Check out Prod By Vett’s newest hard-hitting single “AND BEYOND” 

By teckzilla Word Is Bond

Bronx based music composer, producer and audio engineer who goes by the moniker Prod By Vett served us his newest offering titled  “AND BEYOND”. The 2-minute long track showcases a varied production style that exudes cinematic vibes as well. The drums hit hard and the sombre synths make for a very appealing sound.

“AND BEYOND” is taken from his Mood Swings EP which is an 8 track body of work that displays production music for television & film with openness for artist to write and perform. Hip-Hop as its core structure while also featuring R&B and Alternative Rock styles, provide a glimpse of the musical range that exemplifies the over-arching title of this EP. In this project, you’ll hear hefty distorted 808’s to trumpets, nostalgic piano chords to stimulating synths and live electric guitars. This array of sonic expression provides a slice of pie for many.

Stream the entire album below.


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85 decibel Monks deliver a solid blend of jazz and hip-hop on the “Thumbprint” 

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The 85 decibel Monks is a collective of several producers and musicians from the Iowa City area. Spearheaded by Mr Tack a.k.a. Tack-Fu and Grover Beats, their new track “Thumbprint” is a testament to the layered style of production offered by the group. They bring in musicians such as Cassius Goens who adds some rollicking drums, Shawn Akbar who comes through with the sax while Grover Beats does his thing on the keys to bring it home.

Tack-Fu further says “the song was Recorded, mixed down, edited, and mastered in 4 different studios.” Hit the play button and get familiar with the group.


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Dev09 displays an edgy sultry style on “Bored” 

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Rising artist Devin Murphy aka Dev09 makes her TWIB debut on her newest release titled “Bored”. Armed with a distinctive and rich vocal style, she displays an untethered confidence over a surreal hard-hitting soundscape. Do not let the title deceive you as she is totally in control of the situation and in this particular relationship, she is taking the lead.

Hit the play button and get familiar.


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Swedish Artist Beem Releases Self-Produced Single “Helvetica” Featuring Philly Legend Bahamadia 

By msavino Word Is Bond

The Swedish super-star carries a catalog of solo projects dating back to 2000 as well as collaborations with major artists including DJ Premier, The Roots, and Guru just to name a few.  Click here to follow Beem.

The Philadelphia rapper legend Bahamadia in a new synthetic context. Known from her solo work and collabs with The Roots, Guru, DJ Premier etc. To be released Thursday 16th Aug.

Swedish famed artist Beem links up with Philly legend Bahamadia for the second single off her new project, “I Am Safe Secure Encouraged”.   The self-produced single “Helvetica” is available on digital streaming platforms and follows the first single “Forward Moves”.

Beem enters an electromagnetic realm and serves an eruption of lyrics in a rabid spoken word manner.  The funky tones and infrared beat selection offer a transcendental experience that music enthusiasts can vibe out to.

Stream “Helvetica” below. 

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Hip-Hop Has a Birthday? (Know Your History) 

By Chase March Word Is Bond

August 11th, 1973 is considered to be the birth of hip-hop culture. In this edition of Know Your History, we get to the bottom of how that can be.

This was part of Radio Western’s Word Up 2018, the first annual day-long celebration of hip-hop music and culture.

This is Episode 78 of Know Your History and features music by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious 5, an interview with the first hip-hop promoter (it isn’t who you think) and a song by Akala that gets us thinking about how far back this genre of music actually goes.

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E Dot is pulling on “14 Karat Strings” 

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New York based Producer E Dot powers up our Saturday afternoon with this soulful gem titled “14 Karat Strings”. Layering a solid vocal sampleover thick head nodding drums , E Dot crafts an instant feel goof record that will get heads nodding immediately.

t marks the second installment of a weekly release every Thursday through the end of 2018.


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Tentendo team up with Jordan Dennison on “Dance With Me” 

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Multi-instrumentalist Tentendo cranks up the tempo on his new single titled  “Dance With Me”.  The record is a smooth blend of funk, dance with hip-hop sensibilities. On the vocal side of things, Jordan Dennison comes through with a vibrant performance laced with fun-filled vibes.

Tentendo’s production style consists of carefully layered percussion and thick synths saturated in sweet. sticky vocals with thumping bass lines to colour the melodic madness. Lush, RnB neo-soul at its very best.

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Tuff Kong Records Presents “Brick”, New Music Video by John Jigg$ Featuring Daniel Son 

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Lyrical genius and notably respected Long Island emcee, John Jigg$, announced the release of his highly anticipated EP titled Teflon John courtesy of Tuff Kong Records.  The project, produced entirely by CUNS, features Hip Hop elites including Benny the Butcher, Daniel Son, Crimeapple, and PF Cuttin.

“Teflon John” is a declaration of skilled warfare against fabricated rappers in way of his success and lyrical reign.  His natural cadence over a blended mixture of dramatic pulsations and Hip Hop beats is uncanny.

Brick, one of the singles off the EP provides listeners with a classic, yet intensified delivery of impeccable mastered bars.  Jigg$ mentions the “bricks” he used to long for then quickly flips up his collar with a message for industry vultures.

Watch “Brick” by John Jigg$ featuring Daniel Son produced by CUNS 

Jigg$, returning to “Strong Island” from his personal European Tour, is full throttle in the studio as well as performing “Teflon John”tracks on Tri-state area’s most prestigious stages and radio shows.  The EP is available for digital streaming and for a limited time on vinyl and cd.

Famoso & Lafleur are the “Sage of the Diviners” 

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“Sage of the Diviners” is the newest record off Famoso & Lafleur‘s upcoming debut album ‘Styles & Tribulations’.  The track features Philieano & Abhi The Nomad.


‘Sage of the Diviners’ is off of Famoso & Lafleur’s upcoming debut album ‘Styles & Tribulations’, which will be available everywhere August 17th.

Album link (private) – https://soundcloud.com/famosolafleur/sets/styles-tribulations-1/s-DXdnB



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