If it’s your first time, Rhyme All Night is about spreading positive energy. Particularly, that energy comes from independent artists. Though, this brother is respected and recognized, I feel what he’s done deserves more recognition.
Jeff Smith delivered a documentary focused on the Hip Hop influencers in his town and surrounding areas of Portsmouth, Virginia. Rich in soul, Rich N Spirit, not just a brand. This doc yields off the market sweat equity from a decorated roster. Naming Lunatic, Tony Hustle, Bless Picasso, Young X,Biggz, plus appearances from Duck Blazemore. Safe to say, Black Pentagon.
This was not the first movie release from Jeff, he acted in a a self funded film before. Now, his new title sits at IMDb. Pull up this link and show some support for one our own like you would for someone famous!
I heavily appreciate all the All Nighters putting good music out there. The independent Hip Hop circuit is the engine to the industry. If you’ve been following the roster over the passed few years, this list is ideal for you. Anywhere you see their music or product, grab it.
King Merlino – Got Something
DNTE – Rothstein Frames
K.Burns x DirtyDiggs – “Death to the Opposition” (Official Video)
Snotty – So Long (Prod. By Bishop)
the deity, V – EEK! Ghouls! Feat. Timbo King (Prod. the deity, V & Rice Master Yen)
Borvoe McMidnite – Could It Be Magic [Official Music Video]
Deebo Mac – Ok Corral (feat. Maddog McGraw)
LUNATIC- JOY & PAIN
Timepiece x Killy Shoot – “4, 5, 6”
My Ex (Video Short) by Glue Hefner ft Mini
00Despo feat. Timbo King & Tek “No Fear” Official Video
Falcon Outlaw – Honda Civic (New Official Music Video) (Prod. By Karnate Beats) (Dir. By R.S.B)
Jamal Gasol- Unapologetic (Official Video)
G FAM BLACK – UNGODLY Prod. By Drill Kid
Norm Regular – Blue Light Special produced x Reallyhiiim
Ali Vegas – “Double Down” (Prod. Sha Money XL)
Bigg Round- Blood (Shot By Isaiah Polk)
Big Rob Da Fat Mack X Fredo Bang – Loyal (Directed By PanicDaPlug)
Focused By Lawless Featuring Gulash
RJ Payne Ft. Ransom – There Will Be Blood (New Lyric Video) (Prod. Vanderslice)
K-Prez & Snowgoons – Shadows ft Solo For Dolo (Video directed by Cortez)
RARE GEMZ (feat. AIDA & Mike Titan)
Peaceful War Lyric Video – Krazy The Real One (Beat. Buckroll Beats)
Patchz x LuGhz – How Far Will You Go
Check It Yo Yoo Yooo! (Explicit) Music Video x Imam T.H.U.G. x V-12 The Blaq Sinatra
Josiah The Gift x Substance 810 – RAW Baby [prod. by Chuck Chan x cuts By DJTMB]
Dot Com Intelligence – Power Divine
Cocareef – Reverse Ethics
Pro Dillinger “Nobody” Ft Beenofficial Lord x Manolo Rose
Jason Griff & Alaska “Rules to the Human Zoo” Twilight Zone video
East Hampton Polo Boys (PANELS X SCORCESE) – Doc Colossus
Jeff $mith – Red Summer
Eddie Kaine x Wavy Da Ghawd – Unlucky
THEREALSKITSO – Mr. T (Official Music Video)
OMERTA (MAGNANIMOUS) VIDEO ⭐ STARING MYALANSKY, BLESSPICASSO AND PURE
Criss Jrumz – Why We Love You
Dot Com Intelligence x Real Tyhim – Power Divine
Jay Holly X Prime – Product (Prod. Vitto_Himself) Official Video
Saigon – No Witness (feat. Benny The Butcher) | Official Music Video
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!