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[New EP] EhCee- “Trust” @ehceemusic

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Toronto continues to push out talent and EhCee is the latest example of the renaissance going on in the 6. EhCee is following up his latest single “Real Ones” with an EP that expands on a sound that he has clearly perfected. “TRusT” may be EhCee’s first solo effort, but these five tracks are far from amateur. The writing on this project is very polished and focused while the production reflects the same energy. This 15-minute emotional journey tackles angles from the perspective of someone who is dealing with a lot of pressure and frustration from his environment and those around him. The narrative of this project will resonate with anyone with ambition or in pursuit of their dreams. For those simply looking for quality flows, production, writing, melodies, cadences, and everything that makes for a good sonic presentation “TRusT” is the project for you.

Twitter: @ehceemusic

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The Spaceship Ride Wit The New ATLA..iens by DJ Layne Luv

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Ok so I’m working in my office in the official blogging headquarters of WTMH Radio/StraightOfficial Ohio/State Of Hip Hop.com and I’m in one of those blah moods. All of the sudden my Telegram alerts are lighting up out of control. It’s the CEO of The Fleet DJ’s Klassik and he wants to know if I’d be available to interview Daz Dillinger of The Dogg Pound and Big Gipp of Goodie Mob. He said “Yo! I’m giving this to you because you really know how to put together great interviews…don’t let me down” But that’s not what I’m thinking… My mind automatically goes back to being in Sigonella Italy in January of 1993 and having two tapes in my walkman to get me through a Naval tour. Dr. Dre’s The Chronic and Redman’s Whut Thee Album. Then in 1995,  the month I’m released from the Navy…I’m in the post office hating life and the only two tapes that get me through are Goodie Mob’s Soul Food and D’angelo’s Brown Sugar. So to be able to talk to these guys was more than an honor…they really shaped my young adult life.

It’s 2pm Eastern time and the phone rings promptly. I look on the caller ID and immediately I see it’s a Los Angeles California number. Presumptuous I just answer..”Dat Nigga Daz!”….and in true Long Beach vernacular he replies “Whaddup homie?” I want to continue the conversation but I can’t stop smiling. This is gonna be a true “for the culture” phone call. These two were right in the middle of Hip Hop when it shifted in 1995 from East and West coast prominence to The South Uprising. But to see The South and West collaborate under one groove….DJ Layne Luv is here for this.

SO: Let’s just skip all the propers…how did y’all two muh fuchas decide to get together one day and make some music?

Bigg Gipp: Man Daz jus called me up one morning and said let’s make some music. I showed up..DJ Funky and Cool Dolla and Henry West was in there already cookin.. Then I heard the beat. I instantly loved it man. Daz made the hook…I went outside…when I come back in he had the hook and the verse laid. But I wasn’t ready. So I smoked a blunt..took it home and sat on it for a day or two…came back to the studio. Daz said you ready and I said yeah I’m ready…laid down the verse and the finished product was Type Of Girl. That was the first song we did.

SO: I’m very skeptical when veterans come back and make music because there is a dilemma of walking away from the game holding the hand in the air for The Final Shot…preserving the legacy versus coming back in a Washington Wizards Jersey. But Type Of Girl seems to fit right in with the music we are hearing today. How does feel to still be in touch with what’s going on?

Daz: I’m not gonna lie, it feels great! To still be able to do what you love and the people still respond to it with approval. We just keep thriving. As long as you have a good heart, you breathing and your health is good..from that point it’s about elevatin the game. And staying consistent. I’ve alway been able to be myself no matter where I’m at and I’m grateful for that.

SO: Man when I reminisce on how LA music make me feel and how Dungeon Family music made me feel, it just feels like a good time..like a backyard cookout…blended with a lot of herbal essence as the elixir….does that help with the vibe of the records you all put out?

DAZ: Man we are doing just that right now as we speak (Laughter in the background from all the niggas in the studio hahaha) DJ Marijuana is IN THE HOUSE….(I can’t control my laughter at this point) Seriously it doesn’t help it or hurt it, It’s helps most rappers to relax so the thoughts and creativity and push through. You can smoke weed and still make a wack song, we just happen to be good and what we do and the weed helps with that.

