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Top instrumental submissions Ep3 Sept, 2020 

By Tayo Odutola Word Is Bond


It won’t be fair not to show love to the cats that work behind the boards. Cats whose soundscapes help push hip-hop to loft heights. So in the same vein, this weekly list sheds light on budding and even established producers who continue to push the envelope for the culture. So sit back relax and get familiar with these producers.
Remember, don’t forget to support them by sharing their works.

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Hautsaus – “chill saus ii”

 

Hautsaus returns with “chill saus ii”, the sequel to his previously released beat. The beat has a laidback alluring vibe that takes elements from jazz and 90s boom-bap.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//Soundcloud//Spotify

Larhythmix – “Diamond Soul”

 

“Diamond Soul” by Larhythmix has a solemn, dreamy feel with its layered pads, weird synths, and soft drums. It is somewhat ethereal and airy too but doesn’t get too rowdy. It’s quite soothing and relaxing too.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//Soundcloud//Spotify

11 Acorn Lane – “Daddy Long Legs”

 

U.S. based duo 11 Acorn Lane drop “Daddy Long Legs.” A reflective beat that is ripe with smooth pads, solemn textures, and head-nodding grooves. The duo is made up of Swiss producers Thomas Feurer and Neal Pawley.

 

flamingo zamperoni & damaa.beats – “When does it stop being partly sunny and start to become partly cloudy?”

flamingo zamperoni teamed up with damaa.beats for this cinematic beat titled “When does it stop being partly sunny and start to become partly cloudy?”The title is quite lengthy and the beat sure matches it with it’s scenic soundscape. The track is taken from his collab EP with damaa.beats -a 4track EP 4 questions.

 

 

 

First.Owl – “Juvenescent”

 

First.Owl’s “Juvenescent” is a solid punchy track that blends jazz, neo soul, and some hip-hop. I dig the lush textures and slow build-up.
Get it on Spotify

 

 

Mvdk – “Bourbon Street Jazz”

 

Mvdk’s “Bourbon Street Jazz” sure taps into the jazz world with its lush keys, dusty bassline, and staggering drums. The lo-fi elements do shine through.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//Soundcloud

 

 

Nefarious Aquarius – “We Ready For It All”

Nefarious Aquarius gives us some introspective vibe on the guitar-driven beat titled “We Ready For It All.” I like the mellow vibe and bounce as it is well crafted and gripping.

 

 

Cana – “Border Lines”

Cana drops the official video for his beat “Border Lines.” The beat has a mellow solemn vibe with its dark keys, weird synths like basslines, and textures. There is a switch-up in the middle so watch out for that.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//Soundcloud//Spotify

 

 

Boora – “Vibe”

 

Boora taps into the boom-bap zone on “Vibe.” I like how he makes use of classic rap vocals and throws in a nice horn section into it as well. This is the second single of vinyl release called Soundogolism 2.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//Soundcloud

 

 

Beats In The Bank – “Reminisce”

 

Beats In The Bank gives us some reflective vibes on “Reminisce.” The beat is made up of lush nostalgic keys and throws in a nice ethereal vocal sample into it as well
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//Soundcloud

 

 

Angel DXST – “Hereafter”

 

LA-based artist and producer Angel DXST treats us to some reflective solemn vibes titled “Hereafter.” The beat has a soothing synth, melodic textures, and mellow drums to match.

 

 

NICO.x3 – “Buddha State of Mind”

 

NICO.x3 comes through with another gem titled “Buddha State of Mind.” The boom-bap mood is prevalent and the dusty horns sure make it solid as well.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//Soundcloud

 

 

 

Da’Vinci – “Getdown”

 

Da’Vincis “Getdown” is a fusion of styles with its lush textures and bounce. The layered moody sounds are well-crafted too. The build-up is interesting as well.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//Spotify

 

Cana – “Artificial Intelligence”

 

Cana‘s “Artificial Intelligence” is a mash-up of styles ranging from downtempo, futuristic and hip-hop. The sequences and synths do have a cinematic and scenic feel and the switch up in the middle is solid too.

Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//Soundcloud// Spotify

 

numbered_sounds – “Searching”
https://numberedsounds.bandcamp.com/track/searching

 

numbered_sounds makes use of smooth keys and guitars on his new release titled “Searching.” It sure has a soothing dreamy vibe and exudes the pure mood of lofi music.

