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Thursday, March 11, 2010

MUSIC VIDEO REVIEW: Solillaquists of Sound, "New Sheriff In Town"

If you're a longtime listener of hip-hop or even if you're just one of those people who lost interest in the music when it seemed to lose it's relevance or importance in your life, great news, justice has finally come! If you've never heard of  Solillaquists of Sound before today, then I am proud to be the messenger who introduces you to their music for the first time!

Solillaquists describe their music as soliloquies of their own thoughts, ideas and personal concerns about their community, combined with innovative music and sound. The progressive sound and sample-based music they speak of, is provided by Producer extraordinaire and MPCist, DiViNCi. Emcee, Swamburger, epitomizes what an emcee is supposed to be; intelligent, commanding and relevant. Lead vocalist, Alexandrah's vocals and lyrics captivate on their own (which is quite impressively demonstrated by her solo music) and offers a refreshing contrast to Swam's delivery. Tonya Combs, at times, provides spoken word poetry, while other times percussion or vocal harmonies; but whichever role she feels inspired to fill, it is always for the benefit and upliftment of whatever message Solillaquists are trying to convey.
Okay, so now that you know the who & why, and before you see the how & what, let me tell about the where & when of this music video, "New Sheriff In Town." It was shot in Orlando, Florida on August 2nd, 2009 and it's just one of singles off of their most recent album, "No More Heroes." The video contains members from Orlando's B Side ArtistsSecond Subject Recordings (a record label started by Swamburger) and a hot mess of family and close friends. Off the bat, I spotted X-144 and the infamous S.K.I.P. (Who can you spot in this video, kids?!) 

Look, this video is exactly like the song, energetic from the first note! For me, it represents not only that original energy that has been lost in much of the hip-hop you hear and see today, but at the same time, it serves as a sign of things to come in this genre, and all genres for that matter! Watch the video below, read the lyrics for "New Sheriff In Town." and learn this groups story! The more you learn, the more you will see!!!

For more information regarding Solillaquists of Sound, be sure to visit: and especially be sure to check out all of the hyperlinks contained in this article!
Peace & Love, Marley "The Messenger" Montano

Here's the music video! Just hit the 
play icon that you see below...

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