Author Archives: MJ Savino

About MJ Savino

MJ launched her career as Writer and Journalist to several blog sites back in 2012. As the years progressed so did her passion for artist development as well as radio, and became host for uTm Radio’s Lyrically Fit Artist Spotlight Show in Philly. MJ had the opportunity to interview such legends and pioneers of Hip Hop like Digable Planets, Das Efx, Arrested Development, Rampage, D/R Period, Slaine, Planet Asia, Termanology, Bizzare, Rockness Monsta, and many more! To date MJ is Writer and Journalist (U.S. and International) for a plethora of blog sites including Ambrosia For Heads, The Word Is Bond, and several print magazines.

Philly Blocks Ft. Cino Fresh “Movies”

Philly Blocks recruits Cino Fresh for “Movies.” The single/video is taken from his critically acclaimed EP titled ‘Mr. 17th.’

The Louisville Slugger is known for his cinematic visuals, and “Movies” is no exception! The feature presentation is Blocks’ life through his eyes, his lessons, and his driving force to survive. Vivid bars describe growing up with his family, the good…the bad…the ugly, a code to securing bags, and even cautious moves around multi-flavored thots! Watch “Movies” and connect with Philly Blocks and Cino Fresh below.

Stream/download the full EP here on preferred platforms.

Philly Blocks on Twitter & IG @phillyblocks

Cino Fresh on Twitter @Cinofresh & IG @Cinofresh1 

Award-Winner Dell-P Vows To “Make Emceeing Great Again”

Who is Dell-P…For those living under rocks or for those who might need a simple reminder, the extensive accolades below are sure to spark some clarity.

Dell-P is a Hip Hop artist and songwriter, nationally and internationally famed for his exquisite lyricism, conscious rap, and wordplay. He is co-signed by such pioneers and legends as Chuck D, Black Thought, Wise Intelligent, Arrested Development, EPMD, Wyclef Jean, David Banner, Jay Electronica, and that is only naming a few.

The Philly vet carries monumental recognition dating back to 2017 including Philly Hip Hop Awards Album of the Year, PHL Live Hip Hop Artist of the Year, Black Gala Award winner, Black Power Music Award nominee, 2-time Spiral Award Winner (artist and album of the year), 2-time Indie Music Award winner, Philly Hip Hop Award winner for Alternative Artist of the Year, 2020 Top Indie Artist award by Source Magazine, as well as a 4-time Grammy considered artist. To add to that success, Dell-P has received music placement and an acting role in the 2021 film “When George Got Murdered”, coming to Netflix soon, and with a recommendation by Black Thought, he will be participating in The School of Thought Workshop/Showcase…The first-ever Hip Hop Master Class to be held at Carnegie Hall.

Dell-P’s latest Grammy considered album ‘MEGA (Make Emceeing Great Again)’ is available on major platforms as well as “By Any Means” and “Follow the Signs” videos, currently in rotation on BET Jams. There are some like minds out there hungry and this album feeds them properly. Once you take a listen to the music you will hear why Dell-P has been called “the best kept secret of Hip Hop” by XXL Magazine.

Stream/download ‘MEGA’ here on preferred platforms and connect with Dell-P below.
Social Media Links – @DELLP215 on IG & Twitter, Dell Pee on Facebook 

Watch “By Any Means” and “Follow the Signs” from the ‘MEGA’ album

Ev Jones Releases “On God” Single

Ev Jones releases his latest single “On God” featuring Merse, available everywhere music is sold.

Jones delivers convincingly smooth vocals over soulful, yet invigorating R&B tones. He’s setting the mood for love, enticing both the physical and mental…On God, Jones is nothing without his lady. Stream/download the single and connect with Ev Jones below.

“On God” on preferred digital platforms

Connect with Ev Jones @officialevjones on all Social Media and @itsofficialevjones on TikTok

News – Walgreens Against Black Lives?

A single Black Father made to suffer in silence, with his family after being denied by 5 pharmacies, apparently, Walgreens across America are denying Black People Pain Medication.

Pharmacists in a Walgreens located at 21211 Harper Avenue, St. Clair Shores Michigan 48080 (586-776-7052 call them and share your feeling), have routinely decided against filling prescriptions to their BLACK customers as they “come off like drug dealers or drug addicts” or “more suspicious” than the rest of the customers in transit.

