K Camp Talks New Single “Good Problem,” and New Music Coming Soon!

Little interview I conducted with rapper K Camp, featuring his new music video!

Soundigest

By: Victoria Moorwood//

Hip-hop star K Camp just released some heat for the summer! His single “Good Problem” is out, along with a steamy video, just in time for your pool parties and club nights. The catchy tune is overlaid with a deeper message in the music video, which portrays the life of a celebrity as constantly being on display. The video, filmed in Los Angeles by Sharef Alabede, contrasts these visuals with the laid-back bounce and sultry vocals of the song. Here, the “Cut Her Off,” “Money Baby,” and “Comfortable” singer expresses how he really feels about his on-display lifestyle and if it actually is a good problem. He also reveals new music in the making and reflects on the ‘Racks Like This RARE Sound 4th of July’ video as the highlight of his summer.

What inspired the single, “Good Problem?”

Went in the studio with one motive, and…

View original post 184 more words

Here’s Your New Hip Hop EP of the Summer

Ta’ Sean Du Bois is a San Diego based rapper who’s been lighting up the SD and college scene. His last project, Tea Time, received a great response from fans and now he’s dropping a new EP, Summer San Diego. Ta’ Sean is all about creating lively, upbeat music that represents his favorite city, San Diego. Read on to find out more about his upcoming EP.

When is your new EP coming out?

We’re aiming on dropping the project on July 14th. 

What makes this project different from the last one you dropped?

I feel like since Tea Time I’ve grown and matured as an artist. I’ve found and gotten comfortable with my own style and don’t mind expressing my experiences with everyone. 

What can listeners expect?

They can expect a different, but still West Coast, sound. They can expect to play it or hear it at the next frat or sorority party.

image3
Instagram: @noteashirt

What were some of the inspirations you drew upon when you were creating this album?

When I was creating Summer San Diego I was really just doing a lot of city watching. I would go on walks in the morning and really just breathe and take in my city’s beauty. Also Jack Daniels, mary jane, and listening to early 2000s music were great influences, too. 

You said some of the EP is influenced by the college party scene, can you elaborate on this?

Yeah, so I live not too far from San Diego State and Friday and Saturday is when Montezuma Road be poppin’ with people walking from party to party. I’ve been to a few parties there myself and they are always lit. The guys be smokin’ backwoods, the females be drowning vodka. Everybody is dancing and everybody is having a good time. It’s all about having a good time and that’s what I wanted my tape to be about. Having a good time. State students know how to turn up and I’m proud to say that I’m from a city with a dope college party scene! 

Processed with VSCO with b1 preset
Twitter: @noteashirt

What else have you recently been working on? Any shows?

Recently I’ve been working on a lot of visuals. We’ve been shooting videos for the project and so far everything is looking clean. We’ve dropped the “Pi$tol Tony” video already so make sure y’all check that out! I have a couple shows coming up with Eklektic fam but I gotta keep that on the DL [laughing]. Besides that I have one with my homie Lil Mttn on the 28th in LA. Also I have a mansion party coming up on the 8th so that’s going to be dope. Anyone’s invited by the way! Other than that I’m just working on my health and as myself as an artist. 

How many songs will be on the EP?

There’s going to be six songs plus a bonus track so yeah!

Will you be performing anywhere in the near future?

Mansion party on the 8th come turn up.

What do you have to say to your fans and what’s one reason everyone should listen to this EP?

I wanna tell all my fans that all you guys are cool and I love you guys and thank you guys for rocking with me. Also anyone who hasn’t caught on the wave yet, make sure you start paddling now. Summer San Diego is going to be that new sound that puts the city on the map like it’s supposed to be! 

Final thoughts?

Yo, shoutout my Mom and Dad, shout out Alton and Aiden, shoutout Eklectik, and shout out to my city San Diego. Let’s get it!

How to do Chicago on a Budget

On your way to Chicago but only have a little money and a few days? Want to explore this historic city and soak up the culture, nightlife, and tourism all on a limited time and budget? Have no fear! Chicago is a unique and cool city, definitely one to see. Here’s what to see if you only have a few days and the cheapest ways to enjoy yourself.

IMG_5175

Millenium Park

If you’ve only got a few days, make sure you get to Millennium Park! I rode into Union Station and while it is a bit of a walk, it’s possible to get to Millennium Park by walking. Chicago is pretty walking-friendly, and if you get tired there are tons of Ubers driving around and the attractions are so close that rides are very cheap.

