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B Way – 5 O’Clock (Remix)

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.


Richmond, VA Rapper Rome Montana

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.

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“Us Vs Them” Video on Monday Night Frequency

TRUSIC Us Vs Them

For week 10 of the Monday Night Frequency series over at DunDemWorld.com some TRUSIC All Stars release a song and video. Kane, Kwamizzle, and Kasscrook (just noticed the 3 K’s… noooooo) go in over the Mobb Deep “Burn” instrumental. Visuals provided by TRUSIC’s own DeSean Moore (Moore Than Vision).


Ses Da Great – Your Brain On Drugs

Self explanatory.

Ses Da Great (@SesDaGreat)

Beat produced by Melvin Junko (@Melvin_Junko)


G Bags – Who’s That Fat Dude?

Off of Zues Juice and Y.F.F.R. 2 comes the Zues Lytning-directed video for the song “Who’s That Fat Dude?” G Bags goes in over a beat (also produced by Zues) that has the qualities of a street banger but is still seemingly playful; so Your Favorite Fat Rapper compliments it with his expected witty punchlines of street life, but this time with a little more humor. Expect the drop of Y.F.F.R. 2: Who’s Got The Juice Edition within the next week or so. Until then check out the this video.


Eman – I Want It All

Eman’s eyes light up as bright as the billboards of the “Big City of Dreams,” in this Michael Dispenza directed video. Coupled with a Will Smith sample, lyrics about his work ethic, and a tight flow, this is definitely a treat for all of you Eman fans.


J. Cole Meets Mr. Cheeks At The Armory, Albany Explodes

The bro Zueslytning got some great on stage and backstage footage from the J. Cole show ft. Mr. Cheeks and MIRK. Another highlight of the show was an extended on stage freestyle from Mickey Factz (not shown). Check out some of the footage below.


Whitney Coleman – Stranger Part2: Love Me

Whitney Coleman - Stranger Pt. 2 Love Me

This is what happens when multiple art forms come together and they are all of high quality and are in sync with each other. Whitney Coleman’s latest is a dynamic, heartfelt, emotional song reflected through a very unique and appropriate video that contains intimate photography and un-corny, believable acting, which is very uncommon for an independent music video. Great job all around with this one. Directed by Jace.

Stay updated with Whitney Coleman on www.whitneycolemanmusic.com


Mr. Five O’Clock – City Lights

Mr. Five O’Clock and his backup dancers, Mr. Five O’Clock and Mr. Five O’Clock, are putting on a show for the ladies on this bouncy, ping ponging, yet somehow still sensual beat.

This is off his new mixtape “Happy Hour” dropping October 28th.


Chaz Money – Headlines Freestyle

Chaz Money and director Dillz are back with another dope video. This time refashioning Drake’s “Headlines” beat and making it his own. The material Mob Muzik and Mob Media are putting out is looking better and better.

Make sure you get The Money Book by Chaz Money

With Loaded Lux on a tour stop in Harlem.

On the road.


MIRK – Beautiful Music ft. Mr. Cheeks

The “Beautiful Music” video by MIRK ft. Mr. Cheeks dropped today. Great music, great visuals provided by Michael Dispenza. I missed this shoot by 15 minutes. F my day job.


Jaja Gibore – No Exit (Hades) ft. Cocoa G&R

Jaja Gibore No Exit

Inspired by the French play by Jean-Paul Sartre, “No Exit (Hades)” is the first single from Jaja Gibore’s “Mount Olympus: Home of the Gods.” Much like its inspiration, the song “No Exit” plays around with the idea that hell is not the traditional place of fire and brimstone that we often imagine, but we all are tortured with our own specific hell. Cocoa G&R lends a bed of silky vocals for the track and undeniable eye candy for the video.

Here it is. “No Exit (Hades)” Directed by Intell Hazefield.


Mr. Five O’Clock With Beanie Sigel

Mr. Five O’Clock is doing work right now in the Mid-West. Here is some footage of him opening for the Broad Street Bully along with some backstage bars from Beanie himself. Hopefully he releases the extended version soon.


More from Mr. Five O’Clock

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Rick Gonzalez AKA Realm Reality – What I Want

Dope rhymes + dope beat + Creative Control. Seems like Rick Gonzalez knows the formula for a great hip hop video and some instant exposure for his rapping debut as Realm Reality. You may remember him as the dude from Coach Carter, but he definitely has exceptional skill with the flow and lyrics.

Download his mixtape “The Invisible Man” from his website
Rick Gonzalez AKA Realm Reality
“What I Want” on Vimeo

On YouTube

Seems like there’s another actor recently trying his hand at music.

