FREE DL: Sareem Poems & Ozay Moore’s “Soap Opera (Soulseize Remix)”

Illect Recordings have released a new single by Sareem Poems and Ozay Moore and this one is not only “Soap Opera” but you get to hear it remixed by Soulseize. It’s available as a free download but highly consider using the “Name Your Price” option and showing a b

AUDIO: Ozay Moore featuring Miles Young’s “Royalty (Remix)”

Seattle’s Ozay Moore released a new single today on Illect Recordings that has a nice complimentary chorus from singer Miles Young, and this could easily make people get down and funky and keep themselves in a groove for the rest of the night. The song is called “Royalty” so have some loyalty to this and make it work during any time of the day. The song is produced by Ess Be if the well known Be family of producers. Check out the vocalized and instrumental remixes of the song, along with the original version above.

FREE MP3 DL: Ozay Moore’s “The Between Time EP” (EP)

Ozay Moore’s EP The Between Time EP is mixed, mastered, and finished up for listening purposes, which is why this post exists. The EP is free. Once again: gratis, each song is here for you to download individually and take it with you wherever you are. This Seattle MC wants to let you know what the 206 is about and continues to be so if you only knew of Seattle from just Sir Mix-A-Lot and Macklemore, prepare to be surprised with the goodness from Ozay, okay?

REVIEW: Sundance’s “Midlife Marauders”

 photo SundanceMM_cover_zps39a8d126.jpg When you name your album based on a well known hip-hop album, you’re trying to make a statement. Sundance has done this with Midlife Marauders, a slight look back at A Tribe Called Quest’s Midnight Marauders but instead waiting until after 12am to find the newness in the music you love, you’re now dealing with the reality of where you’re at now. In this case, midlife can be anything from real life to ones career, taking a look from the outside and trying to understand where you’re at and what to do next.

The vibe of this album feels like something you might hear in a Roots discography, perfectly between How I Got Over and undun, as Sundance tells his story in a very genuine way with little to no metaphors, and it’s somewhat obvious on what he’s talking about. It’s also nice to hear hip-hop that isn’t afraid to sound like it’s older and mature, as if it realized it can’t be 14 forever and wants to celebrate its existence. While the album also features collaborations with Propaganda, Wonder Brown, Cas Metah, Theory Hazit, Ozay Moore, Sojourn, Elias, KJ 52, JustMe, Boombox Titans, J Givens, and Khadia Che among many, you can still hear the fact that this is a Sundance project and everyone else also knows it’s his album too.

While the album also has instrumentals to some of the songs, the true album is about eight songs long running at 30, but it’s the perfect length to tell the stories he is successful in taking. Now that we are in the concept of a midlife crisis, Sundance knows that your menstruating heart can’t bleed enough for two, and now he’s trying to find his way into some level of sanity.