New music video from Fausto titled “LPNY”

Fausto

Recently back from New York filming his new music video titled “LPNY”, directed by Diego Cruz and produced by Runaway Muzik. “LPNY” is a song about living life to the fullest, going places you’ve never been and chasing dreams.
BIO:
Born and raised in southwest Detroit Michigan music has always been a part of fausto’s life since the earliest days of his childhood. When he was in the 1st grade his dad gave him his first radio and on that day you can say “The music was born”. taking a major interest in genres such as heavy metal,rock alternative, etc. Fausto always had a different take and outlook on music although he didn’t immediately began making music he expressed it in a different way often writing poems and short verses. by the time Fausto reached 9th grade he had already started playing guitar and at the time was in a band which he formed with a couple of his classmates called “Worlds Upside down” many called him weird and gave him funny looks for the genre of music he was into, but that didn’t stop him he continued writing songs and making music. by the time “Worlds Upside Down” split up Fausto had met Moziah “Verda Styles” Foster one of the guys behind the whole reason that Fausto Raps now. moziah came across a couple of Fausto’s poems(Short songs) and would always say to him “yea that sounds good but now rap it for me” Fausto would always reply “na man idont rap” eventually Moziah got Fausto comfortable with rapping and listening to hip-hop music you can say he stumbled across hip-hop kind of late. moziah “schooled fausto on everything that was hip-hop the style,culture and everything he knew. now influenced by rock and hip-hop fausto resembled a style similar to one of his favorite artist Eminem. Fast foward years later Fausto has created a style of his own and has a lyrical ability that seems to grow with every verse he drops. if you dont believe it just “let the music play” Forever dropping Metaphors,punchlines,and references that will often have you saying to your self “now why didnt i think of that?”now a days fausto is branching out and reaching out to all sorts of genres of music jazz,hip-hop,electro,pop, etc.and if he isn’t already… its only a matter of time before hes on your radar. stay tuned….”let the music play” “May love be everything you Wished For” -Fausto


PHOTO GALLERY – CHURCH: REVIVAL

After more than two years of work, Detroit hip-hop duo Passalacqua and genre-defying electro duo SYBLYNG (Seth and Jax Anderson of Flint Eastwood) are releasing their collaborative album, entitled “CHURCH”. CHURCH is Passalacqua’s first album release in three years, and it was produced entirely by SYBLYNG. Revival is the album release show, which highlighted their independent and collaborative work, as well as a collection of other prominent local and national musicians who influence them. 

Passalacqua – https://www.facebook.com/tomandbootsy
SYBLYNG –https://www.facebook.com/FlintEastwoodMusic
Tunde Olaniran – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tunde-Olaniran/312596518944
Open Mike Eagle – https://www.facebook.com/mikeeagleraps
Nothing Elegant – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nothing-Elegant/297923866905510
Dante LaSalle – https://www.facebook.com/DanteLaSalle
Charles Trees – https://www.soundcloud.com/charlestrees

ALL PHOTOS BY LEX DODSON

*Copyright Lex Dodson. Inquiries to rustbeltraw@gmail.com. Commercial, editorial, and derivative use prohibited.

 


Track of the Week – Richy Marciano ft. Dej Loaf “One Rule, No Rules”

Hello Everyone.
I know it may seem like I am on a hip hop craze lately, but no worries, Detroit Sounds Like This supports all genres. It just happens this week we were highly impressed with this sound. The local talent includes Richy Marciano and female hip hop artist Dej Loaf. Both of these artists are Detroit natives, and let me tell you…they know their stuff.

Enjoy Detroit

Artist: Ricky Marciano ft. Dej Loaf
Track: One Rule, No Rules (Cover of Nas & Lauryn Hills track “If I Ruled The World)


Did you know?

In 1995 the hit single “Runnin” performed by The Pharcyde was produced by Detroit Hip Hop legend J Dilla. The song reached #55 on the Billboard Hot 100 and reached spot #35 on the US R&B Chart. The song features heavy samples from Jazz Legend Stan Getz, with the predominant sample being from his hit song “Saudade Vem Correndo.”

Stay dope Detroit.


Clear Soul Forces

Clear Soul Forces first hit my radar earlier this year after a buddy sent me a link to one of their videos.  It seems like these days if you are in the hip hop game and aren’t talking about yourself…I’m interested.

The group consists of four members: L.A.Z, Ilajide, E-Fav, & Noveliss. As a group, Clear Soul Forces demonstrates that each member fully understands hip hop and its roots. They are poets with their lyrics and their beats are simple but hit you in the soul.  Their music takes you back to an era of hip hop that has seemed to all but disappear.

Upon first listen you’ll be hit with the memory of A Tribe Called Quest; the simplicity of their jazz based samples and their ability to tell stories through just a casual listen. I first heard the track linked below.  I highly recommend this if you are a hip hop head and really don’t listen to much of the hip hop that has come out these days. If you appreciate the old school, have love for simplicity and beats that just take you for a walk, Clear Soul Forces brings back the old school while still keeping it fresh.

It also looks like Clear Soul Forces have picked up quite the following in Europe.   In September they will be touring France, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Amsterdam, and the Czech Republic.

Coming from a hip hop head like myself (I have the drawing from A Tribe Called Quests “Low End Theory” album tattooed on my left shoulder), I am happy that Detroit has an up and coming hip hop group in an age where the hip hop world is lead by people who I think have no more respect for the game.

Look out for an in-depth review of their latest release in the coming weeks.

Also below via soundcloud is Clear Soul Forces latest release.