Tag Archives: St. Louis

MUSIC: “GOLGO 13 THE PROFESSIONAL” – BENNY RODRIGUEZ (MIXTAPE)

Our good buddy BENNY RODRIGUEZ out of St. Louis decided to drop his latest project Golgo 13 The Professional early this morning and we’ve got it for you right here! Take a listen and get into this talented MC.

Golgo 13 The Professional – Benny Rodriguez [DOWNLOAD]

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MUSIC UPDATES: “COLD.BLOODED.” + DOWNLOAD “WECOMING” – THE DOMINO EFFECT

I featured this St. Louis duo a few days ago, so it’s only right that I give you guys their latest video to add to your collection of THE DOMINO EFFECT material. Here’s “Cold.Blooded.” off their most recent project, Wecoming – click down below to acquire that fine piece of work.

Wecoming – The Domino Effect [DOWNLOAD]

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MUSIC: “IRRELEVANT” – THE DOMINO EFFECT

I like being sent music by way of recommendation, but I LOVE being sent GOOD music by recommendation. THE DOMINO EFFECT is mysterious in that I don’t know much about them – only that they’re an alternative/hip hop duo from St. Louis who make some dope shit. Irrelevant apparently dropped last year but was deposited ever so kindly in my mentions last night by a good friend of QT, Jay-Jay. He features on “Rated G”, but what sold me on this mixtape was “Losing”, which is here for your listening pleasure.

“Losing” – The Domino Effect

Download Irrelevant here and head to their page for more music to download; I love it when alternative forms of hip hop emerge from the least likely regions. It gets me goin’!

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QUiRK TALES’ TALENTED FIVE OF 2011

I’ve featured some pretty dope individuals over the past twelve months and come to know some great people who are out here trying to make a way by way of their craft. Here’s an all-star line up of those folks and be sure to look for them in 2012!

+ SIERGIO: An R&B singer hailing from Atlanta by way of Chicago, SIERGIO is a pure joy on so many levels. His voice is what the industry has been missing and at year’s end, his music has been receiving love from ATL to NYC to INDONESIA! His EP, UNDERNEATH THE COVERS, is filled with covers of your favorite songs by BEYONCÉ, CHRIS BROWN, MELANIE FIONA, and more as well as an original song entitled “Yes” that sends you to a whole other place upon listening. 2012 will be good to SIERGIO: more music releases, more shows, and more of him! I’m definitely plotting on getting him to NYC for a showcase and take all this to the next level. Keep an eye out for his name, folks.

GET TO KNOW SIERGIO – “UNDERNEATH THE COVERS” (DOWNLOAD) / FOLLOW ON TWITTER / LIKE ON FACEBOOK / SUBSCRIBE TO YOUTUBE

+ TRIPZ: A friend of my blog since its creation in 2009, rapper TRIPZ has stepped his game up this year – he’s dropped freestyles to fan favorites like Drake and Rick Ross’ “Lord Knows”, released “INTERSTATE MUSIC” on iTunes this summer, and throws the hottest parties in the city that never sleeps. I had the pleasure of seeing him perform in person this past April and I’m telling you – the hype is real, people! It’s only a matter of time before he blows up and I can say I supported him before everybody hopped on the wave. I have a feeling that 2012 will be good to TRIPZ because he’s genuine about his art and honest about elevating his skill level, which is rare in a hip hop artist.

GET TO KNOW TRIPZ – “INTERSTATE MUSIC” (BUY) / FOLLOW ON TWITTER

+ SORE LOSERS/BRAINGANGBLUE: I had the best experience in March when I stopped by the SORE LOSERS show during SXSW in Austin, TX; I’ve been covering the hip hop duo since the beginning of my blogging “career” and have always enjoyed them. It hurt my heart to find that BLUE, the producer of the duo, had stepped away from the group that now consists of a live band; however, things happen and as a result, both parties have unleashed some great material that I thoroughly enjoy – BRAIN GANG BLUE with his “NUMB” EP and SORE LOSERS with their recent track, “Euthanasia”, which was posted on the GRAMMY website earlier this year. I’m sure both of these acts will have a strong presence at 2012’s SXSW and I can’t wait to see them!

GET TO KNOW SORE LOSERS – DOWNLOAD THE LATEST HERE / CHECK OUT “EUTHANASIA” HERE / FOLLOW ON TWITTER / SUBSCRIBE TO YOUTUBE

GET TO KNOW BRAIN GANG BLUE – “NUMB” (DOWNLOAD) / FOLLOW ON TWITTER / LIKE ON FACEBOOK / VISIT BRAIN GANG’S OFFICIAL WEBSITE HERE

+ JAY-JAY: Stumbling across talent is always a great thing, especially on the almighty social networking site Twitter. It’s funny how a simple retweet about the ’90s Nickelodeon programming making a comeback can result in me discovering now one of my favorite unsigned artists. JAY-JAY never badgered me for a post on the blog; I had to ask him if he was an artist! That selflessness alone made me listen and I haven’t regretted that decision yet; a St. Louis native, JAY-JAY is nothing like that other rapper hailing from the Mid-West and I truly am thankful for that (no shade). His style is easygoing and upon first listen, his tone reminded me of CURREN$Y – one of my favorite rappers. Between his mixtapes THREE O’CLOCK FLY and THE CANNONBALL RUN, JAY-JAY has proven to be a force to be reckoned with. His grind is never-ending: he has two projects coming out within the next six months! There’s no slowing him down and I’m looking forward to sitting down with him in March for SXSW; 2012 is gonna be something special for this guy.

GET TO KNOW JAY-JAY – “THREE O’CLOCK FLY” (DOWNLOAD) / “THE CANNONBALL RUN” (DOWNLOAD) / FOLLOW ON TWITTER

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QUiRK TUNES: “SUPER GAMER” – JAY-JAY

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We’re getting closer and closer to St. Louis rapper JAY-JAY releasing his next project, Benny’s Day Off, but in the meantime he’s just released “Super Gamer” to hold us over until then. He’s a dope artist, as evident in his mixtape Three O’Clock Fly; if you haven’t downloaded that yet, handle that now.

DOWNLOAD “Super Gamer” as well!

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YOU SHOULD HEAR: “THREE O’CLOCK FLY” – JAY-JAY

St. Louis rapper Jay Jay (aka Benny The Jet) is definitely a force to be reckoned with, but if you let him tell it, he still has a long way to go. Three O’Clock Fly is a mixtape that has such a cohesive sound that it’s hard to believe that he isn’t signed to a major label or at least linked up with the industry’s hottest rappers.

It’s definitely refreshing, though.

Three O’Clock Fly is dope in that the content is realistic but his wordplay is on point. You don’t feel like you’re listening to someone who’s yet to live; you’re listening to someone whose life is about to get a lot more interesting.

Go-to tracks: “Low Key”, “Chevy Ridin”, “Tales Of A SneakerHead”, “Money Talks”, and “Love This Game”

I highly endorse Jay-Jay and encourage you all to download Three O’Clock Fly right now and check out his Twitter for daily updates on a day in the life of a hardworking young man trying to make it in this world by remaining diligent, humble, and real.

You can’t get any better than that. Jay-Jay is definitely approved by itstheCOOL.

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