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RealGamerMusic -$yrup & Hush: Super Smash Brothers Melee LP & Tiny Melee EP

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$yrup and Hush are two up and coming TRAP producers who recently released their Tiny Melee EP which is the sequel to their Super Smash Bros LP from last year. The duo selected tracks from iconic characters in the game like Luigi, Fox, Kirby, Captain Falcon and others for a total of ten turned up tunes inspired by the Super Smash Bros series. Check out both projects below be sure to check back to RGN for more RealGamerMusic.

 

 

$yrup & Hush SSBM EP

$yrup & Hush Tiny Melee EP

https://soundcloud.com/turntupsyrup/sets/ssbtmep

 

 

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Sammus – Another M: Album Review

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Sammus is a New York Nerdcore FemCee that has been making the rounds in the geek community and with her new project “Another M” she taking her place alongside artist such as MegaRan, MC Frontalot, HipHopGamer, K-Murdock and others. Sammus’ moniker is an ode to Sammus Aran who is the lead character in the Nintendo video game franchise Metroid and “Another M” is a play on “Metroid: The Other M” a game on the Nintendo Wii Console. Sammus tells her story while telling the story of her video game counterpart and does so with magnificent flows, song selection and storying telling. The songs on “Another M” kick off with the original music from the Metroid games and then transitions straight into the beat in which Sammus’ spits on, sometimes with little game esque intros where Sammus narrates as scene from the game or creates her Metroid inspired skit.

Sammus Kicks things off with Cybernetic Armor telling the story of the femme fatale bounty hunter and her relationship with her long lost parents. The song is very deep and emotional and listeners may even think she shares similar circumstances with the amount of emotion she brings to the track. Mae Jemison is more of an inspirational track referencing the real life Doctor who was the first African American woman to go to space and is more an inspirational track for the ladies to listen to but still smooth for all to enjoy. The album then gets back its Metroid theme on Brinstar which talks about what she sees when playing through the area in the Metroid Games. This song was ok but it didn’t have the spark the first two tracks did as well as the message but its kind of cool to see the emotions a female gamer sees playing a female gaming character.

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Power Ups, the fourth song on this EP, is more of a party type track where Sammus spits about her VG counterparts power ups and suit upgrades thru the game as well as a cold bar that reference to the Morph Ball which Sammus is in the games used to get around certain areas in the game as well as to attack enemies with its bombs. “Crown” our next track is another party track aimed for the ladies in which Sammus flexes confidently while making metaphors to Sammus defeat of Mother Brain. The song has killer production and the breakbeats are amazing but this is another one aimed square at the ladies and can go nicely after Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” at a dance party.

The next track Smash Bruhs shows Sammus taking aim at her competition and this is a hard hitting track akin to 50 Cent’s “I’ll Whip Ya Head” where we hear a much more angrier and aggressive Sammus than we have heard on this entire project. I think some people who like this track, some people who hate it and some who think its out of place on this project iust do to the volatile nature of the lyrics. Sammus ends the album with “That Feeling (Beating The Game)” where she rhymes about an event that all gamers have came to at some point or another as well as the ending her take on the story of Metroid. Sammus Aran even though she is a female character doesn’t have to be sexy or sultry to be loved and respected by gamers and Sammus the rapper does the same in her music.

Sammus is a dope female lyricist as well as a dope producer, she is the epitome of what all artist should be. This album even though it may be rough around the edges for some listeners is still one of the best I’ve heard this year and that aren’t that many ladies in the music industry that impress me as of late.” Another M” is an album that requires more than one playthrough because of how deep the message is and how she is able to switch between the story of Metroid’s heroine and her own so fluidly as well as all the easter eggs and lore she drops on each track. If you love Video Games and Hip-Hop Sammus is the full package and you can stream it below but be sure to go support her by buying this LP on iTunes or Bandcamp.

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Final Verdict:

Sammus “Another M” is a solid album that has amazing songs comprised of great lyricism, and quality production that stays true to the both the artist and the video game that she is inspired by. There are certain songs that may not jive with everyone or reach everyone but still Sammus shines on every song and is both a true gamer and Emcee through and through.

Artist – Sammus

Album Title – Another M

Album Score 8 / 10

RGN Rating : Sliver Album

Label – NuBlack Music Group

Year: 2014

Review Copy Info: A digital copy of this album was provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for the purpose of this Review.

 

 

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Tef Poe and DJ Burn One – Cheer For The Villain: Album Review

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When Saint Louis Emcee Tef Poe unites with Atlanta DJ/Producer DJ Burn One magic is created in the form a project entitled “Cheer for The Villain”. DJ Burn One produced this entire album and Tef laces every track detailing the story of his cousin Gregory Martin who passed away last year in a high speed chase with Saint Louis police officers. Tef puts his heart in every track, demanding the listener for their ear on every song as he tells his story in the albums 21 tracks. What is interesting is that Tef includes skits in between the tracks that detail his cousins last 24 hours and the songs fill in the gaps for the action. DJ Burn One proves to be a versatile producers as none of these tracks sound the same, every song on “Cheer For the Villain” has a different feeling thanks to this mans music poise and talent.

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The album has a lot of stand of out tracks with no awful track in sight. The album’s standout tracks would have to be the Rockwell Knuckles assisted “Hog In The Lane”, “True Soldiers” with Mai Lee, “Shotgun” with Theresa Payne, King in my own mind once again with Rockwell, GLC and Reggie B and the title track with Tef Poe’s brother Black Spade. The songs Hennessy, All I Know, Drinkin and Thinkin give a listeners an intimate look inside the rapper’s darkest moments as he reminisces over the loss of Greg and dealing with the pressures of life, the underground hip-hop game the hatred for his city and more. Tef makes sure he makes room for his crew and affiliates with features from Nick Menn, Family Affair, Corey Black, Indiana Rome, Preach, Aloha Mi’sho and SMS rounding out the album.

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Cheer for the Villain is a visual-audio experience as the songs connect together in such a way that they tell a story and since these type of albums are rarely made its nice to see that Tef invested the time to give us a good story/concept album. Though there are songs the listener may like more than others Tef Poe has delivered a midwest classic. The album may not be perfect but it is still timeless in the fact that Saint Louis has seen album like this is a decade. If you are a hip-hop head and you want to see what Saint Louis has to offer outside of the hometown heroes that are Sylk Smooth, Nelly, Chingy and J-Kwon, give Tef Poe a listen and “Cheer for The Villain”

Album Stream:

Overall Score: 9 / 10

RGN Rating: Gold Album

Label – FootKlan / Overdose Ent.

Year 2014

Available via Vintage Vinyl, iTunes, the Google Play Store, Bandcamp, Amazon.com and Spotify.

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Pharrell – G.I.R.L. Album Listening Party

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Yesterday super producer Pharrell held a listening session for his new album G.I.R.L Live on Google Hangout and in front of a live studio audience at the Red Bull Studios. The Listening Party was sponsored by RedBull, The Grammys Association and Pharrell’s video network, I am Other. Check out the video below and make sure you go and purchase G.I.R.L. in stores and online everywhere now.

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The Soul Tape Series – Fabolous

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Orignally posted on djkillzownjones.com. Today Fabolous dropped his street album The Soul Tape 3 just in time for Christmas on LiveMixtapes and Datpiff. So if you aren’t familiar with Fab or the Soul Tape series, you can check out the entire series thus far on realgamernewz.com Check out the Soul Tape 1, 2 and 3 below, comment with your favorite track and share. Follow Fab on Twitter @myfabolouslife and tell him DJ Killzown Jones sent you.

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