Carlo$ Sanchez Gives Listeners A Rude Awakening

 

Detroit rapper Carlo$ is raw potential on the come up. After he sent me his video, I was in remembrance of all those that are on the come up. The artist who started with a dream and I watched it build. He is one of those people who are genuine in what they do.  Having performed at colleges and showcases he learned a lot on his journey. We also look forward to teaming up with Lo$ in the future to do amazing work. You can check his video out above.

Dear Hip-Hop, My open letter to the f*** s****

 

How have we come to this?   Shoving different colored pills down our throat. At first the cool thing was being materialistic. No, that was not good enough for you. You decided to up the ante and turn people into “savages”. But then that was not good enough ,and now you promote us killing ourselves through destructive habits. We have often over looked great acts because of how we been distracted with self inflicted songs promoting negativity.

They say this is what the people want, but what if this is a lie. What if I been program to believe this is what I want. I had to re-train my ears because of you. Because of you, I missed out on great acts like Capital Steez, Big Krit and even slept on Mick Jenkins. I been so used to hearing self-deprecation I thought that is what made good hip-hop.

The energy behind going outside and shooting somebody is not what Zulu Nation wanted for rap music. Something that was so innocent, started out in the back of parties, DJing disco records to keep the impoverished neighborhoods partying with good vibes. Has now became the staple of ride around with the pistol tucked away music. Now do not get me wrong. I came to realize that different types of stanzas are different ways rap artist use to express themselves. I love half of Futures catalogue and I think he adds a great spin on trap music. But why do we consider this the end all of rap music ? Where is the versatility, especially when it comes to versatility within the rougher parts of America. I’m talking about the “hood”, where prison rates are rising while the backdrop music fuels this anger of trying to fight the statistics.

Trap music came from the struggle, grit and grime. But the days of Jeezy and T.I. has long died.  Artist showing  critical thinking in song form is being diminished slowly. We now live in a current climate where chanting the same idea for a whole 10 songs is the new cool thing.

Why have you brainwashed a million other up and coming rappers, too think that the only way to make a “hit” is to rap about the same mundane topics over and over again and not push innovation. When in reality, it does not matter how great your song is, you need money and popularity to push the record. Does rap music only live in the club ? Does good rap music only exist within an atmosphere where liquor, half naked woman and loads of money is being tossed around?

With the “club” being what dictates a good hip-hop record, it has transformed the traditional sound, killing the essence of what it means to exercise your freedom of speech. You have the conscious rappers, rapping with undertones of a trap rapper. Using a triplet flow behind a 110 BPM beat while still trying to maintain lyrical integrity.  If it is not thumping your eardrums with overpowering bassline it is not “lit”. If it does not have a simple preschool melody it is not “lit” . If melody and complicated drums is important, you could easily get that from a 9th wonder or black thought instrumental.

With “money” and “popularity”, controlling what it means to release a rap record. It overshadows the raw talent. Putting everyone in the mindset, that this rap shit is all fun and games. “I’m here to get rich, and only for that purpose”. We have pimped our own culture to the point, outsiders barley respect us. Do not let yourself be persuaded by that check. Money is a great factor, yes, but money can be build within the communities hip-hop has came from. I know many great rap acts with an minimal fan base, and I support them to the fullest. Too the rap niggas and the trap niggas, too the artistic niggas. Do not let the over-hyped presence that surround certain acts  fool you.

We accept the less while we could have more. When as a culture we should not shun the people who promotes a message. But accept and embrace them. Why must they have to sell to you an image and promote a lifestyle that will lead you down the path of self destruction to sell records ? I think musically, structure and beat break downs are important. But why is this the defense of “trap music”. Is it boring because it does not have the topics of sex, murder and drugs. Does it lack musical depth because it does not sound like an overpowered 808 baseline. Do the image of the artist looks so unappealing to you that it makes the music “uncool” ? I accept and understand hip-hop has went through a evolution stage. But why hasn’t the topics progressed as well with it? Why does almost every beat sound like a club beat? While you scream money over bitches, I’m going to keep screaming, Question Everything! 

Think like a human being, an artist, and a entrepreneur. Do not embrace the ideology behind a rapper because it has changed from the long days of ago. 

 I am in defense of the other side of hip-hop, the true roots of what this shit stands for.  No longer shall we keep slandering rap acts that embrace true talent. 

OLZ Says Fuck Friends, Success is all I need in the end

 

When I heard this song, I was truly impressed by the soulfulness he laid on the hook. This is an artist that truly has a lot of potential. This track shows me that he is a threat to the industry. I am truly interested to see what he does as an artist. This song truly expresses OLZ  frustrations that he has with peers. “All the friends he build with turned to stoners” , he raps, this song to me, expresses that him and his friends are all succumbing to the system and in the end can not rely on one another because they are all fighting the same battle. He has changed as a person and it sounds like he has outgrown his old friends and is on to new journeys ahead. Listen to the song below, it is truly amazing.

