It’s A Dirty Game – Jamal Gasol x Lil Eto

What It Sound Like?

(ODB Voice) "Thought yah wasn't gon see me?"  Already know I had to touch this heater. Despite the release date, good music is timeless. I'm continuing tunes I wanted to write  about towards the year end. As I catch up, you'll be pleased to hear Jamal GasolLil  Eto, and V Don! All artists we're fans of at RAN. 

Jamal has branched out to multiple producers in  the circuit over the past couple years. Though, the sounds vary, Gasol  keeps the wheel in his lane. Providing the audio pack, Eto rides with him along the four track EP. Nearly every step of the way is scored by V Don. In a short matter of minutes he covered so much in tempo, harmonics, and melody. Full course meal for the emcees to devour.

 The self titled tune is well selected for an opening song.                                                                                                                                                   Beat and  vocals have a sense of controlled aggression. Mr 31 and Lil E exchange verses of street knowledge. A strong way to navigate the project.  Only God Knows steps out the box with Patois  narratives further decorating the Gasol painting. My first memory of this Rochester - Niagara team up is Statistic. As I stated, V Don handled nearly every step of the score. Eto displays veteran production skills, plus the  signature verbals. Jamal at the time was developing a new burst of energy, and you could here it is his verses. 

A feel good tune, that joint you gotta go back to from time to time. IADG closes with a solo from the Piff Man. The transition to music from the block bleeds through Eyes On The Prize. Listen to what the artist's adjustments have been like. Of course, you only get in glimpse by way of art. Let's be grateful they were able to make it through. 

Digital versions of the EP are still available. With that said,  biggups to the team for selling all physical copies! Thank everyone for  their  patience and genuine comments. More prayers of blessings for all!  

INSIGHT ON-SITE / Deuce Hennessy x Chuck Chan x Kil

What It Sound Like? 

Getting ready for a new week. Always looking forward to opportunity. Before we advance, let's get into one more #HomeTeam chapter. Deuce  Hennessy merge with double headed producer, Chuck Chan and Kil. An interesting approach.

 All vocals by way of Deuce, so we get a cycle of his personality. Let alone, a few vocal samples. The combined production of Kil and Chan is quite instrumental. Collectively, the entirety of each track is strong. Instead of one overwhelming plug in. They are laid back, mirroring the West New York artist.

 A great portion of this piece is revealing. He patterns his style with  compound rhymes, rarely relying on single ended bars. Many witty  cadences pierce through the rough mold of past hardships. Fear or  Respect gives you an idea of why he mentioned depression in Overthinking. One of my favorite emcees, used rap as his cure and landed a record  deal with the biggest label in our culture. Joe Budden battled similar issues and became very successful with Def Jam. Flows are different, but not a bad example of aspiration. Opposition is embraced on joints like I Know They Hate Me and Dish To Pass. The tone shifts, sound of victory is more noticeable. The liveliest beat was saved for last. Deuce goes back in with the bars on Elder Statesman. Standing his ground as a true lyricist.

 I like when projects close with lyrics and heavy percussion. It's like a  cliffhanger leading to a new movie. This album is play list material,  already in mine. Add it to yours. Thank the readers and other talents that support the support. Most High blessings to you and yours! 

The Fuego Tape – Banks Davocki

What It Sound Like?

One of the craziest things happened to me this week. I got a submission from an artist I haven't written about, as yet. Forgive me, initially I didn't realize who I was receiving the pack from. I knew the name sounded familiar, still. The first joint that plays is a banger I've been rockin to for a month or so. Yup, I heard that open to Thankful drop. "Wait a minute, this that wave, !" I'm saying to myself.

Small world, huh?   More reason to be grateful for my position. Banks Davocki is a breath of fresh air, some chilly air from Niagara Falls, NY. We're keeping the young world energy tonight. You'll sense it from the beat selection, joints to keep you moving. One of the producers is resurfacing from earlier this week, Kid Ocean.  Also building the vibe to this body of work, Cashmoney AP, Sult4n, Mubz Beatz, Almighty Beats, Ezra, and Cormill

TFT is versatile, covering extremes from from hard times to stunt mode. It's for young cats staying focused, getting business. Davocki is an artist that has substance. The category his tunes are placed in is usually overlooked for bars. He makes sure you don't look past him. Creativity pours out in X - Files featuring Lingo Da God. The track pays homage to the 90's series, the emcees roll through situations of ex girlfriends. 

