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New Music: Taiyamo Denku – Still Waiting Featuring Benny The Butcher | @TaiyamoDenku @BennyBsf

New Music: Taiyamo Denku – Still Waiting Featuring Benny The Butcher

The Milwaukee marauder, Taiyamo Denku, continues powering forward campaigning his recently released LP, “No Industry Standard”. Side by side with fellow producer cohort Dcypha, the pair continue delivering nothing but high quality Hip Hop. Enter the third single from said album, “Still Waiting”, featuring highly compelling jewels shared by Griselda Records own, Benny The Butcher.
The song begins with a sick piano melody that gets split by soulful horn and vocal samples. Denku sets up the record’s concept with a short introduction that rides into the chorus that states, “no matter how things get, they still waiting for change / stages of life, sleep half of the days”. After the intital hook, Taiyamo and Benny begin assaulting the mic with brolic bars of knowledge, hoping to wake up the unknowing. “Still Waiting” is a stand out cut from “No Industry Standard” and is the second feature from the Griselda camp. The album’s lead single, “Be Who You Are”, was another super soulful clapper and featured Conway The Machine.
“No Industry Standard” has quite a few hits on it’s hands. The two aforementioned singles, “Fabulous Life” with Lil Kim, it’s title track and much more. Benny is still pumping his “A Friend Of Ours” project. A fan favorite of 2018, the project carries guest appearances by 38 Spesh, El Camino, Dark Lo, Skyzoo and others. Both albums are available to preview / purchase on Bandcamp, nice additions to add to your Hip Hop collection.

New Music: Izzy Strange – Just Me Featuring Blu And Sara Fox | @ishestrange @HerFavColor

New Music: Izzy Strange – Just Me Featuring Blu And Sara Fox

Scottdale, Pennsylvania emcee Izzy Strange maneuvers the course of life on the soulfully charged, Mayeniac & Leauxfi produced, “Just Me”. The loose single carries a hard hitting feature from Blu, marking this as their second official collab preceded by 2017’s “At Home”. Local PA vocalist Sara Fox also makes her official musical debut, slaying the chorus with a zero nonsense tone.
The center core of “Just Me” is about the cycle of life. Between loved ones and just the way the world changes from birth to death. As a child, everything seems new and hopeful. Then as we grow older, people tend to become more cynical. Sometime’s along the way, we lose ourselves in the pursuit of success and other vices. Both Izzy and Blu offer up their own personal introspective on the matters and much more on this jazzy infused tune.
Strange was inspired to write this song by driving through his hometown and just remembering buildings or storefronts that no longer exist. Then in turn, comparing that to the people that have came and went forethought his life span. The mantra of “Born alone, Die alone” also came to mind when penning the single.
“Just Me” is a loose single aimed at Izzy‘s fans as a thank you for voting him onto victory in week 3 of the A3C 2018 “This Is My Year” contest, making him an official A3C artist for the upcoming October event. It’s also meant to keep his steadfast campaign trail blazing hot until his next official release, “Halfway Crooks”, featuring Mick Jenkins. “Just Me” can be heard on Soundcloud and other digital streaming platforms.
Stay tuned to Izzy‘s official website www.izzystrangeraps.com for further updates and announcements.

TWIB Q&A: Fullee Love [Exclusive Interview] • Word Is Bond

After some well-needed hiatus, we are indeed back with another exciting episode of TWIB Meets as we sit down with the hip-hop veteran Fullee (FKA Soup) of the legendary rap group Jurassic 5. Sit back relax and get familiar.

 

For the benefit of anyone who’s been living in an underground bunker for the past several years…who on earth are you?

Fullee Love!

How did you get started in music, and what drives you to continue? 

I got started from pops. He was the one who brought all the records that would start the machine. It started with Ohio Players’s “Funky Worm” and grew from there. Before making records, i did college promotions for Immortal Records, Loud, Interscope, Death Row, Solar and some bullshit called Heartless Records (FOH). I was part of the Goodlife Cafe in LA…met some cats and the ball started rolling from there. What drives me, is just being able to do what I feel I’m cool at, and not working a job!

