DRIF SONIX x Red Shaydez – “DUH”

DRIF SONIX x Red Shaydez – “DUH” (Official Video) [Prod. by PHYZIKAL]

Introducing… DRIF SONIX. Who is this mysterious character? We’ll find out more about them soon but for now let’s enjoy this vibrant music video, featuring Red Shaydez & made possible by Rose Glen Entertainment.

The models/actresses also posed for a real photoshoot after filming, which you can scroll through below.

Listen to the song on Apple, Tidal, Spotify, Soundcloud, Bandcamp… wherever you find your music.

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#LFODFanFav Contest

We started this contest last week on social media, with artists sharing our flyer and asking their fans to comment. Each comment counted as a vote. We tallied those votes and are happy to announce the Finalists!

Melly-Mel, IRISH, and OJI Collective had their fans in a frenzy and are ready to go head to head for the finale. Cast your vote below. We’ve also included a song from each of them, if these names are new to you.

The winner of this contest will receive a month of radio play on 91.5FM in Boston & more!

Shoutout to all the artists that entered. You can still send us music here.

Melly-Mel

Melly-Mel x Tone Spliff / South Under Repo

IRISH

IRISH / Desires (ft. STM)

OJI Collective

OJI Collective / Sky Daddy
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A Conversation with Doe Cigapom

DC native Doe Cigapom talks gogo, hip-hop, gentrification, education, & more

Pre-COVID flow right here. Last year started with an LFOD road trip & Sam traveling from city to city meeting artists that ya’ll recommended. The homie TonyWhiteDDM strongly recommended we link with Doe Cigapom while in Atlanta.

Though he resides in Decatur now, Doe’s story is that of life in the District of Columbia, Chocolate City, Washington, DC… He played drums in gogo bands growing up, experienced the extreme changes his city has gone through over the years, and found solace as an educator and MC.

We got into all of that and more in this convo. Watch the video above, catch some bars below & connect with Doe Ciga on Instagram for more.

As always, we’d love to hear your thoughts as well. Comment below, on IG, Twitter, or send us an e-mail. Whatever’s clever.

#ExtraBars from Doe Cigapom
D.O.E. C.I.G.A.P.O.M. – Lord’s Willin’ / 2020

The Sixth Annual Alumni Cypher

The Sixth Annual LFOD Alumni Cypher

We’re proud to present the Sixth Annual LFOD Alumni Cypher, featuring Brandie Blaze, Time & Lepp, Jon Hope, TonyWhiteDDM, Bakari JB, Everett Gibbons, Darius Heywood, YN Prop, Ryan Easter, Tim Nihan, Daniel Laurent, ANSON RAP$, Chatham The SUN, Bugout, Kay Wattz, Mark Merren, and Miles Stone. All of these MCs are past guests of LFOD Radio, so if someone catches your ear, click their name to learn more. Many have also appeared in past cyphers, as well.

The 2020 Alumni Cypher was made possible with support from Wreck Shop Movement, Lifted Smoking Goods, New England Noize, Beat Club Podcast, and our patrons.

Live Free or Die.

Boston Hip Hop: Do You Know these Artists?

Oompa

Before we begin – Not all of these artists are from Boston. There’s talent all over New England, but people from outside are much more likely to Google “Boston Hip-Hop” or “Boston rapper” than Lynn, Cambridge, Brockton, Massachusetts, etc… We’ll make it clear where each artist is from in their section but if we want to see growth, we’ve got to meet folks where they’re coming from. Right now, Boston is the window through which we’re seen. Long-time followers know that we #RepNewEngland all day.

Following that logic… Peace! You’re probably new here. Welcome. Our goal since the beginning has been to create a platform for independent artists while uplifting our community. We’ve done that mostly through in-depth interviews and FM Radio, but there’s still a lot of ground to cover. Boston media has been much more receptive to hip hop lately & has been doing a good job providing coverage. However, they can only focus on a handful of acts at a time. Nothing wrong with that! It takes a lot of repeated exposure to break an artist. And we rock heavily with the names you’re seeing in the spotlight these days. Still, we wanted to expand and shine a light on a few more folks as well.

We’ll be writing a bit more in the weeks to come… Any requests? We’d also recommend subscribing so you catch the latest news. Big moves on the horizon…

Last but not least, huge shoutout to Graduation Music, Miixtape Chiick, & TheMUSEUM TV for their heavy blogging over the years. Killerboombox is a great resource for the culture, as well. It takes a lot of work to keep up with all that’s going on up here. Salute.

And now, the artists…

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Artistry & Activism

It’s hard to even put into words how we’re all feeling right now. We wanted to have that conversation, though. What does it mean to be an artist right now? What are our roles in pushing social change? What can we do and how do we make a difference?

Rilla Force, Lightfoot, Brandie Blaze, CakeSwagg, Dart Adams, Kadeem, and Pronzy talk about all these things and more in the above video. There is also a transcript below, if that medium is better for you.

This is only the beginning of the convo… Let us know if you’d like to be involved in future talks, other topics you’d like to hear discussed, or information we could help you find. And please share with anyone you think could benefit from viewing.

Be safe, 

Sam

LFOD Radio Ep. 175 (Season VI Finale)

In the Season VI Finale, Sam and A-Ball take a look back at this year’s adventures, both on and off the mics. With 25 episodes spanning from Boston to Pensacola, there was a lot to talk about. What stood out from each conversation? What is everyone up to now? Tune in to find out. Thank you for growing with us this year. 

Listen below or on your favorite podcast app, whether that’s AppleSpotifyGoogle PlayStitcher, etc… We also broadcast every Tuesday at 9pm on 91.5FM in Boston.

LFOD Radio Ep. 174 (Featuring HelloSIXX & Miles Stone)

HelloSIXX and Miles Stone are two Atlanta artists with very different stories and likewise, different perspectives on the city. SIXX grew up in Atlanta & focused her energy on basketball through college, switching gears after graduation. Miles grew up in the North Carolina countryside and rode his trombone playing to a scholarship in the city, where he found his creative partners. Lots of game within!

Listen below or on your favorite podcast app, whether that’s AppleSpotifyGoogle PlayStitcher, etc… We also broadcast every Tuesday at 9pm on 91.5FM in Boston.

New episodes every Tuesday. Subscribe to get them right away.

#ExtraBars & video of the convos below:

LFOD Radio Ep. 173 (Featuring Scrilla H & DJ Ross Lougee)

We met a LOT of artists in Florida. In addition to E-Turn and Big Lo, we also connected with Scrilla H and DJ Ross Lougee while we were in the Sunshine State. Scrilla is from Massachusetts but makes his home in Miami these days, producing, managing, and creating music of his own. Ross is something of a NH/VT legend, who also finds himself down south these days, although for much different reasons. Atlanta next week!

Listen below or on your favorite podcast app, whether that’s Apple, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher, etc… We also broadcast every Tuesday at 9pm on 91.5FM in Boston.

New episodes every Tuesday. Subscribe to get them right away.

LFOD Radio Ep. 172 (Featuring Big Lo)

Big Lo is an independent producer/rapper/gentleman born and raised in the state of Florida. From there, he’s used his talents to travel the continent, build up his community, and educate other artists aspiring to do the same. 

Listen below or on your favorite podcast app, whether that’s Apple, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher, etc… We also broadcast every Tuesday at 9pm on 91.5FM in Boston.

New episodes every Tuesday. Subscribe to get them right away.