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Want to return to the Garden?

Today’s post comes from the goddess Emeli Sande as she gifts her fans with a new video for her poignant single “Garden.” The misty visual finds the Scottish singer surrounded by exotic plants alongside special guests Jay Electronica and Aine Zion. Metaphorically speaking on returning to the beginning of consciousness (the garden). Referencing how the “sin” of love creates beautiful moments but also necessary chaos. Co-relating to the garden of eden connecting the story of Adam and Eve playing out in everyday society. Uncovering layers of deep sub-conscious thoughts tackling religion, spirituality and love. Through poetic dialogue that arouses the spirit when heard. Stream the video below and as always…

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Flatline

With the heavy saturation of mumble rap and fashion artist in the mass media many Hip Hop fans tend to believe the art of word play and storytelling has died with their generation, this is not true there is a creative wave of artist pushing the envelope and forwarding the art in a positive light. Today’s post features one of those artist, a lyrical juggernaut named  STREET LIGHT an international recording artist from Detroit, MI known for his story-telling ability, genre-blending and lyrical diversity unleashes his latest single ‘Flatline’. A motivational message encouraging listeners to keep going, reminding his fans that they have been through worse and every obstacle placed in front of them serves as a testament to their character today. Street Light recently founded a media management and production company entitled ‘RED EMPIRE’ which atones that STREET LIGHT is not only leading with his words but with action as well. Make sure you stream ‘Flatline’ below and be on the lookout for more content from STREET LIGHT here at DA BASSMENT BLOG and as always…

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Shades of Blue

Todays post comes from the energetic talent Vince Mensa, as he uses his latest single “Blue Shades” to speak on the current state of Flint, Michigan touching on the water situation and how the government don’t care about people in poverty. Explaining his perspective about America and how there is a imbalance that needs fixing. Using his words to encourage listeners instead of leading them on a path of destruction. Opening eyes to the truth and reality of life, corruption of government and how we must collectively build our own communities and stop looking for handouts. Challenging listeners to be the change they want to see in the world, it first starts with self. Make sure you check out this inspiriational song and video below and as always…

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Drowning

Today’s post comes from the talented artist Mick Jenkins as he teams up with BadBadNotGood for their conceptual video “drowning”. This video shows Jenkins as a drowning slave trying to escape his situation so he can breathe. Jenkins poetically speaks on the state of the United States as he challenges the social injustices that has been going on and continue to go on. The Toronto band Badbadnotgood accents perfectly with Jenkins as they provide a smooth heart felt sound that marries the lyrics perfectly. Creatively making a change through their art, make sure you stream the video below and as always…

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Gypsy

 

The talented young Chicago rapper Noname Gypsy has unveiled a new single featuring SPZRKT titled “All I Need.” The song is coming from her upcoming project, Telefone planning to release later this year. Noname Gypsy probably sounds familiar if you’ve listened to any of Chance the Rappers releases from the past few years. The Chicago native keeps it pretty low key, but her unique voice and rhyming ability make her immediately recognizable on the track. SPZRKT contributes with a soulful hook that gels perfectly with the remarkably stealthy beat produced by a trio of Chicago producers Saba, THEM PEOPLE and Phoelix. Noname Gypsy casually murders the track, rapping about her personal qualities and how people try to change her into something else. Listen to “All I need” below and as always…

 

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Run!

The London-based Tanzanian artist Tiggs Da Author releases his latest uplifting energetic single “Run” featuring the magical Lady Leshurr. The 25 year old poet, rapper, singer, songwriter and producer is inspired by obscure 60s narrative film, East African Jazz and Motown. His resulting sound is very rare to say the least. In his latest track “Run” Tiggs explains escaping life’s troubles with a distinctively reminiscent style of a modern day Ray Charles. Encouraging listeners not to let life’s dramas bring you down and sometimes it’s better to just run! Tiggs is accompanied by the lovely Lady Leshurr who adds a warm vibe that makes you want to dance and sing along instantly. Already making headway this track appeared on Fifa ’16 and ITV’s 2015 Rugby World Cup trailer.  Shot in South Africa this video accents the catchy lighthearted lyrics perfectly with shots of people hanging out of cars while gusheshe drifting (a popular phrase in South African culture), dope breakdancing and choreographed dancers running throughout the fun kinetic clip. Check out the video below and as always…

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