ITS A REASON IM HERE,
Oasis. Many men travel thousands of miles searching for their peace, their land, their oasis. For Dialtone the journey has led him across the map traveling from state-to-state and from city-to-city. What he found out is that his oasis was closer than he thought. It was right here in Tulsa. Anyone whose heard the album knows that his album Oasis was an ode to the city. The musicality of the album reflected the new Tulsa sound that has traveled around the world and back. This in turn will help him do the same. Let's get to know Dialtone, the artist who found his oasis.
1 For The Show: All Of The Players
The thing about a good song is that it attacts not only listeners but it also attracts other artists. So when 1st Verse invited artists to come on stage and spit some bars to his song "All Of The Players", you could see the artists salivating to get on the mic. But anyone that knows 1st Verse knows that his lyrical assault and smooth delivery is a hard act to follow. But for the ones that did step on stage they proved just that they too are hard acts to follow.
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.
#Track2Track: Laser Quest
"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.
Track2Track: Get On Up
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'.
Track2Track: Drugz in the Party
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)....