Chihei Hatakeyama: An Interview & Exclusive Mix.

Chihei Hatakeyama: An Interview & Exclusive Mix.

Chihei's rather prolific output is something to be commended and respected, but it is his ability to consistently release projects that sound just as good as the one preceding it that has earned the sound-smith significant admiration over the years.

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Millennium Jazz Music's Gadget on Culture, Music, and Talent.

Millennium Jazz Music's Gadget on Culture, Music, and Talent.

Some time last year I was introduced to the work being released on an indie-label called Millennium Jazz Music (MJM). After combing through the label's catalogue, I was highly impressed by and enamored with it's diverse array of artists and mature sound.

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Interview With Rapper Noveliss of Clear Soul Forces.

Interview With Rapper Noveliss of Clear Soul Forces.

Noveliss seamlessly blends references to Anime, Film, and Professional Wrestling (one of his favorite pastimes) into his rhyme schemes setting him apart from many other contemporary rappers. After his phenomenal solo EPs, he along with the other members of CSF are obtaining the recognition they all deserve.

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Interview With Musician and Filmmaker, Solomon Vaughn.

Interview With Musician and Filmmaker, Solomon Vaughn.

Solomon Vaughn (also known as Boonie Mayfield and Boon Doc) is a musician hailing from Colorado Springs that helped pave the way for artists in the early days of the online production scene. While known for his productions, Solomon is far from "just" anything and has proven himself to be an extremely capable emcee, dancer, and artist. 

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Interview With Hip-Hop Duo, PENPALS.

Interview With Hip-Hop Duo, PENPALS.

PENPALS is a hip-hop duo out of New York that is paying homage to the old school sounds and flavors. The group (consisting of Cynic the Apache and MC Rapswell) has done an admirable job of reviving the classic sound of sample based, boom bap hip hop.

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Interview With Artist and Musician, Nobody Famous.

Interview With Artist and Musician, Nobody Famous.

Reggie Perry Jr. is a multitalented artist (choosing graphic design, photography, and music production as his mediums of choice) working under the moniker of Nobody Famous for sometime now. I discovered the virtuoso on Instagram and was quickly captivated by a snippet of music that he posted. After more research, I discovered that he is also the mastermind behind the "Creative Masters Podcast"  where he interviews successful independent personalities. 

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Interview With Hip-Hop Producer, Dday One.

Interview With Hip-Hop Producer, Dday One.

Dday One (Born Udeze Ukwuoma) is a producer, turntablist, and owner of The Content (L)abel, an independent brand focused on quality and artistic solidarity.

With a unique acoustic sound as a result of minimal compression and organic elements, the Los Angeleno has elevated and distinguished himself within the thriving underground Hip Hop community. His prolific knowledge of vinyl can be heard throughout his vivid sample selection that from around the globe and transcending any one particular genre. His acumen is constantly on display and as a result, he possesses a catalogue that has garnered much acclaim over the years.

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