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Review: Eig21ht takes the unorthodox approach on “No Box At All

I've worked with musicians for nearly 5 years now and one thing I can tell you for sure is that they hate to be put into a box. Expectations of what they should do and how they should sound just rarely are received well. This is even more so when the opinion is unwarranted.What has… Continue reading Review: Eig21ht takes the unorthodox approach on “No Box At All

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First Day Feature: International Joe talks about his upcoming album “Just Landed”, Hip-Hop in Baton Rouge and more

When it comes to colleagues that have an entrepreneurial spirit I would have a hard time thinking of one more fitting for the title than International Joe. The Baton Rouge native has his hands in all types of realms musically. Not only is he a producer, better known as Joe On Tha Track, but he… Continue reading First Day Feature: International Joe talks about his upcoming album “Just Landed”, Hip-Hop in Baton Rouge and more

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Review: Quincy Jamal and Lester Sanchez make a formidable duo on “Wentworth”

I've always loved music's ability to turn tough circumstances into beautiful art. As a culture born largely in poverty, it's one of the reasons I ride so hard for hip-hop. To come from next to nothing and climb out of it in a way that not only allows you to take care of your family… Continue reading Review: Quincy Jamal and Lester Sanchez make a formidable duo on “Wentworth”

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Review: Rackgang Vante reflects on life with “Thru The Rain” EP

One thing that is certain about life is that you'll go through some things if you keep living it. While some may appear to be better than others, no one truly has a life that is without challenges. What we do to overcome these challenges is a large part of what makes up our character.… Continue reading Review: Rackgang Vante reflects on life with “Thru The Rain” EP

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Review: Mike Hustle shines on new LP “I Got That Hustle”

Mike Hustle has been on a consistent rise through the indie ranks of the Southeast for years now. Known for his penchant for tracks deeply rooted in the streets and the highs and lows of hustling in them, Hustle never seems to miss. Every single video, single, even down to his artwork is always well… Continue reading Review: Mike Hustle shines on new LP “I Got That Hustle”

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Review: Penjamin Lane continues to show promise on “PRE-SZN” EP

One of the things I find cool about creatives is the way they actually go about creating something. The fact of the matter is that no two people in a field, particularly one like music, will have the same process in doing what they do. Some people may write music in private with no sound,… Continue reading Review: Penjamin Lane continues to show promise on “PRE-SZN” EP

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Review: Quincy Jamal invites us into his heart with “To Whom It May Concern”

A lot of times in life we can be faced with obstacles we don't see coming. No journey will be without some trials and tribulations so its important to be prepared for it. That being said, preparation alone doesn't mean the process will be easy. Even knowing issues will arise you have to be ready… Continue reading Review: Quincy Jamal invites us into his heart with “To Whom It May Concern”

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Review: Rosser changes his formula on new “Trappoet” EP

One of my favorite things about Hip-Hop is the fact that it comes in so many different forms. Inspiration varies in the MC's and this all can be shifted by location, family situations, who the artist listened to growing up and so many other things. A rapper may very likely have a similar sound as… Continue reading Review: Rosser changes his formula on new “Trappoet” EP

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Review: V-Lo The Maestro delivers music to cruise to on “College Grad Turnt Rapper 2.0”

When a person thinks of a college graduate the thoughts will be the same for the most part. Some educated individual, anxious to get out into the workforce of their choice. They may even be thought of as a person who has largely lived their life on the straight, narrow path, listening and abiding by… Continue reading Review: V-Lo The Maestro delivers music to cruise to on “College Grad Turnt Rapper 2.0”

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Review: IRAI Ouree showcases his distinctive style on “JUST BEECAUSE” mixtape

IRAI Ouree is a name that we here at 1DF have supported for a good bit of time now. The Baton Rouge native caught our ear with his blend of styles that range the spectrum of R&B and Rap. His ever-changing approach in which shifts from song to song is something that not everyone can… Continue reading Review: IRAI Ouree showcases his distinctive style on “JUST BEECAUSE” mixtape