He "came to rock", and proceeds to do so. Through the muck and mire, a head strong motive combined with "don't stop presure" emerges from the "dence cloud of BS hanging of Hip Hop music". The name Dex aka "Riff Raff McGriff is sure to strike a cored in the soul of champions world wide with the raw sounds of grimy beats inspired by electrifying lyrics. Another Oxnard, CA addition to the underground world of Hip Hop to cosign on the frequently stated quote "there's something in the water in Oxnard."
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Chicago artist VISUAL has released the next song in his Chicago Hip Hop history series. Sponsored by the good people at Community Service Records, Fakeshoredrive & Ynotmydream. This is episode 2.5 & it is produced by Loose Cannon. In this episode VISUAL takes a different aproach & gives you some background on what was going on in his personal life during the events that were described on episode 2.
BMore's Don Streat unites with Australia's M-Phazes for "Heat Rocks", a certified banger that undoubtedly lives up to the track title. DJ Irie & DJ Kid Cut share hook duties by lacing a scratch chorus that puts the track over the top. This track is featured off Don Streat's FreEP Theory Pt. 2 which is now available. Stay tuned for Don's forthcoming LP Suicide Bars and be sure to check out the Ditcher2Productions (D2P) Remix of "Heat Rocks" which is also available as a free download.
"Pure Imagination" written and produced by Richie Cunning. Richie goes in sampling the soundtrack classic of the same name for this 64 bar, day dream escapade. Sit back and enjoy the latest from one of San Francisco's finest proving creativity and dopeness can occupy the same space.
Today marks Mello Music Group's wide release of Oddisee's newest project Odd Seasons, which is now available in both digital and CD format with vinyl on the way! The project is composed of four seasonal EPs as one 31 track edition. The Washington DC emcee/producer has grown more confident and relaxed with each release, crafting a distinct brand of Hip Hop. Last week we opened the campaign for Odd Seasons with an ode to Prince Georges County that debuted in The LA Times: This week, Oddisee takes listeners on another sonic excursion.
You Don't Close Your Eyes is about the dynamics of a relationship turned cold. Clever wordplay and an effortless cadence propel this insightful tale of domestic apathy, which finds Oddisee questioning what changed in his relationship: "restaurant parking lots seem like the spot in the plot where you like to talk a lot, where it used to be the spot in the plot where the windows was steamed because the heat coming off was hot." Also along for the ride is frequent collaborator/keyboardist, Ralph Real, whose tenor adds an emotional intensity that helps accentuate the frustrations of unrequited love.
Oddisee has sharpened his technique to a refined point. Teeming with layers, heartfelt chords flutter from the piano forming inverted triads. Smooth drums and thick, rubbery basslines lend themselves to the mood, subtly moving and shifting as the track builds up steam. Crisp strings bring it all to a pleasant musical crest. Oddisee's production is charged with the kind of craftsmanship that's easily digested, yet brimming with complexity for those eager to dive beneath the surface.