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JID Drops New Video For “Surround Sound”

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J.I.D. is making his musical comeback with the release of a video for his single “Surround Sound.” The visual shows the usually reserved J.I.D. rapping and chopping it up with his fellow Georgia natives, 21 Savage and Baby Tate. The Dreamville rapper recently announced that he will be performing at the Coachella Festival.

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Retired NBA Star Al Harrington’s Viola Cannabis Company Launches 420 DAILY Series W/ Diddy’s Son, Dreamville’s JID + More

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Former NBA superstar Al Harrington‘s Viola cannabis products company is making it easier for people to stay inside. The former New York Knicks and Indiana Pacers player’s brand is launching an inaugural 420 Daily discussions series.

Big Facts

According to Harrington’s company, the launch will extend the annual cultural cannabis celebration to a full 20-day interactive experience beginning today.

Everyday at 4:20 PM PST, starting April 1, fans and consumers across the globe will be able to tune into a one-on-one discussion with Viola and an industry thought leader from music, sports, business, cannabis industries. The series’ goal is to provide reprieve, inspiration and fun while we all face the current global pandemic together.

High-Key Details

Harrington has since come forward to provide details. Al’s aim is to provide deep conversations and excitement with a slew of celebrity faces.

“It’s an unusual time for everybody,” said Viola founder, Al Harrington, “There’s so much uncertainty and even more to talk about with how we all are being affected, what businesses are doing to pivot, while still enjoying 4/20 and the company of each other during this transitional period. I’m excited to share thought-provoking conversations and entertainment through a medium that’s accessible to anybody from the comfort of their own homes.”

Wait, There’s More

With the launch set to go down today at 4:20 PM PST on the @Viola Instagram Live page, there are a ton of high-profile celebs expected to join the daily series. Past and present sports stars including retired New York Yankees champion CC Sabathia and Brooklyn Nets player Wilson Chandler are expected to join the broadcasts.

The 420 Daily series will touch on a wide scope of topics that pertain to today’s changed landscape as well as celebrate stories and ideas that bring fans everyday joy. Conversations will include Christian Combs and Dreamville’s JID on what new music projects they’ve been working on during the lockdown, MLB veteran CC Sabathia on how the pandemic will affect the upcoming MLB season, Brooklyn Nets player Wilson Chandler on how he’s stayed busy with the NBA on pause, what NBA veteran Stephen Jackson has been smoking during quarantine and more.

Before You Go

Harrington founded Viola nearly 10 years ago. In 2011, he launched the cannabis brand and ultimately turned it into one of the nation’s leading producers and licensed wholesalers of premium quality cannabis products.

The brand is named after and inspired by Al’s grandmother who suffers from glaucoma and diabetes, finding solace in cannabis remedies. Viola has integrated the latest cutting-edge technology with its own proprietary procedures designed for every stage of the cultivation, extraction and production process. The company is known for its wide variety of product offerings including a high-quality flower to premier butane extracts. 

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Dreamville Drops Documentary For ‘Revenge of the Dreamers III’

J. Cole and his Dreamville team dropped a 29-minute documentary on Tuesday showing how the studio sessions for the creation of Revenge of the Dreamers III scheduled to drop on July 5. The nearly half-hour video shows the Dreamville team of J. Cole, Bas, Ari Lennox, Earthgang, J.I.D., and more in the studio with producers both in house and abroad working on the album in various studios.

This time around, instead of keeping everything in house, J. Cole recruited out of camp artists like T.I., Mike Will Made it, and Vince Staples to work with the young producers and artists who rarely get an opportunity to work with mainstream talent. “Things like this would do more for music,” J.Cole said in the video. “Things like this empower them, it gives them a shot.”

Mentioned in the documentary, Revenge 3 was recorded within a 10-day window to accommodate artists who may have had scheduling conflicts.

The first Dreamville project dropped in 2014, and since then Cole and his team have added new artists like Ari Lennox, Cozz, J.I.D. and Earthgang to the mix in what is their most anticipated compilation project to date.

Four new tracks have already dropped from Part 3 including ‘Got me,’ ‘Down Bad,’ released two weeks ago and ‘Lambotruck’ and ‘Costa Rica’ released on Monday.

You can watch the documentary here.

