54 seconds in to the video a piano starts to play as a polarizing voice spits: “Dreads swingin’ like Quick Tillis, I ain’t got no patience for you bitch niggas...” As the voice continues to rap the camera zooms out to a wide shot of white marble floors and tall luxurious white ceilings. The voice is none other than St. Domonick, an independent artist from Tulsa, Oklahoma. With the release of his new project #SSS (short for Santos Swim School) St. Domonick is seeing that the hard work, the long hours, and the attention to detail is paying off. The song playing in the video is called “In my mind” which is the 7th song on the project and sticks out on the project as a break from the more uptempo tracks to a deeply reflective, yet conversational feel to it. This is the St. Domonick which has been seen on some of his previous projects such as “ORPHIC”, which it shows that there's more to the artist than the first glance.
But as the song plays a phone rings. And St. Domonick stops to answer. A voice yells: “Dom Where the fuccin tape nigga?" This line is further expanded by St. Domonick in the full version of the song which details using a Menace II Society quote to emphasize the point that his fans have been waiting.
“My fans like Larenz Tate nigga.
The video immediately jumps back into “Track 4” which is the 3rd track off the album to a more upbeat charismatic St. Domonick who makes the city his playground. Read more about Track 4 on my guest post here: Track 4 Review
Listen to the whole song “In my mind” in it's entirety here: In my mind
To hear more from St. Domonick go to his SoundCloud @St. Domonick and to get updates about up and coming projects follow his Instagram @Vuelo918
Also watch the whole video front to back:
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'.
The story and the origin of the Otsutsuki Brothers is unknown which leaves many questions unanswered. Are they apart of a secret society? Do they speak Japanese? No body exactly knows these answers yet, but what we do know is Japanese or not everybody wants "Fast Cars". And the "Otsutsuki Brothers" are no exception. Their single "Fast Cars" is better than any Fast And Furious sequel and it's filled with just as much action.
Uber has become one of the fastest growing ride-sharing companies and one of the most cost effective ways to get across town. Millions of people use this app to get to there destination and many drivers try to have a few amenities for its passengers such as bottled water or streaming music. But not to be outdone, Keezy and his ride service Pre-Rolled Service has some amenities of it's own which includes PadeTea and of course Pre-Rolls. But don't grab the Aux cord just yet. As the video shows Pre-Rolled service ain't your normal Uber ride. So let me tell you about it.
Cry Baby Hill was an experience to say the least. Remember the SURVIVOR'S GUIDE: CRY BABY HILL? Well hopefully you were prepared for it. But enough of that, here's a little recap to what went on for those who weren't there. There were Hundreds of people, a crazy bike race, plenty of alcohol and of course the main reason LIVE MUSIC.
Everyone hates going to the grocery store. There’s long lines. There’s slow checkers. And it’s always packed on the 1st and the 15th. But 24k Astall with some help from his friend David Puffin turn a trip to the grocery store into a non-stop turn-up in their video Caillou. That’s right Caillou not some vegetable you’ll find in the produce aisle. Caillou (pronounced KY-YOO), is a cartoon character that has crazy adventures, so it's only right that 24k Astall and David Puffin have an adventure of their own.
For anyone who has driven down the L.L. Tisdale Expressway knows that this expressway connects the north side to the rest of the city. For some it is their way out on their commute to work, but it's also a way 'in', to the north side and the place that many people call home. Pade takes us on this ride from the L.L. Tisdale into the north side on his track "Wavy".
There is a funny thing about train tracks and how they can sometimes become a sort of divisional line for a city. For Tulsa, these same type of tracks have divided the city and left both sides to diverge into two completely different worlds. And for anyone coming from the north side, crossing these tracks means 2 things: 1) This is a completely different world than what you have grown accustom to. 2) You instantly are separated from the idea of being 'normal', your differences are amplified, and your history of being excluded and estranged has only propelled the feeling of being of not that world, but ALIEN. This same message is being told in Surron the 7th's song "918lien".
Jimmy: Eddie, not only is what you're saying not true, it is wrong and disrespectful for you to discuss Rosa Parks in that way.
For many people a barber isn't just someone who cuts hair; they're your life coach, your therapist, your news anchor to the CNN of the hood, and so much more. But what happens when your barber is in one of your favorite videos? But not cuttin hair, but cuttin up the track. Keezy proves on 'Pit Stop' that his flow is as sharp as his clippers and that sometimes the funnest place to be, is the barbershop.
When does a picture explain it all? When the explanation isn't verbal at all, and when a persons' body language is speaking loud and clear. For St. Domonick, his artwork for the single "Someone New" does just that. Inspired by a scene in the video "The Rain" by Oran "Juice" Jones, St. Domonick proves that he is knows about 'real' love and heartbreak. For which he lets you know in his song "Someone new" that this is not your puppy love type of track.