#JHMF PREMIERE: EP | “Soul Ties” @AdamReverie

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I’ve been a fan of Adam Reverie’s music for a few years now. I don’t remember how I was introduced to his music but I knew the minute I heard him rap there was something special. He has this aura around him that shows just how authentic he is and he makes it a point to be creative with his lyrics. I’ve had the privilege of premiering his music, reviewing it, and putting people on to it for the last couple of years. Tonight, I get to do that all over again with the premiere of his Soul Ties EP.   Continue reading

#JHMF Saturday Selection 8/27/16

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I feel like I’ve just been counting down the days until football season with the last few Saturday Selection posts. Nothing wrong with that though because we have college football coming back next Saturday and it’s going to be GLORIOUS!! This week I finally got my email down to a reasonable inbox number and even did an Indie Artist Advice Periscope. I’ve been seeing artists having locked social media accounts and that’s the dumbest thing you can do as an indie artist. I won’t rant about it anymore but you can watch me talk about it here. With that being said, let’s get to this week’s favorites.

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AUDIO | “Comic Book Issues” @ZaveyOutLoud @ImBCHuh

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The comic book resurgence has made my heart smile so much the last few years. I decided to start my collection again, at the age of 29, because I’m an adult and my bills are all paid on time. While DC continues to let us down in theaters, Marvel has built an empire. Marvel is almost like Bad Boy in the 90’s where it’s damn near untouchable. I got sidetracked and nerdy when I saw the title because Zavey doesn’t even rhyme about comic books or characters on his new B.C. produced track.

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MIX | “Beyond A Reasonable Doubt (Chapter 2)” @DJDaveDolla

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About two months ago this week we celebrated the 20th anniversary of one of the greatest hip-hop albums of all time: Jay Z’s Reasonable Doubt. I love when a DJ can tell a story with a mix and that’s what DJ Dave Dolla is back to do on his “Beyond A Reasonable Doubt” series. This is the second installment in the series and we’ll get a third one before long as well.

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MIXTAPE | “Heart Of The City” @TheRealMr704

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The mid-2000’s was such a fun time in hip-hop. We’ve always had mixtapes with DJ’s talking their shit over them but that’s when, in my opinion, it really took off and became a staple in hip-hop. You’re mixtape wasn’t good if you didn’t have DJ Drama screaming all over it. While we don’t get Drama on this one, this has those type of roots. 704 built a nice buzz over the summer and has now hit us with his Heart Of The City mixtape this week.

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ALBUM | “Learn On The Fly” @REALThaPoet @Jideas11

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Taking a break and retooling your style and sound is nothing that an artist should be ashamed of. To be honest, I wish more artists would do this because we’re being swamped with content on a daily basis that some of it falls through the cracks. Sometimes an artist will go dark and then come back sounding better than ever which is a testament to their study and work skills. Many people don’t realize that not everyone can rap well and that it does in fact take practice. Kentucky’s R.E.A.L. Tha Poet took some time off and has returned today with his new album Learn On The Fly.

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