Album Stream: Ryatt Fienix – Ryse Of The Fienix

Album Stream: Ryatt Fienix – Ryse Of The Fienix

It’s rare that an artist can outlast this long without a full length project, but Ryatt Fienix has done just that. She burst onto the scene with “Tattoo Love,” and followed that up with a slew of guest features with Dizzy Wright, Rittz and Bubba Sparxxx. Her presence on social media is felt, whether you’re reading her words on Twitter or admiring her beauty on Instagram. Ryatt is one of the lucky ones. Ryse Of The Fienix couldn’t have come at a better time. Ryatt Fienix juggles a lot of emotion on the album that sort of works as a… continue reading

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Producer A-Villa’s First Album Is Full of Great Hip-Hop Collaborations

Producer A-Villa’s First Album Is Full of Great Hip-Hop Collaborations

Often times in hip-hop, collaborations come together strictly for the sake of show. The opportunity to work with whoever regardless of chemistry. However, some still respect the art of constructing collaborations. While DJ Khaled chases the stars, Chicago producer A-Villa went a more raw, underground way. It’s also worth noting that A-Villa created this album from scratch, including learning how to produce, while being a vice president at a bank and raising a newborn. His first, and supposedly last, LP,¬†Carry On Tradition, is a playground full of lyricists and dream combos.Who thought to put Lil Fame, Cormega and Killer Mike… continue reading

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Kidd Upstairs Releases Retail Deluxe Edition of DMNDS Album

Kidd Upstairs Releases Retail Deluxe Edition of DMNDS Album

When it comes to mastering the internet, free music is slowly but surely minimizing out. Yeah, there will always be free music, but it’s not like it was a few years ago. Album quality projects from major artists were being put out free and labels didn’t capitalize in some way other than an occasional EP. Now the entire industry is shifting in a better direction with streaming and iTunes releases. Kidd Upstairs doesn’t have the biggest name in the industry. He does have some of the nicest music, though. DMNDS was released in 2012 before many knew who he was…. continue reading

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EP Stream: Fly Moon Royalty – Unfinished Business

EP Stream: Fly Moon Royalty – Unfinished Business

Adra Boo and Action J make up the unique duo known as Fly Moon Royalty. Seattle’s scene is known for Macklemore, Sir Mix-A-Lot’s early contributions, Nacho Picasso’s dark and lyrical style, but these two bring something new to the scene. In January, I was invited to come check out their show at Neumos that ended up being packed. They’re talented. She can sing beautifully, he can produce exceptionally well. Unfinished Business is five songs that bends multiple genres, from electronic to soul, on damn near every song. Adra’s presence is felt on the first two songs. Then, Action takes us… continue reading

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Album Stream: Willie The Kid – The Living Daylights

Album Stream: Willie The Kid – The Living Daylights

Welcome Drake’s favorite rapper to 2014 with his first album of the year titled The Living Daylights. This go-around is anchored by producer Bronze Nazareth. He’s worked extensively with various Wu-Tang Clan members since 2003 with additional credits under Immortal Technique, Hell Razah and more. Much like the EP with The Alchemist, Willie The Kid is able to ride ever-so smoothly over the production that fits perfectly into his overly-lyrical content. Joining him is Sean Price, Roc Marciano, Boldy James and more. Stream and purchase below.

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EP Stream: K-Young – Lay You Down

EP Stream: K-Young – Lay You Down

Looking through K-Young catalog, one thing that can be said is he always opted for quality over quantity. Lay You Down is no different. Released on iTunes today, the EP features seven songs and utilizes the same producers and artists he’s worked with in the past, including Grammy nominated production team Tabu and C.O.B.’s One-2. If you’re skeptical, throw on just one song, particularly “The One That Got Away.” See if that don’t open up some memories of crushes that you wish you had that chance with. Stream and purchase it below.

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