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Love Struck

Blaquestone returns to our pages with their organic studio session recording their latest song “Love Struck” a knot-holes view of  life with love. Opening up the window to truth letting beauty and light take over. A musical love story that relates to modern day living while capturing a nostalgic soulful vibe that leaves you mesmerized. Make sure you stream the video below and as always…

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Duality

Today’s post comes from a sourer of sound who goes by Deniro Farrar releasing his visual masterpiece “duality”. In this video Deniro breaks the mold of traditional music video structure, going against what a modern day rap video looks like, doing away with the money, cars, clothes and hoes mentality. Instead he is depicted in the woods because it’s his natural habitat. Creating the portal to reconnect with life and what is real. Speaking on his two sided-personality and being able to balance both. This video and production is perfect and is a breath of fresh air make sure you stream below and as always…

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All in My Head

TDE is unstoppable when it comes to emerging new talented artist into the light, it’s safe to say they are batting a thousand and with no surprise their new artist SIR delivers with his latest single “All in My Head”.  The song comes off the L.A. singer’s 2016 EP HER, and the new clip features him swaying slow motion in an underground parking lot. Make sure you check out the video below and as always

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“I Am Not Your Negro”

Today’s post is all about the Academy Award nominated feature “I Am Not Your Nergo” an impactful film that raises question and puts a pulse on the country. This film captures the revolutionary life of James Baldwin in a way that stirs up uncomfortable but very necessary. “I Am Not Your Negro is in theaters across the country. Please do your self and check out this historic film and as always…

 

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From Germany with Love.

With bringing in the New Year of 2017, Da Bassment Blog is spotlighting Germany’s very own, Ace Tee. Ace Tee brings us back into the 1990’s urban swag with inspiration from the hit girl groups, TLC and XSCAPE. “Bist tu Down” translated into English is “Are You Down?” . Of course you will be after embracing the art. For the video is spoken in the Germanic language. Visually you can see the heart of New York through graffiti work. Wearing the aesthic urban clothing of the 90’s era, Ace Tee and those she connects with, can all unargumentally be seen dancing and invoking the times that we have already left behind, but still are continually inspired by. It is an impeccable example of music bridging the gap between seas, time, and language barriers.
No doubt that Hip-Hop has changed our world. Leaving behind the negated world of Censorship Hip hop has been an outlet for those otherwise not able to express the visions, issues, and continuing changes of the world. From the early 1970’s into contemporary times you can see the formulation of a new wave for artist in the African American community to unleash changes in the culture of America as well as Globally. From music, clothing, visual mediums, and language, early hip hop birthed the way for African Americans to be front and center stage in impacting not only those in America but the others around the World. Give Ace Tee a listening ear….
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Melanin

Today Pat RZL blesses our page with the cultured anthem ‘Melanin’ an informative single that sheds light to a scientific phenomenon residing inside our bodies. Reminding listeners of their full potential and the power of melanin, encouraging viewers to glo’ up and not be victims to systematic oppression. Waking up peers by explaining the benefits of melanin and knowledge of self. Creating a hypnotizing chorus that speaks to the soul and uplifts the spirits. Pat captures the aesthetic of the street with her gritty production and visuals while marrying valuable information about topics not taught in educational curriculum. Discussing time sensitive material like the electoral elections and current events effecting the youth. Make sure you stream this gem below and as always…

 

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“Sorry”

Every artist has their own niche and strengths that makes them unique and Joyner Lucas is a phenom when it comes to painting pictures with his words. Taking situations from peers and re-creating the emotions and feeling through his story telling. On his most recent song “Sorry” Joyner tackles the difficult topic of suicide as he depicts a chilling story of a suicide victim and his friend, posing questions about life looking for answers that will never be answered. Raising the hairs on the back of your neck as he pulls on your heart with his emotional choice of words accompanied with gut-wrenching visuals. Shedding light on a problem most listeners have experienced personally, but don’t discuss publicly. Bringing awareness to suicide and leaving a help-number encouraging listeners to call if they know or feel like committing suicide or having suicidal thoughts. Joyner tells a story and sends a message while delivering great lyrical cadence and flawless musical production. Don’t hesitate to stream “Sorry” below and as always…

 

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