Ozay Moore | In The Wake Of O Album Review | @OzayMoore @Illect

Being a fan of Lightheaded, it was only right for me to be a fan of Othello aka Ozay Moore. When I found out that he was releasing a new album with Illect and hearing his single “Good”, I knew that I had to review “In The Wake Of O“.

GOOD-FAVORITE BAR:” THERE’S A FINE LINE BETWEEN DESIRE AND DISCONTENT/ITS COMMON TO CONFUSE THE TWO, THE THRIST FOR MORE IS NEVER QUENCHED”   I love his track! This track gives his fans a part 2 or updated version of “Active Balanced“. Speaking of balance, Ozay does a great job of balancing out the Good and bad of trying to live a Good life as an artist, husband, Christian and a man. Sto does an excellent job with the production. He is also balancing a dark subject matters with a bouncy beat. This track is an anthem for the everyday person. With all that mentioned, That makes it a REPEAT OFFENDER!

This album is what hip hop needs in 2018! The features on the album are perfect. There is just enough and every feature adds something flowing to the subject matter. Ozay has a skill of making you think that he could fit well within a or any group with all of his featured guests (duh about lightheaded). “Where you At” not only has great features with James Gardin and Jahshua Smith, but gives us a great reminder of our destination not defined by the state that we live in…but our state of mind. “Crowd React” gives me the feels! I was excited to hear Ohmega Watts and Braille on the album and the hook shows that they are about the art. I hope that this means we will hear more Lightheaded music in the near future.  The production is another great aspect of this project.  There isn’t one track that is lacking in production. “WSTCST” is a prime example. This track produced by Tall Black Guy gives homage to that “signature West Coast” sound. Personally, I can’t stand that sound…but Tall Black Guy and Ozay manage to make it sound fresh, updated and groovy at the same time. Ozay’s lyrics are Top Notch on this album. This is my favorite project from him. “Abracadabra“, “L.T.D.”, “WOW” and “Thumb Drive” allow Ozay to give his personal version of his “4:44” dealing with growth, maturity and wealth as a person and artist. “Transparent See” lives up to its name and shows us Ozay’s transparency in one of the best tracks I’ve heard this year.

Overall, This is one of the best projects I’ve heard this year! I know this will be in my top 3 albums of the year! It has brought back my love for boom bap and real hip hop. I enjoyed every track from start to finish. If you have been sleeping Ozay Moore, then this album will wake you up! Spread The Soup!

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Illect Recordings | Sushi Breaks 7 Inch Vinyl | @Illect

Illect Recordings and DJ Because proudly present the Sushi Breaks 7 Inch Vinyl.

About Sushi Breaks
7″ Break records are being released at an astounding rate. Yet most of the sounds and samples used are just the same recycled material from the last dozen break albums. This leaves the DJ who is looking for new material to create with, disappointed. That is…until the arrival of Grime-n & Starfunkle’s Sushi Breaks, a 7″ break record that is the compilation of a decade’s worth of crate digging, sampling and beat making. Sushi Breaks is chock full of original sounds and samples not used on previous break albums, plus original sounds from one of hip hop’s legendary emcees and producers, Fab Five Freddy. This gives the DJ a whole new tool box of scratch to paint their sound canvas with. Sushi Breaks also features all new beats for scratching and juggling with, produced by an international array of renowned hip hop producers. Pressed at maximum groove depths, each scratch track features 30 seconds of skipless samples allowing for endless scratch techniques on your turntable or portable, keeping your scratches and your game always in the groove.

Key Release Details
+ 140 gram, skipless vinyl
+ Limited to 500 copies on transparent dark blue 7″ vinyl
+ Timed at just 5 min. per side, to allow for the deepest groove possible.
+ Designed specifically with the portable DJ in mind (Numark, Vestax)
+ Each track of samples repeats for 30 seconds, allowing for endless scratching, never falling out of the groove
+ Includes officially licensed Fab 5 Freddie samples.
+ Featured production includes: Ess Be (Adidas, 7-11, Dallas Cowboys, Gary Varynerchuk) and Terem (Sareem Poems, Red Pill, Microsoft, Gary Vaynerchuk, Nestea)
+ All new beats and production is sample free.
+ Crate Diggings and Compilations by DJ Because.
+ Promotional copies sent to key DJs and tastemakers.
+ Targeted press and promotional campaign to DJ centric media/radio.
+ Sushi Loops companion looper app (iPhone/iPad) available now
+ Android version available for February 2018 release.

Pick up copies of the Sushi Breaks 7 Inch Vinyl at your favorite local record shop or online at FatBeats.com.

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Sean C. Johnson | Daydreaming Video | @SeanCJohnson @Sohhpr

Fresh off winning an NAACP Image Award for his work on the Greenleaf Season 2 Soundtrack; Sean C. Johnson releases “Daydreaming” ft The Junk Band (a buzz single + video for his upcoming project “Days Like This”). Check it out and let us know what you think.Spread The Soup!

