Hip-Hop, Videos | Dylan Owen’s “There’s More To Life” Official Promo Video

Posted by on May 20, 2015

If nothing else, Dylan Owen is a storyteller.

Rap may be the genre stamped to all of his artistic pursuits (for lack of better terms to distinguish between the varying complexity of our artists), but he is a poet at heart. It’s why his music resonates so deeply with his listeners. Why even when more than three years come and go between releases, his core audience is still waiting. It’s why he’s never too far out of mind.

In his new promo video, leading up to the June 8th release of There’s More To Life, director Brian Petchers beautifully constructs a collage of shots evoking the stories and scenes that make up the new EP. It ends with Dylan walking across an open grassy field, journal in hand, with a camera gradually creating distance until it’s fully overhead, giving a sense of Dylan’s diminutiveness amongst the world around him.

For a writer who we’ve watched spend so much time grappling with the internal, it’s a powerful image. In his only single release distinct from his last EP and his new one, “The Window Seat,” Dylan wrote: “Maybe all I need, is the view from the window seat staring back at me.” That desire to look down upon his life from ten-thousand feet isn’t one he’s abandoned, but rather, its the fabric of this song—which he created solely for this promo video—and the EP on its way.

As always, though, Dylan’s work is rewarding even for the more surface-level fan. Those without all of the context will still marvel at the seemingly effortless poetics of his writing, and his innate and singular ability to leak in dabs of his unmistakable talent as a rap lyricist. There’s also maybe the best play on 50 Cent’s oft-referenced line from “Wanksta,” which he turns into “what the fuck happened to youth.” But there’s much more to this work than that. And there’s much more of the story to come on June 8th.

Electro, Electronic, Hip-Hop, Rap | DJ Felly Fell Presents: The Americanos – Blackout (feat. Lil Jon, Juicy J, & Tyga)

Posted by on May 20, 2015

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The Americanos (same team from Doc Hollywood) is making its debut with an amazing EDM/Rap fusion single that’s bound to hit the radio stations any day now. Teaming up with famous LA DJ, DJ Felly Fell, as well as Lil Jon, Juicy J and Tyga, the Americanos is making power moves to the top. Be on the lookout for them, and enjoy this bangin’ single in the meantime.

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Chill, Hip-Hop, House | Glastro Gets 2Pac & Trey Songz Together For “How Do You Want It”

Posted by on May 19, 2015

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Premiered by DJ Whoo Kid, Glastrophobie drops an ill bootleg remix of 2Pac’s “How Do You Want It” sampling Trey Songz’ “Slow Motion” and it’s a must listen! Poolside and deep, that’s how we do, throw some Cali vibes in it, and it’s a West Coast Party, grab that free download!

Free Download: 2Pac & Trey Songz – How Do You Want It (Glastrophobie Bootleg)

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Electronic, Rap, RnB | Justice Skolnik Puts A Unique Trap Spin On The Weeknds “Where You Belong”

Posted by on May 19, 2015

Justice Skolnik’s “Where You Belong” is one of the freshest The Weeknd remixes we’ve heard to date. The Chicago-based producer from San Francisco shows poise for a dynamic combination of synth and melody in this track. Classically trained on the guitar, Skolnik’s transition to electronic music is recent but very promising. The 18-year-old producer is primed for a huge breakthrough this year. You can stream below and even grab a free download below. Enjoy!

Electro, Hip-Hop, Trap | The Americanos Tag Up With Juicy J, Lil Jon & Tyga For “BlackOut”

Posted by on May 19, 2015


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Start off your Memorial Day celebrations early with a big record by DJ Felli Fel and his new production/dj group The Americanos (Lex Larson & Louie Rubio). “BlackOut” is fully original and features Juicy J, Lil Jon & Tyga. Turn Up Responsibly!

Hip-Hop, Rap | Matt McGhee – Crystal (ft. moneyfourdrugs)

Posted by on May 18, 2015

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Local DC resident Matt McGhee has released a steady output of music over the past couple of months, and today I have to share with you “Crystal”. While it won’t be a part of Matt’s upcoming project, “Crystal” is a soft-spoken, simple, but authentic song that tells the story of Matt’s struggle with a mystery girl.

If this is just a loosie to tide people over, I can’t wait to see what is coming off the project.

Hip-Hop | Latium’s BENJ Drops Somebody (Who Loves You)”

Posted by on May 18, 2015


Latium’s BENJ, who’s beginning to make a name for himself in the blogosphere with a slew of catchy remixes and originals, drops his Mark Pelli produced “Somebody (Who Loves You)” that’s Canadian bacon for your ears. Showcasing his vocal chops as heard on his popular “Baby Blue” remix, BENJ paints a picture with his words over atmospheric production that we’ll be pressing play on for weeks to come.

Expect more BENJ music coming your way very soon.