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Exclusive Interview with Joe Vango of Audiomack

Audiomack’s Secret Weapon

I recently had the chance to visit the Audiomack HQ and chat with Joe Vango, Marketing Coordinator. Joe is originally from Philadelphia and has made quite an impact in the music industry in a few year’s time. He speaks on bringing out James Shaw, the Waffle House hero, at Rolling Loud, the new Kanye produced albums, and artists he’s currently listening to. He also touches on J. Cole’s surprise KOD event in New York. Joe even shares how upcoming artists can garner his attention.

Joe got his start in the music industry writing for Hypefresh Mag, from there he began curating playlists. His knack for finding new artists and his keen sense of discovering new sounds made him visible to the Audiomack team. David Ponte, Co-Founder of Audiomack, sings Joe’s praises. “Joe is probably one of the most unsung taste makers in the industry,” with which I had to agree, “YES!” Ponte continues “He’s kind of like our secret weapon, he makes sure that we have the dopest upcoming artists on Audiomack first.” As a previous co-worker I can attest to all of this. #YouShouldKnowJoe

Watch the one-on-one interview above.

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Real Deal Berns and Jim Jones Have Money on Their Mind

Washington Heights bred rapper Real Deal Berns is bringing the art of authentic storytelling back into hip-hop. New York serves as an intricate ventricle in Hip-Hop’s journey to the #1 genre of music. Berns delivers the nostalgic sound of its origins on the track, Money on My Mind (M.O.M.M.)

“Real deal,” is not just a stage name. Berns’ lyrical integrity is the pillar of his discography. He only recites what he’s actually been through. Giving the truth of his uptown NYC upbringing, Berns champions the humility of his roots, both in name and music. “Real Deal” pays homage to his confidant and musical inspiration who was slain back in 2005.

Listen to M.O.M.M. (Money on My Mind) below and make sure you keep up with Berns and check in with Capo and the Diplomats.
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Exclusive Interview with Joe Vango of Audiomack

Audiomack’s Secret Weapon

I recently had the chance to visit the Audiomack HQ and chat with Joe Vango, Marketing Coordinator. Joe is originally from Philadelphia and has made quite an impact in the music industry in a few year’s time. He speaks on bringing out James Shaw, the Waffle House hero, at Rolling Loud, the new Kanye produced albums, and artists he’s currently listening to. He also touches on J. Cole’s surprise KOD event in New York. Joe even shares how upcoming artists can garner his attention.

Joe got his start in the music industry writing for Hypefresh Mag, from there he began curating playlists. His knack for finding new artists and his keen sense of discovering new sounds made him visible to the Audiomack team. David Ponte, Co-Founder of Audiomack, sings Joe’s praises. “Joe is probably one of the most unsung taste makers in the industry,” with which I had to agree, “YES!” Ponte continues “He’s kind of like our secret weapon, he makes sure that we have the dopest upcoming artists on Audiomack first.” As a previous co-worker I can attest to all of this. #YouShouldKnowJoe
 
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Watch the one-on-one interview above.
 

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Cardi B Talks Marriage to Offset, Lauryn Hill Approving, & Debut Album

I’m living my best life…

A lyric from Cardi B’s debut studio album, Invasion of Privacy. The album features Chance the Rapper, YG, and SZA among others. The hip-hop artist from the Bronx has come a long way since releasing her Gangsta B*tch Music mixtapes. In anticipation for her album, Cardi sat down with famed Hot 97 host Ebro Darden for Beats1 Radio.
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She discusses rumors, beef with Nicki Minaj, her new life, and the road to Invasion of Privacy.
Check out the album below and comment your favorite tracks!
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Cardi B Talks Marriage to Offset, Lauryn Hill Approving, & Debut Album

I’m living my best life…

A lyric from Cardi B’s debut studio album, Invasion of Privacy. The album features Chance the Rapper, YG, and SZA among others. The hip-hop artist from the Bronx has come a long way since releasing her Gangsta B*tch Music mixtapes. In anticipation for her album, Cardi sat down with famed Hot 97 host Ebro Darden for Beats1 Radio.

