About 8 months ago, I made a decision to jump into the world of managing world and the first act I took on was Grey Matter. We’ve been building and have long term plans before their next project drops but in the mean time, their front man Kilo Art Of Fact dropped his “Illegal Alien” EP. It has been a project in the making for some time now, but the timing couldn’t have been better. This project is just a teaser for the full LP to be dropped later this spring. Their are still some very choice cuts that didn’t make the cut this time around, but If I would you, I would grab this EP while you can. Better yet, while its FREE. Take a listen.
I remember the first time I saw PS The ReBels. I was enchanted in how they incorporated their roots in every aspect of their music. Their words, their beats, their clothes, their dialogue. It had been a little bit since I had checked in on them and when they shared their new video “The Chant” with me, I was enchanted all over again. The video starts off with a chase scene of an individual running through the woods in a futuristic world looking for what they call “indigenous group members”. The beat begins to slowly come in and you quickly realize why this song is titled the way it is, in more ways than one. The beat knocks and brings a primal feeling in you ready for rhymes that are quickly served by SamUiLL and Pihon. Overall a super dope track that you should peep. “The Chant” will be available worldwide Friday April 10th 2015 on their new project “The Great Migration EP“. You can pre-order here -> http://pstherebels.com/music
It’s damn near impossible to keep up with all the super fresh music that gets unleashed around the metroplex. Sometimes music gets lost in the shuffle of everything I am trying to balance on my end but I will always give it a visit. This time around we are looking at a track from KoolQuise released at the beginning of March titled “Focus“. “Quise” as many of his friends call him, is an MC’s MC. His flow is fluid and each word he spits follows each other flawlessly. The beat produced by Jomac is stuttered and Jeru–ishhhh but feels right because KoolQuise guides you the entire way, keeping you focused. See what I did there. Peep the track below.
We are officially back a full week from the SXSW madness that takes over the music world this time each year. Artists are on full swing of releases and following the buzz of the music industry so releasing music at this time makes perfect sense. With that said I am here to share with you new music from Dallas artist Buffalo Black titled, “High Noon“. This release is following up on the buzz he received from his “Enter the Void” song that placed in Spike Lee’s newest film, ” Da Sweet Blood of Jesus“. “High Noon” starts off with an eire western sounding flute sample that sticks to his theatrical themed production and songs I have heard in the past. I really dig Buffalo Black‘s approach to his music. I wouldn’t say that he takes chances with his music but he definitely has a signature touch with his music that makes it fresh and authentic. The track itself has a big room sound, especially when the hook drops revisiting the western flute sample. There is some social context dropped within this track that translates well because there’s a lot going on within the track. From singing verses, rapping, and letting the music breathe, it’s Buffalo Black doing what he does best, creating authentic music. “High Noon” will be a track on his “Surrilla” EP that is scheduled to release this spring.
Hello world. It’s been a minute that we have given the world some updates on our film “We From Dallas” that screened at the Dallas International Film Festival late spring of 2014. I am here to let you know that we are just as eager as you all at getting this movie out but things like this take time. You have to remember it took us 3yrs to make the film, so we are going to take our time making sure it gets out on the proper platform. Recently we’ve already seen another Dallas rap movie come and go from big screen to out the trunk in less than 2 months. That is defiantly something we did not want to do. So with that said just know that as soon as we can give you details, we will. Who knows, another screening is definitely in order so you should keep up with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to see when we drop that announcement. But with all this talk comes the online sale and availability to grab your “We From Dallas” shirts. Yeah I know it’s been a minute, but now anyone can order a shirt and have it shipped right to there house. At the moment there are a ton of “small” t-shirts that we have in stock from some prior backorders, so if you are looking for a hip shirt for the kids here’s your chance. We do have a number of shirts ready to go but will be updating our inventory very soon. So if you try to order a shirt and that color/size is not available, please email us at email@example.com to reserve a size/shirt for you. When the shirt becomes available, we will send you a follow up email letting you know your shirt is ready to go. You can order your shirts, HERE. Peep the trailers below if you haven’t already and give us a follow on social media, cheers!
Hey everyone in #UnitedStatesofFresh, it’s the Femme of the Funk bringing you something a little different this time. Playdough + DJ Sean P have just announced a new album, “1985 Party Time Excellent”, which is a project they’re putting out to raise $$ in order to drop their NEXT studio album. WHO DOES THAT?!?! They’re going out on their own in an effort to reach as many ears as possible, and they need your help. This is a chance for the FANS to be DIRECTLY involved. “1985 Party Time Excellent drops 3/1, but they’re launching the #GetDownWithTheGang campaign NOW.
I got the special privilege of listening to “1985 Party Time Excellent”, and just like the title, it was like I hopped on the DeLorean and landed in a 1985 Block Party MC’ed by none other than Playdough. Guest Appearances from Tanya Morgan, DeepSpace5, J57, Koncept, my boys The Bodega Brovas, and samples that SCREAM 80’s excellence with lots of Wayne’s World and Back to the Future references, all of us old school hip hop heads are bound to have an eargasm. Playdough is the master of Party Rock Hip Hop, which is ingrained in this album.
If you want to #GetDownWithTheGang, you have several options. Purchase a package and get everything from t-shirts, snapbacks, cassettes to your own House Party with the Gold Tip Gang in your city. All profits go towards handling major business for Playdough + DJ Sean P’s upcoming studio album titled “We Buy Gold”. They’ve gone independent and have invested everything they can but still need $5,000 to do everything right. Every dime you put in goes to the vision they have for “We Buy Gold”. If you want to go BIG, purchase the Road Dog House Party Bundle where you get the chance to host a PRIVATE HOUSE PARTY with Playdough and Minister Sean P in your city (restrictions apply). It’s the party of a lifetime, and you’re officially invited. Admission at the door comes with a cup, so Party On, and don’t forget to invite your girl, Callie Dee!!!
There is hip-hop all around for those who still wish to proclaim profoundly “hip-hop is dead”. While, searching Facebook I came across a familiar face in the definition of emcee and voice of the people. A brother, a father, a son, a leader, a powerful and passionate voice; I came across Colby Savage. An easy classic that if not placed in the right hands could be easily overlooked. His song entitled “PreachaPreacha” is produced by Molekular, a multifaceted producer. Both are Texas natives and have many talents amongst them, so when I saw the title and saw the collaboration I knew we would be in for a treat.
The track is a hard-hitting boom bap track, with scratches and emotional piano, with a sincere sample that allows the listener to tap into the story that is being told. Colby Savage states “We need preachers that can reach the lost souls in the street, so without further or due let me introduce me.” “PreachaPreacha” is the story of hunger, triumph, testimony, and pain. My only complaint is that this track was available for purchase as of yet, as this is most definitely a banger. Authentic, real and grimy: plain and simple this is hip-hop. Ladies and gentlemen it is my pleasure to introduce Colby Savage.