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Sion Vesill Drops “MC’s Act Like They Don’t Know”

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Taking inspiration from the golden age of hip hop is nothing new to Liverpool legend Sion Vesill. From the moment he ventured into the world of breaks and beats, taking cues from the likes of 2-Pac, his music has had a strong root in the truths that are embodied by truly infectious beats. 

It is fitting then that his latest release pays homage to one of the most creative voices of the hip hop scene. KRS’ 1995 single ‘MC’s act like you don’t know’, was the lead track on the ground-breaking album Sophomore and explores the challenges of live performance vs recording studio. It’s an ever common issue and one that artists like Vesill are keen to explore. As an artist who displays exemplary talent both on and off stage, Vesill is keen to explore the legacy of talent left by artists like KRS, and this latest release does just that. As Vesill himself states:

“I’ve always admired the pioneers of hip hop and try to learn as much as I can from them, especially the likes of KRS ONE, Kool G rap, Rakim. I feel like our new generation is neglecting the history of the art form and not saluting the fathers of hip hop. I am a student. I will always be a student of rap/hip hop, we can never stop learning. 

“The moment you think you are too good or know it all is the moment you will cease to grow as an artist. I’m inspired by the past and the present so I can deliver something unique in the future, something true to myself. I am honoured to be able to even rap and I will always pay respect to those who did it before me. 

“Emcees act like they don’t know” is one of the coldest beats in hip hop history so I had to reach into a bag that can only be found when the inspiration of artists like KRS one shows you how it should be done! It lights a fire in you that you have to do good, you can’t ruin these beats, they are a piece of hip hop and I will never forget that.”

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Oakland’s Joe Blow and AG Unite On New Single “One In A Billion”

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Oakland Artist Joe Blow has made a striking return to the scene with his latest single “One in a Billion,” produced by San Diego’s AG. This track marks Joe Blow’s first release following a brief hiatus, offering his devoted fans a fresh sound infused with his signature West Coast flair.

Known for his expertise in crafting West Coast rap and contemporary hip-hop, Joe Blow brings a unique essence to the rap spectrum, gravitating towards the underground side of the genre. Unveiling “One in a Billion,” Joe Blow presents an Oakland anthem tailored for the steadfast hustlers who embody resilience and determination on a daily grind. The production of the track radiates a laid-back and glossy vibe, setting the tone for a smooth yet invigorating listening experience.

While Joe Blow has collaborated with some of the best in the industry, his authentic style and skill shine through in his solo endeavors. For those unfamiliar with his work, tracks like “Overdose” stand out as prime examples of Joe Blow’s ability to create captivating gangsta rap and laid-back compositions.

Renowned for his steady career since the early 1980s, Joe Blow remains a celebrated figure in the Oakland music scene. With his most streamed single being “Overdose” featuring Stevie Job, Joe Blow’s dedication to his craft and loyal fanbase have solidified his status in the industry.

For fans eager to experience Joe Blow’s latest offering, “One in a Billion,” the official music video captures the essence and energy of the track. The video, available via the link below, provides a visual accompaniment to Joe Blow’s lyrical prowess and AG’s exceptional production, offering a glimpse into the world of this influential Oakland artist.

As Joe Blow returns to the spotlight with “One in a Billion,” the track not only embodies his artistic evolution but also serves as a testament to his enduring legacy in West Coast rap. With his unmistakable style and unwavering dedication, Joe Blow continues to captivate audiences and inspire fellow musicians with his one-of-a-kind sound.

Watch the official music video for “One in a Billion” below.

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ATAK Unviels Need Space [Prod. By DJ Plugg]

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West Denver native ATAK releases a new animated video for “Need Space” off of his upcoming Prayers EP. Produced by DJ Plugg. Animation created by Neeko Muzik.

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Charles X Drops The Official Video For “FILA”

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Los Angeles-based artist Charles X has once again captivated the music world with the release of the official video for his latest single, “FILA.” Known for his unique blend of influences ranging from Michael Jackson to Andre 3000, Charles X brings a fresh and invigorating sound to the industry.

Charles X’s journey into music began early. A self-described misfit, he found solace and expression in music at the tender age of 12. Growing up with the absence of a father figure and frequently moving due to his mother’s military career, Charles X faced numerous challenges. These hardships only fueled his passion for music, transforming his struggles into a creative outlet.

The video for “FILA” is a testament to his artistic vision. Seamlessly blending the soulful introspection of Frank Ocean with the vibrant energy of Michael Jackson, the video offers a visual and auditory feast. Charles X’s ability to mix crooner vocals with rhythmic flow is on full display, earning him critical acclaim and comparisons to some of the industry’s greats.

Over his 20-year career, Charles X has remained dedicated to pushing musical boundaries. His collaborations with artists like Georgia Anne Muldrow and Caravan Palace highlight his versatility and commitment to creating unique sounds. His work has been featured in prestigious European publications such as Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair  and BET France, solidifying his international presence.

Charles X remains humble about his talents, attributing his success to his deep love and respect for music rather than innate skill. This humility, coupled with his relentless drive, sets him apart in an industry often dominated by conformity.

His message is clear: his music is about love and positivity. Charles X aspires to be a positive role model, particularly for young black kids facing similar challenges. His dream is to tour the world, spreading truth and making a lasting, positive impact.

As fans eagerly await more releases, the “FILA” video marks a significant milestone in Charles X’s career. To stay updated on his journey, follow Charles X on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok. Listen to his music on Spotify and Apple Music.

Check out the official visuals for “FILA” below.

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