PREMIERE: UMBRA – ZOOMIN (FEAT. ST. DOMONICK)

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One of Tulsa’s hottest, emerging rappers is back with another #DINGER, taking assistance from his right-hand man, Umbra. The two continue to build collaboratively and have delivered some incredible pieces; this one is no different. The duo offers us Zoomin: a brief, hypnotic track where Umbra pulls from “Plastic 100 Degrees Celsius” by Sampha and Domonick flows like mercury and rhymes in a stream-of-conscious type manner that only emphasizes the mesmerizing production to the point he has to remind himself to stay focused throughout the track — the two beans are getting to him and Dom needs the dream of a new Rover to keep him determined. This song illustrates the swag St. Domonick oozes, while Umbra provides the perfect backbone to an already poised rapper. Catch the #DINGER below:

TAYMASTERFUBU!

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On Thursday, June 1st, producers TayMasterChef and LORDFUBU released a collaborative tape, featuring six #dingers. TAYMASTERFUBU is a combination of both rhythmic melody and innovative drum patterns, creating an ultimately authentic sound and marking an iconic milestone in the hip-hop producer spectrum.

A track that caught my attention almost immediately is track “MASTERFUBU006 [OUTRO]” , and initially I heard the instrument bounce back and forth, moving across the octaves, and I can’t begin to estimate my level of excitement when I heard a jazz influence directly affecting the song. This acquisition of music and sound engineering is unlike any other, proven from my non-stop head bobbing. After I heard this song, I called up my homie and told him to drop what he was doing to listen to it. I love the crescendo starting from the beginning, making the listener anticipate the hard hook drop. At this point in the tape, I’m thinking “how could it get any better than this“. Continue reading