Monthly Archives: April 2015

|Haven| – Gone Wallace | @GoneWallace


“|HAVEN| is a sonic representation of how I spent my last 6 months. The borders in the title symbolize the safe place I find in making music. Through this medium, I feel like I can discuss certain issues and express myself how I couldn’t outside of it.”
– Gone Wallace

Gone Wallace has released his latest artistic offering entitled |Haven|, which is a follow-up to his previous projects “Monks”, and “Monks Too”. |Haven| includes some fan favorites like the soulful and laidback “Love Jones” as well as “Lisa Bonet”. On this project, Gone Wallace continues to raise the bar as he blends hip hop, jazz, synth, neo soul, sonic vibes and smart lyricism which culminates into an excellent project AND musical experience from beginning to end. |Haven| also comes equipped with individual artwork for each track and an acompanying documentary, which will all be released on a later date. And as always, Gone Wallace exceeds with sitting you on his comfortable couch and inviting you into his world (his safe place) – and this Sista can’t run away from it – Gone Wallace’s |Haven|. Enjoy!

You can also download the entire project here.


“SoHo” (Official Video)” by Ferris Wheel Jay | @FerrisWheelJay


If warm sun rays were fresh-to-def and a dope ass rapper (producer, actor, etc., etc.) then I think his name would be Ferris Wheel Jay. The visuals for his latest track encompasses that feel good energy coupled with some “sucka mc” bravado as he pays homage to NYC’s South of Houston Street – yeah, California me just learned what SoHo means. Y’all enjoy!

*Produced by Trakformaz | directed by Om Ayinde and Kevin Nunez.

About the artist…


“Brooklyn rapper, producer and actor Ferris Wheel Jay presents the music video for “SoHo”, the new single from his forthcoming EP ‘House Of Hearts’. ‘SoHo’ was directed by Om Ayinde and Kevin Nunez of Bravo Media, and the track is produced by Jay’s production team Trakformaz, the production trio which features Jay himself alongside Kev Keyz as well as BURN’EMUP, who was part of Dangerous LLC, the team behind 50 Cent’s “Disco Inferno” and “Window Shopper” as well as Christina Aguilera/Missy Elliott”s “Car Wash” song for the movie Shark Tale. At the age of eleven Jay was writing songs and hooks; by thirteen he was making beats and producing full songs. He has television credits on MTV, FOX 5 News; Ridiculousness and Silent Library and has performed at Nuyorican Poets Cafe, SOB’s, Santos Party House, the Flat, and is also a winner of America’s Next Top Music producer showcase.. House Of Hearts will be released through a team effort between Trakformaz, Bravo Media, and Joe “JP” Matias, who collaborated on records by Mos Def and Jermaine Dupri. “Working in Soho showed me all the ins and outs of such a beautiful area,” says Jay. “The people, the art, the diversity; almost makes you feel like you’re not in NYC. This inspired me to do a song about all of this. You can walk down a back block and bump right into a famous actor or music artist and get the same exact chill vibe as the area that you’re in.” Regarding the EP, Om Ayinde says “When forces ‪unite to create for the love of creating art you make something money can’t buy. ‘SoHo’ is just the doorway into the ‘House Of Hearts’.”

This Element: “RAPPIN'” (ft. Sabir and Allah’s Apprentice) by BIG MEATS | @BIGMEATSFOOL


“To be honest,

I don’t fuckin’ rap. I don’t… I don’t even try to write lyrics.

You know why? Because I fuckin’ suck.

But, I’m a show you how easy it is,

I’m about to rap to some smooth shit… some HARD BODY shit,

You know what I mean?

I’m about to show you that this shit ain’t hard.”

And, so goes the rantin’ ass rapper (a la Kanye West style) at the beginning of this dope track and accompanying visual that I can’t wait to share with y’all. But first off, I have to say Big Meats, Sabir, and Allah’s Apprentice, I don’t know what I WAS expecting but y’all got me on this one. This is a refreshing track, with above par lyricism, and I liked the way you flipped the theme in the video. And by the way welcome to The Greener Side of Hip Hop!

About the track…

“Big Meats provides the first set of visuals off his new album, “Financial Aid” (due out May 3rd). In “RAPPIN’, Big Meats enlists the help of Macon, Georgia’s Sabir and Allah’s Apprentice, as they tell their perspective on their role in what many believe to be an overcrowded industry.”

About the is artist…

“Quentin Jackson aka Big Meats was born in October of 1988 in Sylvester, GA. Fan of music since the age of 9. Quentin Jackson always had a passion for music and art. Born and raised in Sylvester, 20 minutes east of Albany, Big Meats grew up being a big fan of southern hip-hop group Field Mob out of Albany, GA.

