NYTimes: Watch Beatboxers Break It Down Inside an M.R.I. Scanner

NYTimes: Watch Beatboxers Break It Down Inside an M.R.I. Scanner

Under magnetic resonance imaging, they observed the mechanics of how the artists make the distinctive beats that sound like percussion instruments using only their mouths. In gritty black and white, their tongues leap and flip; a sound like a snare drum snaps out.

The research, based on scans of five different beatboxers, was presented Wednesday at the Acoustical Society of America.

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Chris Lane – “Snooze Button” (Video)

Uprising Chris Lane is a Phoenix, by way of Sacramento, recording artist with a promising future in today’s music. Known for his high energy vocals and smash mouth aggressive lyricism, Chris Lane links up with well-established Fat Joe, DMX, The Lox producer Dame Grease (“Get At Me Dog”) for his new single, titled, “Snooze Button”.

Catchy, gritty, and perfect definition of street mentality, Chris Lane proves that combining the elements can resurge that classic East Coast flair that took over the late 90s. Radio-friendly, infectious, and more “Snooze Button” is a single that many will be talking about heading into 2019.

Stream Chris Lane’s new single, “Snooze Button” above, courtesy of Spotify.

Follow Chris Lane on Twitter: @ChrisLaLane

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Music Event Alert: The 5th Annual Arizona Hip Hop Festival Is Going To Be A Movie | @azhiphopfest #AZHipHopFestival #HipHopDay

Music Event Alert: The 5th Annual Arizona Hip Hop Festival Is Going To Be A Movie

Name Of Event: The Fifth Annual Arizona Hip Hop Festival
Dates Of Event: Nov. 10th, 2018 And Nov. 11th 2018
Location Of Event: 122 East Washington Street Phoenix , Arizona 85004
Event Entrance: Downtown Phoenix On 1st Street Between Adam And Washington Street
Ticket Prices: 2 Day Passes Are $50 And You Can Buy Them At http://AzHipHopFestival.com

TWIB Meets Raylo [Interview] • Word Is Bond

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TWIB Meets returns with a short one on one with UK hip-hop/soul group Raylo. The group took some time out of their busy schedule to share with us their humble beginnings in the music inndustry and much more. Sit back, relax and get to know more of them below.
How and when did you all get started in music?
Our music journey started years ago tbh, four different worlds that came together.
Do you remember the first song you ever made as a group? How was the process like?
A song called Rest Easy but it isn’t online. Really cool song… haha
What has been your biggest challenge?The biggest challenge I would say is getting your name out there. Being creatives and then putting on our business hat, then back to creative is a lot to take on. I would say getting our music heard has been the hardest, trying to find the right demographic, the right shows, the right outlets to promote our music.

What have been the biggest highlights?

Finishing and releasing our EP and getting the single “So Gone” played on BBC 1XTRA

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

Greatest thing would be being able to create something you love. Something I would change is coming across people who I feel aren’t transparent and honest. I feel these are sometimes individuals in the greatest positions to change an artists position. You would want honesty and a straight answer.

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

Our first song was featured on a pot noodle advert

What has been your strangest celebrity encounter?

We remixed Mark Ronson “stop me” and I met him two days after at a party. Broke it down to him and he was very approachable and wanted to hear it. He gave me his email and up until this day we have yet to send it to him hahaha.


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

Pharell Williams, and probably say fam tbh there’s the fridge bro… I ain’t cooking nothing bro but make yourself at home.

What has been a seminal experience for you?

Seeing people like our music. Gravitate to it and spread it around. That gives a creative a lot of energy.

Is there a particular song or musical passage that never fails to move you emotionally?

Hmmm, I would say gospel, Any style of music I would say that is honest and truthful. You can always tell when your listening.

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

Song, Outkast hey yeah!! I think is incredible always makes you smile. , book the bible. Pretty cool book. Movies, paid in full I’ve watched like 10 times. TV shows mmmm Fresh Prince of bel air.

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

Travis Scott – antidote
Drake – any drake song tbh
N.E.R.D – Provider
2pac – letter to my unborn
Miguel – Sky Walker

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

Instagram – @Raylomusic and official website.

Keep Up with RAYLOSoundcloud | Facebook | Spotify | Instagram
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Jenny Kwon & G Zoom craft a soothing single titled "Explain Myself" • Word Is Bond

The duo of singer Jenny Kwon and producer G Zoom team up for their new collaborative single titled “Explain Myself”. The bright, vibrant record is a smooth blend of many genres ranging from Hip Hop, Pop, jazz and RnB. Let’s start with the groovy soundscape crafted by G Zoom which is quite rich and layered with many engaging elements from groovy hiphop drums, smooth guitars, and soulful keys. Vocally Jenny Kwon definitely sounds at home over the alluring soundscape as she delivers a very expressive and enthralling vocal performance from start to finish.