 

 

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Boogie Is Compton’s Next Great MC & He Plans To Be The Biggest One Of All (Video)

“This world will take your dream from you quick if you don’t stay locked in,” Boogie says on a cold day in Lower Manhattan. He is referring to a lesson intended for his young son, but it comes from personal experience. For five years, the Compton representative has been persistently pushing the line with his art. The MC and singer who used a student loan to purchase recording equipment has transcended from reaching out to blogs for posts to signing with Shady Records and going bar-for-bar with Eminem. In 2019, his dream seems to be manifesting in real-time. Boogie has already released one of 2019’s best albums so far in the form of Everything’s For Sale. It marks the Compton, California representative’s first drop with Eminem’s label and his first time on the charts. Twenty-nine-year-old Anthony Dixson is a different kind of act on the Shady roster. Although a cutting lyricist, Boogie’s music also offers melodic deliveries in many places. His sound and style pull from the church and Southern California’s gangland, in a cohesive way. On the microphone, Boogie shuns the cheap maneuvers so many rappers seem to rely on. He speaks his mind, confronts aspects of his personal life, and makes no bones about wishing to be remembered as a great. Although the presentation is quite different, the approach is not unlike that of Marshall Mathers some 20 years ago. Boogie Disrespects Eminem In The Most Respectful Way In His New Video

In speaking with AFH TV, Boogie unpacks the messages found on Everything’s For Sale. Along the way, he discusses his career, and his views about parenthood as well as love. He also details an emphasis on writing the kinds of songs that not only make him so easy to listen to, but someone that is relatable to so many. Before joining Shady in 2017, Boogie existed without the kind of cosigns that many emerging artists seem to seek and rely on. While he admits that he no longer cares, the MC notes, “It was irritating at a point for me, ’cause I felt like I was working so hard but was getting ignored. But I’m realizing that confirmation from another rapper or another man, period, that don’t define success. That’s just some stuff that was all just in my head. So now I don’t need they cosign, ’cause they’re competition at the end of the day.” By 2016, veterans and peers took notice. Boogie appeared on songs and projects by hometown heroes such as The Game, DJ Quik & Problem, as well as fellow sensation Buddy.< Boogie & J.I.D. Reject Industry Gimmicks In Favor Of Real Rap Now, Boogie’s latest single, “Rainy Days,” features Eminem’s first music of 2019. Asked how Shady’s founder discovered his music, Boogie says, “I have no idea.” Like Yelawolf, he was an Interscope Records act before inking with Shady. The label distributed some of Boogie’s prior releases including 2016’s Thirst 48 Part II. “I think [Eminem’s] manager, Paul [Rosenberg] got wind of me, maybe from the ‘Ni**a Needs’ video, ’cause Rihanna posted [it on Instagram]. I’m just guessin’; I have no idea. I just got a call one day that Em was interested. Then I was in Detroit like a day or two later.” Ahead of the 2017 Shady display for the BET Hip Hop Awards, Boogie showcased his skills alongside Conway The Machine and Benny The Butcher, following Eminem’s blockbuster political freestyle. Royce 5’9, who later put Boogie on 2018’s “Dumb,” watched in the background.

 

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On “Rainy Days,” Boogie begins his verse: “So word to my idols and word to the GOATs / I ain’t sayin’ I like ’em, I’d kill all them ni**as, and wear ’em as coats.” He reflects on those bars. “At the end of the day, I’m not tryin’ to be nobody’s little homie. That’s just me tellin’ y’all I’m on your head; you can get the same sh*t that everybody else gettin’.” AFH TV asks Boogie about the lyrics’ context, given the collaboration. “Yeah, he changed my life; he put me in front of 80,000 people. I’m signed to him; that’s the big dog. He’s one of the greatest rappers of all time, if not the greatest. But my purpose in life isn’t to be second to nobody at the end of the day; my purpose is to be bigger than Eminem, bigger than anybody else who wants to step in my way.” Moments later, Boogie acknowledges that JAY-Z is his favorite MC. In addition to the “Renegade” MCs, he says he considers J. Cole, Tupac, and Kendrick Lamar to also be in that elite class.

