👑 Keepin’ It One Hundred and Staying Empowered: “Keep Going” (Official Video) by Lady Tee The Difference ft. Aja Kaye

“Instead of saying
You can’t do it,
Say you gotta
Make it through it…”
– Lady Tee The Difference, “Keep Going”

Inglewood’s Lady Tee The Difference recently dropped some new visuals for her current single “Keep Going” from her latest project entitled “Strictly For My Women” (SFMW). The track is a beautiful vibe, and as edgy as Lady Tee The Difference can be, listeners are reminded that her flows are akin to a melody that you want to keep on repeat. The song itself is an encouraging and anthemic voice for the ladies and in the visuals, Lady Tee shows the struggle before the come up and touches upon that sexist ceiling that is specific to women only. “Keep Going” is a great balance of faith and empowerment mixed with that one girlfriend that will always keep it one hundred with you. Y’all listen and enjoy!

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♈ #52in365 “Long Time Coming” by Jacobi Ryan | @Nothin2Much (Prod. by Dylan Graham)

I rarely let the hook serve as the takeover in my post – but today is “special” – it’s Aries season, I’m a Sag. Still, it’s Aries season. And, this why Week 16 of #52in365 is jumpin’ off on a Wednesday, and we doin’ it again this Friday. Trust me, we in order.

Hook:
“It’s been a long time cominnnnn
I got a million ways to get it
Been building one at a time,
I been building one at a time.
This here is one of a kind,
I been waiting on
The right way,
Right play,
Right thangs, to say

When talkin to myself,
I say get up outta the way,
I say get up outta the way
‘Be forgetting that’s how u play
It’s been a long time coming…”
– Jacobi Ryan,
“Long Time Coming”

A long ass, deeply satisfying, talk with yourself…

That is the love (yourself) as a verb and adjective feeling that is invoked on Jacobi Ryan’s latest “early” Week 16 release entitled “Long Time Coming”. The track is produced by Dylan Graham and consists of a great blend of genres named Jacobi Ryan, Jacobi Ryan, and Jacobi Ryan. Word to the producer though, as the track is a lil’ EDM, lo-fi, trap, with that heavy bass and bounce appeal – and its all a creatively positive wave. But, on “Long Time Coming” Jacobi employs the best of his confident agressive flows, message filled, achieving your dreams lyricism, and he sings the effin’ contagious hook á la his rap singing style. And, ironically, it’s the track’s spacey, psychedelic vibe that slowly segues right into that hook in the intro of the track that weirdly lets the listener know, “yeah, this about to be gratifying to the soul”. As you can tell this is a “special” Wednesday vibe – like I said it’s Aries season and we’ll do this again on Friday for #52in365. Y’all enjoy!

“Tears of Joy Coming Soon” (Official Video) by Jacobi Ryan | @Nothin2Much (Prod. by @YouKnowItsJustE)

Photo Credit: Sike Images

“I been throwing up prayers
Talking to the one
That’s sitting up stairs.
Asking for the strength,
I know it’s unfair
Struggle all u want,
The goal doesn’t care…”
– Jacobi Ryan,
“Tears of Joy Coming Soon”

Welcome to Week 15 of the #52in365 music campaign and movement – yep, we are still rollin’. Today, Jacobi Ryan dropped the visuals for the Just E produced track, “Tears Of Joy Coming Soon”. Shot in the Myriad Gardens in downtown OKC, the track and visuals are a reminder that “the marathon” don’t come without struggle or pain, but one must have the wherewithal and get right with the Creator to see it through. There is a part in the lyrics that I like where Jacobi says “Word on the street, when they take shots/Fresh don’t fight back/ Just know u don’t know what I pack…” and in the visuals he looks up to the sky to The Creator with a smile. Yes, that faith gotta be that strong to keep it moving.

If you haven’t caught up yet, or just got onboard, the campaign does not merely serve to entertain fans but Jacobi is also using the #52in365 platform that he created to inspire others and continues to use his personal experiences to drive home the message that dreams fulfilled don’t come without discomfort but they do come. And, despite the obstacles what do you do? You keep building. As a matter of fact, when I asked Jacobi today, what’s next for the #52in365 #FormerlyFresh campaign and movement – he said merchandise will be a part of the next phase of the campaign and will be available within the next couple of months. Trust me y’all, even with that answer, I know the genius and visionary that is Jacobi Ryan is still just getting started. (Spoiler alert – another single drops tomorrow and www.52in365.com is also here. You are welcome.). Thanks for ridin’ and y’all enjoy!

THE PODCAST…

Episode 15 “Tears of Joy Coming Soon” from Jacobi Ryan’s #TMIKTMID podcast is now live. This week’s episode discussed:

  • Pain: embracing vs escaping.
  • The dual meaning of the Chinese interpretation of a crisis.
  • The story behind “Tears of Joy Coming Soon”.

