J. Lee The Producer | Datgum Video | @jleeproductions @ashimself @sohhpr

Datgum is a protest song written to reflect the current struggle of Black people and people of color in America against white supremacy. The term “Datgum” itself is a euphemism that is used to express anger or shock. Despite being born into a country cloaked in white supremacy, and raised in full awareness of it – I am always freshly surprised at how easy, if not downright profitable it is to kill us in full view with the whole world watching. The surprise I feel over this is what causes the anger and out comes the expression “Datgum!” to stand in for feelings for which there aren’t words. Those feelings can be distilled into a mix of anger, despair, sadness, and confusion.

The song was largely inspired by the protest of Colin Kaepernick refusing to observe the national anthem during the NFL games for which he was playing. The simple act was poignant and accompanied by a very concise and thoughtful explanation for his choice. My goal was to give greater context to the issue of racism to show that not only does it still exist but it is just as widespread as any other point in this nation’s history. The opening line is “Slaves on a ship, frays on a whip, chains on a hip, gangs on a strip, names on a list”. This short list documents the metamorphosis of the institution of racism. First we were bought as cattle (slaves on a ship) then we were tortured to destroy our minds (frays on a whip). When slavery was deemed illegal then Jim Crow laws were put into place to make sure we remained target and the prison yard became the new plantation (chains on a hip). Gangs originally developed as a means of protection against racism (gangs on a strip) but devolved into another beast entirely once The Black Panther Party and other likeminded pro-black groups were destroyed. In 2017 it is apparent we still have no recourse when an officer decides to end our lives for any apparent reason (names on a list). The officers actions are always justified by mainstream white society and the victims are always posthumously villainized. “Did he comply?”

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Sivion | Alone Audio | @sivionds5 @illect @sohhpr

Sivion and Illect Recordings announce the release of Alone. Produced by Sebastian Hochstein, this single is about a time in Sivion’s life where he was trying to “figure it out”… all alone.

Sivion shares, “When I first heard this beat composition from Sebastian Hochstein, I really loved how he worked the sequencing of the music elements. He starts it off with a sinister, almost eerie sound with driving drums, which immediately gave me the visual of dark billowing clouds on a stormy day. Then later he brightens the vibe with a brilliantly colorful chord change that resets your perspective as if the clouds parted, allowing the sun to shine through.”

He continues, “So when writing this song I focused on describing the feel of being alone, left to deal with life’s challenges all by myself……waiting patiently for God to deliver me from my own mental bondage and the attack of my adversaries. But through it all giving Him praise and glory for working all things for my good, even though I don’t know when or where He will show up. This is one of those songs that (though written for others to enjoy) ministers directly to me and I hope that it has the same powerful impact on you, as you allow it past your ear drums to settle deep into your soul. You’re not ALONE…”

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Solomons Porch | Batman Stands Up As The NFL Kneels | @solomonsporchp1 @jasonbordeaux1 @shawn_dad

Happy Batman Day!!! Jason and Shawn celebrate Batman Day with their round 5 this week. Also in the news, Donald Trump told the NFL that they should fire all players who do not stand for the National Anthem. Should this happen? Jason and Shawn discuss the problems with this situation. What are your thoughts the issue? What are your thoughts? Spread The Soup!

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Eshon Burgundy | Nothing Above You Video | @eshonburgundy @freemadeco @sohhpr

Eshon Burgundy releases “Nothing Above You” music video, the first single from his upcoming For the Love of Money EP.

“Nothing Above You” was written to pay homage to God’s faithfulness. In the song Eshon Burgundy expresses how much he respects God, so much so that he can’t put anything above Him. Even Eshon’s personal desires are no match for the position God holds in his life. To create “Nothing Above You”, Eshon linked up with California based producer Carnegie who also produced a song called “Smoke and Fire” on his recent Billboard charting album The Passover.

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DJ DB405 | All THAT Video | @DJ_DB405 @ParrisChariz @1kphew @sohhpr

 

 

DJ DB405, 1k Phew, and Parris Chariz collaborate on a new remix that serves as an anthem for a new generation. Keep pressing forward and strive to excel even when odds aren’t stacked in your favor. It’s directed by Silent Pilot Productions. Check it out and let us know what you think. Spread The Soup!

