There has been a lot of talk about Black ownership and financial freedom sparked from the Damon Dash interview he did on The Breakfast Club. It set off a firestorm on social media some people being inspired and some comical moments with the hashtag #TweetLikeDameDash. With all of that said Dame brought up some good topics and Dr Boyce Watkins helped to bring some perspective to the conversation. He has a PhD in finance and owns his own business Financial Juneteenth. Dr Boyce discussed obstacles like Racism & White Supremacy that play a part in blacks becoming financially independent. He does not make excuses though and agrees with Dame Dash in regards to Black Men & Women having the be their own Boss mindset. Overall it is a great discussion between Angela Yee, Envy, Charlagmagne & Dr Boyce Watkins a breath of fresh air rather than mindless gossip talk.
There has been a lot of talk lately about the word Nigga, Nigger, the N word whatever you want to call it. Discussions have been taken place on cable channels with whites and blacks discussing who can use the word what context it should be used in etc. Not to mention recent chants by college fraternity students at the University of Oklahoma where they made disgusting derogatory chants about hanging black people from trees. Well Zo Williams took the time on his Zo What show to tackle the word from the inside out. He went back to the true origin of the word and discussed ways that we have given it power and other ways where we might not know the power the word holds. Zo also had his co host Geoff Brown, along with guests Bobby Glanton, Corey Holcomb, and Freez Luv. I think you will be informed and surprised after watching this thought provoking episode.
Well it is finally happening the long awaited feature length film of Entourage is coming to theaters June 2015. The movie is based on the hit series that was on HBO with all of the guys Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Jerry Ferrara, Kevin Dillon and Jeremy Piven from the original show. For years after the series ended on cable a movie was rumored but never materialized but it is really going to happen. Here is the first trailer and it should entice you to hit the theaters in June. So if you watched the series back in the day Entourage was known for their guest cameos and the movie keeps that tradition. There are guest spots from all walks of life in the entertainment world Sports, Comedy, Film, Music, and Acting. Let me just give you a quick rundown of some of the names Calvin Harris, Jessica Alba, Russell Wilson, Liam Neeson, Ronda Rousey, Pharrell, Andrew Dice Clay, Warren Buffee, Tom Brady, and T.I. With this being the first trailer I am sure that many more cameos will be in the film as well. So get ready we might have our first Summer Blockbuster of 2015!
Brand new banger from the one & only Sean Price!! True to the title of the song, the Brooklyn-Duck Down representer drops this ill composition ‘4 No Reason.’ It’s so dope you just may want to smack someone in the face ‘4 No Reason’. In case you missed it, Sean Price dropped another joint called ‘Go Rambo’ earlier this month too that we included in the post below. Keep it coming P!!!
When it comes to the Beatz & Lyrics show that rocks on Saturday nights on AB+L Radio and Monday nights on DASH Radio the music is bumping, the jokes are being said, but it’s almost always in studio. Here is your chance to watch the guys having a good time outside the confines of the station. So ArtByOdell & Jayforce brought along the talented James Lewis and his camera to show the people how they get down. The fellas hit popular Edgewood Ave and run into all kind of movers and shakers here in Atlanta. Like James from WhyCauseIcan.com , Sean Falyon , Rogue Dynamo , Christina Lee , Jeff Blactracks , and many more. Make sure you follow the fellas on social media @Artbyodell @Jayforce @The7odTwiceBorn @IamJamesLewis & @BeatzLyricsATL to find out what they have going. More videos to come!
“Following the recent release of his well-received album ‘CARPE DIEM,’ Tona continues its successful campaign by releasing a video for the second officially single, “Show Me Some Love.” On the heels of his Juno nomination with Naturally Born Strangers, Tona once again teams up with follow nominee Rich Kidd who not only offers parting words on the single, but also its boisterous production. Directed by Zac Facts, the video serves as an extension of his previously released “Long Winded Road,” and gives viewers a look at his struggle with rediscovering that passion for authentic music.”
