NEW MUSIC: @SOL_Music – SOL 2014 Cypher


SOL is that gang man! With King Biggs’XXII” dropping tonight, the members of Sons Of Liberty got together and created the “2014 Cypher“. Produced by The Defenders and J Chris Beats, each member came with their part to form  Voltron on this production that chants, “SOL is that gang man!“. Speaking on how dope they are to what they’re going through outside the booth, this entry requires keen ears. I feel a video will be out for this. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.


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NEW MUSIC: @theTherapistSOL – Nayme (Ready Or Not: NSFW)

My name is my name. Today’s new music comes from Sons Of Liberty gunner The Therapist. Titled “Nayme“, we hear Therapist taking over The Fugees’ classic “Ready or Not” beat and dropping crazy lyrics about why his team is the one to look out for and making sure you know his name and the name of his gang. Nice mix of singing and rapping and not using the generic flow and song structure whenever “Ready or Not” is used. You better remember the name. Check out the song below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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NEW MUSIC: @MJamesSOL x @TristanSOL – K.O.B.E.

It’s crunch time for Miguel James and he’s going to carry home the win like Kobe Bryant in his new single. Titled “K.O.B.E.” and features fellow Sons Of Liberty member Tristan and produced by Heatwave, we hear them bringing their skills to the musical court and making shots for the team. Expect a lot of threes and dunks. The second single off Miguel’s upcoming project “Elite“, check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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NEW MUSIC: @MJamesSOL – Only Kids Dream

Today’s new music comes from Sons Of Liberty member, Miguel James. Titled “Only Kids Dream” and produced by Miguel and Riptide, we hear Miguel taking it back to moments in his upbringing including when he listened to raps and penned lyrics, to now being determined to make it and overcome his struggles. According to the title only kids dream and being at the age of 21, he needs to make things happen. Really great production here along with very interesting lyrics that promises you to rewind a few parts. Off his upcoming project, check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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PRESS RELEASE: @PayAttentionJA: August 17, 2013 @SouthBeachCafeJ

PA August 17th Front

Jamaican Hip Hop commanding attention

Kingston, Jamaica: Hip Hop does not readily come to mind when one thinks of music in Jamaica despite the father of the culture being Jamaican-born Clive Campbell aka DJ Kool Herc – a Jamaican immigrant to the Bronx who took the local sound system culture to New York. Jamaicans and their children in the United States have contributed greatly to Hip Hop music as artistes and producers, making it a true product of our diaspora and ‘blood relative’ to Dancehall and Reggae.

While Jamaica has never been known to have its own home-grown Hip Hop artistes, that is slowly changing, and the island’s premier Hip Hop event, Pay Attention, is leading the way. Started in April 2012, Pay Attention has provided a regular party and showcase atmosphere for local Hip Hop practitioners and fans alike. Held almost monthly since its start as a free event, Pay Attention has brought hundreds to its past venues, and now, as a paid event, has a loyal following of scores of people. The event, currently held inside Club Indulge at South Beach CafĂ©, was started by a close-knit group of
like-minded individuals, who all wanted to see a space for the local Hip Hop community, which was previously scattered and fragmented. The event’s Public Relations Manager, Raquel Allen, says, “Pay Attention is where people may come and get familiar with what Jamaica has to offer in terms of genuine Hip Hop music. It is also about community-building for us as it serves as a hub for the scene.”

Pay Attention’s Musical Director and Resident DJ, Inztinkz – also one of the scene’s respected producers – points out that one may hear locally-produced Hip Hop in the mix with international Hip Hop, ranging from the ‘old school’ to the ‘underground’ to current hits. Host of the event and local artiste, The Sickest Drama, says “We definitely have seen some of Jamaica’s Hip Hop artistes getting more exposure over the past few years, although the movement has yet to penetrate the mainstream. People like Five Steez and Nomad Carlos have been releasing material and growing their audiences, particularly online and  internationally, and they are also an integral part of this event and movement.”

Past performers include Sly Rankin; Hip Hop-fusion band, Acmatic; Reggae-fusion lyricist, Kabaka Pyramid; and upcoming dancehall diva, J Capri. While the event seeks to showcase local Hip Hop acts, it also embraces other local artistes who fuse elements of Hip Hop in their music.

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Mixtape Movements: @SOL_Music – Escape Theory

Escape Theory Album Cover

Plotting on a come up the Sons Of Liberty finally dropped their long awaited mixtape. Titled “Escape Theory“, this is a 13 track set of hard hitting lyrics and production by the collective. Featuring production by King Biggs, Heatwave, RipTide, and haYze and verses from all members, this is a project that was 7 years in the making. Recorded at Phillip Myers’ studio, they were able to bring  us music from the soul, their form of expression without restriction or control. Be amazed by checking out the mixtape below and sharing your thoughts in the comments section.



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