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She discusses rumors, beef with Nicki Minaj, her new life, and the road to Invasion of Privacy.

Check out the album below and comment your favorite tracks!

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New Music: Hoity Toity

New York songstress, Alex Mali is crossing all boundaries. The West Indian singer/songwriter shares her culture through music, intertwining hints of Reggae and Calypso with Hip-Hop. She’s been making waves for a while, dropping dope tracks, linking with Joey BadA$$ and PRO ERA. Featured in Tidal’s staff’s picks, Mali is on her way to stardom. Check out my Mali Madness playlist below. It features her latest track, Hoity Toity, a sure-fire summer banger and her enchanting Love Galore cover.
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Dave East Releases Paranoia 2

East is baaaacckk, not that he ever left.

After releasing the precursor to P2 in August 17′,  Karma in November 17′ and crushing multiple features, Paranoia 2 is here.

Giving us classic Dave East flows, with a touch of something new. He brought G-Unit front runner Lloyd Banks back from his hiatus on Violent. East speaks on the highs and lows of success on Thank You and Corey. One of my favorites from P2 is What Made Me. This is the Harlem representer’s ode to Hip-Hop. He pays homage to Nas of course, Biggie, Hov, Tupac, DJ Whoo Kid, Irv Gotti, Fabolous, Noreaga, The Lox, 50 Cent, Too Short, and Pharrell. Philly friendly, East mentions Beanie Sigel and says #FreeMeek. East even collabs with Torey Lanez, Marsha Ambrosius, and Bino Rideux.
Another exigent feature is Mase’s influence. East says “When Big died Harlem World dropped and I swear I ain’t listen to nothin but Mase.” He even questions his exit from Hip-Hop on What Made Me. 
 
The P2 tour, yes the tour, kicks off Jan 18, 2018, get your tickets asap. They’re sure to sell out quickly.
P2 is available for streaming on iTunes and Spotify.
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Best Friends Really Make Great for Enemies

 

Ma$e returns from a musical hiatus with ONE HELL OF A DISS RECORD! Cam threw a low blow in The Program and his childhood chum is unhappy with him and he’s letting us all know. The Oracle is 4 minutes of Ma$e airing out a 20 year laundry list of sh*t. He opens with “Now we even” and continues bringing up old dirt about Dame Dash and goes as far to discredit Cam’s street merit. He even exposes Cam’s relationship with the other Diplomat members and shaky business he’s done in his career. The bars below are my case and point.

“Man the whole f*ckin land know. After that 50 Sh*t you moved to Orlando.” 

“You had that n*gga Jim on the radio like where cam go?”
The song ended with this final jab:

“You’ll always be my B*tch you got my F*ckin name tatted on you.”

Check out The Oracle below and comment your thoughts!
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Wu-Tang Clan STILL Ain't Nuthing ta F*ck Wit!


