There are no fancy words or clever phrases. Another All Nighter has left Earth. I want to say some words for our sister, That Blessed Girl. Better known by her family as, Chenika Bowens. We met through the music. She heard about the articles I wrote for artist. I remember her polite introduction, then she sent me Snowy Nights a stand out single featuring Sam Poetry.
From then, we were cool. Convos about dieting, mostly and her old school musical influences. Occasionally, she would mention the pain or weakness dealing with illness. Still, Chenika was strong and always productive. I didn’t have the everyday communication with her, it still hurt when I found out she transitioned. It hurts typing this thinking about it. I thank the Lord I got to know her and witness her accomplish her musical goals. In a short period of time, her beats were in demand. The songs were in rotation. Peace and love to Chenika “That Blessed Girl” Bowens! May her soul rest eternally!
This is a league of trend setters, dedicated to their craft. There’s a climbing amount of artists that go unnoticed for doing things a famous person gets praised for. We witness some of the greatest branding strategies.
Fortunately one of those strategist, Cocareef provided us with an early listen to his latest album. Bouncing back from hospital scare, he continued to deliver albums for treasured emcees. Now, it’s all about displaying skill with superior beat selection. Each track is from Potz Lawrence with collective versatility.
A line that sticks out to me. Reef says, “I Keep one eye open like a broke Corvette.” That’s from Hurt Me, which is one of my favorites along with Reverse Ethics and Yea YeaYeah. Cocareef is accompanied by some select features. You’ll hear vocals from Ambishouz on several tunes. The other feature is from Mally Corleone, on a unique promo track. Reef gives us his signature street anthem approach. He also has the witty lines for lyrical fans, metaphoric subjects and something for the ladies. Slide to cocareef.com for your copy.
Thanks for staying up with me. Peace and prosperity!
The duo. Something that’s played an important role in Hip Hop, as well as the NBA. I always thought the two had a duo connection, themselves. Tonight’s theme fuses basketball and Hip Hop in a team effort.
Glue Hefner and Big V run with the monikers of Allen Iverson and Jerry Stackhouse. They relate by state origin, plus skillset. The high volume Iverson of VA represented by Glue and aggressive attack by Stack of NC represented by Big V. There’s some clever ball player puns from Hef trailing from song to song. He said, “You know what’s out, but wait on the sh___ I’m making fam. More smashes than Wilt when the sh___ I got in the chamber land (Chamberlain).” V also brings some hooper wordplay. However, one of my favorite lines from him, “I’m up with the roosters, puffing on Buhda, before Covid came I was dapping up shooters.”
Shout to the producers providing that background variety. Papoe The King, Shawn Finesse, Serious Beats, Q Mark, and Collin B. Some of my favorite tunes are Isolation, Time Out and Man To Man. Each joint got lines I wanna quote, I’ll let the listeners discover. An album from a pair of rapper’s rappers. So, the creative bars and energy will be appreciated. Physicals are available, I got a copy. Contact Big V for yours. Thanks for staying up with me. Bless you!
I need the crowd put to your mics up and salute our comrade. Never easy to accept or understand when someone we know loses their physical life. I was cool with this artist, it still bothers me. Fortunately, his music lives on.
Scorcese Lorde Jones was that hustler you would see everywhere and naturally respect the grind. The slick wordsmith got a smooth one from Patchz. A lean track, no fat. Leaving space for the emcee to go to work. The artist uses an interesting angle. Despite the title, it’s more lyrical than drug filled bars. Scorcese actually opens eyes to a system carried out right under the nose.
This is a display of a technician. I like the position of first-person views injected. He even had a a little humor, referencing Urameshi from a classic Anime. You’ll enjoy the flow along with the beat you could feel. This is from the album you should get, Lobster Tales In MyTesla. Peep the wordplay. Long live the legacy. Lord blessing to everybody!