Millenium Park is home to Crown Fountain (pictured above), The Bean, Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus classical music performances and more. You can listen to music and see these attractions for free. Millennium Park is home to Chicago’s iconic trademarks, it’s beautiful, nice to walk through, and free.

IMG_5223

IMG_5152

IMG_5151

IMG_5131

Buckingham Fountain

Located in the center of Grant Park and open since 1927, the Buckingham Fountain is a beautiful piece of architecture that’s completely free to view and easy to walk to.

IMG_5169

Go to the Top of a Tall Building

Part of the Chicago experience, right? The go-to here is the famous Willis Tower. But, the Willis Tower does cost money to experience. Although, if you feel like paying, you can go out on the skydeck which is a small glass room protruding from the Willis Tower that you can step out onto and look at the city hundreds of feet below. If you’d like the tall tower experience but would prefer a free option, try the John Hancock Building! On my first Chicago trip I went up to the top of the Willis Tower and it was a great experience. However, on this trip we opted for the free John Hancock Center, which was also memorable. It’s a 100-story 1,128 ft. skyscraper completely free to enter. At the top is a restaurant and bar, surrounded by glass walls that allow you to overlook the city while you dine. However, if you’re super cheap (like me!) you can ride to the top for the view and sneak back down without buying a thing!

IMG_5161

IMG_5160

IMG_5162

IMG_5163

The Riverwalk

The riverwalk is quickly becoming a hot tourism spot in Chicago. Lined with restaurants and shops, the Chicago River goes straight through the city and hosts walking tours, boat rides, and beautiful scenery. I went on a “Chicago’s Finest Tours” walking tour which was exquisite. 90 minutes walking, lots of great history and facts, and a fun boat ride, plus the tour guide was enthusiastic and funny. While this tour wasn’t free, you can still walk through the riverwalk free of charge.

DSC_0390

DSC_0391

DSC_0394

DSC_0412

DSC_0425

IMG_5195

IMG_5194

IMG_5190

IMG_5182

DSC_0427

IMG_5196

IMG_5208

Deep Dish Pizza

This is an essential part of the Chicago experience. There is authentic deep dish pizza everywhere, and each time I’ve visited Chicago I’ve eaten at a different spot. That being said, you really can’t go wrong anywhere. Go ahead and splurge on your pizza–trust me.

IMG_5159

This concludes the cheap selection! Although they are pricey, Chicago offers some of the best art museums, natural history museum, aquarium, and space and industry museum. Certain venues hold cheaper days/nights and if you’d like to go to the big three (Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum of Natural History, and the Art Institute of Chicago) you can buy passes that bundle the three and are cheaper than buying individual passes. While these passes aren’t exactly thrifty, if you have the means to go to at least one attraction you will not regret it.

Have fun in Chicago!

IMG_5144DSC_0439

BET Awards Pre Party + Pics!

Saturday night, Interscope Records hosted their annual BET Awards Pre Party at ROKU/ Blind Dragon in West Hollywood. The guest list was star studded as artists, tastemakers and industry pros gathered to celebrate this year’s hottest music. The party was sponsored by Martell Cognac, Clairol Professional, Finish Line, PRG, Fanta and MEZZ. Some stars in attendance included Playboi Carti, A$Ap Rocky, J. Cole, Lana Del Rey, Steve Rifkind, D.R.A.M., Aminé, K Camp and more. The dance floor stayed live until 2 a.m. thanks to DJ Reflex and DJ A-OH. Check out these photos from the event to find your favorite artist!

 