Big Meats started rapping at the age of 13 freestyling at school with friends. In 2004 the most influential album of his life would be released entitled “The College Dropout.” This would be a deciding factor for Big Meats that hip-hop would become a big part of his life.

After high school Big Meats eventually made a name for himself freestyling for his friends while in college. It wasn’t until his senior year that Big Meats began to hit the mic and make his own music. Now with an EP and a few mixtapes under his belt, he is ready to take on the world with beautiful music.”

Big Meats online real estate…




Trust me, The Greener Side of Hip Hop loves highlighting and celebrating emcees for #eMceeCrushMondays but on some days, sh*t happens and offline life calls. #eMceeCrushMondays WILL resume this coming Monday.

“My Way” – by Terry Mak | @FlyTerryMak


Fly Terry Mak’s back – with another hot #FreestyleFriday track. So, please pardon my punctuality and enjoy the justice that Terry Mak served up on his cover for “My Way”.

Terry Mak on bandcamp.


“Nobody Else” by Harn SOLO | @HarnSOLO (prod by. @WillieTMack)


Yep, Veteran Emcee, Master Wordsmith, and Fearless Lyricist of the Star Wars Dojo, Harn SOLO is back with another heater (with a do for self message) entitled “Nobody Else”. The track is a follow up to his last single “Talk Show” and both tracks will be featured on his new project which is due out this spring. Read on…

“Harn SOLO connects with upcoming Nola producer Billy Topps for the gritty rap anthem, “Nobody Else”.

The creative pair were introduced to each other’s music at The Soundclash beat battle and artist showcase in New Orleans. They collaborate for an edgy hip-hop sound that will be found on Harn SOLO’s upcoming sixth studio album, “Another Galaxy”.

Visit Harn SOLO’s bandcamp page where fans receive free downloads when they sign up for the mailing list.”


Movin’ Like Zeus: “Young God’s” by @_Wordsmiff_ x @ReQCartier (prod. by @soundsbycoop)

Yes they can – “burn it down” when they walk into the booth…

“Brooklyn emcees, Wordsmiff and ReQ Cartier team up to bring us “Young Gods”. The asian sampled beat is produced by Coop (@soundsbycoop). “Young Gods” is the first collaborative effort off of the two artists future joint project, Brooklyn’s Finest.” Listen and enjoy!

“X Factor” by Ya Boy Hard Headed | @YaBoyHardHeaded

“I love it but I’m tired of defending IT (rap music).”  – Chris Rock

This track from New Orlean’s Ya Boy Hard Headed is enjoyable to listen to. It’s a slow, spacey, bounce track laced with verses from Ya Boy Hard Headed and a familiar comedy routine from Chris Rock about rap music – yeah you remember when he broke rap music down to a science/he couldn’t defend it. This track is featured on Ya Boy Hardheaded’s  5th studio project entitled “Sound Bites n Samples” with was mixed, mastered, and produced by Prospek. Enjoy!


“Sound Solution” by S.I.T.H. (prod by EOM_)

S.I.T.H. is back with a hard hitting track entitled “Sound Solution”  which was produced by EOM (Elements of Music) and is featured on EOM’s Sunrain project. The project also includes guest features from Blu, Wax, Asher Roth, Scienze & more. EOM’s entire Sunrain project can also be purchased on bandcamp or SoundCloud.

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The Audio Visual – audio journaling: unkempt (Full Album) – by Conscious | @Conscious

“audio journaling: unkempt” is a tonic for cleansing the collective conscious. For some it will be uncomfortable initially none the less healthy and beneficial for all.” – Conscious


This is something that I definitely needed to share from artist, emcee, spoken word artist, actor, producer, and Music Supervisor for the radio show T.K. in the A.M. on bondfireradio – “Brotha” Conscious (who is also featured on my “Let’s Eat” page which you should check out). Okay now, I have purchased “audio journaling: unkempt” and still I am finding audio and visual gems that I haven’t had a chance to listen to or watch that all make up the beauty of the project – it’s the artistic gift that keeps on giving. Conscious is always finding creative ways that go all the way left and just perfect for ALL the right reasons to deliver music (i.e. the various forms of hip hop) to his listeners whether it’s via dope visuals or well crafted tracks. If you haven’t listened to the project, allow me to introduce you to it… Check out the audio visual (not lyrics and audio) below which features all the tracks on the project EXCEPT the bonuses/goodies that come with the full purchase – (you can purchase here). Some of my favorite tracks are “crystals on charge”, “starpower jack” (prod. by DJ Ment Plus) and “Drownin” (which always pushes me through some of my darker days). Even Nancy Reason “appears” on the track via a snippet on the track “no drugs”.  Please listen, watch, absorb, tweet with Conscious about what you’ve heard (@Conscious) and enjoy “audio journaling unkempt”.

*Pssst… the visuals start at track 3. “messin wit my molecules”.

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