Mixtape Review: “No Satisfaction” by J.P. @THEBOYJP

artworks-000150606229-5vcvlo-t500x500

After “Coming of Age”, J.P. is back with a new project, “No Satisfaction”.  This project really made me see that J.P. was serious about his music and has definitely stepped his game up to truly connect with the listeners.  “J.P. Feat. Nevaeh – Never Satisfied (Intro)” , was a welcome introduction and I was impressed by how much more confident J.P. seems to be this go round and that is a big part of the rap game. The most quotable line for me from him on this track is “They wanna hear my accent, I wanna see their back bent”. That is the type of confidence I am talking about, not being afraid to spit something that may seem risky.r   “Rockin” seems to be the track that challenged J.P. the most but he mastered it and kept up with the tempo, I like this track the most because it seems to be the one that would  have the crowd participating the most because he just brought that energy with this one.  J.P. Feat. Nix, CLK Da Slinga & Jay Oliver –  “Change” was another one of my favorites because it features a few allstars such as NIX, CLK Da Slinga, and Jay Oliver adding to the mix bringing that lyrical aggression and no one holds back on their part, everybody is going in!  I love how everybody plays their part and no one is trying to body the other. #Respect.  “Wasting My Time” throws you for a loop because it begins with him telling the intended recipient of this message that they can have whatever they like, and then he goes on to say “Cause I’m done wasting my time”.  That is a relatable track to me because who hasn’t thrown their hands up and said you know what you can what you want cause I don’t give a damn anymore?  I see that J.P. is starting to craft his songs better and he is putting out some high quality music.  J.P. – Resurrection is another song that you have to play and I can ultimately see it becoming a hit, if he had to choose a single, this track would have to be it, it has a banging beat, J.P. is in his zone here and I SWEAR he is killing it, his flow is more polished, but he has to step it up and put more energy into his music and let it flow more naturally.  Overall, J.P. is getting better and this is his best project so far and I think it is worth the download, if you want to hear something different and banging give this project a listen.  

 

Originality – J.P. doesn’t give that same old song that you hear in some rap music, you hear something fresh from this guy

 

Flow – His flow has improved since, “Coming of Age”, and he is now controlling the pace of his music and not letting it control him.

 

Lyrics – Lyrically J.P. doesn’t have to be “That” guy, but he is a decent lyricist.  I think he can impact the lyrical portion of his projects if he works on the lyrical punches a little more

 

Substance – I like the way J.P. doesn’t give filler in this project, he really works hard at giving the listener something to truly listen to.  I would love to hear his views on social justice and other issues as well.

 

Overall impact- J.P. is a growing artist with a lot of potential and he has the ability to make a huge impact with his music with a few tweaks to the lyricism but he is gifted and I know he can leave his mark.

 

Production – Here is where I think J.P. can improve, I believe that he needs beats that do not get away from him, but also give him the space he needs to own the track.  I think he would do great on trap beats or even west coast because they would challenge him to explore different content for the music.

 

My overall review of this project is an A –

Keep Pushing J.P. ! Stay on the lookout for this kid !  

About the Artist: J.P. is a white caucasian hip hop artist from Sydney, Australia. ‘No Satisfaction’ is J.P’s 3rd mixtape and services as a sequel to J.P.’s sophomore mixtape ‘Coming Of Age’ released back in 2013. ‘No Satisfaction’ represents the ups and downs of J.P.’s personal life as he continues to progress in his music career. At the end of the day there is always something J.P. feels he can do better and he remains hungry to prove it.

Guilt, privilege, and questions I was afraid to ask.

almost open book

Last night fire swept through the streets

Climbed the walls,

The rugs racism has been swept under,

Heavy.  Burning.

I am white,

And I am guilty.

Of not being brave enough

To sit down with a black mother

Look her in the eye

And ask,

“What does it feel like?”

To be afraid for your babies

Your beautiful children, eyes full of love.

I am a coward,

Because I was afraid of the heaviness

Of letting that pain into my space.

My privilege is the freedom

To acknowledge oppression

Yet decide when I want to have the conversation.

Choosing whether to avoid the discomfort.

Choosing at all.

Maybe change begins

When suffering is so vast

It no longer fits inside human bodies.

When the ugly silence of fear

Is so loud, we can no longer deny it.

