Macklemore "Borrows Inspiration" from Harlem’s Indie Rapper Nene Fresco
Artists inspire artists #facts. Artists “borrow” from other artists #SadFacts (when credit is not given). But when a major artist steals from a hard-working indie artist with no label budget who pays for all of his studio time and video productions out-of-pocket #NowThatSomeBullShit! Rapper Macklemore is known for his original and cool videos. Interestingly enough, Macklemore credits himself as the writer, director and producer of his latest visual “White Walls” however, after watching the music video “Torero” by Harlem’s indie rapper Nene Fresco, released exactly one year before Macklemore’s “White Walls”, it is hard not to wonder if Macklemore should have in fact credited Nene Fresco for his original idea. Of course, art is subjective, so we’ll let you be the judge…
Note: [Nene Fresco released the “Torero” music video exactly one year before Macklemore released “White Walls”. Torero was the single for Nene Fresco’s mixtape “Across The Border”]
Amor Jones (@AmorJones) returns with the accompanying visuals for "Money 2 Make," which features West Covina, CA MC Hawdwerk (@BlueCollarWerk), while production is tackled by Missouri-based beatsmith D-Pro (@DProBeats). "Money 2 Make" is a track about trying to balance life while still taking care of your responsibilities and chasing your dreams.
Video: Ceasrock - "Mook Life Pt. 1" (Smoking Weed Outside)
Courtesy Gold Club.
Canadian emcee Ceasrock drops off a super dope stop motion video off his upcoming Zero Gravity LP. The track, which Ceasrock wrote AFTER seeing the visual, was produced and mixed by 514INDORECORDZ. All the pictures in the video taken by Mook Life and the video was edited by Craeon. Check it out below and tune in for more new music coming soon!
Video: Durty Kash x Z-Ro x Young Lace - "I'm Just a Playa"
Courtesy Nancy B.
Houston, TX ~ Back in March when this song first dropped, Spin Magazine listed it in their 'Rap Songs of the Week' list; calling it "The Screwston underground version of Ace Hood's 'Bugatti......" There's nothing underground about this visual though. It's a full-on luxury showcase with not a rented item in sight; well, except perhaps for the ladies.
Brooklyn native Gliffics continues his four part video series, debuting the visuals for his second track "Move" from his eponymous EP. The self-produced track fast forwards where "We Take The Night" left off, as Gliffics takes us out of the drop top and onto the dance floor.
Georgia native Khalif Da Menace offers a refreshing approach to the music video for "Call Me Menace" as he takes us on a tour through his hometown Old 4th Ward, Atlanta with the song serving as the soundtrack. Khalif is currently working hard on his anticipated project Russian Roulette.
Video: Akir "New York" (A Court Dunn "One Shot" Video)
Courtesy Matt B.
The Plan promises to make 2013 a huge year for Akir as he says “this album has another level of music presence, taking my pre-existing formula to a larger audience. My first-project, Street Edition, was for the streets, but now I am aiming for the world”! Today, Akir & Court Dunn release the latest installment of Court Dunn’s “One Shot” video series “New York,” taken from Akir’s Focus EP.
It's time for another new edition of The Hip-Hop Shop. Episode #238 is our new interview with Brown Bag AllStars super producer The Audible Doctor! His latest song with Onyx' own Fredro Starr "Everyday Hell" can be heard on the Grand Theft Auto V mixtape. Visit AudibleDoctor to check out all of his work. Thanks for listening and remember to share the show with a friend and tell them to check it out every Tuesday on RapReviews.com!