I think this Ted Talk found me as I needed it today…
Ha! Show some respect for these Baltimore emcees. #salute
In case you missed it, millennial soul artist, Amahni Philly, chopped in up on The V Mixx with your girl Vee to talk about his latest release Forever Golden. Don’t forget to catch him performing live at Hotel RL this month AND step your wardrobe game up with your Amahni Philly merch here. Go! Tell him Dropajewel sent you.
Blessings! The social media gurus have smiled upon us and lead us victoriously to some solid hip hop.
I know I’ve been out of the Hip Hop loop for quite a while, but I saw a clip of this video and had to share. Jus Derrick is an up and coming emcee, who currently has a project available on streaming platforms titled The New 90s, Vol 1. I gave it a brief listen myself, and so far so good. Check it out and let me know your thoughts! #DoItNow #letsgo
Shouts out to istillloveher.de on Instagram for the good ears.
Rejoice! New visuals from Imagine Dragons for the single ‘Natural’. The Band is currently on tour in Europe and has some U.S. dates coming soon. Check out the video and visit their website for more merchandise, tour info and music news Imaginedragonsmusic.com. #Go
New visuals from your girl Kis Da Ms Menace. The DC native never disappoints, as she demonstrates her lyrical skill in the heart of Brooklyn. We have to support our femcees in a culture where males tend to dominate the rap game. Check out the video and show your support by visiting her site phokisphilms.com and dropping her a line. #letsgo #doitnow
This is the time where we rejoice.
Janelle Monae is back with her short film (emotion picture) Dirty Computer. Yes fandroids, the album is out and doing record numbers, but we all know to expect Jane to give us food for thought. We expect entertainment. We expect art. She doesn’t disappoint as she returns as 57821, a person who doesn’t fit into society’s small box. She is a rebel (of course) and the short film tackles MUCH of the issues many of us face today. I won’t give away too much, but I suspect that this emotion will spark all types of conversations. At least…I hope it will. Pay attention to some of the symbolism and keep your third eye open. Pretty interesting stuff.
Show your support by buying the album available everywhere music can be found.
New visuals from Donald Glover. I like to over analyze music videos and concepts, so I had many ideas when watching this. Gambino is known for pushing the envelope musically, so it’s no surprise that he needed to get this message across. Let me know your thoughts via twitter @Dropajewel and enjoy.
60 East and Phil The Pain are back with another music video from their collaborative project The Freeway Series Vol.2. Since 2018 sparked the legalization of recreational Marijuana in California, 60 and Phil decided to drop Smoke One, a song guaranteed to get added to your smokers playlist. Make sure to catch 60 East on Tour in Australia this April with Termanology. Check out the visual below and cop The Freeway Series Vol 2 if you haven’t already. #DoItNow
FREE DOWNLOAD of EP: https://www.sixtyeast.net/
Rejoiiice! Not sure if you’ve heard this one yet, but PLEASE play at loud volumes.
Greta Van Fleet is an American Rock band with a solid sound and a new EP titled Black Smoke Rising. I first caught wind of them on one of my favorite local rock stations and am an instant fan. Check out their website here and get familiar with the new project. Do It Now.