Friday, May 29, 2009
Double E, Double E, Double E.... when I saw him for the first time I had to do a double take...lmao. I had to say that, lol the music is whats important right now and this man is on point when it comes to what new tracks he is releasing and message in his music. He has been in this business for a while and has wore many different hats in the industry. His flow is like his demeanor, very easy going. As busy as he always is, he finds the time to tell me what he is working on and why his music needs to reach the people. Its crazy how we first met because it was a shock for me and a scheduled interview for him. Now, keep in mind I do radio so I do not have to dress up for work so yep I was looking a mess. Nope he was not scheduled for the interview, he had actually brought a group to Chatt that he was managing and they had the interview....(that I did not know about...lol)! So imagine my surprise to find out DoubleE was an artist a few conversations later. I was not disappointed and you will not be either. The feature single is "Rain on Her". It has a upbeat tempo perfect for summer time fun and he is talking about of course making it rain on her. Not how you think, his lyrics are not harsh just flirtatious enough to make you feel sexy as a woman and want to listen for what he has to say next. This song is all about pleasing the ladies and making them feel appreciated by the end of the track.
The featured video is a different side of what he can do because he is also a conscience rapper. He embraces the truth that people are in need and they have to keep "Dreamin". I have to give it to him because he is making quality videos without a signed deal. When I first saw the video I was very impressed.
There is no telling where you will see him next because he stay doing shows all over. The last time I talked to him he was performing in Florida. I give his new single and video a NoriNori. Big ups to you for your grind ethics and determination. I was on his myspace and saw this number so I thought I would pass it along to you 504-208-4916. I have not called it so I have no idea if someone will answer or if it is a voicemail. Whatever the case if someone answer or if its voicemail tell them I would co-sign this dude music anyday of the week!
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Jus Sleep is the coolest reject that I know and I wouldn't have it any other way. I do not know exactly when the connection happened but it is one that was via a myspace fumble. I remember sitting at the radio station bored and getting a message that was something like check out my music. I was thinking booo here we go again but shhh why not, I have nothing to loose by listening to this looser. On the contrary he is neither a looser nor is he boring. I can't really put my finger on his sound but it is uniquely calculated and executed depending on how he is feeling at the moment. He puts me in the mind of a Talib Kweli and Kanye West when it comes to his lyrical content. Since that day I came across his page I have been a fan. I will go on record as saying I am Jus Sleep's #1 FAN in this bish ( I am sure his mom would argue me down that she is, she knows all his lyrics too, and let me not forget his lil boy. Ok damn I am his #3rd biggest fan...lmao). Oh by the way his page is http://www.myspace.com/jussleepmusic it wouldn't be right if I did not tell you.
The featured song tonight is "Bills to Pay". Now me and Sleep went back and forth on this record because it is one that had to grow on me but it is fitting that I use this song because lets just be real we all got damn bills to pay. It is a song no matter your back ground that everyone can relate to. An interesting fact about him is that he is in the Army. Yes, he sampled Aretha Franklin and he killed the track. I remember the first time we ever spoke on the phone he called me and this man was in Iraq, that freaked me out. He is currently in Honduras and still working on his craft. Don't let this Army dude fool ya he is still recording and you can expect two new projects being released from him later this year around September. The highest rating that an artist can get on my blog is 2 Nori's and he has earned his NoriNori. This is only the beginning for Jus Sleep and with all due repect his black A@! better not forget about me when he makes it :)
This video is just a taste of what Jus Sleep and Mike Murda can create together. This was featured on Power 94.3 WJTT for weeks on end. The single "WAR" highlights as a soilder how he is feeling and how sometimes our government can just kick rocks!
Jus Sleep- Bills to Pay.wma
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
This first post is near and dear to my heart because of the odd circumstances that has made this story sad but true. A young man Robert Brown aka Brikk lost his life and his son Robert Brown Jr and a friend Devonte' Saddler aka Snake Eyes are carrying on the legacy of what his father started and group member Mobb aka Travis Moore. Pinney Woods is a group out of my hometown that recently signed a major deal with Universal and were in the beginning stages of promotions and album prep with two hot singles on the charts. "I Hate You" feat. The Game and "Be Alright" feat Lil Wayne. This is about the continuation of a Legacy that has been started and I definately think these cats got what it takes. The group name is Y.P.B. which stands for Young Paid Boys and they sent me two singles "Hoodstar" and "I'm trying to make it". Of the two songs hands down Hoodstar caught my attention first and I really like the feel of the beat and how the boys come on the song enthusiastic and engaging. They have a lot of work to do but they are starting early and they can work on their verbal skills and the execution of versus. Brikk Jr is 13 and Snake Eyes is 14. They are keeping alive the memory of a great man gone soon RIP Brikk. It is going to take some time but if they keep pushing and stay focused they have a bright future ahead of them. I wonder what will come of the Pinney Woods project and what decision were made on behalf of Universal but that is another story for another day. I give Y.P.B a work in progress rating and wish them the best!
Y.P.B.- Hood Star.wma
Y.P.B- I'm Trying To Make It.wma