Hip-Hop, Rap | Sam Lachow – Half Past Twelve (ft. Magik)

Posted by on August 5, 2014

The Seattle native, Sam Lachow recently smashed back on to the scene with his album Huckleberry. A standout from the album is Magik assisted track, “Half Past Twelve”. The poppy-upbeat record documents Lachow’s night at a party without coming across as a “party-record.” The incredibly well-produced track, complete with guitar riffs, rounds off what could quite possibly be the song you were missing for your summer playlist.

Enjoy the song, and grab the whole album here!

Hip-Hop | Raz Simone – So Far, So Far

Posted by on June 13, 2014

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Raz Simone right now is one of my favorite up and coming rappers, and is getting closer and closer to super stardom if you ask me, all he needs is that one hit to take him there, but “So Far, So Far,” off his Cognitive Dissonance project, def gets him closer to that status. Released with the announcement of his upcoming 52 city tour, along Strange Music’s Rittz, and Taylor Gang’s Tuki Carter. I like Raz cause he has that gangster flow, and yet keeps it soulful, and earthy, on that real no gimmicks ish. This is a must listen!

Hip-Hop | Raz Simone – Still Mobbin (Music Video)

Posted by on February 6, 2014

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The Black Umbrella Group and Raz Simone hit us with their latest black and white visuals for “Still Mobbin” featuring vocals from Ariana DeBoo, off the MC’s upcoming album Cognitive Dissonance, Part 1, and folks pay attention! I’ve had this track on repeat ever since I played it,, from the production, to the flow, to the vocals, “Still Mobbin” has it all. I’m excited for this project, and I hope you are too! This is by far a must listen!


Hip-Hop | Raz Simone – Don’t Shine

Posted by on January 30, 2014

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Last week I introduced ya’ll to Raz Simone, the MC from Seattle who signed to 300, a new label headed by Lyor Cohen, and backed by Google, with his track “Sometimes I Don’t” featuring Sam Lachow. This week his management hit me with his latest single “Don’t Shine,”  off his upcoming album Cognitive Dissonance: Part One, where Raz spits on his environment and where he grew up, and just like its title, it’s not bright. One thing’s for certain, if Raz keeps it up, his future will be. I’m all about real hip hop, and rap records with substance, and musicality, Raz’s talent embodies all of that. This is a must listen and a must download!

Free Download: Raz Simone – Don’t Shine


Hip-Hop | Raz Simone Ft. Sam Lachow – Sometimes I Don’t

Posted by on January 25, 2014

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I know I may be way late to the party with this one and some of ya’ll might already be acquainted with Seatltle MC Raz Simone, but for those who aren’t, get familiar, because he’s about to be the next big thing in music and hip-hop. He just signed a deal with 300, Lyor Cohen’s record label, and dropped a 5 track EP Solomon Samuel Simone last March, with my favorite track being “Sometimes I Don’t” featuring Sam Lachow which you can stream below. Wish I could find the words to describe his sound, this is real music. I’ve had the record below on repeat, and you should too. This is a must listen and a must download!

Free Download: Raz Simone Ft. Sam Lachow – Sometimes I Don’t

Hip-Hop, Rap, Videos | Raz Simone – These Kids Throw Rocks

Posted by on June 3, 2013

“She got a big booty, so I call her big booty.”
“Popped a molly, I’m sweatin’, woo!”
“You say no to rachet pussy, Juicy J can’t.”

What do these three lines have in common? They are all some of the most widely recited and remembered lines in hip-hop these past few months. What else do they have in common? They have absolutely zero substance, thought, or profundity to them.

Raz Simone on the other hand takes a different approach to his music. With careful thought and emotion poured in to each line, listeners are drawn in and kept hooked throughout every song, mixtape and album. After the success of his most recent EP, Solomon Samuel Simone, Raz decided to take to the camera and capture more in depth one of the offerings from the tape.

The video for “These Kids Throw Rocks” has hit the internet and is quite impressive.

Here’s what Raz had to say: “This video is self directed and edited for a more personal approach to visualize the song. After recent events in my life the lyrics hit even harder than when I initially wrote them.”

I hope you enjoy and be sure to grab the full Solomon Samuel Simone EP here, if you haven’t already!

Hip-Hop, Videos | Raz Simone – Hometown (Video)

Posted by on April 17, 2013

April 8th Raz Simone released his latest song/video called “Hometown”, the same day as his court date in New York. The new song has a special meaning to Raz because of events occurring in his life recently. As he’s known to do Raz uses this video as an informal letter to his fans about what he’s been going through. To hear more of Raz’s story check out his recently released solo debut EP “Solomon Samuel Simone”, available for free download here.

I am a huge supporter of the up and coming hip-hop scene in Seattle. It was produced people like Mackelmore and Ryan Lewis, The Blue Scholars, and Grieves. It is also home to up and comers like Sam Lachow, Raz, Gift Uh Gab, and many, many others. Check out the video above and don’t sleep on Raz.