Thursday, April 17, 2014
The talented R&B songstress Vanessa Elisha is one of the few artists I have come across that I can honestly say is going to have the industry heads taking notice if they haven't already. Vanessa and her producer GXNXVS returns with their hot new single "Midnight Swim." Read more about Vanessa in this interview I did with her HERE.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
It's inspiring to hear great production such as this from producer Ayatollah. Elementality Productions presents the new album from Ayatollah titled "Be Real Black For Me." This project features guest vocalists from Grammy award winning singer Anthony Hamilton, Wu Tang's Inspectah Deck, Silent Knight and Jared Sanders. Purchase "Be Real Black For Me" on ITUNES.
Brooklyn veteran emcee Shabaam Sahdeeq prepares for his fifth album titled "Keepers Of The Lost Art" which features production from DJ Dister, Res Nullius, Ran Reed, DJ Ready Cee, DJ Skizz to name a few. The LP also features guest appearances from Tragedy Khadafi, REKS, Wais P, Sha Stimuli, F.T. Skyzoo, Spit Gemz and more. Shabaam's new LP will become available April 22nd on ITUNES and the CD version will be available May 13th on BELOW SYSTEM. Peep the tracklisting below.
01. Keepers Of The Lost Art (prod. by Res Nullius)
02. Conceited Confidence (prod. by Ran Reed) 03. Playing Games (prod. by Lewis Parker)
04. Speak Truth (feat. Reks & Kamala) [prod. by DJ Ready Cee]
05. Walk With the Light (prod. by Lewis Parker)
06. That Dope (feat. Wais P & Sha Stimuli) [prod. by DJ Skizz]
07. Hardbody & Heavy (feat. Half A Brick, EastKoast & DJ Dister) [prod. by Lewis Parker]
08. Tranquilo (prod. by Harry Fraud)
09. Grown Man Hustle (feat. Eric Rico) [prod. by Lewis Parker]
10. The Come Back Kid (feat. Skyzoo and F.T.) [prod. By DJ Skizz]
11. Seasons Change (prod. by Lewis Parker)
12. City of Fame (feat. Mic Handz) [prod. by Teike van Baden]
13. He Who Dares (feat. Lewis Parker) [prod. by Lewis Parker]
14. Fall In Line (prod. by DJ Wonder)
15. O.G. Certified (feat. Tragedy Khadafi & DJ Ready Cee) [prod. by Lewis Parker]
16. Done It All (feat. Bekay) [prod. by DJ Dister]
17. Relax (Remix) [prod. by DJ Dister]
18. Energon 2 (feat. Spit Gemz & DJ Dister) [prod. by One Take]
19. Honor Me Now (Remix) [prod. by Science of Vinyl Villains]
20. U Don’t Want None (feat. General DV) [prod. by AlterBeats] Bonus Tracks (Digital Only):
21. Cut From a Different Cloth (feat. Hakim) [prod. by Donald Robinson Cole the 3rd]
22. Do You (prod. by DJ Spinna)
23. Motion Picture (prod. by DJ Spinna)
Hip Hop has always been about artists being competitive and bragging about how they are the best in the game. In a recent interview with the NY Daily News, Pap declared that he is lyrically better than Jay-Z. Pap elaborated his views on Vlad TV as he also stated artists such as Nas, Kool G Rap, Biggie, Big Daddy Kane, Tupac and KRS-ONE are true lyricists and he doesn't put Jay-Z in that category. Do you agree with Papoose that he is better than Jay-Z?