Tag Archives: North Carolina

Garfunkle – Fog

 Jazz 
 LP  

Swarming electric piano driven jazz from instrumentalist/arranger Garfunkle (aka Ben Gray) on the album Fog (HERE) – an easy to savor, jazz & hip-hop outlier that flows like a small combo offering from seasoned studio experimenters.

Rodd.D – B.I.B.D

 Hip-Hop/Rap 
 Single  

New music from Rodd.D and producer Money Montage on the single “B.I.B.D“.

[su_highlight background=”#fff799″]The anthem for Marlboro County! SHARE! SHARE! SHARE! #MarlboroForever #PushTheArts Visual on the way! SHARE! SHARE! SHARE! SHARE![/su_highlight]

 

 

SkyBlew – SkyBlew The Cowardly Boy

 Hip-Hop/Rap 
 LP  

SkyBlew shells out a new round of sounds with the SkyBlew The Cowardly Boy project (HERE) – a fantastical trip into the mind, imagination, and headphones of a young man and emcee that is navigating the influences of the world while marching at his own pace.

JSWISS & Topiq – Nice Guys

 Hip-Hop/Rap 
 Single  

JSWISS & Topiq, of the No 9 to 5 collective out of North Carolina, set a large a free-floating “back-n-forth” patterned freestyle cut called “Nice Guys”

[su_highlight background=”#fff799″]JSWISS & Topiq practice the time-honored tradition of trading bars over raw beat also produced by Topiq himself as the pair gear up to hit North Carolina for a No9to5 Music reunion show.[/su_highlight]

 

King Draft – Deception

 Hip-Hop/Rap 
 Video + Single  

Uprising sounds from my dude King Draft on the full-of-fire single and video “Deception” (HERE) – a high mettled banger (produced by Jerm Scorsese) that gives King enough room to speak on everything from blowing past feeble emcees to being young gifted and black in today’s society. While the visuals are no frills and straight forward in their approach, the energy of this song builds to the point that it feels like Draft begins delivering each line through gritted teeth and clinched fists – willing to snatch you up by your collar at any moment. Dope work from a dope emcee and a dope LP – Live Forever (HERE). 

[su_highlight background=”#fff799″]King Draft releases the first visual from his new album Live Forever entitled “Deception” produced by Jerm Scorsese.[/su_highlight]

 

Lil Wayne – Muthafucka I’m ILL (JR Swiftz Remix)

 Hip-Hop/Rap 
 Single  

Check out producer JR Swiftz‘ bumpin’ first-verse remix track “Muthafucka I’m ILL” –  a fuzz static rework of Lil’ Wayne‘s hit single, “A Milli”.

 

Jerm Scorsese – Bounce Beach/Ascension

 Hip-Hop/Instrumental 
 Single  

Check out the instrumentals “Bounce Beach” and “Ascension” from producer/arranger Jerm Scorses. If you dig what your hearing and would like to get at Jerm about using a beat for a project, check out the links below.

 

Mya Melrose – Pyrex Vision

 Soul/R&B 
 Video 

New visuals from singer Mya Melrose by way of the hazy, late night video “Pyrex Vision” – from her to-be-released project Red Eye Flights

[su_highlight background=”#fff799″]Freebandz First Lady Presents Pyrex Vision off of her upcoming project Red Eye Flights[/su_highlight]

 

C.Shreve The Professor – Asystole

 Hip-Hop/Rap 
 Video 

Check out these new visuals from North Carolina‘s own C.Shreve The Professor (of the Asheville based music collective Free The Optimus) in the artist’s official video for the single “Asystole” – from the recently delivered Twenty Sixteens (HERE) album. 

[su_highlight background=”#fff799″]”Filmed and directed by Andrew Anderson Films in Asheville, NC, the video features cameos from Mike L!VE, Hunter Bennett, and DJ Jet’s 1996 BMW. It’s an all around aggressive affair as Shreve rips through a single verse with malice to leave “fakes and frauds” in flatline (asystole). “[/su_highlight]

Alex Aff – TOTC (feat. Defacto Thezpian)

 Hip-Hop/Rap 
 Single  [su_highlight background=”#fff799″ color=”#ce070c”]Quick-Post[/su_highlight]]

Check out the single “TOTC (Top of the Chandelier)” as produced and performed by Alex Aff and featuring fellow rhymesayer Defacto Thezpian.

 

Mallz – Premonition

 Hip-Hop/Rap 
 Single  

New music from Mallz who cooks up some heavy built rhymes and lines over a chopped up and frenetic production from sound provider GIC on the track “Premonition – the lead single from his upcoming Subject To Change LP. 

 

Cameron Butler – MMCB

 Hip-Hop/Rap 
 Single  

New music from North Carolina emcee Cameron Butler courtesy of the free verse rhymes and blunted toned bumps of his most recent release, the MMCB album (HERE). Zoning out in a unrestrained and also untiring lane, Cameron – and loop mastering producer Suprchnk – dole out nine progressively, left-of-center cuts

Alex Aff – Phases

 Hip-Hop/Rap 
 Single  

New music from Alex Aff on the self-produced, wave crashing cut, “Phases”

 

Kooley High – Alone

 Hip-Hop/Rap 
 Video 

Check out the latest visuals from the crew Kooley High with their video for the track “Alone” – from the group’s most recent set, the Heights LP (HERE)

 

King Draft – Live Forever

 Hip-Hop/Rap 
 LP  

King Draft (of the duo The Kingdom) presents his second solo outing, a mesmeric and majestic view from the throne that is promisingly titled Live Forever (HERE). King works here in a witty and plainspoken lane -never shying away from addressing real-life-deals while shrewdly avoiding easy to lean on crutches and criticisms.