Category Archives: New Music Mondays

#NewMusicMondays – Spades Saratoga – What U Want

We back at it again with the music videos…

So this week I’m reviewing Spades Saratoga’s newest remix video entitled “What U Want”! Having followed this guys success since a little before he featured on Freestyle Friday via 106 & Park, I’m proud to finally have a platform I can show my support on. This video was directed by one of my favorite upcoming directors, @Director_Picaso! So you know I had to see this.

I must say the video is a lot simpler than I expected. In comparison to his music videos for his original songs, I’m glad the quality still exists without a story line. I think that’s what a lot of artists don’t understand. It’s quality over quantity. Even for remix tracks. Stop dropping music videos for everything looking crazy and you don’t always need a story line long as the visual looks good.

I did find it very comical that shorty in the orange twerked the ENTIRE video!! Kudos to you for the energy lol. Make sure you check out the video for yourself and tell us what you thought in the comments below.

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-Dyme Smith (@thereal_dyme)

#NewMusicMondays – Kwoat – Ms Jackson

MEZANMI WOYYY!

So this video wasn’t officially user submitted per say…. However, after suffering through a few pretty undesirable visuals, we decided to take a break and submit a video we like from our supporters. It was as if it was calling out to us!

Kwoat is a dope Haitian music artist from the Flatbush area of Brooklyn. He is one of those upcoming music artists that you know is going to make it! From the variety in his sound to the visual quality of his music videos… he brings a breath of free air to a very saturated New York underground scene.

When you watch the video you will understand what Blaq and I consider a great visual from our previous feedback via this segment. The video starts off in a beautiful skyrise apartment in where I presume to be Manhattan. He and his … girlfriend? get into a disagreement about something she saw on his phone. The content of the song mostly relays to how he doesn’t intend to make her upset though he’s a player. As a female, the lyrics spoke to me in a “this is our generation, men have multiple women and like them all, get over it” type of manner. “Told myself I never break a heart again. But if I break another woman’s heart Ill be the man in this generation.”  Unfortunately, this is the world we live in, where a man is glorified for being a serial heart breaker. But I digress…

I’m saying though, Stussy and TMobile need to slide through with the check for the product promotion!  Anyway, the girl gets so upset that she leaves… and another girl shows up! Kwoat, you know you wrong for that lol. What’s funny is, this girl was just as beautiful as the first girl and the level of excitement he showed when he seen her made me forget all about the first girl. This video was so well put together and seemless… Make sure you contact Zurisaddai Nikko Corona Jr on Facebook so he can direct and shoot your next video!!

Oh yea and Kwoat? Make sure you follow his rise to success.. You’ll be real mad in the future if you don’t 😉 Check it out for yourself and let us know what you think in the comments section below!

Facebook: Kwoat’s FB Like Page

Instagram: @kwoatalent

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-Dyme Smith (@thereal_dyme)

 

#NewMusicMondays: Smoove Boy Jay

This week’s review is a double hitter. Artist Smoove Boy Jay released the video for his “Chill Bill Remix” this past April and was also featured in Severe Jones’ “Feel So Right” video.

So let’s start with the “Chill Bill Remix” which is actually a freestyle to Rob $tone’s “Chill Bill” from summer 2015. The video starts with a slide of the first amendment, pretty cool I guess, I’m not completely sure what it had to do with the video exactly. But I’m all about getting a message across so cool! The video continues with Smoove Boy Jay in a park….and that’s about it! Not much to really say, the video quality was good. There were points in the video where I thought I was watching one of those old Kung Fu movies since the vocals didn’t match the video when he was mouthing the words. But then again what do you really want in a video for a freestyle. Not the best but definitely not the worst.

The second video with Severe Jones looked like the duo was having a lot of fun. The good vibes and chemistry between these two artist is what gives this video it’s entertainment value. However like the first video there was only one scene. I think the video could have had more locations or even some WOMEN!!! I mean…judging by the title I just really expected to see some women… Ok ok, we all know I might just be a little biased with the last request. But seriously, overall a good video just more locations next time guys (and possibly some females).

Check out more of this artist:
Soundcloud.com/smoove-boy-jay
Instagram : Simplysmoove_J
Twitter: SimplySMOOOVE_J
Facebook: Smoove Boy Jay

Thanks for reading! Follow DJ Blaq Bully on IG @djblaqbully. Make sure you tune in for LyveLyfeRadio every Thursday 8-10pm on WVMR.

New Music Mondays! Jerz Da Don – Follower

Welcome to another music video post for New Music Mondays on LyveLyfeRadio.com!!

This week we have a new video by DLE Records artist Jerz Da Don for his track “Follower”.  This song is off his new album coming this Summer entitled “S.U.N.”  Having only been out a month, this video has almost 6k views on Youtube.  I had already watched it as I knew Jerz before we even started this radio show.  So when I received the link in my inbox, I knew we had to put it on the list!

