It’s Thursday, just a little past 12 PM when the intro to the world premiere started playing for the Fire In Little Africa video “Reparations”. The live chat started to get longer and longer as the comments started to come in. The excitement was at an all-time high, mainly because of the controversy surrounding the first video being shelved. St. Domonick hosted a private screening of the initial video on a building wall downtown just off 3rd st. This caused many to use their social media platform to express their anger and outrage, at times even comparing their struggle to the same narrative of being silenced by “The Man.” But now here we are, the second attempt at an official release for “Reparations”.
The countdown finally finished and the video started to play, opening with a drone shot of the city and a voice talking over a dispatcher radio. Next, the video cuts to 3-masked men in a Chevy mid-sized car parked in front of a building. As one of the masked men closes the truck, the Vuelo shark logo can be seen (Good product placement). The video then cuts to the 3-masked men fleeing the scene as alarms blare in the distance. The car speeds off with the masked men celebrating their getaway. Finally, the car stops as the masked man in the backseat announces:
Track2Track: Keem Home
Champagne. A celebratory drink that has been around for centuries. But to even be considered Champagne your drink has to be produced from grapes grown in the Champagne region of France and in the European Union it's against the law to even label your drink as Champagne if not grown there. The drink is so culturally popular that it even has it's own etiquette for all to follow. Hakeem Eli'juwon has similarly grew up on an etiquette and code that he talks about on his new track "Keem Home".
Lookin like legacy, she lookin like phedamines,
Hakeem Eli'juwon is back with his latest video "5:30" off his 5-track project "PLACID" that was released earlier this year. Anyone that knows of Hakeem's work knows that he has the ability to put out multiple projects in a single year that only rivals artist like Curren$y who shocked the world last your with the release of 12 projects in one year, and didn't slow down this year either by releasing at multiple projects this year. Hakeem Eli'juwon has dropped projects this year including a recently released 5-track project called "Trill Status" and has been featured on numerous tracks including Keezy Kuts song "Michelangelo" (read the article here)
I be throwed Mike Vick,
Old school cars bending corners, pre-rolls, and expensive water not too many rappers can pull these images together, but for Keezy Kuts this was all the mold he needed to create what is "Michelanglo".
Track2Track: I'm Plugged
Few people have mastered their sound like Hakeem Eli'juwon. He has a disctinct voice that stands out even on tracks that aren't even his. So it's only right that anyone that raps on his track is able to standout as well, and that's exactly what Bezel 365 does on the track "I'm Plugged".
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'.
I'm really in the hood wit some G's breaking packs up,