Video: MC Shan on Doing Drugs But Never Being Addicted, Watching Friends Die
Vlad: In the above clip from MC Shan's interview with VladTV, MC Shan tells Vlad about his experience living through the "Crack Era." Shan says he never sold drugs or went to rehab, but he had friends, "Getting shot on the block, going to jail, still in jail to this day." He also goes on to blast corrupt pharmaceutical execs that go unpunished while a crack dealer on the street gets 20 years for trying to feed his or her family. Vlad and Shan also talk about the destructive Rockefeller Drug laws and Shan's personal experience with drug use.
SAS: Traditional Island rhythm incorporated with a gallant pop ballad & a splash of Hip Hop add to this melting pot of musical harmony. Good music + a positive message, a rarity in this age of turn-up & narcissistic popular-ism, Melody Renee is sure to get your mind, body & soul writhing.
Video: Sampha - "No One Knows Me (Like the Piano)" on Jimmy Fallon
Biz 3: Check out Sampha performing his new single "No One Knows Me (Like The Piano)" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night. The track comes off his debut solo album Process due February 3rd via Young Turks.
Mixtape: Polo500 & Big Dawg Tayo - "On My Way 2 Texaco"
DMV: Polo500 (@The_RealPolo500) and Big Dawg Tayo (@BigDawg_Tayoo) just dropped a dope new mixtape on us, "On My Way 2 Texaco". Packed with 19 tracks of heat, they have a sound that can be played anywhere. One listen to the project and it is clear to envision big things coming for the two of them in 2017 and beyond!
PMS: Boston Bred Rapper Mr. Flex feeds the streets his latest single "Buy back the plug" (Featuring Los), With this new banger the "Boss up Entertainment" CEO Demonstrates his money hungry ambition and Combines it with a dope Spanish flow from Los.
DM360: Ran Reed is strong-arming 2017 with the impending release of his new compilation LP, Still Commanding Respect, that he’s promoting today with a double-feature video for standout tracks “Pathetic M.C.’s” and “Doo Doo.”
A.R.: I wanted to send you new music from Portland artist Quiz Zilla and his super catchy/dope new single Wolf In Sheep's Clothing. This is Quiz's first release in a while after stepping away to rebrand himself.
Quiz Zilla - Wolf In Sheep's Clothing (Prod by BLUMAGIC)