Albany, NY – It’s been a little over a year since the last Breaking Point, KassCrook has reached another level and is ready to present to the world. Overall a much more polished rap artist, KassCrook, displays the confidence of a true veteran. Breaking Point 2 aims to secure KassCrook’s average listener as a core fan, and make them desire more. Features on this project come from HGH’s Intell Hazefield and Kwamizzle, DeSean Moore, Vay Cool of FiF, and also Concrete Kid. Don’t pass on this without giving it an unbiased listen. ~DunDemWorld
Music Video “Grind” from Breaking Point 2.
AWAR’s “Keep Risin’” is a universal anthem for the everyday hustle. I had to post this video because I can definitely connect to these lyrics at this point in my life with the studio, the blogs, the businesses, etc.
“…we’re still grinding; got goals to achieve, the drama, the karma, the life I lead…”
In her latest collaboration with video director Jace, R&B/Soul artist Whitney Coleman delivers a joint that may leave you fist pumping through your local gas stations, tattoo parlors, and break-dancer-full parking lots. What makes this project even more impressive is that the production from top to bottom for the song and video were all done in under a week!
Whitney Coleman – Turn It Up feat. JL [#directedbyJace]
Find out more about her at her site Whitney Coleman Music
Previous awesomeness from Whitney Coleman directed by Jace.
Stranger Part 2: Love Me
Hand Gunz High member, Kane’s debut solo project is an ode to some of the finer things in life that we often take for granted… like love, herbal remedies, and the sheer ability to use our brain.
Check out Kane’s videos off of Higher Learning below.
When That Day Comes
Catch The Sun
NYC rapper, NOEY, makes his music video debut with “Mr. Happy.” This is off of his debut mixtape, My Way, which can be downloaded for free at www.noeyofficial.com. Video Intell Hazefield.
You usually see Jo Biggs accompanied by his First Class comrades, Ace Gifted and Sonny Black, but this summer he’ll be showing off his skill as an individual MC. Off his first solo project, “The Conceited Nobody”, Biggs gives you “Head To The Sky” featuring Rocka Boy directed by Moore Than Vision.
When Shawn Strong of Phanatiks Entertainment dropped the trailer last week, I knew this was going to be something crazy. “I’ma Rebel” is on Above and Below, Ses Da Great’s latest release from the Duality series. Peep the cinematic visuals and lyrics below.
My cousin just put me up on this DMV native. His smooth falsetto vocals reminds me of Maxwell or Bilal and the track is reminiscent of a Mayer Hawthorne cut. Check out his new video Airport Love.
Finally, it’s here. 100% produced, written, and recorded by the young R&B/Hip Hop artist Dr. Of Creativity A.K.A. D.O.C.
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Anticipation for the video of this DG Mayne produced track has been building over the past couple months and now it’s finally here. The Brooklyn MC, L.I.V.E.Wire hits you with his signature machine gun flow and recruits a feature from “One quarter of the Slaughter” Joe Budden over the siren laden, bass-driven beat from 518′s own producer, DG Mayne. Check it out below.
U.S. Bay and Young Henny give you their rendition of Deep Cover. Though I was young when the original song and movie with the same name debuted, this beat always brings me back to that era in the 90′s. Video brought to you by Nellsonline along with Hypeset Productions and Goodfellaz Filmz.
Jaja Gibore briefly steps down from “The Home of the Gods” to hand out his thoughts about love on a Deborah’s Son produced track. This Hypeset directed video is a perfect accompaniment to this dynamic cut off of the forthcoming “Home of the Gods” album. Keep an eye out for more work from Jaja Gibore.
The Dr. Of Creativity (D.O.C.) wrote, produced, directed, and edited his first official Official video in preparation for his upcoming release “When I’m Famous.” Something about D.O.C.’s swaggerful ride across the top of a parking garage makes Albany look like the west coast, only much colder.
Check out more D.O.C.
