Tag Archives: Rap

Sugi Dakks – Black Coffee

Sugi Dakks is the brainchild of LA based Kyle Donald, a Jazz Piano Performance major, his dual interests in poetry and music merged into the pop/soul/jazz/hip hop sound that is Sugi Dakks. His blend of rap, singing, jazz piano is largely self-produced and draws inspiration from Kendrick Lamar, Anderson Paak, Stevie Wonder and Miles Davis. As a writer/producer he has upcoming cuts with Wale, DWY and Raina Rich. His early artist singles have reached over millions of plays, #1 on Hype Machine, spun on BBC Radio and supported widely by tastemakers. In 2018 his debut mixtape ‘The Business’ was recognised widely by key industry figures followed by a much touted debut EP – ‘Black Coffee’.

Ghodsy – Fortress

Ghodsy

Playing with stories and books since adolescence, Ghodsy brings elements of storytelling and concise flows to his music. Raised in Seattle (Mercer Island, Washington), he grew up playing cello, performing in orchestras, and writing stories.

As a UC Berkeley undergrad, his interest in music led him to pick up guitar, singing, and piano. His ear for melodies drives the production he chooses and the flows he creates.

Now as a full-time artist, he released numerous singles in the last year, one being a YouTube freestyle to a Rick and Morty episode, that gained over 20K organic views and counting. His debut project “SPOTLIGHT” released in 2017 has received over 5K plays on SoundCloud.

He currently lives in Los Angeles, recording in the studio and building his catalog.

Ghodsy
Playing with stories and books since adolescence, Ghodsy brings elements of storytelling and concise flows to his music. Raised in Seattle (Mercer Island, Washington), Ghodsy grew up playing cello, performing in orchestras, and writing stories.

Grandson – Overdose

Grandson

Grandson is a 24 year old alternative artist hailing from Toronto, Canada. Born in New Jersey, he relocated to the cultural melting pot of Toronto at a young age, and grew up surrounded by music ranging from jazz to rock and roll to rap, dancehall and electronic. He began playing guitar and writing songs as a teenager, and experimented with hip hop and trap production.

Adopting the Grandson moniker while living in LA, he met guitarist and collaborator Kevin Hissink and dove deeply into rock influences such as Rage Against the Machine, Nirvana and Led Zeppelin, while also listening to rap and soul music emerging out of Toronto as well as alternative acts such as Twenty One Pilots and Hiatus Kaiyote. He found a small community of musicians to work and perform with in Los Angeles. The live set creates a frantic, mosh pit inducing cathartic release of energy for concert goers, influenced by early punk and grunge music.

Grandson’s lyrics confront the most pressing issues of his generation through his songwriting, such as governmental transparency, economic accountability, climate change and social justice, giving these topics a soundtrack with a genuine sense of urgency and frustration. The music also touches on adolescence, relationships, and the insecurities and difficulties of growing up.

Grandson
Grandson’s lyrics confront the most pressing issues of his generation through his songwriting, such as governmental transparency, economic accountability, climate change and social justice, giving these topics a soundtrack with a genuine sense of urgency and frustration. The music also touches on adolescence, relationships, and the insecurities and difficulties of growing up.

The Manor – Don’t Like Going Places

‘Don’t Like Going Places’ is the third visual from
South London trio The Manor’s critically acclaimed debut album,
“Don’t Do What We Did”. The track received widespread radio coverage
on Radio 1 and 1Xtra, after Charlie Sloth pioneered it as his
track of the week and earmarked the band as ones to watch in 2016. It was also
heavily supported by UK radio tastemakers including Toddla T, Mista
Jam
, and Huw Stephens. Think The Street’s meets the Happy
Monday’s and you’ll see what sort of ballpark we’re playing in.

Full UK tour dates coming soon, for now catch
the band locally in London at the date below in April.

 Live in London

Thursday 7th April – O2 Islington, London

The Manor – Don’t Like Going Places

‘Don’t Like Going Places’ is the third visual from
South London trio The Manor’s critically acclaimed debut album,
“Don’t Do What We Did”. The track received widespread radio coverage
on Radio 1 and 1Xtra, after Charlie Sloth pioneered it as his
track of the week and earmarked the band as ones to watch in 2016. It was also
heavily supported by UK radio tastemakers including Toddla T, Mista
Jam
, and Huw Stephens. Think The Street’s meets the Happy
Monday’s and you’ll see what sort of ballpark we’re playing in.

Full UK tour dates coming soon, for now catch
the band locally in London at the date below in April.

 Live in London

Thursday 7th April – O2 Islington, London

(Breevie the L.A.M.E)

Breevie the L.A.M.E(Lyrically Addictive Male Entity) is the product of lyrical thoughts laying dormant in his mind since 1991. He was born on Chicago’s Southside and took up rapping as a hobby one day in 6th grade detention after hearing one of his friends freestyle. For the next decade, he spent everyday dreaming of a life that revolved around music. Unfortunately, a lack of confidence and society’s pressures prolonged the start of his already written path(Maktub) until a spiritual awakening his junior year of college.

Breevie received knowledge that should have been taught to him throughout his life-long schooling and knew this information, if spread, will change the world. After meditation, constant reading, and chance encounters he realized that music is the best channel to spread this knowledge through.

Currently, Breevie walks the path he believes was set forth for him by a higher power at the dawn of time; unwavering no matter the obstacle and growing physically, intellectually, and spiritually as he does so.

Namaste.