And when my heart aches as I look at you

Knowing that your truth…

View original post 26 more words

SXSW 2015 Music Festival Now Accepting Artist Applications | @SXSW

The Urban Link

SXSW Logo (Courtesy of: SXSW Press and Publicity) SXSW Logo (Courtesy of: SXSW Press and Publicity)

South By Southwest (SXSW) Music Conference and Festival is now accepting applications for artists to perform at the world famous SXSW Music Festival at http://www.sxsw.com/music/shows/apply. SXSW Music takes place Tuesday, March 17 through Sunday, March 22, 2015 in Austin, Texas.

Apply now for the opportunity to perform for the 28,000 industry representatives including over 2,800 media representatives and the thousands of fans in attendance. A showcasing act at SXSW has the unique opportunity to play in one of Austin’s many live music venues along with acts from all over the world. SXSW hosts acts in every stage of their development including music legends such as Lady Gaga, Dave Grohl, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Nicks, Smokey Robinson, Blondie, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Iggy Pop, Depeche Mode, Juanes, Prince, and Justin Timberlake. Join the ranks of Future Islands, Kelis, HyunA

View original post 289 more words

Sisterhood of HipHop x Oxygen

Can’t wait!

THE QWEENS

image

This season we will experience a new flight of female artistry, with five talented young women on Oxygen. The SisterhoodofHipHop which the show is entitled and produced by rapper/actor T.I. will showcase Briana Perry, Diamond, Bia, Nyemiah Supreme, and Siya. Each young lady brings a unique quality to the show and we are wondering who will be the drama Queen? Siya is lesbian, Diamond was Soulja Boi’s and Scrappy’s shorty, Bia reppin Boston, Nyemiah Supreme hails from Queens SouthSide And is signed to Producer Timbaland, and BrianaPerry has been cosigned from everyone like Beyonce, Trina, and is signed to Poe Boy records. Stay tuned….

View original post

Song Review and Critique: “If I Should Die” by Rogizz @rogizz

ROGIZZ_If_I_DIE

I like the artist for his creativity and authentic style.  Rogizz has some gems all throughout his catalogue.

Rogizz has a potential classic. I love the sound straight out of the gate. Rogizz has a veteran flow and an authentic delivery that brings you back to the early days of Rap City/ The Basement Freestyles. Confidence is the most prominent theme throughout the track. Fearless rhymes, just real g shit. The beat is a bit laid back with heavy strings and a sample chopped up in the center that gives you an old school feel. The features from Dubb,Tree, and Fatboi Fre$h rounded out the solid sound.  https://soundcloud.com/rogizz/ if-i-should-die-ft-dubb-tree

“Think That I’m a Joke” is raw and uncut. Rogizz delivered on this track, you have to replay this one a few times. The replay factor is that hypnotic bassline and true life lyrics that brings out that IDGAF feel. If you have people that hate on you because you shine brighter, this is your theme song. https://soundcloud.com/rogizz/think-that-im-a-joke-feat


“Sign Me In” is one of the most creative tracks. If you are a fan of pussy tales on wax, RoGizz will supply you. RoGizz gives you Too $hort mixed with Uncle Luke, but with better lyrics. If you aren’t saying “Sign Me In” by the end of the song, something is broken on your music tastemeter. https://soundcloud.com/rogizz/sign-me-in

About the Music and The Artist:  RoGizz aka Black Blago “da Gov” promises to deliver the greatest edition to his mixtape catalog thus far. Tentatively titled, “Interview with a Skitzo 2: Perception Is Reality” (IWAS2), this project features a WHO’s who of the NEWEST FrontRunners in the Hip-Hop Game: Vinny Cha$e, DUBB, Jose Guapo, TREE, Sean Falyon, Caleb James, St. Millie, Fatboi Fre$h and Big Hus.

Production duties by SC, The Avengerz (YMCMB), Keyzz, DC, Chris Melrose, Toast-187 and Danny Rocktown. Songs mixed and engineered by DC.

The first leak is “If I Should Die”…a verbal discourse of the perils from living life on da edge..sound-track designed by SC tha Great. The Struggle between Good vs. Evil, Virtue vs Vice, Love vs. Hate RETURNS…

https://soundcloud.com/rogizz/if-i-should-die-ft-dubb-tree

RoGizz
Web: http://www.rogizz.com
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/rogizz
Youtube: http://youtube.com/rogizztv

;

Vol 2, Issue 8: Music Industry Scams, Pt I: Artists Beware!

So You Wanna be a Rockstar?

