We here at Doing Justice iShine LLC are deeply saddened about the abrupt and tragic passing of our friend Earl McNease aka Praverb. Only sitting very young, Praverb was an influencer and game changer in the world of Hip Hop. Praverb supported our blog when it was first started up and without him, we wouldn't be as popular as we are today. Prav was also a father and husband. His passing is definitely one that leaves a hole in our hearts as we progress on with our lives. Praverb was also an emcee; a man with many words and rhymes. Without Praverb most of you artists wouldn't be able to spam us bloggers today by throwing us your music without properly following guidelines...sad thing is most of you emcees that do that wouldn't care that Praverb died...grow a soul in your music and in your hearts.
Praverb, we never met but you definitely were a man of our support and we send our condolences and love to your family and friends. Thanks for everything you have done big guy. Bless the kingdom of heaven with your knowledge and let it rain down to these guys who still need help understanding hip hop, let alone music.
Remember 10 years ago when it was viewed as unsafe, unrealistic and unethical to talk to people over the internet? Now in 2014, it is one of the most reliable, safest and normal way possible when it comes to meeting new people and communicating.
It is normal now for people to mentally screen one another based on their social media platforms and then graduate to a Skype meeting/date. One of my brothers met a girl he is currently seeing online. It's so unusual how 10 years ago society felt one way about this technology now in 2014 everyone is like "oh let's do this"!
What really gets me are parents of millenials. 10 years ago if you were 13/14, remember how your parents told you not to talk to anyone over the internet? How their might be kidnappers on the net? Well now since the internet is groomed up now, parents today are saying "hey Johnny, you should friend this person on Facebook and Talk to him about your math homework while I go to the grocery store"!
Where I am really going with this is, nothing is impossible in life...especially when you believe you have a gift and it isn't a phase in life. One time people thought the world was flat, you couldn't fly a plane, you couldn't talk to people on the internet because it wasn't safe....look at what is going on now! Don't let society keep you in a box, you box in society!
If you haven't heard by now, Maybach Music (home to Rick Ross and Meek Mill etc) recording artist Stalley is prepping his debut album. After being on the label for 4 years now, he finally is going to drop his album. The name of the album, simply put "OHIO".
Now when it comes to OHIO, we really pay attention to this state when it is the presidential elections or when Lebron was playing for the Cavs. Even though Lebron has come back to Cleveland next season and Johnny Manziel is playing football in Ohio now, it's like what is going on? I mean I studied out in Ohio and I wound up staying myself but it's like for Stalley, what will it mean if he can sell a million copies of his CD.
Well for one thing, if Stalley can sell a million copies of his CD, he will be able to revolutionize the music industry. Just like how other states got popular from artists selling and earning a certificate. Artists like Ludacris, TLC, and Outkast managed to put Georgia on the map for music. Petey Pablo for North Carolina. Nelly for Missouri. Wale, Tank, and Ginuwine for Washington DC. That's just to name a few.
If Stalley can make his album sell to a point where it earns a certificate, that means ohio will be another state on the map for artists to open up their brand to. It means when it comes to relocation to further your career, cats will be able to stay local and get noticed faster. Ohio can be another Atlanta, Georgia when it comes to music.
What do you think? Sound off!
Something from the peace loving, hipster emcee from Canada, Chase Lifted.
Some real hip hop with deep meaning from Tayo. Pretty positive stuff.
Directed by Potent Vision and presented by Bishop City, "Nightmare on 420" is a silent film that gives the viewer their own interpretation on what happens when the involvement of cannabis is used on a typical night out for the 2 girls in the film. Inspired by Charlie Chaplin, you are left to think what happens at the end of the video. We personally believe that unfortunately, the girls didn't make it due to their hallucination tampering with reality.
Philadelphia artist, Gone Wallace has an old school style mixed with a future sound. His distinguished sound has earned him comparisons to the styles of Childish Gambino, Curren$y, and Domo Genesis. With his use of soulful samples and fan boy rhetoric, Gone discusses current world issues and future dreams.
Born and raised in Detroit, MI better known as the Motown and now residing in the beautiful Miami, FL. Music has been apart of my life since the early age of 8 years old. at the age of 17, I began working on my craft to become the hip-hop artist I am today. I have successfully released two music projects including a mixtape "The Collage" and an EP " Reflection." Currently in the process of working on my third EP which is untitled at the moment.
9/8/2014 0 Comments
A curated blog playlist of the best songs from the musicians that create art