Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Yeezus- by Corey Cee O Jordan

It's been a while since I read a review that was so informed on the culture I felt a genuine trust to the source. Credibility is a dying quality in the current climate, however, I personally have had conversations with the following source that gave me hope for how Hip Hop can be translated to those both outside/inside the culture.  -`Class

Written By Corey Cee O Jordan of YourTicketPros
     I'm assuming most people have heard the Kanye (YEEZUS) album. Heres 2 cents...I'll keep it short because its Saturday night and we all should have better things to do. Remember the Kanye that made a name looping up soul joints and rhyming from an everyday mans perspective?? Well HE AIN'T HERE and hasn't been for a while. Present day Kanye/Yeezy/Yay/Yeezus has a team of producers and writers that help him create a sound that he wouldn't be able to do on his own. He has a team or artist and fashion designers to help present his image to the public in a way that makes him seem hipper than he truly is. I take that into account whenever he released new material. Ok, onto the album. I'll start by saying that this is his weakest album lyrically without a doubt from a Hip Hop standpoint. I'm not going over individual song but he does have one that he manages to communicate better than I've heard from him in a long time. Sonically he covered a lot of bases which he has been able to do since bring all the extra help in. Yeezus is a synopsis of what has been going on in the urban/electronic/pop music scene over the last couple years. Kanye is able to cover a lot of bases on that end considering the album only 10 tracks A couple songs that will bang in the club/car. Plenty of tracks that have that big arena/stadium sound that will add to his live performances. Songs that are geared towards the EDM/Trap/House crowd. He even ends it with classic Kanye just rapping over a nice loop which could be a sign of him getting back to the basics (or this could be me being thought provoking). If you listen to the album from beginning to end you'll have a pretty solid opinion once you're done. Some people are going to HATE the 1st five tracks while others will think its genius. As the album continues you start getting into the Kanye you are a little more familiar with which is what some listeners are looking for. This may bore some of the listeners looking for whats "next" in music. I hear both. Oh yeah, a lot of whining and complaining is going. Overall its what I expect from Team Yeezy at this point of his career. Still not sure if it will make it thru the summer on this side.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

2Soulful On Ourstage.com


Friday, October 26, 2012

The Art Of Supporting An Artist

     The music industry has changed more in the past 10 years, than ever in history. So while Artist's, labels, and record exec's have been forced to adapt to a new climate, the fan has been able to put forth less effort than each generation prior to get the music they want. For instance, I come from a generation that would stay up all night listening to the radio so we could record our favorite song on casette tape.
     Now everything is a point and click away, downloadable or streaming. It's changed the way listeners interact with their music. Everything is at their fingertips. What it's also changed is the value the industry places on those interactions. Each click, like, share, tweet, +1, or whatever icon is found beside an article or media file have a value. Comments are worth more. These interactions determines how close to the top an Artist comes on a search engine, which brings more hits, which will inspire more interactions.
     Interactions mean people are paying close enough attention to get involved- attracting sponsors to the Artist's content. Ideally the listener is engaged enough to purchase music or merchandise from the Artist. But to a lesser extent if their engaged enough to leave a comment, or hit the like button, and share, their attracting more attention to their Artist... in turn attracting sponsors.
     To the Artist, EVERY click, like, or whatever the case may be is INVALUABLE. They appreciate every one and for a second feel like they reached someone that may lead to more.
     To the listener... it cost's you nothing. It's simply a matter of recognising how much influence you have over an independent Artist's career and placing your support where you see fit. But choose wisely, you're responsible for what will eventually end up on the radio.

1) Click
2) Like
3) Comment
4 Share

for instance... feel free to do all four on this post.

Sunday, October 14, 2012


`Class 2Soulful Prod. By Sharp.
     BlindMen Entertainment Brings You The New Single From `Class- "2Soulful". The Latin MC, From MA By Way Of FL, Introduces a New Sound To The Climate As Salsa Meets Old School Soul. Feel Good HipHop With Spanish Influence. NewSound. HipHip. HeavyRotation.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


Ladies & Gentleman Mark Your Calendars...
Class Announces NEW SINGLE Set To Release OCT 15 2012 ... STAY TUNED...

The Track Is Titled "Too-Soulful". A Perfect Blend Of Old School Soul Over A Salsa Percussion That Could Wake Celia Cruz Provide The Backdrop For Class To Compliment With Lyrics That The Salsa Influence Screams For.

"Latin Thats Rapping Like He Was Raised Off Of Soul Food"

The Track Sheds Light On A Topic That Seems To Have Been Ignored By Hip-Hop For Far Too Long- Latino Influence.

In A Culture Thats Birth Took Place In The Bronx New York One Has To Ask... Where Have All The Latins Gone!??

Latins Have Been In The Culture Since It Started And Helped Build It From Day 1. "Too-Soulful" Is An Homage To That Fact And A Continuation Of That Influence.

"So Let The Bass Knock- Maracas/ Hit The Soul Train Line- Bachata... Wepa!!!"
OCT 15 2012

Too Soulful
Prod. By Sharp.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Snow Tha Product

In a culture where too few give Respect Where Respect Is Due - BlindMen would like to introduce , to those that dont know yet...Snow Tha Product. MC by way of Texas.
Respect & Success 2 You

Friday, August 3, 2012

BlindMen After HRs - Jai.Mal

Late Night Vibe Session @ BlindMen Entertainment