What Happens After The Cross is an Inspirational Hip-Hop group whose energetic outfit comprises of two MC’s Hasib and Choclatt, that joined forces after solo careers (Choclatt topped Billboard’s “Bubbling Under” chart and Hasib and his songs had been featured in numerous national commercials for AT&T, Pepsi, Budweiser, Minute Maid, and McDonald’s to name a few). As longtime friends, Hasib invited Choclatt to perform the song, “Shake It Up” for a Pontiac Sunfire commercial in which the two New Yorkers were featured. The chemistry bloomed and the fiery duo was born.
Keeping with the style of their 2009 release Road To The Sun, A.M. Architect’s Diego Chavez and Daniel Stanush create sample-based electronic music. The duo plays and arranges original bass, guitar and piano atop echoing percussion on the first of two EP’s released this year: Pattern Language is a soulful 26-minute EP that is both ambient and energetic, beat-driven and delicate.
The name of the album comes from Christopher Alexander’s 1977 urban design book, “A Pattern Language.” The book’s hypertext format encourages us to collaborate, and examines how our environments and ideas form networks and patterns. A.M. Architect came across the book and discovered that they were generating patterns by way of their recording process. “We’d record ideas really quickly,” says Stanush, “some piano, bass, guitar… and then immediately flip it into something new. Then we’d record more ideas on top and flip it again, ending up with 5 or 6 different compositions from the same source material. Some of those ideas became new songs, and the process would start over.”
With each idea spawning a new song, the album resides somewhere between hauntingly cinematic, folk-electronica and chillout music.
In the coming months, A.M. Architect will make it easy for listeners to contribute to the pattern language. Select song parts, loops and rhythms will be made available for the audience to create their own songs and remixes, collaboratively re-designing the way they listen to the album.
How hard is it to keep up with all the music dropping in this digital era? Well, http://www.HipHopFeeling.com makes things a little bit easier by teaming up with artists and compiling the best tracks to get you up to speed. First up is FL emcee, Will Brennan. Will recently signed to Dim Mak records, after releasing 4 solid projects before. HHF x Will Brennan – 10x gives you 10 of his best tracks.
It’s a story of loyalty to ones roots and childhood friends. The video is specific to Tricky’s hometown, Toronto, but the lyrics are universal and open-ended enough that they could apply to any early 90/late 80s child’s upbringing.
Tricky P is an energetic dude with a crazy unique flow, and thoughtful honest lyrics. His producer Solidmas (@solidmas) is also a Maestro in his own right, crafting epic sounding instrumentals with ease.
This is one of A.M.J’s most popular remixes. This Verse to Tony Montana is well written with some good punchlines that really grabs the listener. Usually if he remixes a song he does a Youtube Link(not a music video) but for this one he wanted to give a visual to everyone. This song CANT be found on any of his mixtapes.
This music video is entitled “Who You Are” featuring Mars The MC. The
purpose of the video was to display the repercussions of fame and what
those who strive to acquire it must watch out for. The instrumental,
produced by Bob Fresch, was sampled from “Liberation” by Outkast
featuring Cee-Lo, Big Rube and Erykah Badu. The video was directed by
Chieftexx and stars Aleena “Ms. Diamond” Sadler.
There’s no denying that the young MC’s are on the rise today, especially in New York. Artists like Joey Bada$$ & his Pro.Era crew and The Asap Mob are putting their hometown on the map and gaining a following of young rap fans and OG listeners alike.
16-year old Bishop Nehru falls in to the same category of Joey – a young cat with an old school flow and complex lyrics & rhyme schemes. The young Rockland County, NY native is more than just a rapper though – he also produces music, as well as directs and edits videos – he does a lot of his own beats and videos. Pretty impressive, huh? Self-sufficiency is certainly a good trait to have, not only in the music business, but life in general. His hard work has gained him plenty of attention, namely on WorldStarHipHop, being named the Youth Rap Talent of the Week in July 2012 for a quick 8 bar freestyle over Mos Def’s classic “Mathematics.” He was also featured on Hot97.com as part of their “Who’s Next” section, showcasing talented rappers who are next to blow up as well as having the song make its way to Power 105.1fm “NewNy” with Jovonn “The Don’ in Feb 2013.
Bishop chose his name from inspiration taken from Tupac’s character in the movie “Juice,” noting that the character of Bishop inspires him “to go out and get mine, you’ve got to earn respect.” The Nehru is taken from the the former prime minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, who worked closely with legendary peacemaker Ghandi but never got the credit for his work.
For Bishop Nehru’s newest video off his mixtape Project “Nehruvian”, he recruits fellow Rockland County native Que Hampton for a self-directed video for their collabo, “Misruled Order.”
Short Songs is Detroit artist Calcei’s third release following Laces in Tongues Out (December of 2010) and Factotum (November of 2012). Short Songs is a collection of 10 songs all under three minutes, thus the title. There are no guest appearances, just Calcei doing his thing on the mic.