Song of the Day: Afraid of Americans – 184 & Big Toast

Borrowing the chorus from David Bowie’s track of the same name, ‘Afraid of Americans’ is a humorous track which essentially take down of one of the most prominent yet intellectually bankrupt figures in modern history. The song takes aim at the personification of politicised stupidity, Donald Trump.

‘Afraid of Americans’ is the first single from rapper BIG TOAST and producer 184‘s collaborative album, ‘Prolefeed’. It is released with accompanying visuals shot outside the American embassy featuring a rubber-faced Donald Trump / Michael Myers monstrosity.

The track is available for free download via Bandcamp, alongside the instrumental, a remix and a follow up to Toast’s 2015 cult classic ‘Fuck off Tarquin’.

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New Track: Stay Woke – Maj

From the streets of South London, MAJ released his new record ’Stay Woke’ via his own independent label Sound Familiar.

Coining the popular phrase ’Stay Woke’ for his new single, MAJ sends out words of warning as he delves into certain ordeals that men, women, couples and friends are faced with in today’s society. With an uplifting melodic rap style of UK hip-hop, he sends the message to stay woke and not be manipulated into believing the falsities that surround us daily.

Having previously been nominated for an Unsigned Music Award and landing a sync deal with MTV, MAJ has been perfecting his craft from a young age. Turning his talents to education by completing a National Diploma in Music Technology, the rapper also took major influence from Hip-Hop greats such as Bone Thugs N Harmony, Snoop Dogg, Biggie Smalls, evident in his storytelling and rap approach.

Now on his path to create his own music and release it independently, MAJ delivers his first release ’Stay Woke’. check out the video below….

New Music Video: Free Up – Coops

Taken from his critically acclaimed album ‘Life In The Flesh’, COOPS drops his latest video for what is one of the most conscious tracks on the project, ‘Free Up’.

Delving deep into the issues and environment that today’s generation find themselves in, COOPS paints a vivid picture of the mental and physical control that society has over them. Providing an inspirational and insightful social commentary, ‘Free Up’ aims to open the mind to a new ideology that allows us all the freedom to think for ourselves rather than be subjected to a predetermined mind state. Partnered with an equally captivating, yet simplistic video, released via the High Focus YouTube channel, COOPS delivers an engaging performance alongside a series of scenes and clips that add further depth and diligence to the lyricism within this beautifully crafted joint.

Having created serious awareness with his latest release, COOPS has excelled as “an artist that stands for something and seeks to use his soulful, yet urgent voice to bring awareness” (Bloggers Gamut). Whilst ‘Life In The Flesh’ generally has a chilled and traditional Hip-Hop tone, it is the lyricism and subjects that need to have close attention paid to them. Conceptualising the cycle of life, death and reincarnation of the spirit and soul, his project captures the middle state, known as life. He incorporates an introspective glimpse into the mental and physical trials and tribulations of his own life, eloquently pieced together, track by track.

As the title would suggest, ‘Life In The Flesh’ is an unadulterated reflection of modern-day life as he sees it. Pulling no punches, COOPS and producer Talos have meticulously pieced together an epic record echoing all the ups and downs of existence in the present day. Whether it be with his poetic turn of phrase or the stories told via Talos’ dense emotive production, ‘Life In The Flesh’ is one of those special projects brings us back to a time when Hip-Hop had meaning, with plenty of food for thought.

Check it the video below:

 

New Track: Lingo – J.O. Mairs

For his latest track, J.O. MAIRS wasn’t trying to come off as – in his words – ‘super political’, but somehow the striking hooks and the bouncing bassline inspired him to vent some home truths….

‘Lingo’ touches on the lack of community unity across the globe and could be described as the anthem for black sheeps of society who constantly feel the need to conform. Delivered in a uber confident laid back flow, the Canadian spitter dishes out some valuable advice: become a member of YOUR own society, and set out to achieve YOUR goals, irrespective of how it is perceived by others.

In a nutshell, just do YOU…this guy did it with impeccable style…you might learn something here; it’s worth checking out…

Song of the Day: Inside – Pure Order (ft. Prince PO – Organized Konfusion)

God’s Gift and N-fa’Nit – aka hip-hop duo PURE ORDER – made their entry on NEW LEASE MUSIC and dropped their latest track,’Inside’ featuring Prince Po. Coming from their new album, ‘Sword of Élan Vitál’, the thought-provoking number has that perfect balance of elevated lyrical prowess – that’s entertaining as well as enlightening – with attention grabbing, innovative beats.

Hailing of California, God’s Gift  has been featured on the Lootpack’s ‘Soundpieces: Da Antidote’ album. His solo song on the Loot-pack’s ‘Lost Tapes’ mixtape,’Antidote to Da Anti-Dope,’ is what inspired the Soundpieces title and theme song. He also has a solo single, ‘Deleting Programs,’ on Kan kick’s “From Artz Un-known” album.

Also from California, N-fa’Nit is one serious lyrical athlete. From hardly any media presence, the video for her first single “Nefertiti the First” earned over 50k likes and the respect of many great MCs, DJs and producers such as Blame One, Wildchild, 2 Mex, and others along with the world-renowned MCs featured on the EP.

‘The Sword of Élan Vitál,’ or Sword of Infinite Life Force, represents the rare quality of mental bravery that it takes to see truth and be creative enough to use it as the ultimate tool of survival.

Serious hip-hop heads,include the pair in your radar as they’re on serious fire…time to sample ‘Inside.’