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’s Weekly Top Ten: Don’t Sleep On These New Releases
Summertime brings out the BEAST in an artist. That's why we've been receiving a steady supply of heat that gives us third degree burns when we press play! You'll see what we mean when you check out the dope tracks below. Yep, you put two & two together. It's time for another edition of Insomniac's Weekly Top Ten!
1) REKS joined forces with AKROBATIK, EDO. G, & TERMANOLOGY for a spectacular display of top notch lyricism on the Audible Doctor laced heat rocket, "Plane Gang." The ill track will possess your very soul as it sends listeners into a zone of ...
Rebel music heroes strike again: Public Enemy’s “Man Plans God Laughs”
The Hip Hop gods are smiling on us. One of the most influential groups in music history is dropping a new album. Chuck D, Flavor Flav, Professor Griff, the incredible DJ Lord and the crew are bringing the noise once again with "Man Plans God Laughs."
Public Enemy never ceases to create and innovate. Beyond their impact during Hip Hop's golden era, decades later, their presence continues to resonate with fans around the planet. In 2013, the iconic masters of rebel music were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This is just one of many distinctions that have further solidified the ...
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. ...