The internet is virtual real estate. Our community is the livest! I’m always encountering a new neighbor, most are pleasant. Tonight’s neighbor is from the R&B building.
New to RAN, but experienced as a singer / recording artist, I introduce Mr. Kevin Willis. If you were thinking the 6’10 rebounder, another face will soon resonate once you hear these vocals. This artist brings a soulful appeal to the label, Fuduh Money Entertainment.
He’s an authentic R&B singer and this topic most of us have experienced. Except for you cool guys, out there. I never aim to spoil a song. Let’s just say, watch out for those that frequently accuse you of violating. Enjoy this forthcoming single on Thanksgiving. Kind of bitter sweet, it be that way some times. You’ll like this song for is traditional ballad roots. Here’s an exclusive link. Thanks for staying up with me. Praise the Almighty!
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!
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!
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!
In my earlier years of doing this, I suggested more artists to have a site or blog. I’m glad to increase in Hip Hop blogs. We can’t rely on mainstream media to handle it. While I’ve been away from journalism, the artists have still been in good company of coverage. Plus, it ain’t easy to get to all the releases from so many artists. As we’re in motion I want to go over this album that’s been secured in my hard drive.
My preference of Hip Hop is witty, edgy and some type of aggression. Not limited to those, 00Despo fulfills with Streets of Gold. When it comes to beats for the rhymes I like, King David is one of the ideal producers. If you follow Diamond Dialect you might be able to hear the signature sound through the background. However, the beats maintain individuality.
Not just intelligence, Des let’s the listener know how aware of his surroundings he is, like World of Sin. Rhythm and content in the pocket. His gun talk is genuine. I’m convinced he got firearms that ain’t even come out yet. Some stand outs are “Run through the underground like a Lychen” – Wolves. My older sister put me on to Hip Hop and was a better emcee than me. So, Lingers is a heart felt joint to me. The artist opens up about his sister falling to the streets. Referencing another lost of a loved one, the second verse talking about trying to get high to cope, and meditating in hopes of enhancement.
It’s a complete album with the nod factor. Guest appearances from Timbo King, Tek of Smif-N- Wessun, Big Noyd. Also Planet Asia, Tristate, Blac Rainjah, Eeturnal, and singing from Curtis Harris. I like the variety and fierceness. A song for different modes in your day. This jewel is in stores, get your copy. If you already have it, revisit and share. Bless you!