Is there any privacy during artistic creation? We discuss releases from Papoose, Jay Electronica, Reason and more. October 9th, 2020.
Introducing Inteus of the Holy Mob. This Albany, NY producer has been putting in serious work on the scene for those who follow the Phonk. The melodies and precision-crafted bass of Inteus’ production sound almost as hypnotic as evening lullabies.
Don’t sleep on him, however. His album, Voyager, contains much more of the spaced-out vibes that have helped to evolve the Phonk sound in Hip Hop. Definitely worth the trip.
Sun Zulu x Mydus – Asrah Redux
This one is a little personal for me. Here is my official release statement:
“What is your identity? Can you define yourself in one word? And why does it matter?”
Enter: Asrah…Again! Originally intended for a vinyl-only release, Asrah Redux is a musical journey to discover one’s identity. The project was crafted by Baltimore-bred lyricist Sun Zulu & Miami-based beat-smith Mydus. Growing up, both creatives felt the constraints of society loosen by escaping through the sounds of Hip Hop. Sun found strength in the Zulu identity and began to reflect it in his everyday life – eventually receiving an opportunity to go to South Africa to explore the Zulu identity.
It’s during this process that Sun slowly realizes that things aren’t always what they seem to be. As he fights to discover the truth between the American and South African Zulu, he leaves behind a record of his findings – through the help of Mydus’ golden touch – should anything happen. These records are the album, Asrah.
“They say Asrah is a type of illusion in magic that simulates levitation. The appearance of floating in air, to me, symbolically represents my search to discover the American link to the Zulu through Hip Hop. You have to suspend your belief in order to free your mind and you’ll find the ‘why’. These are the lessons I learned on that journey to understand why (I am who I am).” – Sun Zulu
Released October 9th, 2020
Rapper Scarface makes desperate plea for kidney donor after COVID-19 battle.
Scarface confirmed to Fox 5 DC in June that his kidneys never fully recovered and he was on dialysis.
“COVID attacked my lungs first, and then it attacked my kidneys and knocked them out,” he told the outlet. “I got full lung recovery, but my kidneys never came back … I’m still a little weak. I don’t have a lot of strength in my legs yet. I still haven’t got full taste back and sense of smell yet. But I am glad to be alive.”