Yeshua Alexander releases hip hop single ‘Dream’ feat. Ne-Yo

The hip hop artist known as Yeshua Alexander (AKA “yA”) has released his latest official single, “Dream” feat. Ne-Yo. The track has been proudly published on the yA Music Group LLC independent record label without the involvement of the corporate music industry. Packed with boom bap and featuring top-shelf urban poetry from yA as well as white-hot vocals by Ne-Yo, “Dream” is a single which will turn the heads of hip hop fans in every underground scene.

Asked to cite some main artistic influences, yA balks, writing: “I do music in all genres. You can’t just say I’m a rapper because one day I may feel like doing a country song, then the next day something pop, or R&B.”

This open-mindedness is present in “Dream” and results in a multifaceted, highly textured track with plenty of color and evocation.

“I love music from all over,” writes Yeshua Alexander. “I’m in tune with my soul and my emotions. I write and sing what I feel!”

Alexander’s creative process isn’t new to him, and in fact didn’t necessarily begin with him. A man with music in his blood, he credits his dad with showing him the spark.

“I have been involved in music since the day I was born,” he writes. “My father who has passed away, as much as I can remember of him, he would always be singing, playing the guitar and piano around the house.”

But it’s not just about family, he insists.
“Everyone I’m around is influencing the way I do music.”

Originally from Lincoln County, GA, Yeshua Alexander’s most prominent album is “Evolution,” dropped in September of 2015. The LP features nearly an hour’s worth of music in 15 original tracks. It has received radio circulation and plentiful accolades online, and continues to rack up fans going into 2017. He is rumored to have recorded eight albums and 50 solo singles ready to be released over the coming months.

Asked to comment on the theme of his new single, “Dream,” yA writes, “The message I want to send is this: enjoy life no matter how hard your situation may appear to be; try to live life to the fullest; live every day like there’s no tomorrow!”

Yeshua Alexander’s single, “Wait,” was created with Lil Uzi Vert, who was featured on the #1 Billboard single, “Bad and Boujee.” Another yA album, one inspired by his daughter, Nya, is titled “Concrete Rose” and due for release on 17 July 2017, Nya’s birthday. Two more records, a pop album called “Coexist” and another hip-hop record, “Madness,” will drop on 3 March 2017.

“Dream” by Yeshua Alexander is available online worldwide from over 700 quality digital music retailers soon.

-S. McCauley

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Rapper P.O.P. releases full-length album ‘As We Know It’

The indie hip hop artist known as Patterns of Perfection (P.O.P.) has released his new LP record, “As We Know It.” The full-length album contains 10 original tracks for a total listening time of over half an hour. Like the rapper’s other material, it has been proudly published on the World Records® independent music label without the aid or direction of the corporate music industry. A work of both perceptive urban poetry and colorful melodic character, “As We Know It” is further evidence that Patterns of Perfection is one of hip hop’s most inventive indie artists today.

Asked to cite some influences for his “As We Know It” LP, Patterns of Perfection points to “All genres of music. Any musician or band who has a unique sound or art that they have developed. Philosophy, politics, history and dreams.”

While this may sound too broad to glean anything about the album, in fact P.O.P.’s record sounds exactly like this. If unique styles from several categories of music and creativity were poured into the ear of a man with a taste for old-school hip hop, and if this man were socially aware and had plenty of thoughts on a range of topics, he might produce a record very much like “As We Know It.”

Audiophiles can get a good grasp of how singular Patterns’ brand of rap is by paying attention to the open-verse method and reflexive use of vocabulary on “Elsewhere,” Track 3, and by listening to the catchy melody lines and pop sensibilities present in “Matrimony,” Track 7. The songs are very unlike one another, and they are much unlike the other songs on the record. It is a multifaceted LP with something for every fan of hip hop (or even only of poetry).

Also notable is the analog methodology behind P.O.P.’s music.

“My music is created from scratch from start to finish,” he writes. “There are no pre-made samples. I use virtual or physical instruments, including beat boxes, and implement everything manually.”

This translates into textures which allow for minimalism in instrumentation, letting his lyric talent stay in the spotlight where it belongs.

