[SOUTH CAROLINA/LOS ANGELES] Making his debut on NikkiSiixx.com, Tahija Akeem brings us his take over SchoolBoyQ’s single THAT PART featuring Kanye West. Tahija Akeem has a dope flow over the instrumental, very appealing. THAT PART was shot and Directed by Cam Browne. I liked how smooth all the shots are and the location of either an abandoned mall or a mall under construction. If you like Tahija Akeem’s take on THAT PART, let em’ know.
In this week’s episode of The Officially Street Podcast, they not only welcome back our fans, but they also welcome back #TWD! Join us as they discuss Kanye West’s new album “TLOP” (The Life Of Pablo), Kendrick Lamar’s controversial performance at The Grammy’s, a heated but NECESSARY debate between Charlamagne The God and Tomi Lahren, The Game and Lloyd Bank’s Instagram photo together that turned some heads and caused some conversations, and OF COURSE, THE WALKING DEAD!
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In this episode The Officially Street Podcast talks about LeBron James’ Nike deal, their top 5 favorite sneakers of all time, the state of social media today, rumors of a new Kanye West album, Stitches getting beat up again, Meek Mill possibly taking another L for 2015, and DMX’s reluctance to stay out of jail himself.
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Beat Camp is a weekend-long event containing classroom discussions, panels, and workshops on topics such as – producer branding, management, networking & relationships, songwriter & producer synergy, sampling, live mixing sessions, and more – taught by producers/engineers with major credits and music business professionals.
Throughout the weekend representatives from various technology brands will be on hand showing their latest gear, as well as a Monster Energy lounge in which attendees can power up in between sessions. Nighttime activities include the iStandard Producer Showcase – Beat Camp Edition, Celebrity Beat Cyphers, “Behind The Rhymes” Interviews, iNfluence Awards, Special DJ Sets, and much more.
Vini Vegas will be in the lobby doing a LIVE broadcast from his show and doing interviews on site for Aug 22nd from 11-5pm.
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2-Day VIP Pass Includes – Access to all Beat Camp programming, 1-on-1 Critique w/ known producer- Free Download of WaveDNA’s Liquid Rhythm Intro ($49 MSRP), Food & Beverage, Gift Bag, Attendance to PM events* – $99
2-Day General Pass Includes – Access to all Beat Camp Programming, Gift Bag (while supplies last) & Attendance to PM events* – $79
To Submit to Nov 9th’s iStandard ‘Dallas Edition’ Producer Showcase at RBC 2617 Commerce St Dallas TX Click HERE (Showcase Slot includes a VIP pass to Beat Camp within shows registration fee)
Tentative Beat Camp Dallas Schedule (Subject To Change)
So far judges include Jay Oliver (Producer for Meek Mill, French Montana, Kirko Bangz, and more…), Oktober 1st (Former MMG producer for Young Jeezy, Triple C’s, and more…), and S1 (iStandard alum, Grammy Winning Multi Platinum Producer for Eminem, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Madonna, and more…) with more to be announced and special surprises…
Winner with the highest score will get a prize package consisting of a bundle IK Multimedia iOS Products, plus their renowned plug-in T-Racks Grand, iZotope’s Nectar Elements, a choice of Propellerhead Software (either Reason Essentials or ReCycle), Ableton Live 9 Intro, a Lifetime Subscription to iStandardProducers.com, promotional gear from Monster Energy, and more…
Activist. Sociologist. Gonzo Journalist, Rapper AWKWORD world premieres his single HEADLINES on HIPHOPDX. HEADLINES was also produced by Beyonce’s “7/11” (OG) Bobby Johnson. Very dope collaboration between the two. AWKWORD takes us on a look back on what he’s done in 2014. From selling his album, getting compensated for a track such as DEEP SEA for The Ocean Project, and being an active protestor. I really like AWKWORD’s flow and tone to his lyrics. By the end it leaves us to wonder will AWKWORD have something in store for 2015? We’ll just have to be on the look out for that. Don’t forget to follow his social media links to get updated on what’s going on with AWKWORD: TWITTER – FACEBOOK – INSTAGRAM – YOUTUBE
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With all that’s going on in the world today, some of our emcees have decided to speak out on things in their lyrics. First Kanye West with his Yeezus album, and now a fellow Chicago emcee, Neak. The colorful and vivid visual depictions of Neak’s lyrics come to life courtesy of Aaron Perkins Jr of APJ Films. Rocking with his main main/partner/producer Slot-A, Neak spits that real about how impressionable our youth remain. Popping molly while busting it wide open and making it rain might be what you do, but…
What about the kids, now that they want to try it? Welcome to social awareness in 2013.
The Kids is featured on RA NYC’s latest mixtape, BRTH A N8TH. You can download the mixtape for free here: http://ra-nyc.bandcamp.com/album/brth-a-n8tn.
Neak (@neak_undefined) – The Kids
Produced by: Slot-A (@iamslota)
Video directed by: Aaron Perkins Jr. of APJ Films (@APJFilms)
While musical unity seems apparent in various areas of the country, I must say I am growing to appreciate a movement that’s forming in the midwest. Chicago and its surrounding areas are buzzing with extremely dope artists and seldom do these folks get the shine they most definitely deserve. Just the other day, I tweeted my dudes Neak and Slot-A telling them that I really liked a new record they sent me. But there was a new voice, that I didn’t recognize. Allow me to introduce Sincerely Yours.
Hailing from Oak Park, IL, Sincerely Yours dropped off this crazy statement track featuring my aforementioned dynamic homie duo, Neak and Slot-A. Neak rocks the hook then laces us with the first verse, setting the tone of the story. Sincerely Yours, takes it to the next level, then Slot-A, who also produced the track, comes in with the finale. They simply hope to be truly understood. I’m sure we all feel like that sometimes.
Turn the volume up, and let this ring off. Warning, immediate two stepping may take place.
Want more where this came from? Head on over to our good friends at DJBooth.net to download Sincerely Yours’ latest effort, the self-titled, Sincerely Yours.