The Listening Party: @SyAriDaKid – The Ultrasound 2: The Birth + DOWNLOAD


Sy Ari Da Kid is one of my favorite upcoming artist out of Atlanta. While he is a native of New York, he has lived in Atlanta for some time now. Sy Ari Da Kid is a multi faced artist– he’s not stuck in one box and I love it! I don’t have to be in a specific mood to enjoy his music. I’ve been waiting patiently waiting for the The Ultrasound 2: The Birth. His listening party last night at the Sledge Lounge, Atlanta was great! The outpouring support from his listeners and artists was totally refreshing.

Pictured: Sy Ari Da Kid and K Camp performing his single “Popular”.

This project is everything I expected plus more, he really brings you to his world. Don’t worry about hearing about flashy cars, money, women or trap beats on every song. Sit and listen to him tell his story on his life from his perspective, he’s a realist which makes some bars a hard pill to swallow. Sy Ari Da Kid addresses the industry, his love life, his family and his passion. Sy Ari Da Kid makes the type of music that helps one through their day, he makes me proud to be a fan. This project is full of features from K Camp, Ari Jo, Marian Mereba, JID, Translee, Verse Simmons, Scotty ATL and more! The Ultrasound 2: The Birth was released today on Livemixtapes GO GET IT!

Download The Ultrasound 2: The Birth via Livemixtapes | Link



Artist Spotlight: Spillage Village ( @SpillageVillage ) – Bears Like This EP


Atlanta’s Spillage Village record label releases EP project Bears Like This. This project is a gift to hip hop, it excites me it’s so good! The lyrical content, live instruments, angelic singing is quite amazing. Spillage village includes J.I.D., EarthGang, Hollywood JB, & JordxnBryant. I appreciate each artist individual creativity. So often we listen to music that sounds like something we have already heard. This EP isn’t that. Have you been seeking some new innovative hip hop? Here’s your dose! Click link below to listen.

Artists Twitter:
J.I.D – @SlickSixJID
EarthGang – @EarthGang
Hollywood JB – @Hollywood_JB
JordxnBryant – @JordxnBryant

Spillage Village (Bandcamp) – Bears Like This EP


The Interview: Bizzy Crook

A3C can be overwhelming.  In a good way. It was especially overwhelming this year.  5 days, so many new artists to talk to and get to know.  During that week I was introduced to a rapper named Bizzy Crook from Miami, Florida.  He just recently released a project entitled ’84’ with features from Nelly, Estelle and others.

At what point did you know that this is what you wanted to do? Was there a turning point?

I have always been in love with music – I fell in love with music at an early age and I fell in love with rap music when I first heard it, I was about six years old and that is when I started rapping and I took it more serious as I got older.

I read in another interview that you said you would be a painter if you weren’t rapping – I thought that was an interesting choice – how did you get into painting?

I never took painting serious – what I meant was if I wasn’t an artist I would be a painter because I am in love with art and delivering my emotions through art and I feel like that is what painters do – a lot of times you can understand how a painter felt or a certain emotion – you can tell by the feel of a painting how they felt – so if I wasn’t doing music that’s what I would do – I am a quiet person and I deliver my emotions and my thoughts well through my music.

So take me into your studio process – what is it you like and don’t like in the studio while you record?

My studio process gets kind of crazy; there are a lot of people coming in and out – my studio sessions average from like 15-20 people coming in; its about the energy – its all about good energy. I like being in the studio with good people who interact and I like it when they share their thoughts on the music; I hate when people don’t talk – I don’t mind people I don’t know in the studio as long as they are interacting – I hate when people come in and they aren’t talking or interacting; then I feel like I am just being kind of watched. that’s when I kind of get people to go to the lobby area….

So you like feedback from the people who are there…

Yeah I like feedback, I like interacting, just a friendly environment.

So not a lot of girls running in and out or…?

Oh yeah they are always welcome… they have to talk though, they can’t just sit quiet.

So I know you just released a project called ’84’.  Do you think that the fans are receiving it the way you wanted them to?

Oh absolutely.  I’ve gotten a lot of new fans ; a lot of new young fans and a lot of new opportunities and doors opening from this project; and I am already in the studio working on the next project so I am glad the project is being received really well.  I get a lot of feedback and the youth are finding it really inspiring and that is just surreal to me.

How would you say that you have grown with each project that you have done?

Dramatically.  My music is a journal.  That’s how I tell my story.  So, growing up I was kind of timid, and the music is the way I always spoke out.  So in between every project its always a dramatic period of time and I grow as I go through those situations, and I could be around certain people at one time and be going through this in my life at one time and you can hear those stories through the music. So you can see the change as I grow as a person.  

What would be one thing that you love about the music industry and one thing that you hate about it? From what you have experienced?

One thing I love about the industry…you mean like making music or the industry industry?

I mean the industry industry.  I mean they both somewhat go hand in hand..

I hate the rules and the politics.  I hate how people don’t like something unless someone else likes it or they want to wait until it gets ‘hot’ instead of just listening to the music and having their own opinion on it….and then I love that there are still some good people that are promoting the culture, that are still about the music and still believe in good music and still give out opportunities and see things through from the early beginnings.

So who are your favorite musicians?  Do you listen to other music – well I am sure you do listen to other genres of music besides hip hop….

Oh yeah I listen to everything – Country, classical, all kinds of stuff.  My longtime favorite artist is Eminem.  That is the reason I rap – that is what made me decide to become a rapper.  Jay-Z, Kanye, and I listen to a lot of 80s rock like Foreigner and Heart..

I love Heart… So who would you say are your biggest inspirations and/or your biggest cheerleaders in general?

