BEWARE – ‘Positive Influence’ Album Stream

15 Mar

Need a pick me up? Stream BEWARE’s new instrumental album – Positive Influence. This is the third instrumental album from the Royal Oak producer and his best one to yet. Nine songs, offering a nice balance of cool R&B and mellow Hip-Hop production, enhanced by a concept that carries throughout the smooth sailing listen.

Click here to stream on Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Google Play and more.

BEWARE X Stu Skaggs – Tellumbahdit

11 Jan


Stu Skaggs is only here to “Tellumbahdit.” There’s no more holding back. After a booming release with “Bang Bang,” the Detroit rapper’s back with another new single aiming to get people talking. Atop timely production from yours truly, Stu rides the vibe with impeccable ease, kicking his verbal acrobatics with such a casual delivery, you won’t even realize how witty each line actually is. Look for more high-end spit when Stu’s new StuForDaSoul project drops later this quarter, produced entirely by this guy.…

BEWARE X Stu Skaggs – Bang Bang

14 Dec

Stu Skaggs is veteran emcee but newcomer to the scene who showcases his lyrical abilities well alongside another area heavy hitter Chavis Chandler. The BEWARE production underneath mashed with Stu Skaggs delivery on this one had me feeling reminiscent of a late 90’s Dr. Dre production. Chavis Chandler comes in on the 3rd verse finishing off the song nicely & the two mesh well together. If this is your first time tuning into Stu it makes for a very solid introduction, I know I’ll looking to hear more as it arrives & I’ll be sure to share it with you guys down the road.

ALLiTiZ Feat. Chavis Chandler – “iNFLUENCE” Video

13 Apr

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Always a great feeling to see your vision come to life. Well, until your vision kills you, everyone else, then takes over the planet. Watch the clever video for ALLiTiZ’s hell-raising single “iNFLUENCE” and see the 4th Street spitter’s vision of an artificial intelligence uprising come to life via various clips that compile the sinister creation concept.

Video directed by TruthSeekah.

ALLiTiZ – i Wonder EP

6 Apr

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Are those goosebumps, or are you just listening to ALLiTiZ’ new i Wonder EP? The second of two releases from Mr. I to the Z, this four piece is an audible data-breach into topics most people are too distracted to consider, offering innovative concept songs about everything from aliens living among us (“We’re Not Alone”) to artificial intelligence (“iNFLUENCE” with Chavis Chandler). Next level game.

All songs produced by BEWARE and mixed/mastered by White Mike for Fire4Hire.

ALLiTiZ – MAGiC EP

31 Mar

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Need to sprinkle a little pixie dust on your day? Listen to the ‘MAGiC EP’ from ALLiTiZ. The first of two back to back releases from the 4th Street OG, this quick-hitting four track offers a variety of sounds, ranging from intense personal inspiration (“More”) to playful songs for the kids (“MAGiC”). Something for everyone.

All songs produced by BEWARE and mixed/mastered by White Mike for Fire4Hire.

ALLiTiZ Feat. Chavis Chandler – “Influence” (Prod. By BEWARE)

23 Mar

Influence REMIX COVER

Can’t keep up with all the new technology? That’s intentional. On the “iNFLUENCE (Remix),” ALLiTiZ warns of rapidly advancing tech taking over and how our willingness to build our replacements will eventually catch up with us. Chavis Chandler is causing his own “Influence” right now, going up like drones and plugging into the game like a D-Wave supercomputer.

Listen to “Influence” below.

ALLiTiZ Feat. Truthseekah – “We’re Not Alone” (Prod. By BEWARE)

23 Mar

Were Not Alone (remix)

There’s a good chance you won’t know what the hell ALLiTiZ is talking about on “We’re Not Alone.” But, that’s his point. Atop warped production from yours truly, the unfiltered Motor City rapper and his fellow researcher Truthseekah deliver high energy raps about documented conspiracies and alien races walking among us. If you don’t believe him, listen closely and Izzy will tell you exactly where he’s getting his information — so you can find proof for yourself. Fox Mulder would be proud.

iWonder drops this March.

