Sunday, February 4, 2018

Black Panther: Most Anticipated Movie & Soundtrack of 2018

Do you even realize how CLOSE it is to the premiere of what is looking to be the highest grossing movie of 2018?!?

Black Panther has been one of the most awaited Marvel characters to have its own movie since Marvel began creating character movies. If ANY character has had a high demand rating, it's Black Panther.

I just want you to look at these cool ass pictures for the movie!! These photos are freaking AMAZE-BALLS!!! Right? Yeah, you agree! Now, read on to get the scoop on the latest everything Black Panther soundtrack, how you can pre-order & how to get your movie tickets before they sell out!

 Making his big screen debut in the iconic Captain America: Civil War movie, Marvel geeks demanded a Black Panther movie. Well, the time is near...we've gotten what we wished for!! 

Herein I'll be going through the lead characters briefly, and everything will lead up to the legendary Black Panther soundtrack. Produced by Kendrick Lamar, this soundtrack is more than likely going to be the greatest of 2018. I seriously do not know another movie coming out this year that has a soundtrack THIS talked about. Every blog. Every radio show. Everyone is talking about this album release on the 9th. Are you?

Get your fix below.

Back to the heartbeat of the Civil War, Captain America set his focus on trying to clear the name of his best friend, Bucky Barnes, who was framed for the killing of T’Challa’s father in an explosion that he had no recollection.

Bucky was framed by Dr. Zemo, which the movie later revealed was the real culprit behind the death of T’Challa’s father. T’Challa stopped Zemo from killing himself after claiming he won’t allow himself to be consumed by vengeance anymore.

Fast forward to the Black Panther movie breakdown: the death of a king leads to the rise of a rivalry as T’Challa must prove throughout the movie that he is worthy of the position. With foes like Killmonger & others, the fight scenes are bound to be unbelievable!

Set in Wakanda, the home of Black Panther & the most powerful resource in the world: vibranium, this movie features an all black lead cast & director, Ryan Coogler.

The characters! This has got to be the BEST casting of characters since... forever.

It's Chad Boseman...the man behind the mask: Black Panther, himself.
You have the step mother, Ramonda played by Angela Bassett.

Then there’s Black Panther’s sister, Shuri, being played by Letitia Wright (left) & his love interest, Nakia, being played by Lupita Nyong’o (right).

Below there’s Danai Gurira as Okoye, which is the leader of Dora Milaje, which is a group of all female badass warriors that defend the kingdom.
And you can’t forget Zuri, which is cast as T’Challa’s advisor & played by the iconic Forest Whitaker.
You then have the rival, Erik Killmonger played by Michael B. Jordan.

Then there’s M’Baku being played by Winston Duke (left).

And W'Kabi played by Daniel Kaluuya (right), whom you may remember from the creepy Get Out movie.

Lastly, you have Ulysses Klaue, played by Andy Serkis (left); and don’t leave out Ross’ character played by Martin Freeman (right).

 Bottom line,
this is going to be a trailblazer for the Marvel universe as they progress into the upcoming Avengers movie, Infinity War, which debuts in a few months.

this movie is going to be epic.

(All photos are property of Marvel Studios & utilized for promotional use only.)

Alright, you have the background to the movie....but let me break down this album though!!!

Kendrick Lamar & Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) team up to produce the hottest album to date. With Kendrick putting 5 new songs out for this album, he teams up with artists like Schoolboy Q, Sza, Ab-Soul, Travis Scott, Jay Rock, Future, Swae Lee, The Weeknd & others. With some of the hottest collaborations & solos the industry has heard, everyone is anticipating its release on the 9th, just one week before the public release of Black Panther.

Track List: 
Black Panther ~~ Kendrick Lamar

All the Stars ~~ Kendrick Lamar + Sza

X ~~ Schoolboy Q + 2 Chainz + Saudi

The Ways ~~ Khalid + Swae Lee

Opps ~~ Vince Staples + Yugen Blakrok

I Am ~~ Jorja Smith

Paramedic! ~~ SOB x RBE

Bloody Waters ~~ Ab-Soul + Anderson .Paak + James Blake

King's Dead ~~ Kendrick Lamar + Jay Rock + Future + James Blake

Redemption Interlude

~~ Zacari + Babes Wodumo

Seasons ~~ Mozzy + Sjava + Reason

Big Shot ~~ Kendrick Lamar + Travis Scott

Pray For Me ~~ The Weeknd + Kendrick Lamar

Some of these artists, I won't lie, I had to Google. But for the rest of them, such as Ab-Soul, Schoolboy Q, The Weeknd, Zacari, and others...I'm curious to see what they'll come up with and how these songs are going to be played throughout the movie.

