When you think of Las Vegas, you think about gambling and the strip. Your first thought rarely goes to hip hop. However, today that’s exactly what we are getting into. Let’s meet Symphonic, an openly gay rapper from Detroit who is currently living in Vegas. Symphonic’s team describes the braggadocious rapper as “the definition of “glam trap”, a mixture of lyrical flamboyance, individual freedom and hard-hitting instrumentals.” He finds inspiration everywhere from artists such as Gucci Mane, Blondie, Cardi B, Patti LaBelle and more. His tastes and inspiration are truly one of a kind. Symphonic is completely independent and unsigned and is here to challenge the culture.(more…)
Let’s head over to one of my favorite vacation destinations; New York. Shi$e F.O.E was born and raised in the New York hip hop environment. Some of his musical influences include Jay-Z, Biggie, and Fabolous. Shi$e developed an early appreciation for the craft and began his music career as a member of the F.O.E. Boyz. During his 6-year tenure with the group, their biggest single, “Upgrade,” enjoyed moderate success and reached #43 on the Urban Music charts.
Shi$e has since focused his efforts as a solo artist and making more dynamic music based on his tribulations and personal experiences. Shi$e has collaborated with Harlem native, Dave East on the single “Drako.” He has also collaborated with legendary emcee and his lyrical mentor, Jadakiss, on the single “Dirty Money.”(more…)
Last month Lil Guillotine teamed up with MC Sole to release a song critiquing the Democratic primary election. Their goal with the song is to show the need for grassroots organizations and for real lasting change.
“Lil Guillotine, known for helping revive images of the guillotine as a means for achieving political goals is also an organizer with the Madison General Defense Committee of the Industrial Workers of the World and the large mutual aid project going on in Madison, WI in response to the Covid-19 quarantine. MC Sole, known for his militant revolutionary anarchist music and podcast, the Solecast, is described as having “…long been hailed as a pioneer of underground avant-garde rap” by Noisey, Music by Vice.”(more…)
Today let’s travel around the world to Sydney, Australia to check out indie artist Aaron James. Aaron James had a major re-brand back in November of 2019 when he decided to branch out of his previous work and build a platform that speaks to the people. He hopes to spread the message of love, truth and internal struggle.
His focus now, is on releasing a new song every month for the next two years. The schedule is ‘Clouds Like’ dropping April 20th, ‘They Don’t Know’ on May 28th, followed by Militarytory and Cadillac in the months after. But first, he is introducing us to ‘Romeo & Juliet’ which dropped on March 27th.(more…)