Dinner At The Thompson’s latest video is considerably darker and more political than their previous ones, but does not fall flat in the funk department. The video is essentially a series of symbolic, and sometimes graphic, photographs that are constructed to make the viewer question the definition of the words like “Father,” “Country,” and “Happiness,” and suspect “the system” in general. They brought on Boston-based MC Insight to drop some call-to-arms bars, such as “Temperature is rising/ Senators are lying/ Tentacles are common/ Generals are silent/ Terrible the violence/ Chemicals combining/ Federal alliance.” Throughout the video’s striking imagery, Lucille maintains her sultry sensuality while singing the cautionary hook over Fablive’s dark and panicky production.
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Eso Tre and Subz are L.A. duo Substance Abuse. The former URB Next 100 picks dropped their debut Brand New Crime in 1998, following up with 2006′s Overproof which featured Motion Man, Saafir and Rasco and received four-star marks from URB and Scratch. “We”re big fans of Tha Alkaholiks and have fond memories of going to the Coast II Coast release party back in the day, so working with Tash was a pretty surreal experience,” says Eso. “We tried to capture a little bit of the vibe from the 21 & Over and Coast II Coast albums with this track but with a more updated feel. We wanted to have a party jam but still keep the lyrical content, and Tash definitely came through in that respect. Tash also was really proactive in coming with ideas for how to flip the video and we appreciate how involved he was in that. We also got to perform with him the night we filmed the final sequence of the vid which was a lot of fun.”
The 6th and final visual installment for “The Herman Gardens Project” by D.Focis..
Lyric Jones blesses us with her first video installment to Jones St.. Around various locations in Atlanta, Lyric shows us a little of her day-to-day life and also a taste of her lively stage performance. Also, check out a cameo from fellow female emcee, Boog Brown.
Trapped In the City Lights is produced by Mr. Fish and is the leading single to Jones St., due out September 23rd.
In this twisty crime drama, taking place between 10am & 5PM, Peso leads you on a journey that only gives you piece of the story at a time.
I asked Kendrick Lamar about J.Cole’s production since many doubt his ability to produce, Kendrick also tells me why chose to use his real name instead of a stage name. He also discusses the philosophy of Hiipower, that it’s more than a sign, it’s a way of life and the positive role his father had on him.
DJ Scratch & Tony Touch cutting it up at club Sutra in NYC! Check out the latest & greatest in NYC nightlife on nyclout.com
The Black Opera is a counter-cultural musical movement/organization consisting of an endless collective of emcees, singers, producers, musicians, actors and agents.
“Sleep Tight” is the first visual/audio arts presentation from the The Black Opera with many more on the way.
Once agan we bring you this AMAZING song by the multi talented The Milky Way feat. Airon Azure & Chris Clarke called “Black Magic”
The video kicks off with Ammbush demonstrating his talents as both producer and rapper with “Speak Up,” and rolls on with REL’s “Go In,” a collaborative effort with newcomer C-Plus, shot in the rapper’s hometown of Sacramento. As “Go In” fades to a close, 6Fingers’ cartoonish yet heavy “U Funnystyle” takes over, featuring Los Angeles wordsmith Bambu. REL stepped out from behind the boards to direct this one, with a video that features a psychedelic fisheye lens to capture 6Fingers in the studio and Bam exploring the Bay. Finally, Al Jieh brings it home with “Round Me,” arguably the darkest single in the series. DaVinci’s whispery rasp plays off the haunting instrumentation, while visuals from San Francisco’s Chinatown and Financial District parallel the song’s gritty feel.