Morning ya’ll. I woke up and saw this jewel from Harlem’s Dave EAST. This smooth, laid back, vibe is just what I need to start my morning. It seems Dave East surprised the world dropping his album; Paranoia: A True Story, last night too. So stay tuned for that.
Also, a really special shoutout to Asia Keys; she’s the main lead/love interest in the video. Instantly became a fan. Call it thirst if you want, but the girl is bad. Ya’ll have a good day and enjoy Dave East- My Little Secret.
Check out this song from one of Cleveland’s own up and coming stars. Treazon is back like he never left with a hit single that is sure to get a lot of love. Click Play and enjoy the ride into Medusa’s eyes.
The Trap NY battle league blesses us with their latest battle between two hungry up and comers. DMV’s Tay Smutter and the Bronx’s Shyce go head up in this one rounder. Shoutout to The Trap NY Battle League, CONGAING, Tay Smutter , and Shyce for this ill battle. Check out more battle from The Trap NY here.
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Back at you with with another review. This time we’re going international and vibing out to Canada’s own, Bishop Brigante. For those who don’t know, Brigante has been in movies, TV series, and is very known on Canada’s hip hop scene. A lot of you may just know him as the face next to Organik on King of The Dot’s battle rap league, but I assure you he’s much more than that. So grab your poutine and enjoy this summary of Bishop Brigante’s Legacy.
Bishop Brigante kicks of the Legacy album with his single, “That’s the Way.” This song has a 90’s basement party type vibe. In these days where trap beats and mumble rap reign; its refreshing to hear someone stick to their roots and take it back to a good time in rap. This song is definitely for the underground clubs; hip hop heads will definitely rock to this. Next, the Section 6 family does a great job on “About to Change”. This melodic, uplifting song is definitely a song the crowd will sing along to and needs a video. Big Zeeks, Mikey G, and Bishop made an incredible track. I’m surprised this isn’t the last song on the album. 6 Up definitely solidifies my opinion that I’m not getting a radio friendly album. I feel like I’m back in the grimy 90’s era where street anthems were preferred over top 40 hits. Bishop definitely is doing his thing so far and presents solid material. It’s easy to see that his style is very New York influenced but Scarborough helped developed his style and story. Moving along; we get into “Hard Times”. This soulful biography paints a vivd picture of life in poverty and stereotypes. Bishop can paint images with lyric very well. Hard Times definitely needs a visual as well. I was incredibly shocked when I saw the features on “That’s the way” remix. This song features the legendary MC Lyte and Onyx’s own Sticky Fingaz. This remix just exudes energy and excitement with these two on it. I have no idea how Bishop got this collaboration to happen, but I love it. Brigitte turns up on his verse immensely compared to the original. JD Era and Drake lend their talents to Shorty Grindin’ and I must say its very dope. Bishop definitely has a couple club bangers on here that went unnoticed by the world and I can’t see why, or how? If it was up to me I’d make “It’s fo Twenty” the lead single. Nate Dogg on the hook makes this track absolutely special; the beat is definitely a club banger. This song definitely has hit potential and deserves to be a club banger. Finally we have “My Style” Bishop gets on this street anthem and is reminiscent of The Game and 50 Cent with his flow. I love this song its got a very gritty vibe that you can groove to. I’m disappointed the album is ending here because I’m really vibing out.
Overall, Bishop Brigante puts out a solid project and good music. The songs have substance and lyrics are on point. I love the fact I didn’t get an album oversaturated with features because I came for a Bishop Brigante album, and thats what I got. I really expected more than eight songs on this album, but I can’t complain because I enjoyed them all. Just wish this project was a little longer. I dig the music and can’t wait to hear more from the King Of The Dot co-host. You should have seen my face after finding out how old these songs are; a lot of artists now can’t make music that ages this well.After hearing this I definitely need to keep my ear to Canada’s hiphop scene a lot more.
-Da Homie Shinobi, FTCHHN
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DJ Khaled presents his latest song, “I’m The One” featuring an all-star cast consisting of Justin Bieber, Migo’s Quavo, Chance the Rapper, and Young Money’s Lil Wayne. Expect to hear this song on every radio station, club, and stop light for a long time.
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If you watch battle rap or follow Tsu Surf’s career, you know that unfortunate circumstances have come his way. War Report’s own, Vada Fly, gives you an update via the second half of GunTitles, Tay Roc, on Surf’s current situation. #FREESURF
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Finding dope unsigned lyricist is such a great feeling. Being a hip-hop enthusiast that grew up off Wu-tang that’s living in the days where mumble rap and dumbed down lyrics reign; it’s hard to find music with substance. Brooklyn’s own, Will Tesla, gave me an exclusive listen to A.G.E and I must say its NICE! Dope bars. Story telling. Soulful. Artistic and filled with jewels. Songs like “Meant to Be” and the single “Regrets” are guaranteed to have you paying attention to him and following his independent career.
I’ve always held New York emcees to a higher standard and I give the FTCHHN stamp to Mr. Tesla. The Uchiha inspired “Nothing to Lose” is CUH-RAZY! The punchlines, metaphors, and aggression make this song standout easily. Just when I thought Tesla was in cruise control, he switched gears. *wordplay. I love the anime inspiration and lyrical wizardry on this track. This track has so much life that it’s impossible for me not to like it.
Will Tesla definitely caught my ear with “Arrangement.” The laid-back melody appears as a song for the ladies but actually is vivid life story, you can tell every bar is actually experienced. “Anxious Heart” and “Arrangement” definitely are reminiscent of a Skyzoo and Soul Council collaboration. “Journey” deserves its own video. The Mr. Feeney intro definitely caught me off guard, but the message puts me back in junior high school trying to find myself and find my worth.
“Been Threw It” is my favorite track on this tape. The verses exchanged between Cleveland’s, Treazon, and Tesla ride this street banger incredibly. Both brought a lot of energy and made it easy to play this track on repeat. It’s clear that these can hold their own on the mic lyrically with some that are on the Billboard Charts.
Soon as A.G.E is available to the public, you’ll hear it first. Till then…GET FAMILIAR!
-Da Homie Shinobi