I know what your thinking. "I thought this was a place for rap to be shared and explored and annotated.". To which I would say is still very true. It's been a labor of love crafting out the perfect post and recreating the exact feelings and expressions that came with hearing a song for the first time. But we are so much more than a blog site. My vision for this has never been just to be a blog site. We are also a fashion site that sales merchandising (check the About page). We also do consulting and executive producing. In the end we are a brand. A name that is distinguishable and that holds weight. And dropping music has always been the vision for the Tulsa Lines Brand.
So how did this come together? A year ago I had the idea that Tulsa Lines should be a platform that was so influential and cultivating that it would become the voice for Tulsa music. And dropping music should be one facet to help with that. So when it comes to how the single came about, an artist I had worked with and wrote articles about before named DIALTONE, also put out the idea that Tulsa Lines should be dropping music. This is when the ball started rolling. He had just recorded the perfect summer anthem but wanted it to be released different from anyway he had before. This is where he saw Tulsa Lines as the perfect opportunity.
So on July 19th we went live with our first single called "Not Like Me" by DIALTONE that features Atlanta rapper Ruby G. It's now available on all major streaming platforms. Check it out and let us know what you think.
The single is also on Apple Music, Spotify, And TIDAL. Basically all major music streaming platforms. Please like and share but most importantly, JAM IT!
"It's better to ask for FOREGIVENESS, not PERMISSION." This was the approach Tulsa artist Dial Tone and videographer VideoHero took when shooting their music video "Laser Quest" at the AHHA Tulsa. The art gallery located in the heart of downtown Tulsa had recently opened an exhibit called "The Experience" which is just as the title says "an experience" and a must see. But unbeknownst to Dial Tone, VideoHero, and AHHA Tulsa this would also be the perfect location for "Laser Quest."
You throwing up big C’s but you ain’t a Crypto
At 1:24 on his track Mr. Robot. Dial Tone raps the lines, “We out for this Crypto. You throwin up big C’s but you ain’t a crip tho.” It’s lines like these that are deeply ingrained into the bars of Dial Tone’s latest album “Tones Beach”. Crypto for the later part of 2017 became a trend. Something that saw success just as quickly as it saw failure. But for Dial Tone this new form of currency and technology was never a fade or a trend. For him it meant a new way to play the game, especially for a game that was designed for him to lose. For him it meant ownership. Something that Dial Tone has been rapping about since his earliest projects. And now his latest project “Tones Beach” will be sold for crypto.
The 2004 Detroit Pistons won the NBA championship with arguably the greatest back court of all time Chauncey Billups and Richard Hamilton. Chauncey ran the court and saw the plays developing before they even happened, while Richard out worked everyone on the court. But what truly made this duo so great was the magic they created when both were on the court. They knew their game and they played it well. Two rappers Dial Tone and Hakeem Eli'juwon are reminiscent of this duo on their track 'Get On Up'.
Spring Break has arrived, meaning no school. But what's better than no school? A Spring Break party, and The_NOReaga is bringing the supplies to keep the party going with his track "Drugz in the Party". And what's a party with out the homies, and even better they all have there own supply of bars and audio dope....
It's a little after 1AM and the Jabee concert had just wrapped up. The crowd had been standing on there feet for hours and it seemed like the night was over, but not quite yet. But like Jay-Z said "After the party, it's the after party", which the bouncers made sure that everybody was on 'THE LIST', of which I was surprised to be on (perks of the game)....