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Fresh Videos: “SEEN IT ALL” & “SVCCESS” by The HighRollaz (WordLife & Accomplice)

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Written by Callie Dee

Editors Note: This write up is broken up in two parts. It seems as though we can hardly keep up the pace from the music these guys put out so I decided to make two posts in one. The first half is written by our contributor Callie Dee, and the second will be by myself and the latest video the HighRollaz have recently released. Peep the videos and enjoy!

It’s your girl and local hip hop enthusiast, Callie Dee, here with a #FreshVideo.  This time from the two hardest working artists out there, Word Life and Accomplice, aka The HighRollaz.  These guys took the phrase “Don’t Sleep” LITERALLY.  I mean, between jet setting across the southern part of this continent-Florida, Gorgia, NYC, all over Texas and Cancun- they seem to find time to drop video after video.  This one, directed by KPac of EarlyRetireMint, shows a familiar combination that seems to be #winning for these two- shots of them on the streets, a pretty lady handling business, lots of money, weed, and THIS time, some purple drank.  A local video producer once told me that Word Life doesn’t need a big budget video. He’s go that look and feel that even a low budget video looks hella #Fresh.  All I want to know is, where do they get all that money they show in these videos?  Looks like maybe they actually live the life they talk about. On the real though, these guys are easily two of my favorite artists in the DFW scene. They always show me hella love and I am super excited to see the rise of their success!!!  Shouts out to The King of All Fresh, Word Life, and Accomplice.  If you don’t know who they are now you might want to get familiar with them real quick at KingOfAllFresh.com  .

 

FRESH VIDEO: SVCCSS – ACCOMPLICE X WORD LIFE X SMAKK

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Written by Leo J

I’ll keep this real short for everyone so we can keep it moving and get to the music. This 2nd video was shot while the High Rollaz were in NY recently, like two weeks ago. Man these guys know how to keep content going and keep hustling. It’s been stated before by many but these guys WORK. The track itself is hella dope. A lot of what I’ve seen from these guys is Accomplice starting out the track followed by Word Life and then a combo of the two to close it out. The formula is the same this go around but they are joined by an artist by named Smakk. I enjoyed his presence on the track. It’s something different and gave a great balance to the styles all up in this video. But enough of my talking, peep the video below and enjoy.

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Fresh Video: “Make Up Sex” by Alsace Carcione

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Written by VBistheIllest

Editors note: Peace to everyone. Just wanted to officially welcome a new contributor to the website, VBisTheIllest. I’ve had a number of conversations with her out and about at shows and this girl knows her music. She’s a die hard fan and we are really lucky to have her on the team. Look out for more stories and welcome her to the site!

Alsace Carcione just dropped a new video, ” Make up Sex.” If you haven’t already heard of this femcee, give her a listen. She’s an original Femcee hailing from VA now residing in TX, so she has a nice balance to her raps.  She spits with her ALL and let’s you know she MEANS what she SAYS! This video has the Hip Hop feel and look to it for sure! One lyricist, two tight dancers (bboy/bgirl), and dope graffiti. Going back to the basics. Giving the artist, the audience’s full attention.  Catchy track. Check out Alsace at Oaktopia in Denton, TX  Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. You can thank me later!

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Fresh Music: “NAWF” EP by A.Dd+

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Written By: La Fresh

Ya Fresh Ambassador had to breeze through your mental spaces right quick. A few thoughts and a gift for ya..
You can thank me later tho.

Summer is finally finding it’s way to the exit door and I for one can’t wait for fall and all the blessings it brings with it-mainly The State Fair and the arrival of chill to my atmosphere…that’s later tho-right now my bliss is found in the new A.Dd+ EP release entitled “Nawf“.

