@skopemag news for December 31, 2018 – New Years Eve @ 9 am est

Video: Randal Wyatt – Ones

Portlands own Randal Wyatt drops his latest solo offering “Ones”, produced by Draft Drumz.

This summer, while on the road with his band Speaker Minds, Randal Wyatt ended up sharing a bill at a show in Tempe, AZ with beatsmith Draft Drumz. He played a variety of beats to open the night and it wasn’t long into his set that the MC knew he needed to work with the guy.

Cincinnati, Ohio Rap Star on the Rise JayFlyin Going top 10 on Local Reverbnation

Ohio rap is certainly still on the map as JayFlyin displays his lyrical skill across Reverbnation and beyond climbing the charts and winning new fans daily with a unique and hypnotic flow.

@chiefrockajay – ‘Best Friends’

The music video was a concept made by Tracy Cyrus, JR$’ close long time friend. JR$ produced the song earlier in the year in October and was planning on keeping it for a future mixtape, but decided to let it go as a loosey.

Music Submission: Pat App – ‘Savage Mode’

Pat App is a 23-year-old emcee from Indianapolis, Indiana. Pat’s sound is rooted in hip-hop with both trap and soul influences. You’ll hear him rap mainly over instrumentation that allows him to show off his lyrical shrewdness, canny delivery, and vocal abilities as he paints vivid pictures of his life experience and his reflections. Pat App has been backed by Hip-Hop outlets DJ Booth and Lyrical Lemonade who have both referred to him as one of the major up and coming artists to keep an eye on out of the Midwest. Pat App has expressed his mission to make the world aware of his art, of his story and also of the music and arts scene in his hometown of Indianapolis Indiana.

Mike “Beard Guy” Taylor of Walk Off The Earth has passed away

Walk Off The Earth has confirmed that band member Mike “Beard Guy” Taylor passed away from natural causes on Sunday, December 30th.

“Mike had a love for life that was unmatched and a willingness to give that went beyond ordinary means,” the band says. “Our deepest sympathies are with his two children, whom he adored more than anything else in the world.”

A founding member of the Juno Award-winning band, Walk Off The Earth, multi-instrumentalist Mike Taylor gained massive public attention alongside his bandmates when their interpretation of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know” went viral on YouTube in 2012. Since then, they have released a string of successful original songs, sold out venues across the globe and collaborated with some of the biggest artists in the world.

Matt Mitchell & The Cooldhearts Release ‘Black Diamonds’ Video Teaser

UK’s new classic rock outfit MATT MITCHELL & THE COLDHEARTS have released a video teaser for ‘Black Diamonds’, it’s their first single due out on January 25, 2019. The song is taken from the self titled solo record which was recorded at the iconic Rockfield Studios, Wales earlier this year.