Righteous Ft. Edo G x G Dot & Born x Dominique – Radios (Video)

Righteous “The Administrator of Truth” enlists Edo. G, G Dot & Born, and Dominique Gorley for the second release (video) of his new EP entitled ‘Be Conscious Of.’

“Radios” produced by DJ Corbett exudes a classic boom-bap, head-nodding impression with a soulful chorus that amplifies the energy from Righteous, Edo. G, G Dot & Born.  The animated visuals set the tone for a chill-vibe, a feeling radios used to emanate but somehow lost that grip along the way.

During a time where the world is oversaturated with conceit, greed, killings, and lust, “Radios” transcends us back when music allowed us to unite and vibe off each other.  Press play for that experience and connect with Righteous below.

Stream/download the full EP

https://open.spotify.com/album/2iobJdPja93QczQA8jwya7

https://righteous.bandcamp.com/track/radios-featuring-edo-g-g-dot-born-dominique

www.taotrecordings.com

Soulrac x Big Bob “Blackface” Video

Inlighten Music Group present Soulrac’s latest single/video “Blackface” of his new album ‘Soulploitation.’  “Blackface” is produced by multi-talented international producer Big Bob of Elite Sound International.

It’s been nearly 200 years since white performers first started painting their faces black to mock enslaved Africans in minstrel shows across the United States. It was racist and offensive then, and it’s still racist and offensive today. By distorting the features and culture of African Americans including their looks, language, dance, deportment, and character; white Americans were able to codify whiteness across class and geopolitical lines as its antithesis. Blackface and the codifying of blackness, language, movement, deportment, and character, like a caricature, persists through mass media and in public performances today. Join the movement by sharing the #eraseblackface hashtag on social media to bring awareness to this issue.

‘Soulploitation’ is an EP that’s reminiscent of the Golden Era of Hip Hop and the Black Power movement because it verbalizes the dilemmas we face as a society. Like the music from Blaxploitation films, it serenades its listeners with soulful and thought-provoking lyrics and music. Watch “Blackface” and connect with Soulrac below.

HIS – STORY

Soulrac (Carlos Dukes)  was born and raised in Orlando, Florida during the Golden Era of Hip Hop which influenced his musical palette and creativity. His upbringing shaped his thought process and motivated him to address the social injustices he witnessed throughout his life.  An environment where Mass Incarceration, Police Brutality, Gentrification, etc were the norm.  As a youth, he started scribbling rhymes in his notepad and rapping became a means of expression.  An expression he used when they would battle rap by freestylin during lunch and after school as a means of recreation.  Soulrac defines his music as “Music for the Soul” and his name is derived from his first name being spelled backward with an extra O.

 

Twitter: @Soulrac Music

@BigBobPattison

Instagram: @Soulrac Music

@bigbobpattison

Facebook Fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/Soulracmusic/

Configa & Jahi Free Minds In “Mindfulness” Video

Seasoned UK based producer Configa links with Jahi and encourages folks to free their minds and take control of their mental health. “Mindfulness” is the second single off the duo’s collaborative album titled ‘Forward Future’ available now on all streaming platforms.

During a time brimming with unsettling anxiety and stricken fear, Configa and Jahi bring us a classic, yet cosmic boom-bap groove allowing us to alleviate uncertainties and float into a soothing state of spirituality and meditation.

The calming visuals of palm trees, ocean waves swaying against rocks, and the hypnotic fire pit blaze in tuned with the city nightscapes, channels through our core and acts as a window for self-care. Take heed to mindfulness broken down letter by letter; they are the essential keys to this introspective journey.

Jahi and Configa feed our souls with poetic flows of wordplay and polished production ensured to heighten our sense of ‘mindfulness’. Watch the video and stream ‘Forward Future’ the album.

