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August 2015

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Lyric Michelle x Fat Tony “Directions” – Prod. Chris Rockaway

August 27, 2015
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By Spratfool

Chicago-born, Houston-bred poet and MC Lyric Michelle falls in the class of artists that value making music with substance. For her 2011 debut, she covered J. Cole’s “Lights Please” and has since received our blessings for other thought-provoking songs, This & That and The Motive,” that address meaningless songs and being objectified, respectively. Yesterday Yahoo debuted this latest off her upcoming, “MissDirection.”

Lyric and Fat Tony tap into a real issue for many, the dilemma of lacking direction in life’s pursuits. On the chorus, Lyric sings, “I can’t find the map / I Don’t know where we at / I don’t know where to go from here.”

The bass and piano-driven funk pop track produced by Chris Rockaway is based on Lyric’s life. Lyric’s decision to pursue a career in music did not go over well with her parents who wanted her to take another path. “With traditional Nigerian parents (a fact me and Tony share), I never really felt like I had a choice in how I was supposed to live my life,” she said in a statement to Yahoo Music. “I don’t really blame my parents because they came to this country with nothing and worked their whole life sacrificing for me and my three brothers, hoping we would succeed.”

They should be proud. The artist, who has shared concert bills with Talib Kweli, Travis Scott and Cassie Veggies, has been celebrated byAfroPunk, Yahoo, ThaFixx, Allhiphop.com, WSHH and others and will be performing at this years POP Montreal festival in September.

@IAmLyric @FatTonyRap

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Haze – The Applause [Video]

August 27, 2015
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By Spratfool

The UK rapper returns yet again with another offering to continue his impressive project campaign. With Harry Fraud on the entirety of his latest project, Haze grew awareness from many and certainly took the next step to making a solid name for himself in the industry. Haze decides to deliver a new visual today for a single of his off the project titled, “The Applause”. The song is produced by Harry Fraud so you are in store for some quality sound in addition to a interesting video that involves an interesting saturation and black and white concept.

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Hog Daily – “Money Buys Time” [Video]

August 26, 2015

By Kaitlin

The HOGDAILY collective is back and on their hustle in their latest offering: the visuals for their single “Money Buys Time.”

House of God Daily is a full-service urban wellness/lifestyle brand that gets busy in the kitchen, and is out in the street slangin’ a few things; nothing illicit, we’re talking alkaline water, healthy eats, and personal training services. HOGDAILY’s founder, Shemesh, took Jay Z’s line “I am a hustler, baby; I’ll sell water to a well,” quite literally when forming the squad, which is made up of Shemesh, his brother Sanne, the personal trainer; his cousin Pey, the cook; his cousin Baba, who does landscaping/maintenance, and serves as the crew’s cameraman; and lifelong friend RazWise, a talented producer and deliveryman.

While Pey is getting things cooking in the kitchen, RazWise and Shemesh are in the lab with that heat. Watch the HOGDAILY crew on their daily hustle in the cinematic music video below.

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Sahtyre – “Forgive Me” [Video]

August 26, 2015

By Kaitlin

Once upon a time, a young Sahtyre found himself sneaking out of the house in the middle of the night to attend the legendary open mic workshop, “Project Blowed.” For a hungry young artist like him, the workshop was a chance to be schooled and surrounded by some of the most legendary masters of the underground, like Aceyalone, Busdriver, and the Freestyle Fellowship. It was there that he started battling much older emcees, winning respect from the older heads when he became one of the youngest rappers to compete and win battles at the tender age of 14; a genuine honor considering some of the incredible talent who rocked the mic.

Sahtyre is still rocking mics, and is still every bit as hungry today as he was at 14. Check out his latest visual, “Forgive Me,” produced by Hippie Sabotage, and premiering via All Def Digital’s The Signal.

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Cameron Murdoch – “Regular Guy” [Video]

August 26, 2015

By Kaitlin

Virginia based hip-hop artist/producer Cameron Murdoch & director Tavis Northam provide an authentic audio/visual experience with his debut single “Regular Guy”, an upbeat and jazzy tune featuring melodic whistling from Shepherds & a smooth saxophone solo from Masego.

As a cellist & guitarist, Cameron Murdoch provides a brand of genuine musicianship and poetic honesty that is shaping up to be the future of popular music. The song “Regular Guy” portrays the plight of dating in the modern era as he reflects on how our generation perceives falling in love.

“Regular Guy” will be featured on Cameron Murdoch’s forthcoming EP, “Prelude to Better” (FALL 2015).

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