Project Review: Lamont – Respect My Grind

2E4A4688[MIAMI, FLORIDA] Growing up in different neighborhoods from North Miami Beach, to Overtown, to Perrine, and even down to Homestead. Lamont was living and dealing with the struggles of living in the inner city. Even witnessing his parents battle drug addiction which gave him the strength to vow to never sell those drugs under any kind of circumstance. This is where Lamont truly began developing himself as a person. Currently, Lamont has released his Respect My Grind project that consists of five tracks. I gotta say that Respect My Grind was very well put together. Project credits from recorded by Lifer Entertainment, Mixed by D.Shim Productions, and Executive Produced by Lamont himself. Respect My Grind has a powerful vivid honesty that goes well with his empathetic lyrics. Lamont starts with Disclaimer, bringing that hardcore side of himself with the grittiness of his flow. Then Lamont brings with his next track MASHED POTATOES. Feel with R&B vibes and a catchy hook. A track to get your girl in the mood. The following track is entitled ANOTHER YEAR, which is dedicated to all the people you know who are no longer here. _E4A4760Its like we need to celebrate cause we’re here for another year. Another dope track with those R&B vibes. Then Lamont takes us to church with his track LORD KNOWS. Lamont goes in on this one, he describes a woman asking why they took her baby, he was killed from violence on the street. RESPECT MY GRIND is more of a fun, soulful track where Lamont gives you his back story and let’s you know the only way to work is going the hardest. My favorite tracks are Disclaimer, Mashed Potatoes, and Another Year. But my all time favorite track has to be MASHED POTATOES, because how catchy it is and his flow is sick on this one. Your left impressed with his capability to flow on these different sounding tracks. Lamont did a mixture of sampled and boom-bap beats. Respect The Grind is worth the listen since Lamont is standing up in his artistry and expressing himself the best way he knows how, and that’s through his music. Be on the look out for more releases from Lamont by following his social media links.


Lyriciss – Calling For You (Feat. Chill Moody & K-Beta)

PG County, Maryland representative, Lyriciss drops off a single from his latest installment of his The Balance EP series. This one is The Balance EP: Heart.  The series is to lead up to his official debut album, The Balance. As a fan of dope production, I love how Grussle lets the sample cry for an introduction to the dopeness to follow. If I had to use word association to describe this track, authentic would be one of them. Hip-Hop is to do a few things, tell a story and empower and provide inspiration to persevere through a struggle. Lyriciss, along with the assistance of Chill Moody and K-Beta, does just that on this highlighted track. I hope this will inspire you to check out the EP, and if so back track a bit and peep the entire series. Stream the joint below.

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New Music from Detroit: Mahd – Back At It (Video)

Detroit native, Mahd is making his NikkiSiixx debut with video for his latest, Back At It. Hard at work preparing for the release of his debut EP, he gets wavy over the 50 Cent’s “Off and On”. It’s official, we can’t to see what he has in store for us when he drops the EP, later this fall. Shouts to the super randomness at the end! Click the photo to download the track. Watch the video below.

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