Migrate Music Review: Truth – Troubled

Download: Truth – Troubled

The other day we got a submission from a native rapper from Ohio. Truth be told (pun intended) I thought I was gonna hear some corny guy with a non existent flow. Instead what I heard, was unsigned gold! I have listened to many albums this year from rappers with multi million dollar contracts who don’t have the flow, style, or even ability to stay on topic for an entire song. Truth has all three of these things and more. The only thing he is missing is the millions of dollars.
It saddens me when I hear someone good enough to make it in the business but has had no chances, or has been turned down quicker then you can blink your eyes! Truth brings a certain street style that is widely accepted in hip hop. His rhymes are uplifting and have meaning. The samples in his songs are great to hear and accompany his style and voice perfectly.
In his song “Troubled” he talks about his everyday life. Not everyone can relate to one person’s life or upbringing. So Truth takes it a step further when he brings up issues effecting everyday life for people all across America. Such as homes being foreclosed, gas prices rising, and people with a promise of getting a job when they graduate college with a degree, NOT being able to get a job in this time of recession. I’ve already listened to “Troubled” a good ten times, it’s quite catchy.
So my conclusion of “Truth.” Well I can respectfully say the guy has talent. He flows to the beat flawlessly, talks about stuff people can relate too, and most importantly he has the skill to come up in the game. If you asked me if I could see Truth on MTV or on the radio, I would most definitely have to say yes. Take a listen and see what I mean. After only listening to three songs, he has popped up on my radar and I will be watching for his next moves.
Below is a link to his sound cloud, youtube, twitter, and facebook. On his sound cloud he has two other songs named “Fall For You”  and “Got It Made.” Both I might add are just as good as “Troubled.” Fans of hip hop, rejoice because Truth is real, and a future up-and-comer! You heard it here first from Migrate Music!

Article by Tyler Ritchie

Download: Exile “Intro To the Outro” Mixtape

Download: Exile – Intro to the Outro Mixtape

Exile is an underground hip hop DJ. This guy is straight nasty as a matter of fact. He brings the 1996-1999 sound of hip hop to a lot of his beats. His new mixtape just dropped and it’s a must listen. Exile‘s new album “4TRK Mind” is set to release on October 4th. If his album sounds anything like his mixtape, it’s gonna be worth picking up!

So click on the picture above or the download link under the picture to add the mixtape to your music collection.

Article by Tyler Ritchie

Download: Machine Gun Kelly feat. Waka Flaka – “Wild Boy”

Cleveland’s own Machine Gun Kelly has released his first official single from his upcoming album. The song is called “Wild Boy” which might just describe him accurately. Just recently Machine Gun Kelly was arrested for organizing a flash mob at a Cleveland Mall that got out of hand as soon as the rapper showed up. Below is the song…so listen because Migrate Music told you to!
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Article by Tyler Ritchie

Listen: Nasty – “Letter To Myself”

So I bet most of you haven’t heard of Nasty. Well that’s why Migrate Music is here. What would you do without us?! Seriously though… Nasty is an underground rapper who is extremely overlooked because of his voice. He sounds almost identical to a guy named Marshall Mathers aka Eminem! Now Nasty has said probably hundreds of times that he feels cursed because of how close his voice resembles Eminem’s and he can’t get any attention from record labels because of it. I do feel bad for him because the guy can flow, rhyme, and make concepts.  This guy can do it all. He is a great MC that will most likely be over looked his entire career.

Here is a song below just showcasing some of his skills. Hopefully Migrate Music can help get him some new fans.

We told you…he sounds like Eminem.

Article by Tyler Ritchie

Migrate Music Exclusive – Balance and the Traveling Sounds – Won’t Do (J Dilla)

How about we switch gears here for a moment. I know we post up a lot of rock, indie, and hip hop, but we also want to start branching out and covering more genres. (See the ABOUT MIGRATE MUSIC NEWS tab at the top).

Let us introduce to you Balance and the Traveling Sounds.