Boogie Shows Why Eminem Signed Him With An Off The Top Freestyle (Video) In terms of Hip-Hop, Boogie also provides his definition for “Real Rap,” a term that can mean different things to different people. “[It means] honesty, emotions, and just not trying to avoid the fact that you’re human and you’ve got real feelings. That’s what it means to me.” In looking at his evolution as an MC, Boogie notes, “I think sometimes I just need to learn how to come off more subtle. I think if I want people to be open to what I’m saying I need to not be so aggressive when I’m doin’ it.” For an artist who regularly bemoans personas “on social,” he later admits he had to learn to put himself on display. “If you want to have change in the world and more impact, when you show people that you’re just like them, it’s easier for them to accept it so people know that I go through sh*t too.” While Boogie reps Compton, he was born in Los Angeles and raised in Long Beach. During adolescence, his mother got him involved with a church in the Hub City. While the move was intended to clean up his act, it became a pivot to the streets. “The church is the reason I started gang-banging. I wouldn’t have been in Compton in the first place if it wasn’t for this church, ’cause I wasn’t born in Compton,” he says. On his 2019 album’s artwork, Boogie is dressed in a red suit, carrying a casket outside of the church with red doors. “Everybody from that church just happened to be from this neighborhood. So after church, I was always in Compton streets. Just transitioning to that it was a super easy transition. The crazy thing about Compton, church and gang-banging, they go hand-in-hand. I don’t know why. It’s a dark thing though.” Like past collaborators Quik and Game, that affiliation also sticks with artists for life. Kendrick Lamar Details What Saved Him From The Streets Of Compton After becoming integrated with the CPT streets, Boogie’s musical direction changed from Gospel Rap to songs covering all aspects of his life. “I had to tell what I was really goin’ through in life. [I was not] just goin’ through Christian wars. I was really goin’ through street battles, and you can’t really talk about that in church. I had to talk about what I was goin’ through, like the gang-bangin’ stuff. It just happening like that.” While it may have introduced him to gang affiliation, Sunday services also contributed to his musicality. “That’s 100% from the church choir and me listening to R&B all day.” He notes that Lauryn Hill, Brandy, and Usher also reinforced those interests. Westside Gunn & Conway Explain What To Expect From Their Partnership With Eminem “I’m from Piru,” he confirms. Notably, neighboring Long Beach is known for its Crip sets. Boogie is asked if that presented any problems near his home. “It just worked out; I’m respected in Long Beach. Long Beach don’t get into it with Compton; Long Beach has their own issues [internally]. There’s not really a Compton vs. Long Beach war.” Carson, California’s Reason is another artist who has worked across gang boundaries and neighborhoods. Boogie, Reason, and J.I.D. have developed a friendship as three artists with similar principles. “People always put us in a box together, me, J.I.D., and Reason,” notes Boogie. Besides Em, Dreamville’s J.I.D. is a standout guest on Everything’s For Sale video single “Soho.”. He appears on “We [all are] rappin’, and not like on some corny back-packer stuff, but we got substance, concepts, and stuff like that—not sayin’ other people don’t. [People hear] similar vibes I feel like, even though we all rap so different. J.I.D. rap way faster than me. ‘Cause I got a lisp, I can’t rap that fast. Reason’s super punchline-head-ass, like I tell him all the time. I got more melodies than both of them. They’re my boys though.” Eminem Returns To His Battle Rap Roots With 2018’s Best Freestyle (Video) Elsewhere in the discussion, Boogie explains why he is intent on winning a Grammy. He also discusses the value in finding a partner who embraces flaws, and the importance of his son. The full conversation is available at AFH TV. We are currently offering free 30-day trials.

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J.I.D.’s Latest Video Just Says No To Living Life Dazed & Confused