Do you remember the first recording/song you ever made?

Yea, it was this “Stop Gang Violence” track for this Rap for Peace contest that I thought I’d win cause my family was not only one of the coordinators but also a judge. I’m like “These ni**az don’t stand a chance, I got a crazy connects.” Well come to find out my connect played me [laughs]. But that was the first song.

If a movie about your life in music was to be made, what interesting/strange moments and stories would you share to make the movie cool?

One for sure would be the time , me and a good buddy (who’s no longer here) ran a train on this chick who claimed to be Jim Browns’s niece. At Jim Browns’s house [laughs]. We was all over my man’s house.

Are there any other interesting facts about you that hardly anyone else knows?

I had a lot to do with getting Mobb Deep signed to Loud Records!

What is the greatest thing about working in the music industry? And what would you change if you had the opportunity?

The money ain’t bad if you got the right team. The travel is mad live and the reaction from your peoples who dig whatcha do. I would change the laziness, nobody really looks for talent anymore (my opinion). It’s straight to your social media to see who’s following you, etc. And that’s why there’s more trash, than useable items now, cause you don’t care if they really got it. You got followers and thats good enough.

Looking back, what have been the most important moments in your life?

Being able to have my kids experience different things from me. Both parents being alive to see me reach certain goals. I thank Allah for that without a doubt!

What have been the biggest highlights?

Meeting and kicking it with some of my music heroes and performing in front of 50,000 at Coachella in 2013!

Who are your heroes? Why do they rock your world?

Like a lot of kids in my day…Mike Jack! He just had it all, from the minute he stepped in, you were like “dat boy good!” Prince, cause he never stayed the same, and he made sure u couldn’t label him. Otis Redding, just the raw emotion in his voice…and to be in his early ’20s sangin’ like that, come on! And Al Green, to me Al is the original Keith Sweat [laughs]. Al did some begging, but made it sound and feel cool! There’s more, but those are just a standout few.

 

 

 

 

 

Who have been the coolest, most memorable people you’ve met along the way, and how did they make an impact on your life?

GrandMaster Caz. I mean what more to say about this dude, from the minute we met, he just embraced us (J5). And he’s one of the BEST. His impact with the harmonies, routines and sheer knowledge is priceless!

When you’re sitting on the porch age 97 what would you like to look back on and smile having achieved?

Living to be that damn old [laughs]! If you ain’t smiling by that point, something’s wrong.  Doing what I set out to do, cause most will talk themselves outta their dream.

What has been your most memorable or inspirational gig and why?

Selling out 02 Academy in Brixton, London with J5 two nights in a row, and performing in front of 50,000 at Coachella. So those are the two most memorable.

What has been your strangest celebrity encounter?

Sugar Ray Leonard scalping Jurassic 5 tickets to me. I started to take off on him, but moms called at that moment and saved him from dat ass whoopin’ [laughs].

Who would be your ideal dinner guest, living or dead, and what would you serve them?

Jack Johnson (the boxer). I’d get a couple of white chicks, slide him through the In-N-Out burger joint like, “this ain’t the early 1900’s no mo Jack, burgers and white women are legal” [laughs].

What are the greatest songs, albums, books, movies, TV shows, websites you’ve ever come across?

• Albums: Masters Of Ceremony,  Prince –1999, and Threat’s Sickinnahead

• Songs: Eagles – “Hotel California,” Sly and The Family Stone – “If You Want Me To Stay” and Gino Vannelli’s – “I Just Wanna Stop”

• Books” The Autobiography of Malcolm X

• Movies: Ray, Hell Night, and A Hero Ain’t Nothin’ but a Sandwich

• TV Shows: Good Times, The Twilight Zone (original) and The 1966 Marvel Cartoons

Name 5 songs (yours excluded) that we would expect to find on your iPod or Music Player

• Rod Stewart – “Maggie May”

• OV Wright – “God Bless Our Love”

• Friends Of Distinction – “Gazing in the Grass”

• Sly & The Family Stone – “If You Want Me To Stay”

• Slick Rick – “The Moment I Feared”

Where can everyone reading this interview keep up with your adventures?

