Last week I was blessed to have a chit chat with artist, producer, and record label owner Andrew Thomas, who hails from Minnesota, and discussed his new single ” Liquor Talkin'”. He got to explain to me how the visual for the video came about, and how the shut down of 2020 allowed him to create a visual that will really works well for the single. We also talked about his upbringing on the native reservation, seeing Prince perform at Paisley Park prior to his untimely death as well as his musical talents.
Andrew has been blessed to produce music for Snoop Dogg, Waka Flocka, and plenty other artists from Minnesota!
If you want to know more about Andrew Thomas watch the interview below:
In preparation for their upcoming new album “Space Craft” (out July 22), Chicago Hip Hop group Greenlight Music releases “CDC”, the first video off the album.
The album “Space Craft” was inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic. Remaining true to their core point of view — social, political, and economic themes are addressed with freshly written rhymes and surgically calculated, innovative production by RP.
The music is a throwback to the Golden Era of Hip Hop, reminiscent of 1990’s collaboratives like the Native Tongues, and best known for groups like Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Jungle Brothers, and more.
Check out the “CDC” video below and be on the lookout for “Space Craft”, dropping July 22nd.
GREENLIGHTS Music is a production group created by Producer/Engineer/Emcee Andrés Roldan aka RP (former frontman for the live Chicago Hip Hop group Abstract Giants). They have been performing live as a band for over 4 years. A collaboration of sorts, the group features many talented musicians, singers, emcees and djs.
GREENLIGHTS Music is the definition of socially and politically conscious Hiphop who definitely brings back “Golden Era” boom-bap beats with modern day hifi production.
XnationalZ, the group project of Los Angeles’ producer/ rapper iota_arcane and producer Namo, releases their latest effort “NeveRTHELess”.
Entirely produced by Namo and written by iota_arcane, this release is an intellectual journey of thought and wordplay and a unique approach to entertainment.
Iota_arcane’s curious way of storytelling stands out so much that the words on NeVeRTHELess were printed in a limited run of poetry books to go along with a small production of cassette tapes (available via Bandcamp). The poetry book has an extra poem that didn’t make the final music project but was all penciled in while sky starring on iota’s stoop.
We often hear the phrase “for the culture” thrown around loosely but The Crimson Twins are just that. Matching their psychic connection and their love for real hip hop they want to bring back the feeling that we got the first time hearing the golden era sound of slappin beats and lyrical machine gun rap. They came to conquer the dumbed down current state of music and bring a revolution, reinforced through new rhymes and the sound that made you fall in love with hip hop. It’s a new flavor and a new style but feels like you’ve been here before on some déjà vu type of vibe.
The blue is for the working class warrior mindset, the crimson is for the blood, sweat and tears that have been put into their craft. A-$harp and Wes Nihil are the Crimson Twins! And they aren’t stopping for anything or anyone that steps In their path. Coming out of Brick City Newark N.J., in the middle of a pandemic, they are making the impossible possible. With their new video “Loan $harks” they’re bringing back music to the streets with a new old school type of magic to this. Blending boom bap beats with razor sharp bars, mixed with graffiti writing, their message is clear on the wall for all to see. Featuring the world renowned artist Cent, they’re back and rolling harder then ever in this carnivore, animalistic style track.
Check out the video and grab your copy of the Crimson Twins EP below: