In a city full of sprinters the competition to be the first rapper to blow out of Tulsa is thick. One young rapper named Hakeem Elijuwon is proving that he is destined to carry the torch. With his latest 17 track project "#MogulMinded", Hakeem is clearly making a statement and stepping up to the runners block in a race filled with already local legends.
Track2Track: Keeng Cut "Own it"
Produced by: K5ive
When does a track become more than 4 minutes of easy listening? When this track has the ability to provoke emotion, to put the listener in a place that is somehow familiar and relate-able, and it doesn't hurt if this track has a catchy hook that is easy to sing along to. For Keeng Cut "Own It" is the home run hit that the city of Tulsa is watching fly out of the park. The song starts with an airy almost spacey piano followed by a very uptempo drum set that sets the tone for the rest of the track. From the very first verse Keeng Cut raps, "Primetime, Primetime, Primetime, Primetime, its all the time. This how it feels to be higher than the gott-damn power lines. Keeng Cut be the name, Nawfside baby, naw I ain't hard to find." It is clear that Keeng Cut is bringing an infectious energy that the listener has no choice but to be engulfed in. The ability to "Own It" that one moment that may only come once in a lifetime, that very same moment that Eminem rapped about in "Lose Yourself" no matter if you just threw up mom's spaghetti, is what Keeng Cut is telling the listener to go get. But what makes this track more amazing is the reception that it gets from the crowd. The energy that comes from the time the beat drops til the very last hook is then passed back into Keeng Cut as he continues to hype up the crowd, comparable to the Crunk movement that Atlanta saw in the mid 2000's. Whether you are losing yourself in the moment or your getting crunk, Keeng Cut makes it clear that it's FLAVOR SEASON...
Back to School Night at the School of Thought and all the teachers were there to hand out their syllabus. All the elements of hip-hop were there to represent, from the B-Boyz to the Pop-Lockers to Rappers to Rap Battlers, and the 'Dean', but we'll get to that a little later.
Wikepedia defines B-Boyin as "B-boying or breaking, also called breakdancing, is a style of street dance that originated primarily among Puerto Rican and African American youth, many former members of the Black Spades, the Young Spades, and the Baby Spades, during the mid 1970s". But anybody that was there knew that it was way more. The B-Boy community is one of the realest and one of the coolest groups period. And the B-Boy movement is live and well, as seen by the B-Boyz who showed up from different states, and the different races that came together but this wasn't any participation battle going on, Mutherfucca's Got Served. lol. When you sit down and just watch a true B-Boy someone true to art, then you realize this is truly poetry in motion. Check out the video below.
major logo alert....
They didn't want me to get a new logo.... SO I WENT AND GOT A NEW LOGO... For those that don't know yet. This is about Tulsa, the city I love, the city that has taught me one of the most important things in life. "Top notch hoes get the most not the lesser" (RIP Pimp C). Naw but forreal Tulsa taught me its OK to me. And the world ain't as big as you think it is. If you don't believe me check how any mutual friends you have on Facebook...Exactly.. But back to the logo. So you know we rep Tulsa, now the LINES part. Lines is a symbol for bars, kind of the concept behind "Blurred Lines" and how there's soo many different meanings than the obvious for a bar. This includes metaphors, double entendres, and similies, that goes over the normal listeners head. Like Sidney Deane said to Billy when talking about Jimi Hendrix in 'White Men Can't Jump'. "Look man, you can listen to Jimi but you can't hear him. There's a difference man. Just because you're listening to him doesn't mean you're hearing him.". And hopefully I can help you hear him. So put that together, local Tulsa artist and going behind the lines to get the real meaning. And there you have TULSA LINES. Warning: This ain't that Cash Money logo you tat on your arm and say 4 life, then get mad and start rolling with Rock-a-fella. This is hopefully something much bigger than that, something for the culture, something me, something for you, something for TULSA. So comment below and let me know what you think.
Hit up the dope artist who put this together B. Comer and check out his website: brandoncomer.me
Look man, you can listen to Jimi but you can't hear him. There's a difference man. Just because you're listening to him doesn't mean you're hearing him.