Archive for the ‘Underground/Independent’ Category

This is so December.

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I’ve been saving this one for a while…

Every song can mean something different to each listener. For me this is a really relaxed Monday off when I don’t have to get anything done. No pressure to do one thing or the other, and no stress about work coming up the day after. Everything just flows, and time seems to last as long as it should.

What goes through your mind when you hear this? Do enjoy.

Alright, he’ll plug it at the end of the video, but in case you don’t make it that far, Ali Tomineek will be in the cypher at the BET Hip-hop awards THIS TUESDAY at 8pm Eastern.

This is too big!!

Our man Reach dropped this one a few weeks back. An enjoyable listen. It’s hot! It has a little bit of everything. And it’s self produced?? Fresh.

Ah, why not? Brilliant video, and message…(s).

In this vast expanse of a genre that we call Hip-Hop, I think it’s important that each artist brings something specific to their particular group of listeners. What does Illogic bring to the table? From what I’ve heard so far, it sounds as though they tend to write music for Emcees, for any one who has every tried to emcee, and for those who deeply appreciate the actual craft of rhyme writing. They get a bit more intricate, and they say a lot of things that few artists really speak on. To entertain, tell stories, or even to just pretend can be entertaining in Hip-Hop these days. But at the end of the day I think that people will always gravitate towards lyrics written about things that they can relate to personally. KRS said it best!

The year of Infinito 2017 continues!

Short and sweet.

Alright… It’s been a while.

A few weeks back I was at a music festival in Halifax, Canada, and had the pleasure of listening to a local act and legendary Canadian Hip-hop group called Universal Soul. You may not have heard about Universal Soul, as I hadn’t, but they have been steady rocking in the background since the mid 80s. Apparently they’re one of Classified’s main influences. But more than that, it’s good to witness acts like these who are relics in their own zone, so much so that they put way more effort into winning the hearts and minds of their local fans than on achieving global fame. The song that caught my ear was “Where I’m From”, which I was able to get a small clip of. But to appease your curiosity about this group, I’ll feature their song “Back and Forth”, which is just as moving. These cats put Halifax on the map before many others, and believe me when I say that the people where they’re from appreciate their dedication to their roots. It was a beautiful sight to see. Enjoy!