Saturday, October 29, 2016

The Beat Yard Single Of The Week: "Flatline" by Diverse Gravity

Check out THE BEAT YARD single of the WEEK by rising New York based recording duo Diverse Gravity titled "FLATLINE"!  

The beat is HOT!  The two artists shock LIFE into the track with Mellyrow (the emcee) spitting solid verses and TJ Vida singing a powerful hook for the song's chorus.  Although the song is called "FLATLINE" the single is certainly alive and kicking!  The single is available on iTunes at this direct link

Take a look at the full short film starring Diverse Gravity titled FLATLINE as well.

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Friday, October 28, 2016

Beat Talk: Darrell Herbert the Poet (Interview)

Get to know rising young poet Darrell Herbert AKA The Artivist.  We, at The Beat Yard, recently sat down with the brilliant up and coming master of words Darrell Herbert to discuss all of his recent success and to further tap into the mind of this wonderful and talented "Artist" / "Activist".  
Read all about what he had to say in this amazing interview....

The Beat Yard:  Hi Darrell, what have you been up to?
Darrell Herbert: I have been volunteering more frequently, as well as earning more publications of poetry.  In addition to this, I have also been writing more poetry and songs.

The Beat Yard:  Could you briefly tell the readers a little about you and your poetry?
Darrell Herbert: I'm a poet, and songwriter, among other things. My poetry is well written, emotional, as well as thought provoking pieces of work.

The Beat Yard:  What inspires you to write poetry?
Darrell Herbert: The majority of the time my inspiration to write poetry comes from my current or past experiences. 

The Beat Yard:  You have performed on songs and even written songs as well, could you tell the readers a little bit about the songs you've done and who you've worked with?
Darrell Herbert: I've done a lot of songs with other people. Some are musicians, some are singers, and others are rappers. Others are songwriters. I've done songs with people like James Brown and B.R.E, among many others. I have written songs for people such as Grace and Kyara.

The Beat Yard:  Do you plan on writing more songs to beats in the future?
Darrell Herbert: Yes, I do plan on writing more songs to beats in the future.

The Beat Yard:  What type of beats bring out the best in what you do?
Darrell Herbert: The type of beats that bring out the best in what I do are Rap, Hip-Hop, Indie, Grime, Neo-Soul, Rock, and Metal.

The Beat Yard:  What are some of your favorite beats?
Darrell Herbert: Some of my favorite beats include Last Dinosaurs's "Wellness," MVSCLES's "Sweet n Sour," I Used To Be A Sparrow's "On/Off." 

The Beat Yard:  Is there anything else you would like to share with us?       
Darrell Herbert: I am thankful to be an inspiration for other people.

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This Poem Needs a BEAT: 50/100 Freestyle by Darrell Herbert the Artivist

50/100 Freestyle by Darrell Herbert

Gone too soon from cancer, rest in peace to Amber
I have more questions and less answers
I'd ask Shelby if she could help me, but she would never tell me, let alone actually accept me
No telly, I quit chasing love after Marisa, or Ashanti, or Sarah, or Esmeralda, or Shania, or maybe Kelly
No tickets, fuck the trophies, and mind your business
I would put her on, but for right now that's off limits
On and off through a tough prison, I hope you listen because I'm bound to end up the one missing
Cross my heart and hope to die as if I was a Christian
Deleted you out of my life and out of my phone
All in all I'm at home while still feeling all alone
How can I grow if I've never grown?
That's like a star blowing up and not having the money blown
Never show love if the love was never shown
Alternating crafty metaphors, our trust issues just got divorced with no help or moral support
Lighting C4's with two bitches and four doors
Yes Lord, I'm at war, it's all forced
I'm not new to this, that shit was sick
Your old bitch is at the latest crib, and meanwhile I heard your newest shit
Hitting her up using the freshest hit-list
It's just a curse and a gift, that's like you slitting your wrist, that's like Bloody Mary holding all of the cards and all of the chips
I hit a point where I couldn't keep going
Saw the signs, but it's never showing
And it'll be a compilation, of bitter lies and truthful preparation, of the great or good and the riches payments, of false hope and your truest statements
Above it all it's underneath the mattress
Addressing those who would question the status
Empress of the soul, I'm the shining white knight without the pips to have a real queen like Letizia or a Gladys 
I know they want me dead, but I'm still alive
Still living as if I'm terrified, or petrified of dying while being crucified right in front of the two-faced triple eye
They'll wrap you up and pass it off as gifts
The more I forget about you, the less I forgive
Black sheep, but who's the goat?
We are not the same, we're just in the same boat
Going off on fake friends who just do the most
I'm either taken for granted or taken as a joke
You knew that I was too focused on bitches, that fucked up my image
Now the only time I hear from you is when it involves my birthday wishes
And I remember how I felt that night
You did me wrong while I gave you life
You fucked me over, and you did that shit out of spite, you was on one more than twice
Spit on my coffin before I say goodnight, because the light at the end of the tunnel isn't always bright
Major trust issues, but my real problems were never small
We used to be close, but now I don't hear from you at all
You wouldn't hold me down on my downfall 
You called it quits before I got the chance to call
Fake people are just another beautifully penned banger, I keep it close because we're only distant strangers
Single, but I don't give it a single thought
I'd sell my soul since it was never bought
That's like catching feelings that you haven't caught