Asked to describe the overall theme of the record, Patterns of Perfection is concise.

“That nothing truly ends,” he says.

“As We Know It” by Patterns of Perfection is available from over 700 quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early, hip hop fans.

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Vicci Flame releases new hip hop single ‘We Already Did’

The up-and-coming hip hop artist known as Vicci Flame has released his latest single, “We Already Did.” The track has been published as an independent release without the direction of the corporate music industry. Unique, creative, and bringing a sound never before heard in the West Coast, East Coast, or Dirty South underground scenes, “We Already Did” by Vicci Flame is a single rap fans everywhere in the world should hear.

Vicci Flame cites as main artistic influences Lil Wayne, Future, Tupac Shakur, Generation X, Dr. Dre, and Will I Am. His own sound on “We Already Did” might be most likened to Dre in the deepness of its groove, but the tone is something all his own and can’t be compared. In fact, it is the single’s originality which led Flame to producing the song on his own to begin with.

“I went to a studio and they couldn’t reproduce the beat I heard in my head,” Vicci Flame says, “so I bought equipment and made it myself.”

The result is a track which immediately stands out on its own. Imagining studio professionals having a hard time reproducing “We Already Did” as Vicci Flame has created it is easy.

The track has a message, too. Flame describes it, “We are already having fun. We already did what others are trying to do – so let’s just have a good time.”

While “We Already Did” may be the most outstanding release by Vicci Flame to date, it doesn’t represent his absolute beginning in music.

“Ever since I first heard Michael Jackson’s ‘Billie Jean,’” he says, “I knew what I wanted to do with my life – learn how to record and produce music.”

Since those days Vicci Flame has produced for many industry and upcoming artists and has been called “something like an urban legend in the streets and in recording studios.” He has drawn comparisons to the Weeknd and Young Thug. He is currently writing his first screenplay, “Get Yo Bandz Up,” and has a clothing line called VICCI.

“We Already Did” by Vicci Flame is available online worldwide beginning Christmas, 2016. Get in early, hip hop fans.

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Rapper Hanuman releases debut LP ‘Nirvana’

The West Coast rapper known as Hanuman has released his long-awaited LP record, “Nirvana.” The album contains 11 original tracks for an approximate total listening time of half an hour. It has been proudly published on the Blue Lotus Ent. independent label outside the control of the corporate music industry. Thumping, grooving, and packed with rock-solid rhymes and lines, Hanuman’s “Nirvana” debut proves him to be a hip-hop force to be reckoned with.

Originally from CA’s Bay Area music hotbed, Hanuman cites as main influences Talib Kweli, Mos Def, Guru (Gang Starr), Common, early Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, and Immortal Technique. Music fans familiar with these hip-hop titans will recognize the artist’s good taste, the same good taste on which “Nirvana” is built.

Hanuman’s seemingly innate understanding of what will sound best pervades every track, from the tone of each percussion instrument to the careful space between each beat, and from the deliberate choice of every lyric to the natural, unpretentious flow of his delivery. “Nirvana” has plenty of variety between the tracks, but each of them is as good as the last. Fans of Hanuman are not likely to pick favorites, and if they can do so, their favorites are likely to change. This is that kind of record.

Hanuman takes his name from the Hindu god of the same name, just as his debut LP takes its name from the Buddhist and Hindu concept of attaining reunion with the godhead. There’s a positivity in his music that makes these titles fitting.

“There’s always good in the bad,” Hanuman writes of the themes of his record. “No matter how bad things are you can rise above it.”

Philosophical ideas often crop up in his rap, too.

“Some things can’t be understood unless you experience it personally,” he writes. “Your actions create your reality. There’s a lot of gray in certain human beliefs. We’re all connected, even if we don’t realize it.”

Hanuman has lived in Oakland, around the Bay Area, in Los Angeles, in Las Vegas, and in the northern California town of Alturas where his rap career began.

He tells it, “I basically hit the ground running late 2010 with the writing, finishing a mixtape and an EP. I finished four more mixtapes and four more EPs by December 2014. I worked on my debut album all of 2015.”

