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Apollo Campbell & David Vangel – Measure Of Progress ft. Mr. Blends


This video is crazy and strangely hypnotically fun with the kids singing the chorus. I dig the vibrant colors, dope lyrics and beat. Usually the mirror effect in a video can be overwhelming, but in this case it was done right. Measure Of Progress is a fun loving track with a positive message about life. Watch this video enough times and you’ll start humming the chorus too.Great video. Check out Apollo Campbell & David Vamgel – The Moth, Flame & Phoenix on SoundCloud. BIG thanks for the email.

The Art of Ritchmixing: A K. Sparks Adventure

This is a very special post. Not just because it’s B+C’s 300th, but because I have written about K. Sparks and Ritchcraft in other posts. Don’t sleep on K. Sparks and Ritchcraft. These are a couple of very talented cats that are doing big things. It’s always a good feeling to know that great artists keep elevating their game.

K. Sparks is a dope emcee that has an incredible style. With Super Senior you can get the full impact of who K. Sparks is, or so I thought. I caught a couple of other tracks that he’s dropped, and each one has this kick to it like eating spicy noodles or something.  I’ve also noticed that K. Sparks is down to collaborate with new producers to come up with dope projects. When Ritchcraft shot me an email about The Art of Ritchmixing: A K. Sparks Adventure I was like, “WHAT? That’s dope!” Ritchcraft is linking up with some good folks and cranking out the projects. I think he has a sound that is complete and can stand alone, and with an emcee adds to the fire. These two make a great match, so I was more than excited to cop this project. The K. Sparks Intro had me cracking up. Stepping into Good Morning featuring Frank Ramz you know you’re going to get a solid EP. I really hope K. Sparks and Ritchcraft crank out another project. Download The Art of Ritchmixing: A K. Sparks Adventure on Band Camp. Also check out Intalek & Ritchcraft – Lives and Vibes and K. Sparks – Super Senior. Both are dope projects. BIG thanks Ritchcraft for the heads up. Keep doing what you do.

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K. Sparks & Ritchcraft – Another Day

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K. Sparks & Ritchcraft – Zone Out

Intalek & Ritchcraft – Lives and Vibes

Intalek & Ritchcraft did a bang up job on Lives and Vibes.  A while ago I got an email from Ritchcraft about his instrumental remix album, The Big Band Blueprint.  It was good, and figured I should keep an eye out for this cat.  Well the time has come and he’s teamed up with Intalek; a 23 year old emcee with a classic hip hop flow.  This dynamic duo throws in uptempo tracks you can rock at a party, and mix it with chill-out homie tracks making Lives and Vibes a great balance.  You can’t go wrong with checking out Lives and Vibes.  Download Intalek & Ritchcraft – Lives and Vibes on BandCamp.  BIG thanks Ritchcraft for keeping us in the know with your projects.  I looking forward to your next one.

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Intalek & Ritchcraft – Everyday Money (ft. Honey Time)

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Intalek & Ritchcraft – I’m The Man (ft. Lew Sid and Meeze)

Drake?! So Far Gone

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Ok, the last time i was a fan of anything Canadian was bacon, but this shines some light on our friends up north. The next question is when did Lil Wayne have time to check out the T.V. show Degrassi ?

But for real, this mixtape has a clean studio sound to it. I’m not sure where it was done, but you know it was in someones basement. “So Far Gone” goes to Hip Hop, R&B, and out to an alternative sound from track to track. Guess that’s why they call it a mixtape.

Big Thanks to Wendel for opening my ears on this one.

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