• Instagram: @fullee_love

• Twitter: @fullee_love

• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fulleelove

Any final thoughts?

My debut LP, Free, White & 21 is out right now on all digital platforms! Cop it HERE

Follow me on the Gram, Twitter and Facebook—thanks for your time!

 

 

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Cantrell ignores the naysayers by not "Pickin Up." • Word Is Bond

Cantrell delivers a solid personal outlook on his come up in the rap game on his new release titled “Pickin Up.” Over a dark, bouncy backdrop, the young emcee takes some time to address the people that didn’t do anything to advance his progression. The single encapsulates Cantrell’s masterful ability to balance in-between humility and arrogance as Cantrell rap’s about the struggle of getting support on his rise to notoriety.

 

Bio

Cantrell traces his roots to the rich hip-hop culture of Atlanta, Georgia. He was born in Sylvester and raised in Albany, just south of the ATL. At an early age, Cantrell discovered jam-skating as a creative outlet; often taking trips up to Atlanta to compete. By his teenage years, Cantrell was able to turn pro as a jam skater and later joined the historical breaking crew, TBB. But, with skating also of course came the music of the South’s famed skating rinks. By 12 years old Cantrell says he knew his, “true calling was music.” During his teenage years he studied artists such as Michael Jackson, Field Mob, Outkast, Eminem, Nirvana, and Jay-Z, drawing both inspiration and motivation from the legends. After high school he accepted a scholarship to play college football. But Cantrell says of this time that he, “couldn’t shake the feeling that this was not my path.” After much consideration he left to pursue a career in music. In 2015 that decision paid off as Cantrell was selected for, and eventually won, Converse’s “Rubber Tracks” contest.

Not long after, Cantrell’s music was discovered on Soundcloud by MiSCHiEF BOY (executive producer of Cantrell’s upcoming EP). A collaboration soon formed, and that work would eventually become the “Stardust 2 Angels” EP. This EP encapsulates both the physical and emotional journey from a small southern town to the City of Angels. Stardust, Cantrell’s home town skating rink, represents home, the place of comfort where artists are formed, and where they dream of what they could become. And Los Angeles, for so many dreamers, represents the destination, vision, and realization of their work. The physical journey from Albany to Los Angeles is a universal symbol of the risks we all must take to concur fear in the pursuit of larger aspirations.

 

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Vez & Da Prynce – “Keep It 100” (Video)

Following his big summer hits, up-and-coming recording artist Vez continues to blaze a trail for himself in today’s Hip-Hop. VEZ continues his breakout summer, he fittingly drops a new visual where he’s… breaking out. This time, the New Mexico rapper is joined by P4P Entertainment labelmate, Da Prynce, for the US Marshall’s themed video “Keep It 100.” Watch as the two lyricists exchange high-octane verses (over CasokBeats’ production) as they make their escape.

Says VEZ:
“The vibe when Da Prynce and I did the song was kinda weird because that was our first time even meeting, then he walked in with about 50 crips. Honestly, I was a little thrown off, but after about 15 minutes of smoking the atmosphere was dope and we feel like we came up with a banger.”

Says Da Prynce:
“The video treatment was done by our mutual manager/ video director, Jonathan “Beauty Salon” Hamm. I told him I watched the movie US Marshall’s the other day and wanted to do some escape convict shit and we put it together. Hamm usually comes up with the ideas but Editz is the coldest with making everything fit and shooting and editing the footage. It was very different for me because most of my videos have all of the SWACC 40 Crips in it, so we changed it up with this one.”

Watch above.

Follow Vez on Twitter: @Vez_Offical



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