Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Siya - "Heaven" Music Video

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Siya continues to push the envelope with the 3rd installment in her video trilogy directed by Mike Ho. "Heaven" is a neon digital dreamscape tale of seduction and "smoke". It's like the "Watch the Throne" album cover reimagined as a moving picture. It's current and edgy. Right in Siya's pocket; further establishing her as one of the hottest independent artists to watch.

This is the first release from Siya's upcoming 'Letter to the Sky' release. No street date yet, but stay tuned to for details as soon as they are available.

YC the Cynic - "More & More" Music Video

For his very first music video, YC selects the posse cut "More & More" from his 'Fall FWD' album. The track features Soul Khan, Von Pea and Sene. You certainly wouldn't know this is YC's first video by looking at it. Absolute top notch production value and great visual story accompanying the music. I expect nothing less from YC and he always delivers.


Monday, October 10, 2011

Kokayi - 'Pacific Coast Highway' Instrumental Album

Grammy award nominated singer/songwriter/producer Kokayi released one of my absolute favorite albums of 2010. Though it was late in the year, it trumped everything I heard prior in both depth and scope. A truly incredible independent release that Hip-Hop heads need to hear.

I've had the pleasure of sitting in on a couple of Kokayi's Ustream sessions where he goes through his ridiculous catalog of music. When I tell you this guy has beats on deck, I mean he has more tracks than you can imagine.

Today, Kokayi gives us 'Pacific Coast Highway'. This 19 track instrumental album is yet another testament to his musical genius. It's yet another two middle fingers in the air to self imposed limitations, stereotypes and the status quo.

You can stream the album for free right here or purchase it by clicking the link.

"This is the soundtrack to the journey from San Diego to Washington State (Seattle to be specific). I’ve driven across these United States 6 times mostly in minivans and station wagons. Seen the Canyon up close and the Cheyenne frontier days at day break. The PCH has always been a different thingy, a rite of passage for gigging musicians. The sea at your side, the rolling hills, a falling rock. So buckle up for safety, watch for careening deer and don’t forget to get gas or electricity..however you ride.” – KOKAYI