word Is Bond

Welcome to the 3rd week in April and as usual, we serve you your weekly dose of dope beats from up and coming producers from around the globe. Hit the play button and show these cats some much-needed love and support.




The Red Cloud Ninjas set it off on the list with their cinematic instrumental titled “Mafioso”. Feels like something out of an old mafia themed movie. Very somber and surreal.


23-year-old Jersey city based producer Fuzzy Luv crafts a lo-fi mellow cut which he says is inspired by lounge tunes. The ambient track has a neat nice ring to it too.



Akello G. Light is an international Waldorf school teacher & Parapsychologist drinking herbal tea, burning spiritual incenses, and creating chill-out healing music! She teamed up with producer The Twelfth Doctor for this ethereal soundscape titled “Nocous”. The instrumental is taken from the original vocal version which is somewhat left-field. Quirky but definitely solid.



Prodbydm taps into the inner regions to bring forth this bouncy instrumental titled “Younginblur”. A nice blend of ethereal and electronic sounds make up the major part of this creation. Pretty interesting track.

Dom k.u is one half of the duo LLORIENT and his debut solo instrumental is a mellow, lo-fi track he calls “Vague”. The Melbourne based producer made this track in his bedroom but that doesn’t make it any less dope.


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Chozen – “Veinz” (Video) –

Up and coming underground Hip Hop artist from Ponchatoula, LA Chozen releases his new video titled “Veinz“. Off his latest EP “Mind of Mine“.

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