MUSIC: OPEN MIC- JproD

 

JproD Artwork

 

We Invited Artists to submit their work for our open mic… Not wanting to step on the toes of the many open mic nights out there we decided to ‘host’ ours in the Ether…

First Up…Is JproD

“A bunch of trend stealers, a bunch of imitation, a bunch of lies. I want to bring back that rugged feel. Let’s make it cool to say what we really feel. Let’s leave being politically correct to the politicians. In 2014, let’s make it cool to be normal. I promise it is okay to be a black music artist and not wear Jordans. Which is exactly what I am, a music artist. Not a rapper, not an emcee, not a hip-hop artist. I am a music artist. I have never been conventional. I never felt it was possible to be something i’m not. More than comfortable in my own skin. Am I a genius? Not sure I care. All I care about is having genuine lyrics, attention grabbing hooks, creating my own sound. The reason I make music is to address every feeling I have. So that, if someone feels the same way, they now can articulate those feelings. Any subject matter found in my music is there because I actually do that, I have actually seen that, I have actually felt that. It is not because I care about what anyone thinks may or may not be cool. There are a group of real artists in the world who had their culture stolen from them, I am one of them. I was born to attempt to change the world through music. I know every “artist” tries to say that, but what’s the difference between me and them? I plan on proving it. I ain’t trying to start a revolution. Only trying to make the art of music sacred again. “You know it’s real when you are who you think you are”. I just want to be a legend for the right reasons. My dad’s opinion doesn’t matter to me, please don’t think yours will. Regal is the story. #TrifeLife is the way. I am JproD (Jeopardy). You are real. I recognize it. Bless up.”

SOUNDCLOUD

 

The Eyelet #16 YOUNG FATHERS

YOUNGFATHERS

 

We’d heard their current tune wafting out of passing cars,  caught the tail end on the radio etc…. Then someone sent us a recording and we fell in love with the discordant tune that is GET UP.

From the UK via Liberia, Nigeria and Scotland, Young Fathers have pursued a unique trajectory, from mid-teen hip hop trio via psych-pop rap to where they are now, on their own original island thrown up by a pop volcano, tectonic plates of genres rubbing up against each other like under-sea dirty party-people; seams of molten pop history spewing lava more fertile than guano, upon which the rich foliage of hook, rhythm and bass grow immodestly in the sun.

Couldn’t have put it better ourselves.

Unfortunately we couldn’t make their recent show @ East Village Arts Club…gutted… They are currently touring Europe and America.

Check out the links below and delve a little deeper…

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CHECK OUT THEIR ALBUM ‘DEAD