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Dru Bex | Winter in July Video | @drubex @sohhpr

 

 

Winter in July” by Dru Bex is about making your own rules. Breaking out of the box that people might try to put you in and, when everyone else is on one thing, not being afraid to be on another thing. Let us know what you think. Spread The Soup!

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DJ Sean Blu | 9|23|17 Mix | @DJSeanBlu

 

 

Check out DJ Sean Blu as he does a mix including @KZoeMusic @thechrishulvey @jarrymanna @2ndjon @KB_HGA @ahagazelle @lecrae @rswift215 @JustDeNae_@MrSwoope @KeviMorse @joeyjewish @YoungNoahATL @jeredsanders @eshonburgundy Check it out and let us know what you think. Spread The Soup!

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J.Lee the Producer | Datgum Audio | @jleeproductions @ashimself @sohhpr

Datgum is a protest song written to reflect the current struggle of Black people and people of color in America against white supremacy. The term “Datgum” itself is a euphemism that is used to express anger or shock. Despite being born into a country cloaked in white supremacy, and raised in full awareness of it – I am always freshly surprised at how easy, if not downright profitable it is to kill us in full view with the whole world watching. The surprise I feel over this is what causes the anger and out comes the expression “Datgum!” to stand in for feelings for which there aren’t words. Those feelings can be distilled into a mix of anger, despair, sadness, and confusion.

The song was largely inspired by the protest of Colin Kaepernick refusing to observe the national anthem during the NFL games for which he was playing. The simple act was poignant and accompanied by a very concise and thoughtful explanation for his choice. My goal was to give greater context to the issue of racism to show that not only does it still exist but it is just as widespread as any other point in this nation’s history. The opening line is “Slaves on a ship, frays on a whip, chains on a hip, gangs on a strip, names on a list”. This short list documents the metamorphosis of the institution of racism. First we were bought as cattle (slaves on a ship) then we were tortured to destroy our minds (frays on a whip). When slavery was deemed illegal then Jim Crow laws were put into place to make sure we remained target and the prison yard became the new plantation (chains on a hip). Gangs originally developed as a means of protection against racism (gangs on a strip) but devolved into another beast entirely once The Black Panther Party and other likeminded pro-black groups were destroyed. In 2017 it is apparent we still have no recourse when an officer decides to end our lives for any apparent reason (names on a list). The officers actions are always justified by mainstream white society and the victims are always posthumously villainized. “Did he comply?”

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K. Sparks | Strip 4 Me Audio | @Ksparkstv @BeatsByEsK

Strip 4 Me is the fourth single from K. Sparks collaborative album with producer Es-K entitled Urban Couture. “The song discusses as the title suggest in that it strips away the layers that steal away the intimacy of one’s vulnerability from public view”. The album took two years to complete due to containing live instrumentation from various musicians from several locations. Fusions of Jazz, Neo Soul & Hip-Hop can all be traced within various layers of the project. Urban Couture will be released on October 15, 2017, and is now available for pre order. Vinyl available soon. Check it out and let us know what you think. Spread The Soup!

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Sivion | Relax Audio | @sivionds5 @illect @sohhpr

Sivion and Illect Recordings announce the release of “Relax“. The new single features production from Sebastian Hochstein (Scribbling Idiots). It’s the first single from his forthcoming release due later this fall.

Sivion shares, “This record is on some super chill, recline on the couch, and let your worries dissipate like vapor type vibe. When Sebastian Hochstein first sent me this track it was called “Relate” and I remember thinking how relaxing it was to my ears. Then I chuckled a bit when I thought of that episode of “A Different World” where Whitley Gilbert kept saying “Relax, Relate, Release!” as her mantra for dealing with stress. And from there the concept was sparked and began to flow.”

He continues, “The overarching theme for this song is faith and trust in God’s gift of the Holy Spirit to comfort and guide us. Just relax, because He’s got it all under control. And all we need to do is sit back, trust Him, and enjoy this amazing purpose-filled journey He has us on. The Bible often speaks of the Spirit moving like the wind, so I thought it perfect to share some additional artistry through my favorite “wind” instrument, the tenor sax. It really helped to sonically paint some vibrant colors into the vibe of this composition. All in all, it was an amazing experience working with Sebastian again on this record and I’m honored to be able to share this single with the world. Please enjoy and for Heaven sakes…..RELAX!”

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