Maya Huyana ""THiNK TWiCE" feat. Planet Asia - OFFiCiAL ViSUAL ART

Maya Huyana sets off 2021 with "Think Twice" (produced by PYTHON P) featuring Gold Chain Military and DNA repper Planet Asia. Maya “Yah” Huyana is a vocalist, songwriter, audio engineer, performing artist and owner of the label Aurora Music Group (AMG Records). We support her as a label owner and engineer, but first and foremost we support dope material. Stay tuned to Drums & Ammo for more from Maya Huyana. Cop "Think Twice": https://yahmusic.bandcamp.com/track/think-twice-feat-planet-asia
Follow Maya Huyana: @yahCreates
visual shot by: @LouiseEugeneLee
edited & produced by: @yahCreates

Seanh - MF DOOM + Sade | SADEVILLAIN I & II (Full Album)

 

Me being a DJ/engineer can appreciate the art of placing/nudging/sliding acapella's in a way that compliments both beat/vocal elements. One of my first memories of superb acapella/remix mastery was Danger Mouse's The Grey Album, a mashup released in 2004. It mixes an acapella version of Jay-Z's The Black Album with samples from the Beatles' self-titled ninth album, commonly known as "The White Album". Of course this isn't anything rare, but just like everything else the cream rises to the top. SADVILLAIN, the brainchild of indie producer Seanh as a 2 part sequel, part 1 releasing March 1, 2016 and part 2 releasing June 11, 2017. The SADEVILLAIN project, tapping vocals from fellow luminaries MadlibMos Def and Ghostface Killah obviously hits different after the recent passing of the Metal Faced Doom. My barometer for dope acapella placement is when the new fusion temporarily makes me forget about the original recording. Seanh makes verses you may have heard a hundred times sound fresh with a new coat of paint. Stay tuned in, support the mission. Download SADEVILLIAN @ seanh2k11.bandcamp.com

KevChoice - "Flatten The Curve" ft. Ian Kelly & Rob Woods (prod. by DJ D Sharp)

KevChoice recruits fellow Oakland MC Ian Kelly (JAMLA, Grand Nationxl) and Sacramento's Rob Woods for a hands down get busy track "Flatten The Curve", produced by DJ D Sharp (fresh off of heavy production duties on the critically acclaimed Eastshore Highway album). Kev let's us know he's "bringing back that Hip Hop aesthetic", you know it's real when you hear the infamous M.O.P. classic war cry in the background. Shout out to KevChoice and all the other artist's pushing through this pandemic and keeping their creative output ignited. Official music Video "Flatten The Curve" from the album "Social Distancing" produced by DJ D Sharp
Video directed/edited by @ElleJanelle

ASTU - Source of Her (Video)

Oakland based artist ASTU returns with her Debut album "Altars", the follow up to her 2018 EP "Patterns". The first visual from the project is "Source of Her", produced by frequent collaborators Tofu Jack and Daoud. "Source of Her" is a prime example of ASTU's range and desire to explore different soundscapes and frequencies. The span from "Patterns" to "Altars" reflects an artist becoming more comfortable with her voice and utilizing it in many different scenarios. There's no way you could pigeon hole ASTU into any genre due to her vocal performances. Check out ASTU's "Altars", available on all platforms. 

Eastshore Highway (Brookfield Duece, Mani Draper, & DJ D Sharp) - Lay Up Line (Official Music Video)

Fresh off of this past weekends "The Drums & Ammo Show", the Grand Nationxl family tree members "Eastshore Highway" provide visuals for the lead off song from the groups recent self titled album. Shot at the Mad Max of graffiti spots “The Ruins” in American Canyon, Napa Valley, "Lay Up Line" sticks to the philosophy of utilizing every bar to the fullest as the foundation of the song: Brookfield Duece: "I'm on fire like the Amazon, or the house when you fall asleep with all those dam candles on" or Mani Draper: "Get ya issue cough up a lung where I'm from, get down or lay down ya days been past.... done".  DJ D Sharp produces that perfect "first song" type production for this intro cut. Fool with it. Definitely #DNA.
Video Shot, Edited, and Directed by @NoblPhotos Powered by @GrandNationxl_ Follow Eastshore Highway on Social Media:Twitter: http://twitter.com/eastshorehighway http://twitter.com/manidraper http://twitter.com/brookfielddeuce http://twitter.com/djdsharp
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DJ Basta & Ian Kelly - SEED 18 (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

More music/visuals by DJ Basta & Ian Kelly from DJ Basta's ongoing SEED Series. Both DJ Basta and Ian Kelly rep for the Grand Nationxl collective as well as Ian Kelly dropping his 2018 release "ChampIan via 9th Wonder's label JAMLA records. Video shot/directed by NOBL. INFO: Roots & Branches Record Box is an ongoing series of short run lathe cut records featuring beats and collages in collaboration with some incredible producers, musicians and artists. Seed 18 is available at www.rootsandbranches.bandcamp.com Dirty sample collages. Playable art pieces. Follow them at @RootsandBranches  @NOBL @FirstnameIan