P.O.S. (@YEAHRIGHTPOS) | “Bumper” | Label: Rhymesayers Entertainment (@Rhymesayers)

Shout out to City of Music for catching this dope live performance of “Bumper” by P.O.S. Recently, at the Sunset Music Festival where our very own Curtiss King performed as Pterodactyl Jones, I was able to pull one of my favorite Rhymesayers, P.O.S. to the side and ask which music video he would like me to post. He requested “Bumper” for our website. I couldn’t agree more to his request. This song carries exactly what P.O.S. is. A rapper that enjoys rock & loves to mix the two genres into his own. I was introduced to P.O.S. by my brother Marquis Grate. He told me to check out “Optimist” & “De La Souls” by the cat. I couldn’t have been happier to spend my time listening to such organic talent. I’m thankful P.O.S. is healthy again too. Exciting to see him killing it again.

My Personal Favorite Bar(s):

"They front so hard and.. fuck it

They can’t even look in my eyes


They on some nonsense, we on some nonstop!”.

"I came to play, I came to rock

I came to stay, they came so soft

Can’t look away, my rock is off

Out the box, in your iTunes, out your mouth

In with the next shit, out like a getaway car”.

- James

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  • #POS #PieceOfShit #PartOfSociety #Rhymesayers #RhymesayersEnt #RhymesayersEntertainment #WeDontEvenLiveHere #WDELH #HipHop #Bars #Beats #Rock #Punk #PunkRock #Tattoos #iTunes #Minneapolis #Minnesota #SSMF #SunsetMusicFestival #PterodactylJones #CurtissKing
  • 4 hours ago
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SZA (@SZA) | “Warm Winds” | Ft. Isaiah Rashad (@isaiahrashad) | Prod By: Mac Miller (@MacMiller)

SZA is phenomenal & teaming up with her label mate Isaiah Rashad only made this track better. When I first saw him as the feature, I was scared his bars would oppress SZA’s melodies, but thankfully he joined in on the ballad’s instead.

My Personal Favorite Bar(s):

SZA & Isaiah Rashad:
"The clouds below your feet

Quit clipping on your wings

Sometimes we hate to leave somebody

Whats happening to we?

Warm winds on a space ride

When I call your phone on a late night

I recall your soul had a taste like…

Gardens, flowers, Warm Winds”.

"Sometimes, I call your name out loud

Just to make sure it’s you

Sometimes, I crack my veins open

Just to see if it’s blue

You clean me up”.

- James

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  • #SZA #IsaiahRashad #TDE #TopDawgEntertainment #IE #Compton #LA #WarmWinds #Art #Flowers #Garden #Clouds #Wings #MacMiller #LarryFisherman
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Dmurk (@Dmurk10) | “Whip Game” | Shot & Edited by: Charles Ali (@Charles_Ali_)

Dmurk from Toledo, Ohio has mad bars!

- James

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  • #Dmurk #WhipGame #Whip #Cars #CandyPaint #CharlesAli #Ali #Toledo #Ohio #ToledoOhio #419
  • 1 week ago

Lreal (@itsLreal) | “Memorabilia” | Filmed by: The Cypher Effect (@TheCypherEffect)

Ayyyyy, I swim with Lreal & his music, and I couldn’t be happier seeing The Cypher Effect & the UK artist link up to shoot this video. It came out dope.

My Personal Favorite Bar(s):

"And all I watch is cartoons.

My body clock, only ever wakes me up for cartoons.

Knowing that they start soon,

we overcame our fear of dark rooms”.

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  • #Lreal #memorabilia #Nostalgia #nostalgiaholic #flattop #TheCypherEffect #CypherEffect #Bars #Beat #beats #homealone #alone #lottery #dream #rich #cartoons #famous #lake #rap #hiphop #IE #InlandEmpire #UK #UnitedKingdom
  • 1 week ago

Dwynell Roland (@DwynellRoland) | “98’ Regal” | Produced by: Travis Gorman (@Travis__Gorman)

I’ve been a fan of Dwynell Roland’s for roughly a year now & I must say, the kid has progressed smoothly. I heard of Roland’s music in a very modern day manner, I hashtagged “#Minnesota” on twitter & out pops the future star. What I mean by Roland “progressed” is it seemed as if he didn’t find out what kind of artist  he truly was. He possessed loads of talent, had a good flow, and on top of those he had a legitimate message behind his words, but he didn’t find his “niche” per say yet. I feel as if Travis Gorman brought out Roland’s niche on this “98’ Regal” beat. What I like about this song is Roland doesn’t use the hook to support the song like most artist’s typically do. His verses absolutely run this song from beginning to end, the hook is simply extra muscle tissue to make it better.

