[#ELB] Everybody Luv Black – Fantasies ft King Hansom & Messy Tye prod by D. Valor

[#ELB] Everybody Luv Black – Fantasies ft King Hansom & Messy Tye prod by D. Valor

Rhode Island MCs, Everybody Luv Black, link up with fellow 401 rhymesayers, King Hansom and Messy Tye for this soulful head knocker. King Hansom & Messy Tye for this soulful head knocker off the forthcoming mixtape, “Outta the Crates”. They give insight into some visions within reach and those yet to attain for themselves and other starving artists.  Listen to “Fantasies” and leave a comment below.   @elbworld @Kinghansom @Fleakardashian @dvalorofficial fb.com/elb401 everybodyluvblack.com Share...
Eddie James, Jindai, Kee-Words, College Smart – Wednesday 9/2/15 @ Jimmy’s Saloon, Newport, RI

Eddie James, Jindai, Kee-Words, College Smart – Wednesday 9/2/15 @ Jimmy’s Saloon, Newport, RI

Mansion Records NYC & rhymeCulture present the Queens MC Eddie James, on Wednesday September 2nd! He’ll be joined by Jindai, Kee-Words and College Smart for this evening of Hip Hop & Electronic music. $5 cover – 9pm-close – strict 21+ RSVP on Facebook Check out the bios:  EDDIE JAMES EddieJamesNYC.com Eddie James was born and bred in the Woodside projects of Queens, New York City. Eddie loved music from an early age and his early influences included 50 Cent. Eddie started writing his own music as a teenager and in the mid 2000’s performed his own music in club venues in New York City. The pressures of making a living and some periods of incarceration hindered Eddie’s pursuit of a career in music until he was introduced toMansion Records in late 2013. Mansion Records, impressed by Eddie’s voice, music and also the depth of the lyrics/stories running through his songs, provided him with studio time where he wrote and recorded 10 original soul/hip hop songs. Six of these songs are currently being prepared for a mixtape release in early spring, 2015. Eddie’s new collection of songs tell the story of life in the Woodside project, on the streets of NYC and in jail with a strong current that reflects his view of the importance of family and friends. While, his album is going through its final production phase, Eddie has commenced playing in NYC clubs. Eddie’s first major show since aligning with Mansion Records was held at the Apollo Soundstage on August 22, 2014 where he showcased his new music as well as some old tracks to a sell-out crowd. JINDAI JindaiMusic.com Jindai is a New...
ROMEN ROK & BRENDAN BELL – Play Pop Receipts

ROMEN ROK & BRENDAN BELL – Play Pop Receipts

Romen Rok and Brendan Bell are a rapper and producer duo based in both NYC/RI.   Books are free. Knowledge is free. Parks are free. A notepad is a dollar, a pen is twenty five cents. An apple is 50 cents. You can sneak into the museum. Take a picture. Make a movie. Paint. Draw. Write .Cry. Talk. Pray. Stop spending money on bullshit. –Romen Rok           Share this:FacebookTwitterTumblrGooglePinterestLike this:Like...
Interview with Sean Price

Interview with Sean Price

Writer’s Note: This interview was done in February of 2014 prior to P’s release of Mic Tyson. RhymeCulture has given me a chance to bring it back. Be sure to catch Sean Price and RA the Rugged Man performing this weekend (8/29/14) at Simon’s 677 in Providence. Locksmith and Prop Anon will also be featured alongside local talent The Dopemen and Grind Mode Generals. Tickets are $17 in advanced and $20 at the door. Some Words with Jesus Price, an Interview. When I had approached Sean Price in 2012 about doing an interview his response was “It’s not some weird shit is it?”. After stumbling over my words for a bit and telling him I worked for 90.3 I was able to convince him otherwise.That weekend I texted P sometime in the afternoon and waited the whole day for a response. I figured he must have been busy. I finally gave in and called, realizing that he gave me his home phone number. I half wish I captured the awkwardness of that conversation when he answered the phone not remembering who the hell I was. This was my first interview ever, so this is no doubt my favorite. Though I’ve only written a few artist interviews, I’ve had a lot of missed opportunities for a number of reasons. I have to appreciate Sean Price the person just as much as the MC for making this my easiest and most interesting interview. We spent time reflecting on what it was like growing up in Brownsville in the 80s, as well as his upcoming work at the time while he geared...
Zumo Kollie – You’re A Good Sport, Zumo Kollie EP

Zumo Kollie – You’re A Good Sport, Zumo Kollie EP

For those not familiar with Providence, Rhode Island emcee, Zumo Kollie, his head-nodd inducing banger, “Park Day,” makes for a great introduction. But just to make it clear that he’s got much more on deck for your eardrums, take  some time out and peep his brand new OKP premiered EP, You’re A Good Sport, Zumo Kollie. Save a feature from Jeff Gore (who handles most of the production) on track #3, young Zumo handles the bars for dolo on this 6-song release. A real refreshing listen and worth your 16 mins (and it’s free, so you have no excuse). Check it all out, below, and get some words from Zumo on the state of mind that created his latest EP. Check back on Wednesday, when we premiere a doc that will give you a closer, more in-depth look at this emerging emcee. I started working on this project about two years ago, before I ever wrote one line or listened to a beat for it. I was angry. I was frustrated. I was stuck. The EP I put out before this, Elegant A.D.D., had done okay, but it was a regression in sound from previous stuff . . . sounded like I was reaching. I was out of college with no real job and loans on my name. People I trust told me that I looked and sounded off, like I was all of a sudden aware of the world around me and had to compensate for the fact that my sound wasn’t ‘big enough’. I needed to get my shit together, I was told. I’m a quiet kid when I get mad; I nod...
The Tanning of America: One Nation Under Hip Hop

The Tanning of America: One Nation Under Hip Hop

Steve Stoute is certain that you can draw a line connecting the birth of hip-hop, at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx, directly to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, where President Obama is serving his second term in office. He began to tell that story in part one of his new series, “The Tanning of America,” which premiered on VH1 Monday night. The series is based on Stoute’s 2011 book of the same title, but the four-part show is proving to be even more interesting with commentary from hip-hop legends such as Russell Simmons, Reverend Run, Rick Rubin, Nas and Diddy. Stoute, a marketing mogul and longtime business partner of Jay Z, makes the factual argument that hip-hop culture is responsible for blurring color lines in America, and making room for the country’s first black president. The first segment highlights the 1970s origins of the culture through the mid-80s, culminating with the meteoric rise of Run-D.M.C. Even for those who are well-versed in hip-hop’s beginnings, the special included some priceless footage. Get More: Diddy, The Tanning of America, Music News, Rock Docs     Share...
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