Brooklyn Renaissance Festival 2015

August 15, 2015

 

Cypher League and Friends are back again for their second annual Brooklyn Renaissance Festival which will be entirely solar power with the help from Destination Moon. I got lucky last year and captured the entire day without my camera dying. It was beautiful day with great vibes from HDBeenDope, L.atasha A.lcindor, Scienze, Dom Briggs, and singer Gabriel Garzón-Montano. This year’s lineup was recently released and it features some fun surprises.

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Favorite Songs from July (Playlist)

July 31, 2015
Image via Native Folk Soundcloud

Image via Native Folk Soundcloud

July was an up and down month to say the least. It was highlighted by Fourth of July weekend, Freq It Out At The Life Laband the boring Drake and Meek Mill beef. Plus we still haven’t gotten an album from Frank Ocean. But it doesn’t matter because I’ve curated my favorite songs from July into one interesting playlist. I recommend playing the whole playlist through to catch some rare gems or you can skip around for taste of songs from July. Feel free to send me any tracks that I missed.

Hold on it’s the last day of July already, bruh where did the summer go? 

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Chynna drops “I’m Not Here. This Isn’t Happening”

July 29, 2015

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I was crying inside when I thought Chynna‘s new project got deleted from existence two weeks ago. Thankfully it didn’t because “I’m Not Here. This Isn’t Happening.” is one of the hardest project I’ve heard this summer. It’s a gritty and honest project. It’s enough trap for those riding around all summer with their speakers on blow; enough lyrics and storytelling to lock in Chynna as femcee to keep an eye on. Stream below Continue Reading…

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Micah Williams – “Wild Youth”

July 22, 2015
Micah Williams

Photograph by Joe Droneburgh aka @IMACHILLDOOD

 

It seems like just last week I was hanging out with Micah Williams in Time Square and Central Park with his awesome compadres on his road trip to our SlackFest showcase, and now he offers us “Wild Youth”.  The track was premiered yesterday by New Sick Music and it will be featured on his forthcoming Hike EP. The production from Andre Ossit & Jo FLX’N creates a soundscape meant for the climactic scene in an ominous movie, where one of character is running through the woods at night, trying to escape their darkest fears. Micah rightfully continues this mood with lyrics that touch on succumbing to fears, drugs abuse, and all the wild things in this crazy world that we’re living in.