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Champion – Che’ Noir

 

What It Sound Like?

Get the red carpet ready! One of our break through artists has a new  reel to share with us. Continuing her campaign of her debut single, Che' Noir drops new visuals for it. This road to success has given us almost a fish bowl view of the artist's life.

We as fans feel a sense of connection with her family, since her father and mother are mentioned from time to time. Her parental structure was a sensitive one. Lyrics are full  of nutrients, relative  situations, avoiding  fairy  tales. Avoiding being perfect, doesn't mind to show  flaws. The type of  track layed by  DJ T - Rell has rags to riches infused in it.

Within  maybe a year and a half, Che' has made a music career. Attracting the ear of Benny The Butcher, as well as the business interest of 38 Spesh. Currently, see her as  the cleanest  thing in the abandoned building.  Maybe it's her  treacherous  flow that   demolished it.  Just her and Mr Fam First in  front the camera  while G Rec TV Filmz. The 4K with minor filters was a great contrast to the scenery debris.  Also see flashes  of Ali putting gloves on his opponents.

Clear to hear why Che'  gets her hand raised as the victor in the match  against  life. This young  woman  refuses to  be a statistic  in her city of Buffalo. Make sure you keep up, watch the video via YouTube. Stream on all majors. Get the upcoming project, Thrill Of The Hunt 2. Thank you to our loyal fans for all that you do. Jah bless! 

 

Vega Arms – Cocareef X Bub Rock X Onaje Jordan

 

What It Sound Like?

Yea, we're in reel mode, seeing more vid submissions, lately. From the Bandcamp banger, The Diaz Brothers we  heard blends of styles.  Cocareef never  lacks, you also got to see the outcome of  him working with other emcees. Vega Arms is the bonus  feature  with Long Island lyricist, Bub Rock. Listening  to this tune puts me in that good vibe.  Reminds me  of that feeling when rap was right.

Grassroots Hip Hop style with Onaje Jordan looping the foundation for the artists. He found the hardest point of the record to splice, it bangs. Bub is witty and in the zone. Selected slight hesitations at moments paint a picture of the artist feeling at home in the booth.  Reef feeds  the youth  of Hip Hop while he  explains  feeding his  own. Both  figurative and metaphoric meanings.  

The video itself, also uses some blending. Starting with  an American trafficking classic to new age Asian mafioso. Action all across the board. Peep the multi-angled  approach of Hip Hop elements expressed by the  mind  of  Cocareef. Let's not  forget  that  cover created by his artist, Anthony Calixto!

Enjoy this tune and video at YouTube, plus Bandcamp. Actually, recently released in all majors. Share it and follow. Thank you for keeping up with our artists, and site, Jah bless!  

 

St. George – Whata Mess X Grone Da RadiKal

 

What It Sound Like?

Been real good to see how everybody giving it up, right now. Not just  quantity,  the quality  of the  music  is shining through. Tonight's  tune is a  joint we've  touched on. This time, we got visuals!  Whata Mess dug deep on  his Long Verses With The Pope album. So this  video is a pretty close picture to the tone set not only for St. George, but the entire project. 

A throwback to the grimy days. No crazy special effects, just a raw scenery barely  lit. The  unknown location and spooky wall writings send chills. Grone Da Radikal directed, plus cameos as the only other person that Mess. Aggressive bars and delivery line up with background  and cinematics. He reps Camden and Vineland of New Jersey. Let's just say, Gloucester County. Now, linking up with Mess in West Palm Beach.

The beat by Luis Blue is the element necessary. Bringing grittiness from Germany. You could tell it's not just rhymes on a track, or people with a camera. All of it fits together for that eerie feel.Another win for the loops, Whata Mess knows how to bring the personality out a producer's creation. This vid is not  for the softees, it's here to make a statement. Real rap is here to stay. I appreciate artists going  hard  organically,  especially behing so close in radius.

Get to YouTube and run it up. Also, get your hands on the album at Dat Piff. It takes nothing to follow and share, please do so. Thanks to the readers showing support. All the blessings pour on you from Yahweh! 

 

InTheRainFlips Ep – A1

What It Sound Like? 

Tonight is about production. The lady who produced me, celebrates her birthday today. Without her, I wouldn't be here. I don't think it  is coincidence that tonight's selection has no emcee, solely a producer. Residing in Arizona by way of South Africa. Yes, that makes him African-American, literally speaking. Our homie, A1 stepped outside the box with this one.

He succeeded where I failed miserably when I tried my hand at beats. He took alternate conclusions beyond expectation. The ability to get so many variations out of a single sound is priceless. So, he sampled In The Rain, by The Dramatics and got four different versions. I can't say that I've seen this done on a public scale. The beauty of the underground, artists are recognized for creativity.

The song itself is a very popular classic. My family used  to play it a lot when I was a kid. It has even been used by other producers. A1 still  manages  to  manipulate  the sounds further. Notice  multiple tempo,  timing plus time  lengths,  as well  as loops,  and break  points. Hip Hop heads  will  be  impressed by  the efforts  without  drums. Hard  to choose  a favorite, I would  most likely rhyme on the second track, though. 

