Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Hip-Hop Dalmatians

Hip-hop, no longer real
Don’t define it by this sh*t we call mainstream
Just a bunch of artists saying the same thing
All these variations of gray
Rapping about green and cars and diamond rings
Whole songs deciphered as weed, sex, and greed
It no longer has purpose but getting play and selling CDs
Fourteen tracks and not a single one has meaning
Useless catch phrases and lines
They think they’re fine just as long as they rhyme
Then get mad when we download songs online
While they sell us insipid trash for $13.99
Few artists still on that real sh*t, that one of a kind sh*t
They took my first love and raped it, drugged it
How I loved it, until it became what it has become
It’s slowly dying (save it!)
Incubated by the few who still give it their time
All truth, no lie, they’re on that real grind
Virtuosos and prodigies are losing their voices
Pull the mic closer, we can’t hear your voices
While others struggle to hold on to their one true love
The beats instilled in their hearts, never did they part
Music…they took it and abused it
Used it to get more caged, just rotting away
More on that AIDS list, more lives wasted
Negative influence, role models equal negative,
If only they tested negative, please “let us live”
Too many too busy doing the “gangsta” thing
Others fighting to get out, while they’re dying to get in
Why? Cuz their favorite rapper said so
Shows...real flow lost
Where it dwells? Don’t know

These days, the media allows an incredible genre of music to be butchered. It's slowly losing its meaning, and being replaced by anything that will sell. The role models are gone. The stories are gone. But luckily, there are still a few who stay true to what hip-hop is and was originally meant to be. Don't let it die.

Written By: Modupe
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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The "Rhyme & Reason" Project: Feat. Conscious and Mark Milly & Black Collar Society Vol. I

Peace bloggers. Me and the homie Mark Milly have joined forces and are currently working on our new mixtape entitled "Rhyme & Reason". Two of DMV's most talented and versatile artists. With Milly's witty charisma and 'straight to the point' rhyme style accompanied by the intricate lyrical prowess of Con, this project promises to be a treat for hip hop fans. The highly anticipated mixtape project "Rhyme & Reason" is Scheduled to be an online release in November so definately stay tuned!
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Check out his site as well for his upcoming projects
Alright, peeps. As you all know I have been leaking tracks from my up and coming solo project "Black Collar Society Vol. 1". There is plenty speculation surrounding the release of the project itself. To settle all of your questions, I am definately aiming for a December or early 2010 release. Why so long? Well, I feel as though that the last mixtape I put out was rushed and not cohesive production wise. Therefore, I would like to be more careful and not rush great craft with this project. Rest assure, this mixtape is a big step from "Above The Influence" which dropped last November 2008. Shout outs to my Black Collar Society fam who will be featured on the project...hit them up on twitter @Purethrupr0se and @Imperial_J
I most definately will keep you all posted on the next moves, shows, projects, etc. etc. If you havent already, please feel free to download the tracks that are posted on the blog. A new addition to your ipods as well ;-)...Remember to keep your Eyes Closed and Your Ears Plugged....unless its to the music...Peace Bloggers

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Black Sugar prod. by Josh Grooves

This track right here gives me that old refreshing A Tribe Called Quest/Common vibe, but with that Conscious twist ;). Anyway this track is another from the up and coming mixtape [Black Collar Society Vol.1]. I am displaying a different side of my lyrical prowess, I guess you can say ha!..shout out to my homie Dupe! [follow her on twitter by the way @Purethrupr0se} Preferably a track for the ladies, but fellas feel free to enjoy this as well.
Shout outs to Josh Grooves for the smooth production on this track, another dope producer who I am networking with...Hit him up on the space.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Eyes Closed, Ears Plugged prod. by Mizfitz Soundz

First of all, I want to show mad love and support to the homies, Mizfitz Soundz for blessing me with the production on this track. In "Eyes Closed, Ears Plugged", I voice my opinion on how I feel about our political system and how we as people who are struggling within society are in jeopardy due to lack of help and understanding from our very own government. In the song the hook states- "The lies are told, but life is much better when your eyes are closed, and we hear the floods but life is much better when your ears are plugged"- In retrospect, I am simply stating that we are better off living independantly and not depending on our government to survive, for they are prone to manipulation. As minorities, it is up to us to consider change and take action. As I shed light on these situations, try to understand my perspective. Peep, enjoy and encourage your peers to listen to this track as well. Thanks and I sincerely appreciate it. Peace.