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We’re back again with another special feature for this week’s Music Monday segment! Today we got another appearance from L12, a rising artist from Grand Rapids, MI and a longtime friend of mine and artist here on OTDHipHop blog. He just released his newest project entitled ‘Black Sheep, Volume 1’ in early November, which showcases his unique and growing sound as a songwriter, producer, and recording engineer.
Overall, I think L12’s new album is definitely a bop, with a variety of content and vibes. The sound is reminiscent of J. Cole, Ty Dolla $ign, Tory Lanezm and L12’s own midwest influences. My personal favorite tracks are “Lash!” and “M.I.A.” The intro’s and interludes are super lit too, especially “Love Me Long Time,” which takes the listener back to the vibes of street cyphers and lofi style. The project is a mix of trap hip hop, R&B, and lofi underground tunes, which makes for a dynamic journey as a listener and fan. The standout track for me has got to be “Cash Rue” ft. Codyak, drawing elements from Wu Tang’s classic “C.R.E.A.M” with a twist of R&B and trap.
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We are back in full effect, not that we ever left... I know I haven't been live on our Instagram page for almost 3 months nor have I blogged much, but I've been working on other projects. On top of that, the pandemic is still very real. However, ff you haven't heard already, our podcast just launched back in January, with 2 episodes already out now! Live-stream interviews will resume this month. Any artist interested in hopping on our Wednesday night live-stream, feel free to hit me up on Instagram (@OTDHipHop) or send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org. As always, thank you for supporting this platform! Lots more content and projects on the way...
Kicking off Spring 2021, we got Mac Bone's brand new drop "What I Want." It's refreshing to vibe to Mac Bone's latest release, which features a laid-back classic vibe with cool and clever lyricism. The beat, rhymes, and flow all come together so effortlessly. This track is a quick lil' bop, somethin' to keep you company and chilled, during your quarantine work day or 420 smoke sessions. Mac Bone is always keepin' it real with his easy going rhymes; painting pictures of his daily life and personal growth. I dig the nostalgic energy on this track and video a lot!
Speaking of the video, this is a hella tight visual! Shout out Wayne Jones from YSFilmz on the clean and simple shots, featuring some dope effects. I feel like this video captures Mac Bone's style to da' max! I love how Mac stays real to his Hawaii beginnings, rocking the The HiLites Crew (THC) sweater and youthful swag. Big ups to Mac Bone doin' his thing in North Carolina! The overall project is super solid and I'm glad to feature it on the blog. Check out "What I Want" on Youtube and subscribe to Mac Bone's channel!
Welcome to another Track Tuesday segment here on OTDHipHop! Yesterday we featured 2 artists: AjGod and Toriyama, reppin’ Kurse Krew from Oakland, CA. We reviewed their latest joint album Krew Entertainment, and checked out their 2 newest videos for the singles “Water” and “Hunger Speech” from the album. Today we’re featuring them again, and showcasing their 2 videos even more.
Overall, I really dig both songs and visuals. First off, I dig the beat choice for “Water.” The ongoing “I do this shit like water” mantra is catchy, and gives off a vibe of confidence to the listener. This track and visual showcases Toriyama’s intricate but almost chill lyricism. He also pays homage to his crew, through different metaphors and flow. I also appreciate the cartoon edits on, which add a fun visual element to the HD video production. “Hunger Speech” is dope too, and actually features more of the crew and city. Props to the videographers for both videos! I look forward to more content coming from Kurse Krew and their individual artists. It’s also nice to see the collaboration at work!
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Jehzan Exclusive is a hip hop artist, educator, and entrepreneur from Honolulu, HI. She founded OTDHipHop in 2015. For more, visit her website or social media.