Hip-Hop | Accent — Sight & Sound EP (Produced by Kid Vision)

Posted by on December 12, 2012

Step into the mind of Accent, where stories take the form of tantalizing rhythms, flows, and cadences. Where a simple emotion is invoked through intricately-crafted lyrics, exhibiting strong language skills through alliteration and the most advanced rhyme-schemes you’ve heard from anyone this year. Rarely does an artist with this level of talent arise, and when they do — it feels like it’s only days before they ascend into hip-hop royalty. Tonight we are proud to sponsor Accent’s latest EP, Sight & Sound, a collaboration with producer Kid Vision — an EP that sits under twenty minutes in length, but will take months to fully digest. Accent’s pure skill as an emcee is clearly evident here, but what is most amazing is how even when rhyming repetitiously, the message remains so flawless and detailed. Accent is a poet and storyteller, no question, yet he has the kind of flow that excites listeners who can’t even begin to comprehend the content. He’s a rapper’s rapper in the truest sense — one who embodies such a strong devotion to the music he creates, and has a real sense of integrity about his content. This phenomenal EP includes collaborations with Chyna Griffin (Faith Evans’ daughter), as well as two with Kinetics, whom he recorded alongside this summer—as well as Mike Stud, Missy Modell, and others. Enjoy this tape’s ingenuity and genuine songwriting, and download below.


Free Download: Accent — Sight & Sound EP 


Hip-Hop, Videos | Accent — X-Men & Street Fighter Verses [Video]

Posted by on November 4, 2012

Every once in awhile I come across an emcee who is truly deserving of that title — who is creating art, and knows the difference between hip-hop and the glorified pop rap of syndicated radio. Too many prospective artists lack the mastery of lyricism, cadence, and rhythm to sustain a listener’s ears for a full track, let alone an entire project. To this issue, however, there are a handful of antidotes, and Accent is one of them. Known as the “best poet rapping,” Accent has garnered FNT fame through collaborations with Kinetics, Mike Stud, and Radical Something, and seeks to set a new standard for hip-hop. In preparation for his upcoming Sight & Sound mixtape, here’s a video of him spitting a few dazzling verses about X-Men and Street Fighter that — even as acapellas — are more compelling than most rappers can manage to sound on top-shelf beats. Check it out below and stay connected with him as he prepares his new project for release.

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Hip-Hop | Accent — The One I Need (Prod. Kid Vision)

Posted by on August 26, 2012

Here it is, world. The premiere of Accent’s new single, “The One I Need,” which will be included on his upcoming EP Sight & Sound, a collaboration with producer Kid Vision (who has gained some FNT notoriety for his production on Kinetics’ “Cosmic Consciousness” and “845”, as well as KAM Royal’s mixtape “Still Waters”). Over a beat infused with soulful sample-chops, Acc spits some of the most ornate rhymes you’ll ever hear from an unsigned artist, pairing together words you didn’t think were possible to rhyme with extraordinary ease. Accent, a gifted spoken-word poet from the L.E.S., has been steadily gaining popularity as an artist since his last mixtape (I Love Nujabes) and most recently from his four features on Kinetics’ With A Little Help From My Friends, including the standout “Make It Work” which also featured Missy Modell. This leak is certainly a testament to how seasoned the skills are of this upstart artist, and how anxious we should all be for Sight & Sound. You can also hear him this Tuesday on Kinetics & One Love’s new album You Are Not Alone, which is dropping on iTunes.

DOWNLOAD: Accent — The One I Need (Prod. Kid Vision)



Albums | KAM Royal — Still Waters [Mixtape] + One Time [Music Video]

Posted by on July 22, 2012

Way too many people have been sleeping on this tape. I’ve always paid attention to KAM’s moves, but only after posting the Time Out Club posse cut “Cosmic Consciousness” (on which he has the first verse) did I decide to take a deeper look. His most recent tape—a collaboration with Kid Vision (the beat virtuoso behind “Cosmic Consciousness”)—features what is by far the most mature sound we’ve heard from KAM, yet with all his idiosyncrasies and characteristic humor intact. This project flows extraordinarily well for a mixtape— which is largely a nod to Kid Vision—who provides one of the most impressive album-length backdrops that you’ll ever hear on a free mixtape. And there’s KAM’s wit, sharpness, and personality, which permeates every track. Still Waters is a tribute to the movement of artists trying to bring underground hip-hop back towards substance and quality, steering clear of the pop-oriented punchline rap that is quickly saturating the blogosphere.

As a bonus, KAM dropped off the tape’s first video, to one of my favorite tracks “One Time.” Enjoy this laid-back, playful visual and be sure to cop the tape—I guarantee you won’t be disappointed.

KAM Royal — Still Waters [Mixtape]

“Still Waters” cover art—painted by Kid Vision


Hip-Hop, Videos | Kinetics — Cosmic Consciousness feat. Kam Royal, Money Mars & KTSB [Music Video]

Posted by on July 14, 2012

In accordance with his new mixtape release, With A Little Help From My Friends, Kinetics has just released a video for “Cosmic Consciousness”, the conceptual posse cut featuring Kam Royal, Money Mars & KTSB. The track sports an intro from 1979 Vietnam musical Hair, and a daze-inducing instrumental from Kid Vision (who also produced another standout mixtape cut, the previously released “845”) with hazy, muted synths and brawny drums that the four emcees flex over, with cognizant and abstract rhymes. The video, shot by Hickory Lawson, captures the same feel through nebulous shots of the artists trading verses in Times Square and Central Park. If you haven’t downloaded the mixtape yet, you can find it here, and for all others, enjoy this mellow track and visual.

Hip-Hop | Kinetics & One Love ft. Krystyle – 845 (Prod. by Kid Vision)

Posted by on November 4, 2011

Kinetics teams up with fellow Hudson Valley native to put on for their hometown, the 845.  Although you probably expected production from One Love on this track, Kid Vision did the work behind the words as One Love polished it off.  You probably recognize Kid Vision from his work with Tayyib Ali or Kam Royal.  Here’s what Kinetics & One Love had to say about the upcoming months,

“Also…Kinetics & One Love are proud to announce the upcoming release of a new album, slated to drop on iTunes in early 2012. To hold you over until then, we will be releasing a song a week, every Wednesday, until the album drops – all new material in addition to the all-new material on the album. Next week, expect a dope collaboration with fellow NYC native Accent & DJ Big Red of Radical Something.”

DOWNLOAD: Kinetics & One Love ft. Krystyle – 845 (Prod. by Kid Vision)

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