Monday, April 30, 2012
Blak King personifies west coast lyricism at its finest. His lyrical styles combines witty linguistic combinations and critical social commentary that captivate listeners everywhere. Blak King manages to reach listeners from diverse backgrounds and experiences as he incorporates diversity of rap styles, a raw street vernacular with academic and historical references.
A true representative of Hip-Hop culture, the Pomona native always had an appreciation and an affinity for rap. Credit for his love music is given to his mother who is a dance instructor, choreographer and the very first black woman in the United States to earn a Masters degree in Kinesiology. The love of Hip-Hop was furthered by the influence of his two older brothers (DJ's) who gave him heavy exposure to rap of the 80's and 90's.
Blak King began writing and rapping in local garage-band settings as a youth. Soon he began performing at local open mics and venues in his hometown, Pomona, California. However, 2006 was a pivotal year of development for this ambitious artist. Blak King linked up with a long time friend and producer OLDE Soul of mid-city (Los Angles, California) and released the 2008 Content (L)abel, release of : Taking me Places ( a 7inch vinyl Beside w/ Double K ). Taking me Places had worldwide sales from Los Angles, to New York, to Tokyo. He wrote and recorded Microphone Technique released on DDay One's 2010 mix tape entitled Blend Meditation Two. Since then, Blak King has released an official mix tape entitled Prelude: The Beginning. His features include: Brother Dvooa's 909 along side Afterdark, Proph Pan's Drug Sex Guns, Cess One God's Gift, Fleetwood Deville's Cobra Clutch and So Many Things on Laelo Hood's Life in High Definition album.
Blak King, a member of the talented and upcoming media group The High Definition Society, has performed in venues across California and the DC, Maryland, Virginia area (DMV). However, this Pomona native has a mission to push his lyrical brand of thorough, "real" and unique take on hip-hop across the map. His new undertakings include production, performances and fan accumulation across the globe. The highly anticipated debut album, Elevated , dropping 2nd quarter, 2012 includes production from artists such as: JScrilla, Kev Brown, Poetiq Beetz, OLDE Soul, DDay One and Slim Kat 78 and "O". The release of Elevated this spring is promising to ensure that real hip-hop fans across the map know the name Blak King.
Born in Brooklyn, NY and raised part time in Queens and the DC Metro area of Maryland, P.A.T. (Powerful Artistic Truth) is the epitome of an “Artistpreneur.” Being a first generation American and brought up by a Guyanese family, P.A.T. never felt fully accepted by anyone. “I felt like an outcast, I didn’t talk with an accent, and in school I was never trendy like everyone else and I didn’t walk, talk or act like anyone else.” Through different trials and tribulations in his life, P.A.T. learned to become his own man; someone who’s one of a kind and not what everyone else feels he should be. P.A.T. is the “Creative Soul of Rebellion.” “I’m a Taurus so I’m stubborn… I think my stubbornness works to my advantage, because I don’t give up on things easily. I’m not a quitter.”
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The name's Rugrat & I'm from the DMV, specifically NOVA. I've been rapping for 2 years now and I'm constantly getting better. Not in it for the fame or money, but i'll welcome it if it comes. I do it all for love & respect in the hip-hop genre.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
E Major and The Heroes 4 Hire combine to bring you the group EPNT (E Major, Pale –N- Telly). “No Matter” features Sean Armstrong (AKA DJ Face of 9th Wonder’s True School DJ’s) and is the second tracked released from their forthcoming collaborative project Serious Business. The Heroes’ smooth boom bap production sets the stage for E and Sean to once again trade verses (last year they collaborated on a Dilla tribute EP called LOUDER!).
Javalamp began as a side project back in 2008 but over time it started to expand and become more than just a hobby. Instead, I decided to branch out and experiment with different genres and elements of music and combine them all to produce the songs to which you are currently listening. With influences such as Linkin Park, Fort Minor, Eminem, Daft Punk, and other various underground and mainstream hip hop/electronic artists, Javalamp is a way for me to try and get a new, unique sound out to listeners everywhere.
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
In the effort to bring Hip-hop back to the "new found' DMV scene, Glenarden 's Ambassador SHATiFF teams up with Cool Kids Forever Film's rising director, Jay Gregory to bring you a visual trip through deja vu.
SHATiFF, in this go-go driven track "Will U Come Over," takes a look back to the days as a "fly ladies man." This seasoned emcee gives a completely different nuance to Cherrelle's "I Didn't Mean To Turn U On." With the soundscape by Ralph Real who adds a funkadelic, soul-infused melody to put it all in perspective.
Layered with the sounds of today, yesterday and what could be the future, SHATiFF finds a good way to bring memories to reality as the popular Cool Kids Forever Films matches sight with sound for a package of love and life that appeals to all.
Find "Will U Come Over" on SHATiFF's upcoming project,
Feat. Oddisee, Miles Bonny, Dunc, Apollo Brown, D/Will, J-Live and More!