Sleep PAralysis
New Music Mar 15  |  

Kevin Sinatra “Sleep Paralysis” ft. Farma Wes (Video)

Kevin Sinatra and Farma Wes‘s new video is a real life depiction of good versus evil. In the song, both Virginia-based emcees focus on their individual battles as black men within the system. It’s only right that the video gives us a raw, real life depiction of what happens when that inner turmoil escapes into . . .

sinatra sinfonia
New Music Jul 23  |  

Kevin Sinatra – “Sinatra Sinfonia” (Video)

Virginia emcee Kevin Sinatra teams up with CoolKidsForeverFilms to drop a video for “Sinatra Sinfonia” complete with religious imagery, dark aesthetics, and an attractive female lead. Striking production by VirtuosoTheGOD is as powerful as ever as Kevin delivers his thoughts about the politics he deals with as an artist. Watch the video for “Sinatra Sinfonia” . . .

East Coast Wave
New Music Jan 9  |  

Video: Kevin Sinatra – “East Coast Wave” (prod. VirtuosoTheGod)

“You not just you anymore, you belong to the world.” This is the concluding line to the quote that opens Kevin Sinatra‘s “East Coast Wave,” and this theme can be seen throughout the visual for the VirtuosoTheGod-produced record. The video, which also features spoken word by Brooklyn’s Mo Money, features shadowy, grainy footage that adds . . .

Dark Horseman
New Music Aug 29  |  

Video: Kevin Sinatra – “Dark Horseman”

Running exactly one minute and thirty seconds, Kevin Sinatra‘s “Dark Horesman” video is a dark, eerie concoction of dark imagery and cloudy overlays that add a pervasive sense of otherworldliness to Curtis Tull’s unique production style. Look for Kevin’s project, Black America, to drop in the near future. Watch the video for “Dark Horseman after . . .

Sinatra Sinfonia
New Music Aug 25  |  

Kevin Sinatra – “Sinatra Sinfonia”

Virginia emcee Kevin Sinatra debuts “Sinatra Sinfonia,” a powerful soul-drenched track produced by VirtuosoTheGOD. In regards to the track, Kevin says, “I wanted to bring back that Roc-A-Fella soulful sound and show the world that Woodbridge, VA has an emcee that can bring you lyrics and not afraid to be an artist and paint pictures.” . . .

Crystal Children
New Music Jul 22  |  

Video: Kevin Sinatra ft. OG DutchMaster – “Crystal Children” (Prod. Virtuoso The God)

Virginia spitter Kevin Sinatra and producer Virtuoso The God prove to be a potent match once again with the smooth, euphoric sounds of “Crystal Children.” This ambitious track features an empowering chorus, soulful instrumental, and a dark guest verse from Baltimore native OG Dutchmaster. The colorful, naturalistic imagery of the video adds another degree of . . .

Ride With Me
New Music Jul 7  |  

Kevin Sinatra – “Ride With Me” (prod. Virtuoso TheGOD)

Virginia emcee Kevin Sinatra’s “Ride With Me” comes and goes in a minute and thirty-six seconds. That’s all you need. Bouncy production by Virtuoso TheGOD will turn heads, and Kevin delivers with a free-flowing cadence, riding the beat with precision. Look for Kevin’s Black America project to drop in the winter, and listen to “Ride With . . .

Sunset Castle Tour
Events Mar 18  |  

Peter $un’s “Sunset Castle Tour” Stops in Brooklyn, NY (Recap)

Peter $un‘s “Sunset Castle Tour” got off to a booming start last Saturday in Brooklyn, New York. There was no shortage of energy throughout the night, as a total of six Virginia-associated acts took the stage at The Flat BKNY. The small, intimate space gave the crowd a close up experience, as Mutant Academy, Ramsey, . . .

the sunset castle

Peter $un’s “The Sunset Castle” Tour Coming To Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Richmond

Thanks to the good people over at Karmaloop TV, Peter $un will be hitting the road for “The Sunset Castle Tour,” with three other talented Virginia hip-hop artists – Kevin Sinatra, Ver$ace Chachi and Lyrix Anthony. All four artists bring something unique to the table, and all of them are ridiculously excited to take their . . .

EpicFest2014

EpicFest 2014: You Had To Be There

Words by Dominique Bailey & Michell C. Clark. Picture above courtesy of Mister Fili. If you’ve gone to a major music festival of any sort before, you understand what I’m about to say. No amount of video footage, pictures, or write ups can adequately convey the emotions and memories that concertgoers experience. EpicFest 2014 was . . .

EpicFest
Events Jun 16  |  

Experience Virginia Hip-Hop Culture Via EpicFest 2014

One of Virginia’s biggest music festivals, Slapdash’s Epic Fest, is set to take place in Richmond, Virginia, from June 23 to June 28. Read a statement from Slapdash below on what to expect. “Slapdash RVA serves as the middle ground between Richmond, VA’s community and culture. We have gained the financial support and recognition of . . .

THAZMYSHYT
New Music Apr 3  |  

Virtuoso The God – “THAZMYSHYT”

The hype surrounding GoldLink‘s recently released album, The God Complex, involved a two-part video. The second part of the video was the longer part, featuring the McCallaman-produced “When I Die.” The shorter introductory part of the video featured a beat by Virginia producer Virtuoso The God, who has history with Virginian emcees Era Hardaway and . . .

Epic Fest 2013
EventsFeatured Posts Jul 11  |  

Event Recap: Slapdash’s Epic Fest 2013 in Richmond, VA (#EpicFest2013)

[Photo credit: Mercizdope] The hype around 2013 Epic Fest began well before June 26th. You couldn’t move through the city of Richmond, Virginia without hearing about the music festival labeled “a culmination of the best talent the region has to offer.” Since its inception in 2011, Epic Fest has been growing, from about 600 attendees . . .

The Incredible True Story

Logic Seeks To Raise The Bar With ‘The Incredible True Story’ (Album Review)

My attention was piqued when I heard that Logic was dropping a second album titled The Incredible True Story. His first effort, Under Pressure, didn’t draw rave reviews across the board, but his potential could be felt. Logic announced that his sophomore LP would be a Sci-Fi audio adventure. I pre-ordered his album soon thereafter, and as soon as the . . .

timeshiftr:cloak
New Music Jan 18  |  

wave Groove – “Timeshiftr/Cloak”

Experimental producer wave Groove first caught our attention when he linked with Artistic Manifesto mainstay and Virginia native VirtuosoTheGOD for their collaborative project, GOD/WAVE. Today he impresses once more with a two-part release, “Timeshiftr/Cloak.” Both tracks delve into the dark, futuristic sound that we’ve come to expect from the West Coast beatsmith. The first, “Timeshftr,” . . .