SO: So Daz as good as you are a rapper, you’re also one hell of a producer and you’ve engineered some classic West Coast bangers…one of my favorites being Tupac’s “Got My Mind Made Up” ..so two questions. Who’s producing your music now and tell our audience what it was like working under the tutelage of Dr. Dre?

DAZ: So Cool Dolla is our producer right now but we are working with anyone that got heat for real…

But when you talk about Dre and those years…whew….Man at first I was just puttin shit together that I thought sounded good. And then Dre would walk by the studio and say…I like this…or I don’t like that and I was just in there learning from him. But it all changed the day he said “Here Daz, I’ll let you use my drum machine” I don’t know what happened but from that one thing…it all changed and I created Rat A Tat Tat and all that shit…but seriously Warren G is who helped me get the most out of Dre’s drum machine. But Dre showed me how to put the beat on tracks and put stuff around it to make the beat sound fuller. Dre helped me out a lot.

SO: SO Gipp being that ATL has been a residence in the rap game for more than a decade going on two…how do you feel that your city has had such a long reign in music? It was a time that Hip Hop bounced around every ten years or so, but it seems that ATL has a stronghold on the game right now. How do you feel about that?

GIPP: It feels great, how these kids are taking the foundation that The Dungeon Family started and taking the ball and running with with. You see down south, we encourage growth, so when we see these kids creating, making their own beats and creating their own sound, that’s what keeps the music going for us…and quite frankly…as long as there is STRIP CLUBS…you always gonna hear ATL music. (A Loud laughter in the studio again) You can tell when you got a banger..is when them strippers start moving to it. Our music is a music that transcends gender or race. It’s family and it’s hood. I got nothing but respect for these young millionaires Migos, Metro Boomin, Mike Will Made It, Future, Young Thug, South Side, Colli Park they continue to push the culture by taking this music worldwide. I love it.

SO: So Gipp let me take you back to The Source Awards in 95′ . When 3 Stacks said “The South Got Something to say” Did you even guess that those words would be prophetic and set off the ATL revolution?

GIPP: Man to tell you the truth, I was on stage with him and I couldn’t hear let alone focus on what Dre was saying. We was all in fight mode. It was so rowdy and noisy in there, you could feel the tension to the point where any and everything could have jumped off… and we was ready. We was all on the defensive at that moment so I didn’t really hear what Dre said until years later when I saw the tape. But looking back, yes it was prophetic and I’m glad he said it, because the south took that baton and we never looked back.

SO: SO when can we expect the full album fellas?

DAZ: Late winter, early spring…just in time for them coasters and them honeys. ATLA baby!!!

SO: Well I thank y’all for taking time out of yall’s studio session to holler at ya boy. Much success to you both bringing the south and the west together to stir up a good pot of gumbo.

DAZ: Thank you Layne Luv and Straight Official for having us and big shout out to The Fleet DJ’s for playing our music!!! Much Respect!!! Respect The DJ!

@DJLAYNELUV

@StraightOfficialMag

@BigGippGoodie

@DazDillinger

@FleetDJs

@UptownWeekly

 

 

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[Mixtape] DJ Tokars – Street Smoke 10 @djtokars404

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The Mayor of the Streets, DJ Tokars returns to DGB today with the exclusive premiere of the 10th installment of his Street Smoke 10 mixtape series that showcases some upcoming talent from the south. This new tape features new music by Lil Baby, Money Man, Jay Fizzle, Pablo Juan, Kodak, NBA Youngboy, Offset, RaRa, Young Scooter, Jay Dot Rain, Ralo, Playa Fly, Turk and many more.

