Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Trap Music

Trap Music is another style of music that originated in the South in the early 2000's it is a mixture of hip-hop and crunk music. The sound of Trap Music is categorized as sub-bass, crisp snares, scratching, heavy use of 808s, layered synths, repeated samples, and sped up hi-hats. Yes, Trap Music has all of that and it’s very high energy. Trap music gained mainstream exposure in 2003 when T.I.'s “Trap Muzik” and Young Jeezy's ‘Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101” came out with their albums. Trap music went back underground for a while but when Waka Flocka Flame, Rick Ross and Gucci Mane released their albums in 2010, trap music experienced a renewed success. The two albums at the 2013 Grammy Awards nominated for Best Rap Album were 2 Chainz' debut ‘Based on a T.R.U. Story” and Rick Ross' God Forgives, I Don't”. Young Jeezy's song "I Do" was nominated for Best Rap Performance. DJ’s today are integrating Trap Music in their work and it is current dance music in the clubs. I like the sound of Trap Music. I know that I probably could not dance to it. This is definitely music for the young or the young at heart.


Thursday, April 18, 2013

Marz Lovejoy

When I first heard Marz Lovejoy’s song "DOLO" on Streetwise Radio, I thought what a beautiful song with a message. I knew I had to find out about this talented artist. Marz Lovejoy is a multi-talented artist and actor. She debuted in the 2012 movie L.U.V. staring Common. I saw the movie she did a good job. Marz also acted in the KFC and Hometown Buffet national commercials. She was also a model for Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, GAP and Abercrombie. This gifted young lady who was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota but was raised in Los Angeles and San Diego is also smart. She used social media to expose her singing and rapper skills. Marz caught the attention of producer, Polyester the Saint and that’s when her music career took off. Her debuted album “This Little Light Of Mine” released in 2010 on iTunes made it to the top 200 list. Marz’s rhymes are clever and thoughtful her flows are silky smooth. It is so refreshing to hear someone with a flair for music. Some of my favorite tunes from Marz are “Love Bullet Gun”, "DOLO", “Pinch Me” and “Just Go: Picasso Blue”. Watch out for Marz Lovejoy, she is going to blow up. Tune into Streetwise Radio and listen to songs from Marz Lovejoy. You can also listen to Streetwise Radio on iTunes, Pandora, Live365, Athena365 and MyGen365.


Thursday, April 11, 2013

Hip Hop/Rapper Murs a True Storyteller

I don’t know why a hip hop/rapper like Murs is not as popular as some of these so called rappers who wins all the music awards. He is a true storyteller. His name is an acronym he made up which means, "Making the Universe Recognize and Submit" or "Making Underground Raw Shit." Yes he is doing just that. He is an artist who is rapping about what’s happening around him. I must say his raps are dope. From his debut album in 1997 “F'Real” to his latest album in 2012 “Yumiko: Curse of the Merch Girl”, Murs has narrated what he has to say. This alternative hip hop/rapper from Mid-City, Los Angeles California has been around since 1996. Murs has been linked with, Living Legends, 3 Melancholy Gypsys, Felt, The Invincibles, 9th Wonder, Machina Muerte. Some of my favorites songs are "Remember 2 Forget", “Badman”, “The Break Up”, “Yesterday & Today”, “God's Work”, “Everything”and “First Love”. Murs is underrated and it’s a shame. But thats why internet radio is hot. You can listen to songs from Murs on Streetwise Radio. Listen to Streetwise Radio on MyGen365, Athena365, Live365, Pandora and iTunes.