Many of us fantasize over living a life that we have always desired. On her new single "Presidential," off of her upcoming EP "Gold Decisions," Cakes does just that. She paints a vivid picture for the world to see that if you want it, you have got to go get it. Steering clear of drama, focusing on your money, and taking charge are indications of what being Presidential is all about. "Presidential" video coming soon.
Cakes is more than just your typical female artist with an alluring look. She’s notably one of the most versatile rappers/songstress coming from Virginia, with a manner that is delivering a breath of fresh air to many genres in the music scene. Her rebel style can be heard through her songs such as “Who Gon Check Me”, “Vibez”, and her reputable party anthem, “My Section.” Throughout her music, Cakes conveys her struggles with growing up as a woman consumed in a man’s world; in turn, giving strength and encouragement to women worldwide.
Brooklyn poet/MC Ursa Major releases "Polaris". The EP features an edgy blend of conceptual storytelling, lyricism of the golden era, and the songwriting chops of a modern artist pushing the genre forward. Making a statement and etching his place in Hip Hop, Ursa Major dares to push the limits and frames his artistry beyond the average concept of the genre. Each track rides a rhythm and tests those encouraged to push The Label Noir to the next level. Featured tracks are Far From Home, produced by Highly Affiliated; Only the Best produced by Khaleel Deal; Starry Night produced by Ktha1; Window Seat II produced by Highly Affiliated; and Polaris produced by Theme Music.
This new song "Bakkah: The History of Humankind", was initially just a poem about humanity as a whole. When it began to rhyme Emay basically just ran with it. It was also a great opportunity for him to experiment with his writing as he was always self-conscious about using a more poetic/metaphorical style of writing so with this track Ihe allowed myself to get completely lost in that form.
For the video, him and the director, Aaron Hall, bounced a lot of ideas off of each other and eventually Aaron thought of using riot gear for the video. The video is a battle displaying Emay's ideological development and the conflict of ideas taking over and building off of one another.
Crafting a concept album is an incredibly difficult task. Tying together a cohesive narrative across a record’s worth of songs isn’t just daunting, it’s an endeavour that even some of the industry’s finest have failed to do memorably. This task, however, becomes notably more difficult when you’re dealing in the abstract via instrumental soundscapes. That is what Chronotope Project, the moniker of composer Jeffrey Ericson Allen, attempts to do with his latest project, ‘Ovum.’
NAAL is an eclectic music project led by Chicago composer Dave Mantel. This talented musician has a true passion for great melodies and haunting musical textures. His blend of ambient, shoegaze and experimental drone music feels personal and unique, echoing the work of artists such as Slowdive, Boards of Canada or Sigur Ros, just to mention a few.