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 – 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

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Hip-Hop, Rap | Sam Lachow – 80 Bars Pt. 2

Posted by on July 13, 2013

Oh, where to begin…Well, how about with GZA, because that’s exactly where Sam started. Then on to Lil’ Keke, Kanye, Keak Da Sneak, Nelly, and finally TLC. Blending all these instrumentals together flawlessly, Lachow shows off his versatility as well as command of delivery. Seattle born and raised, Sam has no qualms with showing pride for The Town; the whole video is shot throughout the city and displays Sam and company clowning around. And, that’s really what this release was about, after the slowed-down introspective sounds of Sam’s previous release, “King Lear“, this was a fun way to bounce back and show that the fun-loving kid was still having a great time making music.

Sam has just finished up his Midwest/Northwest tour and is now back at it in the studio. There is without a doubt plenty more to be heard, and in fact “80 Bars Pt. 3” will release as soon as Lachow reaches 10k followers on Twitter. What are you waiting for? Go follow him, I need some new music!

Hip-Hop, Rap, Videos | Sam Lachow – King Lear

Posted by on June 10, 2013

Sam Lachow has been on my radar for quite some time now. The young man has proved himself time and time again with his soulful sound and self-aware rapping. However, “King Lear” is different. Sam goes a few steps deeper with his introspection and really digs in to his life and career as a rapper thus far. Perhaps it was the self-produced instrumental, or the self-directed and edited video? Either way, this song is more personal than much of Sam’s music, a trait that I endlessly respect and enjoy.

Take a gander at “King Lear” above, and be sure to tweet out #kinglear for a chance to win some cool prizes from the young Seattle emcee.

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.

Hip-Hop, Videos | Sam Lachow & Raz – Good Reasons [Music Video]

Posted by on December 2, 2012

One of my favorite up and comers out of New York, Sam Lachow, offers up his newest video for our viewing pleasure. Sam links up with frequent collaborator Raz to destroy this incredible beat. The instrumental is full of synths, trumpets, and my personal favorite, a touch of piano. The hook is phenomenal, and will no doubt be stuck in your head for days to come. The video is fun and energetic and really shows that these guys are just having a good time, something I love to see in artists.