Posts Tagged ‘#HipHop’

The city’s largest annual breakdance tournament, McDonald’s B-Boy Royale, will return to the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts on August 26. Now in its fourth year, the event will feature eight award-winning crews from across the U.S. and Canada battling it out for a $5,000 grand prize and championship title.

Hosted by HOT 97 personalities Kast One and Laura Stylez, the competition will also celebrate the introduction of breaking as an official sport at the 2018 Youth Olympics by bringing together b-boy pioneers and the next generation of dancers.

The legendary Richard ‘Crazy Legs’ Colón will serve as lead judge while hip hop icon GrandMixer DXT will serve as the tournament DJ.

GRAMMY Award winner DXT will also be honored with the McDonald’s B-Boy Royale Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to breakdance and hip hop.

Additionally, the event will feature music performances, audience battles and surprise guests.Ticket prices are $22 for adults and $17 for children (12 and under) and seniors and can be purchased at the NYU Skirball Center box office or website.

All proceeds will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities New York Tri-State Area (RMHC-NYTSA), a non-profit organization that provides needed stability and resources to children and their families.

Source: Get Ready for McDonald’s B-Boy Royale 4 – The Hype Magazine



Riichard Porter (photo: KT Photography)


Toledo, Ohio‘s Riichard Porter (@riichardporter ) drops his first single from his pending self titled album due out in December. Go Get It is a challenge to those whose talk to do ratio leans more heavily on the talk than the do!


Hip-Hop has always been about competition and winning lyrical battles in front of audiences and judges there to critique your barz…for money, brings another level of pressure. The emerging traveling rap battle league BullPen hosts initiations for lyricists who’ve made the cut and what a better ceremony than dropping the initiates into the arena!

The CLEAR winner of this battle is comedian/rapper Doby from Topeka, Kansas (785), who shuts the door on his opponent at the close of each verse by branding his surname.

In this battle, Doby epitomizes what MC’s are known for, how they earn their stripes, metaphors, punch lines and the ability to take what’s thrown at them and flip it to their advantage.

Witness the utter destruction of Doby’s opponent from the Bronx’s, Casuan…total mismatch.  Doby has successfully strutted his comedic stuff, in Hollywood at the Comedy Store on Sunset as part of a BET comedy search in which he made the semi-finals and has played rooms from Chicago to Atlanta with his popularity growing throughout the United States.

My mom always told me not to get into a word battle with a comedian. Casuan should have taken heed!


Score: Doby 3-0, creativity, witticism, stage presence and BARZ!

No genre is mightier than hip-hop in 2015.

Like Taylor Swift last fall, who switched up her sound and lapped her pop peers in year-end sales, rappers such as Drake and Kendrick Lamar have revitalized the industry with bold moves that fly in the face of traditional radio. With innovative styles that have paved the way for new artists, a timely new emphasis on social commentary, the muscle of social media and a mastery of the surprise release, rap’s surge has fans listening in big numbers.

Last week, Drake’s surprise If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late became the first album of the year to sell more than 1 million copies — on top of the more than 570 million streams it has accumulated across platforms since February, according to Nielsen Music. The Toronto native reached the milestone just days after Dr. Dre released his first album in nearly 16 years, Compton, which shocked music fans when it was announced last month and could sell as many as 300,000 copies in its first week, Billboard predicts.


Drake has 2015’s first platinum release

Unsurprising, given how rappers have run the tables the rest of the year. Of Spotify’s 10 most streamed albums this year, seven are hip-hop, led by Kendrick Lamar (To Pimp a Butterfly), A$AP Rocky (At.Long.Last.A$AP), Meek Mill (Dreams Worth More Than Money) and Future (DS2). Each bowed at No. 1 and has sold more than 200,000 copies (or in Pimp’s case, triple that).

Almost as impressive, three of 2015’s most streamed songs have also been rap, including Fetty Wap’s Trap Queen, Omarion’s Post to Be and Wiz Khalifa’s See You Again (a No. 1 champ for nearly three months on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart). Factor in newcomers such as Silento (Watch Me) and T-Wayne (Nasty Freestyle), who have translated viral successes into top 10 hits, and hip-hop has rarely been more pervasive or diverse.

“What we’re hearing now is a whole range of styles,” says Erik Nielson, an assistant professor of liberal arts at the University of Richmond who teaches classes in hip-hop culture. “Some of the major players that have dominated for a number of years — Jay Z, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne — they’re less influential than they were. What you’re seeing in some sense is not so much a changing of the guard, because they’re still really important in the industry, but it’s opened up this space for a bunch of new acts to enter the scene.”

The movement also has paved the way for more experimental, incisive music this year as rappers become less reliant on radio singles and more invested in the art of the album as a whole. New releases from Joey Bada$$ (B4.Da.$$), Tyler, the Creator (Cherry Bomb) and Wale (The Album About Nothing) all started in the top five of the Billboard album charts, despite little promotion and no crossover hits.

“These albums are all unapologetically uncommercial — they don’t make concessions to the radio or music industry,” says Billboard senior editor Alex Gale. “If you’re a Kendrick Lamar fan, you need to listen to the whole album. You can’t digest it from a single. … To me, it’s kind of fascinating to see rap waving the banner for the album.”

via Why 2015 is the year of hip-hop.

New song from Dallas rapper Ricochet “Movin”, produced by B Payne Beats.

source: Team Hans

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Posted: April 26, 2015 by realjdobypr in Music
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Check out this new joint from one of the young lions I met in Dallas at the Music Train auditions…bruh has major potential…let me know what you think!!!

