That’s it, she’s back. It’s been so long and I couldn’t be more excited. Missy Elliot came out with a new video. The Queen of Pop Rap music has blessed us with visuals from her new song “WTF (Where they from)”. As usual, the video is nuts, complete with innovative directing and unbelievable dancing. Like all of her previous work, this one is for the books, it’s amazing. It’s great to see her back, within the video you see homage to Biggie, LL Cool J, B-boy hip hop and even puppets?, I know it’s nothing really too surprising from her, but it’s so welcome in 2015!. Welcome Back Missy Misdemeanor Elliot, the games needs you.
Hello all, of course you know that today marks the first day of autumn. That means we all get to enjoy the fresh cool crisp air, the sound of leaves crinkling underneath our feet, the holidays and most importantly, the premiere of all the fall TV shows like Arrow, The Walking Dead and now The Flash! In celebration of these changes, the music post of the day will be from one of my favorite underground Hip Hop artists, ScienZe.
ScienZe has been making great music consistently for over 5 years. His first mixtape was Her Favorite Subject in 2010, I discovered him with his release of the mixtape Hall Pass. Since then, I have been a huge supporter of his music and brought every album since. In November 2011, he released his first album, When Skies Fall. The album’s theme was based on the emotions felt when autumn rolls in. So reflect autumn equinox, today’s song of the day will be his first single from the album – AUTUMN. The production in the song is soft, slow and calm. Its use of soft wind instruments reflects the transit into a new season. The video is simple but relaxing. It’s shot only in a brown “toaster” filter, within a park full of leaves and the two artists on the song. It’s incredible how the art of simplicity can create such comfort and relaxation. Hopefully this will provide some solace about the end of the summer. Enjoy!
I have been wanting to do a post about this artist in particular for quite sometime. Usually when I write about music, I say: This artist is one of my favorite or this artist is smooth and makes music that make you move. When it comes to Theophlius London, he is one of a kind in every way possible. While most artists use music to facilitate their personal styles, the Brooklyn native is style and fashion incarnate. He doesn’t dress wild and crazy to get an audience-ahem, Lady Gaga, nor is he Kanye West trying to reinvent style with the use of his music. London is style that has been transformed into a listening form. He reminds the listener/viewer that style is what you make it and that it is important for it to vary with each person. He not only thrives in electronic music, he somehow manages to still be a hip-hop/R&B artist. London is eclectic, all the while being musically balanced and in his music, there isn’t too much of any genre of music to label him as a specific type of artist. He caters to the majority of listeners. Some can argue that he sounds too old school because he has many 80s sampled tracks or too flamboyant, but one thing you can’t argue is that no one in music sounds anything like him. He’s original in a music world where everything on the radio uses the same template of percussion to make a hit. Theophlius London will draw you in with charming ways and his unabated style.
This Charming Mixtape : 2009
I Want You: 2010
Timez Are Weird These Days: 2011
And for you pleasure, the wallpaper of the day.
It has been too long, My man XV and friends are back with a new track for 2014. Using the production off of DOM KENNEDY’S The Yellow Album, they give it a Squarian twist.