Jenny’s bio:

Pursuing music was an easy and obvious choice for South Korean singer-songwriter, Jenny Kwon. Growing up in a household heavily influenced by all kinds of music-with her father being a professional opera singer, and her mother tuning pianos as a side job-opened up Kwon’s eyes to a world she would grow up to love chasing after. This young LA-based vocalist currently attends the Musicians Institute in Hollywood as a vocal performance major. Constantly writing songs for herself and other artists, Jenny is enthusiastic about collaborating with other artists and learning more about music everyday. She is heavily influenced by R&B and Pop artists like Emily King, Ariana Grande, and Mac Ayres.

G Zoom’s bio:

Born in Winchester, but based out of Los Angeles, Grayson Szumilas became Chillwave DJ and producer, G Zoom. Growing up in Maine, and with the passing of his mother, Szumilas needed an escape from all of the negativity happening in his life and the world around him. Once moved into Los Angeles, he went out to discover more influential sounds and applied them to his latest work. Ethereal soundscapes, driven bass, and the combination of ambient and hip hop can all be found in his hits such as “Celly Juke” and “Space Kool-Aid.” G Zoom went on to create music that doesn’t abide to the “standard” rules of electronic music—but rather breaks them in order to become its own unique and sensual experience that transports you into another realm.



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TOP 10 SUBMISSIONS Episode 1 November, 2018 • Word Is Bond

We are still dedicated to showcasing the best tracks/videos from the underground by searching far and wide in order to bring you our weekly list. It’s a tough job as we sift through a ton of high-quality tracks just to settle for just 5 so we switched it up so now we curating the Top 10 Submissions. Now that is what we call dedication, so sit back relax and get familiar with these acts.
Remember, don’t forget to support them by sharing their works.

Indie act Made By Dubs pushes the envelope with his poignant lyrics and minimalistic productions. On his new song/video “Hollow”, he shows just how indie he can get as he dwells on his quirks and talents while ignorinng the naysayers.





Indie RnB act Scooty delivers a heartfelt record titled “The Difference” which shows her unique rap influenced style.  Her vocal style and demeanor exude a solid blend of neo-soul, alternative RnB and hip-hop.

Produced by West Coast artist TOPE (Slum Village, Blu, Gift Of Gab) “The Difference” is gritty yet smooth all the same time, drenched with bass and well-placed guitar licks. Marking the first official single from their upcoming album, Scooty and TOPE give us just a taste of the possibilities of where this collaboration can go on “The Difference,” leaving listeners hitting rewind by the time the track ends. With only a handful of releases under her belt, it’s only a matter of time before Scooty in on the worldwide R&B radar. Get it on Tidal







Octavio Herrera aka OCTAVIO looks at his personal mistakes on his new track “Karma”. The laid-back, solemn track is personal and shows how OCTAVIO staggers between regret and an unapologetic celebration of the baggage from his past. 


Westcoast group  Grand Opus team up with the legendary Buckshot on the hard-hitting banger titled “The Drug”. Not to get it misconstrued, the title of the record is a metaphor for the truest drug the group is addicted to, which is music.

This is the second single from their upcoming LP “High Power” coming out December 7th, 2018.



MC/activist Mona Haydar delivers an uplifting record with an apt titled “Lifted”. Armed with a laid-back vocal tone and vivid lyrics, she paints a picture of pain, hope and strength over the solemn soundscape.

“Lifted” is taken from her debut EP Barbarican . The Brooklyn based rapper is all about togetherness and empowerment on the track as she concludes “…the song is about lifting each other up in our times of sorrow and be there for each other in our times of joy.”

She found viral success with her empowering debut single   Hijabi, which Billboard named it one of 2017’s top protest songs and 25 top feminist anthems of all time.



London-based Swiss producer Gaspar Narby teams up with British songwriter LEES on his new cut titled “Words Of July”. The love-laden record is the perfect bit of romantic summer nostalgia, with crisp beats, gorgeous guest vocals, and R&B flair. He is currently studying Popular Music at Goldsmiths’ College, University of London.


Landry M drops new single “Happy Man” off his debut album. The solemn cut is heartfelt and poignant from start to finish.

Born in 1995 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Landry M lived in France and Belgium before relocating in the United States in 2013 to start his career. After working on his own music, Landry M released his debut EP ‘Confident’ in September 2016.



Joe P. the MC dwells on the 2018 elections and gives his own 2 cents on the matter. The song “politics” has a mellow, solemn soundscape which fits Joe’s cynnical view on the current political situation and then some.



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Eman Get Dough – “Pray” (Video)

Catching a wave at the top of 2018 with his previous release, “Digital Dash”. Miami, Florida rising star Eman Get Dough continues to build his stock with the release of his fast cars, fast money, flashy lifestyle new video, titled, “Pray”. “Pray” is lead single off his latest effort, Under the Influence.

Linking up with talented director Benny Flash (Dthree & Speedy), Eman takes us through a day in the life filled with valuable lessons about hustling, dealing with life’s hardships, and surviving on these hot Miami streets. Eman Get Dough exhibits formidable lyricism on the track with catchy hook, dirty south lingo, and good-time metaphors. A great start to persuade newfound fans to stream the new project from the up-and-coming artist.

“Pray” is available now for streaming on all major streaming platforms. Follow Eman Get Dough on Instagram for more updates.

Follow Eman Get Dough on Twitter: @EmanGetDough

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