Exclusive Q&A w/ Keith Sweat about coming up in the game, what he thinks about R&B music today, and what fans who have yet to see his Vegas show, Keith Sweat: Last Forever can expect. Take me back to 1987 when the album Make It Last Forever was released. It was a time of a new artist coming out with new music trying to make an impact on the music scene. So me dropping an album in 87, or music in 87, was to make a statement and somewhat different than what was out because you had a harder drum beat … Continue reading Keith Sweat on today’s R&B: "Not the R&B that I know it to be" in Exclusive Interview
Before Steven “Stevie J” Jordan became a reality TV show star, he was best known as a music producer with Bad Boy Entertainment. The Love & Hip Hop Atlanta cast member worked with several artists associated with the label, including Biggie. Stevie J was behind the boards for classic The Notorious B.I.G. song such as “Mo Money Mo Problems” and “Notorious Thugs” off the Life After Death album. So it is no surprise Stevie has an opinion about Atlanta’s Lil Yatchy referring to the Hip Hop legend as “overrated.” “Life After Death alone should get the respect of any of … Continue reading Stevie J Questions the Motives of Record Company Executives
Buy This Album Apartment Jam The Meeting’s in Session (feat. Bones & Souljah 100) Spread the Word ’til Your Eyes Roll Back (feat. Coco Avenue) 2-Hye to Miss the Moon It’s Sealed (feat. Bing Bing) The Shoe Fits (feat. S.G, Mos Keys & Gabe Kessell) Inhale Exhale (feat. Mos Keys) Breather Break (Skit) 626-818-5150 (feat. Big-E & Patrick Antonian) An L.A. Second (feat. Laura Espitia) A Million and a Half (feat. Abo Yerkanyan) Amen It has really been a long time coming, reaching exactly a decade since the debut album. “A Little Past High” (2007), which was produced by Mason … Continue reading Buy 2-Hye’s latest album "The Conference of the Council" produced by Mos Keys
Pasadena rapper 2-Hye has been one of the most noticeable consistent artists on the local music scene. After releasing “Back 2-Hye School” EP featuring artists like Major James and Bones, 2-Hye is back with a full length LP “The Conference of the Council”This song stands as Bing Bing‘s first feature on an original album. And he’s definitely got the bars! Continue reading Pasadena rapper Bing Bing debuts first original feature on 2-Hye’s new album "The Conference of the Council"
Southern California Independent Artist, Rey Avalon, releases his 3rd installment of his creation, the “California Blend” series, which features sounds, soul, and groove, on his take of what California sounds like. In this Project you hear sounds from various genres including : Hip Hop, Electronic, Jazz, R&B, Oldschool Pop, Reggae, and many more! This version comes more advanced, hence the (3.0), and not (Vol. 3) or (Part 3). The addition of Electronic in the project was exactly what took this album to the next level with the modern sounds, vocals, drums, and claps. Rey Avalon was also a big part … Continue reading Rey Avalon finally releases California Blend 3.0 "Originality was the key with this one"
Yasiin Bey – formerly known as Mos Def – has had quite the tumultuous 2016 (haven’t we all?). All year long the Brooklyn hip-hop legend, outspoken political activist and silver-screen actor has been caught up in legal troubles. He tried to travel out of South Africa under a fraudulent “World Passport” document , and as a result, he and his family were detained in January. (He’s now on the country’s “undesirables” list, apparently unwelcome to return…) Whether his legal troubles had anything to do with it or not, they coincided pretty closely with the rapper’s announcement that he would be … Continue reading Mos Def (aka Yasiin Bey) Announces Surprise Album Before Retirement
Tech N9ne crashed the party during Monday’s (November 28) episode of Sway In The Morning, but ended up freestyling with Smoke DZA as famed producer Pete Rock provided the beat. Smoke DZA and Rock were there to promote their upcoming album, Don’t Smoke Rock, while the Kansas City indie rap king just happened to be in the area. “The show was wonderful as always because Sway is family and he always makes me feel at home,” Tech says. “I wasn’t as nervous as usual under pressure so I thank him for that and Pete Rock as well.” Tech also has … Continue reading Tech N9ne & Smoke DZA Freestyle On Sway In The Morning
It was planned about 2 weeks in advance. Mistah Wilson, who’s developed and honed relationships with residents in tha greater Pasadena community, collaborated with a local portrait photographer Percy L. Johnson to bring you the #BringingItTogether October 2016 Photo Shoot. For those who don’t know, tha #BringingItTogether movement was created as a way to unite tha local music scene by having artists takes pictures together demonstrating values such as love, peace, & unity. By doing this, we have tha power to influence our future in a positive way. When the photo shoot was initially announced, it still felt like Summer … Continue reading #BringingItTogether October 2016 Photo Shoot Sparks Inspiration for tha Future!
Buy Release Date: April 20, 2016 Label: Diamond Lane Music Group, Inc. / Blake Enterprises Copyright: Diamond Lane Music Group, Inc. / Blake Enterprises Total Length: 28:28 Continue reading Buy "Roscrans" EP by DJ Quik & Problem