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Dez – (tabs)onthemonorail

Produced by a (soundcloud) all-star team of producers in GRiMM Doza, Ab$tract, and KiP, “(tabs)onthemonorail” is the closest Dez may ever come to delivering a statement of purpose.  “Give me a beat n*gga, I’ll show you where your heroes die”, he opens after an extended period of ambiance.  What follows is Dez’s tightest and most motivated verse yet.  While Dez has …

pkelly94Dez – (tabs)onthemonorail

Video: Chef the Chef – Friends

A few months without blogging, me and TC started making music, and it’s time to return to the press.  Forget the page views, word counts, conjectures, features, and think pieces.  The Up-Turn was started by two friends who became friends because of music and who made a lot more friends because of music.  Sometimes it just takes a song or …

pkelly94Video: Chef the Chef – Friends
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Dez – 3wisemen (ft. Tive & Jalal Salaam)

We’ve been following the growth of Jalal Salaam for a while now and it’s only more and more rewarding to call ourselves fans as he continues to produce out great hip-hop.  On “3wisemen”, Salaam teams up with Tive and Dez for Dez’s latest tape.  Probably the most surprising thing about the track is the dexterity displayed by Dez during his turn on the …

pkelly94Dez – 3wisemen (ft. Tive & Jalal Salaam)
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heart eyes – miley EP

I hate the assumption that low points in life always lead to great art from artists because neither life or art ever work that simply, but sometimes sad moments can produce beautiful music.  Chef of Ghost Row‘s most recent project, heart eyes, comes with a short tagline indicating that the songs on this EP were recorded on a cell phone “by a …

tccarr14heart eyes – miley EP