Wednesday, January 28, 2009

"Who's That..." Artists of the Day

Here is another session of "Who's That..." Artists of the Day!

1) Morgan Heritage: This group of siblings (four brothers, one sister) from Brooklyn, who formed in 1990, are a legendary reggae band in addition to coming from reggae royalty; their father is Denroy Morgan. What makes them legendary is that they are not an ordinary reggae band. They mix hip-hop, reggae, dancehall, new wave, and punk, rock to create a sound all their own. Since the group has not put itself in a box, Morgan Heritage has performed with NewFound Glory, Good Charlotte and performed in punk rock tours.

Don't Haffi Dread

Down By the River

Let's make Up

She's Still Loving Me

Raid Rootz Dance

Nothing to Smile About

U've Got Me ft. Sizzla and Bounty Killa

Jah Comes First

2) Mickey Factz: Coming from the Bronx, this mixtape rapper has been gaining momentum. He left NYU to start his music career and I am so glad he did! Even better, he's not only a rapper, but a business man. Definitely doing it for himself by co-finding his own marketing, branding and styling business and label, GFC New York. Basically, his music is smart rap over smart beats. Once again, go cool nerds!!!

Rockin' and Rollin' ft. Cool Kids (the track has an accordian on it!?)

The Flood


You Remind Me (The Caveman Song)

There's Nothing Left

3) The Cool Kids: Another set of cool nerds!!! Mickey Rocks and Chuck Inglish are bringing back that old school flavor that I love! Hailing from Chicago and Detroit, these guys have been labeled as "Hipster Rap." They have released single on their Myspace and thier label, C.A.K.E. and recently have been signed to independent label, Chocolate Industries.


Black Mags

What Up Man

Delivery Man

Pump Up the Volume

4) Blu: I call his style "mellow rap" or better known as indie-rap. The Californian rapper was influenced by his stepfather, who was a pastor, Gospel, Christian rap and Common (0ne of my favorite rappers). He signed to independent label Sound in Color and released his debut record Below the Heavens. Working with the producer Exile on his records has put him higher on my list; his lyrics and Exile's beats work perfectly.

So(ul) Amazing

Dancing in the Rain

No Greater Love

Blu Collar Workers

Just Another Day

5) U-n-i: Here's another group reviving the "true essence of Hip-hop." Y-O and Thurz, from Los Angeles, got the name of their group from the Roots' (another of my favs) 1996 album, Illadelph Halflife. They have open for several other Hip-hop artists like Lupe Fiasco, Ludacris, The Roots and Redman. We need more rap groups like them in the mainstream arena.


Fat Girls

Beautiful Day

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