One of the highlights of J.I.D.’s late 2018 DiCaprio 2 album is “Off da Zoinkys.” The Christo-produced song calls for sobriety, while focusing simply on dope deliveries and substantial bars. “Y’all ni**as need to lay off the drugs, some of y’all need to lay off the dope /My ni**as gettin’ it straight off the boat / Pure cut, put it straight to your nose / I ain’t nosy, but I know what I know / Mr. Know-It-All, ‘Oh here he go’ / I’m the G.O.A.T,, I never go with the flow,” begins the Dreamville lyricist in the first verse. Later in the double-rhyming display, J.I.D. looks within to make a call for clarity. “I’ma go ahead and lay off the Xans, I’ma fall back sippin’ the lean / I gotta make sure my vision is clear, oh God, no, it’s not what it seems / Six, five, four, one, two, three .45 tote, you know me / You don’t want smoke, so what it’s gon’ be? / Gotta watch what you say when you lookin’ at me / Lookin’ at God, lookin’ for leaders, lookin’ for keys / Look at the pain in your eyes, ni**a, look where we been / Look at our wins, look at our sins, and look at our skin / I’ve been on a frenzy binge try’na get me a Benz / And then your fuzzy-ass dance wanna f*ck up the ends / Oh God, no, where are my friends? / Lord forgive me, yeah, I need to repent / Mind blurred, need to lay off the drugs, yeah God, they ain’t prayin’ enough / Ni**as dyin’, we ain’t sayin’ enough.” Beyond just sobriety, the song calls for more awareness and less dumbed-down self-indulgence. J.I.D. & Mereba Look Out For One Another On A Soulful Soiree The just-released video is an extension of the song’s premise. J.I.D. makes a few subtle cameos in the background of a video, as well as on a remixed peanut-butter label. However, the main character enjoys his substances from the minute his day starts. He shows what living can look like when you’re on a trip or in a daze. The video is nicely choreographed and captures the spirit of a song that’s informed without being preachy, and smart without compromising its bounce. More notably, the video nods to Robert Altman’s 1973 The Long Goodbye film, starring Elliott Gould. It was an adaptation of Raymond Chandler’s novel of the same name. Just as this character does, the film’s protagonist (“Phillip Marlowe”) sits with his cat and watches a party of beautiful women from his window. In the music video, J.I.D. is enjoying that gathering. J.I.D & J. Cole Are Out To Prove Dreamville Is The Most Lyrical Crew In Hip-Hop DiCaprio 2 includes appearances by Method Man, Joey Bada$$, J. Cole, 6LACK, A$AP Ferg, Ella Mai, and BJ The Chicago Kid. He also recently appeared in the video single for Boogie’s “Soho.”

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Boogie & J.I.D. Reject Industry Gimmicks In Favor Of Real Rap

Last Friday, Compton’s Boogie released his first album since signing with Eminem’s Shady Records. The record is one of the better offerings so far in a young year, following a versatile—often humorous MC who looks at a dynamic life coming out of Hub City. Besides Marshall Mathers, the most notable guest on Everything’s For Sale is Dreamville’s J.I.D. Like Boogie (who was signed for a while before venturing to Shady), J.I.D. is another MC who is part of the Interscope Records system. Both artists tell their stories without compromise or gimmicks, and each did so before Em or J. Cole took interest. This year’s “Soho” looks at how each man’s career has shifted, and how they are past the industry jibber-jabber. Boogie Shows Why Eminem Signed Him With An Off The Top Freestyle (Video)I’m still a ni**a with needs, I need to get me a lease / Pass on the key to the streets / I need the key to the door that’s been blocking out my inner-peace,” Boogie raps, after waving off futile SoHo House meetings, social media stunts, and extensive entourages. J.I.D. follows, “Like the usual, know I ain’t meeting at Nobu / Or going for Sushi at Roku / I motherf*cking told you, I’m sick of these ni**as / Who wanna be all in the videos, in the photos / I think I should sign to Death Row though,” he spits, referencing Suge Knight’s famed 1995 Source Awards tirade. Method Man, Joey Bada$$ & J.I.D. Go Nuts On One Of 2018’s Best Collabos After grinding for years with Spillage Village, J.I.D. knows all too well the clout-chasers and fickle attention that comes with fame. In the video, both artists are groomed for the camera. Boogie is tested with different looks, which include missing an eye, braids and gold glasses and teeth. This may be a nod to check-writers and the public looking for another Fetty Wap or Migos. For his appearance, J.I.D.’s face is covered with bandage tape. Returning to Boogie for the third verse, he appears as a “Charlie doll” puppet, and then as somebody with skin that molds to every impression. This is an artful treatment on how the industry wants to shape its next stars. These two MCs have made their introductions and built their catalogs on talent. It is what got them their major co-signs and platforms. Earlier this month, Boogie released a video for “Silent Ride.” Last year, he dropped a visual for “Self-Destruction.” New music from Boogie and J.I.D. is currently on Ambrosia For Heads‘ official playlist. Eminem’s 1st Verse Of The Year Shows He’s Still At War With His Critics #BonusBeat: Boogie made a short film for Everything’s For Sale:

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