Stream it below via Audiomack
https://audiomack.com/album/dj-tokars/street-smoke-10

Stay Connected
Twitter @djtokars404
IG @themayorofthestreets

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[MUSIC] New Album- Frank Cook – Hear Me Out @FRANK_COOK

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FRANK COOK (@FRANK_COOK) HAS A NEW ALBUM OUT

Bronx artist Frank Cook (@frank_cook) has a new album out. The 12 track project, titled “Hear Me Out”, features gritty sounding beats with flows inspired by New York greats like Rakim, KRS-One, and Big Daddy Kane. Cook also features the vocals of Tavaras Tv on the 3 close out tracks “Star”, “Sexy Feel the Room”, and “The Groove”. “Hear Me Out” was released earlier this month, and is part of his vow to pay homage to his late brother through music.

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[NEW MUSIC] FRENCH MONTANA: JUNGLE RULES

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I’m French Montana is back with his sophomore album JUNGLE RULES. The line up is stacked with Max B, Chinx, Future, Quavo, Weekend, Travis Scott, Swae Lee, Pharrell, Ziico Niico and T.I., Young Thug, Marc E. Bassy and Alkaline.

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The sound of this album is hella wavy from the C.O.K.E Boys, Bad Boy, Maybach Music Artist. French Montana found away to harmonize that auto hood with a hood bounce. If you like the single Unforgettable ft Swae Lee, then this album gots to find your way to your playlist.

Production credits: Harry Fraud, Scott Storch, Detail, London on da Track, Mike Will Made It and others.

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[Album] Mr L-BO & The TGE FAMILY – Loyalty Survival Money @OfficialMRLBO

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On the 14th of July True Game Entertainment released The ‘Loyalty Survival Money’ album. The project features some of the best work to date by Virginia rappers Mr L-BO, Kuntry City Magic and more! The 12 track album is now available on all digital media outlets.

Available on these digital outlets

Spotify
Tidal

Follow on social media
@OfficialMRLBO
@KuntryCityMagic

For booking contact
jferrell434@gmail.com

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Trey Gee and @Str8Official Mag Presents 10 Essential @RickRoss Tracks

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This week’s essential ten piece is courtesy of Official Trey Gee and YBEMG Media. Ricky Rozay is one of the most iconic rappers and businessmen currently in the industry. The Miami-Dade County rapper owns several franchises of Wing Stop as well as he founded the record label Maybach Music Group with nine albums under his belt, several mixtapes, and a tenth album Port of Miami 2: Born to Kill otw in 2018. Check out the 10 piece and tell us your favs.

 

 

 

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[MUSIC] BENNY FAME: A BLEND OF 2PAC & CHRIS BROWN

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Benny Fame of Worldwide Reality ENT. is gonna take you on a swerving journey  with “SEXY OUTTA SPACE ,” produced by Doug Grigsby (Michael Jackson, Levert, Teen Marie and more), “I DO IT” and “V.I.P.” just to drop you a few game changers from HATE TO LOVE exclusively on DATPIFF.

The full project is produced and arranged by Benny Fame. He style is vicious and smooth. My personal two favorites are “STORY OF MY LIFE” and  “FLY GIRL.” Below is a self-produced music video for “I DO IT.”

Get to know Benny Fame on this one on one for STRAIGHT OFFICIAL MAG.

1.What is your name and where are you from?

Benny Fame from Philadelphia…I have lived in Florida & Texas.

2. How would you describe your music?

A mix between 2Pac and Chris Brown.

3. What is hip-hop to you?

A full expression of one’s feelings at the moment…good or bad.

4. Can you tell us about your past projects and what you are currently working on?

Currently on Datpiff I have “”Hate to Love mixtape…I am working on new Ep coming soon.

5. What’s a hustler?

Person that gets thru any situation.

6. How can people reach you online?

Email bennyfame215@gmail.com instagram:@Benny_fame

7. What do you think will make you stand out as an up and coming artist?

I produce all my own music and I am a walking encyclopedia of music from the 50s to current music and in all genres from rock to rap…I feel this will reflect in my music and help me stand out.

8. Any shoutouts? Shout out Da Front Porch …Noble Prince Hart…Worldwide Royalty…and my mom

 

Booking info: hursh@dafrontporch.biz

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