written by @DjCocoaChenelle
Those of you who know me, know i LOVE when a artist speaks their truth, and has lyrics with meaning and a video with a storyline...
Connecticut rapper BigStat immediately grabbed my attention when i came across his video for "Pain" featuring Jordan Meyer on youtube.
The lyrics in this song have a authentic feel... It's a emotional song, a true story where BigStat vividly paints a picture of the pain he feels over the death of his mother (I can relate).
This is the type of music i call "Reality Rap", i wish more artist would express their own reality and make songs from the heart in this type of way.
Tiger The Ace is back at it with a new Music Video for "Party Heart" featuring Royal-Tee directed by Donald Wilson of Black Collar Ent.
Tiger continues to create a buzz throughout the internet, feeding the streets by consistently releasing music and videos online.
This is my first time hearing Royal-Tee from East Charlotte North Carolina... I'm feeling him (nice voice & flow). Both Tiger and Royal-Tee did a good job lyrically remaking this Maybach Music song.
D-Duce is a unsigned artist from the Bronx in New York who first came to my attention back during the Myspace era. He was really young back then (a teen), he sent me a very heartfelt message politely asking me if i could listen to his music.
I remember being very impressed by Duce for a few reasons, as a teen he had the lyrical skills of a grown man, he was very advanced for his age.
His lyrics and vibe had the feel of a "Old Soul" and his style and production was very East Coast Hip Hop during a time when just about EVERY artist from NY was trying to copy the south.
Most of you know, i'm not a fan of rappers claiming the street life if they never actually lived it. I believe artist need to be authentic to themselves.
With that being said, Southside Jamaica Queens rapper Lexx 9 Eleven is reminiscent of 50 Cent. Having been shot twice, stabbed, hospitalized and incarcerated, Lexx is still alive and has overcome the many obstacles he faced over the years.
Big House is a New Jersey rapper, singer/songwriter who's into story telling picture painting type lyrics. "Letter 2 My Homies" is reminiscent of Nas "One Love" because House is writing to his friends behind bars.
This is not just another song bragging about jail life, House talks about leaving the drug game alone for the rap game (applause).
Tiger The Ace is a young independent up & coming artist from West Virginia who has been making a name for himself on the West Virginia and North Carolina Hip Hop scene for some time now.
Tiger has been gaining attention and building a impressive fan following independently by doing shows and releasing several singles online including his current single "Party" & his music video for "In These Street" / The Letter.
When i think of the Military... I think of war and every other dramatized image we have been taught to think of, the last thing i'm thinking is our soldiers are recording music... that is until i came across Philidelphia Native "Steven Q The Geek".
Steven, a talented 24 year old rapper stationed in Japan, who admittedly has a bit of a temper ended up in the military because he was getting into trouble in Philidelphia and facing possible jail time. Now living on a straight and narrow path... Steven decided to focus all of his energy on his true passion, Music... and has released his first mixtape "GarawgeBand Files Pt.1" hosted by DJ Cocoa Chanelle.
What made you want to put out a mixtape while being on duty in the military?
I’ve been in love with music since I saw Kriss Kross live as a kid. Music is my passion the military was my job.
I was first put on to Maleek Legget, a unsigned Bronx New York native by my co-worker Vito one night at the radio station. Vito asked me to take a listen to this young 19 year old singer he's working with and give my opinion...
I listened to his music and remember instantly thinking "wow he's only 19 and sounds so polished"... then i asked "does he write"? that's when i was told he writes and records all of his own music... not only that, he produced the music as well... That's VERY impressive.
I was told Maleek was once signed to Atlantic Records but he was just sitting on the shelve. Letting Meleek go will be a mistake Atlantic will one day soon regret. I hear A LOT of potential in him, he's definitely very talent... a young Usher in the making and considering he's only 19... the sky is the limit for his future.