Who says the rotating freeze frame effect should be reserved only for high action blockbusters with cheesy acting? Director Jace implements this technique in his latest video to give R&B/soul artist Geohn enough time to sing his entire song “Love Let Go Lose Control” in the ear of a beautiful young lady (Adrien René) who has to make a tough decision. Peep it below.
Rashad thaPoet uses one of Skibeatz dopest tracks to bring “Put Your 2′s Up” to life. A track off this past summers album “The Journey Back” available for FREE download at http://www.RashadthaPoet.Bandcamp.com.
Directed by Intell Hazefield (@intellhazefield)
Art Director: Bob Marshall (@bobbyhedak)
Lyricist Jaja Gibore and music video director Hypeset take you on a behind-the-scenes look, shot documentary style, on Jaja’s completion of his latest project “Home Of The Gods.” This project is going to be a conceptual mixtape loosely based on the gods of Greco-Roman mythology. So far it’s looking and sounding good. No release date yet, but I’m thinking first quarter of 2012.
“Journey To The Home Of The Gods” Directed by Hypeset Productions.
Jaja’s first single from Home Of The Gods “No Exit (Hades)” directed by Intell Hazefield
I rarely post anything from major artists, but when something is this creative and well-executed I have to share it. It’s hard to say this is a music video when it’s such a good short film. I’m not a Film Noir expert, but this narrative draws heavily on the film style. This video includes these four cuts from The Roots new thematic album, Undun: “Tip The Scale,” “Stomp,” “Make My,” and “Sleep.” Directed by Clifford Bell.
undun is an existential re-telling of the short life of one Redford Stephens (1974-1999). Through the use of emotives and Redford’s internal dialogues the album seeks to illustrate the intersection of free will and prescribed destiny as it plays out ‘on the corner’. Utilizing a reverse narrative arc, the album begins as the listener finds Redford disoriented–postmortem–and attempting to make sense of his former life. As he moves through its pivotal moments he begins to deconstruct all that has led to his (and our own) coming undun.
I enjoy anything that musician Whitney Coleman or director Jace produces on their own, but when these two great minds come together it’s really something special. The lyrics are simple in a very poetic way, but what I really love is how the rhythm and cadence of certain lines over the afro-electro reminiscent beat adds another element to the song. I don’t want to give away too much, but this video is a great interpolation of the song, with a very conceptual narrative and stylistic execution from Jace. Also lending to the creativity in this video is Erica Mitchell, the stylist who put together Whitney’s chic, flowing ensemble.
Here is the back story on the song.
“I wrote this song about 4 years ago, actually all instrumentation and sounds that I made from my computer in Garage Band. I was sitting on my couch recovering from an ACL injury on my knee (note: I used to play basketball for my college) and a break up as well with a guy I used to date. In my misery I came up with this song. It represents something new…something true…something real and that can, in a sense, represent “love” in a different light…in a desperate, vulnerable light, that makes you risk anything to have it and to experience it. The title and video “Falling Hearts” is just that. Taking the notion of “Falling Stars” and “Falling in love” and literally showing it with representation of two people meeting …even if things don’t go well…that’s just how I want to love…risking it all”
Purchase Whitney’s newest album, “The Love Chapter: Lessons From A Human Heart” Today on iTunes!
Kass Crook teams up with some First Class representatives to deliver a verbal onslaught for Kass’ new mixtape. The new project, the follow-up to Kass Crook’s Breaking Point, will be titled Determination. You can expect to get your hands on Determination before the end of this year. This is Kass Crook’s second video directed by DeSean Moore for Moore Than Vision.
Kloqwork CEO, B Way, jacks T-Pain’s beat and takes it to Times Square. The smooth lyrics, and calm flow work perfectly with this track. Visuals provided by Nells.
From the state that’s given us the likes of The Neptunes, The Clipse, and Timbaland, comes the rapper Rome Montana. He shares a certain likeness to a prolific pot-smoking Pittsburgh MC, but Rome seems to be the product of many influences in today’s hip hop culture. I’ve definitely peeped some clever, subtle lyrics in his work. Check out his latest below.