Monthly Archives: May 2019

Let Your Light Shine: “Bling Bling” (Official Video) by Jacobi Ryan | @Nothin2Much (Prod. by @DrView1)

“Imma let my light shine
Every time I come
Around your city
Bling bling…”

Today, Jacobi dropped the visuals and the accompanying podcast for his Week 20 “do it regardless” track, “Bling, Bling”. If you haven’t heard the Dr. View produced track, the song takes the popular hook/phrase from Cash Money member B.G.’s hit record “Bling, Bling” and remixes it into some self-affirming “drip”.

In the visuals we see Jacobi traveling through the city pressin’ the gas on the Caddy as he rightfully basks in his own light as well as the “warmth” of his current and former environments in his native state… “Straight up outta Lawton/Out the middle of the map/Came to Oklahoma City/With my city on my back.” One thing you’ll notice in the visuals, is Jacobi’s obvious shine and the essence of him knowing he ain’t never “too much”. Y’all enjoy!

THE PODCAST…

Epidode 20 of Jacobi’s #TMIKTMID podcast is live and this week’s topics include:

  • Abort Mission & His Role As A Male
  • Liability of Labels
  • The story behind “Bling Bling”

As always… If the podcast “has provided value”, feel free to share your feedback at:

IG/Twitter: @Nothin2Much.

www.jacobiryan.com
www.52in365.com

“Built To Win” by I$O Indies|@ISOINDIES

“They can’t match my hustle
Boy I was built to win
I was blinded by the struggle
Lord forgive me for my sins…
I just want the love,
You could keep that salt
Imma break the bank
Keep the keys to the vault…”

“Built To Win” is the ultra dreamy track by hip hop duo I$O Indies. This must be the appetizer for listeners and fans as the duo also released their project “I.S.O. 2.0” about a month ago but they seem to have a history for being just that nice when releasing singles in between projects. Produced by C-Rxch “Built To Win” is thick with I$O Indies’s ultra laid back style and the soulful mellow track seems to double down on this characteristic that I love about Conchez and Dill rhyme style. Still, their respective verses go from “super saiyan” laid back with a rapper singer style to a “gone, gone I’m goin’ ghost” with a slightly aggressive style – so don’t let them fool you. Although, their usual organic 90s appeal is missing from this track the dreamy vibe appeal is something you’ll want to keep on your playlist and chill or ride out to. Y’all enjoy!

– MSDFQN

“All Blessings, No Luck” (Official Oklahoma Hip Hop Culture Visuals) @IAmThomasWho Ft. @Nothin2Much and Wesley Warhol

After watching the visuals for Oklahoma artist Thomas Who?’s “All Blessings, No Luck” a few times I started thinking – surely this must be what it feels like when them Oklahoma “Avengers” assemble as I saw Oklahoma hip hop dignitaries Dr. View (also Texas), Dezz Got Steeze, and a few members from The Space Program in the house party themed visuals. With Thomas Who? rhyming with a turtle in his hand in one scene and then again in a bathroom scene sitting alongside a bathtub with his better half and fellow TSP member Beety Man, while he superbly delivers bar after bar, I also realized there’s not a damn thing corny goin’ on here.

When I got through feeling the force of the dope lyricism by Thomas Who?, the nerve of Wesley Warhol’s (from the alt rap group Baconomics) witty wordplay, and the fire from Jacobi Ryan delivering the hook – you might as well have tagged my ass Thanos because, it “felt like” the entire house party, red cups and all, and the undeniable booming beat that reverbrates through this whole Oklahoma Rap Universe I just experienced, kicked me into another rose that grew from the concrete dimension. And shit, I’m totally here for it.

“Pull up on u when it manifests/All blessings no luck”. Yeah, they been here – we just tryna catch up. Y’all enjoy!
– MSDFQN

#52in365 Week 20: “Bling, Bling” by Jacobi Ryan | @Nothin2Much (Prod. by @DrView1)

“Don’t be afraid
To let your light
Shine on the world…”

Jacobi got things rolling for Week 20 of his #52in365 #FormerlyFresh music campaign with another collaboration from Texas DJ and Producer Dr. View with the self affirming track entitled “Bling Bling”. I said earlier in the campaign you need to watch this man’s light, and how fitting that the theme of “Bling Bling” is all about Jacobi letting his light shine while encouraging you to focus and do the same (and shout out the classic “for the culture” phrase popularized by Cash Money’s B.G like a bonafide hip hop head…) “Imma let my light shine/Imma let my light shine/Every time I come around your city/Bling bling.” On “Bling, Bling”, Jacobi highlights his personal experiences for the had to push through and still be ON “regardless”, which was also his personal mantra and title of the EP that kicked off 2019 right before #52in365 jumped off. On the track, Dr. View teases us with his DJ skills over a soulful sample which culminates into a pleasurable listening experience for those that fiend to hear that element in hip hop songs and not just the feel good production of the song alone

So, remember folks – do you “refuckingardless” and let your light shine. Y’all enjoy and stay tuned for more “Bling, Bling” content this week.

