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Friday, September 22, 2017

Judah Gives you..... ATCQ's Industry Rule #4080 Gets An Anime Adaptation w/ "The Indies" (2017) [@DJTonyDrake @BlueGeekMusic ]







In 1991, A Tribe Called Quest released 'The Low End Theory.' Though the RIAA certified platinum album boasted standout records like "Jazz (We've Got)", and "Scenario," it was the project's anti-label lead single "Check The Rhime" that took the LP to the next level by flagrantly calling out music executives for their unethical business practices. Unfortunately, 25 years later "record company people are still shady" and don't show any signs of turning over a new leaf.

Looking to showcase the harsh realities of the music and entertainment industry in a creative yet captivating way, Baltimore resident DJ Tony Drake is creating a 2D animated series appropriately titled "The Indies." The pilot episode, produced as a short, will give viewers a glimpse of what they can expect from the Anime & Hip-Hop infused cartoon ahead of its television debut, while proving to Hollywood it can be a major player alongside popular shows of the same caliber. An original Hip-Hop score, recorded at Grammy award winning House Studios DC, will accompany the short as well as all of the forthcoming episodes in the series, fueling each action sequence and setting the mood.

During a recent interview with AFROPUNK Tony shares, “I saw that there currently wasn't an animation that spoke directly to the Hip-Hop community without trying to exploit the culture. We've had shows like The Boondocks and Afro Samurai, but when those went off the air they left a huge void. We're now trying to fill that void with The Indies."

On August 28th, Tony launched a crowdfunding campaign in efforts to raise funds to complete and present the short to networks, production companies and potential investors in Los Angeles. In less than 24 hours, they raised over $4,000. You can support the cause and help him reach his goal of $50K by making a donation on the official KICKSTARTER page HERE.

Summary of The Indies: Set in a futuristic dystopian society, The Indies follows an up and coming rapper named Slick. Born into a well-to-do family living on Earth's Moon, he longs for the opportunity to pursue his dream of becoming a famous recording artist. With a burning desire to make his dreams come true by any means necessary, Slick has a chance meeting with DJ Chops, one of Hip-Hop's biggest DJs and record executives. Slick is offered what seems to be an amazing recording contract, which Slick hastily signs without reading the fine print. Slick soon finds out that not only did he sign up to pursue his dream of being a famous artist, but he also signed up for something much more sinister. You see, what Slick failed to realize is that not only are record labels home to some of the universe’s biggest music stars; they also serve as fronts for hitmen for hire services of nefarious crime lords. In order to free himself from his contract, Slick must now work with his new label mates to release his debut album while simultaneously executing dangerous hit jobs. Through these missions, the label mates will explore morality, loyalty, human nature, and discover who they really are at their core.

- The Indies: An Animated Short | Kickstarter Promo Video Link: https://youtu.be/Fn6LUcS-IF0

Judah Gives you..... Art, Beats and Lyrics Photo Recap








Legendary hip-hop producer and DJ, Mannie Fresh, shows off his skills on the one’s and two’s at the Art, Beats and Lyrics event in Washington D.C.  Presented by Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, Art Beats and Lyrics showcases some of today’s best upcoming artists, along with seasoned veterans in art and music under one roof. For information on Art, Beats and Lyrics please visit www.JackHoneyABL.com. (Photo by Kat Goduco/AB+L)
 




An art installation by Aniekan Udofia is featured in the Art, Beats and Lyrics exhibition. Merging the affinity for urban art and hip-hop culture, Art, Beats and Lyrics is one of the largest traveling lifestyle experiences of its kind. For information on upcoming cities and dates, please visit www.JackHoneyABL.com. (Photo: Kat Goduco)





Art and hip-hop enthusiasts showed up as the Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey Art, Beats and Lyrics national tour returned to Washington D.C. for the first time in five years. Presented by Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, Art, Beats and Lyrics showcases some of today’s best upcoming artists, along with seasoned veterans in art and music under one roof. For more information on the tour, visit www.JackHoneyABL.com. (Photo by Kat Goduco/AB+L)







In The Studio, an installation by Art, Beats and Lyrics curator Dubelyoo is featured in the traveling exhibition. Presented by Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, Art, Beats and Lyrics showcases some of today’s best upcoming artists, along with seasoned veterans in art and music under one roof. For more information on the tour, visit www.JackHoneyABL.com. (Photo by Kat Goduco/AB+L)

Judah Gives you......@Yella_Jesus - Walkin God [ @TomDelayBeats @AuddioViddeo and @YelraB ]

Yella Jesus is resurrected with his first full project "WalkinGod" on Manta Ray Records. On this 7 track project with all original music Yella Jesus meshes the dichotomy of the streets and the sanctuary and goes deep into the pains of loss and betrayal as well as glory and the ghetto while also bringing you to the cross. Production on Walkin God by @TomDelayBeats @AuddioViddeo and @YelraB. Listen, share, download and enjoy!!!


