!MAYDAY! Featuring Tech N9ne "Run Up" Official Video • Word Is Bond

Even on the ‘underrated’ list, !MAYDAY! continues to create billboard hits celebrated worldwide. The group is a rarity and known for their Hip-Hop and Reggae infused flows and cadences, that are embraced by a variety of music genres.  The latest single “Run Up” features Tech N9ne and although the track is one to ride around and cruise to the message is a poignant one.

!MAYDAY! brings awareness to naive eyes; beware of hustlers once the sun goes down or you might get “run up.”  Lyrically they break down the street manual even sharing insight on color consciousness regarding clothing.  Tech N9ne amplifies the message with combustible bars declaring no lightweights allowed! The chemistry between the two is incomparable and sets the tone for an on repeat dance-hall meets the street anthem.

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The Cult Leaders – Ipso Facto (Video)


 

Matlock and Dreamtek have dropped off the accompanying visual for their 2nd single Ipso Facto off of their high anticipated Oh Yeah LP which is now available. Watch below:

 

 

 


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Canadian Duo Buck-N-Nice Release Eye-Opening Video "EMAG" • Word Is Bond

Canadians Buck-N-Nice release “EMAG” video, the title track off their sophomore album release available now for digital streaming and purchase.   Wordsmith SawBuck and producer DJ So Nice, take listeners on a compelling journey exposing ongoing challenges and deceptions of the music industry.

No holds barred, the duo combine vivid images and thought provoking lyrics to convey the constant battle artists have within themselves regarding money, success, and the evil surrounding both.

Buck-N-Nice had this to reveal about their own integrity involving the industry, “We don’t focus on creating that next club hit or keeping up with the latest trends, and this follows suit. “It’s purposeful that our music reflects life experiences, the community that we’re surrounded by, and the general influences that have shaped us into artists and people.”

The continual flow of metaphors used by SawBuck capture the catch 22 artists experience, while DJ So Nice heightens the emotion with an arrangement of combative, yet classic Hip Hop beats.  Video directed and produced by Patrick Lozinski.

Stream Buck-N-Nice “EMAG” Album here 

 

 

 

 

 

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Catching Flies Releases New Record "New Gods" Featuring Jay Prince & Oscar Jerome • Word Is Bond

London artist Catching Flies links up with fellow UK artists, singer Oscar Jerome and rapper Jay Prince, for “New Gods” single off his forthcoming album set to release later this year.

Reaching fame from his previous catalog of music, Catching Flies brings his A-game filled with a perfected flow of R&B and RAP (rhymes and poetry).  The record is imbued with intertwined mixtures of electronica, soul, Hip-Hop, and even house for a smooth deliverance.  Listeners will experience the emotion form Flies stimulated by jazz infused instruments and selection of mesmeric beats.

The record is three minutes of self-realization that’s inviting for listeners all around the world. Flies describes “New Gods” further below.

“The track represents a breakthrough moment in the sense that I felt super inspired again after a long period of feeling frustrated with my own process. Collaboration felt like a good way to fix this… and it did! Oscar had just released one of his debut tracks ‘Give Back What You Stole From Me’ and I remember hearing it on Gilles Peterson’s show and it really caught my ear because it sounded fresh and I hadn’t heard anything like it. I hit him up and we did a session. I also wanted to have a verse in there so hit up Jay – I’ve been a fan of his work for a while. Everything came together very naturally. The tune is essentially about reaching equilibrium in your own life… fresh starts and bettering yourself – so all things considered it felt pretty poignant and really resonated with me.”

 

 

 



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John Jigg$ Follows Up EP Release With Visuals For "Good Friday" • Word Is Bond

Just mere weeks after the release of his “Teflon John” EP, John Jigg$ releases a new project “Good Friday” produced entirely by DJ Concept. The EP is available for digital streaming and purchase.

The lyrical monarch gathered his team and headed West to shoot visuals for “Good Friday” the single.  The crew compassed downtown, the walk of fame, city lights, and event the streets of Crenshaw for images to coincide with the record. Jigg$ describes  “Good Friday” as days he doesn’t resort back to the street, ounces of powder, or loading revolvers. He owns his grown man status and is evolving his deserved shine.  It’s evident his only mission is to “turn dreams into fortune.” 

Jigg$ doesn’t skip a beat and bar for bar sets flame to his own A-game. This ultimate alliance of rhymes and distinct arrangement of beats classifies “Good Friday” as a classic for the Hip-Hop books.

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Clay Dub Releases Part 1 Of Short Film-Song Series "Best Friend" • Word Is Bond

Clay Dub, acclaimed artist known for creating music “good for the soul, good for the hips, for the mind, for the culture” releases part 1 of his 3 part song series. “Best Friend” is available now for digital streaming and purchase.

The classic Hip-Hip beats, and soulful thumping rhythm set the tone for Dub’s reminiscent tale. Dub cleverly intertwines his love for the culture with his Hip-Hop rooted flow to deliver a fun, feel good track.

Dub shows off his entrancing storytelling expertise to canvas nostalgia between friends.  What appears to be a forbidden childhood connection resurfaces into adulthood.  A believer in fate, Dub is convinced the run in isn’t coincidental.

The versatile lyricist reminds us of lost innocence. “Best Friend” will take listeners back in time to “check yes or no if you like me” note passing, and harmless giggles in class.  However, do remember this is a series so prepare for a cliffhanger.