– MSDFQN

www.52in365.com
www.jacobiryan.com

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“Kali Yuga” (Official Music Video) by Zion I | @ZionI

Photo Credit: Zion I

The Bay Area’s Zion I are still riding the “waves” of their current project “Ritual Mystik”. Recently Zion I dropped the visuals for one of the tracks from their current project entitled “Kali Yuga”. Please be advised – the undeniable trumpet vibes (via Boostive), the beautiful vocals from Ida The High Priestess of Bali and the engaging lyricism from Zumbi makes you forget that you are seeing dopeness all done in a one shot visual. Yep, your conscious music vibrations will be raised – check it out and enjoy!

– MSDFQN

http://www.zionicrew.com

“We Ball” (Official Video)” by Ace Hood | @AceHood

“Frequency was low, I had to rise above…”. In one lyric, Ace Hood captured a stagnant mood and the appropriate action needed to bounce back in order to stay balanced and focused. Check out his new visuals for “We Ball”. Stay humble and inspired.

– MSDFQN

Jacobi Ryan – “Bob Marley” (Official Video)

Still keepin’ #52in365 alive, Jacobi Ryan recently wrapped up Week 19 of the campaign by dropping the visuals for his DG Beats produced (tribute) track entitled “Bob Marley”.

Shot in a bright room full of various wall art, the visuals for “Bob Marley” include “real time” artistic expression as painter Roland Givens completes a Bob Marley painting from start to finish throughout the visuals while Jacobi reflects on how the iconic reggae singer and activist had him “thinkin’ about his life”. I like how Imageline Studios makes use of the two shot technique with Jacobi rhyming (in the background) while Roland brings Bob Marley to life (in the foreground) as the scenes perfectly resonate with the overall personal vibe of the song…. “He taught me what they say about me/Don’t mean shit/ Give yo gift to the world/ Let ’em take what they can get.”) However, it is Jacobi’s deep, quiet reflection at the end that makes you realize that the song is more than simply a tribute. Y’all enjoy!

THE PODCAST…

Epidode 19 of Jacobi’s #TMIKTMID podcast is live and the topics include:

  • Why it’s hard for Jacobi to be open/personal on social media.
  • Theory vs Reality.
  • The story behind the song “Bob Marley”.

As always… If the podcast “has provided value”, feel free to share your feedback at:

IG/Twitter: @Nothin2Much.

www.jacobiryan.com
www.52in365.com

Vel The Wonder – “Ain’t a Reason” (Official Music Video)

“Ain’t A Reason” is the NEW visual from artist Vel The Wonder. The track is from her debut album entitled “Laced With Pearls” which was released in 2014. When you know how you’ll stay rollin’ regardless of time, it’s a beautiful thing…

To create a record that would not be affected by the passage of time or changes in fashion – n. Timeless. A Motion Picture you can listen to.” (2014, quote from the Bandcamp page for “Laced With Pearls”)

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“STOP” (Audio) Centric ft. Diallo Palmer, CuzOh & Joc Scholar

“Cuff us, beat us, book us, cage us, suffer… frame us, raid us, hate us cause our color.”

– CuzOH

There are some narratives you really wish hip hop artists or any artist didn’t have to push their pen for. However, our ancestors and the right side of humanity wouldn’t have it any other way. This is Oakland’s own Centric with his new track featuring Diallo Palmer, CuzOh & Joc Scholar entitled “Stop”. Our ancestors still say “go” until it stops…

#52in365 Week 19: The Education of Jacobi Ryan – “Bob Marley” [Prod. by DG Beats]

“He taught me what they say 8about me
Don’t mean shit,
Give yo gift to the world
Let ’em take what they can get.”

On Friday, the anniversary of reggae icon Bob Marley’s passing, Jacobi Ryan kicked off Week 19 of his #52in365 #FormerlyFresh music campaign with the release of his track “Bob Marley”. Produced by DG Beats the song is about the influence that Bob Marley has had on Jacobi and how his impact has resonated with his own values, knowing what is best for him, the importance of Bob Marley’s voice for human rights, and his own acquired knowledge about the truth – sometimes it’s a conflict. (“Bob Marley had me thinkin’ about my life/The the way I live it be so different though/Instead of talkin’ chillin’/Listen, Bob Marley had me thinkin’ about my life/Like what am I really here for?/And is that what I stand for?”) Hence, the hashtag and title for Jacobi’s weekly podcast #TMIKTMID (“The More I Know, The More I Don’t”). The track itself is soulful and laid back with some easy bass and drum rhythms. This is definitely a track that you can kick back and vibe out to. Y’all enjoy!

“Bob Marley” is now available on all digital streaming platforms.

www.52in365.com

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