Let me tell you how timeless this song is. To this day, my Mom has random outbursts singing this song while she’s in one of her clean moods. I’d think she would appreciate this rendition V. Bozeman beautifully slayed. Adding her twang to it, V. Bozeman covers Michel’le’s 1989 single, “Something In My Heart“.
“Save My Soul” is about addiction. Of all kinds. I wanted to convey the feeling of powerlessness I’ve felt in my life in an uncomplicated way and show a range of what it might look like for others who’ve been there. Working with one of my best friends, Zelda Williams (director of SMS), was a highlight of my 2015. We’d been talking about working together for like 10 years! Because of the content of the song and the way it touched us both, “Save My Soul” felt like the natural place for us to finally collaborate.
A group of us young, crazy, creatives drove out to the magical desert of Joshua Tree and got naked – most of us emotionally, and a few literally. It was a safe space to be vulnerable and free from judgment and the need to be/ look/ act “perfect”. Everyone who participated connected to the song and brought their truth to the table.
We filmed this video about a month before my father lost his decades long battle with addiction. His death honestly felt like it came out of nowhere…and yet I had been mourning him for years…if that makes any sense. I know all too well from seeing it around me that the fight is not easy. It’s every day. All consuming. I’m not mad at my dad. I love him and I’m sad. He is my greatest heartbreak. This song, which had always been personal to me, takes on even deeper meaning now. “I try to run but it hurts every time I try… Lord I try and I can’t say no.” Makes me think of the universal struggle of seeking victory over the feeling of powerlessness to a situation, a lover, a drug.
Losing my father at the end of last year and knowing the propensity for addiction of all kinds that runs deep in my blood from both sides makes it next-level important for me to LIVE – not just be alive, but THRIVE in his honor. I can do this. And so can you. If you’re struggling, believe the only way OUT is THROUGH. Keep going.
P.S. Thank you to the beautiful crazies who dedicated their time and energy to come together and make this video possible. It wouldn’t have happened without you.
Something refreshing hit my emails this past month and they go by the name of The Kray Twinz. Their new single, “My World” featuring British vocalist Jag Soul, does not disappoint the ears as they infuse Indian Bollywood with smooth R&B vocal over a hard hitting Kraytwinz beat. For those that are a little bit cultured than me, they might have heard this chant sample “Tere Dar Pe” taken from the 1976 hit movie, “Laila Majnu“. Tell me what you think of it!
Marc iLL releases a visual for the first single off his project “iLLuminati“, which is out now. The song focuses on the overall concept of the project of soul searching and never wanting to lose that place where the passion of making good honest music comes from. Directed by @ikeVision
Also check out his previous single, “Sanity” from his EP, “Initiation” out now. Continue reading »
I may be slacking on my blogging duties but I will not slack on these Chris Crack updates. Crack once again teams with rapper/producer Tree for the latest Tree + Crack single, “I Just Want My Bread“. Continue reading »
This jazzy rendition produced by Belgium group, Ganja White Night, takes Heart Streets back to their roots. This infectious track not only put us all in a good mood, it promotes a great message for anyone out there experiencing issues of self-confidence.
The song was inspired by DANS MA PEAU / IN MY SKIN, one of Blue Met’s educational and social programs. This project involved a group of young women who have eating disorders (such as anorexia), and explored the concept of beauty.
You can watch the video above and download the song here or here. Directed by Yuri Berger
Continuing his leaking trail of loosies, Crack give us two more singles from the stash; “Off My Line” produced by house beat maker, Tmthy Trtl and “Smooth” produced by Cutta. “#FREESW4G” coming soon Continue reading »
New tunes from your boy Chris Crack! I swear he’s dropping music every day now, but hey, Dope Boys Don’t Wait Till Summer right? Check out “Out My Mind” featuring Cutta and “Pourlandia“, produced by Boathouse. While we wait for the summer themed project, Crack is readying us for his upcoming drop, “#FREESW4G” coming soon. Continue reading »
“My Favorite Hour” is a sample of a classic Donald Byrd track, talking about the beauty of late nights. He smoothly raps “I think my favorite hour’s Midnight, don’t ask me why, it just feels right.” The track is self-produced, and is available on his EP “False Hope“. Continue reading »
JMSN has a fun night in town as he performs his next single in a Karaoke Bar. Got to love the creativity this dude brings. His self titled “Blue Album“ is out now, and he is currently on tour! Check out your local listings to see if he stops in a city near you! I know I will. He’ll be appearing at SOBs next month with Rochelle Jordan. Directed by Sebastian Maldonado
Got some fresh new heat for y’all in the RnB genre. 17 year old newcomer, Anthony Lewis debuts his single, “It’s Not my Fault” featuring T.I.. This comes after his debut breakout single, “Candy Rain“. Tell me what you think Continue reading »
Punch is like the silent killer of TDE. He continues to drop these random records, surprising a lot of TDE fans, that there is more talent behind the scenes more than ever. His latest tune, “My Darling Nicki“, is another quiet release from the camp; teasing us whether if he is going to drop a project or not. LET US KNOW!!! Continue reading »
Raining terror Ty Farris boastfully claims that he’s the top 5 in his city. With knock em out bars, check out “Top 5 In My City” off of his “Rydah Music EP“. Directed By Diego Cruz & Arturo Rivera and produced by AlistFam.
After releasing the remix to Meghan Trainor’s, “All About That Bass“, Maejor Ali jumps back on the rap side of things with the visual to “Me And My Team”. Featuring Trey Songz and Kid Ink check out the The Visuals-directed video.