Tag Archives: Virginia

Erikka J – P.O.A.D (Price of a Dream)

 Hip-Hop/Rap 
 Video 

Erikka J checks in with some noir-ish visuals for a reaffirming and jazzy track called P.O.A.D (Price of a Dream)”. 

 

Fly Anakin – Shine Yo Light

 Hip-Hop/Rap 
 Single  

New music from Fly Anakin on the Mieksneak produced track “Shine Yo Light”.

 

Big Wave & Carter – ’75 Chevy EP

 Hip-Hop/Instrumental 
 EP 

Blissfully blunted sounds from beatmaker/arranger Big Wave and multi-instrumentalist Carter Burgess on the 4 track extended player ’75 Chevy (HERE) – a concise and groove heavy mid-stepper that features a really dope, Ummah-ish cut called “Lovemenow”

[su_highlight background=”#fff799″]The 75 Chevy EP was recorded over the summer of 2016 in a 1975 Chevy G20 Camper Van parked at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Bought for $600 dollars from an ex-hippie whose touring days were behind him, the van was converted into a mobile recording studio (although the floor-to-ceiling purple shag carpeting was left intact). Evan Morris (Big Wave) and local musician Carter Burgess recorded hours of riffs and licks that were distilled down into the four tracks on the album. This is the first release marking Big Wave’s move from sample based hip-hop into original grooves.[/su_highlight]

 

Ohbliv – Plai Dat 4 Me

 Hip-Hop/Instrumental 
 Single  

Ohbliv sets down a nimble lo-fi funk & soul instrumental on the single “Plai Dat 4 Me” (HERE). 

 

Butcher Brown – Virginia Noir

 Funk  
 LP 

The Butcher Brown quartet commits out-and-out brilliant sounds to tape on its newly dropped Virginia Noir album (HERE).  DJ Harrison and company artfully trek through funk, rock and soul laden territories and settle into their own amalgam sound that easily embers on tracks like “Penthouse Rendezvous”, “Pontchartrain Causeway” and “Labyrinth” then flies into full on funk jam mode on cuts like “Rule #1” and the  “Fiat”. Other standout cuts include the stutter step ruby “World Tour” and the breezy jazz-funk introduction track “Headlights”

 

Henny L.O. – Viberayshuns

 Hip-Hop/Rap 
 LP  

Henny L.O. comes to the rescue with magnetic rhymes and lines that are equally smart and volatile on the just dropped VIberayshuns album (HERE).

Tuamie – Peace And Quiet

 Hip-Hop/Rap 
 LP  

New remix/refix work from producer Tuamie on the recently dealt Peace And Quiet project (HERE). Skimming down his usual sample-stacking pathways. the beat scene mainstay artfully revisits hits from artists like Kanye West, 50 Cent, Richie Biness, Cam’ron and more in a series of brief, snippet-like remixes.

DJ Harrison – DustyPellePelle

 Hip-Hop/Instrumental Hip-Hop/Beats 
 LP  

New music from producer/multi-instrumentalist DJ Harrison on the blunted toned, lo-fi hip-hop & funk set DustyPellePelle (HERE)Dope moments can be heard all over this selection, with  joints like the cool-out jazz funk cut “WurlyBirdz”; the uprocking body mover “StashedBoxez”; the neo-soul outtake “RVALandmarkz”; and the heavy stomping opening track “DrumCirclez” serving as “must hear” points of interest. 

 

Fly Anakin & Koncept Jack$on – ’03 Steve Harvey

 Hip-Hop/Rap 
 Video 

Mutant Academy members Fly Anakin and Koncept Jack$on keep it trippy for the official video for their track “O3 Steve Harvey”

 

VIDEO | Erikka J- Supposed To Love

.Hip-Hop Soul  

[su_highlight background=”#fff799″]Quick Post[/su_highlight] – Get wrapped up in some beautifully shot visuals and bittersweet storytelling from singer Erikka J and director Monseé Wood via the newly dropped “Supposed To Love” video.