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Souleye Drops A Visual For ‘Snow Angel’ Featuring Alanis Morisette

“[Souleye’s] brand of positivism is the soundtrack that counters a lot of what’s shoved down our throats on a daily…

“[Souleye’s] brand of positivism is the soundtrack that counters a lot of what’s shoved down our throats on a daily basis.”

Ask the average hip-hop artist why they rap—you’ll likely get some underwhelming responses. Today’s breed of artists [not all, but many] are driven by more of an economic stimulus, rather than a genuine spiritual connection to what they’re doing. That’s what makes Souleye’s story so devastating endearing; his brand of positivism is the soundtrack that counters a lot of what’s shoved down our throats on a daily basis.

He fell in love with the culture during—arguably—the best year in hip-hop [1996] while freestyling with his friends around a bonfire. He began to take things pretty serious around 2001. But, after the loss of his best-friend in 2003, which resulted in him taking solitude in the woods of Mount Greylock, Massachusetts (where he composed an album), and the suicide of his brother, he changed his perspective, focus, and drive. Affixed to the ceiling where his brother hung himself, was a sticker that read “Music Matters;” this has become a mantra for the ultra-conscious genre-bending artist, who we actually shared with you last year.

Fresh off of his LP, Shapeshifting, an album which marked a decade since his well received 2005 release Intergalactic Vibes, his latest single “Snow Angel,” featuring his wife (award-winning Canadian songstress Alanis Morisette). It’s an airy mashup of hip-hop and EDM—paired with a very slick visual, complete with interpretive dance and atmospheric visual effects that fit the song like a glove. Souleye has received LOTS of acclaim and isn’t a new artist by any stretch, but it’s not too late to catch up. Visit his website and dig through his catalog. First, though, give “Snow Angel” a spin.

Riley here — father, artist, videographer, professional writer and SERIOUS hip-hop head. I'm a member of the Universal Zulu Nation, and I think everything is better on vinyl. Add me on Twitter! @specialdesigns
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As Dante Swave prepares for the release of his upcoming EP, Take Your Soul, the introspective rapper delivers the lead single to the project…

As Dante Swave prepares for the release of his upcoming EP, Take Your Soul, the introspective rapper delivers the lead single to the project dubbed, “Vibes” produced by Shhbang Records.

 

According to Dante the song is about energy, self love and the idea of being alive: “The way you can catch a vibe is through energy, any feeling that makes you feel good in any sort of way. Aesthetics within your visionary perception. Meeting people you connect with, having fun, and being comfortable with yourself is how you catch a vibe. It all starts with self-love and loving the idea of being alive,” Dante explained.

 

After taking his high school by storm rapping a diss record at the school talent show, Dante Swave became inspired to pursue rap seriously speaking on real life situations and violence that he witnessed in New York as a youth.

 

I started rapping when I was 13 years old because of life situations that made me put a pen to paper like violence in the streets of NYC and common teen depression,” Dante Swave explained. “I made a diss track towards someone at my old high school in retaliation for making a song about me. I  performed it at a school talent show which made my whole school go crazy, making me realize this is what I wanted to do”

 

Rolling into the Summer, Dante Swave is prepping for his Take Your Soul EP and encourages everyone to live their best life.”Be yourself and live your best life, this world is like an alternate reality just play it the best way you can and have fun.”

 

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