Midwest Hiphop duo Strangers Of Necessity drop their new single “Abundance”

Strangers Of Necessity are an American hip-hop duo, based in the Midwest, consisting of prolific producer, CoryaYo and veteran lyricist, Fooch the MC. They linked via Twitter and quickly became friends, sparking an immediate chemistry and need to make quality music together; hence the name Strangers Of Necessity. They instantly began recording music and doing shows locally, generating a nice buzz in the area. Their sound is best described as a fresh take on that golden era of hip-hop, blending tasteful jazz and soul samples, crisp snares, boomy kicks on wonky patterns with a soulful delivery, dense schemes and potent

Kilo M.O.E. – ‘Fly G’z and Palm Treez’ – serves as the perfect canvas for the rapper’s elite lyricism

The Baltimore-based producer, songwriter, rapper, Kilo M.O.E.’s evolution over his past three albums has been inspiring to see. I’ll always admire artists who push themselves creatively, and that’s exactly what, Kilo M.O.E. has done on his fourth studio album, ‘Fly G’z and Palm Treez’, and it pays off in leaps and bounds. Each instrumental is rich and developed, serving as the perfect canvas for the rapper’s elite lyricism. Something that this recording and Kilo M.O.E.’s recent albums have done well is allow him the freedom to rap for the sake of his craft within the confines of the album’s larger

Jim Wyly – “You Took Me” – It’s rhythmically tight, warm and edgy

Texas singer songwriter Jim Wyly is back with another soul-stirring track from his “The Artisan” album. Over 40 years deep into his craft, the Austin troubadour sounds like a home-cooked meal. He deals out comfort food for the head, heart, and soul. All of this serves his finely drawn guitar lines, bourbon-stained-like vocals, and funky acoustic-driven grooves as thick as molasses. A subtle blend of blues, country, folk and southern rock runs right down the middle of “You Took Me”. “Musicians’ musician” is an overused term. Why wouldn’t anyone with two good ears appreciate Jim Wyly? As Jim doesn’t cater

Hanen Release Brand New Video For The Song “Breathe”

It’s never been easier for artists to stay independent. Of course you can get good music producers, good visual directors for videos, good rappers and good singers to feature on your track without a great budget, but you have to search the world over to find deals you can afford, or convince creatives to work with you. Texas born artist, now living in the LA area, Hanen, somehow got it all together on his latest track called “Breathe”. He sings soulfully and raps with an urban edge all by himself, backed by an atmospheric slow-burning, and ear-warming beat made by

Angry B – “Hey Corona! (Nice to Meet Ya)” – reflects the realities with a good dose of wit

On his latest single, “Hey Corona! (Nice to Meet Ya)”, underground music hobbyist Angry B pinned his rap skills and dark wit, to the sounds of mainstream pop and a funky EDM template. He blurs the lines between genres with the top of the charts — and only the top — in his sights. As can be deciphered from the song title, Angry B pulls his aspirations from the dramatic Covid-19 disease hitting mankind across the globe. “It’s one of the most critical situations we’ve had and there will be a lot of sad stories connected with it,” says Angry

Izzie’s Caravan – “Leo’s Guitar EP” – an understated guitar virtuoso

On the recording, “Leo’s Guitar EP”, Izzie’s Caravan and his guitar conspire to use every single crayon within the blue color box to deliver one of the best underground independent studio blues releases I’ve heard this year. Among others, Izzie takes his cue from greats such as Lightnin’ Hopkins, Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker, and Eric Clapton. So you can expect a wide and wholesome finger bending spectrum of sounds. The aforementioned guitar heroes are points of reference, not simple deductions for resemblance. The opening song, “Two’s In The Bush”, has a highway drive, and jangly timbre that’s upbeat and

‘Mind Blown’ – The Video and Brand New Single by EyeKonic

EyeKonik is an artist with a focus on creating punchy and appealing pop music with a personal twist. Recently, he released a brand new single called ‘Mind Blown’. What really makes this track stands out is definitely the fact that it’s so well produced, and the performance value is excellent as well. EyeKonik sings with passion and intensity, and the artist’s vocals soar through the atmospheric melodies and punchy tones of this mix. Fans of artists as diverse as Mac Miller, Michael Jackson, Prince, and Eminem are definitely going to enjoy this amazing single. Check out the newly released music

Sundance Jump with W. Dire Wolff release the Indie Rock Video “Zodiac Killer”