 

Connect with Configa

https://www.instagram.com/configa/

https://www.facebook.com/configa

https://configa.com/

https://www.youtube.com/user/Configa

https://configa.bandcamp.com/

D Prime 215 “What They Tell Us” Video

Philly’s own prolific emcee, D Prime 215 delivers more mind-blowing realities in his latest video “What They Tell Us.” The single/video, produced by Johann Sebastian, is off Prime’s latest “Sacred Mantra” EP, available on all major platforms.

“Mass media controls how many people get their news. The issue is, it’s not always accurate or close to it. When it comes to Black Folk, accurate isn’t even a thought most of the time. Negative statistics and stereotypes permeate the media as the overpowering narrative. This one-sided narrative is viewed as Gospel by those who don’t come in to contact with Black Folk on a regular basis if at all. As a Black Man, being viewed as the sum of negativity is asinine to me, as if that’s ALL we are. This record is my 2 Cents on it. I present to you “What They Tell Us.” Press Play.” – D Prime 215

The video is a simple one, just D Prime walking through his city of brotherly love. Because of his intricate wordplay and ingenious lyricism, there’s no need for gimmicks to entice viewers in. Also, a mini-film or animation, etc., would just take away from Prime’s lyrical declaration.

Prime addresses stereotypes placed on African Americans repeatedly for centuries. He also claims his human stance, free of felonies and other negative connotations. He goes on to mention that deliberately damaging advancements for African Americans must come to an end.  It makes you raise an eyebrow and wonder if others were just born jealous.  Prime delivers his revolutionary rhymes over chilling, hair-raising production blended with classic cuts and scratches. Watch “What They Tell Us” and connect with D Prime 215 and Johann Sebastian below.

About D Prime 215

In the English language, the word “Prime” is defined as “of first importance”. One could certainly say that Philadelphian emcee D Prime 215 has christened himself appropriately, as hip-hop has been of first importance in this young man’s life since he picked up a pad and pen in 2009. You can hear the warm, “golden era” sounds of J Dilla, A Tribe Called Quest and hometown heroes The Roots pulsing through his music, but with an updated, current twist. Prime’s held his own on wax with underground veterans like Reef the Lost Cauze, Hezekiah and Has-Lo, and shared the stage with heavyweight names such as Torae and Marco Polo. His approach is straightforward, his words honest, and his work ethic diligent. D Prime 215 is on a mission to create songs that stand the test of time, and with his unique blend of the old and the new, he’s sure to accomplish just that.

IG: http://bit.ly/DPrime215IG

Twitter: http://bit.ly/DPrime215Twitter

Facebook: http://bit.ly/DPrime215Facebook

Johann Sebastian

IG: https://www.instagram.com/js_beats/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/js_beats/

Get To Know Pharaoh Rising-MC, Actor, Radio Host, and More!

From an inmate to entrepreneur, actor, radio personality, and emcee; Pharaoh Rising has made a worldwide name and buzz for himself.

In his recent project titled ‘Supreme Balancement’ Pharaoh displays his uncanny versatility with impeccable flows and rhyme schemes reminiscent of authentic, classic Hip Hop. The first song “Changes” covers the chaotic Hip Hop cycles that repeat every decade. The dance hall hit, “Lean on Me” encompasses the full appreciation of a good woman. “No Matter What” is a street banger for those who still head nod to boom-bap. “Panties on the Floor” was tailor-made exclusively for the clubs and poles, while “Buckwild” is a celebration of life and embracing freedom. The project ends with “Think About It”, a reflection of the world we want to ignore, and a reminder that our past, present, and future are connected.

When he’s not full throttle in the studio, Pharaoh can be seen on Tylor The Creator’s Cartoon, “The Jellies”, “Diary of a Badman”, and the Underground Urban web series by Branchout Productions titled “The Ninth Pawn.” As a co-host on Re-Vision Radio, Pharaoh guides listeners through multiple dimensions, alien invasions, government conspiracies, and rules of the matrix. If that isn’t enough hats, Pharaoh is also co-owner of Natural Nature Herbs (naturalnatureherbs.com), based on the healing tradition of Dr. Sebi and wife Maa of the Fig Tree.

