Cynthia Hawkes – “The New Dope”

I’m really happy to be posting this right now. If you’re on this blog you’ve heard of Cynthia Hawkes, aka Cyn Hawkes. Cyn has appeared on numerous tracks with me over the years as well as being on Eddie’s album. You’ll probably recognize some of the tracks on this mixtape if you have been following Under Sound closely but it’s really nice to have all these tracks collected into one work. I’ve heard these tracks a million times but I’ve been playing this all morning. Give it a listen below and let us know what you think in the comments. And definitely keep your ears and eyes out for Cyn Hawkes!
 

 

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Some New Artists To Check For

Recently, Brian from the Hip Hop band, A Cool Stick, hit me up and asked if I wanted to be part of a show at The Ottobar in Jan involving his group, Soul Cannon and a group from VA called The Five One.  I knew of the first two groups off the top and knew it was going to be a dope show so I of course said I’m in!  I didn’t know anything about The Five One though so I decided to check them out online.  I found that I really like their mix of sounds.  You definitely can’t pigeon hole them because they dabble in reggae, rock, R&B and of course Hip Hop.  Very cool stuff and in a similar vein to A Cool Stick who have been working really hard and seem to be popping up everywhere, evening opening this past weekend for Big Sean.   Check out tunes from both A cool Stick and The Five One below.

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