“Really pumped on filming this cover and getting the chance to open up for Excision this Friday on March 24th in Houston, TX. For all you drummers out there, playing at 150 and 140 bpm is what I consider a “sweet spot” for fills, beats, tricks, etc. Its the tempo for most dubstep and trap music, so listen to some of the artists in that genre and have fun with it!!” @Dylan Taylor
Norwegian DJ/Producer and record aficionado Fredfades has been doing his thing for a minute, but we just caught wind, and we’re glad we did. This dude is the real deal, with perfectly crafted beats that balance classic sounds with modern waviness as the foundation for equally impressive ear for the curation of dope featured artists from around the world.
Dillon Francis previously teased his audiences with his latest track with G-Eazy, “Say Less”, and it’s finally made its way to your computer in lyric video form.
We’ve heard a million different rumors, but we’re pretty sure no one actually knows the origins of 420. Regardless, it’s a great time of day to smoke, and it’s turned into one hell of a party every year on April 20th around the country. We checked out some of the festivities in weed hubs around the US, here’s some of our favorite photos from the weekend.
It wouldn’t be 420 weekend in Denver without an appearance from legendary smoker and rhymesayer Devin The Dude. We caught his performance at Summit Music Hall to close out a big weekend of shows in Downtown Denver, and it was a blast. In typical Denver fashion there was plenty of smoke clouds coming from on stage and in the crowd. You could’ve easily caught a nice contact high just from being there, and Devin really brought it with a classic set.
Portland, Oregon is quickly becoming the new hot spot for weed tourists from around the country and world, and for good reason. They have great herb, microbrews, and an impressive concert scene that’s really been picking up on the hip hop side of things. We got the chance to check out the city’s largest 420 party, the first annual Cloud City music and cannabis exibit featuring headliner Lupe Fiasco, hosted at the Roseland Theater in downtown Portland. Photos by Sam Slater.
Empire Dott is an MC from Mississippi climbing the hip hop charts. His latest track “Blood Type” has a trap style that we are sure you’ll enjoy. If you haven’t heard Empire Dott yet, check him out here first.
AfterPxrty a producer/ artist from Grand Rapids, MI U.S.A. He has many influences from A tribe called quest, Jay Z, Nas and Wu tang. He has charted on the iTunes Charts in 16 different countries. Check out his latest track AfterPxrty – 99 Problems here first.
G-Eazy & Carnage announced their latest collab, ‘Step Brothers’ EP with this dope music video. Guala (feat. Thirty Rack) is the first track from the EP, and our favorite.
Chicago Rapper Jon Writer is stirring quite the buzz these days! Fresh off a performance in Dallas as part of The Showcase Tour, he now heads to New York City to give fans a taste of his upcoming album, entitled: “Independently Famous”!
After dropping a few singles this year, The CAMP RECORDS leader Rocky Dope returns with his debut EP “Crack Kills”. Rocky displays his lyrical and storytelling ability from the moment you press play, all the way till the last second of the ending track on this 13 track effort. Keep your eyes and ears open for Rocky Dope in the upcoming year, and beyond. Check out “Crack Kills” below!
Brooklyn MC Joey Bada$$ linked with the West Coast’s Schoolboy Q to create “Rockabye Baby,” a pure hip hop banger. With a hard beat courtesy of Dial-1-900 & Chuck Strangers, both artists do what they do best, and the result is flawless. This is a must hear, and we’re looking forward to Joey’s upcoming album AABA.
Veteran producer Amp Live has been blurring lines between genres for close to two decades. From boom bap and reggae beginnings as one half of legendary Oakland hip hop duo Zion I, to filthy dubstep productions alongside the likes of Bassnectar and others, Amp Live proves that there are no rules in music. His latest offering, the Atmostphere EP on Gravitas Records has little bit of everything we’ve come to hope for from the versatile producer. There’s elements of poppy EDM influence, classic hip hop, reggae, trap, dubstep and little dash of something that’s unique to Amp himself. With some awesome features from Eligh, Lana Shea, and Cristina Soto to round it out, this EP is a great listen for any music fan.
Manic Science is the new collab from Break Science and Manic Focus. Check out their new release “Put Em Up,” it features fat breaks, high energy vocals, big synth bass lines and much more. Its guaranteed to get every crowd jumping. Enjoy!
Patrick Reza’s newest release “Fly” is nostalgic and refreshing at the same time. It’s a hard hitting dubstep banger true to its core, with exciting drops and a healthy dose of rock influence. Definitely wouldn’t mind seeing this live, check it out!