Music in 2014 has become a genreless organism in a lot of ways, especially when it comes to the indie scene. Nowadays as the head of this website, I come across a new wave artists that not only just raps or sings or produces, but does all three, and can do them extremely well. Such an artist is Cali-bred, Virginia-residing artist Paris Jones. Whether he’s rapping, singing or producing, it’s clear that Mr. Jones provides a musical experience that you can not just hear, but visualize. As a fan of his music, it was an obvious choice for him to the latest artist to be a part of The Whole 9 series. As part of this chat, he talked about his new single You Like Me, off his forthcoming LP Metamorphoo, while also talking about the album itself. The gears then switched to his monthly instrumental series, artists who inspired him, the definition of music stylistically, artists he wants to work with and the future. This was a really dope interview, which you can read after the jump.
The homie Rav.P is back with XXXmas Morning, his own perverted take on what a Christmas anthem should be. NSFW.
Producer Alkota teamed up with Swollen Members front man Madchild and Alaska’s insanely talented Phonetic to release the first single from the album ‘Crude Awakening’ a supplement to the 3rd issue of Alaska’s very own Crude Magazine. Think of Crude Magazine, as the VICE of the North.
Alkota revisited his hometown roots and executive produced ‘Crude Awakening’, an obvious pun on the oil producing state, in order to showcase Alaskan artists that could hold their own against any industry artists …a truly rude awakening. The maxi-single ‘Church In Session’ is Madchild & Phonetic exchanging introspective lyrics with a catchy hook over a classic Alkota beat.
Jodeci continues their comeback with a release of a lyric video for their single Nobody Wins, featuring B.o.B.
LI spitter King Myers remakes 50 Cent’s U Not Like Me, titling it Don’t Like Me, in response to the recent issues with the NYPD, which includes the senseless murder of Eric Garner by the NYPD, as well as the senseless execution of police officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu in Brooklyn over the weekend.
Donwill drops episode seven of his Bad With Names podcast. This week he dropped by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh’s home studio to talk Art Basel, feminism and awful names. Tatyana has a wildly successful wheat paste project titled “Stop Telling Women To Smile”, which uses illustration as a tool for social change and has been a hot topic since she put up her first poster. They also speak on how horses are the same thing as motorcycles in Oklahoma. To learn more about Tatyana’s project, please go here.
King Louie drops a new video for his track Made Drill, off his Drilluminati 2 mixtape.
Brightlife Music artist Gee Kazz is the newest, and youngest, member of the Brightlife family. With roots stretching from the outback of Australia to the tropics of Nigeria, he is a unique blend of his ancestry and worldliness, projecting a genuine eclecticism which can’t be falsely construed.