As always… If the podcast “has provided value”, feel free to share your feedback at IG/Twitter: @Nothin2Much.

“Love Yourself” (Official Video) by The Hashassins | @TheHashassins

“Let’s build each other up,
Watch the aftermath…

In February the duo known as The Hashassins William Wallace and Sincere dropped the visuals for their track “Love Yourself”, which was followed by the release of their 8 track EP “not sure” in March. Yeah, TGSofHH isl a little late on featuring The Hashassins’s fresh goods, but any always great music is timeless and feels like Christmas in July. That is pretty what I felt, when I watched tbe visuals for “Loving Yourself” all the while trying to find The Hashassins (who appear as only the lyrical messengers) in the heartfelt visuals. On “Love Yourself” Their lyricisim (along with the duo’s chemistry) and the music hits you like a soulful, bluesy, melodic, edgy, laid back, hip hop tug of war and you can’t decide which part to fall in love with first. Don’t forget though, while your lost in the creative luxury of The Hashassins, that the message in the song is to “Love Yourself”. So, show yourself a random act of kindness – watch and listen. Y’all enjoy!!

“not sure” is now available on all digital streaming platforms.

“Fluctuate” by Terry Mak| @FlyTerryMak (prod. Lexi Banks)

“When the problem fluctuates,
You get to see who real or fake…”

No stranger to the pages of The Greener Side of Hip Hop, New Jersey’s Terry Mak recently resurfaced and after almost a year hiatus, he’s back with that #NewGodEnergy. Yesterday, Terry Mak released his brand new track – the bounce and bass heavy “Fluctuate”. Produced by Lexi Banks, the song is about how life goes up and down, and one’s response to it – “What matters  is how you deal with the circumstances, pressure builds character.” (Terry Mak).  Yep, you gotta, let yourself live too – enjoy this vibe y’all! 

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“No Interruptions” (Official Video) Rymeezee | @Rymeezee

“You can’t let your emotions get the best of you.” – Rymeezee

San Francisco’s own Rymeezee is back with new music and recently dropped the visuals for his latest single “No Interruptions”. On the track, Rymeezee delivers a message of inner peace and getting a piece via his lyrics and evokes the same emotions with beautiful scenery as the visuals were shot in Hawaii. The song and visuals are a total positive vibe and features a familiar sound bite from actor Will Smith about making other people happy – “you cannot make a person happy.” It’s so true, sometimes you have to laser focus on YOU, find the peace, and get a piece with “no interruptions” . Y’all enjoy!

“No Interruptions” is now available on all digital streaming platforms.

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🏁 “Tears Of Joy Coming Soon” by Jacobi Ryan | @Nothin2Much (prod. by Just E)

Listen, wherever you’re at on your journey to achieve your goals, this week’s #52in365 track is meant be the light that shines when you pause for a minute reflect, look up to thank the Creator, and tell yourself – “Shit, I got this”. Yep, this that self-affirming mantra you need…

“Tears of joy coming soon.
I been lookin at the moon.
I been starin at the stars.
I been tryin to get in tune.
I been goin through a lot.
Lights is off in the room.
Gotta a lot on my mind.
I been runnin off fumes…”

Today, Jacobi Ryan kicked off Week 15 of his #52in365 #FormerlyFresh music campaign and movement with the release of the “baton carrying” and optimistic song “Tears Of Joy Coming Soon”. Set to a boom bap, synth style track with production by Oklahoma’s Just E, “Tears Of Joy Coming Soon” is more of a personal anthem that speaks to one’s self awareness about their motivation (“I ain’t worried bout the pain/Know it’s all gon’ manifest.”) and strong faith whereas the only outcome will be a job well done despite the many highs and lows (“I’ve been facing elimination/Like a nigga playin’ in game 6.”). What l’m really feeling on this track, is the way Jacobi flows with that self confidence and spirit that makes you never want to fall back on your own journey. Again, #52in365 emodies a movement to inspire others and in the past Jacobi used the phrase “this for them” in his lyrics. Thus, “Tears Of Joy Coming Soon” serves to reinvigorate that inner hustler in you, so – “this for you”. Y’all enjoy!

“Tears Of Joy Coming Soon” is now available on all digital streaming platforms.

