Young M.A’s Cypher Lines the BET Hip Hop Awards Didn’t Air | @YoungMAMusic @MusicChoice

Young M.A’s Cypher Lines the BET Hip Hop Awards Didn’t Air | @YoungMAMusic @MusicChoice

Best known for her viral Chiraq freestyle on YouTube, Young M.A was the Summer’s quintessential golden girl, proving to be one of the hottest female lyricists in the hip hop game with her smash (and mostly remixed & covered hit) “Oouuu”. She sits down with Music Choice and spits the cypher lines that made it on the cutting room floor of the 2016 BET Hip Hop Music Awards. Her debut album, Sleepwalkin‘, is out now on all digital music sites.

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Gyasi Ross Shares The True Meaning Of Columbus Day With “Petaki” | @BigIndianGyasi

Gyasi Ross Shares The True Meaning Of Columbus Day With “Petaki” | @BigIndianGyasi

Lawyer, activist, poet and current co-host of the Breakdances With Wolves podcast, Gyasi Ross, who is a member of the both the Blackfeet and Suquamish Nations, has recently released a song and visuals through the good folks at WatchLOUD called “Petaki,” which is about a bright Native American girl who struggles with the one-sided perspective of American History taught in schools, specifically in regards to Christopher Columbus.

“This song is about Native people being masterful storytellers–retelling stories the right way,” says Ross. “It is about the constant assaults that Native self-esteem goes through while simply trying to attain an education in the name of history.”

The poem features fellow indigenous vocalist Calina Lawrence and graphic visuals designed by Jonathan Thunder.

You can tune into the Breakdances With Wolves Podcast with Gyasi & Wesley every Thursday on iTunes.

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Sean Taylor – “Like Water” | @seantaylor1987

Sean Taylor – “Like Water” | @seantaylor1987

Who is Sean Taylor? A proper title suit for this gentleman is an ENTERTAINER. He is an innovator, singer-songwriter, trumpeter, dancer, actor, and more. 

Sean hails from the Uptown Wakefield section of the Boogie Down Bronx and is of Jamaican descent. Sean Taylor will soon be a household name in every community worldwide. He has performed on Broadway in the critically acclaimed play “Caroline or Change” directed by George Wolfe and has been featured on numerous TV commercials. He was sought after by Lil’ Kim to provide the triumphant trumpet blast for her royal-themed celebrity baby shower which aired on WeTV to millions of viewers. Also, he has toured and worked with many notable names in the music industry such as the legendary DJ Kool Herc, Masta Ace, General DV (Alias Khryst), Jadakiss, Skyzoo, Torae, Just Blaze, Statik Selektah, Illmind, and more. 

Where the music is concerned; his music is a fusion of R&B/Soul, Jazz, Hip-Hop, reggae, and dancehall. “Try cooking the smooth sounds of Smokey Robinson and Michael Jackson, the charisma of Sammie Davis, Jr. and Louis Armstrong, the rhythm feel and dance athleticism like James Brown and The Nicholas Brothers, the trumpet sounds of Miles Davis and Clifford Brown all in one melting pot…now you have Sean Taylor.” 

With all these gifts rolled up into one person, he lets his talent shine through on every tune.

On that note, he presents to you the official video to his R&B single, “Like Water”. 

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Malone feat. Ismael Sankara – “Dream Big” (Remix) | @MaloneOfficiel @AskForISH

Malone feat. Ismael Sankara – “Dream Big” (Remix) | @MaloneOfficiel @AskForISH

Malone is a Parisian hip hop emcee and songwriter known for his singles such as “Life Airlines” and “Douces Caresses”and has already successfully released eight records under his own record label, Le Temps d’une Note, including his Introspection EP. Malone is an artist evolving in an eclectic environment, aspiring to convey a simple image with values such as hope, love and self-achievement.

Produced by Nya, “Dream Big” is not only a musical summary of Malone’s 2016, but also from his state of mind. Thus, bringing Malone to reveal his visuals for the track.

“Dream Big” is from Malone’s Second Souffle EP features Miami rapper Ismael “Ish” Sankara.

@MaloneOfficiel | @AskForISH

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Dot Demo – “Me” | @DotDemoMusic

Dot Demo – “Me” | @DotDemoMusic

Bronx born and bred, Derek Ward grew up in the borough that gave birth to rap. This was both a blessing and a curse, as he was raised in unforgiving streets that fostered stories of events that a young boy should never live through. Through his lyrical gift, Derek transformed to Dot and began telling his stories the best way he knows how. Rapping since the age of 13, Dot later evolved to dot Demo, or Demo for short.

