The Bronx born, Upstate NY raised artist, Jaja Gibore, releases his first solo project, The Odyssey EP. Inspired by the stories of Greco-Roman mythology, The Odyssey EP is Jaja’s introduction as a solo lyricist with a dynamic sound, deep content, and unique concepts.
Videos from Jaja Gibore
Me and My Brother
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.
9 lyricists and a beatboxer on an original beat, directed by Intell Hazefield… nuff said.
From JPlus’ Youtube
Earlier this year, Albany based rap group, Against The Grain, reached out to some of the best writers, rappers, producers, videographers and directors from upstate New York to start an alliance that would ultimately spawn a movement. The end result of which was “You Ought To Know” … a collaborative project which features 10 of the most talented MC’s that the east cost has to offer. The song was recorded in downtown Albany on the very day that Hurricane Irene ravaged the North East. The storm ended up being fitting backdrop for a record that would ultimately change the rules of engagement surrounding hip-hop in the Capital District. The culture of hate and animosity that once plagued the local underground scene has subsequently been replaced with one of unity and camaraderie. And while the competitive spirit of hip-hop lives on, it is now amplified by support and enthusiasm from the diverse MC’s comprising the movement, and the fans that support them. We are 518 United.
“You Ought To Know” by Masai, LR, Knowle’ge, JPlus, B Way, Jaja Gibore, Mike Arson, KwamIzzle, Capitol P, MC Graffiti.
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
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.
Early this morning, Zues Lytning (formerly INFman) released his self-produced debut album Zues Juice. Zues Juice crosses the genres of hip hop, pop, r&b, and electro giving it widespread appeal, while Zues’ hearty, bass-heavy, bouncy beats and catchy melodies tie the project together. A myriad of featured artists all put their spin on the carefully produced tracks.
Download this 100% original album for free ZUES LYTNING: ZUES JUICE.
Artwork by Intell Hazefield.
Kane recruits Lyrical VanGogh and Jaja Gibore in his ode to Mary Jane. Kane came to me with the concept of the song along with ideas for the video; I loved both and then took it from there. Here’s the result.