Rising star in Hip Hop: Vee Skeeno interview
It’s refreshing to hear emcees that bring a sincere and connected vibe to the mic. Vee Skeeno is an artist that shines through for us- initially as a member of Connecticut super-group, The Voyagers. For those who can remember or know 90's Hip Hop, the crew had us making comparisons to Souls of Mischief due to the dope collaborative and diverse vibe.
Skeeno (aka Vintage Veez) has been excelling with the release of each track. He’s equally at home rhyming over boom bap beats or more over-produced sounds of modern Hip Hop. Lyrically, he can run with the best of 'em in ...
Insomniac Magazine Interviews ILLPO
North Carolina super group, ILLPO (Mundae Boones & J Bond), has become a major force to be reckoned with by dropping powerful gems like "young boi," "Ali," and most recently "Armed" (with Medicmuzik). Please tell the readers what inspired you to form the group and how many years you've been in the game.
We been in the game 10 plus. We all linked up in college back at NC A&T. It was us and three more of our homies. We were all individually nice, but I think we were in the era of the squads. You were with a team whether it was Wu-Tang, ...
SmooVth interview: Top tier talent in Hip Hop
There's no doubt that #TheWinners (Hus Kingpin, Rozewood, SmooVth, Sean Rosati, Marvelous Mag, El Ay, and other amazing talents) are one of Hip Hop's most impressive rising collectives. SmooVth delivers incredible depictions of street life on each track and possesses a distinctive flow with a laid back vocal style befitting his name. In this interview, one of the prominent members of the super lyricists shares insight into his path within the Hip Hop music industry.
"The love for the culture is what’s missing. Nowadays money is the motive. Back then, people wrote rhymes for a reason. They spit their raps to talk about ...
Insomniac’s Weekly Top Ten: Don’t Sleep On These New Releases
Insomniac's Weekly Top Ten is back again! And if there's one thing we've learned from today's list it's that Conway The Machine's not to be f***ed with! The Griselda Records champ took over three prime areas of real estate on the countdown, leaving competitors bloodied and dazed on the cutting room floor. So check out Conway & Co. along with the other prestigious artists on the chart when you peep the action below!
1) DJ RUDE ONE has been extremely selective about the tracks he's released from his forthcoming "ONEderful" project. Each joint flaunts top level lyricists & high energy Boom ...
Chakra Khan: “Love is at the Core” album review
Few independent Hip Hop music artists and groups can rival the inventiveness, creativity and dedication to their craft that Solillaquists of Sound have displayed over the past decade plus. Even more impressive is each group members’ willingness to step outside of the boundaries of Solilla and try new musical and artistic adventures. That’s exactly what we receive with the new collaborative project between SOS members Alexandra Love and DiViNCi as the new duo Chakra Khan on Love Is At The Core.
The factors that immediately stand out with Love Is At The Core are both artists’ uncanny talent to seem almost ...
Insomniac Magazine Interviews Video Director & Entrepreneur – Olise Forel
In many cases, Hip Hop fans are initially introduced to their favorite lyricists through a variety of creative music videos that showcase the style and charisma of the artist. However, viewers rarely get a chance to glimpse the talented visionaries behind the scenes who create the visuals and bring their music to life. Insomniac Magazine sat down with one of the most imaginative and prolific video directors in the industry, Olise Forel, to discuss his creative process, origins in the industry, and business plans for the future.
The Insomniac staff are always impressed by the talent and creativity you place into ...
Hip Hop Spotlight: Knotz keep it moving in the music industry
Knotz has been in the game for quite some time. What’s the biggest change you’ve seen in the Hip Hop scene since the 90s?
Dreadchild: The loss of originality and meaningful substance, I would say. And artists who care more about the craft and music.
Aswad Mikal: Style wise a lot of artists are the same, even accent wise- you don't know where they are from. Also, I think the music is more repetitive with the hooks and lyrics in a song and beat driven. There isn't a lot of word play.
How would you describe Knotz’s music?
Dreadchild: All around dope Hip Hop ...
Insomniac Magazine Interviews Eloh Kush
New Jersey lyricist, Eloh Kush, has been building an impressive resume of quality material on the solo tip and as a founding member of Hip Hop collective, Angelz Inc. With the impending June 24th release date of "AngelDus" (a collaborative project between Eloh and production mastermind Dus) fast approaching, the ultra-creative emcee took time out from his frantic schedule for an interview with Insomniac Magazine.
Peace Eloh! To begin, please share some background info for readers unfamiliar with your material or history in the industry.
Appreciate all tuning in and all those who have been on my journey with me from day one. ...
Are You Hip Hop?
You can’t be Hip Hop by wearing diamonds in your mouth. Hip Hop won’t be found in a Bently or an Aston Martin. Wearing brand names like Roca Wear, LRG, or Sean Jean won’t make you anymore a part of Hip Hop than rocking gear from Russell Simmons' American Classics brand at Wal-Mart. Lingo, slang, swagger, jewelry, playing car jacking themed video games or even DJ Hero, won't make you anymore Hip Hop than spitting fire (rapping) will make you legit. It's ironic that today's so called “Hip Hop heads” rely on corporate entities and brands to tell them what ...
Insomniac Magazine Interviews Abstrakt Mind (A:M)
"Hip Hop is fairly new and we should treat this wonderful blessing as a child who should be nurtured and cared for." -Abstrakt Mind
You initially caught our attention & topped Insomniac Magazine's Weekly Top Ten with "KTM Anthem," then pushed the creative boundaries even further with "The Pen To Pad Theory Vol. 1." What do you have planned for your fans on your collabo project with fellow CT lyricist, Mark Da Mighty, as part of new super group, The Saviors of Everything?
Well if I told you I'd have to ki...(laughs) Just kidding. What we have for you guys is something ...
Insomniac Magazine Interviews Hip Hop Producer Endemic Emerald
Endemic Emerald is one of the most talented producers in the game! Kicking off his career in the UK, the behind the boards mastermind has now become a permanent fixture on NYC's underground hip hop scene. Although Endemic spends nearly every waking moment in the studio, he took time out from his busy schedule to chop it up with Insomniac Magazine.
For readers who might be unfamiliar with your history and past material, briefly tell them about your accomplishments in the music industry.
Peace! I have had albums signed and released on labels such as EMI records, Duck Down and IDC entertainment. ...