An introduction is not to be taken lightly especially since you only get one first introduction. Narrator's like Morgan Freeman and Forest Whitaker are often sought after because they know how to properly set the stage. And who can forget the DeRay Davis's impression of the late great comedian Bernie Mac on Kanye West's first album College Dropout. This was the introduction to the artist and hip-hop legend/producer/fashion designer we know today as Kanye West. With all that being said, the right introduction can change lives.
To be a rapper from Tulsa means that there is no Blueprint when it comes to being an unknown artist to being the next Jay-Z. The road is relatively unpaved. But one artist looking to pave his own way is up and coming rapper D Koolin who released his first video “Lane”. With a smooth melody and a hard hitting 808 “Lane” much like Tulsa streets is filled with bumps, potholes, and dreams. The video is a short introduction (being only 1 minute and 50 seconds) to an artist that although is still new to the game, shows potential.
54 seconds in to the video a piano starts to play as a polarizing voice spits: “Dreads swingin’ like Quick Tillis, I ain’t got no patience for you bitch niggas...” As the voice continues to rap the camera zooms out to a wide shot of white marble floors and tall luxurious white ceilings. The voice is none other than St. Domonick, an independent artist from Tulsa, Oklahoma. With the release of his new project #SSS (short for Santos Swim School) St. Domonick is seeing that the hard work, the long hours, and the attention to detail is paying off. The song playing in the video is called “In my mind” which is the 7th song on the project and sticks out on the project as a break from the more uptempo tracks to a deeply reflective, yet conversational feel to it. This is the St. Domonick which has been seen on some of his previous projects such as “ORPHIC”, which it shows that there's more to the artist than the first glance.
Flavio Cútatore is back and he is "Cuttin Up" with his latest hit single you guessed it "Cuttin Up". But what you didn't guess is that his alter ego Flavio Cútatore could put out hits just like Keeng Cut, and his way. With Flavor, You've heard Flavio Cútatore on hits such as "Marathon Lady" and "NFMC" but it's this song right here! This song here!!! That's going to push him over the top. Check out the Flavor for yourself as he ends the verse with so much flavor.