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Joint of The Moment: “Sojourn” by Grxwn Fxlks

Grxwn Fxlks, a dynamic Hip-Hop duo, features the powerful emcee Masai Turner and the masterful producer Akil Esoon. Amidst today's inundation of ignorance and negativity in Hip-Hop, they emerge as a beacon of substance and authenticity. Their signature sound, rooted in Raw Beats crafted from expertly chopped samples and live instrumentation, resonates with those seeking meaningful messages. Through Real Rhymes, they offer social commentary, personal insights, and a reflection of the grown folks' reality, providing a refreshing alternative for Hip-Hop enthusiasts yearning for depth and connection within the music they love. “SOJOURN” SONG CREDITS Performed by Grxwn Fxlks Written and Produced by Masai…

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I’m Starting A New Project: “Open 24 Hours”

When the year started, I was focused on putting together a project dedicated to my collaborative efforts with Dantrel "Fave" Robinson. I was taking everything he'd told me and taught me and just putting myself out there, composing songs without the crutch of a lot of sampling. As time went on and I started to get more confident in instrumentation, the project took a turn, and became more focused on exploring my creativity with no limitations. I am finally at a point where I can create the songs I hear in my head almost perfectly. The reason it's called "Open…

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From The Crates: Above The Law with “V.S.O.P.”

Part of the post-NW.An explosion of California gangsta rap, Above the Law, came out of the eastern Los Angeles suburb of Pomona; leader Cold 187um, aka Big Hutch (born Gregory Hutchinson), was joined by KMG the Illustrator (born Kevin Dulley), Go Mack (born Arthur Goodman), and DJ Total K-Oss (born Anthony Stewart). Mixing '70s vintage funk and soul samples with live instrumentation (Hutchinson had studied jazz while in school, the group signed with Eazy-E's Ruthless Records and issued its debut album, Livin' Like Hustlers, in 1990; split into violence- and sex-themed sides, it was co-produced by Dr. Dre (before N.W.A's…

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You Should Be Listening To Ariel J.

Introducing Ariel J., an electrifying force in the realm of contemporary music. Born and bred in the vibrant cultural landscape of Los Angeles, Ariel's journey into the world of music began at an early age, fueled by a passion for storytelling and a love for melody. Drawing inspiration from a diverse array of influences spanning pop, R&B, and electronic music, Ariel's sound is a captivating fusion of soulful vocals, infectious rhythms, and introspective lyricism. Ariel J. Online: Apple Music:    / ariel-j   Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0KVhK... Instagram:    / arielj.music   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@imarielj?_t=8... Facebook:    / arieljmusic    

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From The Crates: “Rain In Cuba” by Joe Hertz

Since first exploding onto Soundcloud back in 2014, Brixton-born Hertz has become a darling of the bedroom producer generation, thanks to his knack for blending soulful electronica with upbeat r&b. Billboard described his breakthrough 2017 EP, Night/Daze, as "a collection of calming antidotes for the stresses of daily life," and Complex noted that it "oozed both talent and creativity in abundance."    

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Favorite Wrestler Theme Songs: Chris Jericho

It's amazing how Chris Jericho has been able to stay relevant in professional wrestling for so long. He has the uncanny ability to reinvent himself when needed to stay ahead of the game. In his latest stint in AEW, his biggest selling point has been his theme song "Judas", performed by himself and his band Fozzy. The song is so popular that even if he comes out to silence, the audience sings the entire theme for him. Another notch in Jericho's belt.  

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You Should Be Listening To Zuri

She's new on the scene and with only one song right now, but showing a lot of promise: songwriter, storyteller, sound innovator, bassist, and vocalist. Hailing from the south, ZURI is a 19-year-old music artist from Atlanta, Georgia. With influences from contemporary jazz, neo-soul, & and R&B, her sound is uncommon and a fresh find you didn't even know you needed to hear. She specializes in writing songs everyone can connect to and feel.    

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Favorite Wrestler Theme Songs: Samoa Joe

This theme is in my top 5 of all wrestling themes. I don't think any other theme has embodied the persona of its character like "Nation of Violence" by Dale Oliver. I love how they start it with his iconic intro and then at the end, drop to a new beat with Oliver's raspy flow. Pure adrenaline.    

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You Should Be Listening To Norman Sann

From an early age Norman Sann has had a shine. The backdrop of his beginnings is all too normal these days, but Norman was built differently. Norman Sanchez was born in Houston, Texas to a single mother. His father was serving time in jail and his older brothers were busy making moves in the street. For Norman, the music called louder than the streets. Norman's mother, despite struggles, sought to enroll Norman in acting classes and spent her time introducing him to all creative cultures. He was quickly enamoured with music. The storytelling of country music spoke to him, the…

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Nas Enlists DJ Premier for His New Joint “Define My Name”

Beginning with his classic debut, Illmatic (1994), Nas has stood tall as one of New York City's leading rap voices, outspokenly expressing a righteous, self-empowered swagger that has endeared him to critics and hip-hop purists. Whether proclaiming himself "Nasty Nas" or "Nas Escobar" or "Nastradamus" or "God's Son," the self-appointed King of New York has battled numerous adversaries, none more challenging than Jay-Z, who vied with Nas for the throne left in the wake of the Notorious B.I.G's 1997 assassination. Such headline-worthy drama has informed his provocative rhymes, delivered with a masterful flow and a wise perspective over beats by…

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