Rose Haze To Release ‘Contemplations in the Desert’

Rose Haze lead singer, Kate Ramsey and Ruben Gonzales release “Contemplations in the Desert” with their first single, “Horse Suite II,” a sloppy improv with reverb spread all over it like a hot desert day. The entire album itself is reminiscent of artists such as Coil, Ennio Morricone and Chihei Hatakeyama, pulling a psychedelic post-rock vibe while contemplating life and their very existence. Album drops December 2, 2022. Get the Cassette on Bandcamp. (Link in story). Continue reading Rose Haze To Release ‘Contemplations in the Desert’

Lady Dame Here to Take the Game

Lady Dame Here to Take the Game

By Jhantu Randall
Staff Writer

When it comes to female emcees, truth in the game is rather antiquated and outright bias. For every dope artist, they promote there are at least 100 that deserve to be heard that are, for one reason or another, shelved until the ʻappropriate time.ʻ Currently when I think of female emcees, I am referring to women such as Jean Grae, Remy Ma, Queen Latifah or Lady of Rage. However, when the subject is brought up to most people they say names like Nicki Minaj or Cardi B. The difference between the two types can come down to many things, namely being marketed through a major label vs. staying independent or unsigned; thus superficiality vs. originality is always where the line is drawn between the two types of emcees.

Lady Dame "Dameville" Promotional ImagesWith so much clutter, it is an absolute joy to come across Washington DC Native, Lady Dame who has performed with the legendary hip hop group, The Lox which only solidifies an interest in her bars. Upon hearing Lady Dameʻs music, it is quite evident that she draws influence from the iconic Missy Elliot as well as a sound that pulls heavily from the best part of the ’90s aka HipHop’s golden era.

“Since ʻ10, [I] really started paying attention to the lyrics as opposed to just a beat which [I] had done previously to that,” Lady Dame shares.

Lady Dameʻs track, “I Wonder” opens the second verse with: “Very explicit when it comes down to my business/Rated R/I don’t do shit for the cheerin/Bitch Iʻm the bomb.” While that may seem like a pass-over line for most listeners, it tells real listeners everything they need to know about her character as well as her hunger and passion for this.

Her song “Spaceship” sounds like it should be in current rotation among todayʻs well-known artists but in the same vein as Missy. Perhaps the sound is too ahead of its time. “Spaceship” is definitely a jam that will keep your head bobbing along with it. Lady Dame "Dameville" Promotional ImagesIn addition, it is evident that Lady Dame draws her influences from the likes of J Cole, 2pac, Missy as well as a few others.  Upon multiple listens, she also has hints of Eternia, Jean Grae, Lil Kim and even a bit of Da Brat. There is something in Lady Dameʻs delivery that strikes a similar chord to those often overlooked emcees. Her songs are more than just catchy, they are actually worth repeated listens as her production alongside her voice makes her sound complete instead of gimmicky.

Currently, Lady Dame has traveled and performed in venues all over, including North Carolina, Atlanta, New York, Las Vegas and Miami with plans to take her sound global as she continues to influence countless others by lifting people up out of their day-to-day mundaneness and stress, giving them a voice through her work. Based on what Lady Dame has completed, musically thus far, it is fair to keep your eyes on this woman as she may be the dark horse who suddenly takes over the entire game.

 

 

 

 

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What Happened to Timothy Rhyme? World Travel and Hip-Hop Love

What Happened to Timothy Rhyme? World Travel and Hip-Hop Love By Aaris A. Schroeder Editor-In-Chief If you have been living in Sacramento for a while and are a part of the HipHop culture, then you may remember A.R.A.B., a local rapper and college student who also was the founding member of First Dirt. Well, a few years back in ’11, A.R.A.B. made the decision to … Continue reading What Happened to Timothy Rhyme? World Travel and Hip-Hop Love

Sapient: Indie Rap Hustle Kingpin

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UNDERGROUNDBEAT PRESENTS “SAVE THE MARCUS GARVEY BUILDING BENEFIT”

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“All Seriousness Aside;” Best Album Release For Mr. P Chill

By Aaris A. Schroeder November 5, 2011 Mr. P Chill All Seriousness Aside Released 2011 Sacramento Emcee that has been releasing hip-hop albums worth talkin’ about on a positive tip since 2003.  With his innovative web presence and west coast tour networking abilities, Mr. P Chill has now released what he wants to call his, “best album ever.”  Within just a few short months and … Continue reading “All Seriousness Aside;” Best Album Release For Mr. P Chill

Homeboy Sandboy

By Aaris A. Schroeder Editor-In-Chief Homeboy Sandman of Elmhurst, Queens is one of those emcees that takes his rap business seriously while keeping his fans entertained.  He received an Ivy League diploma at U-Penn and taught fellowship in New York; being book-smart he released, “Nourishment” and “Factual Terradactyl,” demonstrating his desire to get real emcees in the spot light.    He has had a lot … Continue reading Homeboy Sandboy

Cawzlos Gets Down With UBO

The Cawz of Sacramento’s Hip-Hop Legend, Cawzlos    By Aaris A. Schroeder Editor-In-Chief I was really excited about interviewing Cawzlos – not just because he was a part of The Cawz, one of Sacramento, CA’s more popular hip-hop groups which mysteriously broke up or because he is a major networker and asked for the interview; it was mutual.  My story of The Cawz goes way … Continue reading Cawzlos Gets Down With UBO

Mic Jordan is Analytical and Persuasive in Hip-Hop

Album: Leviathan By: Mic Jordan of Tribe of Levi Produced: Independent By Aaris A. Schroeder Tribe of Levi has always been about their emceeing skills and word play, bringing the attention to local and universal politics and life’s daily dealings, so it is no wonder that Mic Jordan’s mind aimed in the same direction with his second solo album represents the same appeal. With songs … Continue reading Mic Jordan is Analytical and Persuasive in Hip-Hop