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
San Francisco’s own ‘Ozer’, has been nurturing his lyrical gift since the age of six, when he first began using music as his sanctum from the challenges of life. On his new track, ‘Get Busy’, Ozer teams up with DC native, now Bay Area residing artist, 93 Paqgod for the mellow, yet powerful track, produced by Cheap Limousine. As stated within the chorus, “Been tucked off, nowadays I’m throwing peace signs n***a”, over distinct, ambient synths and soulful keys Ozer and Paqgod go back and forth to paint a vivid picture of someone attempting to get away from surrounding distractions in order to focus on getting to the next tier within life. Right now, this track can be found on Youtube and will be available on all streaming platforms in the near future. Follow at @OzerSF @93Paqgod
Produced by @CheapLimousine
Shot by @carl_sfc
Singer/Song writer/MC Jane Handcock returns after a series of EP's and collaborations with Grand NationxL, Adrian Marcel, Raphael Saadiq and more. "FYE" features Grand NationxL MC/Producer Mani Draper for the close out verse, nothing but jewels and good vibes from the collective. "FA REAL" is an EP of more of what we've been used to receiving from Handcock, precise verses and iron clad Soul with a good dose of Bay Area flavor. We need more info on Handcock so an interview should be coming soon. For now Download "FA REAL" HERE.
Video Directed by: Salvatore Fullmore
Enlightening, life changing and pleasing…Two-time grammy award winning artist and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Fantastic Negrito takes you on a journey of emotional transparency and vulnerability with his Blues Billboard #1 chart topping album, Have You Lost Your Mind Yet? A crisp and intense track from the album which resonates self-awareness is Searching For Captain Save A H*@. This track features the unparalleled bars of Bay Area icon E-40 alongside local Oakland favorite, Fantastic Negrito, in what can only be described as two Oakland legends and vocal power houses creating history in an exploration of self that forces the listener to explore the concept of being emotionally vulnerable and the corresponding associations, labels, and mentalities humans often attach to that vulnerability.
Find the album here: https://fn.lnk.to/HYLYMY
. Credits: - Directed by @Sauce Films -
Produced by Xavier Dphrepaulezz, @Sauce Films and Cameron Carr - Edited by @Sauce Films & Tomas Salcedo Find the album here: https://fn.lnk.to/HYLYMY
DJ Basta has been busy with his latest work from the recently released project from Grand Nationxl member Kevin Allen "Heroes Eventually Die" and Grand Nationxl's "BTS". DJ Basta's "SEED 17" finds Dred Scott juxtuposing between a raw boxing setting to vulnerable lyrics: "the moment that I realized the same moment I froze". DJ Basta's 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. Catch this and more from DJ Basta at https://rootsandbranches.bandcamp.com Dirty sample collages. Playable art pieces
Shot by NOBL
Producer/DJ Baghead enlists some San Francisco's finest for a casual tour through the City's landscape. The Jealous Guys, Professa Gabel, and Ozer assist in Baghead's "4 Tires Flat", a vibed out Soul sample cut consisting of content speaking on the current state of San Francisco's growing gentrification. Yinde of The Jealous Guys: "It's a Black & Brown City they tryna take it from me" which works in contrast to Professa Gabel's "never on a coat tail I'm in a silk robe" lyrics, showing the range of the MC's on the same song. Video directed by Baghead and edited by Oadayday Find this track on your favorite streaming service here: www.audiovandals.com/4tiresflat Presented by Audio Vandals, Art of Hip Hop, and Wastrel Society