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f. Sybil Shanel
directed by Truth Universal | DP Mally X | beat produced by DJ Waht
Invent The Future out now featuring Rakaa Iriscience, Kev Brown, Khrysis!


video at youtube.com/watch?v=X1yJhIZA1wI&feature=youtu.be
Invent The Future on iTunes
TruthUniversal.com | Twitter [@truthuniversal] | Facebook | Twitter [@sybilshanell]

New Orleans emcee Truth Universal presents the self-directed music video for “Motivated”, the DJ Waht-produced single “Motivated”, from his new album Invent The Future featuring Rakaa Iriscience of Dilated Peoples, Khrysis!, Kev Brown, P.U.D.G.E., Lyrikill, Shawde Banx and AF THE NAYSAYER. “Motivated” features guest vocals from singer Sybil Shanell, and the video was edited by Legaux for Legaux Blox. Born in Trinidad, Truth moved to New Orleans at age 4, and 2000 saw his first release, the Dashiki Dialogue 12″. Truth was forced to relocate temporarily to Houston after Hurricane Katrina, dropping his debut album Self-Determination around that time and following up with Guerrilla Business. “DJ Waht chopped the drums off EPMD’s ‘Jane’,” says Truth of “Motivated”. ” I brought the lyrics. Sybil listened to the content and freestyled this hook. I love Hip Hop, and no matter how difficult entities which may have some sort of gate keeping status make it for us, I’m motivated to overcome the BS. ” Invent The Future is out now on iTunes.



song produced by Best Kept Secret | directed by John Ledbetter | The Moment drops 12/3


video at youtube.com/watch?v=JI2Rl_m-vCY
“Coming Down” on Soundcloud
PHZ-Sicks.com | Twitter [@phz_sicks] | Soundcloud | Bandcamp | Facebook

Woodbridge, VA rap artist PHZ-Sicks (pronounced ‘physics’) presents the John Ledbetter-directed music video for “Coming Down”, the Best Kept Secret-produced single from his forthcoming album The Moment. The “Coming Down” video comes on the heels of the single releases of “The Love Scene III” (click to listen) and “Black Women” (click to listen). PHZ was a 2011 DMV Best VA Male Rap Artist nominee and has opened for Wale, J. Cole and more. “The beat transported me back to the time I was living in Mississippi with my grandmother and family,” says PHZ. “I felt that since I showed my loved to them lyrically, I should do the same visually. Various family members are shown throughout the video through photos as the song rides along. We’re close to Thanksgiving and this is my way of saying thanks for being a important factor in making me the person and artist I am today.” The Moment drops December 3. Click here to watch a video documenting the making of The Moment.

Written By: James Dunn


directed by Go’Head Media | beat produced by DJ Grazzhoppa
video at youtu.be/dYw8NILLY5I
“Carts b4 Horses” on Soundcloud
VoiceIsHear.com | Twitter [@voicey_uno] | Facebook | Bandcamp

New Orleans emcee Voice Monet presents the Go’Head Media-directed music video for “Carts b4 Horses (Rob)”, her new single produced by Belgian DMC champion DJ Grazzhoppa. The video was conceptualized, shot and edited all in the space of two days as part of the 48Hour Music Video Project Challenge which was recently held in New Orleans. Voice’s debut album Gumbo dropped in 2006. “NOLA Redux” featuring Malkovich made the top of Gilles Peterson’s BBC World Wide Best Hip-Hop of 2009 list. She was teaching classfuls of New Orleans youth how to rap as an official Teaching Artist In Residence when Hope & Sorrow, the 2007 Decon/Atmospheriques release from celebrated French producer Wax Tailor, was certified silver. Between her solo releases and her collaborations with BBE, Ninja Tune, Canada’s Public Transit Recordings, UK’s Twisted Funk Records and Tailor, over a quarter of a million records worldwide bear Voice’s name. She has played internationally at major festivals (Montreal Jazz Festival 2013) and world reknowned venues (L’Olympia, Paris). “Sometimes my muse comes in the form of a man, and he just wants me to… rap!” says Voice about the song. “In this particular song I have chosen to call him ‘Rob’, but that inspiration comes in many forms and is expressed through several mediums.” Voice is gearing up to release her EP Black Maria in 2014 through her production company Go’Head Media.

Written By: James Dunn


video: E MAJOR, “TSRH”
produced by Sham Dibiase | directed by E Major | featuring Rome Cee, Kane Mayfield
from Baltimore Bruin, out now

video at youtube.com/watch?v=dNDGQix_UAI
download the full version of “TSRH” at soundcloud.com/emajor/tsrh-feat-rome-cee-and-kane
download Baltimore Bruin at undersoundmusic.bandcamp.com/album/baltimore-bruin
UnderSoundMusic.net | Facebook | Twitter [@etothemajor]

