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3MMR: Episode 39 – “Destiny” by B$tone ft. Savannah Justice & David James

Bird City, what’s happening’!? Cooler weather has finally arrived and with it comes more Arizona bangers from the three-minute music review! This week we bring some reggae vibes in the form of “Destiny” from B$tone of EpodTribe, featuring the beautiful pipes of Savanah Justice on the hook, and a dope island inspired verse from David James. What strikes the ear immediately about “Destiny” is how bright the sonic palate is. The high organ keys compliment the verse from David James, and provide a nice contrast to the darker sound of B$tone’s verse. A really enjoyable aspect of this song (aside from the good verses and solid production) is the message of controlling your destiny and not being held down.

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3MMR: EPISODE 38 – “Hell Naw” by Smeared Lipstick Crew

What’s good my Bird City brethren?! Rain has finally come to wrap up a blazing hot summer, but we still smoking over here with new blazing Arizona Hip-Hop. Invading your ear drums this week is the all-female squad, the “Smeared Lipstick Crew” and their new single “Hell Naw”.

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3MMR: Episode 36 – “IDC” by Gem

Bird City, let’s get it!! Another week, another firebomb of hip-hop coming through your speakers. This week we have an artist who has easily become among my favorites coming out of the Phoenix Metro area. This week’s feature is the punky proclamation from, GEM, titled “IDC”. This song puts a smile on your face with its feel-good pop beat, and Gem slam dunks with her mix of sing/rap melodies, while sliding some good bars as well. The accompanying video for the song is fun as much fun as the song is, with Gem talking her shit on the couch, in the fountain, and at the skate park. Continue reading 3MMR: Episode 36 – “IDC” by Gem

3MMR: Episode 35 – “Block Party” by Chalease

What’s good my Bird City residents!? It’s your main man, Bo, and we’re back with another fire joint here to wrap up the summer. Sorry to take a week off on you, but I’m back and this week’s vibe is presented by Alaska transplant, Chalease, and her 90’s throwback, “Block Party” featuring Fuego Bentley & Sydni Madison.

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3MMR: Episode 33 – “Ice” by Dirty K

 Valley of the Sun, what’s good! It’s that time again, so sit back, relax and let get into this week’s review! This week’s featured artist is Dirty K and his smooth delivery of frozen water on, “ICE”. Dirty K, is a young emcee, and graduate of Hamilton High, repping Chandler, Arizona. From the first note, Dirty K’s sound is smooth over a laid-back beat reminiscent to something you’d hear from Pete Rock and CL Smooth. The most enjoyable feature about this track, is the fact that Dirty stays on the same topic the entire song. Riding the beat with his relaxed delivery, and several memorable quotes, Dirty K creates a smoker “Curren$y-esque” vibe often interlacing references to ice.

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