Photo Courtesy of FullofFlava (from L to R: Dolla Black, Coke Bumaye, Hollywood Luck, Savvy & Tricky LT 45)
If you've been around the Jackson Music Scene or surrounding areas in the past 5 years or more, then these 5 individuals name should pop up in much or many of the discussions when it comes to the soundscape of Jackson. Dolla, Coke, Luck, Savvy & Tricky have been a vital part of the Music Scene not just in the City of Jackson, but outside the State Lines as well. So when it was announced that these guys would come together to put on what may be one of the biggest showcases this year, it is and will be a night to remember! So on August 25th be sure to leave that day open! For one night, this may be a show that could go down as a Legendary and Star Studded Event! So for those who are unfamiliar, I created a playlist to get you in tuned! May I see you there! Get Ready!!
The Legends of Summer Playlist (click here)
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
"I'm come from a small city. North Jackson to be exact. Don't too many make it out where I'm from. See Jackson is like every major city...it's infested with drugs, different sides divided by territory and actual retaliation. I lost my Mom at an early age, so I grew up in a single father home in one of the worst neighborhoods in the City. We didn't have much, but I know I wanted better for myself and my family. I went and put in overtime from hustlin'and paying for the studio time, to grinding getting paid to do shows from Gulfport to Milwaukee. I didn't have much, but I had a vision." "Make A Way" -Lil Lonnie
Lonnie's vision was coming into fruition. At 22, he had accomplished a lot and was doing it in a fashion that most from his hometown haven't seen. On April 29, 2018, the City of Jackson had suffered a major loss. When the word spread that the young Artist/Rapper Lil Lonnie had lost his life to senseless violence, it shook the City and surrounding areas! Lonnie's music and impact touched many. Major Artists such as Juicy J, Project Pat and LL Cool J (just a name of few) all paid their respects to the slain rapper.
Lonnie's untimely death has a narrative that has been common in the music community. It goes something like this: Young Rapper/Artist on the verge of great promise pronounced dead in his hometown. Artists such as Atlanta's Bankroll Fresh, Alabama's Doe B and Detroit's Dex Osama have all lost their lives before their careers took off. It's truly a tragedy and the people and fans who loved and supported the music are left with the undying question...WHY??
We may never get the answer to that question. But we shall never forget the contributions that these artists left behind! Lonnie's legacy will continue to live on. Known as an advocate for unity, his life will be remembered and his music will continue to grow! The world will now know what's going on Lonnie!! May you Rest In Peace!
Saturday, February 3, 2018
Jo'De Boy carries us through this journey of self discovery on 8: New Beginnings. This project has an amazing contrast of highs and lows. Jo'De gives his coming of age story as it is crafted wonderfully with solid production and narrated by Poet Amanda Furdge. From top to bottom, this LP is a masterpiece conceptually! This young man has a vision and it's evident that this album is just the introduction to a true wordsmith and artist! Follow @ odm_jodeboy
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Some people fold when faced with adversity. In this case, Milli Montana has proven he's cut from a different cloth. Last year wasn't the best year for Montana. Suffering the lost of his sister, Milli pay tribute by releasing All or Nothing. This shifted through the internet with over 20k streams and 7k downloads. Fast forward to 2018, Milli gives us Just Having My Way. This effort displays Milli's growth and in most cases showcase a young man who's wise beyond his years. We are just getting the surface of what is the brilliance of Montana. Stick around...this man is just getting started! Follow @millimontana1
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Monday, January 15, 2018
Happy New Year to you all! We're 15 days in and I want to get right to it! This year has already started off strong! We have had the City's heavy hitters come out the gate early with heat. Coke Bumaye, Hollywood Luck & Milli Montana have become the frontrunners this year and it seems like the momentum will continue. Underneath the surface we have some up and comers and a few familiar faces you might want to pay close attention to. These individuals have potential to take this year by storm and I for one want to put the spotlight on them. So let's get into this year's Power Players on the rise for 2018!
Jode Boy has something to say and if you haven't seen a wordsmith, than look no further. Jode Boy (born Jodeci Mayfield) has been generating a buzz with a series of freestyles and videos via YouTube in which he has been releasing on Fridays simply titled "Faithful Fridays". What separates Jode from most is how incorporates his faith into his music without losing his edge. The BDE affiliate has a project in the works but until then follow him on instagram @ofm_jodeboy and stay in tuned!
