Show Review: G-Eazy At the Showbox Sodo (11-24-14)

Show Review: G-Eazy At the Showbox Sodo (11-24-14)

Photo credit: David Conger Imagine sitting in Denny’s, enjoying your sampler meal (chicken strips and onion rings, FTW!), and then getting a text that reads, “E-40’s rockin’.” That means Jay Ant has already completed his set. The time reads 8:45pm, and already the second in command on tour is performing. A rarity in hip-hop for shows to go this early, but it’s also refreshing in the same vein. So, your sampler has to be bundled up to go and your onion rings ate in the car in order to catch part of the Bay Area legend’s set. This was me…. continue reading

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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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G-Eazy Releases “Achievement” & “Get Away (Remix)” Ft. Kehlani

G-Eazy Releases “Achievement” & “Get Away (Remix)” Ft. Kehlani

G-Eazy has a lot to celebrate. The debut album did exceptionally well, and ranks as one of the best releases this year. His highly successful From The Bay To The Universe tour is getting a second leg in January. Tickets went on sale today. Today, we get two new songs from Gerald. “Achievement” samples East Flatbush Projects’ “Tried By 12,” while he runs through his list of accomplishments and drops quite a few stunting bars. We wouldn’t want it any other way. “Get Away (Remix)” was originally Kehlani’s, and, since she’s on the upcoming tour, G-Eazy drops two stellar verses… continue reading

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SD Exclusive: Problem on Creating “Andale,” His Debut Album & More

SD Exclusive: Problem on Creating “Andale,” His Debut Album & More

Problem has an ear for a hit. He’s been heavily used in hip-hop over the past few years. The resume speaks for itself, and his own solo career has been growing at a consistent pace. “Andale” is the first single off his currently untitled debut album due out early 2015. The concoction brings Lil Jon’s ad-libs and Jahlil Beats’ energetic production together. A right push could put it on the level of “Like Whaaat.” While out in Seattle in September, Problem spoke about the creation of “Andale.” He says he met Lil Jon through E-40 and Jon was a fan,… 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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Thelonious Martin Ft. Curren$y & Domo Genesis – Atlantis

Thelonious Martin Ft. Curren$y & Domo Genesis – Atlantis

Thelonious Martin is a name you should be familiar with. The young Chicago producer is killing things with some of your favorite rappers. Chance The Rapper, Action Bronson, Mac Miller, Ab-Soul and more have enlisted his services since he started out. As impressive as his resume is, his pride and joy is his own debut album, Wunderkid. It’s a mix of instrumentals and completed records like “Atlantis.” WARNING! Once you click play, you’ll be hooked. This beat is absolutely ridiculous. After that draws you in, Curren$y and Domo Genesis make it their goal to keep you coming back. Replay value… continue reading

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