Review: Raz Simone – ‘Macklemore Privilege & Chief On Keef Violence’ EP

Review: Raz Simone – ‘Macklemore Privilege & Chief On Keef Violence’ EP

In this day and age of blogging, everything is so rush. NEW *insert rapper here* just dropped. Click, click, click! And that type of blogging is cool if the music doesn’t deserve a thorough listen. For instance, you can only break down Rae Sremmurd so much. However, someone like Raz Simone is deserving of that time. Cognitive Dissonance 2 was different, because he released every song prior. In only a two weeks notice, Raz followed that up with Macklemore Privilege & Chief On Keef Violence. The EP takes an ambitious leap to spark conversation. I’ve heard it all so far…. continue reading

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Video: Sol – People

Video: Sol – People

Sol’s two-track EP is doing so well. Both songs have racked up over 30,000 plays since they dropped a couple weeks ago. Despite being free, it’s also on iTunes for those who choose to support. No word on if both songs are getting the video treatment, but Sol links up with director Noah Porter to bring his vision for “People” alive. If you watch all of Sol’s videos on a continuous loop to figure out which one is his best, you’ll reach the end with “People” in mind. Sometimes, it’s hard to bring your idea on a song with such… continue reading

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Video: Futuristic & Sam Lachow – Watch Yo Mouth

Video: Futuristic & Sam Lachow – Watch Yo Mouth

Most rappers who team up to go on tour together never do what Futuristic and Sam Lachow are doing. Many do collaborate at some point, but this record/video is strictly to promote their upcoming tour. On top of that, you will never see anything like this from any other rap combination. “Watch Yo Mouth” is the two spitting a verse each with some of the most ridiculous, fun bars you’ve ever heard them rap. They both met up in Cali to shoot this hilarious visual, directed by Jakob Owens, featuring the midget from R. Kelly’s Trapped In The Closet series…. continue reading

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Video: Raz Simone Ft. Gifted Gab & Fatal Lucciauno – Same Problems

Video: Raz Simone Ft. Gifted Gab & Fatal Lucciauno – Same Problems

The past couple of weeks from Raz Simone have been pretty honest. There was “Macklemore & Chief Keef,” then “Drake & Macklemore’s Platform.” It’s clear that something triggered Raz to go into this mode where he’s addressing various racial issues in an “in your face” type of a way. Up until today, we didn’t know what was going to become of the videos, but he announced a new EP is dropping next week. On “Same Problems,” Raz links with Moor Gang’s first lady, Gifted Gab, and one of Seattle’s finest, quietest MCs in Fatal Lucciauno. The trio separate themselves from every… continue reading

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Sol – People + Pages

Sol – People + Pages

The word that describes Sol best is passion. That is the reason why he hasn’t given us any new songs since 2013’s Eyes Open EP. Passion oozes out of him that makes his music take longer to create. Also, he’s not shy in admitting to his fans that he experienced a creative block. The benefit for this is that Sol, still heavily in-demand from his fans, will put out two new songs that have a lengthier shelf life than artists who flood the internet’s highways. It seems highly likely to get an album this year too. Consider “People/Pages” a two-track… continue reading

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Video: Raz Simone – Drake & Macklemore’s Platform

Video: Raz Simone – Drake & Macklemore’s Platform

Raz Simone feels that he’s got next. The next leader in hip-hop. The same platform that you can find Drake and Macklemore on is where he envisions himself. Big difference between those two names and Raz’s music, which is why he’s confident that he can fit in the same realm. His music comes with a lot of messages, personal struggle, and hunger. For this latest visual, he backs it all up with interview samples from Tupac that extend the whole clip to eight minutes. If anything, it seems like Raz is coming right back with another project that has some… continue reading

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