Oddisee Talks ‘The Good Fight’, Opportunity To Work with Dr. Dre’s Aftermath & Being True To Himself (Video)
In today’s scope of Hip Hop most artists seek out the limelight and love talking about how well they are doing. The Artist/Producer Oddisee is quite the opposite is he dedicated to his craft and concerned with being the best performer he can be absolutely. Does he concern himself with the fact he might not get certain props or being tracked down by certain rappers for beats negative. Oddisee has a new album out “The Good Fight” and it is a self produced album exhibiting some of his best work (my personal opinion). He recently sat down with Rosenberg at Hot 97 to discuss what he has been up to.
DOWNLOAD: ODDISEE – THE GOOD FIGHT (ALBUM)
R&B done with a sharp edge! Check out this “Used To Be” (featuring Jadakiss). This song feels like a break-up gone bad that fed creation of a joint so good that the world had to hear it. And accordingly, Audrey Rose has this song up for you for the FREE.99. So, stream and download while quantities last.
“Key word: ‘used to’… thought it was for life… We both thought WRONG.”
Rico Love has his debut album (“Turn The Lights On”) set for a May 19, 2015, release. The single “Somebody Else” is on it; and he leaked this remix featuring Usher and Wiz Khalifa. Listen for the real feelings conveyed on both feature artists’ real life breakups on this jawn.
PRE-ORDER: RICO LOVE – TURN THE LIGHTS ON
Leaked from “Songs To Make Up To” (due out June 12, 2015), this is “Love Again” (featuring JMSN and Sango). Ta-ku is gonna hit some chords (internal) with this one. Might want to call that special one and listen together. You can preview stream it now (maybe even pre-order the EP below) and plan that for tonight.
It wasn’t too hard to recognize that Detroit artist Dej Loaf was a cutie despite the hardcore feel of her breakout hit ‘Try Me’ that introduced her to the world. I don’t know if it was entirely her idea or the people around her, but with her latest single ‘Me U & Hennessy’ they decided to switch it up a little bit in exploring her sensual side. The great camera work & lush visual feel by Director Solmaz Saberiwill definitely catches your eye, but without a shadow of a doubt it’s Dej Loaf’s unique beauty that is the primary element contributing to the artistic brilliance of the video. I can say the actual video made me dig the song & readily admit that I may have overlooked this track from her ‘Sell Sole’ project that dropped last year. I bet you Henny sales & record spins gonna go up with the release of this new video. Beautiful & Beautifully done ‘Detroit Girl’.
DOWNLOAD: DEJ LOAF – SELL SOLE (ALBUM)
Chances are that if you are not in love with Stacy Barthe’s singing you have not heard her. Well, no worries to any newbies reading this. You can get your Stacy crash course here. This “War IV Love” is just the latest. Beautiful visuals for a beautiful song above.
Wale’s latest single ‘Girls On Drugs’, off of his latest project ‘The Album About Nothing’, is a joint that I’ve been digging lately. A part of it has to do with the creative use of the sampled hook on Janet Jackson’s hit record ‘Go Deep’ from her 1997 album “Velvet Rope” . Another great aspect of Wale’s song is the cautionary tale about women who get too caught up into the party lifestyle. Overall the song just sounds good & the video has a great message. Check out the video above & for those who want to flashback almost 20 years we’ve posted Janet’s classic video & song after the jump below.
DOWNLOAD: WALE – THE ALBUM ABOUT NOTHING
Janelle Monáe coming with something a little different than what most people would expect from her, but it appears this is her attempt to introduce her new artists as CEO of Wondaland Records. We don’t know about y’all, but we’ll sit here & watch the CEO Janelle Monáe do ‘Yoga’ all day every day. Damn straight. Proceed.
DOWNLOAD: JANELLE MONAE – “YOGA”
J Dilla’s younger brother ‘Illa J’ is keeping the Yancey family legacy in music alive with some brand new music with this track called ‘Strippers’ produced by Potatohead People & Kaytranada. The Detroit raised & L.A. based emcee released this funky joint in preparation for his forthcoming self-titled solo album, dropping Fall 2015 on Bastard Jazz Recordings.
UK’s SBTRKT (aka Aaron Jerome) has some progressive R&B for heads over here in the States. It’s “Relics” (featuring Tev’n). Truthfully, checking the Interwebs for understanding of SBTRKT … well, see if y’all can make sense of it at www.SBTRKT.com. The music is kinda fly though.
Yep, you heard this one before. Like ’round last summer. But promise yourself that you will (1) watch this video breathe new life into the instant classic produced by Kwamé and (2) remember that we’re running this at the noon hour – Eye Candy time! Whew, even in her ‘plain Jane’ style mode, Vivian Green got the goods. But… if Viv is gonna act all ‘taken’ in this one… one of the dancers will do. Haaa! Very nice work ladies. Enjoy this “Get Right Back To My Baby” nooner.
So nice. SO very nice. Loaded with treats for the eyes and ears. And that’s the real ish from PHONY PPL. Set like a video model open call, the crew gets a lot of lovely ladies to fall through. The visual concept seems to take on a life of its own from that. Smooth fun. Oh, and the project “Yesterday’s Tomorrow” is out now (linked here)
DOWNLOAD: PHONY PPL – YESTERDAY’S TOMORROW
“I’m gearing up for the release of “Petestrumentals 2” with Mello Music Group. The first single “One, Two, A Few More” is actually a beat I made in 1995 and just sat on for years for the right moment. Now, I get a chance to release this and more new & unreleased music never heard by my fans with Mello. This instrumental LP will inspire the masses in anything you are doing. Just apply P2 to it and get on the road to success.” – Pete Rock
DOWNLOAD: PETE ROCK – PETESTRUMENTALS 2 (ALBUM) [JUNE 23rd, 2015]
Hometown Heroes ATL Present Waldo (Soulection), DJ Gravez (HW&W), & Xavier BLK (WERC Crew) Saturday April 4th, 2015
If you are in Atlanta and want to check out some great music, people dancing, and see an emcee who is making waves in the game right now then Hometown Heroes has you covered. This Saturday April 4th at The Basement in East Atlanta they have Waldo (Soulection) performing along with producer/DJ Gravez (HW&W) and producer/DJ Xavier Blk (Werc) spinning. The local Heroes brought us Dpat & Atu of Soulection for their last event a few months back I was in the house and it was a Party! So listen to their latest volume of Hometown Heroes radio after the jump below in the meantime to get you ready for the show!
A lot of R&B these days is non quality. I like my R&B singers to not sound like rappers and Jesse Boykins III is still making good R&B. The thing is you can have sensual lyrics without telling a lady “Pull your panties to the side & Drop it to the floor” , what you mostly hear on the radio these days. Well the track “Our Tonight is Mine” off Jesse’s Love Apparatus album talks to the ladies in a subtle but sexy way. The video features Jesse Boykins and Swedish model Amanda Looma while all of this takes place in the car in a parking garage. I know Jesse is happy with the director because he gets to kiss and feel on a hot swedish model while singing to her. Wait a minute just checked the credits video Written & Directed by Jesse Boykins III (Well played Jesse, well played) Parking Lot Loving!
Damn!! Raheem DeVaughn killed this cover of Janet Jackson’s 1993 slow jam classic ‘Anytime Anyplace’. He even got the ill artwork similar to Janet’s too. Just in time for
Sidepiece Valentines Day. Very dope! Click the artwork & take a listen