Jay Machiavelli – “Dancing with the Devil” – one of the stronger voices in a vibrant, diverse, and crowded underground hip-hop scene

I have been following Jay Machiavelli for a while now, and right from the get go, I was always fascinated by the way his raps sounded like stand-alone stories, layered onto entrancing and mesmerizing instrumentals. His latest single, “Dancing with the Devil”, is yet another worthwhile leap up the ladder, towards major league status. It will help establish him as one of the stronger voices in a vibrant, diverse, and crowded underground hip-hop scene. Though his raps are visceral expressions of youthful energy, Machiavelli’s music is decidedly cerebral and emotive. A member and founder of Rare Breed Entertainment, Machiavelli started

Mr. Reaper – “Thru The Light” – This is tasteful clean rap that is as profound as it is noble.

Mr. Reaper is a new hip hop/rap music artist from Woodbridge, VA. His latest release is the single “Thru The Light”. To call Mr. Reaper just a rapper almost feels a like disservice to the artist. For whilst he is this, moreover he’s an artist in every sense of the word. Not bound by the confines of one medium, Mr. Reaper reaches out to delve, dissect and observe, as a poet, a songwriter and conscious emcee. With his latest single, the artist has dropped a track deeply rooted in self-reflection as he scours between the crevasses of darkness and the

Diva Prime is a multi-talented artist from Mobile, AL

Diva Prime is a multi-talented artist from Mobile, AL. She is dedicated to her fans to ensure she builds a strong connection with them. Diva Prime wants to shine light back on the real hip hop with her twist of flavor and a touch of a pop & R&B. Diva Prime is branding herself as a versatile artist that diversifies for flows and lyrics. Just hitting her first year anniversary April 30, 2020 as an emerging independent artist in the industry, it is her purpose and goal to give her fans the best of what she has to offer. Diva Prime

MUNKIB – Official Video – “Shapeshifter (Remix)”

Ex front-man, singer and co-songwriter for Sub-Rosa and Heroine, MUNKIB is a solo artist from West Yorkshire. His latest official video is for the song Shapeshifter (Remix). Available at all major digital outlets. OFFICIAL LINKS: APPLE MUSIC – REVEBNATION 

Anjalts – “Let’s Fly Away” – She wrote, produced and played everything on the track.

Pure Raw talent emerges like a breath of fresh air suddenly. With No Auto-tune, No over the top cursing or samples. A rebel muse pushing cultural & musical boundaries that refuse to be boxed into one genre or style. A Composer who was writing theatrical plays when she was 9 years old. An artist who painted 20 piece oil on canvas collection to support environmental changes for the last decade. A Poet writing of human suffering and human rights issues meshed into her own story of encouragement in finding your true voice. She grew up in New York. Anjalts (pronounced

INTERVIEW: Marc Marut of Cool Ass

Cool Ass was created by Marc Marut, with a sound that’s reminiscent of 90’s alternative. Combining a hard hitting, toe tapping, energetic rock style with other influences, Cool Ass music gets people moving as much as the lyrics get them laughing. Not only is Marc a musician/songwriter, he is also an accomplished actor. He has starred in feature films such as “The Paperboy (1994)”, as well as many TV shows such as “Goosebumps” and “Road To Avonlea”. Marc does all the composing, recording, and audio engineering himself. Can you tell us a bit about where you come from and how

Lino Camilo drops the video for new single ‘shut the fuck up’

Lino Camilo’s new single ‘shut the fuck up’ is an answer to a busy society, a noisy mind, and a cathartic outlet for pent-up aggression and transgression. The video features Viennese buildings of the renaissance, hinting at a sense of rebirth while balancing imagery of the innocent with the promiscuous. Connect with Lino Camilo on INSTAGRAM and SPOTIFY 

Social Distance – “I’m Outside Your House” – takes the spirit and emotional energy of classic punk-rock and add a more mature flavor

