Jeff Dean drops T.K.O. featuring La’Britney

With the summer winding down at rapid speed, artists are taking advantage of the swift time-frame and releasing fresh music that we can still blast while we wait for fall's arrival.

Detroit R&B singer Jeff Dean recently dropped his single T.K.O. which features Detroit R&B superstar La'Britney. The two compliment each other well on the record as they both use the sex to boxing analogy which is clever in itself. With boxing and sex, you burn calories, your heart receiving a workout, and it keeps you in shape, none of which are bad things at all.

The track is definitely radio-friendly so be expecting to hear it on the airways as we close out another hot, humid summer.

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Adam Reverie Runs Through Detroit For New Video “Passion”

Rebuilding takes time, we all know this. We also know the horrid stories that people outside of the Michigan border say about the greatest city on earth, being Detroit. Bankrupt? Crime-ridden? Poverty-stricken? Yeah, we get it. But along with the negative, you can't negate the positive aspects that have come from and continues to come from our city.

Detroit's own Adam Reveire has released his video for "Passion." We find ourselves watching Adam sprint across various sectors of Detroit and delivering bar after bar at the same time.

"Rap is full of clones or she a whore-ish mama
Grown Men crying bout Desiigner
Cuz they never could quite design a
Plan to get their music popping
Too focused on buying wack designers"

Adam Reverie represents the original essence of Hip-Hop. Pure, uncharted passion gift-wrapped onto a sensitive track.

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Three Things Learned From Swizz Beatz Interview with Drink Champs

Today’s version of Hip-Hop is vastly different from the golden age of yesteryear. Artists of young and seasoned age are discovering that there are other ways to make money and create content then they may be accustomed to. Drink Champs Podcast happens to come from this ideology.

If you’ve watched a Drink Champs episode, then you may be familiar with the overzealous “Make some noiiiiiiise,” intro that Hip-Hop legends Noreaga and DJ EFN belt out at least 2,000 times every second. This energy that they exude comes from Noregea’s philosophy of giving the legends in Hip-Hop their flowers while they can still smell them. Drink Champs has interviewed practically every legend in your top 5, 10, or 20 lists (Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Ice-T, etc) and they continuously bring on intriguing guests for hip-hop’s fans viewing pleasure.

Production maestro Swizz Beatz recently guest starred on the wildly popular and gave arguably one of the best interviews of his career. You may need to take a few bathroom breaks in between (the interview is over 3 hours long) but per usual, Swizz provided golden nuggets about his personal life, art, and the music business. These are the three things I gathered from his interview with the Drink Champs Podcast.

Swizz Beatz Hates To See DMX Suffer:

“I go home to a very comfortable lifestyle that I worked hard for, slept on studio floors for, everything. And to see my brother that I started with not be where he should be, it f— with me every night.”

Swizz Beatz is the representation of a real friend. Since DMX started out with the Ruff Ryders in the 90’s, he’s seen his big hits come to fruition on the strength of his bars, and Mr. Showtime’s grand production skills. X has had drug issues and run-in’s with law enforcement, but none of this has deterred his relationship with DMX which is highly commendable in today’s fickle world of friendships.

X Has Always Been A Giving Soul:

“X gave his money away, he didn’t blow his money.”

Another running narrative in Dark Man X’s career is the notion that he blew his money on drugs and women. Swizz put this to rest in speaking on how DMX would give his money out to the homeless, give the shoes off of his feet to people, and also help individuals who needed bills paid.

Swizz Beatz (Technically) Retired From Music In 2009:

“I retired from music once I made “On To The Next One,” for Jay-Z.

One of Jay-z’s biggest singles off of 2009’s “The Blueprint 3” was created by way of Swizz bowing out from the music game to pursue other endeavors. He foreshadowed what other artists are now doing in the year 2017.

Check out Swizz Beatz Drink Champs episode right here.

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Louis Picasso Presents “The GOLD Experience” Listening Party

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Artists love to use their imagination and let their minds run free at the expense of their fans.  And to his fans delight, Louis Picasso happens to work in this particular head-space. In the heart of Ypsilanti at Friends Closet, Picasso hosted a listening party for his new project “Gold.” Gold is the long-awaited project that Picasso has promoted on social media for months. Artwork from local talent hung on the walls, merchandise was sold, and the event was being catered by Ypsilanti’s own, Tot’s Spot. Picasso is known for his high-energy and business acumen but just for tonight, the artist let his dreads down and celebrated with friends, family, and his lovely muse CJ Rene. In the midst of the event, Picasso premiered a one-minute snippet of his new video for the single “GOLD” and played the entire project throughout the night.

GOLD will be released on April 1, 2017.

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Oddisee | Want To Be

 

I’m like a broken record when it comes to talking about great music. Beautiful music is the closest thing to heaven which is why many artists have such God given talent. I hope that wasn’t too much of a spiritual stretch.

 One day while browsing for music, an artist by the name of Oddisee came up on my feed on Youtube which prompted me to click on the funky single, Want to Be. Oddisee’s rhyme schemes flirt in and out of distressed piano chords, guitar licks, and faint horn sounds. This song comes straight from the vault of the legendary jazz band, Jamiroquai. It also evolves around the concept of being happy, which is easier demonstrated than orchestrated. If you haven’t already, please check out this track for your own listening pleasure. Thank me later.
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“Privacy comes from the vein of serenity”

 

In today’s world, our lives are so easily accessible due to these little devices in the palm of our hands. It’s so easy to tell who’s doing what by the things that they share on social media. I can honestly say that I’ve watched relationships start and end on Facebook, babies grow up on Instagram, and former gossip queens become sanctified feminists and activist’s on Twitter. This is the type of normalcy that we are dealing with today, but is there a limit to how much we should share?

When you look at A-list celebrities, one common thread that is omnipresent is the fact that they’re whole lives are being documented on a daily basis. Whether or not they press the tweet button on Twitter, or the Snapchat circular button is neither here nor there, either way somebody is documenting their day to day. The issue with this is the fact that certain things should just stay behind closed doors.

There is too much coverage about irrelevant topics that have nothing to do with the latter. The only reason why we keep getting Tyga-Kylie like stories force fed to us is because:

1. It draws attention to various outlets.

2. It generates currency.

Sadly, this sensationalism is what draws people in which is pretty unfortunate.

There are mediums out there that mainly consist of music and culture which is good, they’re just harder to find. But all in all, real will always recognize real and the the BS will eventually fall to the wayside.

Hopefully.

 

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FIRST PEEP: ATTACK ON TITAN, THE MOVIE

 

 

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Yo! Guess what monster sized, human eating, chaos and action filled anime is making its big screen debut? Bitch you gue…okay it’s Shingeki No Kyojin or what we stateside call, Attack On Titan. For those of you living under a fuckin boulder, the series takes place in a world where the human race has been dwindled and confined to the walls of enormous cities, all sheltered off from the outside. And what lies outside is fuckin terrifyingly, skyscraper sized, naked, smiling, humanoid beasts known as Titans. These monsters eat people, plain and simple, in the most vial of ways.

The series focuses around the military force and a few who are destined to embark on an adventure filled with high-paced action, adrenaline, and death and it’s all coming to the big screen in live gut wrenching action. I’ll spare you who it’s staring cause its Japanese niggas but peep the video below for the gore fest coming live sometime in August this year.- Mars