On Vacation

This week I’m on vacation with my family, so I won’t be in the office this week. The best thing I can tell you is the EVERYONE deserves a vacation. Take time to get away and celebrate the wins that you have accomplished in your life. You need time to rest. If God rested to enjoy his creation, then why shouldn’t you? Spread The Soup!

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Trackstarz 6|17|17 Show | @Trackstarz @rapzilla @xxl

Check out this week’s Trackstarz show as they discuss Bill Cosby, Warriors vs. Trump and Rapzilla vs. XXL 17 list. Let us know what you think. Spread The Soup!

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James Gardin | Black Boy Blush Audio | @jamesgardin @essbe517 @illect @sohhpr

James Gardin releases a new single today via Illect Recordings featuring production by Ess Be.

In the current era of rap where being vulnerable is more more in style, Black Boy Blush is a song in that same vein. James Gardin teams up with fellow Michigan creative Ess Be to compose a musical display of the butterflies in the stomach that one feels when they’ve met “the one”. Society makes us feel like women are the only one’s who are shy, wooed or charmed in romantic pursuits, but sometimes those roles can change.

Black Boy Blush is filled with humor, black love, and melodies over house inspired production by Ess Be that dances around like your emotions do when you’re with that special person.

Check it out and let us know what you think. Spread The Soup!

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Zara Hairston | How to Stop Being a People-Pleaser Video | @ZaraHairston #ZaraTalks

 

 

 

Check out Zara Hairston (aka “Zara Talks“) as she breaks down the concept of being a people pleaser. What are your thoughts? What did you get out of the video. Let us know. Spread The Soup!

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Adalid | Late Vibes EP Review | @whoisadalid @RareDreamers

 

 

 

Being featured as one of our 2017 Future Focus Figures members, Adalid continues to show us why he is “great“. He is keeping his end of the role and bringing us his “Late Vibes” project. So, let’s just dive right into it.

TEFLON 90-FAVORITE BAR:” HOLLA AT ME IF YOU NEED A VERSE AND I’LL PROBABLY GIVE YOU JOHN 3/ TOLD YOU THIS MORE THAN HIP HOP, DON’T JUST FOCUS ON MY IG” Lyrically, this is my favorite track off of the project. I really felt his hunger and passion on this track. Adalid has a way of dismissing his haters without actually dissing them. The bars, message and flow make this a REPEAT OFFENDER!

MY CITY-FAVORITE BAR:” WE USED TO BE THE CITY OF LOVE, CITY OF FAITH/ NOW WE A CITY OF BLOOD, CITY OF HATE” I love everything about this track. I love the hook and how he takes Jefferson Starship’sWe built this city” and adds “on a rock” indicating that it was built on Christ and God’s word. This is a universal song crying out to God and a call to accountability. This song should be heard by every committee and seen as a REPEAT OFFENDER!

Overall, I really loved this project! I really like the direction of this project. It feels as though it picks up literally right after “Before Greatness“. I feel as though ” The Wave” embodies the concept of the project, his growth and snapshot of where Adalid is mentally right now as an artist.

This project also gives us a unique theme as well. It is very consistent with the “late vibes” idea. This is a project that has a triple meaning within it’s title. First off, the production is filled with tracks that work best listening to late at night. Adalid did a great job of creating a “bumps in the whip” playlist. Tracks like “Late Vibes” and “Midnight Drugs” are perfect examples of that. Secondly, it reflects the effort or “late hours” that he has put into his career. We see that on “The Wave” and “Voicemails“. Lastly, it has a spiritual context. The “late” represents the “darkness” in which we all go through in life. We can hear/see this example on “Late Vibe“, “My City” and “Waiting“. However, he shows us how to maneuver through the late night being a bright light. He shows us in a world of darkness, we can still find Jesus during a late vibe…similar to his bar when he is talking about Nicodemus meeting Jesus in John 3 on “Telflon 90“.

THIS IS THE ADALID THAT I KNOW AND LOVE! I’m so excited to see what he has in store with this series. For fans of hip hop, it’s never too late to listen to late vibes. Spread The Soup!

 

Check out the album>>>>>HERE!

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Trackstarz 6|10|17 Show | @trackstarz

 

 

 

 

Check out Trackstarz where they discuss the “Death Of The Music Video”. Let us know what you think. Spread The Soup!

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Pioneer | Tears of Joy Video | @iampioneer81 @COSSOUND @sohhpr

 

 

Pioneer follows up his new single “Tears of Joy” with a video. It really is a glancer enhancer for the track. The video was shot by Integrity Vision Media. I think they did a excellent job on it! The way it is shot and color grading really puts the concept in proper perception. Let us know what you think of the video. Spread The Soup!

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Dee-1 Gives Commencement Speech At Arise Academy | @Dee1music

Check out Dee-1 as he delvers a great message on his “second ear ring” at Arise Academy. Let us know what you think. Spread The Soup!

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Trackstarz 6|3|17 Show | @Trackstarz @Beleafmel @Joeyjewish

Check out Trackstarz as they give us a great show with a interview with Beleaf and a great line 4 line between Byrson Tiller and Joey Jewish. Let us know what you think. Spread The Soup!

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DJ Sean Blu | 6|3|17 Mix | @DJSeanBlu

Check out DJ Sean Blu’s 6|13|17 mix including @Zabbai203 @MaliMusic @RuslanKD @Jettrouble @readbverses @Mahoganyjonez @Iamthacorner @Carl_Fontaine @swift215 . Check it out and let us know what you think. Spread The Soup!

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