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Fokie Dope – Raised by Wolves (EP)

Fokie Dope releases his highly anticipated EP entitled ‘Raised by Wolves’, out now on all platforms.

These days with the flexibility of an independent artist to schedule and create their own releases they often lack the proper planning and/or spacing between other projects that sometimes leave potential fans confused. Fortunately, Fokie Dope is not one of those artists.

With tens of thousands of digital streams and even more views on YouTube, many artists and teams would simply look to expand on the momentum and milk the record and video for all its worth. Instead, Fokie rode that self-created wave to release a super dope EP called “Raised by Wolves”.

Fokie gets right to it on the lead track “Wolves”, the effortless flow over the string and key heavy track serves as the perfect starter to get your mouth watering for more. “Mission Statement” has that Detroit Player flow all over it, while “Sky Castles” featuring Kiwi serves as one the projects stand out tracks but don’t get it twisted, tracks like “Nobodies”, “Strange Program” and “Masters” serve more than just filler or taking up space as they could stand by themselves as singles possibly.

Very few recent projects have that “just press play and listen to the end” quality that classics are made of yet after your first listen you will definitely agree that “Raised by Wolves” would qualify as well. Stream the EP and connect with Fokie Dope on Instagram and Twitter @FokieDope.

 

 

Submitted by Skylyn Hagins (owner of WE GOT THE JAMS RADIO and host of The Playlist Radio Show & The Shark Tank, and label owner, podcast host, and a freelance music writer for several blogs and magazines.

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Did Drake Steal Toosie Slide? You Be The Judge

The question buzzing from everyone’s lips; Did Drake steal Toosie Slide from an “older” up and coming artist by the name of Dr. EnQi (student of Dr. Sebi).

How the megastar noticed the up and comer is still a mystery! Many are saying Drake is part of Dr. EnQi’s online following anonymously and that’s where he heard the hit single, “Artificial Intelligence” aka the Alkaline Slide. You be the judge…

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Lil Josiey “Sunset Shawty” Single

18-year-old Lil Josiey releases a new single titled “Sunset Shawty.” The New-York based artist carries his heart on his sleeve, and through his music, it’s evident he’s on a mission to find true love.

The infectious guitar strumming and acoustic vocals heighten Josiey’s raw emotions while he treads a thin tightrope, broken and bruised. However, through it all, he is determined to come back on top and won’t miss out on the next ‘sunset shawty’.

Stream “Sunset Shawty” and connect with Lil Josiey below.

https://www.instagram.com/liljosiey/?hl=en

https://mobile.twitter.com/liljosiey

https://m.facebook.com/liljosiey/ 

https://m.youtube.com/channel/UC3tkQT-NESASdo9F-Eh3aNQ

Jay Electronica vs Dr. EnQi vs Jay-Z

Jay Electronica vs Dr. EnQi vs Jay-Z, as stated/reviewed by Raamel Walcott

 

Let’s dive right in head-first, this will be a song for song comparison of A Written Testimony vs Sound Becomes Light. The Overwhelming Event vs Magnetism. Magnetism is a super authentic fan forward view of Dr. EnQi discussing Fancy Black Pesos. This gives us an amazingly detailed picture of Dr. EnQi that we never met in the conscious community. The Overwhelming Event fails to stand up to Magnetism simply because it says nothing about Jay Electronica, although Farrakhan is a powerful speaker and the music is amazing it’s not as powerful of an introduction as we expected based on the wait. The intro should have addressed the wait.

Ghost of Soulja Slim vs Nature vs Nurture! It starts with more Farrakhan & Jay-Z moving into Jay Elect with a bar stating “If it come from me and HOV consider it Koran…” This is, unfortunately, more of an eclectic Jay-Z song feat Jay Elect than anything else honestly, so I must deduct points from an otherwise amazing song musically and lyrically. Nature vs Nurture is an amazing entendre filled description of Dr. EnQi’s life perspective of the world and how it came to be, it’s pure art! His voice and the spacing on this track from Kaz are something from another universe.

The Blinding vs Yayo! This JZ feature feels like an actual feature and Jay Elect shines on this track answering some of our questions regarding the long wait and who he has become. The music is awesome and would have allowed for a sorely needed extra verse to go more in-depth, still awesome! Yayo is an immaculately told compelling story of Dr. EnQi’s childhood. Jay Elect may be incapable of reaching this level of introspective storytelling that evokes Synesthesia in all who hear it like a jolt to the pineal gland.

