SD Exclusive: The Art Of Storytelling: Mistah F.A.B.’s “I Found My Backpack” Series

SD Exclusive: The Art Of Storytelling: Mistah F.A.B.’s “I Found My Backpack” Series

A lot of music listeners who know Mistah F.A.B. have put him into a box. They know him from the Hyphy movement and when that died down, some felt he did too. Quite the contrary, this made F.A.B. work harder to establish being a versatile artist and also return to his roots. This is where his I Found My Backpack series came from. In the latest edition of SD’s The Art Of Storytelling, the Bay Area native discusses what lead to the series, feeling that the second volume could’ve been even bigger, why he’s ending with the forthcoming third installment… continue reading

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The Art Of Storytelling: Kirko Bangz – That Pole

The Art Of Storytelling: Kirko Bangz – That Pole

King of Diamonds is one of the most known strip clubs to the Hip-Hop community. Everyone from Lil Wayne to Rick Ross go there and throw out ridiculous amounts of money. It’s also the spot that Kirko Bangz references in the hook of  his newest single, “That Pole.” Taking a different stance than his usual songs about stripping and dancing, Kirko took some time out of his day to talk to Sermon’s Domain about the creation of the song in our The Art Of Storytelling series.

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The Art Of Storytelling: Azad Right Ft. Luna Angel – Alone

The Art Of Storytelling: Azad Right Ft. Luna Angel – Alone

Every couple months I need to pop up with this The Art Of Storytelling series. Our latest features an artist who has been slowly but surely rising up on the West Coast. His music is already there in terms of quality and making you think. So, he joins SD in the series to break down one of his records off his latest mixtape, The Time Is Right. Azad Right Ft. Luna Angel – Alone

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The Art Of Storytelling: Rittz – Nowhere To Run

The Art Of Storytelling: Rittz – Nowhere To Run

Some of the best rap is real rap. Sure, fans love to hear about the flashy lifestyles of models, cars and expensive taste items. On the flip side, fans also want something they can relate to whether it be love, pain, happiness, whatever. Ghet-O-Vision affiliated Rittz created “Nowhere To Run” in response to all the issues going down in his life at the time. Featured on White Jesus, his debut tape, Rittz joins Sermon’s Domain’s The Art Of Storytelling series to further break down one of his deepest records.

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Video: SD Presents The Art Of Storytelling: XV On “Wichita”

Video: SD Presents The Art Of Storytelling: XV On “Wichita”

After putting out my first The Art Of Storytelling segment last month with Boo discussing the making of Weezy’s “Prostitute,” I’m back with it. XV was in town a few weeks ago and while at an in-store at Recess in the U-district, we sat down to talk about the story behind the Just Blaze-produced “Wichita.” Interesting things from when he got the beat to racing against time and the label to finish Zero’s Heroes. Just Blaze is a genius.

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The Art Of Storytelling: Boo Sledge On Lil Wayne’s “Prostitute”

The Art Of Storytelling: Boo Sledge On Lil Wayne’s “Prostitute”

Every single minute of any day, there are artists in the studio. Music comes and goes with the internet’s heavy influence making sure you keep everyone satisfied with a constant flow of music. Despite this, there are still amazing records being made that never get talked about after its release. The Art Of Storytelling is setting out to do just that; tell a story about how the song was crafted in great detail. Joining the first installment is Boo Sledge, a former Cash Money signed and Young Money affiliated artist. In 2007, he was infamously placed into Lil Wayne’s “Prostitute”… continue reading

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