MdotforMayor and El Prez definitely rep LA on "Missions", the latest release from his ModelsSuckProject campaign. @elprezdeLA checks in for the hip hop heads of the left-coast, while Mdot delivers what seems to be his best verse to date. LA may be known for palm trees and sunshine, but there are also plenty of hardworking people that hit the pavement everyday and who's only Hollywood experience is seeing the sign from a highway. ( The hollywood sign is visible from south central, east L.A. Compton, Watts, etc). Produced by @MdotforMayor and mix courtesy of Jhair Lazo, via the Penthouse Recording Studio. Exclusive artist interviews, behind the scenes footage, studio sessions, etc. can all be viewed @ modelssuckproject.com.
Producer-singer-songwriter-DJ-everything else rhêtorík bares his soul on ‘Behind Closed Doors.’ The EP is a sum of his whimsy and his triumphs, a showcase of his insecurities, but also a promise to himself and to his fans that there will be light in their lives. Across five songs and in 20 minutes, rhêtorík makes quick work of what hurts him and how he’s learned to heal himself.
“I took a year from 24 to 25, where I went completely stone-cold sober, really got into the vlogging, and just took a year of internal reflection,” he told DJBooth. His reflections led him to question himself and his motives, and ‘Behind Closed Doors’ is the immediate product of his weighty introspection. The indie-meets-EDM influences on the project undoubtedly move music forward, but it’s rhêtorík’s hopeful message that makes him a truly enduring artist.
The new album by 6lack, East Atlanta Love Letter, enters the Sum'n to Say discussion colosseum. We dig into the heart of his sophomore offering, praise the inventive drive-in movie listening party, and consider what the East Atlanta Love Letter can possibly do next.
Production by Michael Saba: www.youtube.com/user/akhorahilis
Intro music by Slimm Leary