Hip-Hop/Rap

El Capitán – “Low”

By Will Oliver, October 21st 2017

El Capitán combines the talent of two Los Angeles, California locals who go by “Abhi the Nomad” and “Foster.”

Based on their track “Low” these guys are some underground rappers who have a fresh and exciting outlook that deserves paying attention to. It helps that the track has some great 90s-esque production from DJ Nacatz who gives the duo some crisp beats to do their thing over. It’s got a certain energy and charm that is so damn refreshing and honestly beats the hell out of all the trap and popular hip-hop plauging the radio these days.

These gentlemen deserve your attention. Give the official video for “Low” a view below.
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TruthCity – “While You Were Sleeping”

By Will Oliver, October 16th 2017

TruthCity is a rapper and songwriter from New York City who recently caught my attention with his track “While you Were Sleeping.

It’s a song that he set out to prove that he didn’t forget his hip hop roots and hoped to lure people in with “flows they were familiar with” and then “body the next verse.” Some slick production and beats pave the foundation for him to shine, although there are elements of trap that may seem familiar, there’s a different shine to his work that you just don’t hear on the radio.

Take a listen to “While You Were Sleeping” below and for more on TruthCity head to his soundcloud page.
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We’ve been following Rockland’s very own Kamron Bahani for some time now, as he’s releases various mixtapes and singles. But now he’s finally released his debut album By The River and it makes good on the promise and maturation that he’s put on display throughout the years.

At ten tracks, the album takes the sound that he’s been exploring with each and every new release, slowly honing in on his sound as an artist, growing with confidence along the way. These days rap music is so overstuffed with bland and uniform trap or stuff from artists like Drake which is more soft r&b than rap.

But with By The River, Bahani blends a variety of different rap styles with some memorable and stand-out beats and rhymes that are a breath of fresh air, actually bringing something new to the table, a refreshing palette cleanser that is actually a joy to listen to. It’s great to have an up-and-coming underground rapper right here in my neck of the woods, especially one that’s budding with talent such as Bahani.

By The River is out now, available to stream via Spotify, Apple Music and soundcloud, which you can find the full stream for posted below.
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Kamron Bahani Releases ‘DSM VI’ EP

By Will Oliver, June 6th 2017

Last month we had the privilege of premiering “Depersonalization,” the new single from Rockland County rapper Kamron Bahani.

The song was the lead single of his new EP DSM VI, a release that is self-described as:

melodically incorporates what Bahani perceives as mental disorders; through the use of each track’s tonality, he engenders an abstract melody, each of which encompasses what he believes is comparable to each mental disorder in the track listing.

These days too much of hip-hop doesn’t even sound like hip-hop, but more of r&b and pop with some rap thrown in. Bahani taps into that old school style of New York rap, with slick production, smooth and smart rhymes, with some insanely quick rhymes that you’ll need to listen to closely just to follow. The entire EP is smart and tightly constructed, a must for any fans of hip-hop that are looking for something real.

The entire EP is available to listen on his soundcloud, and is embedded for your enjoyment directly below.
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Premiere: Kamron Bahani – “Depersonalization”

By Will Oliver, May 1st 2017 — with 1 comment

We last caught up with Rockland County rapper (a hometown guy for us) Kamron Bahani last year when he returned with new single “La Leggenda.” If you don’t know Kamron, we’re here to help you correct that. His style is reminiscent of the golden era with a contemporary twist. He can do it all: have fun, be lyrical, make you smile, make you hate, all with the fundamental reasoning that human emotion correlates to expressionism.

He’s back this year with a new concept album DSM Vl that revolved around mental disabilities. The first offering from this exciting project is “Depersonalization,” a track that tackles multiple personality disorder. It’s a dense topic, not one to be taken lightly, but Bahani takes the sad subject and tries to deliver a fun track anyway.

The song is produced by Blu Majic, and features the natural evolution of an artist who continues to grow with every new release. If you track all the posts we’ve done over the years on this blog, back when he was rocking the Kuhlamity moniker, it’s amazing just how far he’s come.

