Chicago native "Kelsey" (accepted to be on NBC's “The Voice”, made it to American Idol 2012 top 100) is breaking ground as a vocalist with a truly original sound that crosses genres and is creating a lot of buzz with plays and interviews on major radio stations including Kiss FM. Currently, Kelsey is working with production team Force One Seven/ Na'el Shehade (credits on Kanye's "Cruel Summer") on her new EP set to release November 14 called "A Delightful Sadness".
Classic production, comedic skits, conscious lyrics & a raw essence are the foundations that this mix tape was built on.
VISUAL has been releasing independent music since 2001, gaining international recognition, most recently touring the South of France and after a studio hiatus from 2010 to 2012; he reintroduces himself to the people with Hello Hip Hop. From the socially conscious Marvin Michael & Stevie, Chicago Daze and Karma to the laid back Nothing to it and God Given; to the comedic moments on tracks like Pimps Don’t Run & Swag, Hello Hip Hop gives the listener a diverse vibe. The mix tape is filled with intelligence, angst, confidence & humor and you will walk away feeling the passion, joy and pain in VISUAL’s music.
A couple months back, Karen Civil visited the New Jersey based super group Trillogy at a studio in midtown NYC; as the group were recording new music. They sat down for an interview and discussed everything from their humble beginnings, the formation of the group, music placements, up and coming projects and to also let you into their world, that is Trillogy.
"Girls All Around" is a track inspired by the classic dancehall sound which invaded New York City in the early to mid 90's. The rudeboy hook, as well as the title, fully explains what the song is about but it's still all Hip-Hop though, with a hard knocking beat and rhymes that make this one a late entry contender for a summer anthem. The track is already starting to ring off in the clubs and dancehalls and is anticipated to become a DJ and fan favorite.
Video - Serius Jones Conquers Charlie Clips on SmackHD
Courtesy Dove @ Tygereye.
Here is this crazy URL / SmackHD video from Jones' winning lyrical battle against Charlie Clips. The video has received nearly a quarter million views in less than two days, so find out what all the fuss is about if you haven't seen the action yet!
Video: Skiff - Van Wilder (Single From Wyclef's New Artist)
Courtesy Amanda B.
Skiff is a young emcee from San Francisco, CA. After collaborating with Wyclef a few years ago, Clef took him on board as one of the first artists on his newly-launched All Handz On Deck record label. These days Skiff has been hard at work in the studio in New York City prepping new music for his debut release on the label, and "Van Wilder" serves as the first offering from what Skiff has been preparing.
Today feels heavier than most. For those of you who don't know, today is the 2nd year death anniversary of my friend and one of my biggest inspirations: Micheal "Eyedea" Larsen. To honor this day, I've released the first song from my upcoming album Flowers for my Father. The video is called Micheal and you can view it here.