My Personal Favorite Bar(s):

Dwynell Roland:
"Bad bitch, lustin’ for sex. But I’m lustin’ for money.
Triple Threat: chicks, sex, money. All a sin.
You can’t have one without the other.
Damn, sorta a shame.
But fuck that, real rap”.

- James

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  • #DwynellRoland #ROLAND #Bars #Beats #Minneapolis #Minnesota #21 #Midwest #HipHop #Twitter #Sin #Chicks #Sex #Money #RealRap #Rap #TravisGorman #98Regal
  • 2 weeks ago

Rick Ross (@RickyRozay) | “The Devil Is A Lie” | Ft. Jay Z (@S_C_)

Although I’m fairly positive this music video has zero connection to Rick Ross, Jay Z, MMG, or any affiliate of this song, I can’t resist other than to post this video. It’s far too hilarious to pass up posting. Enjoy the laughs that this video will bring your way.

My Personal Favorite Bar(s):

Rick Ross:
"Two kings on the big screen

Niggas seen a 36 at 16”.

"6 cribs for the cars in the car lot

Dope boys on the goal nigga

Went gold 6 times for a gold digger

Black bottle and a bad bitch

Club Armani where the cash is

Dubai I can do it like a sheikh

Top floor nigga, Burj Khalifa!”.

Jay Z:
"Is it truth or it’s fiction, is it truth or it’s fiction?

Is Hova atheist? I never fuck with True Religion

Am I down with the devil cuz my roof come up missin’?

Is that Lucifer juice in that two cup he sippin’?

That’s D’usse baby welcome to the dark side”.

- James

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  • #RickRoss #JayZ #Beyonce #OnTheRunTour #MMG #RickyRozay #Rozay #Jigga #Jay #MaybachMusic #Carter #HipHop #Rap #Bars #Beats #Lambo #Lamborghini #Diablo #DevilIsALie #TrueReligion #Religion #Illuminati
  • 2 weeks ago
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Tech N9ne (@TechN9ne) | “Fragile” | Ft. Kendrick Lamar (@KendrickLamar) Kendall Morgan (@K3ndallmorgan) ¡MAYDAY! (@maydaymusic)

Two of the most notorious underground artists, Tech N9ne and Kendrick Lamar completely murdered this beat alongside a gorgeous hook by Kendall Morgan &  ¡MAYDAY!
On another note, this visual is very bittersweet. It puts bullying under a microscope. I don’t know why society is so quick to pull out their phone to record someone getting their ass beat or bullied, but so slow to intervene the bullying. I hope this video will open eyes to bullying, and it will slow it down if not stop the bullying.

My Personal Favorite Bar(s):

Tech N9ne:
"Critics are really the enemy and I

Can’t stand the way they slam today’s gifted

Effin’ incredible, get fanned away with grands to pay

This jam will lay scripted

Deaf and impeccable

Write a rhyme and I put everything in a flow

I’m the N9ne I’mma look very mean

When a foe scribe a line but he has never been at a show”.

Kendrick Lamar:
"Tell me that I’m famous

Tell me that my name is

Big as Venus Jupiter and then Uranus

Tell me that your anus got your head in it

I can smell the articles and know you’re heinous

Tell me that you love me, always thinkin’ of me

Unconditional, I’m hoping I’m your favourite

Grab a fishing pole and throw me with the sharks

That’s the feelin’ I get when you’re concentratin’

