Albums, Hip-Hop | Voli – The Wall [Sampler] x Missing Sun [Video]

Posted by on July 11, 2012

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Now that I’ve loosened your lobes up to one of the most underrated, underappreciated, and multitalented artists in the game, I’m ready to share Voli’s album sampler for his debut LP, The Wall. Featuring 9 full length, mastered tracks, including features from J. Cole, CHROMATICS, and Bebe Rexha, Voli solidifies his footprints in his lane as he preps for his full release later this summer. Along with the sampler, we have a very impressive video to go along with featured track, “Missing Sun”, which is one of 7 self-produced tracks on the shortened project. Once again, stop sleeping on the realist star you’ve ever seen!

“What’s that motto YOLO? You only live once but you can die a thousand more though, this is destiny over living ordinary, I guess they call that DOLO”

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Hip-Hop | Voli x Chromatics – Lady

Posted by on July 1, 2012

Sometimes I don’t understand the music industry.  Correction, I never understand the music industry.  Voli continues to pound out beat after beat and track after track at a consistently high quality, but rarely does he receive the credit he deserves.  He has released several tracks off his debut album, The Wall, set for a drop later this summer, including a hot collab with Roc Nation’s J. Cole as well as many other bangin, self produced originals.  Here, the NJ devil takes a stab at the Chromatics recent single, “Lady” adding his own verses to the bands electronic jam.  This will be included on The Wall Sampler due out this coming week as a teaser for the official album release.  Stay up kids, in due time, people will open their ears to Voli.

Hip-Hop | Voli – Sound Of Love ft. J. Cole

Posted by on June 13, 2012

Dreamville, Dreamville, Dreamvilleeeeeee.  Two of Dreamville’s finest, Voli and J. Cole come together to create the sound of love.  The single will be yet another off Voli’s album dropping later this summer, The Wall, which is incrementally becoming one of my most anticipated projects of the year.  Production credits can be split between the two multi talented musicians, as the flip Huskey Rescue’s original, “Sound of Love”.  Earmuffs kids, this one’s for the grown ladies.



Hip-Hop | Voli – Gone for Good ft. Justin Baron (Prod by Voli)

Posted by on March 9, 2012

“Is this life? Darlin’ tell me, is this right? Cuz if it is, I’ll be the first one to bring us elsewhere Out this hell here, sometimes you gotta leave to arrive”

Life can be tough, everyone knows that.  Justin Baron lends some light vocals on the hook to Voli’s newest single, “Gone for Good” which will be featured in  the upcoming movie and soundtrack “Illegal Activity”, released in the UK.  Painting a picture with his words, Voli digs deep to convey his emotions on life’s daunting decisions.

“It seems that anything worth fighting for is worth leaving something behind for. Some strive to leave behind the pain and struggles they know in order to live a life worth living. What would you do? Got to collaborate with the talented Justin Baron on this one. Enjoy.”- Voli

Honestly, at this point I pity the fool who is still sleeping on Voli.  He’s scoring straight A’s in all aspects of the game right now.

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Hip-Hop | Voli – Stripes (Prod. by Voli)

Posted by on February 1, 2012

Coming out of the gates with fire in his eyes, Voli delivers the first track of 2012 after earning his Stripes in 2011.  By the sound of this track and the one prior, Voli is geared up for a busy year, working hard to release a full, all original album. Apart from his lyrical abilities, Voli’s production is getting better and better as well.  He samples James Gang’s classic song “Collage” on this one, adding some heavy percussion and brass.  Here’s what Voli had to say about this track and the road ahead…

“I’ve been waiting for 2012 to go full blast with the Nouveau Classique movement. My project “The Wall” is definitely coming out this year and I’ll be releasing music from it soon. Thanks to anyone supporting this early. Meantime, enjoy this track to get the year warmed up.”

DOWNLOAD: Voli – Stripes (Prod. by Voli)

DOWNLOAD: Voli – Blood, Sweat, & Tears (Prod. by Voli)

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Hip-Hop, Videos | Voli, Brenton Duvall, Chris Webby

Posted by on December 22, 2011

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Voli is on fire.  Dropping this brand new track entitled ” Blood, Sweat, & Tears”, there’s no word where it will find a home, but one thing is for sure, it’s a gem. Fellow Dreamville artist, Elite, proved to he’s one of the hardest working individuals in the game and although it should not come as a surprise, Voli maintains a similar work ethic and skill level.  He himself dropped a mixtape just over three months ago, leaving no time for a vacation.  Self produced, this track is a x-ray into Voli’s life.  I certainly can taste the blood sweat and tears he leaves in the booth on this track.  The video is nothing like I’ve seen before.  Two thumbs up for director Patrick Florescio.

DOWNLOAD: Voli – Blood, Sweat, & Tears (Prod. by Voli)

DOWNLOAD: Voli – In The Meanwhile [Previous Mixtape]

When Brenton Duval is with us, he’s one of the best at what he does.  Unfortunately, we have not seen much of him over the past several months.  The game needs more original production remixes of up and coming artists work.  Here Brenton takes Cuey & CJ Luzi’s title track off one of the best mixtapes of the year (Download Here) and slows it down without compromising the quality.  A slower beat with a heavy hit from the bass really fits the song well and helps emphasizes the progression of Cuey’s career and how it is finally coming to fruition.  Cuey for breakout artist of 2012? Shout out to our friends at itsthebino for the premier.

DOWNLOAD: OnCue – Can’t Wait (Brenton Duval Remix)

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DOWNLOAD: OnCue – The Geoffrey

Yes it’s only been a couple weeks since Chris Webby released his debut EP, which premiered on iTunes and quickly climbed up to the #1 spot on the hip-hop charts.  Deeply distressed over a recent passing of a close friend, Webby found himself back in the studio sending his love through his words.  Produced by his tour DJ, DJ Semi, the track samples “The Kid’s Aren’t Alright” by the Offspring. Unfortunately, many of us can relate to this track.

DOWNLOAD:  Chris Webby – Fragile Lives (Prod. by DJ Semi)

Hip-Hop, Mixtapes | Elite – Awaken [Mixtape]

Posted by on November 18, 2011

A couple months back when I introduced Elite to the FNT family, I explained his journey as producer and rapper along with his relationship with other artists such as J. Cole and Voli.  Since then, Elite has released a few more singles in preparation for his first project as a solo hip-hop artist, Awaken, which he dropped just a week ago.  It’s not fair to say his progression is overly evident because quite honestly the first time I heard him I was blown away.  Everything from his voice, to the lyrics, to the hooks, to the production, to the delivery has always been on point.  Awaken is a mixtape you ABSOLUTELY DON’T WANT TO SLEEP ON.  Although it’s rooted with hip-hop, it almost has an alternative sound to it, similar to something OnCue may put together.  Speaking of which, I’d love to hear a collab from these two.

I’ve highlighted a few cuts below if you’re looking for appetizers, but I highly suggest just skipping to the main entré and downloading the tape in full.  #DreamVille

DOWNLOAD: Elite – Gone

DOWNLOAD: Elite ft. J. Cole – World Premier    DOPE

DOWNLOAD: Elite – Last Round (Same beat as Sam Adams’ “Just Love Here” off Boston’s Boy EP)

DOWNLOAD: Elite – One Night

DOWNLOAD: Elite – Awaken [Mixtape] 

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