Archive | April 2013

Kickin’ It With Rich Quick Part 1

Last Sunday, I got the chance to spend some time with Rich Quick, a Woodbury rapper who’s made a name for himself in the Philadelphia and South Jersey hip-hop scene. We got the chance to speak about many different topics including his new music, South Jersey hip-hop, his beginnings, his drive and other random topics. The second part of this interview will be posted soon, but for now take a peek at what Rich has to say about his upcoming project.

Rich on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube.

His Last release, “I’m With The Dj”, is available for download here.

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Mapping Out The Music : That’s Fresh – JayFromJerz

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While attending a concert in Atlantic City this past Friday, I was handed a free mixtape that featured mostly underground hip hop artists. Even though I had never heard many of these artists before, I figured it would hurt to give the collection a listen. The name of the CD is “That’s Fresh”, and it is a mixtape compiled by Jay Bennett, or JayFromJerz, as I was introduced.

Initially I expected the CD to feature nothing but artists from the south jersey and philly area. However, after a very tedious search through social networks, YouTube and other Google generated results would have have me realizing otherwise.

The purpose of this map is to display the locations generally represented by each artist featured in JayFromJerz’s compilation. It’s underlying duty is also to show that despite the fact that many of the elements of the music are similar (good old, boop bap) good music is not limited to a specific area. It is available for download here.

Each marked location below represents the area where the performing artists is from or best associates with.

Aside from being a south jersey native and Rowan Alumni, Bennett helps promote underground hip hop through the release of these compilations, which often feature artists from the south jersey and Philly area.

Say What Sunday 4/14/13

Drake Interview on EVR

Elliott Wilson was joined by Drake on his weekly show,  “Keepin’ It Thoro”. The Toronto rapper spoke on numerous issues including his upcoming album, “Nothing Was The Same”, and his ongoing problems with Chris Brown. He also spoke on his relationship with other artists and noted that new music would be released later this week.

The complete broadcast can be found on East Village Radio.

Or can be heard below.

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New Music: “King Remembered In Time” – Big K.R.I.T.

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Rick Ross Lyric Controversy

Following the controversy that came from a lyric from the remix to Rocko’s U.O.E.N.O. , Reebok dropped Rick Ross from his endorsement deal. Despite his various attempts at apologizing for what he called a misinterpretation, pressure had been place on the company to drop the spokesman after a protest and a petition by women’s rights group, UltraViolet in New York. Following his release from the company, the rapper released an official statement, thanking Reebok and actually apologizing.

Jay-Z Open Letter (Y’all Gon Learn Today)
Jay-Z faced scrutiny from 2 Cuban-American U.S. representatives after taking a honeymoon trip to Cuba. In response to the all the drama (including his move to become a sports agent) he released this song to address the situation.

Cookin’ In The Shed with MIlton McCauley II & Rob Devious

There was a faint smell in the air as I walked into the shed in Fairless Hills, PA. A smell reminiscent of cigarettes and a myriad of crazy nights, could enter your lungs and take you out surprise. This was the kind of place described in stories that often begin with, “You remember that time […]

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