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.
Video: Joey Duz f/ Thirstin Howl III - "Graff Heaven (Remix)"
Paying homage to Graffiti Writers worldwide, Joey Duz - Graff Heaven (Remix) (feat. Thirstin Howl III) produced by Shottie. Video shot on location in Wynwood, Miami. Be on the look out for a new Joey Duz project coming soon on 95Labs.