Monday, October 17, 2016

Beat Yard Single Of The Week: Skully "Fully Loaded" featuring N.O.R.E.

Take a listen to The Beat Yard single of the week "Fully Loaded" by Skully featuring N.O.R.E.!  This is a certified club banger right here!  The beat is hot and will certainly have everyone in the club dancing with a drink in their hand.  

Stream it and listen to it for yourself from iTunes, GooglePlay, Amazon and other places music can be streamed and downloaded digitally.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

This Poem Needs a BEAT: "Blacklist Documentary" (by Darrell Herbert)


Blacklist Documentary

First name negro, middle name nigga, last name nigger, another suicidal flow about to reload Uncle Sam's trigger without using any fingers
Don't tell me you feel me, show me proof
I'm not a leader for those who follow suit
Where was you when I was hurting?
You can't work it out if you never put the work in
Lynch my freedom, die with the stigma
Of not being a God, or an enigma 
Small dose, I don't know because I feel like the distance plays a major role
Took the Xanax, take control
Stripper tease, bitches fold, every gold-digger is not gold
Death's a bitch, life's a hoe
Off the drugs, on the road
In the danger, offing loads
Crossing burning bridges at buried souls
Black on black crime is like a white lie with no closure, it's crazy how the ones you fuck with fuck you over
Left the blood in Kansas, got a nigga in handcuffs, they'll try to knock me down before I even get a chance to stand up, they'll try to snipe me down before I even put my hands up
Heaven on Earth, will we fly again?
My ancestors were raped by different tribal men, they burned the Church, arsenic eyed again 
That's fucked up, you told me that you were willing to try again
I'm the living proof of what it means to die again
It's not ironic that they'd call us slaves
Fuck the statue of liberty because those stuck on the blacklist never had a say
Slaving day in and day out for no fucking pay, or minimum wage, and yet, we can't trade our finances with government aid  
And that's the kind of shit that I fucking hate, we were kings and queens before they re-routed our mind state
We had to kneel to God and ask him for faith
We had to preach in these cold streets even if the heat would make contact with our face
We had to lose the buses to ride the fucking escape, lighting that spark with no fucking wave
It's a black and white world, which side do you take?
For the time being I am well equipped to say some shit
It's sad how you take a hit, reload the clip, unload the flick, you take a sip, you pass the spliff, you cut your wrist, you suck the colorless dick meanwhile your insecurities are performing tricks, damn, you fucking bitch
And this message is the continuation, if this is child's play, why is there still allegations towards child molestation?
Fuck you all, here's the truth, they'd never play this song, even if they did that shit still would not be in heavy rotation 
It's fucked up how they fucked her without a thong
To even say that the rape victims could be wrong
I hate that shit because if the roles were reversed you would slit your own voice box using the pedophile's cordless phone
Burn my words, and erase my tone
Another black nigga tried to make his jail cell a home
Since he can't see his kids, she fucked his friend Jerome
But, little did she know that her daughter gave him dome
It was not because she wanted to do it, he made her moan
Her brother's upstairs dreaming of better a time in Rome
Her mother's in the other room sucking a pimp's dick in exchange for a brand new hair comb 
Lean on me, no lean
Holy, them O.G's just O.D.
Are you a friend or just another enemy?  
Selling your soul is putting financial gain over artistic integrity 
Coporations are pimping blacks, and black pimps just count their stacks meanwhile all of their hookers are sniffing that white crack, it's not opinion, that's just facts
But, do you ever feel the rage inside a maze?
Why do you think I had to part ways?
Slave owner who's still a slave
A bird in a lost cage, an addict with no phase, a story-teller with no phrase, and a slight sinner with darker days
Guilty consciousness, a mug
My condolences to the victims of the Pulse night club
With the lights out, it's less dangerous
Here we are now, entertain us
Do you know what I mean?
Smells like teen spirit back when we were still fiends
A white police officer raped a fifteen year black teen while she was still in her jeans
My people need some fucking reparations for all of the injustice unseen
A country controlled by one, these ideologies and scientific philosophies run
A movement that's philosophical, corrupt warfare is idealogical, bringing awareness towards African customs, values, and traditions have become possible 
The judge does not give a fuck
I mean this trial won't take long, especially since they decide what's right and what's wrong 
If this is the land of the free, why are my people still locked in chains?
Unforgiving land, or unforgiving say
Deformed into a robotic state, we were not programmed that way, they use reality shows to reality-check our self-hate
Fuck your red, white, and blue, we all slaves

