So this emcee from RVA named Black Liquid approached me to do some masterful beats for his latest project cause he needed that fire and he know I got it. So I reluctantly agreed to bless his new joint cause I'm such a nice guy. Who am I to deny an up & coming rhymesayer of dope production? This is the video for one of the cuts right here. Directed by BCMusic1st, the video takes place at The Compound (a super secret music venue in the city) and features cameos from some of RVA's freshest artists. Of course, I'm front and center dispensing my unmistakable brand of support (see above photo). Check the video below.
A lot is often said about Mr. Shawn Carter. Diehards sometimes believe that the Jiggaman has strayed too far from his roots in music, incorporating TOO many D'evils into his image. Reckless money boasting and pseudo-drug dealing aside, a lot more needs to be said about JAY (no hyphen) Z. His street dealer turned corporate virtuoso story has been the soundtrack to many lives, as hustlers of all kinds try to emulate what Jay has brought to the table. Mr. Carter, in fact, has never changed his style or subject matter; often repetitive flows and the same blah litters many of his records.
But what can not be denied about Jay is his charm and determination. He effortlessly makes moves that excel him forward as opposed to just about every other member of the demised Roc-A-Fella camp. Magna Carta Holy Grail is no different. Jay manages to remain his same old self and put out another album that is far from horrible. On top of that, he drops this video in which he invites dignitaries from the art, film, performance, and music worlds to view his latest masterpiece; himself! If that's not some cool shit, I don't know what is.
Who said Hip-Hop was dead? Who still doesn't believe real artists are still making quality music? Well, play them this; the new video from Brownsville wordsmith Ka. This emcee is taking gritty street lyricism to the next level with a laid-back flow and potent imagery tucked in simple lines. This particular track is an ode to several of the genre's defining albums, as well as a nod to crate diggers with a love for the sacred vinyl.
Check Ka out like right now.