Pharaoh Rising is a promising breath of fresh air and a major staple in the music industry, Hip Hop culture, along with holistic and over wellness. Be sure to stream/purchase his catalog of music and his latest EP ‘Supreme Balancement.’

Connect with Pharaoh Rising on Twitter | Facebook | Instagram @pharaohrising

Website – www.pharaohrising.com

YouTube Channel – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPcNTHp-eGETFfIJkaCWrcQ

Www.NaturalNatureHerbs.Com

Watch “Buckwild” & “No Matter What’ off Pharaoh’s ‘Supreme Balancement’ EP

Philly’s Own D Prime 215 Drops “Sacred Mantra” Visuals

Esteemed Philly lyricist D Prime 215 and producer Hezekiah release visuals for “Sacred Mantra.” The single/video is the title track off Prime’s second solo EP, available everywhere music is sold.

Prime wastes no time to deliver his flow over classic boom-bap cadences blended with sharp electric tones. The simple video leaves no room for distraction, only eyes and ears digesting infectious, conscious wordplay.

Prime takes great pride in being true to oneself and “Sacred Mantra” is no exception. With his feet planted firmly, Prime’s bars run his narrative. A narrative of a man who has “no room for houses and cars, but my word is bond.”

The intricate wordsmith reminders listeners that at the end of the day our words and actions are all we have to fall back on. Prime will continue to stay true while he lives out his dreams. Watch “Sacred Mantra” (directed by JL Jupiter) and connect with D Prime 215 and Hezekiah below.

D Prime 215

IG: http://bit.ly/DPrimeIG

Twitter: http://bit.ly/DPrimeTwitter

Soundcloud: http://bit.ly/DPrimeSoundCloud

Facebook: http://bit.ly/DPrimeFacebook

Hezekiah

Twitter: https://twitter.com/hezekiah3rd

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hezekiah3rd/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hezekiah3rd/

About D Prime 215

In the English language, the word “Prime” is defined as “of first importance”. One could certainly say that Philadelphian emcee D Prime 215 has christened himself appropriately, as hip-hop has been of first importance in this young man’s life since he picked up a pad and pen in 2009. You can hear the warm, “golden era” sounds of J Dilla, A Tribe Called Quest and hometown heroes The Roots pulsing through his music, but with an updated, current twist. Prime’s held his own on wax with underground veterans like Reef the Lost Cauze, Hezekiah and Has-Lo, and shared the stage with heavyweight names such as Torae and Marco Polo. His approach is straightforward, his words honest, and his work ethic diligent. D Prime 215 is on a mission to create songs that stand the test of time, and with his unique blend of the old and the new, he’s sure to accomplish just that.

Twan Mack’s “Main Concern” Video Topping Charts

Twan Mack is noted as one of the most versatile Adult Contemporary Hip Hop artists to date in the music industry. The Milwaukee based artist continues to release infectious, timeless gems and “Main Concern” is no exception.

The record was influenced by Wu Tang’s “Aint Nuthin’ Ta F’ Wit” along with Gravediggaz “Diary of a Madman.”  Mack unites the whole planet with hands up, know your worth anthem. “Kareem City got you in trauma/Heat up the scene like a sauna/I’m bout the biz not the drama/Won’t tell no biz to your honor/Hope there’s a long life in front of…”

Collecting checks is Mack’s ‘main concern’ which is backed with bomb-dropping lyrics and a catchy hook. “My main concern is my check / F*ck accolades and respect / F*ck them big chains on your neck / If you are paid then you set / If you owe dough pay your debt…”

If the throwback vibe including classic head-nodding bass and flawless lyricism isn’t enough for Hip Hop enthusiasts, Mack tops it off with a personal ear enticing beat-box flow.

Twan Mack’s mission to bring Adult Contemporary Hip Hop to the forefront has not gone unrecognized. The takeover continues to flourish worldwide, and Mack will continue to do what he does to prosper. Watch “Main Concern” and connect with Twan Mack below.

