"They call our city Nap because it’s the most slept-on city in America."
Refusing to subscribe to the success-is-only-in-such-and-such-a-big-city mentality plaguing independent artists around the country, Native Sun celebrates raw, honest hip hop on their debut album Step into the Light. The album’s 10 tracks of well-crafted beats and vivid lyricism flow together seamlessly, giving the listener unromanticized tales of the Indianapolis trio’s fight to earn a place as an influential voice in hip hop.
As they prepare to release their sophomore album titled Undeniable this Fall, Native Sun returns with their unmistakably refreshing sound that features organic beats, live instruments, and thoughtful lyricism. After opening for iconic acts such as Musiq Soulchild and Nappy Roots across the Midwest, the group is turning their attention to bringing their sound to the rest of the US which kicked off with their performance in New York at the iconic Bowery Electric concert hall this past Spring. With a goal of proving that although hip hop may be born in New York it isn’t limited to just that city, Native Sun is sure to become a fan favorite.
Learn more about Native Sun by visiting their website at www.nativesunlive.com.
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Preview their first track “The House” from Undeniable:
Yeah it’s not Throwback Thursday because it’s Friday but hey…who cares!
In 2012 RIZE performed at Webster Hall in NYC’s East Village for the East Meets West charity concert for the Japan Tsunami Disaster. Not long after their set, lead singer Jesse McFaddin sat down with popular gaming platform, GamerFitNation, and shared his inspirations on life, music & giving back to the community.
Check it out below:
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NYC DJ, DJ Eloy, steps up this week as DJ City’s “Friday Fix” - a weekly segment featuring podcasts with exclusive mixes from some of the top DJs around the world. This week, DJ Eloy graces the turntables (and our ears) with a fired up combo of dub step, twerk, glitchy hip-hop and house.
Listen to his mix here:
01. Clean Bandit ft. Sharna Bass – Extraordinary – Sigma Remix
02. Jessie Ware – Tough Love – Crusades Remix
03. Calvin Harris – Summer – Diplo & Grandtheft Remix
04. Flosstradamus ft. Travis Porter – Drop Top
05. Grandtheft & Keys N Krates – Keep It 100
06. Iggy Azalea ft. Rita Ora – Black Widow
07. Lil Jon – Snap Yo Fingers – Lil Jon & DJ Kontrol Wiggle Blend
08. Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX & Wiley – Fancy – Wiley Remix
09. Usher – Good Kisser – DJ A-Smooth Notorious Remix
10. Yellow Claw & Yung Felix – Dancefloor Champion
11. Ini Kamoze – Here Comes The Hotstepper – Mayeda Twerk Remix
12. Spice Girls – Wanna Be – Caked Up Remix
13. JAY Z – Show Me What You Got – DJ Green Lantern Bootleg
14. Lil Jon ft. Tyga – Bend Ova – Wedding Crasherz Party Break
15. 50 Cent – Disco Inferno – DJ Bravo Twerk Remix
16. Destructo ft. YG – Party Up
17. Martin Garrix – Animals – Tom Reason Deep Remix
After the success of the debut video Thread & Needle from their sophomore album Astronaut, The Bonez is back with a new video, Place of Fire. The uptempo track was made in collaboration with Zippo, the staple lighter brand who has also created a special lighter featuring the band’s logo - which is prominently featured in the video.