DOWNLOAD HERE!


https://spinrilla.com/mixtapes/yella-jesus-walkin-god

Judah Gives you..............@KillaCassanova - See It [Video]

Monday, September 11, 2017

Judah Gives you..... @DBBantino @EdgarEstevess - Low [VIDEO]




DB Bantino is hitting his stride during a major year in his career. After working with hip-hop’s finest like French Montana, D.R.A.M, Bone Thugs, and Boosie Badazz, the singer/songwriter from Washington D.C. finally got his international shine when his single with Zoey Dollaz, “Bad Tings,” took over the national airwaves, and sparked a reggae remix of the single — straight out of the Caribbean — from Junior Reid. Now more than ever, DB is ready to cross the finish line to win on his own.

DB is doing the most to prepare us for his solo project 5 In The Valley. He linked with video director Edgar Esteves, who also crafted videos with G-Eazy, Russ, and G4$HI, for his first visual off the project, “Low.” Well before the threat of hurricane season, DB escaped to the islands to shield his new love from the public eye.

Look out for DB Bantino’s project 5 In The Valley coming soon, and watch the world premiere of his new video “Low” below. (Words by Tony Centeno)

Judah Gives you...... @larryharrisjr - Phat Kid Tendencies 2


Larry travelled to sf to write pkt2 and recorded it in Atlanta. It was mixed and mastered in miami by dj d-up, who is also from dc. the producer is an old friend that I played football with in hs at georgetown prep. His name is deep and he is one half of the nyc production duo 2 hungry bros. They produce for a slew of talented rappers including homeboy sandman. Deep sent me these beats while I was in miami, but I never got around to using them. I'm glad i did now. the beats are fire!

Pkt2 is a continuation of my story picking up where the first pkt left off. It is lyrical, has weight and is fun. I tell some stories, get political and look to the future. the reception so far has been warm!

Judah Gives you.......... Live -@junedakid @1203musicgroup1


"Live" featuring  poet Wordplayy (DMV), A.P Fres$h (DMV)and June Dakid(DMV By way of Toronto). The Song will be featured on the upcoming "Eleven 4 Eleven" compilation which will be released in October. June and A.P take turns speaking to loved ones who have passed on while Wordplayy gives an interesting perspective on social acceptance.

Judah Gives you.... @ralph__v - Visions


Baltimore rapper/producer Ralph V releases a new EP entitled Visions. The project is entirely produced by the rapper himself, and features smooth bangers all throughout the tape. On the tape Ralph discusses his life with confident flows and lifestyle raps. Please give this project a listen and share it. 

Judah Gives you......KingPen Slim's new single - What BIG Say


Friday, August 25, 2017

(NEW VIDEOS) @MuggsyMaloneDC - The Consistency Promo Trailer / Element Freestyle


Judah Gives you.......@smcitymusic - Apocalypto (Prod. By Cookin' Soul)



Coinciding with the solar eclipse sweeping across America today, SmCity drops his latest record, "Apocalypto" produced by the grammy-award winning duo Cookin' Soul. This is the first release from his forthcoming project, "Being Supreme" due out later this year.

Judah Gives you... @JDVBBS - Halsey X JDVBBS - Walls Could Talk (Remix)


JDVBBS adds his own feelings on a duet of Halsey's "Walls Could Talk" from her latest album, hopeless fountain kingdom. Originally produced by Lido, JDVBBS strips the track and responds with raw emotion.

JDVBBS continues to make waves both domestically and overseas with his diverse array of talents and catchy, upbeat tunes that span across a variety of genres. He's garnered over 500,000 plays in 100+ countries on his single, War Paint, through digital jukeboxes, internet radio and domestic FM radio, and streaming apps. He's been the Deli's Artist Of The Month, Touchtunes' Breakout Band Finalist and as high as #2 on Hype Machine's Popularity charts.


  About JDVBBS...

"I make Pop/R&B music with hip-hop sensibilities. Imagine Pharrell Williams and Missy Elliot had a baby, Justin Timberlake was his godfather and Kanye West his high school bully. Onstage, I'm a one man band. I recreate my tracks on the fly, live looping bass lines, guitar riffs, beats, grooves and vocal harmonies. It’s production meets performance in a way that’s interactive, improvisational, and impressive AF."

Judah Gives you....@BrainRapp @PadillaSp - Protect Your Neck Single off Roller Coaster Album

Roller Coaster, the latest album from DMV emcee Brain Rapp, was inspired by the ups and downs of his personal life. A cancer diagnosis of a close family member, a falling out with a close friend, the spark of a new relationship, and continued success in his career, provided the fuel for much of the project. The twenty-five minute, seven track project produced by Steven Padilla, takes listeners on a ride, exploring the reality that life can be both up and down, good and bad, all at the same time.