We are proud to have the exclusive first premiere of “Depersonalization,” which you can stream right now below.
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Premiere: Kamron Bahani – “Furia di Dio”

By Will Oliver, October 24th 2016

Kamron Bahani's - Serpenti Accordo EP

Rockland County’s very own Kamron Bahani has shed the old moniker Kuhlamity and has emerged re-birthed as a new man, furiously ready to release his brand new EP Serpenti Accordo.

He previously shared with us “La Leggenda” off the EP, and has since returned with the first proper single from the EP, “Furia di Dio.” It takes only a few seconds for your ears to take notice of the production flourishes on the track, a chill and gentling welcome before Kamron’s furious verses burst through at lightning speed and work in tandem with the rest of the track, which is another showcase for his burgeoning talents. It may just be one of the best tracks that he’s ever released.

We’ve been patiently awaiting the rest of this EP, which he’s been hard at work applying all the finishing touches. If the EP is packed with tracks of the same quality as this and “La Leggenda,” it’s going to be something pretty special.

Kamron was cool enough to offer this as the official premiere of the track, which you can enjoy below.
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Premiere: Kamron Bahani – “La Leggenda”

By Will Oliver, August 9th 2016

Kamron Bahani's - Serpenti Accordo EP

The name Kamron Bahani may be new to you, although if you’re familiar with this blog than the name may ring a bell. Kamron used to go by Kuhlamity, but after a few years away from the game he’s dropped the moniker and is now going by his full name. A rebirth if you will.

He’s returning with a brand new EP titled Serpenti Accordo on August 23 that will act as his official return to the game. But for now, we have the official honor of premiering his brand new single “La Leggenda,” taken from the EP.

Sitting at a compact and tidy runtime of 2:18, “”La Leggenda” moves at a brisk speed with Kamron’s ridiculous fast rhymes that hold no prisoners. Immediately you notice a sense of growth towards the second half with some of his best production yet, with memorable lines that are timely enough to reference things such as Pokemon Go.

This is an evolution from Kuhlamity in every way, he’s emerged, bigger, strong, and better than ever.

Stream “La Leggenda” below and stay tuned for more news about the EP and some live shows.
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Def Jam Recordings Kanye McCartney

What a better way to start out 2015 than getting to hear a brand new song from Kanye West featuring Paul McCartney. It’s called “Only One,” and it features one of the Fab Four on keyboard.

“Only One” is a touching, and personal offering from West, from the perspective of his late mother Donda, who passed away in 2007. Kanye delivers his heartbreaking lyrics over 808s & Heartbreak-style auto-tune as McCartney plays some finely tuned keys.

According to a press release, “Only One” is the first publicly available recording from the duo’s unlikely, but nevertheless exciting collaboration. Apparently Kanye and Paul recorded together last year in a Los Angeles bungalow. It began with Paul improvising on the keyboard, with West then imprivising his vocals.

It will be interesting to see if they end up releasing a full LP together. Can you imagine what a Kanye West/Paul McCartney tour could be like? I’ll keep dreaming.

Stream “Only One” below, and go grab it over at iTunes.
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Action Bronson – Easy Rider

By Will Oliver, September 4th 2014

Action Bronson

Queens rapper Action Bronson will return with his new album Mr. Wonderful this fall. If the rest of the album is as ridiculously awesome as first single “Easy Rider,” then we may be looking at one of the best rap albums of the year.

“Easy Rider” grooves off a crisp psychedelic-influenced sample of a 1974 song called “Adımız Miskindir Bizim” from Turkish artist Mazhar Ve Fuat. Bronson delivers a memorable flow that calls to mind a bit of Ghostface. It’s produced by Party Supplies, who is certainly earning his pay on this song, which is just fire.

Watch the equally awesome music video for “Easy Rider,” which naturally, is an ode to Easy Rider.





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