IGA X BET Awards Party 2017
K Camp (Photo by: Rich Polk / Getty Images)
IGA X BET Awards Party 2017
A$AP Rocky (Photo by: Jerritt Clark / Getty Images)
IGA X BET Awards Party 2017
Big Baby D.R.A.M. (Photo by: Jerritt Clark / Getty Images)
IGA X BET Awards Party 2017
Playboi Carti (Photo by: Jerritt Clark / Getty Images)
IGA X BET Awards Party 2017
Aminé (Photo by: Jerritt Clark / Getty Images)
IGA X BET Awards Party 2017
Jax Jones (Photo by: Rich Polk / Getty Images)
IGA X BET Awards Party 2017
Aminé (Photo by: Rich Polk / Getty Images)
IGA X BET Awards Party 2017
COZZ (Photo by: Jerritt Clark / Getty Images)
IGA X BET Awards Party 2017
Hazel-E and Miles Brock (Photo by: Jerritt Clark / Getty Images)
IGA X BET Awards Party 2017
Terrence J (Photo by: Jerritt Clark / Getty Images)
IGA X BET Awards Party 2017
Kamaiyah (Photo by: Jerritt Clark / Getty Images)
IGA X BET Awards Party 2017
Ib Hamad (Photo by: Jerritt Clark / Getty Images)
IGA X BET Awards Party 2017
(Photo by: Rich Polk / Getty Images)
IGA X BET Awards Party 2017
Earthgang and J.I.D. (Photo by: Rich Polk / Getty Images)
IGA X BET Awards Party 2017
K Camp (Photo by: Rich Polk / Getty Images)
IGA X BET Awards Party 2017
Tim Glover (Photo by: Jerritt Clark / Getty Images)
IGA X BET Awards Party 2017
J.I.D. (Photo by: Jerritt Clark / Getty Images)
IGA X BET Awards Party 2017
Arin Ray (Photo by: Jerritt Clark / Getty Images)
IGA X BET Awards Party 2017
Jax Jones (Photo by: Jerritt Clark / Getty Images)
IGA X BET Awards Party 2017
A$AP Rocky (Photo by: Jerritt Clark / Getty Images)
IGA X BET Awards Party 2017
(Photo by: Rich Polk / Getty Images)
IGA X BET Awards Party 2017
K Camp (Photo by: Jerritt Clark / Getty Images)
IGA X BET Awards Party 2017
(Photo by: Rich Polk / Getty Images)
IGA X BET Awards Party 2017
Lecrae (Photo by: Jerritt Clark / Getty Images)
IGA X BET Awards Party 2017
Rich the Kid (Photo by: Jerritt Clark / Getty Images)
IGA X BET Awards Party 2017
(Photo by: Rich Polk / Getty Images)
IGA X BET Awards Party 2017
Carl Chery (Photo by: Jerritt Clark / Getty Images)
IGA X BET Awards Party 2017
Kamaiyah and Tim Glover (Photo by: Rich Polk / Getty Images)

 

Artist Interview: Rapper J. Pump

J. Pump is a rapper form Chillicothe, Ohio. Since 2004, he’s been gaining fans and creating music that allows him to express himself. He recently dropped “Inside This Place,” which combines melodic beats and introspective lyrics, creating a conscious and catchy hit. Here, Pump talks about his musical inspirations, his journey, and advice he’d give for other artists.

When did you start rapping / making music?
When I was 8 or 9 years old my uncle used to listen to rap and I happened to decide to pick up a Tupac album. From there it was a wrap.
What artists inspire you?
My biggest influences growing up were Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Tupac, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, and Eminem. However, my influences come from other artists such as DMX, Outkast, Juvenile, Master P, and Nate Dogg.
Who would you love to collaborate with?
I would love to collaborate with either member of Outkast, Eminem, DMX, or even Dr. Dre since some people have said I sound similar.
Where do you gain inspiration for your lyrics? What about your beats?
My inspiration for my lyrics comes from life and what I see going on around me. I feel like expressing my view points of life at any given time can give the spark I need to write my lyrics whether it be a heartbreak or a great night full of fun.
How long have you been making music?
I have been making music for 13 years since 2004.     
What’s something you would tell someone else in a similar position who wants to make music? What advice would you give?
My best advice would be to never give up and never stop learning, because when you think you know it all in the music industry is when you fooled yourself. There is so much to learn and a never ending process if you want to evolve as an artist.
What is your favorite part about making music?
My favorite part of making music is being able to freely express whatever feeling may be in my heart and soul with the rest of the world.

Listen to more of J. Pump here.

New Music Video: Billy Raffoul

Hey guys!

Checking in here to let you all know about a cool new music video from Billy Raffoul.

If you follow my writing over on Soundigest, you can read an interview I did with him.

Read it here.

In our interview, we discussed Billy’s inspiration for writing this song. It’s a cool story!

Check it out and, as always, check here for first looks at new music! Have a great day, music lovers.