Idris Elba singing/rapping on a 9th Wonder beat.


Whitney Coleman – Dreams

Two years ago, I had the pleasure of sound engineering a concert put on by Whitney Coleman at the impressive, EMPAC, located on the RPI campus in Troy, NY. Whitney Coleman is a special artist. Her soulful, inspirational music is deeply rooted in gospel, but you can’t help but feel comforting qualities of Goapele in her voice in her neo-soul/R&B-like tracks or be impressed by her versatility, reminiscent of Lauryn, when she seamlessly switches to hip hop.

“Dreams” is her second official music video off of her new album “The Love Chapter: Lessons From A Human Heart”. The concept of the song is “Always keep dreaming…believe in your dreams.” This idea is translated through shots of Whitney running through the woods, jumping over metaphoric obstacles, falling, getting back up and continuing her journey. I love that she’s releasing music videos, but if you get a chance to see her live, do it; she really puts on a show. For those in the Indy area on September 17th, you’ll be able to check her out at the Oranje arts and music showcase.

WHITNEY COLEMAN’S ALBUM “The Love Chapter: Lessons From A Human Heart” on iTUNES

Behind the scenes on “Dreams”


Feelings ft. Alpha Live


High5Collective’s Visual Interpretation of “No Church In The Wild”

High5Collective makes official unofficial videos and they do it damn well. Their mantra is “We make art for artists that inspire us.” Check out one of their latest for Kanye West and Jay Z’s “No Church In The Wild.” The concept and its execution are awesome. Reminds of what a Lupe Fiasco “All Black Everything” video might look like.

via High5Collective


Zues Lytning – TaTs R Us ft. Jo Biggs, G Bags, Kwamizzle and QuaStar

Producer/occasional rapper/part-time Greek god stunt double, Zues Lytning, drops the self-directed video for his first single, “TaTs R Us,” off of his debut album “Zues Juice.” Producing 100% of the album, “Zues Juice” will be an exhibition of Zues’ production skills while he recruits various artists to lend verses over the original tracks. Check out the album cover (Intell Hazefield design) and the video for “TaTs R Us” below.


Chaz Money – Money Book Intro

Touring the entire eastern seaboard these past couple of months, Chaz Money has literally touched down in more states than Hurricane Irene. Here is the first video to drop off of his Money Book street album. Footage taken from various places while out on tour. Director, Dillz, promises that there are more videos to come.


518-Bred Vashtie Directs Kendrick Lamar’s “ADHD”

I love good videos. I love quasi-celebs from the 518. So when Vashtie (Albany-raised, NYC-based visionary and socialite) directs a Kendrick Lamar video, I’m definitely posting it. Enjoy.

via Vashtie’s Blog


Freestyle BMX In A Train Yard

Scottish stunt cyclist with legendary skills, Danny MacAskill visits an old train yard and re-purposes it as his playground. The video is shot beautifully by Stu Thomson. His use of multiple angles of the same trick, and crane and tracking kept me as intrigued as MacAskill’s tricks.

What this guy can do on a bike and the way he uses the environment is amazing. Check out his latest, “Industrial Revolutions,” below and an earlier video below that.


Kid Cudi Video From Fright Night Soundtrack

In Cudi’s latest video for his song “No One Believes Me,” a small neighborhood in the middle of nowhere is the host of a night of feeding for a handful of vampires. Nice and eerie; reminds me of our recent project “Are You Afraid Of The Art?”. I’m still trying to figure out whether I want to see “Fright Night” or not.  The trailer looks ill, but that doesn’t say much nowadays. Also, note it’s an R-rated Disney film.


KassCrook – For My City

Off that Breaking Point mixtape, KassCrook gives you visuals for his take on J. Cole’s “For My City.” TRUSIC Music and Beatz Brokerz own Mr. Moore provided some crispy camera work and direction. I especially love the shot of the buildings in downtown Albany taken from street level. Dope.

DOWNLOAD KassCrook Breaking Point


Mr. Five O’Clock – Professional Vacation

In “Professional Vacation” Mr. Five O’Clock drops the blazer and loosens the tie to deliver an array of metaphors and double entendres. Dude’s got bars.

This track will be on his follow up to Pardon the Interruption, called “I Beg Your Pardon,” due to drop in August 2011.


Flight Team – I’m Fresh

Flight Team. These dudes are blowing up in New Haven, Connecticut. Their content and style seem characteristic of many of today’s young, popular, swagged-out groups, but something is telling me that they may have more behind the façade. Besides, my younger cousin is their producer and from what I’ve heard, I’m impressed with their grind.

Curious to hear their future material. I’ll keep a watchful eye out on this group.