Deyssler – [Obed Padilla]

To add onto the list of Valentine’s Day releases, it’s only right that I highlight a project that deserves all of the attention in the world. If you haven’t heard of Obed Padilla, it’s about time you check out all of his music and put it right in your library, because the Oceanside, California native just dropped a 14 song album called Deyssler and quite honestly, it’s one of the most impressive projects I’ve heard this year. I use the word impressive because of Obed’s skill set. The guy does it all. He sings, raps, plays guitar, and produces without missing a single beat. That’s the best part about this offering; Obed is able to show off his versatility while painting a picture for all of his listeners throughout each and every track, and there are also some pretty dope appearances by artists including Asaiah Ziv, Foggieraw, Kaleb Mitchell, John Givez, and Saint Marcel, with each one complimenting the other in a refreshing and effortless way.  That said, this rising artist is making his Lyrical Lemonade debut today, but this definitely won’t be the last you hear of him. His latest album is filled with a variety of tracks that have something …

I’M WORKIN’ – [John Givez] Ft. [Jay Prince]

John Givez latest effort, “I’M WORKIN’” has been one of my go-to cuts as of late. With a relaxed, cool aura, it’s the perfect song to spin after a long workday. The mellow, cushioned atmosphere of the JRuckers beat combined Givez’ cool, stretched-out flow give off a kick-your-feet-up, laid-back type vibe. Combine that chill feel with the hustle-oriented bars, and you have the perfect song for when it’s time to relax after dealing the daily grind. Now, with the release of his “… TO JALISA – EP” set to drop tomorrow, Givez completes the effort with a set of visuals that reflect that natural, easy energy. Compiled of some organic shots,  Givez takes us on a scenic tour of his adventures around London, which just so happens to be the hometown of the guest-emcee, Jay Prince. “… TO JALISA – EP” drops tomorrow, so, if you dig this one, be sure to show the Interscope-signee some love by watching here.