On this pen, on this pad

Tell me you’re willin’ to diss on my craft

Tell me the feelin’ of pickin’ apart this track


Puttin’ my heart and my soul in these lines

Tellin’ me platinum and gold all the time

Lookin’ to bury, a deep hole for mine


- James

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  • #TechN9ne #KendrickLamar #MAYDAY #KendallMorgan #TDE #StrangeMusic #Strange #TopDawgEntertainment #Bars #Beats #HipHop #Banger #Music #Art #Rap #Jupiter #Shark #Sharks #Flow #Bully #Bullying #StopBullying #Artist #Venus #Uranus #Fragile
  • 2 weeks ago
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2Pac | “Keep Ya Head Up” | Produced by: Dj Daryl

I still can’t believe it has been eighteen years since your passing. Thank the lord for you Pac. This love that I withhold for hip hop wouldn’t be the same without you. You & your soul were stolen from us far too young. It killed me trying to post this video. I’ll sip some Hennessy tonight in your name, Pac.

My Personal Favorite Bar(s):


"You know what makes me unhappy

When brothers make babies, and leave a young mother to be a pappy

And since we all came from a woman

Got our name from a woman and our game from a woman

I wonder why we take from our women

Why we rape our women, do we hate our women

I think it’s time to kill for our women

Time to heal our women, be real to our women

And if we don’t we’ll have a race of babies

That will hate the ladies that make the babies

And since a man can’t make one

He has no right to tell a woman when and where to create one

So will the real men get up

I know you’re fed up ladies, but keep your head up”

"And I realize Momma really paid the price

She nearly gave her life to raise me right

And all I had to give her was my pipe dream

Of how I’d rock the mic and make it to the bright screen

I’m tryin’ to make a dollar out of fifteen cents

It’s hard to be legit and still pay the rent

And in the end it seems I’m headin’ for the pen

I try to find my friends but they’re blowin’ in the wind

Last night my buddy lost his whole family

It’s gonna take the man in me to conquer this insanity

It seems the rain’ll never let up

I try to keep my head up and still keep from gettin’ wet up

You know it’s funny when it rains it pours

They got money for wars but can’t feed the poor

Say there ain’t no hope for the youth and the truth is

It ain’t no hope for the future

And then they wonder why we crazy”.

R.I.P Tupac Shakur

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  • #TupacShakur #2Pac #LifeGoesOn #KeepYaHeadUp #Interscope #Pac #Rip #RestInPeace #Bars #Beats #HipHop #Rap #Gangstarap #IE #LA #Compton #ThugLife #TheKing #King #Women
  • 2 weeks ago
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Kanye West (@KanyeWest) | “Good Morning” | Produced by: Kanye West

My favorite attribute of Kanye West isn’t his incredible flow, bars, or talent, it’s the fact that every album that he has is entirely different, but they all connect one way or another. For example, “The College Dropout”, “Late Registration”, and “Graduation” all have the same theme of college (school) and all have in one way or another a bear in the main theme. The three albums listed can be perceived as a trilogy. The reason why I love this song is because it’s truly nostalgic to me. When this dropped, I was in 9th grade. I didn’t have a care in the world and hated school. I would listen to this once a day hating that I had to go to classes, but I knew that I would never be Kanye, so I had to straighten up my act. This video is dope because he completely elaborates on his cover art, which at least for me, I’ve never seen an artist do before.

My Personal Favorite Bar(s):

Kanye West:
"Wake up Mr. West, Mr. West

Mr. Fresh, Mister, by himelf he’s so impressed

I mean damn, did you even see the test?

You got D’s, muthafucka D’s, Rosie Perez

And yer ass barely passed any and every class

Looking at every ass, cheated on every test”.

- James

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  • #KanyeWest #Goodmorning #Graduation #CollegeDropout #LateRegistration #Yeezy #Yeezus #KimKardashian #Kardashian #Kimye #rap #HipHop #Bars #Beats #Kanye #Bear #College #School #RosiePerez #Ds
  • 2 weeks ago
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Kid Cudi (@KidCudi) | “Pursuit Of Happiness” | Prod. By: MGMT (@WhoIsMGMT) & Ratatat (@RatatatMusic)

The Lord of the Sad and Lonely aka Kid Cudi aka Cudder is one of the few rappers that can bring a depressed individual out of their slump. Cudi knows exactly how that individual feels, he executes songs perfectly to take them on a joyride. “Pursuit of Happiness” may be the song that anybody that is going through depression needs. It’s a song about the death of his father. Scott Mescudi aka Kid Cudi fights off the night terrors and the drinking after the torture of his father’s death, and he pushes himself (pursues) to a better place (happiness)

My Personal Favorite Bar(s):

Kid Cudi
”. Crush a bit - little bit - roll it up, take a hit

Feeling lit, feeling right, 2 AM, Summer night

I don’t care, hand on the wheel, driving drunk, I’m doing my thing

Rolling in the Midwest side and out, living my life, getting out dreams

People told me slow my roll, I’m screaming out: “Fuck that”

I’mma do just what I want, looking ahead no turning back”.

