Dissecting HarmonicSapien’s Prince Inspired Track ‘Afrodite: The Tale of the Ebony Aphrodite’

Hey Nigel. What’s your artist name, where are you from, and how old are you? Hello, thank you for the opportunity. My name is HarmonicSapien. I am from the burbs of Illinois. I am 26 which I still have not gotten over yet. How long have you been producing? How did you get into it? As HarmonicSapien, I have been producing for 5-6 years. I … Continue reading Dissecting HarmonicSapien’s Prince Inspired Track ‘Afrodite: The Tale of the Ebony Aphrodite’

Delaware’s FreshfromDE Talks About His Newest EP The Ritual (Dissection Interview Series)

FreshfromDE is one of the rare emcees who believes in the power of the “one emcee, one producer” formula. Last month he linked with Netherland’s based producer Roca Beats to put together a hell of an EP. Fresh not only wrote the entire thing, he assisted in co-production and and engineering. The Ritual is a mixture of everything from Hip-Hop, Trap, Boom Bap, and even elements of Pop, making this … Continue reading Delaware’s FreshfromDE Talks About His Newest EP The Ritual (Dissection Interview Series)

ANXT Dropped One Of The Best Projects of the Year, And I Had To Learn More (Dissection Interview)

Hey ANXT! So happy to talk to you. How are you? What’s going on Julie? Hopefully everything continues to go well over on your side. As for myself, I can always do better, but I’m not complaining.  Can you give us an introduction on who you are? A little about myself? I’m from the south side. Relocated in the south suburbs. An introvert by choice. … Continue reading ANXT Dropped One Of The Best Projects of the Year, And I Had To Learn More (Dissection Interview)

Washington’s ZAK. Gives Us The Scoop On His Melodic New Single ‘On The Line’ (Dissection Interview Series)

Hey ZAK! How are you?  I’m great Julie thanks for asking, and thanks again for the interview!  Before we get into the music – give us some background on yourself and your music.  So I’ve been making music for the past 6-7 years. I’m from Washington state, and consider myself a vocalist / mc. I started out writing poetry, which soon evolved into songwriting once … Continue reading Washington’s ZAK. Gives Us The Scoop On His Melodic New Single ‘On The Line’ (Dissection Interview Series)

Experimental R&B Sensation Ziyaad Luceō Speaks on ‘Broken Skies’ (Dissection Interview Series)

Experimental r&b artist Ziyaad Luceō has gained quite a bit of notoriety in his relatively short music career. The Toronto native’s first record on SoundCloud, For You (Patience), was a hit and has been streamed over 26K times in just 8 months. Not bad for a rookie. In just under a year he’s built a strong fanbase, (over 1K followers) with comments that crowd every song on SoundCloud. … Continue reading Experimental R&B Sensation Ziyaad Luceō Speaks on ‘Broken Skies’ (Dissection Interview Series)

Madison Jay Gives Us A V-Day Special in Everyday (That I Wake Up) (Dissection Interview Series)

Another day – another dissection. Once again we’ve got a Valentine’s day special, this time with North Carolina’s Madison Jay. He’s know for his bars – but takes a more romantic approach to his newest music video to Everyday (That I Wake Up). This is a conceptual video with Madison trying on his acting chops. It’s a message to a girl in real life that … Continue reading Madison Jay Gives Us A V-Day Special in Everyday (That I Wake Up) (Dissection Interview Series)

Chris Cassius on new music video “GFK” (Dissection Interview Series)

I got in tune with Chris Cassius a few months ago via my Baltimore plug The Demo Tape. Since then I’ve kept up with his output, which has been consistently great. Just a month ago he posted my favorite track of his to date in Worries. The song featuring Big Penny has gotten over 1 million views (as of this writing.) It’s not surprising as both … Continue reading Chris Cassius on new music video “GFK” (Dissection Interview Series)

Dejavois Gives Us The Inside Scoop On Her Chilling New Track ‘Invitation’ (Dissection Interview Series)

We took a liking to Dejavois’ first single Invitation right away. It was a submission and we were so grateful to get it. We called it The Best Song You’ll Hear All Day and immediately added it to our year end list. We also called it “horror core, soulful, gritty trap shit” and that description still holds up since it dropped. I wanted to learn more … Continue reading Dejavois Gives Us The Inside Scoop On Her Chilling New Track ‘Invitation’ (Dissection Interview Series)

Interview with Shon Goner on track ‘The Chase’ (Dissection Interview Series)

Another day, another dissection. Shon Goner submitted The Chase to us a few weeks ago and we adored it…so much so that we hit him up about being a part of our series. It’s a gritty, slow tempo song with a brilliant chorus that sounds almost too good to be true. There is so much to love about this one so we got to the … Continue reading Interview with Shon Goner on track ‘The Chase’ (Dissection Interview Series)

Interview with Chicago’s Ibra on track ‘Get Yours’ (Dissection Interview Series)

