Praise Jah for new music from Damian Marley. This one is entitled Dem Neva Mek It, from Ghetto International Youth’s collective project Set Up Shop Vol. 1 , dropping tomorrow. Dope vibe with an amazing message. Also check out my fave Jr. Gong track of 2012 Make It Bun Dem if you haven’t heard it.
Dope sounds from one of ATL’s rising emcees J Nolan. You may recognize him from the last Pass The Mic cypher, where his wordplay definitely made him stand out from his peers. Dude has bars and is spittin’ about real issues. All I Got is the first single from his next project, Distinction, pushing his #DistinguishYourself campaign.
I, as the rest of you were, was hyped for the supposed drop of J Cole’x sophomore album Born Sinner. So to hold us over until then, he dropped Yours Truly. It’s dope! My personal fave is Can I Holla At Ya samples Lauryn Hill’s To Zion. Download here. Listen and let me know yours!
New dope sounds from one of my fave up-and-coming emcees, DiVance W. You may remember him from Oh Yeah from his mixtape J.F.Y. [Just For You], very easily one of the most singable tracks on my iPod in 2012. Now he’s back with new heat for his upcoming mixtape Suburban Accents, which focusing on him not denying his suburban upbringing while still making sure we all know that he’s good in every hood. And trust me, dude is spittin! Below is GoodLuck, one of my fave new joints that I’ve gotten the pleasure of listening to before it was available to the masses. Check it out below!
Below you will find footage of one of the best days ever! I sat down with one of my FAVE emcees G.O.O.D. Music’s own Cyhi The Prynce ! Mr. Redan Road, just dropped his newest mixtape, Ivy League: The Kickback is full of bangers, BARS and samples that will catch your completely off guard just like the rest. His set at Big Sean’s first-headlining concert in Dec. 2011 was arguably one of the best live performances I’ve seen. Check out part 1 and 2 of the vid below to see hear what Cyhi has to say about his new tape, what his first single is, opinions about other East Atlanta rappers, his role in hip hop, and more! And see why I’m the newest OFFICIAL member of the Ivy League Club! 😉 Be on the lookout for a mixtape review coming to carinecassell.com/music soon!