Video: Raz Simone – Let It Go

Video: Raz Simone – Let It Go

Raz Simone is a visionary. The type of artist that can succeed out of the North West. He strives to run things differently, and present his art in a unique fashion. When most would just up and drop a project after a single or two, Raz wants to create a feeling of anticipation for the next 10 weeks. Every Tuesday, we’ll get the next song/video from his Cognitive Dissonance 2 album. It speaks a lot about him as well to have 10 videos ready to go week after week. Last month, he started to play with this idea by releasing “Cheap… continue reading

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Killer Mike’s Post-Ferguson Grand Jury Decision Speech Is Heart-Breaking

Killer Mike’s Post-Ferguson Grand Jury Decision Speech Is Heart-Breaking

Killer Mike is one of the few rappers who has stood up for his beliefs throughout his entire career. He’s been at the forefront of representing us, the people, against a system that’s not designed for our best interests. His words are always powerful and hard-hitting, whether they come off of a tweet, in a song or live in concert. Following the Grand Jury’s decision to not indict Darren Wilson last night, the country was in shock, full of anger and fear, and heart-broken. Before Run The Jewels started their set, Killer Mike delivered an amazing speech to the crowd… continue reading

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Appreciation For The Mini-Short ‘Pikachu’s Vacation’

Appreciation For The Mini-Short ‘Pikachu’s Vacation’

The year was 1999, just slightly over 15 years ago (November 10). A lot of us we’re young kids that were caught up in a particular craze sweeping the nation. Pokemon. Who didn’t love collecting the cards and tuning into the animated series every weekend on Fox? The video games on the Gameboy were just as popular too. Going back to the year, Pokemon made the jump to the big screen with their first ever movie. Mewtwo had been teased in the regular series as we explored his origins without knowing his name or story. Just that he was a… continue reading

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Video: Wale – The Followers

Video: Wale – The Followers

In many ways, artists such as Wale are cult leaders. Fans are the followers that absorb each word that these leaders give us. We cling to the edge of the seat in anticipation for what will be given next, and then take it upon ourselves to learn each verse. That concept describes Wale’s video for “The Followers” perfectly. Wale is kind of omnipresent as he raps from the hills with the sunset behind him, but his fans are all over the place reciting these lyrics. Everyone from the common guy riding a bike through the city to two friends arguing… continue reading

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Sam Lachow Meets 6 Classic Instrumentals on “80 Bars Pt. 3″

Sam Lachow Meets 6 Classic Instrumentals on “80 Bars Pt. 3″

We got part one and two in 2013. Both were fantastically appreciated for showing off Sam Lachow’s fun and lyrical side. They also became fan favorites. Sam isn’t disappointing them either. On November 20, he’ll drop the 80 Bars EP that’ll collect the first three and include part four and five. Shot by Andrew Imanaka, Sam doesn’t shy away from a unique mix of beats, such as Cassie’s “Me & You” or  Ja Rule’s “What’s Love.” Watch him show love to cats, dance around Capitol Hill and run around solo at the waterfront with the ferris wheel in the background. Make… continue reading

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The Flavr Blue Provides A Visual For “Hearts Racing”

The Flavr Blue Provides A Visual For “Hearts Racing”

The multi-talented trio known as The Flavr Blue released a video for “Hearts Racing” this week through Billboard. The tune comes off their Bright Vices EP that dropped in October 2013. One of the many thing I enjoy about this song and video is the different dimensions to the instrumental. It’s not one solid choice as it borders R&B and dance-like. That just shows how musically inclined they are as a group. They also made sure to have the storyline that’s woven around the song match the vibe of the visual. It was co-directed by Hollis, Ryan Zemke and Dan… continue reading

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