🏁 The Anthem: “Who R U?” (Official Video) by Jacobi Ryan | @Nothin2Much (prod. by Jaylord)

Photo: Sike Images

 

“This the anthem
For people working on it
The ones who want the money
With the purpose on it…”

The marathon continues… Jacobi Ryan dropped the visuals for his edgy and message filled, Week 14 track entitled “Who R U?” (or also “Who Are You?”) the other day. Produced by Jaylord, in the visuals Jacobi delivers the anthemic “Who R U?” from the heart of downtown Oklahoma, while enjoying “who” he is and indulging in a game of ping-pong – yeah that’s the “bounce” – listen to the beginning of the track. If you haven’t heard “Who R U?”, on the track, Jacobi draws from personal experience as he describes his journey to becoming more self-aware of himself, sans what others might think he should be, and at the same times makes listeners think about how they may regard themselves by purposefully and repeatedly asking “Who R U?” on the hook of the track. Yes, the track is meant to make you question somethin’ – are you, you? Or are you the product of the opinions of what others label you to be? The #52in365 #FormerlyFresh music campaign is not only a music campaign it’s a movement inspiring you to create, own and think for yourself. “Hoodie up, mind open, mouth closed… “. Y’all enjoy!


THE PODCAST…
Episode 14 of Jacobi Ryan’s #TMIKTMID podcast is now live. This week’s topics include: grief and productivity, why it’s so hard for us to admit we don’t know anything, RIP Nipsey tha Great, and of course the story behind this week’s track “Who R U?”. This week’s podcast is informative and certainly tugs at the heart, as the hip hop world continues to grieve the passing of Nipsey Hussle who was an inspiration to Jacobi… #365 continues to carry the baton and “it won’t be in vain.”

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#52in365 “Who R U?” – Jacobi Ryan | @Nothin2Much (prod. by Jaylord)

“Gotta figure out who r u?
Errybody swear they know
What’s best for you.
Hey,
I don’t know who you talkin’ to.
Hoodie up, mind open, mouth closed…
Who r u?”
– Jacobi Ryan, “Who R U?”

Do you really know who you are? That’s the question coming out of the #52in365 vault today, as Jacobi Ryan dropped his Week 14 release entitled “Who R U?”. Produced by Jaylord, “Who R U?” is an airy filled, melodic, and light on the boom bap style track bounce track. On “Who R U?” Jacobi gets a little insightful about his past circumstances such as losing his apartment, and stoically readies himself for war (“Hoodie up/Mind open/Mouth closed”) when it comes to tackling adversity as the only solution is to rise above it with your own mindset – thus “who are you?”. Jacobi also refers to the track as the anthem for “the “people workin’ on it, the ones who want the money with the purpose on it”, once again driving home the message of hustling hard to work towards your own dreams. And yep, Jacobi’s Lonewolf, no fear demeanor is written all over this one – he from Lawton and he most definitely ain’t for the weak at heart. “Who R U?’ is now available on all digital streaming platforms. Enjoy! – MSDFQN

If you haven’t already, you should so you can stay up to date with #52in365 and get exclusive music – jacobiryan.com.

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🏁 “Money In The Way” (Official Visuals) by Jacobi Ryan | @Nothin2Much (prod. by @nolo_ellis)

Photo: Sike Images

“First things first” – Rest In Peace to Nipsey Hussle. Hip hop lost and mourned greatness this week – but the impact of Nipsey Hussle’s inspiration (which I’ve learned so much about via the voices he has impacted) and legacy will live on. Jacobi Ryan touched upon Nipsey’s influence on him in this week’s #TMIKTMID podcast. The #52in365 #FormerlyFresh music campaign as well as a lot of Jacobi Ryan’s past, current and forthcoming endeavors are Nipsey Hussle, Gary Vee, J Cole, or Lawton, OK inspired – and he gets it from his parents too. So, shout out to all the “collective baton carriers” who were inspired over the years to implement Nipsey Hussle’s vision about creating, owning and investing in themselves while still dealing with his untimely passing. His spirit always did and will continue to live on within the #52in365 campaign.

“They throwin stones,
But Imma be alright…
I take advice every time
I talk to Jesus Christ.”

Alright… still rollin’ regardless and still providing value, Week 13 of the #52in365 #FormerlyFresh music campaign kicked off with the release of the Nolo Ellis produced track “Money In The Way”. And yesterday, Jacobi blessed fans with the visuals and iced it with with statistics and knowledge about the racial wealth gap in America. Yep, the marathon continues. So don’t get blindsided by the classic cars in the video, Jacobi’s aggressive flow and lyricism, or enraptured by Nolo’s fire production on the track (if you can help it – the track is infectious ). Instead, focus on the investment that Jacobi made in himself by learning so he could pass his financial knowledge (among other things) on to the masses and also spark conversations and the minds of future visionaries using his #52in365 #FormerlyFresh campaign…

“Because of Nipsey Hussle…”, “Because of Jacobi…”. “Because of (insert your name)…”. Iron sharpens iron. Y’all enjoy!

THE PODCAST…

Episode 13 of @Nothin2Much’s #TMIKTMID podcast is now live. Topics include: Nipsey tha Great, the lie about what wealth looks like, how wealth really looks, 50 Cent – wealthy and bankruptcy, and of course the story behind “Money In The Way”. As always… If the podcast “has provided value”, feel free to share your feedback at IG/Twitter: @Nothin2Much.

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