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PREMIERE: Coley Ft. Bun B - "Alley Oop"

   

PREMIERE: Coley Ft. Bun B - "Alley Oop"

Coley unleashes the video for his second single "Alley Oop" featuring Bun B off his upcoming album. Want to learn more about Coley? Check out our Q&A with him below.

Name:
Coley

Where are you from?
Philly

What inspires you to make music?
Truth. When I look deep inside about why I give everything in my being to this crazy ass path, it's because I hope to wake people up to enjoy the ride, not take themselves too seriously and take risks. We only got one movie. My music is the soundtrack to my adventures and views. That voice is worth giving everything. It's either that or I have a chronic talking problem that only music can cure.

Who are your musical influences?
Jay Z. Bob Marley. David Lee Roth. Beastie Boys. Animal mating calls.

What is your mission in Hip Hop?
To poke fun at society, I'm a satirist in some ways. I plan to play the game as a conscious capitalist while mocking the fact that I'm doing it. If this was about making money, I woulda stayed on Wall Street. It ain't about broads, been scoopin those since kindergarten. Do my fair share on those fronts but everyone who knows me knows I only care about speaking my mind. I got some shit I just gotta say.

What makes you different than other artists?
Hip hop's first dude pimp. One and only Coley baby. Check my shit and it's self explanatory. I do dunk flips playa.

What inspired this song/video?
The bro code. There is a way to conduct yourself in the game that keeps it real with your own interests while also helping your bros get what they want. When it comes to business and women you gotta follow the code. When I oop you a biz opp or tee up a jammy, I know you'll dunk it correctly and vice versa. Nash economics = those who play together, win together. It's the hustlers' anthem and to have the OG hustler Bun B cosign the record was a blessing. It was incredible working with him.

What other projects are you working on?
I have 2 albums in the can, one mastered to be released soon and the other in the mixing phase. Have 3 more music videos in the can and shooting more monthly. We start dropping ish regularly starting with "Alley Oop" featuring Bun B. I also own my label Revel Music Group and fund everything myself. We signed our first artist to Sony and are vertically integrated with publishing and concert divisions and an in-house production team. It's a 100 hour week hustle running everything but I've built a dream team, and we plan to body shit step by step.

What's next for you as an artist?
Keep growing and making crazier shit.

What still surprises you about Hip Hop?
It's rise in cultural stature. Hip hop went from a fun activity in the basement to a billionaire dollar market with visionary artists that are today's pop stars. Rappers are involved in political campaigns and have a huge social effect. It's awesome. At its core it's poetry and a gift with words. That's why I've loved it since a kid, and I hope my voice can add a new perspective to the mix.

Dream Collaborators
Jay Z. Kanye. Nicki Minaj. Rage Against the Machine. Red Hot Chili Peppers.


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PREMIERE: Coley Ft. Bun B - "Alley Oop"

   

PREMIERE: Coley Ft. Bun B - "Alley Oop"

Coley unleashes the video for his second single "Alley Oop" featuring Bun B off his upcoming album. Want to learn more about Coley? Check out our Q&A with him below.

Name:
Coley

Where are you from?
Philly


What inspires you to make music?
Truth. When I look deep inside about why I give everything in my being to this crazy ass path, it's because I hope to wake people up to enjoy the ride, not take themselves too seriously and take risks. We only got one movie. My music is the soundtrack to my adventures and views. That voice is worth giving everything. It's either that or I have a chronic talking problem that only music can cure.



Who are your musical influences?
Jay Z. Bob Marley. David Lee Roth. Beastie Boys. Animal mating calls.

What is your mission in Hip Hop?
To poke fun at society, I'm a satirist in some ways. I plan to play the game as a conscious capitalist while mocking the fact that I'm doing it. If this was about making money, I woulda stayed on Wall Street. It ain't about broads, been scoopin those since kindergarten. Do my fair share on those fronts but everyone who knows me knows I only care about speaking my mind. I got some shit I just gotta say.


What makes you different than other artists?
Hip hop's first dude pimp. One and only Coley baby. Check my shit and it's self explanatory. I do dunk flips playa.

What inspired this song/video?
The bro code. There is a way to conduct yourself in the game that keeps it real with your own interests while also helping your bros get what they want. When it comes to business and women you gotta follow the code. When I oop you a biz opp or tee up a jammy, I know you'll dunk it correctly and vice versa. Nash economics = those who play together, win together. It's the hustlers' anthem and to have the OG hustler Bun B cosign the record was a blessing. It was incredible working with him.



What other projects are you working on?
I have 2 albums in the can, one mastered to be released soon and the other in the mixing phase. Have 3 more music videos in the can and shooting more monthly. We start dropping ish regularly starting with "Alley Oop" featuring Bun B. I also own my label Revel Music Group and fund everything myself. We signed our first artist to Sony and are vertically integrated with publishing and concert divisions and an in-house production team. It's a 100 hour week hustle running everything but I've built a dream team, and we plan to body shit step by step.


