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Allegheny Cal Keeps It Real On “Wolves In Sheep’s Clothing”

The 24-year-old rapper and producer Allegheny Cal, repping both Pittsburgh and TH3 FOUNDATiON INC. Collective, knows a thing or two…

The 24-year-old rapper and producer Allegheny Cal, repping both Pittsburgh and TH3 FOUNDATiON INC. Collective, knows a thing or two about the reality of living in an environment that’s less than conducive to success. Coming up in the rough Arlington Heights area, he has spent countless hours studying the culture and honing his craft to the point he’s at currently. “Making beats and writing rhymes was my escape,” he tells AAHH. “ I knew being a rapper was what I wanted to do most. My music is full of soul—and it’s honest.

“Getting my messages out and staying true to myself is what is important to me,” he explains, “my passion for music drives me to continue being innovative, and to stand out from my peers.”

This is something he exemplifies on his new—and first—project, Wolves In Sheep’s Clothing. Across the 10-song LP, 40% of which is self-produced, he traverses a lot of ground, with a unique flow that sits slightly off-kilter, while remaining intricate and on-point.

His wordplay takes front street from the jump on the Epik The Dawn produced “6 AM” with its sprawling flute sample and the incredibly open book “Memories” with it’s soulful instrumental. On the latter, he recounts overcoming the hardships of his upbringing in Arlington Heights.

Singer Breana Marin makes two appearances on the LP, on the bassy “Focus” and on “Shadows,” which is easily one of the strongest moments in the project. Produced by Dreamlife Beats, Allegheny finds a comfortable pocket and really hits his stride.

A few points do falter slightly; the crucial off singing on On & On and “I Like That/I Don’t Like” is a little off-putting, especially on the latter, which otherwise actually has a pretty cool overall concept with a new beat switch up.

On a whole, Wolves In Sheep’s Clothing delivers on Allegheny’s mantra of innovative, unique Hip Hop, with a few pleasant surprises.

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Pharaoh Hussein Preps New LP “Lightyears”

Miami rapper Pharaoh Hussein has seen it all and been through a lot. He’s refocused negative to positive, combining the…

Miami rapper Pharaoh Hussein has seen it all and been through a lot. He’s refocused negative to positive, combining the compassion he has for life and music and creating art dedicated to those like him; a black sheep, outside of the box thinker. “I was rapping as a hobby at age 11, but began to take it seriously around 17,” he reveals to AAHH. “I was saving money and paying for studio time.”

“My sound is dark gloomy,” he explains when asked about his sound. “Picture Earl Sweatshirt and MF DOOM with a little bit of trap infused.

The indie rapper is currently working on a project called Lightyears, which has been in production for almost a year. “It’s finally done,” he says proudly. “It’s dealing with a light vs.dark concept, which I think everyone can relate with; having battles with a darker side and mental health has become problematic in the world. I just wanted to address certain issues creatively and still be engaging and entertaining.”

He’s quick to state that his career goal is to run a label. “I know I could to do that, but I want to do anything that involves music … be involved in soundtracks, commercial jingles; you name it.

Next up for the emcee is the upcoming August release of Lightyears. “I’m [also] dropping the video to the first single “Skeletons” real soon … right now I’m putting everything behind this project, ” he says.

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RJ Full Range Has The Beats You’re Looking For

For over 15 years, producer RJ Full Range has been living the dream, having landed significant placements or worked with…

For over 15 years, producer RJ Full Range has been living the dream, having landed significant placements or worked with the likes of Fox Searchlight, VH1, MTV and Death Row Records. Aside from work with platinum selling artists, he’s also worked with artists on the rise such as Compton AV, Marcus Black (Love & Hip-Hop Hollywood), Nicky D’s, Stevie Crooks, and Famous Uno. His latest venture, Full Range Beats, began in 2016 when he launched a new website to sell beats direct to clients. 

“I just wanna focus on producing music the way I wanna produce it,” he notes — explaining that this venture wasn’t meant to replace his TV or film work. “If someone in TV & film wants something I have, cool. I don’t want to chase though.” 

With his experience in tow, RJ’s production and experience runs the gambit from Hip Hop to trap. With years in the game, and constant attention paid to what’s popping on Billboard — regarding sound — RJ can get you all set up with professional instrumentals meant to enhance your songs and take them to the next level.

Check him out for yourself: FullRangeBeats.com

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Producer Dub Stacks Is Giving Back To The Culture

24-year-old Bay Area producer Dub Stacks has five years in the game — as well as a style and endearing…

24-year-old Bay Area producer Dub Stacks has five years in the game — as well as a style and endearing focus that makes him stand out. “The music I put out promotes self-confidence, self-worth, and positive self-esteem,” he tells AAHH. “Hip-Hop had saved my life and helped me through hard times when I was a child.”

As he further explains, his latest project is his way of giving back to the culture. “[The culture] helped me become who I am today,” he says. “My goal is to reach out to listeners who have been going through hard times in their life, and when they listen to my music, I want them to feel they can keep going.”

His 7-song project Introversion features a host of talented guests and is available for streaming now via SoundCloud. Press play, below.

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Love At First Sound is “Everything” Music Needs Today

Music has a quiet storm on the horizon in the reveal of fast-rising Recording artist/producer/songwriter Love At First Sound. The…

Music has a quiet storm on the horizon in the reveal of fast-rising Recording artist/producer/songwriter Love At First Sound. The Minneapolis-native makes his nationwide debut with the release of his debut single, “Everything”.

For debut, Love At First Sound tells the world about himself in creative fashion while he weathers the storm of depression, faith, and adversity. “Everything” is a trendsetting song that many can relate too and will be addicted to instantly upon hearing. Love At First Sound is an amazing new talent, a lot of potential, intriguing, and unique star power.

Love At First Sound speaks on the making of “Everything”:

“Produced, written, and performed by me,” Love At First Sound says. “I just hate that artist use depression as some sort of marketing rollout and wanted to really speak on how I been feeling… I used this song as a therapy session if you will.”

LFS currently resides in Las Vegas, pursuing his career, developing a well-deserved fan base foundation. Love has quickly become a prospect for several high-profile imprints and eager to add the new kid to their buzzworthy ranks.

Follow Love At First Sound on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook today.

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