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Jamz: A Charlie Brown Beat Tape x Wrathmatics

Merry Christmas Everyone!!! 

a charlie brown beat tape is a wrathmatics hosted shortened audio re envisioning of the original cartoon episode. it pairs well with eggnog or hot coco with some of that baileys.

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Jamz: Gat$ - By Any Dreams

With what I believe to be his 4th project, "By Any Dreams", Tampa native Gat$ delivers some of his best work to date. One of the biggest pieces of criteria I judge new music by is how relatable it is. Though we are all different individuals that experience life in many different ways being human we are all more intimately connected than one may think. Loss, doubt and insecurities plague us all at some point, adding to our fire or crumbling our foundations. "By Any Dreams" is an up and down journey of a young black male in America finding himself not only in his dreams but depression, women, the loss of his grandmother and the constant presence of social injustice on our nightly news. One thing I love about Gat$ is his ability to take you to very real dark places while simultaneously delivering a sound that refuse to give in to those same feelings and experiences. With Production credits from Black Metaphor (Dope ft. SKYXXX & Bizzy Crooks), Wrathmatics (White Lighter), TGDJ (Fools Gold/Dream Catcher), fellow Tampa locals Santos and Vern Sr. (Better Daze, Stolen Future) and a few self produced interludes (act won, act too, act rite) Gat$  delivers one of the most solid LP's Ive heard all year. Definitely take the journey and press play! 

Jamz: Digi ft. Chris Rose - We Be Dilla #2 On My Game - 1996 (prod. J.Dilla)

One of my favorite artist at the moment, Digi of Ziplock Music, has been killing since the release of his self produced ep "White Raven". Producing fellow Ziplock MC Prolix's debut "Its A Matter of Time" lp and continuing to deliver solid instrumentation and lyrical dominance on tracks like 'Hear Nothing'. Can't lie, I'm a little late on catching #1 in his new series of tracks titled 'We Be Dilla' where the Cali native spits over remixed DIlla gold. BUT my ignorance is rewarded with this second delivery featuring fellow Cali native Chris Rose. I hear big things in the future for Digi and the whole squad over at Ziplock Music. Stay up to date with what I anticipate will be a continuing series @ www.WeBeDigi.com

Jamz: Tavis - Slice (Prod. @CleverTribe)

“This song came from a conversation about not wanting all the fame and money in the world, but instead just wanting to be able to live and be comfortable off my craft…I feel like the majority of people, whether it be creatives or entrepreneurs, are trying to live off their art or business and not work the usual 9-5 day job slaving for some corporation. We all just want a slice…no need for the whole pie…just a piece to call our own.”

A track I can completely feel. Not only a genius metaphor "Slice" is a treat for the hungry hip hopper. As a listener in todays world I don't find hiphop I relate to on the TV or Radio so the rare gem that pass my twitter feed and randomly fall into my life are most appreciated. Concept to production Tavis is making ill choices and I'm eager to hear more.