Video: Pep Love - "Can't Nobody Do It Like Us" Ft. Opio
Courtesy Audible Treats.
"We're originators over here; they're followers!" exclaims Tajai at the beginning of the video for Pep Love's "Can't Nobody Do It Like Us," the latest single from his forthcoming album Rigmarole, which will be released March 6th. For Pep, one of the founding members of the legendary Hieroglyphics, being an originator is as much of a statement about his past as his present, as he and the rest of his Hiero crew continue to be trailblazers and trendsetters for independent hip-hop artists.
They used to be called haters. The people who push their own sense of self loathing and misery on you, telling you that what you pursue is not attainable, that you will amount to nothing. They can be peers, enemies, friends, family even the media. J. Pinder and Bay Area MC Mistah F.A.B. tackle them head on in Pinder's newest cut "Dream Killers" and dodge every countermove of those shifty killers with ease.
New Orleans-based emcees Harn SOLO and Lyriqs da Lyraciss present the Ben Simmons-directed music video for "The Grind", the title track from their collaboration album, produced largely by NOLA HipHop Award-winning producer Pro Prospek. SOLO has three albums under his belt - The Awakening, SOLO 3.0 and Reaching Higher, and has collaborated with NOLA talent like Dappa, Cracktracks and Nadiyah Skyy.
Lyriqs has opened onstage for Raekwon, Mickey Factz, Tyga, Stalley, Mac Miller, and the duo recently opened for the Wu-Tang Clan. The album track "Wild West" features 2011 NOLA HipHop Award Album Of The Year winner Lyrikill, who says "this Solo & Lyriqs album is the heat rock. One of the best together projects I've heard in a minute." Of the project, SOLO says "Knowing I have friends as talented as Lyriqs and Pro Prospek, I had to record #TheGrind album. Even if I didn't have enough time or money, I was going to find a way to make it happen."
Video: Gel Roc - "Why's Are Real" (dir. Isaac Klotz)
Courtesy Abolano Records.
Gel Roc "Beautiful Tragedy", is an accurate prosopography of his recent works over the past couple of years. A solid collective of ideas, raps, and storied songs with production from Xczircles; cuts and sound selections by DJ Drez. This album features sixteen tracks with additional contributions from Abstract Rude, Aceyalone, Awol One, Ecid, Mestizo, Open Mike Eagle, and many more.