Zion I recently released their 7th album, Atomic Clock. I have always looked at them as sort of a West Coast version of Gang Starr where the DJ does all of the beats and the emcee handles all the rest. Not that there are really any other similarities between Amp Live and Premeir or between Zumbi and the late, great Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal, but that dynamic is just as powerful in this younger left coast edition. Let's start with the soundbed, Amp Live's half of the load. I am forced after listening to this album to put Amp near the top of my most underrated list.
I have been a fan of Slaughterhouse almost since their inception. When I heard "The One"before their debut album was released, I was sold on their chemistry. If you know anything of their preceding solo careers, then you too must have been overcome with the news of them signing to Shady, where they could finally get the big push that they deserve. Let's face it, there really aint much being offered from major labels these days, at least not for those that love real music with dope beats AND lyrical substance.
Boobe’s hit song and video, My Way, featuring Raheem DeVaughn has gotten nearly 50,000 views and excellent feedback on YouTube and our friends at TMOTT CITY are featuring it as well. In case you missed it at either place, check it out here in our Video Showcase. The spotlight is always on at OnStage, ready to shine on another deserving local artist!
Donnie Simpson, or Big Tigger? How about Cathy Hughes, or Wale, or EZ Street? Which DMV personality would you like to hear from? Vote for your choice in the new OnStage Poll (bottom right on the page). You tell us, we’ll make it happen!
Start It Up! We’re about to roll out a trial version of our OnStage Showcase where some of the best local artists submit videos for our viewers enjoyment, consideration, and vote. If you have a passion for performing and a video with original material it’s time to take the stage! Hit us up for info on contest rules and submission guidelines.
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