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

King Mushu – “The Rise of King Mushu” strikes a chord with its sheer potency

There is a lot of debate on how the music has changed in the last decade or so. On one hand, the artist has gained more control and can freely release music at a faster rate with less regulation from major labels. Of course one major drawback to that lack of label involvement has been a question of quality control. Front-to-back, quality-filled albums with zero filler are a rarity these days. That’s where “The Rise of King Mushu” comes in. King Mushu’s full length album sets a new bar for underground rappers in terms of quality and content. He shows us he has exceptional flow and a gift for conveying emotion through personal experience.

Each subsequent track on “The Rise of King Mushu” ups the intensity even more, and shows growth in almost every sense of the word. King Mushu’s rapping gets even better, the singing sounds stronger, the songs themselves are more memorable, the production quality is top notch, and by the end of it all, there isn’t a weak track to be found here.

The Rise of King Mushu” has raised the quality bar for independent Hip Hop that will be hard to match. You can tell that every moment on this album was thought about carefully and every decision was made intentionally.

I could name off standout tracks but naming every song on the album would seem almost pointless. This album is brilliant. By far the best I’ve heard in this first quarter of the year. From the moment the recording opens with the impactful trinity of “Rokm Intro”, “The Rise of King Mushu”, and “Thank You”, King Mushu has a way of making you connect emotionally.

Listening to his new music is a visceral process. Of the different emotions we can feel as humans, he’s utterly relentless in making you identify with them all. His bars are tight, but also extremely relevant. Not least worthy of mention, are brilliant supporting features – namely CharliSoSauceEboni, FoxMarlo and Rochelle Denise.

In between the skits, you’ll be blown away by the mellifluous drive of “Smoke With Me King Mushu”, the soulful swing of “Look At Me” and “Materialistic”, as well as the highly chilled thump of “50 Shades of Eboni”. This is a rap album with a twist.

Most rappers curse so much you wouldn’t want to listen to them for five seconds let alone a whole album. King Mushu is different. His lyrics are thought-provoking and filled with words with meaning not just words of filth to shock you into submission.

You get an intense syllable-heavy style of rap that has no problem with sharing powerful messages. King Mushu’s sound can sometimes be bombastic, striking a chord with its sheer potency. This happens with “Mi Casa” and the album closer, “#TeamYakura”, on which the energy levels are wound up tight.

All throughout this album, King Mushu hits his stride with an effort as lyrically powerful and honest as ever – showing that the hard work on both himself and his craft is paying dividends.

King Mushu breathes, and believes the transformative and therapeutic power of music. He is the founder of UnderGround Paradise Records, a small label made up of extremely aware individuals who are actively involved in their community, facing issues like drugs, homelessness and injustices.

“The idea,” say King Mushu“is to give back to the community as much as possible. We all have a mission in life, understand yours.” At a time when other artists settle for less, King Mushu displays a commendable self-awareness that is expected from someone whose music runs parallel to their personal endeavors and experiences in life.

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