DOWNLOAD: TONA – CARPE DIEM (ALBUM)
The Beatz & Lyrics Show is on tonight on DASH RADIO at 8pm EST / 5pm PST with Jayforce & DJ Rasta Root on the 1s & 2s. Follow all of the Beatz & Lyrics Show squad including Odell & Twice Born on all of our media affliated platforms if you don’t have DASH RADIO already, go ahead to listen online at DASHRADIO.COM and get the FREE DASH RADIO app below!
Detroit is known for their Soulful Acts who make Soulful music. This testament is not only for the Motown days you could attribute it to the current acts making Hip Hop from that 313. Black Milk is a MC/Producer who is keeping up this tradition I guess? Okay there is no reason to guess that is just the name of this new hot track Black has dropped “I Guess” that exhibits his skills as a dope emcee and producer. Right now Black Milk is on tour with the live band Nat Turner and he will be in Atlanta March 23rd be sure to check back to the site for some exclusive material & footage!
“No Room for Actors, Coons, or Rap Vultures. No room to act, I’m giving you back dosage of bedroom walls with rap posters.” – Black Milk
The 1978ers, made up of yU the emcee & Slimkat the producer, bring you the latest visuals for their track “Far” off of their People of Today album. The humble King yU spits lyrics that promote spreading love, embracing our unique creativity, and the idea of universal understanding through the metaphor of space and it’s vast beautiful wonder. Slimkat orchestrates the beat and director Jay Brown brings this all to life. Guest vocals by B. jamelle and you have a quality piece of production. If you like what you see and hear make sure you pick up the full length project from the link below.
DOWNLOAD: THE 1978ERS – PEOPLE OF TODAY (ALBUM)
Meek Mill’s reworking of Raekwon of the Wu-Tang Clan’s 1995 classic banger ‘Ice Cream’ is outstanding to me. The North Philly kid murders this new freestyle with his extraordinary ability to ride, bounce, & flow over the track with relative ease lyrically. His agility in flowing over this flipped track produced by fellow Pennsylvania native Jahlil Beats is as dope a combo as Cake & Ice cream, Peanut Butter & Jelly, and…..Well you get the picture. Just a perfect combination of ‘Beatz & Lyrics’. I love playing this joint on my radio show. If you still can’t picture it after hearing it then the people over at XXL directed this new video in Atlanta for you to see the vision a little clearer. Check out the brand new video for the ‘ICE CREAM FREESTYLE’ above but with a minor change as this time Meek Mill brings along his slimmed down Maybach Music Bawse Ricky Rozay to add
some bars a few ad-libs & grunts.
So let’s take an accomplished visual artist & pair him up with a high level music producer then add an award winning filmmaker to capture them visually. What I have described is Goldi Gold (Artist), Lex Boogie (Producer), and Will Feagins Jr (Film Maker) who created a video promo for the track “Thirsty” off the forthcoming project “The Path” that will be featured on Working Class Music Group imprint. If this video promo is any indication then we should expect some great things from this project!
The Phife Sports Network (PSN): Phife Dawg Narrates & Provides Game Analysis of Toronto Raptors vs. Los Angeles Clippers in Mini-Documentary (Video)
In case some of you may not be aware, Phife Dawg of the legendary rap group A Tribe Called Quest has been very active & vocal in sports for quite a number of years. In recent years he has appeared on ESPN, ESPN2, & various sportstalk radio programs around the country giving his opinion on everything from the NBA, NFL, NCAA College Basketball & more. There were rumors that Phife had some bigger plans in the works to further expand his sportscaster resume, but nothing stopping him from at least making inroads independently online with his own “PSN” or ‘Phife Sports Network.’ Check out one of the first video clips of Phife Dawg providing pre-game NBA analysis in great game that took place between the Toronto Raptors & the Los Angeles Clippers about a month ago on February 6th of this year. Phife Dawg & his manager DJ Rasta Root also performed at halftime while they were in Toronto that evening as well. In case you missed the footage from that, we have it below….
The Atlanta Hip Hop scene is a very diverse one. There are a number of different artists that range from Boom Bap, Trap, Rock, House etc. Adding to this diverse scene is Rogue Dynamo who has released her new Karma and Roses EP which is an eight track sonic adventure. She not only gets busy behind the mic she also helps with the production of this new project.
