Freddie Kane recently unleashed a new EP, at a mere three tracks still standing as a better project than most people's full length bodies of work, and here we get some standout visuals for the title track "Pronto". This video is executed extremely well, director Nick Walker showing out with some great camera work and impactful images of Gibbs submerged within a tub full of snakes, and continually engulfed by the serpentine creatures throughout the video.
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The back end (in other words, time and money invested) of all artistry is what people often don't take into account when listening to new music, viewing new art, or whatever the case may be - and with the emerging generations constant attachment to technology, that will only increase. That's to say, that sometimes artists release "new" music that they've been working on for a year, two, or maybe even more, and in all 3 or 4 minutes it takes to digest a particular song, one doesn't truly comprehend the amount of work that goes into it all. Rather than continue this rant however, we give you the latest from one of the Bay Area's finest in sayknowledge, who finally gives us a taste of some recently recorded music! Going in over PRYMDPLAZA production, he liberates a heavy amount of bars on this one, coming in at just under 3 minutes - it alludes to what's to come from the San Francisco representative. The photo above is a moment from the "Questival" which recently went down in the City on 4/20, hosted by Mirage Medicinal and put together by sayknowledge's Questwell collective - stay tuned for them to make more noise soon and peep the latest below, along with some words from say himself.
yo so this one joint by PYRMDPLAZA sounded so icy on my 12's the other day. i was playing that soulection soundcloud and driving on the 17, maybe it was the redwoods or the sunny traffic filled afternoon on 101 haha but i heard this. so im just sharing this concept as is, i ran this live a couple times and it felt good, i admire this beat for the sections. this is the first recently recorded track ive dropped in a year. i grew in that year.. my fear that vibe has now re-entered its cliché era is only from understanding of how vital this form of self awareness is. misunderstandings occur whenever people hype shit but i know the neos are hips to need for vibe recognition. quest, follow the breadcrumbs but leave them on the ground. everything that ever happened before this exact moment was key. this moment and everything else ever is questy and divine through sequence. bless. love yall. - sayknowledge
When Azure isn't working on being 1/3 of Down 2 Earth, he is busy working on his solo career. Azure blesses us with two releases this week, on 4/20 the bay area rhyme slinger doused us with "Blow It Out" and then yesterday with a video for "Nine Nine" Dir. by David Camarena. Both aim to please, "Nine Nine" serves as Azure's first single from his upcoming project Leap Year which has slowly been in the making since Mint Condition two years ago. Perks of working with your HBK family is that the whole package comes out to be very cohesive, with IAMSU! on the production and David behind the lens, "Nine Nine" is sure to please. "Blow It Out" is a contains futuristic trippy instrumentation that definitely amplifies Azures already liquid like flow. What Azure aptly describes his new collaboration as "futurebounce" is the brainchild of producers Mike Gao and B. Lewis. Check out the loosie below.
Lianne La Havas, it's been too long. The U.K. songstress caught the world's attention with her debut record Is Your Love Big Enough? and returns today with signs of new life (finally) via her new single "Unstoppable". As always, Lianne's vocals are sweltering, but the production on this record makes that standout even more, venturing from the more acoustic sound found on her album. Lianne served a solid amount of visuals with her last release, and headlined AFROPUNK in NY last year as well - so we're excited to see what Blood brings from her, stay tuned for the July 31st release and check out her exciting new tunes below.
Overdoz. hits home once again with their Calmatic directed video for "F**k Yo' DJ" featuring A$AP Ferg. The THC produced cut is a loosie Los Angeles bred collective dropped back in early March. Overdoz. covers half the color spectrum in their new video while they perform for a mosh pit full of women. Although we haven't received any new material from Overdoz. for the better part of two years, the rap group will be releasing their studio album 2008, later this year. Be sure to check out their latest interview via NPR"s Microphone Check with Ali Shaheed Muhammad below.
Esta unexpectedly released a collection of new remixes a couple days ago featuring the likes of Kehlani, Vic Mensa and more. If you haven't really entered the world of Soulection this is a pretty good place to start, Esta. reworks a Kehlani and Kali Uchis track which is sure to be a fan favorite. Stream the remix compilation below and if you feel like downloading, be sure to use the name-your-price feature via his bandcamp here.
Oakland based producer Wax Roof slyly released a new joint with TyreseJohnsonMusic on his soundcloud about a week ago. Tyrese goes through the motions in the new track, aptly describing what its like to be in a struggling relationship over the soulful ballad. An unknown singer provides additional vocals adding a much needed soft touch to the track. Check out the new cut from Wax Roof and TyreseJohnsonMusic below.