Pharmacists are telling customers paying with a debit or credit card is illegal or that people who do not live in the State can receive pain medication. A local resident who requested to remain anonymous at this time said that the staff at Walgreens made every effort to find a loophole to avoid servicing me as a client, as a human. He has already contacted a lawyer and was advised not to share the potential audio or video.

How can Black Lives Matter if Black Lives don’t get pain medication because they are viewed as less than 3/5 a man?

I think we should send a message to Walgreens that this is unacceptable! Hopefully, this story has a happy ending however I would love to do some follow-up articles on this story, to build traction on this! Thoughts? Have you or anyone you know experienced this? Let them know how you feel by calling them direct at 586-776-7052.

Written by Malcom Goldberg

Spitty The Sequel ‘I Come Back Because I Love You’ EP & “Friends” Video

NC-based Hip Hop recording artist Spitty the Sequel releases a 4-track EP titled ‘I Come Back Because I Love You.’

The seasoned artist, famed for his uncanny lyrical deliverance and incomparable witty wordplay, shows off just why he cannot be contained into one box of style or sound. Although the EP is consistent with boom-bap and smooth R&B cadences, Spitty incorporates intermittent tranquil soundscapes allowing listeners to hone in on his lyrical content, which is not only relatable but exudes a kaleidoscope of raw emotions.



‘I Come Back Because I Love You’ touches on Spitty’s ability to live the best life he’s capable of along with his desire, even as an odd future, to make moves in this world. He emphasizes some difficulties with that task due to a lack of positive role models. Spitty also mentions friends and how they operate just like seasons, either hibernating or on vacation…yet the brotherhood has the potential to strive. 

The EP serves as a thought-provoking canvas delivered in such an eclectic approach with self-truths that is sure to have fans and listeners scratching heads and self-reflecting.


Stream/download ‘I Come Back Because I Love You’ EP here on Spotify

Watch “Friends” official video

Connect with Spitty the Sequel
Twitter @spittycrack | Instagram @spit4sale | Facebook – Spitty the Sequel

Faith Walker Releases “Love By Now” Animated Video

Taot Recordings releases the animated video of the late Faith Walker’s “Love By Now.” The single is taken from her latest self-titled album, available now on major platforms.

“Love By Now” produced by Joebi-wan with video creation by Dion Tyler for Dions Cartoons, captures the incomparable divine love story of Faith Walker and her husband, recording artist Righteous. The cartoon serves as a heartfelt timeline from when the couple first laid eyes on each other to the glorious day they exchanged wedding vows.

The soulful vocals from Faith embody the ups and downs, the highs and lows, and of course sickness and health through all seasons…It’s through her voice and penetrating emotion that allows us to believe in love, that forever love! Watch the video and stream/download Faith Walker’s self-titled album below.

“Love By Now” is in loving memory of Faith Walker, it’s by the virtue of her music and love for life that her legacy lives on…

www.taotrecordings.com

Faith Walker | Faith Walker (bandcamp.com)

Faith Walker | Spotify

Apple Music

Colorado Group Class Cases Release “Chemicals” Video

Colorado-based music trio Glass Cases release visuals for their single “Chemicals.” The track invites listeners/viewers into a personal realm of inner conflict and mental health.

Glass Cases, made up of vocalist Alex Van Keulen, spoken word artist Austin Seifert, and drummer Cameron Greene, are coined for their ingenious music contributions to Pop/synth-Rock culture and “Chemicals” is no exception.

The video shot at an abandoned gas station ideally sets the tone for minutes of gripping lyrics. While the tempo throughout the track invigorates and shakes the soul, it also amplifies a relatable struggle. “For now, I’m stuck in this skin, Tortured mind that can change on a whim A shipwrecked soul searching for home wondering why I’m not totally whole.”

Watch the official video below and stream the single on Soundcloud.

Connect with Glass Cases on all Social Media platforms

www.facebook.com/glasscasesband

www.instagram.com/glasscasesband

www.twitter.com/glasscasesband

https://www.chemicals.glass-cases.com/

Vic Monroe x Tone Spliff ‘Marinade’ (LP & Video)

Vic Monroe and Tone Spliff release an emcee/producer project titled ‘Marinade.’ The 7-track album features Milano Constantine (DITC), Innocent?, Freddie Black, and is available on major platforms.