His early skills were heavily influenced by R&B and Hip Hop artists such as Erykah Badu, Tribe Called Quest, Black Moon, J Dilla, Jay Z and The Bronx’s own Camp Lo. Through his rapping, networking and philanthropic ideas, Demo has created what he describes as a “regime” that includes himself and several other new and upcoming artists that all share the same vision. Dot describes his style as a melodic flow that uses verbal acrobatics to create colorful imagery for his audience to bring “the 90’s in the thousands”.

Now, Dot Demo is one of Hip-Hop’s best-kept secrets. But thanks to the good folks at RevoltTV, the cat is completely out the bag. With the industry waking up to the sleeper pick of the decade after a great premiere party at Revolt offices, the Bronx prodigy has dropped another gem on the road to his sophomore release, O.B.E. (Outer Body Experience), with the new video for “Me” which premiered on Revolt’s The Gate last night.

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Ryu – “The One” | @therealryu

Ryu – “The One” | @therealryu

When a lion roars, the jungle stops and stays completely still. Whether it’s out of fear, whether it’s surprise, or out of sheer respect, only the beasts of the wilderness know. In Hip-hop there has never been a more dominant, more ferocious roar commanding that same respect and instilling that same terror in the fragile listener than that of Public Enemy’s Chuck D. Thus, it was only natural Divine Styler sample Chuck D’s infamous count down for Ryu’s third single aptly titled, ‘The One.’

‘The One’ – third single from the debut solo album Tanks For The Memories out everywhere this Friday September 9th – is pure braggadocio at it’s finest. Hard-hitting, bold boasting that Big Daddy Kane would be proud of as Ryu dances effortlessly riding the Divine Styler track with soon-to-be quotables like “Never sweat a recession; if dough is outta the question, I could still be pullin hoes in the clothes that I slept in.” And the nostalgia laced “V8’s under the hood, bad bitch in the front seat; baby my name’s Ryu so you must be Chun-Lee.” Ryu is undoubtedly out to claim the throne of Los Angeles Rap royalty.

The video to ‘The One’ is a simple reference to going back-to-basics; a rally-cry for L.A to get back to the grassroots of what makes the cities Hip-hop scene so formidable. It opens with a freestyle – “I’m what your favorite rapper wants to sound like: biting my style but can’t even get my growls right” – as Ryu cruises the streets from the San Fernando Valley, a neighborhood walk-thru to a warehouse which plays as a soft homage to humble beginnings – playing parties for the neighborhood where he was honing his skills, and the areas that made him and groomed him as a man.

 

@therealryu

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Ryu feat. Gravity Christ & Divine Styler – “Radio Pollution” | @therealryu @GENERALDV @divinestyler_1

Ryu feat. Gravity Christ & Divine Styler – “Radio Pollution” | @therealryu @GENERALDV @divinestyler_1

Stanley Kubrick’s biographer John Baxter stated that the music in 2001 was always “at the forefront of Kubrick’s mind” in order to set the tone, and even re-direct the movie during editing. Likewise, the second single from Ryu’s Tanks For The Memories album, “Radio Pollution” is a sonic voyage into a Kubrick-ish quasi-reality of what might be, should the underground rise and features fellow WildeLife Records artists and long-time friends: Gravity Christ and Divine Styler.

Ryu with the help of Gravity Christ and Divine Styler pay an effervescent homage to Kubrick’s work as each MC ferociously weaves their lyrical prowess and displays vocal dominance on the mind-bending Divine Styler composition.

Infectious vocal barrages from Ryu, Gravity Christ and the legend Divine Styler himself, in what resembles an audible fusion 2001: A Space Odyssey, Clockwork Orange and Full Metal Jacket while the visuals from The Epixx, capture the essence of the song succinctly.

Experiencing both mainstream and independent, underground successes, Ryan ‘Ryu’ Maginn is finally venturing into a realm of soloist for his album Tanks For The Memories. “Tanks For The Memories is a metaphor for the battles I’ve fought throughout my career in the music business. That would include the bad and the good. You win some, but in my case I’ve lost a lot as well. In the end, I believe I’ll win the war.”

@therealryu | @GENERALDV | @divinestyler_1

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