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Baltimore Hip Hop and Club Music
10 years later and there is a still an emptiness in Hip Hop where J Dilla’s sound and soul once resided. The culture and the music and the artists that he inspired all miss him dearly. I of course, include myself in that group. This is my little way of honoring him. I got my brother Doug Mattingly on guitar, Alex Koch on keys and synth bass and my homie DJ MadOne and created this track based on the incredible Look of Love from the J 88 days. I hope you all enjoy.
Starting 2016 off right, Rome Cee dropped this new track “By The Pound.” The beat has a woozy kind of atmospheric sound that I think works well for Rome. He tends to pack a lot of words into his bars and simpler beats do a great job to highlight his wordplay and let his vocals come forward. I also like that it sounds very current. Rome can go old school and do the 90’s sound but he is equally as strong or maybe even stronger at rhyming over more progressive tracks. As he says in this hook this is Rome Cee stripped down and on to better things.
Inglewood resident and Baltimore native, E Major returns with a dope self-directed music video for “Answers,” the latest from his EP/mixtape Konduct da Invazion which features E Major rhyming over Madlib instrumentals. “Answers” utilizes the instrumental from Lootpack’s classic with teh same name and builds on it with cuts by another Maryland resident DJ Mad One who is also featured in the video.
The video plays with some of the lyrics E Major spits and finds he and Mad One trying to collect a ransom for a state senator as E Major makes calls and a ransom note, and Mad One drives the aforementioned senator to a destinations unknown.