Levi -

Whats good everyone? This is a new kind of post im bringing to the blog. Its feature artist post but it artist from blogger or twitter etc. Artist who just trying to get there music heard and show people there talent.

A bit about the artist Well to begin, my name is Levi. I am currently 17 years old
and im born & raised on the Southside of Atlanta, Ga. I've been writing & producing music for about 6 years now. In my time making music I have experienced many ups & down there have been a vast amount of times when I felt so close to my dreams & other times when i just wanted to give up on them. I am trying to do everything I know to get my name out there more, & to finally start making it in this world of music. As far as my music goes, I cam currently working on a project titled "Street Lights" It's a lot of great music on there... seriously.
BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR IT!!!! probably some of the best you'll ever hear.
My goals for the near future are to excell in this music industry & change the way it is seen. I believe that with God on my side & hard work I can achieve all of my dreams.

Levi - Star Is Born.

Levi ft. J.Rizzy - At Night.

Levi - High Off Life.

Levi Blog
Levi Twitter



Distant Relatives Background Look

With the album from Nas and Damian Marley days away which it drops May 18, 2010. I wanted to do a post on how it started and other parts before the album drops. This is not an album review as it aint drop yet. Its more of background information and my views on the album. Nas and Damian Marley first work together back in 2007 on a track called Damian Marley feat Nas - Road to Zion.

The album first got heard about at the Grammys in 2009 when Nas told MTV reporters "Right now, I'll tell you first, I'm working on an album with Damian Marley. We tryin' to build some schools in Africa with this one, and trying to build empowerment," he said. "We're tryin' to show love and stuff with this album. So, the record's … all about really the 'hood and Africa also as well.

Marley told Rolling Stone, "We're trying to have a sound that's reminiscent of both of us, but not exactly like either," says Marley, who adds they cut the disc with a live band. Proceeds will go to a project in Africa — possibly building a school in the Congo — and songs like "Count Your Blessings" reflect on the plight of the continent. "A lot of charity albums come off corny," says Marley. "We want this to be something you'd play in your car." The album title derives from Nas and Marley's relationship, their shared African ancestry, and the shared ancestry of the entire human race; which musically and lyrically inspired each recording
These were both the artist views on the album when it first started and it seems they both could not wait to get in the studio with each other. Its a match duo of two great music artist. The album's content will heavily revolve around Africa, from ancestry and poverty. The duo worked to maintain the theme, which will contain samples from African music. The album will offer their social commentary of the United States and Africa. The art work for the album is below.
Recording and production of the album began before they even said about the album at the grammys in 2009. Mixing hip hop and reggae, Nas and Marley began recording in 2008, recording sessions took place in Los Angeles, California, and Miami, Florida. So many locations they were at recording at which was because getting artist in the album and on tour as well. Damian Marley and his brother, Stephen, produced a majority of the album which show this just shows the talent of Damian Marley. Which he is know for to be a good producer as well. Also the great hiphop producer Erick Sermon will be on the album.

The artist who are going to feature on the album are Stephen Marley, Dennis Brown, Joss Stone, Lil Wayne and K'naan. Which is a mix of artist from hip hop, reggae and vocals from the late Dennis Brown. First track which drop from the album was "As We Enter", was released on iTunes on February 23, 2010. It has so far peaked at #10 on the iTunes Hip Hop/Rap charts and #41 on the iTunes Music charts.

"Strong Will Continue" was the second track off the album to drop and it was out on April 13, 2010. Track is below.

In recent weeks there has been some over tracks leak on the internet. First track is
Nas & Damian Marley - Patience.

Nas & Damian Marley feat Joss Stone & Lil Wayne - My Generation

The album drops May 18, 2010. Make sure you get the album I cant wait.



Fly To Your Dreams

There aint that much to blog about in the hiphop world but found a mixtape and a couple of videos.

Nas and Damian Marley album Distant Relatives drops very soon go and pre order it now off itunes. I cant wait for the album. There track Patience leak on the internet last week. So I thought I put it in this post below this.

New Mixtape
Cam'ron & Vado Boss Of All Bosses 2.5

Gucci Mane Is Home:Released From Prison (Atlanta, 5/12/10)

Video Provided by DatPiff.com



Charles Hamilton Inks Open Letter To Eminem,

Rapper Charles Hamilton has penned an open letter to Eminem thanking him for inspiring his music and explaining how much of an impact he has had on his life.
Click here to find out more!

Hamilton credited Em's latest single, "I'm Not Afraid," for motivating him to release the letter publicly.

"As of late, I found myself in a "Relapse" rut. I am nicer than any rapper that is to come. Period. And I don't have a need to battle a Wale or a Cory Gunz to prove it. I know my lyrical ability, whether these hip-hop sites will admit to it or not...I sound like such a groupie right now, it's disgusting. It's the inner Alison. All I know is, I completed my dharma when I met you in Detroit. I have never felt better my entire life. We kicked it. Had a chat. Laughed. I think the Newports pissed you off. I hope not. I mighta crossed the line asking to live in your basement...You probably will read this. A lot of people will. Not scared (#ImNotAfraid). "I'm Not Afraid" is what is influencing me to do what I'm doing now. You think I'm scared of LA streetlights? F*ck outta here. Kill me with my iPod on peak (Apple holla at me, MTV come find me). I will be playing the 8 Mile soundtrack, I will be playing your catalogue for all that. lol. But this is for me. I feel like having access to a studio in which I went to school in the same building, kinda spoiled me. I'm working for this." (Karen Civil)

I blog about this today as its something different, as you normally dont see a hiphop artist do something like this. It shows how Eminem has affected artists and there music. Charles Hamilton is a good rapper and I like his music. I have heard more of his music from Nas blog and when he posted about him on here.



Some Tributes

I thought lately I been doing posts on the new hiphop. I mean new tracks, news and videos but I have been looking and found some dope Tributes from rappers back in the day. Just check it out videos are below. Cant ferget about the oldies who made what hiphop is today.

Its a great tribute as it done by one great rapper to an other.

A Tribute by Dr Dre and Snoop Dog. Its to easy e, big pun tupc and more.

Michael Jackson Tribute by LL Cool J. He does a great job.

KRS-One - Tribute to NaS - Prod. By Marley Marl
Love this track.