 

“This a Kareem City Set, serious like Boba Fett” – Kareem City

“Main Concern” on Spotify| AppleMusic Amazon

Connect with Twan Mack on Facebook | Twitter Instagram | YouTubeEPK

D Prime 215 “Reasons Why” Video

D Prime 215 returns for the 2nd video release of his “Sacred Mantra” EP.  “Reasons Why” produced by Has-Lo, is a tell-all into Prime’s world of emceeing, dating back to 93’.

D Prime 215 “Sacred Mantra” EP on Spotify 

“Every artist has their “Reasons Why” they create. Some for the sake of it, as a means to an end, tell stories, impress others, or all the above. For me, it’s all the above. However, as I grow as a person it inevitably bleeds into my music. There’s a lot going on in the world that affects me in a way that may be different from others. It’s inevitable that I address it. Especially in my city of Philadelphia. Let it be gentrification, school closings, “misallocation” of funds for public schools & inner city, crime, questioning the prison system, or the school to prison pipeline to name a few. I see these things firsthand, and I wanted to make it evident that Philly is a lot more than merely cheesesteaks and the Liberty Bell. It’s Philly all day over here, the presentation may be different from what you’re used to. It’s more than simply “rap” to me, that being said I was out for blood on this.” – D Prime 215

The Philly native utilizes his mastered skillset of storytelling to embody the world around him, ongoing societal issues, as well as what he represents. In “Reasons Why” Prime vividly portrays reasons for putting his life into the pen and being a voice for those on the other side of the fence.  Bar for bar he breaks down gentrification, tainted school systems, inner-city crime hidden behind Philly’s tourist attractions, and other community distresses.

Has-Lo’s intense piano keys blended with soulful bass and drums invite listeners to feel the emotion and vibrations from Prime’s polished and compelling storytelling. Watch “Reasons Why” and connect with D Prime 215 and Has-Lo below.

D Prime 215 on Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

Has-Lo on Facebook | Twitter

Old School 76 x Andrew Woods “Stop the Violence Volume 1” Remastered

Label executive and producer Andrew Woods links with Old School 76 for remastered “Stop the Violence” Volume 1. Aim High, Lil Mecca, Lady Loe, Nuwajah Sankola, and Miss Saigon the Rapper make up the all-female collective representing different states and communities, with one mission in mind; an end to violence.

The group comes together for a lyrical deliverance brimming with compelling wordplay and storytelling. They invite masses of all nations, rich and poor to walk and march in unification. It’s time to heal broken families, put an end to rape, robbery, and murder, and find our lost, confused children. It’s time to let them be the future.

Woods’ use of bass pulsates through veins and gets the heart pumping, while the riveting tones wake up the soul and provoke change. Stream “Stop the Violence” and connect with Old School 76 members below.

Lil Mecca on Facebook | Twitter

Miss Saigon the Rapper on Instagram

Lady Loe on Facebook

Aim High on Facebook

Nuwajah Sankola on Facebook

D Prime 215 x Has-Lo “Reasons Why”

D Prime 215 is back with the 2nd release of his “Sacred Mantra” EP. “Reasons Why” produced by Has-Lo, is a tell-all into Prime’s world of emceeing, dating back to 93’.

D Prime 215 “Sacred Mantra” EP on Spotify

The Philly native utilizes his mastered skillset of storytelling to embody the world around him, ongoing societal issues, as well as what he represents. In “Reasons Why” Prime vividly describes his reasons for putting his life into the pen and being a voice for those on the other side of the fence.  Bar for bar he breaks down gentrification, tainted school systems, inner-city crime hidden behind Philly’s tourist attractions, and other community distresses.

Has-Lo’s intense piano keys blended with soulful bass and drums invite listeners to feel the emotion and vibrations from Prime’s polished and compelling storytelling. Stream “Reasons Why” and connect with D Prime 215 and Has-Lo below.

D Prime 215 on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Has-Lo on Facebook | Twitter