BTS combines  a variety of musical tastes, cultural backgrounds, eclectic grooves and lush harmonies to create an innovative, captivating and addicting sound accessible by any music enthusiast. This powerhouse of soul, funk, jazz and hip-hop-inspired grooves is composed of seven diverse musicians from a variety of metropolises up and down the Golden Coast (Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego). Comprised of producer EBO, MC KIRB, vocalist Mike Eddie, drummer Julian Hogan, saxophonist Jeff Kolhede, guitarist Ryan Kern, and bass guitarist Scott Fulton. Embodying old-school class with a hip-hop edge, Balance and the Traveling Sounds melds the raw honesty of live instrumentation and introspective lyrics with hip-hop sampling and imaginative beats. They add a modern twist to the musical acts that came before and inspired their musical progress, making them a group of tireless artists with an unparalleled level of devotion to the art form.

So check out Balance and the Traveling Sounds new video – Won’t Do ( J Dilla)

Check them out on the web here: btscentral.com

Facebook and “Like” them here: facebook.com/soundstravel

Article by Matthew Dickson

Hip Hop Album Releases for the month of September!

September comes fast every year. In no time, summer is over, the leaves change and then the cold front comes in. Well if you are like me, when the summer weather starts disappearing, you do too. I tend to stay inside the colder it gets. With all kinds of new music coming out this September though, I should have plenty of music to listen to while I’m in the comfort of my warm house. Here is the full list of Hip Hop album releases for the month of September.

September 5, 2011
Dj Shadow –  The Less You Know, The Better

September 6, 2011
Oddisee –  Rock Creek Park

September 13,2011
Bronze Nazareth – School For the Blindman
Shawn Chrystopher – Silent Films For the Blind
Kurupt Presents –  The Academy
Swizz Beatz –  Haute Living

September 20, 2011
G-Macc –  The Opera/Angels & Demons
Cormega – Mega Row
Tragedy Khadafi – Thug Matrix 3
Mary J. Blige – My Life II: The Journey Continues
DTMD –  Makin’ Dollas
Young Jeezy – Thug Motivation 103
Hollywood FLOSS – One Fan At a Time

September 27, 2011
Pusha T – Fear Of God Part 2: Let Us Pray
Phonte – Charity Starts At Home
J-Live –  S.P.T.A. (Said Person of That Ability)
Big K.R.I.T.  –  Live From the Underground
9th Wonder – The Wonder Years
J. Cole – Cole World: The Sideline Story

Article by Tyler Ritchie

Download: MIGRATE MUSIC MIXTAPE Vol. II – ‘Alignment Of Sound’

DOWNLOAD: MIGRATE MUSIC MIXTAPE Vol. II – ‘Alignment Of Sound’ 

We here at Migrate Productions have put together a mixtape of artists and bands we have done reviews on or have allowed for free downloads of their music. So take a listen and support these artists. The first 100 downloads are free (thats how many soundcloud allows for us right now) out of respect the artists we have worked with. Thank you for guys for putting out awesome music!

If we reach our soundcloud download limit, you can go here: www.mediafire.com

MIGRATE MUSIC MIXTAPE Vol. 2 “Alignment Of Sound”

1. Gallows – True Colours
2. While Giants Sleep – Romulus
3. Seven Day Sonnet – Hapless
4. THOT – The Shy Summer
5. Bon Iver – Holocene
6. James Blake Ft. Bon Iver – The Fall Creek Boys Choir
7. Gates – In The Morning
8. KOVLO – Rovaniemi
9. Oberhofer – Gotta Go
10. Skrillex – First Of The Year (Equinox)
11. Game ft. Lil Wayne and Tyler, The Creator – Martians vs. Goblins
12. Kid Cudi – No One Believes Me
13. Fiend – Ghost Town
14. Curren$y ft. Lil Wayne – Smoke Sumthin
15. Mellow Hype (Odd Future) – 67
16. MoneyVision – Better Breed