Jamaica Queens emcee Jamar Carr delivers a gripping track in the form of his single “Nothing New”. Utilizing a somewhat sombre, cinematic soundscape for his lyrical setting, Jamar Carr presents a world view that most rappers shy away or try to sugar coat with their cookie cutter, flash in a pan raps. Instead, he details the situation faced by young black males in the society that is somewhat structured to keep them down in the dumps. While stating these facts, he also acknowledges that fact that the happenings are not anything new but surely someone has to call a spade a spade.
Jamar Carr is an upcoming artist who is set to debut his first album titled “Politically Incorrect: Wealth in The Ghetto“. “Nothing New” is the first official single off the project.
Firewood Supply Co just supplied us with their latest product, a mellow summery single titled “Magnetic”. The single as they told us was inspired by travel, exploration, and skating through foreign cities. Its about the magic of the unknown, the warm glow of possibility in a new context, and head bobbing along the way. From the instant you hit the play button, you can almost feel being transported into another world.
“Magnetic” is off their 3 track “Dues & Don’t’s” EP which can be streamed below via soundcloud
L.A meets Toronto on this new collaboration between producer/DJ who goes by the moniker Clayjay and rapper TOBi. After meeting via the internet, the two talented individuals linked up in person to craft their debut collab titled “Ride”. The song itself is a solid display of the chemistry between both cats as Clayjay cooks up a summery, upbeat backdrop for TOBi’s mercurial flow. “Ride” also pulls heavily from Clayjay’s obsession with sound design, a densely layered combination of clattering sounds and heavy drums for TOBi to tap-dance over.
TOBi continues to develop his lyricism and tell his story over Clayjay’s distinctive production. Fresh off of having a song featured in the season two finale of Insecure (“Hidden Fences”) and launching the lead single from his upcoming project (“All Day”), “Ride” showcases his versatility as a rapper and singer.
Although the two are from vastly different backgrounds, Clayjay was born and raised in San Francisco while TOBi was born in Nigeria (he moved to Canada when he was about 9 years of age), the two have formed a brilliant musical partnership I think will stand the test of time.
The duo are currently working on a steady stream of new music and touring the west coast together in support of SG Lewis.
Sphere of Hip Hop Podcast episode 135 is mixed by DJ Tony Tone BKS.
In this episode, enjoy tracks from: Derek Minor, Gilligan Gatsby, James Gardin, Nomis, Point Ash, Sivion, Trip Lee, Viktory and more.
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1. James Gardin “Complaining” 2. Point Ash “The Land Of Make Believe” 3. Gilligan Gatsby “Clear the Area” 4. Sivion “Darkness” 5. Trip Lee “Life 101 (feat. Chris Lee)” 6. Viktory “Role Model (feat. Wesley Smith & Ashliann)” 7. Derek Minor “Boy Looka Here (feat. Rich Boy)” 8. Nomis “Chapters” 9. Whuteva ” U.R.A. Hustla” 10. D Class “Pray 4 Yall”
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Although Bahamadia gets love from core hip-hop fans, I still feel she never got the much needed shine she deserves. Lyrically one of the brightest emcees to come out of the 90s during the reign of Lil Kim, Foxy Brown etc, she set the pace with her classic debut “Kollage” and has gone on to work with big names such as The Roots, the late Guru, Talib Kweli and Erykah Badu,
Today she is stepping back to the forefront not only as an highly rated emcee but also as a producer as she presents to “Dialed Up 2” which is a direct sequel to her 2013 release of the same name. Follows the same theme of the first edition with her crafting ALL the beats on her phone and calling up hiphop luminaries such as Camp Lo’s Geechi Suede, Zion I, Kev Brown, Prozack Turner, Fat Nice, Groove Da Moast, Rasco and Dave Ghetto for that solid combination of organic beats and raw rhymes.
Dialed Up 2 is now available for stream, exclusively through Bandcamp, courtesy of her own label, B-Girl Records!
Complaining features a dance-floor moving groove with a tight, driving style that aims to bless listeners worldwide. Gardin says, “It’s so easy to complain about what is wrong and all we think is going against us, but if we sit back and recognize the power we have, we can take the steps to change our lives.”
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The last time we heard from singer/songwriter James Chatburn he hit us with the thought provoking track “Omen” which was a collaboration with Soulection. Today, he is turning up the heat with an upbeat jam that is a blend of gritty guitars, throbbing synth bass and soulful horns against a groovy beat. The song in question is titled “Darling I Missed Your Call”. Hit the play button and get familiar.
Produced and performed by James Chatburn Trumpets & Jazz Guitar: By Will Henderson Recorded and Mixed: at Redbull Studios Berlin by David Hoffman and Constantijn Lange Mastered: at Tonstudios and Musik Produktion by Thommy Hein Artwork: by
After taking almost a year off music making, Allen Poe returns with a new gem titled “Free My Mind”. Said single is actually the first leak off Allen and L.A based producer, Beatnick Dee‘s EP titled “Composure” and shows us what to expect when these two cats collide musically. Beatnick Dee crafts a shimmering, head nodding backdrop for Allen Poe and Cashus King.
The full EP will be released on 10/27 via Netherlands based label Below System Records. Features include Deacon The Villain, Cashus King and Versailles The Everything.
Fresh from dropping his Roca Beats produced collabo project “The Ritual“, FreshfromDE is back with yet another single titled “Land in it“. This time he calls up his Boston connect Jefe Replay for the wonderful vocal assist.
Dee Black drops off a new single “Good Day”. It features familiar voices in Jered Sanders and Eshon Burgundy.
Dee shared, “The world seems to be in turmoil right now. From rumors of wars and discord among people of all races. We must choose to have a positive day despite what is happening around us.”
“Faith for many bring joy and hope. The thought of knowing that God is still in control is what the song “Good Day” is about. Dee Black with the help of Jered Sanders and Eshon Burgundy encourage you to stay positive and choose to have a good day.”
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