keep dreamin. – 318CHA$E

 

What It Sound Like?

"Guess who's bizzack?" Got another cool video from 318CHA$E. Great to hear from the kid, again. RAN supports Team Fame Music Group, and other like minded artists. More jewels all through this tune. Despite the youth, 318 is wise. The maturity level won't be ignored.

Simplicity is key in this treatment by Lonzell Clark. A few locations were used. Nice downtown view from alongside the bridge, an arcade, plus a short shot of the strip. Down to Earth, tangible memories in those areas. Our producer is unknown, though the beat has a Sounds Of Blackness vibe. Another that comes to mind is Organized Noize. The jazzy groove is an instant grabber. Great selection to rap over.

CHA$E chooses Boom Bap instead of trap. Actually references the pits of the street life, and how he'd rather opposite. His content has depth, wisdom beyond his years. I'm confident in the future of Hip Hop with artists like this on the grind. With every marketing opportunity to get the youth used to nursery rhymes, he remains thorough.

Pull up the YouTube link and lock in. Visit other vids from our artist, please follow. Thank you to fans all around the world. The artists, I appreciate your patience. Jah Bless!

 

Crush – Lawless X K. Clarke

 

What It Sound Like?

Yes, all these posts are special to me, each in its own way. This one being a producer I have worked with, as well as consider him a brother. In fact, during sessions he's mentioned working with fellow his track mate.

Early RAN fans remember me writing about K. Clarke nearly a couple years ago. Singer, producer, engineer extraordinaire. The Palm Beach gold mine has teamed up with Broward, FL representer, Lawless for a success. This emcee embodies elements of a real artist from the 90's while adapting current tech.

Notice the influences of the greats in his flow. K. Clarke pays homage to the LL, and Boyz II Men classic with a slight sample. Of course, he put the Runway Music Group touch on it with the track and vocals! Lawless also bigs up the Golden Era hit in the closing of his verses. Even more reason why I find this so special.

Sam Cook Hunnid Grand brought the natural intimacy with likely events. I feel I've deaded phone calls at the sight of "The One." Overall, capturing those butterfly moments are lifelike. The actress meeting up with our subject on her break, after their studio sessions. Most of our readers are entertainers, so it's easy to find yourself in the same shoes.

This is real a song from a real man to real woman. Can't ignore when these examples are set. A fly, down to earth video available at YouTube. Watch, subscribe, and spread the word. Thank you All Nighters for staying up with me. Blessings in the name of Yahweh!

 

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! 

 

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!

All Is Fair – Jamal Gasol x Illah Dutch

 

What It Sound Like?

You know I'm excited about this new pack of Piff! This  one is a treat for the eyes, as well. From the hit album,  True Stories, we get to see Jamal Gasol in action. He chose a  pivotal  song to  release as a video, wise  selection.  The unforgettable  background from Illah  Dutch. Treatment  is done by NBU TV.  I feel the web series approach taken by the team.

With that said, you will want to know what happens in  the mini story.  Jamal put his  life  between  the  margins. All lines you could feel, many  cases are direct situations. He treats  his  videographers like his  producers. Gasol  mixes  up  the flavor  getting different  results. The dark, grim streets where the villains dwell.

Peep some shots from the back blocks. Viewers catch a short glimpse of the activity in the Dirty Waters. The symphonic vibe with minor vocals laying in the track create a serenade. On target for story telling. You know you're doing right when Paka adds your video. That's right, more than one major source to play it.

Get your infused popcorn and have one rolled up on stand by, it's a movie. I can't thank the supporters enough. Keep sharing the content. Blessings from the Most High! 

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