Friday, July 20, 2012

R.I.P. Ms. Melodie

R.I.P. Ms. Melodie 

(of Boogie Down Productions) 

Ms. Melodie, ex-wife of KRS-ONE and a prominent member of the
Boogie Down Productions crew, passed away July 18th
according to numerous news sources.
Ms. Melodie, born Ramona Scott, was a member of the
influential Boogie Down Productions crew and released her
first album, Diva, in 1989 on Jive Records.
She is best known for her hit video, “Live On Stage” and
her hit single “Hype According to Ms. Melodie.”
Her most memorable performance was on the 1989 single
“Self Destruction” and she also has a cameo in Queen
Latifah’s video “Ladies First.”
Ms. Melodie was a native of Brooklyn, NY and is survived
by two sons. At this time, her cause of death is unknown.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Dolo the Bandit bringing that true NY Boom Bap Hip Hop with New Mixtape

Rising New York based underground emcee Dolo the Bandit is bringing raw lyricism over pure Boom Bap hip hop influenced beats and chopped up samples on his latest mixtape The Heist - Code: Black Op!  That's the type of hip hop we all love over here at Boom Bap Renaissance, so we decided to show support to the rising emcee by putting our followers onto his mixtape.....

You can download the entire project (or stream individual joints) here at this link

This mixtape is also the precursor to his forthcoming album titled Project Monarch, due out later this summer.

Check out this very quick Q & A session with the rapper, Dolo the Bandit here...

What part of New York are you repping? 
Dolo the Bandit:  The BX! Bronx New York 
What got you into rhyming?  
Dolo the Bandit:  Ive always been a great writer, over my teenage years it turned into music. 
What type of subjects and topics do you often choose to rap about?
Dolo the Bandit:  Real life, productivity, positivity, and the struggle. 
Dead or alive, who are your top 5 favorite emcees of all time?  
Dolo the Bandit:  Nas, Eminen, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Black Thought. 
Who are some of your favorite Boom Bap beatmakers? 
Dolo the Bandit:  Just Blaze, Kanye West, No I.D
Where do you see hip hop in the next 5 years? 
Dolo the Bandit:  Hopefully on a course for the better.

Want to hear more from Dolo the Bandit, check out these Youtube Videos

Dolo The Bandit - Roach Clips (Official Video) ft. Shanny

Funky Child - Dolo the Bandit

Want to know more about Dolo the Bandit 
read up about him in this link