Posts Tagged ‘Rap’

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After more than 23, 250 votes were cast in Round 1, we are proud to  present you the official results for Round 1 of the 2016 Best of Dayton Underground contest!


13043598_601371983345002_2646597579567833346_nWith the recent Limp Bizkit prank and the fun that ensued, are Dayton’s grime scene and rap scene ready to join forces for an epic Sunday show?  If his music and videos are any indication, we think it could happen next Sunday when NKY/Cinci rapper and Soundlink Studios artist, Mix Fox, hits the stage at Blind Bob’s downtown!

Kentucky and Ohio aren’t known for their rap and hip hop sensations, but Mix Fox may just be the game changer! Mitch Fuchs, AKA Mix Fox, is currently getting notice from such names as Def Jam Records, Atlantic Records, XXL Magazine, Hopsin, Waka Flaka and more! 


If it’s dope, it’s dope


I’m sitting in the Peach’s parking lot as the temperature approaches negative digits. Even though I’m in a car with the heat cranked, I’m starting to lose feeling in my toes. It’s damn near midnight, and after chatting for nearly an hour, I’m about to get a full-on private hip-hop concert.

My first contact with local rapper Obelo (pronounced Oh-Bee-Lo) came through social media, which is rare for interviews like this. Usually, I exchange a series of emails with a publicist or manager, I eventually get a phone number with a time to call and have about 10-15 minutes to pull out a few quotes. I understand why things happen like this, but there’s a lot to be said for sitting in the same room with someone – looking them in the eye to see beyond the mythmaking.

He turns on his car, and Led Zeppelin blasts from the speakers. He told me earlier that he’s been on a Zep binge lately. He plugs his phone into his stereo and asks me what I want to hear. I tell him I trust his judgment and to just hit me with the best he’s got.

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If it’s dope, it’s dope | Dayton City Paper.

noType_4The new single “No Type” is a raw, stripped down hip-hop track featuring heavy ghetto house beats and the lyrical warfare of Fredricksburg, VA artist, KM.  Also, throwing down his own special madness on this track is rapper, Wy-Fi , whose fresh, rapid-fire style is a perfect contrast to the more laid-back lyrical style of KM.


Queens, New York hip-hop artist, Nobi, serves up his “GrittyLyf” reality with flair, precision, and raw passion on his new mixtape, InteGRITTY 2, released earlier this month.


(Photo:  Jennifer Clarke)

(Photo: Jennifer Clarke)

The crowd begins to form once again around the main stage during this year’s ninth Dayton Sideshow at the Yellow Cab  Building, located on 4th Street this past May.  It was the second and last day of the yearly art event, and already those  who have been in attendance have observed some of the unlimited talent of the artists that reside in the Dayton  community.  Throughout the weekend, over 40 bands and artists will have performed on the three stages. It was getting  later in the evening when the individuals of the hybrid collection of punk/rap Dip Spit made their way towards the  platform.


A little over a week ago, I had the privilege of meeting with Dawn Montgomery of local Dayton company, Razdabar Sound & Management, to talk about their efforts in connecting the local scene!   I’d been seeing postings in local Facebook groups about their networking meetings in north Dayton that made me curious, but I had also heard that these meetings mostly involved the specific genres of rap, hip-hop, and R&B.  However, when I met with local music & entertainment attorney, Melissa Replogle, in late April, she had mentioned that Razdabar was looking to expand their meetings to include as many genres as possible, so I got a hold of Dawn and we met at the Razdabar studio here in Dayton for a tour and a chat!


Pittsburgh has long been home to the rap and hip hop scenes.  Rapper T.J. Ellison grew up in Pitt, soaked in the scene, and has poured his blood, sweat, and tears into his first three albums.  Now Ellison is out with a hot new club single titled “Like A Winner” that is some of his best work to date, and I had the pleasure of checking it out and helping get the word out!


Banksters_Album_CoverDynamically ranging between spitting hard-hitting lyrics about political bull and groovy, upbeat jams about looking forward with a fresh, positive mind, Absoloot‘s latest album, “Banksters”, is full of fresh, intelligent anthems for the underdog, the voiceless, the underprivileged, and anyone who isn’t in the 1%! This album is a “must-buy”!

Sounds Like: Jay-Z, NAS, Pittbull, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Common 

Label: As I Am Records

Buy the 12-track ‘Banksters’ album on CD Baby!

Part of the proceeds of all song purchases go to CARE to help fight poverty around the world.


This month’s featured band, Menace 2 Sobriety, is one you should NOT miss!  If you’re not ready for the Menace though, you might have your mind blown, so let me try and prepare you for the trouncing your ears are about to receive!

At it’s core, Menace 2 Sobriety is a rap/hardcore act comprised of seven members (Doc (Vocals); Intuitive (Vocals); CMFT (Drums); Martin Landis (Bass/Vocals); Big Rich (Rhythm Guitar); Binsin (Lead Guitar); B Money (Turntables)) and focusing on a lifestyle of “Blunts, Bitches, & Booze”.  Don’t let that rap/hardcore label fool you though and start thinking you’re gonna get some kind of mainstream rap because these guys have all kinds of influences popping in and out of their jams – punk, metal, stoner rock… all of that’s in there too!