Terem releases “Look on the Bright Side”

Life can be pretty rough sometimes. Sudden. Unpredictable. Unfair. All that and more. Many of us have been told to “look on the bright side”. This often used quote is in danger of being relegated to a flippant quip or a dismissive oversight. The sun doesn’t always shine on your side of the street. So […]

PREMIERE: James Gardin “Victorious” – Sphereofhiphop.com

Victorious is the second single from rapper James Gardin and producer Soulseize. It’s from their Until It All Makes Sense project releasing August 24th, 2018 via Illect Recordings. Illect recording artist James Gardin collabs with Soulseize again. This time they’re bringing an anthem to count your blessings to. James says, “sometimes we have to sit […]

James Gardin drops bluesy “Shot With You”

James Gardin drops off “Shot With You”, produced by Soulseize. Bluesy and soulful. Transparent and hopeful. James shares, “Shot With You is about confronting how alcohol has been a coping mechanism for me and my family. I’ve finally decided to try new options to deal with what causes me stress.” Download: iTunes // Amazon // […]

PREMIERE: Imperial “Yellow Yachts” – Sphereofhiphop.com

Ahead of the midnight release of Yellow Yachts by Imperial, we’re premiering the track for you. It’s the second single from the Layers album dropping on Illect Recordings. Imperial shares “Yellow Yachts is a bit of a turn left for me. The sun was shining, I was feeling good and this is what happened. I’ve […]

Imperial’s Hot Sauce is a Jazzy Hip-Hop gem

Hot Sauce is the lead single from Imperial’s forthcoming Layers LP releasing on Illect Recordings. This one is going into heavy rotation on several of our playlists. Imperial shares, “I’ve always loved the sound of live hip hop, whether it’s artists who perform with a live band for their show or record studio albums with […]

Ozay Moore, Sivion, Sojourn, Ragen Fykes drop PTPI single

On the heels of the dope In The Wake Of O LP and the Doin It single, Ozay Moore is back with the PTPI single. “Meager accommodations have produced some of the most resilient, imaginative, and impactful people throughout history. The Pot To Piss In for me is symbolic of basic needs, foundation, humble beginning’s […]

Sareem Poems & Ess Be “Shallow (feat. Finale)”

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. […]

Album Stream: Sareem Poems & Ess Be

Mind Over Matter is the latest drop from Lansing, MI based duo Sareem Poems & Ess Be. It released June 15th via Illect Recordings. Audio: Mind Over Matter Sareem Poems & Ess Be After three years of writing, developing, and preparing new music, Sareem Poems and Ess Be are back with Mind Over Matter. Released […]