Snoop Dogg to Keynote SXSW Music 2015

Snoop Dogg to Keynote SXSW Music 2015

The SXSW Music Conference and Festival is announcing a Keynote Conversation with Snoop Dogg. The keynote takes place on Friday, March 20 at 11:00AM in Ballroom A of the the Austin Convention Center.

Multi-platinum artist, actor and entertainment icon Snoop Dogg is at the forefront of pop culture with award-winning albums and songs, multiple films, lifestyle products, philanthropic efforts and digital ventures, including his YouTube original series “GGN News.” Snoop Dogg has sold over 30 million albums worldwide and received multiple GRAMMY® nominations.

Since 1993, he has released twelve albums and collaborated with artists across all genres. Snoop defines hip-hop history. He’s set records with his seminal album Doggystyle, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart and sold over 800,000 copies in the first week. Throughout his career, Snoop’s produced chart-topping hits including “Gin & Juice,” “Nuthin’ But A ‘G’ Thang,” “Next Episode,” “Drop It Like It’s Hot,” “Signs” and “Sensual Seduction.”

Snoop Dogg’s keynote conversation is open to all Music and Platinum registrants and registered showcasing artists.

Source: SXSW Publicity

Country Boy, kicks off the year with a bar(z) setter mixtape called “Back to the Basix.” He brings it raw and visceral in this 17 track ride through featuring, French Montana, Sunny Blue Bland, Kali, Youngg Offishall, Mic “Tk” Shannon, Rachet Pat, B-Lean, King Lew And More.

Lets begin with the intro…Country Boy opens up with some real talk and a massive theatrical quality big voice talent bring him out. That was unique and made me anxious to know what was next!

Next up is the title track Back to the Basix (Prod. by Country Boy). Graced by some heavy bottom, this one is an earth shaker. I liked the marriage between Country and the track. He used

All throughout the project there is a heavy play tribal bass beat with a rapid high hat setting the tempo. No it doesn’t sound the same on each track, LOL, it’s musical signature. The project THEME is all about the life experience that results in an awakening. Some “I see what’s REALLY going on” type *ish. “No Love No Loyalty” which is Track 3 (Prod. by Johnny Technology) highlights that concept in grand fashion.


Track 5: My Old Ways – open discussion about being on the grind to feed your family and what its worth to a man to be successful and pay his bills. It’s a cold story in this one and the evil sounding track with those horror movie bells sets the tone for this wordplay.

Track 6: Married to the Money Ft. French Montana and Kali. Loved the harmonic and melodic range partnership of the track. Extended bass notes along with some big hair rock type keys jumping off in the undertone created this 3-D layer of sound that drew me right in. The lyrical prowess on this joint exhibited by the three MCs on this joint left me satisfied at the end of the joint. If wasn’t writing this review, I’d still be listening to this one on repeat.

Track 8 G-Funk Freestyle (Prod by Country Boy) Yo! This one is a pure earthquake…if you don’t feel it…check your pulse. For pure fun, this joint is the one from the project that had me. Lyrically, he took me home and rode the track like a straight up G. You know what…think about the homies in the dayroom and the beats that come off those stainless steel tables with a fist and a comb or cup…that’s that *ISH baby!!!

Track 14 Keep Running Ft.Sunny Blue Bland THIS ONE IS A BONAFIED HIT and if it’s not I’m throwing shade at every radio station that turns their back on this joint. Son of the legendary Bobby Blue Bland, Sunny brings an edge to this joint that gets the adrenaline flowing. While he doesn’t rock the choking moan his dad exhibited on I’m Sorry which he did as a duo with BB King, when he was still Blues Boy King, Sunny changed the overall dynamic of this song…for the positive. This one is my #OfficialHype pick from the entire project…straight up FUNKY!!!

Overall Rating: 4/5 because nobody’s perfect. The project specializes in heavy bass playing off of contrasting highs ranging from orchestral arrangements to hints of some ethereal dreamy riffs. Track arrangement is well laid and creates a tight cohesive theme throughout.

Musically, the joints weren’t over produced, vocals compliment the tracks and somebody actually PRODUCED the joints, they aren’t just beats. This project exhibits thought and dedication to ones craft, both on the MC side and production. There are touches of old school, true school and some forward thinking sounds as well. Country boy delivered a solid project that shows he deserves the MC tag and much more attention to future projects.

View the full review via #Review Country Boy ‘Back to the Basix’ mixtape on The Hype Magazine

Lyric Releases “All I Know” The Single Off Of #IAMLYRIC, Her First Album.Teasing Everyone For What’s To Expect January 8th. With Features From Reese Rel and ToneTheVoice This Upcoming Female lyricist Has Her Work Cut Out For Her. Visuals Will Be Coming Soon By @1ehijahj Make Sure To Check Her Out On SoundCloud At L.y.r.ic and Twitter At DaLyricTakeOver And YouTube At JoinTheTakeOverMusic. And Also Be On The Lookout For #IAMLYRIC January The 8th. #Lyric #IAMLYRIC #PardonMyLyrics

Oymorrons alternative rap groupThe Oxymorrons drop of their new video today for “808 Clap” exclusively via HipHopDX.  Directed by wearaenotnatives, haunting choir vocals kick off a black and white montage of ominous figures huddled up inside of a dark warehouse. “Now, you / don’t wanna live my life, walk in my shoes / peddle on my bike,” raps K.I. as he trades verses with Dee while surrounded by a intimidating gang of masks and hoods. Imagine, the BET HipHop Awards Cipher mixed with the imagery of the movie Saw. The suspense level of  “808 Clap” only increases as the guys look to escape. In Rap, it’s always survival of the fittest, with The Oxymorrons rapping their way out of any situation.

808 Clap

Written by: Oxymorrons
Produced By: Felix Snow
Filmed, Directed & Edited by: Wearenotnatives
Instagram @oxymorrons