Stream the project's lead single, "Protect Your Neck." a warning shot to anyone hoping to halt or slow Brain's progress, on Soundcloud below and purchase Roller Coaster in its entirety via iTunes here. 

Judah Gives you...... @JayTheHomie @MikeyyySoL - "PLAYGROUND"


How does one cap off an absolutely phenomenal summer of music, with the level of originality & creativity on display via new & old artists alike? Take 5 of VA's most talented, under-turned-on the radar musicians and put them on a single track, and let the magic shape itself. With some assistance from Noah Kenton, Vin Atlas & 4-ill, the latest gem from dynamic duo RoesShamBeaux (consisting of MC JayTheHomie and producer Mikey Sol) serves as a victory lap for the pair, after the success of the wildly-popular summer anthem 'Tequila Toes,' which was released earlier this summer.

'Playground' is a powerful ode to the unknown and unspoken - a message made even more powerful once the backbone of the track takes center focus. With a peering eye on every artist featured, all 5 creatives manage to take the song to a new level via their own individuality, while simultaneously combining their greatest strengths and accomplishing perhaps the most impressive feat of all - coming together as one. Emotions as vast as the ocean are blended; from hope to sorrow, depression to joy; and back again - yet the track is wholly transparent in its meaning and intent, it walks the thin line between pure and tainted - something everyone who listens will be able to relate with.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Judah Gives you.... @withjmulla - Look Face [VIDEO]




JMulla returns with the visuals to his latest single Look Face. The video directed by Lucas Ried brings the tune to life and shows JMulla expressing his lyrics with the fusion of Nigerian Lingo and American bounce. Giving fans that raw AfroRap/AfrpTrap music. Serving as a reporter in the common Nigerian hood Jmulla presents to you "LOOK FACE" Look Face is now available on iTunes and all media platforms. Make sure to subscribe and give it a thumbs up.

Judah Gives you...... @CarolynMalachi - Sky [Official Video]


Judah Gives you..... @lacedberriez - All I Know [VIDEO]


"Laced Berriez is an artist originating from the N.E. quadrant of D.C. who fuses Jazz, Funk, Soul, R&B, and Hip-Hop influences to create an original, prolific sound. 'All I Know' is a @iamrealbliss produced record that tells a story of struggle, sacrifice, and triumph. Laced Berriez tells you what it is like to be weighed down by the world, while ultimately learning from it all in this @troofforever directed video. "

Friday, August 18, 2017

Judah Gives you....... @LAMBOANLO - ON MY WAY - OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO



With all eyes on the Washington D.C. metro area’s budding music scene, rising artist Lambo sees his big break just over the horizon. So of the city’s soil that his birth certificate reads District of Columbia General Hospital, the 24-year-old wordsmith was born in 1992, the second youngest of six children, and raised in neighboring Capitol Heights, Maryland, on the D.C. borderline. It was there that his mother and father, along with his older siblings, exposed him to a myriad of musical genres and sounds from numerous eras.
From his older brothers’ love for Tupac, Scarface, and The Notorious B.I.G. to his parents emphatically playing early Motown acts like The Jackson 5 and Marvin Gaye, along with D.C.’s homegrown genre Go-Go, throughout the house, Lambo pulls from an extensive frame of reference when creating his music. For many, the challenge would be embodying these influences and the DMV’s soul without sounding dated or like a caricature of artists from previous eras. Not an easy feat. And yet Lambo manages to do so seamlessly due to his natural penchant for lyricism and melody displayed on songs like “Amen.”
Lambo writes lyrics with a perspective much wiser than his years – a testament to his tribulations and blessings. When mentioning the former, no single event has affected his life like the untimely death of his older brother, which left him shell-shocked at the tender age of seven-years-old.
Losing someone so close lit a fire in Lambo, ultimately causing him to approach each day with a higher level of urgency, considering that any day can be your last.
In come the blessings. The timeliest being Lambo’s greatest gift: his daughter. Born in 2016, just as his career began to ascend, she’s given him laser-focus – a reason to stay grounded through the madness that comes with fame and stardom. Like life, music is about balance. With the omnipresence of the Internet, quick, microwaveable product has supplanted for songs of substance. Fortunately, the proverbial cream always rises to the top, making the game look rather appetizing for Lambo.

Judah Gives you......... Cool "DISCO" Dan Memorial Celebration

As you may know, we are gathering to celebrate the life of one of my close friends, Cool "Disco" Dan on Saturday at 9:30 Club. I would be very grateful if you could share this within your business and social networks. I hope to see you there yourself.

Cool “Disco” Dan Memorial Celebration
August 19, 2017
11am-2pm
Service at 11:30am SHARP
9:30 Club * 815 V St NW • Washington, DC 20001


Judah Gives you....... Styme - On My Life ft. JRod

DC rapper Styme is currently gearing up to release his debut album Congratulations. As he prepares for the project’s release, he lets go of a new single. He links up with JRod for this cut titled “On My Life.”