Baltimore-bred, Los Angeles-based emcee E Major presents the self-directed music video to “TSRH”, the Sham Dibiase-produced single from Baltimore Bruin, his new album featuring Marc Evan, King’s Khrysis, Kaimbr and UllNevaNo as well as original production from Rexamillion, Khrysis, Roddy Rod, IllMeasured, Minus Nine and Eddie Pearson. E’s album Better Than Yours had already made Baltimore City Paper’s top ten albums of 2011 – two years after dubbing his Majority Rules album “a classic” – by the time his hit “Paper Runnin’” started doing the rounds on 92Q, later remixed by local legend DJ Booman. Wielding common-sense lyricism and a relaxed, persistent flow which presides on equal footing over boom-bap and trap alike, E’s shared stages with Lupe Fiasco, Wale, and Little Brother and has gotten the nod from Okayplayer, MTV, VH1 and DJ Booth. Three videos from the project have already been released: “Outrageous” (watch here), “Feature Presentation” (watch here) and “Zodiac Freestyle” (watch here). “Just vibing off the beat, this track turned into a nostalgic piece where I started to rhyme about all types of stuff from Hip Hop’s 90’s hey day,” says E. “I brought on Rome Cee and Kane Mayfield for the track, although the version for the video only has Rome. Both Rome and Kane know how to paint vivid pictures and were able to bring that clear imagery of what 90’s Hip Hop was really like. I used the Katt Williams sample because I always loved that bit and how he said that. It just struck me one day to make that a hook so I ran with it.” Baltimore Bruin is available now on E’s Bandcamp page.

James Dunn


Toro Y Moi “Rose Quartz”

“Rose Quartz” is the fourth single off Toro Y Moi’s third full-length, “Anything In Return”.


Concept, direction, and painting by Lauren Gregory.


Buy the album here:


p + c 2013 carpark


Video: Ivan Ives – “Higher” (ft. Aron Marsh)

directed by Ivan Ives | produced by and featuring Aaron Marsh | Stranger LP out now

stream the Stranger album free | buy on iTunes
IvanIves.com | Twitter [@thisisives] | Facebook

Russian born/bred L.A. resident Ivan Ives presents the self-directed music video for “Higher”, the Aaron Marsh-produced new single from his new album Stranger. Ivan Ives originally stepped into the hip hop world in 2007. Rolling Stone named him among the next 40 artists to watch; SPIN called him one of 8 top unsigned artists; and XXL said “don’t let his indie rocker persona fool you – this guy can spit.” He’s worked with the likes of Cappadonna (Wu-Tang), Tre Hardson (Pharcyde), Percee P & Oh No (Stones Throw), The Cool Kids, Black Milk, O.C. (DITC), Vast Aire (Def Jux), Ceschi (Fake Four Inc), and many more. Having gone to film school, he directs most of his own videos – which have racked up over a million streams on YouTube without major distribution. “Aaron and I wrote the song at his studio in Lakeland, Florida,” says Ivan. “It’s a pretty weird song with alternating off-kilter time signatures, so it was really fun to work on. I wanted the video to reflect the uniqueness of the song, and so we tell a disjointed story about an astronaut lost in space or his own mind.” Click here to view the music video for “8mm” produced by RJD2.

Author: James Dunn

Official Music Video

Directed by Ivan Ives
Animation & Design by Matt Meilner

Purchase the song “Higher” on the album STRANGER,
available at http://ivanives.com or on iTunes:

We love YouTube but sometimes they compress stuff a lot.
This video has a lot of intricate lines, so if you want to watch it in a higher-resolution,
Please check it out on Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/75261821

Written & Performed by Ivan Ives and Aaron Marsh
Produced by Aaron Marsh
©2013 No Threshold Records



First Dirt: 60 East – Good Enough (Music Video)

60 East releases this music video to “Good Enough”. A song off his most recent project “Mood Muzik Mixtape” which is set to drop later in September 2013. The mixtape is part of a remix series 60 East has been working on which he picks an artist and delivers a whole project over their production. This project he chose Joe Budden and his Mood Muzik Mixtape series.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring ScHoolboy Q and Hollis – White Walls

As we approach the one year anniversary of the album {The Heist}, the new video takes on familiar playful tone as we see Macklemore take on the role of Mackle Jackson, a machete and a bow-wielding cowboy, set out to get his girl. Featuring ScHoolboy Q and Hollis, the video also sees special guest cameos from the likes of Wiz Khalifa, Big Boi, Trinidad Jame$, A$AP Rocky, DJ Drama, and Sir Mix-A-Lot. Press play above.

Childish Gambino – Clapping For The Wrong Reasons (Trailer)

Providing more questions than answers, Childish Gambino drops off a brand new trailer, titled “Clapping For The Wrong Reasons.” With little information on what the video is actually for, the minute-long clip features additionals from the likes of Chance The Rapper, Flying Lotus, Trinidad Jame$, adult film actress Abella Anderson and Danielle Fishel (What up Topanga?). Taking to Twitter Gambino revealed the video and also announced that the director’s cut will surface next week. Could it be a short film, a music video or something else? Only time will tell, but for now enjoy the video up above, and be sure to listen to his latest single “Centipede” by clicking here.

Laura Mvula – She [+worried about festival stages]

Music video by Laura Mvula performing She. (C) 2013 Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

The Brummie jazzer worried her album Sing To The Moon was “too intimate” to work on big stages.

Laura, 27, said: “I never went to festivals before playing them, and I thought the crowds would only want raucous music. Some jazz crowds can be a little too polite. I love how people were whooping for me.”

According to dailystar.co.uk