Song of the Day: Where’s The Love? – Neak

After making his entry on the blog last month with single, ‘Abstract’ featuring rapper Since9ine6ix, NEAK makes a return, claiming the Song of the Day spot with latest track, ‘Where’s The Love?’

Speaking of the track, which arguably has a tinge of Kanye West (pre-Kardashian), Neak says: “As people, we are affected by societal outcomes and the ways in which we interact with what’s presented to us (media, news, etc.). In this record, I touched on what has affected me and many others, and how it relates to the way we see life; addressing various perspectives that we inherently embrace and live under day-to-day.”

‘Where’s The Love?’ is now out on all major streaming and download sites. Have a listen below…

Neak And Since9ine6ix Link Up For Brand New Joint, ‘Abstract’

Following his debut appearance on NEW LEASE MUSIC late last month, Illinois’ very own spitter SINCE9INE6IX circles back, this time teaming up with artist/producer NEAK for brand new track, ‘AbstracT’ released yesterday (26th February).

Possessing strong influences from hip-hop heavyweights, such as Nas and Mos Def, Since9ineSix drops one heavy-slick flow, focusing on the perspective of today’s past and present culture and how it effects everyday life.

The latest offering adds to the pair’s burgeoning working relationship. Since9ineSix’s latest album, ‘BLESSED’ was produced by Neak. 2019 was a great year for Neak: his soulful jazz album, ‘KWESBAAR’ was named one of the Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2019 by HHGA and GBC.

Time to listen to the masters at work; have a listen to ‘AbstracT’ below…

Since9ine6ix Drops TapeRecorder Video

SINCE9INE6IX makes his debut on the blog and slams down a video for his latest single, ‘TapeRecorder,’ featured on new album ‘BLE$$ED (Prod. by Neak).’

Directed by ADaD, this film features his routine of everyday grind, capturing the essence of who he is. The clip also captures the love and appreciation for family members, who provide the motivation and drive to take his music career to another level.

Check out the video for ‘TapeRecorder’ below..

Song of the Day: Effortless – JSkillz

Today’s song comes from Davenport soothing spitter by the name of JSKILLZ.

Whilst in high school, JSKILLZ pursued his music career in 2005 by starting a rap and R&B group called Midtown Underground. The group became well-known in the local rap scene and were signed to Ensemble Records that same year. They enjoyed some success with single, “This Is Midtown”, before parting ways in 2006. This when JSKILLZ embarked on a solo career.

By 2011, he launched his own independent label, M.T.U. REC. (Must Think Unique Records) and released debut LP, ‘Nothing to Lose’ and music video for the single ‘A Million Ways To Love You’, in which both received recognition in the U.S. and internationally. The hype continued when he received a bronze award by Datpiff  for downloads of EP, ‘Great Minds Think Alike’, a collaborative project with fellow Davenport rapper JC. His latest EP ‘Positive Vibes’ cranked up nearly 1.3 million video views and streams since its release in late 2015.

‘Effortless’ was chosen as today’s dish as from the start, the three-and-a-half minute slammer hooks you right in with this young hip-hopper’s flow grooving into the infectious, lazy-in-the-sunshine R&B beat.

Go ahead and check this bad boy tune out!