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From the new album”The Easy Truth” http://tinyurl.com/hzxygm9
Produced by Apollo Brown Vocals by Skyzoo & Stalley
Directed by: Christopher Wilkes
Debuted @ Rap Radar http://rapradar.com/2016/12/16/new-vi…
About the album:
After years of mutual respect, circling each other in collaborations, tours, style and respect, two titans of their craft have finally collided in Apollo Brown & Skyzoo’s “The Easy Truth.” The album is everything you’ve dreamt it would be: breakneck instrumentals and syllables crafted to make your head spin. The marriage between Detroit instrumentals and NYC wordplay has never been more cohesive. Themes range from police brutality to NY ambitions; Skyzoo shows you the world the way he sees it.
Recorded and produced in Detroit, “The Easy Truth,” is the perfect distillation of hiphop influences. Every moment on the album is a loaded question, a perspective positing a notion of truth, the convergence of grit and symphony.
Joining the artists on the record are Joell Ortiz, Westside Gunn, Stalley, Conway and Patty Crash, a reciprocal band of guests that only add depth and richness to the duo’s chemistry. “The Easy Truth,” is true to its titular description: honest, fluid, and organic.
Mello Music Group, 2016-2017
“Sounds Beautiful Like The Truth”
Legendary hip hop trio De La Soul has always been known to be trend setters of the genre. Since their entry into the national rap scene with teh debut album “3 Feet High and Rising”, they presented themselves with a different look, style, and even rhyme patterns that set them apart from their peers. Being a part of the hip hop collective known as The Native Tounges ( which also originally included The Jungle Brothers, The Beatnuts, Black Sheep, and A Tribe Called Quest) they blazed a path of their own through hip hop that influenced many stand out acts in the years to come (Common, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, Erykah Badu, J Dilla, Quest Love, James Poyser, and others were welcomed into the fold as extended members of the family. They came to be known as The Soulquarians).
Fast forward over two decades, De La is still blazing trails. With this year’s release of De La’s ninth studio album, “and the Anonymous Nobody…”, the approach to have it funded by fans was a risky angle to take. Being that they had not released an album as group in over ten years time (They released “The Grind Date” in 2004), could they actually pull it off? ABSOLUTELY! Not only did they reach their goal to record and release the album (They were able to raise over $110,00.00 in ten hours through their Kickstarter campaign), but they received a Grammy nomination for best rap album. The album reached the Number 1 spot in it’s first week, a feat that was matched by their Native Tounge brothers A Tribe Called Quest with the recent release of “Thank You For Your Support (We’ve Got It From Here)”.
Salute to Posdonus, Dave, and DJ Maseo for staying true to themselves and allowing the people to empower them. Y’all deserve it!
Here is the latest visual from De La Soul, which features R&B singer Estelle and iconic producer/rapper Pete Rock, titled “Memory Of..”
Hip Hop front-runner J. Cole recently released his fourth album (an album rumored to be his last based on a line from his appearance on DJ Khaled’s “Major Key” album) titled “4 Your Eyez Only”. With his last album going platinum, receiving high critical praise, and containing no features, the anticipation for this project has been equally high. With Cole announcing in his last concert appearance that it would be his last show for a while, people want to know what he has to say on his latest offering.
As promotion for the album’s release, the documentary “Eyez” was released exclusively for streaming on Tidal one week prior. The documentary is a behind the scenes look at the creative process that went into completing the project. With in studio film of production sessions, conversations, snoring (shout to Cole’s homie, Ib!), and videos of two songs not included on the album (“False Prophets” and “Everybody Dies” have been burning up the internet for the last week), “Eyez” makes for a great offering to new and old fans of Cole’s music.
Jeezy and Lil Wayne come together to make heat for Jeezy’s latest release “Trap Or Die 3”. “Bout That” visuals here, track currently spinning on our online radio stream! Listen in by clicking on the “Listen Now ” button here on the site or find us on TuneIn !! Streaming 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
During a recent stop in Sacramento, CA for his Saint Pablo tour, hip hop star Kanye West made another one of his infamous rants. After going in on Beyonce, Jay Z, Mark Zuckerburg, radio programming & MTV, he gives praise to some hip hop artists he feels desreves more credit. After speaking for over ten minutes, he abruptly ended the show. The fans were pissed.
Love him or hate him, ‘Ye doesn’t hesitate to speak his mind. Thoughts? Leave your comments below.