Archive | May, 2014

Apparel: Modern Pharaoh

21 May


On Sickerthanyouravg we love showing love to brands doing positive things, especially in regards to Africa and people of African descent, so it was only right that we spread the word about Modern Pharoah. With the World Cup right around the corner, apparel company Modern Pharaoh has created a line of tees and snapbacks in honor of the African countries that are participating in the competition. The tees and snapbacks contain fairly simple color schemes and range in price from $25 – $35.Modern Pharaoh describes their movement as:

“Modern Pharaoh is an apparel company. Modern Pharaoh signifies our Return to Royalty. There is a sense of pride and purpose that we all possess. Somewhere along the line, we allowed others to determine who we are as individuals. When we allow that to happen, we lose ourselves and deprive the world of our individuality and the gifts that coincide with that. By accepting our gifts and letting our passion lead us, we are allowed to become the men and women we were always intended to be.”

Check out and show them some support.





New Music: James Fauntleroy – “Understand”

21 May


The uber talented singer-songwriter James Fauntleroy recently blessed fans on his birthday with the beautiful track, “Understand”. James has been pretty prolific with the amount of solo music that he has been putting out lately; so check out for Fauntleroy’s latest releases, including his recent full length release, the String Theory Acoustic EP. Enjoy all of this great music that James has been blessing us with.

New Music: Blitz The Ambassador – “All Around The World” Feat. Marcelo D2

21 May

Ghanaian American rapper, Blitz The Ambassador takes us on a global field trip with his new track, “All Around The World”. Featuring rapid fire bars from Brazilian rapper Marcelo D2 over dramatic production that contains breakbeats and drums galore, Blitz The Ambassador ups the ante on this track. The exciting track appropriately ends with the sounds of an airplane taking off. May we also add that “All Around The World’s” West African, Ankara flavored artwork may just have a spot in our hearts as some of the freshest cover art that we’ve seen in quite sometime. Check out “All Around The World” as well as Blitz’s upcoming international tour dates below. Also, if you aren’t hip to it yet, check out Blitz the Ambassador’s latest excellent full length record, Afropolitan Dreams (album review coming soon).


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New Music: GQ – “Another Road”

21 May

Jamla’s Bay Area bred emcee, GQ drops “Another Road”. The Sinopsis produced track serves as the newest single from GQ’s upcoming debut album entitled, Rated Oakland. At this point we all know that music from the Jamla squad almost automatically equals quality songs backed by dope beats and “Another Road” proves to be no different. Check it out below.

New Music: Amber London – “No Love Shown”

21 May

Raider Klan’s first lady, Amber London, the self proclaimed “hardest bitch in America” recently released the hard hitting “No Love Shown”. The Houston native lives up to her reputation, being hard and gangsta as ever, over a Sky Lexington beat. Check out “No Love Shown,” as well as the obligatory chopped and screwed version down below.



New Music: Saba – “Burnout” Feat. Eryn Allen Kane

21 May

Talented up and coming rapper, Saba (of the Pivot Gang) recently released “Burnout”, the second single from his forthcoming mixtape #Comfortzone. On the track Saba delivers detailed observations in such a way that it brings immediate, vivid visualizations to the mind’s eye of listeners. The track was also produced by Saba himself and features Eryn Allen Kane’s soulful, church-tinged voice. #Comfortzone seems to be shaping up to be one of the records coming out of Chicago in 2014 worth definitely keeping an eye out for. Listen to “Burnout” below.


New Music: Mick Jenkins – “Who Else?”

14 May


Another day, another dope track out of Chicago. This track comes from Mick Jenkins, a young MC who hails from Chicago by way of Alabama. On the TJ Osinulu produced track, Mick Jenkins asks who else is doing it like him, backing up his boasts with intelligent wordplay. “Who Else?” serves as a single from Mick Jenkins’ upcoming mixtapeThe Water[s], due to drop next month. Be excited! Check out “Who Else?” below.


New Music: Beatking – “Solange Jay-Z Fight” (Freestyle)

14 May

Unless you happen to reside somewhere under a rock (and some rockdwellers may still be clued in), you have heard about and more than likely seen the TMZ leaked video of Solange Knowles attempting to beat down Jay Z. With the internet currently in a tizzy, it was only right that the “Ratchet CNN” aka “the Club God” aka Beatking would speak on the situation. Beatking hilariously interpolates samples of Beyonce fittingly crooning “swing low” along with Jay Z’s voice–doing what Beatking does best by creating a song that you can laugh at and jig to, at the same damn time. Check it out below.

E.R.A. – The Breeze Card Chronicles

9 May

Breeze Card

Last year, we got the privilege of discovering E.R.A., a Hip-Hop artist from Atlanta, GA. I was personally quite impressed with The Dream Act, which showcased this MCs lyricism, wordplay, and soulful, breezy production. Now, I’m honored to present E.R.A.’s follow-up project, The Breeze Card Chronicles (The Breezecard is like Atlanta’s version of NYCs MetroCard). If you enjoyed The Dream Act, you’ll enjoy this too. The eclectic production and sharp wordsmanship (yes, that’s a word) earn my stamp of approval. Check it out below.

-Chisom Uzosike

Follow E.R.A. on Twitter @ERAATL

Mixtape: Taylor Bennett – Mainstream Music

9 May

Young Chicago rapper, Taylor Bennett recently delivered his sophomore effort entitled, Mainstream Music. Mainstream Music features everyone from MMG signee, Rockie Fresh to Chicago mainstay, King Louie. Although, we hear Taylor still attempting to find footing on certain tracks, Taylor shows a huge amount of growth since his debut release, The Taylor Bennett Show. While the majority of the songs on Mainstream Music were produced by Saint The Good Boy the tape still remains eclectic in nature; with standout tracks ranging from the hard “Ballin” to the laidback, surefire summer hit “New Chevy”. While Mainstream Music is not a classic by any stretch, it is successful because it gives us a valid glimpse into the life of a young man on the rise, sets Taylor apart as an artist with his own individual sound–despite of his vocal similarities to his brother (Chance The Rapper) and leaves us excited for what the future will hold, because we all know that dude will only get better as time goes on.

stya nice


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