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Released on Valentine’s day back in February ‘4H” is work reflective of the cover it bares above. Crimson Alchemist, heart in hand, putting it all out there, in the name of love. A four act “4H (For Her)” plus a double bonus of tracks after. Crimson Alchemist is here to speak, explanations with verbiage, and she knocks it out the park in terms of its delivery.

Fin” leads with Crimson Alchemist awaking from warning packed dream, gracing an exhilarating production from Mark Cooper as she asks “if this is the end, if this is the last time“. The sing-song hook ties a descriptive yet personal dive into analytical storytelling and top-notch verbiage. A Jay-Z reference to “Song Cry” felt right and the song is a driving introduction as it sets the stage for “4H”.

With “Chauffeur” we travel through a more jazzy lo-fi story of cruising around as a love connection blooms. Reminiscing of time spent and questioning where things are headed are painted with the vivid descriptive bars of Crimson Alchemist. The chorus is also aided by Lion Taylor bridging it all together with what was my favorite chorus on the album. Finally we hear rain falling we are presented with some introspective conversation that builds suspense as we move forward.

A challenge of short projects is often as lack of diversity in sounds, with “4 You” the Blizzard produced records continues to prove thats not the case here. By this point we’ve had three very different sounding records, yet the theme here is consistent and I find myself wrapped inside the story being told to us. “4 You” gave me some flashback vibes of an 80’s love song, but Crimson Alchemist keeps it raw and authentic, not afraid to let us inside the battles inside her head space.

There’s no such thing as a painless lesson, they just don’t exist…” we are are met with this quote among another fitting transition between Act III & IV of the main segment of “4H‘. “Flourish” is that fourth act and my favorite record off the EP. “I put a piece of my soul into all of my work like a Horcrux” is a fitting Harry Potter reference that I feel shows throughout “4H” but “Flourish” is a deeply honest self reflection that had me listening over and over. Closing out in spoken word, the closing of the main segment of “4H” feels complete, a terrific exercise of one’s honesty touching on the subject of love, not only the love of another but the love of one self. The love one deserves.

Before we head out, we are also treated with two bangers from Crimson Alchemist both produced from one of Detroit’s favorite music creators Blizzard and both are further more solid examples of Crimson’s abilities. “Yes Yes” brings a dope verse from A-Minus and “People Mover” closes us out with another strong showing of lyricism. All in all “4H” carries it’s energy from start to finish, gives us a strong visual with descriptive storytelling, and is an excellent showing from the up & coming artist.

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The Drunken Master EP “Stretch Money” New Music

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Versatility. That’s a trait that is not so easy to find in artist today. Stay in your lane and ride it til the wheels fall off is what you are advised when big business get’s involved in your process.  Then you have your artist that boast “I DO IT ALL” and that may be true, but the end results don’t show them being to successful at it. Which bring us to Detroit Emcee “STRETCH MONEY”

Yes I said EMCEE. Some may no Stretch Money for the game he kicks over music that sounds catered for the streets. Mr “Takes Money to Make Money” will rhyme circles around a majority of your favorite rappers not just locally but PERIOD. Stretch Money’s Hip Hop Hop ties run deep with his second album being produced by the legendary Nick Speed.

Which bring us to the latest EP from the Rebel Nation artist Stretch Money “THE DRUNKEN MASTER EP” produced entirely by DubMuzik, it also features world-renowned Detroit MC’s such as Guilty Simpson, Kuniva & Switfy McVay of D12, J. Nutty of Rock Bottom, Moe Dirdee, and Valid on the project.

” I’m not expecting everyone to like or admire my work. I do it for me. I don’t expect the streets to take to this project. It’s not for the streets. It’s for headphones. I guarantee it’s a vibe completely opposite of your playlist. The Drunken Master is only part of the plan. I’ve been fighting a battle of what type of sound to feed to my listeners. Instead of deciding to go one way I chose both. I can cut on the MC switch and give you this, but I also can cut the switch off and give you some street shit. I’m still tapped in”

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Scolla – #ThirdEyeWide EP Produced by iRockSays

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The Detroit frontmen of VibeHausScolla and iRocksays are back to end the first quarter of 2021 with the release of an incredibly succinct and soulful body of work entitled “ThirdEyeWide”

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Half-rapper, half-singer, but all talent. Detroit, Michigan native, “Scolla” blends an introspective lyrical style with infectious melody. Scolla’s pen is well-respected amongst his peers, having released multiple projects and collaborating with artists such as Nipsey Hussle, Freeway, Travis Scott and Mac Miller, before taking a hiatus from rap. Scolla now returns with his new EP entitled “ThirdEyeWide” produced in its entirety by multi-platinum producer “iRockSays.”  Scolla is also currently working on multiple projects to be released later this year.

Message from Scolla:

I’ve been living with quite a lot on my spirit. 2020/Quarantine was a powerful period of self-work and realignment for me. I’ve been documenting this journey along the way and I felt at this point that I was ready to begin sharing these discoveries with you. It starts with this offering. #ThirdEyeWide

is a 3-Track ep I recorded in my home studio, produced entirely by my brother iRocksays and it serves as page one of this next chapter. The number 3 is the trinity, the sign of light workers and those involved in spiritual development. Over the past 4 months I’ve continued to see the number series “313” which is not only Detroit’s area code but an angel number which aligns with so many current things in my life. All of this played a large role when it came to creating the project and especially when I partnered with my brother Rich Hustle to create the cover art. This artwork represents the divine feminine, our highest selves. I pray this brief body of work resonates with you. #Tribe

With Love,

OG

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T. Villa – WIN (NEW EP)

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New EP release from Detroit’s own T. Villa “WIN” available on all platforms

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