Over the recent years, songwriters have stepped from behind the curtain of the music industry to hit the scene as successful solo artists. Conte, a writer who has penned hits for artists ranging from Jamie Foxx to Shakira, took that step after linking with Compound, an LA-based music and fashion collective. Their debut project “The Cook Up” showcases Conte and several other close collaborators including platinum producer DJ Pain 1 and rapper OG Harlem.
A stand-out track on “The Cook Up” is the bass-heavy banger Pull Up, produced by Pain 1. Before thinking twice about this project, preview this Summer single, then download the full 8 song album on iTunes. [Link]
Listen to the song below:
Following up last month’s release of “Fall Back” featuring Eligh, Pennsylvania emcee Izzy Strange debuts his next infectious hit titled “Rappers Say The Darnedest Things”. Once again, the Beasley Corner Bodega representative contracts a smooth guest feature. This time it’s from Chicago lyricist, Open Mike Eagle. Experience an entertaining take on surviving in a world of shattered dreams.
The song was produced by The Netherfriends, who is also responsible for the instrumental behind “Fall Back”. The beat miner illustrates the track with dream inducing sounds riddled with low octave bass lines. It’s no secret that Hip Hop is full of braggadocios rhymes and simulated lifestyles. Izzy and Mike do a solid job of exposing the foolery on the single while explaining just how the plan on surviving in a scene where “Rappers Say The Darnedest Things”. Listen and purchase the song via Bandcamp below.