We Made It! Friday! Let the champagne pour and the glasses fill. But before you do all that. Checkout another Tulsa Cypher by King Spencer. But this time it's the ladies turn. And they're out to prove that anything a man can do, that a woman can do just as well. As DJ Ali Shaw presents #FemaleSpittaz. So with a fist raised in the air these women show us all how it's done. OR as Tea Rush puts it, "You know how we go!".
Many say that a picture is worth a thousand words. Never has this been more true than with rap. The classic rap albums that featured cover art put on display the realities and often times the dream world that rappers lived in. Steady Cam is a rapper looking to prove that his lyric video "Take A Picture" is a masterpiece amongst the critics.
It goes without saying that Cutty Forever dropped a project (EP if your into semantics) that the whole city has gotten behind and supported, His EP "Forever" has been shared on multiple social media accounts and has been on the playlists of fans and fellow artists. It's safe to say whether or not you follow Cutty Forever's accounts, the impact of the EP is hard not to notice. Read more the track review here: Track2Track : Go Ask 'Em
This week we had the pleasure of sitting down with the popular boy band group the Hansons, which was hosted by the wonderful people at 36 Degrees North. The Hansons touched on a Number of topics from booking shows, to getting your music to the right people, to how to engage with your audience.
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.
It's Friday! You made it. I made it. We all made it! Those days are gone of hurrying home from school on Friday to catch 106 & Park's Freestyle Friday competition. Where stars were made. OK maybe not stars. But at least it was a platform for artists to get their 15 minutes of fame. Who could forget Jin?
"Hol' up, hol' up, hol' up, we gon' do it like this, okay?
"YOU BETTER LOSE YOURSELF IN THE MOMENT." This is from the chorus of Eminem's "Lose Yourself" that played at the end of 8 Mile as character Jimmy "B-Rabbit" Smith, Jr. walks back to finish his shift at his job after defeating rival MC and reigning champion Papa Doc. 8 Mile is a classic MC battling movie that is always brought up during any rap battle. So it's no surprise that the very beat used in the freestyle scenes of the movie would also be used during Lessons in Fresh Freestyle Battle that happened at the Tulsa owned and operated Chimera. The two competitors were Mr. Burns (aka Earl Hazard) and Bezel365. Both competitors are revered rap battlers that have been known to rip apart their competition. But what would happen when they went neck to neck?
"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."
Some think Wednesday's are boring, That's until Jarry Manna started Wave Wednesdays, which is a day that the artist Jarry Manna dropped exclusive content to his loyal fanbase. The Local Waver has seen some major success and all without a major deal. When we say major were talking about the million streams on Spotify. Yea, Major! You would think he has nothing left to prove right? Wrong. Jarry Manna is proving that if the majors won't open the door than the WAVE will get him to his beach. And as his recent release states, he's here to "Collect"!