SmartBlackKid Enlightens with “Intelligent Blues” The Best of SmartBlackKid Vol 2 Inspires through Hip Hop

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SmartBlackKid

SmartBlackKid

Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter SmartBlackKid is back with a new single titled “Intelligent Blues” from his latest album release ‘The Best of SmartBlackKid Vol. 2’. From the first chord executed by this genuine one-man band, it becomes quickly evident that SmartBlackKid is on another level of artistry.

No stranger to eclectic fusions, SmartBlackKid unleashes a fury of thought-provoking lyrics over a dark and gritty beat. “Intelligent Blues” is reminiscent to the lyrical stylings of Wu-Tang Clan’s own GZA. SmartBlackKid delivers relevant bars in a laid-back manner while exploring deep lyrical content that stimulates the mind. Unfortunately, this experience is all too rare in mainstream music so “Intelligent Blues” is a grand escape from the mundane.

Check out our Feature on ‘The Best of SmartBlackKid Vol 1’

SmartBlackKid is unapologetic in his incorporation of relevant themes into his latest release which make this particular project most timely in every sense of the word. A fitting title for a forward-thinking single is just one of the ironies introduced on “Intelligent Blues”. SmartBlackKid is clearly a revolutionary musician who not only uses his artistic prowess to make great sounding music, but also uses his creativity as a vessel by which to educate and enlighten a wide-reaching audience.

“Intelligent Blues” is one of those songs that simply makes you dig a little deeper, think a little bit more about the world around you. The single is an experience that is worth having regardless of age and gender because SmartBlackKid taps into nuances that almost anyone can relate to.

Listen to SmartBlackKid “Intelligent Blues”

Hakhi Alakhun, who goes by the moniker SmartBlackKid embarked on a journey to release a 10 album series, a proliferation of materials written and recorded over the course of a decade. SmartBlackKid is a self-taught musician, singer-songwriter, guitarist, bassist and drummer. He once performed as the lead guitarist with the live hip hop band The Lo Frequency before undertaking his solo projects. Learn more about SmartBlackKid and stay woke by visiting his official website www.smartblackkid.rocks.

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Artist EsZ & Erron’s Attic Releases EP ‘If You Didn’t Get This Message, Call Me’ The Ultimate Hip-Hop Experience with a Laid Back Vibe

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Esz

Esz

NYC-based artist EsZ recently released a 6-song EP ‘If You Didn’t Get this Message, Call Me’. The project is certain to deliver the distinct sounds that EsZ fans are familiar with, which consists of a fusion of mellow instrumentals, gritty lyrics, and thought-provoking lyrical content. EsZ showcases his diverse skill-set when it comes to being an avant garde hip-hop artist performing within a new soundscape.

Listeners will be introduced to “Woke Up, Hands High” the premier track on the EP and they will not be disappointed. EsZ performs with a one-of-a-kind cadence that neophytes will relish along with his youthful tone of voice. EsZ delivers freshly-cut bars which are accentuated by soulful female vocals drifting in and out of the track in the background. The story-telling on the “Woke Up, Hands High” is not only sincere but entertaining as the listeners. Fans cannot help but to understand that EsZ is a progressive artist that is well beyond his years in performance.

The follow-on track on ‘If You Didn’t Get This Message, Call Me’, is “Saucy” a classic EsZ style track adorned with salacious lyrics and ironic metaphors. This particular track however, does have a throwback screwed-up vibe that we haven’t really heard since the early 2000s while overall appealing to a current ear. EsZ is incredibly detailed in his execution of bars and never misses the mark on delivering a catchy hook. “Saucy” is the perfect combination of grime, sensuality and a little bit of the streets mixed with a dirty club feel.

EsZ switches things up with “Going Under” which introduces a more underground sound. Lyrically, the track is poetic in nature, with a very pensive vibration. Production on “Going Under” is unblemished much like the previous tracks, however it has a simple and clean vibe that is primarily bass-driven with a synth-infused flair. “Going Under” is a minimalist performance with an infectious mist of vapor.

Next on the playlist is “We Danced For, Dazed All Summer”, a down-tempo mix with a recognizable Latin zest. EsZ takes listeners into his virtual domain while illustrating a series of mind-bending scenarios using descriptive lyrics and evoking colorful visuals through word. “We Danced For, Dazed All Summer” is categorically a chilled-out track with a lazy vibe. The track performs like a sweltering hot day at the beach somewhere on a tropical island. Fans will be in for a treat as this track takes a surprising twist, but we won’t divulge all of the deets so that you can listen for your self.

“If You Didn’t Get This Message, Call Me” starts to wind down with “To Live the Good Life”, another powerful performance by EsZ who sheds some light into what he calls Erron’s Attic, which we can only suggest would be considered a glimpse into his universe. “To Live the Good Life” is a smokey track that rests heavy on the mind. Juxtaposed with the title itself, there is an emotional presence that can be experienced while absorbing the words penned on the track leaving fans to wonder, what’s really going on up in Erron’s Attic?

