Here are some albums you all need to get for the month of September. There has been some pretty good music released during the first two weeks of September and there’s more coming later in the month. Support real music people and not that BS coming from the radio and TV.
The Way I See It, is a new guest blog feature for Crabzinabarrel.com. Every week for an entire month, we will feature a guest blogger who will tell us the way they see it. Our first guest blogger, PHZ-Sicks, is repping VA to the fullest and making sure the DMV is getting its due shine. He’s a versatile rhymer with a hype live show. With this blog, he shows that he’s also a good writer with a unique view, calling for DMV UNITY so the DMV can take over this music ish!
The Calm By PHZ-Sicks
There’s a storm a brewin’. There’s calmness in the air, stillness. Those that have witness the potential change this storm could have on the landscape are bracing themselves and wishing for the best. What is this storm? It’s the DMV, but more specifically, the music. This year has proving to be a great start from where we see ourselves in the future (an area that is on par with NY and ATL in the industry). Right now, the DMV is currently in the calm before the storm.
The Sound of Thunder
This region’s music has been slowly spreading itself around the nation and world. I would not be writing about this subject if I didn’t think recent events in the industry backed up the facts. Just look at the stats: Wale, signed to Allido/Interscope/RocNation, & Tabi Bonney has taken the sound, visuals, and feel of DC globally, R&B singer Kevin Ross just signed a publishing deal with Akon’s KonLive, Don Juan signed with Jive, RAtheMC rocked the stage for MTV’s VMA Best Breakout Artist, Pro’Verb “rocked the bells” from MD to LA, Tae Barz did his thing on 106 & Park, Studio 43 w/ XO & Marky are making moves, Lady A gets her video picked up by MTV, Phil Ade went on tour with the likes of J. Cole and the Clipse, Wayna & Koyaki was a Grammy nominee and the list goes on endlessly (lets also throw in The Beat Ya Feet Kings who were on America’s Best Dance Crew). In the time I’ve been in the area (15 years), I’ve never seen this much activity musically and for it to be so exciting. On the same night, you could be in a packed club watching Don Juan & Wale tear shit down and further down the street another artist is rocking a crowd with the room also packed. Each week, there seems to always be a performance that everybody is going too. At this rate, every place considered a lounge or clubs are going to have to build a stage just so they could profit off this.
There are two things I believe are the cost this musical expansion: the ability to perform/put on a show & the individuality in our music.
Here some new music from IMC they rep Columbus, Ohio to the fullest. Pay close attention to them because they about to be something to mess with.
Illness (Last Hope) – q18lzv
Yunng Soja (I’m About Mine) – f8xh29
Yungg Soja (All My Love) – jo1fzs
Illness, Lil Sam, Flex, and Young Soja (Jump On) – stjk0r
Mixtape from Lil Sam
Link to Mixtape – a9ie3i
There have been a lot of artists over on Def Jam that have stressed their issues with Jay-Z, the former president of Def Jam. DMX has been the latest artist who has voiced his opinion on his relationship with Jay-Z. DMX said Jay-Z was motivated by money. I seem to think Jay-Z was motivated by money, but let me explain myself. Jay-Z was in a position where he had to make revenue for one of the most respectable music labels of all-time. Do you really think he would waste his time on artists that had no buzz or couldn’t make revenue for Def Jam. I think not. I have some other reason that I don’t even want to get into. In the mean time check out the video and tell me what you think about DMX having issues with Jay-Z.
So yeah Wale is doing big things now. Can’t call him a crab in a barrel no more. Not when you’re performing on BET and are on 106 and park. But he still gets love from the Crabzinabarrel fam for being one of the few hip hop artists from the DMV to go national! Check out this hot new song from Wale. He samples a classic African song on this track. If you’re African or ever been to an African party you will probably instantly recognize what song it is. Look out for his album coming out in October. I would give you a date but its Wale we all know his album is dropping on Nigerian time.
Also, in cased you missed it, Wale’s Rising Icons aired at 12am this morning. Lucky us, some got that ish and posted it to Daily Motion, which usually takes longer to get shut down than YouTube joints. He puts on the DMV, so eff the hating azz crabz trying to pull him back in the barrel!
I’m going to be honest. We here at crabzinabarrel.com can’t get our sh*t together on this one. I’ve got my opinion, El Solo Dolo has his, and ReneeWoods has a whole different opinion all together. Today we’re going to do something a little different. We’re not going to comment on Jay-Z’s BP3. I’m going to let the listeners express their own views. So go ahead, tell us what you think about the songs you’ve heard thus far.
Here’s the link to the download if you haven’t heard it, hurry up before they shut it down. Download BP3 here.
BP3 track list below: Continue reading Jay-Z BP3- What Do You Think?
The DMV has been dropping some real good music lately. Check out Godsilla EP the Pre-Lease. This EP should go in your collection if you’re from the DMV or if you love real hip hop. This is something for you all until the album drops. Support the DMV and support hip hop!
The Pre-Lease EP – 648934809650fad6