"Understand Me" is the latest single from Orlando, Florida artist Lani Baby. Lani takes us through an introspective trip into his mind where he explores themes from self-doubt to deceit, but he uses it to fuel his creativity and the track ends up feeling very triumphant. The misunderstood rapper chose the perfect instrumental to get these bars off with an angelic sample that really sets the tone for the sentiment of the track. As far as flow, cadence, delivery, pocket, mechanics, and everything that consists of a rappers toolbox, Loni has it all. This kid is 19-years-old with all the ability and potential you can ask for. Orlando is an underrepresented city in hip-hop, but with Miami having a big moment right now, it will soon be time for northern Florida to take over, and Lani Baby could lead the pack. Check out "Understand Me" below and check out Lani.Baby407 on Soundcloud for more.
Curt Sharp is an independent artist who has been grinding in Southern California for the past 3 years, originally hailing from the Philadelphia area. Curt Sharp opened for The Palmer Squares on their 2016 East Coast Tour as well as opened for Sahtyre, AFRO, E l Da Sensei and more. With clever wordplay, creative storytelling, and solid stage presence to match, Curt Sharp is carving out a new lane for his music via his Haters Hurt imprint.
Prod by D.R.O - Instagram @WHOISDRO
Dir by Evan Croker - Instagram @EvanCroker
Recorded at Sonata Studios - www.sonatarecordingstudios.com
Mixed by James Delgado - Instagram @jamesadelgado
Mastered by Mike Marra - Instagram @masteredbymikemarra
Camera Number 2 Operator - Matt Macur - Instagram @soulmacmusic
The "San Diego" Mayor "Mitchy Slick" is here with another heartfelt hood classic "L.I.P." teaming with fellow wrongkinder "V8" the fellas trade bars for all the lost but not forgotten soliders/ comrades... so hit play and zone out .... and patchin with the guys via Twitter @ogmitchyslick & @v8_wk IG @mitchyslickwrongkind & @v8cho
Cannabis culture connects iconic hip hop legends, Psycho Les (of The Beatnuts) and Sadat X (of Brand Nubian) on the latest track, "Two Strains". This powerful collaboration orchestrated by avant garde producer BigBob, combines Psycho Les’s sumptuous story telling with Sadat X’s potent and precise lyricism. BigBob’s production gives us nostalgia from the golden age of hip hop with a funky upbeat vibe with cuts & scratches arranged by talented, LDontheCut.
The clean version is currently streaming on Audiomack while the unedited version is available for purchasing via WWW.ELITESOUNDINTERNATIONAL.COM for those that would like to add this classic team up to their digital catalog.