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Beat Yard Featured Video: Lil' Hines" A Few" (Official Music Video)

Lil' Hines is BACK, this time with the official music video to his smash, blazing hot single "A Few" (produced by K.E. on the Track).  Watch the music video above and post your feedback and comments below!  K.E. on the Track certainly did his thing producing the single and the crisp visuals on the music video match perfectly with the sound.  Watch it for yourself.  

Beat Yard Featured Video: LeeLee "No Money" (Official Video)

Check out the Beat Yard featured video of the week by rising North Carolina based Drill music artist LeeLee titled "No Money"!  Watch the video, listen to the single and post your feedback below!  Keep checking back for more updates on the Queen of the Queen City Drill Music Scene, LeeLee.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Beat Yard Single of the Week: "So Wett" by Yung Abundance X Big Mike of Day 26

Listen to the NEW BEAT YARD single of the WEEK by Yung Abundance of 9Ten Mobb along with singer Big Mike (of Day 26) titled "So Wett"!  This sexy, soulful song will certainly have the ladies.... well... you know!  Listen to it for yourself at the direct link below.

This is the single The Media Blast ( calls "The Panty Dropping Anthem of 2016".  Check it out.

"So Wett"


Front Cover

Take a listen to the BEAT YARD featured mixtape by h20ur FAMILY & Don Mealz Entertainment titled HEAR THA UNHEARD.  The mixtape features tons of amazing and talented artists from different areas all representing in their unique and gifted way!  The beats are solid and the rhymes are blazing!  Listen to it for yourself here on Dat Piff

Monday, August 1, 2016

Monday, June 20, 2016

Artist of the Week: Blakk North

Check out The Beat Yard featured artist of the week, Blakk North!  Blakk North recently dropped his album CREATION with the project mostly entirely produced by Blakk North himself!  The album mostly has a synthesized, keyboard sound with a dash of West Coast, Daz Dillinger flavor added to the mix!  Although the beats on this project are decent, the REAL highlight of this anthology is not the production, however it's Blakk North's lyrics and subject matter.  Blakk touches on a lot of deep subjects and issues all through this project, and that alone is worth the listen!

Get more information on the rising Ohio based emcee at his official website http://www.BlakkNorth.Us  

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Pyrex Apollo brings Fire Production to King Mook's Black P.O.E.T. project!

Prestigious hip hop producer Pyrex Apollo brings FIRE beats and production to up and coming Georgia stationed lyricist King Mook's newly released project Black P.O.E.T.!  The 6 track EP was entirely, exclusively produced by Pyrex, which gives it a cohesive sound and not all over the place like some of today's hip hop anthologies.  Although Pyrex Apollo composes each of the track on this solid masterpiece, each song manages to stand out and stand alone without sounding repetitive.  Pyrex certainly keeps things interesting with giving each beat it's own unique flavor while maintaining the essence of his signature sound.

Bottom line, if you want to hear some HOT ASS BEATS along with refreshing lyrics with substance then you will certainly want to download this EP.  Click the link below to download and listen to this work of art


Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The Beat Yard Single of the Week: Hemingway "Right on Time" #Listen

Listen to The Beat Yard single of the Week by rising North Carolina based hip hop recording artist Hemingway.  The beat is banging and the lyrics are tight!  Keep up the excellent work Hemingway!  Check out the single at the link below and listen.

For more updates on Hemingway check out his official website at

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Beat Talk: K.W. the Artisan Interview

Check out our exclusive, one on one interview with young rising indie hip hop recording artist K.W. The Artisan.  In this interview with The Beat Yard he talks about new mixtape Paradise Phone Home, favorite producers, who he would like to collaborate with and more!  Read all about it below.  

The Beat Yard:  What's going on K.W. the Artisan?
K.W. The Artisan:  Nothing much. Everything is everything. I can't complain.

