Monday, December 30, 2013
Some would say that 2013 has displayed some of the worst events in history. In fact, we have witnessed a government shutdown, the death of Nelson Mandela & more senseless violence that spawns around our country more than ever. Yet somewhere, we have had a few rare moments where music has given us a little piece of happiness. As for my hometown & state, I'm happy to say that I'm glad I was here to see the homie Slimm Pusha steal the show on MTV twice! Sway may have the answer with that one! I, myself, had the pleasure of partaking a tour and even getting a chance to do some major film work. Overall, Mississippi has grown into providing a melting pot of artists, entrepreneurs & future leaders! With time, this state can be a major factor and a commodity within itself! There's no doubt that this state can run on a major platform. We're seeing it through the works of Big K.R.I.T., David Banner & Mo Williams (just a name of few). What I'm trying to say is that there's enough room for us all. Some may never see it because we're too busy watching others and not focus on what's in front of us! Of course some people are really in the way and they need to stand down (seriously)!! As for the rest, we have to seize the moment. Killing time murders opportunities . So in closing, I'll say this....let rest the bullsh*t and make space for change! I pray that 2014 creates more signs of greatness for us all! Happy New Year!! Goodbye 2013!!!
Peace & Love,
P.S. I want to thank all of the artists & producers that provided the work and was able to let me express my views and thoughts on your work. Special shoutout to everyone who has supported me from day one! Thank You! We can all be great! I want this blog to be an example of what selfless acts can be and how we all can be apart of something! I do this for the love and nothing else! Let's make history!
Sunday, December 22, 2013
Jackson's own Tricky 45 has undoubtedly set himself apart as being one of the premium lyrical giants in the game. With that being said, there's always a price to pay or obstacles to cross. In this case, it didn't stop 45 Music's head honcho from doing what he does best...spit that heat! Tricky has put in the groundwork from helping start a movement with radio smashes ("Excellent Taste" & "601 Ways") to killing the stage. So what do you do to silence all the critical down talk and put those negative people in their place? You give them 1 Hot Summer. This project starts off with Tricky giving his proclamation of why he is who he is and what he stands for. So to say it plain, he's far from a rapper and you will respect it as such! Checkout records "Dead Serious", "Black Power" & "Roach". The X Factor to this project is the record "Boot" that displays Tricky vocal skills. In conclusion, this is a nice body of work for an artist who has only crack the surface. If you don't believe me, check his credentials! Follow @TrickyLT
Thursday, December 12, 2013
What do you get when put the energetic and hyper antics of rapper Doe Hicks with beatmaker Durdy Costello providing the street rumbling soundtrack?? You get the 13 track opus entitled Entergy Twins. This project showcases Doe & Durdy work history which consists of a few unreleased tracks as well as some previous material. Doe revisits one of his flagship records on the intro "Got Me Poppin". He gets some assistance by Hollywood Luck on "You Can't Get It" which provides a nice mellow sound which is the perfect balance for this amped up project. Durdy Costello brings out the best in Doe on "Better Be" & "Been There". Overall, ET is the essential sound for the young, wild & free at heart! Electric!! Follow @DoeHicks & @durdycostello
Monday, December 9, 2013
What more can I say about Hollywood Luck that I haven't said already??? Well if I can think a something it would be this....the man is working!! 2 projects in one month and let's not forget the music is still consistent! So it does me great pleasure to speak on Salute The Swag 2. On the second effort of the Salute series, Luck gives a more edgier feel than his previous projects. He also enlists a team of different producers that helps display more of Luck's artistry. Checkout records "Stand Alone", "Feeling Myself", & "Nigg*z Better They B*tches" (Remix). This year has come up big for Hollywood Luck. If this momentum keeps up, it will be only be a matter of time before the world see what I've been speaking on for 3 years & counting! Salute! Follow @Hollywood_Luck