Method Man, M-Dot & Dominique Larue – Shine(Video)

Some months back, Boston lyricist M-Dot let loose the 1st official single “Shine” off his long awaited debut album “Ego and The Enemy” (2 Part CD release). The track, which evokes raw Hip-Hop balanced with a current-day clean sound immediately was embraced worldwide, accumulating over 100k plays collectively over multiple audio platforms. Now he follows up with visuals to the Method Man (Wu-Tang), Dominique Larue and Katy Gunn assisted smash in this aesthetically pleasing, creatively focused animated offering by Serbian based director Slobodan Bokka Medarevic and the Street Hearted Videosteam.
Over the course of the 4 minute vividly illustrated parable, “Shine” imaginatively depicts a group of young, ‘Independent’ minds fighting through the covert grip of their oppressors in order to once again illuminate society. The video uniquely showcases the constant conflict between good vs. evil, light vs. darkness. Most evident is the cautionary underlying that the ‘underground’ will not remain dormant forever… eventually WE will SHINE through!
“Shine” is the second video in M-Dot / Own Lane Music’s “4th Quarter” onslaught. “Ego and The Enemy” (Disc 1: due out early 2016) will feature production by Hi-Tek, Marley Marl, Buckwild, M-Phazes, Marco Polo, !llmind, Da Beatminerz, 7L, Snowgoons and many more. Also, the sequel to “Shine” has already been recorded with M-Dot, Tical, producerSoulplusmind and a few SURPRISE guests all aboard for Part 2 (story-bridging visual in the works as well).

Reap Youngin – Visions of the Top

After everything that he’s faced in the last decade, from incarceration to the loss of one of the most important and influential people in his life, the title to his debut solo mixtape “Ten Years In The Making” seems to fit perfectly. Born and raised on the west side of Worcester, Massachusetts Reap Youngin began writing at the age of 15 and soon realized he had quite a way with words. In 2006 he moved to Macon, Georgia where he hooked up with some local artists and recorded the collaboration mixtape titled “We Hot On These Streets” Also, having not been home in 4 years he felt he needed to reconnect so he dropped a freestyle to the Game’s “One Blood” instrumental, which set the whole city on fire, solidifying his spot on the local rap scene. From 2010 through 2012 he released “The Pregame” ep and was also on an array of features and appeared on compilation mixtapes such as the Street Kingz “We Get It In” and the first two installments of the Mass Appealtv “Get Ya Verses Right” series hosted by DJ Motion. In 2013 Reap felt like he had to take a step back and put things into perspective. Deciding to take all the gain, loss, love, heartbreak, triumph, and defeat over the last decade and put it all into one project being released under RL Music Group, which he says is proving to be his “best body of work yet”.

Josh Bliss Lighten – Hallelujah(Video)

Born and raised in Louisiana, now living in Massachusetts  for the last 2 years, Josh Bliss Lighten’s love for music started at an early age.
Lighten began writing rap songs around 13 and at the age of 17 he started to get real serious with rap career. With the rise of the internet his ears were open to more than southern rap and got more influenced with east coast music as well as the dirty south. His style is a mixture of both with his own versatility. Josh is always thinking positive and his music expresses real life situations.
About the video Lighten says,

“I wrote this song after I found out my aunt was diagnosed with cancer
and shot the video the day before I buried her next to my mother.
It pretty much just sums up the type of emotions I was dealing with at that time.”