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

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: Fantastic Negrito "A Boy Named Andrew" (Directed by Freddy Macdonald)

Fantastic Negrito presents new visuals for his Grammy Award winning Best Contemporary Blues Album "Please Don't Be Dead" (his first Grammy for 2016's "The Last Days of Oakland"). "A Boy Named Andrew" takes the viewer through a series of Negrito's tour/concert performances as well as back stage footage, a day in the life of the artist bringing a different angle on contemporary Blues. Oakland represented to the fullest, tune in. 
On the release, Negrito states, “I was ‘A Boy Named Andrew.’ I grew up in foster care feeling like an outsider, and I wanted to write a song about it – about the real stories and real people I met that may not get their stories heard. The video was shot on location in Milan. We love Italy and the energy of the people there. It was directed by a talented 18 year old named Freddy Macdonald. Thanks Freddy for all your time and energy making this happen.”
Director: Freddy Macdonald Producer: Fred Macdonald Cinematographer: Sebastian Klinger Editor: Freddy Macdonald Production Company: Macdonald Entertainment Partners