Mo Rukuz drops new EP titled SKUMKING
Mo really puts the grime in GRIMEWAV (his crew) with this release produced by Lurch, with Tone Spliff adding cuts to the tracks.
Get the EP HERE
Check out the video for 'Stay Plottin' below:
L.I.F.E LONG AND FATCATHAYZE ARE... THE URBAN SPORTSMAN
As B.Dvine continues to drop visuals for every track on his recent release 'Culture Shock' we take a step back to what was the first official single off the project.
Featuring 'rappa ternt sanga' T-Pain, and D-Rage, the single 'What The Wave Is' did well as predicted thanks to its animated video and even Tik Tok dances.
The animated visuals, by @toondoutmedia, tell their own story of Dvine, Pain, and newcomer D-Rage, as they battle the green haired bad guy in a video game world.
Get 'Culture Shock' HEREGet 'What The Wave Is' on Spotify - Amazon - Deezer - applemusic - Tik Tok
Check out the video below and the links at the bottom of this post:
B. Dvine’s Website HERE
Producer Cubaondabeat aka Cee Da Cuban drops single and visuals for crazy posse cut Supa Rhyme Makers
The track features some of boom baps finest; Big Flip Papi, Will Mac, Robb P, Jake Palumbo and the legendary Craig G.
Peep the video below, directed & Filmed by Zim Productions, and get the single HERE
2021 Poor Pocket Muzik
The Golden Era was a defining period in Hip Hop history that saw the bar raised to levels rarely reached since. Style, originality, and innovation were high and some of us were lucky enough to live through it.
This shirt is a homage to the era that raised us. Wear it with pride!
The Official Video for the B. Dvine song "Overloaded" featuring Ross May!
Animation Visual made by Swifty Services Song Mixed by @Unspokenvirtue
Download Culture Shock on all Digital Platforms HERE
Featuring Tone Spliff, Pace Won, Ross May, T-Pain, D-Rage, Truck Jewels, & The One Lavic with guest co-producers Jimmy Rosica, Ross May, & Thomas Coppola
Watch Other Visuals off of Culture Shock HERE
This track is a tribute to all the West Coast artists Cuban Pete grew up listening to in the era of LA riots, funk, lowriders, gangstas, eses, Raider hats, steamrolling CDs, parental advisory stickers, and fingers twisted in the middle.
In the late 80s and 90s 'gangsta rap', or 'reality rap', was a window into a world rarely seen by people not living in it. Though the first gangsta rap record is credited to Schoolly D in Philadelphia (PSK) that in turn influenced Ice-T who, originally from New Jersey, lived in LA and dropped '6 In Tha Mornin' and things took off from there.
It was a side of Hip Hop that caused great controversy. The mainstream was shocked by the topics of the records and there was public outcry. Prominent African American spokespeople such as Al Sharpton and C Delores Tucker also took offense at the content and accused the music of corrupting the youth, even taking a steamroller to a pile of CDs. Artists accused their critics of attempting to curb their free speech and appeasing 'the man'. They said they werent glorifying things just telling it like it is and if the people in charge improved their situation then there wouldnt be anything bad to rap about. In turn, unscrupilous record companies were more than willing to exploit the artists as sex and violence proved popular, especially with a white suburban audience whose money meant big business and turned the artists struggle into their entertainment.
Cuban says "Looking back now I can see all sides of the argument more. For a lot of white kids it was just entertainment, living vicariously through the music. But I know for a lot of people like myself more involved in Hip Hop culture it achieved its aim and opened our eyes to a lot of problems that weren't always being addressed. These artists were rapping about their life and of those around them and deserved to be heard."
"Yes sex and violence sells but for some of us it was more than that. Not everyone was even a gangster or did that style of Hip Hop but as soon as you say you're a rapper to some folks thats still the image in their head now. They're the ones who didnt really listen to it, just saw the videos and read the headlines.".
Whatever your view on the music it was a big part of the Hip Hop scene through the golden era and produced a lot of classic sounds and artists.
Cuban decided to pay homage to some of these pioneers that influenced him both musically and also in his world view as soon as he heard the beat Grimewav producer/MC Enels gave him. It's classic sound instantly brought those memories flooding back and he decided to do a track in the vein of GZA's track 'Labels'; but using the artists names in the lyrics.
If you don't pick them all out straight away make sure to check out the video that uses clips of the artists mentioned.
B.Dvine releases the official lyric video for 'Pain Away' featuring NJ Hip Hop legend Pacewon of Tha Outsidaz.
'Pain Away' finds Dvine linking up with Pacewon with both MCs trading rhymes about their ways of relieving the stress of the day to day.
The single/video is taken from Dvine’s new album titled ‘Culture Shock’ which also features Tone Spliff, Ross May, T-Pain, D-Rage, Truck Jewels, and The One Lavic
Get the album HERE
Check it out below:
B.Dvine drops the latest visual from his 'Culture Shock' project, 'Slow Down'.
Introducing Lil Muddbutt in the video this song is a warning to all the wack MCs out there to 'Slow Down'.
The video is hilarious and is the latest visual from Culture Shock, available HERE
Check out the video below:
Pharoah Po hosts the Hip Hop based podcast Po Politickin'
Cuban Pete stopped by last night for an interview where he talked about what he's currently working on, how he got started, and the state of the UK right now.
The show airs live on Twitch, YouTube and Facebook, and is also available on Spotify and Apple.
Check out the interview below or via any of the links HERE