"Tell me what you know about dreaming, dreaming

You don’t really know about nothing, nothing

Tell me what you know about them night terrors, every night

5AM cold sweats waking up to the sky”.

- James

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  • #KidCudi #Cudder #ScottMescudi #Cudi #GoodMusic #WickedAwesome #PursuitOfHappiness #Drake #YMCMB #OVO #Drink #Party #Turnup #Tattoo #Tattoos #Beanie #Weed #Smoke #HipHop #Rap #Bars #Beats #Ratatat #MGMT
  • 3 weeks ago

Kid Cudi (@KidCudi) | “Mr. Rager” |

Kid Cudi isn’t simply a “rapper”, he is an artist across all genres. I typically say that if hip hop isn’t someone’s typical genre but they want to become a hip hop fan or at least take a listen to the genre, I always suggest Cudi because his music is so diverse that a fan of rock, pop, or even jazz would enjoy. As most great artist’s, Cudder’s music and videos are far more complicated than they first appear. At first, the title Mr. Rager may seem as if the song is only about partying or “raging”. With raging, typically drugs and alcohol come into the picture, but with Cudi, this isn’t your typical drug ballad. Mr. Rager is a song about overdosing. With overdosing he is on an adventure to reach Heaven, as in, commit unintentional suicide. Cudi has called himself “The Lord of the Sad & Lonely” and he proves it in the intro “This here is dedicated to all of the kids like me. I’m on my way to Heaven (Wherever you are, now.)” There is a possibility that “Mr. Rager” is the alter ego of The Lord of the Sad & Lonely. Mr. Rager is the extrovert of Cudi, while the other is a complete introvert. There is symbolism of Cudder fighting hundreds of men and one woman. The men, may symbolise the “haters”, doubters of his music, his enemies of his youth, and the multitude of drugs he has consumed and now fights due to addiction. The one woman may symbolise his first love or in other words heart break. It is ironic that the woman throws dirt in his face (eyes) after he has been beaten down. Typically, men run to the opposite sex for comfort when they are stressed. Not to sound cliche, but a woman is generally viewed as “the better half”. As the woman (his first love) approaches, she doesn’t heal anything, she only makes things worse for Cudi. This song takes place in an unconscious mind during a therapy session. My deciphering of this song could last a millenium. 

My Personal Favorite Bar(s):

Kid Cudi:
"Yeah! Mr.Rager, Mr.Rager

Tell me where you’re going, tell me where you’re headed

I’m off on the adventure, Mr. Rager

Tell me some of your stories, tell us of your travels

Mr. Rager-er-er-er-er

Tell me where you’re going, tell us where you’re headed

I’m on my way to heaven, Mr. Rager

Can we tag along? Can we take that journey?

Can we take that journey?

I’m off on the adventure”.

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  • #KidCudi #Cudi #Cudder #ScottMescudi #GOOD #GoodMusic #KanyeWest #Kanye #MrRager #ManOnTheMoon #ManOnTheMoon2 #MOTM #MOTM2 #HipHop #Rap #IE #Bars #Beats #WickedAwesome #Heaven #Drugs #Suicide #Alcohol #Fights #Music #MusicVideo #Art
  • 4 weeks ago
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OnCue (@OnCue) | “So Much Love” | Prod. By: Hudson Mohawke (@HudMo) & Just Blaze (@JustBlaze) | Directed By: Hunter Lyon (@HunterLyon)

Got damn, when Brenton Duvall tweeted “SO MUCH LOVE video is a fucking movie!!!!!” I grew excited to watch the video, but after watching the video my brain absolutely exploded. This is precisely why I swim with OnCue. The dude is a genius & the people that he works with are on the exact same brain waves as Cuey. All around a fantastic job on every lyric, beat, & visual off of every single put out so far. Y’all have exactly one mother fucking week until the brilliance of “Angry Young Man” drops. I’d discuss more about the video, but quite honestly, this shit is a film. I only want y’all to see it first hand. Pull up a chair, connect your computer to your t.v., grab a bag of popcorn, grab a large soda, and enjoy the fuck out of this music video. After watching it once, make sure to click the reload button eighteen times. I’m such a proud fan of Cuey.

