Cee Major Makes It Easy To Be Authentic Because Its Organic #NewEP

When I heard the first notes blaring through my headphones I predicted to hear something I would like. Cee Major is a 20-year-old emcee from East London, and he’s not one to sleep on. To the best of our limited knowledge about him “Humble Beginnings” is his first official release. Its clear we all play the double standards game. Everyone looks for lyrical ability and every other statistical category when it comes to emcees of another race. I heard Joell Ortiz talking on Hot 97 with E-Bro about how he hated hearing “you’re nice for a hispanic rapper.” Ortiz goes on to say just pay respect to an artist with dope skills because he’s dope, not because he’s Latino, British, White, or anything else. With that said you really need to press play while you read so you can understand why we give this EP such high praise. This is a great example of what a good introductory project should sound like.

The album titled first track is an amazing thesis statement, and overall mantra for the entire project. On the hook Cee Major says he came from the bare necessities in life. Just like many of us who are products of our environment plus growing up with hip-hop as the only form of self expression he was molded into the artist you hear today. Discrepancies with government, local political figures, and being judged based on looks, and other stereotypes. My hand instinctively starts reaching for a lighter when I hear “East London Pt. 2.”

You wonder where did this guy get his perspective, and the ability to spit the way he does, but its all organic when its authentic. “Cee has built a reputation for himself in UK Rap Battle league “Don’t Flop” making his debut in 2012.” This makes me respect this man even more because I do agree you have to (be capable of freestyling) if you choose to. He not only does it, but battles also. We look forward to spreading the word on Cee Major and his abilities on our platform and and Exposing The Unexposed over here in the states to this new life music. Also keep your eyes open because its rumored that Cee has already completed his 2nd EP entitled “The Format” which is due this month, and a full mixtape due 1st quarter 2015.

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Words by: Wes Jones

"Groove Curse" by- Jordan Rakei

Something smooth and soulful to bring to your ears is Jordan Rakei. The Australian artist (musician, producer, singer, songwriter) comes through with his second EP “Groove Curse.” The raw vocalist is quickly starting to capture international notoriety for his refreshing interfusing of soul, r&b, and jazz. “Groove Curse” is an EP that you may want to sip on some Hennessy to. My favorite track on here may be “Alright.” When I listen to that song it reminds me of D’Angelo. I know some of y’all may say I’m bugging, but the hint of jazz towards the end of the track reminds of D’angelo video “Brown Sugar.” You are able to tell that he means every word that he sings and feel his emotion through the song. I feel as though thats the sign of a great soul singer.

Words By: Shack

Flying Lotus - “You’re Dead” (Preview) Could Double For a Badass Soundtrack To An ILL Anime

As always this new Flying Lotus brings his A+ game, but this new project sounds even more dope, trippy, and interesting than ever before. Usually when an artist say’s “this is my best work” we usually have to question that statement, and in most cases the results don’t prove conclusive. This situation is exactly the same scenario because F.L. didn’t actually make that statement, we did… The album artwork shown below is an awesome original piece created by Japanese comic book artist Shintaro Kago. Art really has no boundaries when you learn what influences other creators you will see its all one big melting pot.

Flying Lotus - You’re Dead! from Warp Records on Vimeo.

‘You’re Dead!’ is released on 6th October 2014 (7th October in North America). Formats include CD, Double Gatefold Vinyl, Digital and a Special Edition 4 x 180g Vinyl box set, which includes ‘You’re Dead! Instrumentals’ on an initial pressing of 2,000 copies worldwide. Words by: Wes jones EXPOSING THE UNEXPOSED

Curtis Williams (feat. Riff Raff) - “Drip”

I’m really not a fan of Riff Raff at all, but this particular record is decent. Not bad for a party, beer drinking, shot taking kind of night. Shout out to Two-9 and Curtis Williams as usual the kid is on point and doing his thing.