The entertainment biz has NEVER been at a shortage in regards to talent-directed scams, and despite the wealth of literature out there detailing the typical con-artist approach(s), thousands, if not millions of would-be artists find themselves falling victim to these ploys all the time. Further, with an increasing allotment of the market focusing its attention on internet promotional tactics, sucking artists into the I’ll make you famous” line has become easier than ever through the concoction of mass spam emails.Unfortunately due to the competitive nature of the music biz and the general naivety of artists, musicians have a tendency to fall into the category of easy and vulnerable prey (myself included), simply because of the wide-eyed rockstar dream that we’ve been hoping to fulfill ever since childhood. But avoiding these shady dealings proves more difficult than one would assume.

Most of us would fail to realize that we…

View original post 2,844 more words

Grammy winning producer Jimi Kendrix presents ‘Bring Tha Heat’ contest | @JiMiKenDrix

The Urban Link

Multi-Grammy Award winning producer Jimi Kendrix presents the “Bring Tha Heat” contest with more than $20,000 in prizes. Specifically for UNSIGNED ARTISTS, over the age of 16, Bring Tha Heat offers the opportunity for independent artists to collaborate with established producers & artists. The contest runs from November 11th to November 25th. Winners are announced December 4th.

Jimi Kendrix has produced for: Jay Z, 50 Cent, Tupac, Ashanti, Shyne, JaRule, R Kelly, Pattie Labelle, Kelly Price, Rick Ross, Ace Hood, Swizz Beatz, WuTang, Bone thugs Harmony and more.

“Bring Tha Heat” prize packages includes:

Studio session with Jimi Hendrix at Crosby Collective in NYC.

Platinum singer & songwriter, Nappy Boy’s own Jay Lyriq will write and perform the hook for the winner.

Cover Artwork

Radio & Magazine Interviews

A&R Review

Marketing & Promotion

Studio Session Video

There will also be prizes for 2nd and…

View original post 20 more words

Reconciling Homophobia and Homoeroticism in Hip Hop

Whitey On The Moon

By Luca Tiratelli

Since the decline of groups like “Tribe Called Quest”, “De La Soul” and “The Jurassic 5”, there has only really been one accepted definition of masculinity in Hip Hop. And that vision of manliness is one of hyper-machismo achieved through a combination of violence, physical strength, mental toughness, misogyny and wealth. As Byron Hurt points out it in his fascinating film “Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes”, if you fail to conform to these ideals “People call you soft, or weak or a pussy or a faggot, and no one wants to be any of those things, so everyone stays inside the box”. Perhaps unsurprisingly then, Hip Hop has always had a strong homophobic element to it; in this aforementioned documentary Busta Rhymes declared “what I represent culturally, can not condone it [homosexuality] whatsoever”, and then walked out when asked if a gay rapper could be accepted…

View original post 890 more words

(Video) : BABS BUNNY & VAGUE presents QUEEN OF THE RING YOUNG GATTAS vs CHAYNA ASHLEY Phoenixstar9 Online

“Our “DO or DIE” event was a terrific turn out and as a treat for the “Ring Heads” were releasing what everybody came out the building claiming a pure classic. Young Gattas vs Chayna Ashley. Young Gattas FINALLY! makes her debut to “THE RING” to take on the bar heavy C-Ash. Chayna comes out the… Read More Related posts:

  1. >VIDEO: Queen of the Ring: Sparring Session Ill Bitz -vs- Bonnie Godiva via @QOTRING
  2. Watch “QUEEN OF THE RING “DO OR DIE” (EVENT DETAILS SEPT 27 & 28TH)”
  3. Download This Mixtape: QUEEN OF THE RING “REP THE BRAND VOL 1″ from @QOTRING

“Our “DO or DIE” event was a terrific turn out and as a treat for the “Ring Heads” were releasing what everybody came out the building claiming a pure classic. Young Gattas vs Chayna Ashley. Young Gattas FINALLY! makes her debut to “THE RING” to take on the bar heavy C-Ash. Chayna comes out the… Read More Related posts:

  1. >VIDEO: Queen of the Ring: Sparring Session Ill Bitz -vs- Bonnie Godiva via @QOTRING
  2. Watch “QUEEN OF THE RING “DO OR DIE” (EVENT DETAILS SEPT 27 & 28TH)”
  3. Download This Mixtape: QUEEN OF THE RING “REP THE BRAND VOL 1″ from @QOTRING

via Phoenixstar9 Online http://www.phoenixstar9online.com/2013/10/video-babs-bunny-vague-presents-queen-of-the-ring-young-gattas-vs-chayna-ashley.html