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Kokayi – Feeling Summery x DJ Play

May 19th, 2011 by | Hip-Hop/Rap, R&B |

Kokayi released some new songs within the last couple months, “Feeling Summery” featuring Substantial & Tamara Wellons and “DJ Play”. “Feeling Summery” has this cool simple horn sample with nice chill beat then includes some dope verses from Kokayi and Substantial and a smooth hook from Tamara Wellons.
Kokayi – Summery Ft. Substantial & Tamara Wellons
“DJ Play” has this upbeat yet cool electro lounge feel. The instrumental has this unique blend of sounds and as usual Kokayi has a unique flow that seems to work with almost every beat he raps/sings on.
Kokayi – DJ Play

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Kokayi – Roxtar ft. The Rock-afire Explosion (video)

January 31st, 2011 by | Hip-Hop/Rap, Music Video, Rock |

If there is an artist to get on board with that more people should know about, it’s Kokayi. Above is the music video for “Roxtar” which is one of my favorite songs from him and the dope single from his Robots & Dinosaurs album (Buy).
Roxtar (right-click to download)
If you’re wondering who those animals in the background of the music video are, that’s The Rock-afire Explosion, an animatronic robot band that was widely popular in the 1980’s. You can find more about them here.

Don’t sleep on Kokayi, he’s got loads of potential. Currently he’s working with a jazz band and in plans on a national tour. Follow Kokayi on facebook and twitter.

Best You Never Heard II: Fall/Winter edition

December 30th, 2010 by | Alternative/Indie, Before Bigs Exclusive, Daily Mix, Dance, Hip-Hop/Rap, Mashup, Pop, R&B, Remix, Rock |

It’s that time of the year where we would like to give back. Sometimes I feel we don’t give back to our readers enough and we are working to fix that in 2011. Until then, here’s a mixtape we created.

It’s called Best You Never Heard II, which is a mixtape showcasing some of the best up-and-coming talent in music from the last several months. It’s a collection of 20 songs of mostly hip-hop with a little bit of rock, pop, R&B and mashups/remixes (much like our site’s content).

Listen to the mixtape below, and download through mediafire.

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Let us know of your favorite song(s) and if you like the songs on this mixtape, check out our Summer mix of the Best You Never Heard.

Hidden Gem: Kokayi

December 13th, 2010 by | Alternative/Indie, Hidden Gem, Hip-Hop/Rap, R&B, Rock |

Shouts to P&P for exposing me to an amazing genre-blending artist in Kokayi. Kokayi is really an interesting talent and here’s some words on why:

Synaptic overload of punk/hip-hop/funk/rock/psycho-discobilly, whichever box you want to put us in, we explode out of. We paint outside the lines and write beyond the margins. We like long walks in the sand,and goat cheese. turn ons: big speakers.

Above is from Kokayi’s facebook page. Below are three of my favorites off Kokayi’s latest release, Robots & Dinosaurs, purchase (trust me, it’s DOPE!).

Over There
Roxtar (Thrash Rmx)

By the way, Kokayi is a grammy award-winning singer/songwriter/emcee/producer; he’s got major talent!

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