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We know that you real hip hop fans love J. Cole and Dysmanic, and all the awesome stuff both of them are capable of doing while on the road. We also have a review from Dysmanic on the new Freddie Gibbs project: Freddie Gibbs | The Count In case you’ve been living under a rock Read More

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We know that you real hip hop fans love J. Cole and Dysmanic, and all the awesome stuff both of them are capable of doing while on the road. We also have a review from Dysmanic on the new Freddie Gibbs project:

Freddie Gibbs | The Count

Count up and light one up with Freddie Gibbs and SoJones. #dysmanicreviews

Count up and light one up with Freddie Gibbs and SoJones. #dysmanicreviews

In case you’ve been living under a rock (ok, I actually was under a rock on this one too; my fault) Freddie Gibbs got a new Album “Shadow of a Doubt” and a music video to accompany it. Right now we’re gonna focus on the music video to “Fuckin’ Up the Count”.

First off, if you don’t know who Freddie Gibbs is, walk away from your laptop or hand-computer and go check yourself real good, real fast. I’ll give you a minute. Ok? Ready, here we go. No, seriously, Freddie is a Gary, Indiana rapper with that smooth Midwest gangsta swag. In 2014 Freddie teamed up with Stones Throw Records’ Madlib (think Jay Dilla, MF Doom; and most recently Madlib produced Kanye West’s “No More Parties In LA) to release “Piñata”, a very impressive and soulful album. 

Dysmanic writes about Hip Hop and production on the MPC. He also listens to J. Cole

Dysmanic writes about Hip Hop and production on the MPC. He also listens to J. Cole

  I’m not gonna spoon feed you too much. If you truly wanna know more about Freddie Gibbs, do what any 21st individual living in a first world country would do: Google him or Wikipedia him, I don’t care.

We got more J.Cole news coming next week reader, and the review keep going on!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V74famrJi5M&list=PLkuZFJvrpJGuo245KWTO10m3G7QwmjYrr

 

Like I mentioned early, we kinda slacked off on this one, that is, we have unfortunately slept on this more recent third quarter 2015 release. Let’s focus on the music video to “Fuckin’ Up The Count”. The record is produced by Boi-1da and Frank Dukes. The beat has this eerie, dark piano riff and smooth but present drums and bass. This beat completely sets the tone for the record and grants Freddie Gibbs the platform to express his braggadocios account of slanging, banging and balling with “fifty thousand dollars in a nigga couch”.

So what you got, beats? Rhymes? It's the SoJones lifestyle.

So what you got, beats? Rhymes? It’s the SoJones lifestyle.

This song is more than bravado; there’s an element of story, or urban mythos in the works. The actual music video itself is just as special.  It depicts young adolescents getting into the drug game with Freddie as their “mentor”, or boss rather. Freddie’s advice is simple, just don’t fuck up the count. It’s all love and it’s all good as long as business is good and you stay on your count. There’s some sort of story that is set in the video. One youngster gets shot in the head and then jacked for his supply that he was supposed to sell. And the last scene is the most dramatic and heart rending. I won’t spoil this music video for you, but let’s just say Freddie puts his workers to the test.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23O2U41p6cY

Freddie Gibbs stays with a lot of great music.

Freddie Gibbs stays with a lot of great music.

Follow Freddie Gibbs here: (from what I hear his snapchat is good one; dude be funny)

https://twitter.com/FreddieGibbs

https://www.instagram.com/lambolambo

Snapchat:  esgnboss

Keep it locked on SoJones for more Hip Hop analysis! Leave us a comment for the real ones who know what it be like.

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Devante – “Light That”

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Charlotte has had a phenomenal year in Hip Hop and with more and more new artists like Devante emerging, looks like the region will continue to flourish well into 2021. Today, the rising star magnifies his appeal with the release of his impressive year-end closeout single in “Light That.” Vibrant, the new song is the latest collaboration between Devante and talented producer Ghettobabi. “Light That” is a motivational single that ignites excitement while boasting and bragging about being unstoppable in anything you do because all you need to do is create your own wave and believe in you.

“Manifest success I’m cheesing, ‘Trying to ball out all year all season,” Devante raps in the new single. “I ain’t really worried bout ya defense Yeah I’m going in, boy I’m beastin.”

Instrumentally, the song delivers a synth that makes you feel like you’re floating out of space with a bass-line. The perfect jump-on point for any newfound fan as Devante creates a more diverse sound with his music to attract a broader audience. It’s a song to easily catch a vibe to and just feel good. “Light That” sets up an anticipated 2021 filled with new music and projects from the artist who’s been making great strides in music since he was 13-years-old.

For daily updates on everything Devante, feel free to follow the rising star on social media.

Take a listen to the new song below.

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Niko Brim – “Bonita”

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A new era for hip hop artist Niko Brim has begun, boldly detailed in his New York grit and bravado dripped record, “Bonita” – produced by GRAMMY® Award-nominated producer Tank God, co-producer of Post Malone and 21 Savage’s* mega-hit, “Rockstar.” The track leads the E.P. “B4 The Throne” out December 15 on V-Records.

“Bonita’s” release treks the debut of Rapsody’s latest music video “12 Problems” – which features a performance by Niko Brim, who delivers a moving rap dialogue with Reuben Vincent, detailing the impact of police brutality.

“B4 The Throne” is the prequel project dropping ahead of his forthcoming album, “King Has No Crown.”

“This record is for the underdogs; I wanted to crown the kings who’ve not been crowned and remind them, ‘Yeah, You got it.’ It’s to inspire us to keep going. With everything going on is easy to feel small and question our power,” said Niko Brim, who hails from Mount Vernon, New York.

“It’s something for all my people out there working every day and hustling. It’s a reminder of who you are and where you’re headed,” added the 23-year old artist who’s been collaborating with super-producer Tank God since they were teenagers.

A major basketball fan, Brim dropped a visual tribute to LeBron James, after he won his fourth N.B.A. championship leading the Lakers to their 17th, laced to “Bonita.” His bravado on the bridge of the song, “Bonita,” where he rhymes “Looking for the king, well here I am?!” is the perfect rim anthem to celebrate the M.V.P.

Niko Brim’s monthly Instagram show, Power Hour, returns, Thursday, November 19. Each show is hosted via @Niko Brim and starts at 6:19 PM EST– a homage to Juneteenth.

The last installment focused on the election and included Raymond Santana– a member of the Exonerated Five, Hector Flores of the band Las Cafeteras, voter advocate Onida Coward Mayers and recording artist MVXMILLI. Follow Niko Brim for more information.

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