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Shyne On Me | Choices Audio | @Shyne_on_meDC @TheKaylaStarks @Sohhpr

The soul singer/rapper from Washington, D.C. known as Shyne On Me, returns to the gospel scene with his latest single “Choices” featuring the multi-talented Kayla Starks off his newly released project titled “Barmonies: The Long Fall”. The two raspy, melodic artists mesh perfectly atop a mellow trap beat featuring heavy bass and soothing guitar strings. The song depicts Shyne On Me in a state of self-reflection considering his journey through life’s course. Throughout the song the artist seems to come to the realization that God’s hand has been guiding him even through some of his toughest storms. Featuring artist Kayla Starks appears on the hook with warm soulful vocals challenging listeners to make the decision to either “sit there and turn away” or “get up and make your bed” provoking a spiritual rise. The main theme here preaches perseverance, as we all have the choice of whether to succumb to life’s blows or to push forward. Shyne On Me balances a healthy, thought provoking message while offering an enjoyable listening experience on his latest release which can be appreciated by a wide range of listeners.

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

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Dusty Marshall | Forever You’re Loved video | @dmarshall535 @i4cmin @Sohhpr

Forever You’re Loved is a love story that started from brokenness and lead to redemption in God’s purpose. The story is my own.

Underneath the surface of a smiling child that was adopted by loving parents, I dealt with resentment and abandonment issues, especially toward women. I never felt like I was good enough to be loved, because my own mother and father had not even loved me enough to take care of me, and sold me to another family who could. This distorted view of love caused me to build up walls that shielded me from experiencing true intimacy most of my life. With these walls built, I thought I could protect myself from ever being abandoned again by someone who claimed to love me. This further lead me into darkness, depravity, and sin. My life seemed hopeless, until one day God showed up in the most unexpected place, a woman.
God met me right where I was at with this woman, and through her He showed me what His character was like. She introduced me to the Gospel message, she also stood by me through some of the darkest times in my life when there was nothing for her in return. While she was not perfect in herself, God was using her to help draw me closer to Him. I realize now it was the Holy Spirit working through her, but at the time I only knew it as her love, devotion, and kindness. This woman became my wife, my best friend, and the mother of my two beautiful children. We now travel the country together with our family, sharing God’s message of amazing love, a love that is sacrificial and selfless.
God’s love is one that takes those who have rejected and abandoned Him, and saves them from eternal torment in hell by adopting them into His eternal family. Oh what an amazing love! Believers are adopted into God’s eternal loving family, just as I was by earthly parents! Yet this love is so much greater, and there is nothing that can separate us from it once he adopts us as His children.
While the world around us may let us down, we can find our peace and assurance of God’s unfailing love in His word. Romans 8:38-39 says, “And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[p] neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. 39 No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

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

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DJ Sean Blu | 2/24/18 Mix | @DJSeanBlu


Check out DJ Sean Blu’s 2/24/18 mix including @thederekminor @IAMGMARTEL @SocialClubMSFTS @joeyjewish @Zauntee @RileyTerrell @KDrama513 @DUALIPA @MLeeMusik @JCarterSound @Flame314 Check it out and let us know what you think. Spread The Soup!

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Armond WakeUp | Even If I Lose Pre Order/Release Date | @armondwakeup @illect




Armond WakeUp is set to release Even If I Lose, the follow up to 40 Days, on Tuesday February 27th via Illect Recordings. The project features several guests including: Sean C. Johnson, Jonathan Baker, DJ Because, and Brieah Taiye. Production credits include: Tee-Wyla, Ess Be, Doc, J. Rhodan, and Jonathan Baker.

Armond shares, “Even If I Lose is an album concept I’ve had for a few years, but didn’t feel a release to write it until February 2017. I was praying for direction & I heard God say “you’ve always created these projects about a concept & fit Me in them. When are you gonna create a project about Me?” Even If I Lose is me stripped down to nothing, but it is easily the strongest music I’ve ever created. It’s energetic, it’s confrontational, it’s powerful.

Even If I Lose is the official follow up to Armond’s 2013 album Kairos. The theme scripture for Even If I Lose is Romans 8:28, which tells us that “all things work together for the good of those who love God & are called according to His purpose“. All things aren’t necessarily “good”, but they work out for “our good” because God loves us & has created us for a purpose beyond what we can imagine.

Even If I Lose will be available at all download and streaming outlets February 27th.

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DJ Sean Blu | 2/17/18 Mix | @DJSEANBLU

Check out DJ Sean Blu as he drops his 2/17/18 mix features @drubex @Zauntee @IAMGMARTEL @ChrisSoull @Mouthpi3ce @evananderis @stevenmalcolm @MrSwoope @jeredsanders . Let us know what you think. Spread The Soup!

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Ozay Moore | Transparent See Audio | @OzayMoore @EssBe517 @illect


Ozay Moore releases another single for his new project ” In The Wake Of O” titled “Transparent see“. Self deception sabotages personal development and can be toxic in the way of establishing healthy relationships. “Transparent See“, is a plea for truth… Gods truths. To see things how He sees them. Sometimes it’s hard to pinpoint the source of hard wired thinking errors or unveil the motivations of the heart. Truth is the entry point to liberation. Check it out and let us know what you think. Spread The Soup!

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Nomis | Heart Headed Audio | @NomisHipHop @sintax_ds5

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I’ve got one lyric pointed at your head for start, the other one is pointed at your heart“. The illustrious words of the late Hip-Hop icon, Guru birthed the concept behind, “Heart Headed“. How do we react to today’s social climate, political issues, or even our day to day struggles? Do we respond with a honest analysis of the situation, or do we lead with heartfelt compassion? Nomis reminds us that the answer is, both. Our heads administer the hard truths we seek in solving what ails us, while our hearts provide the empathy needed to address the aches and pains of a fallen world. “Heart Headed” begins with a somber tone reflecting those pains, but ends with an idealistic pronouncement of the perfect marriage of Heart & Mind.

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

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