LOOK UP in the sky! Issa a bird! Issa plane! Issa album by David Puffin'. With a 4.20 release date "Issa", (a 10-track EP by David Puffin') isn't about flashy click bait album titles but rather letting the music RUN IT UP. Known for his high energy and weed inspired lyrics David Puffin looking to make his music reach as many people as the plant he celebrates. So here it is 'Issa', the review;
4/20, practically a national holiday of the most high. All across America people are celebrating and enjoying this holiday and on a Friday. But if your still needing a little inspiration Keezy has the perfect song to spark to with the release of his song "Go 4 What You Know". The song is so chill and perfect for setting the right vibe for elevating your mind. And after a long week of working, moving through traffic, and hopefully not getting stopped by the cops you deserve this smoke break as Keezy explains it:
The album TCTAS will have it's 5th anniversary party this Friday 4/20 at the Fassler Hall bar in downtown Tulsa. So it's only right that we review this classic project by the one and only Verse, (a,k,a 1st Verse). For those that haven’t figured it out yet TCTAS stands for "The City That Always Sleeps", an appropiate title for a city that has seen great talent shunned away because of the stigma of being "local". But as Verse shows with this album that you can only sleep on him for so long.
Jay-Z dropped one of the craziest tracks on which he airs out the family laundry on. You know. "Family Feud". And ever since then rappers have been following J's lead by spittin their own rendition of the track (Checkout the article "Family Feud: The Instrumental Rappers Are Using for Therapy"). Not to be left out M.C. has a few words for the state of rap in Oklahoma of which it would only be right that he use "Family Feud" for his track "Part Two".
An introduction is not to be taken lightly especially since you only get one first introduction. Narrator's like Morgan Freeman and Forest Whitaker are often sought after because they know how to properly set the stage. And who can forget the DeRay Davis's impression of the late great comedian Bernie Mac on Kanye West's first album College Dropout. This was the introduction to the artist and hip-hop legend/producer/fashion designer we know today as Kanye West. With all that being said, the right introduction can change lives.
To be a rapper from Tulsa means that there is no Blueprint when it comes to being an unknown artist to being the next Jay-Z. The road is relatively unpaved. But one artist looking to pave his own way is up and coming rapper D Koolin who released his first video “Lane”. With a smooth melody and a hard hitting 808 “Lane” much like Tulsa streets is filled with bumps, potholes, and dreams. The video is a short introduction (being only 1 minute and 50 seconds) to an artist that although is still new to the game, shows potential.
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.
Flavio Cútatore is back and he is "Cuttin Up" with his latest hit single you guessed it "Cuttin Up". But what you didn't guess is that his alter ego Flavio Cútatore could put out hits just like Keeng Cut, and his way. With Flavor, You've heard Flavio Cútatore on hits such as "Marathon Lady" and "NFMC" but it's this song right here! This song here!!! That's going to push him over the top. Check out the Flavor for yourself as he ends the verse with so much flavor.
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".
"Me found Bravery in my Bravado" this bar is taken from Kanye West's track "Dark Fantasy" which appears on his album "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy". But this bar also perfectly describes "TheGRAE" an artist from Tulsa, Oklahoma who with the release of his recent project "Live From Trytan" is looking to leave the same if not greater mark than his icon Kanye. Comparing the the two it's easy to see why Kanye West is one of TheGRAE's biggest influences, Especially after realizing that both are producers turned rappers/artists, and both come from a city where the odds of making it out of those city limits are greatly against them.