Stream “Best Friend” here

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B Troy follows up “The Back & Forth” EP with new release, “Make It”

A native of Queens NY this performer who creates under the moniker B Troy is one of the fresh faces for Hip Hop in the Big Apple. A diverse composer B Troy is lauded for his animated delivery and wordplay. After releasing his The Back & Forth EP this past Summer he has gotten right back to the grind with new music. Check out new track, Make It.

 


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Fat Beats Returns To Los Angeles • Word Is Bond

On Saturday, September 22nd 2018 Fat Beats Los Angeles reopened its iconic doors. 

Fat Beats closed its doors in Los Angeles back on September 19th, 2010. The New York location closed down earlier that same month. For many, the closure of Fat Beats marked the end of an era. The record store being closed left a tremendous void in the city. Fans no longer had that go to hub for celebrating Hip-hop culture. Fat Beats was a place where music was pushed to the forefront, you could discover new artists and see incredible live performances on any given night.

Thats why when it was announced that Fat Beats would make its return to LA, the Hip-hop community spread the good word like wildfire. House Shoes had a particularly great post on his Instagram about the grand opening of the new store.

The grand opening was incredible, two of our Word Is Bond team members George and Eric were able to attend. So many pillars of the Hip-hop community in LA were there to show support. The lineup up of performers was special as well. The lineup included the most talented beatsmiths and DJs from the likes of DJ Rhettmatic, Dibia$e, House Shoes, Ras G, Exile and DJ Babu. One after the other, these talented artists spun dope records that had the new store packed to the brim with fans. Check out some photos taken from the grand opening of Fat Beats below.

Exile went on at 7:15PM and had one of the best sets because he brought along a handful of special guests. Most notably, he brought out his longtime partner Blu. After his surprise performance with Exile, we had the opportunity to speak with Los Angeles legend Blu.

When asked about what Fat Beats meant to him, Blu shared his nostalgia associated with the record store.

“The record store was the source. It was the source, it was where everybody touched down at. We used to come by bus and ditch school to get to Fat Beats. That was way back in the days and we’re glad Fat Beats is back! Plus we don’t have to ditch school anymore haha.”

Blu went on to discuss what performing at the grand opening of Fat Beats was like.

“It feels good, it feels really good man. Exile brought us out and had us here as special guests. We’re honored to be here.”

Blu also shared some information about future events and shows at Fat Beats from him at the Dirty Science crew.

“We have some new records coming out with Fat Beats. So we are definitely looking to do more in-stores in the future.”

DJ Babu arrives to spin around 9PM for his attendees. The Beat Junkie turntablist decides to play some new music from his upcoming projects that will be available through Fat Beats, such as a 45″ series, the fourth installation of Duck Season, and Super Duper Duck Flips. Before he starts his set, he takes people back in time to when he discovered Fat Beats in New York, and how he and the rest of the Junkies eventually worked for Fat Beats when it opened for the first time in LA. The opening of the LA store happened 6-8 months after Babu and Fat Beats founder Joe Abaijan (aka DJ Jab) initially met.

According to Babu, he went to his first DMC battle, and somehow he heard about the record to store that took over the space over the Beatles’ old shoe store. He and the Bay Area legend DJ Shortkut went to go pay the store a visit.

“And so I walked in and they’re playing my DMC battle tape on the TV,” Babu said. “And my man Joe was behind the counter and was like, ‘Yo, Shortkut, Babu… what’s up,’ and it became like family ever since.”

Abaijan acknowledged that the resurrection of the store was important to his team and the community. Ever since the store closed, the element of even having a great store that was dedicated to the hip-hop community, went along with that, too. The idea of an underground community nowadays seems to fall on ears of those who have apparently been unaware.

“Hip-hop has all these different meanings, but there’s a void of all the good stuff that’s (kind of) not being pushed,” Abaijan said. “There’s an underground community that’s really big but people don’t know about it.”

When the store was open back in the ’90s, it was for the meetings of the minds. Customers would either come in and shop, or even just hang out and listen to dope music that would be playing by the DJs that worked there. Abaijan hopes that this element of the experience will also return to today’s crowd once they step into the store.

Plans to reopen a store in New York aren’t currently in the works. For Abaijan, the possibility of a chain opportunity has to be reasonable.

“I wouldn’t go open a store in New York,” Abaijan said. “But if the situation presented itself that makes sense, there could be one there.”

Talks among the attendees were nostalgic when it comes to the memories of their past experiences at the store. Now that the store is back and running, more memories are expected to be made.

“Congrats Joe, we’re glad to have you back,” Babu said.

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Ra-Sool – “MsBehavin” (Video) | UndergroundHipHopBlog.com

All summer long, the West Coast has been boiling hot with new artists breaking out onto the mainstream landscape. Helping lead the charge is Phoenix, Arizona buzzworthy new recording artist known as Ra-Sool (also Ra-Sool The Alpha). Coded with a variety of styles and star power, the new comer grabs his fellow upriser Stanboi for the new video, properly-titled, “MsBehavin”.

A creative blend of Reggae, R&B, and Hip-Hop, Ra-Sool calls up a couple beauties and allows Stanboi to croon the lovelies with sensual melodies while Ra hypnotizes them with body moving wordplay. “MsBehavin” is a vibe that is perfect for the summer time conclusion. Easy to recognize that the Arizona star is becoming a marquee name in no time.

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