New York recording artist Danté Lennon premieres her latest musical offerings to the world in the form of an EP titled “Party at a Funeral” and paired along with an interesting visual for “One Thing”. With an uncompromising sound, the album takes you directly inside the mind of an artist, without the smoke and mirrors. Her colorful rhymes are intended to convey a rich truth to the audience, while set to a dope beat. Inspired by artists such as Jay Z, Dante takes her storytelling to another level by releasing a debut project that is an intimate look into the artists mind.
Dropping the mask that most artists continue to hide behind, “Party at a Funeral” is a project that subtlety changes the nuance of hip hop by being barefaced in it’s honesty. With eight new tracks, PaaF is a testimony to the real journey of an artist from start to finish. Taking you on a passage, Dante‘s EP is an aural diary that isn’t pretentious in what it sets out to do, which is allow you the listener to step into her zone and appreciate not only the music, but the artist who truly creates and allows you to step into her creation.
Back this with an impressive optical treatment for one of the album’s standout cuts, “One Thing”, and you have enough material to tide your ears over for weeks to come. We present to you, Brooklyn’s own, Dante.
Smokey, Donavon and Chiefy combine forces as the Portland Rap group Cloud9Krew and just recently released a rock solid EP entitled “A Flight On Cloud9”. The Krew focused on selecting strong songs that offer both variety and substance and contain standout cuts such as “They Already Know”, “Let’s Go Get It” and “Pain From The Struggle”. These young men have been very determined in pushing their new project, even releasing a very entertaining documentary showcasing a BTS look at the making of the album [link]. Roll up and celebrate with the Krew by pressing play below.
Keeping true to 2016’s #YearOfTheOddz motto, Chicago’s 7oddz presents yet another solid Hip Hop project full of “Old Fashioned Hip Hop”. This nine track EP is made up of instrumentals provided by Ukraine producer ALF of Aromotherapy fame. OFHH also marks the beginning of a new 7oddz line of international material and showcases producers and emcees from around the globe. For this edition, the crew combines Chicago and Lutsk, Ukraine and the end result is nothing short of “Old Fashioned Hip Hop”.
CyphaDenMusic’s Taiyamo Denku debuts his ten track album entitled “If I Did An Album With Nick Wiz”. What started off as an instrumental project of Nick’s (click here), Denku used it to fuel lyrics over, creating songs such as the previously released singles “I’m Here To Stay” and “SOS”. We find the Wisconsin rhyme slayer with sword in hand slaying weak emcees with his patent vocal pitch. With a strong nineties influenced sound, this is a must have for Hip Hop heads alike. IIDAAWNW can be streamed and purchased from the Bandcamp player provided.
“Talking Sh*T Volume 1” is the first installment in an ongoing release series from Upper East Side New York dual group Highly Funktional Addicts. The two released the debut video for the EP in the fourth quarter of 2015 and are planning to release a follow up visual for the party anthem, “It’s Better To Spend It On Beer”. Jay Kila, the self proclaimed “Hindjew” and buddy filmaker Cav create feel good music mixed with lyrical complexity. Listen as they quote famous rhyme lines from some of your favorite artists while proving that they have NY Hip Hop blood pumping thru their veins. Available for free download and streaming, check out Highly Funktional Addicts and their EP, “Talking Sh*T Volume 1”.
Listen to the EP below:
Watch the video for “Smoking And Drinking” Below:
Jay Kila is a talented young rapper who performs an alternative style of hip-hop. A native of the Upper East Side in New York City, Kila is Half- Indian and Jewish (a Hindjew). An eternal partier, his music combines rapid-fire delivery and witty lyrics to create anthems guaranteed to get a crowd going. Think a modern Beastie Boy or Eminem. His work has been featured in New York Magazine, on The Today Show, as well as G4TV and He has opened for Wu-Tang Clan, Digable Planets, and KRS 1 – performing at festivals in NYC and across the country. He is part of the rap duo “Highly Funktional Addicts” with his long-time collaborator, filmmaker Stephen Cavaliero (“Cav”).