Although this album doesn't release until February the 9th, it's already looking like a must-buy. And you can go ahead and have yours pre-ordered either through iTunes or Amazon.

The three singles below from the Black Panther album should hold you over until the official unveiling. You can view their audio videos below:
All the Stars

King's Dead 

Pray for Me

Did you know this album is ALREADY #1 and it hasn't even been completely released yet? That is insane! I don't know another soundtrack that has had THIS MUCH hype. It's almost unreal.

Nonetheless, you didn't think I was going to leave you without the trailer to the most anticipated movie of the year did you? I'm pretty sure we've all seen them...but the trailers are so dope that you could compile them all to make your own mini version of the movie until it actually releases on the 16th!
No...but probably could!
Well, here's to Black Panther having the coolest trailers since the beginning of the Fast & the Furious franchise...

Be sure to grab those tickets before they sell out.
Go HERE & when you purchase your ticket you get a FREE POSTER!!
Who doesn't like free stuff?
As always, I hope you enjoyed the post. I enjoyed writing it. Now, there's 2 very important things you need to right now:
Pre-Order your soundtrack
Get your movie tickets

Don't be left out when they've sold out.

The movie releases February 16th & the album releases February 9th.
Let me know in the comments which song you can't wait to hear in the movie. And come back once you've seen the movie, and let me know what you thought about it.

Until next time...

Rachel Marie
You can find more by this writer on Facebook @Rachel Marie, the Writer@The Underground Artistry.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

[ARTIST TO WATCH] Kelz Kelz | @kelz520

Kelz Kelz is a hot new artist repping CLEVELAND, OH under Wattsy Music Ent management! She comes from a rough background, 3 year prison bid, strongly discriminated against, she is a true inspiration for people who dream about turning their dark past into a bright future. In her 2 years of making music she has already gained the attention of MILLIONS! Going viral with 2 million views on Facebook for her “Bodak Yellow Remix” in 2017! Her CRAZY flow in the rap game, along with her ability to switch it up and go R&B is winning the hearts of people all over the world (Especially the Ladies). Her consistent and creative grind is something refreshing to the rap game. With zero family support she managed to take over the entire Ohio Valley in the matter of a year, winning a total of 4 OVHH Awards in January 2017! (Artist Of the Year, Video Of The Year, Best Ep/Album, and Best Duo). She has opened up for Corey Gunz (2015), DJ Unk (2015), Waka Flaka (2015), Montana Of 300 (2015)(2017) Lil Reese (2016) Yemipalooza Music Festival (2017) and has headlined  several shows in the Ohio Valley. She also has modeled for independent clothing companies such as KILLIGRAPHY (Pittsburgh) and Redemption (Wheeling). You can be expecting to see a lot more of this girl in the very near future!!!


Saturday, January 27, 2018

[Music] DELADRE - "MESSAGES" | @Deladree

LA Recording Artist, Deladre delivers "Messages"

From humble teenaged beginnings experimenting with digital audio workstations, Deladre soon found music to be his passion. Joining his first indie label before graduating High School, his drive and commitment to his craft and the community have lead Deladre to collaborate and work with the top tier artists in the scene.
The young Los Angeles based Rap/R&B artist is persistent and motivated to give back to the supporters and followers that inspired him in the first place; Deladre “Blow A Bag” has over 2.5 million streams, backed up by recent releases “Stuntin” and “Messages”.
"Messages" is the unique track produced by ‘Superstaar Beats.’ Unlike typical beats, it's perception isn't a usual common hype track with boomy bass, or loud echoed claps to entertain listeners ears mildly. It’s a look into Deladre’s ever-changing infrastructure. It speaks to his classic yet glamorous songwriting with a mix of relevant pre/post-production techniques. This method helps the artist's lyrics be bolder and hold more weight to the concepts in song to become more influential on the track.
The track, "Messages" hit the circuit back in August 2017 after Dre and Arkhitect Beatz - The Legendary Duo’ -met up for another magical session. The duo has not recorded since Deladre's hit single “Blow A Bag” in the same Hollywood studio. After the song dropped on SoundCloud, the buzz was slow, but they knew his track's improvement would eventually gather enough steam. Driving an adequate amount of buzz with practically minimal conversation boosts the newly-found upcoming artist's social media handles.

What's Next?

