Insomniac’s Weekly Top Ten: Don’t Sleep On These New Releases
The weekend's winding down, but the party's just beginning here at Insomniac Magazine. Celebrate a new month and new music with our Weekly Top Ten!
1) JOEY PURP pulled a dope track sneak attack by teaming up with SABA & theMIND for a Thelonious Martin produced power gem called "Cornerstore." The artists paint a vivid description of life growing up in the hood while Donnie Trumpet, Peter Cottontale, JP Floyd & Knox Fortune add musical embellishment with colorful jazz riffs that enhance the proceedings. This is only the first single from Joey's forthcoming "#iiiDrops" album so imagine what other goodies he ...
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 ...
Shay D is a breath of fresh air in Hip Hop
Lyrically gifted, conscious minded, feminist, and activist are all relevant ways to describe Shay D, however, dope emcee is our preferred phrase for this London-based Hip Hop artist. We don't need to convince you; we'll let her delivery and potent lexicon be the proof. Check it-
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A Figure Of Speech by Shay D
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. ...
TNV (That New Vessel) exudes Hip Hop mastery on “Systematic”
Don't sleep on the new release from Detroit emcee TNV (That New Vessel). His new album "Systematic" is masterfully crafted and is comprised of complex sonic soundscapes and potent delivery. Check out and support quality new era boom bap.
Systematic by TNV (That New Vessel)