 

NT Beats – “Colombia”

 

NT Beats closes the playlist with “Colombia”, a pretty cinematic beat that is ripe with Spanish guitars and smooth drums to match. Its quite alluring

Kosha Dillz Speaks For The Frustrated Independent Worker In “W9” 

By xplizitsouljah Word Is Bond


Kosha Dillz drops a new song titled ‘W9’. W9 is basically what you would call an unemployment anthem for independent workers and the continuous wait all day for government stimulus checks. This has resulted in some of the affected workers feeling the need to work harder for themselves. Obviously, this situation has been triggered by the pandemic and its effect on global economy. If you can think of frustration rap, this blue collar bar flow is the mix needed for a “boom trap” production. Dillz flows aggressively on the song produced by Jeremiah Raisen, aka Sad Pony, who recently landed a #1 record w/ Tekashi 69 and Nicki Minaj for “Trollz” and also produced for Kosha Dillz’ Humble Man last year with Houston indie legend Fat Tony. W9 is the final Kosha Dillz single from his upcoming “Nobody Cares Except You” album, due out October 16, featuring A-list production from Sam Barsh, Sad Pony, and Koool Kojak.

I-K-E – “Die Slow” (Video) 

I-K-E stands for Inspiring Kings Everywhere. As a Mexican-American Hip Hop artist, I-K-E is used to being underestimated, and works tirelessly at his craft as both an MC and producer to exceed all expectations. He marries a variety of Hip Hop and musical influences, always emphasizing soulful melodies, catchy hooks, and top-tier lyricism.

Watch the new video premiere, “Die Slow”, as he let’s people know how to appreciate life and not to take it for granted.

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G. Dot – “Hunger” 

Boston emcee G. Dot (of acclaimed duo G. Dot & Born) shares a somber, but hopeful new single, “Hunger,” that demonstrates his incredible pen game and ability to conjure so much emotion with his words. The track immediately hits a heavy note with the production Vinyl Villain, a fellow Bostonian who laces Dot with a minimalist and melodic backdrop. Although not affiliated with a larger body of work, “Hunger” may be supported now through the digital retailer or streaming platform of your choice via Audible Cons.

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Da Cloth – “Last Dose” Prod. by Speed (Video) 

Da Cloth (members on this track are Rigz, Mooch, Illanoise and Rob Gates) just dropped some dope visuals to their sinister intro track “Last Dose” produced by Speed off their incredible new album “Da Fixtape” which also dropped today. This is one of underground Hip Hop’s premiere collectives of top-tier MCs coming out of Rochester. “Da Fixtape” is streaming on all platforms now with physical copies soon to come. You can stream the project via spotify below.

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Eve Admits Her Wild Party Habits Caused Her Sitcom To Be Canceled 

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At the highest point of Eve’s career, she ambitiously juggled a self-titled sitcom on UPN that became a popular weekly fix in Black households but was ultimately pulled off-air due to low ratings.  Looking back at it now, the “Pitbull in a skirt” regretfully admits she is the main one to blame for the show’s failure. 

The rap star explained during an episode of “Uncensored” how she struggled to shake the lure of nightlife while simultaneously keeping up with the rigors of filming a television series.

“Having my own sitcom was everything. It was pressure, it was fun, it was stressful. It was amazing. I was the youngest at the time, of the cast. And a lot of them were just getting married, just having babies or just buying their first house. I was still going to the club trying to get to set at 9 a.m. Trying to get to a table read, which was—don’t do that, ever.

It took me a minute to figure out that rhythm because I had always been on tour, all my life, pretty much, up until that point. I think for me to offset some of that, I was still trying to hang out at night. Which was not good.

When the show ended, it was definitely heartbreaking because at that time, we had done three seasons and we were family at this point. I do believe a lot of it had to do with the fact that I was trying to straddle both sides of my life, still trying to hold on to kind of hanging out. And I was late a lot. That’s not cool. I do think a lot of it had to do with my actions at that time.

And I do think about it sometimes. When I look back on it, I’m like, wow. I don’t believe in regrets but that is one time in my life where I wish I would have taken it a little more seriously than I did.”

Think about it. There was a time in the early 2000s when Eve had the entertainment industry on lock. Coming off of the epic run the Ruff Ryders had from their joint cross-country tour with Cash Money, the Philly native found herself watching her 2001 sophomore platinum-selling album Scorpion catapult to the top of Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop charts.  There was no escaping the radio plays of “Who’s That Girl?” and the Gwen Stefani assisted “Let Me Blow Ya Mind” mega singles.  

