AUDIO: Endemic Emerald & Skanks featuring Rim & Shatike’s “Straight Out Da NYC”


There was a time when the Jungle Brothers spoke about being straight out the jungle. 27 years later, New York City may be cleaner and arguably nicer but Endemic Emerald and Skanks The Rap Martyr speak on the pride of the boroughs with “Straight Out Da NYC”. where they were able to team up with Shatike and Rim. The song is a hint of the forthcoming album due out on May 30th called Rapsploitation (No Cure/IDC).

VIDEO: HeatWave’s “Young Motsami”


In this case, HeatWave should not be confused with legendary British soul band Heatwave of “Boogie Nights”, “The Groove Line”, and “Always And Forever” fame but rather someone from, Vancouver, BC via Atlanta. He is going to releasing album called The Masses Volume 3 and this one is here to keep you satisfied for the time being. It’s called “Young Motsami”. The album will be out in June.

FREE DL: Wizdom’s “Therapy”


It has been awhile since we last heard some new music from Seattle’s Wizdom but he has returned in 2017 with something quite superfresh called “Therapy”, which came out today. He worked with producer Reminiss to put this together, not sure if there will be a bigger project or if this will simply be the start of a string of more material but nonetheless, noce to hear from the Wiz again.

AUDIO: James Gardin & Terem’s “GO!”


This is not just a mere collaboration, this is an adventure and what an adventure this is. From Michigan is James Gardin, who worked with French producer Terem to do a song called “GO!”, which may have been done with a winter mentality but with hope that better things are ahead. More music from them will be on its way.

VIDEO: Brinson’s “Grudges”


Black Canvas is an EP from Brinson and one of the tracks is said to be his “personal journey to overcome pain and hurt. Hurt from betrayal of best friends, and pain from past hurts that came from the church.” It’s a way to wanting to leave something behind in order to find a much better future, if not a much better self, something we can all appreciate. The video was directed by Will Thomas.

VIDEO: Open Mike Eagle & Paul White’s “Dang Is Invincible”


Animation is strong in “Dang Is Invincible” and what does it meant to say dang to a music video? Do they mean dang in itself is invincible or “dang (comma) is invincible?” and wouldn’t that statement leave people hanging? Anyway, here it is. Hella Personal Film Festival is the album this is taken from.