The Neverending Story vs Power…very powerful! The sonic geometry of the bass on this song produced by Work Major is pure Hip-Hop, almost like the cement of the Bronx. I just feel a level of authenticity that you get from all the name dropping and coat tail riding on A Written Testimony. The world play on Power might even be above Jay-Z’s level, this is an instant top 10 of an all-time song lyrically. The Neverending Story is loaded with amazing power, but over-shadowed by one of the best Jay-Z verses ever, unfortunately for Jay Elect. Great song but we can’t overlook the fact that he is getting bodied on his own track in a very blatant fashion.

Shiny Suit Theory vs the Basquiat! Finally, a completely masterful Jay Elect song complete with music that compliments his outer worldly God flow. Not even JZ takes away from the synergy of this beat with Jay Elect’s voice and delivery, the samples make this an instant favorite for Jay Elect fans worldwide. Dr. EnQi’s voice, lyrics, delivery, and expertise on said subject matter catapult him into possibly the top 3 all-time or the Mt. Rushmore of lyricists. After listening to this song alone he at least qualifies for the top 5, worst-case scenario due to his effortless double, triple and quadruple entendre schemes! Easily the best verse in the last 10 years hands down. RKITECH really laid out the blueprint on this track!

Universal Soldier vs Seed Money… Seed Money produced by Spectrum Gamma Rayz aka Spectrum Gamz is insane, you literally feel the streets of Motown and Detroit alive with blood of the many prophets of music and black leadership in this artistic dramatization of drugs, money & private prisons. This is lyrical mastery on a first album like we have never witnessed before! Lyrically the Universal Soldier may be the best song on the album with Jay Elect laying out some of what he has been through, combined with a trip through memory lane from the God MC J-Hova, no words can express the feelings from this song! This may go on repeat in many playlists.

Flux Capacitor vs Sound Becomes Light, sadly, Jay Elect’s verse does not fit well on this track, however sonically, the bars are standard ‘God flow’, combined with Jay and the production for classic ear candy. Sound Becomes Light as a song is monumental and should earn Dr. EnQi a GRAMMY. He literally broke down post-grad level electromagnetism and the music business in one song in a way no artist or orator has ever been able to do with music or in lecture format. This is another song that takes this man who had a 9 year single out in Angel into a class by himself.

Fruits of the Spirit vs Faith in Love. This comparison may seem odd but what I hear in both songs are two intelligent black fathers trying to be the best dads they can be and in that space, I will just say these two songs should be spinning on all P-1 stations twice a show.

Ezekiel’s Wheel vs Angel, these two songs are matched head to head based on the subject matter and the deeply melodic accouterment that accompanies the heavy lyrics and deep voices of these two artists, who dropped similar albums at almost the same time. I will give Jay Elect the edge on this one in terms of lyrics and word-play however the subject matter goes to Dr. EnQi all day. Dr. EnQi again condenses the complex and creates an adult conversation that gives his entire album so much replay value.

A.P.I.D.T.A. vs More than M.E./M.E. & Eu. You may say it’s not fair to compare 1 song to 2 songs but honestly, there’s just so much more on Sound Becomes Light than A Written Testimony. We waited a decade for just 10 songs with no real dressing, personality or skits. Musically I have to say Silent Riot Dell was masterful on the M.E. & Eu track which transports the listener to a pleasure-centric planet in a similar vein to A.P.I.D.T.A. however, lyrically More than M.E. is an anthem for single fathers across the globe, no contest.

Sound Becomes Light is easily better than A Written Testimony and supplies 1000 times more replay value than any album we have gotten in recent history. Sound Becomes Light is 15 songs and 6 skits deep but the crazy thing is even the skits are well produced with amazingly Mastered Tracks.

Y’man Dog ‘Dog Eat Dog’ Album

DMV’s seasoned and celebrated artist Y’man Dog, releases a new album titled ‘Dogma (Dog Eat Dog)’.  The solo 15-track project is said to be his top release to date.

Y’man Dog shows off his skill set as an emcee and eclecticism as an artist throughout the album’s entirety, which is brimming with street records, anthems, and even something for the ladies.

The Oxon Hill, Maryland based native engages listeners through impeccable wordplay and aggressive yet truth-based lyricism detailing his life and what’s made him and continues to empower his shine. Y’man Dog pays homage to his hood, depicts personal dog eat dog world survival tactics, and embodies the impact of mental and physical warfare.

The “Gangsta Humanitarian” also switches up the tempo, anthem style, with a focus on his grind, ability to keep his eyes on the prize, and the brush of wildfires when he shuts the scene down!  If that’s not enough, Y’man Dog reveals a vulnerable side and shares about his lustful desires and yearning to please the right woman.

