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
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Luui – Midnight Kisses

It’s hard to say that Luui is rapping over a beat on “Midnight Kisses”, the first single to drop from his upcoming Hollis EP.  It’s more of a feel.  A darkness afraid of fully entering the light. Hollis EP by Luui -PK

pkelly94Luui – Midnight Kisses
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Luui – With You

There’s something reaching out here, maybe not so quietly anymore.  Luui speaks in forced whispers, as though he could break at any moment.  Instead of breaking his calm, Luui plays with his language and flow.  Each word is a slide to take at his own pace. We fell in love for the night… -PK

pkelly94Luui – With You
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Izy – Freez (prod. Rambow)

Izy’s streak can’t be broken.  It’s crazy to think that 6 months ago he hadn’t even put out a track yet considering how fully formed he’s become as an artist.  “Freez” is the latest entry in Izy’s collection of animated, stream-of-conscious raps and while I want to call it his most polished that would do a disservice to all his …

pkelly94Izy – Freez (prod. Rambow)

DooF – scuse me dood

pkelly94DooF – scuse me dood