New addition to the First Life collective, Los Angeles-based female emcee Sami Seal releases her debut mixtape The Jungle Tape.
The Jungle Tape follows protagonist Sami Seal, or Mowgli, through her personal Jungle, using hip-hop’s top instrumentals from the last year as the backdrop, dialogue from the Disney classic, The Jungle Book, as the narrative to her story, and characters from the film representing certain struggles, oppressions or persons symbolically.
The top of the world is a hard mountain to climb, and Black Market Militia’s William Cooper has continued to meet this challenge every time the record button is pressed while he is in the mic booth.
On “Holy Mountain”, Sean Price and Stoneface add on to the cypher by sharing their insight on how this goal is attained. The three Bar-barians spew lessons on how to “keep rising to the top until you reach the apex…” over an adrenaline laced BP produced soundscape.
William Cooper’s highly anticipated sophomore album,”God’s Will”, will be released on Gemstarr Regime Records on 5-5-15 and features Rah Digga, Sticky Fingaz, Killah Priest, Pace Won and many more.
Bringing his reality straight to your speakers, Curtis Mayz is back with a new single “In Guap We Trust”.
Hitting home with an always impressive word play, he touches on the value of the dollar saying, “Everybody not ballin’. Fact is, a lot of folks are struggling to make ends meet. This song is for them. We celebrating that struggle.”
The Dallas emcee is preparing for the release of his upcoming project, “Black Excellence” scheduled to debut August 2015.
While VanCity spends many nights falling asleep to the sound of rain crashing on their windows, the city’s latest R&B gem Tevin Tales has released his debut single appropriately titled, “Sleep”.
Serving as the first single from his forthcoming EP, Yours Truly, the mysterious and dimly lit video directed by Joshua Laplap offers a different glimpse into the life of the self-proclaimed ‘boy-next-door’ – one of which that adopts the catchy blueprint of Trap&B, produced by Troy Williams.
“Disguise”, Melo’s second single from his debut project “Sessions” delivers in more ways than one. Driven by Melo’s abstract storytelling and consistent changes in flow, “Disguise” takes you on a journey.
Chai, another up-and-coming vocalist, joins Melo on the hook as well as in harmonies to provide a layer of soul that fits well over the gripping / melodic production provided by a fellow Chicago artist, Martin $ky.
The main focus of “Disguise” shines through in the chorus where Melo’s relationship with his glasses, persona and all of the things in between. Melo blends elements of soul, R&B, punk, hip hop, and the Chicago blues cohesively to create a track that is worth listening to.