Spliff provides Hip Hop heads with a polished arrangement of piano keys, horns, knocking bass, soul, and classic cuts while Monroe delivers fresh rhymes and clever wordplay. Stream ‘Marinade’ on Bandcamp and watch the official video below.

Connect with Vic Monroe and Tone Spliff on all platforms below.

Vic Monroe: https://linktr.ee/vicmonroe

Tone Spliff https://linktr.ee/tonespliff

Nymrod Releases ‘Educated Music’ EP

NY’s own vetted artist Nymrod releases his latest project ‘Educated Music.’ The 9-track EP features Durgaveli, H.E.R., Misch, Mellow, and Citi The King Debanaire. As per the title, Nymrod delivers a lyrical guidebook on love, life, and success over a kaleidoscope of R&B blends, soul, striking basslines, and classic Hip Hop cadences.

Although it’s difficult to pinpoint a favorite off the EP, there are some stand out tracks including “The Worst” featuring Durgaveli. The duo embodies the ups and downs of relationships, lack of communication, and inevitably the debate of will love conquer all. The chemistry between Nymrod and Durgaveli is incomparable with unmasked, raw emotion. Through striking wordplay, they express their pain that once derived from bliss.

“Love in Sections” features Misch and is a soulful, charismatic track with a chill vibe, yet rousing enough to head onto the dancefloor. Nymrod’s infections lyrics along with Misch’s enticing vocals convey a seductive bliss, one that seems to be missing in some of today’s music.

“Take You There” which features Mellow and H.E.R. takes listeners through an erotic journey, classy in deliverance with the perfect blend of classic and contemporary R&B. Nymrod’s captivating lyrics are sure to stimulate the senses, so ladies pour the wine and fellows light the cigars…  

Stream ‘Educated Music’ the EP and connect with Nymrod below.

Educated Music Mixtape by Nymrod (datpiff.com)

Facebook – Nymrod

Instagram – @nymrod_federal

Twitter – @nymrod_federal

SPEECH Releases A Different World (Single) In Response To Capitol Insurrection

 “This song had to be made to become proactive in shaping our collective future, because the rebellion that happened on January 6, 2021, in Washington D.C. was the curtain being pulled back on race, lies, and darkness in America,” Speech explains. “It’s obvious that about half of America is living in a fictitious bubble and are responding accordingly. That’s why I wanted to share facts about the lawlessness and hypocrisy that was occurring. We may be at the start of another Civil war and a lot of bloodshed.” -SPEECH



Atlanta, GA…Like millions of other Americans, Grammy Award-winning artist Speech of the legendary Afro-centric Hip Hop group Arrested Development watched in horror as a swath of die-hard Trump loyalists stormed the U.S. Capitol building in Washington D.C. As the dedicated MC he is, Speech put the pen to paper and spit out the single “A Different World,” an anthemic call-to-action that both preserve his artistic integrity and passion for socio-political issues.



“On the night of the terrorist attack that already killed five people, I did a YouTube post, I posted various things on social media, but none of it seemed adequate, especially from a music documentation perspective,” he said of the song’s evolution. “So, I went into the studio, pulled out my Beat Thang, sampler, etc. The jazz/boom bap energy for this song was intentional, meant to be a throwback energy from the ‘90s-type approach. In my opinion, those sensibilities lend themselves to reflection, grooves, and hope, while still showing the urgency of this moment. I also purposely rhymed with a higher pitch, cuz I wanted my emotions of helplessness, rage but also engagement to come through.” -SPEECH



“A Different World” follows Expansion Pt. 1, Speech’s first solo EP in 14 years, and will appear on his upcoming full-length album Expansion. As he flirts within the song’s breakdown, “This is a time for good-hearted people of all races that love Hip Hop to show the world a path to peace and truth! Plot, Plan, Strategize, Organize and Mobilize. Please spread the vibes. We aren’t helpless, we can make a different world.”

Watch the teaser video and get “A Different World” below on preferred platforms.

“A Different World” on preferred platforms
https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/speech3/a-different-world