It’s been awhile, but we are back with another installment of the Dissection Series. This one comes from Ibra, a Chicago emcee that continues to grow with every release. It’s nice to see an artist that is influenced by A Tribe Called Quest and 90’s hip hop. In his submission he wrote “I am trying to turn my hobby into my lifestyle.” That sentence stood out … Continue reading Interview with Chicago’s Ibra on track ‘Get Yours’ (Dissection Interview Series)

Jo$e Santos gave me the submission of my dreams + I had to give thanks (Dissection Interview Series)

I’ve got a short story. A guy named Jo$e Santos (from my hometown of Chicago + the surrounding neighborhoods) hit my inbox yesterday with a video submission. He spoke on how he hadn’t made music for a long time, and only had a few tracks on SoundCloud. I give every song a chance and try not to make general assumptions, but I have to admit I wasn’t really … Continue reading Jo$e Santos gave me the submission of my dreams + I had to give thanks (Dissection Interview Series)

Interview With Kiraly Payne on music video ‘The Unexpected’ (Dissection Interview Series)

I saw The Unexpected music video from Kiraly Payne in the middle of October. Actually, right in the middle. It was such a catchy and infectious song, and to top it off the video kept my interest. At first I thought AZaeProduction had directed it, but all credit must be given to VisualSZN. As you’ll see below, I had more questions that answers after watching this mini movie … Continue reading Interview With Kiraly Payne on music video ‘The Unexpected’ (Dissection Interview Series)

Interview with Threat Digga on new track ‘God Level’ (Dissection Interview Series)

It’s been some time, but we are back with another Track Dissection. Threat Digga is a new name for me, but when I heard his submission to new single God Level I couldn’t help asking him to be apart on this growing interview series. He just annihilates the song with producer Jacob Lethal. Their suggestive names don’t seem to be on accident. Learn more about the … Continue reading Interview with Threat Digga on new track ‘God Level’ (Dissection Interview Series)

Interview with Cey The Ghost on new track ‘Untouchable’ (Dissection Interview Series)

Let me ask you something. When’s the last time you heard a Chicago rapper feel courageous enough to spit over an MF DOOM instrumental? Confession: I never have. Our new edition of the dissection series covers a rapper who did just that. Cey The Ghost did total justice to his cover of DOOM’s Arrow Root instrumental and I’m so excited to share it with you. We … Continue reading Interview with Cey The Ghost on new track ‘Untouchable’ (Dissection Interview Series)

Interview with AWillThaGreat on new track ‘Goin’ Up’ (Dissection Interview Series)

Another day, another Dissection. Today we have Milwaukee native AWillThaGreat with us talking about Goin’ Up, one of my favorite tracks of the week. I have no doubt my readers will enjoy the song and his answers. On a side note AWill is such a nice and humble guy and I really enjoyed our emails back and forth. Hey AWill. Thanks for speaking with us! Thank … Continue reading Interview with AWillThaGreat on new track ‘Goin’ Up’ (Dissection Interview Series)

Interview With Freako on new EP ‘Vacation’ (Dissection Interview Series)

Our new dissection series has become a Chicago affair. I wouldn’t have it any other way as we are based in Chicago and I (Julie) call it my home town. I have carried on the tradition with Freako, a budding artist out of the windy city. He’s no stranger to the music scene, dropping two albums and a frequent amount of singles in the last … Continue reading Interview With Freako on new EP ‘Vacation’ (Dissection Interview Series)

Interview With Pavy on new music video ‘Drift’ (Dissection Interview Series)

This dissection series has been a blast for me. It’s such a fun way to learn about content that I find so compelling. For the last two posts (C$ + Säge The 64th Wonder) I asked about these artists about the way their new songs came to me. Today we are getting the low down on a new music video from another Chicago mainstay, Pavy. He recently … Continue reading Interview With Pavy on new music video ‘Drift’ (Dissection Interview Series)

Interview with C$’s on new single ‘Brand New’ (Dissection Interview Series)

We are back with another track dissection! We started off with Säge The 64th Wonder yesterday (read it here), and today we are talking to another Chicago artist named C$ (pronounced C Money.) I loved his new single Brand New which was even featured on Fake Shore Drive, so I decided to ask him a few more questions about the creation and details of the song. Give … Continue reading Interview with C$’s on new single ‘Brand New’ (Dissection Interview Series)

Talking with Säge The 64th Wonder on new single ‘Gold Dirty’ (Dissection Interview Series)

Chicago emcee Säge The 64th Wonder has peaked my interest since my early years of posting his music. Now he’s dropping the best music he’s ever created (in my humble opinion). The surprise Album on X-Mas is quite good and much appreciated. My favorite track on the album (and of the week) is Gold Dirty featuring Professor Mic. I loved the song so much I was … Continue reading Talking with Säge The 64th Wonder on new single ‘Gold Dirty’ (Dissection Interview Series)