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Dead

Today’s post comes from Duckwrth with incredible visuals and creative vision. Duckwrth is more than a artist, he is a curator of art, he lives in the unknown and has mastered how to convey the world through his lens. We are so excited for his success, and can’t wait to see what’s next! Make sure you stream his video below and as always…

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“Oceans”

Today’s post comes from the talented international sex symbol Ye Ali as he releases his latest single “Oceans”. A multi-dimensional work of art that chronicles the singers dream of saving his lady from two assailants. Rescuing his love Bonnie and Clyde style as they get swept into the ocean, making a perfect ending. Make sure you stream the video below and as always…

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MìNT

Today’s post comes from the dynamic energy of Kamau and Talibah Safiya as they spill their soul on their latest video “MiNT”. Speaking on intergalactic love and its cosmic forces dispensing its magic on the two which transforms into a contagious melody that bleeds positivity. This song couldn’t come at a better time with so much hate in the world we need a love song especially a groovy feel good like “MiNT”. Make sure you do yourself a favor and stream the video below and as always…

 

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No Presidents

“Land of the Free, Home of the Brave” still in the year 2016, we are taught the illusion that our country ,The United States of America, is a perfect harmonious society. In reality, we suffer from many underlying societal flaws and fallacies. They are plaguing the people and pretending to provide salvation and false hope, implementing their govern laws and social structures to keep a hierarchy of power through control, creating a domino effect that’s generational afflicting poverty, mental instability and illness, failed education systems, manipulated penial institutions and poor health care. In result, this also creates a different kind of breed; one whom needs no assistance from the long arm that oppresses its people. Today we have such a word warrior from Memphis Tennessee, Jessi Jumanji, and she delivers food for thought with her debut single “No Presidents”. A very time sensitive song shedding light on topics such as the presidential election as well as the humane injustices haunting the Sam Dubose Trial in the Greater Cincinnati Area. Encouraging listeners to govern themselves no matter who’s in office, to take responsibility of their community by resurrecting self-sufficient business, and a nation of thinker’s who look within for leadership and stability. Eliminating a political system and government that promises to fix the same problems every four years. Forcing Jessi to raise the question do we really need a President to lead us? If the same problems have been trickled down since the birth of this nation, then why do we continue putting people in office who don’t deliver results? The definition of insanity is when you continue to do the same thing and expect different results; so, as a nation are we all just insane?

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Grow UP

When you mix conceptual lyrics with flawless production and state of the art visuals you produce a recipe for success and the young phoenix Max Wonders delivers such a masterpiece with his latest single ‘Grow Up’. This Dc native speaks about staying child-like at all time never losing his innocents to society and growing up to see the corruption and devastation of the world.

“wish’n I was a kid again/ I want to hang on the swings/ instead of hanging from tree’s”

Touching a wide range of topics about drug use amongst teens, police brutality and a revolution through the music. “Grow Up” delivers a impactful message while allowing the listener to get t’d up, a perfect marriage of witty lyrics, unique cadences and next level production from Quinton Dominquez as he manipulates the 808 like a magician. Make sure you stream the video below you will thank us later and as always….

 

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K+2| THE OATH

Da Bassment Blog recently had the opportunity to sit down with the talented artist Perez and ask him a few questions about his new single “K+2| THE OATH” and career.

1. Whats Up With The Hat What Does It Represent?

“Well, Shit Doesn’t Really “Represent” Anything So To Speak. Just My Style I Guess. As A Child Growing Up My Parents Always Had Me Dressed Up, Wearing Fly Shit, That Was Always Accompanied With A Hat. Like I Remember On Like Valentines Day In ’01 I Had This Fly Ass Leather Trench Coat With A Leather Fedora. My Pops Always Had Me Fresh. He Was Influenced By Artists Such As Michael Jackson, Whodini, RUNDMC Who All Rocked Brim Hats, And So Therefore His Influence In Styled Transcended Down To Me.”

2. who inspires and influences you to push the envelope and create
original music?

“I Inspire Myself To Push The Envelope. Fuck Everyone Else And What Their Doing, I Live In My Own Creative Reality. I Tell My Own Story, Filled With Experiences And Narratives Illustrated Like No Other. Fuck A Boundary, Fuck A Genre, Fuck This Over-Saturated Ass Industry. As Far As I’m Concerned My Only Competition Is Myself And The Legendary Stature Of Those That I’m In Pursuit Of.”

And Who Would Those Artists Or Individuals Be?

