As current fashion is an almost exact emulation of the past, it is important to understand where we came from. As part of an ongoing series, The Vintage Frames Company calls on Hip-Hop legends to take us on a journey through what was the history of eyewear in their eyes. On this episode, join DJ Jazzy Jeff as we explore his personal connection with eyewear, and the importance of eyewear in Hip-Hop.
Late last month, Atlanta rapper Tez McClain released his new EP, Scoundrel. The project, a 10-track effort that features the likes of E-40, Erk Tha Jerk, HBK Skipper, along with production from Zaytoven and Natural Disaster has since been hailed as McClain's most aggressive and unrelenting work to date, and since release McClain has announced plans to release a string of videos from the project. Up first, earlier this month, came the clip for "By Any Means," and today, premiered in conjunction with VEVO and VIBE, is Tez McClain's video for lead single "Flick'n."
Los Angeles, Calif. - After some time away tending to family and personal priorities, Element Rhymes plans for a triumphant return to the mic and stage.
Element is currently in production for his newest EP Crowned King, dropping April 15th 2013, which includes guest spots by Scavie Scoobs of Custom Made, Mickie Ryan, and Lo Diggs (aka The Landlord of R&B). The soon-to-be-released project is Element’s third with production partner Abstrakt Soundz of JAB Productions.
While on hiatus, Element found himself taking his personal struggles and life experiences as an opportunity to explore a deeper spiritual path in his music. Asked why he’s back, Element Rhymes emphatically states “I’m back to finish the legacy I started…to bring next level artistry to the game.”
About Element Rhymes
Element Rhymes is a product of the local music scene. Born in Los Angeles, CA and raised in a musical household, Element has always explored his psyche through poetry, writing, and persistent rapping. As early as 2001, Element was making his presence known in the L.A. underground hip hop scene by freestyling and battling at every event he could attend. His career exploits include competing in the World Rap Championships (WRC), where he competed against some of the best emcees around; forming Custom Made with best friends Scavie Scoobs, Six, Aneek, and Bluff; as well as signing record deals with BabyGrande Records and later Rawkus Records. For Element’s debut solo project, he partnered with producer and friend Abstrakt Soundz, with whom he would later team up for JAB Productions. Element’s current music projects can be found at http://elementrhymes.tumblr.com/ .
I think everybody knows somebody that acts all cool when people are in their presence but as soon as they're out of sight they have nothing good to say, right? Well here is my latest visual, a viral video for the single off my new album, The Making of Ramses - available 4/15. This joint is to let those people know hey.... "I B Knowin".