Mental health has been the topic of conversation in the hip-hop community more than ever this year and for that reason, Andray Taylor’s story may inspire some. Born in Oakland, CA and raised in Norfolk, VA, the multi-talented rapper turned to Hip Hop when he started experiencing depression. Using his music as an outlet, he let his thoughts be known in lyrical form. It all started in high school when his teacher of AP Government assigned a project to which he rapped historical facts and received an A. Not only did he obtain a good grade, the word also spread that Taylor was talented. Landing himself in the middle of the music industry, he began to take this newfound skill more seriously as he stepped foot into The Venue on 35th in 2013. 2 years after, he released his first ever project titled “Rumors of Bloomers” followed by his second project “The Cost of Blooming” in 2017. He just dropped a new single, “Hydroplaning.” Follow him as he makes his mark in music on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TaylorAndray.
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.