New Video: Seven The General “Woodward Ave” (Prod. By BEWARE)

17 Sep

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Only fitting the most visual song off Woodward Ave was the first one to receive the video treatment. Shout out to Seven The General and director JewDoesIt for helping make this possible. Making the video was a blast and the final product couldn’t have come out any better.

Take a trip down Woodward Ave and watch below. Oh and don’t forget to stream and purchase the album here.

Woodward Ave Hard Copies – Now Available!

14 Sep

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Do you like Detroit rap music? Does your car still have a CD player? Do you support your artists by purchasing their CDs? You’re in the right place, player.

Cop hard copies of my new album Woodward Ave over at our new ecommerce site 4thStBeats.com for a mere $8.00. Ten tracks from some of the Motor City’s top artists, for less than a dollar per pop? Steal.

Buy Woodward Ave hard copies here.

Buy Woodward Ave on iTunes here.

Stream Woodward Ave on Spotify.

Stream Woodward Ave on Apple Music.

Stream Woodward Ave on Bandcamp. …

BEWARE Presents ‘Woodward Ave’

6 Sep

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Finally. Woodward Ave. Two years in the making. Our production. All Detroit artists. Ten tracks. New music from Royce Da 5’9″, Chavis Chandler, Payroll Giovanni, ELZhi, Drey Skonie, Seven The General, Nick Speed, Nolan The Ninja, Adam Reverie, Red Pill, Oba Rowland, Jibreel Price, Cool African, Melanie Rutherford and more. Came out really damn good. Read the StillCrew premiere and backstory about the album. Stream on Spotify. Buy or stream on iTunes.

Red Pill – “My Day” (Prod. By BEWARE)

30 Aug

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In the middle stages of putting together Woodward Ave, I made a beat called “Bandolions” I thought Red Pill would sound perfect on. However, the sample-based track is a bit more upbeat than a lot of his material, so I came up with a concept I thought would bring the best out of him and the beat. The concept was Pill – who is typically a downtrodden rapper – waking up and having the best luck possible, all day. Having covered him from my Smoking Section days, I hit him up, pitched him the concept and beat, and bam….the rest is history.

“My Day” is just an easygoing, head nodding story song that’s hard not to dig. One of my favorites off Woodward Ave. Shoutout Nick Speed for scratching on the hook.

Payroll Giovanni, Royce Da 5’9″ & Chavis Chandler – “Triumphant” (Prod. By BEWARE)

30 Aug

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When we started making Woodward Ave, about a year and a half ago, I never would have imagined being able to orchestrate a record like “Triumphant.” Getting features from a 1st Ballot Detroit Hip-Hop Hall Of Famer like Royce Da 5’9″, the illest street rapper in the city in Payroll Giovanni, and a game-changing vocal talent like Chavis Chandler – there’s no way. Well, I was wrong. Did that. Everyone was gracious and receptive of our concept. Relationships were made that will stand a lifetime. Powerful tunes were manifested. Shit, we premiered the song on Fake Shore Drive, a site I’ve read for a decade and the staple of Midwest rap online.

“Triumphant” is an understatement.

ELZHI Feat. Drey Skonie – “Lessons” (Prod. By BEWARE)

19 Aug

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So, we did a song with ELZHI. “Lessons” is the lead single from our upcoming album Woodward Ave., featuring nothing but Detroit area artists. The elevating song features the Slum Village OG offering seasoned life advice via intricate and easily digestible flows, while rising vocal talent Drey Skonie croons on the hook about welcoming the opportunity to help others. It’s not a turn up jam. It’s a get your mind right jam. 

Woodward Ave features appearances from Detroit-based talent like Royce Da 5’9″ Chavis Chandler, Payroll Giovanni, ElZhi, Drey Skonie, Red Pill, Seven The General, Nick Speed, Nolan The Ninja, Adam Reverie, Oba Rowland, Jibreel Price, Cool African, Melanie Rutherford and more. Project drops on Sept 1. Stream “Lessons” on Spotify and Apple Music.