When Love Finds You(Requested By Aaron)

When searching for love and one relationship does not work out after another. We often ask ourselves is it us or them? Me being in three relationships were I thought it was  in “love”, believing that this person is the reason for my super powers. I Put my happiness in their hands, neglecting my own self-confidence. Not realizing that this power lies in me.  Was it really fair that I did that to them ? I placed the weight of my world on their shoulders. When the world came tumbling down falling from the grasp of their hands it shattered. And I allowed it.

After being lied to, cheated on, and sold false realities. I realized that they are not doing this because they wanted to feel “love” from me. I was just filling the need and dependency that I was missing in our relationship. Then from that time on, I realized I am missing a need and dependency, the love from myself.

Jevonte DayKofa – Revolving Doors[Prod and Mixed By : Dr.Atzar. Lyrics written and History behind song

 

 

Verse One

Step inside a cylinder, Diamond shaped perimeter/

Glass doors reflecting all my fears that are sinister/

Behind me a doctor with a briefcase thats holding tranquility, cure of cancer and a mental illness affect me in my Vicinity

Ahead of me

Engineers advancing technology cell phone planted in my body/

Sheet of fiber material separating me from the confines of illuminati/

Pyramids, eyelashes, implanted, on pinnacle power of money moving chess pieces like hockey/

Secret Society I spin on a poltergeist/

Move me like a puppet politicians quote it nice/

A wall that’s standing tall right before my eye sight/

Hook 

Life is a revolving door I think I popped a red pill/

Life is a revolving door I think I popped a blue pill/

Life is a revolving door i’m Neo in the Matrix/

Pinnacles of power moving chess Pieces like hockey/

Bridge

All of my niggas they selling that pew X3

Verse Two

When I go outside this door way, do or die time/

Im fighting three strikes memories of a prison light/

Stabbed to death/

Out of breath a CO told me hold tight/

Incarceration physically bound but I can still take flight/

Disrespect/

On the floor that pussy wet/

Bleed to death/

I would never climb these walls/

Cause my daddy tried to ball/

Crack cocaine invested in my DNA/

Disobey/

Curtis Mayfield sold cocaine/

David Ruffin Snort his Pain/

Hook 

Life is a revolving door I think I popped a red pill/

Life is a revolving door I think I popped a blue pill/

Life is a revolving door i’m Neo in the Matrix/

Pinnacles of power moving chess Pieces like hockey/

Bridge

All of my niggas they selling that pew X3

History of song:

When Atzar first sent this song to Jevonte DayKofa it came naturally. The song is really about the power of choice. Red pill grants you all the knowledge about what is around you, while the blue pill represents ignorance is bliss. With Jevontae Being Neo in the Matrix, he describes the power of the forces he faces outside in his community. This song comes off of Dr.Atzar’s album Down To Earth.

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Recovery, Short Poem By Chayla Adkins

Chayla is a student at the University of Toledo. She also is majoring in psychology and has a poem published in her school magazine. A person of many talents, she let Napalm release one of her poems on this platform. This piece is for woman going through trial and tribulations. This poem really made me sit back and reflect on the power of psychological abuse.

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Dr.Atzar The Surgeon Behind Sound

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Dr.Atzar is the surgical mastermind that delves into each track with sonic abstraction. As I was listening to his new album, The Sound Doctor, he gave us a look into what talents he hold. The album is just as quirky like the sporadic production  Fly-lo makes. Each instrumental feels like a acid trip that is positive with daffodils dancing upon a powerful almighty being. Dr.Atzar Scaffold is galactical, cutting through a dark hole to give us time stamps that embraces what it means to be the smiling hippie within the universe.

This album is an abstraction of many different sounds, styles and tempos. The album leaves you wondering how does this one man wonder does it. Each track tells a sonic story, Especially on “SnowFlakes Dawn”. The bells that come into this song welcomes the listener into a world that feels like Narnia. The beat then builds up with Synthesizers and tropic drums, leaving me guessing what is going to happen next. Each and every moment of this song activates my theatric mind. I can imagine myself going down a very steep snow hill dodging all types of icepicks in hopes that I make it to the bottom safely. That’s when the transition in this beat snaps me out of my dream land. I’m now dancing with big foot’s wife on the top of Mt.Rushmore. Hot chocolate brewing in the Igloo courtesy of frosty the snowman. Ready to be served for the guest at the party. This project is an hour long and is very ambitious, there is a transition within almost each instrumental. He uses the sounds to really entice the listener’s imagination.

 

This is the first song I listened to by Dr.Atzar. This song is really what made me fell in love with his sound. I realized the psychedelic coolness that vibed from his music.

 

I also thought his remake of Justin Bieber was pretty dope. Showing the versatility he has as an music producer.

 

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