Tonight the Live In The Cipher team reviews the latest mixtape release by legendary hip hop icons Pete Rock and Camp Lo 80 Blocks From Tiffany’s Part 2. Let see if these legendary artists can continue to deliver the quality hip hop they are known for.
Special Guest: KV DAONE
A void occupies a space in Hip Hop. Long are the days of MC'ing. As the airwaves saturate with mindless rantings and hypnotically numbing beats, the Hip Hop consumer has turned a complacent ear.
Enter KV DAONE; lyrically engaging us in a commentary of the social times within an illustrated context. Priority is made for wordplay and lyricism. All the while the message is executed with acoustically pleasing delivery. A master of ceremony, KV DAONE accents his artistry and performance through lyrical bravado and energetic delivery.
“Substantial music requires that an emotional response resonates with the listener. You have this with all the greats from Bob Marley to Tupac”, KV DAONE ensures his statement rings true with his own content. While collaborating in the studio with musical legend DMC of Run DMC; DMC shared sentiments of KV DAONE’s emotion provoking content commenting, “He almost made me cry”.
Along with two of the greatest Hip Hop Icons, KV DAONE implements the scarce practice of creating lyrical content with the absence of a pen and a pad, or other writing and documenting instruments.
Guidelines are not to be mistaken for confines as KV DAONE allows for fun, play, and reckless abandon through his expression as demonstrated in his current single "Hu$tler$ & G$".
KV DAONE is proof that it's possible to remain faithful to the fundamentals of Hip Hop and deliver a high standard of craft while maintaining a progressive flare.
• Co-hosts monthly hip-hop review show with VH1's The Gossip Game's Ms. Drama on BreakThru Radio.
• Collaborations with recording artists: DMC (of Run DMC), Tony Yayo, Lady Luck, Storm P, and Cuban Lynx.
• Collaborations with producers: Baby Paul of The Beatminerz (Mary J. Blige, Snoop Dogg, Nas); Shatek (Fabulous ft. Drake, DMX, G-Unit, Cassidy); Jimms (T.I., Alfa Mega, PSC); Flawless (Shawty Lo, Wale) and Spazout Beats (Dipset).
• BET's 106 & Park Freestyle Champion for (4) weeks.
• Artistically featured in Footaction in-store commercial.
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Mac Miller, is an American hip hop recording artist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is also a noted record producer under the pseudonym Larry Fisherman. He is signed to Rostrum Records and released his debut album Blue Slide Park, on November 8, 2011. His second studio album Watching Movies with the Sound Off was released on June 18, 2013.
Miller first started rapping at the age of fourteen. Before that, he wanted to be a singer-songwriter. Prior to changing his name to Mac Miller, he was known as EZ Mac and released the mixtape But My Mackin' Ain't Easy in 2007 at the age of fifteen. Miller was also part of rap group The Ill Spoken together with fellow Pittsburgh rapper, Beedie. The Ill Spoken released the mixtape How High in 2008. In 2009 Mac Miller released two mixtapes The Jukebox: Prelude to Class Clown and The High Life before getting signed to Rostrum Records. In 2009 at age 17, he made it to the final four in Rhyme Calisthenics, the MC competition at Shadow Lounge.
In early 2010, Miller signed with Rostrum Records.Rostrum president Benjy Grinberg met Miller while recording with Wiz Khalifa at ID Labs. Although Grinberg started giving Miller advice, he didn't show any interest in getting involved with his career until the artist began work on the K.I.D.S. mixtape, when, as he later told HitQuarters, Grinberg "noticed a maturation in his sound and approach to his music." By that point Miller had started attracting interest from different record companies but chose Rostrum due to its location in his hometown and association with Wiz Khalifa.K.I.D.S. was released by the label in August 2010. The mixtape was inspired by the movie Kids.
A significant breakthrough came in late 2010 when Miller embarked on his first tour, the Incredibly Dope Tour, selling out every location. In 2010, he won two awards at the Pittsburgh hip hop awards.
During the latter part of the 2000's the prolific songwriter and composer King Thayo emerged making his first debut in Orlando,Fl. A versatile artiste with the ability to take real life situations and create music with a rare voice that blends into any rhythm. Overall King Thayo is the future and the start of Reg-Hop!!
King Thayo was born on the 5th of June 1982, in Sacramento, California and was raised in St.Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. While pursuing his education in trinidad, King also a talented athlete obtained a football scholarship to further his studies @ New Jersey City University. While playing collegiate football, he was injured and was off field for some time. King Thayo could not resist his true calling to music and enrolled himself in Full Sail University in Orlando, FL where he studied Recording Arts.
