Flava Man. Flava Man. Do you want to dance? Hell Naw. Hell Naw. I can't give you a chance. Can you finish this line. Probably not. Not even Shazam got this right. And this sums up just how badly promoted this song was. It was Evergreen content that had the chance to be big. But some would say could you really blame it for being underwhelming promoted? This song was buried deep down in a long tracklist of songs that were hits themselves that included some unforgettable verses. Not to mention how this soundtrack bridged two cities. Tulsa and Oklahoma City. These two cites are always in competition, well at least that's always been the narrative. But anyone who is really in the scene knows this couldn't be further from the truth, as artists like Steph Simon and Chris "The God" MC Cain collabed on a track called "Love Affair". Who could also forget the "Chosen Few" project from Dialtone and Grand National that proved that both cities not only work together but equally want to see each other win. Because a win in either city would mean a win for the state. But this was 2020!
A song that was so organic, so made for celebrating, so 2020! This seemed like the home run the state was waiting for. This song had the potential to put both artists in the national spotlight. For both cities to have their scenes solidified and reward the millions of hours artists have put in for both scenes. Two wildcards made a song that celebrated the turning of a decade. But when the decade came there was no mention of this hit. It's TRX's unorthodox flow that captures your ear when listening to his verse. His lyrics illustrate a player who just wants one thing in 2020.
I wish I didn't meet her in the club.
Keeng Cut. Fresh off his release of his album Flavio Cútatore, this was a 180 degree turn. This was straight Flava! Fans of Keeng Cut know that his playeristic lyrics and smooth delivery are reminiscent of a young Pimp C that has the independent hustle and respect of a Master P. Keeng Cut is not only mastered the finesse. He has introduced the world to Flava.
Flava Man. Flava Man. Do you want to dance?,
The countdown began. 184.108.40.206.1.. It's 2020. But for the song it was still trapped in 2019 with no mention. No tweet. No Instagram post. No New Years show. And no play. When it came to the song 2020 the was ball dropped. But hey. It's still 2020.
Listen to the song below and see why 2020 should've been the biggest song of the New Year.
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Also maybe one day you'll see the performance. It's fire!
Recently we were on the road with World Culture Music for their Tour De' Culture tour this past month. The cities included Oklahoma City as well as a Texas run of Abilene, Dallas, and Houston. The first stop was Oklahoma City at the Hubbly Bubbly Hookah & Cafe where World Culture Music opened the night with some dope performances.
The battle between right and wrong can often be blurred. In an era where there are so many sources for news, the facts can depend on who you ask. But what about when your on both sides of the argument? Are you both right and wrong? Or are you a victim of perception? This is what Jacobi Ryan tackles in his latest single "Hated". Being a multi-racial artist in a majority "urban" genre means that Jacobi Ryan like other multi-racial artists are forced with the decision to choose a side. Drake similarly tackled this issue in his track You and the 6 where he spits the line, "I used to get teased for being black, and now I'm here and I'm not black enough." The feelings seem mutual with Jacobi Ryan as he starts out both his first and second verse with a statement about his blackness.
Paige Howard. A movie that was written and shot by the Oklahoma City team Daily Devotion became more than just a movie. The Christmas Eve premiere was shown in a local theater room in Oklahoma City. And by the end of the movie it was clear that more was on the line than awards and accolades. There are still real life consequences. Consequently it was when you really stopped and looked around the room that you noticed the people who were genuinely happy to see each other, and genuinely proud of the team of people that had put so much into a project. As the movie ended and the applause from the audience began, it was nothing but love that filled the theater room. This was an important moment in time. This same feeling is most felt on the Paige Howard Soundtrack that became more than just a soundtrack. It became a celebration of the bridge that was built between Oklahoma City and Tulsa, the perfect "Love Affair".
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.