Many of you may hear people always say ” Yeah, I make beats” well I have a little gift for you all today in the form of music! My close friend and buddy Daniel aka Deo Adeolux really does MAKE BEATS (great ones at that) and he has recently been releasing a lot of unheard material. He composes mostly beats with his own “space” and “somber” like feel that makes for an original and refreshing sound. I have been listening to this mans beats ever since he composed his first few simple tracks and I have proudly watched as he has progressed his sound to bring you all an original mixture of space-hard-hitting-hip-hop-esque beats! Below are a couple of his tracks so be sure to check them out and let him know what you think! You can also visit his blog HERE
Here is a new track titled “M.A.R.S” that was just dropped yesterday. It’s an amazing little mash up that will have you bobbin’ your head in sync with the music.
A nice little old school reminiscent tune called “Mr. Wave Presents: Graffiti Jackson and the Flashmore Breakers”
And one of my personal favorite tracks “(Intro) Digital Diamonds”
Be sure to check out his Sound Cloud for more tracks!
K-OS – Superstar, Pt. Zero
Jay-Z – Never Change
Jedi Mind Tricks – Saviorself
Immortal Technique – Obnoxious
MF Grimm- Earth
SHHO brings the goods again to Richmond! So this is going to be Malice’s last stop on his book tour he has been doing with SHHO. He has already visited ODU, UVA, and W&M and is now rounding out the tour to promote his new book “Wretched, Pitiful, Poor, Blind, and Naked”. The lecture will be followed by a Q & A and a book signing as well as a meet and greet where you will be able to purchase the book for $15!!!
This is an event you will NOT want to miss folks, so if your in the Richmond area drop by and witness the triumphant story of a great man! See you on APRIL 15th!
1980s Hip-Hop music can be defined as a culmination of originality, creativity, inspiration, and PURE HEART! The Hip-Hop scene in New York was at the top of the food chain with various rappers, B-boys, and Graffiti artist originating from the area while the West Coast Hip-Hop scene was expressing their own take on Hip-Hop and starting to set the foundation for the “Gangsta Rap” era that would take over the rap game in the 1990s. Big corporations still were uncertain of where exactly Hip-Hop as whole was headed and still felt that it was just a FAD that would die off. Having no corporate financial backing rappers had to really come with some serious lyrical skills on the microphone in order to attract listeners and hopefully make a dollar or two off selling their tapes. But, of course, the mid 1980s produced the commercially successful record Licensed to Ill by The Beastie Boys and became the first rap album to become #1 on the Billboard Charts. This record along with earlier efforts by artists such as Afrika Bambaataa, Run D.M.C., LL Cool J, N.W.A., Eric B. & Rakim, and Public Enemy as well as MANY others helped to drive Hip-Hop into the mainstream and popularize Hip-Hop outside of the confines of America. To have been a witness to this “Golden Era” in Hip-Hop is the equivalent to witnessing the first Woodstock or watching Jimi Hendrix live in concert. It is a time that well never be reborn again and untouchable in the sense that such diversity and quality was being produced to form the framework of Hip-Hop that at the time no one truly knew what the outcome would be out of all this work. As a lover of Hip-Hop as a culture, form of music, and artistic expression all I can do is spread and share my genuine love/appreciation for this beautiful music with you all. I hope you all can learn and respect these various artist as I do, or at the very least take the time to listen and appreciate the art form that is Hip-Hop music. Bob your heads and enjoy.
Sugarhill Gang – Rapper’s Delight (1979/80)
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – The Message (1982)
Afrika Bambaataa – Planet Rock (1982)
Run-D.M.C. – Rock Box (1984)
Eric B. & Rakim – Paid in Full (1987)
Boogie Down Productions – South Bronx (1987)
N.W.A. – Straight Outta Compton (1988)
Big Daddy Kane – Ain’t No Half Steppin (1989)
Biz Markie – Just A Friend (1989)
Gang Starr – Positivity (1989)
Public Enemy – Fight The Power (1989/90)
Justice – “Civilization”
Hodgy Beats Ft. Casey Veggies – “Less”
Also be sure to peep this new mixtape by Abel Tesfay better known as “The Weeknd“. Stars like DRAKE have cosigned on this R & B upstart he is also garnering positive reviews across the online community and received an 8.5 rating from Pitchfork.