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Fresh Video: RBMA Presents “Diggin in the Carts” – A Documentary Series about Japanese Video Games

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Written by Leo J

I come from the generation that grew up on videos games. It was a huge part of my youth growing up and when time permits I still like to jump on a console and push buttons for hours on end. I can remember the first video game I really got into was at my cousins house. It was the classic “Tank” Atari game. Loved that one. Today the good folks over at the Red Bull Music Academy tapped into my child hood memories when they released a trailer to their new documentary series focusing on Japanese video game music. Super dope and something my generation can relate to. Peep the trailer below and be sure to follow up with them over at www.redbullmusicacademy.com on September 4th for the first episode.

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Fresh Video: “This Thing We Do: Houston DJ Culture Revealed” – Preview Trailer

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Written by Leo J

Our state of Texas will forever be engrained in Hip Hop. Houston,TX in particular. So many well respected hip hop labels and artists have come from there. At one point they took over the scope of hip hop and were the trendsetters for many in the music industry. Knowing that it was a city with such a diverse and rich history, I was excited to hear about this project “Things We Do“, a look into the Houston DJ Culture. I was instantly pulled in as I could relate since I was a co-producer for our documentary project We From Dallas. When I heard it was long time vinyl enthusiast and historian Flash Gordon Parks behind the project, I knew it was in good hands and was probably done thoroughly. Over the weekend a trailer/preview was released on the film and it’s a great introduction of what to expect. I look forward to its release and would love to get it screened up here in Dallas. Peep the trailer below.

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Fresh Video: W.A.R. Media Producer – Da Dreak

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Written by Leo J

Have you ever heard a snare slap so hard that it made you blink? What about that devastating bass groove that drops and makes you perform your “ugghghhhh” face? Any beat fanatic or fan of quality producing knows exactly what I’m talking about. More times than not I’ve found myself in that mode when I got a chance to hear the music of Da Dreak at a  number of beat battles, a producer showcase or two, as well as an artist at different spots around Dallas. It wasn’t until later on that I learned that not only being a quality producer and artist, there was more to him behind the boards that people knew about. Over the last year or so Da Dreak has been traveling to NYC quite often and building impactful industry relationships that have provided an opportunity unlike ever before in his musical career.  A new video today released by W.A.R. Media gives you a quick intro and the happenings behind what Da Dreak is up to at the moment with the company. Peep the video below.

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Fresh Music: “Old Jonesy” by M_Slago

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Written by Callie Dee

Hey everyone, it’s the Femme of the Funk or Femme of the Fort- whichever you prefer.  I’m here with a #Fresh new album from Dallas’ own M_Slago.  You wouldn’t know from his humble demeanor in public, but this guy has got some great things out right now.  Homeboy Sandman just released an album that M_Slago completely produced and has had great buzz.  So when I was given the opportunity to review “Old Jonesy” I was pretty excited. I popped it in the CD player of my car and let M_Slago take me on a journey.  First and foremost, I have to say, my oldest son (who states that he doesn’t like hip hop) has actually listened to this album in the car without turning on the FM Radio. That, my friends, is a first!! This album was intended to be an instrumental, not a “beat tape”, and that’s exactly what it is. The different notes play roles in an orchestra like production where a story is told. When asked which was his favorite track he eloquently stated, “It’s a fluid album, I think, so preferences change and shape shift like water.” He hit the description on the head because each track comes in like the tides and takes you over with waves of different instruments and beats. Then it brings you back to the shore before dissipating into the next track.  I have found myself more relaxed during my drive with this album on, almost like listening to the ocean tides.  “Everything I make is a manifestation of me,” says M_Slago. “I consider my music to be my soul in stereo.”  If that’s the case, M_Slago is full of jazz, laid back, futuristic to a point, and overall timeless at the same time. This project was made in FL studio, coupled with records (of course) and Akai MPK62. If you’re like me that’s like a foreign language but I’m sure some heads out there will appreciate that info. M_Slago changed the name 3 or 4 times in the year he worked on it before receiving a voice mail from “Tonesy” which is the starting track, and thus going with “Old Jonesy”.

This album is not only meant to be heard, it’s meant to be FELT, and I’m definitely feeling it….go check it out.

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