After posting a slew of other unsigned rappers’ music videos since the year opened, I guess it’s about that time that I remind you all why I feel important enough to have even started a blog in the first place.
I’m a rapper. Quite possibly the best rapper out. But that’s a story for another date. Right now this is just a little something that me and my boy @NameisE put together to let you know that my very first original music project is indeed coming. One way or another…
They call it, a commercial
In all my non-active bloggerness, I neglected to make mention of the fact that my favorite couple started a relationship blog dealing with all things marital and united. Starrene and Anslem Rocque chronicle their journey and do their best to share their youthful insight weekly on their aptly named site,
The Lovers Rocque.
Last month I asked Starr if she had any advice on living together with your mate and she told me that I gave her an idea for her next post on the site. Thus, this was born…http://www.theloversrocque.com/home/6-tips-for-successfully-shacking-up.html
Not only is it super useful, helpful and bookmark-worthy for anyone looking to make that leap, I also like to think that I was the catalyst for this one and it’s dedicated to me in my small piece of the blogosphere. Enjoy…
Thanks Starr & Anslem.
As this is slowly but surely becoming an unsigned artist music video depot since I stopped actively blogging, I add to the video library by posting the latest from my bro Cesar Luciano. The 4th visual from his Catch Me If You Can album is one of my favorite tracks off of the project and captures that real life, at-wit’s-end feel courtesy of @NameisE who is quickly becoming a vanguard director. You’ll see why as these months unfold…
For now enjoy this cinematic moment in music.
The second clip is something new that I wanted to share. Queens is a boro that I’m very fond of and was at the forefront of Hip-hop as it rose to be a dominant musical force. Lately it’s been a sleeping giant, with the nearest talent coming from G-Unit and my boy Pinks, but I’m always rooting for them. So my homegirl Kiki dropped this off to me this afternoon and told me to check it out. I decided to share. Over a classic by one of the main rappers responsible for that rise that Queens contributed to, rapper 360 reinvents LL Cool J’s “Comeback” for his personal mantra.
Ok. So my cuz, the Famous Sasha Allen took the net yesterday morning in an uncharacteristic move with a little push from her boo, and belted out her rendition of “I Will Always Love You” in tribute to the woman whose rendition etched the song in American music history for all time. Her vocal resemblance to the late, great Whitney Houston stirred up such a big chord (pun intended) that it brought out both some doubters who cried lip-syncing and a swarm of supporters who know the broadway star and La Guardia alum very well. All I will say is if you don’t know, Google her! I see you Cuzo!!
Which brings me to my lil “Sis” Ms. La’Rayne. In this intimately powerful clip, she takes a minute from a session with the boy Brandon Carter, who she’s been working on her debut with, to sing a cover of Frank Ocean‘s “Thinking About You”. Thanks to her putting her own twist on it, and Brandon’s acoustic musical strip-down, this song gives the original a run for it’s money.
Last but not least, the guy I’ve been saying for years is my favorite unsigned rapper that’s one of my aces finally releases a project!!! This is the second video from Sol-Leks‘ Train Ride mixtape and it’s the highest quality music video of this year yet coming from the underground set.Wash Heights is very proud right about now…
I didn’t want to do it. But before this whole viraal copycat craze that will surely end up in someone’s 2012 recap boils over and makes people hate the word “shit”, I had to add my 2 cents in on something I know VERY well. This time the boy Kompel(or Komp’L) and I put our thinking caps on a nd went to work in the most low-budget way possible. Now witness the truisms eschewed in this lengthy ass video that you are sure to remember. Bottom line, somebody HAD to do it. Who better than us??