Overall, Y’man Dog delivers a diverse selection of records that emulate his growth as both a man and an artist. The production which includes distinct piano keys, hard beats, soulful tones, and a perfect arrangement of classic and modern cadences heightens his lyrical deliverance and raw emotion. One thing is evident, after listening to ‘Dogma’ it’s almost impossible to shake the name “Gangsta Humanitarian.”

Stream ‘Dogma (Dog Eat Dog)’ on Apple Music and Spotify

Connect with Y’man Dog on Twitter & the Web

Dr. EnQi speaks on Shooting at Umar Johnson

Dr. EnQi speaks on Shooting at Umar Johnson…

To begin, Dr. EnQi states those are rumors based on his video, “Rabbit Got The Gun.”  He has an album being released by the United Plates of America based on the urban documentary, SOULCRAFT. The buzz and frenzy are pretty intense leading people to chatter about the leading single “Rabbit Got The Gun” as if it was based on actual events. Dr. EnQi commented about receiving countless calls, texts, and messages about sticking up Polight and Saneter, pistol-whipping Billy Carson, and several other fallacies.

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To truly comprehend you need to listen and watch the visuals. He states, “I just spoke to the feelings of the community being outraged at the scams and fake sh$t! People are realizing Polight probably even scammed Dr. Sebi with the story of Diabetes so many have lost time and money, it’s sad. We were all fooled!”

“The music is just the next chapter in the Soulcraft Urban Documentary Series. There is no way to completely address the soul without dealing with the effects of music on biochemistry. I have been renamed by some of my more passionate followers as FOTS short for Founder of the Soul.”

The album isn’t about robbing and kidnapping Muslims or conscious teachers, rather, according to Dr. EnQi, it’s Binaural Beat Science and Cymatics in Synesthesia combined with “The Love Below” and “Get Rich or Die Trying” and a splash of “Thank Me Later.”

“Industry insiders are calling the album the dawn of a new era in rap” -Dr. EnQi

Dr. EnQi is the first-ever authentic leader from the conscious community to fill a huge void for music in their niche or growing subculture. J. Cole, David Banner, and others have attempted to pass themselves off as part of the conscious movement, but according to Dr. EnQi, they are seen as frauds by the community. The album is produced by WorkMajor, Madd Bass, RKitech & EssMan, and collectively they have produced for Jodeci, Eminem, D12, 50, Naughty by Nature, Sticky Fingaz, Tyrese, The Hit Squad, EPMD, Fat Joe, Keith Murray, Buckshot, G-Unit, KSolo, Def Jam, Universal, Interscope, Sony, Warner, Bad Boy, Tommy Boy, and Atlantic Records.

The 18-track album tackles the crack epidemic, private prisons, Cointellpro, the definition to be woke/conscious in 2020, conscious socializing, Social Media, conscious consumption, nature vs nurture, raising children, divorce, child support, domestic violence, the science of sound/light, music business, digital footprints, legacy, and believe it or not, much more!

“Accepting there’s a huge community without any musical representation has created a gold-rush mentality, however, we need conscious artists to tap into it. This album is a global classic, and it’s both amazing and refreshing how ‘street’ it is while remaining highly conscious.”  The album is coming soon, so stay tuned! Watch “Rabbit Got The Gun” and connect with @DrEnQi on Instagram and YouTube.

Def-i releases a new project, ‘Deserted Oceans’

Iconic New Mexico hip hop artist Def-i drops his highly anticipated sixth studio project, Deserted Oceans.

Check out the album https://foundation-media.ffm.to/dessertedoceans

Continuing 2019’s Dream Trails magic, Def-i teams up once again with veteran SoCal producer and artist Ariano on Deserted Oceans. Titled after a clever twist on where each artist hails from (Def-i from the deserts of New Mexico, Ariano from the beaches of the West Coast), the album is an elevated version of the artistry fans have come to expect from Def-i.

Deserted Oceans showcases Def-i in his prime – His lyrics are purposeful, and his wordplay nuanced, laden with intelligent metaphors and double entendre. His MC stylings are multi-faceted, flowing effortlessly from rapid-fire bars to a slowed-down cadence. His message speaks naked truth to power, underpinned with hope and positivity.

The production on the album is moody, raw and heavy with bass. Ariano manages to underscore his hard-hitting production with an ethereal quality that lays a solid foundation for Def-i to – as Ariano puts it – “rap his ass off.”

Deserted Oceans brings together coast-to-coast talent, with features from Atlanta rapper T.R.3 and visuals from Memphis-based visual artist, Nosey42, from New Mexico-based violinist Sage Cornelius and poet, writer and artist Tanaya Winder, to West Coast artists Ami Kim, Josh Dominguez, DJ LDontheCut, and of course, Ariano.