Surface Level Freestyles, 1.01

If you've been keeping up with our social media, you've probably heard about the project Reasun and myself are working on. It's an artistic endeavor entirely composed of off the top freestyles over simple production; nothing overproduced, neither the rhymes, vocals or beats. I personally like the vulnerability of the approach. To start, we are releasing individual tracks every Friday on our respective Soundcloud pages (Reasun's SC, Proseed's...

Muamin Collective on ‘Applause Performances’

Muamin Collective has been active in the Cleveland hip-hop scene for the better part of two decades. I’ve been blessed to know them and share the stage a few times, and was invited out to perform in Cleveland once at a cool, intimate venue known as the Grog Shop (Cleveland Heights). Previously a duo that included MC Josiah "Zion" Quarles and Aaron "aLiVe" Snorton, the group has expanded to include producer and singer James “Jungle”...

KRS-ONE and Repetition

To listen to the Feel the Void podcast "Episode 5: KRS-ONE and the Literary Device of Repetition", press play below or click here to check out all episodes. KRS-ONE is a household name in the world of hip hop, a larger than life pioneer from hip-hop’s Golden Era dating back to the 1980s, and there are plenty of articles centered around his most influential and important songs, both as a solo artist and as the emcee for BDP, some of which...

Surface Level Records

Founded in 2013 by fellow hip hop artists Fortified PhonetX and Proseed, Surface Level Records is a Pittsburgh-based hip hop collective and community of artists, musicians and as the tagline says, "all-around good people." We offer more than just good music, videos, podcasts and blog posts, we offer a place for people to get together online in a friendly environment with opportunities in the future to gather in person. Join the community. Share...