Download it HERE!
Peep the video for the song “Wicked Games” to see what he’s all about.
Hip-Hop music, nowadays, is like the shoe game…it is WAY OVER SATURATED! With so many rappers blowing up and getting signed to major labels, dropping mixtapes, and releasing free songs everyday it is easy to get lost in the sea of Hip-Hop music and may cause a headache for listeners who are simply looking for some great Hip-Hop music. However, it is genuine artist like the real “nitty-gritty” Nitty Scott, MC that put my mind at ease and keeps my head bobbin when I need a breath of fresh/un-commercially touched HIP-HOP! After all, it comes down to what significance your music will hold with the listener and whether or not you can maintain a connection for longer than 3 minutes like most commercial artist struggle to do. Again, the remedy is Nitty Scott, MC! So let me break it down for you all who have not been put on to this wonderful female and her music. As Nitzia Scott states on her site, “Born in Michigan, made in Florida, paid in New York,” she comes from a Puerto-Rican mother and a New Orleans-born African-American father. She is currently on her grind and competing in the independent artist circuit to get her message out to open ears far and wide. Not only is Ms. Scott a force to be reckoned with on the mic, but she also has a head on those shoulders of hers, which truly shines in her mission statement, “to be apart of a movement and not an industry, to be socially responsible and charitable with her influence, to inspire art and educated listeners, to promote substance in mainstream entertainment, to be praised by critical acclaim, and to document an era via the written word.” I hope you all are paying attention thus far because this young twenty-year old female rapper is a rappers favorite rapper! Other rappers these days wish they were as deep as Nitty is! I hope this post serves as an eye opener for you Hip-Hop heads out there who do not believe that REAL Hip-Hop from the heart still exists in today’s rap music scene. Without further delay, check out some of the videos below to get a taste of the lyrical bullets Nitty Scott fires on a daily basis!
You can check out Nitty Scott’s site HERE.
Also follow her on Twitter!
Nitty and her insane Deep Cover Freestyle!
RockSmith Tokyo Freestyle
Nitty Scott, MC goes in over Gang Starr’s classic “Work” beat
This is an older interview Nitty did with All Hip-Hop.com which further showcases her lyrical rapping ability and gives you some background info as well!
***Attention all Virginia, Richmond, and Virginia Commonwealth University students I would like to let you all know that my fellow Hip-Hop brothers in VCU’s Student Hip-Hop Organization are bringing you a FREE SHOW! That’s right a free show with Nitty Scott, MC as the headliner and featuring Millz (Chasing Forever), Sleaze, and Corey Smith. Peep the flyer below for more info, don’t miss the chance to witness Real Hip-Hop live and in-action!
Firs off, Raekwon’s Shaolin VS Wu-Tang album is out NOW!!!! Go cop that and thank your ears later. Today I have a 3 part video segment that SHHO posted on their website in correlation with his new album dropping and bringing Raekwon back to Richmond, VA for a meet-and-greet. These video segments were shot by theworstkids. The videos offer a closer look into some of the ideas and concepts behind the album’s tracks. These are really interesting looks into the music and any Wu-Tang/Raekwon/Hip-Hop fan will dig these! Enjoy and be sure to visit SHHO and theworstkids for more amazing work!
Shaolin vs Wu-Tang: Round 1. Raekwon touches on the head-nodding track “Rock N Roll”. Gives you his take on how he feels when listening to the track and acquiring the beat from DJ Khalil.
Shaolin vs Wu-Tang: Round 2. Here Rae speaks about the concept behind the track “Snake Pond” and it’s throwback feel to old Kung-Fu films.
Shaolin vs Wu-Tang: Final Round. Raekwon gives insight about what the track “Butter Knives” means which is a track filled with that classic East Coast/New York Hip-Hop sound we have come to expect from Raekwon.
Finally I’m going to leave you all with these wise words by Raekwon and the importance of sticking together as a group, having confidence and getting positive encouragement from your peers.