Relationships play a common role through this album, he's got his hands full with the ladies. Rocking With Me gets the skin crawling, an anthem for anyone striving. Tunes such as Never Had with Jynx and I'm Too Busy featuring Luck Luciano bring me back to a younger me. Recognize the connections? Can't forget Mark Ant, Tru DLN, and SG Lingo for adding fuel to the fire. 

This piece has an inspiring vibe with choices for singles. One already a hit in major platforms. Look forward to more Banks Davocki. Get your copy at your favorite digital music store. Thank you eternally for all the positive words from the viewers. I pray for the best in your lives, bless up!

The Corner Store – Supreme Allah X Solomon Childs

What It Sound Like?

Warning: This post contains raw Hip Hop, known to cause nausea and fear to weak emcees.

I stuck my hand into the Wu Tang Killa Beehive for this one, came out with Yellow Jackets.  I’m proud to type about the combined lyrics from Supreme Allah and Solomon Childs. We got the Wingz Up all around here, getting Theodore Unit involved. These are some of the hardest workers bridging the underground and mainstream Hip Hop. That energy is expressed right away when you hear choir sample just before the drums drop.

Feel the pain in the jagged voice of Childs setting off the slaughter. Darts spray fully-auto like a Gatling gun. Right around the corner, he’s followed up by a magnetic verse from Supreme! The bar he set won’t be reached by imposters. These two artists handled the track like rap titans. Nomolos The Beat Baptist blessed it with high favor, our kinda producer at RAN.

The Corner Store is a banger with replay value, plus a title we could relate to. It is a dope song, as well as a place I attended often. Some of the readers, already get huge support from Supreme, I’m asking you to return the favor for him. Get to your favorite digital music store and buy and/or stream this tune. Be sure to listen to Yellow Jacket Friend Of The Killa Beez.

I can’t get tired of your support and feedback for RAN. Thanks for passing through, explore the site, see what sections you like. Peace and God bless the All Nighters!

 

 

Mr Cooper Shows No Mercy At Miami Live

What It Sound Like?

I hope you enjoyed your weekend, mine was live. Miami Live, to be exact!

I'm so glad my boy Mr Cooper blessed the arena with his smash single, No Mercy! If you never been to this establishment, start planning your visit. Independent recording artists from all around have found a stage show home. Located in a cultured, downtown area of Miami filled with food aromas that were mouth-watering.

Once we got in, it was easily noticed the DJ had already been bringing the heat. DJ Killa K knows how to blend the latest and greatest sounds in Hip Hop without saturation. He not only demanded respect controlling the mic, also set a huge respect level for all performing artists. The stage is big enough for a football award ceremony. The walls had the dopest projection of the club's logo. One can't help but feel like a major artist on stage.

For my first experience with the place, plus most of the artist, I was highly pleased. Performers came from Chicago, Alabama, North Carolina, there was even an emcee from Nebraska. Ya know I had to ask if he knew about Bud Crawford, another connection to Omaha from our community.  Those are just some of the places people came from to pursue their dream. 

Hailing from the Palm Beaches, Mr Cooper took the show! Prior to his set, there were only a few that were singing. Once Coop in the three-piece suit went on, the entire mood changed. The first to request a mic stand. After the perfect teaser intro, the stand stood as a coat rack. The women that were tired from dancing, got right up once they heard his chords. The crowd got closer to the stage feeling the Trap & B artist at work. 

The show was a complete success, fans, artists, producers, all wanted to link up with the man of the night. This was the only time I saw a bouncer break character for a love song. What was really cool about this event, the lovely Mrs Cooper got to see it all, in person. She enjoyed the early flashes of her husband's stardom. 

No violence, no hating, just a lot of love was being spread all night. This is something I could get used to. I have some shots here. My friends at the Coruscation House,  Siobahn Nicole and Shiniqua Simone will also post some. So Get up with me on Instagram. Thank everybody for passing through, God bless to all!

 

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Here Are Some Snippets From Mr Cooper Live

 

 

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