New Orleans emcee Voice Monet presents the Go’Head Media-directed music video for “Carts b4 Horses (Rob)”, her new single produced by Belgian DMC champion DJ Grazzhoppa. The video was conceptualized, shot and edited all in the space of two days as part of the 48Hour Music Video Project Challenge which was recently held in New Orleans. Voice’s debut album Gumbo dropped in 2006. “NOLA Redux” featuring Malkovich made the top of Gilles Peterson’s BBC World Wide Best Hip-Hop of 2009 list. She was teaching classfuls of New Orleans youth how to rap as an official Teaching Artist In Residence when Hope & Sorrow, the 2007 Decon/Atmospheriques release from celebrated French producer Wax Tailor, was certified silver. Between her solo releases and her collaborations with BBE, Ninja Tune, Canada’s Public Transit Recordings, UK’s Twisted Funk Records and Tailor, over a quarter of a million records worldwide bear Voice’s name. She has played internationally at major festivals (Montreal Jazz Festival 2013) and world reknowned venues (L’Olympia, Paris). “Sometimes my muse comes in the form of a man, and he just wants me to… rap!” says Voice about the song. “In this particular song I have chosen to call him ‘Rob’, but that inspiration comes in many forms and is expressed through several mediums.” Voice is gearing up to release her EP Black Maria in 2014 through her production company Go’Head Media.
This June I had the opportunity to tour France for two and a half weeks. It was my 1st European excursion that took me to many cities in France (Paris, Lyon, St. Etienne, Ivory, ect) to sing my songs and to share my story. I met many great people along the way and was able to see Hip Hop culture from a different angle and loved every second of it.
The experience is one I won’t forget and hope to do so again in the near future. As an indie artist that has been at this for awhile and has barely scratched the surface to the “underground elite” this was an eye opening experience for me. People are always listening, watching and most importantly sharing music that touches them and for that I am truly thankful.
If you ever played, shared, posted a song, video, album, or whatever I just wanted to say thank you because YOU made it possible for me to see a different side of the world and to share my gift.
Poem and Video by: Cándida
Soundtrack by: Dpress
Guitar by: Gabriel Duran
this video is a few months old but I just came across it and it’s too dope not to share.
“Cravin’” is the new hit single from Grammy & BET-Award nominated artist MC Lyte, produced by The Natives as part of a collaborative effort from Lyte’s own SunniGyrl, Inc. and Loudbox Entertainment. Directed by Ron Yuan (Fast & Furious, Black Dynamite), the video blends bright and colorful imagery with the soulful hip-hop sounds of this brand new summer smash.
Eternia returns after a two year ‘hiatus’ with an epic verse. Unloading a hailstorm of questions pointed at herself, God, her family, her friends, and her very purpose, ‘Final Offering’ tackles the lows of life, a topic most people avoid with repression and distractions. Eternia dives in, unafraid to reveal her insecurities and self doubt while challenging the very tenets of faith and foundation of family that she was raised on. She is joined by pHoenix Pagliacci, a burgeoning triple-threat in the Canadian music scene, who soars on this track with a poignant reminder to Eternia, and anyone else who is experiencing similar lows, of what “Hii Power” really is.
Director Alex Narvaez (a.k.a. The Can Con Don) contributes a docu-style moving landscape to the raw vulnerability of Eternia’s delivery & content. Doubling as a tribute to Toronto’s historic Kensington Market, Narvaez paints the symbolic picture of Eternia as isolated and alone. But as the chorus uplifts the song, Eternia is joined by a ‘female voltron’: empowered by a support network of talented women who know their own power & purpose, reminding her of her own.
“Come Close” is the debut music video for up-and-coming female Hip Hop artist ETurn & DMC USA Supremacy Champion, DJ SPS. “Come Close” is the second single off of their recently debuted album, “Dark Trust.” This is a metaphorical video about distrust and objecting conformity. Follow ETurn as a psychological evaluation turns into her fighting for her life. The video conveys a message that is especially relevant in today’s Hip Hop landscape, which mirrors today’s political landscape. Conformity and control are everywhere and it is important to be defiant.