Asher Roth's new album 'Retrohash' will be coming out April 22, 2014. In the second single off his album, Asher Roth delivers a message. We love it!
Watch the music video for 'Fast Life' below
We came across Jae Aye's latest mixtape 'The Demonstration' and had to share with you all. Fans of hip hop should appreciate this artist from Virginia. His mixtape has a sound on there for the club, the ladies, and to relax.
One of my favorite tracks from this tape is "Problems" produced by Roca. Take a listen to 'The Demonstration' below;
Kamron Robinson, better known by stage name, Waldo, is a 20-year-old Michigan-based, globally recognized recording artist. Within two months of his recent release, Pick Your Own Poison (EP), Waldo attained over 100k+ SoundCloud plays in five different countries - assuring a global interest in his music! He has also performed in front of sold out crowds, opening for big name acts Fabolous, Pusha T, A$AP Rocky, Machine Gun Kelly, Schoolboy Q, and Juicy J.
Listen and download 'Pick Your Own Poison' below!
The song begins with an excerpt from one of the best "Hip Hop" movies, Hustle and Flow. Sinless Origins goes on to lay down some solid rhymes that compliment the smooth beat. With samples from B.I.G., and some other artists, this is worth a listen! Hear it below:
'The Book of Rashid' begins with a heartfelt message from Gullie Lamont's father, followed by a mellow beat and clever rhymes, we get a glimpse into this artist's life and challenges. This 25 minute mixtape leaves you wanting more. Classic hip hop fans will love this!
Listen to 'The Book of Rashid' below!
King Avriel (Avriel Epps) is an American writer, composer and singer born in Los Angeles, CA.
After taking a listen to her music, it's no wonder why many people love her work! Read her article in Noisey! - congrats!
Watch 'Freedom' below, which is self described as a "the destruction of rigid gender binaries, and my decision to change my name from Avriel to King avriel"
She wrote further about this on her blog:
A letter about #Freedom:
The song explores my first time experiencing true empathy. Calloused by the way I had been treated by men in my adolescence, I had to fall in love with a man who was deeply affected by the pressures of living in a patriarchal society to realize that the struggles that men face are just as important, valid, and harmful as the ones that women face. We simply struggle in different ways, and with different amounts of power. I then understood how valuable and necessary empathy was in fighting oppression, because as Paulo Freire (1970) asserts, inequity dehumanizes both the oppressed and the oppressors. Some may contend that our energy be better spent “redefining ourselves and devising realistic scenarios for altering the present and constructing the future (Lorde, 1984).” However, I assert that through enlightening our oppressors about the benefits of inclusion and equality to his own group, thereby subversively appealing to his self-interests without diluting our own, we can begin to gain access to the opportunity to “construct the future” in our favor. Moreover, when one’s own oppressor is also a part of a marginalized group (e.g. black men and black women), it is important to practice empathy in order to build solidarity and bridge differences for the strength of the larger group of oppressed people (including people of color, Third World people, working-class and poor people, LGBTQ people, disabled people, elderly people, and women.)