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New Video: TeRae x “Sweet Karma” |Dir: OMG’ Its Kidd Fresh

TeRae drops the visual to “Sweet Karma”, in this life what you do is what you get and this video and song are a compliment. Be on the look out for this hard working talented young lady!!!

TeRae’s new EP “Heart Ties” available now ! https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/hea…

New Video: Dred Gator x Stakkhouse x “Broke No Mo”

Dred Gator shares insight on why he goes so hard in life and with his music on his new joint featuring some soulful vocals from Stakkhouse. We all can relate on not wanting to go “Broke No Mo”!!! 

iTunes & Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/bro…
iHeart Radio: https://www.iheart.com/artist/dred-ga…
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/music/a…
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Broke-No-feat-…
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Dred-Gator-4…
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dredgator/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DREDGATOR?s=09

New Video: Big Tay x “Humble and True” [KELO HUSTLE ENT] | Dir: Spiff Vision

“Humble and True” off Big Tay’s 4th mixtape titled Money Making Music.
Directed by @SpiffVision

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New Mixtape: Steelo I.B. x Practice #StayTruu

Steelo I.B. x Practice

Listen: STEELO I.B. x Practice

Steelo I.B. is back with his new mixtape called ‘Practice’. The project features notable industry instrumentals in which he displays an upward trajectory of subject matter, culture influencing, lyricism, flows and intricate rhyme patterns with overall pride in being a superior MC that is displayed on any verse he touches.  ‘Practice’ is strengthen by Steelo’s ability to showcase in-depth growth as an artist as well as the ability to paint a canvas of society and the music industry in it’s current terms; which has happened on each project from the Virgin Islands’ native, an example of that is on the “Made You Look Exhibition” Steelo raps “…niggas unarmed/cops let the glock sing a love song/to a black man/cuz they love dat/hate to see a nigga getting success/now that’s real hate, not jealousy/this a system that look at us as the enemy…” Lines like these are compelling and shows that Steelo is well aware of the injustices that predicate our society and also not allowing the stresses of life to stop your focus on your purpose and to always forge on because in the next line he says “…so I could give a fuck if a nigga throwing shade/ with sunshine, children never know how to behave/ it’s crunch time, something like MJ with the fade/a Sensei with the blade, get the fuck up out my way, it’s Lo…”  Powerful lyrics that reasonate and had that on repeat for me!!!  The only feature is from his brother and stand out MC in his own right,  Jaunee Be as they go back and forth in an exchange of shrewd and witty lines from both MCs on the ‘Love Me Exhibtion’ track, Jaunee raps “… this ain’t Cairo, Rome filthy, Babylon fall til then collect gold for when the dollar withdraws, drop jewels pick up gems, no illusion involved, stay truu what???…” and Steelo professing “…I know I said I was the best, but my bro’s better, I used to love Clipse but I think our flows better…” I absolutely appreciate the confident humility in artists, so when I hear lines like those, it gravitates to the kid in me that grew up loving Hip Hop MCs who were able to showcase the human factor we all possess with memorable bars.  Other stand out tracks include “Humble Exhibition”, “Keep Ya Head Up Exhibition” & “Life Exhibiton”.  Steelo does a great job grabbing some clever interludes and samples mixed in with picking some classic beats, while delivering stand out culture defining verses across the board.  ‘Practice’ has the potential to cast his name into the industry spotlight of conversations of dope MCs that we should be taking note of and to me, he has certainly established himself as top tier MC in the industry.  Steelo’s verses are so pristine and effortless that one can tell that one of his past times is ‘Practice’ … yes we’re talking about ‘Practice’!!! Definitely check out this project for the new wave of what’s to come in Hip Hop!!!  #StayTruu

-The Galaxy

Twitter: @SteeloIB

Instagram: @SteeloIB

New Video: DHAZE x “Control” (1 Verse Wonder Video) |Filmed by @SpiffVision

SpiffVision’s 1 Verse Wonder Video Contest (Entry #1)
DHAZE – “Control”

https://soundcloud.com/vdhaze

#TheSpiffVision1VerseWonderVideoContest
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Filmed by @SpiffVision
Edited at @MoveyStudio

Event: Gainesville, Fl ‘Free Fridays’ salutes African-American Music Appreciation Month | Headliners for Friday June 2nd 2017: Little Jack and the Soul Searchers

It is said that a celebration of black music is a celebration of all music because it has contributed to all genres in the world.

But, this month, and in keeping with the annual African American Music Appreciation Month, which is observed in June, the city of Gainesville will highlight African-American artists and their music — including a tribute to the music of the legendary Curtis Mayfield — during the “Free Fridays” concert series.

 And on Friday, Little Jake and the Soul Searchers will kick off the opening concert, which is set for 8-10 p.m. at the Bo Diddley Plaza in downtown Gainesville.

Rounding out the month of concerts will be 21 Blue (blues) with Longineu Parsons and Ted Shumate on June 9; Wester Joseph’s Stereo Vudu (“vudu rawk” and ska) on June 16; a Tribute to the Music of Curtis Mayfield by Travis Atria and Friends on June 23; and De Lions of Jah (reggae) on June 30.

“A celebration of African-American music is essentially a celebration of music because it has contributed to all music genres globally,” said David Ballard, event coordinator of the city of Gainesville Cultural Affairs Division. “The artists didn’t get the fame and money they should have received and I think we should celebrate their artistic contributions any way we can.”

Ballard said Little Jake and the Soul Searchers have always headlined the first concert for the month.

“Little Jake is a great show man and he has a great band,” said Ballard. “They always put on a great show that gets more popular each year.”

He said Mitchell draws the biggest crowd, with more than 2,000 attending the concert.

Mitchell, who is a graduate of all-black historic Lincoln High School, includes the late great B.B. King as one of his mentors. He has gone on the road with James Brown, Jackie Wilson, Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye and Bobby “Blue” Bland. His first record was with Chess Records in 1957 on the same master tape as rock guitarist Chuck Berry.

Mitchell’s band, Little Jake and the Blenders, was the first African-American group to perform in 1960 at the Gator Growl pep rally on the University of Florida campus. In 1965, Mitchell performed at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. He recorded with Impact Records in Detroit, releasing the songs, “Work With Me, Annie,” “Not a Chance in a Million” and “I’ve Gotta Know.”

In 1975, he recorded “You Can Make It If You Try” with Newtown Records, the same label as Patti Labelle and the Bluebells. Mitchell also owned his own record company, Golden Hit Productions, from 1966-1972 in Detroit.

Mitchell said they’ve been on tour, performing throughout Florida, but this concert in Gainesville is one he never misses.

“We’re booked for the year, almost every year, (but) we save this time for Gainesville,” Mitchell said.

Mitchell said he will play music from his new CD, “Not a Chance in a Million” by “Little Jake and the Fabulous Soul Searchers, which he said, was considered for a Grammy. Also from the same CD, there is “Free at Last,” I Gotta Know,” and other songs.

“These are freedom songs that bring people together,” Mitchell said. “This is going to be one of our fantastic shows. I love to entertain for my people, bringing joy and bringing back memories.”

source: Sunone.com