Hanuman’s plans include music videos, promo shows, radio interviews and features, as well as ground-level street promos. With the top-shelf quality of this record, there’s nothing stopping him from taking it much, much further.

“Nirvana” by Hanuman is available online worldwide at over 700 digital music stores now. Get in early. Very early.

-S. McCauley

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Gino White releases new single ‘Let Me In’

The rapper and producer of hip-hop music known as Gino White has released his latest official single, “Let Me In.” The track has been proudly published on the Street Mobb South Ent. independent record label without the support or direction of the corporate music industry. Fast-paced, exceptionally well performed and featuring one of the most talented and accomplished underground rappers anywhere in the United States, “Let Me In” is the latest slice of excellence from this hip-hop star from Tennessee.

LaMarcus Q. “Gino” White cites as main artistic influences a bevy of hip-hop’s best. These include Master P, Tupac Shakur, the Notorious B.I.G., Bone Thugs N Harmony, Geto Boys, Outkast, Goodie Mob, Cash Money, Lil Boosie, Zilla, Big Pope, Young Buck, Quanie Cash, Three 6 Mafia, and TI. Gino White boasts many attributes of these in his own music, and has points which he shares with other artists as well.

“There’s so many to name,” he says of his music tastes.

But White isn’t just a music aficionado.

“As a kid, I loved music. As I got older, I realized my own talents and wanted to take it to the next step.”

Fast-forward to “Let Me In,” the rap track which dropped 28 March 2016. It’s by no means his debut. The internet is sprawling with official releases from Gino White. Several things make this single different from the others, however.

“’Let Me In’ is an influence for those people who been working hard all their life,” writes White. “They’ve been through trials that have turned society away from them. This is that motivational song that inspires people to keep going no matter what.”

In addition to the considerable talents of Gino White, “Let Me In” sports beats and sound engineering by Kendrick Patton, AKA Ken P @Trunkbangaz Ent (BMI).

White’s current official bio describes him as a native of Pulaski, TN, born 1985, rapper and CEO of Street Mobb / Street Mobb South Entertainment since 2004.

“For years, I’ve been working on my craft to give the world good quality music,” says White. “With hits like ‘Gettin It,’ ‘Not The One,’ and many more, I’ve gained some popularity around the US. My goal is to continue to feed the world with my voice.”

With many, many mixtapes featuring Gino White available online already, the world still hasn’t gotten enough. A new album from the rapper is rumored to be in the works. When complete, it is sure to drop from Street Mobb if Gino has anything to say about it.

“Let Me In” by Gino White is available worldwide at over 700 digital music stores online now.

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Rappers Counterfeit Money Machine release new LP ‘Desperate Measures’

The hip-hop crew known as Counterfeit Money Machine have released their new LP “Desperate Measures.” The album contains 12 original tracks for an approximate total listening time of 40 minutes. It has been published on the Grasshopper Juice Records independent music label without the influence or financial support of the corporate music industry. Funky, full of lyrical gymnastics and even socially conscientious, “Desperate Measures” by Counterfeit Money Machine is a hip-hop album that belongs in every rap lover’s play list.

Counterfeit Money Machine are typically billed as an alternative hip-hop group. They have cited as artistic influences Run The Jewels, the Mars Volta, and Anticon. Similarities to artists like Atmosphere, P.O.S., Toki Wright, Aesop Rock, and Busdriver can also be drawn. Fans of these progressive hip-hop favorites are likely to be enthusiastic about “Desperate Measures” for its wide stylistic variation and colorful sonic creativity. Solid, bass-driven back beats, inventive use of samples and catchy melody lines work together to make Counterfeit Money Machine’s latest LP their greatest album to date.

Fans of lyric geniuses such as Tupac Shakur, Eminem, and Kendrick Lamar also have much to look forward to in this most recent CMM release. The album is chock-full of social commentary, all of it well-informed, well-intended and amusingly satirical. Hip-hop listeners looking for another bling-polishing gang endorsement disguised as art will need to look elsewhere.

Counterfeit Money Machine are based in the Cincinnati area’s thriving hip-hop underground. They are brothers Andrew (AP) and Bill Doench (Kill Bill), and beat composer DJ Juan Cosby (AKA Cincinnati Entertainment Award-winning artist Nick “Chick Pimp” Mitchell). In addition to the considerable talents of CMM, “Desperate Measures” also features appearances by popular rappers MC Longshot and Rick Chyme.

