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.
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.
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!
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$tol Tony” video already so make sure y’all check that out! I have a couple shows coming up with Eklektic fam but I gotta keep that on the DL [laughing]. Besides that I have one with my homie Lil Mttn on the 28th in LA. Also I have a mansion party coming up on the 8th so that’s going to be dope. Anyone’s invited by the way! Other than that I’m just working on my health and as myself as an artist.
How many songs will be on the EP?
There’s going to be six songs plus a bonus track so yeah!
Will you be performing anywhere in the near future?
Mansion party on the 8th come turn up.
What do you have to say to your fans and what’s one reason everyone should listen to this EP?
I wanna tell all my fans that all you guys are cool and I love you guys and thank you guys for rocking with me. Also anyone who hasn’t caught on the wave yet, make sure you start paddling now. Summer San Diego is going to be that new sound that puts the city on the map like it’s supposed to be!
Yo, shoutout my Mom and Dad, shout out Alton and Aiden, shoutout Eklectik, and shout out to my city San Diego. Let’s get it!
Saturday night, Interscope Records hosted their annual BET Awards Pre Party at ROKU/ Blind Dragon in West Hollywood. The guest list was star studded as artists, tastemakers and industry pros gathered to celebrate this year’s hottest music. The party was sponsored by Martell Cognac, Clairol Professional, Finish Line, PRG, Fanta and MEZZ. Some stars in attendance included Playboi Carti, A$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!
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.
Little interview I conducted with the rising-to-stardom band, Ocean Park Standoff. Their music is great for a variety of genre-lovers because they personify a little bit of everything. Try them out today and listen to “Good News” and “Photos & Liquor” 🙂
I got to talk to Ethan Thompson, one-third of the sunny L.A. band Ocean Park Standoff. Their hit single “Good News” video was recently premiered on Conan O’Brien Presents: Team Coco, and the trio is getting ready to release their highly anticipated EP this March. They are also currently touring and are set to tour the nation this summer. Their eclectic, chill vibe mixed with catchy beats makes their music the perfect added edge to your day at the beach. My personal favorite, “Photos & Liquor,” was inspired by a seemingly romantic picture of Thompson kissing his ex, when in reality the photo was captured during a fight. The addictive melody about distorted memories has skyrocketed to popularity alongside “Good News” which already has over 2 million listens on Spotify. Singer/ songwriter Ethan Thompson, along with internationally famous DJ and musician Samantha Ronson and…