Monday, October 18

Tag: Hip Hop

(Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 33):  Viral TikTok Hip-Hop Artist COWBOY MUGSHOT
Hip Hop & Pop, Mental Health Conversations

(Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 33): Viral TikTok Hip-Hop Artist COWBOY MUGSHOT

Editor's Note:  We brought on an artist that has gone viral on TikTok, mostly for his Taco Bell prank, but he's well on his way to becoming a viral sensation on TikTok and Instagram.  This artist is Cowboy Mugshot.  Cowboy Mugshot really opened up as we got going on the Madness To Creation Podcast, talking about his anxiety, to creating content and how image and his music worked hand-in-hand in his content creation on TikTok and Instagram, along with crazy stories growing up with a father, who happened to be a very famous record producer, and his singles and music videos for "Blow" and "Magazine."  Cowboy Mugshot also shared some cool stories about Post Malone and Billie Eilish.  I found Cowboy Mugshot to be such a gentle presence who is creating a larger than life persona.  Fans can f...
(Mental Health Conversations) Madness To Creation Podcast Ep. 17:  LADY LONDYN
Hip Hop & Pop, Mental Health Conversations

(Mental Health Conversations) Madness To Creation Podcast Ep. 17: LADY LONDYN

Editor's Note:  The beautiful Lady Londyn joins the Madness To Creation Podcast for the 17th episode.  The podcast is available on the following platforms:  Spreaker, Spotify, Soundcloud, YouTube(March 15th), iHeart Radio, JioSaavn, Podchaser, Podcast Addict and Google Podcasts.   TRIGGER WARNING:  We cover very sensitive topics such as depression, anxiety and suicide.  At Madness To Creation, we recognize the importance of emotional and mental wellbeing of our listeners and that the content might have an adverse reaction to the listener.  At the 14:33 mark of the podcast, we cover the very sensitive topic of suicide.  If you feel like you're going to have an adverse effect, skip from 14:33 to 16:33. Lady Londyn is a black-trans artist that is part of the Trans Trenderz label, wh...
(Album Review):  Day 6 of Black History Month(Day Late)  “Get Rich Or Die Tryin'” by 50 CENT
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(Album Review): Day 6 of Black History Month(Day Late) “Get Rich Or Die Tryin'” by 50 CENT

Happy 18th Birthday to "Get Rich Or Die Tryin'" by 50 Cent.  If this album was a human, it could enlist in the military, buy pornography, and be on its way to graduate high school(unless you're a prodigy of course).  Seems like these days 50 Cent is known for throwing that ridiculously errant first pitch before a New York Mets game and for initially supporting Donald Trump until his celebrity girlfriend Chelsea Handler called him out on Twitter.  He proceeded to retract his support for Trump and endorse Joe Biden for President.  The album "Get Rich Or Die Tryin'" by 50 Cent is significant in Black History Month for Music. In the creation of this album, 50 Cent was shot 9 times in front of his grandmother's house in South Jamaica  and LIVED TO TELL ABOUT IT.  Five months later, he recove...
(Album Reviews)  Day 4 of Black History Month:  MTC Getting Educated “Aquemini” by OUTKAST
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(Album Reviews) Day 4 of Black History Month: MTC Getting Educated “Aquemini” by OUTKAST

"Aquemini" by Outkast showed an experimental, spacy, and creative departure from "ATLiens".  This album showcased some psychedelic vibes with background noises that connected this elaborate story that takes many listens to unpack in order to get the complete story.  Dare I say that Outkast was the Pink Floyd of hip-hop? First of all, "Happy Birthday" to a revolutionary in Rosa Parks.  Outkast pays the most flattering tribute to her in the song "Rosa Parks". The song is a total anthem for the #BLM movement and pays homage to the woman that refused to give up her seat on the segregated bus. Along with their activism, Outkast showcases their love to the "ATL" with the songs "Slump" and "West Savannah", which pays homage to their hometown of Atlanta.  "Synethesizer" brought on George Cli...
(Album Review) Day 3 of Black History Month MTC Getting Educated “Loc-ed After Dark” by TONE LOC
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(Album Review) Day 3 of Black History Month MTC Getting Educated “Loc-ed After Dark” by TONE LOC