What's next for you as an artist?
Keep growing and making crazier shit.

What still surprises you about Hip Hop?
It's rise in cultural stature. Hip hop went from a fun activity in the basement to a billionaire dollar market with visionary artists that are today's pop stars. Rappers are involved in political campaigns and have a huge social effect. It's awesome. At its core it's poetry and a gift with words. That's why I've loved it since a kid, and I hope my voice can add a new perspective to the mix.


Dream Collaborators
Jay Z. Kanye. Nicki Minaj. Rage Against the Machine. Red Hot Chili Peppers


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R2 Bees invade USA Tonight!

   

R2 Bees invade USA Tonight!

R2Bees are the Afrobeat band of the moment in Ghana. The Afrobeats duo consists of MC’s Paedae da Pralem and Mugeez. Hailing from the port city of Tema, they blew up after releasing â€Å"Kiss Your Hand” in 2009, feat. Nigerian star Wande Coal. The group’s style mixes well-executed raps with hooks slathered in auto-tune and club-ready beats. As for the name: R2Bees stands for the band’s motto, â€Å"Refuse To Be Broke,” and if you believe their champagne-soaked videos (served with a side of private plane), the mantra seems to be working.Signed to its own label, R2Bees Entertainment, R2Bees have shared the same stage with internationally acclaimed music stars including Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Fabulous and Red Café.R2Bees has also performed in several countries including United Kingdom, United States of America and the Netherlands, and also collaborated with artistes such as UK’s Tinchy Stryder and Nigerian musicians, Wizkid, Davido and Wande Coal. R2Bees have been internationally acclaimed for their work having been nominated for a BET Award in 2013 (Best International Artist) as well as numerous other awards in Ghana and abroad. They have also been featured on numerous global media platforms including MTV and Okayplayer.com.

This band is gearing up to make big strides in the US market and will be making their US debut TONIGHT Friday August 22nd at the Armenia Ballroom, 630, 2nd Avenue, New York in the United States. The event is being organised by R2Bees Entertainment in collaboration with Safo Entertainment, Stylin Doc, CHALE and Africalabash. Opening acts include Eddie Kenzo, 2 Shy, Criss Waddle, Nana NYC Etc.

Social Media Sites
Twitter
https://twitter.com/r2bees

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/pages/R2BEES/93042650789

Reverb Nation Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/r2bees


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J Eye Drops new track "Get On The Bus"

   

J Eye Drops new track "Get On The Bus"

Artist, songwriter, and producer J-EyE is steadily generating buzz thanks to his deft blending of R&B, hip-hop, and soul. The Brooklyn-born performer has rocked the stage with some of the best in the game-Common, J Cole, Melanie Fiona, and Chrisette Michelle, among others, and released his project D3ATH OF TH33 AM3RICAN DR3AM in March of 2013. His new single, "Get on the Bus," is definitely one to listen for in the coming months, as J-EyE preps fresh material to cater to fans. Check out the video below, and visit http://jeyemusic.bandcamp.com to download D3ATH OF TH33 AM3RICAN DR3AM.


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Icy With 100% Chance of #NaeNae In Atlanta

   

After an utter #fail of an attempt at dealing with a real winter two weeks ago, Atlanta got another crack at it this week. During the previous storm, thousands of commuters along the city's highways couldn't get home because of icy conditions, forcing many to abandon their vehicles and walk. Others stuck it out and spent as much as 14 hours in the car trying to move from the city's center back to the burbs.

At least 13 people died in the last ice storm in the deep south.

But unlike last time, the government asked individuals to stay home to avoid having so many people on the road, and to avoid post-apocalyptic scenes straight out of the Walking Dead.

Now usually Atlanta has one of the worst commutes in the country, but since many ATLiens got to stay home, they had a little more free time than they are used to. And from what we could tell on Twitter, a lot of Atlanta took that time to#NaeNae away their snow day sorrows to the sounds of up and coming MC BLVD Marc and his new single "Fumble".

For those uninitiated in the right of the #NaeNaeDance and BLVD Marc , take a peak

Official Dance Video


WHS | Official Dance Video #Fumble @BlvdMarc


Of course be sure to find more info on BLVD MARC and #NaeNae on:
Youtube @BLVDMARC
http://www.youtube.com/user/BlvdMarc?feature=watch


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Icy With 100% Chance of #NaeNae In Atlanta

   

Icy With 100% Chance of #NaeNae In Atlanta

After an utter #fail of an attempt at dealing with a real winter two weeks ago, Atlanta got another crack at it this week. During the previous storm, thousands of commuters along the city's highways couldn't get home because of icy conditions, forcing many to abandon their vehicles and walk. Others stuck it out and spent as much as 14 hours in the car trying to move from the city's center back to the burbs.

At least 13 people died in the last ice storm in the deep south.

But unlike last time, the government asked individuals to stay home to avoid having so many people on the road, and to avoid post-apocalyptic scenes straight out of the Walking Dead.