On the other end of her popularity, fans would go to movie theaters to watch her play a sassy Terri Jones yelling about her missing apple juice in Barbershop in one project while crossing-over to a new audience as a cameo in Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle in another. Now, throw in having her own television show at the height of her youth and popularity and you can piece together what that type of mayhem looked like.    

Catch Eve’s episode of ‘Uncensored” this Sunday at 10/9c only on TV One.

Prime Time: Deion Sanders Has Been Tapped To Be A College Head Coach 

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It seems one of the greatest talents ever to step onto a football field is taking his talents to the NCAA. Rumor has it Deion Sanders will be a head coach within a matter of days.

As spotted on NewJersey.com the former gridiron great might be taking some student athletes under his wing in 2020. According to The Spun the former Atlanta Hawk will be taking reigns over Jackson State University located in Jackson, Mississippi. Last year the JSU Tigers had a losing season with a 4-8 record. Even though the move is still in the works all signs pointing to the institution welcoming Neon Deion in with open arms.

If the whispers are indeed true this would be his first time taking on a staff role. Sanders previously held a seat on as an analyst on The NFL Network since his retirement in 2005. Additionally the job would seemingly bring a much needed spotlight back to HBCU sports.

While the Fort Meyers, Florida native has yet to confirm or deny the story it is being reported by several news outlets that the formal announcement will be made on Monday, September 21.

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Busta Rhymes & Anderson .Paak “Yuuu,” Justin Bieber ft. Chance The Rapper “Holy” & More | Daily Visuals 9.18.20 

Teaching Matters Celebrates A Night Out At TAO Downtown To Benefit Early Reading Featuring Busta Rhymes

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Now that Busta Rhymes has a brand new album on the way, he’s getting back on his grind and releasing some new material to remind everyone he’s still got “rah rah like a dungeon dragon.”

Linking up with Anderson .Paak for his visuals to “Yuuu” Bussa Buss gets on his Wanted ish and is able to navigate bullets across a high stakes poker table so he can walk away with the pot like an OG straight outta Brooklyn.

Back on the R&B tip, Justin Beiber leaves the fame and fortune to work the oil fields and provide for his beautiful Black wife in his Chance The Rapper assisted “Holy.” We wonder how his MAGA fans will react to this visuals.

Check out the rest of today’s drops including work from MC Eiht featuring Dave East and The Chill, Slim Thug, and more.

BUSTA RHYMES & ANDERSON .PAAK – “YUUU”

JUSTIN BIEBER FT. CHANCE THE RAPPER – “HOLY”

SLIM THUG – “MY SHOES”

MC EIHT FT. DAVE EAST & THE CHILL – “COURTED IN”

MONEYBAGG YO & BLAC YOUNGSTA – “SUPER HOT”

RUBI ROSE – “HE IN HIS FEELINGS”

SA-ROC – “R(E)VOLUTION”

NOTE MARCATO – “RAFIKI”

GRXWN FXLKS FT. DJ JAZZY JEFF – “GRXWN FXLKS”

2 Chainz, 6lack & Quality Control Team Up To Combat COVID-19 In Atlanta 

QC At Revolt Summit In Atlanta

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No matter whats goes down Atlanta stays in good hands largely because of how the city’s rappers always come together to put on for their city. The impact of COVID-19 on minority communities is disproportionately high but Atlanta has been hit particularly hard.

Source: Feed Your City / press handout

In response, Atlanta natives 2 Chainz, 6lack, and the biggest label in Hip-Hop right now, Quality Control Music Group, are coming together to do the Feed Your City Challenge, a nationwide campaign helps donate resources such as boxes of fresh groceries, PPE items, and voter registration stations to 4,500 local residents via non-contact drive-thru lanes.

Also joining the effort are the campaign’s founders in Suave House Records founder Tony Draper and NBA veteran Ricky Davis, as well as R&B singer Jhene Aiko with her Social Justice Collective and local community leaders.

The event will take place on Saturday, September 19 at 1919 Metropolitan Pkwy SW Atlanta, GA 30315 from 2pm until supplies last.

This will be the eighth city for the Feed Your City Challenge. Previous stops also included celebrities supporting their hometowns including Norfolk, Virginia with Pusha T & Trey Songz, Los Angeles with DJ Mustard, Jhene Aiko and Roddy Ricch, and Miami with Rick Ross, among other cities.