This was when it all unfolded as to which path he had to take in life. The road of music and melody. After having his first show in Orlando, King Thayo has traveled the US & Trinidad doing shows with prolific artist such as Queen Omega, Pato Banton, Mighty Diamonds, Isasha & Million Voice, King David, Eek A Mouse, Kymani Marley, Ras Attitude, Queen Ifrica, Anthony B, Messenjah Selah,Rootz Underground, to name a few...
Presently back in America, west coasting it Southern California, King Thayo is repping for Trinidad & Tobago on an international scale. Bringing his "Reg Hop" style to the industry, he has recently done shows with Twista, Rick Ross, Kirko Bangz, The Rangers, New Boyz, Nipsey Hussle to name a few. He also has an upcoming show with Daz Dillinger, Kurupt and the Dogg Pound in Portland, Oregon, USA in June of this year.
His latest offering of "Party Start ft Dnyce" is making waves in the club scene in America and is pushing to go over the airwaves soon he says. Boasting that its a first for him to record a party record consisting strictly of Trini influence, he is very proud to say this record is "trini to d bone"
Studios & Record labels worked with: Studio 53 (Trinidad) Corosive Studio (Trinidad) , Itation Sounds (US), Ambasad Record Label (UK), Platinum Hook Studios (Trinidad), JamStudios ( Jamaica), Cyclone Entertainment (Bahamas/ Miami) Biggz Rddm (Ghana, Africa) Twang System (Sweden)
While King Thayo's voice continues to captivate your mind, body and soul, with lyrics to uplift your heart and meditation, he also brings it across in a manner where you can have fun while getting good lyrics, music and delivery. Even tho he says that his music has evolved from a reggae influence, the hip hop side is very dominant in the new music of King Thayo. He reassures that its still motivational music and that he wont glorify anything ungodly. He maintains a steady relationship with the Almighty Father and lives to spread the word of righteousness that exalts a nation.
He says his greatest accomplishment thus far is having faith in God for seeing him thru all his experiences seen and unseen and his purpose in life is to lead youth away from destruction.
Music can be found on iTunes, amazon mp3, rhapsody etc.
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Artist Review: Jay Z
Embodying the rags-to-riches rap dream, Jay-Z pulled himself up by his bootstraps as a youth to eventually become the reigning rapper of New York City and, in turn, a major-label executive following his short-lived retirement from music-making. In the wake of his 1996 debut, Reasonable Doubt, Jay-Z's albums sold millions upon millions with each release, and his endless parade of hits made him omnipresent on urban radio and video television.
He retained a strongly devoted fan base and challenged whatever rivals attempted to oust him from atop the rap game, sparring most memorably with Nas. Jay-Z and his Roc-a-Fella associates greatly influenced the industry and established many of the trends that pervaded during the late '90s and early 2000s. He consistently worked with the hottest producers of the day (Clark Kent, DJ Premier, Teddy Riley, Trackmasters, Erick Sermon, Timbaland,Swizz Beatz), and if they weren't hot at the time, they likely would be afterward (the Neptunes, Kanye West, Just Blaze, 9th Wonder).
He similarly collaborated with the hottest rappers in the industry, everyone from East Coast contemporaries like the Notorious B.I.G. ("Brooklyn's Finest") and DMX ("Cash, Money, Hoes"), to the best rappers from the South (Ludacris, Missy Elliott) and the West Coast (Snoop Dogg, Too Short). After his self-declared retirement from rapping in 2003, he assumed the presidency of the seminal rap label Def Jam and, as an industry executive, embarked on another phase in his illustrious career.
Born in 1969 and raised in the rough Marcy Projects of Brooklyn, NY, Jay-Z underwent some tough times after his father left his mother before the young rapper was even a teen. Without a man in the house, he became a self-supportive youth, turning to the streets, where he soon made a name for himself as a fledging rapper. Known as "Jazzy" in his neighborhood, he soon shortened his nickname to Jay-Zand did all he could to break into the rap game. As he vividly discusses in his lyrics, Jay-Z also became a street hustler around this time, doing what needed to be done to make money.
For a while, he ran around with Jaz-O, aka Big Jaz, a small-time New York rapper with a record deal but few sales. From Jaz he learned how to navigate through the rap industry and what moves to make. He also participated in the group Original Flavor for a short time. Jay-Z subsequently decided to make an untraditional decision and start his own label rather than sign with an established label like Jaz had done. Together with friends Damon Dash and Kareem "Biggs" Burke, he created Roc-a-Fella Records, a risky strategy for cutting out the middleman and making money for himself. Once he found a reputable distributor, Priority Records (and then later Def Jam), Jay-Z finally had everything in place, including a debut album, Reasonable Doubt (1996).