 Once again, Eminem, people like Demi Lovato – I am inspired by a lot of people who are doubted – that is what my whole movement is built on – my movement is called Good Luck – I’m pretty sure at one point in your life you told someone what you wanted to do and they told you good luck – and we ran with it. I am inspired by my fans, by fans tweeting and emailing me – saying after listening to my project they are gonna go for their dreams….

If this all ended tomorrow, what would you want people to know most about you and your music?

I would want people to know that it was all real – it was all honest.

What are you working on now?

I am kind of just everywhere. Technically I never stopped working on ’84’ until like 2 days before it came out.  The reason it took so long to come out was just because the music was just growing so fast so we kept swapping out records and my manager had to finally say stop recording new music we need to put this out. Last night was my first official night  back in the studio; I have so many records; I have probably like 4 mixtapes done but I hate holding on to old music so I don’t know if that will ever come out so I probably will start from scratch. I will probably be doing the follow up to my project ‘PS I’m Sorry 2’ called ‘PS I’m Sorry 3’, and just stashing away gems for an album.

Who are some producers that you really would want to work with?

Yeah definitely Boi 1da, we actually have been trying to make some stuff happen;  legendary –wise I would love to work with  Pharrell, Timbaland; I’ve been in the studio with Pharrell while he was working on Nelly’s stuff but I would like for him to work on some of my stuff..Just Blaze as well…

I know you have collaborated with quite a few artists but is there a specific rap artist/singer that you would want to work with?

You know I want to coll-ab with the legendary guys everybody wants to work with – Jay-Z, Kanye, Drake, then I also have people that inspire me that I would like to work with for different reasons like Demi Lovato, Trick Daddy, you know he’s from my home town, Ja Rule, Ja Rule was one of my favorite rappers coming up so definitely him…

Is there anything else that you want to tell our readers about  yourself?

You can download the new mixtape ’84’ on; share it with a friend, and look out for new music coming soon.



Bizzy Crook – ’84’

Bizzy Crook – ‘P.S. I’m Sorry 2’



Artist Spotlight: J.I.D (@SlickSixJid) – Para Tu


Artist J.I.D really surprised me with his performance at Soul Milk in Atlanta, Georgia. I’m talking non-stop head nod for the entire performance! I definitely had to do my research to figure out who this artist is; he’s from Spillage Village Records an Atlanta independent record label. His first project, Para Tu, was just released on October 22.

J.I.D is not what you think! He has been referred to as the lyrical Tasmanian, and I couldn’t agree more. J.I.D is lyrically spinning through these tracks. Did I mention he produces? I’m always looking for something different, something new, and I found that in Para Tu.

This is a solid project! I tend to listen to the variations in his voice on each track. As I’m listening, I can’t wait to see what the next song will bring. Very creative, this artist certainly painted his picture! This is definitely a project you have to listen for yourself to form your own interpretation. In my opinion, this project is a reflection of the culture of hip hop.

Here’s a small snippet of his performance “Creep Inspire.” Check out his debut album Para Tu.

J.I.D – Para Tu
Twitter: @SlickSixJid
Instagram: @SlickSixJid

Artist Spotlight: Chox-Max & DJ YRS Jerzy (@Chox_mak910 @IAMDJYRSJERZY)


Chox-Mak And DJ YRS Jerzy are on quite a winning streak
this year with everything that they have going on. They have been getting plenty of interview requests in the last couple of weeks they also have a mixtape in the works called “Cross Colours And Starter Jackets”. Chox-Mak and DJ YRS Jerzy deliver another classic to the people that follow their movement “90’s Flow”. Smoke Break has a chill laid back sound brought to you by Canada’s own North Villah. It is sure to be a classic for everyone
that enjoy’s a good smoke break.

Most Creative Video in Hip-Hop: “Backwards Rappers” Prince Ea

This video came out in 2011 but still refreshing to watch the simplicity of the video and the message in the subversion of the lyrics.

Prince Ea (short for “Prince of the Earth”) coming up so fast we don’t want y’all saying 1520 Culture didn’t put you on to him.

This St. Louis rapper is not only a lyrical menace, he’s also head of the “Make SMART Cool Movement” (SMART is an acronym for “Sophisticating Millions and Revolutionizing Thought”)  in which he visits local school and teachers to help present a different image of hip-hop, dispelling myths and stereotypes of this rich and expansive culture. From esoteric ancient knowledge, to politics (“Smoking Weed with the President”), to psychology (he seamlessly breaks down the evolution and physiology of the dome in “The Brain”, you could pass a basic neuroanatomy test afer listening to this joint. How many rappers out here helping y’all study?)

Hip-hop is not synonymous with ignorance as some would like us to believe. Prince Ea is at the forefront of this revolution in consciousness in the music industry in a generation that is sick of having their intelligence insulted and desperate to have their voice heard. Check out his latest, “Civil Rights Freestyle” (below) and keep a look out for his upcoming album “Censored.”

If you’re interested in learning more and being a part of this revolution, definitely check out his blog (which is filled with articles from music to current events to fitness). Empower yourselves with knowledge fam.

Artist Watch: J Gray

This is a artist out of Greenville, SC/Atlanta, GA. His name is Gray and he has some new tracks out. He has been getting a lot of love lately and has plenty of artists trying to work with him. He is on a independent label which is 8th Wonder Records. Check out his new teaser video for the single “Don’t Mind Me” Follow him on Twitter @Flyshyt_Inc

1520 Presents: City Charm

On April 19th a very talented artist by the name Flo’ Jo is dropping his mixtape entitled City Charm! 1520 Culture would like for you all to get familiar with him & witness his greatness. His YouTube channel is packed full of videos where he displays the art of spittin fire bars. Each day leading up to the release we will select a video for you to check out as preparation for the tape. Our first selection is below, ENJOY!