Words by: Wes Jones

Patatap Brings Synesthesia To Your Screen Via Your Web Browser

Looking for a quick escape while at work, or maybe you’re in for a quick bit of fun to escape the boredom of completing a term paper. Either way you may find the simple things in life can be the most rewarding. Turn your keyboard into a full auditory synthesizer with a visualizer included. Now with this new website anyone can producer beats and make trippy images on their tablet, pc, or mac in seconds. Check out the video below and see how some people are doing it.

PATATAP from Crooked Letter Films on Vimeo.

Patatap.com is a website that has figured out how to combine two things many people enjoy; music and art. They accomplish this task in a very none conventional way, but this makes it even more interesting. “Synesthesia” is a very interesting effect that takes place because of impulses in the brain in correlation to music. On our series “Masters of Perception” we featured a producer who gave us a quick lesson on Synesthesia, which made a lot of sense coming from a music producer. Click here to see our interview with producer Click N Spark and here his take on Synesthesia. http://thekitchenfeed.com/post/89386947078/masters-of-perception-click-n-spark Words by: Wes Jones EXPOSING THE UNEXPOSED

Carter Brown – “FatAss” (Limited Download)

So there’s some amazing new music dropping today. Starting off with Carter Brown and this rare gem entitled: “FatAss” of Carter’s upcoming project “Love Song”, which is available for free download only for a limited time. Smooth as ever, with a dope break beat and a melodic string sample. If I was to categorize the feeling I get from this record it would have to be something close to listening to a Pharcyde record on a sunny day in the city.

Words by: Wes Jones

Scotty ATL - “Pray Alone” (feat. Killer Mike & Trouble) (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)

Hands down Scotty ATL is one of the top 3 rappers in Atlanta, and on his way to peeking at national circulation. He’s been killing the indie scene since for a while, I’ve been following his career and music since I relocated to ATL which was over 3 years ago. My first time catching wind of him was at Indie Fest a few years ago and he lit the stage with a broken arm. Out of all the artist there he had that sound, presence, and star quality. We actually had a chance to step outside of the venue with Scotty to talk for a moment, which was long enough to see how down to earth he was. Our United Kingdom plug @Brazzlightyear and myself shot this interview.

This new visual “Pray Alone” featuring hip-hop legend Killer Mike and a newcomer who goes by the name of Trouble. All three artist combine on this record to give us an uncanny surprise as to how well they fit together on record. I’ve been waiting for the few new artist who actually are fit to sit at the throne and those who came before us to link up and create new music worthy of the golden age of hip hop. This record comes from Scotty’s latest effort entitled: "OTR2SJ" (On The Road To Spaghetti Junction), which is an EP powered by Scion AV

Get in tune with the movement #CoolClub if you’re feeling it. Scotty has much more coming because this is just the set-up for the alley-oop which is “Spaghetti Junction” the full project.
Words by: Wes Jones

"To The Max" by- Ab-Soul ( Prod by. Statik Selektah)

I don’t know how this was left off of Ab-Soul album “These Days.” The track is called “To The Max” a tribute to Max B. This track just surfaced a day or two ago on Dj Statik Selektah show while Ab-Soul was a guest. If you were a Dip-Set fan back in the day and still are you know Max B just gave that feel good, smooth flow to any track he was on. Towards the end of the track is the chorus and Ab-Soul gives a Max B flow. Then at end of the track it’s a call from jail and it’s the one and only. I love this track………Where’s Max B when you need him?

Words by: Shack

The Hip Hop Vocabulary Flow Chart in Poster Form

"Go read a book you illiterate son of a ***** and step up yo’ vocab"
—Bun B in Jay-Z’s, Big Pimpin’

At 4,011 words, UGK is up there in the bell curve with several other emcees who boast a large vocabulary. Where does your favorite rapper rank? The people over at Pop Chart Labs have re-worked the Hip Hop Flow Chart, adding several more rappers than the original. You can find out more about it on Co.Design.

Words: Jesse O. Prince