Boston’s South End/Lower Roxbury probably looks a rough spot to call home from an outside perspective, but the pressure and challenges one encounters while living there is exactly why the area cultivates massive amounts of creative people of all types. This particular part of Boston isn’t exactly dandelions and daises and you probably won’t see . . .
Buffalo’s Westside Gunn dropped his latest EP, Riots On Fashion Avenue, late last week. Like Gunn’s preceding projects, this one is a dive into unfiltered street tales, and likely another case of whiplash if this is your forte as a listener. The limited vinyl accompanying the EP on Bandcamp is already sold out, so cop a digital download or . . .
Avenue‘s hunger and focus as an emcee have made him a staple in Boston for years, and he continues to shine with his ominous new single, “Nobody.” The single features guest appearances from Deon Chase and Smoke DZA, as all three emcees suit up and deliver unfiltered narratives of the experiences they’ve overcome. Look for . . .
If there’s one thing Avenue can do, it’s paint a picture with the pen. The Boston emcee is as aggressive as ever over absolutely spine tingling production by Frank The Butcher on his latest, “Ungodly.” Avenue’s music is filled with authenticity and charisma that we can’t help but admire, even if we’d rather not be . . .
Boston’s very own Avenue brings back that summertime feeling with “Red Velvet,” as he talks about riding around town in an old school beemer with the top down. Stream “Red Velvet” below.
Boston wordsmith Avenue embraces black excellence, opulence, and decadence with a grandiose new video for “Inner City Prelude,” a song that provides yet another honest window into his complex past. Produced by nova, “Inner City Prelude” is a standout cut from Avenue’s recently released Chandelier View project. Watch the video for “Inner City Prelude” below.
Bostonian emcee Avenue bares his emotions on “Spilt Milk.” The newly released video, directed by Ryan Schaefer, takes place in the Lower Roxbury section of Boston. Ave resolves to endure whatever comes his way over ambient Dutchee production. Look for Avenue’s The Chandelier View album to release on May 19th. Watch the video for “Spilt . . .
There’s something to be said about new music that gives you a nostalgic feeling. Melo-Zed‘s “Electric Avenue” does just that. While he is only nineteen years old, his background in classical and jazz make him a rarity. His incorporation of field recordings also give him a unique edge over the competition. Look to hear more . . .
Avenue slows down a familiar sample for “Float,” a laid back cut featuring Deon Chase and Slumdog Hill. The visual accompaniment features beautiful architectural structures and pristine natural surroundings. Watch the video for “Float” below.
“You’d rather be socially accepted than respected.” Boston emcee Avenue keeps it sharp and to the point with “Oh Wealth,” as he tells his personal story over cinematic Teddy Roxpin production. Stream “Oh Wealth” below.
Avenue follows up the Michael Christmas-featuring “Friday” with a new visual for “Invisible Tears,” an impassioned song produced by Fade Majah. Candid, simple visuals allow our attention to remain on Avenue’s gripping narrative. Watch the video for “Invisible Tears” below, and look for his The Chandelier View project to release in November 2014.
Bostonians Avenue and Michael Christmas connect for “Friday,” a smooth riding record produced by Latrell James. Appropriately, the song includes actual clips from Friday the movie. Stream “Friday” below, and look for Avenue’s The Chandelier View to drop some time in November.
Richmond, Virginia resident Noah-O delivers a heartfelt project in the form of his debut album, Monument Avenue. A San Francisco transplant, Noah gives listeners both heartfelt wisdom and street smarts throughout the 14-track project. Featuring production entirely by Taylor Whitelow, Monument Avenue is full of head nod-inducing 70’s soul samples and crisp percussion. Listen long enough and . . .
UK producer paints beautiful audio picture on “Pronto” 19 year old singer and multi-instrumentalist, July 7, shares a sensational new offering titled “Pronto.” The Manchester, UK-based producer mixes Latin and Hip-Hop influences to create a super smooth cut to ride along to for the remainder of the summer. Having worked in two production duos prior to . . .
Licensing and ad placement has become very interesting to me over the years, in regards to music. It’s cool to hear some of your favorite artists’ songs setting the stage for a scene in a movie/TV show, video game, or even a commercial. Music is impactful and plays a huge role in these avenues, as . . .