Now usually Atlanta has one of the worst commutes in the country, but since many ATLiens got to stay home, they had a little more free time than they are used to. And from what we could tell on Twitter, a lot of Atlanta took that time to#NaeNae away their snow day sorrows to the sounds of up and coming MC BLVD Marc and his new single "Fumble".

For those uninitiated in the right of the #NaeNaeDance and BLVD Marc , take a peak

Official Dance Video
http://youtu.be/FEYkVD8Jwyo

WHS | Official Dance Video #Fumble @BlvdMarc
http://youtu.be/in7Zc8kCG

Of course be sure to find more info on BLVD MARC on:
Youtube @BLVDMARC
http://www.youtube.com/user/BlvdMarc?feature=watch


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BLVD MARC drops "Fumble" for you to "Nae Nae" for your Superbowl weekend!

BLVD MARC the latest artist to emerge from Atlanta's rich history of Hip Hop and R+B artists has been burning up the club scene across Atlanta for the last few months with his hit single "Fumble"

The song which has become the soundtrack to the south's latest dance craze, "The Nae Nae" dance has arrived on the viral scene just in time for Superbowl weekend.

No matter if you are a Broncos fan or a Seahawks fan we can all agree that BLVD MARC is gonna be the winner of the hottest dance movement since PSY's Gagnam Style or Soldier Boy.

Don't take my word for it. Check out "Fumble" and "The Nae Nae" dance below:





Of course be sure to find more info on BLVD MARC on:
Instagram @BLVDMARC

Youtube @BLVDMARC
http://www.youtube.com/user/BlvdMarc?feature=watch

Twitter @ BLVDMARC
https://twitter.com/blvdmarc


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Joey Coltrane arrives with "Something Different"

   

Joey Coltrane arrives with "Something Different"

The worlds of Hip Hop and EDM (Electronic Dance Music) have been on a crash course ever since David Mancuso and Kool Herc both created their respective genres a few blocks away from each other on a little island called Manhattan.In todays new wave age of DYI home studio production and globalization, these two seemingly divergent genres have reconnected and accelerated the rise of the DJ to an almost fever pitch. Stars like Tiesto and Avicii command payments in the area of $350,000 to $500,000 for an evening of their time.

Therefore we knew it was only a matter of time until the lyricists got into the EDM game in a big way.

A lyricist/producer that is certainly pushing the boundaries between Hip Hop,R+B, and EDM is Bay Area born Joey Coltrane. At the ripe age of 21 Joey has clearly been digesting Hip Hop, EDM, Rock and classical for quite a while and has created a breakthrough release with his current project called "Something Different".

Joey who started playing the piano at 5, and eventually graduated to guitar was heavily influenced by the likes of John Frusciante and Jimi Hendrix.
as well as Bay Area hip hop artists such as Mac Dre and Andre Nickatina.
This eclectic collage of sound clearly informed the audio aesthetic on "Something Different". On tracks like "Kill The Dragon" and "Ketchup", Mr. Coltrane clearly is testing the limits of what are generally known as Hip Hop and EDM. "Something Different" creates a vision of what mainstream music may sound like in 2014 and beyond.

After the November 2013, release of "Something Different" Joey has been on a rockets trajectory to a radio station or streaming platform near you having received industry and critical acclaim for his debut effort.

So whats next for the rising star? Of course a sophomore effort which Joey is currently wrapping up entitled Alter Egos which is set to be released in March of 2014.

If you are a fan of 2Pac, Biggie, Daft Punk, Steve Aoki or Miley Cyrus, check out Joey Coltrane to hear "Something Different".






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Mike Wallz "DREAMS" Ft Tabi Bonney (VIDEO PREMIERE)

   

Mike Wallz "DREAMS" Ft Tabi Bonney (VIDEO PREMIERE)

For this latest Black Vibes premiere, we introduce to you an up and coming talent by the name of Mike Wallz. The Penn State football player turned emcee was first heard as the frontman of the group Primary Element, but is now out to shine for dolo. He made a splash last year with his debut EP, The Free Life, and now sets his sights higher with the upcoming release of his debut full-length release, The Layover. Get a sample of the Silver Spring, Maryland emcee's sound with the Black Vibes premiere of his new video "Dreams" featuring fellow DMV representative Tabi Bonney and Navaeh Clark on the hook (KILLAKAKE on the beat). Expect more new music from Wallz, coming soon. The Layover will be out on November 11th


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Mike Wallz Featuring Tabi Bonney - Dreams

   

Mike Wallz Featuring Tabi Bonney - Dreams

Mike Wallz has "Dreams" and he's joined by Tabi Bonney on this KILLAKAKE produced track from the forthcoming EP to tell you all about them. The joint is infectious and vibes nice with Navaeh Clark on the hook. Wallz was formerly the front man for the group Primary Element and a Division One Football player at Penn State before being taken out of the game by an injury. With his former group he toured with artists like icon MC Lyte and Mac Miller. It seems Wallz dreams big and goes for it in whatever he's doing


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