If you’re a listener of West Coast Hip Hop, you were aware of the release of “Victory Lap” this week. The highly anticipated Album by LA Rapper/Entrepreneur Nipsey Hussle saw the light after 7 years of waiting. Featuring 16 tracks, fans can tune in and hear the lyrics from one of West Coast Hip Hop’s most respected figures. While the Album has features, one familiar voice may have caught many off guard, and it was the voice of Dancehall Artist Konshens! Appearing on track 9, “Succa Proof“, Konz assisted Nipsey with some badman lyrics and showed listeners the 876/213 link up! The track was produced by DJ Khalil, Mike & Keys, and Rance, the track has already been shown to be a favourite so far on Social Media. Aside from features, Konshens has been working on new music, including dropping more songs with a message. “Victory Lap” is now available on all Digital Music Streaming services. Check out “Succa Proof” below.
It’s about that time when couples wear matching red and white outfits, Flowers and Chocolate are bought, corny love lines are sent out, and every other Hotel is booked. Valentine’s Day is near, and you know the music will be showing up. Singer Tamika J is one of those Artists you’ll be hearing with her latest offering, “What’s Mine“. Teaming up with Kris Karz for Kngly Studios, we get a smooth tune about wanting the love and affection of that person you’re glad to say is yours. With Tamika’s vocals, don’t be surprised by the goosebumps, and the feeling like she’s singing directly to you. The song is a part of a roll out from Kris Karz as he looks to release more singles he has produced later this year, and kick off a new season of “Kngly Live” which is currently in production. Cover design by Sarkastik Ambassador and Hi Jae. Needing that dose of loving? I’ll show you how I do my thing. Happy Knglytine’s Day. Check out the track below.
February 6 marks the day two Reggae legends were born, Bob Marley, and Bunny Rugs. Bob Marley started out in Trench Town, and became a larger than life Icon while Bunny Rugs made his mark as a Solo Artist, and Lead Vocalist for one of Reggae’s most successful Bands, Third World. While many pay respects to them today, we’d like to look back at a few songs that further immortalized them through samples. Samples will come from Bob Marley’s solo singles, or with The Wailers, and from Third World Band during Rugs’ time. Enjoy!
Sampled on: Notorious B.I.G. – Hold Ya Head (2005)
Sampled on: Little Brother ft. Mos Def – Let It Go (2006)
In case you weren’t aware, the Trap Music trio Migos released their highly anticipated “Culture 2” Album a few hours ago. Featuring 24 tracks, fans are in for a treat as Quavo, Takeoff, and Offset are here to give you that fix. While the Album features the singles “Motorsport“, “Supastars“, and “Stir Fry“, a familiar sounding set of vocals can be heard in track 13, “Crown The Kings“. If you guessed right, the legendary Bob Marley & The Wailers has been featured on the Album in the form of a sample. Borrowing from the 1973 track, “Get Up, Stand Up“, the chorus can be heard throughout the production which was handled by Quavo and DJ Durel. “Get Up, Stand Up” was written by Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, and featured on The Wailers’ 1973 Album, “Burnin’“. Various versions of the song have been recorded by Marley, Tosh, and Bunny Wailer. It has also been covered and remixed by the likes of Tracy Chapman, Damian “Junior Gong” Marley, Shaggy, The Rolling Stones, and has even been parodied on an episode of “Futurama“. “Culture 2” is available now on all streaming services.
Recording Artist Rhiya Luna (formerly Shie Musik), joins the list of Artists who start off the new year with music! Teaming up with Nuh Response Production, she releases the uptempo “Again“! Featuring production from Kruze of NRP, Rhiya handles a Dance/Pop fusion beat as she delivers lyrics like “Love me harder, like yuh nah see me again…“. For those who like to have some fun, and for those who’ll party the night away and make moments last, this is for you! The production was a little off in some parts, but Rhiya has managed to handle it in her own way. The single is currently available on Apple Music, and Rhiya promises to drop more music in the coming weeks as a part of her comeback campaign. Make it last forever. Check out the track below.
Overseas based Recording Artist Voiide has been on the scene for quite some time giving listeners a dose of his Dancehall and Hip Hop influenced sound. Recently he made some noise with his latest single, “JEFE“, and today he adds the official Music Video to the roll out. Directed by ShotByGod, Voiide speaks on his way of life in terms of how he handles friendships, business, confrontations, and the ladies, and he cannot be easily swayed to change as it’s in his genes. The track was also produced by Smitty Links. With his DMS Way (Different Mind State) movement, he seeks to make his presence felt even more in 2018 as he plans to release more music covering various themes. “JEFE” the single is now available on all Digital Music Retailers including Amazon Music, Spotify, and Apple Music. Not even Bleach can keep up with his dirty ways. Check out the video below.