Missy Elliot – WTF Feat Pharrell

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.

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{Music You Never Knew You Liked} – ScienZe Feat Johnny NYU – AUTUMN

“So when we fall, we call it Autumn”

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!

Theophlius London

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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.

Must Hear:

Jam: 2008

This Charming Mixtape : 2009

I Want You: 2010

Timez Are Weird These Days: 2011

 

 

XV- Wichita (prod. Just Blaze)

This is the first track off the incredible mixtape ZERO HEROES from the incomparable musical artist XV. This mixtape should be an album i believe. The production is not only top notch, but its original and fresh. There are elements in the production that feature, songs from the 40s and even somehow a sample from the popular game Kingdom Hearts 2. XV’s lyrics are stellar and extremely clever. His main instrument of content is popular culture from the 90s and “nerd’ culture. If you think for a second that his lyricism is impaired by his subject matter, you are surely mistaken. XV can be considered sharper than you favorite artist in any music genre. Now keep in mind, this mixtape is approximately three years old, but it doesn’t dull its quality. Within the next few weeks i will upload some more of his work. So if you can, download this free mixtape on datpiff.com and don’t miss out.

Superfriends Rap

This is a post that i have been meaning to put up for quite sometime. This an amazing song from a collection of underground hip-hop artists that each rap in the persona of their favorite comic book character. It is a truly clever song, the all drop little hints of back story from the comic book characters origins and fictional biographies. Each individual artist is featured in this order:

Mickey Factz- SILVER SURFER
Print- SUPERMAN
Fresh Daily- SPIDER MAN
$trictly Busine$$ – WOLVERINE
6th Sense- THE THING
Homeboy Sandman- The SANDMAN
Oddisee- ARCHANGEL
Outasight-Gambit
Von Pea- Plastic Man
8thW1- BEAST

The song is featured on the mixtape titled- Comic Books: Unlimited by artist-Print. He now goes under the alias of Chris Faust. I especially love his music not only because he is skillful in the art of Hip-Hop but he is very well versed in the comic book culture.

After hearing this track, I know you are going to need it so I’m including in the link below, thank me later.
http://2dopeboyz.okayplayer.com/2009/…