Deladre anticipated an even more significant buzz would come into the new year of 2018. His determination could make him a possible candidate to become the next major label signee or independent giant in the industry. In just five months of the release date in 2017, “Messages” has now over 650,000 SoundCloud plays. Along with the growing 6500 streams on Spotify, "Messages" continues to increase. The streams have helped him gain recognition for the song and get the shine he deserves.
"Messages" is generating noise across the worldwide web. It is far beyond most hyped up rap songs that you’ll skip on your playlists, or change the channel on the radio. Whether you hear it on the radio or in the club, it amps you up! Make sure that you support by downloading it on your favorite digital music outlet. Also, connect with Deladre on all social media outlets.


Sunday, January 21, 2018

[WHO YOU GOT? #THEGOAT] J. Cole v. Kendrick Lamar | @JColeNC & @kendricklamar

Alright, alright, there's been a lot of speculation around another J. Cole & Kendrick Lamar collaboration. It's been said they're supposedly working on an entire collaborative album...hasn't yet been confirmed, however.

So, about 3 weeks ago I polled my friends & followers on FaceBook & in a nutshell asked who people liked better, or if they had a favorite out of the two. Well, percentages came back with more votes on Kendrick's side...however, J.Cole had the most praise in the comments. I'm thinking they're tied.

Well, you can view that post here:

So, as you can see...only by 10%. Not a very large margin.

Nonetheless, I'm thinking a collaborative album may just break the industry and possibly the internet. These two are lyrical extremists in their own rights and they are so much better when they have their own space to create and execute ideas.

I wouldn't go as far as to say "rivals", but more or less definitely two of the most popular lyrical reality prophets in the industry; and definitely one of the most awaited collabs since Pac & Nas.

J. Cole & Kendrick Lamar are definitely some of the greatest storytellers in the industry. Accompanied with other greats such as K.R.I.T., Cyhi & more, these are going to be the ones that transcend the industry past the limelight. They'll be popular past the initial buzz.

So, what do these two have going on now?

Lamar actually has a new song with Sza on the soundtrack of the upcoming movie, Black Panther titled "All the Stars". Released January 4th, 2018, you can listen here on YouTube. Then head over to purchase that single HERE on iTunes or HERE on Amazon.

Unfortunately, Cole hasn't brought us any new albums since his fourth studio album, 4 Your Eyes Only. His last single was "High for Hours", yet he is featured on a few hits with other artists. Nonetheless you can pick that album up HERE on iTunes or HERE on Amazon.

Speaking of features, BOTH Lamar & Cole are featured on Jeezy's new track "American Dream", which is off his latest album, Pressure. Aside from this song, the two haven't collaborated together {vocally} or shared the mic since 2013.

{You can preview & purchase "American Dream" here on iTunes or here on Amazon.}

Let rumors tell it, Lamar & Cole have another collaboration single coming out along with a full collaborative album. What are your thoughts on the topic? Drop your comments below. Who's your favorite? Tell me why.

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As always, thank you for checking out the blog and if you liked the content, be sure to share it with your friends. Drop your comments below to let me know what you think about the artists. Tell me which one's your favorite...or can you pick one? And don't forget to read the comments on the poll to check out what others think about the artists. With their thought processes, you may be able to actually pick a favorite.

Until next time...

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Rachel Marie
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Friday, January 19, 2018

[MUSIC] Deon The Don "Premeditated" | @DEONGOLATT

A Desire To Win

We’ve all been there, the struggle is nothing more then a road block that we as individuals must go through. The street life brings negativity to a vast population of people and isn’t a stranger to Deon The Don. Hailing from Augusta, GA Deon The Don brings his story of the harsh reality from his own eyes and experiences with “Premeditated” 

            Premeditated is a raw uncut visual bringing you that hardcore southern style with motivation to better your life and the desire to win. The project speaks to it’s listeners about a man who has a passion to succeed in life and leave the negativity of the street life behind. His words let you know no matter what obstacles life throws you have to keep pushing forward because being independent isn’t easy and comes with its own struggles. The lead single “Till the Death of Me” speaks about just that! The message is very clear that it’s life of positivity to make your dreams come true. In the words of Deon the Don “If you believe you can achieve”.

            The lead single is titled “Till the Death of Me” is the motivation anthem of the whole project. The single speaks for the album itself, and is a track about the determination to win no matter what. With lyrics that listeners can be motivated by Deon speaks with confidence and motivation saying don’t give up on you dreams no matter what people do or what is thrown your way. The desire to win is greater than any goal one may have in place. The desire to win could make you overcome the impossible and Deon proves, no matter where you come from you must believe in your dream and yourself to overcome these obstacles.