“Roses and Karma”, the newly released EP from ATL’s own Rogue Dynamo is all about maintaining balance in a world full of constant changes and evolving challenges.The album serves as a Karmatic journey with Hip Hop’s very own anti-heroine navigating the voyage. Love, betrayal, relationships, and the hunger to obtain greatness despite the odds, fuel the eight-track-odyssey known as Roses and Karma.Led by the hit indie single “On My Own”, and including production from Rogue and a talented group of others, the album showcases another facet of Atlanta-based Hip Hop.
St. Louis based Indiana bred emcee Indiana Rome has dropped a video to his latest track Master P. In this track he pays homage to the legendary southern rapper with clever references to track names and artists from the No Limit roster. Don’t get it twisted Indiana Rome is definitely making a name for himself fresh off his album DOPE DEALER he has now signed with Delmar Records out of St. Louis. This video showcased in conjunction with All Def Digital Russell Simmons new imprint! This young man stays busy not only writing rhymes but doing all of his own production so check out the video and get ready for DOPEDLRS 2 dropping soon.
Until then check out his current release DOPEDLRS and see past video ” I Need A Fan” posted previously.
Honest criticism is becoming a lost art. Good thing nobody has told the clever folks over at DeadEndHipHop that. They continue to review and discuss HipHop in a forum that is delivered with honest opinions, examples and sometimes arguments that lead to you guessed it a Dead End.
They say down with Cormega during the A3C festival back in October and just released the visuals for that interview. Cormega performed on our Beatz & Lyrics Show/Jayforce.com showcase during the festival. The review is of “MegaPhilosophy”, Cormega’s recent album, entirely produced by Large Professor. The fellas Feefo, Kbinge, C-Town, and Beezy all give their thoughts on the album. One of the highlights of the interview is Cormega interacting with Beezy who wasn’t that fond of some of the album’s message when they originally reviewed the album watch and see what happens. So make sure you download the new mixtape “The Joint” brought to you by DeadEndHipHop & Salem Psalms Studio that features a track by Cormega CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD
Sometimes you have to escape this fast paced world and just relax and recline. Dutch Rebelle brings you the visuals for her track “Recline” off her Rebelle Diaries album. We had Dutch Rebelle on Beatz & Lyrics Show CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. The track features Queens rapper 360 who also features in the video. Dutch always delivers the quality lyrics and the visuals match on this track. All you have to do is hear Dutch speaking French in the beginning of the video I am sure you will be hooked in!
Kanye West performed his new single at the 2015 BRIT Awards & it caused some seismic quakes ‘pon the internet around the world. When the single was released days later I found I didn’t dig the studio version as much as the live version. Kanye needs to make put this live version on this upcoming album as a bonus track or something.
This is a rebroadcast & now podcasted episode of Atlanta’s premier hip hop radio show that aired Saturday night 2/27/15 from 9pm-12midnight EST atop the Peachtree Street studios of Atlanta’s most popular internet radio station — ABLRADIO! In addition to the quality uncut bangers played on the show this week, we also had a few special guest interviews.
We are back with another live Beatz & Lyrics Show! We have Working Class Music Group in the building which consists of Illastrate, Yamin Semali, Boog Brown, Blctxt, Civil Writes, Hazewerth, were all in attendance to talk about the projects they have coming up. If that is not enough we also have Ismael Abdul Salaam of BeatsBoxingMayhem in the house to talk about the big fight coming up May 2nd between Floyd Mayweather & Manny Pacquiao plus some additional tidbits relative to the world of Boxing & MMA. Of course new music from Jayforce with commentary by ArtByOdell, Twice Born and special guest Kyra Korchak so you know the drill. LISTEN, DOWNLOAD, SHARE!
Channel Dynamic a site based here in Atlanta, GA sat down with Jayforce & ArtByOdell of the Beatz & Lyrics Show during A3C 2014. FBI & Jeff Blactracks of Channel Dynamic asked the two a myriad of questions about the music industry, how they got started in radio, and what advice to give artists. ArtByOdell & Jayforce gave their opinions on modern day reality TV, propaganda & reminding artists they have to get out here and work to make it.