The video has an aggressive tone to it. Makes sense being that it’s basically calling out people who follow the wave rather than create it. Jerz commences to throw a few bricks at what I hope is an abandoned building as well as flipping chairs and kicking over stuff throughout the video. I think filming in the snow was a great asset because it makes the visual cold and blunt to add to that aggression.  Even with the awesome production quality of the song, the beat makes you feel like you’re watching a suspense driven King-Kong movie! I also love the way he threw in racism and the perception of our people into his lyrics. I try to keep these reviews solely in reference to the visual product but the hook and that verse caught me.  It’s always inspiring when artists take the time out to create a piece that is engaging and can still remember to throw in topics of viral importance. Kudos to you for that!

As I watched the video, I couldn’t help but to laugh. You’ll see a few cameos of individuals who are apart of the DLE team in varying aspects.  Danny Love, CEO of DLE Films (director of the video) & DLE Records, was seen throughout the entire video flashing his jewelry and DLE apparel! As I’m very big on branding, I was excited to see all the merch featured. It was almost as if he was a feature on the song that never got to record his part but was still in the video… I do find it to be a lot when management plays too large of a role in the artists video but being that I know they’re like brothers, it wasn’t as obnoxious as I’ve seen in other videos. Almost like Diddy in any video of an artist he’s managed!

Overall I give this video a thumbs up as I’ve found it to be entertaining yet vigorous in intent. I urge you to stay tuned with Jerz’s journey. Follow him on IG @JerzDaDon and you can check out the video below. Comment and tell us what you think:

If you want your music video reviewed on our site, send the link and social media handles to lyvelyferadio@gmail.com.

-Dyme Smith, @thereal_dyme

New Music Mondays! Soup – Recognize

The video for this week is “Recognize” by Soup!

The video begins with varying shots of the outdoors to match the piano keys in the intro. The video is full of quick transitions and varying outdoor shots. The song seems to be Soup warning other rappers to watch out for him and recognize that he’s dope and on the come up… Let em know Soup!! With references to major players like JayZ in the beginning of the video, I’m not sure what the intended concept for the visual to this song was but here is our review via DJ Blaq Bully on what she thought:

I have to say I struggled on the review for this video. I couldn’t really find the words to express my actual feelings for it. Then I realized, it was probably because I had none. The video quality was fine, definitely a clear picture. However, it just didn’t move me as a whole. A music video for your track should paint the visual to whatever it is you’re talking about. Whether it’s an artistic view or a realistic view of the picture you’re attempting to paint with your lyrics. This video lacked BOTH! I found myself zoning out during most of the video.

Also, some of the effects and transitions made me feel like I was going to have a seizure. Another piece of advice I’d give is to please pick better locations to shoot!!! When I am watching a music video, I would like to be entertained, informed, mesmerized and/or all of the above.

Soup, great effort! Maybe just put a little more thought into the concepts of your video next time. Keep grinding though!

-DJ BlaqBully

Tell us what you think about the video and/or Blaq’s review. Make sure you follow and support Soup as he continues to grind in the underground music scene!!!

Instagram: @realsoup
Twitter: @SoupNY
Facebook.com/soupisontherise

New Music Mondays! JR JustReal – Invisible

Welcome to “New Music Mondays”! This is LyveLyfeRadio.com’s first recurring segment where Dyme and DJ Blaq Bully will be reviewing underground & independent artists music videos. Doing this one a little late at night but better late than never right?…

Icmg/2 Deep recording artist JR JustReal released a video mid-January to his single “Invisible”. This video was directed by Tony Picaso and produced by Ppmg Hitmand. I’ve seen him around performing at numerous music events around New York City and have become a fan of his sound.  So I was definitely excited when I saw JR’s submission for our review. Not only is the artist good, but I’m also a big supporter of the video director (Painted by Picaso) so I already pre-judged the visuals before I watched it, lol.

The basis is a heartfelt song of how he feels invisible to his girlfriend and plans to leave her because she doesn’t give him attention. It gives me an early 2000s RnB feel, think Bobby Valentino or Sammie. It starts with JR and his “girlfriend” having a disagreement about her going out with her friends rather than spending time with him when he returns from the studio. She mentions that doing music doesn’t bring home a check. Rude! Then the video is mainly scenes of her on her phone when they are together in the room, her getting cozy with a guy in the hallway, and of JR outside singing his heart out. The video is actually very simple, not too much content, not too many scenes and very easy to digest as the viewer.

What would I change about it? Don’t really think I’d change anything. I think the song is cute. I’m very easily attracted to bright colors and chaotic scenes but this is one of those chill joints you play when you’re breaking up with your boo because they messed up! So it doesn’t call for much more than presented.

Random: So I don’t know if you all caught this but the curtain in the room says Goodnight! Comment below if you saw it!

This is the first single from his LP titled “Reality Check”. Follow @_IamJust_Real on Instagram and Twitter. You can check out the video below. Make sure you tell us your thoughts in the comments section:

Make sure you come back next week to read up on another video and tune in every Thursday 8-10pm on WVMRadio.net 😉

-Dyme @thereal_dyme

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