The illustrious members of The Wu-Tang Clan have reunited to release their latest album produced by Mathematics, The Saga Continues. The year is 2017 and Hip-Hop is in an unrecognizable state. The Rap legends haven’t lost any fervor as they deliver gritty streets bars, talk politics, kick game, and encourage change. Sometimes a reminder is necessary. A presentation of Rap has been given by The Masters.
Although The Wu, have not collectively released music in 3 years, the members played very intricate parts in the Hip-Hop industry. Many members have collaborated and lent their pen and production game to some of the most popular rappers and movie soundtracks to-date. From Biggie Smalls, to Kendrick Lamar, Slick Rick, Q-Tip, Kanye West, Jay-Z, The Game, A$AP Mob, Jon B, Busta Rhymes, Mariah Carey, Jim Jones, N.O.R.E, Kid Cudi, Mary J. Blige, D’Angelo, Toni Braxton, Teddy Riley, Mobb Deep, Dru Hill, DMX… I can go on for days.
All of these artists are listed to show, these men are seasoned veterans of the music world. Over the course of their careers, they have gone from emerging artists to sought after teachers of a precious craft. The Saga Continues brings that authentic Hip-Hop energy I don’t feel too often anymore. Check out one of the hottest rap albums to drop below!
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  1. 0:00 Wu-Tang The Saga Continues Intro (feat. RZA)
  2. 1:30 Lesson Learn’d (feat. Inspektah Deck & Redman)
  3. 4:39 Fast and Furious (feat. Hue Hef & Raekwon)
  4. 8:35 Famous Fighters (Skit)
  5. 9:55 If Time Is Money (Fly Navigation) (feat. Method Man)
  6. 13:50 Frozen (feat. Method Man, Killa Priest & Chris Rivers)
  7. 17:59 Berto And The Fiend (Skit) (feat. Ghostface Killah)
  8. 18:45 Pearl Harbor (feat. Ghostface Killah, Method Man, RZA & Sean Price)
  9. 23:44 People Say Wu-Tang Clan (feat. Redman)
  10. 28:09 Family (Skit)
  11. 29:15 Why Why Why (feat. RZA & Swnkah)
  12. 33:16 G’d Up (feat. Method Man, R-Mean & Mzee Jones)
  13. 37:40 If What You Say Is True Wu-Tang Clan (feat. Streelife)
  14. 41:35 Saga (Skit) (feat. RZA)
  15. 42:34 Hood Go Bang! (feat. Redman & Method Man)
  16. 44:06 My Only One (feat. Ghostface Killah, RZA, Cappadonna & Steve Latorre)
  17. 48:50 Message
  18. 50:55 The Sage Continues Outro (feat. RZA)
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Wu-Tang Clan STILL Ain’t Nuthing ta F*ck Wit!

The illustrious members of The Wu-Tang Clan have reunited to release their latest album produced by Mathematics, The Saga Continues. The year is 2017 and Hip-Hop is in an unrecognizable state. The Rap legends haven’t lost any fervor as they deliver gritty streets bars, talk politics, kick game, and encourage change. Sometimes a reminder is necessary. A presentation of Rap has been given by The Masters.

Although The Wu, have not collectively released music in 3 years, the members played very intricate parts in the Hip-Hop industry. Many members have collaborated and lent their pen and production game to some of the most popular rappers and movie soundtracks to-date. From Biggie Smalls, to Kendrick Lamar, Slick Rick, Q-Tip, Kanye West, Jay-Z, The Game, A$AP Mob, Jon B, Busta Rhymes, Mariah Carey, Jim Jones, N.O.R.E, Kid Cudi, Mary J. Blige, D’Angelo, Toni Braxton, Teddy Riley, Mobb Deep, Dru Hill, DMX… I can go on for days.

All of these artists are listed to show, these men are seasoned veterans of the music world. Over the course of their careers, they have gone from emerging artists to sought after teachers of a precious craft. The Saga Continues brings that authentic Hip-Hop energy I don’t feel too often anymore. Check out one of the hottest rap albums to drop below!

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  1. 0:00 Wu-Tang The Saga Continues Intro (feat. RZA)
  2. 1:30 Lesson Learn’d (feat. Inspektah Deck & Redman)
  3. 4:39 Fast and Furious (feat. Hue Hef & Raekwon)
  4. 8:35 Famous Fighters (Skit)
  5. 9:55 If Time Is Money (Fly Navigation) (feat. Method Man)
  6. 13:50 Frozen (feat. Method Man, Killa Priest & Chris Rivers)
  7. 17:59 Berto And The Fiend (Skit) (feat. Ghostface Killah)
  8. 18:45 Pearl Harbor (feat. Ghostface Killah, Method Man, RZA & Sean Price)
  9. 23:44 People Say Wu-Tang Clan (feat. Redman)
  10. 28:09 Family (Skit)
  11. 29:15 Why Why Why (feat. RZA & Swnkah)
  12. 33:16 G’d Up (feat. Method Man, R-Mean & Mzee Jones)
  13. 37:40 If What You Say Is True Wu-Tang Clan (feat. Streelife)
  14. 41:35 Saga (Skit) (feat. RZA)
  15. 42:34 Hood Go Bang! (feat. Redman & Method Man)
  16. 44:06 My Only One (feat. Ghostface Killah, RZA, Cappadonna & Steve Latorre)
  17. 48:50 Message
  18. 50:55 The Sage Continues Outro (feat. RZA)