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Onry Ozzborn – “duofilm” video

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Leading up to Onry Ozzborn‘s highly anticipated DUO album, releasing March 25th via Fake Four Inc., he has released a few singles. As of a few days ago, though, he dropped a short-film of sorts that acts as a cohesive music video to a 15-minute mix of the album. Directed by Soundlapse, we see almost every guest from the album participating in the visual (such as Kimya Dawson, Aesop Rock, P.O.S, Sadistik, Terra Lopez of Sister Crayon, Theory Hazit, Rob Sonic, Nathan Quiroga, and others), in a get-together environment where they are either occupying various rooms with Onry Ozzborn or are seen projected on walls and screens. Similar to the album itself, the visual captures a lot of diversity, moods, and gives you something unique to absorb in each scenario. I enjoyed the cinematography and editing, too; it’s all visually intriguing and executed awesomely. Check it out below, and make sure you pre-order the album for $10-$15, depending on what you want (or grab it when it drops).

Onry Ozzborn – “Let Them Go” (ft Scotty Preston)

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Onry Ozzborn‘s latest single, from his highly anticipated album DUO, is the song “Let Them Go”. Produced by Jack Rylands, our ears are hit with a rock-infused instrumental that’s led by gentle hi-hat jingles, thumping kick drums, and prominent guitars, while Onry unwinds with dark lyrics about hopelessness, running scared and feeling oneself slip into a place of hurt and vulnerability. Scotty Preston‘s intense punk vocals cry out in the chorus, really adding to the aggressive emotion and feeling of pain in this song. Listen below and look out for the fourth single later this week.

Onry Ozzborn – “Something Is Wrong” (ft Jaeda)

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In October, Onry Ozzborn dropped a second song from his forthcoming DUO album, called “Something Is Wrong”, and I freakin’ love it! Over a hollow and eerie beat, produced by SmokeM2D6, Onry Ozzborn takes the form of Psycho killer Norman Bates, spilling dark raps that dissect and question his own actions and warped mind. In the second verse, Jaeda takes the form of his twisted, deceased mother that, if you remember, Norman sees/becomes with his split-personality. They trade verses a few times and maaaaan… they both SLAY this psychological thriller of a song, with vicious and vivid storytelling lyricism that embodies the two characters really well. It’s so damn cool and creative. Put this one in your soundtrack somewhere, Bates Motel! Give it a listen below and download the song for free (name your price), if you haven’t already.

Goldini Bagwell – “Secondhand Smoke (The Extended Cut)” album

I forgot to mention that Goldini Bagwell dropped his anticipated album, Secondhand Smoke (The Extended Cut), back in June via Heaven Noise Recordings. Produced entirely by Finland-based producer Pmpee Beats, there are 14 tracks that boast head-nodding beats, vivid storytelling, and razor sharp wordplay. Guest features came from Little Warrior (remember the video?), Tope, DJ Flip Flop, Jon Belz, Bre Paletta, Iame, OnlyOne, Illmaculate, Onry Ozzborn, DJ Welz, Nyquil, and Sandpeople.

Before I throw you into the album stream, I’m going to briefly talk about some of my favorite tracks:

Grayskul – “Face & The Fang” video

From Grayskul‘s forthcoming 10th album, titled Zenith, watch the music video for “Face & The Fang”. Clapping hi-hats, strumming strings, a haunting bell, and hydraulic sound effects make a real hard beat. Paired with the dark, undead lyrics, they describe two separate killer nightmares. In one setting, Onry arrives home only to find demonic vampires waiting to drink the life from his beating heart. In the other setting, a battling JFK finds himself stuck in front of the sore loser’s loaded gun. Ill video and track. Check it out, and keep your eyes open for the album on September 17th.

Grayskul – “Come On” video

Seattle hip hop group Grayskul is making a comeback (not that they ever really left, though). Following their 2009 release, Graymaker, they’ll be dropping their long-awaited album, titled Zenith, this September via Fake Four. With that said, have you seen the music video for the single “Come On”? Well, come on then! J.F.K. and Onry Ozzborn exchange energetic and ruthless raps over a filthy beat produced by 6Fingers. Video by Trinity Webber.

Maryann – “Timing Is Everything” album

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Maryann, an r&b singer from Sacramento, California, dropped an album titled “Timing Is Everything” a couple months ago. It was released via N-Crowd Entertainment and comes with 12 tracks, featuring Eligh, N8 The Gr8, Onry Ozzborn, and J. Kendall. The album was entirely produced by N8 The Gr8, where he lays down head-nodding, warm buttery beats, for Maryann to sing sweetly over (for real, have you heard her voice?). In this album, she shows her good songwriting skills, melodic rhythms, and diversity. With her 90s r&b vibe, she smoothly blends in classic elements of hip hop (“Underground World”, “Bittersweet”, “Insane”) , pop (“Better Off With Her”, “Rollin”), and electro soul (“Good Things Come”, “Walk The Walk”). There are a handful of sensual slow jams, that you’re surely to enjoy (“Grown Ups”, “Love You”), as well as the sexy, freaky jam (“Hush”) to get you in the mood. I don’t know about you, but I haven’t heard a real good, new slow jam in a very long time. Maryann is someone to keep your eyes and ears on! She’s that refreshing sound you’ve been looking for.

Below, watch the music video for “Your Ways”, which features N8 The Gr8. Then, stream “Underground World”, featuring Eligh, and hit that purchase link.