At a time when it's Cool to be negative in Hip Hop it's so refreshing when a artist like Bay Area rapper T-Mazz comes along and proves through his actions that it's possible to set a positive example and still be "Cool" and make music that people will enjoy.
T-Mazz has gained my respect by managing to impress me in more ways than one... Not only is he a hard grinding artist with a humble spirit, he is the CEO of his own independent Label called "California Elevator Company" and he's a young educated Black man with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from San Francisco State University and is currently within 6 months of Graduating with his Masters Degree in Forensic Psychology from Argosy University in Alameda Ca. (WOW)... now that's IMPRESSIVE!! Artist take notes!
Now days the average rapper who's respected for their lyrical ability is usually in their 20's... it's rare for a rapper who's only in their teens to have the same skill level when it comes to delivery & lyrics as someone who's over 21. GQ, a young 18 year old Brooklyn Native is definitely a exception who is about to raise the bar for every young rapper under 21 coming behind him.
When i first heard GQ i was feeling him, i didn't know he was only 18 til much later... when i found out his age, i was surprised. He's talented and He's a good representation for New York's new generation of up and coming artist.
This morning around 4am i decided to check my twitter, a rapper by the name of Flauce sent me music asking me to check it out (yup, i actually listen the new music i get).
I like the Ace Hood song "Hustle Hard" but there are a MILLION unofficial remixes out to it... so when i pressed play and heard the "Hustle Hard" beat come on, i almost pressed STOP but instead i let it play, i'm glad i did... Flauce's remix is the most Original remix of "Hustle Hard" i've heard so far. It's a Gospel remix about GOD that i'd bet if it played in the club people would still party to it like it's the original.
SONG: Hush LiL Lady
LOCATION: Harlem, New York
PRODUCER: G.M.B "Good Money Brothers"
Cash Flow is a Independent artist from Harlem New York first brought to my attention by T Hall & RnB Singer Damon Ellis. This song "Hush Lil Lady" has been compared to Tupacs "Brenda's Got A Baby." I've said many times... I LOVE when a artist is not afraid to be creative and write about things that are not the usual topics that everyone else writes about.
In this video Cash gives us a realistic visual for what life is like for a abused pregnant teen. When asked what was his inspiration for the song Cash says "its based on a true story." Video Director MRM5 does a great job sticking to the story line, the video visually brings the lyrics to life. Check it out and let me know your opinion on Cash Flow.
SONG: Down And Out
DIRECTOR: DHGW Films
LOCATION: Charleston West Virginia
Veltdro is a Unsigned artist / Producer from Charleston West Virginia. In this song "Down And Out" Veltdro gives us a soulful sounding visual that takes us on a journey of what his life is like when he's down and out. When asked what was the inspiration for the song and video visuals... Veltdo says "I made this song/video for a friend that was going through A LOT at the time and i wanted to remind them we all in this together". Video Director Hun of DHGW Films visually sticks to the story line, especially with the water scene where Veltro goes to get a glass of water only to find out the water is shut off. Check it out and let me know your opinion on Veltdro.
LOCATION: Queens New York
100 Grand is a Unsigned artist from Queens New York.. Very interesting visuals in this video Shot by director Shatek. In this Song 100 Grand tells the story of being "psycho" and a bit obsessed with a girl named Carrie. I decided to feature this song & video because it's different... its not the typical song concept with the typical video. I like when a artist does something "outside the box" that's unique and shows creativity. Let me know what you think about it.