If you have never had a healthy juice or smoothie, you do not know what you’re missing. Styles P and Jadakiss didn’t know what they were missing until things happened in their lives and discovered the health benefits of a juice made from natural ingredients. They both decided they would not only benefit others but also their community, a bit of “teach one, reach one” and they now have a juice spot called Juices For Life. It’s only in New York but with enough attention and recognition, maybe it will become a regional and eventually a national chain.
Esh The Monolith’s new album Darwin’s Frankenstein
was released last weekend and now you can get a hint of it with the new video he did with Radclyffe Hall called “Release The Hounds”. If you like it, check out the album below through Amazon.com.
J. Quest has roots in Hawai’i but now calls San Francisco home and he released an EP last August called Son Of A City Worker
. If you’ve heard any hip-hop from Hawai’i in the last 10 to 20 years, you’ll sense what he’s doing here with the vibe he has but he’s very much a Cali man, which you’ll hear as he describes what it means to be a “Hapa Boy”, hapa being the Hawaiian word to describe someone who is “half and half” in terms of ethnicity. The song was produced by Posafe while the video was done with director Ty Lerrani. You can check out the EP below via Bandcamp.
The granddad of hip-hop has returned and he has a new album on its way. Check out “R.T.B. 1” by Granddad Woolly and find out where he’s headed. As for where exactly, he’s heading with Chikano to do an album called KanoDadda: EXPRMNT VII
and they’ve started a Kickstarter project to make it happen so if you’re a longtime fan or perhaps this video motivates you to give a few dollars, click here for more details
Melvins drummer Dale Crover will be releasing his debut solo album after playing with the same band for 422 years. In truth, more like close to 35 years and while Crover has done a good amount of session work and a solo EP in 1992 for Boner, he has never done a full solo album. That will change with The Fickle Finger Of Fate
(Joyful Noise Recordings) and for the first video, he goes back 37 years ago to honor the solo video for Paul McCartney, “Coming Up”. Check out “Bad Move” and see if Crover has any bad moves. The album will be out on August 4th but you can pre-order it below via Amazon.com.
It was Bob Geldof and the rest of the Boomdown Rats who told everyone they didn’t like Mondays while Prince said the day could be a manic one. Kosha Dillz says no, there’s a lot to enjoy about the first work day of the week and says so in “I Love Monday”, a track he not only did with Mier Kay but Kay also helped direct the clip.
Adam Reverie has been a bit busy in the last few months and perhaps this video is a bit of proof of this. “Hunger” is his latest clip, directed by Uprising.TV, which shows how well Mr. TV does things. You are sure to be hearing and seeing more from Reverie, trust me.
“Drift”: you may spot Mexico and my Hawaiian homeland in this video and you would be correct in what Towkio is trying to do here. THis was directed by Todd Burr & Towkio himself and he may take you to new places in future endeavors.
Directed by Sandy Kim & Brian Lee Hughes, “Black Sea” is the latest video from Cotillon, which may look like a low-grade camcorder video but that’s why it works. The song is from The Afternoons
, available below via Amazon.com.
Illect Recordings has another banger and this one comes courtesy of Malex, who worked with Kassy Levels to create “Savage”, what is said to be the first of three singles they’ll be releasing together. Perhaps leading to an EP or perhaps a full length? It may be just the singles so all we have to do is be like Carly Simon and anticipate.