Adam Snow - 9 to 5 ft. Freddie Gibbs & Tedy Andreas (Video)

Washington D.C. born, Los Angeles-based producer Adam Snow has spent the past decade building up his eclectic résumé with offerings in the electronic space and collaborations with Gucci Mane, OMB Peezy, Tory Lanez and more. Now he’s readying his next major project, AS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT with the first single in “9 to 5.” He’s enlisted Gary, Indiana rapper Freddie Gibbs, fresh off his critically acclaimed record Bandana and rising Houston emcee Tedy Andreas to trade verses on the inspirational track framed around the struggle of working a dead-end job. “I think the saddest thing I see when I see young people that have already given in. I’m like, that’s the time you fight. That’s the time you should try and fail and try again. Then it’s like, you get old and you can at least be like, ‘well, at least I tried, it didn’t work out,’” the producer says on the song’s introduction. “9 to 5” utilizes a guitar sample that will immediately bring the golden era of 90s west coast hip-hop production to mind paired with an angelic choral arrangement that demands multiple listens. Gibbs waxes about never being one to put up a traditional job’s bureaucracy and subsequently reaping the rewards with that mindset. Andreas gives props to ESPN’s Dan Le Batard, fits “meal-preppin’” into a multi-syllabic rhyme and overall builds upon the promise showcased in last year’s -Andreas Soriano. Hype Beast

Nelson Dialect x Xana Soulsearcher - Translate the Dream (Video)

New clip from Dialect and producer Xana Soulsearcher. Written & recorded during a flight layover one night in Paris, "Translate the Dream" captures the crew maneuvering through the city which compliments the Xana Soulsearcher track perfectly. Peep the technique and stay connected @Nelson.Dialect Xana SoulSearcher shot by @Konstantine1979 #DNA

Yared Kiflai - LOTTO (video)

 

JOYFACE RECORDS artist and DNA Affiliate Yared Kiflai drops new visuals for "Lotto", a wild day in the life of the Oakland MC. "I DONE BEEN THROUGH TOO MUCH DRAMA FLIP THE SCRIPT I NEED THE COMMAS" and "CUZZO LOCKED UP TOLD ME DO WHAT IT DO" sounds like a mission statement Kiflai has a adopted to push his movement to higher ground. Stay tuned to Drums & Ammo dot com for more from Yared. 

LOTTO' PRODUCED BY JEAN BENZ DIRECTED BY KHUFU NAJEE & RISLOW CREATIVE DIRECTION BY MERHAWI YOHANNES & KOKIE PADILLA CINEMATOGRAPHY BY RISLOW STYLED BY OUTOFTHEODDINARY EDITED BY RISLOW COLORED BY KHUFU NAJEE A JOYFACE RECORDS PRODUCTION

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Video: Dame Drummer - Get What You Gave

New art from Oakland by way of Cleveland's Dame Drummer. Dame continues to push the envelope and use his art to spark hard conversations. Peep the prep release: Get What You Gave Conceptualized, Written, Produced, Performed, Mixed and Mastered by: Dame Drummer Recorded at Zoolabs in Oakland, California Filmed and Directed by: NOBL Chief Lighting Technician/Gaffer: Benjamin Dennis This video was conducted as a social experiment to test the assumption that there needs to be a shift in thinking. A shift in power. A shift in mind body and spirit regarding racism in America and the rest of the free world. The song poses a real question that supersede the lyrics to the song. If you knew you were going to get what you gave would you still treat others the the way you do? Negatively or Positively: There is always a choice. "If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor." Desmond Tutu "The oppressed, having internalized the image of the oppressor and adopted his guidelines, are fearful of freedom." Paulo Freire This is the participants real-time reaction hearing "Get What You Gave" for the very first time. Follow him at https://www.instagram.com/damedrummer/ #DNA

Video: Rapsody - Ibtihaj ft. D'Angelo, GZA

As Rapsody inches closer to releasing her third studio album EVE, the North Carolina-bred MC has dropped a new visual for “Ibtihaj,” which was unveiled at New York City’s Times Square on Friday (August 2). Produced by 9th Wonder, the track also features heavy hitters D’Angelo and Wu-Tang Clan’s GZA, who appear in the video alongside Mary J. Blige and Roxanne Shanté. According to the press release, the song’s title pays tribute to Ibtihaj Muhammad, a member of the United States national fencing team. In 2016, she became the first Muslim American woman to wear a hijab while competing for the United States in the Olympics. The lyrics revolve around having confidence in yourself and always being fearless. Rapsody's latest "EVE" is expected to arrive on August 23.