Zodiac Killer is a wild Indie Rock song with crazy slide guitar laid over a rockabilly beat. The song is about a woman who frequents a night club called Zodiacs by nights, and cruises around town by day. Deep Purple Sage is a CD, Vinyl, and Digital release by Sundance Jump with W. Dire Wolff. The album blends Alternative Rock with Psychedelic Acid Rock. Recorded in Joshua Tree, California at Skylab Studios; the album has an underlying desert theme.  The LP is recorded in the old school style of Acid Rock vintage tube amp guitar sounds, mixed through analog

THE BRKN DEBUT EP ‘NO. 3’ OUT NOW VIA INGROOVES

FRONTMAN JACOB CADE’S ‘ACOUSTIC HANG WITH JACOB FROM THE BRKN’ WILL LIVE STREAM VIA THE BANDS INSTAGRAM AND FACEBOOK THROUGH THE END OF APRIL AT 6PM PST/7PM MST/9PM EST THE BRKN recently released their debut EP No. 3 via Right Brain Music Group/Ingrooves. Their new video for their song “Broke” has garnered over 100 views in just two weeks. Since the band’s spring tours have been cancelled due to the Coronavirus, frontman Jacob Cade will be live streaming acoustic sessions every Tuesday through April via the band’s Facebook and Instagram. Tune in at 6PM PST/7PM MST/9PM EST at https://instagram.com/thebrkn or https://facebook.com/thebrkn and #BeatTheVirusWithTheBRKN. “We’re

D-Witt flexes the pen of a budding cinematic storyteller

I recently heard about an artist called D-Witt from Rockford, IL.  Illinois is the home of some prestigious sons who have left unforgettable marks on hip-hop’s history. I’m expecting an unfiltered rebel who is unafraid to bare his soul and burn down buildings. A fearless heart is a quality that makes fearless art, and I hope that’s exactly what D-Witt has arrived to present us.  So I press play on the first track called “Enemy”. The sound is open and strong-willed. There’s no doubting that D-Witt has something to say. The amount of care that goes into his lyricism stamps

Dj Xtra-Large: “Bricks & Money” is an Excellent Piece of Work!

The San Francisco, Bay Area’s own, Dj Xtra-Large, is definitely no stranger to the music industry. The veteran turntablist/producer has already logged in countless hours, crafting smash hits for a who’s who of West Coast Hip-Hop heavyweights; including, Snoop Dogg, Tha Dogg Pound, Too $hort, Spice1, E-40, B-Legit, C-Bo, Coo Coo Cal, Bad Azz, Ray Luv, Mac Mall and even the late greats Mac Dre, Pimp C and Tupac Shakur, among others.

Having first gotten his start way back in junior high, where he was a major fixture working his magic on the local party scene, Dj Xtra-Large‘s professional foray into the art form actually came courtesy of a best friend and, now multi-platinum, rapper out of Hayward, California, named Robert “Spice 1” Green, Jr.

At the, still tender, age of nineteen, Dj Xtra-Large, a founding member of Spice’s 187 Fac collective, put out his first major record label release, the gold selling Spice 1. Dj Xtra-Large, and has since Produced three additional projects that have garnered sales of over 500,000 units, as well as two albums that have achieved one-plus million units sold to date.

In addition, Dj Xtra-Large has spent the last twelve years mixing and scratching his way all across the United States and abroad, even releasing his very own popular mix-tape outing Bricks & Money, in Germany and the U.S. in 2002.

Now, out pops “Bricks & Money” -the album, and it is an excellent piece of work. There is not one weak song on it. The songs include ones of various moods, from party bangers to reflective and lady-loving tracks. My favorite songs on the album are “Club Rockin ft. Young Bay”, “Real Thang ft. Spice 1”, “Pretty Ladies ft. G-Maly,D Temple, Amp E DA Singer”, “Chef’N ft. Nuse”, and “Bricks & Money ft. XL Eazy”.

“Bricks & Money” has a great blend of what hip-hop should be. Awesome production combined with good lyricism. Dj Xtra-Large tends to not be overly vulgar, which is positive. It’s a little awkward for me to be blasting curse-word filled music, when I’m sitting next to people at red lights. I really feel comfortable listening to this album and will even argue that it has a couple tracks that everybody can enjoy, even hip-hop naysayers.

While the mainstream industry still tries to find a sense of purpose and direction, Dj Xtra-Large managed to produce a good album that hopefully will not be slept on by too many fans. The beats on these songs are insane, and the features are without a doubt star-studded. Dj Xtra-Large proves that he has honed his own creative and production style down to a fine art.

Dj Xtra-Large has a lot of great collaborations on this 8-track album, blending extreme wit and intellect with hard hitting flows and beats. He did an all-round amazing job and I can appreciate this because I hate buying albums and having to skip through so many songs. Dj Xtra-Large has come a long way and he just continues to get better!

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