If you haven't heard of Jones, it's ok. No I'm lying!!! This crooner has a niche for creating hypnotic vibes and if you haven't heard 27 Summers (available on iTunes) please do so now! Jones draws some similarities to Drake but don't get it confused....this man has mastered the art of the pen with his songwriting skills and his new single "I Can't Do It" is proof! He's currently working on 28 Summers which is the follow up to 27 and I am for certain this effort will put Jones on the scope! Follow on IG @notdafakejones
ill Phil had a good run in 2017 and has carried that momentum right into 2018. He has produced what may possibly be one of the anthems for 2018 with Hollywood Luck with "Stunt On You". The Brooklynite has strong tides with Mississippi. He attended Jackson State University and also played in the Sonic Boom. His sound and foundation was cemented in the City of Jackson and now he's currently taking over one track at a time. He's worked with some of the City's best and brightest and you haven't heard the name by now...don't worry! Check your favorite artist soundcloud or artist page! ill Phil is somewhere to be found! Follow on IG @illPhil718
Shamir-O is an up and comer that shows great promise. In the past 6 months, he's been on stage alongside YFN Lucci, Trill Entertainment's Foxx and currently with Hollywood Luck. He's recently released 3 singles and videos to match and has a project set to release this year. Some would say he draws comparisons to Boosie Bad Azz but this young spitta has his own story and definitely has his own swag. So be on the lookout for O. Follow on IG @shamir_o
Skyy left us at the end of 2017 with the single "Feelings" (produced by ill Phil). This was a sign of great things to come. He's currently working on 2 projects (one a joint project with Rap Crooner Jones) due to be release this year and if you're not excited about this than you're sleep. Stay on the lookout for more from J. Skyy. Follow on IG @skyysohigh
Vegas is an unpolished gem. He has a chip on his shoulder and that has created a monster that the world may not be prepared for. But get ready because he's caused a whirlwind with 3 singles already this year and has 3 projects on tuck. The Valley Street Bully is on the move and you have only 2 options...get right or get left! Follow on IG @dono_vegas
J Pride's wave has steadily been on the rise. Her current single "FDN" (which features the Queen of Miami Trina) is making noise and with a video in the works, you know this is only going to add more fire to the flame. J. Pride is on a mission to show us all some 'Black Girl Magic' and I am ready to get the full experience. Follow her on IG @jpride2u and get in tuned.
To close this out is non other than Northside's own Mike Hustle. This rhyme spitta has been on fire since the release of his album Nature Born Hustler. He's created a lane of his own and at this point, there's no one standing in his way but himself. Mike Hustle has a sound that's undeniable and his style will make Pimp C proud. If you haven't got exposed to Hustle Luciano follow him on IG @hustleluciano and get plugged in.
This concludes my list for 2018 for now but trust in believe I will be WATCHING!
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
What's good my people? I wanna explain why I've been absent as of late. I'm currently back in the lab working on a joint venture with one of my favorite artist and frequent collaborators Hollywood Luck. We've started this project at the top of the year and I must say this is some great body of work. We hope you all will appreciate it. Outside of the music, I've been dealing with some internal issues. As a Husband and a Father, you often have to make some sacrifices that can pull away from your creativity. I'm not complaining though. This journey has been a interesting one. If anything I want to see the meaning behind this all. Anyway I want to thank everyone who has took time out to look at any post, video, etc.! I truly appreciate it! I want to continue giving you more and I hope you all would like me to! I leave with saying this as I always do....I do this for the love! Thank you!
Peace and Love,
Thursday, June 1, 2017
The 1st time I heard D. Horton, he was performing at Hal & Mal's during Jackson Indie Week this past January. I instantly became a fan! His raw energy combined with his delivery and how he controlled the crowd was something that captivated me. I really hate drawing comparisons, but his sound is reminiscent to Andre 3000 with a little Project Pat. Inadvertently, D. Horton's comparisons to some major artists doesn't affect his overall stance of what he brings to the table. With his The Sessions series, D. Horton's music has a good mixture of substance and overall quality sound! Be sure to check out Dave The Rapper and get to know him better! Thank Me Later! Follow @ks_dhorton