We have taken you to New York, “the Birth place of hip hop”, a few times for ‘Da’ What is Hip Hop? but now we are taking you to where the founders of hip hop got their ideas! Jamaica. If hip hop was born in New York, it was conceived in Jamaica. Five Steez is an emcee from Kingston trying to rep hip hop to fullest in a country where Reggae and Dancehall rule. He listened to all of the classic hip hop that put hip hop on the map, both within America and abroad, but living in Jamaica, Five Steez took to the online community far before so many of us did. This is a really interesting read about growing up a hip hop fan when those around you are not. Hip hop provided a community of sorts of Five Steez and also isolated him in a way too.
Remember rapper Mr. Malik from Illegal? Of course we do! But when asked about his sidekick, people instantly think of Jamal ("Fades 'em All"). What most don't know is that the rapper honed his skills working with a young female emcee, Carolina Dirty, who ripped through the State of South Carolina as a kid. Rumor has it that over the years Carolina Dirty rose to fame with potential deals with Left Eye (TLC) and a very close signing with Mr.Malik via Death Row Records.
Now in 2013 Carolina Dirty reenters the game with the help of the Dynamic Duo, Spectac & Amiri (HiPNOTT Records). Carolina Dirty brings a raw edge to the music with rhymes that go straight for the juggular. The EP titled New Girl In Town is just a sample of the full-length (titled STILLATIT/ Still At It) being positioned for release later this year. If this EP is any testament to what's in store, the wait will definitely be worth it! Songs like "Good Neighbor" (produced by Amiri and featuring her brother Spectac) and "22:16" (produced by TrOy) will have any head looking over the horizon for what's next to come from this phenomenal emcee. Get ready Hip Hop world... there really is a New Girl in Town!
Element Rhymes has returned with a visual to the popular single, "Who 2 Trust in LA" . Featuring production by the popular British muscian/producer Bonobo The song has been spreading through the web like wild fire recently. Check out the visual brought to you by Element Rhymes.
Philadelphia Composer/Producer ANTMAN WONDER steps from behind the scenes of collaborating with the likes of Justice League, Statik Selektah, The Olympicks, and more to bring us this originally composed piece entitled "Sleeping Giant 2" featuring the talents of acclaimed Brooklyn lyricist SKYZOO and the voice, DAYNA WATKINS.
LaRon Bishop has started his My Life Vlog Series and in the first episode he is at the supposed shoot for his latest video "Jezebel" and LaRon and M3 are punked when they are given the wrong video vixen for the shoot. At the end they also have a random discussion about Muslims and pork which is quite hilarious. Powered by The Rebel Society.
D. Allie here once again and this time I'm contacting you on behalf of my brother in the music thing, Eddie Logix. If this is not your first email rodeo, so to speak, you would be aware that the homie Eddie stays very active musically. On this go round Eddie reconfigures Lykke Li tracks to rhyme over with the help of a few friends.