You know who it is,once again.
The perfect introduction for an artist that has been cranking out hits is "You know it is once again." As Keeng Cut's alter ego Flavio Cútatore sings it's hard not to acknowledge that he has truly been on an unprecedented run and steadily cranking out hits. And it's with his latest video 2U that the world gets the formal introduction to the alter ego that is Flavio Cútatore, where he proves that you can be you and have all the flavor.
Flavio Cútatore is truly a separate artists that has his own style, his own delivery, and most of all his own flavor. Where as Keeng Cut is more of the high-energy rapper that showcases metaphors and lyrical skill. Flavio Cútatore is a smoother, more refined artist who tailors his music for the ladies and is known for his indulgence in extravagance. But this isn't the first time we've seen Flavio Cútatore as he's appeared on other hit singles such as "Cuttin Up" (see the article here)", "Marathon Lady" and "NFMC".
The song 2U is produced by super producer SeriouslyK5, who has an impressive resume himself. The two have collabed on numerous hits and have become a dynamic duo that each shine on each record. Probably the first notable sound in this production is obviously the doorbell which immediately catches you off guard. It's obviously a bold move on SerioulyK5's part as this isn't a sound listeners are accustomed to, and the same could be said for Timberland's production. But as the track moves on the doorbell blends into the production seamlessly and is almost unnoticeable. Now that we got that out of the way let's talk about the verses. Flavio Cútatore really found his pocket when it comes to his vocal performance on this track. It showcases his vocal talent as he incorporates various vocal runs, falsettos, and other technical vocal terms that apply. Short answer. He sang! And how he is in his own lane.
In my own lane make my own rules,
In a world of CGI effects and augmented realities director Cashahoma decided to do the complete opposite and kept it Vintage. With a single that was suave, Flavio Cútatore kept it debonair. And for anyone wondering what is "FLAVOR". Flavio Cútatore more than answered the question, he exemplified it in this video. What was most interesting in the video was the leading lady, who was nothing short of a JET Magazine model, whose style and the way she carried herself spoke confidence without having to say one word. Or as Flavio Cútatore explains in the first verse, that she's pass all the dime piece comparisons, she's in a different class of women. She's got flavor. The video shows an extravagant yet unboastful lifestyle that is tasteful, timeless, and attainable 2U. The only critique I would have about the video is that there is a 20 second gap where there is no sound at all which can seem like a lifetime to viewers who are still on the fence about whether or not to watch the whole video. So how do you sum up a video that has soo much imagery? Easy. 2 words. ALL FLAVOR!
Go checkout Keeng Cut aka Flavio Cútatore's latest video 2U and let us know what you think:
They say "The most beautiful thing you can wear is confidence." Whether your out in traffic or performing in a music video, confidence can be the defining trait of two people wearing the exact same thing. Or the guy who gets the chick with only a $10 outfit from Targets vs. the guy in the Armani suit who goes home alone. Confidence is a major key. And no where else is this better exhibited than in Chubbs Perry video "Lookin Good".
Chubbs Perry is an up-and-coming artist from Tulsa, Oklahoma who is blazing his own trail in the rap game. He has developed a loyal fanbase as well as gained the respect of his peers as he looks to become the "next up".
Lookin Good is the 2nd track off Chubbs Perry's latest EP project titled "Words From the Wise". which is a 7 track project produced entirely by super producer 2 Peece. Looking Good is that the new sound that has evolved from the trap beats and Chicago's Drum music.scene. The record incorporates hard hitting 808s, the trap 'Flute' that is an under appreciated instrument of hip-hop, and of course trap lyrics. What's most impressive about this track is the fact that it's so short at only 1:45, yet it's still content heavy. What is even more impressive is the fact that the video has so much imagery that is presented in such a short span of time. Something that truly shows the greatness of director King Spencer. The video is confidence at it's highest degree, as seen in the shots with Chubbs Perry with an opened shirt similar to a cuban drug lord. Combine this with his braggadocios lyrics and it's easy to see why this jams. It's Chubbs Perry.
She my mistress call my phone,
Here's a little message Chubbs Perry had to say about confidence:
It's just the beginning for me. So I'm still on a journey of forming this person that I'm coming,
Life is but a dream. And many would say to dream is to manifest a destiny worthy having. An artist named Ayilla brings these ideas to life with her flow, her style, and most of all her debut single Ms. Mary. So checkout the style and flow of Ayilla.
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We Made It! Friday! Let the champagne pour and the glasses fill. But before you do all that. Checkout another Tulsa Cypher by King Spencer. But this time it's the ladies turn. And they're out to prove that anything a man can do, that a woman can do just as well. As DJ Ali Shaw presents #FemaleSpittaz. So with a fist raised in the air these women show us all how it's done. OR as Tea Rush puts it, "You know how we go!".
LINE UP IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE:
With guest appearances by:
- DJ Ali Shaw (@beautifulwon)
- Dezz (@dezzgotsteeze)
- Gabbie (@artsierthanwe)
Many say that a picture is worth a thousand words. Never has this been more true than with rap. The classic rap albums that featured cover art put on display the realities and often times the dream world that rappers lived in. Steady Cam is a rapper looking to prove that his lyric video "Take A Picture" is a masterpiece amongst the critics.
It goes without saying that Cutty Forever dropped a project (EP if your into semantics) that the whole city has gotten behind and supported, His EP "Forever" has been shared on multiple social media accounts and has been on the playlists of fans and fellow artists. It's safe to say whether or not you follow Cutty Forever's accounts, the impact of the EP is hard not to notice. Read more the track review here: Track2Track : Go Ask 'Em
This week we had the pleasure of sitting down with the popular boy band group the Hansons, which was hosted by the wonderful people at 36 Degrees North. The Hansons touched on a Number of topics from booking shows, to getting your music to the right people, to how to engage with your audience.
They say "when in France do as the French do". And when in the 'H' do as the swangers do. And we not talkin about dirty dancin'. Urban dictionary defines swangers as: "83 or 84 elbows chrome spoke rims that goes on a slab(car)." But definitions are always up to interpretations, and one artist by the name of Ray June is showing his interpretation of the Houston car culture that is swangin' in his latest video Swervin.
It's Friday! You made it. I made it. We all made it! Those days are gone of hurrying home from school on Friday to catch 106 & Park's Freestyle Friday competition. Where stars were made. OK maybe not stars. But at least it was a platform for artists to get their 15 minutes of fame. Who could forget Jin?
"Hol' up, hol' up, hol' up, we gon' do it like this, okay?