Reggae, Trap | Lorde – Royals (Reef’d Remix)

Posted by on October 25, 2013

The Reggae/Rock group, Reef’d, have put themselves in a new light with this beautiful cover of Lorde’s “Royals”. Blending in a little bit of Trap and Soul to the mix, the group showed myself at least that they are prepared for a whole new level Reggae that anyone can soak their ears into. This cover can bring a smile to your face even on the worst of days, I would know, it’s helped me feel good as well. Keep an eye out for great tracks from Reef’d in the future, seems everyone is working on good new beginnings.


Hip-Hop | Fortune Family feat. JohnieB – Gravity (Video)

Posted by on May 6, 2013

Boy, have I missed these two. Although I have been in constant communication with Reef, I have been missing the music of he and his partner more than I am willing to admit on a public website. But fear not, the Fortune Fam is back for seconds. When they broke up, I knew it would only be a matter of time before they ran back into each other’s arms like lost puppies because they missed seeing me so eloquently write about their music. Now I’m sure that’s not the only reason, but I’m sure it is one. Their come back effort does not miss a beat, and picks up right where they left off, no doubt Reef has been practicing in his shower waiting for the day where he and Hop reunited. Welcome back to the blogosphere boys, we missed you.

Hip-Hop | Spring – Fortune Family ft. Upper West

Posted by on May 2, 2012

Two groups that have made themselves unique using poppy sounds link up to create an absolutely grand song. The Sara Barellis sample sets the stage for an upbeat, fun song. The theme is further driven by quality verses from Reef and Doug. I had been hearing about this song from my man Reef for about a month. Now I know what he was so hyped about. I love everything about this song, whether its Reef’s powerful bars, or Doug’s raspy verse, Spring gets me hyped for Summer. I know this at categorized as “hip-hop” but pretend it says “hip-pop.” Hit FF on facebook here, and UW here.


Hip-Hop, Videos | Dylan Owen & Reef ft. Grace Kelly- Dreams

Posted by on December 13, 2011

Dreams are only dreams until you write them down. Then they become your goals. It’s safe to say Dylan Owen (coming off his Sheeps, Jeeps, and Beats win) and Reef (of Fortune Family) have been writing their dreams down, as evidenced by this new August Coupe produced track with Grace Kelly on the hook. The visuals were shot by the infamously gregarious John Kilmer, who is perhaps the hottest up-and-coming director in the game right now. In the words of Kilmer, “Youtube platinum baby, is what you ain’t.” But, I digress.

Interestingly enough, all three artists attend New York University, and I’m sure they’re doing more than their fair share of writing considering it’s finals time. If you like what you hear, you can get in touch with them here, here, and here. No dream comes true until you wake up and go to work. It’s safe to say Dylan, Reef, and Grace are well on their way to accomplishing them.

DOWNLOAD: Dylan Owen ft. Reef & Grace Kelly- Dreams

Hip-Hop | Fortune Family – Living Dead

Posted by on September 20, 2011


The Fam’ is back from their short recess to follow up on their dope, Rod Stuart sampled track, Young Hearts. Their new track, Living Dead, despite the title, is a laid back track with Hobs murdering the first verse and Reef manning the tail end.

DOWNLOAD: Fortune Family – Living Dead         ILL

Hip-Hop | Fortune Family – Young Hearts

Posted by on August 9, 2011

After too long of a wait, Fortune Fam is finally back and this time they brought some serious heat. On this track Hops uses a sample of Rod Stewart’s Young Turks which is absolutely DOPE. As usual, Reef drops some knowledge on you fools on the first verse and Hops goes in with his signature hard flow on the second and third verses. Support the Fam’ on facebook.

DOWNLOAD: Fortune Family – Young Hearts ILL

Events | NYU’s gRAGEuation PARTY – May 18th

Posted by on May 8, 2011

More info & RSVP HERE
Regardless of being a NYU student, you’re cordially invited to “rage” with NYU for their 2011 graduation party. The party will be held at Pranna, a 3 level club on 29th and Madison, one block from the 28th street 6 Station. Kap Slap along with DJ John Hamilton, Reef of Fortune Family, and a few others will all be performing. Party starts at 10pm, tickets will be sold at the door…there isn’t a better way to celebrate summer/graduation than this!