What could be considered as one of the most polished performances of 2017, EsZ leaves fans with “Touching Base/Your Colors” a loungy tune with a subtle rebellious energy. The Brooklyn-based artist shares a myriad of experiences over this piano-infused track that vary from aspirational to painful with a twinge of heartbreak and inevitable healing.

EsZ is a revolutionary artist that leaves it all on the stage with every single performance. Music fans who are looking for substance and content that is succinct will not be disappointed as there are few mainstream artists today that are capable of delivering more than a catchy beat and incoherent expressions of mediocrity. EsZ happens to be the complete opposite. Falling more along the lines of hip-hop artists such as Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole to name just a few, EsZ has developed a credible game that is to be respected in terms of his artistic prowess. Not only is he able to deliver meaningful flows but his sound undoubtedly appeals to the masses as observed through his ever-growing fan base from around the world.

EsZ, though a young artist is wise beyond his years and this is evident in his intricate story-telling. He is truly a unique and multi-faceted artist that introduces a fresh perspective on life in the new millennium.

EsZ is the epitome of art and culture. Hailing from the hip-hop hub of the universe, New York City, Erron is a true contemporary. He is a visual artist as well as a performing artist, fusing his passion together to leave his mark on this world. By nature, Erron is a creative who is known for not only his strikingly visual art but his ability to deliver clever rhymes through music. His music has been covered in popular publications such as Underground Hip Hop and he has a growing legion of fans from across the world. “If You Didn’t Get This Message, Call Me” is the latest release by EsZ and it is available for your digital shopping pleasure on iTunes and Spotify.

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Janna Pelle “Favorite Customer” Official Music Video Alternative-pop Singer Songwriter and Keyboardist Janna Pelle 'Key Change' Album Original Song

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Janna Pelle Favorite Customer

Janna Pelle Favorite Customer

 

Brooklyn-based singer, songwriter and keyboardist Janna Pelle has just released “Favorite Customer” the second video from her recent album ‘KEY CHANGE’. Journey with Janna into a surreal experience set inside of a hospital.

Watch: Janna Pelle “Favorite Customer” on YouTube.

Janna Pelle Released “KEY CHANGE”, a concept album depicting the evolution of the keyboard from the harpsichord to synthesizer. Each track on the album is played using a different instrument such as the harpsichord, harmonium, and Wurlitzer. The album was released April 9th, 2016.

Pelle who has been compared to Lady Gaga has been recognized for creating timeless music. The multi-talented artist gained inspiration from the work of David Byrne through his book, “How Music Works” an exploration of music and its changes throughout history.

Janna, a NYC musician and performing artist recently teamed up with Romeo’s Steals and Deals, a Ricky’s Outlet store for an exclusive collaboration designed to enhance the cool city vibe of Ricky’s while bringing Janna’s music and personality to a wider audience.

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Shane Romero The Gentlemen’s Movement

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Shane Romero The Gentlemen's Movement

Brooklyn-based songwriter, hip hop artist and poet Shane Romero recently released a video for ‘The Gentlemen’s Movement’. The video was produced by hip hop music and business mogul Russell Simmons for his clothing line Argyleculture. ‘The Gentlemen’s Movement’,  according to Romero delivers a “smooth, melodic hip hop/jazz beat, strong pen game, and strong visuals”. The video chronicles the transition of the “Urban Graduate” from the streets to entrepreneurship. Watch Shane Romero ‘The Gentlemen’s Movement’, now streaming on YouTube.

Shane Romero “The Gentlemen’s Movement”

Hailing from Bed-Stuy Brooklyn, Shane Romero is known for his sharp tongue as a poet. He began performing at the age of 16 and considers his poetry to be a reflection of his personal life experiences. Shane’s poetry deals with realistic content, addressing issues affecting the inner-city, topics of race, violence, love and the personal drive to better himself. Shane wishes to offer his words as help to those who may be dealing similar situations and looking for someone to relate to.

Shane Romero The Gentlemen's MovementAs a touring poet, Shane has traveled throughout the states to participate in major poetry slam events. He ended up moving to LA and became a full-time spoken word artist. Shane performed at numerous venues including college campuses on the West Coast. After joining national poetry slam teams, Shane garnered second place in 2010 at the national poetry slam finals in St. Paul, Minnesota. Having shared the stage with many national acts and traveling internationally on the “Just Weight” tour, Shane continues to expand his reach. He was 1/4 of a traveling play called “The Male Ego” and most recently has been working for hip hop mogul Russell Simmon’s YouTube channel ADD as well as his clothing line Argyleculture. Shane also provides work for New Era Hat Company, and the LA-based clothing line The Ivorys. Shane has been featured in the Huffington Post UK, Global Grind, and Literary Manhattan.

Shane, who says, “I want to speak for the unspoken” spends a great deal of time giving back to the community of youth who are bound to follow in his footsteps. He was a coach for the Inland Empire BNV Youth Slam Team which was featured on HBO. While touring he teaches creative writing and poetry workshops to all ages and when home in New York he hopes to help narrow the gaps in achievements for young men of color, inspiring them to reach success. Shane says he will, “continue to bare his story and life on stage until the last word falls from his throat”.

 

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