For Those Who Can't Sleep On Hip Hop

NYC’s Basic Da General knows how to set the season off right!  Put those winter days behind you & forget about the spring, because the lyricist is dropping some serious “Summer Vibes.” Turn the heat up!

 

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Def Jux O.G. lyrical master and producer Mochipet get dark and twisted in their video for “Spark.” It’s great to see and hear what the rest of the industry typically categorizes as “alternative” represent Hip Hop in all its creative glory.

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Virginia’s production mastermind, EOM(Elements Of Music), just released his incredible new “Sunrain” album with talent ranging from Watsky & Jared Evan to Asher Roth and Blu. There’s something here for everyone & we highly recommend that you check it out below. After that, head on over to iTunes & purchase the project to show your support for quality music!

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Big Shug teams up with M-Dot for the latest single from his “Triple OGzus” album. Listen to the DJ Brans produced “Showtime” for the real Hip Hop experience.

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With little resources and a need to be heard, there’s a movement in Dakar that channels organic Hip Hop and beckons the youth to self-empower. The documentary “Dakar, Rap City” by Claire Harbage and Ryan Kellman shines a spotlight on a renaissance that amplifies the once voiceless. Here’s a gripping trailer posted on the documentarian’s Vimeo channel.

Head over to NPR for an in-depth pictorial piece and more about the project.

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