1988 and 1989 were the years for legendary hip-hop artist Tone-Loc.  While Run DMC, Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, Public Enemy, N.W.A. and Beastie Boys ruled the game, there was a moment where an artist as smooth as silk and as catchy as an infection crossed over in a big way.  And this artist was Los Angeles born and bred Tone Loc.  Tone Loc released his landmark album "Loc-ed After Dark". You might have heard Tone Loc on Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, King of the Hill, or Touched By An Angel.  It's crazy to me as fast as he rose to success he fell just as quickly, although we saw a brief comeback on the 2017 "I Love The 90's" tour. "On Fire" showed Tone Loc how smooth his rhymes were and how witty his wordplay was.  "Wild Thing" was a SMASH hit, it reached number 2 on the ...
(Mental Health Conversations):  A DAY WITHOUT LOVE
Hip Hop & Pop, Mental Health Conversations

(Mental Health Conversations): A DAY WITHOUT LOVE

Contributor's Note:  Madness To Creation contributor, Richard Lepre, talks with Philadelphia multi-genre artist, Brian Walker who performs as A Day Without Love.  We talk about mental health, their new album, Mega Jawn, the importance of collaboration, race and everything in between.  When Brian isn’t making music he is seeking out creators the world over for his podcast, Dreams Not Memes.  Fans can find A Day Without Love at the following locations: www.facebook.com/adaywithoutlovemusic www.adaywithoutlove.bandcamp.com Richard:  Hello Brian, before we get into the album, for those who didn’t grow up in Philly, what exactly is a Jawn? A Day Without Love:  Thank you for checking out the record, a Jawn is a slang term commonly used in Philly to refer to a person, place, or thing....
(Mental Health Conversations) Madness To Creation Podcast Ep. 6:  HYRO THE HERO
Hip Hop & Pop, Mental Health Conversations

(Mental Health Conversations) Madness To Creation Podcast Ep. 6: HYRO THE HERO

Editor's Note:  Hip-hop extraordinaire Hyro The Hero joins the 6th episode of Madness To Creation Podcast.  In this episode, Hyro The Hero discusses mental health along with collaborating with esteemed bands and recording artists such as David Draiman of Disturbed, Chad Gray of Hellyeah and Hollywood Undead.  In the track "We Believe" featuring David Draiman, you hear the duality of the vocals in the chorus.  Hyro The Hero's passionate vocals come together seamlessly with David's incredible vocal range in the song.  The song is an outcry for people to come together as one during these difficult times.  On December 10th, Hyro released his song for "Fight" with Chad Gray of Hellyeah.  The song is that extra kick in the pants that one might need for motivation when life gets difficult.  H...
MARCEL P. BLACK Converses with Richard of Madness To Creation on “In Search of the Black Messiah” and Keeping It Real as an Emcee!
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MARCEL P. BLACK Converses with Richard of Madness To Creation on “In Search of the Black Messiah” and Keeping It Real as an Emcee!

Contributor's Note:  Marcel P. Black is an emcee from Baton Rouge, LA.  He’s toured extensively around America spreading his own brand of conscious hip-hop.  You can listen to Marcel’s prolific discography below. His new album “In Search Of The Black Messiah” drops everywhere Nov. 1st.  In this interview with Madness To Creation, Marcel P. Black talks about the importance of being an emcee and mental health awareness.  Catch Marcel in your city beginning November 17th.  Fans can find Marcel P. Black at the following locations: www.facebook.com/MarcelPBlackFanPage www.twitter.com/MarcelPBlack https://marcelpblack.bandcamp.com/music Richard:  Hi Marcel, for an audience who isn’t familiar with your music, how do you describe yourself when people ask ‘what do you do”? “What kin...
(Album Review) “The Search” by NF
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(Album Review) “The Search” by NF

Contributor's Note:  I’ve had a good chunk of time to listen through this album before putting this review together, but I will do my best to stay as subjective as I can and keep it brief. This is a track by track album review and grading for the newest album, The Search, from midwestern rapper NF.  Fans can find NF at the following locations: www.facebook.com/nfrealmusic www.nfrealmusic.com The Search In the opening track, we peel back the first layer into the psyche of NF dealing with his fame from his previous album and begin to get an idea of what the search really is. The one flaw for me in this song is there is no hook. This is pretty typical for an NF intro song so I get it, but I’m just a sucker sometimes for a catchy chorus to sing along to. Grade: 9/10   Leave Me Alone...