Music Birthday: Project Pat

Today, February 8, 1973, Project Pat was born Patrick Earl Houston in Memphis, Tennessee. On March 29, 2001, Project Pat’s second studio album, “MISTA DON’T PLAY — EVERYTHANGS WORKIN’,” was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. “MISTA DON’T PLAY — EVERYTHANGS WORKIN’” is brimmed with head-nodding southern hip-hop, and laced with close-knit…

Music Birthday: Capone

Today, February 8, 1976, Capone was born Kiam Akasi Holley in Queens, NY. Capone has a song called 2009 ‘Dirty Game,’ included on his “Revenge Is a Promise” album.  This song samples three culturally impactful rap songs: ‘The Set Up (Remix)’ by Obie Trice and Nate Dogg ft. Lloyd Banks, Jadakiss and Redman, ‘Westside Story’…

Ol’ Dirty Bastard: “Osirus: The Official Mixtape”

Today, January 4, 2005, Ol’ Dirty Bastard posthumously released his “Osirus” mixtape. This hip-hop album peaked at no. 157 on the US Billboard 200, and no. 9 on the Billboard Independent Albums Chart.  “Osirus” has the ‘Pop Shots’ song, a production by DJ Premier. The song samples ‘Shimmy Shimmy Ya’ by ODB, ‘Protect Ya Neck’…

Yung Bay: “Real, Respected & Rich”

Today, December 24, 2016, Yung Bay released “Real, Respected & Rich.” This hardcore album is above the average rap long play, with 11 explicit tracks that inspire real glow up. On Apple Music, I’ve marked tracks  2, 3, 4, and 5 as favorites, and I’ll tell you why. His true godfidence glares in tracks like…

KiDD Crash: ‘Why We Gotta Go There’

Today, December 1, 2020, the official music video for ‘Why We Gotta Go There’ by KiDD Crash has nearly 130 views. After being released to YouTube just four days ago, that rising view count speaks to Crash’s star power, you can call it “staying power.” ‘Why We Gotta Go There’ is track four on KiDD…

ScrilltownMO to release compilation mixtape December 25

On Christmas Day, indie label ScrilltownMO will drop it’s compilation mixtape “Street Music & Meditation: This Is My Therapy, Vol. 1” in conjunction with Sony Music. The head of ScrilltownMO, Mr. ScrilltownHimself aka Feddie Scrillz, has been in the music industry for more than two decades, having made music with childhood friends, striving for a…

NHL Marcel: “Big NHL”

Today, October 26, 2020, Austin, TX indie rapper NHL Marcel‘s latest release, “Big NHL” – dropped just six days ago – already has two tracks starred as fan favorites on Apple Music: ‘NYC Flow’ and ‘Don’t Get Robbed.’ Starred tracks on Apple Music indicate the most popular tracks on the album, and these two prove…