Counterfeit Money Machine have performed with renowned progressive-rap artists like Sage Francis, Sole, Busdriver, Milo, Clipping, F. Virtue, MegaRan, and others. 2015 alone saw them performing at such festivals as Three-Points in Louisville, KY, and Adjust Your Eyes and Midpoint Music Festival in their hometown of Cincinnati, OH. In addition to frequent shows in Cincinnati, they regularly appear in Brooklyn, NY, Nashville, TN, South Bend, IN, Newport, KY, and have played their vivid, Beastie-esque live act in Grand Rapids, MI, Lexington, KY, Clarksville, TN, and Philadelphia, PA, with many more locations to come.

“Desperate Measures” by Counterfeit Money Machine is available online worldwide beginning 6 November 2015. Get in early, hip hop fans. Very early.

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Hip-hop producer Maja 7th releases new LP record ‘Get Familiar’

The producer of hip-hop music from Indiana known as Maja 7th has released his latest official LP record, “Get Familiar.” The full-length album comprises 14 original tracks for an approximate listening time of a full hour. Widely varied, absolutely packed with back beats and bass, and showcasing some of the best rappers and urban poets from the American Midwest, “Get Familiar” from Maja 7th is one of the best reasons for fans of rap music to acquaint themselves with this secret legend of the hip-hop studio now.

Another of excellent reason is the bevy of distinguished performers assembled by Maja 7th for “Get Familiar.” In addition to his own already considerable skills, the new LP features the talents of such popular artists of the hip-hop underground as (in order of appearance) Freddie Gibbs, Mikkey Halstead, Ill Brown, Waterr, Bubby B & $auce, Starrs & Murph, Re@l Talk, Sulaiman, Vic Spencer, Simeon, Mathien, Griffen, KYM, L.E.P. Bogus Boys, Pill, Scheme, Add-2, Mike Schpitz, Neak, Dave Coresh, and Dominique LaRue.

Maja 7th himself cites as artistic influences Outkast, the Wu-Tang Clan, Nas, Scarface and Common.

“I think Organized Noize is absolutely brilliant, too,” notes the producer. “They have influenced me a lot.”

Maja 7th started in hip hop at his home digital audio workstation as an independent music artist. His new “Get Familiar” LP keeps this tradition by being likewise published outside the control of the corporate music industry. This allows him leeway to exercise his palpably unique style, which derives much of its kaleidoscopic groove from greats in other genres, such as B.B. King, Al Green and James Brown. He credits his mother for his passion for jazz, too, the creative textures of which find their way into many of the best tracks on “Get Familiar.”

Speaking of the record’s perfectly apropos title and overall theme, Maja 7th writes that the record is “really just to get people familiar with who I am. I wanted to highlight some of the things I’ve done to get to this point and also release some new material.”

Maja 7th’s direct manner of communication, smoothed by humility and heaps of IQ, is indicative of the general tone of “Get Familiar.” The record stands out for its straight-up speech, unstoppable flow, and a whole lot of class.

“New people I meet always ask me, ‘What have you done?’” writes Maja 7th. “So I thought it would be a good idea to show them.”

Maja 7th was a key producer for Wu-Tang affiliate Killah Priest’s “Almighty: Original S.I.N.” album, which featured M-Eighty, Bronze Nazereth, Son One, C-Rayz Walz, and 5 Star. His first solo project is still highly acclaimed: “The Breakout,” a record which helped bring to the public eye many of Chicago’s best-loved underground rappers of today. These include Freddie Gibbs, Mikkey Halsted, Pill, the L.E.P Bogus Boys, GLC, YP and others, many of whom appear also on this latest release of “Get Familiar.” Maja 7th’s official music video for “On My Own,” featuring Freddie Gibbs and Mikkey Halsted, appeared on MTV JAMS in 2010.

“Get Familiar” by Maja 7th is available online worldwide. Get in early, hip-hop fans around the world. Very early.

-S. McCauley

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