Shallow gets a visual treatment. This Travis Hayward directed video is really dope!
Sareem Poems & Ess Be collaborate with Detroit emcee Finale on Shallow, the 3rd single from Mind Over Matter. Look for this album at all digital platforms via Illect Recordings.
“This is a song reflecting on the ups and downs of life. And how those ups and downs have pulled away at core values. Values that we as humanity were rooted in. Being faithful, hard working, loving & committed,” shares Sareem Poems.
He continues, “I personally feel little is valued outside of self. This flows through all forms of entertainment. Making everyone’s favorite form of escape or hobby very shallow. I’m thankful for those working to change that direction.”
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J.Nolan drops a a visual for his dope single “Welcome”. He’s probably a new name to most Sphere of Hip-Hop regulars, definitely give this one a spin… reminds us of that classic Outkast sound.
“Welcome” is the 2nd official single from J.Nolan’s project, Rise of ATLantis, which released on May 18th. This song ties directly into the concept of the project by showing the foundation that’s been set musically & personally since J.Nolan and his family settled in the city of Atlanta when he was 8 years old. From that time, he watched the evolution of southern Hip-Hop while honing his craft. Now, at 29 years old, he’s dead set on showcasing the depth and lyrical substance that many Hip-Hop fans claim to be missing.
Video: J.Nolan “Welcome”
Stream Rise of ATLantis at Spotify. The project features Sphere of Hip-Hop regulars JGivens and Justhoughtz.
Krum drops a surprise single/video for “Swang” over hypnotic Theory Hazit beat.
“Sorry it’s been so long since you’ve heard from me. I’ve been working hard on a few projects but I wanted to make sure I stay in your ear in the meantime. SWANG is a loosie produced by Theory Hazit. We both agreed that this vibe had to be out there at this exact moment for the world to hear,” shared Krum.
“The Hold” is the lead single from Armond WakeUp’s 40 Days EP, available now via Illect Recordings.
The track features production by Wes Pendleton and the visual was directed by Armond himself.
Armond shares, “The Hold is a special record to me because it captures a question that God consistently asks me…”what are you holding onto?” It could be a mindset, a person, a fear, anything. And we build these walls with ways that we think and cement them with how we feel. We think those things keep hurt and pain out, and they do. But they also keep any sort of healing and restoration from getting in.”
“This is the first time I’ve directed and edited a music video, so this was new. Often when I create, I see what I wanna hear, so bringing this to life was an amazing experience. Shoutout every photographer, videographer, and director because they have an eye from God. It’s incredible.”
The 40 Days EP cements why Armond WakeUp is one of our favorite artists.
We’re excited to premiere “The Kids That Can” music video from hip-hop duo TheKnuBlack.
The group shared with us what inspired them to create the track:
The song was inspired by a feeling of being boxed in from the conversations concerning music and art. At the time we wrote it, many artists were wrestling with their identity concerning what genre or sub-genre they will be a part of. From our observations, oftentimes choosing one takes the form of rejecting another. We decided to side-step that conversation by saying we can do what we want. We can “fly with the eagles and still dance with the penguins” in the words of Knu or “we are Tritan, Neptune AND Poseidon, all in one” in the words of Sade. At the end of the day our gifts are God-given so all our choices should be God-honoring. But the funny thing is that exactly at the point that we desire to honor God is the same point that the possibilities become limitless and we find ourselves saying “we are the kids that can” do all things.
Video: The Kids That Can
Video was shot, directed and edited by iMinikon.
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