After a strong line of singles and videos, Pennsylvania’s Izzy Strange finally unveils his latest body of work, “A Good Day 2 B The Bad Guy” –
The kid from the hometown of Scottsdale puts forth a high quality presentation bursting with vivid production. That can be credited to the skilled craftsmanship of producers Nate Fox, Casa Nada and Netherfriends. This is a big leap forward from his freshman effort, “Dinner With My Enemies”. Strange seems to have fully found his stride and rythm. He tackles topics such as his family, religion and love. This is very evident on songs like “Everybody Got A Story”, “God’s Got A Gun” and “Real Love”.
However, AGD2BTBG is full some straight up Hip Hop. Songs like “No Commercials”, riddled with organs and DJ cuts, will definitely have your head nodding. The most hard Hip Hop tracks actually carry features from some of Izzy Strange’s faved emcees. Catch songs like “Rappers Say The Darnedest Things” with Open Mike Eagle. Also check for his smash hit with Mick Jenkins titled “No One But Me” (which had the honor of being presented as a #DXclusive on HHDX).
With three videos currently in rotation, his collab effort “At Home” with Blu will become the forth to be treated visually. Izzy recently revealed the basis behind his trip to California. It was to link with the XXL Freshman for a flick filmed in Venice Beach.
Dolla Black leans towards director Cam Da Bastard to bring his certified street single “Wait For It” to the big screen
With the new visual, it appears Dolla Black will only continue his commanding dominance within the Jackson, Mississippi vicinity. The AVEVO-produced cut flips reversed organs and a slurry of hi-hats sprinkled on top of a thick bass line. Together with CDB, the pair properly propel the snarling audio to the streets Black claims home. Along with a high level of confidence, Dolla delivers one of his best pieces yet. If you’re counting on Dolla to fall off or slack anytime soon, don’t hold your breath. Check the cut out below and stay updated via www.DollaBlackBDE.com.
Certified Outfit perfect the art of smooth party anthems thru their latest offering featuring Dallas artist King Sonny, “Down 2 Ride”. Possessing strong songwriting abilities and precise rhyme schemes, Swindle and Church utilize their love for old school rides and the gangsta funk movement made famous by the Westside of the map.
Church stated the inspiration behind the making of the beat came from acts such as Zapp and Roger, Dazz Band, One Way and Gap Band. “That morning, I was playing Chaka Khan “Ain’t Nobody” and was trying to come up with something that had that same synthesizer funk feel. I wanted to make sure that I had those vintage Westcoast elements like the Moog synth bass line and old Roland synth leads and pads.”
Swindle came with the idea of doing something old school or along those lines and in doing so, the duo began penning verses in true Doug E Fresh & Slick Rick fashion. The back and forth approach really adds a vintage overlay to it and together with Texas native King Sonny, the catchy chorus solidifies this as a truly great record.
The video was directed by Landoe for Vivid Visual Films. He does a spectacular job of portraying the whole WashHouse lifestyle with only a few mere minutes. The guys are currently at work on two upcoming projects as well as debuting new music as part of their “Fish Friday” releases. Here is the “Down 2 Ride” video from Certified Outfit and King Sonny.
Purpose gets his hometown of Miami lit up properly with Joe Green on the vibrant Z-produced, “Lights On”. This track appears on Purpose‘s “Joy and Pain” project, which you can get on all digital outlets here: http://lnk.to/JoyandPain, via Roc N Rollies Music and ONErpm.
St. Paul, MN native-turned-Los Angeles resident M.Riich partners with Atlanta’s Rich The Kid for their original project, “Hollywood Trapp’n”, with production from Zaytoven, Kush2X, DJ Victoriouz, 1500 or Nothin and Yung Lan. Take a listen below.