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*Press Play: I Look Up/ Capital P album review by DJ Layne Luv

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“….so where’s he from?” …”Delaware”…”The State?” ….”haha nah bro the city, right there from your state Ohio” This is how Capital P was presented to me via a constant DM on IG through his business partners. I must admit that for a few months, I didn’t follow up as well as I could have. Being a music critic and state manager for all of Ohio with The Fleet DJ’s, I tend to get a lot of submissions regularly. However, after I had a phone conversation with Byrd and Jamezz Bonn (Divine Engineering), I instantly felt a connection. They insisted that Capital P was the one that was going to make noise from Ohio. So I invited him up to the studio to kick it wit us just to see how he vibed with my crew. So one Wednesday, he came up to the WTMH Studio and right there on the spot, we said we were going to premier his single on our live Workout Wednesday broadcast just to see how our audience felt about his work. The single they submitted was El Hombre. I will testify, from the very first note we heard from that song, we were believers in this man’s music.

Being in this business for a while, a DJ hears a lot of music, so it really takes something special to keep an artist’s body of work from going in the pile and moving on. If you listen to Capital P’s / El Hombre first, you will be fooled into thinking he’s just another trap rapper no matter how great the song is. But when you play his entire album of Capital P/I Look Up  you’ll bear witness to artistry coming from the Delaware city. It will actually blindside you of how good Capital P really is. One of my favorite songs of the project Tuck It In takes you into the mind of a person that has seen a lot of ups and downs and of someone just trying to make sense of the world. The live guitar on this songs helps the listener drift from a stressful day into a bliss of funkdefied melody. It may actually be one of my most favorable tracks on the project.

Throughout the album you can hear the pain in the rapper’s voice. It’s a beautiful pain like that of a Bob Marley meets the rap-from-the gut-flow like Tupac Shakur. Not to even try to compare the Delaware rapper to these Legendary figures, it’s just that you can hear the same determination to change the minds in his songs. The song Good is a perfect example of that determination. As he says in the song…“I’m a get it till I’m good” the listener can truly understand Capital P will not stop until he sees some success for his labor. Once again I have to go back to the erie guitar riffs that wail, to paint the picture of a rapper with a big gift trying to push this sound out of his small city.

State of Mind you can hear Cap P making a statement. He is getting the listener to understand that the happening that go on in big cities happen right there in the city of Delaware. He wants the audience to not underestimate the crime and violence that happen where he is proud to be from. As the heroin epidemic continues to stay on the rise in Ohio, he is sounding the horn the same way Grandmaster Flash did with “The Message” when he said, “It’s like a jungle sometimes it makes me wonder how I keep from going under” State Of Mind takes you on a day in Delaware where anything can and will happen.

Tell You What… I’m predicting will be a “ladies” summer song for 2018 in the Midwest. It’s a melodic song where the rapper tries on his vocal skills for size and delivers nicely. It’s always been a formula for rappers to come out with the radio song right before the summer. This is that song. When Cap P actually played that song for me on my radio show, I asked him “So when do you come in on the song?” they all laugh and he says “That is me through the whole song” I’m like “That you singing?”….and he grins . That was another time when I became a believer in his music.

Overall, I give this album a high rating because of the production and arrangement of all the songs. It’s a solid project! You can tell time was taken on the mixing and mastering of all the songs. When I listened to this entire album, it’s like reading a book. The content has to be just as exciting as the title. I Look Up is just that exciting to listen to.

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Out of 5 stars I would give it 4 based on production and lyrical content….5’s are given for classic albums and only the rest of the world can give him that. Let’s see if I Look Up is a game changer for OHIO.

-@DJLAYNELUV

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[NEW ARTIST] MARKO RACKS NEW SINGLE “CHEESECAKE” PROD. NICODEMUS LEGATUS

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Marko Rack$ a Chicago Native has been performing and writing music since 2001. Most would consider him a starving artist. “Determination is my pilot to the top” -Marko Rack$. One day the right person will hear this talent and will be willing to invest into his already promising career. Ambition and faith are two things Marko have at the moment, but it’s not enough. Still giving it 100% Marko never plan on quitting music. PRESS PLAY. I can guarantee you that you’ll be satisfied. Starving Artist A.K.A. Marko Rack$, he has amazing hits on his hands, to name a couple “Bread” and his New Single he will be releasing soon called “CheeseCake”  Prod. NICODEMUS LEGATUS

