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New Music – God Without Bars

03-greedo-god-level-album-premiere03 Greedo might be a new familiar face in rap music, but his style is something that resembles the current Soundcloud era of production heavy waves and catchy lyrical content. In an apparent message before his unfortunate 20-year sentence in prison, God Levellets Greedo send his fans a love message of an immediate start to a truly promising career.

The album that is nearly two-hours of steady hip-hop and rap, acting as a developing movement to what could be some of the last tracks that fans will hear for a substantial amount of time. Running 27-total tracks in all, God Levelis weighted and holds a rollercoaster of sound that ultimately gives an insight to the depth that Greedo has behind his agility. From his autotuned singing vocals that open God Level with “Blower”, to the heavy punches of 808’s on “Basehead”, there is something for everyone. Both fans of slow, melodic sampling, or the rough urban jungles of sound that is delivered by production from JUDGE and Kenny Beats.

03 Greedo can resemble the ugliness of the street level or the gracefulness of the heaven sent clouds; primarily, there is a wonderful mix on God Level where 03 touches entirely different methods. These methods are a catalyst to making Greedo’s newest project stand 03-greedo-first-night-out-purple-summer-la-interviewup in a sea of different style switch ups and more tracks than the average album. Each track has monumental contrasts between them, but feels memorable after even just one listen. Watching 03 Greedo work between “In My Feelings” which is heavily influenced on love and emotional attachment, to then seeing him kick the door in with “Street Life” is one of the more powerful distinctions on an album to recent memory. He can be approachable and seem as a relatable character, but then describe, “Mama said be in by the streetlights, I done fell in love with the street life. I didn’t go to bed with a night light, I was too busy thuggin’ outside… I was growing weed inside my closet, had cocaine inside my locker had a glock inside my pocket. At my prom I was the only nigga with a baby momma. Been having these pistols ‘cause I been about the fucking drama.”
Through the rigid backbone of the banging tracks that fly into frame, but also being restricted by the more sedated, down-tempo tracks, God Level proves the adaptability of 03 Greedo. Throughout his career, which will hopefully still see prosperity even after his incarceration,God Levelsis another stepping stone showing the power behind 03 Greedo’s never faltering ability.

He creates these arching brick pieces that protect the listener with a solid mix of both approachable relaxed moves, and the highway speed of hip-hop. While the hour and a half of music might be daunting to some, his work stands out for how it can be continually above quality through the entire experience.

Listen To God Level Here!!! – Soundcloud/Spotify/iTunes

Classic Day – Chopped Cheese Dreams

R-991045-1269033596.jpegThe Pink Overlord from Harlem’s New York finest housing projects stretching from Lenox Avenue to 126th; Cam’ron is a New York superhero. From the flashy diamond rings, the Bentley Coupe, or the pink overcoats, Kill Cam had it all with a level of respect in both his musical style and his personality. He is a walking embodiment of hip-hop on a street power level; and his 2004 project Purple Hazeis a direct insight on the Harlem resident’s outer view on the surrounding area of New York and beyond.

Reaching into the deep rich history that both Harlem and Cam’ron share would take years as most of his life would be impossible to even record throughout. With over “2000 unreleased songs”, it is apparent from Cam’ron that he is one of the hardest working artists in music along side the help of a young Kanye West, Jim Jones, Juels Santana, and hundreds of collaborations that would eventually come later in his career. Purple Haze benefits from these features and is able to produce this New York sound of the sunny days in Harlem stretching on Madison Avenue, but also the busy streets of the inner city where the subway cars are in a constant capacity and momentum.

With Cam’ron rolling out the rug on his first track cleverly named “Intro” which then leads into “More Gangsta Music” that can instantly get the crowd moving and shouting along to the easy-to-follow chorus. Cam’ron holds this classiness supporting his vision that is approachable from a hip-hop fan, but also as a sense to study the music and the way that it can be built and produced in a pop style that can connect to nearly anyone. Even as Killa Cam describes “I’m on the south side of Chicago looking for a real hoe, I don’t see a touchdown; arms up field goal… I ain’t dissin’ you dog, I’m dismissing you. Get the R. Kelly tape and see how we piss on you.” There is some magic factor behind Cam’ron’s bravado and command on the microphone that illustrates just how charismatic he was.


Rhyming through the sudden swarm of 808 bass drums and the church-esque choirs on “Get Down” where Chad Hamilton handled the production. Cam’ron again handles the microphones and is able to seriously create a classic almost as soon as the first drum beat starts to flourish and stretch. “No one supposed to know, but she lay me up like the prime minister. Thousand grams of dope, smelling like Heinz Vinegar” Cam’ron explains as the clicking hi-hat acts as a burner to the stove of the production that delivers this sense of depth to the sound.

Especially with an album as well produced and as everlasting as Purple Haze, there is going to be the continuous flow of skits and tracks that invoke that grasp of smile-invoking power. “Killa Cam” is a track that comes into mind that feels like a drive through the dark nights of New York where the fluorescents are the primary source of light. “Killa Cam” has the emotional attachment to feeling unstoppable and being able to take anything right to the chin. Almost like a verbal bulletproof vest, “Killa Cam” swoops in and speeds off into the night with only a trail of taillights behind.

Then featuring the famous Kanye West featured “Down And Out”, Purple Haze continues to deliver and represent the iconic team-ups that Cam’ron would have through his career. As the 24-total tracks are finally laid out on the table, Cam’ron opens up and shows one of the best hip-hop releases in musical history. His wordplay, his production selection, and his raw ability is just inspiring and it made him a staple of New York as the Harlem Hero from the streets to Manhattan high rises.

Listen To Purple Haze Here!!! – Spotify/Amazon/iTunes


Official links to the event page Facebook


Links to Artists :

The Living Strange – BandCamp/Spotify/Youtube

Pachyderm – BandCamp/Youtube/Soundcloud

Luke-O – Youtube

STREAMING // (Track) Buttress – “The Lightbringer”

Produced By: Jak Tripper // Listen Here – Soundcloud

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