My Personal Favorite Bar(s):

"All nighters, I’ve had countless. Matter of fact - still in yesterdays outfit. Instead of helping us find an outlet Teachers say we slouches, bitch and moan about it. It’s apparent, more drugs and liquor. Meet the parents, more Jigga than Ben Stiller. Fuck it, turn up another level. When she go down, she ducking devils. Every time that I walk through the front door I always get two tickets to the gun show. Instead of menthols, wish they give me pencils. Cause I thought by now I’d have a Benzo. Wear a mask to school, hide my face like I’m MF Doom. Lie to my friends, can’t face the truth, Give me any drug I’m a damn vacuum".

- James Avels

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  • #OnCue #SoMuchLove #SML #AngryYoungMan #AYM #JustBlaze #HipHop #Bars #Beats #Banger #SubstanceAbuse #DomesticViolence #JayZ #BenStiller #MeetTheParents #IE #NewYork #InlandEmpire #NY #Cuey #MyNameCuey #MFDoom #Drinking #Party #TurnUp
  • 1 month ago

Trizz (@Tr1zz) | “Twisted Metal” | Prod. by: AC3 Beats (@AC3Beats) | Filmed By: Garrett Labrie & Daniel Ochoa (@MSCNDC)

On Saturday, April 23rd, 2014 Trizz was in my personal opinion, one of the DOPEST acts to grace the stage of The Glasshouse in Pomona for the fourth annual D.I.Y. Festival. Do not get me wrong, every single act was unbelieveable, but Trizz put his heart & soul into his performance. He didn’t only grace the stage, this young talent hopped over the crowd barricade and performed WITH the crowd. Not many artists dare to reach out of their comfort zone, but Trizz succeeded by giving the crowd a fantastic show. You’ll definitely enjoy this visual of “Twisted Metal”.

My Personal Favorite Bar(s):

" My big homie is a motherfuckin’ cannibal,
similar to Hannibal,
aka Mannibal.
My other homie is a Kansas City maniac,
who ever shoot at me better know who the fuck they aimin’ at.
Let’s ride bitch,
slide by the west side,
for ever on the left side,
know as the best side.
This where they shot Big, LA is where the best die”.

- James

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  • #Trizz #AC3Beats #IE #Hiphop #Bars #DIY #DIYFest2014 #GarrettLabrie #DanielOchoa #Beats #Banger #Cali #Westside #WestCoast #StrangeMusic #TechNine #TechN9ne #MadesiccMuzicc #TwistedMetal #WrittenInSmoke #LA #LosAngeles #California #SoCal
  • 1 month ago
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Rare Pterodactyl scream captured last night at the Glass House in Pomona

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  • 1 month ago

Kendrick Lamar (@KendrickLamar) | “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe” | Produced by: Sounwave (@SounwaveTDE) 

Kendrick Lamar is the King of Rap. A mainstream artist with an Underground mission.

My Personal Favorite Bar(s):

Kendrick Lamar:
"Look inside of my soul and you can find gold and maybe get rich

Look inside of your soul and you can find out it never exist

I can feel the changes, I can feel a new life

I always knew life can be dangerous

I can say that I like a challenge and you tell me it’s painless

You don’t know what pain is

How can I paint this picture when the color blind is hanging with you”.

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  • #KendrickLamar #TDE #BitchDontKillMyVibe #Compton #CA #California #Sounwave #SounwaveTDE #BlackHippy #IE #HipHop #Rap #Bars #Beats #Banger #Sin #Church #GKMC #GoodKid #GoodKidMaadCity #MaadCity #KL #K.Dot #TopDawg #TopDawgEnt #TopDawgEntertainment #LA #Cali #mainstream #Underground
  • 1 month ago
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