Following up on a FRSH KPT SCRT alumni from last October, Chicago-based singer/songwriter/jazz trumpeter Sam Trump returns w/ his debut music video for the song, “Daydreaming.” The title track from his forthcoming album w/ TxE producer, G_Force (aka Calvin Valentine) - the song is the public’s first preview of the full-length album which we all hope will make good on the promise of his earlier EP.
Recorded in just over a week in G_Force’s home studio in SE Portland last summer, the Daydreaming album shows both artists stepping up their respective games, venturing just slightly out side of their natural comfort zones to form an interesting new sound that combines both of their own known styles, but also breaks some new ground for each other as well.
While simultaneously holding down successful stints in numerous groups - including the live multi-genre band, Sidewalk Chalk, the Chicago x Oregon rap conglomerate, Fang Tshida (more on them coming soon), & a handful of others - its good to see that Sam is still pushing thru as a solo artist as well, w/ “Daydreaming” being just another well-placed step towards his surely bright future.
Formerly known as Mos Def, Yasiin Bey has rolled in with a remix video of Kanye West and Jay-Z’s"N*****s In Paris," 'N****s In Poorest.”
The track, off Bey’s Top 40 Underdog series, hit last month and the video dropped on Tuesday in commemoration of the 47th anniversary of Malcolm X’s death. In addition to featuring a moving Malcolm X speech clip, Bey highlights the socioeconomic crisis with political visuals and lyrics like “Poor So Hard” and “Ever winter landlord f****in’ with my heat again.”