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Butta Beats Riding The Revolution On His New LP

ButtaBeats has 18-years in the game, and lyrically it shows. What’s dope about him is his consistency. He is quick…

ButtaBeats has 18-years in the game, and lyrically it shows. What’s dope about him is his consistency. He is quick to point out that topics that swirl around inequality, social injustice, and black power have been present in his music since the mid-2000s; America being America today, his messages now seem to have not just a place, but a particular potency that makes them all the more powerful. The Revenge of Charles Martin is an enjoyable listen. Blending social commentary with gritty first-person accounts of street life, he delivers a lyrically consistent — though sonically varied — body of work.

“My family, the people that are just like me, have been going through this shit forever,” Butta notes on the intro. He concludes the thought by biting that as an eighties baby, he felt as though perhaps he had “arrived,” and that the troublesome race relations of the past were somehow behind him (them). That isn’t the case, and it’s a theme he gravitates to off the jump. The title-track is bars on bars (on bars) of incredibly self-aware pro-blackness mixed with streetwise knowledge-of-self and industry jadedness.

“This is revolution, man, drink that shit responsibly,” he raps.

He keeps this energy throughout, but his beat selection takes some twists and turns. The trap vibe of “Live Stream,” the reggae splash of “Champion Sound,” the soulful piano on “Right Away,” and the straight-up West Coast knock of the “The K Weeze Session,” make for an ecclectic journey.

There were some standouts, the piano-driven “Climate Change” has — in my opinion — his best schemes on the project. “I move through these smoke-filled rooms, 16s lift you out of the tomb, pull these young dudes out of the womb … feed them knowledge from right out of the spoon, cause you are exactly what you consume or listen to,” he raps. Flame emojis galore.

“Dead Already,” which explores the realness of street life — and how fake rappers can be — and “Diaspora” with its theme of misplaced love and betrayal also really shine with the beat selection and bars.

“They Know” is the odd man out; the album outro is dope, but came out of nowhere.

The industry is built to keep this kind of wokeness out of the mix. With acts like Tekashi69 pushing a brand of normalized self-destruction and gang culture into the forefront, the game lacks the type of balance that Butta Beats provides. I mean, the sheer fact that he replaced all the ‘N’ words with Ninja says something about where his head is at.

The Revenge of Charles Martin is lyrically dense, and worth a spin or two. Press play.

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TGERambo Drops Second Official Single “Eleven11”

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Coming straight out of Montreal, Canada, young rapper TGERambo is making some noise with his first two jawns; his first single “Investor” with its infectious trap vibe racked up over 10,000 spins on YouTube. His follow up “Eleven11” is looking to be an even more significant success, even though it was taken down by YouTube after clicking over 5000 spins in its first few days online.

The bouncing vibe is dripping with mainstream appeal, ripe for playlist fame. Rambo is just one piece of the buzz-worthy The Grey Era (TGE) click, alongside TGEMarx and TGETtuth. Rambo is currently preparing for a debut full-length album set to drop in October in tandem with a tour — also in the works. For now, take an eye to the new visuals.

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Prezzy Supreme Drops “Tekashi” & “Selena”

Prezzy Supreme, also known as Stillz, was born in the South Bronx. When he was in high school, Damon Dash…

Prezzy Supreme, also known as Stillz, was born in the South Bronx. When he was in high school, Damon Dash would give him advice about the music industry and also critiqued his mixtapes. Despite growing up in the projects, his insight made PREZZY value education and improving himself. He decided to pursue a degree at Hampton University in Virginia and traveled around the country and cultivated his passion for music by collaborating and working with different artists and producers from ATL, Cali, Miami, and Houston.

 
In his early twenties, he lost two of his best friends, one to a drug overdose; the other was murdered in a robbery. Surprisingly, PREZZY SUPREME’s music before came more melodic and upbeat amplifying his focus on positive energy and good vibes. His new single “Too Late” is set to be released in July of 2018. When he is on stage, the audience can expect a high octane-fueled performance where PREZZY energizes the crowd and commands their full attention. Most recently PREZZY opened for Rich The Kid in NYC. He also has landed a direct support slot on a few of the coveted The Diplomats: Dipset Forever 2018 summer tour dates.

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Hear Prezzy Supreme’s latest singles, “Tekashi” and “Selena” now, courtesy of Soundcloud.

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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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