The versatile CT-born-and-raised emcee/singer/songwriter KLOKWIZE is back after spending two years in Los Angeles recording and perfecting his new album Permission To Land. And even before that, he has received much critical acclaim - on the internet, radio and on national TV, from MTV to ESPN.
This new album is a culmination of Klok's evolution as an artist, from a more traditional lyricist in the 2000's, to more recently, performing and recording more melodic tracks with a live band.
And this album is simultaneously both and neither of those, proving he's the King of Moving On.
Klok has successfully done what few rappers can do: perfected the subtle art of emceeing, singing, and harmonizing over a variety of beats. And as versatile an artist as he is, Klok has kept two things consistent on Permission To Land: It stays funky and his bars never disappoint.
P.T.L. is a genuinely fun (and funky) album to listen to, with head-nodders laced with break beats and guitar riffs, with some melodic, more introspective tracks ("Ships In The Night", "Rolling Stone"), and some electrically charged songs that'll make you get up and actually dance ("Clearest Blue", "Rebel"). It's this mix that makes the album unique and enjoyable. The west-coast influence (while still rooted with Klok's east-coast lyrical style) is noticeable after hearing just a few tracks. And production by the legendary DJ Quik ("A Little Respect") - best known for his work with 2Pac and other legends - along with Uncle Dave Foreman ("…
Posted by The Sesh on October 8, 2017 at 8:30pm
NY-based activist emcee and Friend of the Sesh AWKWORD is back with a new track honoring Heather Heyer, who was tragically killed while protesting the white supremacist march in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12th, 2017.
AWK has always defined himself as an artist who brings people together, both through his global projects like Worldview, and by confronting the systemic racism that divides our fellow citizens here in the US.
On this new track, produced by Teck-Zilla, and featuring DJ Wayne Ski, AWK not only honors Heather but addresses the fears many of us have living in a country where Nazis', openly racist white supremacists, and their apologists' views have become normal in mainstream political discourse, thanks to a certain crazy old orange man who somehow became president.
Stream the new track below and download it here, for a donation (All proceeds go to The Heather Heyer Foundation, founded by her mother to fund future social justice activists).
You can also read AWK's recent interview with Creative Hip-Hop …Continue
Posted by The Sesh on September 25, 2017 at 5:30pm
Longtime Friend of The Sesh and Brooklyn heavy-hitter Cife...Man is back with his newest project Cifenberg!
While rocking stages this year in his home city and across the east coast, the Beekay President and "black Walter White" was back in the lab making 12 new tracks for the fans.
Posted by The Sesh on September 21, 2017 at 9:30pm
New visuals from the one and only Cife...Man, for his new track "The Pledge", the second video from his upcoming Cifenberg tape.
Follow Cife here for more. Tell a damn friend (and look out for that cameo by The Session's KP).
Posted by The Sesh on September 9, 2017 at 10:00pm