Mike Check's Stars, Dreams & Elbow Grease Release Party Recap
Courtesy Jasmina C.
When in the music industry, it is often difficult to identify yourself from others. Everyone seems to always be moving in the same direction and most don't find the courage to step out of line. But with rapper, Mike Check, he has continuously proven the difference in the music that he creates and the night of his EP release party, he proved that all over again.
D.Chamberz latest project #LOVELIFE has been creating some noteworthy buzz around NYC. Today D.Chamberz drops the third single from that project, titled "What's It Gon Be". With this track D.Chamberz gives his listeners another side of the mixtape. "What's It Gon Be" features SmokeGang Mac and is produced by R.T. Productions. Be sure to download #LOVELIFE, available exclusively on DatPiff.com. Also check out the BTS footage from D.Chamberz second single "CAN'T BUY LOVE" below.
This week instead of a new audio single, we are dropping a music video from the Brother Jones album that released this past December. Brother Jones; the Las Vegas duo; I.C. Jonez and Doc Jones take an old school Hip Hop vibe and flip it with some gospel lyrics.
The video, directed by Camacho of Flawless Visuals, was shot in New London, a grimy, freezing spot where barren streets and a chilling climate lend to the viciousness and energy of the track. “Everything ties into the song,” says Hayze, “because the song’s about how life is hard all the time but you gotta keep it pushing.” With a treatment from Apathy, the video shows the two rappers, despite the generational difference, coming together to represent their shared Connecticut roots. "It's special just knowing that I have a video with Apathy,” said Hayze. "That’s huge for a kid from a small town."
I Don't Camouflage f/ EvitaN (Dres of Black Sheep + Jarobi)
I Don't Camouflage sat down with EvitaN (Dres from Black Sheep & Jarobi from A Tribe Called Quest) one night during the rehearsal with their band at Shinobi NInja studio in Manhattan. Check out how the two compliment each other and why Dres describes Jarobi as Jordan.
A true artist at heart, KTSB perfectly represents the new vanguard of hip hop - positive, clever, hyper literate and professional. While constantly striving to improve himself, this socially progressive youth makes a valiant effort to channel his past, the tumultuous televised present, and his foreseen future, to change the lives of audiences of all ages in the world around him through his artistry.
This album is my third release and is available for Free Download on bandcamp, and I'd love to have your support on it! It's full of deep bars (and some feel-good-dont-give-a-fuck bars as well), an eclectic mix of hard-hitting beats, and a host of dope features!
Audio: Kidd Called Quest Presents - The Teamsterz "L.O.U.D."
Courtesy Lamar J.
The Rochester, NY based producer Kidd Called Quest has been generating a strong buzz amongst the East Coast hip-hop community not only because of his dope beats, but also because of his relentless attack on the streets and online.