Producer Kris Karz’s “Kngly Live” is back with another one! Recently he teamed up with Florida/St. Louis based Singer Ludy for a mashup video which included a live version of her single “Onlyest“, and a cover of Roberta Flack/Lauryn Hill’s (Whichever Artist you prefer) “Killing Me Softly“. Shot by Daniel “DB” Russo and $andy $cribble$, this performance at done at the Monosonic Studios. With Karz on the keys, Ludy lets the vocals flow on the classic R&B single, and her buzzing single that I’ve managed to catch live at an Open Mic event in Miramar, Florida that was hosted by Jamaican Rapper Tazz (More on that later). To hear more of Ludy, check out her “Elephant In The Room” project, and for Kris Karz Productions, check out KnglyStudios.com. Watch the performance below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Straight out of Lagos, Nigeria, is Hip Hop Artist, Phlow. Here she delivers a remix to her single “Reputation“. Produced by Teck-Zilla, this features the Rapper dropping bars over a sample, drum and horn assisted production. The samples however, come in the form of vocals from Recording Artist Barrington Levy, Reggae Artist Johnny Osbourne’s 1982 single “In Your Eyes“, and Rapper Lauryn Hill’s “Lost Ones“. Bringing elements of Reggae really made this single pop as the original featured a sample from Jay-Z’s “Where I’m From“. You can find this and the original off her Str8 Buttah Productions debut “Mind Body & Phlow” EP, check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
In recognition of the recent Reebok Skyscape commercial, I present to you the song that was used in it from Dancehall artist, Sister Nancy. Titled “Bam Bam” and produced by the late Winston Riley for Techniques Records on the “Stalag Riddim” in 1982, Nancy speaks about being an ambitious woman, her lyrical prowess that will “nice up” Jamaica, growing up in Princeton 6, and being a very unique person along her infectious chorus “What a Bam Bam…“. “Bam Bam” was a single on Sister Nancy’s debut album, “One,Two” which was released in 1982 by Techniques Records. Sister Nancy is regarded as the first female Dancehall artist and the first female deejay to tour internationally. “Bam Bam” is her most famous single and borrows a little from Toots And The Maytals’ 1966 hit “What A Bam Bam“.
On Saturday October 5, 2013 another set of players took their talents to “South Beach“. #PayAttention, the premier Hip Hop event, gave patrons another opportunity to see and hear what the island has to offer. Held at Club Indulge (upstairs South Beach Cafe) and hosted by T.S.D. (The Sickest Drama) who also was a performer, the line up of Slo Mo, B.P.M. (SOS Dynamikz, Lady Livi and Traverse), and Mario Evon were given their time to shine. With Inztinkz and DJ Fatalic providing the tunes before, during and after PayAttention, the night started off with Slo Mo showing us that while he has the slow flow, he had a gang of lyrics and extra special flow just in case. His set, which featured some lyrical songs and something for the ladies in attendance, he managed to have the audience listening to his lyrics which were well received. After finishing his set with a freestyle over Drake’s “Pound Cake”, it was singer Mario Evon’s turn. Mario, who was accompanied with a guitarist, belted out a couple cover songs which included Bob Marley & Lauryn Hill’s “Lights Down Low” before unleashing some originals. The highlight of his performance came when he brought his lady on stage and sang to her to much enjoyment from the crowd. Showing he had what it takes, he managed to wow the crowd with his singing abilities.