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[VIDEO] @BSMITHYNIC – SET THE RECORD STRATE

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@BSMITHYNIC has teamed up with one of the hottest Djs in the south, @IamDjCoop, to bring his case forward to the streets. Check out the lead single from the YNIC artist’s latest mixtape STREETS ON TRIAL titled “Set The Record Strate” Shot By @FlackoTheProducer

Follow on IG/Twitter @BSMITHYNIC For Booking YNIC4T@GMAIL.COM

-@Ms_Echia

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[VIDEO] TWO-9 – “RACKADES”

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After finally releasing their FRVR album last month and dropping visuals for Nick Cannon, the Atlanta collective Two-9 is back with another set of visuals for “Rackades.”

via TWO-9 – “RACKADES” |VIDEO — DJ MF SUNFLOWER

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[VIDEO] SHAWTY LO- “B.I.G.” FT BOOSIE & ALEXIS BRANCH

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With Shawty Lo’s first posthumous album from, RICO, slated to drop March 24th a new single following “My Love,” features Boosie Badazz and singer Alexis Branch on “B.I.G.”

via SHAWTY LO – “B.I.G” FT. BOOSIE BADAZZ & ALEXIS BRANCH — DJ MF SUNFLOWER

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[MUSIC] LIL DURK FT YFN LUCCI “MOOD I’M IN”

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Chicago rapper Lil Durk has followed up “Internet” with Young Thug and “Better” with “Mood I’m In,” featuring YFN Lucci. The song is set to appear on Durk’s upcoming mixtape Love Songs For The Streets, set for release Tuesday, February 28th. “I just moved to Atlanta so the change of scenery and environment put me […]

via LIL DURK FT YFN LUCCI “MOOD I’M IN” — DJ MF SUNFLOWER

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[MUSIC] BLACK YOUNGSTA “ILLUMINATI” MIXTAPE

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CMG rapper and Memphis native Blac Youngsta has dropped a new Illuminati. The tape has 11 tracks in total, with guest appearance from Kodak Black, Lil Yachty, Slim Jxmmi and YFN Lucci. Production is handled by Yung Lan, Mike WiLL Made-It, 808 Mafia, Cassius Jay & more. Check it out below!

via BLACK YOUNGSTA “ILLUMINATI” — DJ MF SUNFLOWER

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[MUSIC] SLIM THUG “WELCOME 2 HOUSTON” MIXTAPE

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The Super Bowl is in H-Town, and Houston rapper Slim Thug pops it off by dropping a new mixtape Welcome 2 Houston. The tape contains 14 records with features from Kirko Bangz, Paul Wall, Z-Ro and a few more from Texas. Check it out below!

#Welcome2Houston link in bio

A video posted by Slim Thug (@hogglife101) on Feb 4, 2017 at 3:34pm PST

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[ARTIST] COACH PEAKE: GAME CHANGER

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Coach Peake was born as Calvin Keshawn Peake in Union, South Carolina. He is currently Independent with his own imprint Calvin Peake Productions & Publishing LLC where he makes 100% of all profits off streaming, merchandise, publishing, sales, etc. Not only does he rap, but he also produces. By the age of 6 he was singing in the church choir, and by 12 he began playing drums for the church, rapping and recording songs. Pulling influences from artists like Tupac Shakur, Notorious BIG, Run DMC, Hurricane Chris, Plies, and Mystikal, he began taking music serious in 2011. He released “Jig” under his previous stage name Dat Boi P. The video for it did over 100,000 views on YouTube and gain him a few fans as well as radio play for the record. Growing up in a family where morals and beliefs were centrally important, it’s no surprise he adopted these values and sees his education as an extremely integral part of his life. He has performed in various cities such as Greenwood, Greenville, Spartanburg, Atlanta, Charlotte and much more. In 2014 he released “Best Believe It” which was hosted by DJ Shon and DJ Legacy out of Chicago. He changed his rap name to Coach Peake in 2016 and released the two singles “10 Toes Down” and “Switched Up.” Currently, Coach Peake is a priority artist for The Em*pire Dj Coalition and with a new tape on the way and possibly a deal on the table, Coach Peake is ready to give it all he got and make an impact in the music industry.
Be on the lookout for his latest single “Set Up,” be sure to check out the video to ’10 Toes Down” exclusively here on straightofficial.com

Calvin Peake Productions & Publishing LLC.
Contact Coach Peake on Social Media here:
TWITTER: peake864
YOUTUBE: Coach Peake
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