Apr 29, 2021

Lisen: Digital Money - @MrLatnie (prod. by @Darren_Gooden & @kristiandelay)

Most rappers get on a track and talk about how much money they have and what lavish lifestyles they spend it on. They never show you how they accumulate their wealth.

Latnie returns with a Digital Money where he does just that on the hook. This is the kind of track you listen to on the metro or your morning commute to work. 

"Digital Money' is a song I made as a reminder to myself. I wanted to remember that real wealth happens when your money works for you 24/7. 
One night DarrenKristian, and I were in a session at Kristian’s place. The vibes were flowing and I started to think of a few different hooks while they worked on the music."

They describe this as the music for the modern entrepreneur. I think we all could adopt this thinking to our lifestyles (unless you really were born with that silver spoon). Digital Money produced by Darren Gooden and Kristian Delay is available everywhere you can stream music but you can also listen to it after the break. 

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Apr 27, 2021

#ASideBSidePodcast Episode 215 - Know Your Number (w/Ben Carter & DJ the Money Coach)

You miss us? We missed you.

Just because it's been a while, the new episode of A Side B Side Podcast is a long one by our standards. RamseySaidWHAT sits down with DJ the Money Coach (from 7 Spheres of Money) and Ben Carter Co-Owner/VP/Director of Sales of Talero Tequila. The trio talk about finance, programming, and flourishing financially in the middle of a panny, I mean pandemic. They also talked about the spirits industry, distribution, and what it really means to be an entrepreneur that pays (or doesn't pay) themselves. Check out the full interview below on Youtube and Audiomack.

The music in this episode is Hallelujah by Shawn Crysis.

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Apr 26, 2021

Album Review: Time's Up by @MarcusAriah & @LowCollege (words by @natalee_federal)

New Jersey-based musical veterans Marcus Ariah and Joe College have teamed up to deliver an unbeatable, charged-up project titled Times Up

Flexing their lyrical muscles throughout the ten track album, the duo uses transparent wordplay to reminisce on their childhood and past experiences. Additionally, they’re open about their opinions on dating, inner thoughts, the steps they take to garner success, and what happens when a person speaks too freely. Not to mention, they talk about the importance of loyalty. The only thing that Marcus Ariah and Joe College need more in this world is respect, as stated in their song One Of Us.

Oftentimes, they switch cadences, delivering their bars with storytelling, braggadocious, or energetic flows. 

Sound-wise, Times Up remains rooted in boom-bap yet blends with jazz, R&B, and other hip-hop instrumentals. This project is perfect in times of reflection or decision-making. It’s also good to stream on any occasion, whether you’re taking a late-night cruise or at a lit function. To learn more about their project, listen to their episode on A Side B Side Podcast.

Standout tracks include The Difference and Grease.

The Difference:

Garnering inspiration from boom-bap, jazz, and west coast arrangements, “The Difference” sees the two rappers explaining what makes them unique from most men. Because of their authenticity, Marcus Ariah and Joe College, women happen to fall into their laps. But, their primary focus is on their careers and making money. They don’t entertain women who are looking to settle down or are already committed to another. As the song continues, we hear lyrics that are aimed towards men who try to throw punches. Regardless of whatever chaos is coming their way, the two remain unfazed. 

Notable lyrics include:

"Shawty recognize a real one/What it do lover/I ain’t got to talk about bread, I’m too butter."

"We the hardest out ’cause I’m the same dude past present."

"Why would I lose my ground when I know that she floating?"


Grease is an ambient-led hip-hop offering with transparent lyrics from Marcus Ariah and Joe College. Throughout the song, we hear stories about haters attempting to defame them and gain more insight into their past and mental state. Both emcees showcase their undying grind and explain how fighting through the pain has only made them stronger. 

Notable lyrics include: 

"If I’m talking to myself, I ain’t got no one against me."

"N*ggas said if it ain’t percocets, then you ain’t hurting yet/And my response if you ain’t dying yet then you been working less."

Songs like Ladies Free, One Of UsBernie, and MNCF hold the same theme. Within these four songs, listeners can expect to hear words about riding for their day ones, staying on their P’s and Q’s, their lavish lifestyle, wealth, and ways with women. Overall, this project is an effortless masterpiece that’s rave-worthy and deserves hella spins. 

Listen to Times Up by Marcus Ariah and Joe College below:

written by: Natalee Gilbert

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Apr 17, 2021

Bless The Mic Recap (shot by @MoJerseyArt)

Garden State Hip Hop and Alpha Code team up to present "Bless the Mic" at The Saint in Asbury Park, New Jersey on March 7th, 2021. 

Bless the Mic was a virtual concert live streamed with some of the Jersey Shore's best acts to headline. Performances included OffTopKills, 8DayzStr8, HD Picasso, Ryver Bey, Abe, Lexx Banko, K-Prez, and Adv3ntures. DJ Reem & DJ Sowavveyy battled it out on the 1s & 2s as well. 

This recap was shot by Mo Jersey Art including backstage interviews by @Zaay.4l & @RamseySaidWHAT.

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Mar 22, 2021

Listen: One Gram - @offtopkills

OffTop Kills returns with a brand new single, One Gram.

They debuted it earlier this month at, Bless The Mic presented by Garden State Hip Hop & Alpha Code Apparel. I've never seen a performance by the Middletown spitters that I haven't liked. One Gram is more of the high energy bars we know and love. It's nice to see them still active and performing even if it was virtual. Press play and listen to One Gram below.

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