The Los Angeles punk band, Social Distance could easily have fallen into the trap of focusing on their female lead singer as eye candy and letting image triumph over quality music. Instead they have managed to avoid doing this and just focus on crafting brilliant punk-rock tunes instead. In an age when image and marketing nearly always take priority over substance Social Distance should be cherished. “Quarantine brought us together,” says the band. “We play because we’re musicians and we are not really good at much else.” If you are sick of fake image focused bands and artists who put

Ike Tanner – “Garden Talks” – a string of brilliant vocal performances

Ike Tanner is a 21 year old Music artist From Russellville AL. He is The CEO of YungGMusic & Gravity XO which are Film/Music Marketing Companies. He has 3 music artists from Alabama, namely JayGoldz, Trench Godd and Yung Cody TYBG signed to a marketing contract with his companies. Tanner is currently promoting his mixtape “Garden Talks”. Tanner’s style, lyrical content and overall attitude as expressed on this mixtape reflect a rapper trapped in the body of an R&B singer and a rockstar. His rich timbre and genre bending implies an influence of esteemed hip-hop singers. Combining soulful singing with

Mason Monroe and Haze present the visuals to “Crown” the first single from the project “Genesis”

Underground Tampa artist Mason Monroe has been on the prowl undercover for years all throughout the south and east coast. As an event curator and local promoter Mason has worked with his team to piece together shows and tours for artist such as Young Bans, Xavier Wulf, Famous Dex, Kid Trunks, Yund Simmie, Key!, and other major artist in aid of their early careers. From there they started creating a sound that can only be described as his own. The song “Crown” ft. Haze, is an introduction into the world of cadence and rhythm, in which he thrives in. 

Raaddrr-Van – “Hip-Hop & Protest Da Movie Documentary Part I” – Real Hiphop!

How did hip-hop start? To hear most people tell it, the history of rap comes from a whole lot of directions. MCs were originally rapping primarily to showcase their DJs. Then Sugar Hill Gang put out “Rapper’s Delight” in 1979. It was the second rap record of all time, and an enormous hit, proving there was a market for rapping on record.

raddrr-van-movie-350From there, Kool Moe Dee battled Busy Bee and changed how rappers could rap, Grandmaster Flash and Melle Mel put out “The Message” – changing what rappers could rap about – and Run-DMC released “Sucker MCs (Krush Groove 1),” which changed how rap could sound.

At the start of it all, of course, was DJ Kool Herc’s 1973 block party in the Bronx, which effectively birthed hip-hop as we know it. Others credit The Last Poets or Gil Scott-Heron. While there’s no denying The Last Poets and Gil Scott-Heron helped popularize rhyming as a means of social communication, there’s debate as to how much influence they had on those early 1970s block parties, like the ones Kool Herc rocked.

Either way, no matter how real hip-hop took its first steps, we can’t deny the mush it’s become on radio today. But just below the mainstream junk, there is a whole underground movement that has been forging a wealth of talent who are still carrying the torch for what real hip-hop stood for from the outset.

Trendies and hipsters will think of them as maybe outdated and weird today, but hip-hop heads know what people like Raaddrr-Van stand for.

Raaddrr Van is a soldier, out of Brooklyn’s Eastside, where he grew up and went to school, with Masta Killa and RaekwonRaaddrr Van says he has also been a Wutang Clan family member since they started in 1993. The very next year, in 1994 Raaddrr Van dropped his own debut album “Rappin 4 change” under the name Lodd Manafess.

Since then he has released material under a variety of monikers, never loosing track of the meaning of real hip-hop. Today we find Raaddrr Van going one step further, dropping the first episode of his brand new webseries, entitled Hip-Hop & Protest Da Movie Documentary Part I”.

The man walks us through neighborhoods, city live, clubs, live shows, and just about anything else that happens in the real world. And along the way Raaddrr Van keeps us informed through anecdotes, comments and interviews of the real hip-hop trends, and who is still delivering the goods, in the spirit of the genre’s forebearers.

In doing all of this, he doesn’t shy away from political, social and religious commentary. Be on the look for this series!

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