5 – On Hiatus

17 02 2008

Hey people!

Just thought I should at least state so, but if you’ve been following with me on this site, I haven’t posted in quite a while. Due to my personal life at the moment, I have been very busy, and had to deal with many things happening. However, I still do intend to get back to posting soon!!

People who have just found this site, or came across it for the first time, I hope my blog interests you and can keep you checking here for new artists and such.

O ye, I just remembered, to make it easier for yourself, subscribe to this site through the sidebar.

Hope to get back to you people soon 🙂

Please feel free to check out what already been posted on the site 🙂 and comments are appreciated.

My Regards,

Mo14k

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4 – Rhymefest’s latest daring project…

9 01 2008

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First, or at least one of the first thoughts many people will have, having heard the name or seeing the album cover is… “What is Fest doing?!”

I will admit, I was intrigued, not knowing what to expect.

Well let me help you, he’s just compiled (with the help of the one & only Mark Ronson) one of the most unpredictably ingenious yet hilarious, innovative mix tapes you will ever play to your ears.

With 24 Tracks, 6 being labelled skits (but actually more), you sit there listening to track after track loving Rhymefest more and more. He hasn’t gone for the predictable; get a few MJ hitters such as Billie Jean, Thriller, and then flip a rap on top… No, this guy has gone straight back to the Old School! Pure Archives. Tracks you have either forgotten about, didn’t even know about, or just even didn’t expect him to bring back.

And it works, it works too well! You finish every track wanting, waiting to listen to the next track. Every skit leaves you not knowing what to expect on the next skit to come. These skits are great, and will leave you howling with laughter. They definitely keep the flow to the mix tape running.

I really don’t want to give away what these skits consist of or even say what tracks are what… because this mix tape is best listened to, not knowing what to expect.

I assure you, if it’s not the tracks that have you amazed, the skits will definitely have you loving the project.

So if you haven’t already heard or own it, go to his store and download it. Because seriously, sooner or later, they are going to realise how awesome a mix tape it is, then release it as an album with a price!!

Updated: [For a streaming version click here.]

However, if you have heard it, ask yourself… Have you made any noise and told anyone about it? Don’t necessarily write an article, but at least tell friends, who can then tell friends, who can then tell more friends.

Watch out for this guy with an album soon out to come. Check out his MySpace.

Definitely an artist worth keeping ears on.

What do you think of the mix tape? Any opinions? Don’t hesitate, drop a comment 🙂

Credit goes to Ciccone Cooper. Thanks for mentioning this mix tape yesterday! You’re definitely making your fair share of noise.





3 – Trumaine Lamar

7 01 2008

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At the age of 13, you expect a singer to hold his producer or a similar figure’s hands and be lead the way into the music scene.

In this case, Trumaine has been holding his own hands and following his own footsteps and shadows for 11 years. Writer, arranger and producer of all his songs (excluding his mix tape), the game Trumaine is bringing to the scene is at an evolved mature level.

Unsigned at the moment but getting to know producers, Trumaine is now working on an EP. Having done a mix tape already and a few shows with more to come (January 21 & February 1), Trumiane is definitely heading the right direction to prominence.

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With a harmonic singing voice, he has you mesmerised with his enunciation, and drawn into every song’s story. From deep songs portraying ended relationships due to mutual disloyalty and misunderstandings, to clever ingeniously written songs explaining lovers’ interactions through mobile phones, (seriously… totally ingenious!)

I really feel like nowadays, soul artists are middle-aged and have had to settle down over some time. Whereas the young artists are all into their commercial R&B, which don’t get me wrong, I love. There’s nothing wrong with Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Omarion, and similar young artists. It just that in my eyes, Trumaine Lamar has potential to be different and ripe soulfully at a young age, which would be very interesting to see.

With passion and complete effort put into every song he’s putting together, you cannot help but only listen and think he has so much potential. Check out his mix tape labelled “The Scenario” through the following link, and check him out on his MySpace.

Definitely an artist worth keeping ears on.

Any opinions? Don’t hesitate to drop a comment 🙂





2 – A Confession…

5 01 2008

I started a blog like this a very long time ago! Did 2 posts, then stopped… completely… *phst* and they say I’m a quitter! Anyyyhow, back then I didn’t have the time. But now, that time is becoming manageable. And I intend to restart the blog again!!

O ye, I must admit, the site Honorable Media, (that I check religiously everyday!!) inspired me to start this blog up again… and the funny thing is, the 3 contributors most likely don’t know they inspired me and most certainly don’t know who the hell I am, lol! But, if you happen to be reading this (Reecie, thehonorable, The-$-Is) Thanks a lot, not just for the inspiration… but for actually having an awesome site.

People who haven’t heard of this site, it’s a MUST! You gotta check it out! For “The latest Hip Hop and R&B Soul music updates, gossip, TV and movie reviews, politics, discussion, and more!”

Check their site now if you haven’t already!! Seriously!

Also I can’t honestly forget about Chris, Kevin, Monica and Rizoh. Each and everyone have a talent when it comes to blogging, and their sites are also MUST SEE sites, they’re awesome sites… so start clicking on the side links under “Awesome Sites”!! (I’m checking them daily in my free time!! And it’s worthit!!)

Thanks to every one of you!! 🙂





1 – First Post!!

5 01 2008

Hey People!!!

Basically I think I should start by saying what I intend this blog to be about. Im a real down to earth guy with a deep love and passion for music! All genres really, but I would choose true Soul & true Hip-Hop anyday.

Anyhow I can’t stand how these true artists that have talent and meaning, don’t get their time and appreciation. Like (in my eyes) look at the fair amount of struggle, MCs like Common & Lupe Fiasco have had to go through to get their songs heard. Where we hear artists like 50 Cent and Mase pulling out tracks about “Window Shopping” and “Piggy Banks” and are actually getting recognition for it!!

So I intend to actually do something… ok, I’m going to be realistic… Im not going to have such a huge impact, I don’t think that by saying “listen to this artist!!” one day, they’re going to soar up in the charts the next week!! But some impact and action is better than none! Lol.

So what I have in mind is to preach about these struggling MCs, singers and even DJs (if I come across any). I know quite a few artists that aren’t commonly heard of like Jay-Z & P.Diddy at the moment BUT they deserve to at least be recognised for their determination and more importantly, sheer talent!

 

And that’s really what the blog is going to be about.

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