M5E member and Smashmouth affiliate Van Hill, continues to gain momentum with another quality release "The Wild". Dark, aggressive, and raw the Brampton rapper breakdowns the track "This song is about watching your own, because it gets wild in the the wild and nobody is vegan out here. Everybody's after blood. Some people are squeamish, some people love the thrill. Me? I'm the guy behind it all on some Coriolanus Snow shit." A blunt yet accurate description of what artists encounter daily in the industry. Unexpectedly insightful, "The Wild" is just another promotional single, it's a precautionary warning and cathartic expression of what he's experienced as well as his plans to overcome and prevail. Consistently providing high caliber instrumentals, Smashmouth producer Tay Lewis provides a dramatic, cynical, and cold blooded sound well suited for Van Hill's lone wolf antagonistic attitude. Also, an impressive detail notable from the track is the audio engineering. Mixed and recorded by dF, "The Wild" is Van Hill's best production yet. The clarity, balance of instrumentation, and the added distortion on vocals gives more of an edge and elevates the track to a new standard. No word on any upcoming projects, Van Hill is staying driven and proving he can do it without a label as well as winning over the rest of the industry.
Hailing from the east side of Philadelphia, 18 year old emcee Blake Wolf connects with buzzing Toronto producer Tay Lewis for his latest single "Need It." BLAKEWOLF brings a mix of mellow R&B vocals and thought provoking bars with this latest effort, resulting in a sound that I feel any new age hip hop fan can get behind. The minimalist beat from Tay Lewis complements BLAKE'S style nicely.... hopefully there are a few more collaborations in the works between these two artists.
SmashMouth Entertainment producer, Tay Lewis, returns with a monster instrumental release titled "Word On Street." To all the emcees out there, I hope you're paying attention- this beat is FIRE, and needs to be jumped on right away. This trap heavy beat has just the right amount of knock for all the heads out there, and contains a vocal sample from the street classic, "OG Bobby Johnson" that is too on point. Hit up the beats producers Tay Lewis and Sonny Diamonds on twitter; @ProdTayLewis @SunnyDiamonds, and let em know if you think you can bless the beat.
Toronto’s TRIPSIXX let’s loose the visuals to his Tay Lewis produced single, ‘Built Like That.’ You ever wonder what it truly means to hit a lick? Check out this video and Trip and the team will give you all the information you need to know. The single will appear on both Trip’s upcoming project and SmashMouth Entertainment’s ‘SmashMouth Mentality’ Volume 2 compilation tape.
If you've taken in DillanPonders NUMB, or any previous work, you may have seen the name Tay Lewis in the production credits. SmashMouth Music Group producer Tay Lewis released a feel good instrumental to vibe to. If you take in a ton of instrumentals, it's easy to pick out great producers. Tay Lewis is one of those, creating a song of his own with "Club Autorizzare". Tay Lewis invites you to Club Autorizzare. Infamous for his collaborative work with label mate DillanPonders, Tay returns to his instrumental roots with a one off for the masses.