“Marvin Gaye, Alice Cooper, David Bowie, The Doors, The Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Smokey Robinson, BB King, Muddy Waters, Scarface, Ice T, Prince, Rick James, Michael Jackson, MF Doom, Wu-Tang Clan, The Ohio Players, Slave, The Smiths, The Dead Kennedys, Black Sabbath, Black Flag, DJ Screw, Sid Viscious, Blondie, N.W.A., Ice Cube, Outkast, BDK, KRS One, Kool G Rap, LL Cool J, Rick Rubin, Russell Simmons, Nirvana, RUNDMC, The Beastie Boys, Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails, Warhol, Queen, Roy Ayers, Stevie Wonder, Isaac Hayes, Parliament Funkadelic, N.E.R.D., White Stripes, James Brown, The Isley Bros., The Eagles, Red Hot Chili Peppers, ATCQ/Native Tongues, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, GunsNRoses, Pink Flyod, Led Zeppelin, Nas, 2Pac, Notorious BIG, Shit… And A Whole List Of More Dead Rockstars

3. Do you produce your own tracks?

“A Few Of My Forthcoming Projects I’ve Self Produced. In The Past And As Of Now My Sound Has Been Co-Created/Produced And Engineered With And By Izzy”

4. Jay Z or NaS? why?

“Neither. That Shits Mad Confusing. Fuck It. Nas Influenced Me More. Even On StillMatic. I Was A Kid! “I Know I Can”, And “One Mic” Reached Me On So Many Levels. Jay-Z Wasn’t Making Soul Music. Nigga Was Making Boss Moves. All His Shit Was Only Being Made By The Neptunes, Just Blaze, And Timbaland At That Time. By The Time The 2000’s Hit The Nigga Had Mad Money, And Made Shit That Encouraged Grown Ass Niggas To Wear Multicolored Du-Rags With Head Bands. The Nigga Co Signed Wearing Big Ass Mitchell And Ness Jerseys And Low Cut AF1’s. Shit Didn’t Reach Me.”

5. MJ or Prince why?

Prince. Musical Genius. Driven. Worked Countless Hours And Years In The Studio. Focusing On His Craft. Said Fuck The Fame And The Hype, Give Me The Hoes. Was Very Impressionable, Yet Maintained A Sense Of Humility For Decades.

6. Whats your 9-5 (this can tie into for what its worth) working at
wal mart to fund your career

“Shit. I’m Fresh Out Of School, Trying To Grasp On The Idea Of Adulthood And Ultimately Survival. I Need Money. Therefore I Have A Job. It’s Something That I Don’t Necessarily Hate, I Just Prefer Not Doing It. Sacrificing My Time And Energy For Their Dollars; I’ve Sold My Soul In A Sense. I’ve Completely Conformed, My Overall Personality, Ego, And Creativity Has Been Suppressed. The Thought Of It Is Just Draining. My Entire Day Consists Of Doing Something That I Don’t Even Like Doing, For A Corporation That Doesn’t Give A Shit About Me. But, I Have To Do It… Because Of The Fact That It Keeps Me Going And Doing What Needs To Be Done In My Position As A Young Starving Artist.”

7. If you could collab with any artist dead or alive music or painter any art who would it be and why?

“Fuck! Ummmm I’d Say Jim Morrison. ” “We’re Both Pretty Far Out.”

8. Where do you see yourself and your music in a year?

“Touring. Producing. Recording. Creating. Progressing.”

9. Let me hear in your best written verse?

I Don’t Have Just One “Best” Written Verse. I’m Young. I’m Still Young, Im Still Developing And Growing. I Don’t Freestyle. Shout Out To Yatchy & Uzi For Standing Up For The Young Niggas Out Here Getting Flack For Not Dropping An Entire Full Length Double Disc Album As A Freestyle. Why In The Fuck Would I Drop Album Material For A Goddamn Interview? Just To Prove That I Got Bars!? Wait For The Project, Damn.”

10. Do you have any shows coming up where can people check out your music?

“Ubahn Fest Featuring Nas, Desiigner, MGK, Murs, Etc. October 21st 2016”

make sure you check out his latest single below and as always….

 

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Cloak[s]

Today’s post comes from Perez a multi-talented artist who has blessed our page before and as promised has returned with his latest single “Cloak[s]”. This poetic street narrative explains life’s trials and tribulations while capturing the raw emotion of today’s youth growing up in poverty stricken environments. Perez paints a honest and transparent outlook of his environment while touching on hard topics and discussing the consequences of such conditions. Offering an elevated perspective to his surroundings by analyzing the actions of his peers as  cause and effect, looking past the surface and digging to the core and essence of this generational cycle. Giving a bird’s eye view of the negative influences surrounding and suffocating neighborhoods, creating poison within the communities. Stating that often times the one’s we look to for guidance are the same one’s keeping us down.

“Teacher’s said we ain’t gone be shit/ we done F*ucked round and believed it”

Perez explains psychological and educational problems in society while tackling real life situations with families’ and friends, using his words as a mirror of reflection for listeners. Make sure you stream “cloak[s]” below and catch him in Cincinnati October 21st as he shares the stage with Nas at Ubahn Fest….

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