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Tom Morello – “We don’t need you” feat. Vic Mensa

Undoubtedly one of the greatest guitar players ever to grace the planet – Tom Morello dropped a new song and video this week for his album “The Atlas Underground.” This collaboration is fronted by the voice of controversial Hip Hop lyricists Vic Mensa in a foot stomping track “We don’t Need you.”

Vic Mensa is known for his thought provoking lyrics and We don’t need you in no exception, in this song making a strong statement against the lies told by the US Federal Government and the mainstream media. Dropping references to the 9/11 hoax and the US privatized prison system. This song is clearly on a mission to have people question everything they have been told and it does that well.

Musically this song is more hip hop than rock with a minimalistic arrangement that keeps most of the focus on the voice and lyrics. But a Morello track wouldn’t be complete without some crazy guitar work and that is dropped in the way of a left field solo sounding like a Storm Trooper laser gun. The production of this song is really quite unique and that’s what makes it so cool.

From what I have heard The Atlas Underground album is gonna be a killer with a long list of diverse artists like Bassnectar, RZA and Killer Mike – but RATM fans please don’t expect a RATM album just embrace Toms new thing.  Album drops Oct 2018. Get your ears around “We don’t need you” in the video below!

OptiMystic MC – Dreams Alive feat Tenette Smith, Sickflo & Mic Handz

Listen to the song review here:

With the current hip hop trend soaked with mumbling artists that sound high on crack, it’s refreshing to hear the spit fire energy blasting from my cans as I turn up the volume on OptiMystic’s new track Dreams Alive. This song climbs in a fashion that has me lifting off the floor, the sharp mathematical rhymes are so driven and focused I feel I’m riding shot gun with OptiMystic and crew steering the wheel.

Hailing from Perth, Australia OptiMystic is a roots driven Hard Yakka MC that certainly brings the vibe on any track he touches. With a knack for bringing great international artists together this installment of OptiMystic’s journey is an explosive collaborating with Atlanta MC Sickflo, Brooklyns Mic Handz and Chicago Soul Sister Tenette Smith.

Dreams Alive is heavy with a groove that feels like it’s come from the streets of a ‘Gangsters Paradise’, Tenette Smith’s smooth and soulful voice opens the track and has the listener hooked before the first verse kicks. We hear each artist trade off with devotion, expressing the values of staying true and chasing dreams all professed with blood, sweat and tears – this track is lit and legit! It’s truly a no holds barred experience with every artist leaving everything on the table.

After hearing this gem it’s no doubt that OptiMystic’s new Album Salty Waterz is going to be an absolute thrill ride for fans that salivate to the sounds of artists like KRS 1, Tech 9 and Xzibit. Make sure you give this Album the justice it deserves and turn that sucker up loud!!

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Vegan Hip Hop

3 Awesome Vegan Hip Hop artists you need to check out! 


 

Grey 
He’s ever popular “Vegan Thanksgiving” song and video blew up the internet back in 2016 with Lyrics like “You can fill your plate up without all the guilt, We whip pies up n**ga, out of almond milk” Grey’s music has really got vegans in a frenzy! He has been taking his live show to VegFest’s and joining forces with animals rights groups at Slaughterhouse vigils around the USA. You gotta follow this guy on Instagram and Facebook, his music is really something cool! He also has his own clothing line Plant Based Drippin


 

Illy Rap
New York rapper Illy Rap sends a strong message with the powerful lyrical content of his music. Illy makes reference to the treatment of animals and the slavery of black american people as a similar evil and incorporates strong factual statements into his songs. The song “Bite of Hope” is both thought provoking and uplifting to give us hope for a kinder world. Illy is a loud voice for the animals across all of his social media channels, where you will see him pictured at his local farm sanctuary giving love to his animal friends. he is also creator of the Vegan Hearted cook book. Check out the song below. 


KRS ONE
A household name to many hip hop and rap listeners, KRS One has been releasing music since the mid 80’s. He has long been an advocate for peace and change and speaks of shifting consciousness through the food we eat. He also started the “Stop the violence” movement after a band member was shot dead. In his song “Beef” KRS One’s raps in detail on how the people consuming animals take on all the sickness and stress that is inflicted on animals in the slaughterhouse, the song has been used as the outro music for YouTube Channel “Vegan Gains.”