Here’s a dope track fresh from London, UK by Geode & Jungle VIP. Something we don’t hear everyday lately, but would like to hear more of at Blackout! Here’s a fine, soulful, old school sound, reminiscent of A Tribe Called Quest, J Dilla and the like. Props to the young men from London and shout out to Ca Le for sending us this one!
Meet Saga, a new up and coming artist from Brooklyn, New York in his brand new single City Streets, produced by Marco Polo, featuring Roc Marciano. Switching verses with Roc on this hard beat, they talk about how the City Streets can make you or break you and how fast life, which many protagonists strive for, can bring one to an irreversible fate. Straight fire.
If you allow the mouthful of a title this track and its artists have (which we at Blackout personally don’t mind and neither should you), you will hear this track talks about how it was like growing up in Sacramento and it ain’t all cookies and cream. Meadowview Morning is the second single taken from JR & PH7 X Chuuwee’s collaborative full length release, The South Sac Mack. Produced by the European duo JR & PH7 and rhymes by Chuuwee, where he gets support by Bueno and Sean LaMarr, this is definitely a track for the understanding, critical listener. Enjoy!
Rapper Big Pooh releases his final single before his Mello Music Group debut EP Words Paint Pictures. In this melancholic, yet warm and soulful Apollo Brown produced track, the rapper describes his downfalls in life, portrayed through various experiences he had with drug abuse, emergency room visits and alcoholism. His message is clear, thank God he pulled through and here’s a first hand interpretation of what it was like, accompanied by a beautiful chorus with vocals from Eric “Blakk Soul” Keith.
Stream Mello Music Group’s new album Persona, featuring Masat Ace, Nottz, Gift Of Gab and many more.
Produced by Young RJ and features the legendary Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest off our upcoming album titled “Yes”
On Wednesday March 4, 2015 The Halftime Show celebrated it’s 17th anniversary of being on 89.1FM WNYU. The episode focused on past WNYU radio show hosts and DJs as well as other legendary NYC radio veterans. P Fine & Lyvio G who held the first Hip Hop show on WNYU in 1986 and Martin Moor & Mayhem who started on WNYU in 1993 along with The Awesome Two who joined WHBI in 1982 all recreated what it was like to do their radio shows when they first started. So sit back relax and listen to some good music and good stories about the early beginnings of these contributors to Hip Hop. (pic courtesy of Photo Rob)