Lucy Camp – The Heart Dies

 

Lucy Camp, formerly known as Luzid, released her first video off her new EP Whispers last week. “The Heart Dies” hits home because it addresses a journey of self-discovery, sustainability, and female strength in her signature raw and vulnerable approach.

I first caught her dark side of sass on The Cypher Effect with Bleezie, Nonames, Krucial, HideandSeekZoo, and Uptown Swuite. Camp’s unique voice, staccato style, and no-bull lyricism made me instantly like her. Now, three years later, her growth as an artist has created no less than spitfire eloquence.

Los – All the Way Gone

You don’t have to be a fan of K-Pop (Korean Pop) to recognize the Korean hip-hop game blowing up in past years. From old school Drunken Tiger to televised rap competition Show Me The Money, South Korea has come a long way towards embracing hip-hop and the rest of the world is just starting to get a better picture.

Here’s a video from Cycadelic Records newcomer Los aka Los Moonwalker “All the way gone”. Hailing from Southern California, Los is a true Angeleno bringing together his LA roots and Korean heritage to create banging bilingual tracks in California, Korea, and beyond.

In journalistic integrity, I want to share that Los is my blood brother and, whether or not we are related, I only post what I consider quality music.

Check out his collab below, aptly called “Bang”, with South Korean rapper G2, K-town hip-hop stronghold Dumbfounded, and soul songstress Bago.

As a 1st generation Korean-American, I’m proud of my community creating engaging and evocative hip-hop that addresses different facets of the music industry, immigrant life, and representation.

I encourage you all to share your thoughts on this and other topics. Thanks for reading!

Brother Ali – Own Light (What Hearts Are For)

Brother Ali’s latest album All The Beauty In This Whole Life is God’s latest gift to America. Every time he releases a new project, I swear it can’t get any better – the lyricism, flow, and heavy topics. Yet again I’m in love, sold and delivered on his relevance.

If you’re in Toronto or Detroit, you can catch him on the leg-end of his tour tonight 6/7 and tomorrow 6/8 along with the Sa-Roc aka the Goddess MC, and supporting artists Last Word and Sol-Messiah.  I was blessed to catch their show at the Santa Ana Observatory on May 17th. Sa-Roc came out clearing the space by burning sage before her hard-hitting set.  Brother Ali regaled us with new and old shit while asking us to enjoy the moment with him, not with our phones. It was a much-needed escape into conscious, reflective hip-hop that unites rather than divides.

 

New Fav YouTube: Whodunit

If you enjoy dope trip-hop beats to interesting visuals, you may love Whodunit. This independent producer joins his hip-hop mash-ups with visual stories in cartoon form and beyond.

Original video: Disney’s Silly Symphony – “Flowers and Trees”, 1932

 

 

 

I highly suggest checking out the original video Next Floor by Kısa Film. It’s a graphic and powerful 9-minute film that packs its own piece.

 

Now we know. Whenever you’re in the need for a double dose, turn to Whodunit and his tripped-out videos.