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!".
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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?
"YOU BETTER LOSE YOURSELF IN THE MOMENT." This is from the chorus of Eminem's "Lose Yourself" that played at the end of 8 Mile as character Jimmy "B-Rabbit" Smith, Jr. walks back to finish his shift at his job after defeating rival MC and reigning champion Papa Doc. 8 Mile is a classic MC battling movie that is always brought up during any rap battle. So it's no surprise that the very beat used in the freestyle scenes of the movie would also be used during Lessons in Fresh Freestyle Battle that happened at the Tulsa owned and operated Chimera. The two competitors were Mr. Burns (aka Earl Hazard) and Bezel365. Both competitors are revered rap battlers that have been known to rip apart their competition. But what would happen when they went neck to neck?