This four pack of Flips is relaxing. The kind of week some of have been having, we need the relief. He even joins the crew for the picture in his variant cover art. Slide  to Bandcamp and get your copy. Follow and share the work of this Black Hand Music Group artist. Pardon me fam, this post was  for last  night. There was a site  issue. Thankfully,  everything is back up  and  running. Also  grateful  for  your  loyalty.  Jah bless all of  you!

Interview: WESTLYFE

 

What It Sound Like?

We got another special for our fans tonight. It's been a while since RAN had an interview. We're due for one and we got it. A veteran in the  game with over 15 years on his fingertips. Grinding in Los Angeles, CA was not easy, though WESTLYFE has worked with greats from California.

RAN: WESTLYFE, I know you have a new beat tape in stores and we will cover that. Before we go there, I want the audience to know some of the heavyweights you have worked with.

WESTLYFE: I've worked with crooked I, Layzie Bone, Brotha Lynch Hung, Glasses Malone, MC Eiht... and many more.

RAN:That's deep track record. All names that I respect, our fans do too. I remember Caps Get Peeled by Eiht Hype, Creepin On A Come Up Layzie Bone to L Burna days. Brotha Lynch Hung is Hip Hop royalty. And you got Glasses Malone one of the early break through underground cats before the bubble. Not every day a producer could easily meet, let alone work with such artists.

 

 

WESTLYFE: I also worked with BG Knocc Out, Bad Azz, Big Trey Deee, and Kid Frost.

RAN: This is dope, I grew up listening to these cats. I never got into East vs West. I knew it was bait by oppressors. So, I probably heard songs you produced at some point. Who would you say is most memorable, and something they did you never expected?

 

WESTLYFE: Man 2Pac was most memorable artist... and going to Death Row was least expected.

RAN: He left a lasting impression on this world. You're a living legend, yourself. Your production sound is healthy brother. It's all quality, and you engulf that low rider music. Outside the music, what influences your beats?

WESTLYFE: My fam, my wife, and kids. My daughter is really into music, so I like to take her and show her the right way. I had nobody to give me direction in the music game.

RAN: I love to hear that. I have a little son, he already likes variety. It's cool to see a toddler going in to Boom Bap. I try to lead him right, also. Is your daughter you mentioned the oldest?

WESTLYFE: She's the youngest and she tries to rap.

RAN: Learning already, give her a discount on some beats. About your new album, I could hear some bangers on those tracks! Now, musically who influenced you?

WESTLYFE: Of Course Dr Dre... Lol, but other than him, DJ Quik, Sir Jin, DJ Pooh, Crazy Toons, Ant Banks, Johnny J...

RAN: Wow bro, you brought me back. My cousin had joints from Ant Banks. Quik and Pooh are more known to the mainstream, but Ant Banks is another kind of gem. I'm glad when names like these get brought up. I hear you also worked with Spice 1, Yukmouth, and Kurupt. This list is insane!

WESTLYFE: I got traxx with them... but I didn't mention, because I don't think they got released.

RAN: Well, we gotta have an inclusive Rhyme All Night listen session, soon. What do you like to use when your creating?

WESTLYFE: I use Propellerheads Reason software for beat making.

RAN: We had Reason in our studio, before. Quality program to work with. I think Reason is kinda young. What did you use before?

WESTLYFE: Akai MPC 2000, Triton keyboard, and Roland vs Multi-track. Then I got Reason 2.5 and still use it till this day. I'm On version 10 now.

RAN: How does new products compare to what you used before?

WESTLYFEMan, before no computer. Keyboard and drum machines had tiny a__ screens. Recording on real or dots, or multi-tracks when they first came out was a hassle. Now with computers and software you can connect to a 60 inch screen. Then, cut, paste, slice, copy, and edit everything. It's just really easy now.

RAN: Yo, people really used to work off them tiny screens haha. Big difference now. You've seen a lot.How do you think social media affects the music? If you put the new tape out back in the day, what would be the difference?

WESTLYFE: I did put a beat tape out back in the day, and I put it on CD, because there was no social media in the early 2000's. I left the beat tape CD at certain Studios, and with certain artists, that's how I hooked up with some industry artists. And now it's all social media uploaded to a site and it's on.

RAN: Right,  the CD game was serious. Today, we see it coming back with physicals being bought everyday. You left that CD with right people, for sure. Glad you said that. Myself and readers would like to know how you made those links?

WESTLYFE: My boy Young Trav hooked me up with a lot of the West Coast OG's. Just being in the studio, and making beats for them was a major learning experience. I grew up listening to a majority of them, and working with them has been a humbling experience.

 

RAN: Indeed, I know life ain't been easy, but dreams came true for you. You got Bay Area elements in your tunes, Mac Dre would be proud. Any shout outs or artists you want to work with?

WESTLYFE: S/O to my wife for backing me up all these years... this music lifestyle can put a toll on a relationship. I would love to work with Ice Cube, Dr Dre, and the one artist I would want to work with over anybody would be Scarface.

RAN: Peace to the Queen holding your corner down. That's a blessing.Peace to Young Trav, too for being a real friend. I honestly don't see a reason why those artists wouldn't work with you. I also don't feel Cube and Face are brought up enough in best writer, best rapper convos. To be continued, I guess. I do want the fans to go download your new beat tape, V1. Thanks for choppin game with us. Blessings for Yeshua!

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