FLASHBACK FRIDAYS: The History of New Orleans Mic Check Battles [OVAGROUND EXCLUSIVE][NEW VIDEO]

In the early 2000s in New Orleans, Louisiana, you almost definitely fell into 2 differing trains of thought in regards to local rap music at the time.  If you liked more mainstream-based rap, you would have inevitably submerged yourself in the bounce-influenced, gangsta/dope dealing storytelling rap style that came through various musical labels like Take […]

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2DEEP- My Whole Team Is ANNAKNOCKKEY [NEW MUSIC] [OVAGROUND EXCLUSIVE]

Memphis’ own High Ruler King Cane & L’Daialogue DiCaprio, better known as the group 2Deep just keep coming back with the projects. After the releases of My Whole Team Is King & the ANNAKNOCKKEY projects, Cane & Dai’s production team, The Clazzikal Clazzik Team which consists of MiZUnderstatistic, Kill Politicianz & L’Daialogue DiCaprio wanted to […]

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Jay Electronica- Unreleased & Unknown, Batch 1 (Full EP) [NEW MUSIC] [OVAGROUND EXCLUSIVE]

The summer is starting off beautifully with this email that I just received. The world has been waiting for new music from the New Orleans’ lyricist Jay Electronica for years now. Even after his RocNation signing and a few loose tracks over the years, fans have never really gotten a proper release from Jay.  Well, […]

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Yo Gotti’s $6.6 Million Dollar Judgement for Skipping Out On Verse/ A Retrospective [OVAGROUND EXCLUSIVE]

Memphis rapper Yo Gotti is in the news and its not for the reasons many may think. This story involves a underground rapper, a major rapper and $20,000 rap verse.  According to TMZ.com, Yo Gotti was approached by Winston-Salem, North Carolina rapper Young Fletcher to do a verse for him on a song in 2016. […]

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MiZUnderstatistic & Kill Politicianz- Take Care, Melyssa/ SideChick MainChick [NEW MUSIC] [OVAGROUND EXCLUSIVE] [BEAT TAPE]

Here are 2 new beat tapes from the Ovaground Undaground SounDZ Clazzikal Clazzik Team.  First up is MiZUnderstatistic’s Take Care, Melyssa which is a beat tape ode to the video vixen Melyssa Ford. She suffered a near-tragic car accident last year during the summer and has been said to have been suffering from deep depression. […]

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L’Daialogue- The Long Way [OVAGROUND EXCLUSIVE] [NEW MUSIC]

In 2013, coming off of the heels of the monumental 5-day collaboration sessions that spawned the critically-acclaimed underground project “The Bush League: Cold Skool“, award-winning New Orleans based producer Prospek and legendary underground Hip Hop producer/DJ Bazooka Joe came up with an idea. Since the success of Cold Skool had taken off in a positive direction, […]

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MiZUnderstatistic- Tignon Lawz [OVAGROUND EXCLUSIVE] [NEW MUSIC] [BEAT TAPE]

Here’s another beat tape from the producer MiZUnderstatistic titled Tignon Lawz. This tape is directly influenced by L’Daialogue DiCaprio’s second home outside of his birthplace Memphis: New Orleans, Louisiana. This beat tape has grooves inspired by the Big Easy’s homegrown sound that comes second nature to the whole world now with the advent of producers “borrowing” […]

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L’Daialogue- Beats Freaks & Geeks Producer Beat Set [OVAGROUND EXCLUSIVE][NEW MUSIC]

Betta now than never.  Shouts out to Beats Freaks & Geeks (Shouts out to Noah) for hosting L’Daialogue’s beat set in Hollywood, California last Nov. The Clazzikal Clazzik Team was in full effect. Check out the visuals and groove out with North Memphis’ Own from Hollywood & Chelsea up in Hollywood, CA. The video is […]

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MiZUnderstatistic- Alori’s Soul [OVAGROUND EXCLUSIVE][NEW MUSIC] [BEAT TAPE]

Here is a special beat tape from MiZUnderstatistic titled Alori’s Soul. This tape is named after the Carson-raised songstress Loriana Johnson professionally known as Alori Joh. Alori was professionally aligned with Tog Dawg Entertainment as she provided the backing vocals for most of their earliest and arguably classic records like “Heaven & Hell“, “HiiPower” and […]

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WELCOME TO HELL: The History and Influence of MEMPHIS RAP (2018 Documentary) [OVAGROUND EXCLUSIVE] [NEW VIDEO]

I just ran across this documentary video on Youtube titled WELCOME TO HELL: The History and Influence of MEMPHIS RAP which was uploaded by a user named Turismo that outlines in depth the origins of Memphis underground rap.  Some of the research from this video was based off of a track by L’Daialogue titled “The Unofficial Story […]

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Geechie Boy Nailz & L’Daialogue DiCaprio- 1744 [OVAGROUND EXCLUSIVE] [NEW MUSIC]

Under the Mason-Dixon line, its alot of different states with alot of different flavors. Alot of states have connected musically within the region but not quite like this.  Charleston, South Carolina’s own Geechie Boy Nailz & Memphis, Tennessee’s own L’Daialogue DiCaprio connecting is one of the dopest things to happen to the South in a […]

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RocNation tries to finesse Texas artist Beatking for his hit song “BDA” [OVAGROUND EXCLUSIVE]

Houston, Texas is home to many different things. The Houston Texans (depends on who you ask), Astroworld (which is closed now but happens to be the title of fellow Texas rapper Travis Scott…but more on that later), Screw tapes, Rap-A-Lot Records, Beyonce Knowles and a slew of SUCCESSFUL independent rappers. Houston is also home to […]

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