The Beat Yard:  You have a mixtape out right now, Paradise Phone Home, could you tell the readers a little something about the mixtape?
K.W. The Artisan:  The mixtape is dope!  It tells story about the path to paradise and what paradise really is.  It contains skits from an anime called "Wolf's Rain." I have a few features, a bunch of bars and even a few songs for the ladies.  There's something for everybody on this one.

The Beat Yard:  What type of beats can be found on this project?
K.W. The Artisan:  There's a couple of 90's beats, a few familiar samples, and some original beats.

The Beat Yard:  Who are your favorite producers / beatmakers?
K.W. The Artisan:  Dr. Dre, Kanye West, Timbaland, Organized Noise, DJ Quik, No I.D., Pharrell, Pete Rock, DJ Premier just to name a few.

The Beat Yard:  Do you producer or make any beats yourself?  If so what do you use?
K.W. The Artisan:  I am just getting into it. I just bought a keyboard from my homie and I'm going to try Garage Band until I get good enough to buy a program.

The Beat Yard:  What producers / beatmakers would you like to work with in the future?
K.W. The Artisan:  Any of the producers listed above. A J. Cole and Big K.R.I.T. collaboration would be dope.

The Beat Yard:  Are you picky about beats or are you the type of artist that can pretty much ride any type of beat?
K.W. The Artisan:  I'm not that picky at all. I listen to a wide range of music so as long as I like it, I can pretty much rap over it.
I am actually. I'm just looking to collaborate with other artists in general. My email is My instagram and twitter is @kwtheartisan. My website is

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The Beat Switching Up brings new Hip Hop Track by Rhyme Scheme TO LIFE

The Beat Yard would like to salute rising California based emcee Rhyme Scheme and Detroit veterans Big Herk and Cean Murq for rocking over one of the most innovative tracks produced in 2016 for the song "The Connect"!  Big Herk drops a classic verse of the beat for the first part, and once Rhyme Scheme gets on the beat switches from a Detroit feel to a more ride out California backdrop and then drops back into Detroit for Cean Murq's half!  

Listen to how the beat drops and switches for yourself here at this embedded youtube video link below, and post your comments as well.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Producer to Watch For: Beanz the Great

The Beat Yard's "Producer to Watch" pick for the week goes to Blazed Up Records in-house producer Beanz the Great.  Check out his beats at this link and tell us what you think!

Get more updates on Beanz the Great at as well!

The Beat Yard Presents the Smoke Anthem of 2016


The Beat Yard would like to introduce our readers and viewers to the #1 Weed Smoking anthem of 2016!  "Smoking You" by General Grown from the All Gas No Brakes Mixtape

Check it out here for yourself at this direct link

Friday, April 8, 2016

Nikia's new music featured on GRAMMY AMPLIFIER


R&B Singer Nikia is now being featured in The Grammy Amplifier!  Check out her new track here at this direct link


The long awaited EP by singer, songwriter, and composer Nikia entitled SHE IS ME is now available everyone online where music is sold digitally.  Check out the EP here on iTunes

K.E. on the Track produces new single for Lil' Hines!

The hit making Atlanta stationed producer, K.E. on the Track that has worked with industry heavyweights such as Rick Ross (for the song "You The Boss"), Future (for the song "Magic" Remix), Nicki Minaj (for the song "Girlfriend"), Chris Brown (for the song "Gettin' Money"), Johnny Cinco, Roscoe Dash and more is now working with rising Georgia rap recording artist Lil' Hines!  K.E. on the Track recently produced the single "A Few" by Lil' Hines!  Check out the single here at this link.

Check out K.E. on the Track's discography here at this link

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Flyy Drexler "Came From Nothing" (Beat Yard Single Of The Week)

Flyy Drexler "Came From Nothing" (Clean)

Check out The Beat Yard Single of the Week from rising hip hop recording artist Flyy Drexler titled "Came From Nothing"!  You can listen to the single here at this direct link

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

SupaMann is flying High in The Sky! (Beat Yard Cosign)

Check out this new rising artist that's soaring high in the sky with his style of music.  His name is SupaMann and he's an Arkansas based rapper / MMA Fighter!  This artist gets the Beat Yard COSIGN, especially with his tight beat selection!  Not only does SupaMann's fight bang hard on the opponents in the ring, but the beats he spits to smack just as hard! 

Check out his music on his official Reverb Nation Page at

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Beat Yard Video Pick: Mono Bagends "Get Sexy For Me"

Watch the new soon to be viral video from rising indie rap artist Mono Bagends here titled "Get Sexy For Me"! Check out the video and post your comments and feedback below! If you would like more information on Mono Bagends, his music and merchandise then go to his official website